Title: Papa Mau
In this episode: The UN wants to control the internets. Fedora 18 adds Mate and Cinnamon. Matthew Garrett creates a way to boot Linux from UEFI Windows 8 machines. There's lots more Apple/Samsung shenanigans and a Linux-powered autonomous boat swims almost 17000 kms to Australia. We discover things, rant about things, and listen to your opinions in the Open Ballot.
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What's in the show:
- Lightning News:
The UN is trying to get its grubby mitts on the internet. That's going to go well. Fedora 18 beta adds MATE and Cinnamon. A signed UEFI Shim bootloader has been released by ex-Red Hat employee, Matthew Garrett - Linux should now boot on Windows 8 certified machines. Dropbox joins the band of UK tax-dodging-multinational corporations by moving to Ireland, despite its largest userbase outside America being in the UK. The PengPod, a dual-boot Linux/Android tablet, has been successfully crowdfunded ($120/185 for 7/10 inch versions). Qt-based Linux phones almost ready ... again. This time in the form of Jolla's Sailfish platform. Android apps should work unmodified and an Android logo sneaks into their presentation, though they clams it's built on Meego and MerProject. Papa Mau, a Linux-powered swimming boat reaches Australia from San Francisco. At 16668 km, it's the longest journey by autonomous vehicle. Dell and Canonical's ultrabook has landed, in the form of project Sputnik. Available now for around $1450 USD. Curiosity hasn't definitely not found aliens. Europe v Facebook v IDPC (not Facebook) start the most confusingly titled legal battle of all time. Apple and Samsung to go back into court: (1) Apple didn't know about the foreman's previous court case, but still insists Samsung should have. (2) Apple withdrew one of its patents, and (3), Apple's HTC agreement has just been released.
- Discovery of the week:
Autodesk's Sketchbook Pro for Android tablets is a great option for professional artists and illustrators.
- And Bell's palsy isn't so great...
- A men's toilet in Germany teaches you about the command-line while you do your thing.
- Majnaro Linux is the best of Arch without the long install.
- Use a J-PAC module to connect JAMMA-type controls, in an arcade game cabinet, to your Linux box running MAME.
- Speak Your Brains:
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- Rants and Raves:
Effy in good airport experience shock.
- Open Ballot: What has been your best distro in 2012?
- Our scripts are updating Facebook again.
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Presenters: Ben Everard, Andrew Gregory, Efrain Hernandez-Mendoza and Graham Morrison.
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