The LKML Podcast
May 6, 2009 2:28 PM   Subscribe

Linux kernel hacker Jon Masters has begun recording a daily podcast summarizing the events of the Linux Kernel Mailing List.

This summary fills the gap left by the long-dormant KernelTrap and KernelTraffic newsletters. Indeed, this is only for the most enthusiastic of Linux kernel enthusiasts, although once the next big LKML flamewar comes around, Masters's reading has the potential for much hilarity. (LKML and KernelTrap previously on MeFi)
posted by mkb (11 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
LWN is also pretty good, if you actually want to read summaries of the Linux kernel mailing list. At one point, I did.
posted by smackfu at 2:37 PM on May 6, 2009

My coworker, who is nerdier even than I (or at least younger, with a bigger enthusiasm for nerdiness), was mentioning LKML the other day. Alan Cox and other names I haven't heard in like 10 years came up. I had a warm, fuzzy feeling of being in good hands for some reason.

I should download a few of these podscast just for the nostalgia.
posted by DU at 2:39 PM on May 6, 2009

You people are sick.
posted by i_cola at 2:42 PM on May 6, 2009

I hear this in my mind as being read by Terri Gross. "Today: Nerds are hell of serious about paravirtu_ops infrastructure in a segment we call 'Now and Xen.'"
posted by boo_radley at 2:43 PM on May 6, 2009 [12 favorites]

in a segment we call 'Now and Xen.'

We need a "groan" flag.

Also, this is great for insomnia.
posted by GuyZero at 2:50 PM on May 6, 2009

This sounds totally BBC.
posted by Anything at 3:23 PM on May 6, 2009

I think I could handle this material as written, but listening to it is awkward & would take some getting used to.

The 5/4 podcast promises help, though, in "decreasing the 'hurts' value."
posted by Pronoiac at 4:11 PM on May 6, 2009

Seconding the recommendation for Linux Weekly News. If you're geeky and interested in Linux, it's a great resource.
posted by Malor at 5:57 PM on May 6, 2009

I believe Linux's market share just passed 1%
Good luck Microsoft users, Windows 7 is gonna suck!
posted by eiro0701 at 7:45 PM on May 6, 2009

This is recorded painfully enough I wonder if there isn't some TTS that could perform better than poor Jon Masters. At least then you can blame the slaughtered surnames on algorithms or something.
posted by pwnguin at 8:28 PM on May 6, 2009

1% marketshare for web-browsing desktops. Counted by CPU it's gotta be more like 20-30%.
posted by DU at 5:30 AM on May 7, 2009

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