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Destination Linux EP81 – Canonical Fanboys

Destination Linux EP81 – Canonical Fanboys

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Welcome to Episode 81 of Destination Linux

DL Email

Hey, Destination Linux crew,

I love the show, but one thing greatly troubles me…

Ryan “CLAIMS” his car ‘runs linux’, but I am thinking he means that his car ‘boots’ linux.   I refuse to believe these outrageous claims until I see a logo of some sort that Ryan has produced ACTUALLY USING this ‘linux’ on his car.  That’s right. I’m calling ‘bogus’ on this, until Ryan offers proof-positive that his car RUNS linux by producing something with inkscape or gimp USING HIS CAR.

I admit, I was skeptical when he professes his love for linux, but uses an iPhone to make phone calls. (Android, as google-fied as it may be, is certainly closer to the linux family than iOS)

Seriously, though. Thank you for the show each week! I don’t miss an episode, and, like Ryan, I also work telecom… It’s a welcome relief to hear the friendly linux-centric banter while I go about my I&R (install and repair) business day.

PS: I’m not sure if Michael knew this, but KDE is SO customizable,  I’ve even found an option that you can ‘like it’ or ‘not like it’ in the settings!!!

Thanks,

-Andy

Distro News

Canonical Fixes Boot Failures on 16.04 and 18.04 LTS

Linux kernel security update for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)

https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Linux-4.18-Random-Boot-Fix

Debian Based Slax 9.5 Released

Slax

The Ultimate Linux Distro Is Here

LXQt

Neptune OS 5.4 Released

About Neptune

Modicia: Ultimate Linux with a Twist

Modicia O.S.

Lubuntu Taking A New Direction

Software News

Launching A Paid Application On Linux

Hardware News

Dell XPS Developer Edition w/ Ubuntu

Forbes Gives 5 Reasons To Switch To Linux Now

Jason Evangelho

Gaming

Minecraft SNAP Get’s Updated

PolyGod FPS Launches Next Month

Admin

Patreon

Liberapay

Destination Linux Apparel

Destination Linux Youtube

Where Can You Find Us This Week

Rocco can be found at www.bigdaddylinux.com

Ryan can be found on youtube at www.youtube.com/dasgeek

Zeb can be found on youtube at www.youtube.com/zebedeeboss

Michael can be found at www.tuxdigital.com

All of us can be found on Big Daddy Linux Live! Which is on every Saturday night on the BigDaddyLinux Youtube channel

Twitter

@bigdaddylinux @dasgeekchannel @TuxDigitalcom @zebedeeboss

I would like to thank each and every one of you for listening and watching every week. It has been some of the best times doing this show with Ryan, Zeb and Michael.

Rocco

Destination Linux is going to continue. But the format naturally has to change as Rocco handled many critical tasks of the show specific to editing.

During this transition period we’re going to have to do some testing and maneuvering with the show format and how we bring the content to you each week. Our primary focus will continue to be the podcast itself and making sure we’re keeping the patrons and our audience informed.

Everybody have a great week and remember the Journey ITSELF is just as important as the Destination

 

Destination Linux EP76 – Peppermint the Desktop Hunter

Destination Linux EP76 – Peppermint the Desktop Hunter

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Welcome to Episode 76 of Destination Linux

This episode was live streamed on Youtube and Twitch on Sunday June 23rd


Email Comments:

Thank you for your show, long time listener, first time commenter. I am a regular openSUSE user and contributor to the project and it seems like the review of the distro was greatly glossed over and viewed from a very “Ubuntu” lens. For starters, YaST, a tool that an Ubuntu user wouldn’t be familiar with, once you use it, it is a fantastic collection of system configuration tools. It is a central “shop” to get things configured very nicely. In contrast, to make configurations in Ubuntu, I have to search through a menu of items that may or may not be system or root level settings. If you are used to hunting around for system configurations, it’s not a big deal but for me, I could never consider many distributions because of the lack of a tool LIKE YaST. Also, if you want to live in the terminal, the ncures interface is just as useful. From a sysadmin perspective, this capability makes managing remote systems even easier through the terminal where I do not have to remember all the commands.

The package manager, Zypper, was also glossed over. Zypper’s ability to manage multiple repositories and so very cleanly perform updates or even downgrades is the best I have ever used. Very stable, reliable and on the rolling model gives you spectacular control over your upgrades.

Another feature of openSUSE that seems to be glossed over is the ability to test out multiple Desktop Environments on the same install. I can have KDE Plasma, Gnome, MATE and Budgie installed concurrently and switch between them without any consequences.

As far as your challenges go with installing openSUSE, I can’t speak for that. I haven’t had issues but I am not one to dual boot. I will give other distros a spin in virtual machine. I use BTRFS on root but I do have a sizable partition in order to allow for the snapshots to be made upon each round of package installs.

