TechBytes Audiocast – Episode 45 – 14/05/11 – “Skype, Facebook and weekly musings”

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

Hosts: Tim (OpenBytes) Roy (Techrights)

After a brilliant episode of Doctor Who, we present you with Episode 45 with your Linux/Foss favourites Roy and Tim! We’ve got a selection of creative commons music for you to enjoy whilst we discuss some topics in recent tech news.

Today’s topics covered:

* Skype – What will this mean for users? What will it mean for Microsoft? But more importantly, what will it mean for TechBytes?

* Facebook – PR Agencies, allegations of smear campaigns – its allegedly dirty tricks ahoy.  Sadly though it comes as no surprise as I think we’ve seen this type of behaviour from others many times before.

* Brand identity

* Linux V Windows security

* Linux and the alleged 1% market share. Fact or FUD? Forget stats lets look at hard cash from cross-platform products!

* PSN still down –  How much longer?

* Hadopi hacked –

* Commodore 64 rebirth – Linux style! The retro machine with modern hardware.

* Rent your PC – the future?

* Linux gaming – A reason to look forward.

We also briefly mention the “illegal” Bittorrent protocol with reference in particular to the Creative Commons – Pioneer One, which you really should support and share.

We make a request for any Windows/Microsoft advocate to come on the show, it would make for a very interesting debate.

As always your listening is appreciated, TechBytes is a show produced under the banner of Bytes Media which encompasses all of the collaboration projects currently in production.

Get the latest episode of TechBytes here!


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Skype: tim.openbytes
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