Podcast Season 4 Episode 5

Podcast

Title: Penguin Jazz Cafe

In this episode: Even more Raspberry Pi delay. Munich saves the euro by switching to Linux. Vivaldi has sold out, Gnome 3.4 has been released and Microsoft releases lots of ASP stuff under the Apache 2.0 licence. Share our discoveries, hear us rant and rave and study your own opinions in the internet famous, Open Ballot.

What's in the show:

Presenters: Ben Everard, Andrew Gregory, Graham Morrison and Jonathan Roberts

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Your comments

Ubuntu / Linux

I remember that already a year ago or so I looked in the Ubuntu developer guidelines, and they recommended not mentioning the word "Linux" in the applications and documentation, as it might confuse new users.

I am still not sure what to think of that - on the one hand I do not believe Canonical to be a force of evil and I do see the point that the average user does not need to know what a "Kernel" is, on the other hand I think that some credits are due and I find the Apple/BSD comparison scary. Let's hope it never comes to that...

open ballot proposal 'mozilla & codecs controversy'

Would be interested to hear what people think about recent controversy about mozilla looking to ship with h.264 support in future, after admitting defeat in trying to encourage adoption of free video codec webm.

Are mozilla right to do this?

Also is this the final nail in the coffin of webm, as some are suggesting?

Does webm have a future?

Happy birthday Effy!

The Ubuntu / Linux naming thing irritates me a little. For example, I find it's often easier to find a solution to a problem by googling, for example, "the nature of my problem linux OR ubuntu".

Software patents

I think it was Andrew's comment that went along the lines that Microsoft built a vast empire without any patents (well 4 I think he said), and implying that therefore these things are unnecessary, and certainly that was true at the time, but the real problem is this is no longer the case.

The commercial software industry has never been so polarised since the start of the micro-revolution, with monopolistic power now in the hands of the big players and start-ups facing the daunting prospect that if they are lucky enough to produce an innovative successful product, the writs will soon start to arrive...

Claims that some silly obvious thing (or more likely a lot of silly obvious things) are in fact patented and requires slices of the sales price. Even one or two of these things can quickly make a product uneconomic.

I was on the receiving end of this very experience.

Anonymous Pengwyn

@ Anonymous Pengwyn. Muchas gracias!

Loving the podcast

Hey guys, I have been listening to this podcast for a really long time. I really like the direction it has taken. Also, did you guys move the ogg link above the mp3 one? I love ogg, I seem to remember it being on the bottom though. Sneaky way to get people to start using it though haha. Anyways, keep it up guys, you are awesome.

whoever says "haitch" needs

whoever says "haitch" needs smacking h is spelled aitch grrr!

woohooo another mention in

woohooo another mention in consecutive podcasts, thanks guys ;-)

sorry about the pedantic prior post :D

Feliz CumpleaƱos Effy too

Feliz CumpleaƱos Effy too

re: whoever says "haitch"

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towy71 - April 3, 2012 @ 3:37pm

whoever says "haitch" needs smacking h is spelled aitch grrr!
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That bugs me too :)

Also it's a G-sound not a K-sound! AnythinG! EverythinG!

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discoveries

So how comes you list cash4access.com here as a discovery of the week without having mentioned it in the podcast? And something about Microsoft was mentioned but not listed here.

vim

Hey Jon,

To delete lines in vim, you could also use:
- dd - to delete a single line
- d+up/down keys - to delete two lines up or down
- d+{a number n}+up/down keys - to delete n+1 lines up or down (for e.g. d+5+up deletes 6 lines from the current line up)

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