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Illuminating Linux Podcasts - Page 2

Illuminating Linux Podcasts - Page 2

by Dan Petersen

Linux For The Rest of Us

Linux For the Rest of Us

Linux For the Rest of Us is a show about Linux items, news, software, hardware, and anything that tickles the fancy of the presenters. It offers a good balance for newcomers, intermediate and advanced Linux users. There should be something here whatever level you have reached.

Linux For the Rest of Us is an entertaining show jam packed with interesting features, and maintains a consistent standard. The live streaming video netcasts are a recommended watch.

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  • Length: Wide variation - ranges from an hour to two
  • Audio format: MP3 64 kbps
  • Video: On YouTube
  • First Edition: 11 June 2010


Tux Radar Podcast


TuxRadar is a fortnightly podcast from the Linux Format magazine.

The podcast has Linux news, the hosts' discoveries of the week, a half way reminder, rants and raves dispersed through the show, challenge reports, and more discussion about general Linux topics.

The shows are easy listening, informative combined with good humour, and the news roundups are well researched bringing out lots of cool things. The podcast has a tendency to plug the magazine a bit too often.

The shows are released under the the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 licence.

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  • Length: About an hour
  • Audio format: Ogg Vorbis, MP3 (112kbps)
  • First Show: 3 February 2009



Sourcetrunk 'your junkload of open source' is a monthly podcast that brings the newest exciting software released under an open source license. The aim of the podcast is to seek to demystify the beautiful beast that is open source and show the listeners the more practical examples of open source and free software.

The host of the show is Dimitri Larmuseau, an IT professional who takes open source software and gives it a good test run.

Sourcetrunk has published more than 90 shows. Recent shows included an examination of MuseScore (music editor), Sweet Home 3D (interior design), Tripwire, Metasploit, MiniDLNA, and vsftpd.

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  • Length: About 30 minutes
  • Audio format: Ogg Vorbis, MP3
  • First Edition: 22 September 2006

GNU World Order

GNU World Order

GNU World Order is an internet audio show about GNU, Linux, UNIX, and other technical and geeky topics. It was formerly known as "The Bad Apples", the title being dropped after its 5th season. The show initially started as a Macintosh support podcast, but quickly migrated away from the Apple-sphere.

GNU World Order adopts a straightforward approach, departing from the histrionics of some Linux podcasts. It also gets down to the subject matter without the blather and pontificating of many other Linux podcasts. It covers a wide range of interests.

The sole host of GNU World Order is Klaatu (real name Seth Kenlon). He is a hacker, multimedia artist and tech journalist. This podcast is a bit of an acquired taste.

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  • Length: Approximately 40 minutes
  • Audio format: Ogg Vorbis (Mono, 22kbps) and Speex
  • First Edition:

Linux Outlaws

Linux Outlaws

Let's first get a warning out of the way. Linux Outlaws is not suitable for young families; the podcast contains frequent profanity.

Linux Outlaws is a Linux news and technology podcast produced by Sixgun Productions and hosted by Fabian Scherschel and Dan Lynch. Fabian is a journalist employed by Heise Media. Dan is a writer, broadcaster, musician, and organises conferences and events such as OggCamp. Dan has his own Linux-centric website,, and participates in other podcasts including Rathole Radio, and FLOSS Weekly. Sixgun Productions is a small, independent media production studio that was founded in 2007 with the creation of this podcast.

The hosts are based in Wimbledon and Liverpool, England, UK.

Linux Outlaws has produced more than 300 episodes. The podcasts offer some fascinating insights into Linux news and open source software, with a well structured show and good coverage of the latest software releases. Listener feedback gives the audience the means to participate in the show. Linux Outlaws does not aim to be truly comprehensive, and digresses into lots of 'blokey' material such as beer, music, sport and food. The spot 'Beer of the Week' is very welcome though!

The style of the podcast is genuinely entertaining and engaging and the hosts have a certain magnetism. The hosts approach the podcast with a thoughtful attitude, but not too straight-laced, which is even more evident by watching the YouTube episodes. If the hosts could moderate their language, the podcast would have scored more highly and have wider appeal to a broader audience.

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  • Length: Typically about 2 hours
  • Audio format: Ogg Vorbis, MP3
  • Video: On YouTube
  • First Edition: September 2007

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