This week’s episode of Destination Linux, we’re discussing what’s the most underrated distro in Linux? Then we’re going to cover the amazingly awesome and repairable Framework Laptop. Plus we’ve also got our famous tips, tricks and software picks. All of this and so much more this week on Destination Linux. So whether you’re brand new to Linux and open source or a guru of sudo. This is the podcast for you.
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- 00:00:38 = Announcement: DLN MEGAFest on Sunday August 22nd
- 00:01:14 = Community Feedback on Garuda Linux
- 00:04:04 = How To Send Us Feedback
- 00:04:21 = Digital Ocean: Managed MongoDB ( https://do.co/dln-mongo )
- 00:05:27 = Most Underrated Linux Distros
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- 00:11:13 = Nate from DLN Xtend Joins Us
- 00:46:07 = Bitwarden Password Manager ( https://bitwarden.com/dln )
- 00:47:44 = Framework Right to Repair Laptop
- 00:57:30 = Valve Releases Big Improvements for Steam on Linux
- 01:01:10 = Software Spotlight: Fedora Media Writer
- 01:03:30 = Tip of the Week: & / nohup / screen
- 01:05:57 = Linux Community Events: openSUSE Asia Summit & Nest with Fedora
- 01:07:25 = Outro
- 01:09:00 = Surprise Guest Joined the Patron Post Show
So is Fedora media writer better than Popsicle?
After listening to the show, I decided to try openSuse Tumbleweed with Gnome on a spare laptop and I am impressed. Nice theming, software is pretty up-to-date. I’ll wait to see how it handles updates, particularly for the Gnome software stack.
I have been playing around with Gnome 40 distros lately and I’m liking what I see. One thing I have liked is the Evolution mail client which I’ve occasionally tried over the years, never quite finding it satisfactory. But now I think I’m sold. I have a Mail in a Box server and Evolution detects imap, smtp and Nextcloud contacts and calendar all from the root server domain. It is also considerably less resource hungry than Thunderbird/lightning/tbsync.
After spending most of my Linux life in the Debian/Ubuntu/apt world, I might eventually find myself switching to an RPM based distro.
Thanks, everyone - really enjoyed this, as ever! I’m with @jill_linuxgirl for Slackware. It was the original “easy to install” distro before RedHat and Ubuntu came along, far as I recall, and it was my first experience with Linux, so I have fond memories of it I also agree about OpenSuse and it was great to see @CubicleNate on too. I’m very behind on my eXtend podcasts which used to be audio only back when they started. Having said that I think Fedora’s come very, very far in the past few releases, in terms of suitability for general use rather than just for developers. I’m behind on my Fedora podcasts too!
With all the good news about Framework, I hope they’re here to stay - and support AMD as well!
Never tried Popsicle but Fedora media writer is pretty dang awesome.
RPM / Deb, from a user perspective, there is really not a huge difference. I have been using RPM mostly in my Linux-life but deb is just as well, really. APT works, I just happen to prefer Zypper or DNF commands (mostly Zypper). I have been using openSUSE as my daily driver, in some form, since 2011 and I have been incredibly pleased with it.
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