Title: Nutty Narwhal
In this episode: Ubuntu 11.04 is almost here, while Oracle drops OpenOffice.org and there was a third humble indie bundle. Discover our discoveries, hear how we fared with Gnome Shell and the results of our Open Ballot.
What's in the show:
Ubuntu 11.04 is almost here, complete with the new Unity desktop. Oracle has given up on OpenOffice.org, and there was a third edition of the Humble Indie Bundle (now finished), this time including Linux versions of Trine, Shadowgrounds, and Shadowgrounds: Survivor.
- Discovery of the week:
- On 29th April, at around 21:00 BST in Southern England, it should be possible to see the Space Shuttle Endeavour and its recently separated external fuel tank as they sweep across the evening sky.
- According to James Zern, 30% of videos on YouTube are responsible for nearly all the videos that are viewed.
- The Danish word for ultrafast is ultrahertig.
- Mike is a better programmer than everyone who works on X.org.
- The music player, Songbird, can display random images from the internet related to a song's title.
- You Dare Us:
Hear how we fared with Gnome Shell over the last two weeks.
- Speak Your Brains:
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- Open Ballot: has desktop fragmentation gone too far?
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Presenters: Andrew Gregory, Efrain Hernandez-Mendoza, Graham Morrison, Jonathan Roberts and Mike Saunders.
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