TechBytes Audiocast – Episode 35 – 19/03/11 – “You can’t please some people..”

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

Hosts: Tim (OpenBytes) Roy (Techrights)

Featured Track(s): “Zombie Baby” by Sekshun 8 & “End Sequence” by Obsidian Shell

You can download Episode 35 here.

Roy is on his Dongle again, Gordon is sadly absent and I’ve been given permission by my wife to bring you episode 35 of the TechBytes show!  There’s been plenty of things happening in the world of Tech so for about 1 hour 50 minutes we have material to bring you.

Asus – Pioneering the netbook in 2007 we look back at the past and to the future.  Back to Linux? Great news!

We talk about prices, declining profit margins and wonder how Microsoft would sustain itself with smaller revenue.

We talk sales of Consoles, move / motion technology.  Why do we think Microsoft is a “me too” company?

Zune – Predicted by myself (and many others at the time) as being a flop, what does the future hold for the iPod from Redmond?  Are the rumours true? Is it dead in the water?

Windows 7 SP heartaches – It’s not just phones that are being hosed with Windows update, its your desktop too!  Why is Linux seen as being the more difficult OS?

.xxx domain – The domain for slap and tickle, but how will it be regulated? Is there a point?

Rustock brought down? – Microsoft infected machines, Microsoft to the rescue! Why is Microsoft seen as a hero when it tackles problems caused by vulnerabilities that didn’t prevent in the first place?

Quick look at new Distro releases and a short discussion on why it seems to me that developers get nervous about coming out of a 0.x release.

Ubuntu – Mention of the distro which almost everyone talks about.

We then cut to our first track for the evening.  This has more than a passing resemblance to Metalica’s more modern works, but in my view arguably much better.  Sekshun 8 – “Zombie Baby”.  You can visit their Jamendo account here.

The Tunnel – why you can’t please everyone.  We discuss Paramount and their involvement with The Tunnel project. Why is this so poorly received by many?

Copyright, Android & Privacy.  Think it’s paranoia? Think again.

We close the show with Obsidian Shell and their track “End Sequence”.   You can visit their website here:


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