Title: Extra Strong Mint
In this episode: Linux Mint 12 has been released and it includes an innovative new take on Gnome Shell. Also, lots of smartphones could be running a rootkit-like piece of software and we discover things, read your views and discuss whether a Computer Science degree is worth the investment.
What's in the show:
Linux Mint 12 has been released, and it's a fantastic example of how both Gnome Shell and Gnome Classic can work together, as well as the commitment of the Mint development team. Android 4.0 has been released for x86 hardware. And Trevor Eckhart has revealed what is effectively a rootkit installed on many millions of smartphones, called Carrier IQ, that apparently records everything, from key presses to your phone's current position, and transmits this data back to a secret base on the dark side of the moon (we made that bit up).
- Discovery of the week:
- If you want to install the font from the 'My Little Pony' movie, search for 'Celestia' in Arch's AUR repository.
- YaCy is a peer-to-peer search engine that's just released version 1.0.
- Rants and Raves
Andrew rants while Effy raves. More than usual.
- Speak Your Brains:
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- Open Ballot: How valuable is a Computer Science degree?
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Presenters: Andrew Gregory, Efrain Hernandez-Mendoza, Graham Morrison and Jonathan Roberts
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