This week we’ve been playing Wifiwars, discuss what happened at the Ubuntu Rally in New York, serve up some command line lurve and go over your feedback.

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

In this week’s show:

sudo snap install pulsemixer
  • And we go over all your amazing feedback – thanks for sending it – please keep sending it!

  • This weeks cover image is taken from Wikimedia.

Ubuntu Rally

Trouble comes to NYC

Inside the Ubuntu Rally

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3 Comments » for S10E32 – Possessive Open Chicken
  1. Reto says:


    I have a totally unrelated question about the podcast but to Ubuntu Mate 🙂 (please say that outloud).
    Is there any chance that the Screenlet or Desklet (however you want to call it) will return as a standard, like the tools which are available for the top-toolbar?
    or a photo frame

    And if not, is there are some reason why they will not return ?

    Love your podcast, keep up the good work.

    Reto (from Switzerland)

  2. Dearest Ubuntu Friends,

    I have noticed that there has been an ongoing discussion about the whether Ubuntu community members are more rude than their counterparts in macOS and Windows communities. I would argue that we are more gentle natured than people in other communities. It is just that many of us are refugees from those other communities and you have merely caught us in mid rant. Before that rude comment you read about Ubuntu this was the conversation we were having with the other lot.

    At the Genius bar:

    Soon to be Ubuntu Newbie: Hello Genius, my brand new Macbook Pro I spend thousands of pounds on has a duff keyboard.

    Genius: Ah, I see the problem there you seem to have gotten speck of dust in one of the keys.

    Soon to be Ubuntu Newbie: Well then I expect you will be awesome and fix it for me for free.

    Genius: So sorry the only way to make that repair to replace the whole top of the computer. Here is the estimate.

    Soon to be Ubuntu Newbie: But that that is nearly a thousand pounds to fix a computer I just spent thousands of pounds on because of dust.

    Genius: Yes.

    Soon to be Ubuntu Newbie: You mean the stuff made of dead skin that flies off my body all the time.

    Genius: Well I wouldn’t presume to comment on your skin care regimen but I would assume involves liberal application of cheese doodle dust.

    Ubuntu Newbie: F you! You blooming wanker. I am going buy a ThinkPad out of car boot for fifty quid put Ubuntu on it. They will listen to me because they are a proper open source community not a bunch of corporate wankers like you lot.

    And, whilst I am a refugee from Windows and Linux, when things go awry on my car boot ThinkPad, I will try to remember the hard work at those that have provided a the stuff that keeps it work.


  3. Urko Masse says:

    Somewhat connected to a comment in the S10E32 episode about schools promoting/teaching FLOSS, I have done a presentation already a couple of times about this very same topic.
    Target audience: Teachers, and soon (this coming Friday!!) School Administrators
    Since it seems Mark has written on the topic, and since I am presenting about it again, I figured this community may have some input?
    I am trying to communicate to teachers and school admins the practical advantages of using FLOSS vs. commercial software:
    – Not encouraging students to obtain software illegally (though not on purpose, of course)
    – Not having to depend on budget concerns
    – Control over which version to use, when to update
    – Being able to install, on the spot, the software you need
    – The lesson plans you prepare based around a piece of software remain viable no matter where you go
    So, I am really curious about what other people may think:
    Do you have any tips or comments on my arguments?
    Do you have any suggestions for advantages of FLOSS in a classroom/school setting?