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Podcast Season 2 Episode 9

 Podcast RSS feeds: Ogg Vorbis, MP3 and Opus.

Title: Trifon Ivanov

In this episode: Linus Torvalds is given another award. Yet Another Kernel Bug. Razor-qt and LXDE merge to create LXQt. Google may have to amend certain search results and a crowd funded open laptop hits its target. Plus! There are several rather excellent neurons and lots of distro-love in this episode.

What’s in the show:

  • News:Linus Torvalds has been awarded the IEEE Computer Society’s Computer Pioneer Award. There’s a new privilege escalation bug in the kernel. A new version of the LXDE/Razor-qt mashup, LXQt 0.7, has been released. Google might need to amend some search results, according to a recent EU court ruling. Novena, an open hardware laptop, has reached its crowdfunding target. You can no longer legally watch Chris Hadfield’s rather excellent cover version of Bowie’s Space Oddity. And Canonical has launched its own ‘Chuck Norris Grade’ cloud service.
  • Finds of the Fortnight:
    • Graham:
    • Ben:
      • The launch of each Apollo rocket took approximately the same number of man/woman-hours as it took to build a pyramid.
      • You can stop sending in photos of your shoelaces now.
    • Andrew:
    • Mike:
      • Levinux; a tiny version of Linux for education.
  • Vocalise Your Neurons:
    • Many awesome thanks to Phil and Omnivorous Implementer for this episode’s neurons. If you’d like your brains to be part of our next episode email
  • Voice of the Masses: What made you choose your current distro?

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

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Duration: 1:03:33

Theme Music by Brad Sucks.

6 thoughts on “Podcast Season 2 Episode 9

    1. You certainly may – I do the same (but with Fluxbox, although that’s splitting hairs). Both QT and GTK apps run beautifully and my RAM consumption is circa 200MB (along a few odds and ends of daemons / conky etc. running in the background).

  1. Burgess Meredith

    I’ve been using SolydK on my netbook for a few weeks and I’m very impressed with it’s resource usage. Runs at around 270MB of RAM for me. Openbox would make it look like a hog, but pretty darn slim for KDE. Nice distro too. I think I’m going to keep it.

  2. Pat Your Dog

    Another great podcast. Just listened to the latest offering from the folks behind Another Magazine You May Be Familiar With and it was fairly woeful. Can’t wait for my LV dead tree copy to arrive.

  3. Pete Michaels

    I installed openbox on my kde install so I could log in to either desktop, but I found the various kdaemons still running in the background added an extra 100mb of ram compared my slim+openbox install on another partition. How do you achieve true separation?


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