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The minion network grows! After our break for US Thanksgiving, we get more feedback on popular topics like progress when using the dd command, disk cloning, snap packages, and backups. In addition we get a suggestion on using info, and an alternative link to grsync instructions.
00:00 Going Linux #335 · Listener Feedback
00:59 Holiday break
01:24 How to join the Minion Network
04:53 Andrei: One installation file alternative
07:51 Greg: Zoneminder
11:33 Greg: Getting help with Linux
13:04 Rai: Snaps and the like
15:29 Craig: DD progress
16:54 Heath: More on DD progress... and minions
18:27 Göran: Even more DD progress
19:19 Ken: Another volunteer minion
20:57 Jeff: Disk cloning
26:53 Ali: A question about Snaps
29:55 Greg: Another minion!
31:10 Mike: Grsync documentation link
31:56 Michael: An alternative link
32:43 Adrian: A minion-written article!
35:12 Paul: Read-only issue
38:26 Simohamed: A topic suggestion
40:18 Scott: Diagonal menus
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This month's feedback includes a lot of commentary on why 64-bit Linux download files are sometimes labeled 'AMD64,' and Whole disk cloning. These appear to be very popular topics. We hear from another hardware hoarder... er... uh... collector. Adrian suggests a 'Minion Network.' There's more. You'll have to listen to get it all!
00:00 Going Linux #334 · Listener Feedback
00:55 Bill is connected again!
03:48 Logan: Why a 64-bit Linux download is sometimes labeled AMD64
04:10 Ken: Explains AMD64 as well
05:47 Daniel: Explained Intel vs. AMD even more
08:09 Heath: Explains from an instruction set perspective
10:53 Rick: Grsync link is broken
12:04 Barbara: Cloning a drive with dd
15:36 Adrian: Cloning and the 'minion network'
26:14 Adrian: Another hardware hoarder
30:11 Dave: Confused
36:22 Jan: Thanks for the time stamps
36:52 Brune: Using Discord
39:07 John: How about a Patreon page?
41:01 Dennis: Comments on cloning
48:46 Colin: Whole disk cloning
50:02 Andrew: USB write speed
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At a listener's suggestion, we describe three new solutions that try to answer the age-old question, 'Why can Linux distributions not agree on how to install and application?' We describe Snap, AppImage and FlatPak.
00:00 Going Linux #333 · One Installation File - Many Linux Distributions
00:47 New Book: Using Ubuntu MATE and Its Applications
01:42 Why can Linux distributions not agree on how to install and application?
03:59 Snaps: Intro
05:31 FlatPaks: Intro
06:14 AppImages: Intro
11:55 More details and how to create packages
12:07 Which should I use?
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An excerpt on accessibility on boot from our new book, 'Using Ubuntu MATE and Its Applications.' Feedback on whole disk cloning, passwords, encryption, BleachBit on Linux, restarting after a freeze, and drivers. We also have a 'gone Linux' story from Craig.
00:00 Going Linux #332 · Listener Feedback
00:55 Fun with phones
03:00 Scott: GPartEd for whole disk cloning
05:06 Michael: Which distribution is best for using the Orca screen reader?
19:33 Greg: Linux beta of Password Safe
20:46 Mike: Should I encrypt my backups
27:14 Tom: Recommendations for slide show creation and DVD burning
34:12 John: Bleachbit and autoremove for Linux maintenance
35:58 Paul: Skype alternative and restaring the computer
39:45 Craig: High performance graphics on Linux
45:22 Gone Linux: Craig a 'curiosity' since 1990's has now switched to Linux
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We discuss backup and disaster recovery options that involve cloning your computer's entire hard drive. We discuss five Linux-based options for cloning hard drives. We make our recommendations of which to use, but we don't quite agree.
00:00 Going Linux #331 · Whole Disk Cloning on Linux
00:51 Podcast 'guests'
03:07 Backup Strategies
04:34 Cloning a hard drive on Linux
09:06 dd: Native Linux cloning tool
27:20 Our recommendations
28:42 Bye bye Skype
29:30 Hello Discord
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Our listeners are the BEST! David solves his hard drive issue. Greg wants to know about really old computers. We get show suggestions and questions about such things as secure browsing.
00:00 Going Linux #330 · Listener Feedback
01:02 David: Hard drive issue was hardware
07:44 Greg: Really REALLY old computers
14:03 Roger: Telegram?
14:46 Kevin: Advice on maintenence on Linux
19:05 Ken: Some show suggestions
21:00 Sean: Linux game review: Xonotic
21:57 Tom: Comments on the podcast
24:02 Greg: Secure browsing on Linux
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If you have a HiDPI screen, like the one on the Dell XPS 13, you may find that it has tiny icons and fonts that make it difficult to use. You can certainly change the resolution on your display to 1920x1080 (1080P) and simply not use its full capabilities but this podcast episode walks you through adjusting the settings to take full advantage of the full resolution of your beautiful 4K display.
00:00 Going Linux #329 · Using 4K Monitors on Linux
00:50 Bill buys the book
02:45 HiDPI (4K) monitors
07:30 Display settings
09:14 Change the font size
10:43 Change the icon size
12:49 Change the pointer size
13:49 Modify the greeter
15:50 Why you might not want to use the 4K settings
17:57 A wish for the future
20:24 Some thoughts on why you might use 4K
24:58 We switch from Skype to Discord
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We get feedback on stickers, books and Skype alternatives. We get questions on screen resolution, AppImages, network drives and issues, mouse buttons and more.
00:00 Going Linux #328 · Listener Feedback
00:51 Technology adventures
02:02 Bill's new gaming laptop
05:08 Tony: Needs help with screen resolution
08:13 Roy: Asks about App Images
14:03 SkywardAbyss: System76 Stickers
16:21 Serge: Recommended Skype alternatives
20:13 Nancy: About her new book, and ours, 'Your Data, Your Devices, and You'
24:58 Mike: Creating a network drive
28:22 Bob: Mouse button thanks for the offer to help
29:27 Tony: Where do I contribute pictures for network diagrams?
32:41 David: Hardware? Firmware? Software? Bill wins!
38:25 Troy: Learned something new
44:02 Bob: Here's HOW he solved his mouse configuration problems
46:35 Bob: A strange network problem
55:41 Tips on listening to music while you work
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This time we talk about several of the common things you may be familiar with in Windows and describe how you do those same things while using Linux. Sometimes the process the same, and sometimes it's different. Click the show notes links to find even more than we can cover in this short episode.
00:00 Going Linux #327 · Things You Can Do In Windows And How To Do Them In Linux
01:53 This topic is revisited and updated
02:32 Co-hosts revisited
06:41 The Super Key defined
08:53 Display system information (graphical)
11:42 Display system information (command line)
15:54 Shut down or reboot
20:09 How to control the drag and drop action
22:07 Use a dialog box to open an application or a URL
23:10 Lock your computer quickly
26:05 Bill tries Netrunner
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Larry has published a book: 'Ubuntu MATE: Upgrading from Windows or OSX.' Sebastien solves his problem with the filled-up hard drive. We find out how, and some other things to consider. We find there is no magic key for installing Linux on Apple hardware. Much more!
00:00 Going Linux #326 · Listener Feedback
00:58 Ubuntu MATE: Upgrading from Windows or OSX
02:45 Greg: Servers for home use
06:08 Sebastien: The community found the problem!
07:26 George: 'Magic Key' to installing Linux on a Mac
09:00 Orion: Refind
09:34 Steve: Mouse button mapping with Pystromo
10:38 Malte: Backup files created in the future!
11:18 Jim: Problems with Skype
14:02 John: Ethernet unplugged in Virtualbox
15:56 Paul: Where does a command-line installation get its applications?
18:03 David: The steps for clearing a filled hard drive
19:54 Heath: Other filled hard drive possibilities
22:40 Greg: Any update on Thinkpad T420?
24:39 Göran: File system mounts
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Inspired by an exchange between our community members in our 'Going Linux Podcast' Google+ community, we discuss how Windows, OSX and Linux all leave stuff behind after an upgrade, and what you can do to minimize or eliminate this on Linux. We provide several points of view on the concpets of Nuke and Pave vs. Rolling Release, and the differences between the 'remove' and 'purge' options for the command 'apt-get'. We also describe how to keep your preferences and settings for all of you Linux applications after an OS upgrade and after a nuke and pave.
00:00 Going Linux #325 · Getting Rid of 'Cruft' After An Upgrade
01:02 It all started innocently enough...
01:34 Rolling release vs. nuke and pave
04:10 Our experiences
16:04 Limitations of upgrades and rolling releases
18:13 Uninstalling applications via the command line
19:03 Remove vs. purge
19:23 man apt-get
21:19 Additional insights
24:35 Configuration files
25:09 4 easy steps to nuke and pave, retaining all of your preferences and settings
28:40 In the final analysis...
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We have several suggestions from our listeners for Sebastien on his filled hard drive, a request for a recommendation on a screen recorder for Linux and a story about dual booting. Chard has a recommendation for Bill's next computer.
00:00 Going Linux #324 · Listener Feedback
00:57 New processors have Bill drooling
05:10 Voice Mail: On requirement specs in reviews
13:04 Marian: Use 'du' to find out why hard drive is filling up; Linux isn't always easier
18:39 Miguel: A solute and a suggestion to use 'du' or 'ncdu'
19:32 Eldon: Also suggests 'ncdu'
20:48 Small Box Admin: Another vote for 'du'
22:56 Chris: Screen recorders for Linux
26:37 Richard: You will only boot Windows or else!
29:55 Chard: A suggestion for Bill
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Not every Linux distro is the same, but many have very similar features and applications. In today's episode we review Ubuntu MATE from the perspective that it is a typical modern Linux distro for the average user.
00:00 Going Linux #323 · Ubuntu MATE: A Typical Linux Distribution
00:45 Ubutu MATE: A distribution for everyone
02:27 A typical modern Linux distribution
03:35 Modern and full-featured
04:07 Pre-configured, yet flexible
04:32 Security built-in
05:13 An official flavor of Ubuntu
08:26 Applications provided by the MATE desktop
09:00 File browser: Caja
09:34 Text editor: Pluma
10:08 Archive manager: Engrampa
11:08 Image viewer: Eye of MATE
11:30 Document viewer: Atril
11:50 MATE System Monitor
12:08 MATE Terminal
12:31 Control Center
15:45 Applications provided by the Ubuntu MATE distribution
16:11 Ubuntu MATE Welcome
18:51 Web browser: Firefox
19:10 Mail: Thunderbird
20:01 Office suite: LibreOffice
21:42 Mobile device support
22:27 Document management
23:54 Scanning: SimpleScan
24:52 PDF creation
25:54 Music and audio player: Rhythmbox
26:36 Digital photo organizer: Shotwell
27:09 Video player: VLC
31:35 Continuous updates
32:33 Infection insulation
34:48 Trusted software
36:23 Backups: Déjà Dup
37:47 Firewall: ucfw
38:24 Accessibility software
41:49 Specs? Who needs specs?
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Our listeners ask about Wifi issues, Ubuntu's changes, trackball configuration and more. We get comments on a password manager and on installing Linux on an HP Stream.
00:00 Going Linux #322 · Listener Feedback
00:52 Episode Delay
01:43 Harold: Wifi problems
05:43 Greg: Password Safe and Dropbox
07:45 Ambrose: More wifi problems
12:52 Billy: How long will it take Ubuntu to get back on track?
16:27 Bob: The trackball, continued
19:29 Ambrose: Responds
22:36 Sebastien: Needs help
28:51 David: MATE Rocks!
32:19 App pick: Simplenote
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Bill has taken the time to review Sabayon Linux once again. He revises his score, gives some specific examples, plus and minus.
00:00 Going Linux #321 · Sabayon Revisited
01:46 Bill needs a new desktop computer: build or buy?
04:57 Larry's upgrade to Ubuntu MATE 17.04
07:36 Sabayon revisited
08:46 System resource usage is quite low
09:57 What is Sabayon?
10:53 Sabayon facts
12:57 Package Manager: Rigo
13:59 Pros and cons
15:30 Rolling release
18:45 System requirements
21:03 Sabayon community
21:59 Rant: KDE!
22:49 Replacing KDE with Cinnamon
23:44 5 Official versions
28:46 Applications available
31:37 Bill's new rating for Sabayon
33:14 Ubuntu MATE or Linux Mint still better for a new Linux user
36:37 Sabayon should give you a pretty good experience as long as you stay away from KDE
41:58 Ubuntu Gnome vs. MATE
44:00 Recommend a new machine for Bill
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In this episode we have contributons from listeners on backup software for Linux, and questions on browsing networks, running Wine, setting up extra mouse buttons, buggy wifi, optimal partition sizes, and more.
00:00 Going Linux #320 · Listener Feedback
00:54 320 · Listener Feedback
02:36 New computers?
05:23 Mario: Comment on Episode 319
08:30 Nicholai: Browsing a home network
10:56 Paul: Computrace?
15:24 Mike: Remote to Linux from a Surface
17:40 Bob: Using Wine
21:43 Bob: Logitec M570 mouse buttons
24:50 Rainy: Experience with Firefox Ubuntu Gnome
28:10 Daniel: Installing on a USB drive
31:05 Chard: Buggy Ubuntu wifi
34:05 Paul: Optimal home partition size
40:42 Jim: Lucky Backup
41:14 Bill's app pickLibreOffice
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Following our recommendations for strategies and methods of backing up your computer, we discuss an old tool, rsync, and it's graphical front-end, grsync. Almost all the options of rsync in a graphical form without the disadvantages of rsync. With the approaching release of the next iteration of Ubuntu and its derivatives, many of us will be looking to upgrade. Before making any major change to your system, a backup is an essential precaution.
00:00 Going Linux #319 · Backups with Grsync
00:45 Bill moves to New Mexico
04:06 Backup before you upgrade
04:58 Backup hardware
07:44 Backup software
08:40 A graphical front-end for rsync
09:28 Grsync is cross-platform
11:35 Almost all the options of rsync in a graphical form...
11:53 ... without the disadvantages of rsync
13:53 University of Aukland NZ
16:08 Piero Orsoni's list of features of grsync
19:00 Why use an old program like grsync rather than the more modern options?
21:30 Grsync outputs the rsync commands
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As always, we receive feedback on previous episodes, but this time we also receive feedback on our feedback on feedback. We have a word of caution for Windows users burning Linux ISO files with ImgBurn, questions on Linux drivers and the differences between distros, suggestions on getting Ubuntu MATE installed, and a Gone Linux story. There is much more feedback in the episode than we can list here, so you will just have to listen. We know you will anyway!
00:00 Going Linux #318 · Listener Feedback
01:09 David: Feedback on feedback on feedback
02:30 Troy: A word of caution on ImgBurn
04:28 Benjamin: A familiar suggestion
05:08 Charles: Why are there no standard drivers for Linux, like on Windows?
16:32 Paul: Mint 18 or 17.3?
18:48 Mario: Congrats on 10 years!
20:56 Armin: Discovered Linux through BSD
22:29 Michael: What are the real differences between distros?
25:52 Amar: Congrats on 10 years
26:15 Michael: Does Mint MATE come with Orca by default?
27:41 David: MATE 16.04 does not recognize screen resolution in Virutal Box
28:56 Michael: Needs some help
30:35 Matt: Provides a review on video
31:22 Anders: Suggests Lubuntu
33:11 Carl: What kind of voodoo witchcraft is this?
36:12 Jacabo: About the last episode
38:15 Joshua: Gone Linux!
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At our listeners' requests, we provide a review of some non-Debian Linux distributions.
00:00 Going Linux #317 · Linux Distros Reviewed
00:59 Rain in the desert
02:03 A review of non-Debian Linux distributions
03:01 RPM vs. DEB
17:51 Scientific Linux
53:52 So... did Bill switch to an RPM distribution?
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Bill's frustration with SecureBoot on an Asus netbook nudges him toward a computer with Linux pre-installed. Michael needs help burning a Sonar LiveDVD on Windows. David provides a 3-part email. Tony is burning DVDs. Chandra would like to see more content on RPM distros.
00:00 Going Linux #316 · Listener Feedback
01:08 Will Secure Boot drive Bill to System76?
02:34 Cloud-based software enables Linux
04:41 How the cloud helps eliminate license fees for operating systems as well as applications
08:12 How cloud software improves data security
10:29 Michael: Burning a Live DVD in Windows 10
16:24 David: Installing and mounting additional drives
30:50 Tony: Burn YouTube videos to DVD
32:49 Chandra: More on Fedora, SuSE, and RPM-based distros
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We celebrate 10 years of the Going Linux podcast, and review some significant happenings for Linux in 2016.
00:00 Going Linux #315 · 10th Anniversary Episode
00:42 10 years in review
01:39 6 years of Computer America
02:57 The year of change for Bill
04:02 Ubuntu includes support for ZFS
04:59 Open source licensing
08:15 Creative Commons licensing
11:44 Linux kernel license
13:52 10 years of co-hosts
20:18 Another pay increase for Bill!
20:51 10 years of Larry
22:55 Notable accomplishments
25:14 2016 Review
25:53 Fedora is first to ship with Wayland
29:42 Firefox OS
31:56 Mythbuntu shuts down
34:00 Microsoft loves Linux
42:04 KDE turns 20
42:45 Linux turns 25
46:47 Bill's favorite Linux
48:30 Larry's favorite Linux
53:38 2016: A good year for Linux
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As is our tradition, our first episode of the year is Listener Feedback. We discuss screensharing, backups, and multi-booting. Nathan shares his "Gone Linux" story.
00:00 Going Linux #314 · Listener Feedback
01:12 Llewellyn: Screen sharing across platforms
04:47 Dion: Backups
06:39 David: Recommendations for multi-boot
09:49 Gone Linux: Nathan
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You can get help for your Linux computer in many ways. In this episode we provide some details about each kind of support. Many of the answers to your questions are available on your distribution's website. Often, the fastest and easiest way to get answers to your questions about how to use Linux and its applications is to ask in the distribution's community forum.
00:00 Going Linux #313 · Getting Support for Linux Computers
01:12 How to get help when you are using Linux
01:47 Use the F1 key for onboard help
03:14 Official websites
03:21 Community help
05:53 Search in the discussion forums
06:40 Examples of communities you can browse for answers
08:23 You may find your answer in another distribution's forum
11:25 Using search engines like Google
11:42 Enterprise level support
12:59 Contract support for Linux
14:17 Support from your Linux computer manufacturer
15:11 Getting support for Open Source and Linux applications
16:10 Listen to podcasts for support
17:22 Onboard help for Linux applications
22:59 Application-specific support
23:32 Help at the command line
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In this episode, Bill and Larry discuss feedback about backups, partitioning, cron jobs, Scrivener, the Windows MBR, and more.
00:00 Going Linux #312 · Listener Feedback
02:14 Lyle: Test your backups!
05:39 Andrew: Partitioning and email
07:45 Jim: Launch Audacity in recording mode
10:09 Allan: Scrivener
13:58 Nathan: Converting others to Linux
18:31 Ambrose: MBR Filter
26:30 Application pick: Firefox
30:09 Application pick: Yelp
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Remote desktop technology for Linux has progressed since we first discussed it in 2010. Our recommendations have changed as a result. Now we recommend X2Go, which is more secure and more flexible. In this episode Larry describes how to install and use X2Go.
00:00 Going Linux #311 · Controlling a Remote Desktop
01:13 Connecting to, and controlling a remote computer using X2Go
02:32 Installing X2Go
03:03 Installing the X2Go Server
04:59 Installing the X2Go Client
06:35 Setting up an X2Go session
10:10 Using X2Go
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Bill and Larry solve the world's Linux issues... well the ones provided via our listener feedback anyway! From printers to ThinkPads and from marketing Linux to backups and processors, we discuss it all, and more.
00:00 Going Linux #310 · Listener Feedback
00:52 Larry needs more coffee
02:25 Snake: Partitioning a new hard drive
05:33 Tony: Email issues
09:24 JackDeth: Printers and Linux
14:46 Steve: ThinkPads on Linux
21:34 Marcio: New listener
22:18 JackDeth: 12-button mouse
23:58 Paul: Marketing Linux computers
30:42 Troy: Backups for small businesses
35:22 Ken: AMD processors and Linux
40:14 Eduardo: Securing backups
45:03 Madison: Gone Linux
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In today's world of Internet insecurity, it's more important than ever to maximize your safety and privacy, both on line and off. That's why we think that you should use a computer that runs Linux -- because it's safe. Well it's safer, at least, than the two other most popular operating systems, Microsoft's Windows and Apple's MacOS. In this episode we provide an overview as well as some specific recommendations.
00:00 Going Linux #309 · Today's Security Technology
01:38 Bill has AI overload
03:44 The area of security changes so fast
04:07 Why Linux is safer
04:53 By default, Linux users do not run as administrators
06:36 Get software from trusted sources
07:04 Super User vs. Root
09:16 Linux requires your password to install sofware
10:14 Updates on Linux are never installed without your permission and always require your password
11:23 Good passwords are important
11:59 If you share your computer, setup a guest account
12:43 How is Linux setup to be more secure?
16:49 Passwords: A help or a hinderance for security?
17:42 Browser security
18:09 Tracking and cookies
22:08 Data collection by your operating system
23:15 How much information IS Windows 10 collecting about you?
26:22 ... and what are they doing with it?
28:27 Paranoia or just appropriately cautious?
29:24 Should you know what's in an update and have the choice of whether to install it or not?
31:49 Security patch release timing
34:19 Data collection and virtual assistants
39:30 Encrypting your data
43:21 Our basic Linux security recommendations
45:12 Use antivirus if you touch Windows files
46:05 Enable your software firewall
46:42 Stay updated
47:11 Use strong passwords
47:47 Make backups regularly
47:50 Install only from trusted sources
48:23 Use security-related browser plug-ins
48:56 Use common sense - be aware
52:53 Windows security recommendations
54:20 Run this list of software preventatively
56:05 Run this list of programs weekly
56:39 Run these programs monthly
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Commercial software licenses are a total FRAUD! That's how our feedback starts this month. We get into the difficulties of installing Ubuntu on a dual-boot system with Win10, audio technical details, full-disk encryption, and much, much more. We even have a Gone Linux story.
00:00 Going Linux #308 · Listener Feedback
00:52 Bill is off
01:13 Charlie: Commercial software licenses are a total FRAUD!
07:09 Scott: Network manager shows only strongest access points
11:25 Bob: Is full disk encryption really encrypting the whole disk in a dual-boot system?
19:50 Richard: Dual booting with Windows 10 is not always easy
22:40 Paul: Building a new computer and looking for a Linux MOBO
25:16 Göran: Writing bash scripts
26:38 Nancy: Audio is perfect now
27:27 John: Thank you! VNC to Ubuntu MATE with VPN
28:38 Bruce: More in-depth on audio
32:41 Dylan: Gone Linux
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We've talked about backups and backup software in at least three previous episodes, but it's been a while. The last time we produced a full-fledged episode was in 2008! We take a fresh look at backups and some of the current applications and methods available today.
00:00 Going Linux #307 · Today's Backup Technology
02:03 Backup Technologies 02:56 How do I know what and where to backup
11:07 Backing up your computer is cheap disaster recovery
16:56 How often should I backup?
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This month's topics include Virutal Box on Ubuntu, remote into Ubuntu, installing netbeans, the dangers of rm, Mint vs. Ubuntu, wireless printing, network shares and feedback on past episodes.
00:00 Going Linux #306 · Listener Feedback
03:01 Galen: Feedback on 303
15:52 John: Asks about VirtualBox and Ubuntu
19:52 John: Audio issues
23:09 Joe: It's my co-worker's fault! I've gone Linux
25:18 Greg: Replies to a question in Episode 304
27:53 John: VNC to Ubuntu with VPN
34:55 Marlo: Netbeans on Ubuntu 16.04
36:48 Brock: The dangers of the rm command
41:31 Augustin: App suggestion CastBack
45:24 Richard: Mint vs. Ubuntu
48:31 Alec: Audio issues with the podcast
50:50: Nancy: More on audio problems
52:13 Paul: Wireless printing on Linux
55:12 Paul: Verifying the Mint 18 ISO
57:58 Dries: Network shares
60:40 Jeff: Feedback from Episode 305
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We take a fresh look at gaming on Linux, including the state of Steam and some of the native Linux game titles.
00:00 Going Linux #305 · Gaming on Linux revisited
00:46 Billl's audio
04:11 Gaming on Linux
09:26 Gaming with Wine
12:12 Installing games with Steam
12:36 DOS gaming
13:57 No physical media
18:12 How difficult is it to install Steam on Linux?
19:06 Graphics on Linux?
20:56 Sound on Linux
25:41 Bill's favorite games?
25:53 Team Fortress 2
26:16 Flight Gear
27:51 vs. X-plane
31:27 Free software
38:01 Pokemon Go!
39:41 Some games you may not have heard about
43:56 Getting started with gaming on Linux
46:17 What else you should know about Linux gaming
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Bill completes his move and finds another cloud service. We receive a suggestion from Gus, and a correction from Angelo. We answer questions on TMP partitions and desktop selections. Steve lets us know about Wordpress.
00:00 Going Linux #304 · Listener Feedback
00:53 Welcome to California
02:28 Gus: Provides a suggestion
04:01 Angelo: It's not political correctness
05:15 Paul: TMP file size too small
11:05 Darren: Which desktop?
13:41 Steve: Regarding Wordpress
19:15 Bill finds another cloud service
24:39 Gone Linux: Greg
29:07 Application Pick: Virtual Machine Manager
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Did you know that Charles Tendell has his own radio show? Yep. He's on 1690 AM, KDMT Denver's Money Talk. And I was a guest on his show in June. Yep. I'm back on live radio! You can subscribe to his podcast at http://thecharlestendellshow.com/. Yep. He has one of those, too!
00:00 Going Linux #303 · Hacked!
02:39 Welcome to the Charles Tendell Show
04:16 Who is Larry Bushey?
05:44 What is Linux?
07:02 Where do you find Linux?
07:43 Linux is more secure.
09:53 It's not as terrifying as you think
11:27 Which Linux is right for you?
14:24 Why would I do more work to install Linux
16:45 Does it work with my software
19:17 How easy is it to switch?
19:45 Installing Linux
26:08 How did Linux get its name?
28:03 Will it make my computer better?
31:55 The reasons for switching to Linux
33:10 The government is the problem
35:55 Why is the government still running on floppy-based and green screen computers?
37:29 Linux is widely adopted, but it has no money for advertising
38:52 Dispelling old myths
40:03 Linux 'just works' buy from System76
41:58 Or install it on an older computer
43:42 Email Charles to get a free USB disk to try Linux
45:45 Chromebooks run Linux
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What are the best Linux certifications to get? Software replacement for a multi-button mouse -- gestures. Linux compatible printers. Follow-ups from previous show topics. A new Linux distro. And much, much more...
00:00 Going Linux #302 · Listener Feedback
00:51 No voice mail lately
01:12 Cliff: Certifications
05:07 Martyn: Backups on Linux
08:01 Frank: Software pick - Easystroke
09:09 Scott: Can't send a fax
12:24 Gus: Has suggestion for window previews
12:48 Tony: Topic suggestion?
14:59 Richard returns!
