If you are the kind of person who wants to follow along while you listen on-line, wants to go back in the audio to the important bits, wants to find that link we mentioned that you couldn't write down because you were driving or walking or working out, then this is your page!
Here you will find links to the topics we cover as well as links to software, websites articles, and other resources mentioned in the episodes of Going Linux. Each episode is documented with time stamps so you can skip forward to just the right thing.
For each episode, we provide the show in both mp3 and ogg audio formats, and we post extensive show notes. You can download any episode from the direct links below, or you can play it in your browser with the provided player. You can also receive the podcast automatically if you have software like iTunes, Amarok, Rhythmbox or gPodder.
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
12:45 goinglinux.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
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
33:34 goinglinux.com, email@example.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
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
106:37 goinglinux.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
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
33:28 goinglinux.com, email@example.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
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
70:09 goinglinux.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
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
109:35 goinglinux.com, email@example.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
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
40:17 goinglinux.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
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: Entagled 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
40:10 goinglinux.com, email@example.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
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
104:52 goinglinux.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
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!)
33:21 goinglinux.com, email@example.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
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 :)
68:18 goinglinux.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
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
65:49 goinglinux.com, email@example.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
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
48:05 goinglinux.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
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
69:11 goinglinux.com, email@example.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
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
108:35 goinglinux.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
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
53:55 goinglinux.com, email@example.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
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"
94:09 goinglinux.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
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
27:41 goinglinux.com, email@example.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
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
55:54 goinglinux.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
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
73:02 goinglinux.com, email@example.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
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
40:00 goinglinux.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
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
70:32 goinglinux.com, email@example.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
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
42:08 goinglinux.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
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
71:45 goinglinux.com, email@example.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
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?
62:42 goinglinux.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
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?
68:39 goinglinux.com, email@example.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
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.
69:11 firstname.lastname@example.org, +1-904-468-7889, feedback, listen, subscribe
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
51:55 email@example.com, +1-904-468-7889, feedback, listen, subscribe
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"
73:42 firstname.lastname@example.org, +1-904-468-7889, feedback, listen, subscribe
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
18:38 email@example.com, +1-904-468-7889, feedback, listen, subscribe
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
66:01 firstname.lastname@example.org, +1-904-468-7889, feedback, listen, subscribe
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
15:45 email@example.com, +1-904-468-7889, feedback, listen, subscribe
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
53:05 firstname.lastname@example.org, +1-904-468-7889, feedback, listen, subscribe
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
35:36 email@example.com, +1-904-468-7889, feedback, listen, subscribe
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
72:42 firstname.lastname@example.org, +1-904-468-7889, feedback, listen, subscribe
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?
37:09 email@example.com, +1-904-468-7889, feedback, listen, subscribe
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
31:33 firstname.lastname@example.org, +1-904-468-7889, feedback, listen, subscribe
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
67:22 email@example.com, +1-904-468-7889, feedback, listen, subscribe
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
56:03 firstname.lastname@example.org, +1-904-468-7889, feedback, listen, subscribe
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
47:18 email@example.com, +1-904-468-7889, feedback, listen, subscribe
LinuxTopic: "The oddes 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
69:25 firstname.lastname@example.org, +1-904-468-7889, feedback, listen, subscribe
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
39:35 email@example.com, +1-904-468-7889, feedback, listen, subscribe
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
39:44 firstname.lastname@example.org, +1-904-468-7889, feedback, listen, subscribe
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
73:05 email@example.com, +1-904-468-7889, feedback, listen, subscribe
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
15:50 firstname.lastname@example.org, +1-904-468-7889, feedback, listen, subscribe
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
34:08 goinglinux.com, email@example.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
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
62:15 goinglinux.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
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?
43:14 goinglinux.com, email@example.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
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
68:46 goinglinux.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
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)
48:09 goinglinux.com, email@example.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
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
41:22 goinglinux.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
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
65:09 goinglinux.com, email@example.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
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
69:51 goinglinux.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
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
36:20 goinglinux.com, email@example.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
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"
42:00 goinglinux.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
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
63:31 goinglinux.com, email@example.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
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)
33:40 goinglinux.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
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
60:30 goinglinux.com, email@example.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
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
27:46 goinglinux.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
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
58:14 goinglinux.com, email@example.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
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
18:47 goinglinux.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
"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
68:14 goinglinux.com, email@example.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
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
48:53 goinglinux.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
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
63:57 goinglinux.com, email@example.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
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?
41:58 goinglinux.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
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?
67:13 goinglinux.com, email@example.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
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
64:22 goinglinux.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
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
43:04 goinglinux.com, email@example.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
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
69:44 goinglinux.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
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
17:23 goinglinux.com, email@example.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
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
66:10 goinglinux.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
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
33:54 goinglinux.com, email@example.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
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
56:52 goinglinux.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
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?
63:15 goinglinux.com, email@example.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
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
50:13 goinglinux.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
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)
55:22 goinglinux.com, email@example.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
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
63:25 goinglinux.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
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
44:24 goinglinux.com, email@example.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
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
25:58 goinglinux.com, email@example.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
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
43:15 goinglinux.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
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
71:46 goinglinux.com, email@example.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
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
30:02 goinglinux.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
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
52:20 goinglinux.com, email@example.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
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
44:26 goinglinux.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
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.
00:00 Going Linux #095 - Listener Feedback
01:14 Jim: Installed Ubuntu on a custom computer, now has multiple Linux computers
04:50 Bob: Has used many operating systems. Because of the MS "you are a criminal" attitude, moved to Linux.
08:24 Zonrick: Now running Ubuntu, even though he is a gamer.
09:21 Scott's question generates lots of recommendations
10:22 RoadSurfer: recommends AWN, docbarx
15:30 Chuck: AWN
15:52 Klaatu: Wbar, AWN, Daisy
17:43 Door To Door Geek: Enlightenment 17
19:07 Zonrick: Simdock
20:02 JFL: Mac4Lin
20:36 Steve: Dreamlinux
22:14 Daniel: AWN, Cairo-Dock, Docky, wbar
25:29 Matt: Cairo-Dock
26:57 Terry: Cairo-Dock
30:41 Ohio: Acer, Power PC recommendations
31:27 Dejan: Installing and using Linux without a fast Internet connection
36:49 JFL: Views Linux as a modular operating system
38:35 Klaatu: Sawtooth G4 installation suggestions. Low spec computing considerations.
42:28 Mikolaj: Defenestrate
43:20 iTunes, goinglinux.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
In this episode, we present the audio from Larry's talk at the 8th Southern California Linux Expo.
00:00 Going Linux #094 - SCaLE 8x
01:08 Penguins Don't Feel Pain
66:15 Ogg Camp promo
Topic for the month: "Anti-virus software for Linux"
00:00 Going Linux #093 - Computer America #23
01:52 Anti-virus software for Linux
06:00 Are virus writers writing for Linux, or is it like the Mac?
07:49 Use anti-virus software under Linux to prevent passing on Windows viruses.
08:35 What about platform-independent vulnerabilities, like Java security holes?
10:23 Do you get security updates automatically with Linux?
11:20 If Linux is open source, how do you know you can trust the security updates?
13:56 I get all the updates if I purchase support, but what about if I am using a free distribution of Linux?
16:09 Are the updates only for the kernel, or for applications, too?
18:15 Is the kernel the same from distribution to distribution?
20:26 It would be difficult to get infected with a Linux virus, if they existed.
22:30 Don't be part of the problem
23:15 How much choice do I have when it comes to Linux anti-virus software?
24:27 Which Linux anti-virus is the best?
30:55 Review by Tux Radar's review of anti-virus
31:40 Charlie: Problems that he can not connect to the Internet on his dual boot, system -- when using Linux!
44:43 John: Trouble-shooting a DVD drives that read files on a DVD, but won't allow copying. DRM?
52:49 John: Can I scan a Windows partition from Linux, to remove infections.
57:39 John: Do drivers get installed automatically when you install Linux?
58:48 Tony: Problems getting onto the Computer America's Add-on Chat.
61:52 Carey's understanding of (and appreciation for) Linux
62:52 Jonathan: Audio problems with gtk-recordmydesktop to create screencasts
64:17 Next-up on Going Linux
66:57 freelinuxbox.org promo
A new Linux computer vendor, help for our listeners, and a new segment for the podcast. Gone Linux!
00:00 Going Linux #092 - Listener Feedback
01:15 SCaLE 8x Southern California Linux Expo
02:19 Jonathan: Frostbite systems - computers with Linux installed, specializing in computers for blind users
05:02 Yiorgi: Suggestions for making Going Linux an even better podcast
10:34 Lester: Cell phone connects quickly in Linux, difficult in Windows
12:51 Rafael: Switched to Ubuntu after Windows virus infestation
14:19 Scott: Wiped out Windows and went 100% to Linux
16:54 Luke: Needs older version of Skype because of pulse audio problems
18:34 Rex: Has a podcast and a revolutionary Open Source business idea
20:44 James: Adding missing application icons to the Linux menu
22:36 Definition: The command line pipe
24:24 James: Linux is just a command-line operating system with a GUI pasted on top
30:18 Scott: Seems to be installing Ubuntu on every computer in sight!
34:03 Pete: De-Microsofting his life
35:51 Jim: What does it mean to "install" software?
40:29 Amarok issues
41:41 Max: Mint Cast provides info on re-installing settings after a fresh install.
42:34 Tony: Failed install of Firefox 3.6 disables plugins
45:53 John: Software pick is the fusion-icon package
50:07 Phil: Google IS evil. Acer Aspire One problems with Ubuntu installed
53:14 Linux could be (but isn't) like Mac, and support only specific hardware; or like Windows, and require hardware upgrades
57:15 John: Lost his NTFS "C:" drive on his dual-boot system
59:43 Tim: Trying to install Linux on a G4 Sawtooth Mac
62:28 John: FOSSCasts screencasts are available
63:30 Software pick: UCK Ubuntu Customisation Kit
65:31 iTunes, goinglinux.com, email@example.com, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
The long-awaited Advanced Linux Gaming episode is finally here! From native Linux games to Play on Linux, we discuss the things you need to know to get advanced games to run on your Linux machine.
00:00 Going Linux #091 - Linux Games-Advanced
01:30 Larry's talk at SCaLE 8x is on "Linux for Windows Users"
02:37 Get your drivers "in a row" to get ready for gaming
03:22 Proper video drivers are critical for gaming on Linux
04:45 Turn off Compiz before you start
05:06 Where do I go to install hardware drivers for Ubuntu?
07:00 There are some great native Linux games... like Penumbra
09:38 Saurbraten, Open Arena and Alien Arena are like Quake
12:17 Microsoft games are designed to run on Windows. Don't expect miracles!
13:27 Finding instructions for getting games to run under WINE on Linux
13:56 Considerations for differences in computer harware
15:18 James: An e-mail with suggestions for setting up Windows games on Linux
21:56 Play On Linux: Not just for gaming
23:20 Play On Linux works like Add/Remove Programs for installing many Windows apps like iTunes and others.
25:19 The Play On Linux website has an extensive "scripts" list
27:42 Thanks, Tom for your personal sacrifice, testing all these games
28:28 Caution: Be careful of 3rd party applications. Wine can get Windows viruses!
29:34 iTunes, goinglinux.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
31:22 SCaLE 8x promo
Larry is back on the Computer America radio show for the beginning of yet another new year. The topic is "Linux for Windows users" but we talk about Linux for Windows, Mac and any kind of user. Listener e-mails in hour 2 as always. Larry provides a promo code for Computer America listeners to get a discount off of their SCaLE 8x registration..
00:00 Going Linux #090 - Computer America #22
01:12 Hello and welcome
03:22 Craig's new computer
07:13 Craig's new iMac would run Linux blazingly fast
10:30 Carey's new NAS does run Linux
12:36 Why make a NAS yourself when you can buy one, already setup?
13:13 Craig's son wants to build his own computer
13:35 Carey recommends his 10-part series of videos on building your own computer
14:00 Larry recommends his 1-part video on installing Linux on that newly-built computer
16:00 Keyboard cat... without the cat
18:15 "Linux for Windows Users" is the title of Larry's talk at SCaLE 8x
20:34 Why use Linux if you are already using Windows?
22:26 The Windows 7 Ultimate DVD is pretty... nice and shiny
22:53 That gives you the OS and Notepad
23:14 Next you can get OpenOffice and other cross-platform application for free
23:55 Learn to use common Linux applications (OpenOffice, Firefox Thunderbird, GIMP etc.) while using Windows)
25:24 Other Open Source applications used on Linux that have versions that work on Windows
29:38 Google runs Linux
30:02 Corel had their own Linux distribution at one point
31:20 Why should I choose Linux or a Mac instead of Windows?
32:58 You have a choice of operating systems at various price points
33:37 For a business, switching to Linux can save you a lot of money on license fees paid to Microsoft
35:29 Is Linux right for Windows users? It's an important choice
39:39 Southern California Linux Expo promo
40:37 Hello and welcome to hour 2 and listener e-mail
42:45 Linux Journal's Shawn Powers loses home and pets to fire
46:15 Ian: Comments on upgrading Ubuntu Linux vs. a fresh installation
51:55 Proprietary software vs. Open Source vs. Public Domain software
56:24 Carl: Kubuntu took 5 days to install because wireless card was not supported natively under Linux
59:23 Carl wants to use his iPod and iTunes in Linux, Going Linux episode 91 will describe how
62:48 "Upgrading and repairing Window" book (Larry recommends Linux to do this)
66:04 David: Wants software to allows assigning the right-click action to the lower right corner of the trackpad
70:42 Mr. Happy Face: Used Linux since 1999, recommends the PartedMagic Linux distribution
74:17 Jim: Google Chrome borrows plugins like Flash from your Firefox installation
76:07 Larry takes issue with Jim's comment that Linux is a command line OS with a GUI pasted on top
77:10 Podcast listeners can get 40% off your SCaLE 8x registration by using the code "CAST"
77:54 iTunes, goinglinux.com, email@example.com, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
As always we have lots of listener feedback. This time we say we're sorry, we get corrected on a few things and receive some excellent links to videos, articles and websites that will be of interest to all. Larry makes an announcement about SCaLE 8x.
00:00 Going Linux #089 - Listener Feedback
01:12 Advanced Gaming episode will be a little delayed
01:58 Google Chrome browser for Linux is snappy, X-marks software lives up to its "alph" designation
08:27 Tom's tinkering causes issues, but his computer is running again
12:06 Greg: What is XML?
14:46 Greg: Packages under Gnome and KDE
17:55 Kevin: Printer incompatibility raises ire
21:58 Johnathan: Provides liks to great FOSS Events sites
24:32 Clinton: Kiwi LTSP and networking issues with Realtek r8169 Gigabit card
33:47 David: What was that command, again, for backing up? Episode 36, 61, and 73.
39:26 Shawn: Loves the command line. What firewall ports are used for streaming?
42:54 Ken: Provides a blog post for checkinstall
44:04 Bill: Hooked on Ubuntu. Thanks the Going Linux Podcast
45:20 Henk: How do I setup a COM (serial) port for use with an HP nc8430 PLC?
51:14 Scott: Takes issue with comments on Linux gaming
54:38 Greg: Problems with our feed on gpodder fixed by deleting corrupted config file
59:13 Mitchel: The Computer Doctor does video
67:20 Knightwise: Wise words of caution for our listeners about wireless security
70:57 Alan: Popey corrects our sudo apt-get dist-upgrade mistake
79:32 Kevin: We made him out to be an angry gamer. He isn't.
83:15 Larry will be speaking at the Southern California Linux Expo 2010 in February
84:17 iTunes, goinglinux.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
85:57 SCaLE 8x Promo
Larry appears on the Fresh Ubuntu podcast. Harlem Quijano and Peter Nikolaidis welcome Larry as their guest host for this episode.
00:00 Going Linux #088 - Fresh Ubuntu #1
02:27 Fresh Ubuntu
03:50 Why a podcast?
05:04 Your favorite distribution is Ubuntu?
06:22 Do Harlem and Tom even have last names?
08:18 Oregon weather and Karmic-related stuff
15:12 Karmic and the Software Center
18:40 Peter does Python and 200 squats
20:25 Fresh Ubuntu -m
21:00 Google DNS... what about privacy?
28:10 Google, Gooogle, and more Goooogle!
46:22 Facebook... what about privacy?
53:14 Lucid Lynx Alpha 1
56:23 Ubuntu looking for artwork
59:57 Goodbye Gimp
67:38 Dell Optiplex Ubuntu-ready Desktops
71:54 Linux Mint Helena
74:40 Linux on 100% of netbooks, Windows has the other 100%
77:38 Fedora moves to Git
78:45 Malware for Linux available on Gnome-Look! Really?
80:28 Thunderbird 3
84:56 French Army Chooses Open Source for Email
88:28 Use axel to improve apt-get update and apt-get upgrade: apt-fast
93:12 Things KDE
Topic for the month: "Linux and Open Source for the Holidays" On a budget? Got a geek on the gift list? Give the gift of Linux and Linux-compatible products for the holidays!
00:00 Going Linux #087 - Computer America #21
01:52 Linux and Open Source for the holidays
13:43 Linc from the Linux Link Tech Show
27:12 Who is the right person for a Linux-related gift?
32:05 Give Linux phone for the holidays
34:41 Give a computer that is pre-installed with Linux
37:36 FreeLinuxBox.org promo from Linc
38:07 Robert: A question about Windows licensing in a virtual machine
51:43 Jim: I need a compelling reason to continue using Linux
63:33 Chris: My Ubuntu machine doesn't see my NAS (Synology DS109j). Win 7 does.
70:42 goinglinux.com, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe, vote.
