Full Circle Podcast 15: I’m in the Mood for Dancing
Full Circle Podcast #15: I’m in the Mood for Dancing
In this episode, Brainstorms, FUD and Media Players
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- Robin Catling (blog at http://catlingmindswipe.blogspot.com/)
- Ed Hewitt (blog at http://www.edhewitt.co.uk/)
- Dave Wilkins …is in the mood for dancing!
Additional audio by Victoria Pritchard
01:25 | WELCOME and INTRO
2:05 | SINCE LAST TIME…
- Dave – Comparing Exaile, Banshee and Rhythmbox (see media players reveiw); playing around with WordPress and KompoZer. Working up the Amnesia review for FCM. Playing some FreeCiv and Mass Effect.
- Ed – enjoying the Amazon Kindle (£111, don’t get the 3G, get the wifi model) and the Steam Xmas sale of games.
- Robin – Got Natty Alpha-1 working on Unity (much jackassing around with updates and upgrades) in VirtualBox (itself upgraded to 4.0).
10:41 | Review Issue #44 of Full Circle Magazine
- Robin – p.10 Backup with Wubi, using loop disks, not something I’d have thought of…
- Ed – p.20 Unetbootin review. p. Q&A top tips from Gord Campbell.
- Dave – p.15 Linux Lab. featuring Slitaz Linux and TaNDIS.
18:17 | News
CES, the Consumer Electronics Show is in full swing with the usual flood of announcements. We’re not going to try to cover that here. However…
~ Canonical is there with a stand, including Mr Shuttleworth.
~ 2GHz Cortex-A9 Ubuntu laptop at CES
News stories this episode…
- 10 Brainstorm ideas hitting Natty
~ Power management.
~ Networking IP address conflicts
~ Default username login
~ Icons for dead packages
~ Time clock over internet
~ System Monitor detail added
~ Closure messages in Unity
~ Software Center – removal of config files with packages
~ Ubuntu One progress indicator.
~ Performance improvements for media types
- Ubuntu Software Centre ratings and reviews preview
- Fuduntu distro released – Fedora remix in an Ubuntu-stylee
(doesn’t FUD stand for ‘Fear Uncertainty and Doubt’?)
- Ubuntu and the Price of Unity. Commentary and analysis of Unity vs Gnome desktops.
- Shuttleworth aims to overtake Apple in the user experience stakes
Apple Is Now Worth More Than $300 BillionSecond only to Exxon Oil…
- Why Is Canonical Selling An Ubuntu Branded Keyboard With A Windows Key?
Ubuntu-branded silicon-rubber roll-up keyboard – with a windows key??!! Doh!!!
- WordPress Challenges Bloggers to Post Daily in 2011 – Ed?
- France To Impose Levy on Tablets, But Not if They Run WindowsCopyright protection levy on devices that might be used for content piracy, but not Windows, clearly.
- NVIDIA Announces ARM CPU for Desktop, Server,
NVidia is going into the CPU market. Intel’s monopoly (sorry AMD) could be under threat. A whole new range of devices all the way from high-performance desktops to parallel processing and super-computing.
- Net neutrality bill in US Congress, satisfies no one.
- Google Unveils Tablet UI running Android 3.0
Honeycomb is here. It looks like Tron. Video and images via Engadget”
- Details Emerge on Ubuntu-Powered Tablet
10-inch tablet from Taiwanese firm Tenq, P07 featuring multitouch capabilities and running Ubuntu Linux Netbook 10.10, Atom 1.66 GHz CPU with 2 GB of RAM and a 32GB SSD.
- ‘Angry birds’ may be coming to Ubuntu
34:10 | Contribute
34:41 | Opinion Why are government’s so inept when it comes to technology?
40:12 | Android News
- Android: New Marketplace. Experience the new Maps app. YouTube Remote finally comes to the tiny backwater republic of The Rest of the World (i.e. Not the USA).
~ See the new marketplace on Android 2.21 in action
~ If you get a Sony-Ericsson phone – expect no Android 2.2 upgrades
49:21 | Gaming
- Humble Indie Bundle 2 – games
~ Stats – 230k $1.8m Linux purchases avg double Mac and more than Windows disproving the commentators.
~ Best game – Ed thinks Revenge of the Titans
~ Cortex Command review is WIP
~ Braid review coming soon
- Meanwhile, Dave on Mass Effect, and FreeCiv
- A few new imaginative uses for Dropbox
56:27 | Review Media Players – Rhythmbox, Exaile and Banshee
1.15:41 Feedback: Your comments and emails
- More Android feedback from Jon (the Nice Guy) Spriggs and Ken.
~ Send to Cmputer, PC bookmarking and linking via Appbrain
~ A Simple Lastfm Scrobbler
~ Orbot (a TOR client for Android) and
~ APG (a GPG/PGP application)
~ Astrid Time manager
~ Air Control Lite and Coast Defence games
~ Barnacle Wifi tether
~ ConnectBot to SSH home
~ AndroidVNC remote desktop.
1.21:01 | Send us feedback: since Victoria continues to ask so nicely
1.21:34 | Outro and Wrap
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Creative Commons Music Tracks
- Opening: ‘Achilles’ by Kevin Macleod
- Main Theme: ‘Revolve’ by His Boy Elroy
- Incidental: ‘Dance Zone’ by Unknown
- Incidental: ‘On the Run’ by Unknown
- Incidental: ‘Iron Man’ by Unknown
- The Nolans ‘I’m in the mood for dancing’ (copyright Epic Records 1979)
Runtime: 1 hr 24min 34seconds
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