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TuxJam 10


As the new year enters TuxJam reaches double figures, something that I wasnât sure would happen when I started this podcast back in June 2011.

In the tenth episode Kevie looks at Toorox, ArtistX, Dream Linux and Siduction. As well as a more in depth look at SalineOS along with Android applications Trolley and Units.

The source of my creative commons music files are revealed: Jamendo, Vimeo, Free Music Archive, Bandcamp, Soundcloud, Soundclick, Bad Panda Records and Eardrums Pop. Along with a plea for some of the good listeners to point Kevie in the right direction in order to unearth some more hidden gems of the CCMusic world.

If you would like to contact the show then you can email tuxjam at or contact me directly on and please start the message with @kevie or have #tuxjam somewhere in the message.

Along with six great creative commons tracks:

  • LauraK – Saboteur
  • Drunken Horses – a woman like me
  • Rattlesnake Train – Step by Step
  • Teresa – I Cannot live without your love
  • Necessary Road – The other side of the Blues
  • Machro – Introduction

TuxJam 9

In the second of the TuxJam Christmas specials, we take a look at some gift ideas for the geek in your life, these have been split into three categories:

High price
Mid price
Stocking fillers

High price:

Concept watches
Popcorn Hour a210 media centre
A PC with Linux pre-installed UK US

Mid Price:

GP2x Canoo
Darth Vader USB hub
Atari 2600 flashback
USB Turntable or tapedeck
A Magnatune subscription
A Linux Format subscription
A donation to Creative Commons

Stocking fillers:

DVD comedy from The IT Crowd or The Big Bang Theory
Cafepress and Zazzle offer a wide range of geek/Linux t-shirts
Linux mug
Stuffed Tux or Gnu
Stickers are available from a variety of outlets, as are pin badges
A Linux keyboard or simply purchase the Tux key

Plus a variety of festive tracks to keep you entertained:

  • Snowflake & ccMixer – Christmas Time
  • The Racoons – Crazy Wintertime
  • Isaac Smith – A Christmas Medley
  • Trench Town Oddities – Favourite Time of the Year
  • The Experiments – Smells Like Christmas Spirit
  • And Kngs Will Come From Your Body – We Three Kings

Have a very Merry Christmas and I hope you enjoy the show.

TuxJam 8

TuxJam episode 8 takes the form of the first of two Christmas specials. In this episode we take a look at the MATE desktop environment, the open source Christmas game RUDI and the Clementine media player based on the KDE favourite Amarok.

Along with this a varied collection of Christmas tunes, including:

TuxJam 7

In the seventh episode of TuxJam we take a brief look at Turnkey Linux, Crunchbang and Crux. This is followed by an indepth look at the libre gnu/Linux distro Trisquel, Quassel IRC client and Diaspora Webclient on the android platform.

As well as the tracks:

TuxJam 6



The sixth episode of TuxJam has a multimedia theme.  In this episode Kevie takes a look at Purdyne Linux, there is a roud up of several open source CD ripping software including Asunder, RipperX and RubyRipper and also takes a look at a media player, which is forked from Mplayer, called UMplayer.
Along with the usual feature episode 6 includes TuxJam’s first ever
guest where fellow Crivins co-host Thistleweb joins in for a brief chat
about the new show. Along with this there are the usual mix of Creative
Commons music including:

TuxJam 5

This episode starts with a brief look at some new releases including:
Linux Portable Security, Incognito, Kororaa and Fuduntu. This is
followed by a review of The Beast ROM on the HTC Sensation. Along with a look at the desktop programs Hotot micro-blogging client and SRWare
Iron browser, click here for the test results.
We take a very sneak peak at an upcoming event (the only give away is
the Scottish theme) and thank headphonica, Lydia Stench and Chimo for
their contributions.

The tracks on this episode were:

  • Robin Grey – These Days
  • OneSide – Into the night
  • Amity in Fame Mirror of Humans
  • The Windom Earle All Stars – Giant Lizards
  • Stormy Mondays – Beneath the Gate

TuxJam 4

In this episode we take a brief look at ALT Linux 6.0.0, Chakra GNU/Linux 2011.09, Dream Studio 11.04 and ZorinOS 3.1. These are followed by a more indepth look at AntiX Linux M11. For a full list of the installed programs see here.
We take a look at two open source, Android applications; FDroid and Zirco. On the Linux Desktop we look at Pyskool, a Linux port of the classic Spectrum game Skool Daze.
Thanks to Marie Axlesson(@maloki on and Jack Knife for their feedback. Along with a brief mention of a new project by Pete (@brainspoil on

The tracks today were as follows:

TuxJam 3

In this episode we take a brief look at FrugalWare Linux 1.5 RC1, FreeNAS 8.1 beta4, Aptosid 2011-02, SMS 1.61 and Pardus 2011.1. These are followed by a more indepth Look at Linvo GNU/Linux 2010.12.6, which was released on 13.07.11 despite it’s name.
On the Linux Desktop we look at WeeChat,
a lightweight and fast CLI chat client, that provides a wealth of
customization for power users. We take a look at two open source,
Android micro blogging applications; Zwitscher and Mustard.
TuxJam is now listed on and also gets a mention in the TINAP and Bugcast podcasts. Aswell as some feedback from Andrew Conway and Marie Axlesson.

The tracks today were as follows:

TuxJam 2

In this episode we take a brief look at Webconverger 8, Fuduntu 14.10 and DoudouLinux 1.0. These are followed by a more indepth look at Crunchbang Statler (XFCE edition).

The two applications in this episode are both desktop based, looking at PCManFM file manager and Turpial, a micro blogging client that works with

Feedback section: to my amazement I’ve had loads of really positive feedback from users on, people were asking after a week when episode 2 was going to be released. A few people left feedback through IM, one person took the time to email the show: Andrew Conway (@mcnalu on gave me some nice feedback.

The tracks today were as follows:

  • Mad Mush – Silent Snowfall
  • OldSchool – Take It Easy
  • Tequila Mockingbird – Blue
  • Frank Camu – I Believe I’ll Dust My Broom
  • The GAP – Stay Away From Here
  • Retrosonic – Silent Prison (thanks to @richslxh on for suggesting that one)

TuxJam 1

In the first episode I give a brief introduction to the show and what can be expected. I take an in depth look at the Linux distro SimplyMepis 11, I make a plea for suggestions for applications that are open source, not well known and still active. Finally taking a look at the Pogo music player.

This is along with music from:

  • Crazy Evolution
  • Dan Bryk
  • Art Yenta
  • Railway & Dogs
  • Coffee & Wine
  • 8 Bit Greatness