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FreeGeek + DLN Charity Drive

When we launched the Destination Linux Network we also wanted to partner with our growing community to find ways we could give back. So we put up a post on our Discourse forum and asked the community to provide us feedback on the charities you would like for us to work with. Free Geek was highly recommended by many of you and we’re so excited to partner with them and launch our first giving back campaign.

Free Geek’s mission is to sustainably reuse technology and enable digital access and education to the community. The best part is they have many ways for everyone to get involved. In this episode we interview Hilary Shohoney of FreeGeek. Hilary is Free Geek’s Manager of Development and manages the relationships between Free Geek and the local community working on issues like the digital divide.

Hosts of Destination Linux:
Zeb, aka Zebedeeboss = https://youtube.com/zebedeeboss
Noah of Ask Noah Show = http://asknoahshow.com
Ryan, aka DasGeek = https://dasgeekcommunity.com
Michael of TuxDigital = https://tuxdigital.com

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Topics covered in this episode:

Interview with Hilary from FreeGeek

Learn more about the FreeGeek & DLN Charity Drive:

FreeGeek + DLN on GiveLively.org:

Kali Linux 2019.4
Elementary OS 5.1 Released
Skrooge Personal Finance Software
Euro Truck Sim 2

Software Spotlight:
PulseEffects – acts as a Limiter, compressor, reverberation, equalizer and auto volume effects for Pulseaudio applications

Tips & Tricks:
use dothis [tab] [tab] in your bash script to execute bash competion in your scripts.
This can be useful for recalling prior commands and letting the user pick which one to execute or even helping install downloaded files where version numbers sometimes change and can’t be hardcoded into the script.


  1. Avatar for m-svo m-svo says:

    Guys, with all these distro news I will become a distro-hopper again. For the love of Arch, please, stop (just kidding) :laughing:

  2. Just want to go on the record here and say that I live in the US and I’m with Zeb on this one: I love Marmite. I also adore Vegemite (yeah yeah, I like cats AND dogs – oh no!!). I also hear that if you put both on the same cracker it tears a rift in the space time continuum; so, if California suddenly disappears from the planet you’ll know why…

  3. In regards to privacy with the login manager (@dasgeek mentioned it ):

    On systems using LightDM (most non-Plasma/non-GNOME systems) you can edit a line in /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf.

    If you want the user list to show up, add the line greeter-hide-users=false; if you want to hide the users, add the line greeter-hide-users=true.

    There is probably a way to do that in GDM (GNOME’s login manager) and SDDM (Plasma’s login manager), but I haven’t figured out how to do it.

  4. Avatar for ak2020 ak2020 says:

    Thanks everyone, for an especially heart-warming episode courtesy of FreeGeek info from Hilary. Quite an eye-opener. I always thought of digital-divide as a matter affecting the developing world, though now I’m better informed, I’ll certainly consider looking-up local ways in which contributing might be an option, perhaps by offering training, though my heart’s more inclined towards doing software development in Linux to give back to the community that way when able.

    I think GnuCash is very established and probably quite well-suited to business needs, though my major gripe with it years ago when I first had a look is that it didn’t encrypt its data. To my mind, if anything needs encryption, it’s data to do with finances. Not sure if that’s ever changed.

    Many aspects of Kali fascinate me, and I’m wondering how long their Windows emulation mode might be in coming to “normal” distros to encourage people to switch over?

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