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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:

Community Feedback:
Elitism in Linux aka “Linux Snobbery”
Linux Mint vs Ubuntu Cinnamon Discussion from Episode 153
KDE Plasma Settings Backup & Deployment

Linux Kernel 5.4.7 / 4.19.92 / 4.14.161
– Our Hopes for Linux in 2020
– [Ryan]
– Better professional audio equipment support
– Tablet and mobile support
– A corporate or well financed entity focused on the desktop. Easy install, hardware partnerships, mobile integration, and up to date rolling.
– [Michael]
– reiterate Ryan’s desktop focus point
– more companies using universal app formats regardless which one they pick
– WINE to get some more attention from some kind of backing
– [Zeb]
– Less regression, it always seems that in the process of fixing one thing another thing breaks somewhere else. Now the Devs cannot really do a lot about this without the communities help. So as Linux users we need to volunteer to do more testing.

– [Noah]
– WireGuard
– Pipewire
Best OS for Raspberry Pi
– How we use our Raspberry Pi’s
ODROID-GO $55 Handheld
EA Bans Linux Users


Software Spotlight:
CMus – music player for the terminal

Tips & Tricks:
Backlight – External Monitor
Display Data Channel

XRandR on the Arch Wiki


  1. Listening to this episode coincided with me listening to the martin wimpress interview with big daddy linux recently.

    I think Martin made a good point about Microsoft about how people are over-meming the Microsoft hearts linux thing, and that their truly terrible days were before many linux users were even born. It’s worth a listen because I think Martin was very level headed about it it, whereas I think this show suffers from the over-meming a little bit sometimes. Microsoft seem to be doing some good things when it comes to Linux lately yet the response on the show always seems to be “well they’re benefiting themselves so it doesn’t count, lol microsoft hearts linux”. And Ryan jokes about running arch so often that you almost believe he actually is a bit elitist about it.

    Anyway I know this comes across a bit negative so I would finish by saying overall its a really good show and the good outweighs the minor annoyances by far!

  2. Avatar for Ulfnic Ulfnic says:

    I’m very concerned over Linux unifying under singular projects.

    I understand how important it is to have that “one recommendation” and there’s tremendous power in centralizing efforts but at the point of “one” we’re talking about eliminating choice, diversity, competition, corporate buy out resistance and a great deal of experimentation.

    You can easily make the case Linux has too many orphaned or totally unnecessary projects, but advocating centralization is also an extreme and a lot worse imho.

  3. I have three 3D printer each with a Raspberry pi running octoprint. A RPi 1 running volumio. RPiZw that powers a 3D printed robot. RPi 4 running docker containers and an atomic Pi running WireGuard and docker containers. I want to create a personal dash board using the magic mirror project. Oh! I have a PiZw with a relay that I use to open my garage door with too.

  4. They are the people who made the claim to :heart: Linux . . . until they prove they actually do, I will continue to point out they don’t. Teams is a Business focused Service so that’s for them. VSCode exists thanks to the work done on Atom so they didn’t really do that much work to make it compatible with Linux so it was something easy to release. SQL Server on Linux is great and 100% benefit to them because they needed to do that for Azure since Linux is more popular on their own platform than Windows. The list goes on and on. They do things that benefits them and while some of it is beneficial for Linux users, I will acknowledge that part and also point out how it also a self-serving move on their part. Microsoft :heart:'s Linux is the lie they are trying to tell us and so far they haven’t proven anything other than they :heart: using Linux to benefit their bottom line, and we already knew that.

    So they have to prove their claims and when they do I will applaud them for it but I am not going to ignore all the awful stuff they do especially when they are doing those things in parallel.

    I am open to them proving they :heart: Linux but until they actually prove it, I’m not going to just believe a mega-corporation (with one of the worst histories of hating Linux) just because they tell me they do.

    You missed a very important piece to Ryan’s argument of Android vs iOS and that being they are both awful but one is more awful than the other. Apple has some benefit of keeping personal info on your device locally. Android takes every morsel of data it possibly can and Google is gleeful when it does. That’s the difference. He isn’t saying Apple is good for privacy, he is saying it’s better than Android about it.

    He doesnt say everything stays on your phone but rather more stuff stays on your phone. I think there are some things about having to tweak permissions and such but with Apple you can apparently vs with Android we all know we can’t. Android takes whatever Google wants and we can do nothing about it. That’s the difference.

    Install Linux Mint, look at Firefox profile ID . . . reinstall Linux Mint and then find same Firefox profile ID. This means the profile ID is the same.

    This is not relevant to any of my points.

    We’ve already asked Clem to come on our show well over a year ago but Clem has made it clear that he has no interest in doing an interview for any podcast because to my knowledge he’s never done one.

  5. Avatar for ak2020 ak2020 says:

    Thanks everyone for another entertaining and informative episode :slight_smile:

    @zebedee.boss I definitely agree that if more users participated in ways that bring value to the community, such as providing feedback via testing, that would benefit us all. @MichaelTunnell I also agree in my hope that universal packages will be used more.

    Also I do think that any criticism that I’ve seen in these shows has actually been useful and for the benefit of the community rather than just plain negative. I agree that remaining informed - even when it’s honest reflection on what is not working - is a way to improve everything about Linux.

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