Linux Outlaws 57 - Free as in Beer
Dan and Fab talk about what happened in Open Source in the last week, poke the usual fun at Redmond and interview Steve McIntyre, the Debian Project Leader.
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- Beer of the Week: Carlsberg Elephant
- Helix 2008R1
- sidux 2008-03
- VectorLinux 5.9.1 “SOHO”
- gOS 3.0 “Gadgets”
- Absolute Linux 12.1.07
- Gnome 2.24
- Rockbox 3.0
- 25 years of GNU
- Fedora turns five
- Nokia’s plans for Maemo 5 — looks like our mystery source from last week wasn’t far off
- T-Mobile and Google release first Android phone
- Windows Mobile 7 delayed?
- U.S. Judge: Microsoft interoperability docs are a huge FAIL
- Ballmer goes nuts again
- Microsoft: Windows and Linux are equally expensive in emerging markets
We interview Steve McIntyre, the Debian Project Leader, about Debian (obviously) and his job there and at Amino, how he got involved with the project, the recent GPL violation accusations, his stance towards derivative distributions like Ubuntu, the death threats towards Debian women and what his goals are for Lenny and the general the future.
We also ask him some questions from the listeners, including how he thinks Debian’s governance model is doing, why there are binary blobs in the kernel, if they plan to get into the booming netbook market and what happens when Debian runs out of Toy Story characters for release names. Fab also finds out what’s up with the Debian developers and kilts, although he doesn’t manage to discover what they wear under them…
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- Christian Farrow sent us an interesting article about adoption of the Linux desktop and how Linux should stop copying Microsoft and instead look to how Apple does things, he also sent us a link to CodeWeaver’s port of Chrome to Linux
- Bob Konior points out that he is 57 and wants us to put a Frappr map on the site
- Torben Stones sends us some more feedback on browser exploits
- DaveS will be 60 next April and tells us about WinFF
- Mark Faulkner tells us that he made a point about buying an EeePC because the Dell Inspiron Mini 9 wasn’t available with Linux
- Hendo enjoyed watching Firefly on Fab’s recommendation, tells us about an Ogg-playing TL-T29 audio player he bought on eBay and sends us one more song by Noel Watson
- Andrew Williams gives us some security tips regarding the usage of Webmin on your server and tells us what all the Gs mean — he also plugs Terminator
- xuedi from Beijing LUG says we should mention PlayOnLinux
- Mike Smith dropped us a line to say he enjoys the show and he’s listening to all of the early ones in order while he commutes
- Peter Cannon sends us another awesome email full of sillyness
- Bookaroo sends us some feedback on Microsoft’s and Apple’s ad campaigns
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Song: Let My Children from the album Conquest Of The Empire by Keep Cool Vibration
The theme music for this podcast is a song called “Sudo Modprobe”, it was written by Fab and produced and performed by Dan and Fab. The artwork for the album cover and the site including the Outlaw Tux was created by Fab. All material in this podcast is released under the Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 3.0 license.