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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.
feed audio Going Linux #356 · Listener Feedback
Mon, 05 Nov 2018 00:00:01 -0800

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 44:45 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 45:58 End


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
62:44 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
64:19 End


audio Going Linux #354 · Listener Feedback
Fri, 05 Oct 2018 00:00:01 -0800

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 47:52 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 49:25 End


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! 59:42 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 60:36 End


audio Going Linux #352 · Listener Feedback
Wed, 05 Sep 2018 00:00:01 -0800

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 85:36 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 86:28 End


audio Going Linux #351 · Review of Pinguy 18.04
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 00:00:01 -0800

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 43:54 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 44:54 End


audio Going Linux #350 · Listener Feedback
Sun, 05 Aug 2018 00:00:02 -0800

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 38:05 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 39:25 End


audio Going Linux #349 · Linux Mint 19 Tara
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 00:00:01 -0800

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


audio Going Linux #348 · Listener Feedback
Thu, 05 Jul 2018 00:00:01 -0800

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


audio Going Linux #347 · Using the Terminal
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 00:00:01 -0800

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


audio Going Linux #346 · Listener Feedback
Tue, 05 Jun 2018 00:00:01 -0800

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


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


audio Going Linux #344 · Listener Feedback
Sat, 05 May 2018 00:00:01 -0800

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


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


audio Going Linux #342 · Listener Feedback
Tue, 20 Mar 2018 00:00:01 -0800

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


audio Going Linux #341 · Listener Feedback
Mon, 05 Mar 2018 00:00:01 -0800

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


audio Going Linux #340 · Security on Linux
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 00:00:02 -0800

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


audio Going Linux #339 · Listener Feedback
Mon, 05 Feb 2018 00:00:01 -0800

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


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


audio Going Linux #337 · Listener Feedback
Fri, 05 Jan 2018 00:00:01 -0800

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


audio Going Linux #336 · 2017 Year End Review
Wed, 20 Dec 2017 00:00:01 -0800

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


audio Going Linux #335 · Listener Feedback
Tue, 05 Dec 2017 00:00:01 -0800

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


audio Going Linux #334 · Listener Feedback
Sun, 05 Nov 2017 00:00:01 -0800

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


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


audio Going Linux #332 · Listener Feedback
Thu, 05 Oct 2017 00:00:01 -0800

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


audio Going Linux #331 · Whole Disk Cloning on Linux
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:00:01 -0800

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


audio Going Linux #330 · Listener Feedback
Tue, 05 Sep 2017 00:00:01 -0800

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


audio Going Linux #329 · Using 4K Monitors on Linux
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 00:00:01 -0800

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


audio Going Linux #328 · Listener Feedback
Sat, 05 Aug 2017 00:00:01 -0800

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


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


audio Going Linux #326 · Listener Feedback
Wed, 05 Jul 2017 00:00:01 -0800

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


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


audio Going Linux #324 · Listener Feedback
Mon, 05 Jun 2017 00:00:01 -0800

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


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


audio Going Linux #322 · Listener Feedback
Fri, 05 May 2017 00:00:01 -0800

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


audio Going Linux #321 · Sabayon Revisited
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 00:00:01 -0800

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


audio Going Linux #320 · Listener Feedback
Wed, 05 Apr 2017 00:00:01 -0800

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


audio Going Linux #319 · Backups with Grsync
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:01 -0800

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


audio Going Linux #318 · Listener Feedback
Sun, 05 Mar 2017 00:00:01 -0800

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


audio Going Linux #317 · Linux Distros Reviewed
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:01 -0800

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


audio Going Linux #316 · Listener Feedback
Sun, 05 Feb 2017 00:00:01 -0800

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


audio Going Linux #315 · 10th Anniversary Episode
Sun, 05 Feb 2017 00:00:01 -0800

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


audio Going Linux #314 · Listener Feedback
Thu, 05 Jan 2017 00:00:01 -0800

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


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


audio Going Linux #312 · Listener Feedback
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:01 -0800

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


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


audio Going Linux #310 · Listener Feedback
Sat, 05 Nov 2016 00:00:01 -0800

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


audio Going Linux #309 · Today's Security Technology
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:01 -0800

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


audio Going Linux #308 · Listener Feedback
Wed, 05 Oct 2016 00:00:01 -0800

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


audio Going Linux #307 · Today's Backup Technology
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 00:00:01 -0800

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


audio Going Linux #306 · Listener Feedback
Mon, 05 Sep 2016 00:00:01 -0800

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


audio Going Linux #305 · Gaming on Linux revisited
Sat, 20 Aug 2016 00:00:01 -0800

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


audio Going Linux #304 · Listener Feedback
Fri, 05 Aug 2016 00:00:02 -0800

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


audio Going Linux #303 · Hacked!
Wed, 20 Jul 2016 00:00:01 -0800

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


audio Going Linux #302 · Listener Feedback
Tue, 05 Jul 2016 00:00:01 -0800

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


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


audio Going Linux 300 · Listener Feedback
Sun, 05 Jun 2016 00:00:01 -0800

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


audio Going Linux 299 · Assistive Technology
Fri, 20 May 2016 00:00:01 -0800

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


audio Going Linux 298 · Listener Feedback
Thu, 05 May 2016 00:00:01 -0800

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


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


audio Going Linux 296 · Listener Feedback
Tue, 05 Apr 2016 00:00:01 -0800

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


audio Going Linux 295 · Linux on ThinkPads
Sun, 20 Mar 2016 00:00:01 -0800

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


audio Going Linux 294 · Listener Feedback
Sat, 05 Mar 2016 00:00:01 -0800

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


audio Going Linux 293 · Distro Review
Sat, 20 Feb 2016 00:00:01 -0800

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


audio Going Linux 292 · Listener Feedback
Fri, 05 Feb 2016 00:00:01 -0800

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


audio Going Linux 291 · Year End Review
Wed, 20 Jan 2016 00:00:01 -0800

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


audio Going Linux 290 · Listener Feedback
Tue, 05 Jan 2016 00:00:01 -0800

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


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


audio Going Linux #288 · Listener Feedback
Sat, 05 Dec 2015 00:00:01 -0800

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


audio Going Linux #287 · Beauty: The Linux Advantage
Fri, 20 Nov 2015 00:00:01 -0800

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


audio Going Linux #286 · Listener Feedback
Thu, 05 Nov 2015 00:00:01 -0800

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


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


audio Going Linux #284 · Listener Feedback
Mon, 05 Oct 2015 00:00:01 -0800

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


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


audio Going Linux #282 · Listener Feedback
Sat, 05 Sep 2015 00:00:01 -0800

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


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


audio Going Linux #280 · Listener Feedback
Wed, 05 Aug 2015 00:00:01 -0800

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


audio Going Linux #279 · Getting Started With Linux
Mon, 20 Jul 2015 00:00:02 -0800

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


audio Going Linux #278 · Listener Feedback
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 00:00:01 -0800

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


audio Going Linux #277 · Using VeraCrypt
Sat, 20 Jun 2015 00:00:01 -0800

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


audio Going Linux #276 · ListenerFeedback
Fri, 05 Jun 2015 00:00:01 -0800

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


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


audio Going Linux #274 · Listener Feedback
Tue, 05 May 2015 00:00:01 -0800

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


audio Going Linux #273 · Online Meetings with Linux
Mon, 20 Apr 2015 00:00:01 -0800

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


audio Going Linux #272 · Listener Feedback
Sun, 05 Apr 2015 00:00:01 -0800

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


audio Going Linux #271 · Distro Review
Fri, 20 Mar 2015 00:00:01 -0800

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


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


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


audio Going Linux #268 · Listener Feedback
Thu, 05 Feb 2015 00:00:01 -0800

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


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


audio Going Linux #266 · Listener Feedback
Mon, 05 Jan 2015 00:00:01 -0800

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


audio Going Linux #265 · 2014 Year End Review
Sat, 20 Dec 2014 00:00:01 -0800

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


audio Going Linux #264 · Computer America #80
Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:00:01 -0800

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


audio Going Linux #263 · Listener Feedback
Fri, 05 Dec 2014 00:00:01 -0800

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


audio Going Linux #262 · Computer America #79
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 00:00:01 -0800

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


audio Going Linux #261 · Getting to Know KDE
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:00:01 -0800

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


audio Going Linux #260 · Listener Feedback
Wed, 05 Nov 2014 00:00:01 -0800

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


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


audio Going Linux #258 · Computer America #78
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 00:00:01 -0800

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


audio Going Linux #257 · Listener Feedback
Sun, 05 Oct 2014 00:00:01 -0800

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


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


audio Going Linux #255 · Computer America #77
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 00:00:01 -0800

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


audio Going Linux #254 · Listener Feedback
Fri, 05 Sep 2014 00:00:01 -0800

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


audio Going Linux #253 · Computer America #76
Sun, 24 Aug 2014 00:00:01 -0800

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


audio Going Linux #252 · Sonar Gnu/Linux
Mon, 11 Aug 2014 00:00:01 -0800

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


audio Going Linux #251 · Listener Feedback
Mon, 04 Aug 2014 00:00:01 -0800

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


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


audio Going Linux #249 · Computer America #75
Sat, 19 Jul 2014 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #249 · Computer America #75

Topic: Linux and total world domination... at least in the world of super computers! During the show, the Java-based chat room crashes 5 times on Craig and he has had enough. Charles takes on the challenge, finds a new chat room, configures it, moves all the listeners to it, and has it up and running before the end of the show. In fact, he goes from concept to fully-functional and live in about an hour. We answer a few Linux questions, solve some problems, listen to a "gone Linux" story and a "Linux in the wild" story as well.

Episode 249 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #249 · Computer America #75 00:15 Introduction 01:36 Tech troubles in broadcast land 01:56 New night - third Thursday 04:34 Topic: Linux and total world domination 05:51 The Linux operating system has 97% of the market 24:48 Too... many... chat... windows... 28:21 Audience says... 'This topic is boring!' 30:58 The java-based chat crashes 5 times on Craig 31:24 Mission for Charles - Find new chat software 33:10 Charles convices Craig to use IRC (yay!) 34:02 Charles starts to build it - while we are on the air! 35:16 Charles has it running 36:02 Running Portal on a super computer 36:43 Charles finishes the new chat room 37:33 The members of the existing chat room move to the new one 39:07 It works! 41:38 The new chat room runs Linux! 52:00 Vic: Upgrading 62:04 Kevin: NAS or NOT? 70:00 Fiddling with the new chat... 73:34 Tom: Partitioning problems 74:37 More chat tweaks... 79:28 The new Computer America HTML5 IRC chat room (running Linux) is LIVE! 83:02 Pete - opensmallbusinesssolutions.com - a discount code! 86:44 Walter: Microsoft-less 90:35 John: Trouble with Mint17 95:50 Greg: Linux in the wild 97:48 Englebert: Switched to Linux 100:50 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 102:45 End


audio Going Linux #248 · Listener Feedback
Sat, 05 Jul 2014 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #248 · Listener Feedback

In this episode we discuss file synchronization, installing on EFI machines and answer your questions about backports, where to start, and more.

Episode 248 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #248 · Listener Feedback 00:15 Introduction 01:03 Bill tries Spideroak 04:17 SyncThing 05:43 Dropbox is now more liberal? 06:06 OneDrive gives you more space for free 09:21 The return of Resonant Frequency 11:09 Robert: PCLinux OS issues 14:54 Richard: When to use backports 20:34 Bruce: Audio quality and other things 27:10 Craig: A question for new listeners to the podcast 31:12 Amy: Doing her part for open source, talks backups 37:27 Mark: A recommendation for Bill 39:49 Mint17 supports EFI in the installer 42:40 Computer America appearance changes 43:40 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 44:36 End


audio Going Linux #247 · Setting up a VPN on Linux
Fri, 20 Jun 2014 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #247 · Setting up a VPN on Linux

In episode 244, we discussed setting up a particular VPN (Virtual Private Network) That VPN is ProXPN, but there are many other VPN options and in this episode we talk about some of those options. We discuss some of the common settings for using a VPN on some of the most popular Linux distributions.

Episode 247 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #247 · Setting up a VPN on Linux 00:15 Introduction 00:41 Skype fails again! 02:42 Bill moves to Ubuntu 14.04 03:23 CQRLog 03:46 gnuGlucoControl 06:00 Bill crashed Manjaro/Arch 08:13 Sabayon does well in our upcoming review 09:59 Cinnamon Repositories Closing 14:13 What is a VPN? 15:34 Why use a VPN? 22:53 How do I set-up a VPN? 25:58 openVPN 32:31 Does using a VPN affect your connection speed 34:07 Zenmate VPN extension for Chrome 36:58 Shutter 40:34 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 41:35 End


audio Going Linux #246 · Computer America #74
Thu, 19 Jun 2014 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #246 · Computer America #74

Linux on laptops, how to upgrade Linux Mint, GRUB, passwords and chapters for the podcast are all topics this month.

Episode 246 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #246 · Computer America #74 00:15 Introduction 111:03 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 112:05 End


audio Going Linux #245 · Listener Feedback
Thu, 05 Jun 2014 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #245 · Listener Feedback

Linux on laptops, how to upgrade Linux Mint, GRUB, passwords and chapters for the podcast are all topics this month.

Episode 245 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #245 · Listener Feedback 00:15 Introduction 01:08 Bill: Still running Crunchbang 03:42 Jason: About upgrades 15:45 Chris: Linux on an older laptop 21:29 Kevin: KeePass(X) 23:01 Gus: A GRUB suggestion 24:49 Nils: Podcast chapters 28:03 Linux in the wild 31:39 Renew a ham radio license using Linux 34:03 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 35:05 End


audio Going Linux #244 · Computer America #73
Thu, 22 May 2014 00:10:01 -0800

Going Linux #244 · Computer America #73

Topic: Setting up a VPN on the new Linux Mint 17. We discuss setting up proXPN and other VPN solutions on Mint. We review the new features of Mint 17, as presented in the Release Candidate (RC). We read listener email and Google+ community posts.

Episode 244 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #244 · Computer America #73 00:15 Introduction 03:33 New segment 07:57 Topic: Setting up a VPN on the new Linux Mint 17 10:03 proXPN discount code COMPAM 12:10 proXPN is cross-platform, runs on Linux but is not supported on Linux 12:48 Linux Mint 17 RC 13:22 What is a VPN? 15:40 Must use PPTP for Linux and Android 17:25 openvpn 18:55 Network Manager has PPTP settings built-in 21:29 How does a VPN protect me? 26:46 Are "incognito mode" and/or TOR alternatives to VPN? 28:27 The proXPN interview 29:22 News tips bulletin 36:25 Linux Mint 17 RC in VirtualBox 39:03 Long Term Support: New Mint philosophy 43:28 Improvements in this version of Mint 47:23 Setting up a VPN in NetworkManager 52:19 Improvements in Cinnamon 2.2 58:03 Lee asks for advice "Moving Mother-in-law Off of Windows XP" 64:03 Gnome 3 65:49 Thor asked for help on G+ 74:15 Nancy wants some advice with her Macbook 84:36 London minute 87:43 Coherence and Seamless Mode 79:40 Mark has a recommendation for Mint users 93:50 JackDeth: A message for Charles 98:53 Andrew: Linux on Chromebooks 105:16 Jack: BURG instead of GRUB 109:08 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 113:02 End


audio Going Linux #243 · Listener Feedback
Mon, 05 May 2014 00:10:01 -0800

Going Linux #243 · Listener Feedback

Our listeners and members of our Google Plus community have given us a list of questions to answer, and we do just that. Moving to Linux, installing Mint, storing passwords securely, and partitioning issues are just some of the topics we discuss.

Episode 243 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #243 · Listener Feedback 00:15 Introduction 01:33 Robert: Video for Installing Mint 05:10 Robert: Storing Passwords Securely 10:34 John: Help moving his family to Linux 13:46 John: Solution to Brother MFC printer issue 15:55 Thor: Trying Arch Linux 18:23 Lee: Moving Mother-in-law from Windows XP to Linux 23:32 Nancy: Moving Linux from Lenovo to Macbook 33:17 Sumedh: Struggling with Partitions 39:07 Bob: Has a Windows install that is no longer "Genuine" 45:13 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 46:13 End


Going Linux #242 · Cross-platform Chromebook Apps and Extensions

The Chrome operating system from Google is based on Linux. This unique OS runs on Chromebook hardware and has a wide variety of Apps (applications) and Extensions available in the Chrome Store. We describe some of our favorites and provide some links to others so that you can try them for yourself.

Episode 242 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #242 · Cross-platform Chromebook Apps and Extensions 00:15 Introduction 00:43 Bill's latest distro: CrunchBang 01:39 Vacations (sort of) 02:17 Not dead yet! 03:39 Chromebook: cross-platform apps and extensions 08:09 VNC Viewer 09:51 Chrome Remote Desktop 11:00 Text 11:42 Google Keep 13:13 Voice Recorder 17:04 CloudConvert 18:46 Google+ 20:12 Google Hangouts 22:08 LastPass 25:27 Stitcher 28:05 Feedly 28:50 Box.com 30:21 Dropbox 30:57 SnagIt 34:18 Gmail Offline 39:19 Other resources 40:12 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 41:42 End


audio Going Linux #241 · Computer America #72
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:10:01 -0800

Going Linux #241 · Computer America #72

Topic: "Everything I learned about switching from Windows to the Mac I learned from Linux." Larry gets a new job, a new computer and a new OS for work. OSX! Today we talk about moving from OSX to Linux -- the similarities and the differences.

Episode 241 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #241 · Computer America #72 00:15 Introduction 03:44 Larry's secret 07:22 Follow along 08:08 Topic: Everything I learned about switching from Windows to the Mac I learned from Linux 58:43 Mike: I'm spooked! 63:51 Brian: Office on Linux? 76:37 Kenneth: Attempting, unsuccessfully, to go all Linux 84:15 Open ports are a risk, even on Linux. 102:21 Kenneth: More on Office for Linux 105:30 Kelly: Printing tip for Al from 234 107:05 Ken: A tip for users of HP printers 108:25 Ken: Canonical says 'goodbye' to UbuntuOne 109:42 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 111:06 End


audio Going Linux #240 · Listener Feedback
Sat, 05 Apr 2014 00:10:01 -0800

Going Linux #240 · Listener Feedback

Bill was unable to record for this episode. Larry answers listener emails, responds to posts on Google+, and provides feedback of his own. From system directories to mouse buttons to Chromebook podcasts, as always, this month's feedback touches on the things that you have said are important to you.

Episode 240 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #240 · Listener Feedback 00:15 Introduction 00:53 Bill is unable to record today 01:04 Lone Marmot: Podcast 239 01:31 David: 239 was wonderful 02:22 Michael: Binary and library file locations may be moving 04:17 Scott: Mapping mouse buttons 05:38 Matt: Has become a Chromebook owner 07:03 Andrew: Linux on Chromebooks 10:53 Mike: Is a little spooked by GnuTLS bug 12:45 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 13:50 End


audio Going Linux #239 · How Linux Is Put Together
Thu, 20 Mar 2014 00:10:01 -0800

Going Linux #239 · How Linux Is Put Together

Many of us use Linux everyday, well the ones that have switched anyway. But do we really know how the system works and how it is put together? We get the disk or usb key and we install it and everything just works for the most part. So in this episode we take some time to talk about how the Linux system is put together.

Episode 239 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #239 · How Linux Is Put Together 00:15 Introduction 00:45 Chromebook corner 05:34 Bill's latest: Salax 06:47 Rant: DRM on DVDs 09:36 Attribution: Ramesh Natarajan 11:53 root directory (/) 12:15 root user's home (/root) 13:25 user binaries (/bin) 14:16 system binaries (/sbin) 14:47 configuration files (/etc) 17:22 device files (/dev) 18:22 process information (/proc) 19:41 variable files (/var) 20:42 temporary files (/tmp) 21:12 user programs (/usr) 22:38 home (/home) 23:52 boot loader files (/boot) 24:40 system libraries (/lib) 26:28 optional add-on applications (/opt) 27:52 mount directory (/mnt) 28:37 removable media drives (/media) 29:49 service data (/srv) 31:15 dynamic link libraries (/dll) 32:38 Linux is designed to make sense 33:34 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 35:23 End


audio Going Linux #238 · Computer America #71
Wed, 19 Mar 2014 00:10:01 -0800

Going Linux #238 · Computer America #71

Topic: 7 Reasons To Switch To Linux In April. With Windows XP's end of life, now might be the time to make the switch to the Linux operating system. Don't buy new hardware just to continue to run Windows! Install Linux on your XP machine and extend it's life. Of course we answer listener questions from email and the Google+ community.

Episode 238 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #238 · Computer America #71 00:15 Introduction 03:53 7 Reasons to switch to Linux in April 54:21 Scott comments on Going Linux episode 236 63:54 Ken asked about printers and Linux 68:46 Jim has a simple request 70:20 Daniel has wifi and bluetooth issue 79:24 Jeremy of the "Linux Startup" wants our opinion 84:24 Patricia: Distros for modern laptops 86:25 Charles provided a photo of "Linux in the Wild" 87:33 Jack has a comment about my appearances on Computer America 91:11 Paul asks about system D 97:20 John provided a topic suggestion 103:06 Rich wonders about RAM 106:37 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 107:55 End


audio Going Linux #237 · Listener Feedback
Wed, 05 Mar 2014 00:10:01 -0800

Going Linux #237 · Listener Feedback

Tom. What ever happened to Tom, the cohost of Going Linux from 2007-2012? Listen to find out, and to hear how you can send him a message. This episode also includes a review of file systems, and discussions on such topics as swap space, system D, fixing Linux, and streaming music players.

Episode 237 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #237 · Listener Feedback 00:15 Introduction 01:35 Update on Tom: Listen for contact info 05:15 Door-to-Door Geek: Swap space 09:03 Andrew: File systems 09:27 EXT4 10:12 BTRFS 11:22 ZFS 12:34 FAT, FAT32 13:38 NTFS 18:06 Len: Shownotes correction 19:02 Paul: System D 24:08 John: A G+ commented about fixing Linux 26:25 Paul: Who fixes Linux? 28:33 Application pick: Great little radio player 30:26 Application pick: cmd.fm 33:28 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 34:29 End


Going Linux #236 · An Interview with Door-To-Door Geek

Steve McLaughlin (Door-To-Door Geek) is our guest. "Door" is the owner of the Podnutz podcast network. Bill interviews Door and gets some insights on his network, a run-down on some of the shows and some inside information on how he makes his show sound so good.

