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I find the podcasts very biased

Postby smspvdm » Fri Aug 20, 2010 8:17 pm

Hello,

While I do enjoy the magazine very much, (I give it a 9,5 out of 10) I have some trouble with the podcasts.

In the past I have listended to them, but discontinued because I could not find myself in the opinions of the speakers. Everything Ubuntu and/or Gnome related is praised, and the rest is laughed at.

I stopped listening to them, but today I downloaded a fresh episode and after about 15 minutes I was fed up again and stopped. For proof listen to episode 14 series 2 and find out.
Ubuntu comes out bad in some statistics, oh well, that is because they are so great! If you listen to the podcasts there is proof of this throughout.

Does anyone else have the same experinece or is it just me?

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Re: I find the podcasts very biased

Postby M-Saunders » Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:01 am

smspvdm wrote:Everything Ubuntu and/or Gnome related is praised, and the rest is laughed at.


Funny, I'm pretty sure I've mentioned several times that I don't much like Gnome and I'm a total Xfce fan :-)

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Postby smspvdm » Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:28 am

Ok, sorry Mike, about my earlier rant. I'm cooled down now.

It's just that I find the magazine mostly very objective (is that correct english?), but when I listen to the podcasts it becomes irritating.

Even so, I do enjoy the podcasts for the other parts. Because it is very informative to hear technical experts talk freely about Linux.

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Postby M-Saunders » Mon Aug 23, 2010 2:51 pm

No worries. Remember that while the mag is 'serious' journalism, the podcast is meant to be fun and a lot of it is tongue-in-cheek, so don't take us too seriously :-) Here in the office, our desktop choices are:

* Paul - Gnome
* Graham - KDE
* Mike - Xfce
* Andrew - Sometimes Xfce, sometimes Gnome (when his X server actually works)

So we're a real mixed bunch. We often mention Ubuntu, yes, because it is the world's most popular distro and what happens in the Ubuntu community often has consequences for the wider Linux world.

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Postby bobthebob1234 » Mon Aug 23, 2010 3:59 pm

M-Saunders wrote:We often mention Ubuntu


Because you are all employed by canonical :D
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Postby towy71 » Mon Aug 23, 2010 4:33 pm

bobthebob1234 wrote:Because you are all employed by canonical :D
I considered deleting this as just more canonical puffery but maybe you might have a point

/me shuffles off to kick some poor alliterating animal :P
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Postby Ram » Mon Aug 23, 2010 6:58 pm

towy71 wrote:
bobthebob1234 wrote:Because you are all employed by canonical :D
I considered deleting this as just more canonical puffery but maybe you might have a point

/me shuffles off to kick some poor alliterating animal :P


So 12.04 will be called puffery penguin :wink:

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Postby Rhakios » Mon Aug 23, 2010 7:39 pm

Ram wrote:
towy71 wrote:
bobthebob1234 wrote:Because you are all employed by canonical :D
I considered deleting this as just more canonical puffery but maybe you might have a point

/me shuffles off to kick some poor alliterating animal :P


So 12.04 will be called puffery penguin :wink:


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Postby bobthebob1234 » Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:36 pm

towy71 wrote:
bobthebob1234 wrote:Because you are all employed by canonical :D
I considered deleting this as just more canonical puffery but maybe you might have a point

/me shuffles off to kick some poor alliterating animal :P


I was mealy quoting the podcast. Or do I need my ears cleaning out?
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Postby towy71 » Tue Aug 24, 2010 8:24 am

bobthebob1234 wrote:I was mealy quoting the podcast. Or do I need my ears cleaning out?
pass a pipe cleaner through both ears, there is obviously nothing to impede progress :P
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Postby bobthebob1234 » Tue Aug 24, 2010 8:56 am

Thats not very nice.

1.41:-
we are canonical staff after all aren't we... and also paid by canonical. (and microsoft...)
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Postby towy71 » Tue Aug 24, 2010 9:02 am

bobthebob1234 wrote:Thats not very nice.
sorry I meant to put ;-) there too
/me has spongy fluffy matter full of hot air between ears :roll:
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Postby LeeNukes » Tue Aug 24, 2010 7:52 pm

I've heard lots of comments about using QT in the podcasts, so not lots of Gnome at all. And I also heard several references to Fedora.
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Postby wyliecoyoteuk » Tue Aug 24, 2010 8:55 pm

Actually, isn't Graham a little too anti-MythTV?
Maybe it's because he uses KDE.
(My Mythbuntu installation runs fine, and has done for yonks).
Any other prejudices to be exposed?

Is Paul a python lover, does Mike secretly imbibe BSD?

And maybe the mag is too biased towards Xservers, (apart from Andy) :)
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Postby Rhakios » Tue Aug 24, 2010 10:32 pm

wyliecoyoteuk wrote:Any other prejudices to be exposed?


It could be post-judice, rather than pre-judice. ;)
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