TuxJam 54 – Clutching at candy canes

Cover2Kevie and mcnalu have entered into the Christmas mood and recorded this show with sporrans wrapped in tinsel and kilts decked with holly (externally only). First up it’s the usual round up of lesser known GNU/linuxes on distrowatch. Next they recount their experiences with Peppermint Linux 7 and Kevie concentrates his attention on site specific browers (SSBs) with ICE .

PeppermintOS Desktop
PeppermintOS Desktop

Andrew then reviews the oldie but goldie FOSS game Pingus which offers a Christmas level-set. There’s also an extra gift for geek suggestion that we didn’t include in TuxJam 53 because it’s only just been released: the intriguing book Learning Linux in a Month of Lunch Break by Steven Ovadia of the My Linux Rig blog.

We end with some Feedback including a special shout out to Edward R Baisley Jr who has furnished this website with the newly designed TuxJam banner.

TuxJam 53 – Gift for Geeks 2016

Why not give a geeky Christmas gift to a family member or close friend?  Even if they’re not a geek (yet), you might surprise them with something they didn’t even know you they wanted.

In this special edition of TuxJam we review a number of items that might just make the perfect gift for a geek.

Stocking fillers – under £10

USB Pet Rock

Low price – £10 to £25

Scientific Spice Rack With Spices

Mid price – £25 to £100

micro:bit Complete Starter Kit

 

High price – Over £100

Included

And finally… You REALLY love your partner price:

1015 Britannia Jukebox

Along with these Christmas themed creative commons tracks:

 

 

TuxJam 52 – Scream casting

Kevie and mcnalu return after a lengthy summer recess, having been driven back to their keyboards by the first chill of winter to record TuxJam 52 on Hallowe’en. Your hosts kick off with the usual roundup of eclectic linuxes on distrowatch. They then recount experiences installing SteamOS with and without its eponymous controller, and, after the tiniest bit of arm twisting, use it to play games. Then comes the terror of the malfunctioning screencast software. Whereas Andrew is haunted by failure, Kevie fearlessly fights on to review all of: OBS, Simple Screen Recorder, Byzanz, GTK RecordMyDesktop, Kazam, Vokoscreen and DeathScribe… sorry DeskScribe. We end with nice bit of feedback from musician Asha Lightbearer who we featured in a previous TuxJam and send our best wishes to the LinuxVoice chaps as they move, or rather merge, onto pastures new.

TuxJam 51 – A New Home

cropped-Cover2.jpgKevie and mcnalu are settling TuxJam into its new home on this site. First up is the roundup of lesser known but interesting linuxes on distrowatch. Both hosts have, as promised, taken NixOS for a spin. It’s an interesting distro which offers a new take on Linux package management. We then review two apps which help stream radio and other audio content to your phone or tablet: ServeStream and RadioDroid. We end with a roundup of feedback, including an apology for only belatedly noticing @inscius‘s recommendation of us trying a wee dram – not of a whisky, but of Swedish folk music that sounds somewhat Scottish.