Wednesday, January 1, 2025

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This is the RSS feed if you manually input this feed into your pod catcher it will pick up the feed of the blog.

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I have tested this in Podkicker and Antenna Pod and it has worked in both of these popular pod catchers.  

Thanks for your patience.

Friday, January 10, 2020

Episode 9 New year Ramblings



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

Moss So it’s a new year. Hope yours is good. As for holiday goodies, an old friend sent me a box full of brand new Lexar NS100 256Gb SSDs.My friend swears that he ordered a somewhat smaller number of them, but that’s his fight with Amazon, not mine. I went whole hog replacing the internal drives in my wife’s T430, my for-sale T430, my Kudu 3, and all the external drives except for my 2Tb spinning metal. I did not change the drives in the Galago Pro, which included a 256 Mb M.2 and a 1 Tb spinning metal drive.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Episode 8 - Zorin OS and Ubuntu 19.10 Gnome


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

Moss - I once again tried to do my monthly review on Manjaro. I’d gladly do Endeavour OS but Tony has already done that, so I wanted to hear from the other side of the Arch-can-be-easy camp. Once again, I had the issue of upgrades downloading and then the system freezes, and when I rebooted (maybe a re-login would suffice) and started the updates again, it found the downloaded files and installed them. It also does this for any files I choose to install from the software center or AUR. So, no Manjaro this month. A few users in our Telegram group tried to replicate this issue and failed, although I’m pretty sure they were only using a VM, so I will try again for Episode 009 with a new.......More

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Episode 7 - MX19 and OpenMandriva Lx 4


Welcome back, in this episode myself and Moss give a monthly update of what we have been up to, and review MX19 and Open Mandriva Lx4

Episode 7 Mp3 

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MONTHLY FOIBLES

...wherein we discuss what did and didn’t work for us this month…
Moss
I have been extremely blessed with two new machines, both System76 models, a Galago Pro 2 and a Kudu 3. I now have better machines than I’ve ever owned, and look forward to using the Kudu in reviews starting next month. Both these machines came from listener Jackie Moore in Nashville, who has been supportive of me since I began being a co-hosting mintCast. I have managed to get Linux Mint 19.2, Ubuntu Budgie 19.10, Pearl Desktop 8, Q4OS, and Bodhi 5.0.0 (just yesterday, still have a tweak or two to do) on the Galago Pro, plenty of room but I think I’ll leave it there. The Kudu is being used as my Distrohopping machine from midway through October into the future, as we suggested back when I was hoping to get a ..............More

Thursday, October 17, 2019

OCTOBER UPDATES

<Moss> At this time, I don't need donations for computers. I have gotten a sweet deal from listener Jackie Moore and am now in possession of two System76 machines, one a Galago Pro 2 and the other a Kudu 3. Any donations I get will be for extra things for my two shows, and at present I don't know what I need besides a new trackball.

Tony and I have been having some setbacks in our personal lives with family illnesses and such. We'll talk about it next episode or not...

Next episode may be delayed a bit because of that however. We'll keep you informed of when we will be recording. I'm pretty sure I'm finally going to get my review of OpenMandriva Lx 4, and I think Tony will be doing MX Linux.

Thanks for listening, reading, talking to us in email, Telegram, Discord... I am moved by how much help I've gotten.

- Moss

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Episode 6 - OpenSUSE Tumbleweed and Q4OS

Welcome back, in this episode myself and Moss give a monthly update of what we have been up to, and review OpenSUSE Tumbleweed and Q4OS

Episode 6 Mp3 

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The full show notes for this episode can be accessed Here

Episode 6 - Full shownotes



MONTHLY FOIBLES
...wherein we discuss what did and didn’t work for us this month…
Moss, I tried Manjaro on both of my laptops; in each case, it caused one of my other installations to be hidden to Grub. No idea why. I had the same problem with GeckoLinux, including having Gecko and Manjaro do it to each other, but with Manjaro I still had boots to Linux Mint and Bodhi (on the T430) whereas I did not have those with Gecko or on a brief attempt at OpenSUSE.

And after a lot of trying, I have come to the conclusion that Manjaro is a no-go for me. When I do updates or install programs, the download gets done and freezes. When I reboot and go to do the update or installation, it finds the downloaded programs and installs them. I contacted the users in the Manjaro Forum.