Linux Outlaws 70 - The Year 2008 in Review (Everything's Nineteen)
The Outlaws take a look back at the big (and small) stories of 2008 and generally reminisce.
0:06:36 The Year 2008 in Review
- Episode 20: Sun buys MySQL, Dell really ramps up its Linux offerings
- Episode 21: Nokia buys Trolltech
- Episode 23: Sun buys VirtualBox
- Episode 25: Microsoft gets fined record sum by the EU
- Episode 32: OOXML becomes ISO standard, Adobe joins Linux Foundation
- Episode 35: Hardy Heron release special
- Episode 36: Hans Reiser found guilty of murder
- Episode 37: Adobe opens Flash formats
- Episode 38: Huge Debian SSH security vulnerability
- Episode 39: Ballmer gets egged in Hungary
- Episode 45: OpenMoko starts shipping the Freerunner, Nokia buys Symbian and promises to open source it
- Episode 46: identi.ca launches, Xandros buys Linspire
- Episode 47: Firefox breaks World Record for most downloads in 24 hours
- Episode 48: LugRadio Live
- Episode 53 : Stephen Fry GNU video, Google releases Chrome, Fedora servers get hacked
- Episode 54: Lenovo dumps commercial Linux offerings
- Episode 56: Android released
- Episode 61: G1 released
- Episode 65: Adobe releases 64bit Flash-Player alpha first on Linux
- Episode 67: Linux booted on the iPhone
- Episode 68: FSF sues Cisco
0:42:18 General Overarching Topics
- We talked about many things this year, among them the whole OOXML debacle and SCO sueing themselves into a downward spiral, Microsoft wanting to buy Yahoo! and the whole M$-Novell love deal
- We explained how we produce the show
- We also talked about Linux in education
- We reviewed many distros
- Interviews: Bradley Kuhn, LugRadio Live Interviews, Evan Prodromou, Becky Hogge, Steve McIntyre, Jono Bacon, Dann Washko and Thomas Perl
- We both bought an XPS m1330 at the beginning of the year
- Was this The Year Of The Linux Netbook?
- Did OpenMoko drop the ball, enabling Android to speed past?
- KDE4 was released, mixed reactions all around
- LugRadio, the Linux Action Show & Linux Reality are gone for good — luckily, Linux Basement and Dave Yates are still at it (and TLLTS of course)
This will be the last show of 2008. See you all back in the second week of 2009 for another fun-packed year of Linux Outlaws!
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