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TechBytes Audiocast

TechBytes Audiocast – Episode 29 – 31/01/11

Intro music: “I fought the troll” by Tom Smith.  You can find more of his work here.

Hosts: Tim (OpenBytes) Roy (Techrights)

Featured Track: “I fought the troll” by Tom Smith.

Episode 29 is hosted over on TechRights

Todays show is a suplimental to yesterdays concrentating on more of a Linux/FOSS theme.  Unfortunately Gordon wasn’t around to record with us, so it just Roy and myself for this episode.  Reality interupts the show midway when a Sky Engineer calls at my house to fix my LNB connection and Im fighting tiredness after watching the Royal Rumble 2011.  So why waste your Monday messing around online? Download the TechBytes audiocast!

* KDE 4.6 – We talk about the latest release and why I may change my previous stance when it comes to the DE.  We discuss Xfce moving onto Enlightenment consider a few distro’s such as my previous usage of Wolvix, not forgetting why I was very unimpressed with Elive.

* Bug reporting and a small issue Ive had with Emerald Decorator.  We discuss the command line and whilst its portrayed as a complex “leet” users world, the truth is, its really rather simple.  I make mention of cURL which was recently covered in OpenBytes.

* We talk about modern day coding and dev tools, why maybe some skills have been lost over the years.  Mention is made of assembly language and how in the “old days” it was more the only viable option for more advanced coding.  I mention David Braben and remember how in the days of old great software was created with only 32k (or less) available.

Webconverger 7.0 released – Web kiosk distro mentioned.

* Licensing – Windows, counterfeiting & Do you own your OS?

* Has Thunderbird taken a performance hit? We mention Sylpheed a lightwieght email client getting the OpenBytes treatment.

* Finally we talk about Linux being everywhere.  We look at the Apple brand and Android devices, Sony forming a closer relationship with Linux? – We discuss.

We hope you can join us.

Goblin – bytes4free@googlemail.com / TwitterIdenti.ca

You can also contact me on Skype: tim.openbytes

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About Tim

Online tech writer, novelist/author of sci-fi literature and co-host of the TechBytes Show! I believe in multi-culturalism & diversity. Luton Town FC supporter.


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Tim Wilson

Tim Wilson

Writer/Novelist of many facets, both in the world of technology and fantasy/sci-fi. Co-host of the TechBytes audiocast.  Supporter of free and open source software.

Committee member of the Seaham Red Star Football Club.


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