Going Linux
Going Linux
Larry Bushey and Bill Smith
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.
Going Linux #449 · Listener Feedback
00:00 Going Linux #449 · Listener Feedback 01:13 Bill leaves Windows for gaming on Linux 04:46 Steam on Linux 10:20 Bill's new NVME drive 13:41 Ventoy for trying and installing Linux distributions 19:23 Phil: Pop!_OS and Wayland 22:56 Bhikhu: Linux antivirus recommendation 26:45 George: Foreign language support 28:16 George: Old Android podcast apps 29:53 George: Disk encryption when moving from Windows to Linux 33:33 George: Distrosea to try Linux distributions 37:44 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 38:04 Submit your contributions for year end review 41:40 End
Dec 18, 2023
41 min
Going Linux #448 · Three Lightweight Distributions
00:00 Going Linux #448 - Three Lightweight Distributions 01:29 Bill is happy his NVME drive died 07:37 Bodi Linux 13:16 Lubuntu Linux 19:33 Xubuntu Linux 27:42 Which could be your daily driver? 29:51 Revitalizing an older computer 32:37 Honorable mentions 33:29 Ubuntu MATE 35:50 Pop!OS 38:40 Fedora 42:19 Enlive 43:00 Zorin 51:19 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 52:30 End
Dec 9, 2023
52 min
Going Linux #447 · Listener Feedback
00:00 Going Linux #447 · Listener Feedback 01:04 SCALE 21x registration 04:28 Update on Ubuntu Cinnamon on Tablet/Laptop 07:00 Ubuntu moves from X window manager to Wayland 07:56 Liz seems very upset 18:30 Troy: Connecting Linux to Google Drive 21:31 Bhikhu: Archiving show notes 27:60 Jack: Partition formatting 32:10 Bhiku: Desktop environment missed 37:55 Reid: Not Ubuntu MATE but still good 42:48 George from Tulsa: Follow up on "green" LG Gram Laptop 44:52 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 46:52 End
Nov 13, 2023
46 min
Going Linux #446 · Welcome to Linux – Utilities
00:00 Going Linux #446 · Welcome to Linux! - Utilities 01:02 We were mentioned on Destination Linux Podcast Episode 338 03:41 Bill is getting ready for the Deepin Desktop on Ubuntu 05:16 Definition: Utility software 06:08 Command line utilities 09:24 Graphical utilities 11:57 System tools 15:19 System administration 16:09 Software package installers and package formats 23:31 Accessories 30:60 Third party utilities 39:48 ChatGPT or AI utilities? 42:41 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 44:27 End
Oct 3, 2023
44 min
Going Linux #445 · Listener Feedback
00:00 Going Linux #445 · Listener Feedback 01:32 Sean: Show note, Blender and audio players 09:05 Definition: ncurses 14:16 Sean: Ncurses and CLI, vlc, MPD, npmpc 20:10 Sean: Linux games, email clients 33:00 Sean: PS - Live distributions and persistence 42:11 Sean: Recording the podcast 48:50 Sean: Qubit torrent client, alternative shell, spinning drives with needles 57:02 George: Linux antivirus 61:38 Phil: Syncing with Google Drive 64:29 Puppies! 68:12 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 69:23 End
Sep 12, 2023
1 hr 9 min
Going Linux #444 · Welcome to Linux! - Desktops
00:00 Going Linux #444 · Welcome to Linux! - Desktops 01:18 Bill broke KDE on his computer 02:08 Larry fixed a 13 year old laptop with LXLE 09:29 Definition: Linux desktop environments 14:50 The Linux Experiment's DE review video 17:24 The KDE Plasma desktop 21:47 Unity and the Gnome desktop 26:03 The Cinnamon desktop 27:48 The MATE Desktop 32:09 The XFCE desktop 34:25 The LXDE desktop 37:23 The Budgie desktop 40:43 The Pantheon desktop 44:17 The Deepin desktop 45:49 The most modern desktop environment 50:20 The choice is yours 51:53 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 53:13 End
