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Our own podcast "Linux ohne Angst" (in German, Linux without fear):
episodes: 3

hpr1837 :: Put an SSD in your Linux Box

Released on 2015-08-18 under a CC-BY-SA license.

Some commands I mentioned that you should check out:

Check SSD disk specs:

sudo hdparm -I /dev/sdb

Check for TRIM support:

sudo fstrim -v /

Perform TRIM support

sudo hdparm -I /dev/sdb | grep -i TRIM

Detailed SSD Info

hpr1713 :: Fosdem 2015: Surveillance vs. Free Software

Released on 2015-02-25 under a CC-BY-SA license.

Aaron Williamson

Free Software Law Expert Aaron Williamson held a brilliant talk on the history of internet surveillance in the USA at FOSDEM 2015. After the Paris terror attacks, many politicians want to increase surveillance. British Prime Minister David Cameron wants to read all our emails - even the encrypted ones. Is this the only answer to terror attacks? Aaron has a very strong opinion on this.

Mathias Kirschner, Free Software Foundation Europe

Matthias is the Vicepresident of the Free Software Foundation Europe. In our interview at Fosdem 2015, he explains the work and the goal of the foundation and how they do lobbying for Free Software in parliaments and government bodies.

Torproject - nos ognions

A member of, which is part of the Tor project, explains about exit nodes, transparency and surveillance.

hpr1603 :: GUADEC 2014: Matthew Garrett Interview

Released on 2014-09-24 under a CC-BY-SA license.

This year's GUADEC, the Gnome Users and Developers Conference was held in Strasbourg, France. Keynote Speaker was free software activist Matthew Garrett. He held an inspiring speech on the Linux and Gnome desktop and laid out his vision for both. Afterwards, I was able to ask him a few questions.

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