Podcast Season 1 Episode 17
Title: Escape from Targ
In this episode: The first Linux botnet has been detected, version 2.6.31 of the Linux kernel has been released and the Haiku project announces the availability of Alpha 1 of its BeOS-like operating system. We discuss Novell's expensive foray into iPhone development, with its MonoTouch SDK, and we ask whether we should focus on other Unixes alongside Linux.
What's in the show
- News: Denis Sinegubko has detected a Linux webserver botnet. Version 2.6.31 of the Linux kernel has been released and includes support for USB 3.0 and faster filesystems. And the Haiku project finally releases an alpha version of its BeOS clone that we can all use.
- Hot Topic: Novell's MonoTouch brings Mono to the iPhone.
- Discovery of the week:
- Mike: Relives the golden age of immersive gaming with MDDClone-SDL
- Graham: Finds the colour value B7D0E6 looks good as a window background on KDE
- Paul: Removes the crud from his Ubuntu desktop with 'apt-get autoremove'
- Andrew: Page 480 of Neal Stevenson's Cryptonomicon contains some cool Perl code
- Open Ballot: Should we focus on other Unixes alongside Linux?
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Presenters: Andrew Gregory, Paul Hudson, Graham Morrison and Mike Saunders