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Podcast #9

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In the news, Debian’s much anticipated, and Canonical’s rather unexpected, move to the Hotel California of the Linux software stack, a possible entente cordiale between the GCC and LLVM devs, and Plan 9 gains a GPLv2 license.

Paddy took a look at a Polish distro in First Impressions, and Joe will be spending time with a French one for the next show.

In the Feedback section, you gave us your thoughts on Debian, the FSF, and more on licensing.

A couple of Arch derivatives got the once-over this show; chalk and cheese doesn’t begin to express our thoughts.

Sitting down with a well earned pint, we chewed over whether user space might benefit from a benevolent dictator like Linus?

Full show notes, replete with links, can be found here.

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February 16th, 2014 at 4:23 pm

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mintCast 193 (MP3) – A New User’s View of Mint

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February 13th, 2014 at 8:50 pm

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mintCast 192 (MP3) – It’s Elementary

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February 6th, 2014 at 9:52 pm

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Podcast #8

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In the news, another distro bites the dust, big changes afoot in the mobile phone space, Valve attempts to win over the Debian developer community, and the Romans are coming.

First Impressions continued to throw up obscure distros for us to report on, and was followed by another bumper amount of thoughtful feedback from listeners.

We attempted to take off our rose-tinted spectacles to look at Debian through the eyes of a new user, then moved on to discuss all of your comments about the licensing segment last show. Wrapping up, we had a look at a window manager older than some of our listeners.

As you’ll have noticed, we’ve changed how we provide show notes. The usual full, link laden, notes for this podcast can be found here, and the improvements we’ve made to commenting mean that all feedback for this show will also be in that one place too.

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February 3rd, 2014 at 2:01 pm

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mintCast 191 (MP3) – A Look at Chromebooks

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January 30th, 2014 at 6:02 pm

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mintCast 190 (MP3) – A Buncha News

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January 23rd, 2014 at 8:54 pm

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Podcast #7.5

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We’re experiencing some feed issues, so please refer to this post for the full show notes.

Our apologies if you received a video in your podcatcher or feedreader earlier.

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January 19th, 2014 at 2:45 pm

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Podcast #7

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News

CES: Intel Edison and lots of pointless Internet of Things devices

More than 750,000 Phishing and SPAM emails Launched from “Thingbots” Including Televisions, Fridge

GNOME currently standing at 46k open bugs, and Google find 1k bugs in FFmpeg

Red Hat/CentOS tie up

W3Techs announce Ubuntu: Web OS of the year

No major carrier support for Ubuntu phones in 2014

Tizen devices finally arriving in the next couple of months

Brief EncFS audit throws up several issues

Three interesting videos from linux.conf.au 2014: Dirk Hohndel about GTK vs Qt, a great sales pitch on the technical merits of systemd, and Lennart on kdbus – the next piece of PoetteringOS (video, slides)

First Impressions

Last time the DistroWatch random button gave Paddy DoudouLinux. Not only was he quite impressed with it, but so was his daughter (which is the point). Next show, Joe will be taking a look at Musix GNU+Linux.

Feedback & Flattrs

A huge thank you for the flattrs from mansdell and an anonymous donor. If anyone else would like to help us out, you can click this link to flattr us.

Rob Mackenzie got in touch asking for assistance with a USB dial-up modem.

Steven Rosenberg dropped us a line regarding community, and his thoughts on the ‘First Impressions’ segment. He also flagged up an issue that can occur when key packages are not maintained by distros themselves, but are only available via third-party repos.

Lieschen Mueller sent a link to a nice write-up of the 30C3.

Following our news item about hacking SD cards last show, nadrimajstor linked to a video about hacking hard drives. Thinking about Joe’s grumbles about phones without QWERTY keyboards, he also pointed us towards a project looking to produce one.

Jack Dennahower wrote to us about touch interfaces, and to let us know that his tablet purchase hasn’t yet occurred – he’s promised us a review when it finally happens!

David Williamson followed up on Paddy’s comments about still having a PC with MS Office on it by sending links and information about the paid and free versions of SoftMaker Office – thanks, David. He also pointed out that the word ‘leadite’ is sometimes used in the USA in place of ‘luddite’, and suggested that we perform some SEO around the term ‘Linux Leadites’.

Bill in Michigan mailed us with some very good points about system and application user unfriendliness, citing GRUB as a specific example (talk about shooting fish in a barrel, Bill!)

James Seymour wrote to us about Google Takeout, and Caolan McMahon gave us some nice feedback. Thanks, both.

Rufus gave us some further information about the iOS trust issue previously talked about on the show, and linked to the relevant Launchpad bug report.

wub also talked about community, and suggested we think about some mechanism for aggregating comments on our MP3 and Ogg feeds. We’re thinking about it!

Chris took Joe somewhat to task over his use of UNetbootin.

Tzafrir Cohen sent us a link to a presentation about Doudou Linux, made some comments on the ‘what is a distro?’ question, and asked how ‘package bundles’ could work when the linked libraries are frequently updated with bug fixes.

Charlie Ogier dropped us a line about a strange and difficult to reproduce bug in Chromium.

Following on from our comments last show about Fedora, Morten Juhl-Johansen Zölde-Fejér suggested that Korora might answer some of our criticisms.

By far the longest response we had to the Fedora piece was a thoughtful website comment from Scott Dowdle, which is well worth reading in full. Additionally, Rex Dieter provided a link to back up one of Scott’s main points. Joe and I tried to pick out and address the salient points of Scott’s post in the show.

A huge and heartfelt thanks to everyone who took time out of their day to get in touch – it really does mean a lot to us both.

Slackware and Friends

We had a look at Slackware, the longest surviving actively developed Linux distro, and several distros that utilise Slackware as a base. Joe cast an unhappy eye over Porteus, and a marginally happier one over Zenwalk. Paddy was frustrated by the UX and general aesthetics of VectorLinux, and really wanted to rave about Salix, but couldn’t quite.

Over a Pint

The inevitable license discussion finally occurred.

As ever, we’d welcome your feedback about the show either here on our website, via a mail to show@, or on Twittter @linuxluddites. Thanks for listening.

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January 19th, 2014 at 12:41 pm

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mintCast 189 (MP3) – Useful Utilities

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January 16th, 2014 at 5:16 pm

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mintCast 188 (MP3) – Mint 16 KDE and Xfce

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January 9th, 2014 at 9:51 pm

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