We know that some people learn best by reading, some by doing, some by listening and some by watching. We believe that the best technology sites provide something for all four kinds of people. That's why we produce screencast videos in addition to an audio podcast, written show notes and tutorials. Where someone else has done it better, we know we should build on their work instead of recreating what they've done. That's why this page exists.
This Going Linux screencasts page provides links to some of the best Linux screencasts on the Internet. Going Linux screencasts are narrated video captures from our own Linux computers, with visual step-by-steps for the topics we discuss. We also provide links to resources on other sites, for some of the best screencasts and video tutorials from other members of the Linux community around the world.
Our videos are also available on our YouTube channel, though with the processing that YouTube does, they are not as high-quality as you will find right here.
Aug 31: Tutorial Ubuntu MATE 18.04 Changing Your Password
Jun 29: Tutorial Ubuntu MATE 18.04 Getting Updates
Jun 29: Tutorial Ubuntu MATE 18.04 Switching Workspaces
Jun 29: Tutorial Ubuntu MATE 18.04 Moving Windows Between Workspaces
Aug 24: #005 - Connecting a Linux printer
Aug 02: #004 - Installing Linux from a LiveCD
Jul 07: #003 - Burning A Linux CD
Jun 25: #002 - Using Audacity To Edit An Audio Podcast
Jun 06: #001 - Using Audacity To Record An Audio Podcast
There is plenty of documentation on how to change your Linux password using the command line. This video shows you how to change your Ubuntu MATE password the way an average computer user would do it, graphically, using 'Users and Groups' from the 'Administration' menu.download: [webm]
The Software Updater available from the Ubuntu MATE Welcome app or from the menus is the update manager for Ubuntu MATE. Ubuntu MATE periodically checks to see if new software and security updates are available for your computer. The updates are for Ubuntu MATE, all of its components, and all of your installed applications. This ensures that you have the latest updates and protection for all of your computer's software as soon as it's available, not just once a month like other operating systems.download: [webm]
A simple tutorial showing how to switch between Ubuntu MATE's default four workspaces using the GUI and keyboard shortcuts.download: [webm]
A simple tutorial showing how to move windows between workspaces using the GUI and keyboard shortcuts.download: [webm]
TestDisk is a powerful, open source disk recovery tool (GPLv2+) that is available for multiple operating system platforms. It runs under DOS, Windows, BSD, Linux and OSX. In this tutorial, we show how to install TestDisk from Linux software repositories, and how to use TestDisk to recover a deleted partition from a USB drive.
This screencast provides a tutorial on installing and setting up VeraCrypt to store files in an encrypted volume, and sharing that volume in a DropBox folder. VeraCrypt is High Security Disk Encryption software that picks up from where the classic TrueCrypt application left off. It can mount your old TrueCrypt volumes and allows you to convert TrueCrypt containers and non-system partitions to the VeraCrypt format.
This video was produced for the Sonar GNU/Linux project, an accessible operating system focused on assistive technology.download: [mp4]
This screencast demonstrates how to partition a hard drive with the GParted partition editor. GParted (gparted.org)allows you to manage disk partitions graphically. It can be used to create new disk partitions, to shink or grow existing partitions and even to attempt data rescue from lost partitions.
The SystemRescueCd (www.sysresccd.org) is a bootable CD-ROM or USB stick that includes GParted amongst its many system tools. Many Linux live installation disks also include the GParted partition editor.
This screencast was originally produced as a tutorial at the request of Knightwise of the knightwise.com podcast. Larry describes how to use some of the advanced features and plug-ins in Audacity to edit multi-track audio recordings. He discusses noise removal, the noise gate, and using audio compressor. You can use all of this in place of "The Levelator" and with much more control over what settings are used to clean up the audio.
Learn how to install a printer on your Linux computer. We install a parallel printer, a USB printer, and a networked printer. (LaserJet 2100 and OfficeJet 6110 are the examples.)
*Permanently* eliminate Windows viruses and malware: Use a Linux LiveCD to install the operating system on your computer. Our example is Linux Mint 7, but the same process is used with almost all Linux distributions that have installable LiveCDs. NOTE: Although the Linux operating system is not susceptible to the vast majority of malware (i.e. malware written specifically for Windows) it is not immune from malware or viruses that are written to attack the Linux operating system. Always practice safe computing.
Learn how to create a Linux LiveCD from a downloaded ISO image file. This how-to illustrates using Windows 2000 + Easy CD, Ubuntu 8.10 + Brasero, and Ubuntu 9.04 + K3B to create the CD. Using Windows XP, Vista and 7 are discussed.
Learn how to edit your audio podcast using the popular cross-platform audio recording software, Audacity.
Learn how to use the cross-platform (Windows, Mac and Linux) audio recording software, Audacity, to record a podcast.
Theme music for the Going Linux podcast is generously provided by Mark Blasco. https://www.podcastthemes.com
Going Linux Podcast by Larry Bushey is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.