Episode 236 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #236 · An Interview with Door-To-Door Geek 00:15 Introduction 06:06 Bill rants: Silverlight -- WHY!? 12:38 Door-To-Door Geek 70:09 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 71:05 End


audio Going Linux #235 · Computer America #70
Wed, 19 Feb 2014 00:10:01 -0800

Going Linux #235 · Computer America #70

Topic: "Who are the people behind Linux?" Charles reveal's Craig's past as an entertainer. Over 80% of code contributed by people who are paid for their work. The top 10 sponsors of the Linux kernel are all corporations. "Contributions from the mobile and embedded industries continue to increase. Linaro, Samsung, and TI, for example, together contributed 4.4% of the changes in the previous version of this paper; for the period up to 3.10, they contributed almost 11% of all changes." There is a new Linux kernel release every 70 days. Releases are chunked into "patches" On average: 10,000 patches per release. That’s over 7 changes per hour!

Episode 235 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #235 · Computer America #70 00:15 Introduction 12:17 Topic: Who are the people behind Linux? 16:24 Victor: Which Linux distro is the best? 26:32 London Minute 47:32 Steve: Zorin OS is great 54:32 Craig Crossman: Nightclub singer 59:37 Tony: Monitor issues 63:36 Computer America live video 65:37 Matt: Multiple desktops 72:39 Jonathan: Northeast Linux Fest 76:55 Hunter: Gone Linux - Fedora style 78:52 Lee: Opinion on Manjaro and rolling releases 72:03 Mark: Which scanner should I get? 84:06 Another London Minute 90:49 Carlos: Additional info on swap space 98:11 Paul: Long term support vs. community support 105:08 Jared: Show idea - Tomato and DD-WRT 109:35 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 111:12 End


audio Going Linux #234 · Listener Feedback
Wed, 05 Feb 2014 00:10:01 -0800

Going Linux #234 · Listener Feedback

Bill's distro hopping leads him away from Linux. We discuss browser performance. Cody has gone Linux and has some advice. Rich asks about the swap space rule of thumb. Al has trouble printing. (Maybe you can help.) Kevin comments on our year end show and Kelly can't play media.

Episode 234 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #234 · Listener Feedback 00:15 Introduction 00:56 Bill's latest: PC-BSD 01:55 zfs vs. btr fs 04:21 Chrome performance issues? 07:17 Tips for improving browser performance 09:16 Cody: Gone Linux advice 12:37 Gus: Comments about software 14:55 Rich: Why is swap space 2x the amount of RAM? 22:43 Swap space with an SSD 25:22 Al: Print sharing problem 32:39 Kevin: Deserving organizations 35:29 Kelly: Media playback in Mint 16 40:17 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 41:55 End


Going Linux #233 · Linux Software Equivalents in Business

This episode was suggested by Troy, a regular listener both of the Podcast and of the Computer America episodes. Troy is known as "JackDeth" in the Computer America Chat room. Troy provided the suggestion… and the show notes. He did all the work for us! Although there are other applications that could be recommended, and those other applications may be the default for your particular Linux distribution, the applications mentioned in this episode are the ones recommended by Troy and his business.

Episode 233 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #233 · Linux Software Equivalents in Business 00:15 Introduction 01:56 Troy is the honorary "Chief Executive Minion" for this episode 05:25 PDF Reader: KPDF 06:15 Vector Graphic Design: Inkscape 06:49 Photo editing: GIMP, Cinepaint, myPaint 07:14 Page Layout: Scribus 07:48 Photo workflow: Darktable 08:05 Chat: Pigeon, Empathy, Chatzilla 09:06 Media Player: Banshee, Rythmbox, Audacious, Amarok 09:48 Photo management and organization: Digikam, F-spot, Shortwell, Darktable, Picasa 10:17 Office Suites: LibreOffice, OpenOffice 10:46 Web authoring: Bluefish, Kompozer, nVu 11:45 Web browsers: Firefox, Opera, Chromium, Google Chrome 12:25 Email: Evolution, Thunderbird 13:20 Paint: TuxPaint, myPaint 14:00 CD-DVD Burning: Brasero 15:42 Feed readers: Akgregator, Feedly 16:41 Text editors: Gedit, Kate 18:02 Disk partioners: GParted 18:51 Personal Finance: GNUCash, KMyMoney 19:30 Torrent: KTorrent, Transmission 20:01 Video Players: VLC, Totem 21:07 Audio production: Audacity 21:27 Video editing: Cinellera, Keno, Open Shot, VideoLAN Movie Creator 21:58 FTP transfer: Filezilla 22:20 Music ripping: Sound Juicer 22:49 Tethering DSLR cameras: Entangled 23:40 Scanning: Xsane 24:21 Remote desktop: KRDC, Vinagre 24:53 HP Print Driver: HP Universal Print Driver for Linux 25:51 Desktop notes: Tomboy notes 26:32 Video format conversion: Handbrake, make MKV 27:07 Backup: Simple Backup, Deja Dupe, Back In Time 27:36 Virtual Machines: VirtualBox 29:25 Record desktop sessions: Desktop Recorder 30:01 Beautiful user interface: Compiz, Cairo Dock 32:02 Thanks Troy! 32:21 Hacks, tips and tweaks: Plex 40:10 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 41:10 End


audio Going Linux #232 · Computer America #69
Tue, 21 Jan 2014 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #232 · Computer America #69

Topic: "Should I dual-boot Linux with Windows or Mac?" In this episode we answer these questions: What is dual-booting? Why would I want to dual-boot? What are the alternatives?

Episode 232 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #232 · Computer America #69 00:15 Introduction 02:43 Topic: Should I dual-boot Linux with Windows or Mac? 05:12 Tu: Should I try Unix, Linux or Ubuntu? 17:45 What is dual-booting? 19:26 Why would I want to dual-boot? 21:06 What are the alternatives? 27:33 Crossman: "I find, really, no reason left to run Windows" 36:26 The cloud option 39:08 Backup, backup, backup! 40:47 What are "partitions" and do I need them? 41:25 Partitioning looks complicated. Do I really have to do it? 43:16 Is it really difficult to install Linux on a Win8 PC? 46:38 What about installing Linux on a Mac? 54:11 Uwe: Done with Linux 59:29 Tom fills us in on Zorin OS 64:16 Victor won’t get "scroogled" 85:04 Bill discovered that his new computer came with UEFI and Secure Boot, but with Secure Boot DISABLED. Ben commented 85:42 Gus provided a suggestion for screen capture 87:59 Paul has gone Linux, but is a little frustrated 94:21 John is in "virtual" trouble: 99:55 Tony is using Mint 16 and is looking for monitor help 104:52 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 118:38 End


audio Going Linux #231 · Listener Feedback
Sun, 05 Jan 2014 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #231 · Listener Feedback

Robert has issues with wifi on Elementary. John wants to know about burning an ISO, Andrew asks about connecting his phone. David asks a few questions. Hunter gets Ubuntu running using Wubi. Mel asks about Linux on a smart phone, and much much more.

Episode 231 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #231 · Listener Feedback 00:15 Introduction 00:56 Chromebooks 02:21 Windows 8 tablet 04:31 Robert: Wifi issues with Luna 08:00 John: Burning an ISO 12:24 Andrew: Connecting a phone to Linux 16:44 Hunter: Wubi for Fedora or Arch in Virtual Box 20:43 David: Installing a dedicated home partition 27:55 Mel: Linux Deploy 30:17 Application Pick: Kazam 32:59 PC Linux OS (again!) 33:21 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 34:24 End


audio Going Linux #230 · 2013 Year in Review
Sat, 28 Dec 2013 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #230 · 2013 Year in Review

In this special episode, we review Linux news, highlights and advancements for the year 2013. We even offer a few predictions for the coming 2014. We discuss some of the most promising Linux distributions, Steam OS, making money in Open Source, notable organizations and a Linux distribution that comes with its own hardware: Chrome OS.

Episode 230 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #230 · 2013 Year in Review 00:15 Introduction 00:42 2013 Review 01:53 A new world record for PCLinuxOS 02:49 New technology before year end 03:37 Steam Box 04:23 Chromebook 10:44 News, highlights and advancements 11:44 Active Linux distributions 21:38 Steam 26:24 Invisible Linux 29:19 Ubuntu Community 36:54 Linux Mint's increase in popularity 38:12 Making money with Open Source 39:54 The battle of the dispay technologies 41:18 $32 Million Kickstarter for a phone 47:32 UEFI 56:40 2013 notable orginizations 57:22 Free Software Foundation 57:56 The Linux Foundation 58:23 Electronic Frontier Foundation 59:12 The Accessible Computing Foundation 61:22 2014 predictions 61:40 More screencasts 62:32 Chromebook corner 65:16 The year of the Linux desktop :) 68:18 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 70:02 End


audio Going Linux #229 · Dual-booting-Advanced
Fri, 20 Dec 2013 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #229 · Dual-booting-Advanced

We complete our two-episode series on dual-booting by discussing how to manually partion your hard drive to prepare it for the installation of your second operating system. To be sure, you don't need to manually partition your drive with most modern distributions of Linux. Most installers these days will make sensible partitioning decisions for you and perform the partitioning automatically. We discuss why you might want to do the work yourself, and we walk you through the process step-by-step. Look for our upcoming screencast (glsc007) for the video version of these instructions. We are proud to introduce our new "Hacks, tips and tweaks" segment from knightwise.

Episode 229 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #229 · Dual-booting-Advanced 00:15 Introduction 00:47 Maxx 03:44 Bill's latest OS - dual booted of course 04:49 Mint 16... problems? 07:17 Problem 1: Skype 09:20 Problem 2: Audio default device 13:03 Manual Partitioning for dual-booting 15:36 Command line partitioning tools 18:00 Graphical partitioning tools 19:48 Based on the libparted library 20:24 Partitioners during installation 21:39 Default vs. manual partitioning 23:13 Partitioning manually 33:16 Step 2: Unmount 34:54 Step 3: Make the Windows partition smaller 38:19 Step 4: Choose where to put /home and which file system to use 39:35 Step 5: Decide how many partitions to create 41:05 Step 6: Create a root (or boot) partition 44:35 Step 7: Create a swap partition 47:15 Step 8: Create a home partition 48:51 Step 9: Apply the changes 49:43 Step 10: Be patient and let all the operations complete 50:26 View the final results 51:18 Advantages of a separate home partition 55:04 New segment 56:56 Hacks, tips and tweaks 65:49 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 66:54 End


audio Going Linux #228 · Listener Feedback
Thu, 05 Dec 2013 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #228 · Listener Feedback

Skype causes issues with newer distributions. Adam tells us how to pronounce "Ubuntu." More advice on Sansa devices. Al has gone Linux and Michael has seen Linux in the wild. This and much, much more... all this week on the Going Linux show! (Why does that last sentence seem familiar?)

Episode 228 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #228 · Listener Feedback 00:15 Introduction 00:46 Send us feedback 01:48 Google+: Our community forums 03:06 Bill's great openSUSE adventure 03:16 Pulse audio latency fix for Skype 04:27 Steam on openSUSE 04:59 Smooth UEFI install with openSUSE 08:23 Why the switch to openSUSE? 10:33 The profit motive 12:07 Robert: How to install Software Center on Zorin 18:50 Steve: Brackets HTML Editor 23:13 Adam: It's oo-boon-too! 26:37 Israel: Ubuntu problems 32:14 Jeff: Helping Paul with Sansa 33:15 Aaron: More Sansa info 34:34 Bert: Advice for Andrew 35:43 Gus: More advice for Andrew 37:01 Richard: Sent a Windows Weekly compilation 40:06 Michael: Linux in the Wild 43:38 Al: Gone Linux 48:05 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 51:27 End


audio Going Linux #227 · Dual Booting-Introduction
Wed, 20 Nov 2013 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #227 · Dual Booting-Introduction

Dual booting sounds like it's something difficult or scary, and it's not. Bill and Larry provide a definition and an introduction to the topic, along with why dual booting is an important topic. They also discuss examples and why it might be something that you would want to do. Oh, and we provide an overview of "how-to" of course.

Episode 227 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #227 · Dual Booting-Introduction 00:15 Introduction 00:47 "Hi" from Tom 01:51 SonarGnuLinux 03:37 Our thoughts are in the Philippines 04:27 Definition: Dual Booting 06:04 How might I use dual booting 07:44 Why is dual booting important 09:22 What's the difference between dual booting and a wubi installation? 15:43 Dual booting and malware considerations 19:28 Where do I start? 20:37 Back up, back up, back up! 23:26 Clonezilla 26:44 Make sure Windows is installed first 28:21 Installation variations between distributions 34:38 Dual booting using two drives 40:57 Installation guides 43:03 UEFI and SecureBoot 50:42 Buying a computer with Linux pre-installed 56:10 In summary... 56:49 Additional resources 61:18 Pick: Unifying Receiver pairing tool for Linux - Solaar 65:59 Pick: TerraSync 69:11 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 70:44 End


audio Going Linux #226 · Computer America #68
Tue, 19 Nov 2013 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #226 · Computer America #68

Topic: When a Linux Distro Dies. We talk about the retirement of Puppy Linux's Barry Kauler and the announcement by SolusOS's Ikey Doherty that he can no longer continue that project. As always, we have plenty of email from listeners to both the Going Linux podcast and Larry's guest appearances on the Computer America radio show.

Episode 226 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #226 · Computer America #68 00:15 Introduction 01:41 Charles gets harassed 04:53 Topic: When a Linux Distro Dies 06:41 Open Source 09:29 Hacking vs. the media definition 14:09 Puppy Linux 19:01 Desktop environments 21:57 SolusOS 31:24 Spin-off distributions 38:36 Unlike with proprietary software, Open Source projects never die 47:06 When you HAVE to use Windows 54:05 Linux device drivers and updates 66:21 Ray: SolusOS 71:00 James: Why does Going Linux focus on Ubuntu 74:18 Gomez: Linux security updates 83:43 Converting an XP laptop to Linux 86:23 Robert: Going on an email diet 89:07 Kevin: Open Source Licences comments 92:46 Charles' perspective on Free licenses 95:14 What does Larry have against the GPLv3? 99:39 Tivoization 103:06 Richard: The switch to openSuSE 104:31 Open Build Service 108:35 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 110:33 End


audio Going Linux #225 · Listener Feedback
Tue, 05 Nov 2013 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #225 · Listener Feedback

Bill has switched to openSuSE. Larry tries a replacement for iGoogle. Jonathan and Göran comment on our open source licensing episodes and we provide Andrew some advice on setting up a dance studio. There's a lot more in this episode, but you have to listen to find out what. (Yes, I said a dance studio!)

Episode 225 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #225 · Listener Feedback 00:15 Introduction 01:01 Version 8.1 issues 02:11 openSuSE: Bill's most recent most popular distro 08:32 iGoogle replacement: NetVibes 11:55 Victor: Pen Drive Linux security and Raspberry Pi 22:47 Jonathan: GPLv3 and the Linux Kernel 27:00 Paul: A reply to our answer to his question 31:27 Andrew: Asks advice on his idea 41:22 John: Feedback on cloud storage 47:08 Göran: Comments on our licensing intro 49:32 David: Linux in the wild 53:55 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 55:50 End


Going Linux #224 · Open Source Licenses-Advanced

Bill and Larry discuss Open Source and "Free" software licenses in a little more depth. This is a very deep subject, so we think we are still just scratching the surface. We do, however, discuss some examples and reasons for choosing one license over another, from both the user's perspective and the developer-distributor perspective. We underline the distinction made by the FSF regarding the GNU Public License (GPL) that its licenses are written to protect the freedoms of the software user by putting restrictions on the software developer.

Episode 224 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #224 · Open Source Licenses-Advanced 00:15 Introduction 04:29 Our focus 07:42 GPLv2 license 18:32 Licenses for non-software works 19:21 GFDL license 19:59 Creative Commons license 22:24 GPLv3 license 29:00 LGPLv3 license 34:51 Website for comparing open source licenses 39:19 Differences of opinion on the GPL 48:50 Is the GPLv3 holding back adoption of open source software? 52:05 Microsoft Public license 52:45 MIT and BSD licenses for additional freedom - for developer-users 55:43 WTF You Want To Public License Version 2 56:54 Public Domain and Copyright 57:29 License compatibility 59:52 Why you need to be careful how you license your software 61:12 Apache license 62:36 Do you think we still need the GPL? 65:07 A licensing example 69:19 Is the political posturing holding back open source? 70:21 Do you agree to this license? 73:47 The choice is yours 76:13 When you have no choice 80:12 Meeting half way 84:38 Military Drones 86:43 Google Docs 89:47 Choosing the best tool for the job 92:12 True cross-platform features are not "Free" 94:09 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 96:00 End


audio Going Linux #223 · Computer America #67
Wed, 16 Oct 2013 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #223 · Computer America #67

Craig's new co-host is regular guest Charles Tendell, certified ethical hacker -- and Linux user! This episode is packed with surprises. The topic is "25 Reasons to Switch to Linux" but we take a lot of conversational diversions about Linux, random Windows errors and lots more. This episode is a Skype recording of the Saturday BlogTalkRadio show rather than the regular live show. That's why it's longer and more information-packed than normal.

Episode 223 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #223 · Computer America #67 00:15 Introduction 03:43 Charles Tendell: Certified Ethical Hacker 07:41 Topic: 25 Reasons to Convert to Linux 08:53 Reasons for Nancy 12:44 1. It's free 19:28 2. It's Free 30:47 3. High quality support 37:12 4. You are not at the mercy of the software publisher 41:52 5. Little risk of obsolescence 42:59 6. Upgrades are never forced 44:50 7. No upgrade fees 45:26 8. No onerous requirement to track licenses 47:04 9. Far superior security 48:47 10. Resistent to system crashes 51:29 11. There are applications for almost anything 52:58 12. Each distro is unique 53:26 13. Configure Linux the way you want 53:40 14. Applications conform to industry-wide standards 54:03 15. Linux runs faster on the same hardware 54:09 16. Linux is compatible with other OSs 54:23 17. Very high ethical standards 54:51 18. No forced hardware upgrades 54:55 19. Use Linux on almost any processor 55:06 20. Open source - no secrets 56:45 Unusual places you'll find Linux 57:24 Random Windows errors 61:33 Mike: VMWare player 68:14 John: VirtualBox 74:10 Richard: Moving to Unity 78:38 Paul: Sansa malfunction 86:18 Alfred: Printing problem 94:31 Charles Tendell on Linux Mint 98:58 Larry says "SolusOS" but means "Elementary OS" 102:00 Jay: Help for KYengineer 107:04 Ben: Switching Desktop Environments 110:53 End


audio Going Linux #222 · Listener Feedback
Sat, 05 Oct 2013 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #222 · Listener Feedback

Robert suffers from the Ubuntu forums hack. Kevin and Fuzzy provide some feedback on Open Source licenses. Emails on a new Linux website and Unetbootin. A useful tip for cross-platform mobile text messaging.

Episode 222 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #222 · Listener Feedback 00:15 Introduction 02:02 Robert: Hacked 04:02 Kevin: Feedback on our Open Source licenses 11:54 Fuzzy: Background on the GPL 13:30 Andrew: New website about Linux 15:45 Roy: Mixed success with unetbootin 21:27 David: "Linux in the wild" 23:00 Tip: MightyText 25:02 Pantheon 27:41 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 29:39 End


Going Linux #221 · Open Source Licenses-Introduction

In this episode we discuss the world of Open Source Licenses. If you run Linux you have had dealings with a Open Source Project, you have heard the term License. For a selected list of licenses, we attempt to answer: What is it? How does it affect you? What does it allow you to do or not do? We cover the basics to give you a idea what all this means.

Episode 221 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #221 · Open Source Licenses-Introduction 00:15 Introduction 00:48 Technical difficulties out of the gate 01:28 Linux malware revisited 13:01 Do I really need to be a computer geek to use Linux? 16:52 Open Source Licenses 17:50 Definition: "Open Source License" 19:39 Free Redistribution 20:39 Source Code 22:54 Derived Works 25:14 Integrity of the Author's Source Code 27:42 No Discrimination Against Persons or Groups 28:51 No Discrimination Against Fields of Endeavor 30:29 Distribution of License 30:57 License Must Not Be Specific to a Product 31:59 License Must Not Restrict Other Software 33:46 Licens Must Be Technology-Neutral 34:37 Why is the license "stuff" important? 36:17 Some of the most popular Open Source licenses 36:37 Apache License Version 2.0 38:34 The BSD 3-Clause License 38:50 The BSD 2-Clause License 39:10 GNU General Public License Versions 39:37 LGPL Licenses 39:58 The MIT License 43:02 Open Source in commercial products 44:32 Examples: LibreOffice and Apache OpenOffice 45:35 Example: WordPress 45:55 Example: The Linux Kernel 46:44 Example: Asterisk 49:29 Pick: mintStick 52:34 Picks: Pendrive Linux and Unetbootin 55:54 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 57:43 End


audio Going Linux #220 · Computer America #66
Wed, 18 Sep 2013 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #220 · Computer America #66

Grayson Hamilton is Craig Crossman's co-host while Larry talks about what you can do with your Linux computer. There are lots of links in the show notes to specific Linux software applications that you will want to explore as well. As always, there are plenty of emails as well.

Episode 220 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #220 · Computer America #66 00:15 Introduction 03:54 Topic: "What can I do with my Linux Computer" 08:34 Be social 15:23 Play games 30:37 Photo editing and photo management 31:56 Video production 32:58 Audio production 39:17 Norman has some further comments on "Linux Malware" 43:09 Clay in Myrtle Beach comments on our website redesign 52:22 Uwe writes to us from Germany 62:16 Gus commented on listener Nancy’s comments on wanting some reasons to use Linux 66:14 Andrew in Perth, Australia comments on "NancyGate" 70:43 Robert just sent us this for a future episode 73:02 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 74:59 End


audio Going Linux #219 · Listener Feedback
Thu, 05 Sep 2013 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #219 · Listener Feedback

Bill and Larry answer your questions and revisit some previous topics like using Audacity, cloud storage and "Nancy-gate." New topics include BitTorrentSync, Own Cloud, a new 'Linux in the Wild' segment, and how to pronounce 'Drachenblut.'

