Podcast Season 4 Episode 24
Title: Merry Christmas!
In this episode: Samba 4 and Linux 3.7 have been released. Raspberry Pi is auctioning off new models. Humble Bundle had a THQ special without Linux support, and THQ has since filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. Valve's Steam console has been confirmed and the Linux Steam client is now an open beta.The Internet remains free but UK Pirate Party forced to shut their proxy server after pressure from BPI, and the Snooper's Charter is now uncharted. All this plus our discoveries, your brains, and the internet famous Open Ballot.
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What's in the show:
- Linked list of news:
Samba 4 has finally been released and includes Active Directory support. And so has version 3.7 of the Linux kernel, improving ARM provision whilst dropping 386 DX support. Raspberry Pi is auctioning off 12 model As for charity. The first three are on eBay. And the Raspberry Pi app store has opened. Humble Bundle had a THQ special without Linux support, and THQ has since filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. However, the new Humble Bundle 7 does support Linux.
Valve's Steam console has been confirmed, probably open source, and the Linux Steam client is now an open beta. 55 Countries (including US and UK) refused to sign WCIT (World Conference on International Telecomunications) treaty -- Internet remains free, but ITU warns of roaming charge doom. UK Pirate Party to shut proxy after pressure from BPI.
And the Snoopers charter has been slammed by a cross-party committee.
- Discovery of the week:
- Kill or Cure - Help to make sense of the Daily Mail's ongoing effort to classify every inanimate object into those that cause cancer and those that prevent it.
- Sponsor free software development and get the features you want through FreedomSponsors.org.
- Install old Arch packages with downgrade.sh.
- Speak Your Brains:
Many thanks to James Eriksen, Eric Mesa, Johno, Jon Peder and Phil the Sheep. If you'd like to hear this section next year, send your ideas for the next episode to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Open Ballot: The Canonical rumour mill
- Our scripts are updating Facebook again.
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