#248 From Mac to Ubuntu

In this special mid-week episode, I interview Amber Graner from the Ubuntu Women’s Group as she describes her journey from Mac Fangirl to all Linux all the time.

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ubuntu women's logoToday is Tuesday March 2nd, 2010 and this is show number 248. What? a show on a Tuesday? This is a special show because I just had too darn much content to fit in Sunday’s show. I know, it’s a funny concept, what “fits” but I have this sense of obligation to make the show length somewhat predictable. This special episode is an interview with Amber Graner from the Ubuntu Women’s Network, which you can find at the IRC chat room #ubuntu-women and #ubuntu-women-project on irc.freenode.net. No Chit Chat Across the Pond for this mid-week show, even though I did try to convince Bart to do an extra one! I guess three podcasts in one weekend was enough for him. He’s such a slacker…

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I hope you enjoyed that special mid-week show, I sure had a blast talking to Amber. I think when Ubuntu 10 comes out she’ll come back on the show and tell us about it. In the mean time you can keep up with my antics all week long at twitter.com/podfeet, and please keep up all the great emails with comments, complaints, and especially those dumb questions by sending email to me at [email protected]. Thanks for listening, and stay subscribed.

1 thought on “#248 From Mac to Ubuntu

  1. Steve - March 3, 2010

    What a nice suprise and could not come at a better time. I’m trying to get Parallels and Ubuntu up and running. I can hardly wait to listen. Allison, thanks for all you do in sharing all this great content.

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