Episode 219 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #219 · Listener Feedback 00:15 Introduction 00:45 OLF 2013 05:12 Robert: Audacity screencasts 10:05 Robert: Something went wrong with UNETBOOTIN 15:22 The origins of "Lord Drachenblut" 17:54 Door-to-door Geek: FAIL 20:03 Andrew: Review of BitTorrentSync 24:06 David: Perfect timing 26:31 Gus: Another comment on Nancy's comments 29:43 Dave: Topic Suggestion 31:14 TheMaker: Great results! 35:44 Gone Linux: Andrew 38:22 Charles: Linux in the Wild 40:00 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 41:33 End


audio Going Linux #218 · Computer America #65
Wed, 21 Aug 2013 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #218 · Computer America #65

David Perry is Craig Crossman's cohost as Larry discusses malware on Linux. David's experience as a malware expert comes in handy. His recent adoption of 3 Raspberry Pi computers shows that he's not just a Windows guy. This is not your average CA episode.

Episode 218 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #218 · Computer America #65 00:43 Guest co-host David Perry 05:00 Linux Malware: Hand of Thief Trojan 06:27 Definition: Trojan 16:19 Caitlin: Have bank robbery rates reduced because of cybercrime? 21:43 What can I do about the Trojan? 27:42 Protect yourself from Hand of Thief 29:29 David Perry: "Switching to Linux will make you many hundreds of times more secure than any anti-virus software can make your Windows machine" 36:16 More on Linux malware 45:57 The Raspberry Pi 55:33 Chris: Wifi on an old Dell 60:15 Linux: faster to boot, faster to run, faster to shut down, and sharper screen image 62:13 Dave: A suggest topic for the show 65:38 Paul: Not so fast with Mint 15 68:04 David Perry gets back into Linux 70:32 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 71:27 End


Going Linux #217 Cross-platform Web Page Editors

We've redesign the Going Linux website! It's cleaner, more modern, easier to maintain and responsive to to the smaller screens of mobile devices. In this episode, we discuss a number of cross-platform web page editors and the decision process that lead us to choose one to replace the KompoZer editor that has served us well for over 8 years.

Episode 217 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #217 · Cross-platform Web Page Editors 00:49 In our last episode... 01:14 Going Linux website redesign 02:56 The search for web authoring software 04:19 How we got here 07:12 The search begins 08:54 The decision process 09:19 Establishing the requirements 09:40 The "must-have" criteria 09:43 No blogging software 10:23 Must be cross-platform 11:21 Ability to edit CSS and HTML manually 11:45 Free of charge 12:10 Open source 12:37 Not cloud only 13:23 Currently supported and actively developed 13:55 Support for CSS and HTML5 14:44 Optional: Content Management System (cms) 16:08 WYSIWYG 17:49 FTP uploader 18:32 The list of contenders 20:15 Elimination round 1 20:32 Amaya 20:41 Aptana 20:55 Arachnophilia 21:07 Bluefish 21:18 BlueGriffon 21:44 KompoZer 22:06 Magetta 22:19 Seamonkey Composer 22:30 LibreOffice and OpenOffice.org 24:41 The Maker 26:00 Elimination round 2 26:53 The final two 26:58 BlueGriffon 28:24 The final decision 29:45 Decision for: The Maker 30:28 Using The Maker 39:52 goinglinux.com makeover 42:08 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 45:26 End


audio Going Linux #216 Listener Feedback
Sat, 03 Aug 2013 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #216 Listener Feedback

As expected, Nancy's request for reasons to use Linux and JALU's response have created a bit of response from our listeners. And we hear from Nancy herself! Lord Drachenblut describes how Samba 4 makes Linux work in an Active Directory environment and suggests Zentyal Linux. Victor has a warning about shared home partitions. Dogphlap recommends xdotool. We talk about how Microsoft seems to be intentionally making Microsoft Office tell users that standards-compliant open document formats are broken and need repair. Imagine that! Much, much more...

Episode 216 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #216 · Listener Feedback 00:15 Introduction 02:02 Ham Radio logging software on Debian 04:10 Change your passwords 04:34 Ubuntu forums security issues 05:21 Victor: Caution. Sharing home partitions on different distros is a bad idea! 11:37 Matt (Lord Drachenblut): Linux compatibility with Active Directory 18:22 Knightwise: Defending Nancy, and freedom without a capital "F" 25:54 Nancy: You're doing it wrong! 33:49 David: Additional feedback related to Nancy’s message 35:25 Open Source Office user interface polish 39:19 MS Office 2010 treats LibreOffice files like they are damaged 42:19 Greg: Samba 4’s free alternative to Active Directory 46:39 The difference between proprietary and open source software 50:44 Dogphlap: xdotool 53:13 Wayland vs. Mir 56:45 Thad: Licensing and working cross-platform 60:42 MS Office vs. LibreOffice: New intentional incompatibility? 64:04 Paul: Printer problems 70:00 Debian 7 71:45 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 73:27 End


audio Going Linux #215 Cloud Storage
Sat, 20 Jul 2013 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #215 Cloud Storage

Cloud storage can serve as a backup or just a place for you to share stuff with other people. We tried to pick the most popular ones in use today. This is not an exhaustive list, but should give you an idea of the landscape. We discuss your options, compare prices and identify why each is different from the other. We even help you choose the right one for you.

Episode 215 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #215 · Cloud Storage 00:15 Introduction 00:43 Cloud Storage 01:36 SomaFM.com 05:01 Online storage and how you can use it on Linux 05:56 How we use Dropbox 06:36 What is cloud storage? Why might I use it? 12:06 Share publicly as well as privately 14:57 Available storage 16:26 Dropbox 19:46 Spideroak 27:28 Ubuntu One 33:05 SkyDrive 37:38 Box.com 42:26 Google Drive 43:41 What is a 'client?' 47:16 Chromebooks 53:04 Google Drive pricing 56:30 Which one should I choose? 59:23 What's the catch? 62:42 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 64:48 End


audio Going Linux #214 Computer America #64
Wed, 17 Jul 2013 00:00:02 -0800

Going Linux #214 Computer America #64

Topic: Customizing your Linux desktop. We discuss the topic from episode 212 but the Computer America hosts put their own spin on things. Of course, we discuss listener emails in hour 2.

Episode 214 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #214 · Computer America #64 00:15 Introduction 38:00 Rich has questions on using SSD drives 43:21 David is making the switch 46:57 Sebastian from Poland provides some useful links 50:57 Bernd from Germany writes about our most recent episodes 55:30 Changes in Gmail inbox: Tabs! 58:02 Tony from New Jersey asks about screen resolution 62:23 Paul comments on our comments about fixing window/Ubuntu/linux dual boot loader 67:51 willhayes: Which distribution do you use? 68:39 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 71:57 End


audio Going Linux #213 Listener Feedback
Fri, 05 Jul 2013 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #213 Listener Feedback

The fastest super computers are running the Linux operating system. Bill wants to use the newest super computer for playing Team Fortress. We recommend distributions, help solve dual boot and wifi issues, and hear a rant. Gus and Knighwise provide configuration and software tips.

Episode 213 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #213 · Listener Feedback 00:15 Introduction 00:57 Bill wants to use the newest super computer for playing Team Fortress 02:27 Gerjon provides a translation from Dutch 04:20 Knightwise: Kupfer 10:04 No9To5Blogger: Ultimate Edition and PPAs 18:01 Robert: Getting the message out 19:47 Kees: Linux in a big company? 33:20 Rene: Which Mint? 40:18 Dave: Dual booting woes 48:11 Gus: Configuration tips 51:03 Andrew: Wifi issues with an older computer 55:42 JALU: Takes issue with Nanci's attitude. 69:11 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 70:54 End


audio Going Linux #212 Customizing Linux-Advanced
Thu, 20 Jun 2013 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #212 Customizing Linux-Advanced

Bill is back with an idea for a new utility. In this episode we discuss more advanced ways you can customize your Linux desktop. From themes to system monitors to docks and from to applets to special effects, we talk about customizing the user interface of different distributions, and provide lots of links. We also discuss 7-inch and 10-inch tablet computers with Lubuntu Linux pre-installed. Not mentioned in the show is our own article: Customizing your Linux Desktop. How did we miss that?

Episode 212 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #212 · Customizing Linux-Advanced 00:15 Introduction 00:47 Bill is back 02:04 Anarchy Online 05:05 Eye candy downsides 06:50 Themes 12:38 Conky 15:25 Bill's Wife "Agro Monitor" 16:39 Docky 17:57 Plank 18:51 Cairo Dock 20:24 Applets 25:24 Screenlets and Desklets 26:57 Extensions 28:47 XFCE Customizations 29:15 Where to find desktop customizations 31:23 Installing proprietary drivers for special effects 36:21 Looking at Arch Linux 37:34 Tweaking KDE 38:11 Testing Internet Explorer on Linux 39:43 Extensions for accessibility 41:06 Compiz! 44:50 Accessibility is free on Linux 45:35 Just the beginning 46:09 PengPod 51:55 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 53:41 Knighwise.com 54:48 End


audio Going Linux #211 Computer America #63
Wed, 19 Jun 2013 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #211 Computer America #63

Topic: How to buy Linux pre-installed. If you are buying a Mac, you buy one with the MacOS pre-installed. If you are buying a Windows PC, you buy one with Windows 8 pre-installed. If you are buying a Chromebook, you buy one with the ChromeOS pre-installed. It only makes sense that if you buy a computer to run Linux, that you buy one with Linux pre-installed.

Episode 211 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #211 · Computer America #63 00:15 Introduction 03:28 Topic: How to buy Linux pre-installed 08:43 Richard: Tired of infection, wants to look at Linux 23:12 System76 25:33 ZaReason 28:22 Stealth 30:43 ThinkPenguin 31:13 Emperor Linux 31:28 Dell - just one model 31:48 Linux Now 32:20 Linux Emporium 32:32 Tiny Green PC 32:50 Compulab 33:21 Telikin 33:39 Rasberry Pi 35:16 Ray Technology 36:18 Would you really recommend buying Linux pre-installed? 41:06 Emails 42:02 Frank: Already moved to System76 46:44 Kevin: Making a choice to by Linux pre-installed 54:25 Robert: You are getting the message out 56:55 Rene: Distributions for Hams 62:02 Robert: Switching to Ultimate Edition 65:54 Jenni: Criticism for Larry (and for Computer America) 70:07 Year of the Linux "cloud-top" 73:42 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 74:36 End


audio Going Linux #210 Listener Feedback
Sun, 02 Jun 2013 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #210 Listener Feedback

We shouldn't be using or recommending Linux Mint? Trying Mageia, another cohost and "Gone Linux."

Episode 210 Time Stamps 0:00 Going Linux #210 · Listener Feedback 00:15 Introduction 01:04 Bob: Have you checked out Mageia? 09:29 Anonymous: We shouldn't use or recommend Linux Mint 12:34 Gus: A similar question 13:06 Andy: Gone Linux 18:38 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 20:24 End


audio Going Linux #209 Computer America #62
Sun, 26 May 2013 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #209 Computer America #62

Topic: The year of the Linux desktop is here NOW!. We discuss how the Chromebook and Google Chrome has made this the "Year of the Linux desktop." Linux has taken over, not the Windows desktop operating system, but has replaced running applications on any computer operating system with Linux-backed applications in the browser.

Episode 209 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #209 · Computer America #62 00:15 Introduction 03:14 Topic: The year of the Linux desktop is here now! 18:40 Chromebooks 36:30 Magnum: Misses Tom 42:02 David: Misses Tom, too 47:54 Steve: Which distro closely mimics Windows? 52:18 Andrew: Possible reasons for missing free space 57:45 Kevin: Looking for a recommendation 61:31 Daniel: Updater can't find a package 63:35 Old Macs running Linux 64:28 Recommendations for Kevin 66:01 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 68:05 End


Going Linux #208 Reviews of Sabayon 11 and Open SuSE 12.3

Bill recorded, edited and produced the reviews for this episode. He provides a high-level overview of Sabayon 11 and Open SuSE 12.3.

Episode 208 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #208 Reviews of Sabayon 11 and Open SuSE 12.3 00:15 Introduction 00:56 Bill produced this review 05:52 Sabayon 11 10:48 Open SuSE 12.3 15:45 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 17:21 End


audio Going Linux #207 Listenter Feedback
Sun, 05 May 2013 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #207 Listener Feedback

Bill tries Fedora with Cinnamon and discovers the true license costs for Windows. We have feedback and ramplings on show 204, and discuss more on UEFI, icons, screen resolutions and desktops.

Episode 207 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #207 Listener Feedback 00:15 Introduction 00:46 Bill tries Fedora with Cinnamon 04:08 Bill's new role 05:27 Paul: My Cinnamon screen resolution gets tiny 11:19 Ben: Preferred desktops 16:56 Andrew: Best upgrades for VMs 24:33 Gordon: Feedback on episode 204 27:04 Default partitions on Windows PCs 29:11 Bill discovers the true license costs for Windows 36:27 Jeff: Irritated with icons 40:48 Mike: UEFI Secure Boot 44:32 Jay: Ramblings from show 204 49:04 Software pick: Clementine 50:29 Tip: Check your Skype 53:05 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 54:45 End


audio Going Linux #206 Steam and Team Fortress
Wed, 17 Apr 2013 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #206 Steam and Team Fortress

Tom hangs up his adjustable wrench and flies off into the sunset. Bill is promoted to cohost. A shout out to the minCast and to Linux in the Hamshack. Bill reviews Ubuntu Studio and Steam on Linux and shares his experiences running Team Fortress.

Episode 206 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #206 Steam and Team Fortress 00:15 Introduction 00:42 Tom Retires from podcasting 02:12 Your indie music library 05:59 Rathole Radio 07:44 Ubuntu Studio review 11:02 mintCast shout out 13:24 Linux in the Hamshack shout out 14:17 Installing Steam for Linux 16:52 Installing Team Fortress 18:37 Launching Team Fortress 19:18 A better video driver 19:55 23 hours later... 23:24 Starting the game 23:47 Performance comparison with Windows 28:23 Which games run on Linux? 30:04 Bill's rating: 4.5 out of 5 30:35 The Windows and Linux clients appear to be identical 31:28 The Steam Community 33:06 Level up 35:36 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 37:34 End


audio Going Linux #205 Computer America #61
Tue, 16 Apr 2013 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #205 Computer America #61

Topic: Safe computing with Linux.

Episode 205 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #205 Computer America #61 00:15 Introduction 04:46 Safe computing with Linux 36:55 Gregory: UEFI and Secure Boot issues 46:43 kyengineer: Web server not visible from the Internet 50:36 Gus: Is playing multimedia on Linux illegal? 64:22 Ivor: Concern over comments 65:40 Richard: The Ribbon is not available for LibreOffice 68:47 Jim: Install Linux from a USB device 72:42 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 73:25 End


audio Going Linux #204 Listener Feedback
Sun, 31 Mar 2013 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #204 Listener Feedback

Bill has tried the new openSuSE and has some comments about UEFI and Secure Boot. Bill gets scolded and criticized. Listener David loses half his free space on converting ext3 to ext4 and we don't know why.

Episode 204 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #204 Listener Feedback 00:15 Introduction 00:52 OLF CFP 02:01 openSuSE 03:01 Works with UEFI 04:55 Build service 06:25 UEFI and Secure Boot 09:45 Dual booting with Windows 8 11:53 Scott: Scolding Bill 13:35 James: Google Reader and generating text from audio 21:13 kyengineer: Hosting a server from home 23:50 Nick: The year of Linux from Mum and Dad 28:03 Saint e: Why order a hard disk from Dell 29:49 Bruce: A suggestion and a criticism for Bill 32:13 David: Where is the missing free space after reformatting to ext4? 37:09 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 38:56 End


audio Going Linux #203 Customizing Linux-Introduction
Wed, 20 Mar 2013 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #203 Customizing Linux-Introduction

There are many ways to personalize your Linux desktop. We describe how to do this on some of the most popular desktop environments. We cover the basics in this introductory episode. Changing the background, theme, and other things.

Episode 203 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #203 Customizing Linux-Introduction 00:15 Introduction 00:50 Engines, bolts, meteors, etc. You know the drill 02:35 Things that run Linux 05:35 Larry's 2 year old brand new laptop 07:34 SolydXK 10:03 Customizing your Linux desktop: It's about choice 14:33 Change the wallpaper 18:24 Change your theme 26:45 Icons, fonts and other things 28:27 Accessibility and magnification settings 31:33 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889,@goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 33:14 End


audio Going Linux #202 Computer America #60
Tue, 19 Mar 2013 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #202 Computer America #60

I have said that the greatest barrier to the adoption of Linux for home computing is the lack of advertising. You may recognize some of the wording, but this fake ad copy illustrates that what the "big boys" say about their OS can apply to Linux as well. We discuss ad copy that might have been used by the Linux Mint distribution if others hadn’t beaten them to it.

Episode 202 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #202 Computer America #60 00:15 Introduction 05:50 Topic: If Apple wrote ad copy for Linux 06:37 A Linux Ad for radio and podcasts you can use 14:13 Apple advertises UNIX 23:01 Office on Linux 28:21 What about devices? 30:02 Printers 30:49 Running Windows apps 32:03 Connect to other PCs 32:46 Easy to use 36:35 Emails 37:46 Charles: Linux in the wild 39:38 Russ: On the edge of the desert in South Africa 43:30 Eric: Shares an idea 48:56 Jeff: A software engineer's view of Linux 55:00 Steve: Using Audacity 56:53 Tim: Asks about clouds 60:05 Jay: Gone Linux 67:22 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 69:36 End


audio Going Linux #201 Listener Feedback
Sun, 03 Mar 2013 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #201 Listener Feedback

Knightwise submits a complaint. Bill loans his Mint laptop and doesn't get it back. Robert wants less authentication, and we recieve lots of addtional questions and suggestions. What great listenters we have!

Episode 201 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #201 Listener Feedback 00:15 Introduction 01:31 Fallout from Tom 04:26 Bill tries more games 06:27 Larry's laptop 07:47 Bill helps a coworker 10:57 Robert: Too much authentication 17:17 Gord: Video conversions 19:09 Mike: How I convert video 20:59 Jay: Gone Linux 26:46 Jay: Log permissions and SSD drives 31:27 Benjamin: Open format player for iOS 32:46 Sonar Project 36:40 Andrew: Removing infections in Apples 39:21 Nancy: Challenge - Things Linux can do that Win and Mac can't 44:24 David: Edit PDF files 48:45 Lord Burghley: Live USB Drives 53:26 Linux acceptance 56:03 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 57:33 End


audio Going Linux #200 Linux 2012 in Review
Wed, 20 Feb 2013 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #200 Linux 2012 in Review

We reminisce about the old days on Going Linux. Leading distributions, our favorite podcasts, and Linux hardware.

Episode 200 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #200 Linux 2012 in Review 00:15 Introduction 02:03 Tom's engines acting up again 02:50 Linux professionals make more money 05:10 Reminiscences of 2012 06:40 Linux adoption 10:08 Linux distribution timeline 11:04 Linux Mint 14:29 The Cinnamon desktop 16:27 Mint installs to an SD card 19:03 SolusOS 19:34 Ubuntu 23:55 Slackware and derivatives 25:50 Debian and derivatives 28:45 OpenSuSE 30:44 Is Mandriva dead? 32:09 Fedora 33:22 PC LinuxOS 33:53 Android 35:20 Linux Podcasts 2012 39:20 Raspberry Pi 41:21 Thanks, Linux community 43:54 Going Linux improvements during 2012 47:18 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 49:09 End


audio Going Linux #199 Computer America #59
Tue, 19 Feb 2013 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #199 Listener Feedback

LinuxTopic: "The oddes places you'll find Linux and the 10 oddest distros." We also discusss Larry's upcoming 5 year anniversary of appearing on Computer America and Steam on Linux.

Episode 199 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #199 Computer America #59 00:15 Introduction 02:22 Welcome 06:12 The oddest places you'll find Linux and the 10 oddest distros 09:58 Steve: Where to find applications that run in WINE 41:43 Jan: Helping Slovak Linux users 50:27 David: Help with Audacity 54:59 Almost 5 years on CA 57:08 Chris: Our count is off 59:40 Scott: Recovering from SD card using Linux 60:47 Gary: Gone Linux 63:26 Kevin: Upgrading to Linux 66:42 Steve: Audacity video tutorials 68:10 Steam for Linux released 69:25 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 71:38 End


audio Going Linux #198 Listener Feedback
Sun, 03 Feb 2013 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #198 Listener Feedback

Lots of voice mail this month. Knightwise explains ogg on iOS, Richard Roocroft provides a review of NASLite, Mark needs a zoom tool and David wants an Audacity tutorial. Scott finds something Linux can do that Windows and Mac cannot. Gary has gone Linux!

Episode 198 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #198 Listener Feedback 00:15 Introduction 00:49 Our screencast on advanced editing with Audacity 03:00 Tom's mic 04:16 Bill's Steam 04:30 Knightwise: ogg on iOS 08:33 Anonymous: Xange Linux 12:15 Richard Roocroft: NAS Lite review 17:56 Mark: Zoom tool 21:00 David: Request for Audacity tutorials 25:30 Scott: Linux recovers data from SD card 27:30 Gary: Gone Linux 35:00 Pick: gtkRecordMyDesktop 38:42 Pick: Linux 39:00 Pick: IRSSI 39:35 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 41:33 End


audio Going Linux #197 Audio Files-Advanced
Mon, 21 Jan 2013 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #197 Audio Files-Advanced

We discuss audio files on Linux in a more in-depth way. We define "compression", "formats", "codecs" and "wrappers" and describe the differences. We also talk about the "best" formats to use on various media players.

Episode 197 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #197 Audio Files-Advanced 00:15 Introduction 00:51 Bill's audio book adventure 08:59 Converting formats 12:56 Audio compression 18:05 Audio formats vs. codecs 20:07 Containers or wrappers 23:58 4 common formats 24:21 ogg 26:24 mp3 26:49 wma 29:45 flac 30:11 Our recommendation 31:33 The best file formats for audio books 36:01 Audio tools for Linux 38:46 Formats for Android phones 39:44 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 44:55 End


audio Going Linux #196 Computer America #58
Sat, 19 Jan 2013 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #196 Computer America #58

Topic: "Why I choose Linux".
  • Choice (choose the distribution that’s right for you... and the desktop that makes you comfortable)
  • Cost (free)
  • Quality (not developed by a handful of developers - thousands of paid and unpaid developers who work on what they love)
  • Can install it anywhere (there is a distribution for almost any hardware)
  • Easy (easy to use and install - boot-up & follow the wizard - drivers & applications included)
  • Convenient (no reboot after installing or upgrading apps, safe apps in "Software Manager" and repositories, no add-ons for OS and apps updates, significantly reduced vendor lock-in)
  • Current and modern (always up to date thanks to repositories and automated updates)
  • Longevity (Linux is here for the long term)
  • Security (choose a superior security model and implementation - security updates for OS and apps built-in)
  • Support (sponsoring vendor, paid support, free documentation, live support chat, web forums, mailing lists and wikis)
  • Try before you "buy" (live CD/DVD, USB media, online demos)

Episode 196 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #196 Computer America #58 00:15 Introduction 02:16 Why I choose Linux 39:43 Charles: Lazarus 42:04 Happy Birthday Tom! 42:48 Clay: Synergy setup 46:30 Jeff Windows domain integration 59:58 Ben: Uphill, both ways, in the snow, in sandals 60:54 Chris: SSD recommendations 67:42 Paul: Expands on SSDs 69:58 Steve: Advice for woud-be SSD users 73:05 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 74:08 End


audio Going Linux #195 Solid-State Drives on Linux
Tue, 01 Jan 2013 00:00:02 -0800

Going Linux #195 Solid-State Drives on Linux

You, like Larry, may have decided to upgrade your existing PC and not to buy a new Linux ultrabook with a super-fast solid-state drive. When installing a solid-state drive (SSD) in your Linux machine, there are several things you will need to do to optimize Linux to get the best performance from the drive. We detail the 5 tweaks we have discovered for making SSDs work best under Linux.

