Full Circle Side-pod Episode #6: Just Filling In

Full Circle Podcast LogoFull Circle Side-pod Episode #6: Just Filling In

In this episode, Ubuntu 11.04, Alpha-1, on trial.

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News: It can only be Ubuntu 11.04, Alpha-1.

Review:11.04 Install and desktop

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Show Notes

1:03 | WELCOME and INTRO

It appears I’m constantly travelling between Hampshire and London at short – or zero – advance notice, with no broadband, no fixed line and no microphone. Ed and Dave are both busy studying with Dave also engaged on army business. Hence, the distinct lack of podcasts!

There is one coming, believe me, just as soon as we can get the three of us together on a Skype call. Episode fourteen will be with you before the end of the year. In the meantime, a bit of Sidepod…

02:18 | NEWS:

* Ubuntu 11.04, the Natty Narwhal has made the Alpha-1 release. You can download and test it now, just be aware it’s an ALPHA release, therefore not finished…

* Download the Alpha-1 ISO image from the site. Install at your own risk!

02:56 | REVIEW: Ubuntu 11.04, Natty Narwhal Alpha-1 Installer

* See the accompanying video on YouTube

09:10 | OPINION: MacBuntu (Why?) fightback

* See the letter from Warvault in Full Circle issue #43

11:43 | REVIEW: Ubuntu 11.04, Natty Narwhal Alpha-1 Unity Desktop

* A walkthrough the Unity desktop – where it works – kind-of!

* See the accompanying video on YouTube

16:09 | EXPERT SPOT: Editing the Full Circle Podcast: Part 5 – Post and Packing

* See the accompanying video on YouTube

22:23 | FEEDBACK: How to get in touch with us

23:08 | WRAP and OUTRO

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Creative Commons Music Tracks

* Opening: ‘Knights of the darkness’ by Zero Project
* Main theme: ‘CCMixter’ by Code
* Incidental: ‘Funkorama‘ by Kevin MacLeod
* Incidental: ‘Techno-dog’ by Unknown, original recording royalty free under Creative Commons v2.
* Incidental: ‘Again’ by Diego Massanti

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Running Time: 23minutes 57seconds

About the Author: Robin Catling

Freelance project manager; performer; writer; sports coach; all-round eccentric.

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