Lots of audio feedback from listeners. Thanks. We love it! Karmic troubles. Erratta. Installing Linux Apps. Linux for the visually impaired. Amarok: not so good any more. How to ensure that external devices are mounted the same (with the same name) each time. Serious gamer is disappointed.
00:00 Going Linux #086 - Listener Feedback
01:15 Karmic troubles for Tom
04:18 Fresh install, fresh install, fresh install
05:06 LinuxInstall.net podcast
06:12 Recording a podcast using Linux running from a LiveCD
06:52 Paul, from Finland: corrected Larry's pronunciation
09:53 Greg: Running Xp in a VM in Xandros. Has a limited machine but building a better one.
13:43 Greg: Tried apt-get update and apt-get upgrade but he still seems to be on 8.10. What changed?
18:26 Brendan: Thanks for picking up where Chess Griffin left off.
19:45 Jos: Tells us about Camp KDE, January 2010.
21:47 Brian: forward info on AllMyApps, GetDeb, AptLinex
23:53 James: Information on why screen reader has problems with OpenOffice.
26:52 John: Another Linux distro for blind and visually impared users: Adriane Knoppix.
30:01 Graham: How to get external devices to use the same name each time.
34:40 Kevin: A semi-serious gamer says Linux games still aren't the best quality. Thanks for DLJ.
41:17 Ron: Recommends Play On Linux.
44:03 Carlos: Advice for John and information about Amarok with portable media players.
47:24 Richard of Linux in the Ham Shack: When Bill gets his own podcast...
48:43 goinglinux.com, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe, vote.
Why Linux is better -- inspired by an e-mail from listener TJ.
00:00 Going Linux #085 - Computer America #20
01:49 Hello and welcome
05:00 Why Linux is better
06:41 Pixar uses Linux
08:28 Non-controversial topic tonight, "Why Linux is better"
12:00 Jim: Simple Backup has stopped working
22:42 What about drivers for Linux?
30:06 Richard: Does Linux recognize FAT32 formatted drives?
36:54 Richard: Wants to install Ubuntu, but wants to know how to start the screen reader at boot
41:25 Yiorgi: Sniggering? Craig and Carey? Never! Adjusting fonts in Thunderbird signature files.
50:33 Why copy software when you can get it for free? Like a Photoshop alternative, GIMP.
52:49 Update all of your software with a single click.
54:05 Filing and tracking bugs is easy with Linux
56:16 Gaming with Linux (revisited)
58:19 When Linux is not better
59:25 Isn't all Linux software free?
63:26 Linux at CES
66:30 Goog411, 1800-bing-411, couchsurfing.com and other free services
69:28 iTunes, goinglinux.com, email@example.com, @goinglinux
In this introduction to gaming with Linux, Tom and Larry discover that there are many more games available for Linux than either of them had realized. These games range from children's games to first person shooters, and massively multiplayer role playing games. Tom has discovered an excellent game manager that simplifies the installation of advanced games as well.
00:00 Going Linux #084 - Gaming with Linux-Introduction
01:13 Do you really have to keep Windows to play games?
02:05 Dazzling array of games are available for Linux in the repositories
04:19 Disclaimer: request for corrections
06:30 PokerTH (Texas Hold'em)
07:00 Planet Penguin Racer
07:23 Tux Typing
09:23 Ksirk (Risk-like game)
10:03 Torcs (Car racing game)
10:39 Frozen Bubble
12:18 Frets on Fire (think Guitar Hero)
14:29 Sauerbraten, Alien Arena and other First Person Shooter games
15:01 More advanced options Making it easy with DJL
15:44 What is DJL? Why should I use a game manager?
17:22 What you get: GUI for finding and easily installing games (free ware, share ware, GPL games)
19:48 Select from different genres of games
20:18 Assault Cube
21:48 Plane Shift
24:52 Installing DJL
26:27 iTunes, goinglinux.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, @goinglinux
Looking forward to Karmic karma. Other topics include: removing junk, Nautilus-actions plug-in, Linux Experiment, Virtual Box, installing Windows 7, and KMyMoney.
00:00 Going Linux #083 - Listener Feedback
01:13 Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala
02:24 Install Ubuntu software at the appnr.com website
06:11 Reese: Removing RAR and TAR junk
08:43 Martin: Fun with Nautilus - context menus
13:42 Tyler: The Linux Experiment website and podcast
16:04 James: Ubuntu 9.10 review
20:10 Seth: Use Virtual Box (non-open source) to get USB support
22:54 Bill: Is he upset with us?
27:23 John: If PC came with Windows, can I install XP or 7 on a virtual machine?
38:21 Ray: All of KDE installed along with KMyMoney!
42:44 Software pick: Use "mount" to open an ISO image without burning to disk
46:16 Software pick: xsane scanning, printing, fax application
47:41 goinglinux.com, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe, vote
49:34 Linux-compatible software promo
Have you heard? There's a new version of our favorite OS being released this month!
00:00 Going Linux #082 - Computer America #19
01:51 Hello and welcome!
03:27 Battlestar Gallactica
06:08 Have you heard about the new OS (not Windows 7)
07:47 Does the Linux kernel get upgraded with a distribution upgrade?
10:05 Definition: Linux distribution
13:44 Intentional or conicidence? New releases Windows and Linux in same month
14:34 Microsoft considers Linux a serious competitor, contributes to Linux code base
16:49 Isn't software from a single source better? How do I know Linux software will work?
20:52 Lester: Switched to Linux. Should I upgrade right away?
27:18 Will things disappear after the upgrade? What about my preferences?
36:57 Scott: 32-bit or 64-bit Linux. Which is better?
45:41 John: Fresh install or upgrade. Which should I do?
50:23 Tim: Logitech keyboard and mouse work great! What will I do with PC Tools?
52:56 Mark: Epson Workforce 600 Printer. Drivers?
60:54 Media/podcatching software to sync with my media player
65:05 James: Reviews Ubuntu Linux version 9.10, Karmic Koala
66:39 Open Source development let's you follow the fixing of bugs -- and contribute!
68:04 Mark: Comments on the cost of converting to Linux. It has saved him time and money!
70:54 iTunes, goinglinux.com, @goinglinux
Step-by-step instructions for changing default applications in Linux. Changing your browser, e-mail client, terminal, screen reader, media player, word processor, spreadsheet application, and more. Promos for OggCamp, Yugma, and Linux.
00:00 Going Linux #081 - Changing Linux Default Applications
01:16 Thanks to listener "alistair.graham" for the topic idea
02:16 Changing default applications is accomplished in several locations
03:04 Install the alternate applications before making the changes to the defaults.
03:24 Changing the default browser and e-mail client in Linux
05:01 Changing the default media player in Linux
05:28 Changing the default terminal (command line) application in Linux
05:52 Changing the default screen reader and other accessibility applications in Linux
06:05 Using Nautilus to change default applications that open file types
06:32 Change applications that open files temporarily
07:11 Changing the default application that opens a file
07:54 Three ways to open a file using file associations at the Linux command line
09:00 Changing the default application for e-mailing OpenOffice documents as attachments
11:05 Promo: OggCamp
13:10 Promo: Yugma
15:25 Promo: Linux
17:27 iTunes, goinglinux.com, @goinglinux
Audio feedback, a Linux podcast promo, and an advertisement for Linux are all included in this episode along with the regular lister feedback and questions. Our version of the Linux Advert is available from our website (Creative Commons License) using Ken Starks' words, and music (Ashrilyn's "Jungle") from http://www.archive.org/details/Ashrilyn.
00:00 Going Linux #080 - Listener Feedback
01:15 Karmic talk
04:16 Talk Geek To Me
05:14 Linux User Podcast
07:16 James: Suggests IEs4Linux to browse Microsoft-only compatible sites
12:47 Linux Advert
14:06 Rick: Tired of Microsoft stealing the wheels off of his pc
14:39 Eric: Problems with wireless under Fedora
20:18 Peter: How to add folders as bookmarks in Nautilus
22:19 Alex: Shares a script to install "restricted" software when you upgrade to Ubuntu 9.10
25:28 Rich: Solution for defragging Windows machines -- install a better OS
26:19 Akshay: Ham radio on a Linux pc
27:34 Marc: Marc gets lucky, gets Ubuntu One, and gets spell checking suggestions
35:31 Kross: Starts a big project, converting a school to Linux
40:15 Brian: Also starts a big project, converting a bridal shop business to Linux
42:49 Jeff: provides suggestions for setting up a streaming media server
46:19 Shane: First Linux podcast he likes
47:47 iTunes, goinglinux.com, @goinglinux
Is Linux really more secure than Windows? We help a caller with a printer issue. Larry and Carey square off without getting into an argument. Larry shows his drumming talent.
00:00 Going Linux #079 - Computer America #18
01:46 Movies - Not!
03:03 Fourth Tuesday this month
04:30 Is Linux really more secure than Windows?
06:40 Caller John: Looking for driver for a Lexmark X75 all-in-one printer
12:57 Determine your printer's Linux compatibility
16:57 Larry plays the drums
18:48 Who is responsible for developing printer drivers for Linux?
19:50 Multi-function printer drivers are complex under Windows, Mac and Linux
22:45 Larry calls for hardware manufacturers to publicize, rather than hide, their Linux compatibility
26:44 Which printer manufacturers are most Linux-friendly
29:53 Larry gets a little fancy with the drums
31:41 A company with the initials HP is most Linux compatible
34:46 Daniel: Doesn't agree that Linux will get attacked when it gets more popular
38:43 Windows leaves fighting viruses to antimalware
41:11 Is computer security just a matter for computer users to implement?
44:44 Using Linux does not prevent all users from getting infected
47:40 More fancy drumming
48:47 60,000 new Windows threats per day
51:08 Attachments in e-mail: Linux users have to explicitly give files permission to run
53:24 Windows users must use antivus and anti spyware, and practice "safe computing"
55:33 Linux is designed to prevent infection, and to minimize damage if it happens.
58:15 Drumming one-handed
59:24 Does the better security in Linux make it more difficult to use?
61:01 The security vs. ease-of-use trade-off with ANY operating system
62:54 Linux repositores all but eliminate the need to download software from third party sites
66:35 John: Why does Ubuntu Linux warn me about viruses in JPEG files if it is more secure?
68:18 Now the drumming technique is just getting ridiculous
69:40 iTunes, goinglinux.com, @goinglinux
We discuss some of the more advanced things you can do with the Linux file system. The file manager provided with your distribution has many features for manipulating files and folders. We discuss some of them. We also talk about tools that can be used to examine the file system... and to alter it.
00:00 Going Linux #078 - Linux File Systems-Advanced
01:16 Skype revisited, for Pete's sake!
03:20 The file manager
04:46 The Nautilus file manager - local, remote and plug-ins
07:20 Dragging and dropping - controling the copy, move and link actions
08:36 Changing permissions graphically
09:06 Which files are taking up the most space on my hard drive? Two tools
11:00 Modify the file system using GParted
12:48 Manage disk partitions - partitioning utilities
14:30 How we use GParted with flash drives to ensure compatibility with Windows and Linux
19:18 Command line utilities
20:30 goinglinux.com, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe, vote
In this episode: Skype rant! Adopting Linux rant! Oh, and we answer listener questions as well.
00:00 Going Linux #077 - Listener Feedback
01:16 Tom rants: Skype beta breaks audio and video on Ubuntu 9.04
05:14 Gil: Windows is less expensive to run than Linux
09:35 Larry rants: Windows is less expensive only if you already use it, don't buy software, and upgrade by buying a new PC.
13:24 Screenlets is an alternative for Conky
15:26 Maintenance is less with Linux
16:43 Reese: Hannah Montana Linux and Linux file systems feedback
17:17 Victor: Windows free since 2005... Carey can install Linux!
18:43 Richard: Gets the word out about malicious commands
19:52 Norman: Likes Sabayon, likes Mint better for new users
22:09 Replacing the Linux Mint slab menu with the traditional Gnome menu
24:54 Jason: MS terminal services for the listener wanting to connect to MS servers
28:33 Judy: Creative Soundblaster not working under Ubuntu 9.04!
31:52 Scott: WattOS - small and "power" full... add icons to desktop... iTunes?
37:00 Qlix alternative for Zune
37:35 Mike: Wants to setup a music library website
39:22 Adam: Using a Linux-formatted drive for Windows iTunes media storage
44:49 Jacob: Correction - IDE and SATA drives all show as /dev/sdx these days
46:21 Who we missed this time
47:10 Software pick: compiz-switch, compiz-check
50:27 goinglinux.com, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe, vote
51:49 Extra stuff
Inspired by a request from listener, Reese, and armed with an outline modeled after Chess Griffin's Linux Reality #11, we provide an explanation of the Linux file system. Our discussion begins with a comparison of the Windows and Linux file structure, then we dig into the directories (folders) that are common on most Linux systems.
00:00 Going Linux #076 - Linux File Systems-Introduction
01:17 Update on Larry's evaluation of Linux for use in the corporate world.
01:58 Evaluation of Linux used to get a better deal from Microsoft.
02:48 Tom reviews Hannah Montana Linux, finds it "evil"
06:47 Thanks to Reese and Chess
07:21 Differences and Similarities XP and Ubuntu
07:49 Windows paths use "\" while Linux uses "/"
08:26 Linux drives are labeled sda, sdb, fda, fdb, cda, cdb, etc.
09:24 Windows uses letters A: B: C: D:
10:34 Windows has "magical" "Desktop" and "My Documents" folders for each user that are not where they appear to be.
11:40 Linux file system has a top-level root directory ("/") and every directory is under it.
12:26 The backup of saved data and application settings and preferences is easy under Linux
13:55 The 12 common basic Linux directories
15:00 /bin - binaries
16:00 /lib - libraries
16:44 /dev - devices
17:14 /etc - etcetera
17:40 /home - home
18:02 /mnt - mount
19:48 /proc - processes
20:52 /root - root directory for the root user
21:47 /sbin - secure binaries
22:06 /tmp - temporary
22:39 /usr - unix system resources
23:09 /var - variable
23:21 /boot, /media, and /opt
24:30 The Free Standards Group: standard file hierarchy for Linux
25:13 Additional resources
25:53 Binary Signal's screencast of Linux Reality #11
26:24 File system fragmentation and a grocery list...
27:50 goinglinux.com, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe, vote
Linux success stories. Going Linux Podcast publishes screencasts on burning a Linux LiveCD, and installing Linux from a LiveCD!
00:00 Going Linux #075 - Computer America #17
01:51 Movie talk
03:03 Welcome Larry!
05:08 Linux success stories
08:22 Kross: What to do when your OS just works?
10:53 Screencasting software on the Internet
14:50 Larry introduces Carey and Craig to the two screencasts he made for Carey
15:50 Video tutorial: Burning a Linux CD
21:39 Posting screencasts: Carey suggests Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000160608558&v=app_2392950137)
25:45 We run out of time in hour 1
27:04 Video tutorial: Installing Linux from the LiveCD
33:01 Addison: How would I get Google Earth running in Ubuntu?
34:41 Definitions: "package manager" and "repository"
36:52 Laura: How do I install Linux alongside Vista on my new computer?
40:33 Ray: If I can install Mint, so can Carey!
43:08 Installing Linux using Wubi
45:47 Jonathan: Blind Linux user builds accessible Linux computers, includes our episodes
48:13 Trihexiphenidyl: Microsoft shut off XP. I'm switching to Linux!
52:22 Linux: no viruses, you can copy it as much as you want, and you can give it away
53:49 Browser and OS security
58:07 ZenDead: Has installed Ubuntu on Desktop and Netbook, interested in Ubuntu Studio
No Windows bashing here! From screencasting tips to Windows add-ons that make the MS OS work more like Linux, our listeners come through with suggestions and tips. Wondering how to actually install Linux using a LiveCD? Check out our latest screencast!
00:00 Going Linux #074 - Listener Feedback
02:09 Bill: audio file conversions - oggconvert utility
04:44 John: Likes pokes and jabs at Microsoft, but not the hate; runs 5 distros
12:06 Tom holds back...
12:49 Larry reviews the SATA drive issue; is John in "dependency hell" with SuSE?
15:33 The need to use the terminal
17:16 Vic: List of TuxRadar review on screencasting apps
18:37 Jason: Linux has been almost life-changing
20:29 Göran: Troubleshooting hard drive issue on an NTFS hard drive with Linux
26:50 Larry suggest a "better way"
27:56 Andy: 20 desktops and 360 desktop for Windows
29:30 Ray: Really likes Linux Mint
31:29 Jenny: IT major just discovered open source software!
32:50 Tim: The new intro is better, additional suggestions
34:32 Tim: How can I connect to a site that requires IE from Linux without paying a license?
38:35 Mitchel: Blogs about his move to Linux
41:02 goinglinux.com, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe, vote
43:42 Extra stuff
We express our opinion on netbooks, Google Chrome and the "commoditization" of operating systems. We revamp the intro, help with desktop freezes and slow browsers, and relay listener tips. Andrew writes a song mixed with clips of Larry's voice from the podcast.
00:00 Going Linux #073 - Listener Feedback
01:14 Tom prepares to go wireless
01:45 Kyle: Asks for our opinion on the netbook market
04:50 Google's Chrome Operating System is based on Linux
06:35 Tom rants about netbook operating systems
08:07 Larry thinks computer operating systems are becoming a commodity
10:37 James: Your intro is too long and slow! (We changed it for him.)
12:46 Stan: Don't you have to backup the hidden Linux folders, too?
16:56 Zeb: Life cycle is another difference between free and commercial versions of Linux.
17:34 Martin: Suggests additional desktop sharing apps that work with Linux
21:24 Developers, we want apps named T0m and Larieeee. ;-)
22:21 Martin: Intel video driver on Dell Latitude 5500 gives desktop freezes.
26:14 Mark from Lanzarote: Tip - drag a file from Nautilus to a terminal to get the path right
30:00 Tom suggests: Drag from Firefox to a folder to download a file.
