Illuminating Linux Podcasts - Page 4
by Dan Petersen
Linux Basement is an informational podcast about Linux, open
source software, and technology. It offers pretty good coverage of the
latest interesting news in the field of Linux and related areas.
Chad Wollenberg, billed as a Freedom Hater Extraordinare, is a
good host with an engaging style. The recent show dedicated to Google
was particularly interesting.
The video netcasts have particularly awful video quality, even
when watched in 480p resolution the presenters look mighty blurred
(maybe that is a good thing :)
The podcast is released under the Creative Commons
3.0 Unported license.
- Website: linuxbasement.com
- Length: About 50 minutes
- Audio format: Ogg Vorbis, MP3
- Video format: 480p
- First Edition: November 2007
The Command Line Podcast
The Command Line Podcast is a weekly podcast hosted by Thomas Gideon
('cmdln'), a professional programmer, self-described hacker, curmudgeon
The podcast offers a mix of news casts, interviews, and rants.
The podcasts place emphasis on anything that catches the host's
attention, which is often hacking, security, and freedom. The podcast
is not targeted at the Linux crowd, but many of the topics discussed
will be of interest to most Linux geeks especially as the host offers
powerful insights with real reasoned arguments.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons
Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.
- Website: thecommandline.net
- Length: About 30 minutes
- Audio format: Ogg Vorbis, MP3, Apple Lossless Audio, Flac
- First Edition: 25 June 2005
Everyday Linux is a weekly podcast which aims to make Linux
comprehensible to computer enthusiasts. It aims to give breadth of
knowledge, seeking to put life in the context of Linux. The podcast is
unusual given that it is not really about Linux per se, but more about
three guys who happen to use and enjoy Linux.
The presenters have released more than 100 podcasts. The
podcast series had a somewhat ropey start, but the show has made steady
progress. The presenters take a fairly relaxed and pragmatic approach
to sensitive topics such as DRM looking more at the end results rather
than adopting a philosophy merely on moral grounds.
There is good coverage of tech news in each podcast, and the
feedback shows are particularly interesting with lots of candid
comments from listeners aired. The podcasts do have a tendency to go
off on too many tangents, and shows are unnecessarily long, stretching
content a bit too thin. Nevertheless, the podcast offers good
discussions of the joys and trials/tribulations of the presenters'
adventures using Linux, pitched at an intermediate level.
- Website: elementopie.com/everyday-linux-episodes
- Length: about 95 minutes, although significant variations
in length for episodes
- Audio format: MP3 128kbps joint sterero (somewhere between
mono and stereo)
- First Edition: 15 April 2010
Full Circle Magazine
Full Circle is an independent magazine for the Ubuntu
community. It focuses on product reviews, community news, how-to
articles, programming and troubleshooting tips.
The publishers of the magazine also produce a regular podcast.
It is a companion to the magazine. Each episode of the podcast covers a
roundup of what the presenters
have been doing, Ubuntu news, a round up of the latest issue of
the magazine, interviews, events, reviews and feedback from listeners.
A side-pod has recently been added, which is a short-form podcast which
covers non-Ubuntu news, general tech stories and other topics that
don't fit in the main podcast.
The podcast offers good variety, but the sound quality of the
podcasts is really below par and detracts from the shows, with pops,
blips, noise, and a low bitrate.
The presenters are predominately from the UK. Tony Hughes, one
of the hosts, sounds reminiscent of Johnny Vegas, an English
actor and comedian.
Linux In the Shell
Linux in the Shell is an exploration of Linux commands in
the bash shell, a command-line interpreter that offers a traditional
user interface for Linux and other Unix-like operating systems.
There are both audio and video feeds for this podcast. The
tutorials offer a write up of a specific command including lots of
examples, an audio component about the write up, and a video component
demonstrate the usage of the command. The shows offer quite a lot of
detailed information, far more than say the manual page for the
respective Linux command. The shows will probably have limited appeal,
it's not as if
you can wait for a show to cover an essential command.
Linux In the Shell is released under the Creative Commons
license: CC0 1.0 Universal with the podcasts hosted by Hacker Public
- Website: www.linuxintheshell.org
- Length: Typically under 20 minutes
- Audio format: Ogg Vorbis, MP3, and Speex
- Video format: Ogg Theora video
- First Edition: 1 March 2012
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