Title: The Shrieking Sister
In this episode: Nokia announces a new Linux handset, Sony drops Linux support from its new Playstation 3 console and Google creates a 64-bit version of its Chrome browser. Listen to the results of our two weeks with text-mode challenge and we ask whether we should be more zealous when promoting Linux and open source.
What's in the show
- News: Nokia has announced the N900, a Linux-based handset built on its Maemo platform. Google has released the first 64-bit version of its Chrome browser, and it's for Linux, while Sony drops support for Linux running on the new slimline Playstation 3 consoles.
- Hot Topic: The results from our text-mode challenge.
- Discovery of the week:
- Mike: It's Slackware 13!
- Paul: No longer the OpenFontLibrary, and nor is it a man page on the command-line
- Graham: Creating nested directories with 'mkdir -p jackson/best_of/earth_song'
- Andrew: "If you can get your head through a gap then you can climb your whole body through it."
- Open Ballot: Should we be more zealous when promoting Linux and open source?
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Presenters: Andrew Gregory, Paul Hudson, Graham Morrison and Mike Saunders
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