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Old 05-09-2014, 11:01 AM   #1
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Bad Voltage Season 1 Episode 15: Why Dear Watson


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Myself, Bryan Lunduke, Jono Bacon, and Stuart Langridge present Bad Voltage, :
  • Bryan gave his yearly “Linux Sucks” talk at LinuxFest Northwest, and the rest of us take issue with his approach, his arguments, his data sources, and his general sense of being
  • The XBox 360: reviewed as a TV set-top box, not as a gaming console
  • The up and coming elementary OS: is it any good, and what do we think of it?
  • Our discussion of elementary OS raised a number of questions: Daniel Foré, leader of the project, talks about the goals of the OS and answers our queries
  • Community recap: your emails and forum posts and happenings in the Bad Voltage community

As mentioned here, Bad Voltage is a new project I’m proud to be a part of. From the Bad Voltage site: Every two weeks Bad Voltage delivers an amusing take on technology, Open Source, politics, music, and anything else we think is interesting, as well as interviews and reviews. Do note that Bad Voltage is in no way related to LinuxQuestions.org, and unlike LQ it will be decidedly NSFW. That said, head over to the Bad Voltage website, take a listen and let us know what you think.
More on Jeremy's blog...

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Old 05-09-2014, 01:25 PM   #2
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Thanks Jeremy. I have listened to quite a few episodes and I really like it.
 
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Thanks for the feedback. If you have any suggestions on how we can improve the show, feel free to let me know.

--jeremy
 
Old 05-10-2014, 07:33 PM   #4
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Seemed like the one of the guys really grilled the Elementary OS developer and spent a lot of time basically turning the discussion into one of how large Ubuntu/Canonical's, uhhm, vision is in comparison to anyone else. That's fine, if anyone cared to tune into that episode, but I didn't: I sure would have liked to hear a little more from the developer on: how the desktop could be better, what he thinks about design in Ubuntu/Gnome/KDE, what they're good points and bad points are, what the hallmarks of great usability are, best examples in Linux/otherwise. There's a ton of good questions to ask, and none of them begin with "How do you intend to compete with Ubuntu."

Besides that: great show. I'll keep tuning in.
 
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Seemed like the one of the guys really grilled the Elementary OS developer and spent a lot of time basically turning the discussion into one of how large Ubuntu/Canonical's, uhhm, vision is in comparison to anyone else. That's fine, if anyone cared to tune into that episode, but I didn't: I sure would have liked to hear a little more from the developer on: how the desktop could be better, what he thinks about design in Ubuntu/Gnome/KDE, what they're good points and bad points are, what the hallmarks of great usability are, best examples in Linux/otherwise. There's a ton of good questions to ask, and none of them begin with "How do you intend to compete with Ubuntu."

Besides that: great show. I'll keep tuning in.
That was probably me who was asking those questions. To be clear, the question wasn't about how they are competing with *Ubuntu*, it was how are they planning to compete in general. I think this is one of the key questions: if their goals are to get over the chasm, the tough question is how they solve the points raised in the show.

Part of what we are trying to do with Bad Voltage is to ask the critical (if at times, awkward) questions, and I felt like this was one of them.
 
Old 05-12-2014, 08:44 PM   #6
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I've also enjoyed the episodes I've listened to.

It is always nice to listen to a tech podcast that has laughter, something that too many of them lack.
 
  


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