Linux Luddites

not all change is progress


April 4, 2016

Episode #75


Direct download links: MP3 & Ogg

00:02:48 News
00:54:34 Feedback
01:16:04 Mosh

Ubuntu on FreeBSD, Ubuntu on Windows. At least one of our number thought the latter a great idea, but listen to the news to hear dissent amongst the ranks. We then took a rummage through a bursting postbag, and rounded off with Jesse bravely jumping into a Mosh pit.

0:02:48 News

Red Hat becomes first $2b open-source company
No-Cost RHEL Developer Subscription now available
Debian Project Leader Elections 2016

UbuntuBSD Brings Ubuntu Atop The FreeBSD Kernel
Redox OS
Stali distribution smashes assumptions about Linux

How one developer just broke Node, Babel and thousands of projects in 11 lines of JavaScript
‘No regrets’ says chap who felled JavaScript’s Jenga tower – as devs ask: Have we forgotten how to code?

Nantes Métropole completes switch to LibreOffice (numbers)
French publishers join Swedish ‘Block Party’ to pester ad refuseniks

CloudFlare wants Tor to change or risk roadblocks
The Trouble with CloudFlare
Internet users don’t understand security or privacy, says survey

Android rooting bug opens Nexus phones to “permanent device compromise”
This is Android N’s freeform window mode

GoDaddy launches AWS-style servers and apps to build, test and scale cloud services

Ubuntu on Windows — The Ubuntu Userspace for Windows Developers
Running Bash on Ubuntu on Windows!
Linux Command Line on Windows

0:54:34 Feedback

A huge thank you to Steve Edwards, Christopher Hudson, Lars Falk-Petersen and Nikolaus Brauer for becoming our latest Monthly Supporters — thanks, guys!

Our recent interview with Jonathan Riddell was well received, and encouraged some of you, including Simon, to give Plasma 5 a spin. Blaine is also impressed by the new desktop, but recommended openSUSE Leap over Ubuntu to sit it atop. And Sid Vicious picked up on Jonathan’s comments about packaging, which we discussed a little further.

Ian Barton, Dennis and Will all wondered why we haven’t mentioned Syncthing whilst bemoaning the lack of a FOSS alternative to BTSync. Paddy explained why he’d previously dismissed it, but watch this space…

John flagged up the privacy aspect of the ubiquitous tracking currently employed by web advertising, and wondered if a slightly different approach might be more acceptable.

Kalle Eklund returned to the topic of the ‘TV tax’, and Mark suggested that the WeTek Play might be just what Joe’s looking for to consume his broadcast media.

1:16:04 Mosh

Jesse extolled the virtues of Mosh, an SSH replacement that offers many benefits, particularly for roaming mobile devices.


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