31:47 Mark: What is that mini-window thing in KDE called? Is it in Gnome? It's a task switcher.
32:36 Use Alt+Tab to switch tasks. Use simple-ccsm to assign the Shift Switcher (Cover) setting.
35:43 Emily: Firefox is slow. Even slower since upgrading to 3.5.
36:44 It's your Stumble Upon add-on that is causing your browser to be sluggish!
40:00 Reminiscence of the old days of 300 baud modems and all night downloads.
40:43 Brian: I have failed to be able to install Kubuntu. Bad technology is at fault.
43:26 Andrew mixes our podcast into a song about Linux - "I Love Penguins"
45:43 Tom is loaded for bear!
46:20 goinglinux.com, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
47:45 I Love Penguins
Lost bus lane fines due to Conficker Worm infestation at city hall: $70,000... Consulting fees paid to Microsoft to fix the problem: $975,000... Listening to arguments about the high cost of ownership of Linux: Priceless! Larry is on Computer America early this month.
00:00 Going Linux #072 - Computer America #16
01:50 The "How was your weekend" segment
03:04 Why the schedule change?
08:00 866-606-TALK email@example.com
09:24 Linux is a free operating system. You can also pay for support, or purchase CDs.
10:50 Microsoft pushes the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) argument against Linux, but you have similar costs with ANY operating system
13:50 When you pay for Linux you get someone to call for support and perhaps some
15:30 Definition: "Linux distribution"
17:32 Use a LiveCD to try a distribution before you install it on you computer
18:40 Where to find a Linux distribution to try for home or business
22:13 Purchasing Linux support for the Corporate environment
24:00 Does it make sense for a business to pay for Linux?
26:30 Does it make sense to pay for Linux at home?
28:40 Wade: Are there terminal services for Linux? Can I run proprietary software under Linux?
32:50 Listeners request new segments on Computer America
36:04 James: The advice you gave a caller in the last show, about reinstalling, was wrong!
40:28 John: I am that guy who called! No harm done.
42:32 Restoring Windows boot loader after uninstalling Linux
43:30 What to do before attempting to install software that requires you to compile it from sourcecode.
46:20 Computer America contest winners
48:00 Chat room participant downloaded a Linux ISO, burned the LiveCD and was
running Fedora in 45 minutes.
49:00 Troy: Wireless on an inherited T41 doesn't work!
53:20 John: Tablet PC works perfectly with SuSE. Has display resolution trouble
after deciding to try Ubuntu.
60:10 Sometimes people make their own trouble... especially the geeks who like to experiment!
63:18 For the "normal" user who doesn't want to experiment, Linux just works.
65:40 ComputerWorldUK article highlights the *real* TCO advantage of Linux... no lost productivity or expense involved in fighting malware!
67:30 Check out our screencast on how to burn a Linux CD
How to eliminate the most annoying sound in the world. Bandwidth caps. Stick with 32-bit -- for now. Compiz Configuration Managers. Multiple desktops, not just for Linux anymore. Using multiple monitors under Linux. Mirror screens vs. extended desktop.
Fix for the most annoying sound in the world:
sudo nano /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
Add these lines
# remove annoying beep on shutdown
00:00 Going Linux #071 - Linux Desktops-Advanced
01:41 Schedule change with Computer America for July
02:43 Larry switches back to 32-bit Ubuntu 9.04. That fixed the printer and Synergy issues
03:45 Larry discovers the most annoying sound in the world... and a fix for it.
06:32 Tom rants about bandwidth caps and metering.
09:44 The Mint Cast #16 did a better job than we could in describing Compiz and customizing Gnome.
10:43 How to get the control panel for Compiz (hint: package manager)
12:24 Conflicting effects with Compiz
13:21 Not all graphics cards and drivers can handle the 3-D effects of Compiz
14:47 Using and switching between multiple desktops
16:42 Using multiple monitors (dual head) - mirrored vs extended
19:20 Additional resource
20:56 Tom's software pick Dropbox
22:34 Larry shares an alternative to Dropbox from Canonical
23:50 Larry's pick Yugma a better (and less expensive) alternative to GoToMeeting that works with Linux!
28:56 goinglinux.com, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
"The good, the bad and the ugly" (No, not the movie.) This time we talk about the good, the bad, and the ugly sides of Linux, as described in our listener e-mail.
00:00 Going Linux #070 - Computer America #15
01:50 Movie reviews - NOT!
03:20 Off-topic banter - not so much!
04:23 Welcome Larry
05:30 What is a screencast?
06:52 Computer America, the video - talking heads
11:02 The good, the bad, and the ugly
13:50 What is the "ugly" of Linux
15:18 Unplugging and external USB device Linux, Windows and Mac
18:36 Unplugging drives, when Windows won't let you
21:29 The hazards of unplugging storage devices
24:33 John in San Diego: Needs to resize the Ubuntu partition
27:14 How to repartition and reinstall from LiveCD
30:02 What's this? I thought Linux doesn't need security updates.
31:35 Am I protected if I simply run from a Linux LiveCD?
35:53 Richard (Stallman?): It's "GNU-Linux", not "Linux!"
44:06 Joe: What do I need to setup my own Linux server at home?
45:51 Richard in Escondido: Does Ubuntu have the Orca screen reader in the LiveCD
46:45 Orca is in the Ubuntu LiveCD and can even be enabled during installation
47:28 Where do I go to find a Linux User Group (LUG) in my area?
49:30 Marc in Germany: Recommends PenDriveLinux - and wins some Windows software from CA!
52:12 You can partition a flash drive to hold PenDriveLinux and also use it as a regular flash drive
53:31 UNetBootIn is an alternative to PenDriveLinux for creating a "LiveCD" flash drive
56:28 Jon in the UK: Provides some helpful suggestions on creating screencasts
59:31 Sherry: Should I upgrade Ubuntu to 9.04?
61:17 Jason, contest winner
63:50 What is a long-term support releases of Linux software
66:11 Tony in New Jersey: Despises Linux, going back to XP
71:20 Zeb: My Ubuntu theme changes on it's own!
72:23 Larry recommends an "ugly" solution
73:13 goinglinux.com, feedback, listen, subscribe
Larry and Tom have both switched to the latest Ubunutu. Tom gets a new laptop. Audio feedback from Bill S. who donated the laptop to Tom. Thanks Bill! Ray reviews his experiences installing the Windows 7 and Linux Mint 7 release candidates on the same computer. For most working features, out-of-the-box, guess which one wins!
00:00 Going Linux #069 - Listener Feedback
01:34 We have switched to Ubuntu 9.04, Jaunty Jackelope
02:35 Turn off special effects when playing games
04:30 Compiz effects may not work on all video hardware
05:51 64-Bit advantages and issues (slow printing, Synergy does not work)
10:00 Tom thanks Bill S. for his donation of an HP Pavillion TX laptop!
11:15 Bill S.: Audio contribution - "alien" for converting from rpm, tar.gz or others to deb
18:18 Richard: Use GTK-recordmydesktop for screen cast videos
19:38 Fred: Says thanks and makes a donation
21:09 T.J.: Shares a Gentoo success story
23:19 Bob: Ubuntu 9.04 wants to have running apps continue after reboot
24:32 Try changing the Startup Applications Preferences settings
25:49 David: Wants a file manager that allows sorting by specific audio/video file properties
28:19 Nautilus accepts extensions and scripts that might help
32:51 Ray: Windows 7 RC vs. Linux Mint 7 RC side-by-side
35:58 Tony: Media players stop playing after a few minutes (pulse audio problems?)
38:53 Tony: Wants kaffeine as his default player
40:30 goinglinux.com, twitter.com/goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
J. Daniel Sawyer's Down From Ten Preview Episode.
00:00 Going Linux #068 - Linux Media Special
01:24 Screen cast update
03:31 Revisiting a guest from 2007 Dan Sawyer
04:47 Promoting Antithesis Book 1 in 2008
05:37 Antithesis was an all-Linux production
07:44 Preview of Dan's next podio book, Down From Ten
Craig convinces Larry to do a screen cast, lots of button pushing, lots of free stuff, 5 contest winners and much, much more.
00:00 Going Linux #067 - Computer America #14
01:52 Carey pushes the right button
03:53 Free show, free operating system, free prizes
05:44 Windows-free episode
06:37 New software Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackelope
08:00 Carey's screencasts
10:15 Larry pushes the right button
11:15 Linux in video production
13:07 Carey asks Larry to produce a screencast to help walk him through installing Linux
16:37 Carey explains the challenge
20:04 Larry accepts the challenge
22:25 Carey talks about how he produces his screencasts
24:18 Carey wants to use Linux to produce screencasts!
27:15 Mike wins the contest! (5th place)
30:30 Doug has troubles with a Logitech webcam on Xubuntu on an old computer
32:49 Linux driver issue, camera hardware issue, computer hardware issue?
35:53 Carey suggest it may be a USB issue
37:10 Kyle wins the contest! (4th place)
39:02 New contest do-over
40:00 Buddy list winner
42:45 All the right buttons are pushed for hour two
43:50 Kevin: Where is the "control panel" in Linux? Equivalent functions?
45:30 Where to adjust display settings using openSUSE's YaST and using Gnome's System menu
49:35 Support for the Linux community can help you discover how to do things
51:29 Mike: www.osalt.com is an excellent resource for software equivalents
52:09 How to find Linux equivalents to Windows applications
54:05 Definition: Software Repositories and Package Manager
55:32 Jonathan wins the contest! (3rd place)
58:30 Gary wins the contest! (6th caller)
59:20 Gary and Carey discuss using the prize to make backups
61:17 Brad wins the contest! (2nd place)
62:37 Nancy: Disagrees that everything will be moving to the cloud. Not everyone can even get the cloud.
65:05 The future of computing is applications for the "cloud" especially with browser-based portable devices
67:37 The "average" computer user just wants the computer to work
70:06 Cloud computing "just works" for users who want the computer to work like an appliance
82:02 Cloud computing allows users to switch computers
83:04 Disadvantage of using Windows to access the cloud is viruses,
Linux has the advantage for accessing the cloud
85:09 Joshua wins the contest! (1st place - grand prize)
Tom discusses his "appearance" on Computer America. We made a mistake. We help listeners, and they help each other, with their Linux issues. We define "PEBKAC." Vista and Mac have nothing on Linux desktop effects!
00:00 Going Linux #066 - Listener Feedback
04:27 Len: Show topic suggestion - Knoppix as rescue CD
05:42 Ryan: htop is a better top
08:34 John: Creative Zen software doesn't play Going Linux podcast
11:35 Charles: Is KDE the "lead weights package" of auto interiors?
12:16 Tony: How do I find URLs for streams?
14:11 The Gourd Captain (Gourdie?): Don't log out using Ctrl-Alt-Bksp! System Monitor/NVIDIA problems
19:50 Tim: Choosing a distro - in less than 10 years! Upgrade or reinstall?
31:47 James: Sometimes you just CAN'T undelete from a NAS
34:50 Wes: Compaq won't boot LiveCDs or install from CD. Blacklisting agp fixes the problem.
39:48 Eduardo: Fix screen resolution - Debian on PowerMac G4
44:35 goinglinux.com, twitter.com/goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
Have you ever wondered how to switch between different Linux desktop environments? Tom and Larry discuss Linux desktop environments how to install them, and how to switch between them. Correction: OOPS! we said "apt get-install" and we should have said "apt-get install" of course!
00:00 Going Linux #065 - Linux Desktops
01:36 Screencasts redux
03:15 Tom's rant: bandwidth caps and metering
10:13 Rant #2: temporary taxes
11:54 Definition: What is a desktop?
13:00 Default applications with desktop applications
14:40 A Linux desktop is like an automobile dashboard
17:06 Comparing desktop managers
19:02 Comparing Konqueror with Dolphin, Firefox and Midnight Commander
22:13 Considerations for selecting a window manager or desktop environment
23:03 Installing multiple desktop environments on Ubuntu
27:18 Installing desktop packages sometimes brings all of the applications with them
30:30 Switching between desktops
32:59 Changing login managers (gdm vs. kdm)
35:15 Software Pick: System Monitor
39:54 Software pick: r-torrent
43:31 goinglinux.com, twitter.com/goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
Tom joins Larry for the first time, on the Computer America show. Well, he's in the chat room... but that counts! Free Rescue and Utility CDs based on Linux.
00:00 Going Linux #064 - Computer America #13
03:15 Movie reviews (NOT!)
03:50 Free Rescue and Utility Tools CDs based on Linux
06:00 Carey's client needs to recover files from a NAS (Network Attached Storage)
09:30 Larry recommends Knoppix
11:00 Knoppix has both CD and DVD versions
14:37 Using the Knoppix Linux distribution CD to connect to a network drive
17:00 Welcome co-host Tom!
18:15 Undeleting files on the NAS - Backup to avoid this
21:37 Rescue CDs and other Distribution Live CDs for system rescue
23:00 Dedicated CDs: Gparted, Parted Magic, etc.
24:00 Now utility CDs are better documented than ever.
26:30 Many full distro install CDs can be used for rescue
27:27 RIP Recovery Is Possible
28:00 Linux tools: dd, fdisk (not the Windows fdisk)
29:51 use --help and man pages for help
31:43 Tom suggests dd_rescue for Carey's customer has a computer with a hard drive that died
36:30 Hour 2 begins
39:36 Bill H: Trinity Rescue Kit
42:30 Booting from a network server using PXE
44:08 Alexandro: Gentoo was misrepresented (Not Miss Represented!)
46:30 Gentoo lets you optimize the installation for your hardware
47:42 Can we coax Tom to call into the show?
49:25 The Great Gazoo: Thanks to Craig and Carey. They should try a live CD again
52:09 John: Linux dual-boot success story. How do I get more space when I re-install Ubuntu?
56:25 Backup "home" directory; reinstall Linux, replacing existing install; copy home to new install
60:29 Or install to free space, then delete the old partition using Gparted
61:16 Tony: How to install Firefox under WINE, it runs faster
64:00 Carey compares with early days of raid drives
66:00 Why install a browser under WINE?
70:00 Why Linux Mint over Ubuntu?
71:20 What's next on the Going Linux podcast? http://subscribe.goinglinux.com
Tom finds that running the Windows versions of Firefox under WINE performs faster than running the native Linux Firefox. Larry is now running Ubuntu at work, and is part of a project to evaluate Open Source software for the business computing environment.Our first photographic feedback. Typing special characters and symbols in Linux. Much more...
00:00 Going Linux #063 - Listener Feedback
01:37 Lots and lots of e-mail
02:27 Ending abruptly
03:23 Tom finds Windows version of Firefox under Wine runs faster
06:33 Larry now runs Linux on the desktop AT WORK!
09:49 Microsoft asks the US government for a bail out
10:47 Reed: CPU usage is too high, lost graphical Firefox buttons, looking for Linux video podcast
13:39 Use the top command or the System Monitor, disable themes and plug-ins and enable one at a time
16:18:13 Suggestions for Linux video podcasts
19:07 Kent: Suggestion for changing screen resolution on a virtual machine
21:59 Nick: Where is the screen cast?
23:11 Brian: Ubuntu Pocket Guide
24:30 Tom recommends Linux Mint over Ubuntu for newbies
25:39 Brad: Alternative browser security and media plug-ins for Opera
29:35 John: Ubuntu wireless problems with WICD
33:30 How to move back to the Gnome Network Manager (using CD-ROM as repository)
35:45 WICD support team solves John's problem
37:43 Jim: How do I insert special characters and symbols using the keyboard?
38:40 °: Alt+248 (ASCII 248) in Windows translates to Ctrl+Shift+u+00B0 (Unicode 00B0) in Linux.
41:47 Jay: Upgrade or fresh install? If a fresh install retain all my installed software?
46:49 Eduardo: Cheese does not detect web cam
48:48 Pictorial feedback: http://i41.tinypic.com/4h9s2a.png
49:40 goinglinux.com, twitter.com/goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
51:26 Linux Outlaws promo
Larry and Tom talk about how to use Audacity to record an audio podcast. We discuss microphone placement, reducing noise and tips for editing.
00:00 Going Linux #062 - Podcasting With Linux-Advanced
01:48 Overview of the introductory episode
03:00 Our screen cast
03:32 Google Docs for sharing the show outline
05:30 Installing Audacity
06:00 The LAME encoder
08:03 Using Ogg file format only may limit your audience
10:07 Adjusting the levels (volume) to prevent clipping
11:43 Use the mixer to adjust the recording settings and volume
14:15 Use mic boost to amplify the volume if it is too low
15:20 Selecting the right device in the mixer
17:16 Getting connected and making the recording
19:08 Reducing and eliminating noise in the recording
21:00 Microphone placement and pop filters
24:34 Exporting vs. saving
29:06 Transfer the file to the person who will do the editing
30:04 Import the second audio file into the first audio project
31:01 Editing out noises and extraneous sounds
32:08 Finding a theme and music for your podcast
34:39 Importing your podcast theme and bumpers
35:08 Massage the voice tracks: Normallize and Levelling
40:20 Podcast feeds and websites
41:25 goinglinux.com, feedback, listen, subscribe
Craig and Carey, hosts of the Computer America radio show welcome Larry for the 12th time to their show to discuss all things Linux. This time we discuss Linux software alternatives, answer listener questions, and make plans for next month's episode. We also have more than our fair share of technical difficulties in hour 1.
00:00 Going Linux #061 - Computer America #12
01:52 Welcome to the Computer America Show
03:28 Blue Icicle USB microphone adapter
07:31 Geek cruise vacation
12:50 Internet connection on a cruise
15:12 T.J.: Asks Larry's opinion on Gentoo Linux
18:30 Are some distributions better than others for the "computer geek?"