16:22 Richard: Thanks
22:38 Sam: Please review Gecko Linux
29:11 Scott: ThinkPads and converts
33:05 Michael: Compatibility
34:27 Gone Linux: Nathan older computers
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Today we discuss Open Source software and services to meet your online media needs. It may be totally free software or it might be a application running on some service you paid for. But it all has one thing in common. Everything we discuss is using, in some part, an Open Source application or service.
00:00 Going Linux #301 · Open Source for Online Media
01:33 Alternatives to Facebook
15:23 The Maker
20:16 Blue Griffon
26:03 Don't overlook your web host
29:46 Encrypting stored files
30:37 With open source you have choices
32:59 Application pick: Atom
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Aidan wants previews, Tony crashes, Will doubts Linux, Michael likes it light, Sean likes Puppy, Frank is unhappy and Angelo corrects some misinformation.
00:00 Going Linux 300 · Listener Feedback
01:06 Aidan: Window previews with Mutter
03:51 Tony: Flash crash
06:07 Will: Why now, go Linux?
13:17 Michael: What about Linux Lite
15:15 Sean: What no Puppy?
17:38 Frank: Unhappy with Mint and Ubuntu
25:34 Angelo: Misinformation about Assistive Technology
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Ever wonder what it's like to work on a Linux distribution? We discuss that, and much, much more in our interview with Kendell Clark, one of the three developers of Sonar/GNU Linux. Sonar is a Linux distribution focused on assistive technology trying to give the best experience for everyone that depends on accessible software.
00:00 Going Linux 299 · Assistive Technology
00:48 Welcome Kendell Clark
01:12 What's going on with Sonar?
03:24 Sonar overview
04:43 Sonar's assistive technology
06:58 Sonar developers
07:35 Latest release
10:25 New Sonar MATE version
11:47 A Cinnamon version on the horizon
13:38 The challenges of developing a distro
15:42 Accessibility software on Windows
18:59 The ongoing expense of using accessibility software on Windows
20:59 Chosen few get financial assistance - but for Windows only
23:29 The challenge of accessibility awareness
25:43 Government assistance comes with significant limits and restrictions
26:58 Why Linux for the disabled?
27:43 The challenges of sotware updates
30:05 The challenges with audio communication software
36:03 About fanboy rants
37:58 What's in the future for Sonar?
41:29 The Sonar project needs more people!
43:18 How to help the project
44:39 What you can do to help upstream
49:16 Cooperation with the Windows accessibility community? Nope.
50:23 Accessibility on OSX?
53:32 Accessibility improvements in Windows 10?
54:08 Challenges helping others switch to Linux
57:47 On coming back to Linux later
59:22 Chrome is not accessible
62:23 Other browsers?
63:27 Other applications?
64:20 Accessibility doesn't 'just work' on Windows
65:22 With Sonar, it just works
66:31 Substituting better applications
68:26 Mycroft on Sonar?
70:18 Sonar is not just for the disabled
72:08 Anyone can help with the project
74:21 Gnome accessibility
75:02 Managing expectations
79:13 ARM devices for sale pre-installed with Sonar
82:18 Linux is an equal opportunity operating system
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We have plenty of feedback on our ThinkPad episode. We are corrected on Puppy Linux and we discuss backups. Lots more, too.
00:00 Going Linux 298 · Listener Feedback
00:52 Website outage and recovery
04:02 Larry switches to Ubuntu MATE
04:42 Advanced Power Management with TLP
08:29 Pierre: Puppy Linux
11:51 Pedro: Chromebook or used laptop?
19:34 Ken: Bought a Lenovo T420
23:11 Amar: Linux on a 9 year old Dell for business
25:23 George: Is a ThinkPad really the equivalent of a MBP?
33:49 Martin: Disappointed by ThinkPad episode
37:14 Tony: Backups on Mint
42:03 Randy: Brother Printer solution
44:10 Steve: Windows 10 bash shell
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When you buy a new computer with Windows or OSX pre-installed, you have to deal with planned obsolescence, a 'feature' that is so prevalent with proprietary software. When you replace that limiting OS with Linux, you will have a powerful, modern computer that can be used and updated and upgraded for years without trouble and without cost.
00:00 Going Linux 297 · Choosing a distribution for an older computer
01:12 Linux Mint got hacked?
06:53 SKO is finally dead
09:55 Linux: Why on older hardware?
10:56 Planned obsolescence
11:43 Running Linux on your existing computer - old or new
12:20 Is Ubuntu Unity really a resource hog?
15:03 Why should you have to tweak your computer before it works?
20:56 Chrome OS? Really?
32:16 Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon or MATE
37:28 Ubuntu MATE
41:26 Ubuntu Unity
44:16 Cub Linux
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This time we have comments about our interview with Charles Tendell, overheating fan issues, a fix to softwear rendering mode error, and an expression of amazement with Ubuntu MATE
00:00 Going Linux 296 · Listener Feedback
00:54 Victor: Overheating could be the fan
02:52 Ken: Bought a T420 thanks to Charles
04:45 Dominic: Increase swap size to solve suspend/resume issues
07:42 Richard: Switch to MATE to fix 'software rendering mode' issue
09:35 Daniel: Where can I get the T420?
10:42 John: Ubuntu MATE -- WOW!
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In this episode, Larry speaks with Charles Tendell about Linux on ThinkPad computers. Charles is an ethical hacker and has successfully adopted the 5 year old ThinkPad T420 as an economical substitute for a new Macbook Pro for his business -- without sacrificing performance or capabilities!
00:00 Going Linux 295 · Linux on ThinkPads
00:40 Charles Tendell: Certified Ethical Hacker
01:59 Why the ThinkPad instead of a Macbook Pro?
07:07 Comparing specifications: T420 vs. MBP
12:31 Battery life: WOW!
16:21 The skeptic decides
17:25 How the operating system was selected
19:05 Dispelling the myth that Linux is still only for geeks
19:44 Why Elementary and Kali Linux?
22:28 What applications does a hacker use for daily use?
24:35 How does a hacker use Kali?
27:17 The T420 har What applications does a hacker use for daily use?dware quality
28:50 Is the T420 too much computer for the average computer user?
30:38 T420 for media production
32:10 T420 Macbook Pro Killer
32:56 Upgrade recommendations
33:40 Azorian Cyber Security
34:13 Charles Tendell on TV
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From power issues to vanishing icons to video drivers, we provide suggestions on what to do. We also hear from listeners about their experiences with ligheweight desktops, LibreOffice, PAE Kernels and computers running Chrome or Chrome-like operating systems.
00:00 Going Linux 294 · Listener Feedback
00:54 Bill is not available for this episode
01:06 Ken: Issues with older Dell computer
06:43 Gus: Lightweight desktops on modern hardware
08:02 John: LibreOffice saves the day
09:37 Martyn: An update... one year later
10:41 Ken: Vanishing icons
14:00 Ken: Cub Linux
16:06 Rich: More on PAE
17:13 Tony: Software rendering mode
19:23 Gone Linux: Lora's daughter gets a Chromebook
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This time we break from the traditional format where we review Linux distributions individually. We discuss considerations for choosing a desktop and tackle topics like, 'Does the lightweight Linux desktop still have a place?' and 'Is it a mistake to promote Linux for use on older machines?'
00:00 Going Linux 293 · Distro Review
01:19 Distro Review
05:35 Does the lightweight Linux desktop still have a place?
10:34 Is it a mistake to promote Linux for use on older machines?
11:59 The argument for lightweight Linux on new computers
18:14 Is the forced upgrade to Windows 10 the compelling event to move to Linux?
20:03 Bill's favorites
20:52 Larry's favorites
25:13 This is the 'go to' Linux distribution
25:47 This is the Linux distribution for more adventuresome users
29:07 This is the best Linux for new users
29:48 One more Linux choice for the advanced user
30:34 Bill's personal picks
31:35 Choice - Linux lets you choose how you want your computer to work
34:56 Some considerations when choosing your Linux
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As usual, we have feedback on a wide range of topics, from Kernels to audio software to ham software and browser security. We also discuss laptop battery life, Chromebooks and Ubuntu Studio.
00:00 Going Linux 292 · Listener Feedback
02:32 Mark: How Linux improved my life
04:14 Glenn: My PC can't run PAE kernels
06:41 Matt: Should I build my own music layering software
09:52 Ubuntu Studio
12:46 Ambrose: Browser security
16:53 Ken: More Chromebook love
20:00 Chris: Setting up a podcast
24:17 Richard: Laptop battery life
32:53 John: Ham software episode?
35:50 Are we becoming Linux luddites?
36:39 Guake Terminal
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Our assessment of the year that was 2015 concludes that it was more of an evolutionary year than a revolutionary year. We look at our own community, a number of stand out distributions, and some factors that have made a difference. We also take a moment to acknowledge the passing of Debian founder Ian Murdock.
00:00 Going Linux 291 · Year End Review
00:42 Happy New Year
02:35 2015 was evolutionary, not revolutionary
06:04 Ian Murdock, father of Debian died
08:52 Our Google+ Community exceeds 1000 members
11:01 Ubuntu MATE explodes on the scene
13:47 MATE continues to evolve and improve
17:39 Linux Mint Cinnamon
20:02 Cinnamon and Mint tools continue to evolve and improve
22:17 Ubuntu Studio, Ubuntu Unity, Elementary
29:49 Web Browsers
35:47 With ChromeOS, Google has outdone Apple for making the user experience simple and easy
37:50 Is Windows 10 the nail in the coffin for Linux?
41:06 Apple OSX: More secure, or just better and hiding vulnerabilities?
42:15 The systemD controversy
43:55 The Internet of Things
47:56 Looking forward: The year of the Linux desktop; privicy & security
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We received no emails for this episode, so we read some of the most recent posts from our G+ Community and provide our comments. We discuss the length of our episodes, Libre Office, getting around blocked websites, how local mirrors work in the latest Mint, video cards and Chromebooks.
00:00 Going Linux 290 · Listener Feedback
02:31 Jack: Shorter shows and a browser tip
08:00 Bill: Using VPN to stop website blocking
09:33 Matt: Use Ubuntu Server to prevent website blocking
10:27 George: Mint Update Manager - How do local mirrors work?
12:42 Ken L: Libre Office extensions
13:48 Ken L: Story time - video glitches
16:35 Ken B: I love my Chromebook because...
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OK, so it's a bit of a stretch to think of an operating system improving your life. But by the end of this episode I think you'll agree that, if you do it right, using free software can do just that. At the very least, it can save you some money. That would improve your life, wouldn't it?
00:00 Going Linux 289 · Improving Your Life: The Linux Advantage
01:07 The Linux Advantage Series
01:17 Use Linux: Improve your life
02:14 Hidden hassles, hidden costs
03:36 Life hacks, life upgrades
03:55 6 ways you can improve your life by using Linux and Open Source software
05:18 Online classes
06:18 Free upgrades for life
07:14 A better computer
08:05 Continued support after upgrades, for the software and hardware you use
10:01 Keep your computer longer. Replace the old OS with a new version of Linux
11:32 Pick: The Chrome browser
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We discuss the possibility that the Going Linux podcast is blocked in Uzbekistan! Orca, the screen reader, is now in Linux Mint. We have a Gone Linux story from Michael
00:00 Going Linux #288 · Listener Feedback
02:14 Kevin: Are we blocked in Uzbekistan?
06:22 Michael: Linux Mint 17.3 will include Orca
07:46 Gone Linux: Michael, the Frugal Computer Guy
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Have you seen today's Linux? It's beautiful! It's modern! And it's always secure and up to date with the latest in popular computer trends! Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but no matter your definition of beauty, with the vast array of modern Linux distributions available today, you'll be sure to find one that suits your taste.
00:00 Going Linux #287 · Beauty: The Linux Advantage
01:01 Bill is famous!
02:40 Our thoughts are with the people of Paris
03:15 Beauty: The Linux Advantage
04:36 In the eye of the beholder
06:37 Improving on perfection
09:39 The eternal beauty of Linux
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Ubuntu MATE is now our official recommended distribution for new users to Linux. We also discuss Internet filtering, Red Shif, hardware recommendations and fixing Chris' issues that appear after installation. And the cliff hanger... will Larry and Bill both switch to Ubuntu MATE?
00:00 Going Linux #286 · Listener Feedback
00:52 Ubuntu MATE 15.10
03:05 Ubuntu Studio
06:13 #1 distribution for new users: Ubuntu MATE
10:15 Nicholas: Internet filter recommendations
12:42 Fin: f.lux and Red Shift
13:49 Michael: Computer recommendation
17:59 Leonid: Is a separate boot partition really necessary?
22:37 Joe: No show filling banter
23:57 Chris: Problems after installation
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We have often talked about the Linux operating system being more secure, and better supported than the operating systems preinstalled on most home computer hardware today. At a high level, Linux is more secure, and we detail four reasons for that.
00:00 Going Linux #285 · Security: The Linux Advantage
06:22 Reasons Linux is more secure
07:21 Reason 1: All updates and upgrades are automatic and from trusted sources.
11:34 Reason 2: Linux is designed with security in mind
14:13 Reason 3: Linux doesn't get infections - as a rule
17:32 Reason 4: Linux users are not administrators by default
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Email explanations, VPN success, PowerPC and the FCC banning Linux. They are all part of this month's listener feedback episode.
00:00 Going Linux #284 · Listener Feedback
00:56 Roger: IMAP vs. POP3
02:17 Jeremy: VPN success
03:56 Nancy: PowerPC
09:05 Manso: Keep up the good work
09:29 Christopher: FCC effectively going to ban Linux?!
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Having an inspiring, engaging, and enjoyable community is the lifeblood of any open source software project. The community provides product and feature ideas, user support, developer talent, documentation, financial support, visionary direction, and cultural norms. All for the benefit of anyone who uses, contributes to, or otherwise supports the project. Community is a 'Linux advantage'.
00:00 Going Linux #283 · Community: The Linux Advantage
00:51 Bill encrypts his HDD, then forgets his password. Doh!
02:24 Demise of the perfect burger
06:18 Community - The Linux advantage
07:02 Linux distributions and the Linux Community
08:20 Open Source licensing
11:22 Developer Community - Who creates and updates Linux?
12:11 Linux and Open Source Communities
14:37 The advantage of Community
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Knightwise provides a cross-platform tip. Troy answers Jim's question. Tony, Jeremy and George have issues. Al provides a Gone Linux story. And much more.
00:00 Going Linux #282 · Listener Feedback
01:48 Knightwise: Cross Platform Mind Mapping
06:54 Jim: Optiplex Bios Issues
15:42 Troy provides assistance to Jim
18:06 Tony: Shockwave is crashing
20:20 Jeremy: VPN issues
23:11 George: Linux on NUCs
30:11 Al: Gone Linux
31:34 Pick: Chrome
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Have you ever wanted to share music, videos, podcast episodes and other files between different users on the same computer? This is only a consideration if your computer HAS multiple users, but some of our listeners have asked about it, so if you are one of those listeners, this is the episode for you.
00:00 Going Linux #281 · Sharing Files Among Multiple Users On One System
00:47 Bill has a new recording setup
02:16 Adventures in Internet setup
11:30 Sharing files with multiple users on one system
12:33 Sharing on OSX
13:32 Sharing on Windows
15:03 Sharing on Linux
19:11 The 7 simple steps
23:21 Create additional users first
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We received a lot of feedback on Episode 279 - Getting Started with Linux. Mark is looking for a Linux alternative to Dragon Naturally Speaking. Ambrose finds the fame a burden. Martyn shares a Gone Linux story... and more!
00:00 Going Linux #280 · Listener Feedback
00:51 Welcome back Bill!
02:02 Mark: Dragon alternatives
07:53 Alex: Linuxtracker.org
09:26 David: Episode 279 was excellent summary
10:57 Knightwise: Episode 279 clears up FUD
11:16 Martin: Episode 279 is excellent
11:32 Ambrose: Struggling with fame
13:42 Tony: Audio balance issues
16:43 Gone Linux in 6 parts from Martyn
29:14 Picks: Git and BitBucket
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There are literally hundreds of versions of Linux to choose from. Each has its own look and feel. Each is designed with a specific purpose in mind. Each comes pre-packaged with a selection of software applications, and each is the same Linux at the core.
Having said that, if you ask 10 people which version of Linux is best, you will get at least 12 different answers. :) The recommendations we give in this episode are based on our experience and knowledge. (Larry has been using Linux as his exclusive personal computer operating system for about 10 years.)
00:00 Going Linux #279 · Getting Started With Linux
00:55 What is Linux and why should I try it?
04:05 Misconception: For nerds by nerds
04:38 Misconception: Linux can not be used as a Windows replacement
06:15 Choosing the right Linux for you
08:03 Trying Linux
09:44 Installing Linux
10:57 Linux sounds too good to be true!
13:01 Linux FAQ
14:48 Linux is more secure
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Keneth shares a sharing site. George has concerns. David is doubly honored. Moe, Tim and Richard have issues. Paul offers his thanks and George has gone 100% Linux.
00:00 Going Linux #278 · Listener Feedback
01:09 Kenneth: LinuxTracker.org p2p sharing
02:41 George: Concerns about downloading software
06:50 Frank: TinyCore
09:13 David: VeraCrypt shocker
11:27 Tim: Chrome Remote Desktop not working
14:40 Moe: Touchpad issues
21:45 Richard: The X250
26:03 Paul: Thanks for the help
26:55 Gone Linux: George LibreOffice vs. OpenOffice
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VeraCrypt is High Security Disk Encryption software that picks up from where TrueCrypt left off. The VeraCrypt team has enhanced the security algorithms used for system and partition encryption, improve security and reduced its vulnerability overall. It can mount your old TrueCrypt volumes and allows you to convert TrueCrypt containers and non-system partitions to the VeraCrypt format.
00:00 Going Linux #277 · Using VeraCrypt
00:44 A new-old office suite to try
05:18 Listener David suggested an episode on TrueCrypt
07:34 What is VeraCrypt?
08:03 System requirements
09:47 Installing VeraCrypt
10:26 Cautions when sharing VeraCrypt volumes
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Bill has finally resolved his audio issues. We offer our opinion on software, Gentoo, Ham Radio and Lenovo X250. More on pronouncing "MATE." We offer help on unresponsive script errors and creating a bootable USB drive from OSX.
00:00 Going Linux #276 · ListenerFeedback
00:53 Bill has rebuilt his microphone: Back to great audio
02:34 RIP openSuSE
03:55 PCLinux OS installer issues
07:31 Duck Duck Go Search
09:23 Bill's latest adventures
12:49 Leonid: Opinion on Gentoo
13:35 Lyle: Ham Radio
17:11 David: Bill's noise in recording
19:11 Richard: Opinion on Lenovo X250
25:40 Michael: Make bootable Linux USB stick using OSX
30:30 Michael: New Router
32:11 Richard: An unresponsive script
37:16 Linux In The Wild
40:59 Larry's App Pick: VeraCrypt
42:47 Bill's App Picks: WordPress, Chirp
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Windows XP is no longer supported and quite a few of the computers that came with XP installed just do not have the specs to run Windows 7 or Windows 8. It's not safe to run an operating system that is no longer supported, so what do you do? Buy a new machine? Or you could try installing a lightweight Linux distribution. We take a fresh look at the array of lightweight distros available today that might make good alternatives for lower-spec machines.
00:00 Going Linux #275 · Lightweight Linux Distributions Revisited
00:43 Bill records on a phone app
01:33 Bill wants a Cray
02:59 Bill has SuSE system lockups
03:51 Blue Griffon and Wordpress
05:55 Why lightweight Linux distros?
07:36 The criteria
08:13 The process
12:10 Ubuntu MATE
18:15 Honorable mentions
18:26 Puppy Linux
18:31 Bodi Linux
19:56 Tiny Core Linux
23:27 Application pick: Gentoo file manager
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Our fabulous listeners ask the burning questions of the day! They also provide comments on our sound quality, broken hardware, Linux setup, and how they have Gone Linux!
00:00 Going Linux #274 · Listener Feedback
00:51 10 things that Windows users can do that Linux users can't
04:48 Jim: 32-bit or 64-bit?
10:36 Ben: Setup done quickly
14:57 Michael: Broken CD/DVD drive
17:54 Sydney: Pronouncing MATE
19:16 Paul: Recently Bill's audio is too low
21:17 Gone Linux: Frank
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Onine meetings have been popular in business for years. Most applications and services that enable online meetings work well on OSX and Windows, but not all work or work well on Linux. We review and compare important features of some of the most popular solutions and which features of each work on Linux.
00:00 Going Linux #273 · Online Meetings with Linux
01:44 Online meeting applications
02:33 Which online meetings work with Linux?
03:05 Skype installed client
05:00 Google Hangouts
06:09 Citrix: GoToMeeting, GoToWebinar, WebEx...
08:45 WebRTC overview
09:50 Skype for web
10:56 Firefox Hello
11:40 GoToMeeting Free
13:39 OpenTalk RTC
15:08 The winner is...
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We hear from the lead developer on Ubuntu MATE. We answer questions about file and boot repair, and we have a Gone Linux story.
00:00 Going Linux #272 · Listener Feedback
01:50 Len: Facebook?
04:24 Martin W.: Lead developer on Ubuntu MATE
07:23 Roger: Boot Repair caveate for Windows 8
09:07 Martyn: DVD or USB for repair utilities
11:04 Greg: Asus Transformer and Linux?
14:26 Jason: Gone Linux
15:55 Software Pick
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Bill has prepared a review of several Linux distributions. He also discusses Flight Gear and provides a Gone Linux story.
00:00 Going Linux #271 · Distro Review
04:46 Ubuntu MATE
06:57 Ubuntu 14.04
09:00 Elementary OS
12:51 PCLinux OS
14:48 Flight Gear
16:13 Gone Linux story
18:17 Final comments
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We have feedback on migrating to Linux, remote desktop, Linux on SD cards, media keys, and more. We also talk about Spock, we have a Gone Linux story and Knightwise provides an interview with LibreOffice at Fossdem.
00:00 Going Linux #270 · Listener Feedback and Fossdem
00:54 Going Linux meetup at SCaLE
02:15 Leonard Nimoy
03:42 Dave: Migrating to Linux
05:56 Ambrose: Disabling multimedia keys
10:57 Kirill: Remote Desktop
12:58 Mathijn: Installing Linux on SD cards
17:40 Andres: Tip to shut down
18:47 Rob: Truecrypt is still available
20:11 Tony: Backup issues
22:00 Greg: Fixed IP addresses
23:33 David: Lubuntu on an SD card
25:59 Bob: Gone Linux
29:54 Knightwise: LibreOffice Interview at Fossdem
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In our advanced look at what to do when things go wrong on Linux, we describe reinstalling GRUB, using TestDisk to recover deleted partitions, and using BootRepair for a one-button fix for boot problems.
00:00 Going Linux #269 · What to do when things go wrong on Linux-Advanced
07:28 Reinstall GRUB
19:45 Using bootable BootRepair media
22:32 Using BootRepair from a bootable Linux distro
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You, our listeners rock! We have a list of corrections you provided, and lots of shared input and ideas around lockups, syncrhonization, backups and optimizing your use of Linux. We even have a 'Linux in the wild' section this time!
00:00 Going Linux #268 · Listener Feedback
00:58 Bill: Broken bones
03:32 Our Google+ community rocks!
10:15 Glen: A correction Ctrl+Alt+SysReq
12:11 Rick: System lockups
15:43 Tom: Amazon Glacier
20:14 Michael: Orca Firefox issue
23:26 Martin: Insynchq
24:17 Mark: Installing Maker
27:27 David: Installing Lubuntu on an SD Card
31:15 Dave: Migrating a small business to Linux
36:38 JALU: Netrunner clarifications
38:41 Tony: Saving Youtube videos
39:41 Ken: Dual monitor issues
44:18 Michael: Sonar problem solved
45:44 Linux in the wild
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Listener Dave suggested this topic. We detail how to recover from a crashed or frozen system. The topics we outline are: How to restart the Cinnamon desktop environment, how to restart the display server, how to restart and how to shut down a partially crashed responsive computer, and how to restart and shut down a completely unresponsive computer. We also walk through recovering accidentally deleted files from your hard drive or removable drive.
I mistakenly said, "Alt+F3" to start a full-screen terminal session. That is not correct. It's "Ctrl+Alt+F3" that you press. To ensure that all is clear, here are the commands I mentioned.
00:00 Going Linux #267 · What to do when things go wrong on Linux-Introduction
00:48 Just Larry
02:38 Examples from Linux Mint
03:33 How to restart Cinnamon
05:35 How to restart X
10:14 How to restart a responsive computer from the command line
12:38 How to shut down a responsive computer from the command line
13:46 How to restart an unresponsive computer
18:05 How to force shut down an unresponsive computer
20:26 How to recover accidentally deleted files
25:52 Using PhotoRec step-by-step
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As always, we start a new year with your feedback. The Grinch escapes Bill's grasp, Jared helps with printing, Michael asks about Mint versions, Greg wants encryption, Charles gets a new computer and Ken makes a recording.
00:00 Going Linux #266 · Listener Feedback
00:54 Happy New Year
05:18 Bill and the Grinch
06:29 Jared: Setting up a Linux printer
11:37 Michael: Which version of Mint?
17:25 Greg: TrueCrypt alternatives
24:14 Jesse: A VPN for Netrunner
28:37 Charles: Linux pre-installed
32:10 Ken: Making voice recordings
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In this, our year end show, we review a few Linux distributions, look at the top of the list on Distrowatch, and comment on some of the significant Linux-related happenings throughout the year.
00:00 Going Linux #265 · 2014 Year End Review
05:49 Open Suse mini review
17:19 Google Drive options
27:03 2014 distro news
27:22 Linux Mint
35:14 Microsoft loves Linux
35:42 Top 5 on Distrowatch
41:32 RedHat gets buddy-buddy with CentOS
45:26 Netflix on Linux
48:19 Shout out to other podcasts
53:20 Sonar GNU/Linux
56:28 Farewell Computer America
60:33 The future of Going Linux
61:59 Was 2014 the year of the Linux desktop?
65:27 Predictions for 2015
69:04 Application pick
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Topic: Applications for Linux That I Use Every Day - And They’re Not Just For Linux! Some of the best Linux software is cross-platform. That means it runs on Windows, OSX and sometimes the ChromeOS, Android and iOS, too. This show contains over 20 applications that I use on a regular basis to manage my personal, podcasting and professional life.
00:00 Going Linux #264 · Computer America #80
01:12 Craig, Ben and Larry are joined by Marcel Gagne
02:32 Introducing: Marcel Gagne
05:11 Topic: Applications for Linux That I Use Every Day - And They’re Not Just For Linux!
06:17 Chrome browser
26:53 Cloud File Sync Services
29:21 Google Calendar
34:31 Charles Tendell calls in
44:53 HP ePrint
50:10 Marcel's Christmas message
59:00 Google Hangouts
60:03 ... and the rest
63:04 Living n the cloud
65:42 Michael: Backups question
68:33 Jonathan: About Charles
70:30 Michael: Getting Orca to read webpages better
74:06 Jim: Leaving computers on all the time
82:04 Sleep mode vs. Hibernation
86:19 David: Leaving computers on all the time? Really?
