Episode 049 – Welcome back Kevin

Posted by Tony on September 16, 2012 in Show-mp3, Show-ogg |



MP3 format (for Freedom Haters!)
OGG format (for Freedom Lovers!)
Total Running Time: 1:42:57

Un-edited Live session – http://youtu.be/A1950JVeQQ8

Contact Us:

show at smlr.us or the Contact us page


Kernel News: Mat
Time: 6:52
Distro Talk: Tony
Time: 8:48
Tech News:
Time: 31:49
Kevin on Android and Apple
Time: 46:45
Listener Feedback
Time: 1:18:14
Outtro Music
Time: 1:35:53


Tony Bemus, Mat Enders, and Mary Tomich
Intro Sound bite by Mike Tanner

Kernel News: Mat

Time: 6:52
Release Candidate:


Stable Updates:
On Wed Sep 12 2012 – 11:04:27 EDT
Ben Hutchings released kernel 3.2.29
With 84 files changed, 1673 lines inserted, and 555 lines deleted

On Fri, 14 Sep 2012 20:38:39 PDT
Greg Kroah-Hartman released kernel 3.0.43
With 47 files changed, 259 lines inserted, and 150 lines deleted

On Fri, 14 Sep 2012 20:40:04 PDT
Greg Kroah-Hartman released kernel 3.4.11
With 88 files changed, 540 lines inserted, and 307 lines deleted

On Fri, 14 Sep 2012 20:40:46 PDT
Greg Kroah-Hartman released kernel 3.5.4
With 114 files changed, 881 lines inserted, and 504 lines deleted

Kernel Developer Quote:
This weeks quote is from Alan Cox

“Swansea at it’s best, just post tourist season. Lots of sun but not blazingly hot, sea, sand and quiet. Fresh made Lebanese lamb bi ajine from the marvellous Lebanese pastry shop in town and Joe’s ice cream.

Alas the one thing it won’t do is magically finish the accounts for me so back to the paperwork.”

Distro Talk: Tony

Time: 8:48


  • 9-09 – PureOS 6.0 – desktop Linux distribution with GNOME 3 based on Debian’s “testing” branch
  • 9-10 – Epidemic GNU/Linux 4.0 – Debian-based Brazilian desktop Linux distribution featuring the KDE desktop and a number of user-friendly enhancements
  • 9-11 – IPFire 2.11 Core 62 – a specialist distribution of Linux for firewalls
  • 9-12 – Parted Magic 2012_09_12 – a specialist live CD providing utilities for disk management and data rescue tasks
  • 9-13 – Super OS 11.10 – an Ubuntu-based distribution with extra applications, media codecs, browser plugins and other enhancements
  • 9-13 – Zentyal 3.0 – Ubuntu-based distribution for small business servers
  • 9-13 – Bodhi Linux 2.1.0 – Ubuntu-based distribution featuring the Enlightenment 17 desktop
  • 9-14 – openSUSE 12.2 “Edu Li-f-e” – “Edu Li-f-e” edition, an openSUSE variant specifically tailored to schools
  • 9-15 – Sabayon Linux 10 – Gentoo-based distribution with a choice of four desktop environments (GNOME 3, KDE, MATE and Xfce)
  • 9-15 – Lightweight Portable Security 1.3.6 – live CD with a goal of allowing users to work on a computer without the risk of exposing their credentials and private data to malware, key loggers and other Internet-era ills.

Distro of the Week: Tony

  1. PCLinuxOS – 1795
  2. Ubuntu – 1858
  3. openSUSE – 1954
  4. Mageia – 2090
  5. Mint – 2904

Tech News:

Time: 31:49

Intel says Clover Trail Atom CPUs can’t run Linux

Intel sits in a pretty dominant position in the chip making business, with the exception of one sector: mobile devices. For smartphones and tablets ARM is the market leader due to its low power, high performance chip designs working so well for those form factors.

Intel hopes to change that with the introduction of the next Atom chip, codenamed Clover Trail. But even before the Clover Trail processors are available, Intel has limited the market for them by stating Clover Trail Atom chips will only work with Windows 8. In other words, they won’t run Linux and Intel wont support them running Linux.


