Podcast Season 4 Episode 19


Title: Vive la France

In this episode: More jury confusion on the Apple vs. Samsung case. Blue Systems sponsors KWin. Linux kernel 3.6 is out, and 3.7 is going to be ARM-unified. You can now shutdown Gnome 3.6 and the French adore le logiciel libre. Plus, hear our discoveries, our rants and raves, and your own opinions in the Open Ballot.

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What's in the show:

  • Lightning News:
      In the Apple vs. Samsung dispute, the Jury Foreman may have lied during 'voir dire' ahead of the case. Apple's new maps are too good for Taiwan, but not good enough for the rest of the world. The mysterious Blue Systems has hired KWin maintainer Martin Gräßlin. Version 3.6 of the Linux kernel has been released - featuring suspend to both disk and RAM, and BTRFS sub-volumes. There's going to be a single Linux kernel for all ARM platforms from version 3.7. Gnome 3.6 has been released, complete with power off button! There's a new Humble Indie Bundle, this time featuring eight e-books. And France's Prime Minister, Jean-Marc Arault, has called on the country's public authorities at all levels to use open source software wherever possible.
  • Discovery of the week:
  • Rants & Raves:
      Andrew rants and Graham raves.
  • Speak Your Brains:
      Send your ideas for the next episode to graham.morrison@futurenet.com
  • Open Ballot: What can Linux really steal from Apple?

  • Our scripts are updating Facebook again.
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Presenters: Ben Everard, Andrew Gregory and Graham Morrison

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Your comments


"It's just cool"

It really is.

Broken Link

The link to the KDE manifesto should now work. Thanks for the heads up AP2.


another great podcast and a famous film quote thrown in as well.

Truth is

The truth is noone should be told how to use technology;
it shouldn't be prescribed, nor constrained by an ability
to take technology and use it in different ways.

The real scary thing is that someone somewhere wants you to
use their technology the way they designed it to be used and
get pissed off when they discover that their technology is being used in ways they didn't expect.

I remain in the sense that basically good will come of it.

There is no such thing as a problem
without a gift for you in its hands

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