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TechBytes Audiocast – Episode 62 – 03/10/11 – “I told you so!”

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

Hosts: Tim (OpenBytes) Roy (Techrights)

(Notes taken/modified slightly from the original TechRights show notes)

This latest episode was recorded around noon for a change.

It was arranged at short notice with time constraints and Roy being very slightly ill (speech/voice problems).  Nonetheless we covered the news of the day/week by speaking about Nokia’s return to Linux in low-end phones, Chrome being flagged as a “virus” by Microsoft, then playing “Reality Check” by One Be Lo.

Moving on, we also spoke about Microsoft’s latest patent ‘deal’ with Samsung and mentioned Amazon’s tablet among other tablets, as well as their general role in today’s computing scene. “Quejas de un Bandoneonista” by Zona Tango was then played, we spoke about Diaspora and other social networks and finally we closed the show with “A secret search” by Papercutz.

Get this episode here: http://techrights.org/2011/10/03/techbytes-episode-62/

Tim (Goblin)

If you are new to this blog (or have not yet read it) please take time to view the OpenBytes statement, here.

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TechBytes Audiocast – Episode 60 – 22/09/11 – “Microsoft mischief, Patents, Statusnet and more!”

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

Hosts: Tim (OpenBytes) Roy (Techrights) Rusty (The Show that Sux)

(Notes taken from TechRights)

We start today’s show by discussing Linux/dual-boot systems being hampered by Microsoft’s plans. We talk about other GNU/Linux matters and then play “Lagrimas e vodka” by Sylvia Patricia. Red Hat’s results are then discussed with some enthusiasm and Tim mentions that Statusnet reached version 1.0beta4.

“Pajama Party” by Swimming With Dolphins is then played and we mention the patent ‘reform’ among other issues relating to patents, even the Samsung/Android situation.

“Go’n Be Gone” by LidoLido is played and then we cover Google antitrust (Google under the US government’s eye) as well as the failure of Windows Phone 7 in competing against Android (sign of things to come for Windows 8). Google+ opens to the public, so Rusty and Tim have a good debate about it, followed by almost no coverage (due to lack of time) of Yahoo and search snatch, as well as US-oriented statistics that deceive the public and make it seem like Microsoft has made real progress. We are hoping to have another episode this week.

Get this episode here: http://techrights.org/2011/09/22/techbytes-episode-60/

 

Tim (Goblin)

If you are new to this blog (or have not yet read it) please take time to view the OpenBytes statement, here.

Mail: bytes4free@googlemail.com
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I can also be found in #techrights, #techbytes on freenode.net.

TechBytes Audiocast – Episode 59 – 04/09/11 – “Tablets, Mobile and Google”

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

Hosts: Tim (OpenBytes) Roy (Techrights) Rusty (The Show that Sux)

Rusty is back! And most welcome he is too as we cover a far better organized list of topics.  You are going to hear about a selection of topics from around the world of Tech, including conjouring up a rather disturbing image of insecure Mobiles and a showercam featuring the hosts of TechBytes.  Interested? Hopefully not.

* Google – Real names, nyms and why its important that you consider what exactly you are giving up when taking on Google services.

* ACS:Law due to face the music in 2012.  What will be the outcome? How does the USA differ slightly in its approach of copyright issues?

Track: “End Sequence”  by Obsidian Shell

*  Android Tablet devices – $199 – We discuss.

Track: “Deeper Conversation” by Yuna

* Linux turns 20 and celebrates win as well as Kernal.org being hacked.

* Nokia feeding patent troll MOSAID to attack Microsoft rivals like Android.

* Class lawsuit over Windows Phone 7

* iPad losing market share to Linux/Android

* Amazon Kindle tablet coming before Christmas?

Track: “One More Workout Shawty” by DJ Car Stereo (Wars)

* Cablegate reveals diplomats batting for Microsoft and defaming Linux.

* Red Hat’s RHEL 7 ideas crowdsourced

* Ubuntu approaches release with a new beta and another Ubuntu derived distro you should take a look at.

The show is then played out with another choice by Roy: “Mi Compadre Bernabe” by Cerronato

Get this episode here: http://techrights.org/2011/09/05/techbytes-episode-59/

 

Tim (Goblin)

If you are new to this blog (or have not yet read it) please take time to view the OpenBytes statement, here.

Mail: bytes4free@googlemail.com
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TechBytes Audiocast – Episode 58 – 23/08/11 – “M.A.D”

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

Hosts: Tim (OpenBytes) Roy (Techrights)

Its been over two weeks since the last show.  Was that due to deminishing interest in the project? No, merely a massively busy workload that took me away from sunny Bedfordshire.  As I get back into the world of tech and its happenings, Roy leads the show where we have a diverse (and somewhat more organized) set of topics to talk about.

I’ve been warned by Roy that the sound is poor this episode, however I hope you’ll forgive this after our two weeks away!  This episode is entitled Mutual Assured Destruction as we see Google stepping up to the mark with its new patent purchases.  The topics covered today:

* Motorola/Google deal

* First track of the night is “The One” by P.J Morgan

* Discussion about the United States Court of Appeals opening the door to invalidating more software patents & Software patents in the EU.

* Second track is “Can’t Stop” by Ozomatli

* Samsung/Apple situation in Europe

We also look at the Gimp and have a discussion about social networking, including an extra piece in regards to Diaspora.  We end on the track “Thursday” by Orchid and Hound.

