In this episode: Two major Linux distributions have been released. Microsoft is doing lots of things related to Linux (and open source) and there’s a new release of KDE. We’ve got some epic finds to share, a single neuron and the famously good natured Voice of the Masses.
What’s in the show:
After two years of development, Debian 8 – nicknamed ‘Jessie’ – has been released. After six months of development, Ubuntu 15.04 – nicknamed Vivid Vervet – has been released. The 2015 ‘Future of open source‘ survey from Black Duck shows excellent growth in the use of open source, with 78% of respondents reporting it was integral to their business. Microsoft has teamed up with Cyanogen Inc to bundle Microsoft’s services into the Android-based mobile operating system. And KDE Plasma 5.3 has been released.
<torway> (and <Hamsterjam>) Kickstarter’s WiPy; micropython on a wifi-based chip … a tiny board which can be programmed in pyhton and be connected via wifi to your
homenetwork (or create an own network, etc.)
<Hamsterjam> Kubuntu 15.04. And …just had a VC with Adobe Connect using Pepperflash in Chromium, works like a charm.
<torway> a more related (but still not really
Linux-based) find… ipython notebooks are awesome to teach and learn
about coding performing literate programming and reproducable
research. You even can give presentations (slide shows) now in which
you can execute and change code during the presentation… if you find
time have a quick look here: https://github.com/damianavila/RISE