Full Circle Podcast Episode 32, The Year That Was….Well Nearly!!
In this episode Les brings everyone up-to-date with where he’s been, there’s a “Special Announcement” and the lads take a look back at 2012, “A Year in Tech”
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- Tony Hughes (Google + http://plus.google.com/101988366830118285114/ twitter @TonyH1212)
- Olly Clark (Google + http://plus.google.com/103073417601965434371/ twitter @ollyclarkdotorg)
- Les Pounder (blog at http://about.me/lespounder/ twitter @biglesp)
01:50 | WELCOME and INTRO:
02:10 | Since Last Time
- Les – Has started a new job and is really enjoying it, he’s also moved away from Ubuntu and is now using Crunchbang Linux (a very lightweight distribution) and spreading the good word to others. He has also been playing around with his Raspberry Pi coupled with Arduino boards to make some interesting projects.
- Tony – Loved his 16Gb WiFi Nexus 7 that he just had to have the 32Gb HSPA + version when it was released just over a week after the last Podcast came out. There were a few teething problems including BBC Iplayer not supporting the Nexus 7 under 4.2 Jelly Bean and sorting out the APN Setting for Giff Gaff. He also attended the amalgamated Preston and Blackpool GeekUp Christmas Meal as did the other members of the Podcast.
- Olly – Ran into his first performance problem with his new Gnomebuntu install, trying to do a multi channel audio project in Audacity cause hard psychical lock-ups. He too hold out any longer and also purchase a Nexus 7 32Gb HSPA + Version like Tony. He also attempted one of the upgrade paths for Linux Mint to take him to 14 “Nadia” however it didn’t go according to plan as there were issues with Virtual Box which baulked the installation and in the end Olly had to do a fresh install.
Jon was supposed to be recording but at the last minute was called away to a teleconference which was related to the sad news that he will no longer be a full time presenter on the show, he will be moving back to New Zealand in the New Year. He may make an appearance on the show from time to time doing features and so on but due to the time difference it isn’t likely to be a regular thing.
08:49 | NEWS
- New from UDS 13.04, there will no longer be any Alpha Releases for the main distribution, the first Beta will be released on March 28th 2013. http://www.theorangenotebook.com/2012/10/uds-r-rise-of-the-quality-machines.html
- Following on from the last episode where Olly suggested it would have been a better idea to have a dedicated shopping lense rather than integrating the shopping search into the dash, there is now a dedicated lens has been created by Mark Jtully.http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2012/11/how-to-install-a-dedicated-amazon-shopping-lens-in-ubuntu
- Skype 4.1 for Linux is released, major new feature for this release is the support for Microsoft Accounts http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Skype-for-Linux-4-1-arrives-with-Microsoft-account-support-1750705.html
- Debate raged on at UDS Copenhagen regarding replacing the ageing X.org with Wayland for desktop compositing, as with previous UDSs no firm conclusion was reached as to making it default for 13.04, it is unlikely to be for this release. http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTIxOTc
- Finally Google Music is launched in Google Play for UK Users http://www.geeky-gadgets.com/google-music-lands-in-the-uk-13-11-201/
- VideoLAN VLC Media player the popular Open Source Media player which appears in most Linux distributions has now been successfully re licensed from GPL V2 to LGPL this follows the re licensing of LibVLC the core C and C++ library for the media player which is used widely within Linux Distros. http://www.jbkempf.com/blog/post/2012/How-to-properly-relicense-a-large-open-source-project
22:02 | REVIEW of 2012 – The Year That Was….Well Nearly
- OggCamp 12 – Bigger and more ambitious than before, hosted at probably the best venue so far, the inclusion of an Open Hardware Jam for the first time and who could forget the Photography Project. http://www.oggcamp.orghttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nefPAXvMSKkhttp://sustburbia.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/oggcamp-12-open-movement-goes-from.html
- The Raspberry Pi – Revolutionised the idea of affordable computing and computer learning. http://www.raspberrypi.org/http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2012/12/10-raspberry-pi-creations-that-show-how-amazing-the-tiny-pc-can-be/
- The Google Asus Nexus 7 – The device that set the benchmark for small form factor Android Tablets and took the Nexus brand to the next level. http://www.google.com/nexus/7/http://crave.cnet.co.uk/laptops/google-nexus-7-trounces-ipad-mini-in-cnet-uk-tablet-poll-50010050/
- Canonical/Ubuntu 12 Series -Considerable change to the Linux Desktop with Precise and Quantal this year, some controversial and some improved the functionality of the Unity Desktop, will next year be the year of Ubuntu on Everything? http://www.ubuntu.comhttp://techiebond.wordpress.com/2012/12/11/fsf-rsm-reports-spying-ubuntu-offensive/http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/
- ACTA, KimDotCom’s Arrest, Anonymous more active than ever, Apple vs Samsung, Oracle v Google, more unrest in Gaza, Curiosity Rover landed on Mars, Neil Armstrong Apollo 11 Mission Commander and the first man to walk on the moon passed away, Prominent star gazer Sir Patrick Moore passed away,
42:46 | REVIEW of FULL CIRCLE MAGAZINE #67
- Olly – Has been looking at the “How-To” series beginning in this months issue, Create A Theft-Proof Computer on page 12, he has also followed up with the next instalment of the KdenLive guide.
- Les – Great minds think alike, he has also been looking at Part 4 of Ronnie’s KdenLive tutorials on page 26 of the Magazine. He discusses how OpenShot is good for beginners and for those who want to quickly put together video projects however if you need some more advanced tools for video editing, such as remastering physical film KdenLive is the tool for the job.
- Tony – Has been looking at the Command & Conquer article on page 6 which looks at Dual Booting your system with Linux and Windows and gives you hints and tips on how to keep your system running well with both OSs. He has also been looking at the Community section particularly the My Story articles on page 44.
49:43 | EVENTS
- linux.conf.au – Is propably the premier Linux and Open Source event in Australia, is being held from Monday 28th January to Saturday 2nd February 2013 at The Australian National University in Canberra, New South Wales. http://lanyrd.com/2013/linuxconfau/
- SCALE 11X – The annual Southern California Linux Expo is being held from 22nd to 24th February 2013 at Hilton Los Angeles International Airport http://www.socallinuxexpo.org/scale11x/
- Raspberry Jamboree 2013 – Is a global Raspberry Pi User Group Meeting being held at the Manchester Central Conference Centre on Saturday 9th March 2013 between 10am and 4pm, “Early Bird” tickets have now gone but you can still purchase standard tickets at £10.90 http://raspberryjamboree-erec2.eventbrite.com/
- If you are aware of any Geek or Tech events happening in your area and you would like to publicise them please email them to use at firstname.lastname@example.org
54:08 | FEEDBACK
- Phil left us a comment on the website “You talked about he Nexus and the Kindle Fire and talked about the limit of no SD slot. I have been turned onto the NOOK primarily the Nook Color. I have the original OS untouched in my nook and I boot to a full install of cyanogen mod 7 (android 2.3) on the SD card. I have the CPU overclocked to 1.2 GHz and I still have great battery life. I plan to move to cyanogen mod 10 (android 4) this weekend time permitted”.
- We also have had several comments on the website and Google + page commenting on the poor audio quality of episode 31.
- The Ogg and MP3 Feeds are now updating normally.
57:33 | OUTRO AND WRAP
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