87:58 John: Point Linux
89:41 Just another Linux distribution
92:03 Jim: Alternative search engine
95:56 Does Larry need a Kickstarter campaign?
97:06 Brandon: Thanks us for Sonar
98:14 Pass the spaghetti
98:55 What? Me, prepare?
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We have old topics, new topics, questions, "Gone Linux" stories and application picks. This month, we have it all!
00:00 Going Linux #263 · Listener Feedback
03:12 Richard: An old dead topic
04:18 Chard: Disk cleaning
08:32 Jim: An update and some questions
20:38 Brandon: Up and running with Sonar
23:33 Steve: Gone Linux
26:38 Conky Manager
30:21 In-place upgrades
34:42 MATE Desktop
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Larry's second last appearance as the regular Linux correspondent on Computer America. Topic: The computer operating system doesn't matter anymore... so you should use Linux! Call me 'cheap' or just 'frugal' but I don't like spending money without a good reason. As long as you have an Internet connection and a browser, why do you need a specific computer? You don't need an expensive computer. Even a modest one with a good Internet connection can run cloud applications quickly -- because most, if not all, of the processing takes place on the Internet.
00:00 Going Linux #262 · Computer America #79
06:33 Topic: The computer operating system doesn't matter anymore... so you should use Linux!
52:45 Frank: Feedback in five parts
61:51 Learning Python
64:21 Software recommendations
68:43 About the show
75:02 Jack: Good work on 261, Bill
76:53 Charles: Does the Galago Pro stand up to everyday use
89:12 Ken: Linux pre-installed
92:40 Michael: Setting up Ubuntu and Orca
94:56 Jack: ssh and Internet connections
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Bill recorded, edited and produced the body of this episode about KDE. He reviews some distributions that feature KDE. He highlights the differences in how KDE is implemented in each of those distributions.
00:00 Going Linux #261 · Getting to Know KDE
00:43 Bill does the episode production
03:55 Bill breaks the studio
04:36 What would you like to hear next?
06:23 Getting to know KDE
07:38 KDE on Kubuntu 14.10
08:41 KDE on OpenSuSE 13.2
10:36 KDE on Fedora 20
12:12 KDE on PCLinuxOS
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This month, Paul has a complaint, Ryan and Vic have recommendations and Matt and Michael comment on Orca. Check it out! Ryan has a podcast, too! And more...
00:00 Going Linux #260 · Listener Feedback
01:08 TWC under promises and over delivers. Twice!
11:10 Paul: A complaint
16:28 Vic: Tunesviewer
20:06 Mesh networks
23:36 Ryan: Gone Linux story and Auphonic
32:20 Matt: Kali has Orca now
34:48 Michael: Orca 'on' by default?
44:16 Ken: Buying Linux pre-installed
46:11 Steve: Gone Linux
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In today's episode, a more in-depth look at assistive technology for desktop computers. Assistive technology is designed to provide assistance to people with disabilities and impairments to help them improve or maintain the capabilities that their condition is preventing. Looking at the assistive technology in Sonar Linux as an example, we describe some of the assistive software that is available for almost any Linux distribution.
00:00 Going Linux #259 · Assistive Technology-Advanced
00:49 New podcast recording and editing machine
04:46 Assistive technology
06:50 Screen Magnification
08:19 On-screen keyboard
09:18 Head and eye-tracking software
11:18 Screen reader
15:03 Keyboard shortcuts
18:14 Usability of web browsers
23:20 Voice recognition in Sonar
24:30 The Sonar "Getting Started Guide"
25:29 How to help the project
27:43 Accessibility on other distributions
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Topic: Apple was right! The magic of hardware and operating system made for each other. Everything just works when a computer's hardware and software are designed to work together.
00:00 Going Linux #258 · Computer America #78
03:19 Topic: Apple was right! The magic of hardware and operating system made for each other
23:21 What does the System76 driver do?
30:15 The reason Windows comes pre-installed
51:35 The reason OSX comes pre-installed
57:58 The reason to get a computer with Linux pre-installed
59:43 Why do we tinker with a computer?
70:33 Ken: Wait! You buy a new computer pre-installed with Linux, then replace the OS?
78:20 Joe: Backups?
87:38 Paul: Bill's mention of encryption
92:06 Ken: Netflix unlocked for Linux?
94:57 Rainy: Problems with AntennaPod
98.59 Rob: Nemo media columns extension problem
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We've received a lot of email from our listeners around the latest trend in Linux: Security concerns! We discuss the Bash bug, pasting commands into a terminal, and how malicious shell scripts can cause damage. We also discuss speech synthesis and speech recognition, photo management and more.
00:00 Going Linux #257 · Listener Feedback
01:02 Still running Sabayon
01:14 Paul: Shellshock
04:15 How to test
04:57 Are you vulnerable?
06:51 Free OSs beat Google and Apple to a patch
07:30 How will this affect you?
08:23 The real risk is you!
10:00 The bigger problem
11:19 Will virus protection help?
11:41 How does a shell script cause damage?
14:30 Paul: Pasting commands from forums
19:16 Rainy: Problem with AntennaPod
22:05 Angelo: More of screen readers
26:06 Michael: Speech synthesis and recognition
29:44 Shoji: Photo programs
32:48 Paul: So much to do after installing!
36:09 Paul: Linux firewalls
40:05 Stay secure -- stay updated.
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In today's episode, an introduction to assistive technology for desktop computers. Assistive technology is known by several names: Accessible technology, adaptive technology, rehabilitative devices, accessible computing, assistive devices, and more. Whatever it's called, it's designed to provide assistance to people with disabilities and impairments to help them improve or maintain the capabilities that their condition is preventing.
00:00 Going Linux #256 · Assistive Technology-Introduction
00:45 Welcome back Bill!
05:06 Assistive Technology
06:02 What is assistive technology?
08:00 What is assistive technology for computers?
08:03 Screen Readers
14:57 Screen magnification
16:56 OpenDyslexic font
18:01 Head and eye tracking software
21:06 On-screen keyboards
21:45 Not just for the disabled
23:08 Why is assistive technology important for the disabled?
24:03 Jonathan Nadeau
26:13 Next time: Advanced
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Topic: The state of accessibility in Linux. "There are 1 billion people in the world with some type of disability. 360 million of these people are blind and have low vision. 90% of these people live in developing countries. How are they accessing technology you and I take for granted everyday? The problem is they're not. There is proprietary software for accessible technology but it is extremely expensive and out of reach of the people that need to use it in order to access a computer. Did you know that 80% of blind people in the United States are unemployed? That's why this is very important."
00:00 Going Linux #255 · Computer America #77
01:08 Hello and welcome
06:24 Topic: The state of Accessibility in Linux
08:30 Why does the box shuts when installing applications in Fedora?
10:43 Jaws on 5 systems
12:18 Definition: Accessibility
13:33 Is open source accessibility expensive, like Windows accessibility programs tend to be?
17:09 Why is Jaws so expensive?
19:43 Assistive technology
23:15 Why is assistive technology important?
26:22 Why make a complete operating system for people with disabilities?
29:28 Google and Apple have done great work in text to speech and speech to text
30:12 Interview with Spencer Hunley
32:02 Examples of open source assistive technology
32:38 Orca screen reader
36:39 Screen magnifier
37:48 On-screen keyboard
38:37 eViacam head and eye tracking
41:01 Dasher text entry interface
42:48 OpenDyslexic font
47:22 eViacam details
50:31 Jim: File sharing on a Windows network
59:00 David: Lubuntu question
66:22 Arch slay command issue
70:09 Mario: Wants Tahoma font
72:58 Steve: 16 hour upgrade from he11!
82:01 Will: Find the episode listing
84:11 Curbuntu: AutoKey issues
90:28 Joe: Are 64-bit drivers still a problem?
95:43 Curbuntu: A "going mac" question
99:48 David: Flash is no longer working
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We have both feedback from listeners an to listeners in this episode. Alternatives to iTunes for Linux, getting past episodes onto CD/DVD, karaoke software for Linux, and increasing the cursor size are the topics for this month.
00:00 Going Linux #254 · Listener Feedback
01:54 Stephan: iTunes under Linux
04:25 Paul: Past episodes on CD, karaoke, increasing cursor size
09:09 Feedback for our listeners
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Topic: The most Googled Questions about Linux -- and some answers. We thought we'd try a few searches about our favorite operating system to reveal today's burning questions about Linux. Then we thought we’d answer them for you. We typed these four phrases into Google and waited for the suggestions to pop up.
why is linux
00:00 Going Linux #253 · Computer America #76
02:50 IRC Chat Room
05:57 Topic: The most Googled questions about Linux
10:00 Why is Linux better?
16:09 Why is Linux more secure?
23:57 Why is Linux free?
28:43 News Tips Bulletin Review
31:36 Why is Linux better than Windows?
32:12 Why is Linux faster than Windows?
35:02 Can Linux read NTFS?
36:51 Can Linux run Windows games?
43:33 Can Linux read exFAT?
44:40 Can Linux get Viruses?
49:34 Does Minecraft work on Linux?
50:41 Does iTunes work on Linux?
52:59 Does Netflix work on Linux
53:45 Does Steam work on Linux
58:29 Will Linux overtake Windows?
61:06 Will Linux run on a Mac
64:41 Will Linux run on my computer?
65:33 Will Linux run Windows games?
66:29 Will: OSX tips
68:42 Will Linux make me better looking?
70:17 Richard: Upgrade issues
73:08 Del: Can I burn 64-bit on 32-bit?
77:53 Jonathan: Sonar GNU/Linux
73:57 Matt: Do you like Synergy?
76:06 News Tips Bulletin Review
79:27 Bill: Bootloader trouble
83:32 Andrew: Gone Linux story
87:17 Amy: Handling file formats in a Linux-only office
94:40 'Back in my day...'
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Jonathan Nadeau announces and discusses the release of Sonar 2014.1 on our podcast. Sonar has moved from being based off of Ubuntu to now being based off of Manjaro Linux and this is the first release using Manjaro as it's base. Toward the end of the interview, Jonathan mentions a new Sonar flavor. Raspberry!
Now Sonar will always have the latest and greatest in assistive technology for it's users. Sonar uses Gnome as it's default desktop but we will be releaseing a Mate version in a few. weeks. Sonar has been working very close with the Mate team and they had done a lot of work to assure the accessibility of the Mate desktop. They hope to have a Mate release in a few weeks. Here are some of the features of Sonar 2014.1
Orca screen reader for blind users.
Screen magnification for low vision users
A font to use for people with dyslexia
On screen keyboards for people with low motor skills.
Eye/head tracking software to move the cursor on the screen with a webcam.
This is the best release of Sonar yet.
00:00 Going Linux #252 · Sonar Gnu/Linux
03:44 Release of Sonar 2014.1
04:43 What is Sonar?
05:13 Orca screen reader
05:55 Screen magnification
06:20 On-screen keyboard features
07:55 eViaCam eye-tracking
08:59 How do Manjaro and Arch Linux fit in?
11:27 Why the switch to Manjaro?
15:47 Sonar on the Manjaro forum
16:24 Full-time lead developer Kyle Brouhard
18:52 Jonathan's work with Easter Seals Boston
21:48 What is "Computers for Sonar?"
24:33 What about hardware with EUEFI/Secure Boot?
27:19 Donate a computer for Sonar
27:57 Gnome and MATE versions
30:28 Sonar Pi?
31:35 How to join and donate
32:28 Getting involved with Sonar
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We help our listeners with upgrade issues, backup suggestions, and installation issues. We also have both a "Gone Linux" story and a "Linux in the Wild" story. Our application pick, yEd, is for anyone who needs to make flow diagrams, process diagrams, network diagrams, etc.
00:00 Going Linux #251 · Listener Feedback
01:13 Richard: Upgrading issues
04:36 Rajesh: Software for making mirror backups
08:19 Gomez: (Re)installing packages from a list
13:39 Walter: Gone Linux
16:09 Greg: Linux in the Wild
17:18 Software Pick: yEd
20:04 Linux distro review
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In a previous episode, Troy provided us with his (and his company's) recommendations on which applications are best accepted by his Small Business customers switching to Linux. In fact, we wrote an article on the website detailing the list. Today, we thought we'd discuss some things to consider when attempting to get Linux and Open Source software adopted in your company.
00:00 Going Linux #250 · Introducing Open Source in Business
01:28 Making the argument
02:37 Delivering the right message
07:11 Convincing the right people
08:28 6 key advantages to use to make your case for open source
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Topic: Linux and total world domination... at least in the world of super computers! During the show, the Java-based chat room crashes 5 times on Craig and he has had enough. Charles takes on the challenge, finds a new chat room, configures it, moves all the listeners to it, and has it up and running before the end of the show. In fact, he goes from concept to fully-functional and live in about an hour. We answer a few Linux questions, solve some problems, listen to a "gone Linux" story and a "Linux in the wild" story as well.
00:00 Going Linux #249 · Computer America #75
01:36 Tech troubles in broadcast land
01:56 New night - third Thursday
04:34 Topic: Linux and total world domination
05:51 The Linux operating system has 97% of the market
24:48 Too... many... chat... windows...
28:21 Audience says... "This topic is boring!"
30:58 The java-based chat crashes 5 times on Craig
31:24 Mission for Charles - Find new chat software
33:10 Charles convices Craig to use IRC (yay!)
34:02 Charles starts to build it - while we are on the air!
35:16 Charles has it running
36:02 Running Portal on a super computer
36:43 Charles finishes the new chat room
37:33 The members of the existing chat room move to the new one
39:07 It works!
41:38 The new chat room runs Linux!
52:00 Vic: Upgrading
62:04 Kevin: NAS or NOT?
70:00 Fiddling with the new chat...
73:34 Tom: Partitioning problems
74:37 More chat tweaks...
79:28 The new Computer America HTML5 IRC chat room (running Linux) is LIVE!
83:02 Pete - opensmallbusinesssolutions.com - a discount code!
86:44 Walter: Microsoft-less
90:35 John: Trouble with Mint17
95:50 Greg: Linux in the wild
97:48 Englebert: Switched to Linux
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In this episode we discuss file synchronization, installing on EFI machines and answer your questions about backports, where to start, and more.
00:00 Going Linux #248 · Listener Feedback
01:03 Bill tries Spideroak
05:43 Dropbox is now more liberal?
06:06 OneDrive gives you more space for free
09:21 The return of Resonant Frequency
11:09 Robert: PCLinux OS issues
14:54 Richard: When to use backports
20:34 Bruce: Audio quality and other things
27:10 Craig: A question for new listeners to the podcast
31:12 Amy: Doing her part for open source, talks backups
37:27 Mark: A recommendation for Bill
39:49 Mint17 supports EFI in the installer
42:40 Computer America appearance changes
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In episode 244, Computer America 73, we discussed setting up a particular VPN (Virtual Private Network) That VPN is ProXPN, but there are many other VPN options and in this episode we talk about some of those options. We discuss some of the common settings for using a VPN on some of the most popular Linux distributions.
00:00 Going Linux #247 · Setting up a VPN on Linux
00:41 Skype fails again!
02:42 Bill moves to Ubuntu 14.04
06:00 Bill crashed Manjaro/Arch
08:13 Sabayon does well in our upcoming review
09:59 Cinnamon Repositories Closing
14:13 What is a VPN?
15:34 Why use a VPN?
22:53 How do I set-up a VPN?
32:31 Does using a VPN affect your connection speed
34:07 Zenmate VPN extension for Chrome
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Topic: "10 things to do after installing Linux Mint 17"
00:00 Going Linux #246 · Computer America #74
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Linux on laptops, how to upgrade Linux Mint, GRUB, passwords and chapters for the podcast are all topics this month.
00:00 Going Linux #245 · Listener Feedback
01:08 Bill: Still running Crunchbang
03:42 Jason: About upgrades
15:45 Chris: Linux on an older laptop
21:29 Kevin: KeePass(X)
23:01 Gus: A GRUB suggestion
24:49 Nils: Podcast chapters
28:03 Linux in the wild
31:39 Renew a ham radio license using Linux
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Topic: Setting up a VPN on the new Linux Mint 17. We discuss setting up proXPN and other VPN solutions on Mint. We review the new features of Mint 17, as presented in the Release Candidate (RC). We read listener email and Google+ community posts.
00:00 Going Linux #244 · Computer America #73
03:33 New segment
07:57 Topic: Setting up a VPN on the new Linux Mint 17
10:03 proXPN discount code COMPAM
12:10 proXPN is cross-platform, runs on Linux but is not supported on Linux
12:48 Linux Mint 17 RC
13:22 What is a VPN?
15:40 Must use PPTP for Linux and Android
18:55 Network Manager has PPTP settings built-in
21:29 How does a VPN protect me?
26:46 Are "incognito mode" and/or TOR alternatives to VPN?
28:27 The proXPN interview
29:22 News tips bulletin
36:25 Linux Mint 17 RC in VirtualBox
39:03 Long Term Support: New Mint philosophy
43:28 Improvements in this version of Mint
47:23 Setting up a VPN in NetworkManager
52:19 Improvements in Cinnamon 2.2
58:03 Lee asks for advice “Moving Mother-in-law Off of Windows XP”
64:03 Gnome 3
65:49 Thor asked for help on G+
74:15 Nancy wants some advice with her Macbook
84:36 London minute
87:43 Coherence and Seamless Mode
79:40 Mark has a recommendation for Mint users
93:50 JackDeth: A message for Charles
98:53 Andrew: Linux on Chromebooks
105:16 Jack: BURG instead of GRUB
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Our listeners and members of our Google Plus community have given us a list of questions to answer, and we do just that. Moving to Linux, installing Mint, storing passwords securely, and partitioning issues are just some of the topics we discuss.
00:00 Going Linux #243 · Listener Feedback
01:33 Robert: Video for Installing Mint
05:10 Robert: Storing Passwords Securely
10:34 John: Help moving his family to Linux
13:46 John: Solution to Brother MFC printer issue
15:55 Thor: Trying Arch Linux
18:23 Lee: Moving Mother-in-law from Windows XP to Linux
23:32 Nancy: Moving Linux from Lenovo to Macbook
33:17 Sumedh: Struggling with Partitions
39:07 Bob: Has a Windows install that is no longer "Genuine"
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The Chrome operating system from Google is based on Linux. This unique OS runs on Chromebook hardware and has a wide variety of Apps (applications) and Extensions available in the Chrome Store. We describe some of our favorites and provide some links to others so that you can try them for yourself.
00:00 Going Linux #242 · Cross-platform Chromebook Apps and Extensions
00:43 Bill's latest distro: CrunchBang
01:39 Vacations (sort of)
02:17 Not dead yet!
03:39 Chromebook: cross-platform apps and extensions
08:09 VNC Viewer
09:51 Chrome Remote Desktop
11:42 Google Keep
13:13 Voice Recorder
20:12 Google Hangouts
34:18 Gmail Offline
39:19 Other resources
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Topic: “Everything I learned about switching from Windows to the Mac I learned from Linux.” Larry gets a new job, a new computer and a new OS for work. OSX! Today we talk about moving from OSX to Linux -- the similarities and the differences.
00:00 Going Linux #241 · Computer America #72
03:44 Larry's secret
07:22 Follow along
08:08 Topic: Everything I learned about switching from Windows to the Mac I learned from Linux
58:43 Mike: I'm spooked!
63:51 Brian: Office on Linux?
76:37 Kenneth: Attempting, unsuccessfully, to go all Linux
84:15 Open ports are a risk, even on Linux.
102:21 Kenneth: More on Office for Linux
105:30 Kelly: Printing tip for Al from 234
107:05 Ken: A tip for users of HP printers
108:25 Ken: Canonical says 'goodbye' to UbuntuOne
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Bill was unable to record for this episode. Larry answers listener emails, responds to posts on Google+, and provides feedback of his own. From system directories to mouse buttons to Chromebook podcasts, as always, this month's feedback touches on the things that you have said are important to you.
00:00 Going Linux #240 · Listener Feedback
00:53 Bill is unable to record today
01:04 Lone Marmot: Podcast 239
01:31 David: 239 was wonderful
02:22 Michael: Binary and library file locations may be moving
04:17 Scott: Mapping mouse buttons
05:38 Matt: Has become a Chromebook owner
07:03 Andrew: Linux on Chromebooks
10:53 Mike: Is a little spooked by GnuTLS bug
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Many of us use Linux everyday, well the ones that have switched anyway. But do we really know how the system works and how it is put together? We get the disk or usb key and we install it and everything just works for the most part. So in this episode we take some time to talk about how the Linux system is put together.
00:00 Going Linux #239 · How Linux Is Put Together
00:45 Chromebook corner
05:34 Bill's latest: Salax
06:47 Rant: DRM on DVDs
09:36 Attribution: Ramesh Natarajan
11:53 root directory (/)
12:15 root user's home (/root)
13:25 user binaries (/bin)
14:16 system binaries (/sbin)
14:47 configuration files (/etc)
17:22 device files (/dev)
18:22 process information (/proc)
19:41 variable files (/var)
20:42 temporary files (/tmp)
21:12 user programs (/usr)
22:38 home (/home)
23:52 boot loader files (/boot)
24:40 system libraries (/lib)
26:28 optional add-on applications (/opt)
27:52 mount directory (/mnt)
28:37 removable media drives (/media)
29:49 service data (/srv)
31:15 dynamic link libraries (/dll)
32:38 Linux is designed to make sense
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Topic: 7 Reasons To Switch To Linux In April. With Windows XP's end of life, now might be the time to make the switch to the Linux operating system. Don't buy new hardware just to continue to run Windows! Install Linux on your XP machine and extend it's life. Of course we answer listener questions from email and the Google+ community.
00:00 Going Linux #238 · Computer America #71
03:53 7 Reasons to switch to Linux in April
54:21 Scott comments on Going Linux episode 236
63:54 Ken asked about printers and Linux
68:46 Jim has a simple request
70:20 Daniel has wifi and bluetooth issue
79:24 Jeremy of the “Linux Startup” wants our opinion
84:24 Patricia: Distros for modern laptops
86:25 Charles provided a photo of “Linux in the Wild”
87:33 Jack has a comment about my appearances on Computer America
91:11 Paul asks about system D
97:20 John provided a topic suggestion
103:06 Rich wonders about RAM
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Tom? What ever happened to Tom, the cohost of Going Linux from 2007-2012? Listen to find out, and to hear how you can send him a message. This episode also includes a review of file systems, and discussions on such topics as swap space, system D, fixing Linux, and streaming music players.
00:00 Going Linux #237 · Listener Feedback
01:35 Update on Tom: Listen for contact info
05:15 Door-to-Door Geek: Swap space
09:03 Andrew: File systems
12:34 FAT, FAT32
18:06 Len: Shownotes correction
19:02 Paul: System D
24:08 John: A G+ commented about fixing Linux
26:25 Paul: Who fixes Linux?
28:33 Application pick: Great little radio player
30:26 Application pick: cmd.fm
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Steve McLaughlin (Door-To-Door Geek) is our guest. "Door" is the owner of the Podnutz podcast network. Bill interviews Door and gets some insights on his network, a run-down on some of the shows and some inside information on how he makes his show sound so good.
00:00 Going Linux #236 · An Interview with Door-To-Door Geek
06:06 Bill rants: Silverlight -- WHY!?
12:38 Door-To-Door Geek
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Topic: "Who are the people behind Linux?" Charles reveal's Craig's past as an entertainer. Over 80% of code contributed by people who are paid for their work. The top 10 sponsors of the Linux kernel are all corporations. “Contributions from the mobile and embedded industries continue to increase. Linaro, Samsung, and TI, for example, together contributed 4.4% of the changes in the previous version of this paper; for the period up to 3.10, they contributed almost 11% of all changes.” There is a new Linux kernel release every 70 days. Releases are chunked into “patches” On average: 10,000 patches per release. That’s over 7 changes per hour!
00:00 Going Linux #235 · Computer America #70
12:17 Topic: Who are the people behind Linux?
16:24 Victor: Which Linux distro is the best?
26:32 London Minute
47:32 Steve: Zorin OS is great
54:32 Craig Crossman: Nightclub singer
59:37 Tony: Monitor issues
63:36 Computer America live video
65:37 Matt: Multiple desktops
72:39 Jonathan: Northeast Linux Fest
76:55 Hunter: Gone Linux - Fedora style
78:52 Lee: Opinion on Manjaro and rolling releases
72:03 Mark: Which scanner should I get?
84:06 Another London Minute
90:49 Carlos: Additional info on swap space
98:11 Paul: Long term support vs. community support
105:08 Jared: Show idea - Tomato and DD-WRT
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Bill's distro hopping leads him away from Linux. We discuss browser performance. Cody has gone Linux and has some advice. Rich asks about the swap space rule of thumb. Al has trouble printing. (Maybe you can help.) Kevin comments on our year end show and Kelly can't play media.
00:00 Going Linux #234 · Listener Feedback
00:56 Bill's latest: PC-BSD
01:55 zfs vs. btr fs
04:21 Chrome performance issues?
07:17 Tips for improving browser performance
09:16 Cody: Gone Linux advice
12:37 Gus: Comments about software
14:55 Rich: Why is swap space 2x the amount of RAM?
22:43 Swap space with an SSD
25:22 Al: Print sharing problem
32:39 Kevin: Deserving organizations
35:29 Kelly: Media playback in Mint 16
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This episode was suggested by Troy, a regular listener both of the Podcast and of the Computer America episodes. Troy is known as "JackDeth" in the Computer America Chat room. Troy provided the suggestion… and the show notes. He did all the work for us!
Although there are other applications that could be recommended, and those other applications may be the default for your particular Linux distribution, the applications mentioned in this episode are the ones recommended by Troy and his business.
00:00 Going Linux #233 · Linux Software Equivalents in Business
01:56 Troy is the honorary "Chief Executive Minion" for this episode
05:25 PDF Reader: KPDF
06:15 Vector Graphic Design: Inkscape
06:49 Photo editing: GIMP, Cinepaint, myPaint
07:14 Page Layout: Scribus
07:48 Photo workflow: Darktable
08:05 Chat: Pigeon, Empathy, Chatzilla
09:06 Media Player: Banshee, Rythmbox, Audacious, Amarok
09:48 Photo management and organization: Digikam, F-spot, Shortwell, Darktable, Picasa
10:17 Office Suites: LibreOffice, OpenOffice
10:46 Web authoring: Bluefish, Kompozer, nVu
11:45 Web browsers: Firefox, Opera, Chromium, Google Chrome
12:25 Email: Evolution, Thunderbird
13:20 Paint: TuxPaint, myPaint
14:00 CD-DVD Burning: Brasero
15:42 Feed readers: Akgregator, Feedly
16:41 Text editors: Gedit, Kate
18:02 Disk partioners: GParted
18:51 Personal Finance: GNUCash, KMyMoney
19:30 Torrent: KTorrent, Transmission
20:01 Video Players: VLC, Totem
21:07 Audio production: Audacity
21:27 Video editing: Cinellera, Keno, Open Shot, VideoLAN Movie Creator
21:58 FTP transfer: Filezilla
22:20 Music ripping: Sound Juicer
22:49 Tethering DSLR cameras: Entagle http://entangle-photo.org/
23:40 Scanning: Xsane
24:21 Remote desktop: KRDC, Vinagre
24:53 HP Print Driver: HP Universal Print Driver for Linux
25:51 Desktop notes: Tomboy notes
26:32 Video format conversion: Handbrake, make MKV
27:07 Backup: Simple Backup, Deja Dupe, Back In Time
27:36 Virtual Machines: VirtualBox
29:25 Record desktop sessions: Desktop Recorder
30:01 Beautiful user interface: Compiz, Cairo Dock
32:02 Thanks Troy!
