S12E02 – Light Force

This week we have been upgrading disk drives (again) and playing Elite Dangerous. We discuss Mark’s homebrew Raspberry Pi based streaming box, bring you some command line love and go over your feedback.

It’s Season 12 Episode 02 of the Ubuntu Podcast! Alan Pope, Mark Johnson and Martin Wimpress are connected and speaking to your brain.

In this week’s show:

rdfind ./somedir
  • And we go over all your amazing feedback – thanks for sending it – please keep sending it!

  • Image taken from Light Force published in 1986 for the ZX Spectrum by Faster Than Light.

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S12E01 – Bombjack

We’ve been playing with PCI Express to SATA SSD adapters and we discuss UBPorts becoming a foundation, Ubuntu 14.04 entering ESM, Ubuntu 19.04 beta, Ubuntu MATE 18.04 for the Raspberry Pi and GPD Pockets. Plus we round up some community events and news headlines.

It’s Season 12 Episode 01 of the Ubuntu Podcast! Alan Pope, Mark Johnson and Martin Wimpress are connected and speaking to your brain.

In this week’s show:

That’s all for this week! You can listen to the Ubuntu Podcast back catalogue on YouTube. If there’s a topic you’d like us to discuss, or you have any feedback on previous shows, please send your comments and suggestions to [email protected] or Tweet us or Toot us or Comment on our Facebook page or comment on our sub-Reddit.

S12E00 – Frontier

To ease ourselves into Season 12 we have a chat about what we’ve been up to since the end of Season 11.

It’s Season 12 Episode 00 of the Ubuntu Podcast! Alan Pope, Mark Johnson and Martin Wimpress are connected and speaking to your brain.

In this week’s show:

That’s all for this week! You can listen to the Ubuntu Podcast back catalogue on YouTube. If there’s a topic you’d like us to discuss, or you have any feedback on previous shows, please send your comments and suggestions to [email protected] or Tweet us or Toot us or Comment on our Facebook page or comment on our sub-Reddit.

S11E99 – Listener Get Together

We’re having a Get Together in Reading, UK on Saturday March 16th 2019. The exact venue is not decided yet, but will be in Reading town centre.

We’d like to gauge how many people might come, so please sign in and mark yourself as wanting to come.

It’s Season 11 Episode 99 of the Ubuntu Podcast! Mark Johnson is connected and speaking to your brain.

Back in November 2018 we conducted a poll on Twitter to see what kind of social event our listeners were interested in. Overwhelmingly (and perhaps unsurprisingly) you chose a Pub/Restaurant meet, so that’s what we’re doing.

It’ll be a relaxed social event with the presenters having a beer or fruit-based drink, and maybe some food to be decided later.

Do let us know if you’d like to come by marking yourself attending here.

That’s all for this week! You can listen to the Ubuntu Podcast back catalogue on YouTube. If there’s a topic you’d like us to discuss, or you have any feedback on previous shows, please send your comments and suggestions to [email protected] or Tweet us or Comment on our Facebook page or comment on our Google+ page or comment on our sub-Reddit.

S11E42 – 42 Habits for Minimalism

This week we have been writing Bash scripts and using Code page 437. We bring you our predictions for 2019 and also our listener predictions for 2019, plus a command line lurve and all your feedback.

It’s Season 11 Episode 42 of the Ubuntu Podcast! Alan Pope, Mark Johnson and Martin Wimpress are connected and speaking to your brain.

In this week’s show:

  • We discuss what we’ve been up to recently:
    • Martin been writing a lot of Bash and getting reaquainted with Code page 437.
  • We present our predictions for 2019.

Alan (10 points each)

  • Elon Musk will continue to stay stupid stuff on Twitter. Something will trigger his removal from either Boring Company, Tesla or SpaceX.
  • A significant size vendor (not Google), will make a viable Android competitor to iPad.
  • A new Raspberry Pi will be released which has a completely different form-factor to the existing models.

Mark (15 points each)

  • ~50% of Steam games will be whitelisted to play via Proton. Perhaps 2% Linux market share.
  • A Facebook executive will be prosecuted by a government.

Martin (7.5 points each)

  • AMD graphics cards will outperform nvidia RTX with Radeon Rays.
  • The first device running Google’s Fuscia will come to market.
  • A Steam games console powered by Steam OS will be released and officially endorsed by Valve.
  • Microsoft release another significant, established, desktop application for Linux.

Listener predictions via Telegram

  • McPhail
    • Canonical will be bought by… Sports Direct – (just think of the merchandising possibilities)
    • Repeating my failed prediction of last year and say that snaps will run natively on the WSL.
  • Raymond Larabe Jr
    • I predict that Martin will have a new nvidia 20 series GPU running on another NUC by June.
  • Sergio Schvezov
    • I think either MS Office or a major Abobe product will be offered as a snap.
  • Diddledan
    • Linus will throw in the towel after yet another incident involving abbrasive behaviour resulting in a gamergate like attack on Linux.

Listener predections via email

  • Paul Waring
    • A triple-A game title will be released with Linux supported from day one, as opposed to being ported years later by a company like Feral.
    • Mark Shuttleworth will sell off a significant stake in Canonical to a third party.
    • Another large company (IBM?) will launch a public cloud offering to compete with Google Cloud, AWS and Azure.
  • Andreas Abendroth
    • Canonical buys Microsoft.
    • Microsoft extends the time for support of Windows 7.
  • Torin Doyle
    • Either Void Linux or Solus will shutdown sometime next year.
    • Canonical will be bought out by Microsoft 🙁
    • Bitcoin will increase greatly in value.

Listener predections via Mastodon and our website

  • Denderix
    • Alan buys another ThinkPad and Martin releases a custom iso of Ubuntu MATE for a new model of mobile NUC built to be a mobile device with an embedded screen. Mark builds a “Two Point Hospital” theme park that is wildly successful, but is quickly shut down because all of the baths leak.
  • Elio

    • elementary OS Juno will have 200 or more curated apps in its appcenter (currently at about 89).
    • RStudio will be released as a snap.
  • We share a Command Line Lurve:
sudo pm-is-supported --suspend
echo $?
sudo pm-suspend
  • And we go over all your amazing feedback – thanks for sending it – please keep sending it!

  • Image credit: Rob Bye

That’s all for this week! You can listen to the Ubuntu Podcast back catalogue on YouTube. If there’s a topic you’d like us to discuss, or you have any feedback on previous shows, please send your comments and suggestions to [email protected] or Tweet us or Comment on our Facebook page or comment on our Google+ page or comment on our sub-Reddit.