Podcast Season 1 Episode 1

Title: All ends with beginnings

In this episode: A famous Linux magazine has some staffing issues. GNU celebrates its 30th anniversary and Valve has announced a nifty controller for SteamOS. There’s also some things we found out in a week, a section where people ask us to do other things, and the not quite internet famous (yet) Voice of the Masses.

What’s in the show:

  • News:

      All three members of the editorial team on the world’s best selling Linux magazine, Linux Format, quit. Congratulations to GNU for the 30th anniversary of Richard Stallman’s announcement on the net.unix-wizards and net.usoft newsgroups. Valve has announced a controller for its SteamOS.

  • Things we found out in a week:
    • Ben:
    • Jon:
      • MTR, a continuously running traceroute replacement for monitoring dropped packets in realtime.
    • Mike:
      • Gnome 3.12 may remove the ability to middle-click paste from your mouse.
  • The Part Where People Ask Us To Do Things:
    • This being the first episode, we discuss what challenge to set ourselves for the next episode.

  • Voice of the Masses: A Flash-free life?

Presenters: Ben Everard, Jonathan Roberts and Mike Saunders.

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Duration: 34:23

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Theme Music by Brad Sucks.
“The Ride of the Valkyries” from Richard Wagner’s 1870 opera Die Walküre. Taken from a 1921 recording in the public domain.
Background effects, “Gun Battle Sound Sound” (CC BY 3.0) recorded by ReamProductions and “On The Farm Sound” (Public Domain) recorded by stephen.

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