32:21 Hacks, tips and tweaks: Plex
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Topic: "Should I dual-boot Linux with Windows or Mac?" In this episode we answer these questions: What is dual-booting? Why would I want to dual-boot? What are the alternatives?
00:00 Going Linux #232 · Computer America #69
02:43 Topic: Should I dual-boot Linux with Windows or Mac? 05:12 Tu: Should I try Unix, Linux or Ubuntu?
17:45 What is dual-booting?
19:26 Why would I want to dual-boot?
21:06 What are the alternatives?
27:33 Crossman: "I find, really, no reason left to run Windows"
36:26 The cloud option
39:08 Backup, backup, backup!
40:47 What are “partitions” and do I need them?
41:25 Partitioning looks complicated. Do I really have to do it?
43:16 Is it really difficult to install Linux on a Win8 PC?
46:38 What about installing Linux on a Mac?
54:11 Uwe: Done with Linux
59:29 Tom fills us in on Zorin OS
64:16 Victor won’t get “scroogled”
85:04 Bill discovered that his new computer came with UEFI and Secure Boot, but with Secure Boot DISABLED. Ben commented
85:42 Gus provided a suggestion for screen capture
87:59 Paul has gone Linux, but is a little frustrated
94:21 John is in “virtual” trouble:
99:55 Tony is using Mint 16 and is looking for monitor help
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Robert has issues with wifi on Elementary. John wants to know about burning an ISO, Andrew asks about connecting his phone. David asks a few questions. Hunter gets Ubuntu running using Wubi. Mel asks about Linux on a smart phone, and much much more.
00:00 Going Linux #231 · Listener Feedback
02:21 Windows 8 tablet 04:31 Robert: Wifi issues with Luna
08:00 John: Burning an ISO
12:24 Andrew: Connecting a phone to Linux
16:44 Hunter: Wubi for Fedora or Arch in Virtual Box
20:43 David: Installing a dedicated home partition
27:55 Mel: Linux Deploy
30:17 Application Pick: Kazam
32:59 PC Linux OS (again!)
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In this special episode, we review Linux news, highlights and advancements for the year 2013. We even offer a few predictions for the coming 2014. We discuss some of the most promising Linux distributions, Steam OS, making money in Open Source, notable organizations and a Linux distribution that comes with its own hardware: Chrome OS.
00:00 Going Linux #230 · 2013 Year in Review
00:42 2013 Review
01:53 A new world record for PCLinuxOS
02:49 New technology before year end
03:37 Steam Box
10:44 News, highlights and advancements
11:44 Active Linux distributions
26:24 Invisible Linux
29:19 Ubuntu Community
36:54 Linux Mint's increase in popularity
38:12 Making money with Open Source
39:54 The battle of the dispay technologies
41:18 $32 Million Kickstarter for a phone
56:40 2013 notable orginizations
57:22 Free Software Foundation
57:56 The Linux Foundation
58:23 Electronic Frontier Foundation
59:12 The Accessible Computing Foundation
61:22 2014 predictions
61:40 More screencasts
62:32 Chromebook corner
65:16 The year of the Linux desktop :)
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We complete our two-episode series on dual-booting by discussing how to manually partion your hard drive to prepare it for the installation of your second operating system. To be sure, you don't need to manually partition your drive with most modern distributions of Linux. Most installers these days will make sensible partitioning decisions for you and perform the partitioning automatically. We discuss why you might want to do the work yourself, and we walk you through the process step-by-step. Look for our upcoming screencast (glsc007) for the video version of these instructions.
We are proud to introduce our new "Hacks, tips and tweaks" segment from knightwise.
00:00 Going Linux #229 · Dual-booting-Advanced
03:44 Bill's latest OS - dual booted of course
04:49 Mint 16... problems?
07:17 Problem 1: Skype
09:20 Problem 2: Audio default device
13:03 Manual Partitioning for dual-booting
15:36 Command line partitioning tools
18:00 Graphical partitioning tools
19:48 Based on the libparted library
20:24 Partitioners during installation
21:39 Default vs. manual partitioning
23:13 Partitioning manually
33:16 Step 2: Unmount
34:54 Step 3: Make the Windows partition smaller
38:19 Step 4: Choose where to put /home and which file system to use
39:35 Step 5: Decide how many partitions to create
41:05 Step 6: Create a root (or boot) partition
44:35 Step 7: Create a swap partition
47:15 Step 8: Create a home partition
48:51 Step 9: Apply the changes
49:43 Step 10: Be patient and let all the operations complete
50:26 View the final results
51:18 Advantages of a separate home partition
55:04 New segment
56:56 Hacks, tips and tweaks
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Skype causes issues with newer distributions. Adam tells us how to pronounce "Ubuntu." More advice on Sansa devices. Al has gone Linux and Michael has seen Linux in the wild. This and much, much more... all this week on the Going Linux show! (Why does that last sentence seem familiar?)
00:00 Going Linux #228 · Listener Feedback
00:46 Send us feedback
01:48 Google+: Our community forums
03:06 Bill's great openSUSE adventure
03:16 Pulse audio latency fix for Skype
04:27 Steam on openSUSE
04:59 Smooth UEFI install with openSUSE
08:23 Why the switch to openSUSE?
10:33 The profit motive
12:07 Robert: How to install Software Center on Zorin
18:50 Steve: Brackets HTML Editor
23:13 Adam: It's oo-boon-too!
26:37 Israel: Ubuntu problems
32:14 Jeff: Helping Paul with Sansa
33:15 Aaron: More Sansa info
34:34 Bert: Advice for Andrew
35:43 Gus: More advice for Andrew
37:01 Richard: Sent a Windows Weekly compilation
40:06 Michael: Linux in the Wild
43:38 Al: Gone Linux
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Dual booting sounds like it's something difficult or scary, and it's not. Bill and Larry provide a definition and an introduction to the topic, along with why dual booting is an important topic. They also discuss examples and why it might be something that you would want to do. Oh, and we provide an overview of "how-to" of course.
00:00 Going Linux #227 · Dual Booting-Introduction
00:47 "Hi" from Tom
03:37 Our thoughts are in the Philippines
04:27 Definition: Dual Booting
06:04 How might I use dual booting
07:44 Why is dual booting important
09:22 What's the difference between dual booting and a wubi installation?
15:43 Dual booting and malware considerations
19:28 Where do I start?
20:37 Back up, back up, back up!
26:44 Make sure Windows is installed first
28:21 Installation variations between distributions
34:38 Dual booting using two drives
40:57 Installation guides
43:03 UEFI and SecureBoot
50:42 Buying a computer with Linux pre-installed
56:10 In summary...
56:49 Additional resources
61:18 Pick: Unifying Receiver pairing tool for Linux - Solaar
65:59 Pick: TerraSync
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Topic: When a Linux Distro Dies. We talk about the retirement of Puppy Linux's Barry Kauler and the announcement by SolusOS's Ikey Doherty that he can no longer continue that project. As always, we have plenty of email from listeners to both the Going Linux podcast and Larry's guest appearances on the Computer America radio show.
00:00 Going Linux #226 · Computer America #68
01:41 Charles gets harassed
04:53 Topic: When a Linux Distro Dies
06:41 Open Source
09:29 Hacking vs. the media definition
14:09 Puppy Linux
19:01 Desktop environments
31:24 Spin-off distributions
38:36 Unlike with proprietary software, Open Source projects never die
47:06 When you HAVE to use Windows
54:05 Linux device drivers and updates
66:21 Ray: SolusOS
71:00 James: Why does Going Linux focus on Ubuntu
74:18 Gomez: Linux security updates
83:43 Converting an XP laptop to Linux
86:23 Robert: Going on an email diet
89:07 Kevin: Open Source Licences comments
92:46 Charles' perspective on Free licenses
95:14 What does Larry have against the GPLv3?
103:06 Richard: The switch to openSuSE
104:31 Open Build Service
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Bill has switched to openSuSE. Larry tries a replacement for iGoogle. Jonathan and Göran comment on our open source licensing episodes and we provide Andrew some advice on setting up a dance studio. There's a lot more in this episode, but you have to listen to find out what. (Yes, I said a dance studio!)
00:00 Going Linux #225 · Listener Feedback
01:01 Version 8.1 issues
02:11 openSuSE: Bill's most recent most popular distro
08:32 iGoogle replacement: NetVibes
11:55 Victor: Pen Drive Linux security and Raspberry Pi
22:47 Jonathan: GPLv3 and the Linux Kernel
27:00 Paul: A reply to our answer to his question
31:27 Andrew: Asks advice on his idea
41:22 John: Feedback on cloud storage
47:08 Göran: Comments on our licensing intro
49:32 David: Linux in the wild
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Bill and Larry discuss Open Source and "Free" software licenses in a little more depth. This is a very deep subject, so we think we are still just scratching the surface. We do, however, discuss some examples and reasons for choosing one license over another, from both the user's perspective and the developer-distributor perspective. We underline the distinction made by the FSF regarding the GNU Public License (GPL) that its licenses are written to protect the freedoms of the software user by putting restrictions on the software developer.
00:00 Going Linux #224 · Open Source Licenses-Advanced
04:29 Our focus
07:42 GPLv2 license
18:32 Licenses for non-software works
19:21 GFDL license
19:59 Creative Commons license
22:24 GPLv3 license
29:00 LGPLv3 license
34:51 Website for comparing open source licenses
39:19 Differences of opinion on the GPL
48:50 Is the GPLv3 holding back adoption of open source software?
52:05 Microsoft Public license
52:45 MIT and BSD licenses for additional freedom - for developer-users
55:43 WTF You Want To Public License Version 2
56:54 Public Domain and Copyright
57:29 License compatibility
59:52 Why you need to be careful how you license your software
61:12 Apache license
62:36 Do you think we still need the GPL?
65:07 A licensing example
69:19 Is the political posturing holding back open source?
70:21 Do you agree to this license?
73:47 The choice is yours
76:13 When you have no choice
80:12 Meeting half way
84:38 Military Drones
86:43 Google Docs
89:47 Choosing the best tool for the job
92:12 True cross-platform features are not "Free"
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Craig's new co-host is regular guest Charles Tendell, certified ethical hacker -- and Linux user! This episode is packed with surprises. The topic is "25 Reasons to Switch to Linux" but we take a lot of conversational diversions about Linux, random Windows errors and lots more. This episode is a Skype recording of the Saturday BlogTalkRadio show rather than the regular live show. That's why it's longer and more information-packed than normal.
00:00 Going Linux #223 · Computer America #67
03:43 Charles Tendell: Certified Ethical Hacker
07:41 Topic: 25 Reasons to Convert to Linux
08:53 Reasons for Nancy
12:44 1. It's free
19:28 2. It's Free
30:47 3. High quality support
37:12 4. You are not at the mercy of the software publisher
41:52 5. Little risk of obsolescence
42:59 6. Upgrades are never forced
44:50 7. No upgrade fees
45:26 8. No onerous requirement to track licenses
47:04 9. Far superior security
48:47 10. Resistent to system crashes
51:29 11. There are applications for almost anything
52:58 12. Each distro is unique
53:26 13. Configure Linux the way you want
53:40 14. Applications conform to industry-wide standards
54:03 15. Linux runs faster on the same hardware
54:09 16. Linux is compatible with other OSs
54:23 17. Very high ethical standards
54:51 18. No forced hardware upgrades
54:55 19. Use Linux on almost any processor
55:06 20. Open source - no secrets
56:45 Unusual places you'll find Linux
57:24 Random Windows errors
61:33 Mike: VMWare player
68:14 John: VirtualBox
74:10 Richard: Moving to Unity
78:38 Paul: Sansa malfunction
86:18 Alfred: Printing problem
94:31 Charles Tendell on Linux Mint
98:58 Larry says "SolusOS" but means "Elementary OS"
102:00 Jay: Help for KYengineer
107:04 Ben: Switching Desktop Environments
Robert suffers from the Ubuntu forums hack. Kevin and Fuzzy provide some feedback on Open Source licenses. Emails on a new Linux website and Unetbootin. A useful tip for cross-platform mobile text messaging.
00:00 Going Linux #222 · Listener Feedback
02:02 Robert: Hacked
04:02 Kevin: Feedback on our Open Source licenses
11:54 Fuzzy: Background on the GPL
13:30 Andrew: New website about Linux
15:45 Roy: Mixed success with unetbootin
21:27 David: "Linux in the wild"
23:00 Tip: MightyText
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In this episode we discuss the world of Open Source Licenses. If you run Linux you have had dealings with a Open Source Project, you have heard the term License. For a selected list of licenses, we attempt to answer: What is it? How does it affect you? What does it allow you to do or not do? We cover the basics to give you a idea what all this means.
00:00 Going Linux #221 · Open Source Licenses-Introduction
00:48 Technical difficulties out of the gate
01:28 Linux malware revisited
13:01 Do I really need to be a computer geek to use Linux?
16:52 Open Source Licenses
17:50 Definition: "Open Source License"
19:39 Free Redistribution
20:39 Source Code
22:54 Derived Works
25:14 Integrity of the Author's Source Code
27:42 No Discrimination Against Persons or Groups
28:51 No Discrimination Against Fields of Endeavor
30:29 Distribution of License
30:57 License Must Not Be Specific to a Product
31:59 License Must Not Restrict Other Software
33:46 Licens Must Be Technology-Neutral
34:37 Why is the license "stuff" important?
36:17 Some of the most popular Open Source licenses
36:37 Apache License Version 2.0
38:34 The BSD 3-Clause License
38:50 The BSD 2-Clause License
39:10 GNU General Public License Versions
39:37 LGPL Licenses
39:58 The MIT License
43:02 Open Source in commercial products
44:32 Examples: LibreOffice and Apache OpenOffice
45:35 Example: WordPress
45:55 Example: The Linux Kernel
46:44 Example: Asterisk
49:29 Pick: mintStick
52:34 Picks: Pendrive Linux and Unetbootin
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Grayson Hamilton is Craig Crossman's co-host while Larry talks about what you can do with your Linux computer. There are lots of links in the show notes to specific Linux software applications that you will want to explore as well. As always, there are plenty of emails as well.
00:00 Going Linux #220 · Computer America #66
03:54 Topic: "What can I do with my Linux Computer"
08:34 Be social
15:23 Play games
30:37 Photo editing and photo management
31:56 Video production
32:58 Audio production
39:17 Norman has some further comments on “Linux Malware”
43:09 Clay in Myrtle Beach comments on our website redesign
52:22 Uwe writes to us from Germany
62:16 Gus commented on listener Nancy’s comments on wanting some reasons to use Linux
66:14 Andrew in Perth, Australia comments on “NancyGate”
70:43 Robert just sent us this for a future episode
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Bill and Larry answer your questions and revisit some previous topics like using Audacity, cloud storage and "Nancy-gate." New topics include BitTorrentSync, Own Cloud, a new 'Linux in the Wild' segment, and how to pronounce 'Drachenblut.'
00:00 Going Linux #219 · Listener Feedback
00:45 OLF 2013
05:12 Robert: Audacity screencasts
10:05 Robert: Something went wrong with UNETBOOTIN
15:22 The origins of "Lord Drachenblut"
17:54 Door-to-door Geek: FAIL
20:03 Andrew: Review of BitTorrentSync
24:06 David: Perfect timing
26:31 Gus: Another comment on Nancy's comments
29:43 Dave: Topic Suggestion
31:14 TheMaker: Great results!
35:44 Gone Linux: Andrew
38:22 Charles: Linux in the Wild
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David Perry is Craig Crossman's cohost as Larry discusses malware on Linux. David's experience as a malware expert comes in handy. His recent adoption of 3 Raspberry Pi computers shows that he's not just a Windows guy. This is not your average CA episode.
00:00 Going Linux #218 · Computer America #65
00:43 Guest co-host David Perry
05:00 Linux Malware: Hand of Thief Trojan
06:27 Definition: Trojan
16:19 Caitlin: Have bank robbery rates reduced because of cybercrime?
21:43 What can I do about the Trojan?
27:42 Protect yourself from Hand of Thief
29:29 David Perry: "Switching to Linux will make you many hundreds of times more secure than any anti-virus software can make your Windows machine"
36:16 More on Linux malware
45:57 The Raspberry Pi
55:33 Chris: Wifi on an old Dell
60:15 Linux: faster to boot, faster to run, faster to shut down, and sharper screen image
62:13 Dave: A suggest topic for the show
65:38 Paul: Not so fast with Mint 15
68:04 David Perry gets back into Linux
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We've redesign the Going Linux website! It's cleaner, more modern, easier to maintain and responsive to to the smaller screens of mobile devices. In this episode, we discuss a number of cross-platform web page editors and the decision process that lead us to choose one to replace the KompoZer editor that has served us well for over 8 years.
00:00 Going Linux #217 · Cross-platform Web Page Editors
00:49 In our last episode...
01:14 Going Linux website redesign
02:56 The search for web authoring software
04:19 How we got here
07:12 The search begins
08:54 The decision process
09:19 Establishing the requirements
09:40 The "must-have" criteria
09:43 No blogging software
10:23 Must be cross-platform
11:21 Ability to edit CSS and HTML manually
11:45 Free of charge
12:10 Open source
12:37 Not cloud only
13:23 Currently supported and actively developed
13:55 Support for CSS and HTML5
14:44 Optional: Content Management System (cms)
17:49 FTP uploader
18:32 The list of contenders
20:15 Elimination round 1
22:19 Seamonkey Composer
22:30 LibreOffice and OpenOffice.org
24:41 The Maker
26:00 Elimination round 2
26:53 The final two
28:24 The final decision
29:45 Decision for: The Maker
30:28 Using The Maker
39:52 goinglinux.com makeover
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As expected, Nancy's request for reasons to use Linux and JALU's response have created a bit of response from our listeners. And we hear from Nancy herself! Lord Drachenblut describes how Samba 4 makes Linux work in an Active Directory environment and suggests Zentyal Linux. Victor has a warning about shared home partitions. Dogphlap recommends xdotool. We talk about how Microsoft seems to be intentionally making Microsoft Office tell users that standards-compliant open document formats are broken and need repair. Imagine that! Much, much more...
00:00 Going Linux #216 · Listener Feedback
02:02 Ham Radio logging software on Debian
04:10 Change your passwords
04:34 Ubuntu forums security issues
05:21 Victor: Caution. Sharing home partitions on different distros is a bad idea!
11:37 Matt (Lord Drachenblut): Linux compatibility with Active Directory
18:22 Knightwise: Defending Nancy, and freedom without a capital “F”
25:54 Nancy: You're doing it wrong!
33:49 David: Additional feedback related to Nancy’s message
35:25 Open Source Office user interface polish
39:19 MS Office 2010 treats LibreOffice files like they are damaged
42:19 Greg: Samba 4’s free alternative to Active Directory
46:39 The difference between proprietary and open source software
50:44 Dogphlap: xdotool
53:13 Wayland vs. Mir
56:45 Thad: Licensing and working cross-platform
60:42 MS Office vs. LibreOffice: New intentional incompatibility?
64:04 Paul: Printer problems
70:00 Debian 7
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Cloud storage can serve as a backup or just a place for you to share stuff with other people. We tried to pick the most popular ones in use today. This is not an exhaustive list, but should give you an idea of the landscape. We discuss your options, compare prices and identify why each is different from the other. We even help you choose the right one for you.
00:00 Going Linux #215 · Cloud Storage
00:43 Cloud Storage
05:01 Online storage and how you can use it on Linux
05:56 How we use Dropbox
06:36 What is cloud storage? Why might I use it?
12:06 Share publicly as well as privately
14:57 Available storage
27:28 Ubuntu One
42:26 Google Drive
43:41 What is a 'client?'
53:04 Google Drive pricing
56:30 Which one should I choose?
59:23 What's the catch?
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Topic: Customizing your Linux desktop. We discuss the topic from episode 212 but the Computer America hosts put their own spin on things. Of course, we discuss listener emails in hour 2.
00:00 Going Linux #214 · Computer America #64
38:00 Rich has questions on using SSD drives
43:21 David is making the switch
46:57 Sebastian from Poland provides some useful links
50:57 Bernd from Germany writes about our most recent episodes
55:30 Changes in Gmail inbox: Tabs!
58:02 Tony from New Jersey asks about screen resolution
62:23 Paul comments on our comments about fixing window/Ubuntu/linux dual boot loader
67:51 willhayes: Which distribution do you use?
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The fastest super computers are running the Linux operating system. Bill wants to use the newest super computer for playing Team Fortress. We recommend distributions, help solve dual boot and wifi issues, and hear a rant. Gus and Knighwise provide configuration and software tips.
gconftool-2 --type Boolean --set /apps/docky-2/Docky/Items/DockyItem/ShowDockyItem False
00:00 Going Linux #213 · Listener Feedback
00:57 Bill wants to use the newest super computer for playing Team Fortress
02:27 Gerjon provides a translation from Dutch
04:20 Knightwise: Kupfer
10:04 No9To5Blogger: Ultimate Edition and PPAs
18:01 Robert: Getting the message out
19:47 Kees: Linux in a big company?
33:20 Rene: Which Mint?
40:18 Dave: Dual booting woes
48:11 Gus: Configuration tips
51:03 Andrew: Wifi issues with an older computer
55:42 JALU: Takes issue with Nanci's attitude.
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Bill is back with an idea for a new utility. In this episode we discuss more advanced ways you can customize your Linux desktop. From themes to system monitors to docks and from to applets to special effects, we talk about customizing the user interface of different distributions, and provide lots of links. We also discuss 7-inch and 10-inch tablet computers with Lubuntu Linux pre-installed. Not mentioned in the show is our own article: Customizing your Linux Desktop. How did we miss that?
00:00 Going Linux #212 · Customizing Linux-Advanced
00:47 Bill is back
02:04 Anarchy Online
05:05 Eye candy downsides
15:25 Bill's Wife "Agro Monitor"
18:51 Cairo Dock
25:24 Screenlets and Desklets
28:47 XFCE Customizations
29:15 Where to find desktop customizations
31:23 Installing proprietary drivers for special effects
36:21 Looking at Arch Linux
37:34 Tweaking KDE
38:11 Testing Internet Explorer on Linux
39:43 Extensions for accessibility
44:50 Accessibility is free on Linux
45:35 Just the beginning
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Topic: How to buy Linux pre-installed. If you are buying a Mac, you buy one with the MacOS pre-installed. If you are buying a Windows PC, you buy one with Windows 8 pre-installed. If you are buying a Chromebook, you buy one with the ChromeOS pre-installed. It only makes sense that if you buy a computer to run Linux, that you buy one with Linux pre-installed.
00:00 Going Linux #211 · Computer America #63
03:28 Topic: How to buy Linux pre-installed
08:43 Richard: Tired of infection, wants to look at Linux
31:13 Emperor Linux
31:28 Dell - just one model
31:48 Linux Now
32:20 Linux Emporium
32:32 Tiny Green PC
33:39 Rasberry Pi
35:16 Ray Technology
36:18 Would you really recommend buying Linux pre-installed?
42:02 Frank: Already moved to System76
46:44 Kevin: Making a choice to by Linux pre-installed
54:25 Robert: You are getting the message out
56:55 Rene: Distributions for Hams
62:02 Robert: Switching to Ultimate Edition
65:54 Jenni: Criticism for Larry (and for Computer America)
70:07 Year of the Linux "cloud-top"
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We shouldn't be using or recommending Linux Mint? Trying Mageia, another cohost and "Gone Linux"
00:00 Going Linux #210 · Listener Feedback
01:04 Bob: Have you checked out Mageia?
09:29 Anonymous: We shouldn't use or recommend Linux Mint
12:34 Gus: A similar question
13:06 Andy: Gone Linux
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Topic: The year of the Linux desktop is here NOW!. We discuss how the Chromebook and Google Chrome has made this the "Year of the Linux desktop." Linux has taken over, not the Windows desktop operating system, but has replaced running applications on any computer operating system with Linux-backed applications in the browser.
00:00 Going Linux #209 · Computer America #62
03:14 Topic: The year of the Linux desktop is here now!
36:30 Magnum: Misses Tom
42:02 David: Misses Tom, too
47:54 Steve: Which distro closely mimics Windows?
52:18 Andrew: Possible reasons for missing free space
57:45 Kevin: Looking for a recommendation
61:31 Daniel: Updater can't find a package
63:35 Old Macs running Linux
64:28 Recommendations for Kevin
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Bill recorded, edited and produced the reviews for this episode. He provides a high-level overview of Sabayon 11 and Open SuSE 12.3.
00:00 Going Linux #208 Reviews of Sabayon 11 and Open SuSE 12.3
00:56 Bill produced this review
05:52 Sabayon 11
10:48 Open SuSE 12.3
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Bill tries Fedora with Cinnamon and discovers the true license costs for Windows. We have feedback and ramplings on show 204, and discuss more on UEFI, icons, screen resolutions and desktops.
00:00 Going Linux #207 Listener Feedback
00:46 Bill tries Fedora with Cinnamon
04:08 Bill's new role
05:27 Paul: My Cinnamon screen resolution gets tiny
11:19 Ben: Preferred desktops
16:56 Andrew: Best upgrades for VMs
24:33 Gordon: Feedback on episode 204
27:04 Default partitions on Windows PCs
29:11 Bill discovers the true license costs for Windows
36:27 Jeff: Irritated with icons
40:48 Mike: UEFI Secure Boot
44:32 Jay: Ramblings from show 204
49:04 Software pick: Clementine
50:29 Tip: Check your Skype
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Tom hangs up his adjustable wrench and flies off into the sunset. Bill is promoted to cohost. A shout out to the minCast and to Linux in the Hamshack. Bill reviews Ubuntu Studio and Steam on Linux and shares his experiences running Team Fortress.
00:00 Going Linux #206 Steam and Team Fortress
00:42 Tom Retires from podcasting
02:12 Your indie music library
05:59 Rathole Radio
07:44 Ubuntu Studio review
11:02 mintCast shout out
13:24 Linux in the Hamshack shout out
14:17 Installing Steam for Linux
16:52 Installing Team Fortress
18:37 Launching Team Fortress
19:18 A better video driver
19:55 23 hours later...
23:24 Starting the game
23:47 Performance comparison with Windows
28:23 Which games run on Linux?
30:04 Bill's rating: 4.5 out of 5
30:35 The Windows and Linux clients appear to be identical
31:28 The Steam Community
33:06 Level up
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Topic: Safe computing with Linux.
00:00 Going Linux #205 Computer America #61
04:46 Safe computing with Linux
36:55 Gregory: UEFI and Secure Boot issues
46:43 kyengineer: Web server not visible from the Internet
50:36 Gus: Is playing multimedia on Linux illegal?
64:22 Ivor: Concern over comments
65:40 Richard: The Ribbon is not available for LibreOffice
68:47 Jim: Install Linux from a USB device
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Bill has tried the new openSuSE and has some comments about UEFI and Secure Boot. Bill gets scolded and criticized. Listener David loses half his free space on converting ext3 to ext4 and we don't know why.
