52 episodes

Upbeat and family-friendly show including news, discussion, interviews and reviews from the Ubuntu, Linux and Open Source world.

Ubuntu Podcast Alan Pope, Mark Johnson, Martin Wimpress

    • Technology
    • 4.9 • 11 Ratings

Upbeat and family-friendly show including news, discussion, interviews and reviews from the Ubuntu, Linux and Open Source world.

    S13E30 – Whistling indoors

    S13E30 – Whistling indoors

    This week we’ve been upgrading our GPUs. We discuss our experiences using IoT devices, bring you some command line love and go over all your wonderful feedback.

    It’s Season 13 Episode 30 of the Ubuntu Podcast! Alan Pope, Mark Johnson and Martin Wimpress are connected and speaking to your brain.

    In this week’s show:



    * We discuss what we’ve been up to recently:



    * Martin has been upgrading his computer with a Gigabyte RTX 3090 Gaming OC GPU





    * We discuss our experiences using IoT devices.

    * We share a Command Line Lurve:



    * bpytop – Linux/OSX/FreeBSD resource monitor (BashTOP successor)







    bpytop





    * And we go over all your amazing feedback – thanks for sending it – please keep sending it!



    * https://kupferlauncher.github.io/

    * https://github.com/kupferlauncher/kupfer





    * Image credit: Markus Spiske

    * We are running a crowd funder to cover our audio production costs on Patreon.

    * You can listen to the Ubuntu Podcast back catalogue on YouTube.



    That’s all for this week! If there’s a topic you’d like us to discuss, or you have any feedback on previous shows, please send your comments and suggestions to show@ubuntupodcast.org or Tweet us or Toot us or Comment on our Facebook page or comment on our sub-Reddit.



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    • 39 min
    S13E29 – Penny for a sharp gift

    S13E29 – Penny for a sharp gift

    This week we’ve been hoovering with robots and playing Hades. We discuss snaps getting auto-theme install support, the Groovy Gorilla mascot, crowd sourcing featured apps for the Snap Store, touchpad gestures for Linux desktop and Mir still being alive and well! We also round up our picks from the tech news and bring you some events!

    It’s Season 13 Episode 29 of the Ubuntu Podcast! Alan Pope, Mark Johnson and Martin Wimpress are connected and speaking to your brain.

    In this week’s show:



    * We discuss what we’ve been up to recently:



    * Alan has been hoovering with Harvey.

    * Mark has been playing Hades.





    * We discuss the community news:



    * Snaps getting auto-theme install option

    * Ubuntu 20.10 gets a new wallpaper

    * Ubuntu 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) Final Beta released

    * Crowdsourcing Featured Applications

    * Touchégg 2.0.0 – trackpad gestures

    * Mir 2.1 is not dead





    * We mention some events:



    * FSF is 35 party – Friday, October 9th (12:00 EDT until 17:00 EDT). #fsf on freenode irc

    * Linux Application Summit – 12th to 14th of November 2020 – Online

    * MiniDebConf “Gaming Edition” – 21st – 22nd November 2020 – Online





    * We discuss the news:



    * MockA65xx – Universal 6502/85xx CPU replacement

    * Hacktopberfest aftermath

    * Public Health England misses a load of contact tracing records due to dodgy Excel import

    * The Failed OUYA Game Console Seeing Work For Mainline Linux Kernel Support





    * Image credit: Annie Spratt

    * We are running a crowd funder to cover our audio production costs on Patreon.

    * You can listen to the Ubuntu Podcast back catalogue on YouTube.



    That’s all for this week! If there’s a topic you’d like us to discuss, or you have any feedback on previous shows, please send your comments and suggestions to show@ubuntupodcast.org or Tweet us or Toot us or Comment on our Facebook page or a href="http...

    • 38 min
    S13E28 – Beginners luck

    S13E28 – Beginners luck

    This week we have been writing a computer game. We take the tiling window manager challenge and discuss our experiences, bring you some command line love and go over all your wonderful feedback.

    It’s Season 13 Episode 28 of the Ubuntu Podcast! Alan Pope, Mark Johnson and Martin Wimpress are connected and speaking to your brain.

    In this week’s show:



    * We discuss what we’ve been up to recently:



    * Alan has been writing a game.





    * We discuss our experiences using tiling window managers.



    * Alan: Regolith

    * Mark: FancyZones

    * Martin: gTile





    * We share a command line lurve:



    * duf – Disk Usage/Free Utility





    * And we go over all your amazing feedback – thanks for sending it – please keep sending it!

    * Image credit: Brett Jordan

    * We are running a crowd funder to cover our audio production costs on Patreon.

    * You can listen to the Ubuntu Podcast back catalogue on YouTube.



    That’s all for this week! If there’s a topic you’d like us to discuss, or you have any feedback on previous shows, please send your comments and suggestions to show@ubuntupodcast.org or Tweet us or Toot us or Comment on our Facebook page or comment on our sub-Reddit.



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    • 39 min
    S13E27 – Find a penny, pick it up

    S13E27 – Find a penny, pick it up

    This week we’ve been spying on our children and playing games on Twitch. We discuss the Ubuntu Community Council revival, GNOMEs new versioning scheme, Geary adding encryption support, Plasma 5.20, Xfce 4.16, Ubuntu Touch OTA-13 and Microsoft Edge coming Linux. We also round up our picks from the wider tech news.

