Going LinuxAuthor: Larry Bushey and Bill Smith
21 Oct 2018

Going Linux

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Once you become aware that there is a dependable, secure, capable, and modern computer system that rivals all others in popularity and actual use, you will want to try the Linux operating system on your computer. Perhaps you've been using a member of the Unix/Linux family - Linux, Android, ChromeOS, BSD or even OSX - for quite a while. If so, you are likely looking for new ways to optimize your technology for the way you work. Going Linux is for computer users who just want to use Linux to get things done. Are you new to Linux, upgrading from Windows to Linux, or just thinking about moving to Linux? This audio podcast provides you with practical, day-to-day advice on how to use Linux and its applications. Our goal is to help make the Linux experience easy for you.

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    Going Linux #354 · Listener Feedback

    We received audio feedback this time! We also answer questions about accessibility, 'hybrid' systems, replacing swap partitions, Kali, and usb sticks. We read the 'Gone Linux' story we mentioned last month.

    Episode 354 Time Stamps
    00:00 Going Linux #354 · Listener Feedback
    00:15 Introduction
    01:31 Thanks to Sean for making Bill's Guild Wars xperience better
    04:12 Paul: Audio feedback
    12:52 Jackie: Hybrid system
    20:35 Daniel: Accessibility on KDE
    30:17 David: Linux market research
    32:08 Colin: Replacing swap partition with a swap file
    33:49 Michael: Putting Linux on USB using Windows
    38:00 Hilander: installing Kali
    40:47 Angelo: Linux for the blind
    42:04 Mario: Gone Linux
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  • Posted on 05 Oct 2018

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    Going Linux #353 · Moving from Windows to Linux - Part 1

    We look at switching from Windows to Linux in this first of two parts.

    Episode 353 Time Stamps
    00:00 Going Linux #353 · Moving from Windows to Linux - Part 1
    00:15 Introduction
    02:21 Extensive show notes links
    08:11 Why would I want to ditch Windows if it's working for me?
    28:19 Things to look at before you ditch Windows.
    34:16 What do you do after you've selected a distribution of Linux to install?
    41:48 How can I try it out before I install Linux?
    47:24 Before you install, back up everything!
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  • Posted on 20 Sep 2018

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    Going Linux #352 · Listener Feedback

    We start with a critical voice mail from Lester. We also have comments on our review of Linux Mint, discussions of Lexmark's lack of support for its printers on Linux, how to provide remote support, increasing swap and boot partitions and more.

    Episode 352 Time Stamps
    00:00 Going Linux #352 · Listener Feedback
    00:15 Introduction
    0:20 Lester: Pinguy review was too critical
    07:05 Cogoman: Mint 19 experiences
    21:07 Ken: Comments on the Mint review
    26:11 Paul: Hello from Ankara
    35:27 John: Failure to reboot
    41:45 Josh: An idea for the Lexmark printer
    43:50 David: A work-around for the Lexmark
    47:59 George: Backing Up iOS on Linux
    50:24 Jim: Remote connections
    54:59 Preston: Podcasting advice
    63:29 Michael Installing Linux without Wifi
    67:51 Michael: Coconut Linux
    69:57 Paul: Increasing swap and boot partitions size
    74:35 Sean: Guildwars tip for Bill
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  • Posted on 05 Sep 2018

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    Going Linux #351 · Review of Pinguy 18.04

    We review Pinguy Linux, release 18.04.

    Episode 351 Time Stamps
    00:00 Going Linux #351 · Review of Pinguy 18.04
    00:15 Introduction
    00:55 The Windows update prevents Bill's machine from booting into Linux, delays our recording
    02:38 Guild Wars 2 on Linux
    05:21 Pinguy review
    09:15 Website looks nice but 'help' section needs a bit of updating
    10:03 The developer is responsive
    13:01 The 3.2GB ISO image is HUGE!
    13:42 Some of the included software
    16:29 Not for everyone
    19:01 Pinguy relies on a lot of PPAs
    21:04 OK for some
    21:32 Desktop: A heavily modified Gnome with lots of extensions
    22:11 Best Practice: Lean toward Standard vs. Custom functionality, customizations should add value
    23:48 Slow, even on powerful hardware
    25:57 Theme is not consistent
    27:29 Needs a lot of polish
    28:16 Could be more intuitive, discoverable
    30:28 Bill's suggestions
    35:23 Larry's suggestions
    37:36 Pinguy needs more help
    39:54 Summary
    42:11 MRP Tech Podcast
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    44:54 End


  • Posted on 20 Aug 2018

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    Going Linux #350 · Listener Feedback

    Bill has not yet switched from Linux Mint. The eBook version of 'Using Ubuntu MATE and Its Applications- Ubuntu MATE 18.04 Edition' is now available. In this episode, Tom can now suspend, Dan reveals how on-site repair really works, James has a paperweight, and much more.

    Episode 350 Time Stamps
    00:00 Going Linux #350 · Listener Feedback
    00:15 Introduction
    00:54 Bill is still using Linux Mint
    04:19 2nd edition eBook now available
    05:45 Tom: Found a solution to his suspend problem
    10:34 Dan: About big-name machine on-sit repairs
    14:11 Paul: First experience with Linux Mint 19
    20:52 Stefan: Backing up an iPad on Linux
    27:10 James: Lexmark x9575 Linux compatibility
    31:04 James: A new Debian variant and MS Skype
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    39:25 End


  • Posted on 05 Aug 2018

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