20:35 Having many distributions of Linux gives you more choices
22:10 Linux equivalents to Windows software
26:02 More technical difficulties
27:21 Carey learns a lesson re-installing Windows: It takes a long time!
28:40 Carey suspects Linux doesn't have this problem -- he's right!
30:53 Some Linux distributions are pre-configured for specific purposes: multimedia, business, etc.
33:26 All distributions have the same capability, the differences are mostly centered around the applications that are packaged with it
34:51 The "roll your own" Linux distribution
36:06 Is that Will Smith? -- more technical difficulties
36:43 Finding equivalents for Windows applications for use with Linux
38:10 Larry talks about F-Spot, but means Google's Picassa
39:47 Oscar: Have you tried the Itroliu Linux distribution
41:48 Jay C: Upgrading vs. fresh install will it automatically re-install applications?
43:49 Using dpkg to save your installed applications to a text file for easy re-install
46:01 David: Linux can be used for more than just light-weight jobs
47:27 Carey agrees and Larry elaborates
51:25 Carey is not anti-Linux
52:57 Computer America contest
55:04 Tony: problems with Kubuntu panel icons
56:34 Linux is embedded into many devices, such as routers, GPS systems and Windows Computers
58:47 Are Windows experts anti-Linux by definition?
63:39 Linux-powered LiveCDs can be invaluable for file recovery and resolving Windows problems
68:12 Partition imaging and backup CDs run Linux
69:12 Dell, Lenovo, etc. use a version of Linux to help make computers boot faster
71:14 Linux-based tools will be the topic of the next Computer America Linux show
72:05 Carey needs to find a job for his eeePC
73:43 What's coming up on Going Linux
We asked for it, we got it! Listener topic suggestions include Knoppix and Linux-compatible hardware, especially OGG players. Also, problems with laptop display resolution, suggestions for virtualization, and a new article from Paul Hardy.
00:00 Going Linux #060 - Listener Feedback
01:37 Episode 299 of Hacker Public Radio was a painful example of how not to demonstrate Linux
08:13 Ryan was looking for me at SCaLE. I didn't make it this year.
09:16 Podcast Alley comments.
11:00 Michael: Would like hardware episodes. Play lists problem with Sansa Fuze.Listener help?
16:46 Garejnc: Would like an episode on audio players that work with OGG files.
18:59 Martin: Would like a show on Knoppix and recovery tools.
22:28 Glen: Uses VM Ware rather than dual-booting Windows and Linux. Recommends CrunchBang Linux.
24:57 Chris: Can only get 800x600 resolution on his Acer Aspire 5735Z.
27:00 Paul Hardy has contributed a new article: "Give that old Hardware a new lease on life"
28:21 Per: Why Windows requires reboots and why Linux does not.
29:28 More detail on Windows paging file vs. Linux swap space/partitin.
36:07 goinglinux.com, feedback, listen, subscribe
In this introduction to using Linux and Linux applications to record a podcast, we focus on doing it on the cheap. We reveal the hardware and software we use. We discuss that you don't have to have a fast, new computer and expensive recording equipment to make a good quality podcast recording. From recording to editing and from creating a feed to creating a supporting website, we talk about the free and open source software we use. We also give some tips on the logistics of the recording process and hosting your audio files for free.
00:00 Going Linux #059 - Podcasting with Linux-Introduction
01:28 How to record a podcast using Linux
01:44 Installing Windows XP takes 5 hours because of SATA drive
06:51 Larry has switched to Gnome from KDE!
08:26 Tom has switched from from Gnome to XFCE and LXDE!
11:16 How to use Linux software to record a podcast
12:07 Overview: You can record a podcast for free - or close to it
15:35 Larry's hardware for podcast recording
16:24 The monitoring headset
17:04 The podcasting microphone
18:00 The sound mixer for multiple inputs and to remove noise
20:10 Tom's podcasting computer
20:51 The headset microphone
21:27 You don't need expensive equipment
22:15 The role of Botox in podcasting
23:18 Using Ubuntu and Xubuntu for recording a podcast
23:13 Audacity with LAME for recording, editing and exporting files
27:01 Considerations for using Skype to record a podcast
29:25 Recording a "double-ender"
30:00 Adding ID3 tags to your podcast files
33:31 Editing your RSS feed (an XML file)
37:20 Don't get your RSS feed upside down!
39:14 Get your podcast listed in iTunes
40:47 Distributing your podcast - use a Creative Commons license
43:29 Support your podcast with a blog or a website
44:37 Kompozer for editing your podcast website
46:15 Storing your podcast files to eliminate download and bandwidth costs
48:56 Next user experience episode: Using Audacity
49:43 goinglinux.com, feedback, listen, subscribe
Live and on the air, Craig, Carey and Larry discuss Linux on the Computer America Radio show! Don't fear the penguin! Carey likes Linux, REALLY he does. We discuss why Linux is not for everyone, including Carey. There are various newbie guides available for free on the Internet. Is it "Folder" or "Directory?"
00:00 Going Linux #058 - Computer America #11
02:21 Movie talk
05:10 The Computer America archives had a problem
06:34 Welcome Larry - with fanfare!
08:56 Don't fear the penguin
12:19 Why try Linux?
15:29 Today's Linux is newbie freindly
21:19 Linux isn't for everyone
26:46 Carey likes Linux - really he does!
31:40 Designing software and hardware for Linux
33:55 How you use the computer determines whether it is right for you
40:53 Brian: Introduces us the the Ubuntu Pocket Guide
46:16 Nate: Installs Compiz, but it doesn't work. How to uninstall?
50:00 What is the correct term, "directory" or "folder?"
57:55 A computer is an appliance
65:20 65:20 What did we do before the computer?
68:52 A computer is like an appliance: a dishwasher, not a toaster
70:57 When we will no longer need an operating system
75:15 goinglinux.com - 3 episodes a month, for free!
From new Linux podcasts, to fixing sound problems and discussing the mysteries of Linux terminology, we cover a lot of different topics in this episode. Tom takes a moment to provide an audio demonstration of his Rockbox media player, and we have audio feedback this month!
00:00 Going Linux #057 - Listener Feedback
01:37 Provide your topic suggestions for the show as Podcast Alley comments
05:03 BrotherRed: What's up with recursive acronyms?
07:58 Kyle: Teen listner likes the show and has his own tech blog
09:45 Ryan: Having sound mixer problems, lists media software he uses
14:33 Tony: No sound! Uninstalled kmix
17:45 Our article on getting into Computer America Chat
18:14 AJ: Master sound control doesn't work
20:14 Jason: Suggests Chipmark for synchronizing bookmarks
22:53 Foxmarks is an alternative
23:22 John: stunnel software can get you through proxies
24:54 John has offered to mirror our site
25:43 Wil: Uses Rockbox on Sansa
27:03 Tom demonstrates speech feature of Rockbox
28:55 Ken: Likes the show
29:25 Jason: Problem finding graphics driver for his Inspiron for Ubuntu 8.10
31:40 Mark: With Klaatu's help, found installing Linux on "Wallstreet" Mac is difficult
33:44 Jeff Smith: A new podcast - Free Linux Help Line
34:56 AJ: Linux Geekdom Podcast promo
37:06 goinglinux.com, feedback, listen, subscribe
38:32 SCALE 7x Promo
Linux-based HP Mini Mi ships with command line disabled. Is this good? Linux: The biggest threat to the future of Windows. I heard Keith Curtis' book "After the Software Wars" discussed by Paul Thurrott on the Windows Weekly podcast. It was described as "a book which states that open source software, not Apple, is the real future competition to the Windows operating system." We have had more than a couple of Linux users who have had difficulty getting into the Computer America chat room. I have created an article on the Going Linux website that gives Computer America's listeners who use Linux, step-by-step instructions for installing the right version of Java so that the Computer America chat will work.
00:00 Going Linux #056 - Computer America #10
01:48 Welcome to Computer America
05:39 Will Windows 7 slow the growth of Linux?
08:09 Linux is perfect for netbooks
10:35 Is the Linux boot time really faster?
12:55 The difference between sleep and hibernate
15:29 Linux sleep and hibernate works the same was as on Windows
19:04 Netbooks are not designed for long-term use. Are they are a fad?
21:05 Computer America Contest
23:23 The evolution of Netbook computers from UMPC
24:45 Netbook margins are razor thin
26:01 Open source software threatens Windows
29:10 Carey returns to Linux on eeePC because Windows XP runs so slowly
31:09 What is the average user of a Netbook?
33:29 The HP Mini Mi for the "average user" - runs Linux, but no command line
35:57 Hour 1 wrap-up
40:43 12 Reasons why Windows is better than Linux for non-techies
43:50 Which distro should I use? The Linux community can help!
45:17 Super Ubuntu - includes the proprietary goodies you need
47:29 Finding and installing software is more convenient and easier on Linux...
50:38 ... and you don't have to reboot -- even after security updates
54:09 Some Windows and Mac software applications are integrated into the operating system
57:49 When SHOULD you reboot your computer?
60:02 Think about all the lost productivity as people reboot their Windows PCs at work!
61:08 Listener Paul asks: Have they come up with a better way of getting proprietary drivers on Linux?
65:05 Listener Tony asks about the weather
67:47 Instructions for Linux users having trouble getting onto Computer America Chat
70:46 Listener Wil takes issue with the fuss about malware - it's easy to prevent
73:45 Can malware be prevented simply by changing behavior?
75:03 Today's computer user is using their computer as an appliance
This is the third of three episodes on Home Networking. This "super advanced" episode provides you with step-by-step instructions on how to share a printer between two Ubuntu machines; connecting to a Linux printer from Gnome, KDE, Windows XP and Windows Vista; and connecting to a Windows Vista printer from Ubuntu using SMB. We also introduce the topic of Linux remote control.
00:00 Going Linux #055 - Home Networking-Super Advanced
01:43 You do not need a "network printer" or "printer server"
02:39 Klaatu talks about Linux printing on HPR269
03:24 We discuss the easiest cross-platform printing - CUPS
04:35 Share a printer between two Ubuntu machines
09:22 Preparing your Linux computer and printer
11:55 Connecting to a Linux printer from Gnome
13:49 Connecting to a Linux printer from KDE
14:50 Connecting to a Linux printer from Windows XP
16:18 Connecting to a Linux printer from Windows Vista
17:43 Connecting to a Windows Vista printer from Ubuntu (SMB)
24:58 To summarize...
26:33 Connecting to shared Linux printers using the command line
26:57 Remote control one computer from another
27:25 Remote control software
28:41 VNC and SSH Tunneling for security
29:29 NXClient and NXServer
30:00 Remote Desktop uses VNC
32:10 LogMeIn: Control Windows from Linux, Windows or Mac
33:27 Cross Loop: Control Windows from Windows or WINE
35:18 Skype Call Recorder for Linux
37:26 PortableUbuntu: Run Ubuntu 8:10 under Windows without a VM (We said Super Ubuntu)
41:08 goinglinux.com, feedback, listen, subscribe
43:12 SCALE 7x Promo
We begin our third year of Going Linux with listener feedback. From complaints to show suggestions, this episode is packed with information. We include help for listeners from other listeners, and from other podcasters! Listen to learn about installing Linux on a black Macbook G3, proxies, remote control software, and more...
NEW PODCAST: We missed (by a matter of hours) including a promo in for a new Linux podcast by our frequent contributor, A.J. Check out Linux Geekdom at http://linuxgeekdom.com. [mp3promo] [oggpromo]
00:00 Going Linux #054 - Listener Feedback
01:36 Alex: Great show, but...
02:48 DBiddie: Networking and remote control
06:42 A.J.: Sharing printers over a home network
09:17 Stephen: Tiny Linux distributions
11:15 Mark gets help from Klaatu of The Bad Apples with his Powerbook G3
16:16 Vaughan: Linux on a VM is better than dual-booting
20:43 Carlos: Windows CAN see Linux partitions with the Ext2IFS driver
21:42 A.J.: Proxies answer for Gabe. Remote control using VNC
25:00 Mark: Thanks for Synergy
25:40 Alexandro: Bring back KDE topics, highlight Linux certified hardware
28:48 Dean-O: Got Dansguardian working with help of Ubuntu Forums
29:25 Steven vents about our Mac vs. Windows vs. Linux episode
32:46 Ryan: It's "Kross", not "k-ross"! Snooks chooses Linux for her laptop.
35:19 Gï¿½ran: LVM and advanced files systems
38:32 SCALE 7x Promo
40:47 goinglinux.com, feedback, listen, subscribe
This episode is the second of three on Home Networking, where Larry helps Tom setup a home network for two computers. This time we dig into how to share files and folders. We also detail how to make the connection from a Linux computer to a Linux share, from a Linux computer to a Windows share, and from a Windows computer to a Linux share.
YaST>Network Devices>Network Card>Traditional Setup.......>Edit>enter the Static IP address and Subnet mask>Routing>enter the default gateway (your router's IP address)>click Next until all is done.
K-menu>Settings>System Settings>Network Settings>select your ethernet adapter>Configure Interface>select "Manual">enter IP address and subnet mask>select "Activate when the computer starts">OK
right-click the KNetworkManager icon in the notification area of the panel>Edit Connection>select your connection (or click new connection)>Edit Connection>"Next" if wireless>select "Use manual IP configuration">enter IP address and subnet mask>Next>select "Autoconnect">Save
Ubuntu 8.10 (Gnome 2.24):
Right-click the network manager icon in the notification area of the upper panel. Select "Edit Connection">Select your connection>Edit>IPv4 Settings tab>Set Method to Manual>Add>enter IP address and subnet mask>OK
00:00 Going Linux #053 - Home Networking-Advanced
02:38 Chess Griffin's Linux Reality has already done the command line
03:49 Definitions: IP Address, WAN, LAN, SAMBA, NFS, CUPS
06:39 The network components
08:22 Find your IP address using ifconfig (use ipconfig on Windows)
10:30 Routers assign IP addresses using DHCP
11:47 Setup a fixed or static IP address...
13:43 ... with Windows XP
15:16 ... with Linux
16:25 ... with openSUSE
17:05 ... with KDE 3
17:31 ... with KDE 4
18:08 ... with Ubuntu 8.10 (Gnome 2.24)
18:43 Open ports on your firewall
19:58 Enable file and printer sharing...
20:00 ... with Windows
21:13 ... with Ubuntu and Kubuntu 8.10
23:10 ... with KDE 3
24:12 ... with other Linux distros
24:27 Use the file manager to access shared files and folders across the network
26:23 Mount shares at boot time
27:21 Thanks to our listeners, and to everyone who donated using the PayPal button
27:51 goinglinux.com, feedback, listen, subscribe
"Linux for the holidays" is the topic of the month. Lots of e-mail focusing on antivirus for Linux and Linux for the visually impared. IBM offers a Microsoft-free computer, saving business big bucks. A teacher rants that free software holds students back!
00:00 Going Linux #052 - Computer America #9
01:48 Welcome to Computer America
02:19 Craig and Carey at the movies
06:48 Klaatu barrada nikto
10:00 Linux for the holidays - give Linux, or buy a computer with Linux pre-installed
12:20 Advice on Netbooks
14:46 Roy C. corrects Larry's mistake about WUBI. It installs Ubuntu distributions only.
20:33 Brian W. introduces us to Vibuntu - a Linux distribution for the visually impared.
24:33 James D.: Antivirus on Linux acts like a coal mine canary
28:07 Using antivirus on the Linux desktop protects your Windows friends
32:42 Antivirus programs that run on both Linux and Windows
36:55 Next on Going Linux "Advanced Networking"
39:17 Alexandro: Unless you run a server, you don't need an antivirus.
44:44 The Linux community provides support for new users
46:19 How the Going Linux podcast works
47:26 CUPS is not something you find at Hooters!
47:19 Information Week: Get a Microsoft-free computer from IBM - for business
51:19 If you have Windows on your computer get the critical security patches
52:22 The Computer America contest is open to Going Linux listeners
56:00 A Microsoft-free computer will be received well by business, prevents layoffs
59:14 A teacher rants against Linux:
"No software is free and spreading that misconception is harmful"
62:05 Microsoft would be happy to provide free copies of Windows
63:53 Students should be learning about what will be used in the future
66:08 What Internet coupons and downloaded Linux distributions have in common
72:17 Teaching skills for the future is not an excuse for focusing on a specific software vendor
73:15 Teach "word processing" not "Microsoft Word"
and teach "using a spreadsheet" not "Microsoft Excel"
Tom and Larry read comments from Podcast Alley, then launch into listener e-mail. Parted Magic for backups, dual-booting, Microsoft licensing under Linux, converting VM images and more.
00:00 Going Linux #051 - Listener Feedback
01:43 Thanks for voting on Podcast Alley. It keeps us in the top 5!
02:47 Steve4010, LauraJ, bdiddie, vair2, jefflacy, jukegiant, capra43, drahciream, soupygato, kchristy, tomshepp, paul_hardy
09:21 Laura: Update on iMac adventure -- still needs help
12:43 Tom: Using a firewall and antivirus on Linux is probably a good idea
15:23 Gabe: Parted Magic for backups, suggestions for dual boot
18:05 Gabe: Do I need another license of Office to run it on both operating systems on a dual boot system?
21:11 Gabe: Proxy servers?
22:25 Tim: Converting a running Linux or Windows installation to a VM image
24:20 Mike: Pleased with progress educational approach on Computer America
26:39: Tom: Correction -- illegal users of Windows CAN get security updates
29:17 goinglinux.com, feedback, listen, subscribe
This episode is the first of two where Larry helps Tom setup a home network for two computers and a shared printer. In the process we discuss wired and wireless networking hardware, basics and setup considerations. In this introduction, we discuss how the network hardware connects together, security considerations and some basic setup. Most of the concepts related to networking are exactly the same whether your compter operating system is Linux, Windows, Mac or a mixture of all three. This episode will be useful whether you have already made the switch to Linux, or you are just preparing the network for the Linux computer you are about to add.
