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LHS Episode #021: OSCON 2009 Update 2

osconHere is the second and final installment of the special OSCON update for Linux in the HAM Shack. In this episode I examine the second half of my trip to San Jose, California, and the O'Reilly Open Source Convention. I talk about sessions I attended dealing with subjects as diverse as patents and legal issues, processor speed, cloud computing, users as Open Source advocates and, yes, evening programming in Klingon. I also take a trip through The Tech Museum of Innovation, an institution run entirely using Open Source. So sit back and enjoy this special report from OSCON and as always, thanks for being a loyal listener to the program.

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2 comments to LHS Episode #021: OSCON 2009 Update 2

  • Damon

    Great episode folks!!!

    I had a question for you guys…. Which packet program do you use for linux? I’ve been trying to become compatible with the local ARES program, and I believe they use a windows terminal to send packet through winpack or other compatible software, but I’m not sure what to use in linux. I understad it uses AX.25 format (I think), even though there is some AX.25 program in the Ubuntu repository, I don’t know how to get it to work. I use fldigi with a home build VOX interface from my sound card to radio that has been working great with my ol’ ADI 2 meter base rig, not needing a NC. Any advice on the subject?? I look forward to each podcast and learned about linux from you guys, and now only have one out 5 computers at home with windows on it for the kids to play their games on. thanks again for all of your effort and contribution to this awesome hobby!!