Episode 091 – Thank You, Doug

Posted by Tony on July 7, 2013 in Show-mp3, Show-ogg |



MP3 format (for Freedom Haters!)
OGG format (for Freedom Lovers!)
Total Running Time: 1:29:25

Un-edited Live session – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYqW37KMecE&feature=share&list=UUyNJoeK7fk61qlVJJK15hvQ

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Kernel News: Mat
Time: 16:45
Distro Talk: Tony
Time: 19:30
Mary Distro Review
Time: 38:40
Tech News:
Time: 48:30
Time: 59:33
Is it Alive? – Mary
Time: 1:05:00
Listener Feedback
Time: 1:12:05
Outtro Music
Time: 1:23:35


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

Kernel News: Mat

Time: 16:45

Release Candidate:


Stable Updates:
On Wed, 3 Jul 2013 11:16:24 PDT
Greg Kroah-Hartman released kernel 3.0.85
With 7 files changed, 97 lines inserted, and 37 lines deleted

On Wed, 3 Jul 2013 11:16:58 PDT
Greg Kroah-Hartman released kernel 3.4.52
With 13 files changed, 303 lines inserted, and 114 lines deleted

On Wed, 3 Jul 2013 11:17:27 PDT
Greg Kroah-Hartman released kernel 3.9.9
With 33 files changed, 395 lines inserted, and 116 lines deleted

Kernel Developer Quote:

Distro Talk: Tony

Time: 19:30


  • 7-2 – ALT Linux 7.0.0 “Centaurus”, “Simply” – The “Centaurus” variant is a complete enterprise-class operating system featuring the MATE 1.6.0 desktop environment , while the “Simply” edition is an easy-to-use operating system customised for office workstations and home computers, and featuring the Xfce 4.10 desktop
  • 7-2 – Fedora 19 – stable version of the Red Hat-sponsored community distribution of Linux
  • 7-2 – Korora 19 – edora-based desktop Linux distribution with a choice of GNOME or KDE desktops and with many user-friendly enhancements
  • 7-3 – OS4 OpenLinux 13.5 – user-friendly distribution based on Ubuntu and featuring a customised Xfce desktop environment
  • 7-5 – Netrunner 13.06 – based on Kubuntu and showcasing the KDE 4.10.3 desktop and applications
  • 7-6 – Zorin OS 7 “Lite”, “Educational Lite” – based on Lubuntu and featuring the lightweight LXDE desktop environment
  • 7-6 – MidnightBSD 0.4 – FreeBSD-derived operating system with a goal to create an easy-to-use desktop environment with graphical ports management

Distro of the Week: Tony

  1. OS4 – 1535
  2. Debian – 1633
  3. Ubuntu – 1657
  4. Fedora – 2645
  5. Mint – 2864

Mary Distro Review

Time: 38:40

Nothing much this week, aside from a bit of discussion about MidnightBSD.

Tech News:

Time: 48:30

Kernel Stats
version v3.10
date released 6/30/2013
days 63
commits 13637
number files 43016
number lines 16955582

lines added 551029
lines removed 282354
lines modified 183958

number developers 1391
number employers 209

changes per day 216.46
changes per hour 9.02

% growth files 1.4
% growth lines 1.61

lines added per day 8746.49
lines removed per day 4481.81
lines changed per day 2919.97
lines added per hour 364.44


Two of Pluto’s Moons (#4 and #5) Have Names


Microsoft to shut down TechNet subscription service


Windows 8 now up to 5.10% market share as it finally passes Windows Vista


Cryptocat bug fixed.


Windows 8.1 review – Still stupendously stupid


Lxde is Switching to QT.


Unix luminary among seven missing at sea
Godmother of Unix admins Evi Nemeth presumed lost at sea
‘Sails shredded last night,’ last message from doomed ship


KDE Korner

Akademy 2013 Program Lecture: Lightweight KDE


KDE 4.10: Thoughts after nearly a week..


KDE Plasma, Applications 4.11 Beta 2


Participate in KScreen Survey: How do you setup your screen(s)?


A Year of the Linux Desktop


The Toolbox

Time: 59:33

DIG Command
Wiki Page – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dig_(command)
Man Page – http://linux.die.net/man/1/dig

Is it Alive?

Time: 1:05:00

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 twist week and I challenge I challenge Mat and Tony to decide whether the named Linux command also is the name of a distro. As is customary during twist week, extra credit will be given if after Mat and Tony correctly identify the distro, they also correctly identify whether it is alive or dead. The items for this week’s show are:

Annvix was a secure Linux server operating system based on Mandriva Linux. It features a number of security enhancements, such as SELinux, GCC patched with SSP stack protection, supervise-controlled services, and other features

VERDICT: Canada – Dead


Draco GNU/Linux is a distribution based on Slackware Linux and pkgsrc, a package management system developed by NetBSD. It is distributed in the form of a minimal base system, but a range of additional software packages is available for installation from the project’s FTP server.
Norway – Alive

VERDICT: Norway -Alive

Bridge Linux

Bridge Linux is an Arch Linux-based set of distributions and live CD/DVD images designed for desktop deployment. It comes in four separate editions with a choice of GNOME, KDE, LXDE or Xfce desktops. Unlike Arch, Bridge Linux boots directly into one of the available graphical desktop environments and it provides a pre-installed set of common applications (with more available from Arch Linux repositories)



Haiku is an open-source operating system, currently in development, that specifically targets personal computing. Inspired by the Be Operating System (BeOS), Haiku aims to become a fast, efficient, simple to use, easy to learn and yet very powerful system for computer users of all levels. The key highlights that distinguish Haiku from other operating systems include: specific focus on personal computing, custom kernel designed for responsiveness, fully threaded design for great efficiency with multi-processor/core CPUs, rich object-oriented API for faster development, database-like file system (BFS) with support for indexed metadata, and unified, cohesive interface.



Honeywall CDROM is a CentOS-based distribution with the goal of capturing the activities of cyber threats and analysing the captured data. It has a GUI-based interface for system configuration, administration, and data analysis, and supports the new 3.x branch of Sebek. The CD, release under the General Public License, is a product of the Honeynet Project, a non-profit organisation dedicated to improving the security of the Internet by providing cutting-edge research for free.


Heretix (formerly known as Rubyx) is a young GNU/Linux distribution managed entirely by heretix, a Ruby script. Heretix boasts a clean design and a pragmatic package handling concept. It is not a “point-and-click” distribution, but it is easy to use for everyone who is not afraid of the shell. And Heretix is written in readable Ruby code, offering every user the opportunity to understand how their system works.


Mat won by two points!


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Time: 1:12:05

Outtro Music

Time: 1:33:35
space invaders by pornophonique

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