I know you guys have a good relationship with a lot of the Ubuntu crowd but it would have been nice to have had someone from the openSUSE crowd to be able to discuss the features with you, like Richard Brown. Just a thought

Thanks for your show, I do enjoy it.

CubicleNate

*We want to apologize to those who sent us e-mails we missed in April. Apparently our SPAM filters got excited.


Distro News:

Peppermint 9 Announcement

Deepin 15.6 Launches With New Features

Sparky Linux Needs Your Support

Ubuntu Releases Desktop Metrics

Fedora Atomic Workstation Gets A Name Change

OpenSuse Tumbleweed Now Powered By Kernel 4.17

Linux Kernel 4.18 Rich With Features

Canonical To Announce IPO For Reals?

Software News

VR Editing Tool For Linux And Mac Only

Ephiphany Browser 3.29.3 Now With Reader Mode

Top 30 Themes For Ubuntu


Gaming

What We’ve been playing: Ballistic Overkill

  • While this isn’t a new game. Tensions are heating up to declare the best BO player. Even potential for US vs UK battle (Popey & Wimpey) vs (Rocco and Ryan?) On our individual Youtube channels we’ve been showing off our skills and making the UK team sweat…
  • Ballistic Overkill is a competitive FPS with incredible graphics and Vulkan support. It features fast paced action with character customization, multiple battle modes like King of the Hill, or Capture points.
  • We have finally found a game to get Rocco and Michael away from Rocket League if at least for a few hours a week.

Turok Remastered Comes to Linux

Total Warhammer II Announced By Feral For Linux

Steam Summer Sales Are Live


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Where Can You Find Us This Week
Rocco can be found at www.bigdaddylinux.com
Ryan can be found on youtube at www.youtube.com/dasgeek
Zeb can be found on youtube at www.youtube.com/zebedeeboss
Michael can be found at www.tuxdigital.com
All of us can be found on Big Daddy Linux Live! Which is on every Saturday night on the BigDaddyLinux Youtube channel
Twitter
@bigdaddylinux @dasgeekchannel @TuxDigitalcom @zebedeeboss

Everybody have a great week and remember the Journey ITSELF is just as important as the Destination

Destination Linux EP75 – Dripping with Sarcasm

Destination Linux EP75 – Dripping with Sarcasm

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Welcome to Episode 75 of Destination Linux

Your hosts this week are Rocco, Ryan, Michael, and Zeb.

Viewer Email

Hi,

Big fan of the show, i listen as soon as i can to each new episode.

I thought you would be interested to know that Linux is already dominant in the high end VFX world. I work for a small animation studio where Linux is the pro-dominant OS, but is the industry standard, not the exception.

There are several high-end products which work on Linux, including Autodesk Maya, Mudbox, Foundry Modo, Nuke, Davinci Resolve, Fusion, SideFX Houdini. The large VFX Studios including Pixar, Dreamworks, ILM, Weta also use linux. (CentOS is the main distro used, i heard ILM just switched to CentOS 7 from 6.).

While Video editing is still a mix of Mac/Windows/Linux, with linux being the weaker for video editing it is still possible to create high-end work from start to finish on Linux using industry leading software.

Also Ryan should try EXWM, i now use that after having used i3 for about 7 years.

Regards,

Richard

Thank you for the email Richard,

Distro News

Linux Mint 19 New Features

KDE 5.13 Release Announcement

KDE Plasma 5.13 Officially Released with Revamped Lock & Login Screens, Settings

KDE Maintainer Martin Floser Stepping Down

VDG does not exist Article as a response to Martin

Cannonical Keep Us Safe With New Kernel Patch

Software News

Private Internet Access’ “No-Logging” Claims Proven True Again in Court

Gitlab Rejoices – Github gets bought

Linux Foundation Response

Hardware News

Intel Announces i7 8086k with 28 Cores

Gaming

What I’ve been playing: Rise of the Tomb Raider

Winepak Is A Flatpak Repository For Windows (Wine) Games And Applications

Games Coming to Linux

Nvidia 390.67 Linux Driver Has Been Released

Admin

Patreon

Liberapay

Destination Linux Apparel

Destination Linux Youtube

Destination Linux Twitch

Where Can You Find Us This Week

Rocco can be found at www.bigdaddylinux.com

Ryan can be found on youtube at www.youtube.com/dasgeek

Zeb can be found on youtube at www.youtube.com/zebedeeboss

Michael can be found at www.tuxdigital.com

All of us can be found on Big Daddy Linux Live! Which is on every Saturday night on the BigDaddyLinux Youtube channel

Twitter

@bigdaddylinux @dasgeekchannel @TuxDigitalcom @zebedeeboss

Everybody have a great week and remember the Journey ITSELF is just as important as the Destination