Title: Linux Surprise
In this episode: Google spends $12.5 billion acquiring Motorola's smart phone division. Linus switches from Gnome to Xfce and KDE 5 development is about to start. We discover things, draw our own boxes, and listen to your views in the open ballot.
What's in the show:
Google has spent $12.5 billion acquiring Motorola's Mobility division, buying itself a complete Android smartphone ecosystem. Linus Torvalds has quietly abandoned Gnome Shell in favour of Xfce. KDE 5 development is about to commence, according to Aaron Seigo, and the long wait for Firefox 6 is over - download it today and let us know what you think.
- Discovery of the week:
- There is an open 802.11s project which is now in the mainline kernel, bringing mesh networking to all.
- The awesome Spectrum game, Lords of Midnight, is being ported to Linux in a collaboration between Chris Wild and the original author, Mike Singleton.
- The Pioneer Space Simulator bares a sneaking resemblance to a game called Frontier. On a personal/team note - please, please, please, Mr Braben, please create a multiplayer sequel before memory chip entropy does it for you.
- You Dare Us:
We mostly succeeded in this episode, and come up with a new and better plan for future episodes.
- Speak Your Brains:
Brilliant opinions this week, thanks! And as ever, if you'd like this section to continue, don't delay - email email@example.com today.
- Open Ballot: Does Tux help or hinder Linux?
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Presenters: Andrew Gregory, Efrain Hernandez-Mendoza, Graham Morrison and Jonathan Roberts and Mike Saunders.
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