Linux Outlaws 78 - GNUgle
This week, Dan and Fab talk about the Red Hat/Microsoft deal, the Cuban Linux distro, the Linux version of World of Goo and Dan reviews Sabayon 4 plus a lot more.
We talk a bit about the fact that we experimented with streaming the recording of this episode live on ustream.tv and that it might have turned out a bit crap.
0:04:26 Open Source Releases
- antiX MEPIS 8
- trixbox 188.8.131.52
- Parted Magic 3.6
- ArtistX 0.6
- sidux 2009-01
- Debian GNU/Linux 5.0
- Arch Linux 2009.02
- DragonFly BSD 2.2
- Moonlight 1.0
0:18:50 News Stories
- Cuba launches its own Linux, called “Nova”
- Technical details of Palm’s “WebOS” revealed
- HP partners with Canonical to support Ubuntu on its servers
- Call for Prior Art in IP Innovation lawsuit against Red Hat & Novell for multiple workspaces
- Details of new Ubuntu notification system that’s now in Jaunty
- More copies of World of Goo were sold when the Linux version was released than on any other day, Fab will review the game in the next show
- Red Hat signs virtualisation deal with Microsoft and manages to keep patents and money out of it
- Crapple Alert: Jailbreaking an iPhone could land you in… err… jail?
Dan gives his review of Sabayon 4.
0:58:41 Listener Feedback
Forum thread: The Free (as in speech) TV Antenna
Lummie sent us a link to an e-patition on the Downing Street website calling for government to evaluate open source alternatives in all projects which use public money — if you’re British, sign it!
- Morten Fucking-Long-Name wrote to tell us there was actually no version 6.2 of Slackware, they jumped from 4.0 to 7.0 apparently
- Richard Hedenburg enjoyed Dan’s Terry Wogan impression and almost crashed his car while listening, he also wants to know if Dan can do Ken Bruce, too
- Dekar from Germany tells us about GUI speeds and optimization flags for gcc
- Andrew’ wrote to tell us about Zypper on openSUSE and he also said you can search repos through it, something he couldn’t work out how to do with apt — that would be done with apt-cache search
- 5ZuneDave tells us an awesome joke that fits the show very well
- David Tilbrook sent us an email saying his friend was trying to install Ubuntu on his Windows machine to try it, accidentally wiped the Windows partition, decided to try Linux anyway and has never gone back — very, very cool!
- Bob Konior thinks we should all be using more than one search engine or we’re allowing Google to create a monopoly just like M$ did
- Ger Apeldoorn responds to our Amazon Kindle 2 discussion from last episode and says he’s bought himself a BeBook which is also based on Linux and there is a group that has created proper open source firmware for it
- David Hunter wrote to say our Ogg feed address changed from feeds.feedburner.com to feeds2.feedburner.com and broke in Bashpoder for him — we do not know if this is permanent or a fluke, if you know more about it, please contact us
- The Motley Crew: Thanks to Will Noakes, Stuart Burns, Spike, Elmer Crump, Doug Larrick, Stepehen Ward, Reine, YaManicKill, David Robertson and Ben Stokes.
- We also got lots of emails telling us about World Of Goo after the mention of Linux gaming, so thanks for that!
Tip: Check out commandlinefu.com, an awesome website for Unix terminal commands with a Digg-like voting system (thanks to Jon The Nice Guy for the tip)
Song: I Don’t Want To Set The World On Fire by The Ink Spots
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.