Episode 195 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #195 Solid-State Drives on Linux 00:15 Introduction 00:45 Happy 2013 01:21 How I came to install an SSD on a 2 year old noteook 02:25 ZaReason's UltraLap 430 beats the competition 02:57 System76 Lemur Ultra is the runner up 03:15 Why upgrade vs. replace? 04:59 Researching SSD drives on Linux 05:52 5 Tweaks to optimize your Linux system for a solid-state drive 07:06 Edit fstab to enable TRIM and limit writes to the SSD 09:58 Reduce swappiness 12:00 Edit GRUB to prioritize "reads" over "writes" 15:05 SSD makes an HP dm4 into a fast-booting, high-performance dream machine 15:50 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 17:34 End


audio Going Linux #194 Audio Files-Introduction
Wed, 26 Dec 2012 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #194 Audio Files-Introduction

Bill and Larry discuss how Linux handles audio files. We differentiate lossy and lossless formats. We discuss several popular file formats and how, on the podcast, we are able to use comments that come to us in unusual formats.

Episode 194 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #194 Audio Files-Introduction 00:15 Introduction 00:56 Bill's adventures in new computing 03:15 Larry gets an SSD upgrade 05:34 Upgrades for the holidays 09:38 Homework for the next episode 10:32 Handling audio files in Linux 12:13 Lossless formats 12:47 Lossy formats 15:28 Sound quality vs. file size 17:34 The "best" quality 18:39 Caveat: Use a format that your device can play 21:22 Playing audio formats 22:49 Ripping audio 26:29 mp3 is the current default cross-platform format 28:53 Converting and playing unusual formats 31:14 Linux is superior for audio 32:52 Our favorite audio formats 34:08 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 36:26 End


audio Going Linux #193 Computer America #57
Wed, 19 Dec 2012 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #193 Computer America #57

Larry talks to Craig and Ben about why he uses Linux. To "get things done" of course! They also talk about why YOU might use Linux - even without knowing it.

Episode 193 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #193 Computer America #57 00:15 Introduction 03:24 Topic: "Why do I use Linux?" 14:31 Why you might use Linux 22:56 Steve: How long has Linux been around? 31:40 Richard: WOW 64-bit 36:33 JackDeth: Linux and Active Directory 39:25 Aaron: Mistakes he made buying a Linux laptop 43:19 Rich: De-frigging 4611 Simon: Wants something more advanced 49:21 Robert: NixiePixel installs Netflex on Linux 57:06 Chris: Uses a Zune on a Zenbook 61:21 Göran: VMs and CPUs 62:15 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 63:24 End


audio Going Linux #192 Listener Feedback
Fri, 14 Dec 2012 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #192 Listener Feedback

We have voice mail, audio feedback and emails this month. We get feedback on processors, virtual machines, malware and Unity. Bill tries Sabayon again, Tom moves back to Firefox and Larry upgrades to Mint 14.

Episode 192 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #192 Listener Feedback 00:15 Introduction 00:47 No Audible 01:33 Going Linux Google+ Community 06:08 Tom: Back to Firefox from Chrome 07:38 Bill: Sabayon with MATE 08:15 Larry: Mint 14 08:44 Nemo 09:32 AMC Yoooonity vs. a Packard 11:47 Anonymous: Resizing VM images 12:48 "fork saver"?: Multiple cores vs. multiple threads 14:43 Thor: Alt-click-drag 16:14 Ken: Inspired to try VMware 16:47 Eric: Clone VDI and other comments 20:52 Joran: More processor feedback 22:36 Bill: Pet peevesd 29:02 Nancy: Theoretical Linux malware 30:45 Greg: VLC fix? 32:15 John: Can I delete the image file? 35:40 John: Feedback for David 38:28 Bill: Which hard drive? 43:14 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 45:09 End


audio Going Linux #191 Computer America #56
Fri, 30 Nov 2012 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #191 Computer America #5

Topic: "Linux not doing what you want? You're doing it wrong!" This month Ben looks at a System76 Gaming Laptop, Craig notices changes in Firefox, Microsoft gets it wrong and Canonical gets it right. Is Canonical's vision of the future of Ubuntu something like LCARS?

Episode 191 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #191 Computer America #56 00:15 Introduction 00:47 Welcome 01:43 Firefox 17 Update 02:54 Linux Mint 14 release 03:19 Ben looks at the System76 Bonobo gaming laptop 04:37 Craig notices a change in behavior in Firefox 05:59 Linux not doing what you want? You're doing it wrong! 11:01 Microsoft is doing it wrong! 11:40 Microsoft: Building a single UI for all devices 12:05 Canonical: A single OS that adapts it's UI to the device 13:32 The future of Linux is SNG 17:14 Star WHAT? 17:41 Video training 19:11 Steve: How do I determine if my computer is Linux-ready? 23:01 Computers with Linux pre-installed 24:29 Menu differences 27:40 Closing a window 29:23 Finding an application 31:11 Package search 32:30 Installing an application 33:05 Software updates 33:50 Getting support 34:22 Upgrading your Operating System 36:34 Ken: Glad to hear his email on the show 40:32 Tom: How to stream audio 44:02 Peter: Comments on VM episode 45:54 Havier: Performance tests 60:59 Scott: Linux on a Mac 64:21 Pagal: Windows games under WINE 66:22 inetken: rEFIt related to using graphics 67:14 Ray: Comments on the UI 68:46 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 71:07 End


audio Going Linux #190 Virtual Machines-Advanced
Sat, 24 Nov 2012 00:00:02 -0800

Going Linux #190 Listener Feedback

A more advanced look at virtual machines. We discuss the virtual machine that is built-in to the Linux kernel, KVM, and Bill describes some of his adventures with VMware. We discuss the differences between "CPU" and "Core" and how that relates to "multi-threading". Curbuntu provides us with a real life example and wonders how to make a virtual machine larger. We also lament the disappearance of the Linux Basement podcast.

Episode 190 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #190 Virtual Machines-Advanced 00:15 Introduction 00:45 VLC Leakage 03:27 Removing bolts again 04:25 The KVM virtual machine 08:50 Virtual Machine (VM) review 10:17 Virtualizing a hardware installation 14:56 Improving virtual machine performance 15:24 CPU vs. Core vs. multi-threading 22:25 Other hardware considerations 25:30 A real world example from Curbuntu 26:32 Increasing the virtual machine image size 31:18 Windows license considerations 38:57 Trying VMware 40:33 Try KVM - it's already in Linux 41:40 Linux Basement, where are you? 43:14 Tip: Enabling automatic updates 45:48 Running cron jobs as system administrator (root) 48:09 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 50:02 End


audio Going Linux #189 Listener Feedbak
Sun, 11 Nov 2012 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #189 Listener Feedback

We dust off some old voice messages and old emails, and we address a few newer topics as well. We revisit some old topics like "73", freshclam, and virtual environments. We talk about Ubuntu 12.10.

Episode 189 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #189 Listener Feedback 00:15 Introduction 03:03 Ubuntu 12.10: New Shopping Lens 10:53 Troy: VirtualBox guest editions 14:24 Bob: Likes Unity now 17:54 Jarrod: Downside to installing multiple desktop environments 20:58 Steve: A fascinating suggestion 24:42 Charles: 73 again 26:11 Bob: A VM correction 27:27 Karim: Freshclam suggestion 29:18 Jenny: Wireless woes during an upgrade 36:46 Steve: 73 again again 31:56 Nikko: Fresher clams 35:01 Kasey: Virtual corrections 36:53 VMware Converter 37:35 Imagination software 40:30 Tom's tip 41:22 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 43:34 End


audio Going Linux #188 Virtual Machines-Introduction
Sat, 20 Oct 2012 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #188 Virtual Machines-Introduction

Our introduction to virtual machines includes a discussion of 4 Virtual Machine software products that run on Linux. Some are cross platform and some are not. We also discuss two Windows-only virtual machines. We talk about installing, features and what to expect.

Episode 188 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #188 Virtual Machines-Introduction 00:15 Introduction 01:51 Bill's ASUS G75VW 05:07 Why not a laptop with Linux pre-installed? 10:36 What is a virtual machine? 12:15 Why use a virtual machine? 14:24 System requirements 15:15 VirtualBox 15:42 VMWare 19:23 Parallels 20:59 More on system requirements 25:30 More reasons to use a virtual machine 33:16 QEMU 35:41 Windows VirtualPC 36:46 Microsoft Azure 39:55 Is BootCamp a virtual machine? 43:02 Installing a virtual machine 47:12 How do I get started with VirtualBox? 49:18 Getting started with VMWare 50:51 Virtual modes 57:53 Virtual sharing 58:50 Sharing and backing up your virutal image 62:23 Finding more information 65:09 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 66:43 End


audio Going Linux #187 Computer America #55
Wed, 17 Oct 2012 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #187 Computer America #55

Topic of the month: "Step-by-step: Trying Linux."

Episode 187 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #187 Computer America #55 00:15 Introduction 00:47 Step-by-step: Trying Linux 36:38 Hour 2: Listener Feedback 69:51 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 70:41 End


audio Going Linux #186 Listener Feedback
Fri, 05 Oct 2012 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #186 Listener Feedback

Back to the basics of listener feedback. From Mars to electric sheep and everything in between.

Episode 186 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #186 Listener Feedback 00:15 Introduction 01:46 That Mars thing 04:25 Open source's dirty laundry 05:40 Johnathan: Not looking for a fight 06:10 Buyer: Biggest fan 07:00 Victor: Free speech 07:48 Curbuntu: Wing walking 08:20 Mario: Super - Free vs. free 11:34 Mark: Socialism and social movement 13:40 Paul: Antivirus - freshclam 21:00 George: Stallman is correct, not right 24:50 Andy: Gaming mouse to sensitive on Linux 26:45 David: Programming episode? 29:00 Rick: The meaning of 73 31:30 Martin: The 1% has gone Linux 32:35 Software pick: AutoKey 35:40 Electric sheep 36:20 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 37:58 End


audio Going Linux #185 At What Price Freedom?
Thu, 20 Sep 2012 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #185 At What Price Freedom?

We have received so much feedback about episodes 181 and 183. Today, our episode starts with a lengthy email from Jonathan Nadeau of the Accessible Computing Foundation, who is critical, not of the Windows 8 bashing, but of our treatment of Richard M Stallman (RMS) and the Free Software Foundation (FSF). Despite Richard Stallman's contribution to GNU/Linux, his words and how he says them often overshadow his message. His message is one of extreme socialism in some ways. Our conclusion is that the price you pay for "Free" (Free-as-in-a-social-movement) software, is your freedom of choice. We also conclude that the Open Source community has actually chosen to exercise all of the four freedoms championed by the FSF. They chose to NOT run GNU/Linux as it is, but to study and change it, and to redistribute copies with those changes. They have forked it! They have chosen to call it "Linux."

Episode 185 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #185 At What Price Freedom? 00:15 Introduction 01:01 Tom goes 15 rounds with Time Warner Cable 04:14 More feedback about Episodes 181 & 183 05:03 "Free," "free," "libre," and "Open Source." What's the diff? 05:51 Tom does not hate Microsoft 06:57 Jonathan Nadeau defends Richard M Stallman 11:05 Really listening to what RMS has to say 12:06 All non-Free software is an injustice 13:51 Credibility crumbles 16:07 Giving kids needles full of herione 17:22 An arrogant socialist 19:15 Out to pasture 20:00 Badger, badger, badger 20:35 Redistribution of wealth 20:40 Read the RMS website 20:19 Ahuka: HPR episode 163 23:18 Freedom is not absolute. There are limits 23:55 Producer freedom vs. user freedom 24:33 The GPL protects only 4 freedoms. Conspicuously missing from the list is the freedom of choice. 25:50 OGG Camp 11: The future of Linux must include the freedom of choice 25:54 RMS and the FSF work against freedom -- the freedom of choice 26:28 Kudos to Richard M Stallman for the contributions and ideas 28:15 Kudos to Linus Torvalds for making it actually work 30:00 Kudos to Canonical for making it usable and popular 31:07 What is the cost of "Free" software 32:10 The cost of "Freedom" is "freedom of choice" 33:14 The response to Jonathan 34:00 The words overshadowed the message 35:15 The four freedoms 36:25 The missing freedom 37:35 Choosing your own freedom 38:50 The Open Source community abides by the four freedoms - They chose to fork GNU/Linux and called it "Linux" 40:21 Good-bye 42:00 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 44:25 End


audio Going Linux #184 Computer America #54
Thu, 20 Sep 2012 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #184 Computer America #54

The topic this time: "The Linux Community. What is it and how do I join?"

Episode 184 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #184 Computer America #54 00:15 Introduction 02:38 The Linux Community. What is it and how do I join? 07:04 Help others 07:40 What's a LUG? 11:36 Finding a LUG 12:45 Write a blog 14:08 Getting help on forums 17:59 Start a podcast about Linux 20:31 Provide help on Linux forums 23:45 Fix it for others 26:23 Translate documentation 26:53 Work for a company that uses or develops Linux 30:34 Martin: Help for Bob with video 35:59 Linux on Tablets 38:00 Dave: Feedback for another listener 42:33 Gnome, EOL and other pronunciation 43:18 Linux in the Ham Shack 46:38 Bill: Feedback on the Jono Bacon interview 53:45 Vince: XBMC better resolution than native video 58:01 Jim: Use Debian - it's got everything 63:31 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 65:06 End


audio Going Linux #183 Listener Feedback
Thu, 23 Aug 2012 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #183 Listener Feedback

We have received feedback from several listeners letting us know that with this episode, we have gone too far. We are beginning to get elitist in our attitude toward non-Linux operating systems, and in fact we are doing way too much Windows bashing! I have posted a public apology to our listeners in my response to K. D. Murray on his blog post, "Going Linux - A Case for Tolerance". Going forward, the Going Linux will focus less on "why this software is better" and return to our focus on "why and how to use Linux to get things done." Bill and Larry discuss the topic during this episode.

Episode 183 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #183 Listener Feedback 00:15 Introduction 01:45 The controversy over the direction of Going Linux 02:31 The audio: Knightwise 10:26 The email: Keith Murray 15:20 The trip to the Apple store 15:54 The blog post 16:13 The apology 19:54 The comments and discussion 24:30 The new approach - return to the old approach 29:25 The inspriation: A choice between a new Macbook Pro and a 5 year old 15.5 inch HP laptop 31:06 The case for cross-platform sliding (credit: Knightwise.com) 33:04 WB4BBC 33:40 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 36:41 End


audio Going Linux #182 Computer America #53
Thu, 23 Aug 2012 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #182 Computer America #53

Topic: "How To Avoid Computer Infections and Malware" We make recommendations on light weight Linux distributions for older computers, describe the differences between major distribtions and more! Listener JackDeth explains that you DO need to install guest editions on each virtual machine with VirtualBox.

Episode 182 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #182 Computer America #53 00:15 Introduction 01:55 How to avoid computer infections and malware 30:16 JackDeth: Virtual Box guest editions add-ons explained 35:42 Ken: Looking for specialized applications 40:53 Joe: Light weight distro recommendations 46:08 Gord: An answer for Norman 48:57 Dominic: Another answer for Norman 52:11 Gus: Favorite WINE application 54:02 Greg: The differences between major distributions 60:30 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 61:54 End


audio Going Linux #181 Avoiding Windows 8
Mon, 20 Aug 2012 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #181 Avoiding Windows 8

Microsoft's latest operating system release, Windows 8 is coming soon. Maybe you have heard the bad press about the OS formerly known as "Metro" or maybe you haven't. Either way, Microsoft appears to be taking lessons from the Apple by forcing you to use your computer the way they want you to use it. Perhaps you have already decided to avoid the latest from Redmond, but soon you won't have a choice when purchasing a new non-Apple PC in a brick and mortar store. Before you upgrade or buy a computer with Windows 8, there are some things you should know. Computers running an operating system from Microsoft may represent 92% of the computer market, but when you use a Windows computer, you have almost a 1 in 3 chance of becoming infected with malware. Do you REALLY want to take that risk, when you have better choices? Especially if you've decided you don't want the latest "user experience" from Microsoft, you can eliminate the issues around adjusting to an uncomfortable user interface, AND you can avoid malware infections. It's easy. As Knightwise is fond of saying, "Let technology work for you, not the other way around!" Use a Linux computer, and choose the tens of thousands of no cost native Linux applications.

Episode 181 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #181 Avoiding Windows 8 00:15 Introduction 00:47 Avoiding Windows 8 02:08 Soon you will have no option but Windows 8 on new computers 02:52 Windows 8 testers can't figure out how to use it 04:34 Microsoft removes bypass of Metro interface 06:11 Why use an operating system already predected to be a flop? 06:56 Why use an operating system with a 31% chance of getting infected? 08:08 There are no Linux viruses in the wild 09:30 Market share: Windows 92% Mac 7% Linux 1% 10:03 You are 3 1/2 times more likely to find a computer user with an infected Windows computer, than to find one running a Mac or Linux 11:34 Linux market share is growing 12:48 Windows 8 represents a growth opportunity for Linux 13:31 How to avoid having to us an OS with bad reviews and a 1 in 3 guarantee of getting infected 15:55 Microsoft slams the door on developers, developers, developers! 16:59 "Let technology work for you, not the other way around!" Knightwise 18:06 You can afford a super computer if you use Linux 19:42 Prevent problems: Don't run applications from Microsoft or designed for the Microsoft OS... ever! 21:12 Ease into Linux: 12 Cross-platform applications you can use today that work exactly the same on Linux 25:16 Save this podcast 26:25 Microsoft Linux 27:18 Software pick: Calibre 27:46 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 29:28 End


audio Going Linux #180 Listener Feedback
Sun, 05 Aug 2012 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #180 Listener Feedback

We begin with a review of Skype 4.0 for Linux -- well, it's sort of a review. Bill says goodbye to Windows 8. and Tom interviews Jonathan Nadeau, Executive Director of Accessible Computing Foundation. We answer email questions, as well of course!

Episode 180 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #180 Listener Feedback 00:15 Introduction 01:46 Skype 4.0 review (sort of) 08:52 Rant: Netflix sux 09:47 Goodbye to Windows 8 12:32 Matt: Doesn't like the last episode 15:02 David: Learning *nix systems 20:31 Norman: Gone back to Windows 30:03 Jim: Failing video. Time for a light server distro? 35:44 Bill: Elitist? Really? 38:50 Defending Ubuntu 42:37 Jonathan Nadeau: AccessibleComputingFoundation.org 44:33 August 25 fundraiser 52:29 accessiblecomputingfoundation.org 53:03 Linuxbasix.com for instructions 53:48 Why is open source assistive technology important? 57:19 Software pick: Firefox 58:14 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 59:53 End


audio Going Linux #179 Linux Applications-Advanced
Fri, 20 Jul 2012 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #179 Linux Applications-Advanced

Based on our article, "Installing Linux Software" this episode takes a deeper dive into Linux applications. Although it is possible to control where applications are installed with Linux, it's not something you want to do. We discuss why that is so, and how Linux handles this in a much better way. By design, Linux makes backing up, restoring, and reinstalling problematic applications very easy. By design, Linux installs its applications in predictable places... so you know exactly where to go to find the application files. By design, Linux application preferences are stored in a predictable place, too.

Episode 179 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #179 Linux Applications-Advanced 00:15 Introduction 01:03 Bill is still on Ubuntu 02:41 Applications for Linux - advanced 06:43 Binary files: /bin 06:50 Linux kernel the boot loader: /boot 06:56 System-wide configuration files: /etc 07:08 Shared libraries: /lib 07:16 Optional and commercial apps: /opt 07:32 Programs you have installed: /usr/bin /usr/share 07:57 /home/username 08:48 Hidden .folder 09:08 /home/username/.mozilla/firefox 09:30 /home/username/.thunderbird 09:42 Manage misbehaving apps 10:06 Backups made easier 10:45 Predictability by design 11:12 Software pick: Chrome remote desktop 14:26 LibreOffice 15:25 Fedora: What the heck? 18:07 Distribution naming 18:47 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 20:21 End


audio Going Linux #178 Computer America #52
Thu, 19 Jul 2012 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #178 Computer America #52

"What Microsoft's Secure Boot means for Linux" is the topic for tonight. We discuss the firestorm that has arisen in the Linux community about Microsoft's security measure know as "Secure Boot" and who is fanning the flames. Does it really mean you will not be able to install Linux and other operating sytems on Windows 8 certified computer hardware? What about this $99 signed kernel thing?

Episode 178 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #178 Computer America #52 00:15 Introduction 02:03 Topic: "What Microsoft’s Secure Boot means for Linux" 14:14 Linus Torvalds on Secure Boot 18:20 Alternatives to a Windows 8 PC with Secure Boot 21:15 Left-wing organization fueling the Linux community's paranoia 24:38 Let's ask the developers of Linux: Fedora and Canonical on Secure Boot 28:39 What Microsoft actually says about Secure Boot 31:48 So, Windows is trying to destroy Linux 34:28 Greg: Saves an old computer using Linux 39:01 Ham radio and Linux: Linux in the Ham Shack 40:48 Steve: The future of Linux 43:31 Steve: Are there Linux-based mobile phones? 46:54 Paying for Linux 50:06 Nancy: Skype 4.0 for Linux 52:05 Burt: Keeping up with the latest Linux applications 53:59 Chiphead: Recovering deleted files 62:05 Brian: Video problems - a monitor hardware issue 67:25 How we decide on topics for the show 68:14 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 69:16 End


audio Going Linux #177 Listener Feedback
Thu, 05 Jul 2012 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #177 Listener Feedback

In today's listener feedback we talk about Windows 8 and Skype 4.0. Oh, and we read all kinds of questions and answers about Linux and open source software. Included are comments on Zotero, MSI Wind Sorcerer Linux and Xubuntu. Linux on old hardware and switching from other operating systems are also discussed.

