Going Linux

By Larry Bushey and Bill Smith

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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.

Episode Date
Going Linux #376 · Switching from Windows and Upgrading to Linux Part 1
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In today's show we start a series on how to switch from Windows and upgrade to Linux. We break the process down into easy steps.

Episode 376 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #376 · Switching from Windows and Upgrading to Linux Part 1
00:15 Introduction
01:03 Distrohopping: Zorin OS
11:58 How to switch
14:23 Browsers
19:09 Office Suites
22:58 Define: Snap and Flatpack
25:20 Entertainment and communication
28:21 Why do people switch from Windows to Linux?
41:50 What's in part two of this series?
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46:19 End

Sep 01, 2019
Going Linux #375 · Listener Feedback
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In this episode, we have several questions about accessibility in Linux applications, we discuss a couple of cross-platform office suites that provide a bit better compatibility with Microsoft Office file formats, and we discuss problems and solutions for Ubuntu, Barrier, video and privacy and security. Lastly, we comment on Linux Journal's goodbye.

Episode 375 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #375 · Listener Feedback
00:15 Introduction
00:55 Tugboat
10:00 Distrohopping: MX Linux
14:31 FreeOffice
25:37 Michael: Running Slint
32:51 Highlander: Errors and resolutions
35:39 Jim: Ubuntu problems
38:57 Juan: Barrier/Synergy question
43:25 Mike: Video capture question
45:52 Benjamin: MATE Applet Panel and Orca question 41:10 George: 'Windows Gone' - an issue of privacy and security
57:30 Daniel: gPodder accessibility frustrations
58:56 James: A question on Bashee
62:51 JackDeth: This sucks!
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69:14 End

Aug 17, 2019
Going Linux #374 · Snaps, Flatpaks and Appimages
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We've heard a lot about them, but what ARE Snaps, Flatpaks, and AppImages? What do they do for us? Which should we use?

Episode 374 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #374 · Snaps, Flatpaks and Appimages
00:15 Introduction
00:53 Distrohopping: Fedora Silverblue
09:02 Snaps, Flatpaks, and AppImages
12:47 Snaps
13:46 Terms defined
16:15 Advantages of Snaps
17:42 Flatpaks
19:07 Is Flatpak a container technology?
22:05 AppImages
25:53 Which one should I use?
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32:40 End

Aug 09, 2019
Going Linux #373 · Listener Feedback
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In this listener feedback, we have a voice message from Nancy, Frank reports a flummox, Curbuntu is moving settings, is the Canadian wirless industry listening to Going Linux?, and much more.

Episode 373 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #373 · Listener Feedback
00:15 Introduction
01:39 Nancy: Provided voice feedback
07:38 Frank: A comment on File Manager Flummox
15:44 Curbuntu: Moving settings in Ubuntu
22:42 Highlander: 'Isn't this odd?'
24:12 Josh: A software recommendation
26:31 Benjamin: A problem booting Linux ISOs on Windows 10 1903
32:18 David: A Minty update
34:24 Jim: Answers for the GRUB questions in episode 371
39:27 John helps out Larry's memory
40:20 Mike: Google ANYTHING can not be trusted
42:36 Anuj: Promotion
43:51 Paul: Discord video freeze
47:14 Marian: An Ubuntu LTS correction
50:45 Locast
56:53 Shotwell
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60:12 End

Jul 31, 2019
Going Linux #372 · Ubuntu Derivatives
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Bill has a new computer he got for free. It's 5 years old, modern hardware, can't run Windows 10 (according to Microsoft), and is perfect for Bill to use to test Linux distros! In the main portion of the episode, we discuss 6 Linux distributions that are official Ubuntu derivatives you can use.

Episode 372 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #372 · Ubuntu Derivatives
00:15 Introduction
01:05 Bill's most recent free machine and how he got it
14:24 Ubuntu derivatives
15:42 Ubuntu MATE
24:10 Why to install additional desktop environments
25:29 Why NOT to install additional desktop environments
28:21 Lubuntu
34:19 Xubuntu
39:02 Kubuntu
44:53 Ubuntu Studio
52:25 Ubuntu Budgie
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58:08 End

Jul 06, 2019
Going Linux #371 · Listener Feedback
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Bill continues his distro hopping. We discuss the history of Linux and a wall-mountable timeline. Troy gives feedback on Grub. Grubb give feedback on finding the right distribution. Highlander talks communication security and hidden files. Ro's Alienware computer won't boot. David provides liks to articles.

Episode 371 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #371 · Listener Feedback
00:15 Introduction
00.54 Summer weather
01:43 Distro hopping: Ubuntu 18.04 again
04:46 Greg: GNU Linux Distributions Timeline
17:49 Troy: Grub and dual boot
24:06 Highlander: Hiding files
28:54 George: William and the unmountable drive
34:27 Highlander: Communications security
41:57 David: Have you seen these articles?
49:33 Grubb: Finding the right Linux distribution
60:10 Ro: Why won't she boot?
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79:41 End

Jun 23, 2019
Going Linux #370 · Run your business on Linux - Part 4
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After we discuss Bill's latest adventure in distro hopping, we continue our series on Linux applications for running a business. This time, the we are discussing the business of being a writer. From applications to word processors to desktop publishing and graphic creation, LInux has applications for it all.

Episode 370 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #370 · Run your business on Linux - Part 4
00:15 Introduction
01:14 Distro hopping: Deepin-ing distrust
02:11 Trust
03:14 Ubuntu MATE
10:04 Martin Wimpress
12:41 Community update
18:17 Open Source vs. Proprietary software
20:39 Linux applications for writers
21:22 Linux word processors
21:52 Linux e-book manager, viewer, converter
24:00 Linux software for desktop publishing
25:49 Linux software for graphics and illustrations
32:10 Other testimonials
35:01 Thank you to our team of Minions
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39:01 End

Jun 15, 2019
Going Linux #369 · Listener Feedback
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With a shout out and application picks, this episode provides more than just listener feedback. The feedback we have received over the past month includes questions about OpenSUSE, Fedora 29, Zorin, Ubuntu, configuration file syntax, mice, printers, and scanners. Of course, there is more.

Episode 369 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #369 · Listener Feedback
00:15 Introduction
01:01 Shout out to Transworld
02:05 Distrohopping: Deepin Linux
03:55 Minetest
05:43 NZ17: How Helios got his voice back
07:38 Highlander: Bypassing GUI update blockage in Fedora 29
10:19 Hamilcar Follow up to Episode 359
12:26 Stephen: Discord and OpenSUSE
18:13 James: Config file syntax
22:00 Albert: Needs a new printer
27:25 Troy: Linux on laptops, tablets, convertibles, etc. for on the road
32:01 George: Comments on Back to Basics
37:01 William: Comments on Zorin
44:37 Highlander: Issue with Firefox security add-ons
46:53 Getto Geek: Ubuntu on an SSD
48:11 Nick: problems with LibreOffice
51:12 Scott: Trim function
56:29 Heath: Scanner issues
58:52 Highlander: Offline backups
59:25 Scott: A mouse tip
62:04 Barrier
65:01 Makehuman
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69:04 End

May 27, 2019
Going Linux #368 · Back to Basics - Why Linux?
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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

May 06, 2019
Going Linux #367 · Listener Feedback
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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

Apr 28, 2019
Going Linux #366 · Revisiting Kubuntu
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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

Apr 14, 2019
Going Linux #365 · Listener Feedback
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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

Mar 20, 2019
Going Linux #364 · Back to Basics - Definition of Terms
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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

Mar 05, 2019
Going Linux #363 · Listener Feedback
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We reveal the new application for our Community. Our listeners commend on Mint, Slint, and print. We receive greetings, gratitude, and Google. Even more.

Episode 363 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #363 · Listener Feedback
00:15 Introduction
01:33 Michael: Provided us with a recording
05:33 Michael: The Slint distribution
08:04 David: Why he does not upgrade Linux Mint - and it's not why we thought!
09:47 Michael: Software Boutique is not accessible
16:20 Skip: An application for 'run your business on Linux'
18:14 Roger: Greetings from down under
24:38 Paul: Known audio issues on Discord
26:23 Mike: Printers for Mint
31:02 Juan expresses 'Much gratitude!!!!'
35:24 Daniel: Security patches
38:26 Mike: Loving Linux
39:39 Heath: Google Minus
40:36 NZ17: Synchronize your microphones
42:21 Tony from the mintCast: Requesting 'Value Added Extras'
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52:29 End

Feb 20, 2019
Going Linux #362 · Run your business on Linux - Part 3
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In this episode, we thought we'd provide some more ideas around software for every business. Accounting software. If you are running a small business and you are doing the bookkeeping yourself, you will likely quickly run into the need for ensuring that you keep track of your incoming revenue, your outgoing expenses, payroll, and other things related to money. Having to license or purchase accounting software, especially for starting businesses, is expensive. This episode will provide with a few things you can try out at no risk and at no charge to keep track of your business (and personal) finances.

Episode 362 Time Stamps
00:Going Linux #362 · Run your business on Linux - Part 3
00:15 Introduction
02:33 GNUCash
03:23 Apache OFBiz
04:29 LedgerSMB
06:29 hledger
09:10 Xero
11:19 Invoice Ninja
12:52 Quicken 2004 running in WINE
14:45 Skrooge
15:17 MoneyDance
16:17 KMyMoney
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23:11 End

Feb 05, 2019
Going Linux #361 · Listener Feedback
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More on accessibility in Linux, solutions for other listeners, and why I moved from Windows to Linux.

Episode 361 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #361 · Listener Feedback
00:15 Introduction
01:33 Making Linux install media from Windows without getting infected with malware
07:29 Primitive One: Gaming recommendations
18:50 Angelo: Compiling slint
21:15 James: A possilbe MATE Tweak solution
24:02 David: Mint upgrades
29:25 George: Mike Tech Show needs Invoice Ninja
31:25 Rick: Mounting shares over OpenVPN
34:27 Angelo: Learning Python
35:08 Highlander: Seize control
37:53 Ken: About episode 358
41:01 Ian: G+ alternative
43:43 Joshua: About episode 358
46:14 Rainy: G+ Alternative
46:52 George: Winders!!!
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57:32 End

Jan 20, 2019
Going Linux #360 · Run your business on Linux - Part 2
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In this episode, we mention some software that you might want to look at if you write for a living. These might be such jobs as a copywriter, an author of novels, or a creator of technical articles for publication in an online magazine.

Episode 360 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #360 · Run your business on Linux - Part 2
00:15 Introduction
01:26 Thank you!
04:30 Software for simple writing
05:52 Linux software for electronic books
10:30 Linux software for illustrating your document
14:08 Advanced image creation and editing for Linux
22:12 Collaboration software for writers using Linux
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31.03 End

Jan 05, 2019
Going Linux #359 · Listener Feedback
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We provide recommendations on Linux computers pre-installed with Linux. We also have two "Gone Linux" stories, recommendations on learning the terminal and learning python, some comments on Snap packages, suggestions on listening in Rythmbox, and information on where to purchase Linux distribution media. And more, of course.

Episode 359 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #359 · Listener Feedback
00:15 Introduction
01:10 Myer: Gone Linux Voice Mail
05:37 Joey: Awesome podcast
10:03 Michael: Learning Python programming
13:27 Michael: Comments on Episode 342
16:26 Angelo: Additional comments
16:47 John: Snap Packages
20:39 Sean: 3 topics of feedback
25:03 Michael: Listening to podcasts in Rhythmbox
27:31 Tim: Info on Acer SB111-32N
32:43 Sergio: Greetings from South America
35:36 Stefan: Used applications
37:22 Andy: Gone Linux with Linux Mint 19
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40:51 End

Dec 20, 2018
Going Linux #358 · Listener Feedback
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This month we have voice feedback from Paul, suggestions on alternatives for G+, a question on OpenVPN, feedback and problems moving to Linux. Troy provides a Going Linux story on software for Linux users.

Episode 358 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #358 · Listener Feedback
00:15 Introduction
01:46 Paul: Boot Partition Saga Audio Feedback
09:00 Greg: A minion response for Paul
12:16 Sergio: G+ alternatives and gaming tip
16:11 Rick: Mounting shares over OpenVPN
19:17 Don: Feedback on moving to Linux
32:20 John: Problems installing Ubuntu MATE
38:29 Troy: Suggestion for forums
39:26 Troy: Windows for business
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53:10 End

Dec 05, 2018
Going Linux #357 · Running your business on Linux - Part 1
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Although the title of this episode says that we'll be talking about running a business on Linux, we focus most of our conversation beyond the operating system and onto other open source applications for use in business.

Episode 357 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #357 · Running your business on Linux - Part 1
00:15 Introduction
04:27 Office Suites
07:15 Open Document Formats
09:48 Compatibility across office suites
12:37 Linux email applications
13:47 Linux browsers
15:48 Linux chat application
21:05 Check you software repositories FIRST!
21:47 Business software for Linux in future episodes
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24:20 End

Nov 20, 2018
Going Linux #356 · Listener Feedback
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We get corrected (again). Michael has success. Daniel is frustrated by the lack of accessibility. Mike shares his Gone Linux story.

Episode 356 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #356 · Listener Feedback
00:15 Introduction
01:50 Mike Windows: Edge integration
03:47 Michael: Linux on a USB
06:52 Katja: Thanks
08:26 Daniel: Getting to the top panel
12:54 Mike S: Tip for 'no nukes' solution
24:58 Nathan: A minion fo ropenSUSE
28:11 Frank: Lost in the *buntuverse
30:05 Paul: Hard drive update
31:49 Peter: Comments on Paul's feedback
34:38 Gord: Correcting our terminology
37:00 Mel: Name in the toolbar
39:52 Mike: Blind guy gone Linux
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45:58 End

Nov 05, 2018
Going Linux #355 · Moving from Windows to Linux - Part 2
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We wrap up our 2-part introduction to switching from Windows to Linux.