00:00 Going Linux #050 - Home Networking-Introduction
01:41 Definition: Home Networking
02:26 Why do I need a network?
03:36 Wireless and wired security
07:00 What do I need?
07:29 Where does the router go?
08:00 Initial setup: change the password
09:50 Home networking is cross-platform - Linux, Windows and Mac
10:47 Wireless security: WPA-2 vs. WPA vs. WEP
13:08 Connecting your computer to the network
14:39 The wireless card and Linux support
16:33 Cisco/Linksys networking tutorial
17:18 Software picks: SMPlayer, Synergy
21:50 goinglinux.com, feedback, listen, subscribe
Larry, Craig and Carey discuss the topic. "Can I use my old familiar software if I switch to Linux?" We answer questions from callers and e-mails. Which Linux distribution for refurbished Power Mac computers in the classroom? Larry recommends Ubuntu for the seeing-impared because of it's excellent accessibility software including the Orca screen reader.
00:00 Going Linux #049 - Computer America #8
01:47 Economic conditions may make the free software more popular
08:02 California fires
10:56 Can I use my old familiar software if I switch to Linux?
15:14 Getting help with Linux applications
18:46 How long does it take to get comfortable with Linux?
22:12 Switching to a free operating system an all new free software has to be attractive.
24:05 Carey doesn't get questions about Linux.
25:20 Linux doesn't have a $300 million marketing machine.
26:03 Chris is having a problem dual-booting Linux with Windows an a computer with two SATA drives.
30:06 Wubi or VMWare to run Linux under Windows.
32:14 Wine or CrossOver to run Windows programs you need to run.
36:00 Contest details
38:55 Richard wants to install a Linux that has a screen reader, without burning a CD.
48:54 Laura wants to install Linux on PowerPC Macs for a school, but which Linux?
54:14 Slackintosh: Slackware for the Macintosh geek.
56:31 Tom wondres if he needs antivirus or firewall software for Linux
62:13 Why are there no Linux viruses?
69:35 A.J. Doesn't see Skype in the Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid) repositories.
73:57 Next on Going Linux, an introduction to home networking
Tom and Larry answer listener questions and read listener comments and feedback. Topics include backups, files and folders in Linux, sharing Going Linux episode, Linux on a USB stick, and protecting your surfing.
00:00 Going Linux #048 - Listener Feedback
01:39 John has problems with streaming audio
06:49 Tim likes the the change of pace with the Dan Sawyer interview in episode #46
08:30 Junwei wants to dual-boot Vista and Fedora
14:06 Barry, Daniel, Erno, Ryan, Greg, John, Todd and Roy explain Larry's mistake in episode #45 about controlling Ubuntu's boot loader installation location
18:20 Kross trouble installing Ubuntu 8.10 Beta on Avertec computer
21:33 John loves PING for backups, switched to Ubuntu after Windows re-installs fail
25:15 Joshua: With Fedora 9, how do I take full advantage of the space on a second hard drive?
28:01 Paul Hardy's latest article on file concepts, folders and common commands
28:42 Karen found a printer sharing work-around, for Vista's broken compatibility with SAMBA
32:11 Zep asks about distributing Going Linux episodes on CD
34:33 Creative Commons explained
35:53 Brian wants to know more about Enlightenment E17
38:01 Brian creating a bootable Ubuntu USB flash drive
38:41 A.J. reviews Pen Drive Linux
43:45 Steve: Do I need drivers for the Alesis Multimix 12 Firewire mixer?
46:22 Dean-O: Any program like Net Nanny for safe surfing under Linux?
47:25 Next episode: Computer America #8
47:40 goinglinux.com, feedback, listen, subscribe
Craig and Carey are the hosts of Computer America, the longest running, nationally syndicated (USA) radio talk show on computers and technology. In this episode, they talk with Larry about Star Trek movies. Then we get back on track, discussing the topic, "I'm ready to try Linux. I'm also going to be using Windows (or Mac). How do I minimize the learning curve and maximize compatibility?"
00:00 Going Linux #047 - Computer America #7
03:20 Discussion: The new Star Trek movie
06:27 Larry joins the discussion
11:08 I'm ready to try Linux, how do I minimize the learning curve?
12:27 Linux on a PC or a Mac, Vista is not for me
13:33 People are switching to the Mac, the #2 OS, and Linux, the #3 OS
15:23 Linux is a solid OS to leave viruses and spyware behind
16:40 If you already have a PC, Linux is THE choice
17:18 If you will be purchasing a computer, a Mac is an alternative, but expensive
19:17 For people on a budget, Linux is the optimal choice as an alternative to Windows
20:23 Many people want to breathe new life into an old computer
22:23 Are there Mac switchers to Linux?
23:30 What about people with older Macs?
25:08 Some people with a Mac want to experiment with Linux
26:14 Linux provides Intel Mac users with a more full-featured Unix-like environment
30:15 Apple needs to protect its Darwin Kernel
33:00 The "Sahara Experiment"
35:13 A "precipitating event" to motivate the switch from Windows
37:10 Carey's clients with servers might be better off with NAS and an old PC running Linux
41:59 Hour 2
43:00 Listener Daryl: Uses Linux to recover data from a dying hard drive, revived old computer as server
45:44 Linux can make an old laptop an file storage, print server or firewall
48:07 Linux be used for everything, or as a single-function device
51:53 What's an ISO?
55:17 How do I make or burn a Linux CD or DVD disc from an ISO image with Windows?
61:12 Burning and ISO with Linux
66:40 Where do I get an ISO and which version do I download?
68:05 Ubuntu Linux 8.10 will be out soon
70:33 Listener Trevor: In that face of sound problems, will Linux allow me to re-install Ubuntu without losing data and settings?
73:18 Backup the Linux home directory since it stores user-generated data AND preferences for your software
74:57 Listener Jonathan: Wants to pay for Linux support he can bundle with the computers he builds and sells
Dan Sawyer and I discuss his Linux media studio, the Cradlepoint external wireless router for connecting to 3G wireless networks, and his interview with Corey Doctorow. Dan describes his latest audio book, and reveals his latest projects. We play a promo for the full cast audio book thriller, Antithesis, Book 1: Predistination and Other Games of Chance.
00:00 Going Linux #046 - J. Daniel Sawyer
01:20 Welcome Dan
01:47 Dan's media company runs Linux
03:02 Dan writes regularly for Linux Journal and Linux.com
04:50 Dan runs 64-bit Linux in his studio and only runs Windows for specific client requirements
06:44 A 64-bit operating system is "a dream" for processor intensive work like video production
07:47 "Hot And Bothered At Starbucks" Dan's article about the Cradlepoint PHS300
16:20 Dan will interview science fiction author and activist, Corey Doctorow, in Linux Journal.
21:39 Filming a project for J.C. Huthins "Obsidian"
25:50 Antithesis series: Full cast audio drama
27:25 Audio production is not easy
28:39 What Dan uses for audio production: Adour is more flexible than Audacity for professional work
31:00 Antithesis, Book 1: about the story, in the author's words
35:10 The difference between a character-driven and a plot-driven work
39:03 Get the book and Dan's other works at iTunes and podio books
40:20 Dan's next project
41:00 Promo: Antithesis, Book 1: Predistination and Other Games of Chance
This episode brings a variety of feedback from our listeners. We discuss Ohio Linux fest and the new Linux Planet site that aggregates the blogs and podcasts from today's most popular Linux bloggers and podcasters. Contributions from Listeners include an audio tip and an article about switching to Linux. As always, we try some of the suggestions and tips from listeners. Tom and Larry answer questions on KDE, Wine, speech recognition software, and much more. Promo for the full cast a Antithesis, Book 1: Predistination and Other Games of Chance.
00:00 Going Linux #045 - Listener Feedback
01:39 Linux Planet blogs and podcasts site.
04:28 A.J.: Dual monotor tip.
07:58 Paul Hardy: Is Linux Right For Me?
08:48 Randall: Prefers Mandriva. Ubuntu has no option for installing boot loader on dual-boot system.
12:10 Tom: Uses jott.com to record podcast tips while driving.
14:13 Kevin: Will the switch to Linux change the visual experience from Windows?
18:29 Jordan: Got the Compiz "cube" running by disabling "wall".
19:33 Luis: A trainer who likes the way we present topics. Shares the ubuntu screencasts site
21:47 Steve: Has some additional KDE shortcuts. Needed to install lshw from repositories on PCLinuxOS.
24:05 Jeff: Speech recognition programs with OpenOffice under Linux.
26:26 Dr. C.: Listens on wifi radio. Likes the show format. Suggests Gnome's force quit applet.
29:43 Zonrai75: Sansa clip can now play OGG files.
32:06 David: Can I use printer drivers installed under Wine to run unsupported printers under Linux?
34:20 Dan: Provides a link to Ubuntu's Wine forum.
34:50 Doug: Shares a site with old versions of Windows software that might work under Wine.
37:21 Emmanuel: Interested in opinions on KDE 4.1.
39:55 Klaatu likes KDE 4.
40:36 Tom on Computer America?
41:22 Ohio Linux Fest
43:04 Next episode: An interview with the author of the scifi crime novel, Antithesis.
44:04 goinglinux.com, feedback, listen, subscribe
Larry and Tom provide an introduction to the topic of Wine, the program that lets you run some Windows programs under Linux. We discuss the following points:
00:00 Going Linux #044 - A Taste Of Wine
01:37 Different sound
02:35 Definition: Wine
03:56 Why is Wine important?
04:52 Some alternatives to using Wine
05:37 Advantages of Wine
06:13 How to get a copy of Wine
06:53 You may already be running Wine
07:21 How to install a Windows application under Wine
08:33 What if that doesn't work?
09:30 How to run a Windows program using Wine
11:14 Still have problems? Consider these alternatives to using Wine
12:42 Running iTunes under Wine
13:20 Running MS Office 2003 under Wine
15:31 Uninstalling Office
16:17 U-Torrent under Wine
17:24 Getting help with your installation of Wine
22:22 goinglinux.com, feedback, listen, subscribe
Larry talks to Craig and Carey about the question, "Now that I've
started using Linux, where do I find help?"
Here are 12 ways to get help:
00:00 Going Linux #043 - Computer America #6
01:33 Craig and Carey discuss movies, DVDs and pay per view
05:23 Upgrading the iPhone OS to 2.1
07:40 Linux is the important operating system
08:44 The Large Hadron Collider runs Linux
10:37 CERN backs the Scientific Linux distribution
11:48 It's not the end of the earth (we hope)
13:28 No "blue screen of death"
15:14 Listener Randall: Mandriva works for him. Ubuntu and openSUSE did not.
17:30 New users should try different distributions to find one that's configured to work with YOUR hardware.
20:14 If you trying different distributions, are you missing out on anything?
25:03 Listener Paul: Installed Ubuntu Server 8.04 (Hardy Heron) to host his own website, wiki, etc. File sharing does not work as it did under Ubuntu Feisty Fawn 7.04. Needed to use WebMin to change file permissions.
29:33 You can change file properties in the Nautilus file manager.
32:00 Next: Intripid Ibex and Jaunty Jackelope
32:32 Listener Chris: Does Linux have anything to work with a TV?
34:05 Will my Vista machines share information with the Linux machine.
35:27 MythTV or Mythbuntu for media center, LinuxMCE is a media center and whole house management system.
38:42 Hour 2
40:27 Now that I have decided to go Linux, where do I find help?
41:35 Purchase support from the publisher
42:24 Go to the support forums for your distribution
43:03 Go to the forums for other distributions
43:20 Paul's problem may be specific to Ubuntu or Ubuntu Server
44:30 Google for help or use the "Help" that's on your computer
44:54 Join a LUG (Linux User Group) for install-fests through instruction and help.
48:00 Courses, tutorials and certification for Linux
49:10 On-line courses: LinuxBasics.org, BeginLinux.org
51:03 What certifications are available?
52:03 Confusion over this month's Computer America contest
57:20 Larry gets dropped
60:09 Linux Certification Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)
61:42 Linux Professional Institute (LPI) 3 levels
64:58 Linux conferences (see the list in the show notes)
66:49 Linux conference registration and fees (if any)
68:08 Other Linux podcasts for newbies (see the list in the show notes)
71:44 On-line Linux publications (Some also available in print)
73:34 Luke: Purchased PCMCIA card to fix his laptop, wants a recommendation for a wifi manager on Kubuntu.
74:07 KNetwork Manager comes with Kubuntu. You can also use WICD.
74:58 Next on Computer America
Tom and Larry get corrected on the chmod command. Listeners provide audio feedback on scripting, as well as command line and sripting tips. Two listeners rant and one provides a tip that helps Larry boost the signal of his wireless access point without hacking into the hardware or the software! Richard, the host of the Resonant Frequency Podcast offers to field questions regarding Linux software for ham radio enthusiasts. What about a Going Linux IRC channel?
00:00 Going Linux #042 - Listener Feedback
01:43 Per: Chmod does not require a root (administrative) user
05:06 Dan: Audio feedback on using chmod, bash vs. sh, xmessage vs zenity
10:05 Jeff: Use !! when you forget sudo before your command
12:13 John: Problems with the variable bit rate episodes of the podcast
17:25 Jeff: Get the old episodes at http://shownotes.goinglinux.com
18:36 Will: Rants about inadequate mp3 players
22:53 David: Recommends podcatcher Podcast Ready
26:36 Jack: Does a Clonezilla backup require reconfiguring the boot loader?
28:27 Tim: Recommends the Midnight Commander command line file manager
30:18 Jeff: Would like an episode on SSH to connect remotely
32:49 A.J.: Wants to know *everything* about his computer hardware
37:30 A.J.: Boost your wireless access point's range
38:53 Jack: Article on moving to Linux. Thanks from Oz
41:47 Karen: Problems sharing networked printer on Ubuntu with Vista
46:37 James: Ubuntu disables Compiz with ATI graphics
49:58 Jordan: Tip for getting the Compiz cube working on Compaq and HP
51:30 Richard: Answers ham radio Linux questions on the Resonant Frequency podcast
54:50 T.J.: Suggest an IRC channel for the Going Linux podcast
58:13 goinglinux.com, feedback, listen, subscribe
Tom and Larry continue with the basics of the command line. The include a bonus cron job to automate one of the example scripts.
00:00 Going Linux #041 - Command Line Basics-Advanced
01:36 Best beginner bash tutorial http://www.freeos.com/guides/lsst/ch02.html
02:30 Are we qualified?
04:14 Documentation is better for the command line than for the GUI
06:09 Definition: Bash Shell script
07:17 Test your commands in the terminal first
09:45 The first line of any Bash script
12:00 Our first shell script (date.sh)
13:13 Change permissions using chmod (command line and graphical)
16:13 Running a bash shell from the terminal
17:28 Our second shell script (calendar.sh)
18:12 Read command and defining variables
20:38 Calling a variable and writing interactive user prompts
22:30 Running the interactive script
23:57 A more advanced script (fetchglp.sh)
24:42 The wget command
26:02 Using variables in a file path
30:47 Using the wget command
32:05 Using quotations marks in scripts
33:51 Running fetchglp.sh to get an episode of GoingLinux
35:34 Learning more about wget
35:46 Creating a cron job (notify.sh)
37:57 Have fun with the tutorials - see the show notes
38:30 goinglinux.com, feedback, listen, subscribe
Larry generates some interest in Craig and Carey when he mentions the fact that Linux package managers automate the updating of all applications, not just the operating system itself. More on Clonezilla. How you do some familiar Windows tasks in Linux. How to install Firefox in Kubuntu.
00:00 Going Linux #040 - Computer America #5
01:32 CompUSA Contest
03:07 Try a Linux LiveCD on these Sony laptops
04:44 How to get viruses and spyware on Linux
06:47 When will Linux be more GUI friendly?
08:35 Switchers from Windows already find the Linux GUI quite familiar
10:05 Windows is better for gaming, but there are some nice Linux games
13:50 Strong points of Linux: Stability and Security
14:54 Linux-Unix similarities
17:27 Is 64-bit Linux available?
19:59 What Linux does Larry run?
22:40 Can you clone a Linux hard drive to another computer?
24:11 Restoring with CloneZilla
25:20 Where to find Going Linux
29:35 Hour 2
31:32 Computer America Show archives
34:59 How to shut down and reboot in Linux (very similar to Windows)
38:32 Changing mouse clicks is more difficult to find
40:19 Listener Mike: Using Linux and CloneZilla thanks to Computer America
43:12 Listener Frank: Needs help installing Firefox on Kubuntu
44:37 Background: Repositories, Packages and Package Managers
48:22 Installing Firefox using the package manager step-by-step
51:20 What if I want to install something that is not in the package manager
53:15 Can I share my package manager configuration with others?
55:22 Using the package manager lets you get automatic updates for all of your installed applications as well as the operating system itself
57:54 Advantages of package manager over Window updaters
60:52 Are Craig and Carey starting to get "Linux envy" over this?
This month, we answer questions about ham radio software for Linux, tell a joke, inform a Brit on the intricacies of US commercial radio, and read a listener's list of reasons to (and not to) switch from Windows to Linux.
00:00 Going Linux #39 - Listener Feedback
01:40 Steve: Reasons for (and against) switching from Windows to Linux
06:20 Tom's sense of humor
07:13 Why commercials interrupt US radio programs like Computer America
10:00 Thinks never stay still in Linux land
10:45 Ian: liked the command line episode
11:15 John: Uses dexconf to fix his display after he can't get the Compiz cube working
14:50 Richard: Wants info on distributions for amateur (ham) radio software
15:53 Roy: Also is looking for ham radio software that don't require compiling
17:24 Debian distributions seem the best bet. Check the show notes for the links to articles and ham packages.
