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Antikx
A friend and I have started recording a short podcast that is aimed at the new Linux enthusiast.
The first episode: http://www.tyrannozaurus.com/?q=node/1033
InSearchOf
Cant wait to listen! Always something new with you Antikx

Late
Capn_Fish
Ya, I downloaded it this morning. I'll be listening to it ASAP.
Antikx
Thanks guys.
Da_Blitz
on the subject of games (havent heard it yet but noticed the links) here i a great time waster for those who like doom and nethack

http://doom.chaosforge.org/

i lost 3 solid weeks to this game
Antikx
QUOTE(Da_Blitz @ Aug 30 2007, 11:58 PM)
on the subject of games (havent heard it yet but noticed the links) here i  a great time waster for those who like doom and nethack

http://doom.chaosforge.org/

i lost 3 solid weeks to this game
*

That's looks really fun. Thanks.
Antikx
Episode Two is out: http://www.tyrannozaurus.com/?q=node/1037
"Distro Showdown and Some Chmod Action"
Capn_Fish
Is it your life's work to make us geeks have 20-odd usable minutes fewer in a day? biggrin.gif (I'll DL and listen to it once I can get to Ty, which seems to be down now)

Seriously though, your work is awesome. Keep it up!
scheck.r
That is fun to listen to. It is a great idea, informative,...I am eager to listen to the next episode.
speculatrix
althought I'm becoming a linux veteran, there were still occasional comments which I found interesting - mostly where things had "just worked" and I've never found out why!

in my experience, you learn more about linux when it goes wrong (well, it doesn't go wrong, you break it when playing!) and try and fix it than by simply installing a distro and using it!
Capn_Fish
QUOTE(speculatrix @ Sep 4 2007, 04:09 PM)
althought I'm becoming a linux veteran, there were still occasional comments which I found interesting - mostly where things had "just worked" and I've never found out why!

in my experience, you learn more about linux when it goes wrong (well, it doesn't go wrong, you break it when playing!) and try and fix it than by simply installing a distro and using it!
*

Well said.
Antikx
Episode Three is up...
You can listen to episode three here:
http://www.tyrannozaurus.com/?q=itsagoodlinuxmorning

The OGG can now be grabbed from the above link.

Exploits of a Switcha'
======================
-Freaking mic will not work
-vmware server works great for poker
-Going to possibly try a new distro

Software Listoff
===============
-Windows Equivalent software?
-Music players - amarok, banshee, real, vlc, xmms
-Video players - vlc, mplayer
-Office software - open office, google, gnumeric, abiword
-Email - gmail, thunderbird, evolution

KDE vs. Gnome Bout
===================
-Install them both and be happy
Capn_Fish
Great! I can't wait to listen (downloading the OGG now...).
Antikx
The OGG can now be grabbed on the main page:
http://tyrannozaurus.com/?q=itsagoodlinuxmorning

EDIT Sorry... episode three wasn't appearing in the list. It's there now.
Antikx
We are probably going to record tomorrow morning.
Any suggestion for tomorrows or future episodes?
Feel free to post here, or send email to: itsagoodlinuxmorning@gmail.com or itsagoodlinuxmorning@tyrannozaurus.com
Capn_Fish
Alternate window managers/lightweight systems? Games? CLI apps?

That's all for now...
speculatrix
I'd like to hear ideas about the best way to get development environment up and running, assuming that you have a linux desktop ready.

I'd like to hear about the variations of pdaXrom, as I still don't understand which version runs which kernel runs on which hardware and what's stable!

Capn_Fish
Setting up stuff like Samba/SSH/VNC over SSH. That may be outside the scope of the show, though.
Antikx
Thanks for the suggestions.
We will probably use some in future shows.

Episode 4 is out:
Grab it here: http://www.tyrannozaurus.com/?q=itsagoodlinuxmorning

Here's the show notes:

Exploits of a Switcha'
-Hot-babe

Main feature #1
-All Things Ubuntu? fitting for the new release? Why is ubuntu so popular?

Main feature #2
-The Linux directory structure!

