Ubuntu 10.04 Review | Linux Action Show! s11e10

Ubuntu 10.04 Review | Linux Action Show! s11e10

This week on The Linux Action Show,

It’s our ACTION review of Ubuntu 10.04, is this the release the world has been waiting for? WE DISCUSS! We cover the approaching war against OGG Theora and what it means for Linux users!

THEN – Is the Microsoft and HTC patent deal a sign of Microsoft’s new covert Linux attack strategy? WE BREAK IT DOWN!

All this week on, The Linux Action Show!

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19 Responses to “Ubuntu 10.04 Review | Linux Action Show! s11e10”

  1. mxyzptlk Says:

    Just curious: Whenever I've tried to download the past few shows — just the mp3's — it downloads at a crawl of 13 kbps. It takes over an hour (and it's not my isp). So wazzup with that?

  2. mxyzptlk Says:

    As for ogg, etc., don't know if this will help with size, but ffmpeg2theora 0.26 is a huge improvement, what with the two-pass and seek-index options (not in repos, need to download the binary).

    Personally I don't download the theora videos because I can't watch you guys chatter when I'm walking my beagles. But there's a chicken-and-egg question here: If few people are downloading the theora videos, is that because it's just not popular enough? If so, then removing a theora option wouldn't help matters. But before long the majority of Firefox users will be up to at least 3.5, and they'll be more exposed to ogg theora. But in the meantime, theora support won't pick up until its media exposure hits some sort of critical mass.

    I'm teaching a film class this semester, and have been encoding clips in ogg theora to put on our class collab site. In the past I just didn't bother putting up content because we were stuck using flash, which was an impossible hassle. HTML5 has opened up all kinds of horizons for what I can do with my class.

    The only problems, though: Firefox and Chrome play theora with the video tag, but Safari won't; Chrome and Safari will play mp4 with the video tag, but Firefox won't. You can have something up as an mp4 and use cortado to play on Firefox, but that doesn't work the other way around — you can't use something like cortado to play theora on Safari (as far as I know). I ended up going with just ogg, but the files don't always play in sync; as far as I can tell this is a problem with the university server, but the mp4's didn't lag like that.

    I'm hoping to hell that they'll make something like duration metadata available directly in the header during the encoding, and there's plenty of discussion around that sort of thing (and oggindex). I just hope xiph can get theora over up to speed before it's declared dead on arrival.

  3. Jacob Boldman Says:

    I've always put /home on a separate partition since I got into linux a couple years ago, actually LAS helped me get into and understand better. It's great for fresh installing different distros or update or even the occasionally “OH S*%T I SHOULDN'T HAVE DONE THAT!” moments, I even dual booted ubuntu and opensuse and had them point to the same /home, REALLY NICE to have the same app settings across them, it made me hate Windows more cuz there's NO WAY to think about doing that with it.

  4. Lunduke.com » Ubuntu 10.10 - Window Indicators Says:

    […] Ubuntu 10.04 out and making the rounds (I hear some people like it), the Ubuntu team is already turning its eyes towards to the next release, version 10.10, […]

  5. Lilius K. Says:

    It would have been interesting to hear your thoughts about systemd.
    http://0pointer.de/blog/projects/systemd.html
    Maybe in next episode …

    Ubuntu 10.04 is nice indeed. It would be great if Ubuntu would push their technologies for everyone, but unfortunately so far they have not been too active to do so.

  6. Saurabh Says:

    The new version is really looking great. I have listed some of the great features of the new version on my blog – Techchai.com.

    Check it out.

  7. pjman Says:

    Great show! Where is the background fishbowl picture from?

  8. vwbond Says:

    I have always liked that LAS. Love that new intro too-keep up that good work.
    Go Linux, Go Cavs!

  9. ChrisLAS Says:

    Our CDN is taking a beating with the additional popularity of the video. Probably will split the audio off onto it's own CDN soon, just gotta wait till it's a MUST because of cost.

    -Chris

  10. Darren Brewster Says:

    Isn't the issues you had with the fingerprint reader really an issue with Gedit saving the file you were editing in place without you telling it to? Seems like a bad idea for the default behaviour for the main text editor.

  11. mxyzptlk Says:

    Ay-yai-yo captain.

  12. MurdersLastCrow Says:

    You guys covered all the bases. Yes, Ubuntu 10.04 is a game changer. I took a look at 8.04 the other day and cried. We really have come a long way in two years.

  13. Richard Says:

    actually gedit doesnt automatically save by default, there is however an option under preferences to do that also there is an option to create a backup of the file before it was edited. So really it was chris fault…naughty naughty chris lol

  14. Grundoko Says:

    I fully support Theora, and would watch the show in Theora, but I can not find an RSS feed for the Theora video. I watch all your shows through Banshee's podcast extension, so I watch the H.264 version since you have an RSS feed for it.

  15. ExCrusader Says:

    Thanks for the info. I am really more of a KDE guy myself so I wasn't too familiar with gedit.

  16. Akshay Says:

    Hey Guys, I love your podcast and all, but I have a request.
    All of your links are blocked in China unfortunately, and I'm forced to used alternative methods to download your show and watch it, only in mp3. So I was wondering if you could use a website that isn't blocked in China. (yes I know its a challenge).
    But thanks anyway

  17. Vimalkumar V Says:

    Hey Chris, As an alternative to Evolution for Exchange access, why not give Davmail (http://davmail.sourceforge.net/) a try? I got this to work on Linux and Windows and use Thunderbird instead of Outlook now..

  18. Doug Says:

    Have you ever thought about using a torrent do distribute your files? I know it would be harder for you to track how many people are watching your shows, but we could help absorb some of the bandwidth cost.

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