On this week’s episode of Destination Linux, we discuss Swap: what it is and the difference between Swap Partitions vs. Swap Files. We also take a different look at Ubuntu 20.04 with the Ubuntu Remix distros, Michael & Noah have an interesting discussion about Ubuntu’s Unity and how that compares to Red Hat’s involvement in the GNOME desktop environment. In Gaming News, Google Stadia back in the news and Rocco gives us his take on the Stadia experience. We’ve also got a lot of great Community Feedback about IT Jobs and more. Later in the show, we’ll give you our Picks for Tips & Tricks as well as our Software Spotlight of the week. All this and much more this week on Destination Linux.

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Topics covered in this episode:

  • What We’ve Been Up To:
    • Michael
      • Reading some Manuals unlike Ryan ;D
      • The rabbit hole of Long-term Data Storage (Hardware Addicts Ep9 for more on this)
      • Front Page Linux = frontpagelinux.com
    • Noah
      • working on the Virtualization of SouthEast LinuxFest (SELF)
    • Ryan
      • Virtual Combo LUG of Ryan’s LUG and Michael’s LUG
    • Rocco
      • Linux Spotlight
      • DaVinci Resolve on Linux
  • Community Feedback:
    • Current state of IT Jobs Availability & How to get started in IT.
    • Follow up on the role of Open Source & QT licensing in recent news
  • Main Topic of the Week:
    • Swap: What Is Swap & What’s The Difference Between Swap Partitions vs Swap Files
  • News:
    • Ubuntu 20.04 Remixes
      • Ubuntu Cinnamon
      • UbuntuDDE
      • Umix OS
      • Pop_OS!
  • Gaming:
    • Google Stadia (plus Rocco’s experience with Stadia)
  • Software Spotlight:
    • Timeshift
  • Tips & Tricks:
    • the magic of curly brackets on the command-line


  1. @MichaelTunnell , I was listening to the part where you were unsure if there was hardware enablement stack on Linux Mint. There is hwe on it on 19.3 version.

  2. Confused newbie. I’m running Endeavour on my Dell laptop. And reading their wiki it states swap is not recommended on an SSD now I do have the option to add an HDD as well. My question is it bad to run a swap on SSD? And if so what are my options?

  3. Thank you guys for the tip on timeshift-autosnap. I just wanted to pitch that I forked timeshift-autosnap to make it work with Debian/Ubuntu based systems. You can find the code and the instruction how to install it (git clone, sudo make install) here: GitHub - wmutschl/timeshift-autosnap-apt: Timeshift auto-snapshot script for Ubuntu and Debian based systems which creates snapshots of your system with timeshift before a package install, remove or upgrade using DPkg::Pre-Invoke hook in apt. Fork of timeshift-autosnap from AUR.

    Also, if you are on a btrfs system, one can easily combine this with grub-btrfs to have a perfect easy system rollback system.

    Hope you find this also useful and could spread the word about the script, because Timeshift is a really awesome piece of software IMHO and saved my bacon quite a few times.

  4. Good to see Rocco back on the show!

    Regarding the “IT is dead” question, I think you misunderstand the issue.
    The IT staff is definitely shrinking in almost all organizations. Everything is happening in the cloud and most of the IT staff members rarely do anything outside of a browser.

    Wendell from Level1Techs explains this more in depth here:

  5. Thanks everyone :slight_smile: As entertaining and informative as ever, with some great contrasting views, e.g. on Unity and Stadia.

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