Welcome to Episode 84 of Destination Linux

On this episode of Destination Linux, we are still making some changes to the show, please let us know what you think so far. This week, we discussed some of the most interesting topics around the Linux community including the KDE Neon Bionic Preview, Linux Mint Debian Edition, OpenWRT, i3 and Sway window managers. We also take a look at an interesting opinion piece regarding GTK Themes and the potential to move beyond them. We’ve got some more Tips & Tricks as well as a couple cool Software Spotlights. All that and much more!

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Topics covered in this episode:

KDE Neon – Bionic Preview Ready To Test – Beta

Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) 3 ‘Cindy’ BETA available for download

OpenWrt Gets First Major Release In Two Years

Fresh Snaps From July 2018

i3 Tiling Window Manager – 5 reasons It Makes Linux Better

Sway 1.0 Alpha Released

(Opinion) Moving Beyond Themes

Phoronix Does Another Round Of 100+ Benchmarks Intel/AMD CPU’s

Chromebooks May Make 2018 Year Of Linux

It Looks Like A Steam 64-Bit Client Could Finally Be Near

TO4 Tactical Operations Will Come to Linux

Tip / Trick:
Ranger, the super fast command-line file manager.

Software Spotlights: GNOME Logs, KSystemLogs, & others.

DL Community Email:


many thanks for your great podcast. It is a trusted companion when looking at the tail lights of the car in front of me, every day when I drive to work.

My question may be stupid, but Google doesn’t give me a direct answer to following question:

I want to reinstall my Linux Mint. When I make a backup of all my files (from /home) onto eg. a EXT4 USB drive (copy/paste), then I nuke the Mint install and reinstall from scratch,

when I then restore the backed up /home data files, what happens with the rights on the file? (ownership & file permissions)

Are they being brought across from the original install, or are they set correctly for the new install?

Are there backup tools which make sure that file permissions are set correctly when restored on a new system?

Many thanks in advance for your help.