20:28 Ham Radio LiveCD project
20:50 Thomas: Gone back to XP because of wireless problems
21:55 Check the Fresh Ubuntu podcast for a recent episode on a wireless option, also try WICD.
24:25 John: Happy with Windows but trying Linux because it will rule the world in 5 years
26:06 Charles: Looking forward to the WINE episode
26:54 Andy: Listening to us because Lug Radio has stopped
27:39 Barbara:Thanks for the help, Audacity not helping much with recording streaming audio from Internet
30:42 Tom suggest ffmpeg, Barbara finds a tutorial with fewer steps
32:29 goinglinux.com, feedback, listen, subscribe
Larry and Tom take a different approach to introducing the Linux command line. They answer questions like: What is the command line? Why is it important? How do I use the terminal and the command prompt? How do I know what to type on the command line? So dive right in! Give it a try.
00:00 Going Linux #038 - Command Line Demystified
01:37 Generating hate
02:30 What is the command line and why is it important?
03:17 Differences between GUI and CLI
04:17 Creating a file (script) to re-run
04:43 Learning the "new language"
05:15 Guides and manuals are available in the terminal
05:27 Open a terminal: KDE
06:10 Open a terminal: Gnome
06:27 The command prompt
07:05 Command Line Tutorial - comments
09:45 The ls command
11:12 Options for the ls command
11:58 Man pages - the manual for the ls command
14:15 Arguments for the ls command
15:09 Quit the man page
15:27 Magic with the ls command
16:20 Redirecting data into a file
17:36 Moving into and out of directories using the terminal
19:11 Tab autocompletion
19:47 The top command
20:55 GUI uses more resources than CLI
21:24 Resources: lists of Linux commands and definitions
23:39 Date, time and calendars in the terminal
24:11 The uptime command
25:34 Resource: Advanced Bash script scripting guide
26:30 Resource: Tutorials and references
27:25 goinglinux.com, feedback, listen, subscribe
Craig Crossman and Carey Holzman host the Computer America radio show. Larry discusses with them, "all things Linux" in the July 15 show. Larry helps listener and new Linux user "CitizenX" fix a Java installation live, on the air, so that she can get onto the Computer America chat room. How long does it take Carey to install Windows? How long does it take Larry to install Linux? Listen to find out. Larry reads and answers some listener questions.
00:00 Going Linux #036 - Computer America #4
01:55 Welcome to Computer America
03:29 Listener "CitizenX" has trouble connecting to the chat room with her new Ubuntu installation
10:42 What is the Synaptic package manager?
13:05 Add-on chat works great with Linux as well as Windows
13:40 Carey describes "one of the problems with Linux"
15:54 Larry takes issue with Carey's position Windows has issues, too.
17:32 CitizenX gets into the chat room!
18:05 A business moving to Linux from Windows would need to hire a Linux guru for support
18:49 A business moving to Mac from Windows would need to hire a Mac guru for support
21:31 Some distributions are pre-configured with "issues" resolved up-front E.g. Linux Mint comes pre-installed for playing media.
23:23 There are Linux distributions for people who don't want to tinker with their computer
27:07 How can you try Linux? Try different distributions. Purchase a computer with Linux pre-installed.
29:20 How long does it take an experienced Windows tech to install Windows from scratch to fully functional with anti-virus and drivers installed and Windows updates completed?
32:50 How long does it take an experienced Linux tech to install Linux from scratch to fully functional with full Office Suite, games, programming applications and drivers installed and updates completed?
34:58 Psychology of the Linux fanatic and "geek cache"
38:14 Does Linux get in its own way when it comes to adoption and acceptance?
43:19 Three types of Listener feedback: "Great show!" "Help me!" and "Here's a tip"
45:21 How to play mp3 files on Ubuntu Linux: ubuntu-restricted-extras package
48:08 Paul wants to Verizon USB720 cellular modem to work under Linux
49:56 Responses from listeners: Mark provides suggestion to use the package KPPP and provides a link to PDF instructions
52:51 How to adjust font options in Linux
56:41 Change your mindset to learn Linux like learning a new language
59:51 More on fonts
61:54 KDE for the user who likes to tweak settings, Gnome for simpler settings with most settings already set
64:41 Limitation to hard drive size? What about files systems.
67:40 Do I need to choose a file system with Linux?
69:00 Steve: question about iTunes replacements for listening to podcasts in Linux
71:41 Recommended Linux options to replace iTunes: Songbird, Amarok
74:45 Why I recommend Amarok as a full Linux replacement for iTunes
Lots of Podcast Alley comments this month, and lots of e-mail, too. Paul needs help with a cellular modem. Listener tip on how to make OpenOffice documents look more like MS Office documents by using core fonts. We find out that Rhythmbox does have features for moving audio onto your portable media player. Listeners help Tom prevent Rythmbox opening automatically when he plugs-in his media player. Gpodder is a podcatcher that we overlooked in episode 35. Judy wants to purchase a desktop computer with Linux pre-installed. Listeners suggest Going Linux episodes on using the command line and using Wine. We get criticized about the lack of Linux in the last Computer America episode. How do experienced users upgrade when there is a new release of a distribution?
00:00 Going Linux #36 - Listener Feedback
01:37 Thanks for your Podcast Alley comments and votes
02:20 G7VBX: Likes the show
03:03 Mr. Mepis: Really likes Basket
04:38 LaserTagRocks: Perfect show
04:54 Robster: Wants software picks
05:22 annyfe: Entertaining
06:08 Yo_PandaBear: Best yet
06:35 Lawlezz75: Left Vista for Linux
07:23 Window_man: Informative and easy to understand
07:50 Paul: Truck driver wants to use Verizon cellular modem
09:37 NickTheGreekk: Converted to Ubuntu AAA+++ rating
10:18 DougOnLine: Linux more like dessert than raw meat
10:42 Steve: Thanks for the hard work
10:54 Ian: Giving to the community
11:28 TMCarson1: Helped with the transition to Ubuntu
11:51 Herb: Tip - Make OpenOffice docs look like MS Office docs
13:03 John: Resource - Robbie Ferguson video www.category5.tv
14:34 George: Rhythmbox can move audio to a media player
17:32 Thomas: Preventing Rhythmbox from opening automatically
18:30 Germ: Disable activation of software on insertion of any media
20:27 Gordon: gpodder is an excellent dedicated podcatcher, too
23:48 Dan: Wants us to cover the basics of Wine
25:26 Brian: Rhythmbox syncs with iPod shuffle
26:57 Benjamin: wants to learn to use the command line
29:12 Thomas: mp3 vs. ogg downloads
30:55 Michael: Criticism - iTunes can control auto start
33:06 Randy: Computer America didn't focus on Linux last time
35:19 Judy: Wants computer with Linux pre-installed, but not from Dell
37:04 Mike: What is the best way to update from one Linux release to another?
42:26 Alexandro: Rants about Computer America - eeePC is great
47:09 Russ TheTechieGeek: Clozilla works great
48:07 Herb: Can I listen to past episodes?
49:13 Scott: If I install Linux, can I still use the Windows system restore?
52:12 Doug: Move Mythbuntu partition from a small drive to a larger one
55:47 Sorry about the feedback line
56:14 goinglinux.com, feedback, listen, subscribe
If you have ever wished that your computer would just go and find new podcast episodes for you and download them automatically without your intervention, then this is the episode for you. Tom and Larry provide step-by-step instructions for subscribing to a podcast using various Linux podcatchers. We compare them with iTunes and describe the limitations of some of the software available.
00:00 Going Linux #35 - Getting Podcasts Delivered Automatically
01:53 Definition: podcast (audio, video, other)
03:15 The difference between a podcast and simple downloadable media files
04:23 Definition: podcasting software
04:56 Definition: RSS
05:18 Definition: podcatcher (podcast receiving software)
06:00 Definition: media player (hardware)
06:39 Definition: media player (media manager software)
07:11 Switching from iTunes to Linux software
09:29 Comparing the Linux applications for receiving, playing and transferring podcasts
10:07 gtkpod (transfers media to iPod ONLY)
11:00 Bashpodder (command-line podcatcher ONLY)
13:48 User-submitted goodies for bashpodder
14:45 mplayer, vlc (plays media ONLY)
15:35 Modular method: use bashpodder, media player and gtkpod (iPod only)OR use bashpodder with media manager software
17:23 Limitations of Rhythmbox
19:12 All-in-one solutions
20:18 See the How To Subscribe Article on goinglinux.com
21:07 Subscribe to a podcast using bashpodder
24:00 gtkpod can't subscribe to, or play a podcast
24:19 Subscribe to a podcast using Banshee
28:04 Subscribe to a podcast using Songbird
30:17 Subscribe to a podcast using Rhythmbox
30:44 Subscribe to a podcast using Amarok
32:48 Linux software has different features from iTunes
34:53 goinglinux.com, feedback, listen, subscribe
This month Craig, Carey and Larry discuss the release of Firefox 3 for Linux, and the Mac. Carey provides the review of the Eee PC that some of our listeners have been asking for. Listener Barbara provides an excellent tip on using a Knoppix LiveCD for recovering data from a troublesome hard drive.
00:00 Going Linux #034 - Computer America #3
04:17 Welcome back to Computer America
05:00 Firefox 3 release
06:07 New features: Linux, Windows, Mac
06:39 Scroll "break"
07:43 Add-ons improvements
09:03 Back and forward arrows
10:45 Site exemptions
12:55 Unsorted bookmarks
16:20 Firefox for Linux
17:35 Asus eee PC 900 review (Xandros Linux)
18:24 20GB Hard drive - not really!
20:32 Several models Linux/Windows
23:23 No optical drive (CD/DVD)
27:18 Boot using a USB flash drive
29:13 Not all flash drives are bootable
30:11 eee PC sees flash drives as hard drives
33:20 XP Drivers provided on CD
35:00 Keyboard is it's weakest point (tiny keys)
35:27 Short battery life
35:35 Slow to start with Windows XP, faster with Linux
37:15 Can't use hibernation
42:09 eee PC was designed to run Linux
42:32 Video card is nice, works well with external monitor
45:26 alternative HP mini-Note (SuSE Linux)
47:30 Linux (Xandros) interface on eee PC is simplistic (for a child)
50:44 Listener Barbara: Knoppix Linux bootable CD can easily recover data from a troublesome Windows drive
56:20 Knoppix is a full distributon, not just a rescue CD
57:20 Ophcrack to recover Windows password
60:04 Dual-boot Windows and Linux on eee PC
61:33 The "mini-PC" is a novelty
65:00 The future of mini-PCs
71:15 Upcoming episodes on the Going Linux podcast
72:44 New versions of Linux
Tom and Larry answer lister questions ranging from choosing distributions and Linux applir.cations to installing applications and making VLC the default media player. Lots of links this month.
00:00 Going Linux #33 - Listener Feedback
01:13 Mark: What are the best Linux applications? (Less Windows-bashing please!)
13:05 Len: What happens when an incremental backup is corrupted?
16:45 Per: Linux Distribution Chooser sites
18:31 Robert: Choosing a distribution to replace Win98 on Toshiba Satellite 2520 CDS
25:26 Anthony: Tips for getting the latest version of an application
28:09 Paul: Installing new applications on his EeePC
29:39 Bob: What was that "bumper" music (intro-3-long.ogg)
31:42 David: Wants an episode on shell scripting
33:01 Jonathan: Backup application AptOnCD
34:46 Colin: PartedMagic for imaging and backups
35:47 Kim: Linux newbie - looking forward to episode on syncing iPod under Linux
37:27 Dan: Uses Floola on his iPod
39:15 John: Tutorial on installing Ubuntu under VMWare, getting VLC working
45:59 Kedar: Is Tom being discriminated against?
47:23 Chris: Compaq Presario SR1520NX graphics problems
52:07 Dan: Setting VLC as default application
53:55 goinglinux.com, feedback, listen, subscribe
Originally aired on May 20, 2008, this is Larry's second appearance on Craig Crossman's Computer America, a live radio show, syndicated nationally in the United States. This time, Craig Crossman and Carey Holzman have a discussion with Larry about such Linux topics as getting Linux support, malware on Linux, the cost of going Linux, and can you make Linux look like OSX or Windows? Larry also answers some listener questions.
00:00 Going Linux #32 - Computer America May 20, 2008
01:20 Hour 1
05:47 Why hasn't Linux penetrated the home market? Or has it?
10:32 Getting support for Linux
12:02 Support forums, podcasts
18:27 Do the different distributions fragment Linux support?
22:30 Linux support is about community
28:28 Purchasing support with Linux
32:53 Spyware and viruses less of an issue with Linux
34:20 Hour 2
40:00 Eric: Can I install Linux and Windows on the same computer?
41:27 Try Linux using a Live CD
43:51 Should Linux look and behave more like Windows?
46:46 Switching to Linux from Windows because of Vista
48:03 The cost of Linux training vs. ongoing operating and upgrade costs
51:30 Making Linux look more like a Mac
52:43 Linux: You get what you pay for?
55:33 Are you entitle to support with Linux if you purchase it?
59:34 Where to go to get a complete list of available Linux distributions
61:42 Specialized Linux distributions
63:35 Charles: How to change which OS boots first on a dual-boot system
66:35 Henry: How to enable auxilary buttons on a Logitec mouse
69:26 Mark: Linux certification programs
72:12 What makes the Going Linux podcast unique?
76:32 Dan: Setting VLC as the default media player
The advanced episode on backing up your computer. From daily, simple backups to Windows and Linux drive imaging, we provide our recommendations and step-by-step instructions. Listener Daniel provides a tutorial on using Rsync, together with Bash and Cron to automate backups. (Yes, I know I said "episode 30" in the intro. You know that this is really episode 31!)
00:00 Going Linux #031 - Backups - Advanced
02:06 The importance of backing up
04:16 Definitions: Full backups, incremental backups
05:56 Rsync, bash and cron: automated backups - command line
08:10 Simple Backup: automated backups - graphical ui
10:56 G4L: needs more research
12:55 Clonezilla Live: clone partitions or whole hard drives
20:07 Backup and Restore Windows and Linux partitions
28:40 Resizing partition to different size drives
31:51 Hardy Heron 8.04 discussion
35:47 goinglinux.com, feedback, listen, subscribe
This is a listener feedback episode with a twist. As a result of a listener question, "How and why is Linux free?" Tom and Larry host a Linux podcaster round-table discussion on the topic. We are joined by Chad Wollenberg of the Linux Basement podcast, Dann Washko of The Linux Link Tech Show, Klaatu of The Bad Apples podcast, and the ubiquitous Linux podcast guest, Verbal.
00:00 Going Linux #030 - Listener Feedback
02:12 Podcaster Round Table Discussion
46:28 goinglinux.com, feedback, listen, subscribe
In this episode, Larry and Tom discuss backing up your Linux computer. Topics discussed include why you should backup, what files should be included in a backup, where should you backup (and where you should keep your backups), and how often you should backup. We provide an overview of some of the Linux backup software available, including alternatives to Norton Ghost and Acronis True Image.
00:00 Going Linux #029 - Introduction to Backups
01:23 You SHOULD be backing up. Have you?
01:57 Why should you backup?
03:36 What should you backup?
05:17 Where should you make the backup?
13:27 How often should you backup?
16:14 How do you make a backup?
19:15 Linux backup software
21:02 sbackup (Simple Backup)
22:37 hubackup (Home User Backup)
25:13 Clonezilla Live
27:47 G4L (formerly Ghost for Linux)
30:19 Larry's software pick: andLinux
34:47 Tom's software pick: Rockbox rocks!
37:04 goinglinux.com, feedback, listen, subscribe
Larry was invited a guest on the live radio show Craig Crossman's Computer America! Craig and his co-host Carey Holzman interview Larry about this podcast and "all things linux". Craig and Carey have graciously allowed us to download, edit and post the entire program, here on our website. You will also be able to download both hours of the show (including the commercials) from the Computer America site for about 2 weeks. After that, this will be the only place you can hear the interview.
This single episode is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.
Tom and Larry recommend a Linux distribution (or three) and PCs with Linux pre-installed. A listener installs Windows on 6 year old son's PC because Windows is a "toy" operating system. A Darwin-based distribution DOES exist. AAC is not evil. We talk about why Linux is free, and how to get free beer -- digitally!
00:00 Going Linux #028 - Listener Feedback
01:09 Jim: Wants more frequent episodes
03:21 Byron: Advanced Windows user, which Linux distro is right for new PC
06:38 Buy a computer with Linux pre-installed (Ubuntu/Kubuntu or Mint)
10:21 Alan: It's all our fault! He's gone Linux! Working with iPods
14:05 Ralph: Windows programmer, gone Mac and Linux, software should be free, it's my computer! Windows is a toy
18:19 Kedar: Klaatu was wrong about Darwin Linux distro
20:12 Ashaman: AAC is an open format, Apple lossless has DRM
22:57 Teresa: How about an episode on setting up a Linux printer
24:20 Bruce: You CAN undelete files from ext3 formatted drive
25:01 Santos: The Bad Apples and Going Linux are a "symbiosis of awsomeness"
26:27 David: Why, and how, is Linux free?
29:44 The long, "short" answer...
33:31 Why don't Linux users need to worry about malware?
38:12 BOINC runs slowly on an old laptop on older Ubuntu
40:48 How do I download "free beer"
42:23 Matt: Ctrl-Esc for process list (KDE only)
45:03 Johnathan: Backup Linux applications (Ghost alternative)
45:53 Next time: Backups - Intro
46:03 goinglinux.com, feedback, listen, subscribe
47:05 Visit our Cafe Press store
In Episode 27 we discuss the reasons why one might want to switch from Windows to Linux instead of from Windows to the Mac. We follow-up a discussion we began with Klaatu on episode 2x11 of the Bad Apples podcast about the comparative costs of switching from Mac to Linux. We discuss Apple's marketing, "unix certified", Darwin, and support for open source. Does the Apple machine really play nicely with FOSS, give back to the FOSS community and share the workload with FOSS? We also talk about viruses, supportability, crashes, true Open Source, using Open Source applications, DRM and fiel formats, freedom and flexibility.
