Linux Outlaws 71 - Evil@Home
In the first episode for 2009, Dan & Fab discuss the new Linux kernel, more Debian troubles, the MD5 vulnerability that got unearthed by 200 Playstations and the hilarious Zune 2k FAIL.
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- In Episode 69, we said “Dell Mini 9” when we meant the Mini 12
- Global notebook sales overtake desktop sales
- Free new Springsteen song Life Itself on Amazon US
- Congratulations to Dave Yates on hitting one hundred episodes — nice work dude, keep on rollin’!
- CrunchEee is real!
- Registrations for SCaLE 7x now open!
- Thanks to Steven Lawson for his nice blog post on our show
- Wikipedia passes $6 million donation goal
- Beer of the Year 2008: Grolsch Herfstbok (which Fab imported it again, just like last January) — thanks to beetlespace for the idea
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Open Source Releases
- Trisquel GNU/Linux 2.1
- CRUX 2.5
- ZevenOS 1.0
- iMagic OS 2009
- sidux 2008-04
- Sabayon Linux 4
- pfSense 1.2.1
- Lunar Linux 1.6.4
- Berry Linux 0.94
- MoLinux 4.2
- FreeBSD 7.1
- SystemRescueCd 1.1.4
- Linux kernel 2.6.28
- BBC iPlayer (Adobe AIR version) now available on Mac and Linux
Also check out Dan’s in-depth blog post on the iPlayer.
- Is the UK planning to spy on its citizen’s computers? — thanks to Kevan & Ger Apeldoorn for the heads-up
- Hackers use 200 PS3s to hack MD5 for faking SSL certificates (more on this story)
- Debian Secretary quits over Lenny release vote
- Lenny gets go-ahead with possible evil firmware blobs — release soon-ish?
- Big Blue urged to open Notes and Domino
- Is the Compiz project in trouble?
- Android compiled on the EeePC
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- HUGE Microsoft Zune leap year FAIL! — thanks to Alex Harrington and Legasse for emails about this
- M$ extends XP’s life yet AGAIN! — will it ever die?
- Hilarious The Register article on celebrity Twitter accounts being hacked — this story was even reported on mainstream German radio
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*”Deep below a desolate Utah mountain lies the largest platinum deposit ever discovered. A billion-dollar find, it waits for any company that can drill a world’s record, three-mile-deep mine shaft. EarthCore is the company with the technology, the resources and the guts to go after the mother lode. Young executive Connell Kirkland is the company’s driving force, pushing himself and those around him to uncover the massive treasure. But Kirkland and EarthCore are not the first to find this treasure. The mountain’s history reveals two centuries of disappearances, murder, and insanity. The discovery of ancient platinum knives, razor-sharp despite lying untouched for 1,000 years, reveals evidence of an ancient culture. If the artifacts are genuine, they show a pre-historic empire that once spanned from the Southern tip of South America all the way up through the American Southwest. Wealth and fame lie under that Utah mountain, but at three miles below the surface, where the rocks are so hot they burn bare skin, something has been waiting for centuries. Waiting … and guarding. Kirkland and EarthCore are about to find out first-hand why this treasure has never been unearthed.”*
- Steve Canz and Stuart Burns tell us about Novell’s eDirectory
- Bart Carneels wanted to thank us for introducing him to my.gpodder.organd says he’ll work to support the service in Amarok and extend it to include episode status (listened/unlistened)
- Baggers and Bill Matthews wrote to us about the Amazon mp3 store
- xvedejas says he didn’t need a custom kernel to get the EeePC 901’s hardware working with CrunchBang
- Erik Andrén wants to tell us about Spotify
- Patrick Archibald recommends the MythMote iPhone app
- Stephen Parsons tells us that the German government is now requiring documents to be in ODF format
- Dylan Thiedeke writes us a very funny email about Aussie ISPs
- Smegzor asks about manually installing a newer kernel in Intrepid
- We also had emails from Phillip Heron, Gregor Bocic, Matt Hampton, Manfred Mosier, Kristian Naugle, Marcus Stenbakk, Frank Bell, Joe Foy, Reine, Les Pounder, Sweyn, the glza, Michel Van Der List, Michael Spannbauer, acidphlux and Kevin J. Vaughn
Song: The Struggle by Hobo Twang from their self-titled debut album
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.