Episode 355 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #355 · Moving from Windows to Linux - Part 2
00:15 Introduction
00:49 Google+ forums will vanish
03:28 Dell recommends Windows - and a subscription to antivirus software!
14:06 So I've got Linux installed. What's next?
15:00 Check for updates
16:42 Installing Linux without an Internet connection
23:17 Restoring the files you backed up
25:45 Installing additional applications after a Linux install
26:23 Browsers
30:17 Office suites
32:52 Text editors
36:24 Audio and video communication
38:11 Entertainment
40:02 Audio recording, playback, and editing
43:20 Video playback, recording, and editing
46:03 Screen shots
49:37 Larry's suggestions: AutoKey, Caffeine, Synergy, Simplenote, Simple Screen Recorder, Rsync
52:21 Bill's suggestions: Wine for games, Play on Linux, LibreOffice, Chrome, Firefox, Opera
56:34 What software do you use on Linux to get things done?
57:35 Application picks: Hex Chat and Shotcut
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64:19 End

Oct 20, 2018
Going Linux #354 · Listener Feedback
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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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49:25 End

Oct 05, 2018
Going Linux #353 · Moving from Windows to Linux - Part 1
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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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60:36 End

Sep 20, 2018
Going Linux #352 · Listener Feedback
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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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86:28 End

Sep 05, 2018
Going Linux #351 · Review of Pinguy 18.04
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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

Aug 20, 2018
Going Linux #350 · Listener Feedback
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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

Aug 05, 2018
Going Linux #349 · Linux Mint 19 Tara
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Bill reviews Linux Mint 19 and discusses the Good the Bad and the Ugly. Well, there's really no Ugly. We compare it with Ubuntu MATE 18.04 and render a final verdict on which we'd recommend.

Episode 349 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #349 · Linux Mint 19 Tara
00:15 Introduction
11:21 Linux Mint 19
13:10 Working around Alienware problems
17:01 The Good
17:27 Update Center
23:02 Welcome screen
24:01 Comparing Linux Mint 19 with Ubuntu MATE 18.04
35:56 Out-of-the-box support for Flatpack but not for Snap
36:53 Cinnamon
37:57 Mint 19 feels noticably slower
44:07 Mint uses more memory
45:58 Final verdict
49:59 Software pick: ClamTK
50:40 Bonus tip: Be careful out there!
53:03 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
54:36 End

Jul 20, 2018
Going Linux #348 · Listener Feedback
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We receive feedback on previous Listener Feedback episodes, including feedback for Bill on his issues with his Alienware computer. Joe wants to relive his childhood.

Episode 348 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #348 · Listener Feedback
00:15 Introduction
01:46 Bill has a 32bit vs. 64bit battle
05:31 Larry's Dell support call goes horribly wrong
06:55 Paul: Recording Discord
09:23 Daniel: Bad news
11:17 Paul: Linux Mint 19 is coming
15:56 Oscar: Linux on Windows
19:31 Troy: Re: Episode 346
21:53 Greg: Episode 344 feedback
25:15 Serge: Episode 346 Alienware
26:35 Thomas: Regarding Alienware problems
27:22 Serge: Episode 346 Discord for Daniel
30:39 Joe: Relive my childhood through bbs
34:32 P Durao: I’ve got a stupid difficult machine as well
37:19 Mario: Feedback from Listener Feedback #346
40:07 Tom: Ubuntu MATE Acer Laptop BIOS
48:26 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
49:45 End

Jul 05, 2018
Going Linux #347 · Using the Terminal
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Much of what we discussed in our last user experience episode used the terminal. This episode covers some of the basics of using the terminal. It's not as intimidating as it might seem at first.

Episode 347 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #347 · Using the Terminal
00:15 Introduction
00:43 Terminal basics
02:00 The terminal
04:49 Installing applications
08:17 lshw to display your system info
09:43 inxi to display your system info
11:23 Easter eggs
12:34 Upgrade distribution releases
13:48 Determine if an application is available to install
15:59 Discover what a command does
19:14 Not as difficult as it seems
20:33 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
21:30 End

Jun 20, 2018
Going Linux #346 · Listener Feedback
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Bill needs some help! Listeners share tips and help for other listeners. George asks for a book. Daniel has problems writing to disk.

Episode 346 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #346 · Listener Feedback
00:15 Introduction
01:21 Bill asks the minions for help
10:51 Another reason users switch from Windows to Linux!
13:22 Daniel: Discord is not accessible
15:46 George: May I please have a book?
24:04 Tom: Championing freedom and fostering success in the land of Linux!
25:15 Hilander: Getting Fedora video working
27:22 Leonid: Compare distros and desktops
29:40 Göran: Advice on Garmin GPSs
31:45 Rick: Help for Mike
33:14 Mathias: Help for Joshua on file ownership
35:52 Daniel: Trying to write to disk
38:13 Aaron: Installing software on Linux
42:51 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
43:13 End

Jun 05, 2018
Going Linux #345 · Apt and apt-get and aptitude, oh my!
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In Linux there are methods of installing software, from source code by compiling and installing, or through software packages and package managers. There are newer forms of installing software, for example using portable app installers like Appimage, Snap or Flatpak. In this episode we describe the common methods of installing applications on Debian-based distributions.

Episode 345 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #345 · Apt and apt-get and aptitude, oh my!
00:15 Introduction
00:39 Ubuntu MATE 18.04 LTS released
02:30 Debian-based Packages explained by 'minion' Ken Leyba
04:35 Debian-based package managers
14:37 .deb package anatomy
17:44 The dpkg command-line tool
20:07 The advance packaging tool - apt
24:48 Aptitude
26:47 Synaptic
27:39 Just for fun
30:06 Are you a minion?
31:39 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
32:58 End

May 20, 2018
Going Linux #344 · Listener Feedback
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We have feedback on the Discord package, the Linux In The Hamshack Podcast, Linux hardware, Linux maintenance, file permissions, and more!.

Episode 344 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #344 · Listener Feedback
00:15 Introduction
02:02 We've remembered how to record!
02:45 Ubuntu MATE Guide for release 18.04
05:45 David: Update from a year ago
07:59 Michael: Comment on Discord
09:46 Ken: LIHS Podcast
11:22 Michael: Stores selling Linux computers
26:01 Greg: Linux Maintenance
28:28 Frank: Compiling from source
31:58 David: Garmin GPS compatible with Linux
33:20 Serge: Portable VeraCrypt for Linux
34:45 Paul: About AntennaPod
35:16 Michael: Feedback on feedback
36:58 Joshua: File permissions
42:46 ThisHostingRocks: Shameless plug
44:23 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
46:17 End

May 05, 2018
Going Linux #343 · HiDPI Auto-detection in Ubuntu MATE
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Support for high-resolution computer displays (HiDPI or 4K displays) is still being perfected. Not all Linux distributions provide settings that behave well in high-resolution mode -- and most are somewhat clunky. With the 18.04 release, the Ubuntu MATE team is releasing a utility for the MATE desktop that automatically can detect your 4K display and set the appropriate screen scaling for you.

Episode 343 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #343 · HiDPI Auto-detection in Ubuntu MATE
00:15 Introduction
00:50 Alone again, naturally.
01:52 Adjusting for 4K on Linux
02:54 High-resolution scaling limitations
04:15 The best HiDPI Linux Desktops (until now)
04:40 Ubuntu MATE's auto-detection and auto-adjust settings
05:26 Choosing a HiDPI resolution
06:56 Adjusting Ubuntu MATE's new HiDPI settings
08:32 Hope for the future of high-resolution support on Linux
09:01 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
10:00 End

Apr 05, 2018
Going Linux #342 · Listener Feedback
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Serge provides multiple suggestions for replacing Skype. Jim describes some mobile AntennaPod issues, Greg discusses powering off by force, Norm suggests Mail-In-A-Box, Emilio asks about a portable VeraCrypt for Linux, Simohamed offers a suggestion and Jack describes how he has Gone Linux.

Episode 342 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #342 · Listener Feedback
00:15 Introduction
00:59 Serge: Multiple suggestions for Skype replacement
02:31 Jim: AntennaPod issues on mobile
05:53 Greg: Power off - by force
08:33 Norm: Mail-In-A-Box
11:50 Simohamed: Episode suggestion
12:31 Emilio: Portable VeraCrypt for Linux?
14:58 Jack: Gone Linux
15:57 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
18:57 End

Mar 20, 2018
Going Linux #341 · Listener Feedback
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Bill takes on a top secret special project. Jeremy recommends a backup solution, Greg removes cruft, George recommends Synology, Daniel asks about our Skype replacement, and more!

Episode 341 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #341 · Listener Feedback
00:15 Introduction
00:54 Internet problems resolved (we hope)
02:06 Jeremy: Backups recommendation
04:44 Greg: Autoremoving cruft
06:19 Greg: That's not an old computer. This is an old computer!
09:34 Scott: FSLint
15:07 Serge: Configuration management suggestion
16:01 Daniel: Replacement for Skype
17:47 George: Synology
19:57 Nigel: Installing Linux applications
22:44 Bill's next project
23:59 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
25:06 End

Mar 05, 2018
Going Linux #340 · Security on Linux
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We discuss security on Linux and provide basic Linux security guidelines. We discuss in more detail, backups, automated software updates and upgrades, and the uncomplicated firewall.

Episode 340 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #340 · Security on Linux
00:15 Introduction
00:45 Just you and me
02:04 Overview
03:55 Basic Linux security guidelines
05:39 Backups
07:45 What and where to back-up
11:20 Automating disaster recovery
12:26 Software Updater
15:44 Firewalls
17:01 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
18:49 End

Feb 20, 2018
Going Linux #339 · Listener Feedback
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In this episode, we have a lot of interest in Internet filtering and wiping hard drives for privacy. Also, we answer questions about the Linux screen reader, Orca, make recommendations on hardware, and discuss a multiple screen issue.

Episode 339 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #339 · Listener Feedback
00:15 Introduction
00:56 Welcome to the podcast, Bear!
02:14 Daniel: Is Orca included with Linux Mint
06:34 Daniel: New or used limited-budget computer for Linux?
10:43 Alan: Ubuntu 16.04 issue with multiple screens
14:53 Kevin: Command-line access to network-attached storage
19:08 George: Answers for listener questions
25:57 Tony: Privacy on the Internet
26:39 Nathan: Contacting Ikey
28:00 Jim: Ubuntu MATE desktop options and a rant
33:01 Jim: Filtering out adult sites
41:35 Eldon: Fdupes to get rid of duplicate files
42:46 Craig: Hardware for Internet filtering
45:17 Paul: Wiping a hard drive
46:28 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
48:07 End

Feb 05, 2018
Going Linux #338 · Personalizing Your Linux Desktop
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Although you can do some basic tweaking out of the box with other operating systems, Linux is infinitely more configurable than macOS or Windows. Sure you can get add-on software to personalize your Windows desktop quite a bit, but most Linux distributions provide the customization tools built right in, with additional utilities just a few clicks away in the software repositories. This episode gives you some ideas as to what can be done with Linux, an operating system that is designed to be customizable.

Episode 338 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #338 · Personalizing Your Linux Desktop
00:15 Introduction
00:54 Show notes include screenshots and details
01:20 Personalizing the Desktop on Linux
02:50 Ubuntu MATE offers pre-configured panel layouts
04:27 Traditional layout
05:17 Contemparary layout
06:41 Redmond layout
07:34 Cupertino layout
08:32 Pantheon layout
09:07 Mutiny layout
09:48 Netbook layout
10:19 Keep personalizing
11:01 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
12:02 End

Jan 20, 2018
Going Linux #337 · Listener Feedback
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At the request of our listeners, we provide a few recommendations on various subjects ranging from distributions for a low-powered computer to software to wipe a hard drive.

Episode 337 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #337 · Listener Feedback
00:15 Introduction
01:41 Mike: Comparing files
06:08 Paul: Why the ThinkPad Wifi was not working
08:17 Paul: Wiping a hard drive
10:31 Craig: Recommendation for cheap computer for content filtering
15:49 Ken: Recommendation for Ubuntu MATE vs. Mint
19:10 Chris: Recommendation for configuration management
22:30 Jeff: Back channel connections to Solus
24:41 Justin: Recommendation on a light-weight distribution
38:56 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
40:48 End

Jan 05, 2018
Going Linux #336 · 2017 Year End Review
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In the Going Linux holiday tradition, Bill and Larry review some of the significant happenings during the past year.

Episode 336 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #336 · 2017 Year End Review
00:15 Introduction
02:01 Highlights of 2017
02:57 Ubuntu MATE: Two books and a guide within the distribution.
10:19 Goodbye net neutrality
19:32 The Minion Network begins
22:58 Linux takes over the world!
24:33 Goodbye Linux Journal
28:14 Goodbye AIM
30:01 City of Munich goes back to Windows
35:13 Containers
36:25 Linux malware
39:00 Distrowatch top 10
47:48 Ubuntu leaves Unity for Gnome
51:27 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
52:29 End

Dec 20, 2017
Going Linux #335 · Listener Feedback
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The minion network grows! After our break for US Thanksgiving, we get more feedback on popular topics like progress when using the dd command, disk cloning, snap packages, and backups. In addition we get a suggestion on using info, and an alternative link to grsync instructions.

