Update: Inteviews and Reviews

Wow another 2 weeks gone by already, where does it go? Anyway, no doubt you’re thinking to yourselves “he never produced that Fedora review he promised” and you’re right I didn’t I’m sorry. So I thought I should update you on what’s happening. I did write my Fedora review and take a bucket load of screen shots but I haven’t published the article yet as it looks like it may be purchased by Linux Planet. I hope they’ll publish it soon and of course when they do I’ll be sure to post links and information on where you can find it.

I’ve been pretty busy with various Linux and open source shenanigans as usual. There’s been 2 new episodes of Linux Outlaws in the last week and episode 40 was very special because we had the chance to interview Bradley M Kuhn, a substantial figure in free software world. Former Executive Director of the Free Software Foundation, technical director and co-founder of the Software Freedom Law Centre and now President of the Free Software Conservancy. He’s done a lot of cool stuff and it was great fun talking to him. As our first interview on the show I think it went really well and I hope we’ll do more in future. Check it out and let me know what you think.

As for reviews there’s a couple of new releases I want to test out, the main one is Linux Mint 5 which I’ve been looking forward to for a while. I’m going to put it on my main machine this week and give it a proper test. Mint 4.0 was one of the higlights of last year for me so it’s got a lot to live up to. I’ll let you know how I get on.

I’m also looking forward to a festival of open source technology and music in my home city of Liverpool. I’m going to try and record some interviews at the event and report back so keep an eye out for that. If you’re in the Merseyside area I also recommend you come along and see the event. It’s called Open Source City and it starts on June 17th. I’m really looking forward to it and hopefully it will offer me a good chance to meet people and get more involved in open source in my home city. I’m also very interested as a musician and audio engineer to see how I can make better use of open source software in my own studio. If you’re going along I’ll see you there šŸ™‚

I’ve been asked by a couple of people how I got Virtualbox and Pulse Audio working for me and I’m planning a couple of HowTo articles on those. So there’s still plenty going on and who knows if I can find a video camera of some sort I may even try and do a video report from Open Source City for you all. Not sure about that one yet but it would be fun… despite the fact I have a face for radio hehe šŸ˜‰

I’ll be back soon…



  1. EEEE Linux Mint! I’ve been waiting for this ever since Hardy came out!

    Going from Mint to Ubuntu was a bit of a shock; I was surprised by how polished Mint felt compared to Ubuntu, and I wasn’t even aware of it until I installed Hardy. I can’t wait to return to Mint.

    I get way too excited about operating systems.

  2. The last 6 months, we’ve seen nice distro upgrades. Most of them stall on my MSI PM8PM-V with a P4DC and a Nvidia card. One of the few to survive and doing very well is Granular1 (PClinuxOS), till Mint5 arrived. It installed on above MB using an option, but on my lesser pc’s, it seems as if I replaced the CPU: it’s faster. And as usual, it comes complete and easy to manage – and nice to look at.
    CrossOver/WINE installed just as easy, OfficeXP runs as it should (the same installation on Ubuntu8.04 made Frontpage crash). It is certainly worth your attention and appraisal.

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