Title: Hudzilla Returns (for one episode only)
In this episode: Attachmate Corporation pays $2.2 billion for Novell. A Linux kernel patch dramatically improves desktop performance, while Fedora considers a move to Wayland. We ask whether a lack of blockbuster games is holding Linux back, and hear us completely forget discovery of the fortnight.
What's in the show:
Attachmate Corporation pays $2.2 billion for Novell, with unspecified chunks of intellectual property going to a Microsoft-organised 'consortium' called CPTN Holdings LLC. A 230 line kernel patch is going to transform desktop performance - learn how to maken this improvement from the command line here. Fedora's graphics cabal has stated that it intends to follow in Ubuntu's footsteps and switch from X11 to Wayland. And Mark Shuttleworth has reportedly said he wants Ubuntu to switch from six month releases to rolling updates. This rumour has since been denied by Ubuntu's Engineering Director, Rick Spencer.
- Discovery of the week:
Hear the sound of fail as we completely forget about this section in all the excitement at Paul's temporary return.
- You Dare Us:
The end results of our 'mv gimp' challenge.
- In the Hot Seat:
Graham climbs into the seat of destiny.
- Open Ballot: does a lack of games hold Linux back?
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Presenters: Andrew Gregory, Paul Hudson and Graham Morrison.
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