Linux Outlaws 62 - Ballmer Island
This time, despite having not actually that much to talk about, we nonetheless manage to rathole together a show of epic proportions again.
- Beer of the Week: Altenmünster Brauer Bier
0:04:18 Open Source Releases
We also rathole about FOG a bit.
0:10:17 News Stories
- EU Patent Board to decide whether to allow EVIL software patents
- Ubuntu has more than 8 Million users?
- BMW to put Linux in cars? — Bayrische Mistwagen mit Linux?
- OpenSUSE elects their first ever board
- Ubuntu Open Week for Intrepid
- Shuttleworth on Ubuntu: It ain’t about the money
- Is OpenMoko working on an Android handset?
- Windows 7 gets new, seriously shite UI
- M$ Cloud OS now called “Azure”
- Microsoft faces second “black screen” lawsuit in China
- No Opera on the iPhone
0:47:55 Distro Review
1:05:30 Tip of the Week
Nearly all peripherals that work with the Linux kernel also work with the Playstation 3, try it! — does this mean they use Linux under the hood?
1:08:10 Listener Feedback
- Michael Griffin sent us a lot of information about Python, he also mentions that Canadian immigrations were right to detain Dan if he was missing paperwork (they could’ve been nicer, though) — Fab also repeatedly plugs Stargate Atlantis thoughout this section, including the great Dr. McKay who is Canadian
- Dan said he wasn’t sure which podcast had said it but someone said Dropbox was open source, which it isn’t — we are pretty sure we said that
- jezra wants to hear Dan speak like Lister’s Confidence
- Gregor Bočič from Linux Void shares his ideas for promoting Linux
- Tony Elmer wanted to say thanks to Fab for the Intrepid review in Episode 60 and says he was always a KDE man but tried Intrepid after listening and thinks he’ll stay, he also loved the dust theme
- erythrocyte wants us to consider doing a show on power management solutions in the future, and also wonders if we could have a brainstorm site for people to submit and vote on features for the show
- Ian Cornwall sent us the news that the US Intelligence community use MediaWiki to share information between agencies — madness!
- Jason says apprently the US Army believes Twitter may be a security threat now — WTF!?
- Ryan Gilley wrote a follow up to his previous email saying we’d got his email wrong and he was only messing about us not liking Americans and says his humour is better in person
- Bernd (presumably not Bernd Das Brot) wrote to say he enjoys the show and also to complain about Dell in Austria
- Reine wrote and told us a fennec is a small desert fox
- Rod Johnson from Texas shares some Texas hospitality with our server and also asks for a review of the distributed computing projects on Linux — our favourite is Folding@Home
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.