Linux For The Rest Of Us #69 - Open Source Isn't Always Open

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A Linux podcast for anyone even remotely interested in Linux! With Steve Cherubino and Steve McLaughlin, the Door to Door Geek

Running time: 1:28:40
Added: 25 Dec 2011

Episode 69 Show Notes

 

 

[03:46] Basic basic.
Open source isn’t always completely “Open”

[07:50] WebOS is going OpenSource.
(http://www.forbes.com/sites/robenderle/2011/12/12/hps-new-plan-for-webos-meg-whitmans-signature-effort/)

Press Release.

(http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/newsroom/press/2011/111209xa.html)

 

[22:14] Open Source Web Design.
(http://www.oswd.org/)

[26:22] Introducing Ubuntu Pirate Bay Torrents Add-on for Unity
(http://news.softpedia.com/news/Introducing-Ubuntu-Pirate-Bay-Torrents-Add-on-for-Unity-239572.shtml)

[32:53] “Flashcards” Anki is a program which makes remembering things easy - Anki is a program which makes remembering things easy. Because it is a lot more efficient than traditional study methods, you can either greatly decrease your time spent studying, or greatly increase the amount you learn. Anyone who needs to remember things in their daily life can benefit from Anki. Since it is content-agnostic and supports images, audio, videos and scientific markup (via LaTeX), the possibilities are endless.
(http://ankisrs.net/)

[40:41] gnome3 extentions - GNOME Shell extensions are small pieces of code written by third party developers that modify the way GNOME works. (If you are familiar with Chrome Extensions or Firefox Addons, GNOME Shell extensions are similar to them.) You can find and install GNOME Shell extensions using this website.
https://extensions.gnome.org/

[42:26] Customizing GNOME3 - GNOME3 and the GNOME Shell are no doubt, major improvements. They bring in usability and quite a bit of eye candy (in a different way compared to compiz) while at the same time, a few features went missing in 3.0 release – like Emblems, for instance. Nevertheless, GNOME3 is a great release and has been extremely stable so far.
(http://nbprashanth.wordpress.com/2011/10/01/customizing-gnome3/)

[46:10] So close, I can smell it - The Raspberry Pi is a credit-card sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. It’s a capable little PC which can be used for many of the things your desktop PC does, like spreadsheets, word-processing and games. It also plays high-definition video. We want to see it being used by kids all over the world to learn programming.
(http://www.geek.com/articles/chips/raspberry-pi-planning-incremental-launch-of-25-pc-in-december-2011112/)

(http://www.raspberrypi.org/)

 

[52:14] MusicTube Desktop App Uses YouTube As A Music Library - Musictube is a mish-mash of the developers former two applications, and is designed to let you find, arrange and listen to whatever music you like – as long as it’s on YouTube. The idea is similar to on-demand music streaming services such as Spotify and Pandora: you search for an artist or a track and, if it’s there, you can play it.
(http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2011/10/musictube-desktop-app-youtube-music-library/)

[55:56] Open Source Games for Windows.
(http://osswin.sourceforge.net/games.html)

 

[1:02:31] Linux, Open Source & Ubuntu: 10 Custom Linux Distros That Ease IT Administrators` Workload - Ask any Linux aficionado, the platform's primary strength lies in its flexibility and versatility. While the most obvious example is how Google built the Android mobile operating system on top of the Linux kernel, there are many customized operating systems that are dedicated to specific types of hardware or platforms that have Linux at their core.
(http://www.eweek.com/c/a/Linux-and-Open-Source/10-Custom-Linux-Distros-That-Ease-IT-Administrators-Workload-532656/)

 

[1:07:30] Webcam Drivers For Ubuntu - Like with any piece of technology, discovering that something you rely on isn’t going to work as expected can be maddening to say the least. And despite the many advancements seen on the webcam front, sometimes webcam drivers for Ubuntu can still present some problems. My own rule when using webcams, is just to stick with Logitech models. The reason being is that they’re generally well supported thanks to solid driver solutions already rolled up with distros like Ubuntu.
(http://www.matthartley.com/webcam-drivers-for-ubuntu/)

 

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