Space Fish gets a name, and Windows programs work on Linux

  • Episode 206
  • August 30, 2011
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Robbie and Christa introduce a fun way to test if the lag issue is a [ahem] thing of the past by giving 25 viewer points to every user. Space Fish gets his name, and is happy to finally have an identity and purpose in life. Robbie demonstrates how the free "wine" utility can be used on Linux to run popular "Windows Only" applications directly and natively on Linux.

This episode is sponsored in part by: Eco Alkaline Batteries, Planet Calypso & Pogoplug.

Topics Covered:

  • Robbie Ferguson and Christa Wells present live from the Category5 studios in Barrie, Ontario.
  • Oh no! Fall is almost here.
  • Robbie's daughter has outgrown Silly Bands.
  • Christa's votes for Space Fish.
  • Viewer Pictures: Congratulations to invincibleMutant and Bennengitis who get 100 viewer points for their submissions.
  • Viewer Testimonials.
  • Please send in your snail mail postcards.
  • Why the show presses on even through hardship.
  • The video lag issue from Episode 205.
  • Testing the video lag for Episode 206 to ensure we're ready to play Click Race. Congratulations to the following viewers for receiving 25 viewer points: rdstreets, alket, gpop7, annoyance, ryburke, dman810, smittysmit, OldGuyJim*, Gadwil, GregInTexas, Raffer, Bennengitis, troy74, sprintcowboy, Yazid1965, agamotto, ajamison5579, as759, ignacio82, euqrop, G_dog1985_, chrisreich, si-mon*, rd_blair, Edgard0* and Dave26. * could not find these accounts to apply the viewer points. Are you a registered viewer?
  • Sending greets out to viewers in the chat room from all over the world.
  • Details about how you can win a year's supply of Eco Alkalines batteries from Category5 TV.
  • Looking at Robbie's new iPod Touch 4 docking station and learning the moral of the story: shop around.
  • Robbie tests the lag with the chat room again.
  • What the Pogoplug gives to mobile users.
  • Naming Space Fish. Congratulations to Codarz360 (25 Points), Tordeu (100 Points) and Raptor222 (a Pogoplug and 300 Viewer Points)! Space Fish is now known as Major Tom.
  • Top Stories from the Category5.TV Newsroom.
  • Thoughts about Steve Jobs leaving Apple.
  • Viewer Phone Call: ajamison from Michigan calls to express his thoughts about Steve Jobs leaving Apple as CEO.
  • Feature: Using the free wine tool to run "Windows only" applications natively on Linux.
  • Obtaining the Windows media player, Winamp and installing it on Linux using wine.
  • Click Race: Congratulations to Tordeu (25 Points), GeorgeB (100 Points) and ajamison (a Pogoplug)!
  • Christa picked up some adhesive rhinestones to decorate our pop-star microphones.
  • Robbie received some of the hardware for the server, and has recorded a video of the unboxing.

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  • Host: Robbie Ferguson
  • Co-Host: Christa Wells

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