TechBytes Episode 59: $199 Android Tablets, Linux Turns 20, Kernel.org Crackedon September 5th, 2011 at 9:51 AM
Summary: Rusty is back for this latest fun show, which is only the second show ever that had the list of topics prepared before recording
LAST night’s show started not with Linux, for a change. We spoke about Google’s ever-reaching arm of control and why one should care, then we spoke about problems with Facebook and noted that ACS:LAW’s Andrew Crossley will face the SDT on January 16th (2012), having threatened people based on their IP addresses. Tim played “Endsequence” by Obsidian Shell and we then spoke about $199 Android tablets, right before moving on to the track “Deeper Conversation” by Yuna.
As Linux turns 20 it celebrates a win, but Kernel.org gets cracked as well. We speak about this briefly and then mention that the Microsoft-led Nokia is feeding a patent troll, MOSAID, to attack Microsoft rivals like Android. There is a class action lawsuit over Windows Phone 7 privacy, the iPad is losing market share to Linux/Android, and the Amazon Kindle tablet is coming before Christmas, expecting about 5 million sales. We talk about all of these subjects and then play “One More Workout Shawty” by DJ Car Stereo. We speak about how Wikileaks’ Cablegate reveals diplomats batting for Microsoft and defaming Linux, then we speak about Red Hat’s RHEL 7 ideas being crowdsourced as well as some other distributions like the new Dream Studio, Ubuntu’s approach with the release of a new beta, and more. The show closes with “Mi Compadre Bernabe” by Cerronato.
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Keywords: Linux ACSLAW copyright google facebook AndrewCrossley ObsidianShell Yuna kernel MOSAID Microsoft Nokia iPad WP7 Wikileaks Cablegate RHEL RedHat DreamStudio Ubuntu