Madbox Linux – Android-x86 – does anyone need desktop Linux any more?Toggle full show notes
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Linux Voice magazine launched
Thanks again to our anonymous Flattrers!
We received comments on Twitter from Rob Mackenzie (@Rob_Hyperborean), Peter Paterson (@SpiderSpinotti), and Fab from the Linux Outlaws. Fab would have had no problem with jan’s (@herr_monk) tweeted mention of our show, but his German had me reaching for Google Translate! Thanks, jan.
Ian Barton mailed us to talk about an obvious market for Chromeboxes that the manufacturers seem intent on ignoring, and wondered if we might look at one of the BSDs. Whilst I continue to twist Joe’s arm on this, here’s a talk about why Linux users should care about OpenBSD.
Morten told us about Turbulence, another reason to look at the already excellent Manjaro, and that Sonar GNU/Linux will be releasing a version based on this distro. He also flagged up that Manjaro are looking for additional translators; if this is something that’s of interest, you can find more information here. Rainy was another listener who wrote to tell us that they’d found Manjaro to be to their liking.
Tzafrir Cohen and Paddy exchanged emails as they do most shows, and Daniel MC also chimed in on the topic of licensing and philosophy. We’ll be taking a more in-depth look at the ethical dimensions of technology in a future show.
Thanks to Brian36 from the UK and Joe from Tennessee for you nice comments.
Brad Alexander and Paddy exchanged several mails relating to software freedom that wandered off into slightly wider territory, and it was good to hear from Félim Whiteley again.
We love Android on our phones, but is it a viable replacement desktop OS? Paddy took one for the Luddite team and tried living with it for seven long, long days…
Over a Pint
We chewed over Joe’s question of “Does anyone need desktop Linux any more?” As usual, we only scratched the surface of the topic and would love to hear your thoughts below.
As ever, we’d welcome your feedback about the show either here on our website, via a mail to show@, or on Twitter @linuxluddites. Thanks for listening.