Podcast Season 5 Episode 8
Title: Final Frontier + 1
In this episode: There's a critical vulnerability in the kernel. But relax, it's been fixed. The International Space Station is switching from Windows to Debian. But not Debian 7, which has just been released. The beginner's programming environment, Scratch 2.0, is out and the Raspberry Pi gets a super-light camera module. As always, hear our discoveries, our reports on the challenge and your own opinions in the Open Ballot.
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What's in the show:
A critical vulnerability has been detected and patched in the Linux kernel, so you should probably update your distribution. The International Space Station is switching from Windows to Debian 6. After two years of development, Debian 7 has been released. Antergos is the new name for Cinnarch, and consequently, stops defaulting to the Cinnamon desktop. Scratch 2.0 has been released and includes a version that runs in a web browser. Blender 2.67 gets a 'freestyle' non-photo realistic rendering engine. And the Raspberry Pi gets a native camera module.
- Discovery of the week:
- Canaima is the official GNU/Linux distribution for Venezuela.
- Font support in Linux is much better than it used to be.
- BitTorrent Sync is a great alternative to DropBox that stores the data on your own severs.
- Open an application remotely through SSH (on the remote X server - not X forwarding) with:
export XAUTHORITY=/home/graham/.Xauthority export DISPLAY=':0'
- Speak Your Brains:
- Challenge Us:
- Open Ballot: Where would you like to see Linux adopted next?
- Our scripts are updating Facebook again.
- Special offer: A subscription to Linux Format magazine might stop us complaining about the British weather.
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Hear how we get on with randomly distributed distributions and count_jocular suggests a new challenge for next time!
Presenters: Ben Everard, Efrain Hernandez-Mendoza, Andrew Gregory and Graham Morrison.Ogg Vorbis and MP3.
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