00:00 Going Linux #204 Listener Feedback
00:52 OLF CFP
03:01 Works with UEFI
04:55 Build service
06:25 UEFI and Secure Boot
09:45 Dual booting with Windows 8
11:53 Scott: Scolding Bill
13:35 James: Google Reader and generating text from audio
21:13 kyengineer: Hosting a server from home
23:50 Nick: The year of Linux from Mum and Dad
28:03 Saint e: Why order a hard disk from Dell
29:49 Bruce: A suggestion and a criticism for Bill
32:13 David: Where is the missing free space after reformatting to ext4?
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There are many ways to personalize your Linux desktop. We describe how to do this on some of the most popular desktop environments. We cover the basics in this introductory episode. Changing the background, theme, and other things.
00:00 Going Linux #203 Customizing Linux-Introduction
00:50 Engines, bolts, meteors, etc. You know the drill
02:35 Things that run Linux
05:35 Larry's 2 year old brand new laptop
10:03 Customizing your Linux desktop: It's about choice
14:33 Change the wallpaper
18:24 Change your theme
26:45 Icons, fonts and other things
28:27 Accessibility and magnification settings
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I have said that the greatest barrier to the adoption of Linux for home computing is the lack of advertising. Back in 2009 Ken Starks produced a professional advertisement for Linux that ran on KLBJ AM radio, the Kim Komando show and elsewhere. The links to the original voice track are broken but fortunately I remastered the ad, added some background music and the result is the first link, below. Everything is Creative Commons licensed and all the attribution is on the Internet Archive where we host our files.
As for print ads or advertising on a website, you may recognize some of the wording, but this fake ad copy illustrates that what the “big boys” say about their OS can apply to Linux as well. We discuss ad copy that might have been used by the Linux Mint distribution if others hadn’t beaten them to it.
00:00 Going Linux #202 Computer America #60
05:50 Topic: If Apple wrote ad copy for Linux
06:37 A Linux Ad for radio and podcasts you can use
14:13 Apple advertises UNIX
23:01 Office on Linux
28:21 What about devices?
30:49 Running Windows apps
32:03 Connect to other PCs
32:46 Easy to use
37:46 Charles: Linux in the wild
39:38 Russ: On the edge of the desert in South Africa
43:30 Eric: Shares an idea
48:56 Jeff: A software engineer's view of Linux
55:00 Steve: Using Audacity
56:53 Tim: Asks about clouds
60:05 Jay: Gone Linux
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Knightwise submits a complaint. Bill loans his Mint laptop and doesn't get it back. Robert wants less authentication, and we receive lots of additional questions and suggestions. What great listeners we have!
00:00 Going Linux #201 Listener Feedback
01:31 Fallout from Tom
04:26 Bill tries more games
06:27 Larry's laptop
07:47 Bill helps a coworker
10:57 Robert: Too much authentication
17:17 Gord: Video conversions
19:09 Mike: How I convert video
20:59 Jay: Gone Linux
26:46 Jay: Log permissions and SSD drives
31:27 Benjamin: Open format player for iOS
32:46 Sonar Project
36:40 Andrew: Removing infections in Apples
39:21 Nancy: Challenge - Things Linux can do that Win and Mac can't
44:24 David: Edit PDF files
48:45 Lord Burghley: Live USB Drives
53:26 Linux acceptance
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We reminisce about the old days on Going Linux. Leading distributions, our favorite podcasts, and Linux hardware.
00:00 Going Linux #200 Linux 2012 in Review
02:03 Tom's engines acting up again
02:50 Linux professionals make more money
05:10 Reminiscences of 2012
06:40 Linux adoption
10:08 Linux distribution timeline
11:04 Linux Mint
14:29 The Cinnamon desktop
16:27 Mint installs to an SD card
23:55 Slackware and derivatives
25:50 Debian and derivatives
30:44 Is Mandriva dead?
33:22 PC LinuxOS
35:20 Linux Podcasts 2012
39:20 Raspberry Pi
41:21 Thanks, Linux community
43:54 Going Linux improvements during 2012
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LinuxTopic: "The oddest places you'll find Linux and the 10 oddest distros." We also discusss Larry's upcoming 5 year anniversary of appearing on Computer America and Steam on Linux.
00:00 Going Linux #199 Computer America #59
06:12 The oddest places you'll find Linux and the 10 oddest distros
09:58 Steve: Where to find applications that run in WINE
41:43 Jan: Helping Slovak Linux users
50:27 David: Help with Audacity
54:59 Almost 5 years on CA
57:08 Chris: Our count is off
59:40 Scott: Recovering from SD card using Linux
60:47 Gary: Gone Linux
63:26 Kevin: Upgrading to Linux
66:42 Steve: Audacity video tutorials
68:10 Steam for Linux released
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Lots of voice mail this month. Knightwise explains ogg on iOS, Richard Roocroft provides a review of NASLite, Mark needs a zoom tool and David wants an Audacity tutorial. Scott finds something Linux can do that Windows and Mac cannot. Gary has gone Linux!
00:00 Going Linux #198 Listener Feedback
00:49 Our screencast on advanced editing with Audacity
03:00 Tom's mic
04:16 Bill's Steam
04:30 Knightwise: ogg on iOS
08:33 Anonymous: Xange Linux
12:15 Richard Roocroft: NAS Lite review
17:56 Mark: Zoom tool
21:00 David: Request for Audacity tutorials
25:30 Scott: Linux recovers data from SD card
27:30 Gary: Gone Linux
35:00 Pick: gtkRecordMyDesktop
38:42 Pick: Linux
39:00 Pick: IRSSI
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We discuss audio files on Linux in a more in-depth way. We define "compression", "formats", "codecs" and "wrappers" and describe the differences. We also talk about the "best" formats to use on various media players.
00:00 Going Linux #197 Audio Files-Advanced
00:51 Bill's audio book adventure
08:59 Converting formats
12:56 Audio compression
18:05 Audio formats vs. codecs
20:07 Containers or wrappers
23:58 4 common formats
30:11 Our recommendation
31:33 The best file formats for audio books
36:01 Audio tools for Linux
38:46 Formats for Android phones
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Topic: "Why I choose Linux".
00:00 Going Linux #196 Computer America #58
02:16 Why I choose Linux
39:43 Charles: Lazarus
42:04 Happy Birthday Tom!
42:48 Clay: Synergy setup
46:30 Jeff Windows domain integration
59:58 Ben: Uphill, both ways, in the snow, in sandals
60:54 Chris: SSD recommendations
67:42 Paul: Expands on SSDs
69:58 Steve: Advice for woud-be SSD users
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You, like Larry, may have decided to upgrade your existing PC and not to buy a new Linux ultrabook with a super-fast solid-state drive. When installing a solid-state drive (SSD) in your Linux machine, there are several things you will need to do to optimize Linux to get the best performance from the drive. We detail the 5 tweaks we have discovered for making SSDs work best under Linux.
00:00 Going Linux #195 Solid-State Drives on Linux
00:45 Happy 2013
01:21 How I came to install an SSD on a 2 year old noteook
02:25 ZaReason's UltraLap 430 beats the competition
02:57 System76 Lemur Ultra is the runner up
03:15 Why upgrade vs. replace?
04:59 Researching SSD drives on Linux
05:52 5 Tweaks to optimize your Linux system for a solid-state drive
07:06 Edit fstab to enable TRIM and limit writes to the SSD
09:58 Reduce swappiness
12:00 Edit GRUB to prioritize "reads" over "writes"
15:05 SSD makes an HP dm4 into a fast-booting, high-performance dream machine
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Bill and Larry discuss how Linux handles audio files. We differentiate lossy and lossless formats. We discuss several popular file formats and how, on the podcast, we are able to use comments that come to us in unusual formats.
00:00 Going Linux #194 Audio Files-Introduction
00:56 Bill's adventures in new computing
03:15 Larry gets an SSD upgrade
05:34 Upgrades for the holidays
09:38 Homework for the next episode
10:32 Handling audio files in Linux
12:13 Lossless formats
12:47 Lossy formats
15:28 Sound quality vs. file size
17:34 The "best" quality
18:39 Caveat: Use a format that your device can play
21:22 Playing audio formats
22:49 Ripping audio
26:29 mp3 is the current default cross-platform format
28:53 Converting and playing unusual formats
31:14 Linux is superior for audio
32:52 Our favorite audio formats
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Larry talks to Craig and Ben about why he uses Linux. To "get things done" of course! They also talk about why YOU might use Linux - even without knowing it.
00:00 Going Linux #193 Computer America #57
03:24 Topic: "Why do I use Linux?"
14:31 Why you might use Linux
22:56 Steve: How long has Linux been around?
31:40 Richard: WOW 64-bit
36:33 JackDeth: Linux and Active Directory
39:25 Aaron: Mistakes he made buying a Linux laptop
43:19 Rich: De-frigging
4611 Simon: Wants something more advanced
49:21 Robert: NixiePixel installs Netflex on Linux
57:06 Chris: Uses a Zune on a Zenbook
61:21 Göran: VMs and CPUs
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We have voice mail, audio feedback and emails this month. We get feedback on processors, virtual machines, malware and Unity. Bill tries Sabayon again, Tom moves back to Firefox and Larry upgrades to Mint 14.
00:00 Going Linux #192 Listener Feedback
00:47 No Audible
01:33 Going Linux Google+ Community
06:08 Tom: Back to Firefox from Chrome
07:38 Bill: Sabayon with MATE
08:15 Larry: Mint 14
09:32 AMC Yoooonity vs. a Packard
11:47 Anonymous: Resizing VM images
12:48 "fork saver"?: Multiple cores vs. multiple threads
14:43 Thor: Alt-click-drag
16:14 Ken: Inspired to try VMware
16:47 Eric: Clone VDI and other comments
20:52 Joran: More processor feedback
22:36 Bill: Pet peevesd
29:02 Nancy: Theoretical Linux malware
30:45 Greg: VLC fix?
32:15 John: Can I delete the image file?
35:40 John: Feedback for David
38:28 Bill: Which hard drive?
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Topic: "Linux not doing what you want? You're doing it wrong!" This month Ben looks at a System76 Gaming Laptop, Craig notices changes in Firefox, Microsoft gets it wrong and Canonical gets it right. Is Canonical's vision of the future of Ubuntu something like LCARS?
00:00 Going Linux #191 Computer America #56
01:43 Firefox 17 Update
02:54 Linux Mint 14 release
03:19 Ben looks at the System76 Bonobo gaming laptop
04:37 Craig notices a change in behavior in Firefox
05:59 Linux not doing what you want? You're doing it wrong!
11:01 Microsoft is doing it wrong!
11:40 Microsoft: Building a single UI for all devices
12:05 Canonical: A single OS that adapts it's UI to the device
13:32 The future of Linux is SNG
17:14 Star WHAT?
17:41 Video training
19:11 Steve: How do I determine if my computer is Linux-ready?
23:01 Computers with Linux pre-installed
24:29 Menu differences
27:40 Closing a window
29:23 Finding an application
31:11 Package search
32:30 Installing an application
33:05 Software updates
33:50 Getting support
34:22 Upgrading your Operating System
36:34 Ken: Glad to hear his email on the show
40:32 Tom: How to stream audio
44:02 Peter: Comments on VM episode
45:54 Havier: Performance tests
60:59 Scott: Linux on a Mac
64:21 Pagal: Windows games under WINE
66:22 inetken: rEFIt related to using graphics
67:14 Ray: Comments on the UI
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A more advanced look at virtual machines. We discuss the virtual machine that is built-in to the Linux kernel, KVM, and Bill describes some of his adventures with VMware. We discuss the differences between "CPU" and "Core" and how that relates to "multi-threading". Curbuntu provides us with a real life example and wonders how to make a virtual machine larger. We also lament the disappearance of the Linux Basement podcast.
00:00 Going Linux #190 Virtual Machines-Advanced
00:45 VLC Leakage
03:27 Removing bolts again
04:25 The KVM virtual machine
08:50 Virtual Machine (VM) review
10:17 Virtualizing a hardware installation
14:56 Improving virtual machine performance
15:24 CPU vs. Core vs. multi-threading
22:25 Other hardware considerations
25:30 A real world example from Curbuntu
26:32 Increasing the virtual machine image size
31:18 Windows license considerations
38:57 Trying VMware
40:33 Try KVM - it's already in Linux
41:40 Linux Basement, where are you?
43:14 Tip: Enabling automatic updates
45:48 Running cron jobs as system administrator (root)
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We dust off some old voice messages and old emails, and we address a few newer topics as well. We revisit some old topics like "73", freshclam, and virtual environments. We talk about Ubuntu 12.10.
00:00 Going Linux #189 Listener Feedback
03:03 Ubuntu 12.10: New Shopping Lens
10:53 Troy: VirtualBox guest editions
14:24 Bob: Likes Unity now
17:54 Jarrod: Downside to installing multiple desktop environments
20:58 Steve: A fascinating suggestion
24:42 Charles: 73 again
26:11 Bob: A VM correction
27:27 Karim: Freshclam suggestion
29:18 Jenny: Wireless woes during an upgrade
36:46 Steve: 73 again again
31:56 Nikko: Fresher clams
35:01 Kasey: Virtual corrections
36:53 VMware Converter
37:35 Imagination software
40:30 Tom's tip
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Our introduction to virtual machines includes a discussion of 4 Virtual Machine software products that run on Linux. Some are cross platform and some are not. We also discuss two Windows-only virtual machines. We talk about installing, features and what to expect.
00:00 Going Linux #188 Virtual Machines-Introduction
01:51 Bill's ASUS G75VW
05:07 Why not a laptop with Linux pre-installed?
10:36 What is a virtual machine?
12:15 Why use a virtual machine?
14:24 System requirements
20:59 More on system requirements
25:30 More reasons to use a virtual machine
35:41 Windows VirtualPC
36:46 Microsoft Azure
39:55 Is BootCamp a virtual machine?
43:02 Installing a virtual machine
47:12 How do I get started with VirtualBox?
49:18 Getting started with VMWare
50:51 Virtual modes
57:53 Virtual sharing
58:50 Sharing and backing up your virutal image
62:23 Finding more information
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Topic of the month: "Step-by-step: Trying Linux."
00:00 Going Linux #187 Computer America #55
00:47 Step-by-step: Trying Linux
36:38 Hour 2: Listener Feedback
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Back to the basics of listener feedback. From Mars to electric sheep and everything in between.
00:00 Going Linux #186 Listener Feedback
01:46 That Mars thing
04:25 Open source's dirty laundry
05:40 Johnathan: Not looking for a fight
06:10 Buyer: Biggest fan
07:00 Victor: Free speech
07:48 Curbuntu: Wing walking
08:20 Mario: Super - Free vs. free
11:34 Mark: Socialism and social movement
13:40 Paul: Antivirus - freshclam
21:00 George: Stallman is correct, not right
24:50 Andy: Gaming mouse to sensitive on Linux
26:45 David: Programming episode?
29:00 Rick: The meaning of 73
31:30 Martin: The 1% has gone Linux
32:35 Software pick: AutoKey
35:40 Electric sheep
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We have received so much feedback about episodes 181 and 183. Today, our episode starts with a lengthy email from Jonathan Nadeau of the Accessible Computing Foundation, who is critical, not of the Windows 8 bashing, but of our treatment of Richard M Stallman (RMS) and the Free Software Foundation (FSF).
Despite Richard Stallman's contribution to GNU/Linux, his words and how he says them often overshadow his message. His message is one of extreme socialism in some ways. Our conclusion is that the price you pay for "Free" (Free-as-in-a-social-movement) software, is your freedom of choice.
We also conclude that the Open Source community has actually chosen to exercise all of the four freedoms championed by the FSF. They chose to NOT run GNU/Linux as it is, but to study and change it, and to redistribute copies with those changes. They have forked it! They have chosen to call it "Linux."
00:00 Going Linux #185 At What Price Freedom?
01:01 Tom goes 15 rounds with Time Warner Cable
04:14 More feedback about Episodes 181 & 183
05:03 "Free," "free," "libre," and "Open Source." What's the diff?
05:51 Tom does not hate Microsoft
06:57 Jonathan Nadeau defends Richard M Stallman
11:05 Really listening to what RMS has to say
12:06 All non-Free software is an injustice
13:51 Credibility crumbles
16:07 Giving kids needles full of herione
17:22 An arrogant socialist
19:15 Out to pasture
20:00 Badger, badger, badger
20:35 Redistribution of wealth
20:40 Read the RMS website
20:19 Ahuka: HPR episode 163
23:18 Freedom is not absolute. There are limits
23:55 Producer freedom vs. user freedom
24:33 The GPL protects only 4 freedoms. Conspicuously missing from the list is the freedom of choice.
25:50 OGG Camp 11: The future of Linux must include the freedom of choice
25:54 RMS and the FSF work against freedom -- the freedom of choice
26:28 Kudos to Richard M Stallman for the contributions and ideas
28:15 Kudos to Linus Torvalds for making it actually work
30:00 Kudos to Canonical for making it usable and popular
31:07 What is the cost of "Free" software
32:10 The cost of "Freedom" is "freedom of choice"
33:14 The response to Jonathan
34:00 The words overshadowed the message
35:15 The four freedoms
36:25 The missing freedom
37:35 Choosing your own freedom
38:50 The Open Source community abides by the four freedoms - They chose to fork GNU/Linux and called it "Linux"
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The topic this time: "The Linux Community. What is it and how do I join?"
00:00 Going Linux #184 Computer America #54
02:38 The Linux Community. What is it and how do I join?
07:04 Help others
07:40 What's a LUG?
11:36 Finding a LUG
12:45 Write a blog
14:08 Getting help on forums
17:59 Start a podcast about Linux
20:31 Provide help on Linux forums
23:45 Fix it for others
26:23 Translate documentation
26:53 Work for a company that uses or develops Linux
30:34 Martin: Help for Bob with video
35:59 Linux on Tablets
38:00 Dave: Feedback for another listener
42:33 Gnome, EOL and other pronunciation
43:18 Linux in the Ham Shack
46:38 Bill: Feedback on the Jono Bacon interview
53:45 Vince: XBMC better resolution than native video
58:01 Jim: Use Debian - it's got everything
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We have received feedback from several listeners letting us know that with this episode, we have gone too far. We are beginning to get elitist in our attitude toward non-Linux operating systems, and in fact we are doing way too much Windows bashing! I have posted a public apology to our listeners in my response to K. D. Murray on his blog post, "Going Linux - A Case for Tolerance". Going forward, the Going Linux will focus less on “why this software is better” and return to our focus on “why and how to use Linux to get things done.” Bill and Larry discuss the topic during this episode.
00:00 Going Linux #183 Listener Feedback
01:45 The controversy over the direction of Going Linux
02:31 The audio: Knightwise
10:26 The email: Keith Murray
15:20 The trip to the Apple store
15:54 The blog post
16:13 The apology
19:54 The comments and discussion
24:30 The new approach - return to the old approach
29:25 The inspiration: A choice between a new Macbook Pro and a 5 year old 15.5 inch HP laptop
31:06 The case for cross-platform sliding (credit: Knightwise.com)
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Topic: "How To Avoid Computer Infections and Malware" We make recommendations on light weight Linux distributions for older computers, describe the differences between major distribtions and more! Listener JackDeth explains that you DO need to install guest editions on each virtual machine with VirtualBox.
00:00 Going Linux #182 Computer America #53
01:55 How to avoid computer infections and malware
30:16 JackDeth: Virtual Box guest editions add-ons explained
35:42 Ken: Looking for specialized applications
40:53 Joe: Light weight distro recommendations
46:08 Gord: An answer for Norman
48:57 Dominic: Another answer for Norman
52:11 Gus: Favorite WINE application
54:02 Greg: The differences between major distributions
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Microsoft's latest operating system release, Windows 8 is coming soon. Maybe you have heard the bad press about the OS formerly known as "Metro" or maybe you haven't. Either way, Microsoft appears to be taking lessons from the Apple by forcing you to use your computer the way they want you to use it. Perhaps you have already decided to avoid the latest from Redmond, but soon you won't have a choice when purchasing a new non-Apple PC in a brick and mortar store. Before you upgrade or buy a computer with Windows 8, there are some things you should know. Computers running an operating system from Microsoft may represent 92% of the computer market, but when you use a Windows computer, you have almost a 1 in 3 chance of becoming infected with malware. Do you REALLY want to take that risk, when you have better choices? Especially if you've decided you don't want the latest "user experience" from Microsoft, you can eliminate the issues around adjusting to an uncomfortable user interface, AND you can avoid malware infections. It's easy. As Knightwise is fond of saying, "Let technology work for you, not the other way around!" Use a Linux computer, and choose from the tens of thousands of no cost native Linux applications.
00:00 Going Linux #181 Avoiding Windows 8
00:47 Avoiding Windows 8
02:08 Soon you will have no option but Windows 8 on new computers
02:52 Windows 8 testers can't figure out how to use it
04:34 Microsoft removes bypass of Metro interface
06:11 Why use an operating system already predected to be a flop?
06:56 Why use an operating system with a 31% chance of getting infected?
08:08 There are no Linux viruses in the wild
09:30 Market share: Windows 92% Mac 7% Linux 1%
10:03 You are 3 1/2 times more likely to find a computer user with an infected Windows computer, than to find one running a Mac or Linux
11:34 Linux market share is growing
12:48 Windows 8 represents a growth opportunity for Linux
13:31 How to avoid having to us an OS with bad reviews and a 1 in 3 guarantee of getting infected
15:55 Microsoft slams the door on developers, developers, developers!
16:59 "Let technology work for you, not the other way around!" Knightwise
18:06 You can afford a super computer if you use Linux
19:42 Prevent problems: Don't run applications from Microsoft or designed for the Microsoft OS... ever!
21:12 Ease into Linux: 12 Cross-platform applications you can use today that work exactly the same on Linux
25:16 Save this podcast
26:25 Microsoft Linux
27:18 Software pick: Calibre
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We begin with a review of Skype 4.0 for Linux -- well, it's sort of a review. Bill says goodbye to Windows 8. and Tom interviews Jonathan Nadeau, Executive Director of Accessible Computing Foundation. We answer email questions, as well of course!
00:00 Going Linux #180 Listener Feedback
01:46 Skype 4.0 review (sort of)
08:52 Rant: Netflix sux
09:47 Goodbye to Windows 8
12:32 Matt: Doesn't like the last episode
15:02 David: Learning *nix systems
20:31 Norman: Gone back to Windows
30:03 Jim: Failing video. Time for a light server distro?
35:44 Bill: Elitist? Really?
38:50 Defending Ubuntu
42:37 Jonathan Nadeau: AccessibleComputingFoundation.org
44:33 August 25 fundraiser
53:03 Linuxbasix.com for instructions
53:48 Why is open source assistive technology important?
57:19 Software pick: Firefox
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Based on our article, "Installing Linux Software" this episode takes a deeper dive into Linux applications. Although it is possible to control where applications are installed with Linux, it's not something you want to do. We discuss why that is so, and how Linux handles this in a much better way. By design, Linux makes backing up, restoring, and reinstalling problematic applications very easy. By design, Linux installs its applications in predictable places... so you know exactly where to go to find the application files. By design, Linux application preferences are stored in a predictable place, too.
00:00 Going Linux #179 Linux Applications-Advanced
01:03 Bill is still on Ubuntu
02:41 Applications for Linux - advanced
06:43 Binary files: /bin
06:50 Linux kernel the boot loader: /boot
06:56 System-wide configuration files: /etc
07:08 Shared libraries: /lib
07:16 Optional and commercial apps: /opt
07:32 Programs you have installed: /usr/bin /usr/share
08:48 Hidden .folder
09:42 Manage misbehaving apps
10:06 Backups made easier
10:45 Predictability by design
11:12 Software pick: Chrome remote desktop
15:25 Fedora: What the heck?
18:07 Distribution naming
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"What Microsoft's Secure Boot means for Linux" is the topic for tonight. We discuss the firestorm that has arisen in the Linux community about Microsoft's security measure know as "Secure Boot" and who is fanning the flames. Does it really mean you will not be able to install Linux and other operating sytems on Windows 8 certified computer hardware? What about this $99 signed kernel thing?
00:00 Going Linux #178 Computer America #52
02:03 Topic: “What Microsoft’s Secure Boot means for Linux”
14:14 Linus Torvalds on Secure Boot
18:20 Alternatives to a Windows 8 PC with Secure Boot
21:15 Left-wing organization fueling the Linux community's paranoia
24:38 Let's ask the developers of Linux: Fedora and Canonical on Secure Boot
28:39 What Microsoft actually says about Secure Boot
31:48 So, Windows is trying to destroy Linux
34:28 Greg: Saves an old computer using Linux
39:01 Ham radio and Linux: Linux in the Ham Shack
40:48 Steve: The future of Linux
43:31 Steve: Are there Linux-based mobile phones?
46:54 Paying for Linux
50:06 Nancy: Skype 4.0 for Linux
52:05 Burt: Keeping up with the latest Linux applications
53:59 Chiphead: Recovering deleted files
62:05 Brian: Video problems - a monitor hardware issue
67:25 How we decide on topics for the show
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In today's listener feedback we talk about Windows 8 and Skype 4.0. Oh, and we read all kinds of questions and answers about Linux and open source software. Included are comments on Zotero, MSI Wind Sorcerer Linux and Xubuntu. Linux on old hardware and switching from other operating systems are also discussed.
00:00 Going Linux #177 Listener Feedback
01:43 Bill tests W8 for a "friend"
02:40 Tom tries Skype 4.0
03:17 Jono's message for Tom
04:05 Ken: Clarification on episode 172
06:12 Amy: Dual boots Ubuntu and Mint. Reviews Zotero
11:18 Bob: Comments on Ubuntu
17:26 Jared: MSI Wind advice for Tom
18:57 Tony: LUG couldn't help with hardware issue
20:01 Bradley: On using older or newer distros on older hardware
20:39 Burt: Comments on recording with Skype
22:45 Richard: Noticed something odd with Google searches
26:41 Don: Sorcerer Linux
27:35 Mark: Switching from the Glass desktop interface
34:47 Brandon: Has a CR-48 running Xubuntu
36:14 Burt: Gone Linux
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Topic: Can a light-weight netbook run a 64-bit operating system? Windows 7 Starter vs. 64-bit Linux: an unfair comparison. We also talk about ultrabooks, Linux tablets and answer listener questions.
00:00 Going Linux #176 Computer America #51
00:47 Topic: Can a light-weight netbook run a 64-bit operating system? Windows 7 Starter vs. 64-bit Linux: an unfair comparison.
04:07 Brian's experience with 64-bit Mint on an HP netbook
08:52 You CAN run a 64-bit OS on a netbook - and it runs better than Windows Starter edition
09:46 What about an ultrabook?
11:11 Linux: A lightweight option for modern computers
13:01 Linux on tablet devices
14:56 An unfair comparison?
15:59 The Vivaldi tablet runs KDE
22:41 Who is K?
24:04 Is Linux on a tablet DESIGNED for a touch interface?
25:34 The latest version?
27:17 What about Linux on Ultrabooks?
