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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

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

    S13E21 – Rabbit’s foot

    S13E21 – Rabbit’s foot

    This week we’ve been exploring our computing past and getting sweets not computers from Amazon. We discuss new point releases of Ubuntu 16.04, 18.04 and 20.04, an Ubuntu restrospective infographic and KDE Neon 20.04. We also round up some events and tech news.

    It’s Season 13 Episode 21 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 exploring his computing past.

    * Martin has been getting sweets, not computers, from Amazon.





    * We discuss the community news:



    * 20.04.1 is out!

    * 18.04.5 and 16.04.7 are on the way!

    * Canonical publishes retrospective Ubuntu infographic

    * KDE Neon 20.04 is out





    * We mention some events:



    * SeaGL 2020 CfP: 13th to 14th of November, 2020 – Virtual (Seattle) USA.





    * We discuss the news:



    * The National Museum of Computing launches virtual tour

    * Toshiba bows out of the laptop business

    * Mozilla axes 250 jobs to focus on “products”

    * Bloke keeps getting sent bathtime toys in the post





    * Image credit: William Daigneault

    * 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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    • 30 min
    S13E20 – Bananas on board

    S13E20 – Bananas on board

    This week we’ve been building Monster Joysticks and playing Red Alert. We discuss the proliforation of Ubuntu Remixes, bring you some GUI love and go over all your wonderful feedback.

    It’s Season 13 Episode 20 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 building Monster Joysticks

    * Mark has been playing Red Alert.





    * We discuss the proliforation of Ubuntu Remixes.



    * Ubuntu Cinnamon Remix

    * Ubuntu DDE Remix

    * Ubuntu Unity Remix





    * We share a GUI Lurve:



    * ScreenRuler





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



    * Ergodox-EZ





    * Image credit: Kameron Kincade

    * 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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    • 44 min
    S13E19 – Three manholes

    S13E19 – Three manholes

    This week we’ve been going retro; making an Ubuntu Retro Remix and playing ET:Legacy. We discuss the new release of digiKam, Intel GPU driver tweaks, Ubuntu Web Remix, Thunderbird 78 and Mir 2.0! We also round up our picks from the tech news.

    It’s Season 13 Episode 19 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 making an Ubuntu remix for retro gamers.

    * Alan has been playing ET Legacy.





    * We discuss the community news:



    * digiKam 7.0.0 is released

    * Interesting Intel GPU Driver Nugget

    * Ubuntu Web Remix, an alternative to Chrome OS built around Firefox

    * Thunderbird 78 is out

    * Mir 2.0.0 Released





    * We mention no events because there is a global pandemic or something.

    * We discuss the news:



    * Secure boot is not so secure



    * Get the full details here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SecurityTeam/KnowledgeBase/GRUB2SecureBootBypass





    * Shutter stroll is a nice looking game

    * Microsoft is dropping support for PHP on windows #wsltotherescue

    * Minesweeper with roguelite elements is coming to Linux!





    * Image credit: Erik Mclean

    * 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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    • 32 min
    S13E18 – Full moon

    S13E18 – Full moon

    This week we’ve been making operating systems for the Raspberry Pi 4. We discuss our favourite gadgets, bring you a verrrry long command line love and round up all your wonderful feedback.

    It’s Season 13 Episode 18 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 making Ubuntu MATE 20.04 for the Raspberry Pi 4.





    * We discuss some of our favourite gadgets.

    * We share a Command Line Lurve:



    * A very, very long command line love







    lsblk -bdno NAME,SIZE | grep -v loop | while read dev size; do model=$(/sys/block/$dev/device/model); hours=$(sudo smartctl -a /dev/${dev} | awk '/Power_On_Hours/ { gsub(/h.*/, "", $10); print $10 }'); years=$(bc "scale=2; $hours / 24 / 365.25"); size_tib=$(bc "scale=4; $size / 1024 / 1024 / 1024 / 1024"); printf "%s %6d hours (%5.2f years) %.2fTiB %s\n" $dev $hours $years $size_tib "$model"; done | sort -rnk 2



    sdd 50346 hours ( 5.74 years) 2.73TiB TOSHIBA DT01ACA3

    sdc 50346 hours ( 5.74 years) 2.73TiB TOSHIBA DT01ACA3

    sda 50345 hours ( 5.74 years) 2.73TiB TOSHIBA DT01ACA3

    sdb 50062 hours ( 5.71 years) 2.73TiB TOSHIBA DT01ACA3

    sde 48991 hours ( 5.58 years) 0.23TiB VB0250EAVER





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

    * Image credit: Mike Petrucci

    * 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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    • 38 min
    S13E17 – Knitting outside

    S13E17 – Knitting outside

    This week we’ve been filling in forms and doing kitchen renovations. We discuss popularity contest being removed from Ubuntu, 19.10 going EOL, KDEs cross-platform storefront and Linux adopting inclusive language. We also round up our picks from the wider tech news and share an event; remember those!

    It’s Season 13 Episode 17 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 filling in Form E.

    * Mark has been doing kitchen renovations(!)





    * We discuss community news:



    * The “popularity contest” package will be removed from future versions of ubuntu

    * Ubuntu 19.10 – Eoan Ermine goes EOL

    * KDE Applications App Stores and Downloads

    * Linux Adopts Inclusive Language





    * We mention some events:



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





    * We discuss the news:



    * The UK government has ordered that Huawei kit be removed from the UK’s 5G network

    * Nokia is not dead

    * Flutter comes to desktop linux





    * Image credit: Les Triconautes

    * 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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    • 37 min
    S13E16 – Owls

    S13E16 – Owls

    This week we’ve been re-installing Ubuntu 20.04. Following WWDC, we discuss Linux Desktop aspirations, bring you some command line love and go over all your wonderful feedback.

    It’s Season 13 Episode 16 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 re-installing Ubuntu.





    * We discuss Linux Desktop aspirations.

    * We share a Command Line Lurve:



    * bashtop – “the cool top alternative”.







    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bashtop-monitor/bashtop

    sudo apt update

    sudo apt install bashtop

    bashtop





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



    * Rolling Rhino Illustration

    * Grumpy Groundhog





    * Image credit: Zdeněk Macháček

    * 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.

    • 35 min

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