Get the latest episode of TechBytes here!

Tim (Goblin)

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TechBytes Audiocast – Episode 57 – 05/08/11 – “Diaspora, Google+ and Gnome”

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

Hosts: Tim (OpenBytes) Roy (Techrights)

Summary: A reasonably short episode covering Torvalds’ GNOME remarks and various other bits of news

LAST NIGHT we returned to recording after almost two weeks off. We caught up with some news about desktop environments and other such GNU/Linux-oriented topics.

The show includes “Sorry, Baby” by Dan Dyer and “Paganini: Cantabile” by Volodja Balzalorsky, which closes the show.

We also managed to cover:

Diaspora / Google + – and a discussion on social networking/privacy.

Moving from Gnome to Xfce – a look at some recent comments and the general opinion of Gnome Shell as well as a brief mention about Unity.

* Linux gaming and the indi scene

As well as a selection of creative commons music and a mish-mash of sidetracks and tangents.

You can download this episode:  

http://techrights.org/2011/08/06/techbytes-episode-57/

Tim (Goblin)

If you are new to this blog (or have not yet read it) please take time to view the OpenBytes statement, here.

Mail: bytes4free@googlemail.com
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TechBytes Audiocast – Episode 56 – 24/07/11 – “The Grilling! ;)”

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

Hosts: Tim (OpenBytes) Roy (Techrights)

A rather different show (and one in which I take a back seat on).

Michael Glasser is our guest for this episode and whilst we cover a few pieces of news, the show is mainly focused around a debate between Michael and Roy which I host.  Both gentlemen have strong, passionate opinions about their topics and this show is aimed at highlighting and debating those opinions whilst at the same time trying to sift through the misrepresentation regarding them both on the net.

A very enjoyable show  and a rather different one.

You can download the latest episode here:  http://techrights.org/2011/07/24/gnu-linux-macosx-by-michael-glasser-roy-schestowitz-and-goblin-on-techbytes/

During the course of the show, Michael made several points in regards to PCLinux.  He has produced some screenshots, which will make sense when you listen to the audiocast.  Here is his comments following the audiocast from comp.os.linux.advocacy:

Well, a sneak preview at some of the discussion I had with Roy and Goblin.
I agreed to do some "homework", if you will, to test to see if my views or
Roy's were more accurate (in this one area... not stated as a universal
claim).  Here are the requested screenshots, along with the conclusion:

<http://tmp.gallopinginsanity.com/PCLOS-OSX-comparison.pdf>
    -----
    I have made two predictions in terms of desktop Linux in
    general and PCLOS in particular:

    1) UI issues will continue to get better - there will be
    greater consistency, for example, but also there will be just
    general progress toward following well respected GUI
    guidelines in general

    2) Contrary to what others in COLA have told me in the past
    and what Roy Schestowitz told me recently, PCLOS will not
    show as much consistency as does OS X.  This includes when
    the programs used on PCLOS are *only* the ones that comes
    with it (or, in this case, one Roy suggested) and on OS X
    programs are included that did not come with the OS if they
    are popular (which is fair - OS X comes with fewer programs).

    Conclusions:

    1) As predicted, PCLOS has come a long way since the last
    time I reviewed it (see:
    <http://tmp.gallopinginsanity.com/PCLOS-menu.pdf>,
    <http://tmp.gallopinginsanity.com/PCLOS.pdf>,
    <http://tmp.gallopinginsanity.com/PCLOS2.pdf> and
    <http://tmp.gallopinginsanity.com/PCLOS.mov>).  I might even
    say it has come along further than I would have predicted...
    which is good news for everyone.

    2) Unfortunately, Roy was not correct that PCLOS had caught
    up to the competition.  Even ignoring the fact that one
    program would not install (even though it came with a
    ³Manager² icon on the desktop!), the tested features were
    considerably less consistent on PCLOS than they are on OS X.
    -----

Frankly I would have been pleased had Roy been right... and, to be fair,
while he was wrong, he was not as wrong as I would have guessed.

Tim (Goblin)

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TechBytes Audiocast – Episode 55 – 15/07/11 – “Alliance, Alliance, Alliance?”

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

Hosts: Tim (OpenBytes) Roy (Techrights)

These show notes are rather late and probably would not have this introduction had it not been for certain dubious characters in comp.os.linux.advocacy trying to suggest that I am blaming Skype for the poor quality.  The answer to the parts of poor sound during this ep are unknown.  We are both using the same software, the same hardware so the only answer is either a temporary issue with Skype or a problem with either of our ISP’s.

Whatever the answer though, I spend alot of time with Skype, so does my family and regardless of who has bought it, I am very happy with the service.

Moving onto the notes, for episode 55 we covered many different topics:

Google – We look at its growth, its Google+ and consider the future for Android.

Mozilla – Its browser, its release schedule.

Distros – We look at ArtistX, Sabayon 6 also talking about MikeOS and Icarus.

ACS:Law – Back in the news and we cover Andrew Crossley and the allegations against him.

Finally Microsoft and Sony? – Nah!

You can download the latest episode here:  http://techrights.org/2011/07/15/techbytes-episode-55/

Tim (Goblin)

If you are new to this blog (or have not yet read it) please take time to view the OpenBytes statement, here.

Mail: bytes4free@googlemail.com
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I can also be found in #techrights, #techbytes on freenode.net.