Podcast Season 2 Episode 1
Title: Ignorance Predators
In this episode: Linux is now more popular than ever on the desktop (and on mobile). And thanks to 14 new Steam Machines announced by Valve at CES, it’s becoming a gaming behemoth. Red Hat is going to work closer with CentOS and the UK government’s ‘porn filter’ is filtering more than porn. Also in the show, we’ve got the longest ever ‘Finds of a Fortnight’, an ace Voice of the Masses and a special guest.
What’s in the show:
The Linux desktop is now more popular than ever, according NetMarketShare.com. At CES, Valve has announced the imminent arrival of
1314 Steam Machines. Red Hat is going to work closer with former competitor, CentOS. The UK’s porn filter has been activated, and has surprised us all by being perhaps a little overzealous and by being not at all difficult to bypass. Torrent search is to be incorporated into Ubuntu’s Unity. Gnome’s Network Manager, used by many distributions, stores wifi passwords in plantext. But you need root access to read the file.
- Finds of the Fortnight (props to Cheerfultux for the name!):
- If you want to look like you’re working, when you’re not, open Hackertyper.com fullscreen.
- Kali Linux, a distribution for penetration testing, is adding a self-destruct feature.
- Android 4.x uses MTP as a transport protocol, but devices can be mounted using MTPFS.
- The LinuxVoice server is on a floodplain.
- Brackets is an awesome realtime HTML editor, worthy of an extra screen.
- We may use the free font, Roboto, by Christian Robertson, for Linux Voice as it’s released under the Apache 2.0 licence.
- Challenge the team to do something:
- Vocalise Your Neurons:
- Voice of the Masses: Is the “year of Linux on the desktop” question still relevant?
^C ^C ^C
Many apologies to Malcolm Cameron – his neurons arrived too late for us to use them in this podcast, but we’ll broadcast them next time. And if you want your neurons to be part of our next episode, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Presenters: Ben Everard, Andrew Gregory, Graham Morrison, Mike Saunders and Nick Veitch.
Theme Music by Brad Sucks.