Michael Larabel joins us to discuss his initiative of daily automated performance benchmarking of some of the world's most important open source projects & reflects on 11 years of running Phoronix.com.
Plus our first take on Fedora 22 & how we resolved some rough edges, the best new options for new users that require Microsoft Office under Linux & more!
Fedora 22 is released and we chat about some of our favorite new features, Charter to Acquire Time Warner Cable & Microsoft is bringing Cortana to Android and iOS.
Is Microsoft repeating their mistakes of the past with Cortana? We’ll make our case.
Google may be planning to scrub the grime away from the Internet of Things devices with a new operating system designed for low resources in mind.
We debate what Google’s rumored Brillo OS would look like & the impact it could have on Canonicals big plans for Ubuntu Snappy.
Plus Mike ponders switching to BSD, Google Play services in a library & GBA games in your browser.
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Whilst the tech press continues to tout the under-developed, under-powered and frankly underwhelming Firefox OS as a viable FOSS contender to the crown held by Android, another Linux-based OS seems to have largely passed them by.
After a seemingly interminable serious of launch missteps, earlier this year Samsung finally shipped a phone running Tizen into the Indian market. It’s far from perfect, suffering some minor design niggles and a potentially more serious freedom issue, but the hardware and OS are particularly impressive considering both the cost of the phone and the troubled gestation of Tizen itself.
There’s a lot to Tizen that could make it an appealing choice in the Western market, so stay with us through our usual comprehensive news and feedback segments for a hands-on with this promising platform.
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Lead developer of Bodhi Linux, Jeff Hoogland, joins us to discuss this exciting distribution that showcases the Enlightenment desktop.
Plus Canonical could be going public, but what will that mean for the desktop? We debate. Firefox OS see’s a major course change ahead & more!
Mike shares his recent experience developing Chrome apps & we debate if Chrome platform tax is costing users a decent browser. Is Chrome becoming the next Windows?
Plus what we’d like to see announced next for Android and iOS & the big problems those features would solve for developers.