Episode 335 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #335 · Listener Feedback
00:15 Introduction
00:59 Holiday break
01:24 How to join the Minion Network
04:53 Andrei: One installation file alternative
07:51 Greg: Zoneminder
11:33 Greg: Getting help with Linux
13:04 Rai: Snaps and the like
15:29 Craig: DD progress
16:54 Heath: More on DD progress... and minions
18:27 Göran: Even more DD progress
19:19 Ken: Another volunteer minion
20:57 Jeff: Disk cloning
26:53 Ali: A question about Snaps
29:55 Greg: Another minion!
31:10 Mike: Grsync documentation link
31:56 Michael: An alternative link
32:43 Adrian: A minion-written article!
35:12 Paul: Read-only issue
38:26 Simohamed: A topic suggestion
40:18 Scott: Diagonal menus
46:34 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
47:45 End

Dec 05, 2017
Going Linux #334 · Listener Feedback
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This month's feedback includes a lot of commentary on why 64-bit Linux download files are sometimes labeled 'AMD64,' and Whole disk cloning. These appear to be very popular topics. We hear from another hardware hoarder... er... uh... collector. Adrian suggests a 'Minion Network.' There's more. You'll have to listen to get it all!

Episode 334 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #334 · Listener Feedback
00:15 Introduction
00:55 Bill is connected again!
03:48 Logan: Why a 64-bit Linux download is sometimes labeled AMD64
04:10 Ken: Explains AMD64 as well
05:47 Daniel: Explained Intel vs. AMD even more
08:09 Heath: Explains from an instruction set perspective
10:53 Rick: Grsync link is broken
12:04 Barbara: Cloning a drive with dd
15:36 Adrian: Cloning and the 'minion network'
26:14 Adrian: Another hardware hoarder
30:11 Dave: Confused
36:22 Jan: Thanks for the time stamps
36:52 Brune: Using Discord
39:07 John: How about a Patreon page?
41:01 Dennis: Comments on cloning
48:46 Colin: Whole disk cloning
50:02 Andrew: USB write speed
55:18 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
57:28 End

Nov 05, 2017
Going Linux #333 · One Installation File - Many Linux Distributions
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At a listener's suggestion, we describe three new solutions that try to answer the age-old question, 'Why can Linux distributions not agree on how to install and application?' We describe Snap, AppImage and FlatPak.

Episode 333 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #333 · One Installation File - Many Linux Distributions
00:15 Introduction
00:47 New Book: Using Ubuntu MATE and Its Applications
01:42 Why can Linux distributions not agree on how to install and application?
03:59 Snaps: Intro
05:31 FlatPaks: Intro
06:14 AppImages: Intro
07:02 Snap
08:58 AppImage
11:06 FlatPak
11:55 More details and how to create packages
12:07 Which should I use?
13:57 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
14:54 End

Oct 20, 2017
Going Linux #332 · Listener Feedback
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An excerpt on accessibility on boot from our new book, 'Using Ubuntu MATE and Its Applications.' Feedback on whole disk cloning, passwords, encryption, BleachBit on Linux, restarting after a freeze, and drivers. We also have a 'gone Linux' story from Craig.

Episode 332 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #332 · Listener Feedback
00:15 Introduction
00:55 Fun with phones
03:00 Scott: GPartEd for whole disk cloning
05:06 Michael: Which distribution is best for using the Orca screen reader?
19:33 Greg: Linux beta of Password Safe
20:46 Mike: Should I encrypt my backups
27:14 Tom: Recommendations for slide show creation and DVD burning
34:12 John: Bleachbit and autoremove for Linux maintenance
35:58 Paul: Skype alternative and restaring the computer
39:45 Craig: High performance graphics on Linux
45:22 Gone Linux: Craig a 'curiosity' since 1990's has now switched to Linux
49:55 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
51:21 End

Oct 05, 2017
Going Linux #331 · Whole Disk Cloning on Linux
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We discuss backup and disaster recovery options that involve cloning your computer's entire hard drive. We discuss five Linux-based options for cloning hard drives. We make our recommendations of which to use, but we don't quite agree.

Episode 331 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #331 · Whole Disk Cloning on Linux
00:15 Introduction
00:51 Podcast 'guests'
03:07 Backup Strategies
04:34 Cloning a hard drive on Linux
06:01 G4L
09:06 dd: Native Linux cloning tool
16:10 Partimage
20:09 Partclone
23:31 Clonezilla
27:20 Our recommendations
28:42 Bye bye Skype
29:30 Hello Discord
34:35 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
35:31 End

Sep 20, 2017
Going Linux #330 · Listener Feedback
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Our listeners are the BEST! David solves his hard drive issue. Greg wants to know about really old computers. We get show suggestions and questions about such things as secure browsing.

Episode 330 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #330 · Listener Feedback
00:15 Introduction
01:02 David: Hard drive issue was hardware
07:44 Greg: Really REALLY old computers
14:03 Roger: Telegram?
14:46 Kevin: Advice on maintenence on Linux
19:05 Ken: Some show suggestions
21:00 Sean: Linux game review: Xonotic
21:57 Tom: Comments on the podcast
24:02 Greg: Secure browsing on Linux
29:06 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
30:09 End

Sep 05, 2017
Going Linux #329 · Using 4K Monitors on Linux
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If you have a HiDPI screen, like the one on the Dell XPS 13, you may find that it has tiny icons and fonts that make it difficult to use. You can certainly change the resolution on your display to 1920x1080 (1080P) and simply not use its full capabilities but this podcast episode walks you through adjusting the settings to take full advantage of the full resolution of your beautiful 4K display.

Episode 329 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #329 · Using 4K Monitors on Linux
00:15 Introduction
00:50 Bill buys the book
02:45 HiDPI (4K) monitors
07:30 Display settings
09:14 Change the font size
10:43 Change the icon size
12:49 Change the pointer size
13:49 Modify the greeter
15:50 Why you might not want to use the 4K settings
17:57 A wish for the future
20:24 Some thoughts on why you might use 4K
24:58 We switch from Skype to Discord
26:35 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
27:32 End

Aug 20, 2017
Going Linux #328 · Listener Feedback
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We get feedback on stickers, books and Skype alternatives. We get questions on screen resolution, AppImages, network drives and issues, mouse buttons and more.

Episode 328 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #328 · Listener Feedback
00:15 Introduction
00:51 Technology adventures
02:02 Bill's new gaming laptop
05:08 Tony: Needs help with screen resolution
08:13 Roy: Asks about App Images
14:03 SkywardAbyss: System76 Stickers
16:21 Serge: Recommended Skype alternatives
20:13 Nancy: About her new book, and ours, 'Your Data, Your Devices, and You'
24:58 Mike: Creating a network drive
28:22 Bob: Mouse button thanks for the offer to help
29:27 Tony: Where do I contribute pictures for network diagrams?
32:41 David: Hardware? Firmware? Software? Bill wins!
38:25 Troy: Learned something new
44:02 Bob: Here's HOW he solved his mouse configuration problems
46:35 Bob: A strange network problem
55:41 Tips on listening to music while you work
58:35 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
60:30 End

Aug 05, 2017
Going Linux #327 · Things You Can Do In Windows And How To Do Them In Linux
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This time we talk about several of the common things you may be familiar with in Windows and describe how you do those same things while using Linux. Sometimes the process the same, and sometimes it's different. Click the show notes links to find even more than we can cover in this short episode.

Episode 327 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #327 · Things You Can Do In Windows And How To Do Them In Linux
00:15 Introduction
01:53 This topic is revisited and updated
02:32 Co-hosts revisited
06:41 The Super Key defined
08:53 Display system information (graphical)
11:42 Display system information (command line)
15:54 Shut down or reboot
20:09 How to control the drag and drop action
22:07 Use a dialog box to open an application or a URL
23:10 Lock your computer quickly
26:05 Bill tries Netrunner
31:56 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
32:55 End

Jul 20, 2017
Going Linux #326 · Listener Feedback
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Larry has published a book: 'Ubuntu MATE: Upgrading from Windows or OSX.' Sebastien solves his problem with the filled-up hard drive. We find out how, and some other things to consider. We find there is no magic key for installing Linux on Apple hardware. Much more!

Episode 326 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #326 · Listener Feedback
00:15 Introduction
00:58 Ubuntu MATE: Upgrading from Windows or OSX
02:45 Greg: Servers for home use
06:08 Sebastien: The community found the problem!
07:26 George: "Magic Key" to installing Linux on a Mac
09:00 Orion: Refind
09:34 Steve: Mouse button mapping with Pystromo
10:38 Malte: Backup files created in the future!
11:18 Jim: Problems with Skype
14:02 John: Ethernet unplugged in Virtualbox
15:56 Paul: Where does a command-line installation get its applications?
18:03 David: The steps for clearing a filled hard drive
19:54 Heath: Other filled hard drive possibilities
22:40 Greg: Any update on Thinkpad T420?
24:39 Göran: File system mounts
26:35 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
27:35 End

Jul 05, 2017
Going Linux #325 · Getting Rid of 'Cruft' After An Upgrade
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Inspired by an exchange between our community members in our 'Going Linux Podcast' Google+ community, we discuss how Windows, OSX and Linux all leave stuff behind after an upgrade, and what you can do to minimize or eliminate this on Linux. We provide several points of view on the concpets of Nuke and Pave vs. Rolling Release, and the differences between the 'remove' and 'purge' options for the command 'apt-get'. We also describe how to keep your preferences and settings for all of you Linux applications after an OS upgrade and after a nuke and pave.

Episode 325 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #325 · Getting Rid of 'Cruft' After An Upgrade
00:15 Introduction
01:02 It all started innocently enough...
01:34 Rolling release vs. nuke and pave
04:10 Our experiences
16:04 Limitations of upgrades and rolling releases
18:13 Uninstalling applications via the command line
19:03 Remove vs. purge
19:23 man apt-get
21:19 Additional insights
21:39 debOrphan
24:35 Configuration files
25:09 4 easy steps to nuke and pave, retaining all of your preferences and settings
28:40 In the final analysis...
29:40 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
30:45 End

Jun 20, 2017
Going Linux #324 · Listener Feedback
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We have several suggestions from our listeners for Sebastien on his filled hard drive, a request for a recommendation on a screen recorder for Linux and a story about dual booting. Chard has a recommendation for Bill's next computer.

Episode 324 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #324 · Listener Feedback
00:15 Introduction
00:57 New processors have Bill drooling
05:10 Voice Mail: On requirement specs in reviews
13:04 Marian: Use 'du' to find out why hard drive is filling up; Linux isn't always easier
18:39 Miguel: A solute and a suggestion to use 'du' or 'ncdu'
19:32 Eldon: Also suggests 'ncdu'
20:48 Small Box Admin: Another vote for 'du'
22:56 Chris: Screen recorders for Linux
26:37 Richard: You will only boot Windows or else!
29:55 Chard: A suggestion for Bill
32:25 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
33:52 End

Jun 05, 2017
Going Linux #323 · Ubuntu MATE: A Typical Linux Distribution
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Not every Linux distro is the same, but many have very similar features and applications. In today's episode we review Ubuntu MATE from the perspective that it is a typical modern Linux distro for the average user.

Episode 323 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #323 · Ubuntu MATE: A Typical Linux Distribution
00:15 Introduction
00:45 Ubutu MATE: A distribution for everyone
02:27 A typical modern Linux distribution
03:35 Modern and full-featured
04:07 Pre-configured, yet flexible
04:32 Security built-in
05:13 An official flavor of Ubuntu
08:26 Applications provided by the MATE desktop
09:00 File browser: Caja
09:34 Text editor: Pluma
10:08 Archive manager: Engrampa
11:08 Image viewer: Eye of MATE
11:30 Document viewer: Atril
11:50 MATE System Monitor
12:08 MATE Terminal
12:31 Control Center
15:45 Applications provided by the Ubuntu MATE distribution
16:11 Ubuntu MATE Welcome
18:51 Web browser: Firefox
19:10 Mail: Thunderbird
20:01 Office suite: LibreOffice
21:42 Mobile device support
22:27 Document management
23:10 Printing
23:54 Scanning: SimpleScan
24:52 PDF creation
25:38 Entertainment
25:54 Music and audio player: Rhythmbox
26:36 Digital photo organizer: Shotwell
27:09 Video player: VLC
28:56 Games
31:04 Security
31:35 Continuous updates
32:33 Infection insulation
34:48 Trusted software
36:23 Backups: Déjà Dup
37:47 Firewall: ucfw
38:24 Accessibility software
41:49 Specs? Who needs specs?
43:14 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
44:25 End

May 20, 2017
Going Linux #322 · Listener Feedback
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Our listeners ask about Wifi issues, Ubuntu's changes, trackball configuration and more. We get comments on a password manager and on installing Linux on an HP Stream.

Episode 322 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #322 · Listener Feedback
00:15 Introduction
00:52 Episode Delay
01:43 Harold: Wifi problems
05:43 Greg: Password Safe and Dropbox
07:45 Ambrose: More wifi problems
12:52 Billy: How long will it take Ubuntu to get back on track?
16:27 Bob: The trackball, continued
19:29 Ambrose: Responds
22:36 Sebastien: Needs help
28:51 David: MATE Rocks!
32:19 App pick: Simplenote
34:44 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
35:48 End

May 05, 2017
Going Linux #321 · Sabayon Revisited
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Bill has taken the time to review Sabayon Linux once again. He revises his score, gives some specific examples, plus and minus.