32:00 Running Microsoft Office on Linux
39:24 Tony: Clock skips, jumpy apps, audio cuts out
42:48 Burt: Gone Linux
44:28 Vinux Linux for the Visually Impaired
46:18 Don: Debian on Raspberry Pi
50:35 The Mint Boxes: Computers pre-installed with Linux Mint
53:27 Burt: OpenOffice and LibreOffice history
60:13 Chris: Virtual Box answers
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In this interview, conducted in early June 2012, Bill speaks with Canonical's Jono Bacon, Community Manager for Ubuntu. They discuss some of the decisions that lead to the Unity interface, the current state of Ubuntu with 12.04, and the future of Ubuntu in today's environment of "technology convergence". Knightwise provides a commentary that frames the issue with Unity as the perfect introduction to the interview.
00:00 Going Linux #175 An Interview with Jono Bacon
02:14 Knightwise on Unity
07:59 The Interview
08:34 Overview: What Jono does at Canonical
11:51 Writing "The Art of Community"
12:18 "The Art of Community" 2nd Edition
12:22 About Ubuntu
12:45 The reasons behind Unity
16:53 Another shell for Gnome
18:03 Bill talks about the polish, multiple launches
18:52 Choice: The great thing about Linux
20:24 Developers put their hearts and souls into free software
21:00 Getting to 12.04: Unity has been an evolution
22:17 If you want rock-solid, use LTS
22:47 Unity: The "dumbing down" of Linux? Really?
23:33 Technical elitism
25:36 12.04 has additional configurability for power users
26:06 Community support: The Ubuntu forums
27:32 Juju: It's what's next for Ubuntu
29:28 Ubuntu client offerings: UbuntuTV
30:10 Ubuntu computer/phone convergence
32:37 On Canonical's funding and profitability
34:07 The cult of Mark Shuttleworth
35:03 The importance of community
37:52 Jono tells Tom to upgrade
38:17 How do I get involved in the Ubuntu community?
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This month we have LOTS of audio feedback! Thanks to all of our listeners. A promotion for Eric Nantz's R-Podcast. We discuss Linux distributions, Unity, Skype, feed issues and a "Gone Linux" story or two. Knightwise asks about installing Linux on older computers. Should you use a release from the same year as the older computer, or use a lighter-weight recent release? He's installing it on an iMac G4 from the LAST CENTURY. We have a link to the Knightcast episode where he discusses his installation and plays our audio feedback.
00:00 Going Linux #174 Listener Feedback
05:52 Welcome back Larry
07:27 Bill likes My Unity
13:29 Bob: has had problems with Skype in Ubuntu
14:33 Nathan: Likes Puppy
15:29 McVries: SolusOS
17:55 David: A problem with our ogg feed
21:59 Don: USB stick issue
30:21 John: Has no sound
38:22 Jared: Has a problem with our podcast feed
42:32 Gus: Trinity - Like MATE for KDE
44:45 Paul: gPodder on Mint 12
46:39 Bob: New mainstream uses for Linux
50:53 Ian: gPodder and ssh on Mint
52:49 Vega: Video card issues?
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Topic: Resolving (and preventing) issues after installing Linux. Larry joins Craig and Ben and discusses getting help with issues, preventing issues, ensuring hardware compatibility and purchasing a computer with Linux pre-installed and supported.
00:00 Going Linux #173 Computer America #50
00:15 Hello and welcome
02:09 Topic: Resolving and preventing issues after installing Linux
03:43 Try the forum
07:36 Linux distributions
10:40 Hardware compatibility
15:37 Dexter: What's a repository?
23:48 Purchase a computer with Linux pre-installed
32:14 John: VirtualBox
36:51 Warren: GNU? Is it still GNU/Linux?
39:06 Richard: Networking issues
50:02 Göran: No "but"
51:57 Clay: Identify a distribution on a thumb drive
57:53 Bob: iTunes DRM? Really?
62:10 Sidney: Shutdown icon vanishes - solution
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Larry is missing. Tom and Bill take the episode and make it great! In this episode we discuss some of the key applications used by average users, regardless of the operating system. We identify which versions of those common applications are installed by default by several of the most popular Linux distributions.
00:00 Going Linux #172 Linux Applications-Introduction
00:47 Larry is absent
01:17 Bill tries the new Ubuntus
02:20 Tom is underwhelmed with 12.04
02:45 Bill tries Ubuntu Studio
04:38 Linux applications
05:42 Ubuntu default applications
06:16 Browser: Firefox
07:40 Music Player: Rythmbox or Banshee
11:18 Photo/graphics editing: Shotwell
13:11 Video player: Mplayer, Totem
15:30 Office: LibreOffice
18:48 Picture viewer: Shotwell
22:35 PCLinuxOS default Applications
22:50 Browser: Firefox
22:55 Music player: Clementine
24:17 Graphics: GIMP
24:25 Music player: VLC
24:56 Office: LibreOffice
25:03 Picture viewer/editor: Digikam
25:49 Linux Mint default applications
26:04 Browser: Firefox
26:13 Music player: Banshee
26:17 Graphics editor: GIMP
26:21 Video player: VLC, Totem
26:38 Office: LibreOffice
26:54 Picture viewer/editor: ImageViewer/Shotwell
28:12 OpenSUSE default aplications
28:40 Browser: Firefox
28:45 Music player: Banshee
28:49 Graphics editing: GIMP
28:53 Video player: Totem
28:58 Office: LibreOffice
29:01 Photo editing: Shotwell
29:09 Fedora default applications
29:15 Browser: Firefox
29:19 Music player: Rythmbox
29:22 Graphics editor: GIMP
29:25 Video player: Totem
29:28 Office: LibreOffice
31:33 Picture viewer: Shotwell
32:00 Debian default applications
32:40 Browser: Ice Weasle
33:46 Music player: Rythmbox
33:57 Graphics editor: GIMP
34:02 Video player: Totem
34:06 Office: OpenOffice
36:36 Picture viewer: Shotwell
37:14 Sabayon default applications
37:53 Browser: Chromium
38:04 Music player: Banshee
38:08 Graphics editor: GIMP
38:11 Video player: VLC
30:19 Picture viewer: Shotwell
39:15 Learning the application names
42:22 Using applications to get things done
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Topic: Adjust your thinking to make using Linux easier.
00:00 Going Linux #171 Computer America #49
02:27 Topic: Adjust your thinking to make using Linux easy
05:38 No reboot after installing software
10:11 Look before you buy
14:39 You CAN have the latest modern software
23:30 Copy, share and give it away -- legally!
27:00 Use it for any purpose you want
28:59 If you don't like it, change it!
31:39 Support is just a Google search away
32:11 The terminal is not just for fixing things
35:41 Ian: Multiple X session
37:51 Carlos: An explanation about X sessions
43:13 Richard: Solved his problem
47:33 Rich: PAE Kernel
52:37 32-bit vs. 64-bit
57:57 Shogi: Problem with gPodder
67:01 Bob: Words of encouragement
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More feedback from our Listeners. Tom flys solo this episode.
00:00 Going Linux #170 Listener Feedback
02:17 Bob: PCLinux OS
04:18 Dogphlap: Puppy
05:58 Grizzly: Gnome or gnome?
08:44 Matt: Hanna Montana is back!
09:41 Joe: ASUS problem
12:18 Keesat: Topic suggestion
13:06 Jonathan: Gone Linux
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Topic: Finding the Right Linux Distribution. There are several websites dedicated to helping you pick the Linux distribution that's right for you. We discuss 3 of them. We also answer listener feedback -- as always.
00:00 Going Linux #169 Computer America #48
05:43 Tim: Why Linux?
14:06 Choosing the right Linux for you
15:31 Linux Chooser
21:32 zegenie studios
28:52 Getting support after you choose
32:39 Niko: Comments onHanna Montana Linux
42:06 Annie S: Compaq troubles
48:06 Gomez: Suggestion for Charlie's clock, Linux from Scratch
56:21 Niko Freezing problems in F
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Most new computers have 64-bit processors. Do you need a 64-bit operating system? What are the differences, advantages and disadvantages of 64-bit Linux vs. 32-bit Linux?
00:00 Going Linux #168 32-bit or 64-bit
00:51 NVidia joins Linux Foundation
08:57 64-bit - What's in a name?
11:09 Can you run 32-bit apps on a 64-bit machine?
11:45 More RAM
18:02 How do I know if I have a 64-bit machine?
21:13 Larger file sized
22:44 Disadvantages of 64-bit
27:34 Our recommendation
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We discuss running Linux on persistent thumb drives, our errors, multiple logins and multiple x-sessions. Bill hops to another distro. (No surprise.) Oh, and we answer listener questions. :)
00:00 Going Linux #167 Listener Feedback
01:44 The minion
02:24 Bill has hopped to PCLinuxOS
04:31 Making a persistent thumb drive
08:18 Nautilus is slowing down
10:07 Nathan: Linux experiences and ideas
14:44 Karim: Keeping Windows and Linux on the same time zone
16:49 chattr: Provides a correction
20:54 jimzat: Switching Users on "W"
21:55 Mattew: Installing Apps
23:23 Chris: More on multiple users
27:06 Sean: Multiple x-sessions
30:44 Jim: An email within an email
36:33 Jes: He's a "he"
39:19 Aidan: Asks a few questions
45:19 Walter: Correction on Hulu
46:15 Aldo: Talks technical
48:55 Anonymous: Gone Linux
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This month's topic is "Listening to Podcasts - gPodder". We talk to Charlie again, and answer listener questions. Craig talks about trying Linux.
00:00 Going Linux #166 Computer America #47
00:47 Hello and welcome
01:59 Topic: Listening to Podcasts: gPodder
07:41 Definition: What is a Podcast?
09:12 Charles: Installing Linux Mint on a specific partition
16:33 Windows doesn't keep the correct time, but Linux does
27:43 Botsync: Wireless sync gPodder to Android
31:54 Richard: Calls Larry out on a comment
37:09 Why not just dual boot?
40:34 Handling hardware under WINE
44:28 Brian: What is Gnome Shell?
50:54 Gregory: Unity Dock fix
55:39 Dick: Authenticating on publick computers
59:06 Daniel: Audible client?
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We discuss KDE, XFCE, Gnome 3 Shell, Gnome 2, LXDE, Cinnamon and Mate. We talk about how to install each and how to switch between them on a single computer. Of course we have conversations about how to pronounce "Gnome" and whether it should be "Linux" or "GNU/Linux".
00:00 Going Linux #165 Switching Linux Desktops
00:49 USB hardware issues
02:44 Skype causes recording issues
04:28 Bill switches to Mint Debian
05:12 XFS tested
06:46 Unity tip: never hide setting
09:14 Will HUD help Ubunut regain popularity on Distrowatch?
19:27 Definitions: X Windowing system, window manager, desktop environment, desktop shell
16:07 Switching to KDE
19:24 Switching to XFCE
21:36 Is it Gnome, Gnome or Gnome?
22:05 Switching to Gnome 3 Shell
24:12 Switching to Gnome 2
25:30 Switching to LXDE
30:00 Switching to Cinnamon
41:10 Switching to MATE
43:17 Hardware pick: KDE Tablet
45:33 Software pick: Google search
46:16 Software Pick: Minitube (again)
47:58 Software Pick: Latex and Tux Type
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Tom's back! This month we have feedback from the forums, desktop fun, Linux in space, software picks and lots, lots more.
00:00 Going Linux #164 Listener Feedback
00:46 Welcome back Tom
02:29 Rant: Google Chrome
05:15 Bill switches to OpenSuse 12.1
07:34 Bert: Comment in the Forum
11:18 TwistedLucidity: Forum post on episode 163
18:47 David: LMDE continued support?
26:11 Bob: Space... the Linux frontier
28:01 Robert: Did my performance improve?
31:06 Sam: A perspective on desktop environments
36:56 Martin: Needs to find old episodes
39:50 Tom's Zenity script
42:02 Eric: Provides a solution to the zoom issue
44:59 Tom: A "Gone Linux" story
47:37 Pick: botsync, ssh and gpodder
52:01 Pick: Zymeaway
52:31 Pick: Hulu and Remind (TkRemind)
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Craig's son has installed Linux Mint 11. Microsoft's Skype gives us trouble again. We help Charlie to upgrade, and many others with their issues.
00:00 Going Linux #163 Computer America #46
00:46 Hello and welcome
01:59 Ben's brother Aaron installs Linux Mint
05:47 Microsoft Skype crashes under Linux
08:18 Faulty SSD causes 12 hour install
11:55 Installs from USB stick
12:18 Why would Mint 11 work when Mint 12 did not
14:54 Has Ben installed it yet?
15:37 How long does it take to get used to using Linux?
16:45 Common reasons for converting to Linux
17:23 Linux designed for new users
19:36 With Windows, you're a criminal
21:09 Playing Windows games on Linux
24:38 My son goes to Harvard AND uses Linux!
26:30 Linux in academia
27:28 I don't think he'll be using Windows again.
28:27 You don't need a copy of Windows to use WINE
29:16 Charlie: Upgrading Linux Mint
32:06 SOPA and SMNL
36:25 Charlie is back
38:28 Upgrading from CD or DVD
41:14 Richard: Linux commands on the Windows cmd
43:59 Chris: Playing with Linux/Itunes
49:32 R3AV3R: App to convert .avi to DVD format
52:40 Richard: OggCamp, Unix-based Operating systems, and programming
Bill and Larry discuss what's different about Mint 12, previous versions of Mint and other distributions. Topics include Mint extensions, Gnome 3, Cinnamon, Ubuntu and Unity. We also talk abouthow to setup AirPrint on Linux.
00:00 Going Linux #162 What's Different? Mint 12
00:43 Black mold in "Studio C"
01:55 AirPrint for Linux
05:45 Autoplus for Fedora
06:58 More on PinguyOS
07:34 Nook ebook reader as media player
08:31 Gnome overview
09:41 Gnome 3 vs Unity
13:20 Similarities: Gnome 2 and Mint 12 with Gnome 3
17:31 Window Managers and Extensions
18:47 Gnome 3 Extensions
22:24 Mint Community vs. Ubuntu Community
26:33 Gnome Shell and Gnome 3: What's the difference?
28:50 Innovation and resistance to change
30:49 Key differences: Gnome 3 vs. Gnome 2
31:33 Additional Gnome 3 extensions
34:39 The Flippery
43:48 How do I find settings in Mint 12?
45:41 Where are the categories?
47:48 What's going on with my virtual desktops?
49:26 Desktop zoom and accessibility
52:48 Screen sharing with Skype
54:37 Panel Applets
54:49 Drag windows between virtual desktops
55:54 Default desktop themes
56:13 Synergy issue
61:15 Software pick: Google Docs
62:16 Amazon and Ubuntu music stores
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Tom is beginning to feel better, but our Chief Executive Minion Bill Smith continues as co-host to help answer listener questions, provide software picks and generally add valuable comments to our episode!
00:00 Going Linux #161 Listener Feedback
04:24 Karim: VOIP on Linux
12:26 George: EFI and Linux
21:13 PinguyOS installs on Mac easily
22:00 AJ: Can't control fan under Lubuntu
27:09 Steve: Making switching languages easy
32:31 Rich: Feedback on Linux desktops
39:50 Tiny Core Linux and Conky
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Tom is still under the weather. Chief Executive Minion Bill Smith takes over the co-hosting duties to help us discuss the details of recording Skype conversations on Linux for a podcast.
00:00 Going Linux #160 Recording with Skype-Advanced
00:50 Welcome Bill Smith
02:18 Linux in the Ham Shack
03:15 Managing podcast listening with an Android phone and Linux
05:52 Linux Mint 12 vs. Ubuntu 11.10
11:06 Recording using Skype
12:28 Bill's recording setup
13:54 Our article has pictures of the setup
14:53 Photo: The connections
16:15 Why the "Y"?
17:01 The mixer
20:39 Timing the podcast
22:03 Audacity for recording
22:34 Google Docs for notes and outline
22:53 Skype Chat
24:50 Audacity description
26:20 Supporting the podcast
41:31 Recording the Computer America episodes
30:35 Software pick: Open Media Vault
35:17 Software pick: Opera Unite
39:41 goinglinux.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
Larry joins Craig and Ben for the last Linux show of the year. The topic of the month is "Synergy" but we don't get to talk about it much. We have a Skype crash, but we get lots of email and even a caller into the show.
00:00 Going Linux #159 Computer America #45
03:42 Topic: Synergy
04:05 Charlie: Got his computer running
12:45 Wy Larry prefers Mint
18:10 Skype crashes
19:45 We're back
20:28 What is Synergy? Which version should I use?
28:14 How Synergy works
32:47 Paul :Tip for LibreOffice users
35:39 Aldo: Trouble with Ubuntu 11.10
40:51 Fred: His Linux goes "poof"
44:50 Martin: Gone Linux
49:24 Paul: Hast trouble installing Linux
54:34 George: Installing any OS can be scary
60:40 goinglinux.com, email@example.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
Tom is under the weather, so Larry flys solo. Our listeners share an iTunes killer for Linux, solutions to issues, and a "Gone Linux" story. IFS=$'©' explained. Is Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) abandoned? Is Unity worth it? Is iTunes doomed? Find out. Listen to this episode!
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pmcenery/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ifuse
00:00 Going Linux #158 Listener Feedback
02:01 Malcore: Don't use my last message
03:36 Mike: Backups and IPod help
10:09 Richard: Has a problem with PDF files
14:57 Bill: Worries about LMDE are well-founded
17:24 Bill: Internet shortcuts under Linux
20:31 Richard: Goodbye to Unity
25:25 Martin: Support of the monetary kind
26:44 Eddie: Has been listening to early episodes
28:07 Mark: Has an issue with Synergy
32:58 John: Gone Linux - no more iTunes!
37:22 goinglinux.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
This episode provides an overview of the magic behind the recording of the Going Linux Podcast. We provide insights into how we do it, and suggestions for others using Linux to record a conversation over Skype, Google Talk or other VOIP setups.
00:00 Going Linux #157 Recording with Skype-Introduction
00:51 Synaptic in Hardy looks old now
01:39 Tiger Direct gets kudos... sort of
04:32 Google Talk works!
05:12 Welcome Steve McLaughlin, CES
05:38 We've got forums!
07:54 David: Inspired the episode
09:08 Quality of Service (QOS)
10:01 How do we record the Going Linux Podcast?
10:29 What's the magic?
11:41 What we have tried in the past
11:51 Skype call recorder
12:46 Using 2 computers
14:35 What is comfort noise?
16:04 Make a 'safety recording'
19:06 How we record both ends with one computer
22:48 Tom's setup
23:39 Recording Google Chat - where's the button?
24:46 Forums - Thanks DoorToDoorGeek
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Skype and Internet problems. Microsoft's continued support for the Linux version of Skype comes into question. And of course be read your feedback. Tonight's topic: The Software Center: The 'App Store' for Linux.
00:00 Going Linux #156 Computer America #44
02:18 The App Store for Linux
33:50 The Internet issues continue
35:10 Jenni: User agent for Firefox
43:24 Grandmaster B: Wants to know about Linux certification
53:39 Sean: Going Linux
62:02 Marc: Uncertain about the future support for the Linux version of Skype
67:39 goinglinux.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
Printing, simple CMS systems, Bluetooth, safe password storage, and government insecurity are all feedback topics this month. Tom and I discuss the state of Ubuntu 11.10 and advertising vs. donations on our podcast.
00:00 Going Linux #155 Listener Feedback
01:47 Ubuntu 11.10 still a no-go
05:04 Bob: Got a non-Linux printer working with Linux!
08:34 Sister Amy: A small CMS called get-simple.info
12:05 Malcor the techie: Backup strategies for videos and for business
15:40 Troy: Amazes his coworkers with Ubuntu
29:02 Primefalcon: Positive comments on Computer America
32:23 Klaatu: What's wrong with Linux?
34:58 Dave: Upgrade errors Ubuntu 11.10
37:56 David: Whats' taking up all that space on my fresh Debian install?
41:42 Rick: Ideas for safe password storage
43:54 Ryan: Offers to contribute content for us.
45:43 Leslie: Locking out Linux
53:38 Kevin: Government websites that insist on a lack of security
56:38 Advertising vs. Donations
59:28 goinglinux.com, email@example.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
Interviewed live by Knightwise, Larry provides some insight on what's wrong with Linux and what is holding Linux back.
00:00 Going Linux #154 What's wrong with Linux?
Ben makes room for Linux Mint. We talk about 6 reasons NOT to use Linux. (OK, it might be a bit of a tongue-in-cheek list.) Feedback, questions and comments as always.
00:00 Going Linux #153 - Computer America #43
00:47 6 Reasons NOT to use Linux
33:34 John: Remoting in to Linux
39:38 Bill: Giving and old computer new life
44:12 Aldo: A suggestion and a complaint
51:08 Leo: A neuroscientist with a comment and a question
64:59 Jenni: Preoccupation with price
Tom gets a phone, thanks to Google. Larry tries to pronounce Swedish names. Losts of voice mail and email. "More" tips. Viruses found on Linux! Bill has Gone Linux.
00:00 Going Linux #152 - Listener Feedback
01:52 Tom now uses Google Voice
03:09 ctrl-0 to reset zoom level in a browser
04:54 John: The “more” command
09:03 Mike: Running a Live CD on public computers
15:36 Protecting user names and passwords when using a public computer
16:46 Danny: Asked about Mumble
19:28 Scott: Wants to know how to get his processors back
23:00 Danny: Linux for seniors
24:58 Jes: Speeding up Linux Mint
26:39 Egil: A suggestion we've heard before
29:59 Jay: Found a virus on Linux
31:44 Göran: Found a virus, too
33:28 Bill: Gone Linux
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Topic of the month: "What applications come with my Linux distribution?"
00:00 Going Linux #151 - Computer America #42
00:47 Hello and welcome
04:23: What applications come with my Linux distribution?
11:26 Follow along at distrowatch.com
12:18 Linux Mint
19:20 Why do people develop Linux?
24:33 What's up with Firefox release numbers?
26:48 Linux desktops: screen shots
30:15 Danny: Blind user trying to navigate through LiveCD menus
40:04 3D Desktops
41:59 Mikolaj: Asks about backups
45:27 Danny: Vinuux, Linux for the blind
46:47 Chris: Needs help with wireless
55:34 Intel demos new processor using Linux
57:31 Jim: Listenes on Miro
59:39 Nasser: Should I buy an Alienware PC to run Linux?
63:50 Barry: Switch to Mint is going well
64:34 Jim: I found a Virus on my Linux netbook
70:40 Chris: Browsing network shares cross-platform
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Larry's appearances on the Noscillacast and Mintcast podcasts. Both of these segments were recorded earlier this year. In both appearances, Larry talks about Linux Mint. The Nosillacast was recorded a couple of months ago. In this episode Larry helped Allison, the host, step-by-step installing Mint 11 in VMWare on here Macintosh computer. The Mintcast segment was recorded back in May and is the longer of the two segments. This segment will appeal to anyone weighing a rolling release vs. a timed-release distribution.
00:00 Going Linux #150 - Nosillacast and Mintcast
01:00 Overview of the two segments
Larry discusses the disadvantages of a rolling release like Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE). Want to learn how to use LibreOffice? We have a resource. How to partition a hard drive with Linux.
00:00 Going Linux #149 - Listener Feedback
01:33 LibreOffice Calc: The Frugal Computer Guy
03:02 Jack Deth explains how to get rid of Skype
07:35 Bill: Mint Debian rolling release
10:24 Richard: More on Mint Debian
11:34 Larry's take on LMDE
18:08 Karim: Android is Linux
21:24 Jim: Linux Mint dual-boot
24:19 Jim: How to partition
24:30 Michael: Removed Ubuntu, won't reinstall
25:54 Michael: Setting up wireless printing
27:54 Software Pick: TuxBoot
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We install two Linux antivirus solutions: ClamAV and BitDefender. We run a scan of each. No surprise, we don't find any viruses. We go about all of this like a neophyte Linux user might, and have some trouble, just like a new user would! We don’t think you need an antivirus to protect you from Linux malware just yet. There is no Linux-specific malware in the wild. But you might want antivirus software installed on your Linux computer for three reasons:
1. To be prepared - just in case there is malware released for Linux.
2. To be courteous to your friends who use other operating systems. Antivirus for Linux currently scans your computer looking for malware that might infect other operating systems.
3. To connect to networked Windows machines and clean up their infections
00:00 Going Linux #148 - Linux Antivirus-Advanced
01:34 No crashes (we are professionals)
02:54 Let us know if your Linux antivirus finds any running viruses, let us know
04:22 3 reasons why you might want to install a Linux antivirus
05:50 The ClamAV installation begins
10:44 Overview of the ClamAV options
15:24 Updating the virus definitions fails (not intuitive)
18:40 The scan ClamAV begins
21:27 Installing BitDefender from the website (navigating the marketing hype)
25:50 The BitDefender download
30:58 The BitDefender installation (multiple attepts)
40:34 Overview of BitDefender user interface
42:58 Updating the virus definitions
44:33 Running BitDefender (not!)
45:38 What we learned
47:00 Change swappiness to speed up your computer
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Connection issues, ringing phones, commercial breaks. All of that is edited out. This is just Craig, Ben and Larry talking about Linux and answering your Linux questions. (We did leave in the bit about hooker names in Linux Mint.) The topic of the month: 5 Linux distributions for computers you never thought would run again!
00:00 Going Linux #147 - Computer America #41
00:42 Hello and welcome
01:49 5 Tiny Linux Distributions for really old computers
35:07 Hour 2
37:00 Richard: Define Linux terms, commands and directory structure
47:46 Steven wrote with a question about opening old word processor documents.
52:43 Jeff: Asks about the Linux equivalent of "administrator mode"
59:53 Johnny was a little upset at a comment I made on the last Computer America show
64:36 Bob asked for help in staring a local Linux User Group (LUG)
69:20 Don provided some feedback on my appearance on the Noscillacast Mac podcast
70:52 Kids these days! You have it so easy with your point and click and swipe and gestures
We get feedback on Linux antivirus software, Computer America episodes and Skype. Learn how to install Ubuntu with a NetInstall. Larry is corrected: Is Finland part of Scandinavia or not?
00:00 Going Linux #146 - Listener Feedback
04:10 Tom tries Ekiga
05:07 Chief Executive Minion Bill: Swiffy
06:55 Google Chrome features
09:15 Anonymous: Calling from iPod
10:03 Paul: Hooked on Linux Mint
14:14 Anonymous: How do I change Ubuntu's indicator applet?
17:09 Setve: Mac exploit required no click. A problem for Linux?
19:25 Hans: Comment on Larry’s description of Linus Torvalds’ homeland
21:27 David: Ignoring Computer America episodes again
24:58 Gordon: Linux AV scans for Windows viruses
26:52 Justin: Run Linux AV to protect your friends with Windows
27:38 Bradley: Update ClamAV with "freshclam"
29:48 Jeff: Try Ekiga as an alternative to Skype
31:01 Ilya: Ubuntu has a NetInstall from a mini ISO
37:59 Roger: DLNA Servers comparison table for streaming media
40:40 Use the "1" key in top to display separate processors details
41:58 Use Conky for desktop system monitor details
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The market for antivirus and anti-malware software is booming. Windows has over 1000 new viruses a day, so this is not likely to decrease any time soon. Now the Mac users are getting the fake antivirus warnings, and because more and more Windows users are moving away from the OS, the new Mac users are falling for it! Can Linux users be far behind?