Episode 177 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #177 Listener Feedback 00:15 Introduction 00:46 audiblepodcast.com/goinglinux 01:43 Bill tests W8 for a "friend" 02:40 Tom tries Skype 4.0 03:17 Jono's message for Tom 04:05 Ken: Clarification on episode 172 06:12 Amy: Dual boots Ubuntu and Mint. Reviews Zotero 11:18 Bob: Comments on Ubuntu 17:26 Jared: MSI Wind advice for Tom 18:57 Tony: LUG couldn't help with hardware issue 20:01 Bradley: On using older or newer distros on older hardware 20:39 Burt: Comments on recording with Skype 22:45 Richard: Noticed something odd with Google searches 26:41 Don: Sorcerer Linux 27:35 Mark: Switching from the Glass desktop interface 34:47 Brandon: Has a CR-48 running Xubuntu 36:14 Burt: Gone Linux 48:53 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 50:32 End


audio Going Linux #176 Computer America #51
Sat, 23 Jun 2012 00:00:00 -0800

Going Linux #176 Computer America #51

Topic: Can a light-weight netbook run a 64-bit operating system? Windows 7 Starter vs. 64-bit Linux: an unfair comparison. We also talk about ultrabooks, Linux tablets and answer listener questions.

Episode 176 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #176 Computer America #51 00:15 Introduction 00:47 Topic: Can a light-weight netbook run a 64-bit operating system? Windows 7 Starter vs. 64-bit Linux: an unfair comparison. 04:07 Brian's experience with 64-bit Mint on an HP netbook 08:52 You CAN run a 64-bit OS on a netbook - and it runs better than Windows Starter edition 09:46 What about an ultrabook? 11:11 Linux: A lightweight option for modern computers 13:01 Linux on tablet devices 14:56 An unfair comparison? 15:59 The Vivaldi tablet runs KDE 22:41 Who is K? 24:04 Is Linux on a tablet DESIGNED for a touch interface? 25:34 The latest version? 27:17 What about Linux on Ultrabooks? 32:00 Running Microsoft Office on Linux 39:24 Tony: Clock skips, jumpy apps, audio cuts out 42:48 Burt: Gone Linux 44:28 Vinux Linux for the Visually Impaired 46:18 Don: Debian on Raspberry Pi 50:35 The Mint Boxes: Computers pre-installed with Linux Mint 53:27 Burt: OpenOffice and LibreOffice history 60:13 Chris: Virtual Box answers 63:57 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 68:09 End


audio Going Linux #175 An Interview with Jono Bacon
Tue, 19 Jun 2012 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #175 An Interview with Jono Bacon

In this interview, conducted in early June 2012, Bill speaks with Canonical's Jono Bacon, Community Manager for Ubuntu. They discuss some of the decisions that lead to the Unity interface, the current state of Ubuntu with 12.04, and the future of Ubuntu in today's environment of "technology convergence". Knightwise provides a commentary that frames the issue with Unity as the perfect introduction to the interview.

Episode 175 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #175 An Interview with Jono Bacon 00:15 Introduction 02:14 Knightwise on Unity 07:59 The Interview 08:34 Overview: What Jono does at Canonical 11:51 Writing "The Art of Community" 12:18 "The Art of Community" 2nd Edition 12:22 About Ubuntu 12:45 The reasons behind Unity 16:53 Another shell for Gnome 18:03 Bill talks about the polish, multiple launches 18:52 Choice: The great thing about Linux 20:24 Developers put their hearts and souls into free software 21:00 Getting to 12.04: Unity has been an evolution 22:17 If you want rock-solid, use LTS 22:47 Unity: The "dumbing down" of Linux? Really? 23:33 Technical elitism 25:36 12.04 has additional configurability for power users 26:06 Community support: The Ubuntu forums 27:32 Juju: It's what's next for Ubuntu 29:28 Ubuntu client offerings: UbuntuTV 30:10 Ubuntu computer/phone convergence 32:37 On Canonical's funding and profitability 34:07 The cult of Mark Shuttleworth 35:03 The importance of community 37:52 Jono tells Tom to upgrade 38:17 How do I get involved in the Ubuntu community? 41:58 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 42:49 End


audio Going Linux #174 Listener Feedback
Sat, 02 Jun 2012 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #174 Listener Feedback

This month we have LOTS of audio feedback! Thanks to all of our listeners. A promotion for Eric Nantz's R-Podcast. We discuss Linux distributions, Unity, Skype, feed issues and a "Gone Linux" story or two. Knightwise asks about installing Linux on older computers. Should you use a release from the same year as the older computer, or use a lighter-weight recent release? He's installing it on an iMac G4 from the LAST CENTURY. We have a link to the Knightcast episode where he discusses his installation and plays our audio feedback.

Episode 174 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #174 Listener Feedback 00:15 Introduction 03:00 R-Podcast 05:52 Welcome back Larry 07:27 Bill likes My Unity 13:29 Bob: has had problems with Skype in Ubuntu 14:33 Nathan: Likes Puppy 15:29 McVries: SolusOS 17:55 David: A problem with our ogg feed 21:59 Don: USB stick issue 30:21 John: Has no sound 38:22 Jared: Has a problem with our podcast feed 42:32 Gus: Trinity - Like MATE for KDE 44:45 Paul: gPodder on Mint 12 46:39 Bob: New mainstream uses for Linux 50:53 Ian: gPodder and ssh on Mint 52:49 Vega: Video card issues? 55:56 Knightwise 67:13 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 68:49 End


audio Going Linux #173 Computer America #50
Fri, 18 May 2012 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #173 Computer America #50

Topic: Resolving (and preventing) issues after installing Linux. Larry joins Craig and Ben and discusses getting help with issues, preventing issues, ensuring hardware compatibility and purchasing a computer with Linux pre-installed and supported.

Episode 173 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #173 Computer America #50 00:15 Hello and welcome 02:09 Topic: Resolving and preventing issues after installing Linux 03:43 Try the forum 07:36 Linux distributions 10:40 Hardware compatibility 15:37 Dexter: What's a repository? 23:48 Purchase a computer with Linux pre-installed 32:14 John: VirtualBox 36:51 Warren: GNU? Is it still GNU/Linux? 39:06 Richard: Networking issues 50:02 Göran: No "but" 51:57 Clay: Identify a distribution on a thumb drive 57:53 Bob: iTunes DRM? Really? 62:10 Sidney: Shutdown icon vanishes - solution 64:22 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 66:39 End


Going Linux #172 Linux Applications-Introduction

Larry is missing. Tom and Bill take the episode and make it great! In this episode we discuss some of the key applications used by average users, regardless of the operating system. We identify which versions of those common applications are installed by default by several of the most popular Linux distributions.

Episode 172 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #172 Linux Applications-Introduction 00:15 Introduction 00:47 Larry is absent 01:17 Bill tries the new Ubuntus 02:20 Tom is underwhelmed with 12.04 02:45 Bill tries Ubuntu Studio 04:38 Linux applications 05:42 Ubuntu standard applications 06:16 Browser: Firefox 07:40 Music Player: Rythmbox or Banshee 11:18 Photo/graphics editing: Shotwell 13:11 Video player: Mplayer, Totem 15:30 Office: LibreOffice 18:48 Picture viewer: Shotwell 22:35 PCLinuxOS Standard Applications 22:50 Browser: Firefox 22:55 Music player: Clementine 24:17 Graphics: GIMP 24:25 Music player: VLC 24:56 Office: LibreOffice 25:03 Picture viewer/editor: Digikam 25:49 Linux Mint default applications 26:04 Browser: Firefox 26:13 Music player: Banshee 26:17 Graphics editor: GIMP 26:21 Video player: VLC, Totem 26:38 Office: LibreOffice 26:54 Picture viewer/editor: ImageViewer/Shotwell 28:12 OpenSUSE default aplications 28:40 Browser: Firefox 28:45 Music player: Banshee 28:49 Graphics editing: GIMP 28:53 Video player: Totem 28:58 Office: LibreOffice 29:01 Photo editing: Shotwell 29:09 Fedora default applications 29:15Browser: Firefox 29:19 Music player: Rythmbox 29:22 Graphics editor: GIMP 29:25 Video player: Totem 29:28 Office: LibreOffice 31:33 Picture viewer: Shotwell 32:00 Debian default applications 32:40 Browser: Ice Weasle 33:46 Music player: Rythmbox 33:57 Graphics editor: GIMP 34:02 Video player: Totem 34:06 Office: OpenOffice 36:36 Picture viewer: Shotwell 37:14 Sabayon default applications 37:53 Browser: Chromium 38:04 Music player: Banshee 38:08 Graphics editor: GIMP 38:11 Video player: VLC 30:19 Picture viewer: Shotwell 39:15 Learning the application names 42:22 Using applications to get things done 43:04 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 44:39 End


audio Going Linux #171 Computer America #49
Tue, 01 May 2012 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #171 Computer America #49

Topic: Adjust your thinking to make using Linux easy.

Episode 171 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #171 Computer America #49 00:15 Introduction 02:27 Topic: Adjust your thinking to make using Linux easy 05:38 No reboot after installing software 10:11 Look before you buy 14:39 You CAN have the latest modern software 23:30 Copy, share and give it away -- legally! 27:00 Use it for any purpose you want 28:59 If you don't like it, change it! 31:39 Support is just a Google search away 32:11 The terminal is not just for fixing things 35:41 Ian: Multiple X session 37:51 Carlos: An explanation about X sessions 43:13 Richard: Solved his problem 47:33 Rich: PAE Kernel 52:37 32-bit vs. 64-bit 57:57 Shogi: Problem with gPodder 67:01 Bob: Words of encouragement 69:44 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 70:36 End


audio Going Linux #170 Listener Feedback
Tue, 24 Apr 2012 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #170 Listener Feedback

More feedback from our Listeners. Tom flys solo this episode.

Episode 170 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #170 Listener Feedback 00:15 Introduction 02:17 Bob: PCLinux OS 04:18 Dogphlap: Puppy 05:58 Grizzly: Gnome or gnome? 08:44 Matt: Hanna Montana is back! 09:41 Joe: ASUS problem 12:18 Keesat: Topic suggestion 13:06Jonathan: Gone Linux 17:23 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 19:22 End


audio Going Linux #169 Computer America #48
Tue, 10 Apr 2012 00:00:01 -0800

Linux #169 Computer America #48

Topic: Finding the Right Linux Distribution. There are several websites dedicated to helping you pick the Linux distribution that's right for you. We discuss 3 of them. We also answer listener feedback -- as always.

Episode 169 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #169 Computer America #48 00:15 Introduction 05:43 Tim: Why Linux? 14:06 Choosing the right Linux for you 15:31 Linux Chooser 21:32 zegenie studios 28:52 Getting support after you choose 32:39 Niko: Comments onHanna Montana Linux 42:06 Annie S: Compaq troubles 48:06 Gomez: Suggestion for Charlie's clock, Linux from Scratch 56:21 Niko Freezing problems in F 66:10 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 66:56 End


audio Going Linux #168 32-bit vs. 64-bit
Tue, 20 Mar 2012 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #168 32-bit vs. 64-bit

Most new computers have 64-bit processors. Do you need a 64-bit operating system? What are the differences, advantages and disadvantages of 64-bit Linux vs. 32-bit Linux?

Episode 168 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #168 32-bit or 64-bit 00:15 Introduction 00:51 NVidia joins Linux Foundation 04:26 Disclaimer 06:16 Definitions 08:57 64-bit - What's in a name? 11:09 Can you run 32-bit apps on a 64-bit machine? 11:45 More RAM 18:02 How do I know if I have a 64-bit machine? 21:13 Larger file sized 22:44 Disadvantages of 64-bit 27:34 Our recommendation 33:54 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 35:06 End


audio Going Linux #167 Listener Feedback
Mon, 05 Mar 2012 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #167 Listener Feedback

We discuss running Linux on persistent thumb drives, our errors, multiple logins and multiple x-sessions. Bill hops to another distro. (No surprise.) Oh, and we answer listener questions. :)

Episode 167 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #167 Listener Feedback 00:15 Introduction 01:44 The minion 02:24 Bill has hopped to PCLinuxOS 04:31 Making a persistent thumb drive 08:18 Nautilus is slowing down 10:07 Nathan: Linux experiences and ideas 14:44 Karim: Keeping Windows and Linux on the same time zone 16:49 chattr: Provides a correction 20:54 jimzat: Switching Users on "W" 21:55 Mattew: Installing Apps 23:23 Chris: More on multiple users 27:06 Sean: Multiple x-sessions 30:44 Jim: An email within an email 36:33 Jes: He's a "he" 39:19 Aidan: Asks a few questions 45:19 Walter: Correction on Hulu 46:15 Aldo: Talks technical 48:55 Anonymous: Gone Linux 56:52 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 58:47 End


audio Going Linux #166 Computer America #47
Wed, 22 Feb 2012 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #166 Computer America #47

This month's topic is "Listening to Podcasts - gPodder". We talk to Charlie again, and answer listener questions. Craig talks about trying Linux.

Episode 166 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #166 Computer America #47 00:15 Introduction 00:47 Hello and welcome 01:59 Topic: Listening to Podcasts: gPodder 07:41 Definition: What is a Podcast? 09:12 Charles: Installing Linux Mint on a specific partition 16:33 Windows doesn't keep the correct time, but Linux does 21:24 Podcatchers 27:43 Botsync: Wireless sync gPodder to Android 31:54 Richard: Calls Larry out on a comment 37:09 Why not just dual boot? 40:34 Handling hardware under WINE 44:28 Brian: What is Gnome Shell? 50:54 Gregory: Unity Dock fix 54:14 Macbuntu 55:39 Dick: Authenticating on publick computers 59:06 Daniel: Audible client? 63:15 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 65:12 End


audio Going Linux #165 Switching Linux Desktops
Sun, 19 Feb 2012 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #165 Switching Linux Desktops

We discuss KDE, XFCE, Gnome 3 Shell, Gnome 2, LXDE, Cinnamon and Mate. We talk about how to install each and how to switch between them on a single computer. Of course we have conversations about how to pronounce "Gnome" and whether it should be "Linux" or "GNU/Linux".

Episode 165 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #165 Switching Linux Desktops 00:15 Introduction 00:49 USB hardware issues 02:44 Skype causes recording issues 04:28 Bill switches to Mint Debian 05:12 XFS tested 06:46 Unity tip: never hide setting 09:14 Will HUD help Ubunut regain popularity on Distrowatch? 19:27 Definitions: X Windowing system, window manager, desktop environment, desktop shell 12:01 Examples 16:07 Switching to KDE 19:24 Switching to XFCE 21:36 Is it Gnome, Gnome or Gnome? 22:05 Switching to Gnome 3 Shell 24:12 Switching to Gnome 2 25:30 Switching to LXDE 30:00 Switching to Cinnamon 41:10 Switching to MATE 43:17 Hardware pick: KDE Tablet 45:33 Software pick: Google search 46:16 Software Pick: Minitube (again) 47:58 Software Pick: Latex and Tux Type 50:13 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 51:58 End


audio Going Linux #164 Listener Feedback
Sun, 05 Feb 2012 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #164 Listener Feedback

Tom's back! This month we have feedback from the forums, desktop fun, Linux in space, software picks and lots, lots more.

Episode 164 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #164 Listener Feedback 00:15 Introduction 00:46 Welcome back Tom 02:29 Rant: Google Chrome 05:15 Bill switches to OpenSuse 12.1 07:34 Bert: Comment in the Forum 11:18 TwistedLucidity: Forum post on episode 163 18:47 David: LMDE continued support? 26:11 Bob: Space... the Linux frontier 28:01 Robert: Did my performance improve? 31:06 Sam: A perspective on desktop environments 36:56 Martin: Needs to find old episodes 39:50 Tom's Zenity script 42:02 Eric: Provides a solution to the zoom issue 44:59 Tom: A "Gone Linux" story 47:37 Pick: botsync, ssh and gpodder 48:45 Knightwise 52:01 Pick: Zymeaway 52:31 Pick: Hulu and Remind (TkRemind) 55:22 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 57:12 End


audio Going Linux #163 Computer America #46
Fri, 20 Jan 2012 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #163 Computer America #46

Craig's son has installed Linux Mint 11. Microsoft's Skype gives us trouble again. We help Charlie to upgrade, and many others with their issues.

Episode 163 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #163 Computer America #46 00:15 Introduction 00:46 Hello and welcome 01:59 Ben's brother Aaron installs Linux Mint 05:47 Microsoft Skype crashes under Linux 08:18 Faulty SSD causes 12 hour install 11:55 Installs from USB stick 12:18 Why would Mint 11 work when Mint 12 did not 13:24 Success! 14:54 Has Ben installed it yet? 15:37 How long does it take to get used to using Linux? 16:45 Common reasons for converting to Linux 17:23 Linux designed for new users 19:36 With Windows, you're a criminal 21:09 Playing Windows games on Linux 24:38 My son goes to Harvard AND uses Linux! 26:30 Linux in academia 27:28 I don't think he'll be using Windows again. 28:27 You don't need a copy of Windows to use WINE 29:16 Charlie: Upgrading Linux Mint 32:06 SOPA and SMNL 36:25 Charlie is back 38:28 Upgrading from CD or DVD 41:14 Richard: Linux commands on the Windows cmd 43:59 Chris: Playing with Linux/Itunes 49:32 R3AV3R: App to convert .avi to DVD format 52:40 Richard: OggCamp, Unix-based Operating systems, and programming 64:06 End


audio Going Linux #162 What's Different? Mint 12
Fri, 20 Jan 2012 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #162 What's Different? Mint 12

Bill and Larry discuss what's different about Mint 12, previous versions of Mint and other distributions. Topics include Mint extensions, Gnome 3, Cinnamon, Ubuntu and Unity. We also talk abouthow to setup AirPrint on Linux.

Episode 162 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #162 What's Different? Mint 12 00:15 Introduction 00:43 Black mold in "Studio C" 01:55 AirPrint for Linux 05:45 Autoplus for Fedora 06:58 More on PinguyOS 07:34 Nook ebook reader as media player 08:31 Gnome overview 09:41 Gnome 3 vs Unity 13:20 Similarities: Gnome 2 and Mint 12 with Gnome 3 17:31 Window Managers and Extensions 18:47 Gnome 3 Extensions 22:24 Mint Community vs. Ubuntu Community 26:33 Gnome Shell and Gnome 3: What's the difference? 28:50 Innovation and resistance to change 30:49 Key differences: Gnome 3 vs. Gnome 2 31:33 Additional Gnome 3 extensions 34:39 The Flippery 37:53 Cinnamon 43:48 How do I find settings in Mint 12? 45:41 Where are the categories? 47:48 What's going on with my virtual desktops? 49:26 Desktop zoom and accessibility 52:48 Screen sharing with Skype 54:37 Panel Applets 54:49 Drag windows between virtual desktops 55:54 Default desktop themes 56:13 Synergy issue 61:15 Software pick: Google Docs 62:16 Amazon and Ubuntu music stores 63:25 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 65:01 End


audio Going Linux #161 Listener Feedback
Tue, 03 Jan 2012 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #161 Listener Feedback

Tom is beginning to feel better, but our Chief Executive Minion Bill Smith continues as co-host to help answer listener questions, provide software picks and generally add valuable comments to our episode!

Episode 161 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #161 Listener Feedback 00:15 Introduction 04:24 Karim: VOIP on Linux 12:26 George: EFI and Linux 21:13 PinguyOS installs on Mac easily 22:00 AJ: Can't control fan under Lubuntu 27:09 Steve: Making switching languages easy 32:31 Rich: Feedback on Linux desktops 38:36 RadioTray 39:50 Tiny Core Linux and Conky 44:24 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 46:15 End


audio Going Linux #160 Recording Linux-Advanced
Thu, 22 Dec 2011 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #160 Recording Linux-Advanced

Tom is still under the weather. Chief Executive Minion Bill Smith takes over the co-hosting duties to help us discuss the details of recording Skype conversations on Linux for a podcast.

Episode 160 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #160 Recording with Skype-Advanced 00:16 Introduction 00:50 Welcome Bill Smith 02:18 Linux in the Ham Shack 03:15 Managing podcast listening with an Android phone and Linux 04:12 Forums 05:52 Linux Mint 12 vs. Ubuntu 11.10 11:06 Recording using Skype 12:28 Bill's recording setup 13:54 Our article has pictures of the setup 14:53 Photo: The connections 16:15 Why the "Y"? 17:01 The mixer 18:48 Skype-call-recorder 20:39 Timing the podcast 22:03 Audacity for recording 22:34 Google Docs for notes and outline 22:53 Skype Chat 24:50 Audacity description 26:20 Supporting the podcast 41:31 Recording the Computer America episodes 30:35 Software pick: Open Media Vault 35:17 Software pick: Opera Unite 39:41 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 41:31 End


audio Going Linux #159 Computer America #45
Wed, 21 Dec 2011 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #159 Computer America #45

Larry joins Craig and Ben for the last Linux show of the year. The topic of the month is "Synergy" but we don't get to talk about it much. We have a Skype crash, but we get lots of email and even a caller into the show.

Episode 159 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #159 Computer America #45 00:15 Introduction 03:42 Topic: Synergy 04:05 Charlie: Got his computer running 12:45 Wy Larry prefers Mint 18:10 Skype crashes 19:45 We're back 20:28 What is Synergy? Which version should I use? 28:14 How Synergy works 32:47 Paul :Tip for LibreOffice users 35:39 Aldo: Trouble with Ubuntu 11.10 40:51 Fred: His Linux goes "poof" 44:50 Martin: Gone Linux 49:24 Paul: Hast trouble installing Linux 54:34 George: Installing any OS can be scary 60:40 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 61:27 End


audio Going Linux #158 Listener Feedback
Tue, 06 Dec 2011 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #158 Listener Feedback

Tom is under the weather, so Larry flys solo. Our listeners share an iTunes killer for Linux, solutions to issues, and a "Gone Linux" story. IFS=$'©' explained. Is Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) abandoned? Is Unity worth it? Is iTunes doomed? Find out. Listen to this episode!