Episode 321 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #321 · Sabayon Revisited
00:15 Introduction
01:46 Bill needs a new desktop computer: build or buy?
04:57 Larry's upgrade to Ubuntu MATE 17.04
07:36 Sabayon revisited
08:46 System resource usage is quite low
09:57 What is Sabayon?
10:53 Sabayon facts
12:57 Package Manager: Rigo
13:59 Pros and cons
15:30 Rolling release
18:45 System requirements
21:03 Sabayon community
21:59 Rant: KDE!
22:49 Replacing KDE with Cinnamon
23:44 5 Official versions
25:37 Recommendation
28:46 Applications available
31:37 Bill's new rating for Sabayon
33:14 Ubuntu MATE or Linux Mint still better for a new Linux user
36:37 Sabayon should give you a pretty good experience as long as you stay away from KDE
41:58 Ubuntu Gnome vs. MATE
44:00 Recommend a new machine for Bill
45:10 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
46:08 End

Apr 20, 2017
Going Linux #320 · Listener Feedback
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In this episode we have contributons from listeners on backup software for Linux, and questions on browsing networks, running Wine, setting up extra mouse buttons, buggy wifi, optimal partition sizes, and more.

Episode 320 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #320 · Listener Feedback
00:15 Introduction
02:36 New computers?
05:23 Mario: Comment on Episode 319
08:30 Nicholai: Browsing a home network
10:56 Paul: Computrace?
15:24 Mike: Remote to Linux from a Surface
17:40 Bob: Using Wine
21:43 Bob: Logitec M570 mouse buttons
24:50 Rainy: Experience with Firefox Ubuntu Gnome
28:10 Daniel: Installing on a USB drive
31:05 Chard: Buggy Ubuntu wifi
34:05 Paul: Optimal home partition size
40:42 Jim: Lucky Backup
41:14 Bill's app pickLibreOffice
43:36 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
44:52 End

Apr 05, 2017
Going Linux #319 · Backups with Grsync
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Following our recommendations for strategies and methods of backing up your computer, we discuss an old tool, rsync, and it's graphical front-end, grsync. Almost all the options of rsync in a graphical form without the disadvantages of rsync. With the approaching release of the next iteration of Ubuntu and its derivatives, many of us will be looking to upgrade. Before making any major change to your system, a backup is an essential precaution.

Episode 319 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #319 · Backups with Grsync
00:15 Introduction
00:45 Bill moves to New Mexico
03:40 Grsync
04:06 Backup before you upgrade
04:58 Backup hardware
07:44 Backup software
08:40 A graphical front-end for rsync
09:28 Grsync is cross-platform
11:35 Almost all the options of rsync in a graphical form...
11:53 ... without the disadvantages of rsync
13:53 University of Aukland NZ
16:08 Piero Orsoni's list of features of grsync
19:00 Why use an old program like grsync rather than the more modern options?
21:30 Grsync outputs the rsync commands
25:09 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
26:09 End

Mar 20, 2017
Going Linux #318 · Listener Feedback
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As always, we receive feedback on previous episodes, but this time we also receive feedback on our feedback on feedback. We have a word of caution for Windows users burning Linux ISO files with ImgBurn, questions on Linux drivers and the differences between distros, suggestions on getting Ubuntu MATE installed and a Gone Linux story. There is much more feedback in the episode than we can list here, so you will just have to listen. We know you will anyway!

Episode 318 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #318 · Listener Feedback
00:15 Introduction
01:09 David: Feedback on feedback on feedback
02:30 Troy: A word of caution on ImgBurn
04:28 Benjamin: A familiar suggestion
05:08 Charles: Why are there no standard drivers for Linux, like on Windows?
16:32 Paul: Mint 18 or 17.3?
18:48 Mario: Congrats on 10 years!
20:56 Armin: Discovered Linux through BSD
22:29 Michael: What are the real differences between distros?
25:52 Amar: Congrats on 10 years
26:15 Michael: Does Mint MATE come with Orca by default?
27:41 David: MATE 16.04 does not recognize screen resolution in Virutal Box
28:56 Michael: Needs some help
30:35 Matt: Provides a review on video
31:22 Anders: Suggests Lubuntu
33:11 Carl: What kind of voodoo witchcraft is this?
36:12 Jacabo: About the last episode
38:15 Joshua: Gone Linux!
41:36 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
42:34 End

Mar 05, 2017
Going Linux #317 · Linux Distros Reviewed
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At our listeners' requests, we provide a review of some non-Debian Linux distributions.

Episode 317 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #317 · Linux Distros Reviewed
00:15 Introduction
00:59 Rain in the desert
02:03 A review of non-Debian Linux distributions
03:01 RPM vs. DEB
07:12 Sabayon
17:51 Scientific Linux
25:20 openSuSE
35:53 Fedora
43:01 PCLinuxOS
50:10 ArchBang
53:52 So... did Bill switch to an RPM distribution?
60:29 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
61:29 End

Feb 20, 2017
Going Linux #316 · Listener Feedback
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Bill's frustration with SecureBoot on an Asus netbook nudges him toward a computer with Linux pre-installed. Michael needs help burning a Sonar LiveDVD on Windows. David provides a 3-part email. Tony is burning DVDs. Chandra would like to see more content on RPM distros.

Episode 316 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #316 · Listener Feedback
00:15 Introduction
01:08 Will Secure Boot drive Bill to System76?
02:34 Cloud-based software enables Linux
04:41 How the cloud helps eliminate license fees for operating systems as well as applications
08:12 How cloud software improves data security
10:29 Michael: Burning a Live DVD in Windows 10
16:24 David: Installing and mounting additional drives
30:50 Tony: Burn YouTube videos to DVD
32:49 Chandra: More on Fedora, SuSE, and RPM-based distros
38:26 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
39:21 End

Feb 05, 2017
Going Linux #315 · 10th Anniversary Episode
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We celebrate 10 years of the Going Linux podcast, and review some significant happenings for Linux in 2016.

Episode 315 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #315 · 10th Anniversary Episode
00:15 Introduction
00:42 10 years in review
01:39 6 years of Computer America
02:57 The year of change for Bill
04:02 Ubuntu includes support for ZFS
04:59 Open source licensing
08:15 Creative Commons licensing
11:44 Linux kernel license
13:52 10 years of co-hosts
20:18 Another pay increase for Bill!
20:51 10 years of Larry
22:55 Notable accomplishments
25:14 2016 Review
25:53 Fedora is first to ship with Wayland
29:42 Firefox OS
31:56 Mythbuntu shuts down
34:00 Microsoft loves Linux
42:04 KDE turns 20
42:45 Linux turns 25
46:47 Bill's favorite Linux
48:30 Larry's favorite Linux
53:38 2016: A good year for Linux
55:19 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
56:52 End

Jan 20, 2017
Going Linux #314 · Listener Feedback
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In our first episode of 2017 we read emails from listeners and answer their questions.

Episode 314 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #314 · Listener Feedback
00:15 Introduction
01:12 Llewellyn: Screen sharing across platforms
04:47 Dion: Backups
06:39 David: Recommendations for multi-boot
09:49 Gone Linux: Nathan
11:27 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
12:35 End

Jan 05, 2017
Going Linux #313 · Getting Support for Linux Computers
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You can get help for your Linux computer in many ways. In this episode we provide some details about each kind of support. Many of the answers to your questions are available on your distribution's website. Often, the fastest and easiest way to get answers to your questions about how to use Linux and its applications is to ask in the distribution's community forum.

Episode 313 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #313 · Getting Support for Linux Computers
00:15 Introduction
01:12 How to get help when you are using Linux
01:47 Use the F1 key for onboard help
03:14 Official websites
03:21 Community help
05:10 RTFM
05:53 Search in the discussion forums
06:40 Examples of communities you can browse for answers
08:23 You may find your answer in another distribution's forum
11:25 Using search engines like Google
11:42 Enterprise level support
12:59 Contract support for Linux
14:17 Support from your Linux computer manufacturer
15:11 Getting support for Open Source and Linux applications
16:10 Listen to podcasts for support
17:22 Onboard help for Linux applications
22:59 Application-specific support
23:32 Help at the command line
25:40 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
26:41 End

Dec 20, 2016
Going Linux #312 · Listener Feedback
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In this episode, Bill and Larry discuss feedback about backups, partitioning, cron jobs, Scrivener, the Windows MBR, and more.

Episode 312 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #312 · Listener Feedback
00:15 Introduction
02:14 Lyle: Test your backups!
05:39 Andrew: Partitioning and email
07:45 Jim: Launch Audacity in recording mode
10:09 Allan: Scrivener
13:58 Nathan: Converting others to Linux
18:31 Ambrose: MBR Filter
26:30 Application pick: Firefox
30:09 Application pick: Yelp
32:30 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
33:52 End

Dec 05, 2016
Going Linux #311 · Controlling a Remote Desktop
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Remote desktop technology for Linux has progressed since we first discussed it in 2010. Our recommendations have changed as a result. Now we recommend X2Go, which is more secure and more flexible. In this episode Larry describes how to install and use X2Go.

Episode 311 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #311 · Controlling a Remote Desktop
00:15 Introduction
01:13 Connecting to, and controlling a remote computer using X2Go
02:32 Installing X2Go
03:03 Installing the X2Go Server
04:59 Installing the X2Go Client
06:35 Setting up an X2Go session
10:10 Using X2Go
12:18 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
13:18 End

Nov 20, 2016
Going Linux #310 · Listener Feedback
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Bill and Larry solve the world's Linux issues... well the ones provided via our listener feedback anyway! From printers to ThinkPads and from marketing Linux to backups and processors, we discuss it all, and more.

Episode 310 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #310 · Listener Feedback
00:15 Introduction
00:52 Larry needs more coffee
02:25 Snake: Partitioning a new hard drive
05:33 Tony: Email issues
09:24 JackDeth: Printers and Linux
14:46 Steve: ThinkPads on Linux
21:34 Marcio: New listener
22:18 JackDeth: 12-button mouse
23:58 Paul: Marketing Linux computers
30:42 Troy: Backups for small businesses
35:22 Ken: AMD processors and Linux
40:14 Eduardo: Securing backups
45:03 Madison: Gone Linux
54:24 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
55:33 End

Nov 05, 2016
Going Linux #309 · Today's Security Technology
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In today's world of Internet insecurity, it's more important than ever to maximize your safety and privacy, both on line and off. That's why we think that you should use a computer that runs Linux -- because it's safe. Well it's safer, at least, than the two other most popular operating systems, Microsoft's Windows and Apple's MacOS. In this episode we provide an overview as well as some specific recommendations.

Episode 309 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #309 · Today's Security Technology
00:15 Introduction
01:38 Bill has AI overload
03:44 The area of security changes so fast
04:07 Why Linux is safer
04:53 By default, Linux users do not run as administrators
06:36 Get software from trusted sources
07:04 Super User vs. Root
09:16 Linux requires your password to install sofware
10:14 Updates on Linux are never installed without your permission and always require your password
11:23 Good passwords are important
11:59 If you share your computer, setup a guest account
12:43 How is Linux setup to be more secure?
16:49 Passwords: A help or a hinderance for security?
17:42 Browser security
18:09 Tracking and cookies
22:08 Data collection by your operating system
23:15 How much information IS Windows 10 collecting about you?
26:22 ... and what are they doing with it?
28:27 Paranoia or just appropriately cautious?
29:24 Should you know what's in an update and have the choice of whether to install it or not?
31:49 Security patch release timing
34:19 Data collection and virtual assistants
39:30 Encrypting your data
43:21 Our basic Linux security recommendations
45:12 Use antivirus if you touch Windows files
46:05 Enable your software firewall
46:42 Stay updated
47:11 Use strong passwords
47:47 Make backups regularly
47:50 Install only from trusted sources
48:23 Use security-related browser plug-ins
48:56 Use common sense - be aware
52:53 Windows security recommendations
54:20 Run this list of software preventatively
56:05 Run this list of programs weekly
56:39 Run these programs monthly
60:37 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
62:03 End

Oct 20, 2016
Going Linux #308 · Listener Feedback
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Commercial software licenses are a total FRAUD! That's how our feedback starts this month. We get into the difficulties of installing Ubuntu on a dual-boot system with Win10, audio technical details, full-disk encryption, and much, much more. We even have a Gone Linux story.

Episode 308 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #308 · Listener Feedback
00:15 Introduction
00:52 Bill is off
01:13 Charlie: Commercial software licenses are a total FRAUD!
07:09 Scott: Network manager shows only strongest access points
11:25 Bob: Is full disk encryption really encrypting the whole disk in a dual-boot system?
19:50 Richard: Dual booting with Windows 10 is not always easy
22:40 Paul: Building a new computer and looking for a Linux MOBO
25:16 Göran: Writing bash scripts
26:38 Nancy: Audio is perfect now
27:27 John: Thank you! VNC to Ubuntu MATE with VPN
28:38 Bruce: More in-depth on audio
32:41 Dylan: Gone Linux
36:35 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
37:59 End

Oct 05, 2016
Going Linux #307 · Today's Backup Technology
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We've talked about backups and backup software in at least three previous episodes, but it’s been a while. The last time we produced a full-fledged episode was in 2008! We take a fresh look at backups and some of the current applications and methods available today.

Episode 307 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #307 · Today's Backup Technology
00:15 Introduction
02:03 Backup Technologies 02:56 How do I know what and where to backup
11:07 Backing up your computer is cheap disaster recovery
16:56 How often should I backup?
21:05 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
23:08 End

Sep 20, 2016
Going Linux #306 · Listener Feedback
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This month's topics include Virutal Box on Ubuntu, remote into Ubuntu, installing netbeans, the dangers of rm, Mint vs. Ubuntu, wireless printing, network shares and feedback on past episodes.

Episode 306 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #306 · Listener Feedback
00:15 Introduction
03:01 Galen: Feedback on 303
15:52 John: Asks about VirtualBox and Ubuntu
19:52 John: Audio issues
23:09 Joe: It's my co-worker's fault! I've gone Linux
25:18 Greg: Replies to a question in Episode 304
27:53 John: VNC to Ubuntu with VPN
34:55 Marlo: Netbeans on Ubuntu 16.04
36:48 Brock: The dangers of the rm command
41:31 Augustin: App suggestion CastBack
45:24 Richard: Mint vs. Ubuntu
48:31 Alec: Audio issues with the podcast
50:50: Nancy: More on audio problems
52:13 Paul: Wireless printing on Linux
55:12 Paul: Verifying the Mint 18 ISO
57:58 Dries: Network shares
60:40 Jeff: Feedback from Episode 305
62:07 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
63:25 End

Sep 05, 2016
Going Linux #305 · Gaming on Linux revisited
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We take a fresh look at gaming on Linux, including the state of Steam and some of the native Linux game titles.

Episode 305 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #305 · Gaming on Linux revisited
00:15 Introduction
00:46 Billl's audio
04:11 Gaming on Linux
09:26 Gaming with Wine
12:12 Installing games with Steam
12:36 DOS gaming
13:57 No physical media
18:12 How difficult is it to install Steam on Linux?
19:06 Graphics on Linux?
20:56 Sound on Linux
25:41 Bill's favorite games?
25:53 Team Fortress 2
26:16 Flight Gear
27:51 vs. X-plane
31:27 Free software
38:01 Pokemon Go!
39:41 Some games you may not have heard about
43:56 Getting started with gaming on Linux
46:17 What else you should know about Linux gaming
53:14 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
54:32 End

Aug 20, 2016
Going Linux #304 · Listener Feedback
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Bill completes his move and finds another cloud service. We receive a suggestion from Gus, and a correction from Angelo. We answer questions on TMP partitions and desktop selections. Steve lets us know about Wordpress.

Episode 304 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #304 · Listener Feedback
00:15 Introduction
00:53 Welcome to California
02:28 Gus: Provides a suggestion
04:01 Angelo: It's not political correctness
05:15 Paul: TMP file size too small
11:05 Darren: Which desktop?
13:41 Steve: Regarding Wordpress
19:15 Bill finds another cloud service
24:39 Gone Linux: Greg
29:07 Application Pick: Virtual Machine Manager
34:23 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
35:16 End

Aug 05, 2016
Going Linux #303 · Hacked!
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Did you know that Charles Tendell has his own radio show? Yep. He's on 1690 AM, KDMT Denver's Money Talk. And I was a guest on his show in June. Yep. I'm back on live radio! You can subscribe to his podcast at http://thecharlestendellshow.com/. Yep. He has one of those, too!

Episode 303 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #303 · Hacked!
00:15 Introduction
02:39 Welcome to the Charles Tendell Show
04:16 Who is Larry Bushey?
05:44 What is Linux?
07:02 Where do you find Linux?
07:43 Linux is more secure.
09:53 It's not as terrifying as you think
11:27 Which Linux is right for you?
14:24 Why would I do more work to install Linux
16:45 Does it work with my software
19:17 How easy is it to switch?
19:45 Installing Linux
26:08 How did Linux get its name?
28:03 Will it make my computer better?
31:55 The reasons for switching to Linux
33:10 The government is the problem
35:55 Why is the government still running on floppy-based and green screen computers?
37:29 Linux is widely adopted, but it has no money for advertising
38:52 Dispelling old myths
40:03 Linux 'just works' buy from System76
41:58 Or install it on an older computer
43:42 Email Charles to get a free USB disk to try Linux
45:45 Chromebooks run Linux
47:09 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
49:13 End

Jul 20, 2016
Going Linux #302 · Listener Feedback
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What are the best Linux certifications to get? Software replacement for a multi-button mouse -- gestures. Linux compatible printers. Follow-ups from previous show topics. A new Linux distro. And much, much more...

Episode 302 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #302 · Listener Feedback
00:15 Introduction
00:51 No voice mail lately
01:12 Cliff: Certifications
05:07 Martyn: Backups on Linux
08:01 Frank: Software pick - Easystroke
09:09 Scott: Can't send a fax
12:24 Gus: Has suggestion for window previews
12:48 Tony: Topic suggestion?
14:59 Richard returns!
16:22 Richard: Thanks
22:38 Sam: Please review Gecko Linux
29:11 Scott: ThinkPads and converts
33:05 Michael: Compatibility
34:27 Gone Linux: Nathan older computers
36:44 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
38:37 End

Jul 05, 2016
Going Linux #301 · Open Source for Online Media
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Going Linux #301 · Open Source for Online Media

Today we discuss Open Source software and services to meet your online media needs. It may be totally free software or it might be a application running on some service you paid for. But it all has one thing in common. Everything we discuss is using, in some part, an Open Source application or service.

Episode 301 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #301 · Open Source for Online Media
01:33 Alternatives to Facebook
03:06 Wordpress
15:23 The Maker
20:16 Blue Griffon
21:26 TeamSpeak
22:29 Mumble
26:03 Don't overlook your web host
29:08 FileZilla
29:46 Encrypting stored files
30:37 With open source you have choices
32:59 Application pick: Atom
35:35 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
36:41 End

Jun 20, 2016
Going Linux 300 · Listener Feedback
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Going Linux 300 · Listener Feedback

Aidan wants previews, Tony crashes, Will doubts Linux, Michael likes it light, Sean likes Puppy, Frank is unhappy and Angelo corrects some misinformation.

Episode 300 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux 300 · Listener Feedback
01:06 Aidan: Window previews with Mutter
03:51 Tony: Flash crash
06:07 Will: Why now, go Linux?
13:17 Michael: What about Linux Lite
15:15 Sean: What no Puppy?
17:38 Frank: Unhappy with Mint and Ubuntu
25:34 Angelo: Misinformation about Assistive Technology
31:19 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
32:31 End

Jun 05, 2016
Going Linux 299 · Assistive Technology
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Going Linux 299 · Assistive Technology

Ever wonder what it's like to work on a Linux distribution? We discuss that, and much, much more in our interview with Kendell Clark, one of the three developers of Sonar/GNU Linux. Sonar is a Linux distribution focused on assistive technology trying to give the best experience for everyone that depends on accessible software.

Episode 299 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux 299 · Assistive Technology
00:15 Introduction
00:48 Welcome Kendell Clark
01:12 What's going on with Sonar?
03:24 Sonar overview
04:43 Sonar's assistive technology
06:58 Sonar developers
07:35 Latest release
10:25 New Sonar MATE version
11:47 A Cinnamon version on the horizon
13:38 The challenges of developing a distro
15:42 Accessibility software on Windows
18:59 The ongoing expense of using accessibility software on Windows
20:59 Chosen few get financial assistance - but for Windows only
23:29 The challenge of accessibility awareness
25:43 Government assistance comes with significant limits and restrictions
26:58 Why Linux for the disabled?
27:43 The challenges of sotware updates
30:05 The challenges with audio communication software
36:03 About fanboy rants
37:58 What's in the future for Sonar?
41:29 The Sonar project needs more people!
43:18 How to help the project
44:39 What you can do to help upstream
49:16 Cooperation with the Windows accessibility community? Nope.
50:23 Accessibility on OSX?
53:32 Accessibility improvements in Windows 10?
54:08 Challenges helping others switch to Linux
57:47 On coming back to Linux later
59:22 Chrome is not accessible
62:23 Other browsers?
63:27 Other applications?
64:20 Accessibility doesn't 'just work' on Windows
65:22 With Sonar, it just works
66:31 Substituting better applications
68:26 Mycroft on Sonar?
70:18 Sonar is not just for the disabled
72:08 Anyone can help with the project
74:21 Gnome accessibility
75:02 Managing expectations
79:13 ARM devices for sale pre-installed with Sonar
82:18 Linux is an equal opportunity operating system
89:17 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
90:18 End

May 20, 2016
Going Linux 298 · Listener Feedback
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Going Linux 298 · Listener Feedback

We have plenty of feedback on our ThinkPad episode. We are corrected on Puppy Linux and we discuss backups. Lots more, too.

Episode 298 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux 298 · Listener Feedback
00:15 Introduction
00:52 Website outage and recovery
03:06 OpenFOSSTraining
04:02 Larry switches to Ubuntu MATE
04:42 Advanced Power Management with TLP
08:29 Pierre: Puppy Linux
11:51 Pedro: Chromebook or used laptop?
19:34 Ken: Bought a Lenovo T420
23:11 Amar: Linux on a 9 year old Dell for business
25:23 George: Is a ThinkPad really the equivalent of a MBP?
33:49 Martin: Disappointed by ThinkPad episode
37:14 Tony: Backups on Mint
42:03 Randy: Brother Printer solution
44:10 Steve: Windows 10 bash shell
51:13 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
52:17 End

May 05, 2016
Going Linux 297 · Choosing a distribution for an older computer
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Going Linux 297 · Choosing a distribution for an older computer

When you buy a new computer with Windows or OSX pre-installed, you have to deal with planned obsolescence, a 'feature' that is so prevalent with proprietary software. When you replace that limiting OS with Linux, you will have a powerful, modern computer that can be used and updated and upgraded for years without trouble and without cost.

Episode 297 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux 297 · Choosing a distribution for an older computer
00:15 Introduction
01:12 Linux Mint got hacked?
06:53 SKO is finally dead
09:55 Linux: Why on older hardware?
10:56 Planned obsolescence
11:43 Running Linux on your existing computer - old or new
12:20 Is Ubuntu Unity really a resource hog?
15:03 Why should you have to tweak your computer before it works?
20:56 Chrome OS? Really?
22:09 CloudReady
26:29 Xubuntu
32:16 Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon or MATE
37:28 Ubuntu MATE
41:26 Ubuntu Unity
44:16 Cub Linux
46:06 Conclusions
49:54 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
51:04 End

Apr 20, 2016
Going Linux 296 · Listener Feedback
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Going Linux 296 · Listener Feedback

This time we have comments about our interview with Charles Tendell, overheating fan issues, a fix to softwear rendering mode error, and an expression of amazement with Ubuntu MATE

Episode 296 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux 296 · Listener Feedback
00:15 Introduction
00:54 Victor: Overheating could be the fan
02:52 Ken: Bought a T420 thanks to Charles
04:45 Dominic: Increase swap size to solve suspend/resume issues
07:42 Richard: Switch to MATE to fix 'software rendering mode' issue
09:35 Daniel: Where can I get the T420?
10:42 John: Ubuntu MATE -- WOW!
11:33 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
12:32 End

Apr 05, 2016
Going Linux 295 · Linux on ThinkPads
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Going Linux 295 · Linux on ThinkPads

In this episode, Larry speaks with Charles Tendell about Linux on ThinkPad computers. Charles is an ethical hacker and has successfully adopted the 5 year old ThinkPad T420 as an economical substitute for a new Macbook Pro for his business -- without sacrificing performance or capabilities!

Episode 295 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux 295 · Linux on ThinkPads
00:15 Introduction
00:40 Charles Tendell: Certified Ethical Hacker
01:59 Why the ThinkPad instead of a Macbook Pro?
07:07 Comparing specifications: T420 vs. MBP
12:31 Battery life: WOW!
16:21 The skeptic decides
17:25 How the operating system was selected
19:05 Dispelling the myth that Linux is still only for geeks
19:44 Why Elementary and Kali Linux?
22:28 What applications does a hacker use for daily use?
24:35 How does a hacker use Kali?
27:17 The T420 har What applications does a hacker use for daily use?dware quality
28:50 Is the T420 too much computer for the average computer user?
30:38 T420 for media production
32:10 T420 Macbook Pro Killer
32:56 Upgrade recommendations
33:40 Azorian Cyber Security
34:13 Charles Tendell on TV
35:00 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
35:59 End

Mar 20, 2016
Going Linux 294 · Listener Feedback
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Going Linux 294 · Listener Feedback

From power issues to vanishing icons to video drivers, we provide suggestions on what to do. We also hear from listeners about their experiences with ligheweight desktops, LibreOffice, PAE Kernels and computers running Chrome or Chrome-like operating systems.

Episode 294 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux 294 · Listener Feedback
00:15 Introduction
00:54 Bill is not available for this episode
01:06 Ken: Issues with older Dell computer
06:43 Gus: Lightweight desktops on modern hardware
08:02 John: LibreOffice saves the day
09:37 Martyn: An update... one year later
10:41 Ken: Vanishing icons
14:00 Ken: Cub Linux
16:06 Rich: More on PAE
17:13 Tony: Software rendering mode
19:23 Gone Linux: Lora's daughter gets a Chromebook
21:12 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
22:06 End

Mar 05, 2016
Going Linux 293 · Distro Review
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Going Linux 293 · Distro Review

This time we break from the traditional format where we review Linux distributions individually. We discuss considerations for choosing a desktop and tackle topics like, 'Does the lightweight Linux desktop still have a place?' and 'Is it a mistake to promote Linux for use on older machines?'

Episode 293 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux 293 · Distro Review
00:15 Introduction
01:19 Distro Review
05:35 Does the lightweight Linux desktop still have a place?
10:34 Is it a mistake to promote Linux for use on older machines?
11:59 The argument for lightweight Linux on new computers
18:14 Is the forced upgrade to Windows 10 the compelling event to move to Linux?
20:03 Bill's favorites
20:52 Larry's favorites
25:13 This is the 'go to' Linux distribution
25:47 This is the Linux distribution for more adventuresome users
29:07 This is the best Linux for new users
29:48 One more Linux choice for the advanced user
30:34 Bill's personal picks
31:35 Choice - Linux lets you choose how you want your computer to work
34:56 Some considerations when choosing your Linux
37:03 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
38:24 End

Feb 20, 2016
Going Linux 292 · Listener Feedback
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Going Linux 292 · Listener Feedback

As usual, we have feedback on a wide range of topics, from Kernels to audio software to ham software and browser security. We also discuss laptop battery life, Chromebooks and Ubuntu Studio.

Episode 292 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux 292 · Listener Feedback
00:15 Introduction
02:32 Mark: How Linux improved my life
04:14 Glenn: My PC can't run PAE kernels
06:41 Matt: Should I build my own music layering software
09:52 Ubuntu Studio
12:46 Ambrose: Browser security
16:53 Ken: More Chromebook love
20:00 Chris: Setting up a podcast
24:17 Richard: Laptop battery life
32:53 John: Ham software episode?
35:50 Are we becoming Linux luddites?
36:39 Guake Terminal
39:23 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
40:30 End

Feb 05, 2016
Going Linux 291 · Year End Review
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Going Linux 291 · Year End Review

Our assessment of the year that was 2015 concludes that it was more of an evolutionary year than a revolutionary year. We look at our own community, a number of stand out distributions, and some factors that have made a difference. We also take a moment to acknowledge the passing of Debian founder Ian Murdock.

Episode 291 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux 291 · Year End Review
00:15 Introduction
00:42 Happy New Year
02:35 2015 was evolutionary, not revolutionary
06:04 Ian Murdock, father of Debian died
08:52 Our Google+ Community exceeds 1000 members
11:01 Ubuntu MATE explodes on the scene
13:47 MATE continues to evolve and improve
17:39 Linux Mint Cinnamon
20:02 Cinnamon and Mint tools continue to evolve and improve
22:17 Ubuntu Studio, Ubuntu Unity, Elementary
25:04 Chromixium
26:40 CloudReady
28:53 Netrunner
29:49 Web Browsers
35:47 With ChromeOS, Google has outdone Apple for making the user experience simple and easy
37:50 Is Windows 10 the nail in the coffin for Linux?
41:06 Apple OSX: More secure, or just better and hiding vulnerabilities?
42:15 The systemD controversy
43:55 The Internet of Things
47:56 Looking forward: The year of the Linux desktop; privicy & security
53:07 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
54:40 End End

Jan 20, 2016
Going Linux 290 · Listener Feedback
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Going Linux 290 · Listener Feedback

We received no emails for this episode, so we read some of the most recent posts from our G+ Community and provide our comments. We discuss the length of our episodes, Libre Office, getting around blocked websites, how local mirrors work in the latest Mint, video cards and Chromebooks.

Episode 290 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux 290 · Listener Feedback
00:15 Introduction
02:31 Jack: Shorter shows and a browser tip
08:00 Bill: Using VPN to stop website blocking
09:33 Matt: Use Ubuntu Server to prevent website blocking
10:27 George: Mint Update Manager - How do local mirrors work?
12:42 Ken L: Libre Office extensions
13:48 Ken L: Story time - video glitches
16:35 Ken B: I love my Chromebook because...
23:51 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
25:01 End

Jan 05, 2016
Going Linux 289 · Improving Your Life: The Linux Advantage
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Going Linux 289 · Improving Your Life: The Linux Advantage

OK, so it's a bit of a stretch to think of an operating system improving your life. But by the end of this episode I think you'll agree that, if you do it right, using free software can do just that. At the very least, it can save you some money. That would improve your life, wouldn't it?.

Episode 289 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux 289 · Improving Your Life: The Linux Advantage
00:15 Introduction
01:07 The Linux Advantage Series
01:17 Use Linux: Improve your life
02:14 Hidden hassles, hidden costs
03:36 Life hacks, life upgrades
03:55 6 ways you can improve your life by using Linux and Open Source software
05:18 Online classes
06:18 Free upgrades for life
07:14 A better computer
08:05 Continued support after upgrades, for the software and hardware you use
10:01 Keep your computer longer. Replace the old OS with a new version of Linux
11:32 Pick: The Chrome browser
14:28 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
15:45 End

Dec 05, 2015
Going Linux #288 · Listener Feedback
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Going Linux #288 · Listener Feedback

We discuss the possibility that the Going Linux podcast is blocked in Uzbekistan! Orca, the screen reader, is now in Linux Mint. We have a Gone Linux story from Michael.

Episode 288 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #288 · Listener Feedback
00:15 Introduction
02:14 Kevin: Are we blocked in Uzbekistan?
06:22 Michael: Linux Mint 17.3 will include Orca
07:46 Gone Linux: Michael, the Frugal Computer Guy
11:59 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
13:09 End

Dec 05, 2015
Going Linux #287 · Beauty: The Linux Advantage
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Going Linux #287 · Beauty: The Linux Advantage

Have you seen today's Linux? It's beautiful! It's modern! And it's always secure and up to date with the latest in popular computer trends! Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but no matter your definition of beauty, with the vast array of modern Linux distributions available today, you'll be sure to find one that suits your taste.

Episode 287 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #287 · Beauty: The Linux Advantage
00:15 Introduction
01:01 Bill is famous!
02:40 Our thoughts are with the people of Paris
03:15 Beauty: The Linux Advantage
04:36 In the eye of the beholder
06:37 Improving on perfection
09:39 The eternal beauty of Linux
11:21 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
12:18 End

Nov 20, 2015
Going Linux #286 · Listener Feedback
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Going Linux #286 · Listener Feedback

Ubuntu MATE is now our official recommended distribution for new users to Linux. We also discuss Internet filtering, Red Shif, hardware recommendations and fixing Chris' issues that appear after installation. And the cliff hanger... will Larry and Bill both switch to Ubuntu MATE?

Episode 286 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #286 · Listener Feedback
00:15 Introduction
00:52 Ubuntu MATE 15.10
03:05 Ubuntu Studio
06:13 #1 distribution for new users: Ubuntu MATE
10:15 Nicholas: Internet filter recommendations
12:42 Fin: f.lux and Red Shift
13:49 Michael: Computer recommendation
17:59 Leonid: Is a separate boot partition really necessary?
22:37 Joe: No show filling banter
23:57 Chris: Problems after installation
34:46 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
36:56 End

Nov 05, 2015
Going Linux #285 · Security: The Linux Advantage
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Going Linux #285 · Security: The Linux Advantage

We have often talked about the Linux operating system being more secure, and better supported than the operating systems preinstalled on most home computer hardware today. At a high level, Linux is more secure, and we detail four reasons for that.

Episode 285 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #285 · Security: The Linux Advantage
00:15 Introduction
00:44 Hurricane!
06:22 Reasons Linux is more secure
07:21 Reason 1: All updates and upgrades are automatic and from trusted sources.
11:34 Reason 2: Linux is designed with security in mind
14:13 Reason 3: Linux doesn't get infections - as a rule
17:32 Reason 4: Linux users are not administrators by default
22:49 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
23:47 End

Oct 20, 2015
Going Linux #284 · Listener Feedback
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Going Linux #284 · Listener Feedback

Email explanations, VPN success, PowerPC and the FCC banning Linux. They are all part of this month's listener feedback episode.

Episode 284 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #284 · Listener Feedback
00:15 Introduction
00:56 Roger: IMAP vs. POP3
02:17 Jeremy: VPN success
03:56 Nancy: PowerPC
09:05 Manso: Keep up the good work
09:29 Christopher: FCC effectively going to ban Linux?!
16:53 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
18:04 End

Oct 05, 2015
Going Linux #283 · Community: The Linux Advantage
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Going Linux #283 · Community: The Linux Advantage

Having an inspiring, engaging, and enjoyable community is the lifeblood of any open source software project. The community provides product and feature ideas, user support, developer talent, documentation, financial support, visionary direction, and cultural norms. All for the benefit of anyone who uses, contributes to, or otherwise supports the project. Community is a 'Linux advantage'.

Episode 283 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #283 · Community: The Linux Advantage
00:15 Introduction
00:51 Bill encrypts his HDD, then forgets his password. Doh!
02:24 Demise of the perfect burger
06:18 Community - The Linux advantage
07:02 Linux distributions and the Linux Community
08:20 Open Source licensing
11:22 Developer Community - Who creates and updates Linux?
12:11 Linux and Open Source Communities
14:37 The advantage of Community
23:51 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
24:53 End

Sep 20, 2015
Going Linux #282 · Listener Feedback
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Going Linux #282 · Listener Feedback

Knightwise provides a cross-platform tip. Troy answers Jim's question. Tony, Jeremy and George have issues. Al provides a Gone Linux story. And much more.

Episode 282 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #281 · Sharing Files Among Multiple Users On One System
00:15 Introduction
00:47 Bill has a new recording setup
02:16 Adventures in Internet setup
11:300:00 Going Linux #282 · Listener Feedback
00:15 Introduction
01:48 Knightwise: Cross Platform Mind Mapping
06:54 Jim: Optiplex Bios Issues
15:42 Troy provides assistance to Jim
18:06 Tony: Shockwave is crashing
20:20 Jeremy: VPN issues
23:11 George: Linux on NUCs
30:11 Al: Gone Linux
31:34 Pick: Chrome
32L49 f.lux
35:04 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
36:07 End

Sep 05, 2015
Going Linux #281 · Sharing Files Among Multiple Users On One System
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Going Linux #281 · Sharing Files Among Multiple Users On One System

Have you ever wanted to share music, videos, podcast episodes and other files between different users on the same computer? This is only a consideration if your computer HAS multiple users, but some of our listeners have asked about it, so if you are one of those listeners, this is the episode for you.

Episode 281 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #281 · Sharing Files Among Multiple Users On One System
00:15 Introduction
00:47 Bill has a new recording setup
02:16 Adventures in Internet setup
11:30 Sharing files with multiple users on one system
12:33 Sharing on OSX
13:32 Sharing on Windows
15:03 Sharing on Linux
19:11 The 7 simple steps
23:21 Create additional users first
32:21 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
33:18 End

Aug 20, 2015
Going Linux #280 · Listener Feedback
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Going Linux #280 · Listener Feedback

We received a lot of feedback on Episode 279 - Getting Started with Linux. Mark is looking for a Linux alternative to Dragon Naturally Speaking. Ambrose finds the fame a burden. Martyn shares a Gone Linux story... and more!

Episode 280 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #280 · Listener Feedback
00:15 Introduction
00:51 Welcome back Bill!
02:02 Mark: Dragon alternatives
07:53 Alex: Linuxtracker.org
09:26 David: Episode 279 was excellent summary
10:57 Knightwise: Episode 279 clears up FUD
11:16 Martin: Episode 279 is excellent
11:32 Ambrose: Struggling with fame
13:42 Tony: Audio balance issues
16:43 Gone Linux in 6 parts from Martyn
29:14 Picks: Git and BitBucket
29:47 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
30:54 End

Aug 05, 2015
Going Linux #279 · Getting Started With Linux
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Going Linux #279 · Getting Started With Linux

There are literally hundreds of versions of Linux to choose from. Each has its own look and feel. Each is designed with a specific purpose in mind. Each comes pre-packaged with a selection of software applications, and each is the same Linux at the core.

Having said that, if you ask 10 people which version of Linux is best, you will get at least 12 different answers. :) The recommendations we give in this episode are based on our experience and knowledge. (Larry has been using Linux as his exclusive personal computer operating system for about 10 years.)

Episode 279 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #279 · Getting Started With Linux
00:15 Introduction
00:55 What is Linux and why should I try it?
04:05 Misconception: For nerds by nerds
04:38 Misconception: Linux can not be used as a Windows replacement
06:15 Choosing the right Linux for you
08:03 Trying Linux
09:44 Installing Linux
10:57 Linux sounds too good to be true!
13:01 Linux FAQ
14:48 Linux is more secure
16:20 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
17:30 End

Jul 20, 2015
Going Linux #278 · Listener Feedback
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Going Linux #278 · Listener Feedback

Keneth shares a sharing site. George has concerns. David is doubly honored. Moe, Tim and Richard have issues. Paul offers his thanks and George has gone 100% Linux.

Episode 278 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #278 · Listener Feedback
00:15 Introduction
01:09 Kenneth: LinuxTracker.org p2p sharing
02:41 George: Concerns about downloading software
06:50 Frank: TinyCore
09:13 David: VeraCrypt shocker
11:27 Tim: Chrome Remote Desktop not working
14:40 Moe: Touchpad issues
21:45 Richard: The X250
26:03 Paul: Thanks for the help
26:55 Gone Linux: George LibreOffice vs. OpenOffice
33:25 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
34:23 End

Jul 05, 2015
Going Linux #277 · Using VeraCrypt
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Going Linux #277 · Using VeraCrypt

VeraCrypt is High Security Disk Encryption software that picks up from where TrueCrypt left off. The VeraCrypt team has enhanced the security algorithms used for system and partition encryption, improve security and reduced its vulnerability overall. It can mount your old TrueCrypt volumes and allows you to convert TrueCrypt containers and non-system partitions to the VeraCrypt format.

Episode 277 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #277 · Using VeraCrypt
00:15 Introduction
00:44 A new-old office suite to try
05:18 Listener David suggested an episode on TrueCrypt
07:34 What is VeraCrypt?
08:03 System requirements
08:33 Overview
09:47 Installing VeraCrypt
10:26 Cautions when sharing VeraCrypt volumes
13:47 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
14:51 End

Jun 20, 2015
Going Linux #276 · ListenerFeedback
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Going Linux #276 · ListenerFeedback

Bill has finally resolved his audio issues. We offer our opinion on software, Gentoo, Ham Radio and Lenovo X250. More on pronouncing "MATE." We offer help on unresponsive script errors and creating a bootable USB drive from OSX.

Episode 276 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #276 · ListenerFeedback
00:15 Introduction
00:53 Bill has rebuilt his microphone: Back to great audio
02:34 RIP openSuSE
03:55 PCLinux OS installer issues
04:47 Seamonkey
07:31 Duck Duck Go Search
09:23 Bill's latest adventures
12:49 Leonid: Opinion on Gentoo
13:35 Lyle: Ham Radio
17:11 David: Bill's noise in recording
19:11 Richard: Opinion on Lenovo X250
25:40 Michael: Make bootable Linux USB stick using OSX
30:30 Michael: New Router
32:11 Richard: An unresponsive script
37:16 Linux In The Wild
40:59 Larry's App Pick: VeraCrypt
42:47 Bill's App Picks: WordPress, Chirp
45:15 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
46:46 End

Jun 05, 2015
Going Linux #275 · Lightweight Linux Distributions Revisited
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Going Linux #275 · Lightweight Linux Distributions Revisited

Windows XP is no longer supported and quite a few of the computers that came with XP installed just do not have the specs to run Windows 7 or Windows 8. It's not safe to run an operating system that is no longer supported, so what do you do? Buy a new machine? Or you could try installing a lightweight Linux distribution. We take a fresh look at the array of lightweight distros available today that might make good alternatives for lower-spec machines.

Episode 275 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #275 · Lightweight Linux Distributions Revisited
00:15 Introduction
00:43 Bill records on a phone app
01:33 Bill wants a Cray
02:59 Bill has SuSE system lockups
03:51 Blue Griffon and Wordpress
05:55 Why lightweight Linux distros?
07:36 The criteria
08:13 The process
08:26 LXLE
12:10 Ubuntu MATE
15:12 Lubuntu
17:17 Xubuntu
18:15 Honorable mentions
18:26 Puppy Linux
18:31 Bodi Linux
19:56 Tiny Core Linux
23:27 Application pick: Gentoo file manager
24:04 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
25:00 End

May 20, 2015
Going Linux #274 · Listener Feedback
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Going Linux #274 · Listener Feedback

Our fabulous listeners ask the burning questions of the day! They also provide comments on our sound quality, broken hardware, Linux setup, and how they have Gone Linux!

Episode 274 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #274 · Listener Feedback
00:15 Introduction
00:51 10 things that Windows users can do that Linux users can't
04:48 Jim: 32-bit or 64-bit?
10:36 Ben: Setup done quickly
14:57 Michael: Broken CD/DVD drive
17:54 Sydney: Pronouncing MATE
19:16 Paul: Recently Bill's audio is too low
21:17 Gone Linux: Frank
33:21 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
34:43 End

May 05, 2015
Going Linux #273 · Online Meetings with Linux
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Going Linux #273 · Online Meetings with Linux

Onine meetings have been popular in business for years. Most applications and services that enable online meetings work well on OSX and Windows, but not all work or work well on Linux. We review and compare important features of some of the most popular solutions and which features of each work on Linux.

Episode 273 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #273 · Online Meetings with Linux
00:15 Introduction
01:44 Online meeting applications
02:33 Which online meetings work with Linux?
03:05 Skype installed client
05:00 Google Hangouts
06:09 Citrix: GoToMeeting, GoToWebinar, WebEx...
08:45 WebRTC overview
09:50 Skype for web
10:56 Firefox Hello
11:40 GoToMeeting Free
13:39 OpenTalk RTC
14:34 Conclusions
15:08 The winner is...
18:19 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
19:15 End

Apr 20, 2015
Going Linux #272 · Listener Feedback
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Going Linux #272 · Listener Feedback

We hear from the lead developer on Ubuntu MATE. We answer questions about file and boot repair, and we have a Gone Linux story.

Episode 272 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #272 · Listener Feedback
00:15 Introduction
01:50 Len: Facebook?
04:24 Martin W.: Lead developer on Ubuntu MATE
07:23 Roger: Boot Repair caveate for Windows 8
09:07 Martyn: DVD or USB for repair utilities
11:04 Greg: Asus Transformer and Linux?
14:26 Jason: Gone Linux
15:55 Software Pick
17:22 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
18:26 End

Apr 05, 2015
Going Linux #271 · Distro Review
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Going Linux #271 · Distro Review

Bill has prepared a review of several Linux distributions. He also discusses Flight Gear and provides a Gone Linux story.

Episode 271 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #271 · Distro Review
00:15 Introduction

02:15 Peppermint
04:46 Ubuntu MATE
06:57 Ubuntu 14.04
09:00 Elementary OS
11:58 openSuSE
12:51 PCLinux OS
13:27 Mageia
13:52 Fedora
14:48 Flight Gear
16:13 Gone Linux story
18:17 Final comments
21:39 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
22:40 End

Mar 20, 2015
Going Linux #270 · Listener Feedback and Fossdem
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Going Linux #270 · Listener Feedback and Fossdem

We have feedback on migrating to Linux, remote desktop, Linux on SD cards, media keys, and more. We also talk about Spock, we have a Gone Linux story and Knightwise provides an interview with LibreOffice at Fossdem.

Episode 270 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #270 · Listener Feedback and Fossdem
00:15 Introduction
00:54 Going Linux meetup at SCaLE
02:15 Leonard Nimoy
03:42 Dave: Migrating to Linux
05:56 Ambrose: Disabling multimedia keys
10:57 Kirill: Remote Desktop
12:58 Mathijn: Installing Linux on SD cards
17:40 Andres: Tip to shut down
18:47 Rob: Truecrypt is still available
20:11 Tony: Backup issues
22:00 Greg: Fixed IP addresses
23:33 David: Lubuntu on an SD card
25:59 Bob: Gone Linux
29:54 Knightwise: LibreOffice Interview at Fossdem
42:05 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
43:50 End

Mar 05, 2015
Going Linux #269 · What to do when things go wrong on Linux-Advanced
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Going Linux #269 · What to do when things go wrong on Linux-Advanced

In our advanced look at what to do when things go wrong on Linux, we describe reinstalling GRUB, using TestDisk to recover deleted partitions, and using BootRepair for a one-button fix for boot problems.

Episode 269 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #269 · What to do when things go wrong on Linux-Advanced
00:15 Introduction
07:28 Reinstall GRUB
10:24 TestDisk
19:45 Using bootable BootRepair media
22:32 Using BootRepair from a bootable Linux distro
27:42 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
28:42 End

Feb 20, 2015
Going Linux #268 · Listener Feedback
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Going Linux #268 · Listener Feedback

You, our listeners rock! We have a list of corrections you provided, and lots of shared input and ideas around lockups, syncrhonization, backups and optimizing your use of Linux. We even have a 'Linux in the wild' section this time!

Episode 268 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #268 · Listener Feedback
00:14 Introduction
00:58 Bill: Broken bones
03:32 Our Google+ community rocks!
04:08 Errata
10:15 Glen: A correction Ctrl+Alt+SysReq
12:11 Rick: System lockups
15:43 Tom: Amazon Glacier
20:14 Michael: Orca Firefox issue
23:26 Martin: Insynchq
24:17 Mark: Installing Maker
27:27 David: Installing Lubuntu on an SD Card
31:15 Dave: Migrating a small business to Linux
36:38 JALU: Netrunner clarifications
38:41 Tony: Saving Youtube videos
39:41 Ken: Dual monitor issues
44:18 Michael: Sonar problem solved
45:44 Linux in the wild
46:25 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
47:42 End

Feb 05, 2015
Going Linux #267 · What to do when things go wrong on Linux-Introduction
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Going Linux #267 · What to do when things go wrong on Linux-Introduction

Listener Dave suggested this topic. We detail how to recover from a crashed or frozen system. The topics we outline are: How to restart the Cinnamon desktop environment, how to restart the display server, how to restart and how to shut down a partially crashed responsive computer, and how to restart and shut down a completely unresponsive computer. We also walk through recovering accidentally deleted files from your hard drive or removable drive.

Episode 267 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #267 · What to do when things go wrong on Linux-Introduction
00:17 Introduction
00:48 Just Larry
02:38 Examples from Linux Mint
03:33 How to restart Cinnamon
05:35 How to restart X
10:14 How to restart a responsive computer from the command line
12:38 How to shut down a responsive computer from the command line
13:46 How to restart an unresponsive computer
18:05 How to force shut down an unresponsive computer
20:26 How to recover accidentally deleted files
25:52 Using PhotoRec step-by-step
35:11 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
36:30 End

Jan 20, 2015
Going Linux #266 · Listener Feedback
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Going Linux #266 · Listener Feedback

As always, we start a new year with your feedback. The Grinch escapes Bill's grasp, Jared helps with printing, Michael asks about Mint versions, Greg wants encryption, Charles gets a new computer and Ken makes a recording.

Episode 266 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #266 · Listener Feedback
00:15 Introduction

00:54 Happy New Year
05:18 Bill and the Grinch
06:29 Jared: Setting up a Linux printer
11:37 Michael: Which version of Mint?
17:25 Greg: TrueCrypt alternatives
24:14 Jesse: A VPN for Netrunner
28:37 Charles: Linux pre-installed
32:10 Ken: Making voice recordings
36:06 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
37:42 End

Jan 05, 2015
Going Linux #265 · 2014 Year End Review
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Going Linux #265 · 2014 Year End Review

In this, our year end show, we review a few Linux distributions, look at the top of the list on Distrowatch, and comment on some of the significant Linux-related happenings throughout the year.

Episode 265 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #265 · 2014 Year End Review
00:15 Introduction
05:49 Open Suse mini review
17:19 Google Drive options
27:03 2014 distro news
27:22 Linux Mint
35:14 Microsoft loves Linux
35:42 Top 5 on Distrowatch
36:35 Mageia
37:54 Devuan
41:32 RedHat gets buddy-buddy with CentOS
45:26 Netflix on Linux
48:19 Shout out to other podcasts
53:20 Sonar GNU/Linux
56:28 Farewell Computer America
60:33 The future of Going Linux
61:59 Was 2014 the year of the Linux desktop?
65:27 Predictions for 2015
69:04 Application pick
71:39 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
72:46 End

Dec 20, 2014
Going Linux #264 · Computer America #80
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Going Linux #264 · Computer America #80

Topic: Applications for Linux That I Use Every Day - And They’re Not Just For Linux! Some of the best Linux software is cross-platform. That means it runs on Windows, OSX and sometimes the ChromeOS, Android and iOS, too. This show contains over 20 applications that I use on a regular basis to manage my personal, podcasting and professional life.

Episode 264 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #264 · Computer America #80
00:15 Introduction
01:12 Craig, Ben and Larry are joined by Marcel Gagne
02:32 Introducing: Marcel Gagne
05:11 Topic: Applications for Linux That I Use Every Day - And They’re Not Just For Linux!
06:17 Chrome browser
15:09 LastPass
18:29 Gmail
26:53 Cloud File Sync Services
29:21 Google Calendar
29:54 Audacity
31:47 LibreOffice
34:31 Charles Tendell calls in
37:51 Maker
39:00 BlueGriffon
40:04 Gimp
42:55 Inkscape
44:11 Filezilla
44:53 HP ePrint
48:17 Synergy
50:10 Marcel's Christmas message
57:51 VNC
58:37 Skype
59:00 Google Hangouts
59:13 Lightworks
59:43 VLC
60:03 ... and the rest
63:04 Living n the cloud
65:42 Michael: Backups question
68:33 Jonathan: About Charles
70:30 Michael: Getting Orca to read webpages better
74:06 Jim: Leaving computers on all the time
82:04 Sleep mode vs. Hibernation
86:19 David: Leaving computers on all the time? Really?
87:58 John: Point Linux
89:41 Just another Linux distribution
92:03 Jim: Alternative search engine
95:56 Does Larry need a Kickstarter campaign?
97:06 Brandon: Thanks us for Sonar
98:14 Pass the spaghetti
98:55 What? Me, prepare?
100:07 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
102:36 End

Dec 19, 2014
Going Linux #263 · Listener Feedback
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Going Linux #263 · Listener Feedback

We have old topics, new topics, questions, "Gone Linux" stories and application picks. This month, we have it all!

Episode 263 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #263 · Listener Feedback
00:15 Introduction
03:12 Richard: An old dead topic
04:18 Chard: Disk cleaning
08:32 Jim: An update and some questions
20:38 Brandon: Up and running with Sonar
23:33 Steve: Gone Linux
26:38 Conky Manager
30:21 In-place upgrades
34:42 MATE Desktop
37:05 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
38:13 End

Dec 05, 2014
Going Linux #262 · Computer America #79
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Going Linux #262 · Computer America #79

Larry's second last appearance as the regular Linux correspondent on Computer America. Topic: The computer operating system doesn't matter anymore... so you should use Linux! Call me 'cheap' or just 'frugal' but I don't like spending money without a good reason. As long as you have an Internet connection and a browser, why do you need a specific computer? You don't need an expensive computer. Even a modest one with a good Internet connection can run cloud applications quickly -- because most, if not all, of the processing takes place on the Internet.

