Episode 082 – After the Carnage…

Posted by Tony on May 5, 2013 in Show-mp3, Show-ogg |



MP3 format (for Freedom Haters!)
OGG format (for Freedom Lovers!)
Total Running Time: 1:27:51

Un-edited Live session – http://youtu.be/g6fszXBVWEE

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Kernel News: Mat
Time: 7:00
Distro Talk: Tony
Time: 9:35
Mary Distro Review
Time: 31:45
Tech News:
Time: 46:00
Time: 1:01:05
Is it Alive? – Mary
Time: 1:12:00
Listener Feedback
Time: 1:16:50
Outtro Music


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

Kernel News: Mat

Time: 7:00

Release Candidate:

On Sun, 28 Apr 2013 17:56:29 PDT
Linus Torvalds released kernel 3.9
Here is what he said about it:

“So the last week was much quieter than the preceding ones, which makes me suspect that one reason -rc7 was bigger than I liked was that people were gaming the system and had timed some of their pull requests for just before the release, explaining why -rc7 was big enough that I didn’t actually want to do a final release last week.

Please don’t do that.

Anyway. Whatever the reason, this week has been very quiet, which makes me much more comfortable doing the final 3.9 release, so I guess the last -rc8 ended up working. Because not only aren’t there very many commits here, even the ones that made it really are tiny and not pretty obscure and not very interesting.

Also, this obviously means that the merge window is open. I won’t be merging anything today, but if you start sending me your pull requests (Konrad already sent in his Xen pull request for the 3.10 merge window a week ago), tomorrow the flood gates start opening..”

Stable Updates:
On Wed, 1 May 2013 10:05:42 PDT
Greg Kroah-Hartman released kernel 3.0.76
With 42 files changed, 404 lines inserted, and 120 lines deleted

On Wed, 1 May 2013 10:06:14 PDT
Greg Kroah-Hartman released kernel 3.4.43
With 43 files changed, 421 lines inserted, and 123 lines deleted

On Wed, 1 May 2013 10:06:55 PDT
Greg Kroah-Hartman released kernel 3.8.11
With 49 files changed, 454 lines inserted, and 166 lines deleted

Kernel Developer Quote:
Comes from Greg Kroah-Hartman

“With the Linux kernel merge window opening up, and three -rc stable kernels released, it seems like today is a “stress test the vger.kernel.org zmailer” type of day.

Amazed that thing keeps up with the traffic load, great work admins.”

–Greg Kroah-Hartman

Distro Talk: Tony

Time: 9:35


  • 4-29 – ExTiX 13 – remastered Ubuntu with a customised GNOME 3.6 desktop
  • 4-30 – DragonFly BSD 3.4.1 – UNIX-like operating system created in 2003 as a fork of FreeBSD 4.8
  • 4-30 – Clonezilla Live 2.1.1-25 – a specialist live CD designed for disk cloning:
  • 4-30 – Sabayon Linux 13.04 – desktop distribution with a choice of GNOME, KDE, MATE of Xfce desktops, based on Gentoo Linux
  • 5-1 – OpenBSD 5.3 – a free, multi-platform operating system with a strong focus on security and meticulous code review
  • 5-2 – Parted Magic 2013_05_01 – pdated release of a live CD containing useful tools for data rescue and disk management tasks
  • 5-2 – Korora 18 – Fedora-based distribution with a large number of tweaks, tools and extras for improved user friendliness
  • 5-2 – OpenELEC 3.0.2 – bug-fix and security update of the project’s specialist Linux distribution featuring XBMC, the open-source entertainment media hub:
  • 5-5 – Debian GNU/Linux 7.0 – the world’s largest Linux distribution,

Distro of the Week: Tony

  1. Sayben – 1522
  2. Debian – 1880
  3. Mageia – 2173
  4. Ubuntu – 2504
  5. Mint – 3546

Mary Distro Review

Time: 31:45

OWASP Project


Tech News:

Time: 46:00

phpMyAdmin 4.0 Released

The well known database administration tool phpMyAdmin has released version 4.0. This is a pretty major rewrite. They have done away with HTML tables and gone with a tree style layout. The new layout is driven by JavaScript. They have also written much more of phpMyAdmin in object oriented programming. In particular some table browsing code, and several smaller features. phpMyAdmin also works with MariaDB.

