TuxJam 75 – Beer goggles

The usual geekoloid trio are back – Kevie, Dave (ask thelovebug) and Andrew (aka mcnalu) – riding a raft of free and open source goodness on the white waters of Creative Commons licensed tunes.

As usual we scour distrowatch.com for recent and less well-known distro releases and then go on to recount our experiences with AVLinux which specialises in audio and video production. We had intended to review a distro named after a beer but the only one we found was Stella and we had zero luck with it. (TBH, us real ale quaffing snobs find it hard to get on with Stella Artois the drink.)

And if you can make it to Glasgow on the last Saturday of July, we would be delighted to welcome you to this year’s Podcrawl Glasgow. If you cannot make it in person, why not drink along with us and join in our live review of a beer app called Bierverkostung (it’s German for Beer Tasting – might it literally mean beer works tongue?). More details in due course.

Creative Commons and other tracks played in this episode:

TuxJam 74 – Every Rosa Has It’s Thorn

We return to a full strength trio with Kevie  rejoining Dave (ask thelovebug) and Andrew (aka mcnalu) for another helping of free and open source goodness washed down with Creative Commons licensed tunes.

We begin with our usual look at quirkier releases on distrowatch.com and then recount our experiences with Russian Linux distro called Rosa, originally a Mandriva fork, but now a distro in its own right. NOTE: this other Rosa Linux site offers only older versions than the recently released version 11, which caused us some confusion. We then discuss our experiences with KDE music player Elisa. Finally we have our roundup of feedback and mention of this year’s Podcrawl Glasgow which is on the last Saturday in July.

Creative Commons tracks played in this episode:

 

TuxJam 72 – Poetically different

Your hosts Kevie, Dave (aka the lovebug) and Andrew (aka mcnalu) return after a Christmas of excessive beer. Not that they were drinking excessively just building up a backlog of mail order beer.

We begin with our usual round-up of lesser known recent releases on distrowatch and then take a c


loser look at two Free and Open Source (FOSS) offerings.

Haiku is a non-Linux, open source operating system aimed at personal computing. It’s based on the now defunct BeOS but has now become a lightning fast OS in it own right with a retro-appearance and interestingly different UI.

DroidShows  is an Android app that allows you to keep track of your favourite TV shows.

We had some feedback from Marshall Cleave, known as Timttmy, and Andrew gives us an update regarding a present he wrote to Santa for (and also mentioned on Gifts for Geeks)

Tracks for tonight’s show:

TuxJam 71 – Christmas Pop!

Sadly the snow around the Glasgow area made travelling difficult so with Andrew MIA, Dave and Kevie pick up the slack and press on with the second of the Christmas themed TuxJam episodes.

With this being the season of giving and good will, we get a user submitted review of Pop!_OS by Yannick.

After a bit of a disaster during an earlier recording of TuxJam, which resulted in the death of Kevie’s previous computer chair, he was forced to purchase a new gaming chair. After 7 weeks, Kevie shares his thoughts on the Intey Gaming Chair.

As 2018 draws to a close we look back over the items we have reviewed in the last 12 months of the year and discuss what we still use; splitting this up into three categories: distros, desktop apps and phone apps.

Despite Andrew’s absence from the live show, he still managed to make his presence known with some audio that he recorded and kindly sent in via email (one section was cheekly added in using Audacity, but we have to admit that we hadn’t actually spoke to him directly).

Along with a mix of Christmas themed CCmusic Tracks:

If you would like to contact any of us then our various accounts are:

Andrew:

Dave:

Kevie:

email to the show directly on tuxjam@otherside.network

TuxJam 70 – Gifts for Geeks 2018

The season is upon us where you need to buy gifts. If you have to buy a gift for a geek than the trio of TuxJam geeks are here to help. If you are a geek yourself then you might want to share this with your confused nearest and dearest to guard against further socks, ties and cufflinks (aside from geeky themed ones of course) filling your stocking.

Stocking Fillers (under £10)

Low price (£10-25)

Middle of the road (£25-100)

High end (over £100)

You Really love them (something silly that is way more than a present should ever cost)

Christmas CCmusic tracks:

TuxJam 69 – Tuxy McJamface

Your creative, common, free and open hosts of Tuxjam, Kevie, Dave (aka thelovebug) and Andrew (aka mcnalu) return for another tour of software and tunes. We start, as always, with a glance down the latest releases on  distrowatch.

In an attempt to inject brevity into the show we tried only review two items this month:

But we managed instead to talk longer about fewer things with Dave doing an excellent Columbo impersonation with several “one more thing”s about KDE Neon.

KDE Neon desktop

The following CCmusic tracks were not harmed in the making of this episode:

We close the show with a brief roundup of feedback. Any that you may have is always welcome, email us direct should you have any advice, tips, questions or simply want to say hi.

TuxJam 68 point 5 – The new feeds

A short episode with details of the new feeds:

TuxJam 68 – Penetrative Testing Disco

Andrew, Dave and Kevie return after a bit of a delay having fought off a number of viruses kindly donated to them by their children. We hope you enjoy our 68th offering of free and open source software and creative commons software.

 

After the usual distrowatch roundup with our quick impressions of recent linux distribution releases, we take a deeper look at the highly polished linux distribution from China, Deepin linux 15.7.

And an apology follows, because in TuxJam 60 (Thrusty spaceships) the show notes claimed we reviewed the game Alite, a re-creation of the classic game Elite on Android, but we did not. This was politely pointed out to us by its developer Philipp Bouillon. Sorry Phillip! We hope we have now righted that wrong by reviewing it in this episode.

Also reviewed is the interesting but quirky FOSS Browser on Android.

Finally, in the feedback section we briefly discuss the review of TuxJam by the LinuxLinks website and how we compare, in their opinion, to other Linux podcasts. We round of the show recalling our fond memories of this year’s Podcrawl Glasgow and also Oggcamp 2018 which was held in Sheffield.

CC Music tracks:

Your feedback is always welcome, email us direct should you have any advice, tips, questions or simply want to say hi.

TuxJam 66 – Heads or Fails?

After their usual swing through distrowatch, your hosts Kevie, Dave (aka thelovebug) and Andrew (aka mcnalu) pair up to review three offerings from the wonderful world of free and open source software:

NextCloud Notes (note taking app for NextCloud)

Heads (Live distro, focused on privacy, based on Devuan)

SimpleNote (Cloud based note taking app for Android)

Along with the usual mix of Creative Commons music:

No keyboards were harmed during the making of this podcast though one did have too much beer and had to spend a few days sobering up.

TuxJam 65 – The End is nigh, more or less

In this episode your intrepid explorers, Dave, Kevie and Andrew take a stroll through distrowatch and then venture deep into  the forest of free and open source software to discover three treasures:

He likes it.
Can you guess what Kevie thinks of Endless OS?

Creative commons tunes played in this episode: