Friday, April 2, 2021

Distrohoppers’ Digest Episode 021 - Debian (Sid) Unstable, Mageia 8 (Plasma and XFCE)

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Synopsis

Distrohoppers' Digest Episode 021 

Introductions 

Hosts: Tony Hughes, Moss Bliss, Dale Miracle 

Monthly Foibles 

Updates: mentions of Feren OS, KDE neon, GhostBSD

Beautiful Failures: Endeavour OS, Nitrux, Emmabuntus

Reviews: Debian (Sid) Unstable, Mageia 8 (Plasma and XFCE)

New Releases 

Feedback

Announcements 

Closing

 

 

MONTHLY FOIBLES

...wherein we discuss what we did this month…

 

Moss - I’ve been pretty busy this month, installing lots of distros, to the point where I had to save one for next month’s show. I’ve also been trying to figure out more creative uses for the Yubikey I was given by listener Firecat. I put my stimulus money to use, buying two 128 Gb USB 3.2 sticks from Silicon Power and made one into a Super Ventoy Stick, featuring the most current version of just about every distro I’ve ever used....More

Friday, February 26, 2021

Distrohoppers’ Digest Episode 020 - Bluestar and Ubuntu DDE Remix

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Distrohoppers' Digest Episode 020 

Introductions 

Hosts: Tony Hughes, Moss Bliss, Dale Miracle 

Monthly Foibles 

Updates: mentions of Lubuntu, OpenMandriva, Void, Solus, Endeavour

Beautiful Failures: ExLight, OpenMandriva Lx 4.2, Project Trident

Reviews: Bluestar, UbuntuDDE Remix

New Releases 

Feedback 

Announcements 

Closing

 

MONTHLY FOIBLES   ...wherein we discuss what did and didn’t work for us this month…

 

Moss - I have gotten comments about my tendency to delete some programs, including LibreOffice, immediately after installation. To me, it makes sense to do it before you run the updates, because some of those programs, especially LibreOffice, are quite large and take up quite a bit of time and space in the updates, and if you remove them first, they don’t update. I know Chris Fisher has mentioned he doesn’t use any office. If you are like that, you may also want to remove CUPS prior to doing updates - or just run Bodhi, which leaves the printing package out altogether. Other things to consider removing include Thunderbird -- again, if you don’t use it. sudo apt-get purge packagename* is all you need....More

Saturday, January 23, 2021

Distrohoppers' Digest Episode 19

 

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MONTHLY FOIBLES

...wherein we discuss what did and didn’t work for us this month…

 

Moss - I almost have my new studio set up. I tried a number of distros this month, only to have some of them not allow me to install them on a UEFI system. One installed but would not write GRUB, and gives me a kernel panic error late in Step 1. But I finally got something installed, which you will hear about later this episode.......More

Monday, December 14, 2020

Distrohoppers' Digest Episode 018 - Void Linux and Enso OS

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Show summery

Introductions 

Hosts: Tony Hughes, Moss Bliss, Dale Miracle 

Monthly Foibles 

Updates: mentions of  Bodhi, MX Linux, Feren OS, Solus

Reviews: Void, Enso 0.4

New Releases 

Feedback 

Announcements 

Closing

 

MONTHLY FOIBLES

...wherein we discuss what did and didn’t work for us this month…

 

Moss - I’ve had more attempted installations either not run at all or fail due to not being able to write boot. I think the problem is that it is seeing the USB stick as sda instead of sdb, so it doesn’t want to write boot to sdb1 no matter what I do, or another possibility is that the distro being attempted does not use - or see - UEFI. I have, however, been able to fill up all usable partitions on both my machines, although as usual what is on which partition may change at any time.......More

Saturday, November 7, 2020

Episode 17 - KaOS, GhostBSD and Pop!_OS

 

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MONTHLY FOIBLES

...wherein we discuss what did and didn’t work for us this month…

 

Moss - I had all my teeth pulled and was given a temporary denture, which is why I’m talking funny.  But first off, let’s check in with Dale, who is making his first LIVE appearance on our show. More....

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Episode 16 - Linux Mint 20, SparkyLinux, Solus Plasma, Ubuntu Unity and Gecko Linux

 

 

 

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MONTHLY FOIBLES

...wherein we discuss what did and didn’t work for us this month…

 

Moss - I completely restructured both my machines, with a 1 Tb SSD in the desktop and a 512 Gb SSD in the laptop, only to have my desktop short its power supply. Replacement and repair is in the works. I’ve also managed to bring my Raspberry Pi 4 online running Ubuntu MATE 20.04, and thought I had everything working fine but then the VPN wouldn’t load correctly. So now I have a new VPN. And then I accidentally blew out the power supply on my desktop......MORE

Friday, July 24, 2020

Episode 15 - Slackel and Bunsenlabs OS

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MONTHLY FOIBLES

...wherein we discuss what did and didn’t work for us this month…

 

Moss Lots of things both worked and didn’t work for me this month. I’m saving some of them for later in the show. One thing that didn’t work is that we didn’t get the huge influx of reviewable distros that was expected, except for Mint 20. openSUSE finally arrived, but not in time to be evaluated this episode...More