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Practical Information for Linux Users and Switchers to Linux
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We thought you might have a few questions about who we are and what's here for you.
Who are we?
Going Linux is one of the top-rated technology programs on the Internet and is consistently the number one Linux program on the PodcastAlley directory. We are consistently rated in the top 10 of the over 4,000 Technology podcasts on PodcastAlley. We have also been rated "5 of 5" by Tux University: "This is a real great podcast for Linux newbies and power users, the whole podcast is based on using the Linux desktop applications."
Who are the people behind Going Linux?
Your host and originator of the Going Linux Podcast is Larry Bushey. A Linux convert with a great deal of Windows PC experience, Larry also co-hosted the FourBitsWorth Podcast from 2005 through 2007. Larry is located in California, USA.
Bill Smith joined the podcast in December, 2011, filling-in for Tom. Originally dubbed our official "Chief Executive Minion", Bill became full-time co-host in April 2013, and brings the perspective of a distro hopper and Linux gamer to our discussions. Bill is located in South Carolina, USA.
Tom Chaudoir, located in Wisconsin, USA, was co-host from August 2007 until April 2013. A Going Linux listener who who wanted to contribute to the podcast, Tom started as a Linux newbie who has developed some mad Linux skills. A running joke at Tom's expense began when listener and podcaster Knightwise described Tom as "removing bolts from a jet engine in mid-flight."
Going Linux was co-hosted in the early episodes by Serge Rey, a Mac and Unix user, experienced in Linux. Serge also originated and, for a time, hosted the Linux Install Podcast.
Our website statistics (AwStats) show, and Google Analytics confirms, that you are one of 24,000 unique visitors that obtain our content each month. Whether you are new to Linux, moving from Windows to Linux, or simply thinking about moving to Linux, this podcast (formatted like an Internet radio show) will provide you with valuable information and advice that will help you in "Going Linux." In fact, Tux University rates us "5 of 5" and comments, "This is a real great podcast for Linux newbies and power users, the whole podcast is based on using the Linux desktop applications."
What should you expect?
Practical, step-by-step instructions. We will try to keep the podcast to a maximum of two main topics per episode. As much as possible we will describe how to do things using only the graphical user interface (GUI). We will try to steer clear of the "geeky" command line unless it is the only way to do something, or if it is significantly simpler than using the GUI. Listen to our promo to hear more:
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How frequently do we release new podcast episodes?
We currently create three episodes a month. We release Listener Feedback episodes on about the 5th of each month, and User Experience episodes on about the 20th of each month. Following the third Tuesday of each month, we post Larry's appearances on the Computer America show.
In the User Experience episodes we take two months to cover a topic. In month one we cover a general introduction to a topic, including areas of interest to switchers from other operating systems. During month two we cover the topic from more advanced perspective. For users of Linux trying to build their confidence and competence with the Linux operating system and its applications.
Between User Experience episodes we cover Listener Feedback. In these episodes we answer listener questions and provide additional tips on using Linux and its applications.
Since April 15, 2008, Larry has appeared monthly as a regular Linux guest on Craig Crossman's Computer America. Computer America is a radio show, broadcast live, five nights a week, across the United States. With the permission of Computer America, we post the recorded radio shows as a Going Linux episode each month.
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