A Look At TOR A Year After Going DRM Free

In April fo 2012 Tor Books UK along with TOR and FORGE removed all DRM from their e-books. At the time this is what senior editor Patrick Nielsen Hayden had to say about the decision:

“We see it in the success of SF publishers like Baen and Angry Robot that have preceded us in going DRM-free. To the best of our knowledge we’re the first division of a Big Six publishing conglomerate to go down this road, but we doubt very much that we’ll be the last.”

They saw that their readers had been asking for non-hobbled content and their Authors had also. They made the decision to remove DRM because it does not effectively stop piracy and hinders legitimate purchasers from reading their books how they choose. This has put TOR, TOR UK, and FORGE in the forefront of their industry. After a year they say that sales are strong and they do not regret the decision.


Router Linux OpenWRT 12.09 released


Why FBI and CIA didn’t connect the dots

Bruce Schneier’s take on the Boston Bombing investigation


A backdoor in all Internet products and services?


KDE Korner

Rekonq 2.3 Rounds Up New Features


New Release of KDE SC on Windows coming soon…

Hi everybody, after over a year of silence, I have something new to announce: I will make a new release available of the KDE SC on Windows tomorrow. There have been several problems in the past year that spoiled new release attempts, beginning with a build server leaving together with Nokia and ending with our web server which hosts the original binary releases. But these problems have been solved and so there we are. I hope this will make it also more obvious that KDE on Windows isn’t dead yet ;-).



The Toolbox







Is it Alive?

Time: 1:12:00

During this segment of the show, I challenge Mat and Tony to identify whether a Linux Distro is alive or dead? Every other week, I twist the concept for our game show and challenge Mat and Tony to decide if the named entity was a Linux distribution or something else.

This week is not twist week, so the task is very simple. Is it alive or dead…

BlueStar Linux

Buestar Linux is an Arch-based Linux distribution packed with a wide variety of up-to-date software, Bluestar Linux provides an enjoyable user experience.

MAT: Dead
TONY: Alive

MakuluLinux ( Pronounced “Ma-Cool-Loo” )

Makululinux 2.0 incorporates multiple desktop environments into a single operating system running on 3.8.x Kernel, provides a Sleek, Smooth and Stable user experience that is able to run on virtually any computer from old to new, from netbooks to notebooks, desktops to server stations

MAT: Dead
TONY: Dead

Debris Linux

MAT: Dead
TONY: Dead
VERDICT Dormant Dead


Dax OS is a lightweight distro, uses enlightenment as desktop and window manager, the resources consumed are minimal, 128 MB of RAM minimum and recommended 256-512 MB hard disk space 3GB, 5GB recommended.

MAT: Dead
TONY: Dead

A suite of linux-based solutionsfor businesses

MAT: Dead
TONY: Dead
VERDICT Alive and a commercial product

The World’s First Hybrid Computing System

Zonbu’s hybrid OS combines a robust, yet easy-to-use, linux-based desktop environment with a complementary suite of cloud-based services including:

MAT: Alive
TONY: Alive

Tony won by one

Listener Feedback:

show (at) smlr.us or 313-626-9140
Time: 1:16:15

Outtro Music

Debian by Zodio

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  • That Dude says:

    You asked about turning off akonadi completely.

    Part of my Fedora Setup
    Goto .config/akonadi/ look for the akonadiserverrc text file. Change “StartServer=true” to false
    sudo yum remove kdenetwork-* kdepim ktorrent kmail blogilo
    System Setting/Desktop Search/Uncheck all then apply
    System Setting/Startup and Shutdown/Service Manager/Startup Services/Uncheck
    Apper Monitor – It always seems to interferes with something
    Blue Devil – I never use it
    Free Space Notifier – Don’t need it
    Nepomuk Search Module – Never use it
    Remote URL Change Notifer – No home network, never use it
    Write Daemon – No home network, never use it
    Hit apply when done

  • Michael says:

    Well done with the pronouncement of “Lynis” 🙂

    (Author of Lynis)

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