Podcast Season 4 Episode 14


Title: Silver lining

In this episode: There's a problem with Nvidia's proprietary graphics drivers and it looks like Nokia might sell its interest in the Qt toolkit. There's another Linux audio framework on the horizon and we meet Linus Torvalds. Share in our discoveries, listen to fellow listeners' brains and hear your own opinions in our Open Ballot.

What's in the show:

  • Lightning News:
      There's an escalation bug in Nvidia's proprietary driver, and it has so far been ignored. It looks like Nokia is trying to sell its Qt assets. There's a another Linux audio framework on the horizon - could Klang be the answer? Early kernel 3.5 reports indicate there's a power problem with Intel hardware. And team LXF went to OSCON and spoke to Linus Torvalds.
  • Discovery of the week:
    • Graham:
    • Andrew:
      • He ordered a Rasperry Pi on Friday, from element14, and it arrived yesterday.
      • The independent brewing scene in Portland is awesome.
    • Ben:
    • Jon:
      • Red Hat Certification does improve your job prospects. This will be Jon's last podcast :(
  • Rants and Raves
      Andrew rants and Graham raves.
  • Speak Your Brains:
      Thanks to both Josh and Edward for their thoughts. You are both awesome! If you want this section to continue, email graham.morrison@futurenet.com.
  • Open Ballot: What does Gnome have to do to win back users and developers?

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

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Your comments

Bye :(

Jon you will be greatly missed from the team :(
Hope you have every success in your new job!

Excellent podcast as always guys! :)

Cool runnings!

Congratulations on the new job Jonn. Excellent podcast as always.

Can't remember who said it but -
If you really wanted a developer/designer to dictate how you use your hardware, purchase an Apple product

You will be missed.

although I congratulate you on your new job, I will miss your great tutorials. You have a special nak for that and I only hope you continue teaching, as you are so good at it.

Good luck.


What are you doing to your staff? First Mike and now Jonn. Shame on you.

"but it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning."

It doesn't seem that long ago, when Jon first introduced himself and his Arch-mastering ways. You're a great member of the Linux community and I'm sad to hear you'll be moving away from TuxRadar / LXF. At the same time though, it sounds like you've got good plans for the future so go for it! Please remember to drop by from time-to-time and tell us how you're going. I hope all works out well for you.

Best of luck with your future endeavours,

Jon´s Passing

Well Jon,

Good luck my friend.

Always enjoyed your wit and knowledge you shared with us.

Best wishes for the future.

I think your hairstyle is really cool.

:( More sadness...and silver linings

First Paul goes to IT, then Mike goes to the land of beer, and now Jon leaves for another job.. The fourth person on the podcast always seems jinxed to leave...

Seems like Andrew and Graham are the long term people of the podcast. Anyway, for a special edition of the podcast, maybe get Paul, Mike and Jon back (Skype/SIP depending on how free you feel)for the last episode.

Oh, and Boris is useless, but what do you expect when his dad thinks he got voted in on account of his hair?

More LinkedIn hacked password info

Ben, do you have a link to the information you gave about the equipment used to "investigate" the leaked LinkedIn passwords?



Best Wishes Jon - from the other side of the globe.

Jon's deep reflections and cheery optimism will be missed all the way over here in California. Best wishes Jon in your new adventures!

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Good luck, Jon!

We'll miss you, Jon! You sound like a great guy and I'm sure you're LXF teammates are going to miss you terribly. We listeners will.


Thanks for all the good wishes everyone :-) It really has been a pleasure working at Linux Format, made doubly so knowing that you all enjoyed my contributions!

In praise of solutions

So pay Jon some more money, already!
He is worth it.


Oh it's so sad, Jon. I've kinda developed a crush on you... Good luck... and come back:)

Happy Trails

Great podcast once again. Sorry to hear Jon is leaving. I am sure he will continue to write for the magazine as Mike has since his departure.

Good luck Jon!

tally ho!

And all the best Jon!

You and Mike should definitely pop back in for a special show sometime and let us know how you're getting on.



So, Andrew... Canadia? Is that the place above Americia?


Canadia is a great place, they sell litre bottles of Canadian Club whisky for the equivalent of £8.67 and listen to Neil Young all day. Other great countries include Hungaria, Amercia and the Greater Cornish Empire.

There's a road sign on the A4 on the way into Bath that used to point the way to the 'Amercian Museum'. Health-and-safety nanny state killjoys have since fixed it. True fact.

Jon, We'll miss you! I


We'll miss you! I enjoyed your untarnished perspective on the capabilities of the principles and technologies we all believe in. Don't lose that attitude! You sound like a nice dude to have a beer with. Please be sure to visit LXF Towers soon!

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