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Podcast #15

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In the News, some more Canonical own goals, continuing Heartbleed fallout, (un?)welcome changes in browser land, a promising new Linux desktop, and a whole lot more.

As usual, we received a sackful of perceptive and thoughtful Feedback this show. As mentioned on the audio, keep it coming; but please consider using the commenting facility on our website rather than email, so that others can benefit from your thoughts in full. We only have time to read out short extracts on the show, so there’s a lot of value out there that the broader community is missing out on. Thanks!

We shelved some of our regular programming to bring you an in-depth interview with Campbell Barton of the Blender Foundation. Besides talking about Blender itself, we took the opportunity to discuss Campbell’s experiences of development within a large and complex software project – so there is plenty of meat here for everyone listening. Once again, a huge thank you to Campbell for making the time to speak with us.

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

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May 12th, 2014 at 1:06 am

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mintCast 200 (MP3) – mintCast Memories

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May 1st, 2014 at 7:57 pm

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Podcast #14

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Does a major commercial software package coming to Linux bode of better times ahead? This, and stories about Google, Facebook, Debian and Canonical, plus a bevy of updates on the fallout from Heartbleed, feature in the News this show.

Paddy was forced to exercise his rudimentary French in First Impressions, whilst Joe will be looking at a non-Linux OS next show; one which claims to run in just 8MB RAM.

As ever, thanks to everyone for making our Feedback section such an enjoyable and informative part of the show – keep it coming!

Ubuntu 14.04 has been released with the usual 5 years of long term support. Is it a good enough distro to keep you hooked that long, or so bad that Canonical may not survive to provide that support? Listen on to hear our take.

Finally, in Off the Beaten Path, a file manager that you’ve probably never heard of, but may well like.

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

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April 28th, 2014 at 2:13 am

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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