    It’s Season 13 Episode 27 of the Ubuntu Podcast! Alan Pope, Mark Johnson and Martin Wimpress are connected and speaking to your brain.

    In this week’s show:



    * We discuss what we’ve been up to recently:



    * Mark has been setting up a nursery camera

    * Martin has been playing Hotshot Racing, Her Majesty’s SPIFFING and Broforce on Wimpy’s World Twitch channel.





    * We discuss the community news:



    * Ubuntu Community Council to be revived



    * Call for Ubuntu Community Council nominations





    * New GNOME versioning scheme

    * Geary: Transparent encryption and signing with GPG ( via Jeffrey Bouter on Telegram)

    * Plasma 5.20 Beta

    * Xfce 4.16 new features and improvements

    * Microsoft Edge is coming to Linux in October

    * Ubuntu Touch OTA-13 release





    * We discuss the news:



    * Wayback Machine and Cloudflare team up to archive more of the Web

    * Melkhior’s Mansion coming soon

    * Microsoft finds underwater datacenters are reliable, practical and use energy sustainably

    * Old TV set interfered with village’s DSL Internet each day for 18 months





    * Image credit: Siora Photography

    * We are running a crowd funder to cover our audio production costs on Patreon.

    * You can listen to the Ubuntu Podcast back catalogue on YouTube.



    That’s all for this week! If there’s a topic you’d like us to discuss, or you have any feedback on previous shows, please send your comments and suggestions to show@ubuntupodcast.org or Tweet us or a href="...

    • 40 min
    S13E26 – The evil eye

    S13E26 – The evil eye

    This week we’ve been playing with arcade boards and finishing DIY in the kitchen. We discuss if old technology is more fun than new technology, bring you a command line love and go over all your wonderful feedback.

    It’s Season 13 Episode 26 of the Ubuntu Podcast! Alan Pope, Mark Johnson and Martin Wimpress are connected and speaking to your brain.

    In this week’s show:



    * We discuss what we’ve been up to recently:



    * Alan has been playing with arcade games.

    * Mark has been finishing his kitchen.





    * We discuss if old technology is inherently more fun than new technology?

    * We share a Command Line Lurve:



    * opusenc – Podcasts on a Floppy disk







    opusenc in.wav --downmix-mono --bitrate 6 --cvbr --framesize 60 out.opus





    * And we go over all your amazing feedback – thanks for sending it – please keep sending it!

    * Image credit: Luuk Wouters

    * We are running a crowd funder to cover our audio production costs on Patreon.

    * You can listen to the Ubuntu Podcast back catalogue on YouTube.



    That’s all for this week! If there’s a topic you’d like us to discuss, or you have any feedback on previous shows, please send your comments and suggestions to show@ubuntupodcast.org or Tweet us or Toot us or Comment on our Facebook page or comment on our sub-Reddit.



    * Join us in the Ubuntu Podcast Telegram group.

    • 30 min
    S13E25 – 666

    S13E25 – 666

    This week we have been watching The Mandalorian. We discuss a new look for UKUI, HP Z series computers with Ubuntu pre-installed, elementary OS on Pinebook, Active Directory integration in Ubuntu Desktop, and making apps for GNOME. We also round up some picks from the tech news.

    It’s Season 13 Episode 25 of the Ubuntu Podcast! Alan Pope, Mark Johnson and Martin Wimpress are connected and speaking to your brain.

    In this week’s show:



    * We discuss what we’ve been up to recently:



    * Martin has been watching The Mandalorian.





    * We discuss the community news:



    * Making apps for Linux, a proposal

    * UKUI 3.1 Makes Some Major Visual Changes

    * There’s Now an Official Todoist App for Linux

    * HP Z series on Ubuntu

    * elementary OS Adds Experimental Support for the Pinebook Pro

    * Ubuntu 20.10 adding Active Directory support to the installer

    * GNOME Power-Profiles-Daemon Taking Shape For Better System/Laptop Power Controls





    * We mention some events:



    * People Powered Community Building Book Club: Every Tuesday at 09:00PST from October 6th to December 15th – online.





    * We discuss the news:



    * Fall Guys to use Fortnite’s anti-cheat software

    * Minecraft’s pack.png found at 3257840388504953787 x=49, z=0

    * Super Mario 3D All Stars

    * [Neil Buchanan is not Banksy](https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-





    * Image credit: Master Wen

    * We are running a crowd funder to cover our audio production costs on Patreon.

    * You can listen to the Ubuntu Podcast back catalogue on YouTube.



    That’s all for this week! If there’s a topic you’d like us to discuss, or you have any feedback on previous shows, please send your comments and suggestions to show@ubuntupodcast.org or Tweet us or Toot us or Comment on our Facebook page or comment on our sub-Reddit.



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    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Agent_Dreama ,

Lots of info

Top podcast - I enjoy listening to it, it’s full of information about Linux and also the IT world in general. One of the best podcasts out there.

Roger Ramjet's understudy ,

Great source of info for Ubuntu

Very witty and informative, one of my favourite podcasts. Thanks chaps! :-)

caulfeld man ,

Geeky and a little confusing

This is recorded once a fortnight. Yet the pretence appears to be that it’s a weekly show ..but we’re all in the joke... so why persist with the ‘weekly’ update.

More broadly it feels like a corporate broadcast and not like a genuine enthusiast show. Perhaps time for some enthusiasts rather than Canonical employees?

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