00:00 Going Linux #027 - Why Switch? - Advanced
01:28 We lied...
01:54 Klaatu - The Bad Apples Podcast, long time mac user
03:17 Should you move from Windows to Mac, or to Linux?
04:21 Mac is Unix-based, but what IS "Unix Certified" anyway?
06:24 Definition: BSD
08:19 BSD, Unix and Linux
09:15 Apple and the Unix philosophy
09:39 Is Mac as flexible and open as BSD or Unix?
10:09 Is Mac really Open Source? Who knows how to compile the Darwin kernel?
12:37 Source code available, but not an Open Source project!
13:41 Running Unix/Linux applications on the Mac (sort of)
15:40 Klaatu tries to make the Mac a pure BSD box
16:17 The Fink and Mac Ports projects - software ported to Mac
18:40 The reality - Apple fights back
19:24 The Apple marketing machine, Quick Time, DRM and AAC
21:40 Reasons to choose Linux over Mac
22:57 Mac is "unsupportable" if you customize too much
23:40 Problems you aren't allowed to have on a Mac
24:15 But a Mac just works and doesn't crash, right?
25:14 The spinning beach ball of death - be cool while you crash
25:57 Using the terminal to kill a process in Linux: xkill (Ctrl-Alt-Esc)
28:00 You only thought it crashed...
29:33 Linux Basement's VA Tech interview - Mac clusters
31:29 Window, Mac, Linux all work for e-mail and browsing, right?
32:27 Recovering data? Good luck! Linux Action Show
33:04 Mac + Unix for the technical user? Not!
34:20 Why fix problems when we can make it a feature of the next release?
35:06 Do you want to report this error?
35:46 The Linux sense of community to the rescue
37:36 But the Mac looks cool...
38:15 Klaatu's final thoughts
39:10 Next episode: Listener Feedback
39:18 goinglinux.com, feedback, listen, subscribe
40:15 Visit our Cafe Press store
In this listener feedback episode, one of our listeners provides musical feedback, we get taken to task for bashing Mac OSX, and discuss several Linux alternatives to Windows applications. Between the recording of this episode and its release, Klaatu has released the episode we talk about recording. You can listen to what we've learned about OSX, and hear Klaatu's comparison of the costs of Mac and Linux.
00:00 Going Linux #026 - Listener Feedback
01:15 Audio feedback
01:30 Verbal: Use WGET command to download files from the Internet
02:57 Greg: Installing .rpm and .deb packages
09:50 Phone line calls
10:44 Sonny: Why I switched to Linux
12:05 Bruce (Mr. Gadget) sings the blues (Eat your heart out Chad Wollenberg!)
15:00 Emmanuel: Kompozer replaces NVu, comments on Windows vs. Linux
18:45 Richard: A question on the legality of using restricted drivers in Linux
19:44 Klaatu's answer from Episode 25
21:28 Use VLC for converting audio file formats
22:41 Rich: Linux alternatives for Microsoft Money and Tax Cut
22:36 GnuCash, KMyMoney, jGnash, MoneyDance, Grisbi, and PLCash
26:50 Linux alternatives for iTunes
27:30 Definition: Smart playlists,
28:10 Amarok: Synchronize your iPod or other audio player
30:10 Drew: Recording streams using Bash scripts, Zenity
35:09 Teresa: Tries Kubuntu on Dell C610 with no OS, never looks back
37:13 Bart: Manages Linux, uses Mac OSX's Unix;
39:36 Bart: Please, no Mac-bashing! OSX-Linux similarities and differences
42:17 We'll talk to Klaatu (see Bad Apples Season 2, Episode 11)
44:28 Apple's software cost for comparison
47:07 Next episode: An introduction to backups
47:33 goinglinux.com, feedback, listen, subscribe
48:27 Visit our Cafe Press store
This month we talk about the reasons why one might want to switch from other operating systems to Linux. In addition, Larry interviews Klaatu at SCaLE about playing video and audio under Linux -- legally.
00:00 Going Linux #025 - Why Switch?, Klaatu interview at SCaLE 6x
01:45 Why Tom switched to Linux
02:38 Why Larry switched to Linux
04:10 The security issue
05:03 The cost issue
05:36 Configuring equivalent systems: Vista vs. Linux
06:10 The hardware issue
06:43 Upgrade vs. "full" version
08:52 Office suites
12:40 Mail application
14:40 The cost of previous software and hardware
15:40 The cost of "content protection"
18:10 The cost of additional software included with Linux distros
20:50 Final (software only) cost Vista ultimate: $3,000 Linux: $0
21:38 The performance cost of "assistant" programs
23:14 Cost summary
24:13 Getting new application upgrades
26:58 No Scan Disk or Defrag
28:00 No reboot for months
28:56 Community support
30:48 User-influenced development
31:42 Linux: Built on the shoulders of giants
33:24 Security: less risk for malware
34:20 Why don't people switch to Linux? Fear of change
35:30 Finding application equivalents
27:25 Linux vs. Apple
39:20 SCaLE 6x Review
44:50 Interview with Klaatu of The Bad Apples Podcast
56:30 Linux codecs legal vs. illegal
57:10 Next episode: Listener Feedback
57:24 goinglinux.com, feedback, listen, subscribe
This month's listener feedback includes our first two voice mails from our Listener Feedback line, a suggestion to cover the command-line, and a listener who needs help with Yellow Dog Linux on a PS3.
00:00 Going Linux #024 - Listener Feedback
01:19 SCALE 6x
02:55 Bill: Playing Real Player streams
04:29 Emmanuel: Listener Tip - sudo !! repeats last command as root
08:02 Jim: Wants us to cover how to install Compiz Fusion on Ubuntu/Kubuntu
10:21 Stuff: Nice podcast
10:41 Steve: Clear and straightforward
12:17 Charles: Tom's color commentary helps family move from Vista to Linux
13:08 Ernie: Fantastic
13:17 Arash2005: Cool podcast
13:32 Bob: Kick the "stuff" out of Microsoft
15:48 Bill (not Gates): Finds openSuSE slab menu clunky, adopts Ubuntu on AMD 64
19:20 Ron: Needs help installing Flash and mPlayer on YDL on a PS3
20:25 Nid good: Really likes podcast
20:30 Josh: Tom's new mic helps -- he sounded too close to mic on Episode 15
21:43 Michael: Nessus scans Tom's computer for the Aardvark Challenge
22:57 Steve: Environmental factors help with Aardvark Challenge
23:38 Greg: Would like command line tips as a regular segment
22:47 Software picks: Apropos,
29:24 OpenOffice extension -- Sun Presentation Minimizer
34:00 Next episode: Why switch?
34:51 goinglinux.com, feedback, listen, subscribe
We complete the discussion on Linux firewalls we began last month. Our focus is on answering the question, "How would I use a firewall... if I wanted one?"
00:00 Going Linux #023 - Firewalls-Advanced
01:17 Results: Aardvark Challenge
04:40 SCALE 6x
07:20 The story so far...
08:12 Definition: IPTables
10:15 Why use both software and hardware firewalls?
11:34 Windows XP firewall vs. the GuardDog Linux firewall
13:44 How do I setup a firewall?
14:08 Firestarter's default settings
16:53 Events Tab: Allowing blocked incoming connections
19:10 Policy Tab: Proactively setting policies
19:54 Port Numbers: What does each port do?
21:41 Firestarter for Gnome, GuardDog for KDE
23:22 Why the firewall works when Firestarter and GuardDog are turned off
24:22 GuardDog's default settings
24:56 Advanced planning: browsing, banking and server
25:19 Protocol Tab: Internet Zone (browsing and banking)
26:45 Protocol Tab: Local Zone (server)
27:26 Turn the firewall on and off
27:50 When to turn the software firewall on
28:25 Resources for firewall information
31:29 Going Linux Cafe Press store: www.cafepress.com/goinglinux
31:48 goinglinux.com, feedback, listen, subscribe
In this month's Listener Feedback: The Aardvark Challenge, new "Donate" button,errata corrected, an alternative to Basket for Gnome, KnoppMyth, two alternative Linux distributions, mutimedia, a USB novelty, and software picks.
00:00 Going Linux #022 - Listener Feedback
01:21 The Aardvark Challenge
03:44 Now you can donate - button on http://goinglinux.com
04:45 Ben: AbiWord is stand alone word processor, KWord is part of KOffice
05:26 Henry: Basket and OneNote equivalent for Gnome Tomboy, TiddlyWiki, TiddlySnip, Jarnal and Gournal
06:50 Bobby: Debris Linux and IcePodder for older computers
09:25 Wayne: Tux Droid
11:02 Bill: Wubi, enabling multimedia and Real Player
13:48 Steve: Knoppmyth for a MythTV PVR, Geubuntu looks nice
17:18 Verbal: Listener Tip - AC Adapters
18:47 Software Picks: FileLight, Avidemux
22:26 New feature: Promo Exchange
23:17 Next episode
23:22 goinglinux.com, listen, subscribe
We begin our introduction to Linux firewalls with a definition, the reasons you might want to use a firewall, and why it's important. We also introduce the "aardvark challenge."
00:00 Going Linux #021 - Firewall Considerations-Introduction
01:25 Thank you Dan Sawyer and Chad Wollenberg
01:44 Advanced Windows user, you should begin using Linux right away.
02:46 What is a firewall, why is that important
03:19 Definition: Firewall
03:43 Types of firewalls
05:32 Graphical firewall applications openSuSE, Guard Dog, Fire Starter
06:55 Where to find more information: podcasts, websites, discussion threads
08:32 What and why: The bottom line
09:14 Ports allow access to your computer
10:50 By default, ports are turned OFF
11:49 Uninstall or disable the firewall to enable all ports
12:26 Unconvinced: The Aardvark Challenge
14:30 Even with a firewall you can get hacked: social engineering
15:17 Beware the helpful command-line fix on forum posts
16:47 How to check out a command before you run itwill
17:56 Next episode
18:29 goinglinux.com, listen, subscribe
In this month's Listener Feedback, we discuss everything from podcast fiction, through TV on Linux, and giving Gnome a makeover, to TinyMe Linux.
00:00 Going Linux #020 - Listener Feedback
01:21 Dan Sawyer: Sculpting God stories released
02:26 Sculpting God promo
04:34 The Linux Link Tech Show
05:06 Verbal: Listener Tip
06:04 Randy: Links to files not working
07:37 Lamar: extend laptop battery life under openSuSE, TV tuner cards
09:16 MythUbuntu.org, forums at http://thelinuxlink.net/forum, episode 5
11:08 Bill: GMail paranoia, sharing browser bookmarks, Wubi confusion
15:17 Wubi is an installer, not virtualization
18:25 Jordan: Use nVidia "legacy" drivers for older hardware
19:06 Luke: Kubuntu on older desktop, Xubutu on old laptop BusyBox error
21:27 Forum posts: Try another version of install CD, try another distro, TinyME
22:53 Ray: likes how-to's, software selections, problem solving techniques,
24:12 Playing podcasts, suggestion: undoing mistakes
25:19 Linux podcast receivers and media players: Amarok, Rhythmbox, restricted extras
27:58 Bill: Suggests donation button, provides openSuSE 10.3 overview
31:53 Supporting Going Linux: Send us an e
32:56 Ryan: Making Gnome look more like Windows for "Mom"
33:25 Install KDE; move the panels, change theme; delay
35:46 Kelly: Audio quality needs improving
38:01 Dave: Firefox printing suggestion <gentoo link> PDF Download Extension
40:00 John: Installing Ubuntu on new hardware, link plugs for other shows
41:38 Rick: XPad for Gnome rather than Basket using TinyME
42:29 XPad is a sticky note program, not a full replacement for Basket
43:27 Henry: Local LUG helps solve nVidia problem on Dell--BIOS change!
44:53 Podcast Alley comments: Match harware and distro, don't give up, Tom is entertaining
47:38 goinglinux.com, listen, subscribe
Larry and Tom provide a high-level overview of Office Suites for Linux, with a focus on OpenOffice. Ever wondered how to move your OpenOffice settings from one computer to another or how to edit your custom dictionary? You'll learn that, and the basics of what the OpenOffice Navigator does as well. Two software picks that you'll want to check out.
00:00 Going Linux #019 - Office Suites-Advanced
01:24 Linux Basement Podcast from Chad Wollenberg
03:08 Thanks for voting on Podcast Alley
03:17 Focus on OpenOffice
03:58 Definition: Office Suite
04:40 MS Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint
04:53 OpenOffice: Writer, Calc, Impress
05:02 KOffice: Kword (NOT AbiWord), KSpread, KPresenter
05:28 Why would I need an Office Suite?
06:49 Moving the OpenOffice Custom Dictionary (and other settings) between computers
08:39 Display hidden directories in Linux.
10:08 Editing the OpenOffice Custom Dictionary
11:38 Automating Keystrokes with Office Macros
12:01 Definition: Macro
13:24 Macro (in)compatibility
14:06 Resources: Using OpenOffice Macros
14:22 OpenOffice Navigator
16:28 Resources: Learning to use OpenOffice
18:08 Software picks: AdBlockPlus, KSnapshot
21:27 goinglinux.com, listen, subscribe
Final results of the October voting Podcast Alley this month. New web hosting and questions answered. We talk about installing Linux without a CD drive or Internet connection, some good Linux distributions for older machines, possible alternatives for DocumentsToGo, and Restricted Drivers.
00:00 Going Linux #018 - Listener Feedback
01:38 New Web Host: Site5
03:21 Podcast Alley survey results - Thank you!
04:15 Comments from Podcast Alley
08:03 Verbal: Audio tip on the Kate text editor
09:45 Jim: Audio comment Excel-OpenOffice compatibility
12:57 Jonathan: Sabayon
14:27 Jeff: Listens again, recommends Fedora-KDE Rawhide
17:33 Command line tab completion
18:55 Why dialog boxes look different from app to app
20:45 Sarel: Installing Linux on an old laptop with no USB or CD
21:38 Smart Boot Manager
23:08 Network Installation
24:49 CF Card Installation of DSL
28:44 Alan: Linux alternatives to DocumentsToGo software
30:56 Wayne: Gutsy requires BIOS of 2000+
32:10 Updating the older computer BIOS
33:04 For old hardware, try Xubuntu, Puppy, DSL, DSL-N
34:29 Also try Wubi to install Linux on a Windows machine
35:58 A WubiCDBoot.exe install file is included on the Gutsy CD
37:35 Tom's trials with Gutsy - Lesson: Understand before goofing with the innards
38:11 Lee: More screen shots, or add screen cast videos
39:29 Henry: Ubuntu on Inspiron 2650, not able to play demanding games
40:30 Setting up WPA on Ubuntu
44:52 goinglinux.com, listen, subscribe
Still some time left in our effort to determine more accurately how many people listen to the podcast. We ask you to vote at Podcast Alley this month. Vote more often if you want, but at least vote once. We'll let you know the final results next month.
In this, our first episode on Linux applications (rather than the operating system itself) we begin our discussion with word processors and text editors.
00:00 Going Linux #017 - Word Processors and Text Editors-Introduction
01:46 Podcast Alley results so far
04:36 Some common text editors
05:49 Definition: text editor
06:06 Kate text editor
08:35 gEdit text editor
10:25 Abiword stand alone word processor
12:17 KWord word processor (part of KOffice)
16:05 OpenOffice.org Writer word processor
17:28 OpenOffice.org vs. Microsoft Office
21:32 Tips for moving to OpenOffice.org
25:25 Sharing files between OpenOffice.org and MS Office
26:39 Comparison of word processors
27:20 Software pick of the month
30:27 goinglinux.com, listen, subscribe
In this episode, Larry and Tom thank the new and loyal listeners to the podcast. In an effort to determine more accurately how many people listen to the podcast, we ask you to vote at Podcast Alley this month. Vote more often if you want, but at least vote once. We'll let you know the results next month.
In this month's listener e-mails, we discuss compiling applications from source code (relax… it's not a how-to!), burning Linux CD's from ISO images, Linux alternatives to iTunes and Microsoft Office's OneNote, synchronizing a PocketPC with Linux, and a former listener's failed attempt to move to Linux.
00:00 Going Linux #016 - Listener Feedback
01:51 About 40 visits per day 800 visitors per month
03:48 Help us be more accurate. Vote on Podcast Alley - just once is OK
05:15 Ryan: Compile applications from source code
07:08 Definition: Compiling from source code on Linux
08:30 Advantages of compiling from source code
10:11 Dennis: DOS error when booting CD from Linux ISO
11:02 Don't use burner software to make Linux LiveCD bootable - it already is!
14:07 Make sure your computer is setup to boot from the CD
15:25 Jonathan: Linux alternatives to iTunes and MS OneNote under openSuSE
17:16 Sync your iPod under Linux using Rhythmbox
18:53 Replace MS Office OneNote using Basket for Linux
22:47 Adding a 3rd party openSuSE repository to install Basket
26:25 Jonathan: Basket software review (student perspective)
30:10 Jeff: Failed attempt to move to Linux
31:25 Jeff could have used distribution support, community wikis, message boards, online publications and the Going Linux website
32:06 The command line vs. graphical user interface
36:15 Bill: Sync PocketPC with Kmail, sync iPod
37:04 Sync your iPod under Linux using Amarok
37:49 Sync PocketPC with Kmail using SynCE-KDE
38:58 Software pick of the month
39:41 goinglinux.com, listen, subscribe
The topics for this episode: How to install new software packages. Finding new applications and installing stuff. Finding applications not in your repositories. What's that "repository" thing all about? Don't worry! We cover that.