Episode 262 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #262 · Computer America #79
00:15 Introduction
03:56 Announcement
06:33 Topic: The computer operating system doesn't matter anymore... so you should use Linux!
52:45 Frank: Feedback in five parts
61:51 Learning Python
64:21 Software recommendations
68:43 About the show
72:53 Thanks
75:02 Jack: Good work on 261, Bill
76:53 Charles: Does the Galago Pro stand up to everyday use
89:12 Ken: Linux pre-installed
92:40 Michael: Setting up Ubuntu and Orca
94:56 Jack: ssh and Internet connections
100:55 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
102:11 End

Nov 22, 2014
Going Linux #261 · Getting to Know KDE
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Going Linux #261 · Getting to Know KDE

Bill recorded, edited and produced the body of this episode about KDE. He reviews some distributions that feature KDE. He highlights the differences in how KDE is implemented in each of those distributions.

Episode 261 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #261 · Getting to Know KDE
00:15 Introduction
00:43 Bill does the episode production
03:55 Bill breaks the studio
04:36 What would you like to hear next?
06:23 Getting to know KDE
07:20 Background
07:38 KDE on Kubuntu 14.10
08:41 KDE on OpenSuSE 13.2
10:36 KDE on Fedora 20
12:12 KDE on PCLinuxOS
13:36 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
14:57 End

Nov 20, 2014
Going Linux #260 · Listener Feedback
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Going Linux #260 · Listener Feedback

This month, Paul has a complaint, Ryan and Vic have recommendations and Matt and Michael comment on Orca. Check it out! Ryan has a podcast, too! And more...

Episode 260 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #260 · Listener Feedback
00:15 Introduction
01:08 TWC under promises and over delivers. Twice!
11:10 Paul: A complaint
16:28 Vic: Tunesviewer
20:06 Mesh networks
23:36 Ryan: Gone Linux story and Auphonic
32:20 Matt: Kali has Orca now
34:48 Michael: Orca 'on' by default?
44:16 Ken: Buying Linux pre-installed
46:11 Steve: Gone Linux
51:08 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
52:03 End

Nov 05, 2014
Going Linux #259 · Assistive Technology-Advanced
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Going Linux #259 · Assistive Technology-Advanced

In today's episode, a more in-depth look at assistive technology for desktop computers. Assistive technology is designed to provide assistance to people with disabilities and impairments to help them improve or maintain the capabilities that their condition is preventing. Looking at the assistive technology in Sonar Linux as an example, we describe some of the assistive software that is available for almost any Linux distribution.

Episode 259 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #259 · Assistive Technology-Advanced
00:15 Introduction
00:49 New podcast recording and editing machine
04:46 Assistive technology
06:50 Screen Magnification
08:19 On-screen keyboard
09:18 Head and eye-tracking software
11:18 Screen reader
15:03 Keyboard shortcuts
18:14 Usability of web browsers
22:10 Multi-language
23:20 Voice recognition in Sonar
24:30 The Sonar "Getting Started Guide"
25:29 How to help the project
27:43 Accessibility on other distributions
28:51 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
29:49 End

Oct 20, 2014
Going Linux #258 · Computer America #78
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Going Linux #258 · Computer America #78

Topic: Apple was right! The magic of hardware and operating system made for each other. Everything just works when a computer's hardware and software are designed to work together.

Episode 258 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #258 · Computer America #78
00:15 Introduction
03:19 Topic: Apple was right! The magic of hardware and operating system made for each other
23:21 What does the System76 driver do?
30:15 The reason Windows comes pre-installed
51:35 The reason OSX comes pre-installed
57:58 The reason to get a computer with Linux pre-installed
59:43 Why do we tinker with a computer?
70:33 Ken: Wait! You buy a new computer pre-installed with Linux, then replace the OS?
78:20 Joe: Backups?
87:38 Paul: Bill's mention of encryption
92:06 Ken: Netflix unlocked for Linux?
94:57 Rainy: Problems with AntennaPod
98.59 Rob: Nemo media columns extension problem
100:52 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
122:43 End

Oct 17, 2014
Going Linux #257 · Listener Feedback
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Going Linux #257 · Listener Feedback

We've received a lot of email from our listeners around the latest trend in Linux: Security concerns! We discuss the Bash bug, pasting commands into a terminal, and how malicious shell scripts can cause damage. We also discuss speech synthesis and speech recognition, photo management and more.

Episode 257 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #257 · Listener Feedback
00:15 Introduction
01:02 Still running Sabayon
01:14 Paul: Shellshock
04:15 How to test
04:57 Are you vulnerable?
06:51 Free OSs beat Google and Apple to a patch
07:30 How will this affect you?
08:23 The real risk is you!
10:00 The bigger problem
11:19 Will virus protection help?
11:41 How does a shell script cause damage?
14:30 Paul: Pasting commands from forums
19:16 Rainy: Problem with AntennaPod
22:05 Angelo: More of screen readers
26:06 Michael: Speech synthesis and recognition
29:44 Shoji: Photo programs
32:48 Paul: So much to do after installing!
36:09 Paul: Linux firewalls
40:05 Stay secure -- stay updated.
40:59 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
41:57 End

Oct 05, 2014
Going Linux #256 · Assistive Technology-Introduction
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Going Linux #256 · Assistive Technology-Introduction

In today's episode, an introduction to assistive technology for desktop computers. Assistive technology is known by several names: Accessible technology, adaptive technology, rehabilitative devices, accessible computing, assistive devices, and more. Whatever it's called, it's designed to provide assistance to people with disabilities and impairments to help them improve or maintain the capabilities that their condition is preventing.

Episode 256 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #256 · Assistive Technology-Introduction
00:15 Introduction
00:45 Welcome back Bill!
05:06 Assistive Technology
06:02 What is assistive technology?
08:00 What is assistive technology for computers?
08:03 Screen Readers
14:57 Screen magnification
16:56 OpenDyslexic font
18:01 Head and eye tracking software
21:06 On-screen keyboards
21:45 Not just for the disabled
23:08 Why is assistive technology important for the disabled?
24:03 Jonathan Nadeau
26:13 Next time: Advanced
26:47 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
27:53 End

Sep 20, 2014
Going Linux #255 · Computer America #77
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Going Linux #255 · Computer America #77

Topic: The state of accessibility in Linux. "There are 1 billion people in the world with some type of disability. 360 million of these people are blind and have low vision. 90% of these people live in developing countries. How are they accessing technology you and I take for granted everyday? The problem is they're not. There is proprietary software for accessible technology but it is extremely expensive and out of reach of the people that need to use it in order to access a computer. Did you know that 80% of blind people in the United States are unemployed? That's why this is very important."

Episode 255 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #255 · Computer America #77
00:15 Introduction
01:08 Hello and welcome
06:24 Topic: The state of Accessibility in Linux
08:30 Why does the box shuts when installing applications in Fedora?
10:43 Jaws on 5 systems
12:18 Definition: Accessibility
13:33 Is open source accessibility expensive, like Windows accessibility programs tend to be?
17:09 Why is Jaws so expensive?
19:43 Assistive technology
23:15 Why is assistive technology important?
26:22 Why make a complete operating system for people with disabilities?
29:28 Google and Apple have done great work in text to speech and speech to text
30:12 Interview with Spencer Hunley
32:02 Examples of open source assistive technology
32:38 Orca screen reader
36:39 Screen magnifier
37:48 On-screen keyboard
38:37 eViacam head and eye tracking
41:01 Dasher text entry interface
42:48 OpenDyslexic font
47:22 eViacam details
50:31 Jim: File sharing on a Windows network
59:00 David: Lubuntu question
66:22 Arch slay command issue
70:09 Mario: Wants Tahoma font
72:58 Steve: 16 hour upgrade from he11!
82:01 Will: Find the episode listing
84:11 Curbuntu: AutoKey issues
90:28 Joe: Are 64-bit drivers still a problem?
95:43 Curbuntu: A "going mac" question
99:48 David: Flash is no longer working
103:38 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
105:08 End

Sep 19, 2014
Going Linux #254 · Listener Feedback
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Going Linux #254 · Listener Feedback

We have both feedback from listeners an to listeners in this episode. Alternatives to iTunes for Linux, getting past episodes onto CD/DVD, karaoke software for Linux, and increasing the cursor size are the topics for this month.

Episode 254 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #254 · Listener Feedback
00:15 Introduction
01:54 Stephan: iTunes under Linux
04:25 Paul: Past episodes on CD, karaoke, increasing cursor size
09:09 Feedback for our listeners
11:26 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
12:30 End

Sep 05, 2014
Going Linux #253 · Computer America #76
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Going Linux #253 · Computer America #76

Topic: The most Googled Questions about Linux -- and some answers. We thought we'd try a few searches about our favorite operating system to reveal today's burning questions about Linux. Then we thought we’d answer them for you. We typed these four phrases into Google and waited for the suggestions to pop up.
why is linux
can linux
does linux
will linux


Episode 253 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #253 · Computer America #76
00:15 Introduction
02:50 IRC Chat Room
05:57 Topic: The most Googled questions about Linux
10:00 Why is Linux better?
16:09 Why is Linux more secure?
23:57 Why is Linux free?
28:43 News Tips Bulletin Review
31:36 Why is Linux better than Windows?
32:12 Why is Linux faster than Windows?
35:02 Can Linux read NTFS?
36:51 Can Linux run Windows games?
43:33 Can Linux read exFAT?
44:40 Can Linux get Viruses?
49:34 Does Minecraft work on Linux?
50:41 Does iTunes work on Linux?
52:59 Does Netflix work on Linux
53:45 Does Steam work on Linux
58:29 Will Linux overtake Windows?
61:06 Will Linux run on a Mac
64:41 Will Linux run on my computer?
65:33 Will Linux run Windows games?
66:29 Will: OSX tips
68:42 Will Linux make me better looking?
70:17 Richard: Upgrade issues
73:08 Del: Can I burn 64-bit on 32-bit?
77:53 Jonathan: Sonar GNU/Linux
73:57 Matt: Do you like Synergy?
76:06 News Tips Bulletin Review
79:27 Bill: Bootloader trouble
83:32 Andrew: Gone Linux story
87:17 Amy: Handling file formats in a Linux-only office
94:40 'Back in my day...'
111:09 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
114:26 End

Aug 24, 2014
Going Linux #252 · Sonar Gnu/Linux
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Going Linux #252 · Sonar Gnu/Linux

Jonathan Nadeau announces and discusses the release of Sonar 2014.1 on our podcast. Sonar has moved from being based off of Ubuntu to now being based off of Manjaro Linux and this is the first release using Manjaro as it's base. Toward the end of the interview, Jonathan mentions a new Sonar flavor. Raspberry!

Now Sonar will always have the latest and greatest in assistive technology for it's users. Sonar uses Gnome as it's default desktop but we will be releaseing a Mate version in a few. weeks. Sonar has been working very close with the Mate team and they had done a lot of work to assure the accessibility of the Mate desktop. They hope to have a Mate release in a few weeks. Here are some of the features of Sonar 2014.1

Gnome 3.12
Orca screen reader for blind users.
Screen magnification for low vision users
A font to use for people with dyslexia
On screen keyboards for people with low motor skills.
Eye/head tracking software to move the cursor on the screen with a webcam.

This is the best release of Sonar yet.

Episode 252 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #252 · Sonar Gnu/Linux
00:15 Introduction
03:44 Release of Sonar 2014.1
04:43 What is Sonar?
05:13 Orca screen reader
05:55 Screen magnification
06:20 On-screen keyboard features
07:55 eViaCam eye-tracking
08:59 How do Manjaro and Arch Linux fit in?
11:27 Why the switch to Manjaro?
15:47 Sonar on the Manjaro forum
16:24 Full-time lead developer Kyle Brouhard
18:52 Jonathan's work with Easter Seals Boston
21:48 What is "Computers for Sonar?"
24:33 What about hardware with EUEFI/Secure Boot?
27:19 Donate a computer for Sonar
27:57 Gnome and MATE versions
30:28 Sonar Pi?
31:35 How to join and donate
32:28 Getting involved with Sonar
34:03 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
35:10 End

Aug 11, 2014
Going Linux #251 · Listener Feedback
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Going Linux #251 · Listener Feedback

We help our listeners with upgrade issues, backup suggestions, and installation issues. We also have both a "Gone Linux" story and a "Linux in the Wild" story. Our application pick, yEd, is for anyone who needs to make flow diagrams, process diagrams, network diagrams, etc.

Episode 251 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #251 · Listener Feedback
00:15 Introduction
00:58 Solo
01:13 Richard: Upgrading issues
04:36 Rajesh: Software for making mirror backups
08:19 Gomez: (Re)installing packages from a list
13:39 Walter: Gone Linux
16:09 Greg: Linux in the Wild
17:18 Software Pick: yEd
20:04 Linux distro review
20:57 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
21:53 End

Aug 04, 2014
Going Linux #250 · Introducing Open Source in Business
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Going Linux #250 · Introducing Open Source in Business

In a previous episode, Troy provided us with his (and his company's) recommendations on which applications are best accepted by his Small Business customers switching to Linux. In fact, we wrote an article on the website detailing the list. Today, we thought we'd discuss some things to consider when attempting to get Linux and Open Source software adopted in your company.

Episode 250 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #250 · Introducing Open Source in Business
00:15 Introduction
01:28 Making the argument
02:37 Delivering the right message
07:11 Convincing the right people
08:28 6 key advantages to use to make your case for open source
09:33 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
10:41 End

Jul 24, 2014