00:00 Going Linux #145 - Linux Antivirus-Introduction
02:16 It's chilly
03:24 Ubuntu drops Synaptic package manager, drops in popularity
06:48 Switch to Linux: Beat Windows 8 and Mac OSX Lion by a year!
08:40 Antivirus for Linux. Really?
11:35 Linux is difficult to infect
12:39 Social engineering is how you could be infected
15:08 Don't say 'yes' to the fake anti-malware
16:45 Can Linux be infected?
19:50 Antivirus for Linux
24:28 Should you install antivirus software?
25:22 YOU are the hacker!
27:19 How to prevent an infection
31:23 Recent switchers to Linux are most at risk
32:45 goinglinux.com, email@example.com, +1-904-4-OUR-TUX, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
Topic of the month: Installing Linux-What are the options? Lots of questions from the chat room, facebook and the phone lines.
00:00 Going Linux #144 - Computer America #40
05:00 Topic: Installing Linux - What are the options
10:17 Linux means personal preference - lots of varieties
13:44 Can you change the Linux kernel?
18:01 Linux on an older computer - what about replacing Windows 95
21:25 Is Linux free? Can you charge for Linux?
25:50 Charlie: New computer, now has no wireless on Ubuntu and Linux Mint
37:09 Hour 2
37:45 305t3ch: DLNA server for server
39:48 Bill: Minitube is awsome!
44:51 Bill: Gone Linux with Smoothwall Express, Bondi Blue iMac, freeNX
49:58 John: Issues because Apple does not provide iTunes for Linux
54:50 kyengineer: Install Linux on a Mac Mini as a file server
57:50 Frank: Where can I find what are the latest features of Linux
58:56 S!ick: Installing both Joli OS and Ubuntu using WUBI alongside Windows
61:37 Paul: What Linux certifications are available? Where to get them?
68:31 goinglinux.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, +1-904-4-OUR-TUX, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
Larry has switched to Linux Mint Debian Edition. (LMDE) Firefox vs. Chrome. No more slash Linux. Mumble mumble... We explain that there is a reason it's called a "voice mail line." Ubuntu 11.04 isn't ready. Ubuntu 11.04 is great. How to tweak Gnome 3 so that it works. Skype is dead. Long live Microsoft Skype! Now what do we do?
00:00 Going Linux #143 - Listener Feedback
02:45 Larry goes Linux Mint Debian's rolling release
05:15 Chrome vs. Firefox
10:30 Steve: On-line lug at the Linux Basix forum
14:05 Anonymous: Installing Linux on a specific drive
18:12 Robert: How would I start a local Linux Group?
20:01 Bill: Hello google.com/linux
20:29 Steve: Goodbye google.com/linux
22:28 John: Unity is working well
25:19 Brian: Issues with Vidalia TOR bundle
28:54 Primefalcon: A separate home partition helps when backing up
31:00 Rich: Now Unity makes sense (see the video)
32:13 Mike: Banshee problem on Mint
36:26 Paul: A rant about open source and audio
42:33 Paul: Switching desktop environments without switching distros
47:41 Jared: Are there any Skype alternatives?
52:38 Brian: Tweaking Gnome 3 to add back removed features
53:31 Rick: Gone Linux Mint
56:50 Software picks: mumble and minitube
60:28 goinglinux.com, email@example.com, +1-904-4-OUR-TUX, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
Topic: "Has Adobe abandoned Linux?" Craig introduces Larry to his new co-host -- his son, Ben. Ben is a Windows gamer who hasn't looked at Linux since the 1990's. Larry has him convinced to try Linux by the end of the show!
00:00 Going Linux #142 - Computer America #39
00:53 Meet Ben - new guy does good
03:00 Didn't know it existed, still?
03:49 Has Adobe abandoned Linux?
05:30 Adobe AIR software development platform no longer being supported
07:20 Adobe to focus on mobile phone platforms
11:00 "The Linux Minute" -- sorry Intel
11:18 Linux flat, Android growing, iOS growind, Mac OS flat, Windows declining
12:35 Linux community to the rescue!
14:54 It's all about the money
23:00 Android is Linux
27:17 Ben thinks he is a secret Linux admirer and didn't know it until now
27:38 Browsers on Linux
29:42 Computer America Facebook page
30:14 How to get started with Linux: Linux Mint 11 LiveCD
33:25 Ben: Why would I want to use something that is not intuitive
36:22 Bill: NetFlix on Linux?
41:58 Curtis: Unity - as slow as Windows on an older laptop
47:21 Rich: Some alternatives to Unity - XFCE, LXDE
49:04 Who is Shuttleworth?
50:00 Jared: Gone Linux
52:57 Ben: What are the pros of using Linux?
55:52 Ben: Can I create a partition on my hard drive and use both Linux and Windows?
59:06 Ben: In one show you are convincing me to try Linux!
59:38 305t3ch: What about ClearOS for a small buiness server
62:54 Any distros that come with Joomla CMS pre-installed?
64:23 dogphlap: Samsung driver for CX-3175 printer is NOT proprietary!
68:27 Ubuntu's contribution to the Linux community
72:45 Mike: New listener - coupon printing (again!)
Let technology work for you rather than the other way around. Larry interviews Knightwise of The Knightcast, KWTV screencasts, Live webcasts, the Aussie Geek Podcast and the Noscillacast, etc. Knightwise is a cross-platform slider who uses Windows, Linux and Mac computers and other technology. The topic is "Installing Ubuntu on a Mac" but we veer off into other things, like podcasting sound quality and aircraft engine maintenance at 10,000 feet.
00:00 Going Linux #141 - Install Ubuntu on a Mac
01:40 Who is Kightwise?
10:28 Mac hardware quality and variability
13:37 Why install Linux on Mac hardware?
15:00 Linux on a Macbook Air
16:13 Installation process on Mac hardware
17:49 Differences in installing Linux vs. on a Mac as on PCs
19:06 What could possibly go wrong?
20:49 Mac hardware drivers for Linux
23:59 It's faster! And it rocks!
26:46 OSX slows down or gets a little unstable after a year or so
27:51 Refit: a better way to dual-boot Linux and OSX with bootcamp for podcast production
29:37 Tom does durability testing: Aircraft engine maintenence in mid-flight at 10,000 feet
32:12 Getting support for Ubuntu on your Mac
34:30 What's tha-a-a-t? Impress your friends!
36:02 Cautions and tips about installing Ubuntu on your Mac
38:45 Installing on Macs with G3, G4, G5 processors
41:32 It's my computer. I'll do with it what I want!
45:29 Lenovo: The PC equivalent of Mac hardware
46:12 Improve your Mac experience with Linux
47:12 What's next? All-Linux podcast production on a Mac
Larry switches to Ubuntu 11.04. Larry switches to Xubuntu 11.04. Will he stay with Xubuntu, or switch to Mint... or openSuSE? We answer questions and discuss Unity, XFCE, Plop, upgrades, Gnome Shell, Mark Shuttleworth, and much more.
00:00 Going Linux #140 - Listener Feedback
02:10 Larry installs Ubuntu 11.04
03:16 Until Unity is finished, Ubuntu is no longer for noobs
06:55 Larry switches to Xubuntu 11.04 - requires "tweaking"
13:39 Tom does not upgrade to Ubuntu 11.04
15:56 Aaron: Plop for installing from a USB
16:02 Bob: If I upgrade will I need to re-do compatibility
20:07 Roy: Try gnome-shell --replace command
20:46 Tom tries Roy's suggestion -- while recording the show!
24:43 Brad: Try Xubuntu 11.04 as an alternative to Ubuntu 11.04 with Unity
26:56 Brian: Monitor headaches
31:45 Rich: Shuttleworth on Unity's future
36:30 Curtis: Nosillacast was special
38:33 Egroegeorge: Show topicsuggestions, listen to Going Linux like Star Wars
41:41 Software picks: ARandR, gprename
45:00 goinglinux.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, +1-904-4-OUR-TUX, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
We have some new listener-contributed content. Thanks to Richard Roocroft for his tutorial on how to use the Audacity audio recording and editing program.
00:00 Going Linux #139 - Audacity Tutorial & Noscillacast
02:03 Richard: Audacity Tutorial
13:48 Lots of links
14:38 Allison: Chit Chat Across the Pond
Subject: "Linux gets a new look". Larry is on the Computer America show as Carey's co-host, while Craig is on vacation.
00:00 Going Linux #138 - Computer America #38
01:00 "Patch Tuesday" - Avoid it all. Install Linux
03:27 Microsoft buys Skype - changes in the works?
06:44 Copyright infringement law suit. Will it affect Linux users?
18:10 New looks for Linux
27:50 Gnome 3 and Unity as compared with KDE 4
29:38 Isn't WINE a desktop?
34:20 Virtual Machines and Coupons
37:45 Curtis: Use power line adapter in place of wireless card
46:52 Seth: Compiling on Slax 6.1.2
51:25 dogphlap: Likes RedoBackup
53:53 Drive cloning
57:55 Charles: Upgrade Derringer to Natty - no issues
62:22 Kross: Download Helper plugin for streaming videos in Firefox
Tom and Larry discuss Ubuntu 11.04 and Unity (after a total of about 10 minutes of use between them.) Stickers for your "Windows" key. Resistance to change. Listener questions. Gone Linux.
00:00 Going Linux #137 - Listener Feedback
02:31 Ubuntu 11.04 impressions
08:53 Super Key stickers
12:38 Blogfan: Having trouble with Ubuntu 7.10
17:25 Brian: Finds Ubuntu “just seems to work”
26:27 Ed: Problems with installing an ebook reader on his SliTaz Linux computer
32:44 Steve: Where do you think the gaps and weaknesses are in the world of linux?
38:13 Robert: Bleach Bit stopped his working webcam, tries sudo chmod +x /dev/video0
43:49 Charles: Installed Ubuntu 11.04 on Racing Cow and Derringer
48:26 James: Wrote about his printing experience - hplip
53:32 William: Gone Linux, too
54:53 Ray: Roku let's Ray use Linux and Netflix
57:12 Redo Backup - "bare metal" restore
59:40 goinglinux.com, email@example.com, +1-904-4-OUR-TUX, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
Listener Danny Crone provided us with this episode on every day things you can do with Linux. Danny discusses the topic of Linux, audio recording, accessibility and more. He also interviews a Linux user, who goes by the name Stormdragon, about Linux.
00:00 Going Linux #136 - Every Day Things You Can Do With Linux
01:48 What is Linux
08:39 Interview with Stormdragon
20:18 Money Management
21:13 Advantages of computers with Linux pre-installed
As usual, Larry is the guest on the Computer America radio show. Unlike usual, A.J. Stringham of the Linux Geekdom podcast is the co-guest. Welcome A.J.! Great job. Today's topic: "10 Ways Linux Can Fix PCs."
00:00 Going Linux #135 - Computer America #37
00:54 Welcome Larry
02:15 10 Ways Linx Can Fix PCs
05:50 Welcome AJ
11:34 Which distribution should you use?
14:24 Anthony: How do I learn about Linux, converting from a Mac?
21:00 Alternate methods of fixing PCs
21:54 JackDeth: Rescues a DVR using Linux
23:40 Mohammed: Making a bootable thumb drive
28:13 USB boot drive vs. CD repair utilities
30:08 Linux-based repair tools are not intimidating
31:50 Use a repair CD if possible, but a LiveCD will do in an emergency
32:44 Linux on Web servers
34:27 Linux security updates
35:42 Linux geekiness
39:55 David: Where do I get older Computer America episodes?
47:25 Larry: Looking for a light-weight distribution
52:10 Michael: Media player as a rescue disk
56:10 Tim: Sharing printers in a Windows network
64:15 William: Conversion to Linux success story
66:15 Aldo: Uses Going Linux podcast to improve his English
67:50 goinglinux.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, +1-904-4-OUR-TUX, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
We have so much feedback we have had to summarize a few of them together. My guess is that we'll be doing more of this. We also received a lot of audio feedback and voice mails for this episode.
00:00 Going Linux #134 - Listener Feedback
02:39 Listen to Larry's SCaLE presentation
05:17 Bill provides Tom with another opportunity to tinker
08:16 Linux Planet article on PLOP
10:13 AJ: Linux Geekdom is back! Sceencast and Voice Mail software
13:37 Bill: Distro reviewDistro review - Cunchbang
22:03 Richard: How to use Levelator on Linux using Wine
26:15 Danny: Every day tasks that can be done with Linux
27:38 Bob: WikiHow on Puppy and Quick Synergy
28:42 Aario: Laptop gets too hot
32:54 James: Needs one-on-one help
34:34 Ray: Any kind of freedom as long as you use Mint
37:00 Bill: Using Linux to fix Windows
37:49 Daryl: Set us straight on multiboot
41:27 Brad: Gone Linux (so has his wife and brother-in-law)
46:27 Tom Wubis his sister's computer
49:28 goinglinux.com, email@example.com, +1-904-4-OUR-TUX, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
This is the audio from Larry's presentation at the Southern California Linux Expo (SCaLE9x) on February 27, 2011.
00:00 Going Linux #133 - Produce An Audio Podcast Using Linux
nm 01:40 Hi Bob!
02:40 Special thanks to Allison Sheridan for "Podcasting on Podcasting"
04:25 Produce An Audio Podcast Using Linux
This month's topic: "Other Podcasts for people interested in Linux". We list a lot of the Linux podcasts on Larry's media player. AJ of Linux Geekdom podcast calls in to ask a question. We also answer listener questions from the emails we have received.
00:00 Going Linux #132 - Computer America #36
00:52 Hello and welcome
03:18 Other Podcasts for people interested in Linux
07:04 AJ from Linux Geekdom
16:00 The Linux Action Show!
20:17 Linux Basement
23:25 Linux in the Ham Shack
24:39 Linux Outlaws
26:58 Tux Radar
29:16 Ubuntu UK
30:07 mintCast (Linux Mint)
32:07 Lotta Linux Links
32:56 The Linux Link Tech Show
35:07 The introduction of IE9 could mean more converts to Linux
42:11 Chris: Removing kernels
54:25 Brian: After 2 years, gone Linux!
56:56 Steve: Gone Linux
60:55 Is Larry switching from Ubuntu?
62:51 Rosa: Finding downloaded mp3 stream
Our topics this month include: Grappling with skype-call-recorder on Ubuntu 10.10. Grappling with Mobilin - and failing. Media player as a rescue device. Oh, and we answer listener questions.
00:00 Going Linux #131 - Listener Feedback
00:46 Skype Call Recorder does not separate channels on Ubuntu 10.04 and Ubuntu 10.10
03:27 Tom's attempt at using Moblin
08:01 Thanks for the feedback
10:31 Richard: Levelator vs. Chris' Dynamic Compressor vs. Audacity's Compressor
24:04 Nick: Gone Linux over a 5 year period
29:21 Mike: Struggling with Lexmark Prevail Pro 705 printer/scanner on 64-bit Ubuntu
32:03 Paul: Boxee does not have an RPM package!
36:12 Ryan: Boxee does not yet have Netflix on Linux
38:29 JD: WD TV Live HD+ runs on Linux AND supports Netflix
41:13 Thomas: Using an old computer as a security system and file server
45:23 Heather: Where should I start with Going Linux? What about Linux for kids?
49:00 Bill: Ubuntu installed in 60 minutes on a cast-off computer
50:22 AA has BSOD in DFW
52:15 goinglinux.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, +1-904-4-OUR-TUX, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
With the recent release of Synergy for Linux, our updated setup instructions are simpler and easier for Linux users than ever before. Today, on the day of the release of Synergy 1.4.2, I interview one of the project owners, Nick Bolton, on the release of Synergy 1.4.2 for Linux. We discuss the origins of the project, the features of the latest release and why this new synergy is the easiest to use ever.
00:00 Going Linux #130 - Synergy 1.4.2 for Linux
00:35 Interview with Nick Bolton
Topic: "Getting ready for Linux with cross-platform, open source applications" (On-line apps don't count!) We talk about applications that run on Windows, Mac and Linux, and using them to ease the transition to Linux. We explore LibreOffice a bit, and answer listener feedback.
00:00 Going Linux #129 Listener Feedback
01:34 Cross-platform software
36:26 Joe and Larry: How do I remove GRUB menu entries?
43:30 Al: How do I find repositories?
52:06 Sean: Stallman, FSF and Linux marketing
61:35 Lester: Great show!
65:33 SCALE 9X Promo: Listen for a 40% discount on your registration!
Android, Ubuntu, Slackware, Mint, Puppy... we talk about them all in this episode. Tom tries some cool new stuff. The pragmatic Larry returns... and rants again. (Well, a mini-rant.) We discuss video issues, wireless issues, gPodder/iPod issues, and much, much more. Two cool software picks and two cool Linux events. Listen to get 40% off your registration for the Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE 9X) Larry will be speaking. Listen to the end to get a 40% discount off of your registration. Below is a link to the details of his talk.
00:00 Going Linux #128 - Listener Feedback
02:58 Tom tries a bootable USB drive
06:07 Bob: Android player is Linux, right?
07:38 Ger: Gone Linux, the hard way! Ubuntu with a table pre-installed? Episode on PGP?
13:49 Charles: Out of range error suggestion for Tony: resolution settings
20:00 Bradley: Resolution error may be due to off-brand monitor
21:14 Paul: Lack of Netflix streaming service under Linux
22:26 Nosilla Cast mentions Boxee which may have Netflix
27:45 David: WUSB54G problems solved in Ubuntu 11.04 pre-beta
32:00 Tom is no longer afraid of Enlightenment
32:50 Todd: gPodder working with iPod
33:42 Harley: Ubuntu/Slackware family
35:15 Keld: Video problem: Editing xorg.conf is still possible on Mint 10
38:22 Jerrod: MSI Wind BIOS update... is it safe to do?
42:23 Charles: Shutdown icon is missing!
46:26 Gene: Agrees with Larry's rant about RMS
50:46 Steve: I want the pragmatic Larry back! Linux advertising. Disagrees with Larry's opinion of Oracle.
54:37 Software Picks: pySDM - Python Storage Device Manager, motion - motion detection for your webcam
59:13 goinglinux.com, email@example.com, +1-904-4-OUR-TUX, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
61:10 SCALE 9X Promo: Listen for a 40% discount on your registration!
62:25 Indiana Linux Fest http://indianalinux.org
Knightwise interviews Larry on his 2010 year-end extravaganza. You can use the link below to go directly to the recording of the full live 'cast including all the interviews from day one, and the music as well. You can get the day two recording and all of Knightwise's podcast and videocastings at www.knightwise.com.
00:00 Going Linux #127 - KWTV Live-The Inteview
01:35 Knightwise and KWTV LIVE, hour 1, interview 1
Topic: Resources for learning about Linux. Tom visits the chat room in hour 1. We provide a lengthy list of links to manuals, training courses and classes to learn about Linux. Of course we answer listener emails as well.
00:00 Going Linux #126 - Computer America #34
05:05 Resources for learning about Linux
06:00 Where it the manual?
07:06 Ubuntu Manual PDF documentation for the beginner
09:24 An open source manual
11:15 Ubuntu Manual PDF for more advanced users
13:45 International translations are standard practice for Linux documentation
16:27 Linux Mint Offical Users Guide
18:20 Is WUBI right for Carey's client wanting to try Linux?
23:21 Is there a better option?
25:00 The Going Linux guys can help with support
26:00 What is Quick Shot?
29:19 You don't have to have a degree (or even a manual) to learn how to use Linux
31:53 Additional resources to use to learn about Linux
35:15 Computer America back episodes
36:38 Amy: Sharing encryption key files on Dropbox
40:47 Chris: Synergy and a Gone Linux story
52:25 Jim: Thanks for Disk Utility
55:07 SpinRite: Good or bad?
60:19 Paul: Can't find Remote Desktop Viewer on Linux Mint
63:23 Larry will be talking at the Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE)
Two voice messages, listener questions and our answers. We catch up on some e-mail that has been around for a while, get some listener suggestions for other listeners, and learn some things along the way.
00:00 Going Linux #125 - Listener Feedback
02:39 Larry helps Tom with alias
05:57 Steve: Could have tried E17
08:21 Jim: Tracking cookies and fake antivirus
13:39 Mark: Coupon printing explained
17:01 Martin: Updated distributions graphic
19:31 Luis: Why go to the trouble of installing Ubuntu extras? Use Linux Mint
21:47 Rob: ssh explanation
23:13 Tony: A problem with his golf game
24:48 Ppevel: Finds the podcast helpful
25:32 Michael: Moving the DropBox folder
35:42 Mike: Ubuntu stack exchange
36:45 Sam: Wireless suggestion for Mark
37:45 Mark: Filed a bug regarding the wireless
39:30 Chester: A list of media aggregators
40:23 Nancy: Trilinugual: Mac, Windows and Linux
45:24 Software Picks WinFF, Arista Transcoder
47:16 goinglinux.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, +1-904-4-OUR-TUX, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
49:24 Computer America promo for Going Linux
Going Linux listerner, Curbuntu, recorded an episode for Hacker Public Radio, HPR, entitled "I Blame Tom Merritt." In the episode, Curbuntu describes how he came to use Linux. What better "gone linux" episode! In addition, Curbuntu touches on many of the reasons many of us moved to Linux.
00:00 Going Linux #124 - Gone Linux
02:18 Curbuntu on Hacker Public Radio
Topic: Holiday Gift Giving: Donating to Open Source Projects. This time of the year, many people's thoughts turn to the giving of gifts. Something our listeners might want to think about is, if they use Open Source software, giving a donation of money or time to those Open Source projects. Larry discusses why you might want to choose Linux and Open Source software over proprietary, commercial software with vendor lock-in. Craig and Carey say a lot of nice things about Open Source, Linux, and the Going Linux software.
00:00 Going Linux #123 - Computer America #33
00:52 Hello and welcome
03:00 Even when you use Linux, you have to be careful on the Internet
08:05 Holiday Gift Givint: Donating to Open Source Projects
11:21 What's great about Open Source is...
12:47 The difference between "free" software and "Free" software
14:49 The difference between "Free" and "Open Source" software
18:55 To the average user, who is not a developer, why does this really matter?
19:54 Why does it matter to a developer?
20:43 Why the average user should use Open Source instead of closed source, proprietary software?
25:44 One more reason consumers should choose Open Source over commercial software
28:52 Isn't Linux just other people's work, repackaged?
31:11 Donate money, time, or help to an Open Source project
34:12 LinuxFreak: Will Linux every be a major player on the desktop for the general public?
37:10 Ordering a computer with Linux pre-installed
38:34 Rick: Runs Linux from USB flash drive.
42:31 John: Wants to control two computers from one keyboard and mouse
51:44 Carey records a pomotion for goinglinux!
58:00 Gene: Options for trying a different desktop environment without risk
62:40 Todd: Linux at 34,000 ft.
Tom has self-inflicted computer wounds. Larry hears from Target. We both answer listener questions.
00:00 Going Linux #122 - Listener Feedback
00:44 Tom has computer trouble
02:30 Target responds... sort of...
04:08 Northeast Linux Expo
06:56 Martin: Voice mail about Teamviewer
11:28 Steve: Voice mail about streaming host
13:02 Ron: iPod with gPodder
14:02 Lee: LinuxBasix and Mikogo
16:50 Brian: Will Unity be accessible?
20:20 Mike: Remote Assistance feedback
20:50 Pascal: Linux pre-installed from Hawkforce
25:55 Jeff: Backtrak Linux
27:13 Jon: Streaming advice
29:14 Tom returns
32:22 Bill: Converting openSuse to Ubuntu
39:25 Travis: HP-Compaq F-keys can be changed in BIOS
42:14 Charles: Racing Cow fears Unity will send her to the farm
47:24 Ray: Compiling and installing from tar.gz
51:51 Jameel: Software Center error and what's up with server edition?
56:49 Scott: Maverick update fixes issue
62:23 Bill: Move to Ubuntu went well
65:14 goinglinux.com, email@example.com, +1-904-4-OUR-TUX, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
Tom and Larry reminisce about the old days of Linux, when penguins roamed the earth and before graphical user interfaces. What is life like starting today vs when you did some of the beginner shows when you began. How about comparing through time what it was like in the 90s to begin Linux, to when you started the podcast to now?
00:00 Going Linux #121 - Switching to Linux-Through the Years
01:27 Tom's upgrade to Ubuntu 10.04
06:20 GNU/Linux Distributions Timeline
27:32 Installing Linux
35:32 Installing Applications
41:23 Using Applications
43:05 Hardware Compatibility
45:17 Cloud Compatibility
46:46 Larry's rant about Target locking you into using aroprietary OS to print their discount coupons
45:23 goinglinux.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, +1-904-4-OUR-TUX, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
Topic of the month: "Linux: It doesn't always work". What's in a Linux forum, how do I use one, and why should I log in?
00:00 Going Linux #120 - Computer America #32
01:35 Linux: It doesn't always work
05:56 What goes wrong with computers
06:19 What to when something goes wrong
07:20 Community forums: How to
07:56 What is a forum?
09:07 Ray: How do I install Linux, and what happens to my Windows data?
15:07 Linux forums list for the Distrowatch top 10 Linux distributions
17:23 What is in a forum?
19:15 Ray: Which Linux is easiest to learn?
20:29 Why is a Linux "community" important?
23:20 How do I find help in a forum?
24:39 Why should I sign-in to a forum?
28:24 When is a forum "open for business"
31:36 Jonathan: Don't be fooled. Apple, HP, Dell all use the same parts
39:39 Mark: Wireless connection speed issue could not be resolved
48:50 David: Wireless card issue could not be resolved
52:20 If everything is working, don't break it by upgrading!
57:14 Chatroom may have convinced Ray to try Linux
57:54 goinglinux.com, email@example.com
Another fun packed show! (A tip of the "fedora" to the Ubuntu UK Podcast. http://podcast.ubuntu-uk.org)
1) Install an SSH server - it can be at either end, but for simplicity sake, we'll make it at the same end as we're trying to access.
>sudo apt-get install openssh-server
2) Port forward to the SSH server - I tend to change the incoming port from 22 (which is the standard SSH port) to something unusual, perhaps 10022 or 7654, it doesn't really matter as long as it's above 1024 (to avoid conflicts) and both ends know what this port number is. This will help avoid filling your logs with connection attempts from machines trying to find open hosts on the internet. You discussed briefly how to do port forwarding before, but there are a whole load of guides on how to do it at this URL: http://portforward.com/
3) Create an SSH session to the server. Here we're connecting from the machine providing support to the machine it's providing support to, and we're using the non-standard port I mentioned before:
ssh -o Port=7654 -L 5901:localhost:5900 remote.host.i.p
If the SSH server is sitting on the machine providing support, then someone sitting at the client end would need to do this:
ssh -o Port=7654 -R 5901:localhost:5900 support.host.i.p
4) Connect to the VNC server, over the tunnel. Because there's a chance you might already have port 5900 configured for your own VNC server, I've changed the port number to 5901 instead of 5900, so in this case you would VNC to localhost:1 or localhost::5901
00:00 Going Linux #119 - Listener Feedback
02:21 Larry's adventure with Ubuntu 10.10 networking on an HP Pavilion dm4
10:16 Tom's adventure with Teamviewer
15:25 Troy: Discovers our voice mail
17:00 Victor: Phone numbers and Remote Desktop
22:04 Kenny: Zimbra Desktop alternative to Outlook
24:01 Joseph: Starting a Linux streaming radio station
26:33 Jon: More Remote Desktop via SSH
32:42 Ian: More SSH
35:29 Bill: Enhancing Ubuntu 10.04
36:47 TJ: Security with DropBox
38:39 Andre: Awsome games
39:13 Ray: Command line help with Android Install on Nokia
42:22 Mike: Fix sudo
43:43 Keld: Install Kubuntu with Ubuntu
47:02 Kelly: What was that website again? freelinuxbox.org
48:08 Tony: Logs? Do I need Firefox?
