Going Linux

Going Linux

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Going Linux is a podcast for computer users who just want to use Linux to get things done. Whether you are new to Linux, moving from Windows to Linux, or thinking about upgrading to Linux, this podcast will provide you with practical, day-to-day advice on how to use Linux and Linux applications.

Episodes

Going Linux #320 · Listener Feedback  

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
00:54 320 · Listener Feedback
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
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44:52 End

Going Linux #319 · Backups with Grsync  

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
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26:09 End

Going Linux #318 · Listener Feedback  

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!
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42:34 End

Going Linux #317 · Linux Distros Reviewed  

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?
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61:29 End

Going Linux #316 · Listener Feedback  

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
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39:21 End

Going Linux #315 · 10th Anniversary Episode  

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
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56:52 End

Going Linux #314 · Listener Feedback  

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
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12:35 End

Going Linux #313 · Getting Support for Linux Computers  

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
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26:41 End

Going Linux #312 · Listener Feedback  

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
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33:52 End

Going Linux #311 · Controlling a Remote Desktop  

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
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13:18 End

Going Linux #310 · Listener Feedback  

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
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55:33 End

Going Linux #309 · Today's Security Technology  

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
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62:03 End

Going Linux #308 · Listener Feedback  

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
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37:59 End

Going Linux #307 · Today's Backup Technology  

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?
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23:08 End

Going Linux #306 · Listener Feedback  

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
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63:25 End

Going Linux #305 · Gaming on Linux revisited  

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
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54:32 End

Going Linux #304 · Listener Feedback  

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
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35:16 End

Going Linux #303 · Hacked!  

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
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49:13 End

Going Linux #302 · Listener Feedback  

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
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38:37 End

Going Linux #301 · Open Source for Online Media  

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
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36:41 End

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