LHS Episode #017

Thanks to our wonderful listeners, we have some great feedback to go through in Episode #017 of Linux in the HAM Shack. After we attempt to address everyone's comments and questions while trying to seem moderately intelligent doing it, I give a short informative segment on Java, Adobe Air and other virtual runtime environments. Then Richard gets down to it, giving a nice description of d-rats, a cross-platform D*STAR application written in Python by KK7DS.

Many thanks as always for subscribing to and downloading the podcast. Feel free to send us any feedback you may have, through e-mail and now through voice mail at +1-888-455-0305 or using the Skype IDs "LeadCrayon" or "KB5JBV". We'd like to put your voice on the air. And most of you are hams out there, so we know you can do it. So until the next live <strike>fiasco</strike> episode, best regards and 73.

Russ and Richard

LHS Episode #016

Because Episode #015 was a bit late, this one is going to seem a bit early but actually it's right on time. All it takes is a little perserverance and perspiration on my part and I can actually get these podcasts edited and released when they're supposed to be. Imagine that.

As usual, we start out Episode #016 talking about feedback from listeners. We always love to hear what people are saying about us, and we especially like feeling useful when we can answer the questions that come from you. A comment from a listener leads us to our rather unusual topic for this episode: Windows. Now, before you tune out--we don't actually talk about Windows directly. What we do instead is present all the ways in which we believe Linux is Windows's equal, from ease of installing applications to productivity out of the box to support and development.

So as always we hope you enjoy this latest episode of Linux in the HAM Shack. Thanks for listening and 73 to all.

Russ (K5TUX)

LHS Episode #015

Linux in the HAM Shack #015 is here! I still believe that I can get these out on a regular basis but lately I find that life is very, very busy. However, I think Episode #015 is worth the little extra wait. We've got lots of feedback from listeners, our first donation (!) and two informative segments.

In the first of our informational segments, Richard describes his installation of Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope) and gives his thoughts and general appreciation for the system. In the second segment, I ramble on about SSH (secure shell) and all of its various uses, from logging into remote systems to copying files to forwarding X applications to a local machine. I'd say it even turned out pretty coherent thanks to some extensive editing. Just kidding. Maybe.

Enjoy the episode, and don't forget to flood us with that feedback.

LHS Episode #014

Greetings to all of our listeners! Episode #014 is here. Thanks to our fans, the feedback segment has turned into a couple of questions we spend the rest of the episode answering. It's so nice when the topics present themselves with no help from us. Richard and I discuss why a ham radio operator, or anyone for that matter, might want to choose Linux as their preferred operating system. Then we discuss WINE and how it can be used to install and run Windows appliactions under Linux. And then we close with Slow-Scan TV using qsstv, a Linux client, and mmsstv, a Windows client under WINE. Finally we get the word out about our fellow great podcasters and their podcasts.

Thanks as always to everyone for downloading the podcast. Please tell everyone you know about us, and if you have a couple of bucks burning a hole in your pocket, feel free to donate to LHS so we can improve the program. In the next couple of episodes we'll have our first formal interview segment so stay tuned for that.