Do Your SSL Certs Meet Microsoft’s New Requirements?

Warning from Microsoft to the entire Internet: make sure that your digital certificates are at least 1024 bits. As of Oct. 9, 2012, longer key lengths are mandatory for all digital encryption certificates that touch Windows systems.

This means that Internet Explorer will refuse to access websites that do not have RSA keys with minimum lengths of 1024 bits. You won’t be able to exchange encrypted emails, run ActiveX controls or install applications on Windows. This isn’t new, as Microsoft started making announcements about this well over a year ago.


Motorola Mobility ordered to recall Android tablets & smartphones

The dramatic decision, the latest in an escalating war between Apple and the smartphone and set-top box company MMI, follows earlier cases in which Apple had to disable automatic “push” delivery of email to its iPhone and iPads after MMI won a separate patent fight in Germany.

The recall will not take effect immediately because Apple will have to request a ban on specific products and provide a €25m (£20m) bond, while MMI can appeal.


Open source education software unveiled by Google

Online education startups such as the Khan Academy, along with new efforts by MIT, Stanford, and Harvard have helped spur interest in and add legitimacy to the notion of remote learning. Now Google is lending its brainpower to the rapidly growing area by releasing a tool called Course Builder, open source software designed to let anyone create online education courses.


Kevin on Android and Apple

Time: 46:45

Listener Feedback:

Contact Us: show@smlr.us or 313-626-9140

Time: 1:18:14
Robert Wooden – Leaving Mint13
David Ellis – Fedora release slip is not new – https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Pacman
Rob – Likes Mary’s Desktop
Claudio Miranda – we are part of his mondays!

Outtro Music

Time: 1:35:53

Look and Feel Years Younger by Brad Sucks

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  • GeorgeFromTulsa says:

    Time does fly.

    Back in 2004 Motorola introduced the RAZR, an awful phone that won every prize for small and thin back when small and thin was what everyone wanted, no, lusted for in their phones.

    The RAZR was briefly the most sought after tech gadget in the world. Never mind it was very bad at doing what it was supposed to do. Which wasn’t much. Phone. Text.

    Every business tycoon and teenage girl in America wanted one, and thus the RAZR became THE fashion phone.

    As it was THE fashion phone, much like a Prada bag, it was the phone everyone wanted, not because it was a good phone, which it wasn’t, but because it was FASHIONABLE to be seen with it.

    Thus the iPhone.

    I have friends who have iPhones as fashion statements. They’re paying $1,200 a year to be seen with a phone because it shouts out the owner’s taste and in-status.

    The iPhone has a great camera. I’m often at a scenic gathering spot where women with iPhone are trying to take group pictures. They have NO IDEA how to use the simple phone. They take terrible pictures because they don’t realize it is possible to focus the camera.

    Apps? They may have a couple. Apps are not what they want. They email, text, and if they can point the camera the right direction, they may take a picture. I helped one acquaintance who had “lost” all her music. Thanks to Apple, it was on her computer, but the iCloud iOS update had wiped her phone. She had no idea and couldn’t figure it out.

    It sounds like I’m picking on women. I don’t mean to, but it is my observation that the women who do buy iPhones as fashion items care about them as simple phones and fashion items. They pay $1,200 a year to have the phone equivalent of the “IT” bag.

    And that’s why Apple was so bent out of shape about the Galaxy II phone.

    It wasn’t that buyers couldn’t tell it from an iPhone. It wasn’t that users thought they were lusing an iPhone. The Galaxy II “look-alike” looked like an iPhone when taken out of a bag or pocket. Thus conferring on its owner/user the cachet Apple sells for so much more than the underlying technology is worth.

    The iPhone is a good phone. If it weren’t, it would have suffered the fate of the RAZR and lived fast but briefly.

    But my own bet is that most iPhone users would do just as well with a good “feature” phone that makes calls, texts, takes simple photos, and, yes, plays music. But they’d never consider it unless it was ersatz iPhone.

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