This week we have been changing jobs and getting new microphones. We discuss tablets, which ones we own and why we use them, bring you some GUI love and go over all your wonderful feedback.
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It’s Season 14 Episode 08 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 has got a Sennheiser MKE 600 microphone.
- Alan is leaving Canonical.
- We discuss the tablets we use and what we use them for.
- We share a GUI Lurve:
- And we go over all your amazing feedback – thanks for sending it – please keep sending it!
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- We are running a crowd funder to cover our audio production costs on Patreon.
- You can listen to the Ubuntu Podcast back catalogue on YouTube.
That’s all for this week! 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.
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In 2018 I switched from an Android tablet to an iPad 2018 for university (the cheapest one) because it always got good reviews and it the first basic iPad that got pencil support. Funny enough it was cheaper than a Samsung tablet with pencil.
Three years later I gave it to my mother and bought myself the new iPad Air together with the keyboard cover.
I find it really interesting what is possible to do on it besides the obvious stuff (administer servers through SSH, write code) and I can really use it more or less like I would use my laptop, especially on the go.
I haven’t taken my laptop with me for weeks (still use it at home though) and rarely use my Kindle anymore because it’s just so convenient to only having to carry around one device and the battery life is so good that I can easily get through a day.
While there are some things that could be better I’m quite impressed how far these devices have come.
What I like as well is the fact that iOS comes with Card- and CalDAV support built in so it works really well with my Nextcloud server.
All in all I’m actually a bit confused that I ended up liking a freedom hating device so much.