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TechBytes Episode 63: Enter KDE



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Summary: Rusty joins Tim and Roy for a show about issues of the day/week

Rusty is back for another splendid show which suffered a few sound issues in the first segment. We start the show with wonderful news about Tim's newly-born daughter and then talk about Steve Jobs' death as well as Richard Stallman's reaction to it. We then speak about Apple's anti-Android strategy and take stock of Android's success, noting that Microsoft's patent trolls at Intellectual Ventures launched recently a lawsuit against Motorola -- an issue that antitrust regulators turn a blind eye to. "100 mph (in 2nd Gear)" by Gemma Ray gets played followed by a discussion about Ubuntu 11.10, Unity experiences, and PCLinuxOS 2011.6, which introduced Tim to KDE in a much better way. "Everyone's Got 'Em" by White Ghost Shivers is then played and we begin a segment about KDE and tablets, later to mention India's low-cost tablet, Microsoft in tablets, and the general shift in form factors. "Government Name (Spontaneous Lover)" by Rockwell Knuckles is then played, ending with a discussion about social networks such as Diaspora and Google+. The whole show closes with the song "El Rogadero" by Banda de Turistas.

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Keywords: Microsoft Apple Linux Android Motorola GooglePlus Diaspora SteveJobs RichardStallman

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Past shows:

November 2010



Show overviewShow titleDate recorded
Episode 1: Brandon from FedoraTechBytes Episode 1: Apple, Microsoft, Bundling, and Fedora 14 (With Special Guest Brandon Lozza)1/11/2010
Episode 2: No guestsTechBytes Episode 2: Ubuntu's One Way, Silverlight Goes Dark, and GNU Octave Discovered7/11/2010
Episode 3: No guestsTechBytes Episode 3: Games, Wayland, Xfce, Restrictive Application Stores, and Office Suites8/11/2010
Episode 4: No guestsTechBytes Episode 4: Fedora 14 Impressions, MPAA et al. Payday, and Emma Lee's Magic9/11/2010
Episode 5: No guestsTechBytes Episode 5: Windows Loses to Linux in Phones, GNU/Linux Desktop Market Share Estimations, and Much More12/11/2010
Episode 6: No guestsTechBytes Episode 6: KINect a Cheapo Gadget, Sharing Perceptually Criminalised, Fedora and Fusion 14 in Review13/11/2010
Episode 7: No guestsTechBytes Episode 7: FUD From The Economist, New Releases, and Linux Eureka Moment at Netflix14/11/2010
Episode 8: Gordon Sinclair on Linux MintTechBytes Episode 8: Linux Mint Special With Gordon Sinclair (ThistleWeb)15/11/2010
Episode 9: Gordon Sinclair returnsTechBytes Episode 9: The Potentially Permanent Return of ThistleWeb17/11/2010
Episode 10: Special show formatTechBytes Episode 10: Microsoft FUD and Dirty Tactics Against GNU/Linux19/11/2010
Episode 11: Part 2 of special showTechBytes Episode 11: Microsoft FUD and Dirty Tactics Against GNU/Linux - Part II21/11/2010
Episode 12: Novell specialTechBytes Episode 12: Novell Sold for Microsoft Gains23/11/2010
Episode 13: No guestsTechBytes Episode 13: Copyfight, Wikileaks, and Other Chat28/11/2010
Episode 14: Patents specialTechBytes Episode 14: Software Patents in Phones, Android, and in General29/11/2010
Episode 15: No guestsTechBytes Episode 15: Google Chrome OS, Windows Refund, and Side Topics Like Wikileaks30/11/2010


December 2010



Show overviewShow titleDate recorded
Episode 16: No guestsTechBytes Episode 16: Bribes for Reviews, GNU/Linux News, and Wikileaks Opinions3/12/2010
Episode 17: No guestsTechBytes Episode 17: Chrome OS Imminent, Wikileaks Spreads to Mirrors, 'Open' Microsoft5/12/2010
Episode 18: No guestsTechBytes Episode 18: Chrome OS, Sharing, Freedom, and Wikileaks11/12/2010
Episode 19: No guestsTechBytes Episode 19: GNU/Linux Market Share on Desktop at 4%, Microsoft Declining, and ChromeOS is Coming16/12/2010
Episode 20: No guestsTechBytes Episode 20: GNU/Linux Gamers Pay More for Games, Other Discussions18/12/2010
Episode 21: No guestsTechBytes Episode 21: Copyright Abuses, Agitators and Trolls, Starting a New Site20/12/2010
Episode 22: No special guestsTechBytes Episode 22: Freedom Debate and Picks of the Year27/12/2010


January 2011



Show overviewShow titleDate recorded
Episode 23: Tim, Gordon, and RoyTechBytes Episode 23: Failuresfest and 2011 Predictions2/1/2011
Episode 24: Tim, Gordon, and RoyTechBytes Episode 24: Android, Microsoft's President Departure, and Privacy10/1/2011
Episode 25: Tim and RoyTechBytes Episode 25: Mono, Ubuntu, Android, and More14/1/2011
Episode 26: Tim and RoyTechBytes Episode 26: €£98 GNU/Linux Computer, Stuxnet's Government Roots, and More18/1/2011
Episode 27: Tim, Gordon, and RoyTechBytes Episode 27: Linux Phones, Pardus, Trusting One's Government-funded Distribution, and Much More22/1/2011
Episode 28: Tim, Gordon, and RoyTechBytes Episode 28: The Weekend After Microsoft's Results and LCA30/1/2011
Episode 29: Tim, Gordon, and RoyTechBytes Episode 29: KDE, Other Desktop Environments, and Programming31/1/2011


