TuxJam 40 – Game over

Cover2Don’t let the title spook you, it’s not Game Over for TuxJam – it’s a reference to our main review. Andrew (aka mcnalu) returns from his sabbatical (i.e. he had man-flu) to join co-conspirator Kevie for another bout of less well-known FOSS software reviews laced with creative commons music. We start with our usual wander through distrowatch.com  and move on to discuss Sparky Linux - Game Over Edition. Next, Kevie reviews his experience with FireFox OS v2.1 on the ZTE Open phone, and then Andrew reviews the simple, non-GUI music player CMUS, as suggested by the esteemed chalkahlom. We were delighted to have a lot to talk about in our feedback section. Please keep it coming! We really value your thoughts.

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TuxJam 39 – Returning To My Roots

Cover2In a return to the original TuxJam format, Kevie takes a look at Ikey Doherty’s work on EvolveOS and the Budgie desktop.  The Radio Tray applet goes down well with the radio loving host.  Being involved with Linux and podcasting means that you become a frequent visitor to IRC, Kevie looks at two Android IRC: AiCiA and YAAIC.  Along with the usual mix of Creative Commons music.  The tracks included in this episode are:

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CCJam 25 – Teresa

cover2In episode 25 of CCJam, Kevie introduces the listeners to German artist Teresa.  She is active on Jamendo, Facebook and YouTube, her first full length album is available to purchase from itunes and Bandcamp.  The tracks included in this show are:

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CCJam 24 – Blowing up Bridges

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In episode 24 of CCJam, Kevie introduces the listeners to Portland based punk rockers Blowing Up Bridges.  They have a selection of music available on Bandcamp and Soundcloud.  They are also included in the punk mix tape Work Together Play Together.  The tracks included on this show are from the Terrorist Chic EP:

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CCJam 23 – John Travoltage

cover2In the twenty third episode of CCJam, kevie introduces the listeners to California rock band John Travoltage. They are active on Facebook, Soundcloud, Jamendo and Reverbnation.  The tracks on this episode do contain some language that some listeners may find offensive, for that reason it carries a NSFW label.  The track included in this podcast are:

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TuxJam 38 – Tangling with Tanglu

Cover2Kevie and Andrew (aka McNalu) begin by reviewing a bumper crop of interesting distro releases listed on distrowatch.com. Kevie then gives us a revised opinion of some software he reviewed in previous episodes based on longer-term use, and blames Andrew for making him try the vector graphics application Karbon. The rest of the show is taken over with a review of  the Debian-based Tanglu GNU/Linux distro, which has been around now for about a year. Kevie tries out both its Gnome and KDE variants, and Andrew, being a day-to-day KDE user, moves out of his comfort-zone to try Tanglu with Gnome 3. Andrew mentions a  game he’s been playing – the splendidly titled Sir, You Are Being Hunted – and then explains why he has decided to take out a life membership of the magnatune.com music service, which he often uses as a source of creative commons-licensed music for TuxJam. We end with an appeal for more feedback as unusually we didn’t receive any for TuxJam 37 :( Your comments and suggestions for reviews and of music to play are very welcome!

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CCJam 22 – Fallen To Flux

cover2In the 22nd episode of CCJam, Kevie introduces the listeners to the London based hard-rock band Fallen to Flux. The band are very active at the moment with a new EP and the opening of a new merchandise store. They are active on about.me, Twitter, Facebook, itunes, Youtube, Bandcamp, Spotify and Jamendo.

The tracks included in the podcast today are:

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