Kevie is from the Outer Hebrides, in the north west of Scotland,UK. He started podcasting with TuxJam back in 2011 and followed this by co-hosting tech-themed, discussion show Crivins along with Gordon Sinclair. A full time Linux user, currently using Debian as his distro of choice, and a keen promoter of unknown artists/bands, especially those who release their music under a Creative Commons license, this led Kevie to starting the CCJam community podcast. Always keen to spread the word on Creative Commons music and open source projects, Kevie has appeared as a guest on the Bugcast, Hacker Public Radio, Music Manumit Podcast, Rathole Radio and TINT.
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)
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:
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.
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.
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:
Kevie, Dave (aka thelovebug) and Andrew (aka mcnalu) take a wander through the wonders of recent releases reported on distrowatch before reviewing a trio of free and open source marvels. For older hardware and those in places where the internet is not so great, there is the Emmabuntüs linux distro. Then if you have some free time to fill, you might want to try out the space sim game Pioneer. It’s inspired by the classic Elite 2: Frontier game. But if you have no free time at all and are prone to forgetting important tasks (ed: such as writing show notes) then why not let your phone govern your life with the Open Tasks app.
Kevie, Dave (aka thelovebug) and Andrew (aka mcnalu) begin their New Year detox and fitness regime by talking about beer and pipes before going through their regular distrowatch work-out which includes a brief furrowing of brows over the Spectre and Meltdown security vulnerabilities.
Next our intrepid trio review:
PureOS – A free software respecting GNU/Linux distro (vaguely related to detox via its name)
Speedmeter – A simple app that tells you information about your movements (featuring a mini-rant by Andrew about Sith Lords tampering which machines at his gym)