Episode 158 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #158 Listener Feedback 00:15 Introduction 02:01 Malcore: Don't use my last message 03:36 Mike: Backups and IPod help 10:09 Richard: Has a problem with PDF files 14:57 Bill: Worries about LMDE are well-founded 17:24 Bill: Internet shortcuts under Linux 20:31 Richard: Goodbye to Unity 25:25 Martin: Support of the monetary kind 26:44 Eddie: Has been listening to early episodes 28:07 Mark: Has an issue with Synergy 32:58 John: Gone Linux - no more iTunes! 37:22 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 39:06 End


Going Linux #157 Recording with Skype-Introduction

This episode provides an overview of the magic behind the recording of the Going Linux Podcast. We provide insights into how we do it, and suggestions for others using Linux to record a conversation over Skype, Google Talk or other VOIP setups.

Episode 157 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #157 Recording with Skype-Introduction 00:17 Introduction 00:51 Synaptic in Hardy looks old now 01:39 Tiger Direct gets kudos... sort of 04:32 Google Talk works! 05:12 Welcome Steve McLaughlin, CES 05:38 We've got forums! 07:54 David: Inspired the episode 09:08 Quality of Service (QOS) 10:01 How do we record the Going Linux Podcast? 10:29 What's the magic? 11:41 What we have tried in the past 11:51 Skype call recorder 12:46 Using 2 computers 14:35 What is comfort noise? 16:04 Make a 'safety recording' 19:06 How we record both ends with one computer 22:48 Tom's setup 23L39 Recording Google Chat - where's the button? 24:46 Forums - Thanks DoorToDoorGeek 25:58 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 27:44 End


audio Going Linux #156 Computer America #44
Thu, 17 Nov 2011 00:00:02 -0800

Going Linux #156 Computer America #44

Skype and Internet problems. Microsoft's continued support for the Linux version of Skype comes into question. And of course be read your feedback. Tonight's topic: The Software Center: The 'App Store' for Linux.

Episode 156 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #156 Computer America #44 00:15 Introduction 02:18 The App Store for Linux 33:50 The Internet issues continue 35:10 Jenni: User agent for Firefox 43:24 Grandmaster B: Wants to know about Linux certification 53:39 Sean: Going Linux 62:02 Marc: Uncertain about the future support for the Linux version of Skype 67:39 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 69:17 End


audio Going Linux #155 Listener Feedback
Sat, 05 Nov 2011 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #155 Listener Feedback

Printing, simple CMS systems, Bluetooth, safe password storage, and government insecurity are all feedback topics this month. Tom and I discuss the state of Ubuntu 11.10 and advertising vs. donations on our podcast.

Episode 155 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #155 Listener Feedback 00:15 Introduction 01:47 Ubuntu 11.10 still a no-go 05:04 Bob: Got a non-Linux printer working with Linux! 08:34 Sister Amy: A small CMS called get-simple.info 12:05 Malcor the techie: Backup strategies for videos and for business 15:40 Troy: Amazes his coworkers with Ubuntu 29:02 Primefalcon: Positive comments on Computer America 32:23 Klaatu: What's wrong with Linux? 34:58 Dave: Upgrade errors Ubuntu 11.10 37:56 David: Whats' taking up all that space on my fresh Debian install? 41:42 Rick: Ideas for safe password storage 43:54 Ryan: Offers to contribute content for us. 45:43 Leslie: Locking out Linux 53:38 Kevin: Government websites that insist on a lack of security 56:38 Advertising vs. Donations 59:28 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 61:17 End


audio Going Linux #154 What's wrong with Linux?
Fri, 21 Oct 2011 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #154 What's wrong with Linux?

Interviewed live by Knightwise, Larry provides some insight on what's wrong with Linux and what is holding Linux back.

Episode 154 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #154 What's wrong with Linux? 00:15 Introduction 32:58 End


audio Going Linux #153 Computer America #43
Thu, 20 Oct 2011 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #153 Computer America #43

Ben makes room for Linux Mint. We talk about 6 reasons NOT to use Linux. (OK, it might be a bit of a tongue-in-cheek list.) Feedback, questions and comments as always.

Episode 153 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #153 - Computer America #43 00:15 Introduction 00:47 6 Reasons NOT to use Linux 33:34 John: Remoting in to Linux 39:38 Bill: Giving and old computer new life 44:12 Aldo: A suggestion and a complaint 51:08 Leo: A neuroscientist with a comment and a question 64:59 Jenni: Preoccupation with price 72:34 End


audio Going Linux #152 Listener Feedback
Thu, 06 Oct 2011 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #152 Listener Feedback

Tom gets a phone, thanks to Google. Larry tries to pronounce Swedish names. Losts of voice mail and email. "More" tips. Viruses found on Linux! Bill has Gone Linux.

Episode 152 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #152 - Listener Feedback 00:15 Introduction 01:52 Tom now uses Google Voice 03:09 ctrl-0 to reset zoom level in a browser 04:54 John: The "more" command 09:03 Mike: Running a Live CD on public computers 15:36 Protecting user names and passwords when using a public computer 16:46 Danny: Asked about Mumble 19:28 Scott: Wants to know how to get his processors back 23:00 Danny: Linux for seniors 24:58 Jes: Speeding up Linux Mint 26:39 Egil: A suggestion we've heard before 29:59 Jay: Found a virus on Linux 31:44 Göran: Found a virus, too 33:28 Bill: Gone Linux 43:15 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 45:02 End


audio Going Linux #151 Computer America #42
Sun, 25 Sep 2011 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #151 Computer America #42

Topic of the month: "What applications come with my Linux distribution?"

Episode 151 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #151 - Computer America #42 00:15 Introduction 00:47 Hello and welcome 04:23: What applications come with my Linux distribution? 11:26 Follow along at distrowatch.com 12:18 Linux Mint 19:20 Why do people develop Linux? 22:00 Fedora 24:33 What's up with Firefox release numbers? 26:48 Linux desktops: screen shots 30:15 Danny: Blind user trying to navigate through LiveCD menus 40:04 3D Desktops 41:59 Mikolaj: Asks about backups 45:27 Danny: Vinuux, Linux for the blind 46:47 Chris: Needs help with wireless 55:34 Intel demos new processor using Linux 57:31 Jim: Listenes on Miro 59:39 Nasser: Should I buy an Alienware PC to run Linux? 63:50 Barry: Switch to Mint is going well 64:34 Jim: I found a Virus on my Linux netbook 70:40 Chris: Browsing network shares cross-platform 71:46 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 73:46 End


audio Going Linux #150 Nosillacast and Mintcast
Tue, 20 Sep 2011 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #150 Nosillacast and Mintcast

Larry's appearances on the Noscillacast and Mintcast podcasts. Both of these segments were recorded earlier this year. In both appearances, Larry talks about Linux Mint. The Nosillacast was recorded a couple of months ago. In this episode Larry helped Allison, the host, step-by-step installing Mint 11 in VMWare on here Macintosh computer. The Mintcast segment was recorded back in May and is the longer of the two segments. This segment will appeal to anyone weighing a rolling release vs. a timed-release distribution.

Episode 150 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #150 - Nosillacast and Mintcast 00:15 Introduction 01:00 Overview of the two segments 01:47 Noscillacast 50:10 Mincast 113:58 End


audio Going Linux #149 Listener Feedback
Mon, 05 Sep 2011 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #149 Listener Feedback

Larry discusses the disadvantages of a rolling release like Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE). Want to learn how to use LibreOffice? We have a resource. How to partition a hard drive with Linux.

Episode 149 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #149 - Listener Feedback 00:15 Introduction 01:33 LibreOffice Calc: The Frugal Computer Guy 03:02 Jack Deth explains how to get rid of Skype 07:35 Bill: Mint Debian rolling release 10:24 Richard: More on Mint Debian 11:34 Larry's take on LMDE 18:08 Karim: Android is Linux 21:24 Jim: Linux Mint dual-boot 24:19 Jim: How to partition 24:30 Michael: Removed Ubuntu, won't reinstall 25:54 Michael: Setting up wireless printing 27:54 Software Pick: TuxBoot 30:02 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 31:30 End


audio Going Linux #148 Linux Antivirus-Advanced
Mon, 22 Aug 2011 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #148 Linux Antivirus-Advanced

We install two Linux antivirus solutions: ClamAV and BitDefender. We run a scan of each. No surprise, we don't find any viruses. We go about all of this like a neophyte Linux user might, and have some trouble, just like a new user would! We don’t think you need an antivirus to protect you from Linux malware just yet. There is no Linux-specific malware in the wild. But you might want antivirus software installed on your Linux computer for three reasons: 1. To be prepared - just in case there is malware released for Linux. 2. To be courteous to your friends who use other operating systems. Antivirus for Linux currently scans your computer looking for malware that might infect other operating systems. 3. To connect to networked Windows machines and clean up their infections

Episode 148 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #148 - Linux Antivirus-Advanced 00:15 Introduction 01:34 No crashes (we are professionals) 02:54 Let us know if your Linux antivirus finds any running viruses, let us know 04:22 3 reasons why you might want to install a Linux antivirus 05:50 The ClamAV installation begins 10:44 Overview of the ClamAV options 15:24 Updating the virus definitions fails (not intuitive) 18:40 The scan ClamAV begins 21:27 Installing BitDefender from the website (navigating the marketing hype) 25:50 The BitDefender download 30:58 The BitDefender installation (multiple attepts) 40:34 Overview of BitDefender user interface 42:58 Updating the virus definitions 44:33 Running BitDefender (not!) 45:38 What we learned 47:00 Change swappiness to speed up your computer 52:20 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 53:59 End


audio Going Linux #147 Computer America #41
Thu, 18 Aug 2011 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #147 Computer America #41

Connection issues, ringing phones, commercial breaks. All of that is edited out. This is just Craig, Ben and Larry talking about Linux and answering your Linux questions. (We did leave in the bit about hooker names in Linux Mint.) The topic of the month: 5 Linux distributions for computers you never thought would run again!

Episode 147 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #147 - Computer America #41 00:15 Introduction 00:42 Hello and welcome 01:49 5 Tiny Linux Distributions for really old computers 35:07 Hour 2 37:00 Richard: Define Linux terms, commands and directory structure 47:46 Steven wrote with a question about opening old word processor documents. 52:43 Jeff: Asks about the Linux equivalent of "administrator mode" 59:53 Johnny was a little upset at a comment I made on the last Computer America show 64:36 Bob asked for help in staring a local Linux User Group (LUG) 69:20 Don provided some feedback on my appearance on the Noscillacast Mac podcast 70:52 Kids these days! You have it so easy with your point and click and swipe and gestures 73:36 End


audio Going Linux #146 Listener Feedback
Fri, 05 Aug 2011 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #146 Listener Feedback

We get feedback on Linux antivirus software, Computer America episodes and Skype. Learn how to install Ubuntu with a NetInstall. Larry is corrected: Is Finland part of Scandinavia or not?

Episode 146 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #146 - Listener Feedback 00:15 Introduction 02:14 Stitcher 04:10 Tom tries Ekiga 05:07 Chief Executive Minion Bill: Swiffy 06:55 Google Chrome features 09:15 Anonymous: Calling from iPod 10:03 Paul: Hooked on Linux Mint 14:14 Anonymous: How do I change Ubuntu's indicator applet? 17:09 Setve: Mac exploit required no click. A problem for Linux? 19:25 Hans: Comment on Larry’s description of Linus Torvalds’ homeland 21:27 David: Ignoring Computer America episodes again 24:58 Gordon: Linux AV scans for Windows viruses 26:52 Justin: Run Linux AV to protect your friends with Windows 27:38 Bradley: Update ClamAV with "freshclam" 29:48 Jeff: Try Ekiga as an alternative to Skype 31:01 Ilya: Ubuntu has a NetInstall from a mini ISO 37:59 Roger: DLNA Servers comparison table for streaming media 40:40 Use the "1" key in top to display separate processors details 41:58 Use Conky for desktop system monitor details 44:26 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 47:05 End


audio Going Linux #145 Linux Antivirus-Introduction
Thu, 21 Jul 2011 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #145 Linux Antivirus-Introduction

The market for antivirus and anti-malware software is booming. Windows has over 1000 new viruses a day, so this is not likely to decrease any time soon. Now the Mac users are getting the fake antivirus warnings, and because more and more Windows users are moving away from the OS, the new Mac users are falling for it! Can Linux users be far behind?

Episode 145 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #145 - Linux Antivirus-Introduction 00:15 Introduction 02:16 It's chilly 03:24 Ubuntu drops Synaptic package manager, drops in popularity 06:48 Switch to Linux: Beat Windows 8 and Mac OSX Lion by a year! 08:40 Antivirus for Linux. Really? 11:35 Linux is difficult to infect 12:39 Social engineering is how you could be infected 15:08 Don't say 'yes' to the fake anti-malware 16:45 Can Linux be infected? 19:50 Antivirus for Linux 24:28 Should you install antivirus software? 25:22 YOU are the hacker! 27:19 How to prevent an infection 31:23 Recent switchers to Linux are most at risk 32:45 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-4-OUR-TUX, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 34:41 End


audio Going Linux #144 Computer America #40
Wed, 20 Jul 2011 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #144 Computer America #40

Topic of the month: Installing Linux-What are the options? Lots of questions from the chat room, facebook and the phone lines.

Episode 144 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #144 - Computer America #40 00:16 Introduction 05:00 Topic: Installing Linux - What are the options 10:17 Linux means personal preference - lots of varieties 13:44 Can you change the Linux kernel? 18:01 Linux on an older computer - what about replacing Windows 95 21:25 Is Linux free? Can you charge for Linux? 25:50 Charlie: New computer, now has no wireless on Ubuntu and Linux Mint 37:09 Hour 2 37:45 305t3ch: DLNA server for server 39:48 Bill: Minitube is awsome! 44:51 Bill: Gone Linux with Smoothwall Express, Bondi Blue iMac, freeNX 49:58 John: Issues because Apple does not provide iTunes for Linux 54:50 kyengineer: Install Linux on a Mac Mini as a file server 57:50 Frank: Where can I find what are the latest features of Linux 58:56 S!ick: Installing both Joli OS and Ubuntu using WUBI alongside Windows 61:37 Paul: What Linux certifications are available? Where to get them? 68:31 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-4-OUR-TUX, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 70:40 End


audio Going Linux #143 Listener Feedback
Sun, 03 Jul 2011 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #143 Listener Feedback

Larry has switched to Linux Mint Debian Edition. (LMDE) Firefox vs. Chrome. No more slash Linux. Mumble mumble... We explain that there is a reason it's called a "voice mail line." Ubuntu 11.04 isn't ready. Ubuntu 11.04 is great. How to tweak Gnome 3 so that it works. Skype is dead. Long live Microsoft Skype! Now what do we do?

Episode 143 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #143 - Listener Feedback 00:15 Introduction 02:45 Larry goes Linux Mint Debian's rolling release 05:15 Chrome vs. Firefox 10:30 Steve: On-line lug at the Linux Basix forum 14:05 Anonymous: Installing Linux on a specific drive 18:12 Robert: How would I start a local Linux Group? 20:01 Bill: Hello google.com/linux 20:29 Steve: Goodbye google.com/linux 22:28 John: Unity is working well 25:19 Brian: Issues with Vidalia TOR bundle 28:54 Primefalcon: A separate home partition helps when backing up 31:00 Rich: Now Unity makes sense (see the video) 32:13 Mike: Banshee problem on Mint 36:26 Paul: A rant about open source and audio 42:33 Paul: Switching desktop environments without switching distros 47:41 Jared: Are there any Skype alternatives? 52:38 Brian: Tweaking Gnome 3 to add back removed features 53:31 Rick: Gone Linux Mint 56:50 Software picks: mumble and minitube 60:28 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-4-OUR-TUX, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 63:35 End


audio Going Linux #142 Computer America #39
Thu, 23 Jun 2011 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #142 Computer America #39

Topic: "Has Adobe abandoned Linux?" Craig introduces Larry to his new co-host -- his son, Ben. Ben is a Windows gamer who hasn't looked at Linux since the 1990's. Larry has him convinced to try Linux by the end of the show!

Episode 142 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #142 Computer America #39 00:16 Introduction 00:53 Meet Ben - new guy does good 03:00 Didn't know it existed, still? 03:49 Has Adobe abandoned Linux? 05:30 Adobe AIR software development platform no longer being supported 07:20 Adobe to focus on mobile phone platforms 11:00 "The Linux Minute" -- sorry Intel 11:18 Linux flat, Android growing, iOS growind, Mac OS flat, Windows declining 12:35 Linux community to the rescue! 14:54 It's all about the money 23:00 Android is Linux 27:17 Ben thinks he is a secret Linux admirer and didn't know it until now 27:38 Browsers on Linux 29:42 Computer America Facebook page 30:14 How to get started with Linux: Linux Mint 11 LiveCD 33:25 Ben: Why would I want to use something that is not intuitive 36:22 Bill: NetFlix on Linux? 41:58 Curtis: Unity - as slow as Windows on an older laptop 47:21 Rich: Some alternatives to Unity - XFCE, LXDE 49:04 Who is Shuttleworth? 50:00 Jared: Gone Linux 52:57 Ben: What are the pros of using Linux? 55:52 Ben: Can I create a partition on my hard drive and use both Linux and Windows? 59:06 Ben: In one show you are convincing me to try Linux! 59:38 305t3ch: What about ClearOS for a small buiness server 62:54 Any distros that come with Joomla CMS pre-installed? 64:23 dogphlap: Samsung driver for CX-3175 printer is NOT proprietary! 68:27 Ubuntu's contribution to the Linux community 72:45 Mike: New listener - coupon printing (again!) 77:37 End


audio Going Linux #141 Install Ubuntu on a Mac
Sun, 19 Jun 2011 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #141 Install Ubuntu on a Mac

Let technology work for you rather than the other way around. Larry interviews Knightwise of The Knightcast, KWTV screencasts, Live webcasts, the Aussie Geek Podcast and the Noscillacast, etc. Knightwise is a cross-platform slider who uses Windows, Linux and Mac computers and other technology. The topic is "Installing Ubuntu on a Mac" but we veer off into other things, like podcasting sound quality and aircraft engine maintenance at 10,000 feet.

Episode 141 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #141 - Install Ubuntu on a Mac 00:15 Introduction 01:40 Who is Kightwise? 10:28 Mac hardware quality and variability 13:37 Why install Linux on Mac hardware? 15:00 Linux on a Macbook Air 16:13 Installation process on Mac hardware 17:49 Differences in installing Linux vs. on a Mac as on PCs 19:06 What could possibly go wrong? 20:49 Mac hardware drivers for Linux 23:59 It's faster! And it rocks! 26:46 OSX slows down or gets a little unstable after a year or so 27:51 Refit: a better way to dual-boot Linux and OSX with bootcamp for podcast production 29:37 Tom does durability testing: Aircraft engine maintenence in mid-flight at 10,000 feet 32:12 Getting support for Ubuntu on your Mac 34:30 What's tha-a-a-t? Impress your friends! 36:02 Cautions and tips about installing Ubuntu on your Mac 38:45 Installing on Macs with G3, G4, G5 processors 41:32 It's my computer. I'll do with it what I want! 45:29 Lenovo: The PC equivalent of Mac hardware 46:12 Improve your Mac experience with Linux 47:12 What's next? All-Linux podcast production on a Mac 50:27 End


audio Going Linux #140 Listener Feedback
Sun, 05 Jun 2011 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #140 Listener Feedback

Larry switches to Ubuntu 11.04. Larry switches to Xubuntu 11.04. Will he stay with Xubuntu, or switch to Mint... or openSuSE? We answer questions and discuss Unity, XFCE, Plop, upgrades, Gnome Shell, Mark Shuttleworth, and much more.

Episode 140 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #140 - Listener Feedback 00:15 Introduction 02:10 Larry installs Ubuntu 11.04 03:16 Until Unity is finished, Ubuntu is no longer for noobs 06:55 Larry switches to Xubuntu 11.04 - requires "tweaking" 13:39 Tom does not upgrade to Ubuntu 11.04 15:56 Aaron: Plop for installing from a USB 16:02 Bob: If I upgrade will I need to re-do compatibility 20:07 Roy: Try gnome-shell --replace command 20:46 Tom tries Roy's suggestion -- while recording the show! 24:43 Brad: Try Xubuntu 11.04 as an alternative to Ubuntu 11.04 with Unity 26:56 Brian: Monitor headaches 31:45 Rich: Shuttleworth on Unity's future 36:30 Curtis: Nosillacast was special 38:33 Egroegeorge: Show topicsuggestions, listen to Going Linux like Star Wars 41:41 Software picks: ARandR, gprename 45:00 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-4-OUR-TUX, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 47:12 End


Going Linux #139 Audacity Tutorial & Noscillacast

We have some new listener-contributed content. Thanks to Richard Roocroft for his tutorial on how to use the Audacity audio recording and editing program.

Episode 139 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #139 - Audacity Tutorial & Noscillacast 00:19 Introduction 02:03 Richard: Audacity Tutorial 13:48 Lots of links 14:38 Allison: Chit Chat Across the Pond 59:56 End


audio Going Linux #138 Computer America #38
Wed, 11 May 2011 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #138 Computer America #38

Subject: "Linux gets a new look". Larry is on the Computer America show as Carey's co-host, while Craig is on vacation.

Episode 138 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #138 - Computer America #38 00:17 Introduction 01:00 "Patch Tuesday" - Avoid it all. Install Linux 03:27 Microsoft buys Skype - changes in the works? 06:44 Copyright infringement law suit. Will it affect Linux users? 18:10 New looks for Linux 27:50 Gnome 3 and Unity as compared with KDE 4 29:38 Isn't WINE a desktop? 34:20 Virtual Machines and Coupons 37:45 Curtis: Use power line adapter in place of wireless card 46:52 Seth: Compiling on Slax 6.1.2 51:25 dogphlap: Likes RedoBackup 53:53 Drive cloning 57:55 Charles: Upgrade Derringer to Natty - no issues 62:22 Kross: Download Helper plugin for streaming videos in Firefox 66:27 End


audio Going Linux #137 Listener Feedback
Fri, 06 May 2011 00:00:02 -0800

Going Linux #137 Listener Feedback

Tom and Larry discuss Ubuntu 11.04 and Unity (after a total of about 10 minutes of use between them.) Stickers for your "Windows" key. Resistance to change. Listener questions. Gone Linux.