February 2011



Show overviewShow titleDate recorded
Episode 30: Tim, Gordon, and RoyTechBytes Episode 30: Microsoft at FOSDEM, Debian Release, and Anonymous7/2/2011
Episode 31: Tim and RoyTechBytes Episode 31: Nokiasoft and Computer Games13/2/2011
Episode 32: Tim and RoyTechBytes Episode 32: Desktop Environments, Computer Games, Android and Ubuntu as the 'New Linux', Copyright Mentality22/2/2011


March 2011



Show overviewShow titleDate recorded
Episode 33: Tim, Gordon, and RoyTechBytes Episode 33: Patent 'Thieves' and News That Deceives6/3/2011
Episode 34: Tim, Gordon, and RoyTechBytes Episode 34: Done on a Dongle13/3/2011
Episode 35: Tim, Gordon, and RoyTechBytes Episode 35: You Can't Please Some People19/3/2011


April 2011







Show overviewShow titleDate recorded
Episode 36: Tim, Gordon, and RoyTechBytes Episode 36: “Come to Take Me Away”3/4/2011
Episode 37: Tim, Gordon, and RoyTechBytes Episode 37: Escaping the Soaps4/4/2011
Episode 38: Tim, Gordon, and RoyTechBytes Episode 38: Thanks for Reaching Out11/4/2011
Episode 39: Tim and RoyTechBytes Episode 39: Groklaw wins, Microsoft me too's and trolls fail13/4/2011
Episode 40: Tim, Gordon, and RoyTechBytes Episode 40: Video Begins at 4017/4/2011
Episode 41: Tim, Gordon, Rusty, and RoyTechBytes Episode 41: Going Rusty24/4/2011
Episode 42: Tim and RoyTechBytes Episode 42: Bandwidth, Android and Patents, Games, and Computer Nostalgia29/4/2011


May 2011













Show overviewShow titleDate recorded
Episode 43: Tim, Jono Bacon, and RoyTechBytes Episode 43: At Home With Jono Bacon, Ubuntu Community Manager4/5/2011
Episode 44: Rusty, Gordon, Tim, Roy, and Brandon LozzaTechBytes Episode 44: The Four Horsemen Reunited; Fedora Ambassador Interview7/5/2011
Episode 45: Tim and RoyTechBytes Episode 45: Skype, Facebook, and Weekly Musings14/5/2011
Episode 46: Rusty, Gordon, Tim, and RoyTechBytes Episode 46: GNU/Linux in Germany, Android's Openness, and More15/5/2011
Episode 47: Tim and RoyTechBytes Episode 47: Unity With the Wife21/5/2011
Episode 48: Tim and RoyTechBytes Episode 48: Will The Real Steve Ballmer Please Step Down?27/5/2011


June 2011







Show overviewShow titleDate recorded
Episode 49: Tim and RoyTechBytes Episode 49: Linux - To Boldly Go...3/6/2011
Episode 50: Rusty, Tim, and RoyTechBytes Episode 50: With Rusty Again, Challenging FUD6/6/2011
Episode 51: Tim and RoyTechBytes Episode 51: Nokia and Apple, GPL's Importance, Silverlight's Death, and Copyrights Unrest15/6/2011
Episode 52: Rusty, Tim, and RoyTechBytes Episode 52: Desktop Environments and the Demise of Ubuntu26/6/2011


July 2011





Show overviewShow titleDate recorded
Episode 53: Tim and RoyTechBytes Episode 53: WebOS, Universal Laws, and Tablets5/7/2011
Episode 54: Tim and RoyTechBytes Episode 54: Patent Extortion, Economy Shifting, Tablets Lacking4/7/2011
Episode 55: Tim and RoyTechBytes Episode 55: Google's Growth, Sabayon Linux 6, and Sony-Microsoft15/7/2011
Episode 56: Michael Glasser, Tim, and RoyTechBytes Episode 56: GNU/Linux Versus Mac OS X24/7/2011


August 2011





Show overviewShow titleDate recorded
Episode 57: Tim and RoyTechBytes Episode 57: Desktop Choice is Grand5/8/2011
Episode 58: Tim and RoyTechBytes Episode 58: HP's 180, Google's New Patents, and the New GIMP24/8/2011


September 2011





Show overviewShow titleDate recorded
Episode 59: Tim, Roy, and RustyTechBytes Episode 59: Privacy, Tablets, and Dream Studio5/9/2011
Episode 60: Tim, Roy, and RustyTechBytes Episode 60: Microsoft Versus Dual Booters, Google Competition Matters, and Google+22/9/2011
Episode 61: Roy and SebastianTechBytes Episode 61: Sebastian on Mageia and the GNU/Linux Desktop24/9/2011


October 2011





Show overviewShow titleDate recorded
Episode 62: Tim and RoyTechBytes Episode 62: I Told You So3/10/2011

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