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TuxJam 77 – Fiddling with Feren & Fedilab

The clocks have changed and the leaves are falling from the trees and the cold, waning days mean that your TuxJam hosts are like three squirrels searching for some Free and Open Source Software to see them through winter. Well, perhaps that’s not quite what squirrels do, and we need more than FOSS to survive, but your hosts Kevie, Dave and Andrew are a bit nuts.

We begin with a quick look of distrowatch and then move on to looking at the Feren OS GNU/linux distro and then the Fedilab Android app. We finish up with feedback including some which came from Andrew and Dave’s attendance at OggCamp 2019.

Music we played in this show; each licensed under one of the Creative Commons licenses:

Author: Kevie Macphail

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.

2 thoughts on “TuxJam 77 – Fiddling with Feren & Fedilab”

  1. Feren OS: Dominic Hayes is the young talented guy behind this distro. I remember talking with him a lot during my Big Daddy Linux Live time. He is extremely focussed on themes which is why the OS looks good. I remember testing it with the group, and pretty much had the same conclusions, that it was an extended Linux Mint.
    Fedilab: Like most of you I use Tusky for my Mastodon access. Have heard of Fedilab, but after your review I installed it from F-Droid. Fedilab has certainly more options than Tusky, including viewing the Federated Timeline. Oddly that is the reason I am going to stay with Tusky as I don’t need the whole Federated Timeline on my phone. Since I am writing this over 3 years later I am sure both apps are a lot more polished now than when you reviewed.

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