Episode 137 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #137 - Listener Feedback 00:15 Introduction 02:31 Ubuntu 11.04 impressions 08:53 Super Key stickers 12:38 Blogfan: Having trouble with Ubuntu 7.10 17:25 Brian: Finds Ubuntu "just seems to work" 26:27 Ed: Problems with installing an ebook reader on his SliTaz Linux computer 32:44 Steve: Where do you think the gaps and weaknesses are in the world of linux? 38:13 Robert: Bleach Bit stopped his working webcam, tries sudo chmod +x /dev/video0 43:49 Charles: Installed Ubuntu 11.04 on Racing Cow and Derringer 48:26 James: Wrote about his printing experience - hplip 53:32 William: Gone Linux, too 54:53 Ray: Roku let's Ray use Linux and Netflix 57:12 Redo Backup - "bare metal" restore 59:40 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-4-OUR-TUX, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 61:53 End


Going Linux #136 Every Day Things You Can Do With Linux

Listener Danny Crone provided us with this episode on every day things you can do with Linux. Danny discusses the topic of Linux, audio recording, accessibility and more. He also interviews a Linux user, who goes by the name Stormdragon, about Linux.

Episode 136 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #136 - Every Day Things You Can Do With Linux 00:16 Introduction 01:48 What is Linux 08:20 Orca 08:39 Interview with Stormdragon 19:20 Skype 20:18 Money Management 21:13 Advantages of computers with Linux pre-installed 30:13 End


audio Going Linux #135 Computer America #37
Wed, 20 Apr 2011 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #135 Computer America #37

As usual, Larry is the guest on the Computer America radio show. Unlike usual, A.J. Stringham of the Linux Geekdom podcast is the co-guest. Welcome A.J.! Great job. Today's topic: "10 Ways Linux Can Fix PCs."

Episode 135 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #135 - Computer America #37 00:16 Introduction 00:54 Welcome Larry 02:15 10 Ways Linx Can Fix PCs 05:50 Welcome AJ 11:34 Which distribution should you use? 14:24 Anthony: How do I learn about Linux, converting from a Mac? 21:00 Alternate methods of fixing PCs 21:54 JackDeth: Rescues a DVR using Linux 23:40 Mohammed: Making a bootable thumb drive 28:13 USB boot drive vs. CD repair utilities 30:08 Linux-based repair tools are not intimidating 31:50 Use a repair CD if possible, but a LiveCD will do in an emergency 32:44 Linux on Web servers 34:27 Linux security updates 35:42 Linux geekiness 39:55 David: Where do I get older Computer America episodes? 47:25 Larry: Looking for a light-weight distribution 52:10 Michael: Media player as a rescue disk 56:10 Tim: Sharing printers in a Windows network 64:15 William: Conversion to Linux success story 66:15 Aldo: Uses Going Linux podcast to improve his English 67:50 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-4-OUR-TUX, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 71:32 End


audio Going Linux #134 Listener Feedback
Sun, 10 Apr 2011 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #134 Listener Feedback

We have so much feedback we have had to summarize a few of them together. My guess is that we'll be doing more of this. We also received a lot of audio feedback and voice mails for this episode.

Episode 134 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #134 - Listener Feedback 00:16 Introduction 02:39 Listen to Larry's SCaLE presentation 05:17 Bill provides Tom with another opportunity to tinker 08:16 Linux Planet article on PLOP 10:13 AJ: Linux Geekdom is back! Sceencast and Voice Mail software 13:37 Bill: Distro reviewDistro review - Cunchbang 22:03 Richard: How to use Levelator on Linux using Wine 26:15 Danny: Every day tasks that can be done with Linux 27:38 Bob: WikiHow on Puppy and Quick Synergy 28:42 Aario: Laptop gets too hot 32:54 James: Needs one-on-one help 34:34 Ray: Any kind of freedom as long as you use Mint 37:00 Bill: Using Linux to fix Windows 37:49 Daryl: Set us straight on multiboot 41:27 Brad: Gone Linux (so has his wife and brother-in-law) 46:27 Tom Wubis his sister's computer 49:28 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-4-OUR-TUX, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 51:29 End


Going Linux #133 Produce An Audio Podcast Using Linux

This is the audio from Larry's presentation at the Southern California Linux Expo (SCaLE9x) on February 27, 2011.

Episode 133 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #133 - Produce An Audio Podcast Using Linux 00:16 Introduction 01:40 Hi Bob! 02:40 Special thanks to Allison Sheridan for "Podcasting on Podcasting" 04:25 Produce An Audio Podcast Using Linux 62:41 End


audio Going Linux #132 Computer America #36
Wed, 16 Mar 2011 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #132 Computer America #36

This month's topic: "Other Podcasts for people interested in Linux". We list a lot of the Linux podcasts on Larry's media player. AJ of Linux Geekdom podcast calls in to ask a question. We also answer listener questions from the emails we have received.

Episode 132 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #132 - Computer America #36 00:16 Introduction 00:52 Hello and welcome 03:18 Other Podcasts for people interested in Linux 07:04 AJ from Linux Geekdom 16:00 The Linux Action Show! 20:17 Linux Basement 23:25 Linux in the Ham Shack 24:39 Linux Outlaws 26:58 Tux Radar 29:16 Ubuntu UK 30:07 mintCast (Linux Mint) 32:07 Lotta Linux Links 32:56 The Linux Link Tech Show 35:07 The introduction of IE9 could mean more converts to Linux 42:11 Chris: Removing kernels 54:25 Brian: After 2 years, gone Linux! 56:56 Steve: Gone Linux 60:55 Is Larry switching from Ubuntu? 62:51 Rosa: Finding downloaded mp3 stream 67:31 U-Cubed 68:12 End


audio Going Linux #131 Listener Feedback
Sat, 05 Mar 2011 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #131 Listener Feedback

Our topics this month include: Grappling with skype-call-recorder on Ubuntu 10.10. Grappling with Mobilin - and failing. Media player as a rescue device. Oh, and we answer listener questions.

Episode 131 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #131 - Listener Feedback 00:15 Introduction 00:46 Skype Call Recorder does not separate channels on Ubuntu 10.04 and Ubuntu 10.10 03:27 Tom's attempt at using Moblin 08:01 Thanks for the feedback 08:45 Audible 10:31 Richard: Levelator vs. Chris' Dynamic Compressor vs. Audacity's Compressor 24:04 Nick: Gone Linux over a 5 year period 29:21 Mike: Struggling with Lexmark Prevail Pro 705 printer/scanner on 64-bit Ubuntu 32:03 Paul: Boxee does not have an RPM package! 36:12 Ryan: Boxee does not yet have Netflix on Linux 38:29 JD: WD TV Live HD+ runs on Linux AND supports Netflix 41:13 Thomas: Using an old computer as a security system and file server 45:23 Heather: Where should I start with Going Linux? What about Linux for kids? 49:00 Bill: Ubuntu installed in 60 minutes on a cast-off computer 50:22 AA has BSOD in DFW 52:15 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-4-OUR-TUX, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 55:37 End


audio Going Linux #130 Synergy 1.4.2 for Linux
Sun, 20 Feb 2011 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #130 Synergy 1.4.2 for Linux

With the recent release of Synergy for Linux, our updated setup instructions are simpler and easier for Linux users than ever before. Today, on the day of the release of Synergy 1.4.2, I interview one of the project owners, Nick Bolton, on the release of Synergy 1.4.2 for Linux. We discuss the origins of the project, the features of the latest release and why this new synergy is the easiest to use ever.

Episode 130 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #130 Synergy 1.4.2 for Linux 00:17 Introduction 00:35 Interview with Nick Bolton 30:40 End


audio Going Linux #129 Computer America #35
Thu, 17 Feb 2011 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #129 Computer America #35

Topic: "Getting ready for Linux with cross-platform, open source applications" (On-line apps don't count!) We talk about applications that run on Windows, Mac and Linux, and using them to ease the transition to Linux. We explore LibreOffice a bit, and answer listener feedback.

Episode 129 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #129 Listener Feedback 00:52 Introduction 01:34 Cross-platform software 36:26 Joe and Larry: How do I remove GRUB menu entries 43:30 Al: How do I find repositories? 52:06 Sean: Stalman, FSF and Linux marketing 61:35 Lester: Great show! 65:33 SCALE 9X Promo: Listen for a 40% discount on your registration! 66:48 End


audio Going Linux #128 Listener Feedback
Sat, 05 Feb 2011 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #128 Listener Feedback

Android, Ubuntu, Slackware, Mint, Puppy... we talk about them all in this episode. Tom tries some cool new stuff. The pragmatic Larry returns... and rants again. (Well, a mini-rant.) We discuss video issues, wireless issues, gPodder/iPod issues, and much, much more. Two cool software picks and two cool Linux events. Listen to get 40% off your registration for the Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE 9X) Larry will be speaking. Listen to the end to get a 40% discount off of your registration.

Episode 128 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #128 - Listener Feedback 00:14 Introduction 02:58 Tom tries a bootable USB drive 06:07 Bob: Android player is Linux, right? 07:38 Ger: Gone Linux, the hard way! Ubuntu with a table pre-installed? Episode on PGP? 13:49 Charles: Out of range error suggestion for Tony: resolution settings 20:00 Bradley: Resolution error may be due to off-brand monitor 21:14 Paul: Lack of Netflix streaming service under Linux 22:26 Nosilla Cast mentions Boxee which may have Netflix 27:45 David: WUSB54G problems solved in Ubuntu 11.04 pre-beta 32:00 Tom is no longer afraid of Enlightenment 32:50 Todd: gPodder working with iPod 33:42 Harley: Ubuntu/Slackware family 35:15 Keld: Video problem: Editing xorg.conf is still possible on Mint 10 38:22 Jerrod: MSI Wind BIOS update... is it safe to do? 42:23 Charles: Shutdown icon is missing! 46:26 Gene: Agrees with Larry's rant about RMS 50:46 Steve: I want the pragmatic Larry back! Linux advertising. Disagrees with Larry's opinion of Oracle. 54:37 Software Picks: pySDM - Python Storage Device Manager, motion - motion detection for your webcam 59:13 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-4-OUR-TUX, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 61:10 SCALE 9X Promo: Listen for a 40% discount on your registration! 62:25 Indiana Linux Fest http://indianalinux.org 63:27 End


audio Going Linux #127 - KWTV Live-The Interview
Thu, 20 Jan 2011 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #127 - KWTV Live-The Interview

Knightwise interviews Larry on his 2010 year-end extravaganza. You can use the link below to go directly to the recording of the full live 'cast including all the interviews from day one, and the music as well. You can get the day two recording and all of Knightwise's podcast and videocastings at www.knightwise.com.

Episode 127 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #127 - KWTV Live-The Inteview 00:16 Introduction 01:35 Knightwise and KWTV LIVE, hour 1, interview 1 39:46 End


audio Going Linux #126 - Computer America #34
Wed, 19 Jan 2011 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #126 - Computer America #34

Topic: Resources for learning about Linux. Tom visits the chat room in hour 1. We provide a lengthy list of links to manuals, training courses and classes to learn about Linux. Of course we answer listener emails as well.

Episode 126 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #126 - Computer America #34 00:16 Introduction 05:05 Resources for learning about Linux 06:00 Where it the manual? 07:06 Ubuntu Manual PDF documentation for the beginner 09:24 An open source manual 11:15 Ubuntu Manual PDF for more advanced users 13:45 International translations are standard practice for Linux documentation 16:27 Linux Mint Offical Users Guide 18:20 Is WUBI right for Carey's client wanting to try Linux? 23:21 Is there a better option? 25:00 The Going Linux guys can help with support 26:00 What is Quick Shot? 29:19 You don't have to have a degree (or even a manual) to learn how to use Linux 31:53 Additional resources to use to learn about Linux 35:15 Computer America back episodes 36:38 Amy: Sharing encryption key files on Dropbox 40:47 Chris: Synergy and a Gone Linux story 52:25 Jim: Thanks for Disk Utility 55:07 SpinRite: Good or bad? 60:19 Paul: Can't find Remote Desktop Viewer on Linux Mint 63:23 Larry will be talking at the Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE) 67:22 End


audio Going Linux #125 - Listener Feedback
Wed, 05 Jan 2011 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #125 - Listener Feedback

Two voice messages, listener questions and our answers. We catch up on some e-mail that has been around for a while, get some listener suggestions for other listeners, and learn some things along the way.

Episode 125 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #125 - Listener Feedback 00:15 Introduction 02:39 Larry helps Tom with alias 05:57 Steve: Could have tried E17 08:21 Jim: Tracking cookies and fake antivirus 13:39 Mark: Coupon printing explained 17:01 Martin: Updated distributions graphic 19:31 Luis: Why go to the trouble of installing Ubuntu extras? Use Linux Mint 21:47 Rob: ssh explanation 23:13 Tony: A problem with his golf game 24:48 Ppevel: Finds the podcast helpful 25:32 Michael: Moving the DropBox folder 35:42 Mike: Ubuntu stack exchange 36:45 Sam: Wireless suggestion for Mark 37:45 Mark: Filed a bug regarding the wireless 39:30 Chester: A list of media aggregators 40:23 Nancy: Trilinugual: Mac, Windows and Linux 45:24 Software Picks WinFF, Arista Transcoder 47:16 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-4-OUR-TUX, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 49:24 Computer America promo for Going Linux 51:20 End


audio Going Linux #124 - Gone Linux
Sat, 25 Dec 2010 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #124 - Gone Linux

Going Linux listerner, Curbuntu, recorded an episode for Hacker Public Radio, HPR, entitled 'I Blame Tom Merritt.' In the episode, Curbuntu describes how he came to use Linux. What better 'gone linux' episode! In addition, Curbuntu touches on many of the reasons many of us moved to Linux.

Episode 124 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #124 - Gone Linux 00:16 Introduction 02:18 Curbuntu on Hacker Public Radio 17:11 End


audio Going Linux #123 - Computer America #33
Thu, 23 Dec 2010 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #123 - Computer America #33

Topic: Holiday Gift Giving: Donating to Open Source Projects. This time of the year, many people's thoughts turn to the giving of gifts. Something our listeners might want to think about is, if they use Open Source software, giving a donation of money or time to those Open Source projects. Larry discusses why you might want to choose Linux and Open Source software over proprietary, commercial software with vendor lock-in. Craig and Carey say a lot of nice things about Open Source, Linux, and the Going Linux software.

Episode 123 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #123 - Computer America #33 00:16 Introduction 00:52 Hello and welcome 03:00 Even when you use Linux, you have to be careful on the Internet 08:05 Holiday Gift Givint: Donating to Open Source Projects 11:21 What's great about Open Source is... 12:47 The difference between "free" software and "Free" software 14:49 The difference between "Free" and "Open Source" software 18:55 To the average user, who is not a developer, why does this really matter? 19:54 Why does it matter to a developer? 20:43 Why the average user should use Open Source instead of closed source, proprietary software? 25:44 One more reason consumers should choose Open Source over commercial software 28:52 Isn't Linux just other people's work, repackaged? 31:11 Donate money, time, or help to an Open Source project 34:12 LinuxFreak: Will Linux every be a major player on the desktop for the general public? 37:10 Ordering a computer with Linux pre-installed 38:34 Rick: Runs Linux from USB flash drive. 42:31 John: Wants to control two computers from one keyboard and mouse 51:44 Carey records a pomotion for goinglinux! 58:00 Gene: Options for trying a different desktop environment without risk 62:40 Todd: Linux at 34,000 ft. 65:05 Thanks 66:42 End


audio Going Linux #122 - Listener Feedback
Sat, 11 Dec 2010 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #122 - Listener Feedback

Tom has self-inflicted computer wounds. Larry hears from Target. We both answer listener questions.

Episode 122 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #122 - Listener Feedback 00:15 Introduction 00:44 Tom has computer trouble 02:30 Target responds... sort of... 04:08 Northeast Linux Expo 06:56 Martin: Voice mail about Teamviewer 11:28 Steve: Voice mail about streaming host 13:02 Ron: iPod with gPodder 14:02 Lee: LinuxBasix and Mikogo 16:50 Brian: Will Unity be accessible? 20:20 Mike: Remote Assistance feedback 20:50 Pascal: Linux pre-installed from Hawkforce 25:55 Jeff: Backtrak Linux 27:13 Jon: Streaming advice 29:14 Tom returns 32:22 Bill: Converting openSuse to Ubuntu 39:25 Travis: HP-Compaq F-keys can be changed in BIOS 42:14 Charles: Racing Cow fears Unity will send her to the farm 47:24 Ray: Compiling and installing from tar.gz 51:51 Jameel: Software Center error and what's up with server edition? 56:49 Scott: Maverick update fixes issue 62:23 Bill: Move to Ubuntu went well 65:14 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-4-OUR-TUX, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 69:19 End


Going Linux #121 - Switching to Linux-Through the Years

Tom and Larry reminisce about the old days of Linux, when penguins roamed the earth and before graphical user interfaces. What is life like starting today vs when you did some of the beginner shows when you began. How about comparing through time what it was like in the 90s to begin Linux, to when you started the podcast to now?

Episode 121 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #121 - Switching to Linux-Through the Years 00:15 Introduction 01:27 Tom's upgrade to Ubuntu 10.04 06:20 GNU/Linux Distributions Timeline 27:32 Installing Linux 35:32 Installing Applications 41:23 Using Applications 43:05 Hardware Compatibility 45:17 Cloud Compatibility 46:46 Larry's rant about Target locking you into using aroprietary OS to print their discount coupons 45:23 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-4-OUR-TUX, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 58:33 End


audio Going Linux #120 - Computer America #32
Wed, 17 Nov 2010 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #120 - Computer America #32

Topic of the month: "Linux: It doesn't always work". What's in a Linux forum, how do I use one, and why should I log in?

Episode 120 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #120 - Computer America #32 00:16 Introduction 01:35 Linux: It doesn't always work 05:56 What goes wrong with computers 06:19 What to when something goes wrong 07:20 Community forums: How to 07:56 What is a forum? 09:07 Ray: How do I install Linux, and what happens to my Windows data? 15:07 Linux forums list for the Distrowatch top 10 Linux distributions 17:23 What is in a forum? 19:15 Ray: Which Linux is easiest to learn? 20:29 Why is a Linux "community" important? 23:20 How do I find help in a forum? 24:39 Why should I sign-in to a forum? 28:24 When is a forum "open for business" 31:36 Jonathan: Don't be fooled. Apple, HP, Dell all use the same parts 39:39 Mark: Wireless connection speed issue could not be resolved 48:50 David: Wireless card issue could not be resolved 52:20 If everything is working, don't break it by upgrading! 57:14 Chatroom may have convinced Ray to try Linux 57:54 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com 59:15 End


audio Going Linux #119 - Listener Feedback
Fri, 05 Nov 2010 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #119 - Listener Feedback

Another fun packed show! (A tip of the "fedora" to the Ubuntu UK Podcast. http://podcast.ubuntu-uk.org)

Episode 119 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #119 - Listener Feedback 00:15 Introduction 00:43 www.audiblepodcast.com/goinglinux 02:21 Larry's adventure with Ubuntu 10.10 networking on an HP Pavilion dm4 10:16 Tom's adventure with Teamviewer 15:25 Troy: Discovers our voice mail 17:00 Victor: Phone numbers and Remote Desktop 22:04 Kenny: Zimbra Desktop alternative to Outlook 24:01 Joseph: Starting a Linux streaming radio station 26:33 Jon: More Remote Desktop via SSH 32:42 Ian: More SSH 35:29 Bill: Enhancing Ubuntu 10.04 36:47 TJ: Security with DropBox 38:39 Andre: Awsome games 39:13 Ray: Command line help with Android Install on Nokia 42:22 Mike: Fix sudo 43:43 Keld: Install Kubuntu with Ubuntu 47:02 Kelly: What was that website again? freelinuxbox.org 48:08 Tony: Logs? Do I need Firefox? 51:44 Bob: Linux on a flash drive 61:42 James: Dell chats about Linux 66:18 Eugene: Gnome or KDE? 68:32 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-4-OUR-TUX, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 70:21 End


Going Linux #118 - Remote Assistance Software for Linux

One of the weaknesses of supporting Linux computers is that there are not as many good screen sharing, remote control, and collaborative tools. Having said that, the situation is changing. In this episode we discuss some tools that can make supporting Linux computers much easier, and one of them leads the pack by a great distance. Listen-in to find out which one!

Episode 118 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #118 - Remote Support Software for Linux 00:17 Introduction 00:42 10-10-10 Ubuntu 10.10 release day 04:23 audiblepodcast.com/goinglinux 05:17 42-day (101010 = 42) 08:49 Remote assistance software that is available for Linux 12:40 GoToMeeting 13:32 LogMeIn 15:42 Yugma 19:23 Vyew 20:50 WizHelp 21:55 Yuuguu 23:51 ISL Light 25:34 Team Viewer 26:18 We give the top-rated package a try - in real-time 28:00 Downloading and installing 30:29 Launching and making the connection 32:52 Viewing and controlling the remote screen 34:38 Switching sides 35:47 Other features 36:25 Disconnecting 38:24 Even more options 43:42 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-4-OUR-TUX, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 47:04 End


audio Going Linux #117 - Computer America #31
Thu, 21 Oct 2010 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #117 - Computer America #31

Our best Computer America episode yet! The topic: "Linux Accessibility" Our additional guest tonight is Jonathan Nadeau. Jonathan is a blind computer user who runs a computer business called Frostbite Systems. He builds Linux computers and sells them, specializing in computers pre-configured and optimized for the sight-impaired. He builds and sells computers for sighted people, too. When Johnathan is not building computers he is educating and empowering the Linux community through his own podcasts. He interviews luminaries from the Linux and open source world about their work and contributions to the Linux computing community. His podcasts include Frostcast, Orcacast, This Week in Debian, and This Week in Fedora.

Episode 117 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #117 - Computer America #31 00:17 Introduction 00:53 Hello and welcome 01:10 Linux Accessibility 05:13 About Johnathan and Frostbite Systems 08:13 Johnathan Nadeau blasts JAWS 24:22 Jim: How do I buy a blind-optimized computer? 26:10 Johnathan discusses more Linux Accessibility 40:46 Johnathan does not use a monitor or a mouse 50:45 Tom is in the chat room! 50:36 Doug: Gone Linux 52:46 Garrett: What was the name of that website? 55:29 John: Gone Linux (Except for Adobe's Lightroom) 61:42 Rob: Acer Aspire One wireless suggestion 64:03 Paul: What do you think about Mint 9 70:42 End


audio Going Linux #116 - Listener Feedback
Tue, 05 Oct 2010 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #116 - Listener Feedback

We should be paying for Linux. VNC protocol is insecure. Linux is vulnerable to viruses and malware. Klaatu is the head of The GNU World Order. Remember the milk. Advertising for Linux. Prompted by our listeners' feedback, these are all things mentioned and discussed in this episode.

