I’ve saved this one for awhile because I haven’t listened in awhile (oops) but I finally hit the live show today. The best way to listen to Linux Outlaws is live, if you can.
Firstly, on getting the live show:
Be online on Mondays at about 2pm ET, and point your browser to Ustream here. To get on irc, grab Xchat (or another irc program) and get in the chatroom at irc.freenode.org, room #sixgun. Just chill and wait and see what’s happening, and enter into the conversation whenever you feel like it. (For those not in the know, IRC is a way to chat with people online; I should probably write a little blog post about it.) You can see some more information about listening live here at the live page for Sixgun.
If you can’t be online, grab the podcast. It’s here, on feedburner.
I try to listen to all of the episodes. I say try, but I usually fail; Dan and Fab put out a podcast a week (except during the World Cup, hah), sometimes two. Like last week, they put out the Jaffa Cakes episode and a special about Bitcoins. I still have to listen to both.
The podcast covers the linux world. News, distro reviews (Dan did a great review of Ubuntu 11.04), distro releases, Microsoft and Apple bashing, and Beer of the Week.
I love the banter and (sometimes) arguments that come out of this show.
Fab is a Fedora fanatic, and Dan switches distros often, so there’s plenty of new linux information.
This podcast is good for people who’ve been using linux for a little while, but if you’re a newbie, I wouldn’t discourage you from listening to it. There are plenty of great information and podcasts out there; this is just one of them. Ubuntu UK Podcast and MintCast are also (supposed to be) great. I listen to Ubuntu UK, but not MintCast as I’m currently being consumed by podcasts and can’t keep up with them.
Anyway, this is definitely a 5/5 star podcast. I can’t remember if I’ve applied star ratings to these in the past, but I’m going to here. It’s worth your time and effort to listen/watch live, as the IRC chat is amazing fun.