Title: Kernel Saunders
In this episode: Firefox OS phones go on sale and promptly sell out. Ubuntu 13.04 has been released. There's a new alternative to Dropbox from BitTorrent, although its licencing isn't yet clear and the BeagleBone Black is slightly cheaper than a Raspberry Pi. Hear our particularly good discoveries, our report on last episode's KDE challenge and your own opinions in the Open Ballot.
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What's in the show:
Geeksphone starts selling smartphones with Firefox OS pre-installed and promptly sells out. Sony has also released a Firefox OS ROM for its Xperia E phone. Ubuntu 13.04 has been released and it looks lovely, but you can no longer buy DVDs for non-LTS releases from Canonical. BitTorrent has launched 'sync', a Dropbox-alike tool that's peer-to-peer rather than through a central server. There's a new low-cost Linux computer, the BeagleBone Black, and its UK price is slightly cheaper than the Raspberry Pi. The UK's Deputy Sheriff, Nick Click, as vetoed the Snooper's Charter. And finally, Fuduntu will be no more.
- Discovery of the week:
- RetroArch is awesome for aggregating various emulators into a single frontend.
- Playing with networks and a NAS is pretty good fun.
- The Zombie FPS 'Into the Dead' for Android.
- Terminator is a terminal emulator that lets you split the main window.
- The Atari Jaguar PSU works with both a Spectrum 48k and Sega Megadrive.
- DefleMask combines music tracker with retro-gaming chiptune sound generation.
- Generate glitch-like music, automatically, with the awesome effect Glitch 2
- IRC still rocks, and WeeChat is a great client. Join is us on Freenode, channel #LinuxFormat.
- Challenge Us!
We have actually managed to use KDE 4.x for a week! Hear how we get on and what we choose to challenge ourselves with for next time.
- Open Ballot: Would you pay for Linux?
- Our scripts are updating Facebook again.
- Special offer: A subscription to Linux Format magazine is still the perfect March gift and healthier than the majority of Easter confectionary.
Presenters: Ben Everard, Efrain Hernandez-Mendoza, Andrew Gregory, Graham Morrison and Mike Saunders
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