Episode 100 – YEEHAA! Here’s to another 100!

Posted by mat on September 8, 2013 in Show-mp3, Show-ogg |



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Total Running Time:

Un-edited Live session – http://youtu.be/g1Dbf1K7mOI

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Kernel News: Mat
Time: 13:00
Distro Talk: Tony
Time: 20:10
Mary Distro Review
Time: 25:35
Tech News:
Time: 32:00
Is it Alive? – Mary
Time: 47:55
100 Episodes Review
Time: 57:45
Listener Feedback
Time: 1:10:55
Outtro Music
Time: 1:20:40


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

Kernel News: Mat

Time: 13:00

Release Candidate:


Stable Updates:
On Mon, 2 Sep 2013 14:10:54 PDT
Linus Torvalds released kernel 3.11

Kernel Developer Quote:

There is no developer quote of the week this week. Instead I was asked by a listener to give brief rundown of the different kernels and their maintainers.

The Different Linux Kernels Explained

The kernel has a few main categories.
These are:

        The “Prepatch” or "RC" (release canidate) kernels are mainline kernel pre-releases.  These are generally for kernel developers and hard core enthusiasts.  You generally can not find pre-compiled rc kernels.  These kernel feature the latest bleeding edge stuff that needs to be tested before entering a stable release tree.  Linus Torvalds maintains the prepatch kernels.


        The “Mainline” tree is where the rc kernels live and also the brand new kernels live here also, until a new rc kernel is released.  Linus Torvalds maintains the mainline.


        When there is a new mainline kernel the old one moves to "stable."  All bug fixes for the stable kernels are backported from the mainline tree by the designated stable kernel maintainer, for that kernel, and then applied.


        There are several "longterm" kernels provided for the purpose of backporting bug  fixes for a longer period of stability.  Here is a list of the current longterm kernels with their maintainer, original release date, and projected EOL (End Of Life).


Version Maintainer Released Projected EOL
3.10 Greg Kroah-Hartman 2013-06-30 Sep, 2015
3.4 Greg Kroah-Hartman 2012-05-20 Oct, 2014
3.2 Ben Hutchings 2012-01-04 2016
3.0 Greg Kroah-Hartman 2011-07-22 Oct, 2013
2.6.34* Paul Gortmaker 2010-05-16 Mid-2013
2.6.32 Willy Tarreau 2009-12-03 Mid-2014

*This kernel says Mid-2013 which we are past by several months. On kernel.org’s main page however it is not marked EOL. However the most recent update is January 16, 2013.

Then we have “Distrobution Kernels.” Most mainstream Linux distributions provide their own “longterm” kernels that may or may not be based on those maintained by kernel developers. These kernels are maintained and supported by their respective distributions.
The way to tell if you are running a distribution kernel or a kernel from kernel.org. If you did not download, compile, and install it then you are running a distribution kernel. To find out the version of your kernel, run this command:

uname -r

This is the kernel I am running:


Everything after the dash, describes which distribution kernel you are running.

Distro Talk: Tony

Time: 20:10


  • 5-22 – Semplice Linux 5 – lightweight and simple GNU/Linux distribution based on Debian’s “unstable” branch

Distro of the Week: Tony

  1. Manjaro – 1203
  2. Mageia – 1293
  3. Debian – 1836
  4. Ubuntu – 1865
  5. Mint – 2856

Mary Distro Review

Time: 25:35

Tech News:

Time: 32:00

— Mary insert notes here —

In light of the NSA, how to think about encryption http://www.zdnet.com/in-light-of-the-nsa-how-to-think-about-encryption-7000020346/

Finns, roamers, Nokia: So long, and thanks for all the phones http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/09/06/nokia_rise_and_fall/
R.I.P Nokia http://www.linux.com/news/friday-funnies/rip-nokia

BSD Now Podcast

Allen Jude and Kris Moore are the hosts. Interview with Peter Hessler from OpenBSD.org about using BGP to distribute spam blacklists and whitelists


Feds Beg NY Times, Pro Publica Not To Reveal That They’ve Inserted Backdoors Into Internet Encryption





A Beginner’s Guide To Install Gentoo
1. Any live Gnu/Linux distribution with adequate network connection.
2. The Gentoo stage3 tarball.
3. A lot of patience and some coke

Google’s Trojan horse: how Chrome Apps will finally take on Windows


KDE Korner

KDE Release Structure Evolves


Plasma Active 4 – ready when you are

The KDE Community announces the release of Plasma Active 4 (PA4). Plasma Active is a user experience technology stack for consumer electronics. While the default user interface is for tablets, it can be customized to work on smartphones, settop boxes, smart TVs, and touch computing devices such as home automation and in-vehicle infotainment.


DigiKam 3.4 .0 was released on Friday 9/6/13
This version include a new core implementation to manage maintenance tools, especially to support better multi-threading and multi-core CPU to speed-up processing.

Kubuntu Commercial Support Now Available

Pricing is very competitive and can be purchased in a one off block or a number of hours per month. All profits made by Emerge Open through the provision of Kubuntu support will be contributed directly to the Kubuntu community.

Kubuntu 13.10 beta released this past week


Is it Alive?

Time: 47:55

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…


Onebase Linux is an independant source and/or binary operating system based on the Linux kernel, providing built-in support for binary and source packages of open source software.


Cylon Linux is an easy to use, pre-configured, free operating system specially designed for your home computer. It comes with a massive collection of software, which aims to fulfill your daily digital needs.



  CoreSec Linux is a Linux Distribution or Linux Operating System based for Penetrating Security holes Online and Offline, http://coresecos.sourceforge.net/



Pingo Linux is a Slovenian Linux distribution based on Fedora Core. The distribution includes Slovenian editions of KDE, GNOME, OpenOffice.org, and Mozilla, an installation program fully translated into Slovenian, multimedia applications, and utilities for system administration.


LFS Linux From Scratch (LFS) is a project that provides you with the steps necessary to build your own custom Linux system.


Tin Hat Linux



Tony won, I think?

100 Episodes Review

Time: 57:45
Review clips from episode 1, 3, 34, and more

100th Celebration from 9/04/2013 at Atwater Brewery in Detroit MI

Listener Feedback:

show (at) smlr.us or 313-626-9140
Time: 1:10:55

Outtro Music

Time: 1:20:40
Look and Feel Years YoungerAlbum by Brad Sucks

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