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Podcast Season 2 Episode 7

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Title: The face is a penguin

In this episode: Heartbleed has disrupted online security. Edward Snowden used Linux. A new Civilization game is coming to Linux. Canonical has cancelled Ubuntu One and there’s a new Raspberry Pi. We’ve also got a rather good finds section, some neurons and a polemic Voice of the Masses.

What’s in the show:

Presenters: Ben Everard, Andrew Gregory, Graham Morrison and Mike Saunders.

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Duration: 1:14:02

Theme Music by Brad Sucks.

8 thoughts on “Podcast Season 2 Episode 7

  1. Regarding ‘there’s not been a Civ game for years’…

    Welllllll there was Civ V. Admittedly that was released 4 years ago now, but it got the ‘Brave New World’ expansion just last year which finally gave me a Civ game I love more than Civ II.

    More to the point, there’ve been rumours of Civ V (and X Com, another Firaxis game) getting Linux ports. Fairly solid rumours from multiple sources. I’d imagine that Beyond Earth is using the same engine as Civ V, or a close derivative, so it’s all looking quite lovely.

    Civ V works great in Wine but it’d be amazing to be able to play it natively.

    And for people who like grand historical strategy there’s always EUIV, which had Linux support at release. EUIV is to Civ as Civ is to tiddly-winks.

    Paradox deserve our support, their Linux releases are perfect.

  2. Jonathan Whitaker

    Loving the podcast :) Ubuntu One getting shut down certainly seems VEY suspicious considering the fact that they are all about syncing between phone, tablet and computer! Haha would certainly fit the tin-foil hat theme of the last few weeks…

  3. I was struck by the use of “free” software in the discussion of Gnome. It would appear however that “free” is really a misnomer as people working on the various “free” projects, like you and me, need an income. Can these projects can come fully to fruition working totally with volunteers?

    In this dilemma, I think it’s a dilemma, lies the problem with the 300 or so linux distros and their associated programs. Working for “free” there is less incentive to bring a project to completion. Linux distros and programs while some are quite elegant and refined often emerge as incomplete projects needing further work but unable to afford to pay for it. (i.e. Gimp).

    Perhaps this “freedom” explains Linux’s inability to increase market penetration and it’s limited usefullness to those with limited computer skills. After all this was supposed to be the year Linux distros made big inroads….psst, it has’t happened.

  4. Redshift is a opensource version of f.lux as i found it when on my linux revamped old dell inspron laptop

    1. There is even an KDE Plasmoid for Redshift. I would also recommend you to use Reshift as f.lux is not open source.

      1. Graham Morrison

        Ah, thanks for pointing me at Redshift, and you’re absolutely right about choosing an open source option. I’ll try and remember to mention this in the next podcast.

  5. When I saw you mention ‘a new Raspberry Pi’ I’d thought you where talking about the Banana Pi. Maybe Ben can do a review next month.


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