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mintCast 199 (MP3) – Online Backup Services

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April 17th, 2014 at 7:28 pm

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Podcast #13

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News this show about Ubuntu, more systemd shenanigans, a win for Chromebooks and a possible one for Linux, and that little Heartbleed issue that you may have heard about.

Joe served up his First Impressions of Q4OS, and landed Paddy with the improbably capitalised NuTyX for the next show.

Lots of great feedback, including some listener thoughts about The UNIX-Haters Handbook, suitable distros to replace XP, audio encoding, and more. One comment set Paddy off thinking about why Linux has been successful, and arguably how the cause of that success is being eroded.

We took a long hard look at AntiX MX-14 “Symbiosis”, then kept our thinking caps on to consider “What Happened to the Vision in Open Source?” in our Over a Pint section.

For full show notes with links, and an opportunity to comment, head on over to our website.

Written by show@linuxluddites.com

April 13th, 2014 at 12:14 pm

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mintCast 198 (MP3) – Personal Finances

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April 3rd, 2014 at 8:44 pm

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Podcast #12

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A relatively quiet fortnight for Linux news, which probably goes to explain why so much attention was paid elsewhere to the Wayland/Mir kerfuffle sparked by a Canonical employee’s blogpost. But there were some other stories to rattle through, including some good news for Android x86 developers, changes afoot at Linux Mint, a new release for GNOME, Red Hat’s potentially expanding empire, and why you, yes you, are responsible for Linux’s security problems (no, we don’t believe that either).

Paddy gave his First Impressions of Bridge Linux, and sidestepped DistroWatch to land Joe with Q4OS for the next show.

Another bumper crop of feedback, including your thoughts on our interview with Rob Landley last time. It’s always worth pointing out how much we value this section of the show – it really is the bazaar of the Linux world in action!

For our main segment, we fired up some positively antiquated hardware to give a couple of 10 year old distros a spin. They couldn’t have been much cop, could they…?

Going back a further decade to 1994, we flagged up the impending 20th anniversary of the publication of “The UNIX-Haters Handbook”. We’ll be revisiting that book during a show in May, and would welcome your thoughts on how much – if any – of it is still relevant today.

Finally, in Off the Beaten Path, we had a brief look at ShellCheck, and the vnstat traffic monitoring utility.

For full show notes with links, and an opportunity to comment, head on over to our website.

Written by show@linuxluddites.com

March 31st, 2014 at 11:16 am

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mintCast 197 (MP3) – Firefox vs Chrome

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March 20th, 2014 at 11:03 am

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Podcast #11

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With Linux’s own ‘goto fail’ security issue featuring heavily in the press, this probably wasn’t the best of times for Valve to ask users to disable SELinux on their systems. Also in the News this show were stories about live kernel patching, the inexorable rise of Android, Facebook’s plan to drone you, Google dropping GTK2 from Chrome, and how to get your hands on free Linux training worth $2,400.

As ever, a varied Feedback section this show. Thanks guys, keep it coming. And if anyone has good suggestions regarding Chris Leffelman’s question, please leave a comment over at the website.

We dropped several of our regular segments this show to make time for a conversation with Rob Landley. Rob is a former maintainer of BusyBox, and we wanted to speak with him about his Toybox project, which he hopes will move Android towards becoming the self-hosting environment it needs to be in order to displace traditional desktops. Along the way we talked about the origins of open source software and the Free Software Foundation, Rob’s experiences of GPL enforcement, the rise of public domain software, the evolution from mainframes to minis to PCs and beyond, why the fabled ‘Year of the Linux Desktop’ will never happen, why GUI projects benefit from being run by a dictator, and how he sees Android as the 900lb gorilla in a mobile marketplace that looks set to disrupt how we all interact with computers.

Thanks again to Rob for spending so much time with us, and for giving us an interview that proved to be informative, thought provoking, and – no doubt to some – controversial. If you have any comments on what Rob had to say, or any other feedback on the show, please add your thoughts over at our website.

Written by show@linuxluddites.com

March 17th, 2014 at 8:03 am

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mintCast 196 (MP3) – Looking at LMDE

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March 13th, 2014 at 9:16 pm

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mintCast 195 (MP3) – More News

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March 6th, 2014 at 6:12 pm

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Podcast #10

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In the news, Ubuntu backtrack on more design decisions, mobile news from MWC 2014, and thoughts about Linux Containers and the global server market.

Joe had a look at Madbox in First Impressions, and next show Paddy will again be in Arch territory with Bridge Linux.

An interesting and varied Feedback section this show – we really do appreciate the input so many listeners give us.

Great on your phone, but on the desktop? We tried Android-x86 as our main OS so you don’t have to.

Sitting down with a well earned pint, Joe idly wondered if anyone needs desktop Linux any more?

Full show notes can be found here.

Written by show@linuxluddites.com

March 3rd, 2014 at 8:45 am

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mintCast 194 (MP3) – Sonic and BSD

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February 20th, 2014 at 9:31 pm

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