In this episode: Ubuntu is going to bundle Qt libraries with its base install. Google will no longer bundle H.264 with Chrome and Firefox 4 will only have limited hardware acceleration. Share our discoveries, try XFCE, and listen to your own conversion stories in our Open Ballot.
What's in the show:
Mark Shuttleworth has announced that Ubuntu is going to try to make room for Qt libraries on the CD distribution. Google has announced that it's dropping H.264 video support from its Chrome platform, in favour of its own WebM. The imminent Firefox 4 will have hardware acceleration, but only through a driver white-list on Linux. And LibreOffice has been released!
- Discovery of the week:
- Geocities-izer is great for some late 90s nostalgia.
- Fuduntu might be an Ubuntu too many.
- PCLinuxOS had a brilliant slogan, 'It's like bacon but better'
- The Mandriva distribution is still awesome.
- The MidiBox community model is worthy of discussion.
- TuxRadar reveals that the Linux community in Latin America is more wide-spread than might otherwise be thought.
- You Dare Us:
- Hear us trying to visualise our ideas for our own Linux tablets.
- In The Dock:
This time, Mike has 60 seconds to convince us all to use XFCE. Did it work?
- Open Ballot: have you converted anyone to Linux?
- Special offer: subscribe to Linux Format magazine and save up to 40%
Presenters: Andrew Gregory, Efrain Hernandez-Mendoza, Graham Morrison and Mike Saunders.
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