Aug 19, 2023
53 min
Going Linux #443 · Listener Feedback
00:00 Going Linux #443 · Listener Feedback 01:47 Update on Ubuntu Cinnamon 07:49 Cosmo 10:02 Bhikhu : Some additional software suggestions 13:23 Kendrick: Linux antivirus and malware software 20:23 Bobby: More information on Chris' query on low-end tablet suggestions 23:12 George from Tulsa: Suggestions about Linux tablet and cheap tablets 27:51 Bhikhu: Wear leveling and TRIM in SSD drives 28:25 Rich suggested the Framework 32:52 George from Tulsa wrote about our episode 442 on Kubuntu 39:01 Phil: Retro gaming adventure on POP!_OS 44:32 Next: Desktop environments 46:08 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 47:04 End
Jul 31, 2023
47 min
Going Linux #442 · Welcome to Linux! Kubuntu
00:00 Going Linux #442 · Welcome to Linux! Kubuntu 00:60 Chat GPT 05:15 Kubuntu 10:19 Why choose Kubuntu? 12:55 Preparing for a change to Kubuntu 14:40 Torrents defined 15:60 Create the install media 16:45 Try the 'live' image then install 18:09 Drive types defined 21:58 Hybrid drives? 24:20 Continuing the installation 27:13 Proprietary video drivers 28:08 Additional updates and software 30:21 Learning curve 30:53 Documentation 32:05 Other first impressions 33:07 Kubuntu podcast 34:21 Upcoming episode on Desktop Environments 38:11 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 39:14 End
Jun 29, 2023
39 min
Going Linux #441 · Listener Feedback
00:00 Going Linux #441 · Listener Feedback 01:06 Updated review of Ubuntu Cinnamon 23.04 official Ubuntu flavor 08:44 Gabe: Wants a rechargable monitor for a System76 mini 13:32 Mike: Questions about password managers 16:59 Sean: Do you use AGC while recording Going Linux? 22:34 Liam: On the Synology suggestion from George and a follow-up question 27:55 Bhiku: Ad blocking 30:17 Chris: Low-end tablet suggestion 35:25 Ambrose: Wear leveling 40:38 George: Follow-up on the LG Gram 42:43 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 43:37 End
Jun 17, 2023
43 min
Going Linux #440 · Welcome to Linux! Pt 9 - Software Choices
00:00 Going Linux #440 · Welcome to Linux! Pt 9 - Software Choices 00:58 Larry tries Ubuntu Cinnamon 22.04 (ahead of the official flavor) 12:23 Your software choices in Ubuntu MATE 13:32 How many software applications are available? 14:04 Browsers: Mozilla Firefox, Chromium, Google Chrome, Brave, Opera, SeaMonkey, Vivaldi, Tor, LYNX, Microsoft Edge 14:48 Email clients: Thunderbird, Evolution, Geary, Mutt, Claws Mail 16:26 Office Suites: WPS Office for Linux, LibreOffice, ONLYOFFICE 21:35 Note taking: Joplin, RedNoteBook, Zim, Simplenote 25:37 Music Players: Lollypop, Clementine, Audacious, DeaDBeeF, Rhythmbox, VLC, Amarok, Musique 30:15 Video Players: VLC, SMPlayer, Miro, MPV Player, Gnome Videos, Dragon Player, Xine Multimedia Engine, Deepin Movie 32:51 Recording audio: Audacity, Recorder, Sound Recorder, Ardour, MusE 35:43 Recording video: OBS Studio, Shotcut 38:37 Games: Xonotic, Warsow, SuperTuxCart, Assault Cube, 0 A.D., The Battle for Wesnoth, Dota 2(requires Steam), Team Fortress 2(requires Steam), FreeCiv, Alien Arena 43:47 What is YOUR favorite application? 44:34 Software recommendation: Discord 47:54 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 49:13 End
May 31, 2023
49 min
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