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Destination Linux EP76 – Peppermint the Desktop Hunter

Destination Linux EP76 – Peppermint the Desktop Hunter


Welcome to Episode 76 of Destination Linux

This episode was live streamed on Youtube and Twitch on Sunday June 23rd

Email Comments:

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.


*We want to apologize to those who sent us e-mails we missed in April. Apparently our SPAM filters got excited.

Distro News:

Peppermint 9 Announcement

Deepin 15.6 Launches With New Features

Sparky Linux Needs Your Support

Ubuntu Releases Desktop Metrics

Fedora Atomic Workstation Gets A Name Change

OpenSuse Tumbleweed Now Powered By Kernel 4.17

Linux Kernel 4.18 Rich With Features

Canonical To Announce IPO For Reals?

Software News

VR Editing Tool For Linux And Mac Only

Ephiphany Browser 3.29.3 Now With Reader Mode

Top 30 Themes For Ubuntu


What We’ve been playing: Ballistic Overkill

  • While this isn’t a new game. Tensions are heating up to declare the best BO player. Even potential for US vs UK battle (Popey & Wimpey) vs (Rocco and Ryan?) On our individual Youtube channels we’ve been showing off our skills and making the UK team sweat…
  • Ballistic Overkill is a competitive FPS with incredible graphics and Vulkan support. It features fast paced action with character customization, multiple battle modes like King of the Hill, or Capture points.
  • We have finally found a game to get Rocco and Michael away from Rocket League if at least for a few hours a week.

Turok Remastered Comes to Linux

Total Warhammer II Announced By Feral For Linux

Steam Summer Sales Are Live


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Where Can You Find Us This Week
Rocco can be found at www.bigdaddylinux.com
Ryan can be found on youtube at www.youtube.com/dasgeek
Zeb can be found on youtube at www.youtube.com/zebedeeboss
Michael can be found at www.tuxdigital.com
All of us can be found on Big Daddy Linux Live! Which is on every Saturday night on the BigDaddyLinux Youtube channel
@bigdaddylinux @dasgeekchannel @TuxDigitalcom @zebedeeboss

Everybody have a great week and remember the Journey ITSELF is just as important as the Destination

Destination Linux EP39 – The Bit You Should Read

Destination Linux EP39 – The Bit You Should Read


Welcome to Episode 39 of Destination Linux for 10/02/17

Correction from last week

Just to set things straight, ArchMerge is a separate project from ArchLabs with a completely separate team. There is no collaboration between ArchLabs and ArchMerge and they have a completely different vision about a distro. They each go their own way. I apologize for confusing the two together.


Ubuntu Is Dropping 32-bit Desktop Images

Last year OMGubuntu ran a poll asking how which version of Ubuntu you use: 32-bit or 64-bit. The results of that poll revealed that 92% run Ubuntu 64-bit already.

Badges and progress bar on Ubuntu Dock

Ubuntu Dock Now Supports Progress Bars and Badge Counts

Bad News for Users of TopIcons Plus…

Ubuntu Beta 2 Download

Ubuntu Budgie 17.10 Beta 2

Ubuntu Budgie 17.10 Beta 2 Download

Ubuntu MATE 17.10 Beta 2

Ubuntu Mate Beta 2 Download

It’s Beta season for all the ‘buntu’s…..Lubuntu, Xubuntu, Kylin
Kubuntu 17.10 Beta 2

Kubuntu 17.10 Beta 2 Download

KDE Plasma 5.11 Desktop Will Be Coming to Kubuntu 17.10 Soon After Its Release

Adapta Theme is Now Available for the KDE Plasma Desktop

Adobe Brackets 1.11 Released

Opera Web Browser Now Has Built-In WhatsApp And FB Messenger

Chrome Extension Embeds In-Browser Monero Miner That Drains Your CPU

Linux 4.14 Is Up To Around 23.2 Million Lines Of Code

Linux Kernel Grows Past 15 Million Lines of Code 2012


What have I been playing:

This week has been full of Half Life 2 gameplay. It’s a relic that’s sat in my Summer Sale games archive for a while and considered by many to be one of the best games ever created by Valve. I’ve finally broken it out and starting to play through the story. It runs beautifully on Linux and so far find the very hurried pace and a solid story to be incredibly engaging. The fact that I am playing this means Half-Life 3 is confirmed!

Half-Life: C.A.G.E.D. from former Valve worker should hopefully come to Linux

Might be worth letting them know in the post if you’re interested.

‘SC Controller’ has a pre-release to support more gamepads

Atari is launching a new gaming system, the ‘Ataribox’

Official Website

WWI FPS ‘Tannenberg’ from the developers of Verdun to see day-1 Linux support

Rocket League’s huge ‘Autumn Update’ is now available

The SNES Classic Mini Uses the Same Hardware as the NES Mini


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Where Can You Find Us This Week

  • Rocco and Ryan will be playing Rocket League live this week on DasGeek Channel
  • Friday Night Live on the BigDaddyLinux Channel

Twitter @dasgeekchannel @bigdaddylinux

A big thank you to each and every one of you for supporting us and Thank you For Watching Destination Linux

Have a great week and remember the Journey ITSELF is just as important as the Destination