Podcast Season 5 Episode 12
Title: The Sound of Music
In this episode: Cryptocat breaks. LXDE moves to Qt. Firefox phones are now available. Lubuntu and Kubuntu aren't going to Mir. Fedora 19 is out and Samsung is sponsoring a $4m developer challenge. We've got discoveries, an Open Ballot, and a rather surreal music listening section.
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What's in the show:
- There's a critical vulnerability in Cryptocat, a service that provides encrypted instant messaging. LXDE begins a switch to Qt. Firefox phones can be bought in Spain. Lubuntu and Kubuntu aren't going to bother with Mir. Fedora 19 has been launched. And Samsung is prepared to pay you a share of $4 million (if you develop an app for Tizen).
- Discovery of the week:
- Installing Fedora on a multi-boot system can be dangerous for your Grub configuration.
- Pressing Ctrl Alt and F1-F7 to get a virtual terminal is still a great feature.
- Epson printers seem to 'just work' with Mint 13.
- Watermelons are vegetables because they're a member of the cucumber family.
- Speak Your Brains:
- Challenge Us:
- Open Ballot: What causes you to leave a distro and install a new flavour of Linux?
- Rhythmbox Jury:
- We judge your CC music recommendations. Here are the 3 tracks we listened to:
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Presenters: Ben Everard, Andrew Gregory, Efrain Hernandez-Mendoza and Graham Morrison.Ogg Vorbis and MP3.
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Three of us actually do report on our experiences using an ancient disto, plus more conversion news. For next episode, everyone has to do something stupid and share it with the world.