Disclaimer: To our knowledge, Mark Shuttleworth did not exploit anyone. smile.gif
Antikx

It's out Halloween extravaganza!
In Episode 5 we talk about how important it is (for us) that the Linux desktop get mainstream acceptance and then we head into mounting land.
speculatrix
Sorry, but I have to say I was a tad disappointed with number 4 - the explanation of the linux file system was a bit woffly and not particular clear. Much more could have been made of why there's apparent duplication, e.g. /sbin and /usr/sbin, /lib and /usr/lib

May I clarify? Historically, when disks were much smaller, the root file system wouldn't have been very big, and /usr and /opt and /usr/local/ might have been separate disks and thus not mounted when the system boots. Thus, to boot, when the only thing available is the main disk (or disk partition) you need to make all the Special/System binaries (hence /sbin) available - often these are statically linked and do not need /lib and definitely cannot use /usr/lib which can't be guaranteed to be available.

/lib also needs to be on the root disk because kernel modules live in /lib/modules, if they were in /usr/lib/modules then the system wouldn't be able to find device driver modules to load into the kernel.

HTH
Paul
Antikx
Super! Thanks for the feedback and info.
The last couple episodes I have felt pressured to finish up so that I could get to work on time, so I am more brief that I should be. We will try to make better us of our time so that a measure of quality can be there for all the segments.
Cheers!
speculatrix
QUOTE(Antikx @ Oct 31 2007, 04:22 PM) *
felt pressured to finish up so that I could get to work on time


maybe you could record a five minute section over a week and that way you can concentrate on one topic?
Antikx
QUOTE(speculatrix @ Oct 31 2007, 10:53 AM) *
QUOTE(Antikx @ Oct 31 2007, 04:22 PM) *
felt pressured to finish up so that I could get to work on time


maybe you could record a five minute section over a week and that way you can concentrate on one topic?

hmmm... we'll talk about it. thanks.
Antikx
FYI: Episode 6 - A Fstab in the Dark just came out.
Antikx

FYI: Episode 7 - Is Linux Too Easy Now? is out.
Capn_Fish
Great I'm DLing it now and will listen ASAP.

Two things, though:

-The link points to the image above (no a huge deal)
-Which one is the high quality one? One says "high," and the other is just "ogg." Or are they the same?

Thanks!
Antikx
thanks. I fixed the link.
High and Low are MP3's and Ogg is ogg. smile.gif
Perhaps I should change High and Low to indicate that they are MP3's. Because MP3 was the only option, initially a qualifier wasn't needed as much, but I guess now it is.
speculatrix
I'm sad to say that after a promising start with the first ones, I think the technical details have been a bit weak or vague on the last couple - I felt like listening to each episode and writing corrections to each point made. However, I did like the banter, and I think I preferred the social commentary more - Antikz's point about whether it mattered if linux beating microsoft to become the dominant desktop was more interesting! The mention of Full Circle was also useful.

So, sorry if this sounds harsh, but I think I'd rather listen to discussion about the uses people are putting linux and their zauruses to, and where they get their hints and tips, rather than a too brief too simplified technical seminar which nebefits neither beginner nor expert.
Antikx
QUOTE(speculatrix @ Nov 17 2007, 04:10 PM) *
I'm sad to say that after a promising start with the first ones, I think the technical details have been a bit weak or vague on the last couple - I felt like listening to each episode and writing corrections to each point made. However, I did like the banter, and I think I preferred the social commentary more - Antikz's point about whether it mattered if linux beating microsoft to become the dominant desktop was more interesting! The mention of Full Circle was also useful.

So, sorry if this sounds harsh, but I think I'd rather listen to discussion about the uses people are putting linux and their zauruses to, and where they get their hints and tips, rather than a too brief too simplified technical seminar which nebefits neither beginner nor expert.

Thanks for the honest feed back. You make some good points.
No worries, I'm not offended. I appreciate the constructive criticism. wink.gif
I'll mull it over on the weekend.
Antikx
BTW, Episode 9 is hot off the griddle:

Linux on Mobile Devices
We talk about some of the portable Linux devices out there right now.
Not a huge spotlight on the Zaurus, but hey, it made it in there, right? wink.gif

Capn_Fish
I'm only just listening to 8! sad.gif

Cool none the less.
Antikx
they came out pretty close to each other.
Antikx

FYI: Episode 10, "Is Linux as Cool as Peter Pan?" is out.
speculatrix
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