Destination Linux EP73 – Ballistic Commodore

Destination Linux EP73 – Ballistic Commodore

Welcome to Episode 73 of Destination Linux

Reader Email

Hi Rocco,

Cheers to y’all for Destination Linux, BDLL and all your individual channels

In the latest DL episode, someone made a joke about running Linux on a C64. Here’s a picture that proves it can be done. And with Mint no less.. though after achieving this, as a result of severe sleep deprivation from not only the install – but the transfer from ISO to floppies as well – apologies, but I was too tired to neatly stack the 100,000+ 5.25 inch floppy disks I used for the install so I that could provide that photographic evidence as well 🙂

I hope at best it gives you a laugh (or four)..

Otherwise I guess a chuckle, chortle or possibly even a mild smirk may suffice… 🙂

Distro News

openSUSE 15 Released

Linux Lite 4.0 released

Canonical Has Released Date for 18.04.1 LTS – popey

Ubuntu 18.10 Release Date, New Features & More – popey

Download Ubuntu 18.10 Daily Builds for Testing

Gnome gets [in my best doctor evil voice] a one million dollar donation

Check out @gnome’s Tweet or check out their Initiatives

Budgie To Remerge Into Solus Project

Linux Kernel 4.18 Gets Multi-Touch Device Support

KDE Outlines New Goals On Reddit AMA

KDE Connect Gets Even Cooler

Software

HydraPaper App To Set Different Wallpapers

Hardware

Officially Supported Ubuntu Monitor/PC By LG

Phoronix Starts 14th Birthday Bash With Linux 12 Way GPU Benchmarks

horonix 14th birthday coming up in May. Michael Larabel does an incredible job with the site and he was interviewed back on Episode 40 if you would like to learn more about him and his work in the Linux community.

Professional Cinema Company Red Goes Linux

Gaming

What I’ve been playing: Ballistic Overkill

This isn’t a new game. This is an old favorite. Amazing competitive FPS. I’ve gearing up to take on Wimpey for the ultimate battle. The manual won’t help you win this one Martin.

Track Mania Forever Goes Snap

You can install TMF

snap install tmnationsforever –edge
snap connect tmnationsforever:joystick

Game Devs Give Feedback Linux

SEGA Showing Linux Some ‘More’ Love

Atari VCS Preorders Launched May 30

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2 Replies to “Destination Linux EP73 – Ballistic Commodore”

  1. 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.

    1. Thank you Nate for the constructive feedback. I appreciate you listing out all of the features of openSUSE and I did recently install Tumbleweed without any issues.

      We did cover this in the email section of our upcoming episode releasing on Friday.

      Thanks again for the feedback

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