00:00 Going Linux #015 - Installing Linux Applications-Advanced
01:49 In this episode
02:22 Definition: Repositories
03:50 A word of caution about installing software...
06:28 Adding source repositories to the package manager
08:15 The advantage of installing from a repository
09:26 Enabling supported repositories
09:56 Example: Kubuntu - enabling Adept repositories
11:35 Example: Ubuntu - enabling Synaptic repositories
12:16 Documentation and tutorials for YOUR distribution of Linux
13:35 LinuxBasics.org tutorial on installing Linux applications
14:31 How do I find Linux equivalents for Windows software?
15:47 Alternative software installers: Winedoors, Automatix
17:05 Recovering from a failed Linux installation or update
18:46 Definition: Broken Dependency
20:04 Command line recovery
21:09 Next 2 episodes
22:07 goinglinux.com, listen, subscribe
This is a listener feedback episode with a couple of twists. Guest and Linux video expert Dan Sawyer answers listener Rick's questions about producing video using Linux. Dan runs a media production company that uses Linux exclusively! He is also an author and podcaster. The second twist? In this episode, the Going Linux podcast gets a guest co-host.
00:00 Going Linux #14 - Listener Feedback
01:45 Changes to the format
02:31 Listener Tom: Show needs a co-host
03:26 Tom Choudoir becomes guest co-host!
04:00 Tom's experiences with Linux
05:03 Listener Curtis: Likes that we cover Linux "from the beginning"
06:34 Listener Dan: Offers to be a guest expert on Going Linux
07:24 Interview with J. Daniel Sawyer
08:00 How did you find the Going Linux podcast?
08:37 Dan's fiction podcasts "Scultping God" and "Predestination and Other Games of Chance"
09:59 LinuxJournal articles
10:42 Questions from listener Rick (hitekwaiter)
12:08 Definition: Codec?
12:54 Lossy vs. lossless
15:33 Free and open source codecs for video
16:29 Open source non-free codecs for video
17:35 Free and open source delivery codecs
19:24 Alpha software and Beta software in "Linux land" vs. "Windows land"
20:55 Video cameras compatible with Linux
23:27 Recommendation: Linux video applications for editing single-track: kino, multi-track: openmovieeditor, blender, kdenlive, cinellera
31:07 Commercial solutions for Linux
31:38 Definition: Video compositing
34:31 Writing articles for magazines and journals
36:35 What is author Scott Sigler really like?
38:00 Polyschizmatic Reprobates Hour podcast
43:00 Advice from Dan Sawyer for media newbies using Linux
44:43 Blender Wars: Open source film making community
45:15 Artistic Whispers Productions: Dan's Sawyer's media services company and tutoring
46:47 Thanks Dan
47:28 Tom Chaudoir joins Going Linux
47:43 goinglinux.com, listen, subscribe
In this episode you will learn how to get updates for your Linux computer, how to install new software packages, how to get new software applications from repositories, and how to finding what you want.
00:00 Going Linux #13 - Getting Updates and Installing Software-Introduction
01:46 Where to find Linux software to install: repositories
03:24 Deciding what to install
04:42 Getting software updates for Linux: the updater
06:23 Using the updater to retrieve and install updates
Reminder definitions: packages, installers, package managers
07:50 Using the package manager
09:01 Installing packages from repositories: 3 examples
Finding and installing Firefox on Kubuntu (Adept)
Finding and installing software on Freespire (CNR)
Finding and installing Audacity on openSuSE (YaST)
13:27 Next Episodes
13:44 Possible Format Changes
13:55 goinglinux.com, listen, subscribe
Listener e-mail and some addition information on moving from Windows to Linux.
This episode contains: links to share, Linux alternatives for a Media Center PC and DVRs, alternatives for synchronizing a Pocket PC to a Linux alternative to Outlook, enabling mouse buttons, converting RPM installation packages to DEB, how to decide what applications to install on your Linux computer and how to record a podcast.
00:00 Going Linux #12 - Listener Feedback
02:24 Macroron: Links to share
02:53 Learning Linux Episode 3
04:51 Apple IIe Serial Terminal running Gentoo
06:09 Sabayon Linux video
06:38 Fernando: Still here listening! Thanks for the icons
07:28 Henry: Windows XP Media Center (MCE) alternatives
07:44 Outlook equivalent sync to Pocket PC
08:05 Enable advanced mouse buttons
08:15 Convert RPM to DEB
09:01 DVR replacement
09:30 Larry's answers:
09:35 Multisync & SynCE sync to Evolution
10:35 MCE Alternatives:
Ubuntu Media Center
13:00 DVR: MythTV & Mythbuntu
14:06 Alien: convert RPM to DEB
15:46 Configure mouse: lomoco, logitech_applet, mdetect
18:37 How to decide what to install
20:57 Charles: Recording the podcast
27:44 Next Episode
28:24 goinglinux.com, listen, subscribe
Larry starts the episode with some encouragement to try Linux. Picking up from Episode 9, Larry provides a list of some additional things you can do in Windows and how to do them in Linux, as well as things you can do in Linux "out of the box" that you just can't do in Windows "out of the box". Other topics are discussed in some detail and include: How to organize your files on a Linux computer; searching for files, folders, mail, contacts, and more; and moving your e-mail, browser bookmarks and Office settings from Windows to Linux.
00:00 Going Linux #11 - Adjusting to Linux-Advanced
02:15 Try something new!
02:53 Ubuntu videos: Linux: A Windows Vista alternative Dell's Linux 101 - What's All The Fuss About?
03:57 Edit your Office dictionary
05:20 Switching users - Linux sessions
06:30 Keyboard shortcuts
07:29 Organizing your files
08:25 The best place to file your files
10:05 The Master Documents folder
10:42 Create subfolders
11:35 Setup programs to save files automatically
13:18 Use shortcut icons
13:55 Easy backup
14:30 Finding your files
17:25 Beagle Search
20:22 Google Desktop Search
22:36 Defining 'Free'
23:00 Things you can do in Linux but not in Windows
25:21 Move from Windows to Linux
26:37 Move your Thunderbird mail
28:29 Move from Outlook or Outlook Express
30:44 Move your Firefox bookmarks
32:13 Move your Internet Explorer favorites
34:11 Move your OpenOffice settings
36:28 Next Episode
36:45 goinglinux.com, listen, subscribe
This month's feedback includes messages from listeners and veteran podcasters, and an podcast audio book promo. Lucas provides a resource for Bill C on using a winmodem under Linux. Ed Labonte takes over the Linux Install Podcast. Macroron provides helps resolve Ed's Zenwalk swap partition problem. Larry adds some music to improve the podcast--thanks Donna Papacosta. Big-O provides feedback. Big-O and J.C. Hutchins host "Clone Line LIVE" on July 5. J.C. launches 7th Son, Book 3 on July 7. Chess Griffin provides feedback on Going Linux. Thanks Chess.
00:00 Going Linux #10 - Listener Feedback
01:33 In this episode
01:50 Lucas: A winmodem resource for Linux
03:43 Ed Labonte: The LIP is back thelip.net
06:00 Macroron: The LIP, links and swap file help for Zenwalk
07:52 Definitions: Swap partition (Linux), Swap file (Windows)
08:55 Improving the podcast: Trafcom News
09:48 Big-O TechnoFodder promo exchange
11:33 Big-O and J.C. Hutchins Clone Line Live (7th Son Book 3 launch July 5)
14:25 Chess Griffin, Linux Reality: Great job!
15:41 Next episode overview
16:15 goinglinux.com, listen, subscribe
Topics focus on suggestions that might help switchers from Windows to adjust to the Linux environment. We discuss creating desktop icons, using the mouse, and other things you can do in Windows and how you can do them in Linux. We also overview how to get help for Linux and Linux applications, and how to get the most out of your distribution's support resources.
00:00 Going Linux #9 - Adapting to Linux-Introduction
01:33 In this episode
02:07 Previous episodes
02:47 KDE desktop icons 03:48 Application icons
05:10 System icons
06:55 My Computer, Home (Documents), Printers, Trash
11:21 Control mouse actions
12:30 Disk defragmentation
13:15 Kill a "runaway" program
14:41 Ways to reboot the computer
15:28 Launch programs from a dialog box
16:02 Run programs when your computer starts
16:59 Lock the your computer
17:12 Change the way the mouse works
18:15 Getting help for Linux and Linux applications
19:19 Online resources
20:24 Googling for Linux
22:15 Next episode overview
22:45 goinglinux.com, listen, subscribe
More listener e-mail and Linux tips. This month's topics include: Linux installation troubles, how to determine whether your computer hardware will work with Linux, how to determine whether a particular Linux distribution will work with your computer hardware, printing to PDF, future topics for the show, pros and cons of Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems, how to subscribe to a podcast--and why you would want to.
00:00 Going Linux #8 - Listener Feedback
01:47 Bill C - Trials & tribulations installing Feisty
03:55 No modem support
05:22 Monitor resolution: Firefox doorknob
06:24 Printer support
07:29 Rant: Linux fragmentation
08:15 Larry - Distribution consolidation & competitive pressure
09:23 Use Live CD to test hardware compatibility
10:53 Linux is ready. Have you ever installed Windows?
11:43 Bill C - Recommends Marcel Gagne's book
12:32 Rant: Geek elitism
15:18 Mike P - Printing PDF from Firefox is easy
16:51 Larry - I tried it and it works!
17:19 James F - Why not Xandros? Newbie podcasts should stick to GUI.
19:10 How about a show on Crossover?
19:36 Larry - We will stick to the GUI. Xandros $100 price might be a put-off. I'll try Crossover.
21:12 Jon L - Which Distro is a good one for newbie with a PC and a PPC?
22:23 Larry - Try Kubuntu for PC or openSuSE for either hardware. Try the Kubuntu Live CD or openSuSE DVD first.
26:18 Bill C - Gets recommendations from Computer America show.
30:25 Rant: Linux not ready for the masses.
30:08 Larry - Installing ANY operating system can be difficult.
33:02 Win Modem depends on Windows to work.
33:20 Use the hardware compatibility list can help.
35:08 George M - Job well done!
35:47 Larry - Open to different points of view. No Bashing.
35:16 Windows vs. OS X vs. Linux.
37:53 Frank - How do I subscribe?
38:09 Larry - Subscribing with Amarok and Rhythmbox.
44:29 Dave Jackson's howtosubscribe.com.
44:45 Next episode overview.
45:24 goinglinux.com, listen, subscribe
Ever wished you could color code your e-mail so that it is easy to identify? (E.g. personal:green, work:red, hobbies:blue) In this episode we tell you how. We also cover how to use e-mail automated features to automatically file your e-mail, take out the trash and delete spam.
We start the episode with how to create and use pre-defined signatures in your outgoing e-mail messages.
As always, we provide links, here in the show notes, to resource with the step-by-steps.
00:00 Going Linux #7 - E-mail-Advanced Topics
02:11 Managing you inbox
02:54 E-mail signatures
05:30 Resources: Articles, Show Notes and opensourcearticles.com
06:40 Automated mail management features of Thunderbird
07:26 Pre-sort your mail into folders
09:53 Color code your incoming mail
10:59 Take out the trash
11:49 Eliminate electronic junk mail and spam
14:32 Block images and java script for safety
15:07 Searching for mail messages
16:13 goinglinux.com, listen, subscribe
Larry responds to listener e-mail and comments from other podcasters. Additional topics covered: networking in a mixed environment and definitions of some important Linux terms.
00:00 Going Linux #6 - Listener Feedback
00:25 In this episode
00:37 Feedback from Geek Acres Podcast - Doug Rapson
04:08 Feedback from Linux System Administration Podcast - Ted Streit
05:55 Jim - Home networking in a mixed environment
07:30 Norahaura - Dual boots Ubuntu/XP on the desktop
08:34 Tracy (High Tech Redneck) - Linux server recommendation
09:09 My home network configuration
10:33 Considerations for mixed-environment networks
12:03 Stuart - Podcast format recommendations, distro confusion
15:45 Linux Distributions: Compared with Windows Vista, examples and references
21:55 Definitions: Linux, kernel, desktop, K-menu/Start menu, kicker/taskbar, software
25:53 goinglinux.com, listen, subscribe
Many versions of Linux (Linux distributions) come with e-mail software pre-installed for you. Learn which e-mail clients they are. Learn how e-mail works, and how to setup Thunderbird mail on your Linux PC.
00:00 Episode 5 - E-mail-Introduction
00:36 Where is Serge?
01:38 Want to be a podcaster?
02:17 Thank you Serge
03:54 Introduction to e-mail
04:21 Definition - e-mail client software
06:04 How e-mail works
07:42 Definitions - POP3, IMAP
08:30 E-mail software in Linux
09:14 Browser-based e-mail systems
09:51 Setup Thunderbird to receive Gmail
11:19 Incoming mail settings
14:40 Outgoing mail settings
15:44 Articles section for details
16:17 Using Thunderbird
17:00 Next episodes
17:36 goinglinux.com, listen, subscribe
In this episode, Serge and Larry discuss a possible new format for the show. We also have lots and lots of listener e-mails with feedback and questions. (Of course we try to answer the questions.)
00:00 Episode 4 - Listener Feedback
00:25 New format - an experiment
01:14 Listener feedback episodes
02:09 Linux install episodes
03:42 Linux user experience episodes
04:04 New release schedule
04:54 Thanks: Middle Management Lobotomy
05:32 Thanks: The Linux Link Tech Show
06:52 Listener Feedback
07:36 Bill C: Finds dial-up modem for Ubuntu-Dell system
09:32 Ridgid: Thanks for fixing download problem
09:53 Jack: Pushed to Ubuntu Linux by cost of staying MS for development
12:42 Neil C: Networking and Linux servers
14:39 Neil C: Follow-up re: VMware and Parallels running Linux
16:47 goinglinux.com, listen, subscribe
On March 23 we uploaded version #3a to get around the problems some listeners reported in downloading the file. Sorry for the inconvenience.
This episode, takes the topic we started last month a little further. Our primary examples continue to be from the KDE desktop, and our sample browsers are Konqueror and Firefox.
We discuss browser add-ons, including themes and extensions. We describe how to install the most common plug-ins using graphical package managers for three Linux distributions. We provide some step-by-steps on Konqueror's "web shortcuts," tabbed browsing and creating URL links to web pages. We also identify some alternative browsers that our listeners might want to try.
We also have lots and lots of listener e-mails with feedback and questions. (Of course we try to answer the questions.)
00:00 Episode 3 - Linux Browsers-Advanced
01:48 Konqueror Web Shortcuts
04:31 Desktop Links-Konqueror
06:03 Desktop Links-Firefox
09:21 Tabbed Browsing
10:11 Konqueror Tabs
11:29 Changing Konqueror
13:20 Firefox Tabs
13:49 Changing Firefox
14:48 Browser Add-Ons
15:51 Firefox Extensions and Themes
18:10 Definition: Repositories
19:37 Installing Plug-ins
21:36 FreeSpire-Click and Run
24:37 Alternative Browsers
25:22 GUI-based: Opera, Epiphany, Netscape, Mozilla, and SeaMonkey
27:55 Thanks For Listener Feedback
28:47 Alexandro - Geek Speak http://www.gultab.org
31:45 Chris - Great Show!
32:01 George - Audio Quality
33:12 Chris - Ubuntu or Kubuntu?
34:26 Rick - Newbie Reference
37:38 Greg - Familiar Cross-Platform Apps
42:07 Jackie - Loving Linux
43:23 Mike - Linux On A Mac
49:11 Ed - Dual Boot Confusion
53:46 goinglinux.com, listen, subscribe
In this episode, we introduce two Linux web browsers, Konqueror and Firefox. We discuss the advantages and the limitations of each.
We already have an audience and we read the two e-mails that came in before we recorded the episode. We have more to share in the next episode. (Send us your feedback and we'll include it in a future episode.)
As a bonus, Larry provides a review of his 1-day visit to the Southern California Linux Expo in Los Angeles. Six Linux distributions provide information on whether their "distro" is best for new users. (See the links in the time stamps, below.)
00:00 Episode 2 - Linux Browsers-Intro
00:24 Topics: Two browsers, SCALE review
01:14 Definitions: Distribution, kernel
04:09 More information
04:24 Definition: Desktop environment
16:35 Resources: Going Linux Articles, Linux Reality Podcast
18:47 Thanks: Middle Management Lobotomy Podcast
19:25 Listener Feedback
21:07 SCALE Review
22:23 Jono Bacon - Canonical Community
23:08 6 Linux Distributions
29:48 Linspire, FreeSpire
34:26 Novell - openSUSE, SLED
38:46 Red Hat - Fedora Core
47:41 goinglinux.com, listen, subscribe
In this episode, we introduce the podcast and ourselves. We discuss why this podcast will be of interest to our listeners, and why you should listen to us.
We discuss the main goals of the Going Linux podcast (world domination) and that our desire is to make the transition to Linux, and the Linux experience easy for you. We make some assumptions, including that most users will use the "out-of-the-box" default settings wherever possible, and will experiment later.
We talk in a general way about some of the issues surrounding using open source software like Linux in business, in academia and at home.
00:00 Episode Overview
00:44 Goals Going Linux
01:34 Easy Transitions
02:02 World Domination
05:18 Podcast Format
06:04 Why Listen?
10:55 Linux Install Podcast
12:04 FourBitsWorth Podcast
13:18 Corporate Users
14:53 Academic Users
15:37 Home Users
18:45 Your Feedback
Theme music for the Going Linux podcast is generously provided by Mark Blasco. http://www.podcastthemes.com
Going Linux Podcast by Larry Bushey is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.