LugRadio tests the latest distros

In the latest episode of LugRadio, “One From Four”, we test four Linux distributions — Mandriva 2008, Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon, OpenSuSE 10.3, and Fedora 8 beta — in a series of real and ordinary tasks. Printing, connecting via Bluetooth, playing Ogg Vorbis and MP3, watching Youtube, using wireless. Is Linux really ready for ordinary people on the desktop? Well, we had fun finding out. Four identical machines, four non-identical presenters, four Linux distributions. The results were pretty entertaining to discover. (I ought to note that it was a little unfair on Fedora, since we were using a beta, but Fedora 8 isn’t out yet; certainly it did not embarrass itself!) Also in this episode, the odd world of Machinima (making animated films using 3D game engines), the odder world of the Otherkin (what the fuck is that all about?), and a chap from Mandriva gets repeatedly beaten about the Mandrake Club. Plus all the usual fun and games. Go listen and tell us what you thought by email or phone or on the LugRadio forums.

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