51:44 Bob: Linux on a flash drive
61:42 James: Dell chats about Linux
66:18 Eugene: Gnome or KDE?
68:32 goinglinux.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, +1-904-4-OUR-TUX, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
One of the weaknesses of supporting Linux computers is that there are not as many good screen sharing, remote control, and collaborative tools. Having said that, the situation is changing. In this episode we discuss some tools that can make supporting Linux computers much easier, and one of them leads the pack by a great distance. Listen-in to find out which one!
00:00 Going Linux #118 - Remote Support Software for Linux
00:42 10-10-10 Ubuntu 10.10 release day
05:17 42-day (101010 = 42)
08:49 Remote assistance software that is available for Linux
23:51 ISL Light
25:34 Team Viewer
26:18 We give the top-rated package a try - in real-time
28:00 Downloading and installing
30:29 Launching and making the connection
32:52 Viewing and controlling the remote screen
34:38 Switching sides
35:47 Other features
38:24 Even more options
43:42 goinglinux.com, email@example.com, +1-904-4-OUR-TUX, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
Our best Computer America episode yet! The topic: "Linux Accessibility" Our additional guest tonight is Jonathan Nadeau. Jonathan is a blind computer user who runs a computer business called Frostbite Systems. He builds Linux computers and sells them, specializing in computers pre-configured and optimized for the sight-impaired. He builds and sells computers for sighted people, too. When Johnathan is not building computers he is educating and empowering the Linux community through his own podcasts. He interviews luminaries from the Linux and open source world about their work and contributions to the Linux computing community. His podcasts include Frostcast, Orcacast, This Week in Debian, and This Week in Fedora.
00:00 Going Linux #117 - Computer America #31
00:53 Hello and welcome
01:10 Linux Accessibility
05:13 About Johnathan and Frostbite Systems
08:13 Johnathan Nadeau blasts JAWS
24:22 Jim: How do I buy a blind-optimized computer?
26:10 Johnathan discusses more Linux Accessibility
40:46 Johnathan does not use a monitor or a mouse
50:45 Tom is in the chat room!
50:36 Doug: Gone Linux
52:46 Garrett: What was the name of that website?
55:29 John: Gone Linux (Except for Adobe's Lightroom)
61:42 Rob: Acer Aspire One wireless suggestion
64:03 Paul: What do you think about Mint 9
We should be paying for Linux. VNC protocol is insecure. Linux is vulnerable to viruses and malware. Klaatu is the head of The GNU World Order. Remember the milk. Advertising for Linux. Prompted by our listeners' feedback, these are all things mentioned and discussed in this episode.
00:00 Going Linux #116 - Listener Feedback
03:10 Jon: VNC Protocol is very insecure
05:50 Steve: SCiTE, not Scipe
09:27 Angelo: Thanks for the help with talking rescue disk
12:09 Paul: Resolved his own webcam/audio issue, MSN doesn't stream
15:34 Paul: Resolved his own bashpodder issue
17:38 Mike: Klaatu helps Mike to mount a Mac-formatted hard drive
20:52 Dogphlap: Printer advice for Larry
24:14 Greg: Portable Apps, and why completely remove doesn't
28:41 Evan: Advice for Jim/Mike on converting from Outlook
35:05 Chris: Linux IS vulnerable to viruses and malware
38:56 Yorgi: Why is Linux not better adopted by the average user?
46:54 PDF Tool Kit: pdftk
48:29 Chief executive minion, Bill
49:26 goinglinux.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, +1-904-4-OUR-TUX, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
"Cloud-based Linux distributions" is the topic for today. We discuss operating systems that are specifically designed to quickly and efficiently getting you on the Internet, and provides you with as many applications as possible to work FROM the Internet. Examples of cloud-based applications are Google's "Docs and Spreadsheets" office suite, and the on-line iTunes clone, "The Cloud Player." Peppermint OS is a fast, lightweight Linux distribution, based on Linux Mint and Ubuntu, using very few hard-drive based applications. This distribution uses a concept called "Site Specific Browsers" to present web applications in a single-purpose browser window, that makes it look and work much like a traditional, installed application. To put web apps on your desktop, Peppermint OS uses Mozilla's Firefox and Mozilla's Prism technology. Peppermint Ice uses Google's Chromium browser. As always, we answer plenty of listener e-mail as well.
00:00 Going Linux #115 - Computer America #30
02:56 Cloud-based Linux distributions
14:31 Peppermint One and Peppermint Ice
18:11 Site Specific Browsers
25:30 "Wacky orange flavor" Linux
26:00 Getting started with Peppermint Linux
35:13 Other "cloud" operating systems
38:32 Alexander: Which operating system is best? Windows, Mac, or Linux?
50:32 Jon: Portable Apps for the library user
54:52 Scott: Problem affects both wired and wireless network on Ubuntu
67:48 Jeff: Google offers "Talk" with chat
69:42 Mike: Which routers are compatible with Linux?
70:54 goinglinux.com, email@example.com, +1-904-4-OUR-TUX, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
Tom and I walk through the setup for Remote Desktop. We also connect to each other's computers over the network. We discuss how to use port forwarding to enable the ability to use Remote Desktop to connect computers through a firewall or router. We also discuss alternative methods of connecting computers remotely over the Internet.
00:00 Going Linux #114 - Setup Remote Desktop
00:44 Don't use FAT32 on multi-GB USB backup drives because of file size limit
04:47 Google voice number +1-904-4-OUR-TUX 1-904-468-7889
07:03 Remote desktop setup to allow connection to your computer
18:15 Making the connection
20:20 A complete meltdown on the Internet
22:06 Port forwarding to allow bypassing of a router or firewall (port 5900)
25:30 Finding your local IP address
27:44 Connecting through your corporate network
30:26 SSH option vs. VNC?
32:13 JPEG helps with viewing video remotely
33:09 Do not run Compiz (desktop effects)
34:57 Alternative methods of connecting remotely to computers NX Free, NeatX, SSH
37:46 Software Pick: Audible player for Android
44:40 goinglinux.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, +1-904-4-OUR-TUX, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
We have lots of audio feedback. Thanks everyone. More "Gone Linux" success stories, and questions - as always.
00:00 Going Linux #113 - Listener Feedback
04:00 Steve McLaughlin - The Door To Door Geek: scipe text editor
06:05 Bill: Fedora 13 review (sort of)
09:22 Skwiggs: How do I boot physical W7 partition in Virtual Box on Ubuntu host?
13:40 Jim: Moving Outlook to Thunderbird, not so easy
26:32 Troy: HP OfficeJet 8500 install, on W7 took 4 hours; on Linux, just plug it in
30:37 Jason: Don't claim OOo is 100% compatible with MS Office
34:33 Mike: Use Portable Apps to run Firefox in Library instead of IE
37:22 Mike: Commercial apps for Linux
39:26 Trevor: Highlight text in a browser and run in a terminal - TerminalRun
40:07 Angelo: How do I install Ubuntu on a system with no CD or DVD drive?
44:18 Keld: Would like to see "You dare us" like on TuxRadar
47:52 Mike: With Mint there really isn't a reason for Windows users not to switch
50:34 Dakota: Linux has made my life easier and more fun
54:58 George: Using Rhythmbox since losing iPod, now is catching up on our podcast
56:24 Zeb: Why does "complete removal" not mean "complete removal?"
62:29 OLF Promo
This episode focuses on Linux for small business, but we also discuss a bootable rescue CD on a flash drive. We discuss hardware requirements, operating systems and software applications for specific purposes as well.
00:00 Going Linux #112 - Linux for Small Business
01:06 Vinux as a bootable talking rescue thumb drive
08:05 Thanks to Frazer and Kevin and Martin
08:29 Articles on Linux for small business
11:57 Frazer: Needs online backup and hardware requirements a new computer
16:41 Kevin: A Linux distribution for business?
22:15 Martin: Suggestions for an episode (This one)
25:09 Which hardware to choose for Linux compatibility
32:05 Software for scanning
34:27 Content Management System (CMS)
37:04 Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
40:46 Mobile phone sync with Linux
43:54 Connecting from ouside
46:39 Digitally signed documents
48:56 Enterprise Content Managment (ECM)
50:05 Software suggestions from Martin
58:38 Compatibility of files
60:12 Software pick: man2html create manuals at http://localhost/cgi-bin/man/man2html
64:33 goinglinux.com, email@example.com, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
66:56 OLF Promo
Topic of the month: Office for Linux. KOffice: KWord (word processor, desktop publishing) | KSpread (spreadsheets, formulas, charts) | KPresenter (presentations) | Kexi (database) | KPlato (project planning) | Kivio (diagramming and flowcharting) - not yet released | Karbon (drawing, vector graphics) | Krita (painting and image editing). OpenOffice.org, formerly from Sun Microsystems (now part of Oracle): Writer (word processor, desktop publishing, WYSIWYG html editor) | Calc (spreadsheet, formulas, charts) | Impress (presentations) | Draw (drawing, vector graphics) | Base (database) | Math (scientific formulas and equations) | Plugins from OpenOffice and third parties.Go-oo: Distributed as OpenOffice.org, with openSUSE, Mandriva and Ubuntu Linux.
00:00 Going Linux #111 - Computer America #29
02:10 Office for Linux
05:50 Are office suites for Linux compatible with Microsoft Office?
07:50 Go-oo is distributed, and branded as OpenOffice.org, with many Linux distributions
10:47 How do I open a Microsoft Office document in OpenOffice?
13:01 Why not use a cloud-based office suite instead of OpenOffice?
17:52 Components and derivatives of office suites for Linux
21:08 Will Oracle kill OpenOffice?
24:18 Go-oo can open and save files with those new docx, xlsx and pptx files.
30:59 goinglinux.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
35:08 Ohio Linux Fest 2010 Promo
35:35 Göran: Correcting Larry's mistake
40:35 Jim: OpenOffice documentation
43:25 Henry: Will I be able to dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu?
54:35 Reese: Copy and paste is different on Linux than on Windows
59:32 Where do I find Going Linux?
62:48 John: Trouble opening .mht files in Firefox (use the unMHT plug-in)
It's only been a month, but it seems like a long time since we recorded a Listener Feedback episode. This time we discuss why we have taken on Audible as a sponsor. Audible provides DRM-restricted audio books and requires a prprietary player that doesn't work on Linux. Listen in to find out what we're doing and how you can help. Len and David provide us with audio feedback, and we discuss everything from Vinux and Mythbuntu, to hardware drivers and Linux pottery.
00:00 Going Linux #110 - Listener Feedback
01:48 What's up with the Audible advertisement?
03:00 Let's work together to encourage Audible to help develop a player for Linux
05:10 Audible responds... and says they are working with the Linux community
06:16 Write to customer service, especially if you are a Linux developer
09:52 Len: Corrects Larry's mistake on the show notes page
12:30 David: Rythmbox issue
16:08 Lester: Graphical version of wget... gwget
18:22 Podcast Alley thanks
19:01 k9joshua: Found us on Miro and catchin up
22:28 lightacannon: Looking for accounting software for Linux
23:40 Angelo: Wants a talking rescue disk
27:41 Ray: Disagrees with Larry and Carey that IE9 support dropped on XP will boost Linux sales
30:42 David: Additional information on Prism... no plugins
35:49 John: Tries Mythbuntu, then wishes he hadn't when it removes ubuntu-desktop
43:15 Yo! Pandabear: Nod32 antivirus for Linux
44:56 Martin: Sound volume problems when recording videos
49:03 Charles: Painting pottery
50:11 Tony: Audio streaming skips. Is it the sound card?
53:23 Richard: Needs DVD codecc
54:55 David: Gone Linux on Netbook and amateur radio
57:28 goinglinux.com, email@example.com, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
Topic of the month: "Supporting Linux Computers." One of the weaknesses of supporting Linux computers is that there are not as many good screen sharing and collaborative tools. Having said that, the situation is changing. Once again, Carey defends the fact that he does like Linux. As a Windows support tech, he just doesn't see value for him to use it. Yes, of course he uses embedded Linux in his NAS devices, etc.
00:00 Going Linux #109 - Computer America
01:51 The Comupter America hosts chit-chat about this and that
06:24 The Linux stuff starts here
08:33 Supporting Linux computers
10:10 Larry admits the "negative side"
15:54 Some software that Linux support techs might use
20:23 Other ways to get support for Linux
26:00 Distractions from the chat room
29:09 If there is no value for the individual, they will not switch to Linux
32:54 How to get the Going Linux podcast
35:17 Carey loves Linux
37:52 Barry: Have faith, Linux figures out the drivers for printers without help
48:10 Martin: Creates another Linux convert
55:08 Selecting e-mail for the show
56:56 Frazer: He uploads files using Linux on unsecure FTP connection because they don't trust Linux
69:59 Paul: Copying files over a NAS is so slow compared with using Windows?
71:26 goinglinux.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
We conclude our episode to show old bash shell junkies, how to to do in the GUI, many of the things they do today from the command prompt. Of course users of the graphical user interface can learn a thing or two about the command line as well.
00:00 Going Linux #108 - Using the GUI for Shell Command Junkies-Advanced
03:22 Our inspiration
04:32 Delete and "move to trash": gparted
09:11 Users, groups, permissions and owners
12:21 Browsing and managing files
14:16 Text editors and advanced features for programmers
21:21 Starting and stopping services (processes)
23:51 System monitor
27:03 Programming and IDEs
30:09 Remote control, FTP and stuff we aren't going to cover here
31:02 mySQL administration
32:41 File downloads - FileZilla and using the browser with Nautilus
37:56 Installing applications
41:32 Thanks Jeff
42:07 Software Picks: Peppermint One Linux, Prism web application launcher
50:43 goinglinux.com, email@example.com, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
Geek appreciation, advice on browsers, dreams of being a minion, and getting Frostbite. We rip off (er, I mean we're inspired by) the Linux Action Show again. Cross and Keld have both Gone Linux.
00:00 Going Linux #107 - Listener Feedback
00:47 What's missing?
02:04 Haresh: browsers and tabs
05:15 Christos: Going Linux - an acquired taste, dreams of being a "minion"
11:21 Things that run Linux (tip of the hat to the Linux Action Show)
12:38 Doug: Running a physical Windows intall as a virtual box image
16:56 Frazer: Gets better help from the Linux community than from that old Microsoft OS
18:09 Mike: You can run scripts and links to executables from your home folder
20:07 Jonathan: Frostbite Systems now has Frostbite Media
21:44 Roy: Correction - CENTOS is not sponsored by Red Hat
24:09 Cross: Gone Linux!
26:35 Keld: Gone Linux with 50 old PCs
27:53 Free Linux Box donations
28:51 goinglinux.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
The idea for the episode came from listener, Jeff. He suggested we produce an episode to show old bash shell junkies like him, how to to do in the GUI, many of the things he's been doing for years from the command prompt. It will take us more than one episode to cover all of this, so this is the "introductory" episode.
00:00 Going Linux #106 - Using the GUI for Shell Command Junkies-Introduction
01:27 A Linux virus?! NOT!
04:24 Linux on point-of-sale terminals
07:26 Tribute to Linux Action Show (well, sort of)
07:56 Jeff suggest the topic for this episode
13:02 Command-line tip for script writers
14:39 GUI alternative to back-ups instead of using dar and dar_manager
19:39 Disk Usage analayzer is the graphical alterative to the du command.
21:26 We discover some differences between Ubuntu 10.04 and 9.10
22:47 Find files using Search for Files (gnome-search-tool) instead of find, sed, locate and awk
28:15 Advanced search options in the gnome-search-tool
37:47 goinglinux.com, email@example.com, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
00:00 Going Linux #105 - Computer America #27
03:08 Movie talk
09:45 Kevin wrote an e-mail that inspired today's topic
12:05 Small business software needs: Microsoft-compatible Office Suite
15:29 PDF creation for free
18:38 Point-of-sale terminals
20:08 What about support?
21:29 A POS system is a computer
27:07 Get a professional to support your Linux server
36:28 7 Reasons for small business to switch to Linux
40:37 Michael: Podcast Alley feedback Windows licenses for Linux users
47:52 Microsoft's lack of IE9 support in Windows 7 could be good for Linux
52:51 Podcast Bunker (now listing the Going Linux podcast)
54:19 Why Linux users worry about Windows licenses
56:27 Dannyboy: What makes the android phone a better device than the iPhone?
58:52 Glen: Sensors-applet & hardware-monitor are in the "universe" repository.
60:52 Deniz: What about the Going Linux CDs.
66:36 John: Learning about Unix rather than Linux in school
69:49 CitizenX: Latin support in Linux.
71:45 goinglinux.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
Lots of links from our listenters with help for Tom's Chrome woes, Larry's black-on-black menu issues and more. More links to cloud apps and late breaking news from Klaatu.
00:00 Going Linux #104 - Listener Feedback
01:14 Ubuntu Lucid allows simultaneous recording and Skype
04:52 Mattias: Using Dropbox to share settings on multiple computers
09:15 Michael: AdTwart for Chrome
14:43 Daniel: Blocking ads and opening all tabs easily in Chrome
16:45 Scott: Choose from "cleanlooks" in Skype to fix the black-on-black menu problem
19:06 Gord: Subscribe links fail. (Right-click and copy to podcatcher.)
21:05 Brian: Multiple links to interesting articles
23:00 Richard: Video card and printer problems may both be driver issues
27:10 Martin: Apps for blind users
29:35 Martin: Symbolic links to a command
30:45 Dharmin: Used iTunes and iPod; went mad on Vista, has now switched to ubuntu and HTC Magic
32:37 John: Expert advice and links for on-line services
37:48 Terry: Not all flash drives are created equal; choose carefully
44:28 Matt: Thumb drive advice while riding a mower (Listen. You'll figure it out.)
47:44 Chris: Gone Linux for programming
48:28 Josh: Gone Linux - the novel
53:06 Ken: How The Small Box Admin has Gone Linux
58:05 GNU Linux Media Sprint results
61:05 goinglinux.com, email@example.com, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
Linux "OS-10" The latest Ubuntu is more like Mac OS-X than ever.
- Designed to be easy to use.
- Online music store and integrated music player.
- Pre-packaged with all the basic applications an average user will need.
- Advanced applications are also available that expand the basic capabilities.
- And now the close, minimize and maximize buttons are on the left of each window.
00:00 Going Linux #103 - Computer America #26
02:19 Hello and welcome
04:01 Chat room troubles
05:15 Linux OS-10: Ubuntu 10.04 has a lot in common with the Mac OSX
12:55 Why, oh why can't Larry get into the chat room?
14:12 On-line music store and integrated music player
18:13 Why has Apple not created a version of iTunes for Linux?
19:55 Looking at the Ubuntu 10.04 desktop
22:45 Computer up-time with Linux-based NAS devices
27:40 NAS: Build or buy?
32:50 Two versions of Java are NOT better than one
36:59 Hour two
38:18 John: Wants to installing 10.04 on machine with Ubuntu already installed using Wubi
46:02 Jeff: Looking forward to multi-touch on Linux
50:38 Dharmin: Looking for Linux alternative to iTunes
56:02 David: Uses Thunderbird. Wants mail left on the Hotmail server
60:52 Lightning and Sunbird for calendaring
62:42 Daniel: Lexmark is now officially supporting Linux
65:38 Ken: Takes issue of my characterization of non-LTS releases of Ubuntu
70:57 Ubuntu: An excellent user experience out of the box
73:08 goinglinux.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
We explain David Falcone's 100th episode audio congratulation. Larry waits to install Ubuntu 10.04 -- he waits for a day after its release! We provide lots of links, here in the show notes, for all of the topics we discuss. The Knightcast KC0035 plays a big part in this episode of Going Linux. Thanks to Knightwise for his excellent review of cloud computing -- and for saving us a lot of work! :)
00:00 Going Linux #102 - Computing In The Cloud-Advanced
01:20 Thanks to "the guys" at the Bar B Ranch
03:27 Tom tries Chrome again. Stays with Firefox
05:34 Larry waited to install Ubuntu 10.04 (Sure he did!)
08:04 Tom really will wait
12:13 Cloud Computing Applications - more than we thought
13:42 Google is in the healthcare business
16:40 Cloud-based office suites: documents, spreadsheets, presentations, flow diagrams and more
21:16 Cloud-based storage
29:53 Browser bookmark synchronization
34:10 Knightwise and The Knightcast podcast
36:30 Google docs and other stuff
39:20 Microsoft virtually in the cloud and delivering pizza
42:19 The Kightcast KC0035
51:38 Edward: eyeOS - cloud-base operating system
53:26: Kevin: Links courtesy of Linux Back to Basics
58:47 goinglinux.com, email@example.com, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
After we recorded Episode 101, we received an e-mail from David Falcone, who recorded a 100th episode audio congratulation on Audacity, running under openSuse 11.2, on an old laptop and using a webcam for a mic. Nicely done David! Explanations, suggestions, solutions and ideas -- all from our listeners. Thanks once again everyone! Tom and I both have software picks this time.
00:00 Going Linux #101 - Listener Feedback
01:12 David Falcone: Congratulations on your 100th episode
02:43 Ubuntu 10.04
03:08 Question: WAV or no WAV?
05:02 Tom wants to get back at spammers
07:18 Your computer IS infected. Download this program to fix it.
08:30 Russ Woodman: Xaster explained, DSL modem help
13:50 Danny: Using Orca and Debian
16:46 Dharmin: An alternative for iTunes?
19:15 John: Print screen and backups
21:48 Roger: Skype webcam solution
25:54 Alexey: More Skype webcam and printscreen ideas
35:24 Doug: Booting your physical Windows partition from within a Linux VM
36:29 Svrivani: How do I write a command-line program for Linux?
38:44 Grigory: Suggests we do an episode on light-weight distros.
41:44 Software pick: Real Player
42:55 Software pick: Any LiveCD Linux distribution
47:58 goinglinux.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
This special episode recognizes a hardware manufacturer who has gone out of their way to support Linux. Synaptics, maker of user interface touch devices for computer, mobile phones, remote controls and other devices companies, have just announced that they are bringing mult-touch capability to the Linux desktop with their Synaptics Gesture Suite (SGS) for Linux. Tom and I discuss. Oh, and we make the special announcement we teased on episode 98.
00:00 Going Linux #100 - Synaptics
01:20 Adopting Ubuntu 10.04
02:45 Is Larry switching to Mint?
04:20 Announcing our DVD archives (coming soon)
08:42 Synatpics (not the package manager) introduces advance MultiTouch capabilities for Linux
13:44 The press release
17:36 Is it downloadable?
18:05 Current TouchPad capabilitieson Linux laptops
22:48 iTunes, goinglinux.com, email@example.com, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
Recorded on April 20, this month's radio appearance topic is "Hardware manufacturers and support for Linux."
00:00 Going Linux #099 - Computer America #25
61:54 iTunes, goinglinux.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
This time we have no audio feedback, but we have lots of e-mail for our "Gone Linux" segment. People seem to love sharing their stories of moving to Linux with us, and we sure enjoy reading them.
00:00 Going Linux #098 - Listener Feedback
01:13 An announcement about an announcement
03:44 Pete: Dead computer + Linux = new PC. Vista + infection = time for Linux
07:49 Larry and Tom: Skype issues, Windows won't allow a screen shot
12:40 Bob: Left XP on over night, got infection, now using Linux
17:18 David: From Unix to Caldera to Slackware and Arch
18:31 David: Puts Ubuntu on netbook and converts Dad to Linux
20:24 Ohio: Was slipped a copy of Linux while taking the Microsoft certification
23:18 Scott: Why Linux is safer?
26:02 Jeff: Finding where a Linux program is located
29:32 Tim: Suggests that we refresh some older episodes for modern distributions
31:04 Greg: Suggests rdiff-backup and shares a link
33:10 Darshana: Is the Prolink Hurricane H8600 Linux-compatible?
36:16 Jeff: Suggestions regarding the SCaLE presentation
38:05 Michael: Using the Ctrl+Alt+F7 tip
38:50 Andrew: Keryx for downloading applications on one computer and installing on another
41:52 Steve: Why you should NOT run Windows in a VirtualBox
44:18 David: Using TrueCrypt and Dropbox to store data in the cloud securely
47:06 iTunes, goinglinux.com, email@example.com, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
49:26 Southeast Linux Fest
What is "cloud computing" anyway? We give examples of some applications that are considered to be "in the cloud."
00:00 Going Linux #097 - Linux and Cloud Computing-Introduction
02:07 Definition: Cloud Computing
03:16 Examples of Cloud Computing
04:08 The trade-offs of computing in the cloud
05:02 Some security issues
06:40 The convenience of cloud computing
07:34 Drop Box: Do they have my whole hard drive?
10:46 Free vs. paid features of cloud-based office suites
12:51 Free vs. paid: DropBox and UbuntuOne
14:01 Google Docs: now with file sharing
14:34 Updates and updates are automatic on the cloud without downloading
15:15 Cloud computing in the corporate enterprise
16:45 More details in the advanced episodes
17:30 Tom's picks: Terminal Run for Firefox, zooming in Firefox
20:51 Larry's pick: Google Chrom for Linux
25:05 iTunes, goinglinux.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
Topic: Googling for Linux help.
00:00 Going Linux #096 - Computer America #24
01:51 Is that sunset a screensaver or is it live?
05:20 Linux at Disney
06:06 What about Fedora?
07:26 Linux: Not just for geeks any more
09:32 Charlie: Problems getting on the Internet resolved
14:29 Linux Mint has many of the "extras" installed by default
16:31 Charlie has room to install Ubuntu 8.04, Ubuntu 9.10, Linux Mint and Windows 7 at the same time
18:35 What is Puppy Linux?
21:21 How do I find help for myself about Linux?
23:32 The special Google search page for Linux topics
25:04 Using the right terms when you search
26:06 Google's search help topics
29:23 Choosing the right words for a search
32:06 Using "+" and "-" to refine your search
34:20 Promo: Southeast Linux Fest
37:19 Dave: Recommends PlayOnLinux to run iTunes under Linux
42:56 Calder: Locked-down Linpus version of Linux on Acer Aspire One
48:52 Paul: Trouble booting LiveCD on dual-monitor setup
54:45 Zonric: Recommends PlayOnLinux for games
63:00 Vaughn: Scanning for Windows viruses using antivirus software running on Linux works!
65:32 iTunes, goinglinux.com, email@example.com, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
Scott's question about a Mac-like dock for Linux generated a lot of feedback. We read and answer other questions as well.