Episode 116 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #116 - Listener Feedback 00:15 Introduction 01:12 audiblepodcast.com/goinglinux 03:10 Jon: VNC Protocol is very insecure 05:50 Steve: SCiTE, not Scipe 09:27 Angelo: Thanks for the help with talking rescue disk 12:09 Paul: Resolved his own webcam/audio issue, MSN doesn't stream 15:34 Paul: Resolved his own bashpodder issue 17:38 Mike: Klaatu helps Mike to mount a Mac-formatted hard drive 20:52 Dogphlap: Printer advice for Larry 24:14 Greg: Portable Apps, and why completely remove doesn't 28:41 Evan: Advice for Jim/Mike on converting from Outlook 35:05 Chris: Linux IS vulnerable to viruses and malware 38:56 Yorgi: Why is Linux not better adopted by the average user? 46:54 PDF Tool Kit: pdftk 48:29 Chief executive minion, Bill 49:26 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-4-OUR-TUX, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 51:07 End


audio Going Linux #115 - Computer America #30
Thu, 23 Sep 2010 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #115 - Computer America #30

"Cloud-based Linux distributions" is the topic for today. We discuss operating systems that are specifically designed to quickly and efficiently getting you on the Internet, and provides you with as many applications as possible to work FROM the Internet. Examples of cloud-based applications are Google's "Docs and Spreadsheets" office suite, and the on-line iTunes clone, "The Cloud Player." Peppermint OS is a fast, lightweight Linux distribution, based on Linux Mint and Ubuntu, using very few hard-drive based applications. This distribution uses a concept called "Site Specific Browsers" to present web applications in a single-purpose browser window, that makes it look and work much like a traditional, installed application. To put web apps on your desktop, Peppermint OS uses Mozilla's Firefox and Mozilla's Prism technology. Peppermint Ice uses Google's Chromium browser. As always, we answer plenty of listener e-mail as well.

Episode 115 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #115 - Computer America #30 00:16 Introduction 02:56 Cloud-based Linux distributions 14:31 Peppermint One and Peppermint Ice 18:11 Site Specific Browsers 25:30 "Wacky orange flavor" Linux 26:00 Getting started with Peppermint Linux 35:13 Other "cloud" operating systems 38:32 Alexander: Which operating system is best? Windows, Mac, or Linux? 50:32 Jon: Portable Apps for the library user 54:52 Scott: Problem affects both wired and wireless network on Ubuntu 67:48 Jeff: Google offers "Talk" with chat 69:42 Mike: Which routers are compatible with Linux? 70:54 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-4-OUR-TUX, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 74:46 End


audio Going Linux #114 - Setup Remote Desktop
Tue, 21 Sep 2010 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #114 - Setup Remote Desktop

Tom and I walk through the setup for Remote Desktop. We also connect to each other's computers over the network. We discuss how to use port forwarding to enable the ability to use Remote Desktop to connect computers through a firewall or router. We also discuss alternative methods of connecting computers remotely over the Internet.

Episode 114 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #114 - Setup Remote Desktop 00:17 Introduction 00:44 Don't use FAT32 on multi-GB USB backup drives because of file size limit 04:47 Google voice number +1-904-4-OUR-TUX 1-904-468-7889 07:03 Remote desktop setup to allow connection to your computer 18:15 Making the connection 20:20 A complete meltdown on the Internet 22:06 Port forwarding to allow bypassing of a router or firewall (port 5900) 25:30 Finding your local IP address 27:44 Connecting through your corporate network 30:26 SSH option vs. VNC? 32:13 JPEG helps with viewing video remotely 33:09 Do not run Compiz (desktop effects) 34:57 Alternative methods of connecting remotely to computers NX Free, NeatX, SSH 37:46 Software Pick: Audible player for Android 44:40 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-4-OUR-TUX, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 46:54 End


audio Going Linux #113 - Listener Feedback
Sun, 05 Sep 2010 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #113 - Listener Feedback

We have lots of audio feedback. Thanks everyone. More "Gone Linux" success stories, and questions - as always.

Episode 113 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #113 - Listener Feedback 00:16 Introduction 01:12 www.audiblepodcast.com/goinglinux 04:00 Steve McLaughlin - The Door To Door Geek: scipe text editor 06:05 Bill: Fedora 13 review (sort of) 09:22 Skwiggs: How do I boot physical W7 partition in Virtual Box on Ubuntu host? 13:40 Jim: Moving Outlook to Thunderbird, not so easy 26:32 Troy: HP OfficeJet 8500 install, on W7 took 4 hours; on Linux, just plug it in 30:37 Jason: Don't claim OOo is 100% compatible with MS Office 34:33 Mike: Use Portable Apps to run Firefox in Library instead of IE 37:22 Mike: Commercial apps for Linux 39:26 Trevor: Highlight text in a browser and run in a terminal - TerminalRun 40:07 Angelo: How do I install Ubuntu on a system with no CD or DVD drive? 44:18 Keld: Would like to see "You dare us" like on TuxRadar 47:52 Mike: With Mint there really isn't a reason for Windows users not to switch 50:34 Dakota: Linux has made my life easier and more fun 54:58 George: Using Rhythmbox since losing iPod, now is catching up on our podcast 56:24 Zeb: Why does "complete removal" not mean "complete removal?" 62:29 OLF Promo 63:37 End


audio Going Linux #112 - Linux for Small Business
Fri, 20 Aug 2010 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #112 - Linux for Small Business

This episode focuses on Linux for small business, but we also discuss a bootable rescue CD on a flash drive. We discuss hardware requirements, operating systems and software applications for specific purposes as well.

Episode 112 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #112 - Linux for Small Business 00:16 Introduction 01:06 Vinux as a bootable talking rescue thumb drive 05:58 http://www.Audiblepodcast.com/goinglinux 08:05 Thanks to Frazer and Kevin and Martin 08:29 Articles on Linux for small business 11:57 Frazer: Needs online backup and hardware requirements a new computer 16:41 Kevin: A Linux distribution for business? 22:15 Martin: Suggestions for an episode (This one) 25:09 Which hardware to choose for Linux compatibility 32:05 Software for scanning 34:27 Content Management System (CMS) 37:04 Customer Relationship Management (CRM) 40:46 Mobile phone sync with Linux 43:54 Connecting from ouside 46:39 Digitally signed documents 48:56 Enterprise Content Managment (ECM) 50:05 Software suggestions from Martin 58:38 Compatibility of files 60:12 Software pick: man2html create manuals at http://localhost/cgi-bin/man/man2html 64:33 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 66:56 OLF Promo 67:57 End


audio Going Linux #111 - Computer America #29
Thu, 19 Aug 2010 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #111 - Computer America #29

Topic of the month: Office for Linux. KOffice: KWord (word processor, desktop publishing) | KSpread (spreadsheets, formulas, charts) | KPresenter (presentations) | Kexi (database) | KPlato (project planning) | Kivio (diagramming and flowcharting) - not yet released | Karbon (drawing, vector graphics) | Krita (painting and image editing). OpenOffice.org, formerly from Sun Microsystems (now part of Oracle): Writer (word processor, desktop publishing, WYSIWYG html editor) | Calc (spreadsheet, formulas, charts) | Impress (presentations) | Draw (drawing, vector graphics) | Base (database) | Math (scientific formulas and equations) | Plugins from OpenOffice and third parties.Go-oo: Distributed as OpenOffice.org, with openSUSE, Mandriva and Ubuntu Linux.

Episode 111 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #111 - Computer America#29 00:17 Introduction 02:10 Office for Linux 03:39 OpenOffice.org 04:53 KOffice 05:50 Are office suites for Linux compatible with Microsoft Office? 07:50 Go-oo is distributed, and branded as OpenOffice.org, with many Linux distributions 10:47 How do I open a Microsoft Office document in OpenOffice? 13:01 Why not use a cloud-based office suite instead of OpenOffice? 17:52 Components and derivatives of office suites for Linux 21:08 Will Oracle kill OpenOffice? 24:18 Go-oo can open and save files with those new docx, xlsx and pptx files. 30:59 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 35:08 Ohio Linux Fest 2010 Promo 35:35 Göran: Correcting Larry's mistake 40:35 Jim: OpenOffice documentation 43:25 Henry: Will I be able to dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu? 54:35 Reese: Copy and paste is different on Linux than on Windows 59:32 Where do I find Going Linux? 62:48 John: Trouble opening .mht files in Firefox (use the unMHT plug-in) 64:42 End


audio Going Linux #110 - Listener Feedback
Thu, 05 Aug 2010 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #110 - Listener Feedback

It's only been a month, but it seems like a long time since we recorded a Listener Feedback episode. This time we discuss why we have taken on Audible as a sponsor. Audible provides DRM-restricted audio books and requires a prprietary player that doesn't work on Linux. Listen in to find out what we're doing and how you can help. Len and David provide us with audio feedback, and we discuss everything from Vinux and Mythbuntu, to hardware drivers and Linux pottery.

Episode 110 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #110 - Listener Feedback 00:15 Introduction 01:48 What's up with the Audible advertisement? 03:00 Let's work together to encourage Audible to help develop a player for Linux 05:10 Audible responds... and says they are working with the Linux community 06:16 Write to customer service, especially if you are a Linux developer 09:52 Len: Corrects Larry's mistake on the show notes page 12:30 David: Rythmbox issue 16:08 Lester: Graphical version of wget... gwget 18:22 Podcast Alley thanks 19:01 k9joshua: Found us on Miro and catchin up 22:28 lightacannon: Looking for accounting software for Linux 23:40 Angelo: Wants a talking rescue disk 27:41 Ray: Disagrees with Larry and Carey that IE9 support dropped on XP will boost Linux sales 30:42 David: Additional information on Prism... no plugins 35:49 John: Tries Mythbuntu, then wishes he hadn't when it removes ubuntu-desktop 43:15 Yo! Pandabear: Nod32 antivirus for Linux 44:56 Martin: Sound volume problems when recording videos 49:03 Charles: Painting pottery 50:11 Tony: Audio streaming skips. Is it the sound card? 53:23 Richard: Needs DVD codec 54:55 David: Gone Linux on Netbook and amateur radio 57:28 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 59:29 End


audio Going Linux #109 - Computer America #28
Thu, 22 Jul 2010 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #109 - Computer America #28

Topic of the month: "Supporting Linux Computers." One of the weaknesses of supporting Linux computers is that there are not as many good screen sharing and collaborative tools. Having said that, the situation is changing. Once again, Carey defends the fact that he does like Linux. As a Windows support tech, he just doesn't see value for him to use it. Yes, of course he uses embedded Linux in his NAS devices, etc.

Episode 109 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #109 - Computer America 00:17 Introduction 01:51 The Comupter America hosts chit-chat about this and that 06:24 The Linux stuff starts here 08:33 Supporting Linux computers 10:10 Larry admits the "negative side" 15:54 Some software that Linux support techs might use 20:23 Other ways to get support for Linux 26:00 Distractions from the chat room 29:09 If there is no value for the individual, they will not switch to Linux 32:54 How to get the Going Linux podcast 35:17 Carey loves Linux 37:52 Barry: Have faith, Linux figures out the drivers for printers without help 48:10 Martin: Creates another Linux convert 55:08 Selecting e-mail for the show 56:56 Frazer: He uploads files using Linux on unsecure FTP connection because they don't trust Linux 69:59 Paul: Copying files over a NAS is so slow compared with using Windows? 71:26 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 75:03 End


Going Linux #108 - Using the GUI for Shell Command Junkies-Advanced

We conclude our episode to show old bash shell junkies, how to to do in the GUI, many of the things they do today from the command prompt. Of course users of the graphical user interface can learn a thing or two about the command line as well.

Episode 108 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #108 - Using the GUI for Shell Command Junkies-Advanced 00:120 Introduction 00:67 www.audiblepodcast.com/goinglinux 03:22 Our inspiration 04:32 Delete and "move to trash": gparted 09:11 Users, groups, permissions and owners 12:21 Browsing and managing files 14:16 Text editors and advanced features for programmers 21:21 Starting and stopping services (processes) 23:51 System monitor 27:03 Programming and IDEs 30:09 Remote control, FTP and stuff we aren't going to cover here 31:02 mySQL administration 32:41 File downloads - FileZilla and using the browser with Nautilus 37:56 Installing applications 41:32 Thanks Jeff 42:07 Software Picks: Peppermint One Linux, Prism web application launcher 50:43 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 52:37 End


audio Going Linux #107 - Listener Feedback
Mon, 05 Jul 2010 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #107 - Listener Feedback

The idea for the episode came from listener, Jeff. He suggested we produce an episode to show old bash shell junkies like him, how to to do in the UI many of the things he's been doing for years from the command prompt. It will take us more than one episode to cover all of this, so this is the "introductory" episode.

Episode 107 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #107 - Listener Feedback 00:15 Introduction 00:47 What's missing? 02:04 Haresh: browsers and tabs 05:15 Christos: Going Linux - an acquired taste, dreams of being a "minion" 11:21 Things that run Linux (tip of the hat to the Linux Action Show) 12:38 Doug: Running a physical Windows intall as a virtual box image 16:56 Frazer: Gets better help from the Linux community than from that old Microsoft OS 18:09 Mike: You can run scripts and links to executables from your home folder 20:07 Jonathan: Frostbite Systems now has Frostbite Media 21:44 Roy: Correction - CENTOS is not sponsored by Red Hat 24:09 Cross: Gone Linux! 26:35 Keld: Gone Linux with 50 old PCs 27:53 Free Linux Box donations 28:51 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 31:18 FreeLinuxBox.org 31:50 End


Going Linux #106 - Using the GUI for Shell Command Junkies-Introduction

The idea for the episode came from listener, Jeff. He suggested we produce an episode to show old bash shell junkies like him, how to to do in the UI many of the things he's been doing for years from the command prompt. It will take us more than one episode to cover all of this, so this is the "introductory" episode.

Episode 106 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #106 - Using the GUI for Shell Command Junkies-Introduction 00:22 Introduction 01:27 A Linux virus?! NOT! 04:24 Linux on point-of-sale terminals 07:26 Tribute to Linux Action Show (well, sort of) 07:56 Jeff suggest the topic for this episode 13:02 Command-line tip for script writers 14:39 GUI alternative to back-ups instead of using dar and dar_manager 19:39 Disk Usage analayzer is the graphical alterative to the du command. 21:26 We discover some differences between Ubuntu 10.04 and 9.10 22:47 Find files using Search for Files (gnome-search-tool) instead of find, sed, locate and awk 28:15 Advanced search options in the gnome-search-tool 37:47 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 40:04 End


audio Going Linux #105 - Computer America #27
Fri, 18 Jun 2010 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #105 - Computer America #27

The topic, "Linux on the Small Business Desktop," starts a conversation about point-of-sale terminals. We discuss the need for Office Suites on Linux to be compatible with Microsoft Office, 7 reasons to move to Linux, and how Internet Explorer 9 could lead to success for Firefox and the Linux OS. Why are Linux users concerned with Windows terms of use? We answer listener questions.

Episode 105 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #105 - Computer America #27 00:17 Introduction 03:08 Movie talk 09:45 Kevin wrote an e-mail that inspired today's topic 12:05 Small business software needs: Microsoft-compatible Office Suite 15:29 PDF creation for free 18:38 Point-of-sale terminals 20:08 What about support? 21:29 A POS system is a computer 27:07 Get a professional to support your Linux server 36:28 7 Reasons for small business to switch to Linux 40:37 Michael: Podcast Alley feedback Windows licenses for Linux users 47:52 Microsoft's lack of IE9 support in Windows 7 could be good for Linux 52:51 Podcast Bunker (now listing the Going Linux podcast) 54:19 Why Linux users worry about Windows licenses 56:27 Dannyboy: What makes the android phone a better device than the iPhone? 58:52 Glen: Sensors-applet and hardware-monitor are in the "universe" repository. 60:52 Deniz: What about the Going Linux CDs. 66:36 John: Learning about Unix rather than Linux in school 69:49 CitizenX: Latin support in Linux. 71:45 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 77:00 End


audio Going Linux #104 - Listener Feedback
Sat, 05 Jun 2010 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #104 - Listener Feedback

Lots of links from our listenters with help for Tom's Chrome woes, Larry's black-on-black menu issues and more. More links to cloud apps and late breaking news from Klaatu.

Episode 104 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #104 - Listener Feedback 00:15 Introduction 01:14 Ubuntu Lucid allows simultaneous recording and Skype 04:52 Mattias: Using Dropbox to share settings on multiple computers 09:15 Michael: AdTwart for Chrome 14:43 Daniel: Blocking ads and opening all tabs easily in Chrome 16:45 Scott: Choose from "cleanlooks" in Skype to fix the black-on-black menu problem 19:06 Gord: Subscribe links fail. (Right-click and copy to podcatcher.) 21:05 Brian: Multiple links to interesting articles 23:00 Richard: Video card and printer problems may both be driver issues 27:10 Martin: Apps for blind users 29:35 Martin: Symbolic links to a command 30:45 Dharmin: Used iTunes and iPod; went mad on Vista, has now switched to ubuntu and HTC Magic 32:37 John: Expert advice and links for on-line services 37:48 Terry: Not all flash drives are created equal; choose carefully 44:28 Matt: Thumb drive advice while riding a mower (Listen. You'll figure it out.) 47:44 Chris: Gone Linux for programming 48:28 Josh: Gone Linux - the novel 53:06 Ken: How The Small Box Admin has Gone Linux 56:37 xPenguins 58:05 GNU Linux Media Sprint results 61:05 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 62:50 End


audio Going Linux #103 - Computer America #26
Mon, 24 May 2010 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #103 - Computer America #26

Linux "OS-10" The latest Ubuntu is more like Mac OS-X than ever. - Designed to be easy to use. - Online music store and integrated music player. - Pre-packaged with all the basic applications an average user will need. - Advanced applications are also available that expand the basic capabilities. - And now the close, minimize and maximize buttons are on the left of each window.

Episode 103 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #103 - Computer America #26 00:17 Introduction 02:19 Hello and welcome 04:01 Chat room troubles 05:15 Linux OS-10: Ubuntu 10.04 has a lot in common with the Mac OSX 09:05 Stability 11:41 Reliability 12:55 Why, oh why can't Larry get into the chat room? 14:12 On-line music store and integrated music player 18:13 Why has Apple not created a version of iTunes for Linux? 19:55 Looking at the Ubuntu 10.04 desktop 22:45 Computer up-time with Linux-based NAS devices 27:40 NAS: Build or buy? 32:50 Two versions of Java are NOT better than one 36:59 Hour two 38:18 John: Wants to installing 10.04 on machine with Ubuntu already installed using Wubi 46:02 Jeff: Looking forward to multi-touch on Linux 50:38 Dharmin: Looking for Linux alternative to iTunes 56:02 David: Uses Thunderbird. Wants mail left on the Hotmail server 60:52 Lightning and Sunbird for calendaring 62:42 Daniel: Lexmark is now officially supporting Linux 65:38 Ken: Takes issue of my characterization of non-LTS releases of Ubuntu 70:57 Ubuntu: An excellent user experience out of the box 73:08 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 76:02 End


Going Linux #102 - Computing In The Cloud-Advanced

We explain David Falcone's 100th episode audio congratulation. Larry waits to install Ubuntu 10.04 -- he waits for a day after its release! We provide lots of links, here in the show notes, for all of the topics we discuss. The Knightcast KC0035 plays a big part in this episode of Going Linux. Thanks to Knightwise for his excellent review of cloud computing -- and for saving us a lot of work! :)

Episode 102 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #102 - Computing In The Cloud-Advanced 00:17 Introduction 01:20 Thanks to "the guys" at the Bar B Ranch 03:27 Tom tries Chrome again. Stays with Firefox 05:34 Larry waited to install Ubuntu 10.04 (Sure he did!) 08:04 Tom really will wait 12:13 Cloud Computing Applications - more than we thought 13:42 Google is in the healthcare business 16:40 Cloud-based office suites: documents, spreadsheets, presentations, flow diagrams and more 21:16 Cloud-based storage 29:53 Browser bookmark synchronization 34:10 Knightwise and The Knightcast podcast 36:30 Google docs and other stuff 39:20 Microsoft virtually in the cloud and delivering pizza 42:19 The Kightcast KC0035 51:38 Edward: eyeOS - cloud-base operating system 53:26: Kevin: Links courtesy of Linux Back to Basics 58:47 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 60:54 End


audio Going Linux #101 - Listener Feedback
Wed, 05 May 2010 00:00:01 -0800

Going Linux #101 - Listener Feedback

After we recorded Episode 101, we received an e-mail from David Falcone, who recorded a 100th episode audio congratulation on Audacity, running under openSuse 11.2, on an old laptop and using a webcam for a mic. Nicely done David! Explanations, suggestions, solutions and ideas -- all from our listeners. Thanks once again everyone! Tom and I both have software picks this time.

Episode 101 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #101 - Listener Feedback 00:15 Introduction 01:12 David Falcone: Congratulations on your 100th episode 02:43 Ubuntu 10.04 03:08 Question: WAV or no WAV? 05:02 Tom wants to get back at spammers 07:18 Your computer IS infected. Download this program to fix it. 08:30 Russ Woodman: Xaster explained, DSL modem help 13:50 Danny: Using Orca and Debian 16:46 Dharmin: An alternative for iTunes? 19:15 John: Print screen and backups 21:48 Roger: Skype webcam solution 25:54 Alexey: More Skype webcam and printscreen ideas 35:24 Doug: Booting your physical Windows partition from within a Linux VM 36:29 Svrivani: How do I write a command-line program for Linux? 38:44 Grigory: Suggests we do an episode on light-weight distros. 41:44 Software pick: Real Player 42:55 Software pick: Any LiveCD Linux distribution 47:58 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 49:51 End


Going Linux #100 - Synaptics-Advanced MultiTouch for Linux

This special episode recognizes a hardware manufacturer who has gone out of their way to support Linux. Synaptics, maker of user interface touch devices for computer, mobile phones, remote controls and other devices companies, have just announced that they are bringing mult-touch capability to the Linux desktop with their Synaptics Gesture Suite (SGS) for Linux. Tom and I discuss. Oh, and we make the special announcement we teased on episode 98.

Episode 100 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #100 - Synaptics 00:15 Introduction 01:20 Adopting Ubuntu 10.04 02:45 Is Larry switching to Mint? 04:20 Announcing our DVD archives (coming soon) 08:42 Synatpics (not the package manager) introduces advance MultiTouch capabilities for Linux 13:44 The press release 17:36 Is it downloadable? 18:05 Current TouchPad capabilitieson Linux laptops 22:48 iTunes, goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 25:29 End