Podcast Season 3 Episode 17


 Podcast RSS feeds: Ogg Vorbis, MP3 and Opus.

Title: C0rrectHors3BatteryStapl3!

In this episode: Linux servers are responsible for a huge DDoS botnet. HP has released its own Linux. Sarah Sharp quits the Linux kernel community, and Matthew Garrett too. Raspberry Pis are about to take a trip to the International Space Space station and ZFS is coming to Ubuntu. We’ve also got some great finds, lovely Voice of the Masses and a Brand New Section.

What’s in the show:

  • News:

      The XOR DDoS botnet runs on Linux. Following Microsoft’s lead, HP is releasing its own Linux Distro, OpenSwitch, built for its switches. The kernel developer behind parts of the USB 3 controller, Sarah Sharp, quits the Linux kernel community because of its lack of personal respect. In sympathy with Sarah’s post, Matthew Garrett (see this month’s issue for our for our interview with him), has decided to go it alone, even releasing his own kernel tree. Several Raspberry Pis have been handed over to the ESA in the first step of their journey to the International Space Station. And the ace filesystem, ZFS, is going to be standard in Ubuntu in due course.

  • Finds of the Fortnight:
    • From our #linuxvoice IRC channel on Freenode:
    • Mike:
      • Type ‘python -m’ to launch a simple HTTP server.
      • The Wikipedia page on lists of lists of lists.
      • Check for changes in files with the visual diff application Meld.
    • Graham:
      • Zget – Zeroconf based simple file transfers across the same network (Thanks to @nlswrnr)
      • A new open source email client called N1 looks wonderful.
      • A comment Arthur C Clarke would be pleased with from the first issue of Spike, a boys’ weekly paper from January 22nd 1983.
      • If you need a simple UART serial connection, the Raspberry Pi has one.
    • Ben:
      • Linux’s USB 3 drivers can affect WiFi performance.
      • After many years of loyalty to Firefox, Ben is switching browsers.
      • Tiny KRC86b makes it easy to build a Bluetooth speaker.
    • Andrew:
  • Get on your OggBox:
    • Huge thanks to Andrew Conway for sending us his thoughts. If you’d like yours played live in our next podcast, send an Ogg Vorbis file to Mike (mike@linuxvoice.com).

  • Voice of the Masses: How important is open hardware?

If you can get to Liverpool in the North of England at the end of October, you must go to OggCamp.

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

Download as high-quality Ogg Vorbis (60MB)

Download as low-quality MP3 (89MB)

Download the smaller yet even more awesome Opus file (23MB)

Duration: 1:09:10

Theme Music by Brad Sucks.

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