Going LinuxAuthor: Larry Bushey and Bill Smith
20 May 2019

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 #368 · Back to Basics - Why Linux?

    Our objective for this Back To Basics series is to update the information we've been providing over the past 12 years and to ensure that we continue to provide a reference for Linux users who want to adopt Linux for their day-to-day computing needs. Today: What is Linux and Why Linux?

    Episode 368 Time Stamps
    00:00 Going Linux #368 · Back to Basics - Why Linux?
    00:15 Introduction
    01:57 Distro hopping to PopOS
    05:34 and Ubuntu 19.04
    10:05 and Ubuntu MATE 19.04
    12:04 and Ubuntu Budgie
    13:06 and Scientific Linux
    13:54 Cleaning up DropBox
    17:51 Last time on 'Back to Basics'
    19:16 What is Linux?
    20:50 Why Linux?
    22:53 Try before you commit
    24:08 Multiple sources of support
    27:28 Linux is better-supported, safer, and more secure
    30:11 Linux is a modern operating system for for any kind of user
    32:36 Comparing restoring Windows vs. Linux
    34:48 Linux and its applications are developed by its users
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    38:21 End


  • Posted on 06 May 2019

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    Going Linux #367 · Listener Feedback

    Audio feedback from Paul starts our episode. We get thanks and emails on printers, SSDs, Linux dock applications, and Linux in the wild.

    Episode 367 Time Stamps
    00:00 Going Linux #367 · Listener Feedback
    00:15 Introduction
    01:39 Paul: Experience with Samsung printer/scanner on Mint
    05:05 Paul: Zorin OS
    14:33 Michael: Ubuntu on an SSD
    19:27 KF5TQN: Secret Squirrel Discord
    20:37 Highlander: CPR falloff
    22:44 Triple F Carl: Thanks
    24:21 Juan: Controlling dock autostart using different desktop
    28:51 Dillon: Linux in the wild
    29:24 Greg: Feedback for Mike on printers for business
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    33:42 End


  • Posted on 28 Apr 2019

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    Going Linux #366 · Revisiting Kubuntu

    We revisit Kubuntu, provide Bill's observations, go off the rails a bit, and somehow end up back at Ubuntu MATE.

    Episode 366 Time Stamps
    00:00 Going Linux #366 · Revisiting Kubuntu
    00:15 Introduction
    00:53 What happened to MX Linux?
    05:08 MeWe adoption results
    09:18 Looking at Kubuntu
    11:47 Important features
    13:43 Vaults
    17:09 Kubuntu as a distribution
    17:58 Installation
    24:09 Bill blames the minions
    25:17 The workflow that works for you
    25:59 Basic requirements to adopt Linux
    26:33 Modest hardware requirements
    32:17 Overall: 'Like'
    33:40 Distro hopping can help you find the right Linux for the way you work
    36:54 Long-term support with no forced upgrades
    41:18 You can use Kubuntu to get things done
    43:00 Recommended for switchers from Windows
    43:37 For switchers from macOs
    47:36 Install and start using vs. install and tweak to your way of working
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    51:18 End


  • Posted on 14 Apr 2019

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    Going Linux #365 · Listener Feedback

    We hear from George about Windows and printers. Roger and Gord also comment on printers. Many questions as always, and a report of problems installing the Software Center.

    Episode 365 Time Stamps
    00:00 Going Linux #365 · Listener Feedback
    00:15 Introduction
    00:59 Bill tries even more distros
    09:01 Our official new community and chat room is MeWe
    13:05 Donations
    16:40 George from Tulsa: More Windows tales
    20:05 Carl: A question for the wise minions and the masters
    30:15 Roger: Ubuntu MATE and printer paperweights
    33:23 George: Suggested Linux printer
    39:01 Gord: More comments on printers
    40:48 Tony H from the MintCast: Quality podcast audio
    44:02 NZ17: Help for a hero
    49:40 Michael: Problems installing the Software Center
    54:22 MX Linux
    54:53 Podnutz
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    58:43 End


  • Posted on 20 Mar 2019

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    Going Linux #364 · Back to Basics - Definition of Terms

    Today we define some basic terms used in the Linux and Open Source community. This is the first in a series of 'back to basics' episodes in which we will update the information we've been providing over the past 12 years. We also want to ensure that we continue to provide a reference for Linux users to use as a reference when using Linux for their day-to-day computing needs.

    Episode 364 Time Stamps
    00:00 Going Linux #364 · Back to Basics - Definition of Terms
    00:15 Introduction
    01:01 Experimenting with MeWe
    07:52 The Linux 'Back to Basics' series
    09:33 Free: Freedon vs. no charge
    13:21 Operating system
    18:04 Distribution
    19:36 Desktop environment
    22:47 Application, Package, and Repository
    26:00 Richard Stallman
    27:05 Linux Torvalds
    27:46 Where to get started
    31:38 Distrowatch.com
    34:50 Future Back to Basics episodes
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    37:18 End


  • Posted on 05 Mar 2019

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