Linux Outlaws 65 - Engage Crap Mode!
The Outlaws talk about Debian, the G1, the Open Source Consortium throwing their toys out of the pram, Ubuntu on ARM and Microsoft’s “open source” website.
John Wayne soundbite courtesy of Matt Hampton.
- Congratulations to Chad on a year of Linux Basement!
- Check out the Software Freedom Law Show from the <acronym=”Software Freedom Law Center”>SFLC, which Dan produces
- If you’re interested in helping Fab & Bradley with their podcasting app, visit the project’s page
- The Gentoo Wiki recently lost its database
- Tony Elmer tells us that Wikipedia needs your support, also sort out our Wikipedia entry, pleeeeease???
- After doing a forum poll we will be mentioning selected stuff from the forums from next show onwards
- Beer of the Week: Cheap shit from Aldi
0:15:50 Open Source Releases
- Ultimate Edition 2.0
- Clonezilla Live 1.2.1-17
- BlankOn Linux 4.0
- Mandriva One 2009 “Xfce”
- Ubuntu Muslim Edition 8.10
- Django 1.0.1
- Adobe Flash 64-bit alpha — Ubuntu 8.10 installation howto
0:22:13 News Stories
- Open Source Consortium complains to the BBC about their PDC Windows 7 coverage — they say it was one big ad
- Firefox 2 to be phased out
- SplashTop now used on netbooks
- Debian Jr. — Debian for children
- Ubuntu on the ARM platform
- Debian gets ported to G1
- Banshee 1.4 supports G1 sync
- Redmond is apparently rethinking their “open source” CodePlex site
- Microsoft to “help” startups out — emailed to us by Stuart Burns as well as Alex Harrington
0:48:25 Listener Feedback
- Luke Vandervort wrote to say he enjoyed Dan’s George Bush accent but was a little worried we’d been replaces by CIA operatives
- We had plenty of emails both agreeing and disagreeing with Dann Washko on Mono — thanks to Jason Bowles, Phillip Heron, Randy Fithian and Kaity G. B.
- Pipeline wrote to tell us about this quote they read in a textbook: “Thats right: 200 miles per gallon. It’s the Linux of cars!” (Thomas L. Friedman)
- Scott from Cape Town says our M$ bashing has led him to install Ubuntu on his laptop and he moved from XP, he also asks how to start up a Mythbox by using a remote
- Tom Elke send us some friendly Republican hate mail
- Richard Querin also complained via a very funny clip he send in
- Jared is a blind Linux user who send us comments on the areas where Linux is still very much lacking in accessibility — further listening on this topic: Linux Reality episode 72, where Chess interviews a blind sysadmin
- Todd sent us a list of annoying things people say from the BBC and notes that Fab is basically number one
- Ben from Bangkok tells us about GnoMenu which aims to duplicate the Vista menu, he also asks if we’re interested in media centres and have we tried XBMC or Elisa
- Martin has problems with his printers under Linux, says he has an HP but it doesn’t work properly — Fab uses an HP OfficeJet 6310
- Lucy tells us about software patents in the EU and send us a link to the Open Rights Group’s explanation of it, also check out stopsoftwarepatents.eu
- Also thanks to Paul Steel, Dave Pattenden, Henry Tarling, Tim Wilson, Jonathon Groll, Cristian Farrow, Mathew Stahl, Ricard Carpenter, Jaco Vantonder, Dave S., Brian from Michigan and Alan Haugen for their emails
- The Dell Mini 12 “pile of shitbook” (at least for the moment it is)
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.