We’re back with the second episode of Season Eight!

It’s Episode Two of the Ubuntu Podcast! Alan Pope, Laura Cowen and Mark Johnson are connected and speaking to your brain.

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In this week’s show:

  • We discuss first opinions of the brand new Ubuntu Phone

  • We share some Command Line Lurve which is a command line interface for testing internet bandwidth using speedtest.net


You can find it on Github


alan@deep-thought:$ speedtest-cli
Retrieving speedtest.net configuration...
Retrieving speedtest.net server list...
Testing from Virgin Media (
Selecting best server based on latency...
Hosted by UK Broadband/PCCW (Ealing) [41.10 km]: 17.462 ms
Testing download speed.................Download: 93.11 Mbit/s
Testing upload speed........................Upload: 5.89 Mbit/s
  • And we explain a bit about what’s changed for this new season. Let us know what you think at our new email address: [email protected]

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2 Comments » for S08E02 – The Oasis of the Living Dead
  1. Steve Smethurst says:

    So is it an 10th anniversary or birthday? However you are billing it I am very pleased to congratulate you on your milestone achievement. I have been listening to the UUKPC since Oggcamp god-knows-years-ago, when it still sounded to my inexperienced ear that there was rivalry between yourselves and the Lynch-Scherschel faction. I was an avid Outlaws listener until the end, and I am glad that the re-badged team-UPC are still going strong. Its getting on for ten years for the TWiT Network, too. Nostalgia & trepidation are invoked in equal measure.

    The best things about your show are, in no particular order;
    + Theme tune
    + Command line lurrve
    + Quizzes
    + Laura’s Accent (I’m a Manc, so “Up t’North!”)

    I was happy to hear what you thought of speedtest-cli. I recently used it to build my case against my old ISP, Tiscali and go for my new ISP, Zen. I ran it hourly on a bash script from a cron job and gave graphical output by gnuplot over a couple of months. It’s a cool-tool in my book.

    I am just about to read the Ubuntu phone review in Linux Voice, and I am eager to load it onto my old HTC Desire, although I have no idea when it might be ported so widely as to include arbitrarily old kit.

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