Friday, June 19, 2020

Episode 14 - Pearl OS 9, Kubuntu 20.04 and KDE Neon


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I’ve been playing with lots of distros, and you’ll probably want to hear my review of the new multiboot system called Ventoy, available on Windows and Linux, which will be part of Episode 337.5 of mintCast, available as a podcast on June 23rd. Ventoy allows me to put as many distros on a single USB stick as will fit, and can also let you format a stick such that you can make changes in the distro and keep them saved on the stick You can also save other files and apps on the stick.........MORE

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Episode 13 - Ubuntu 20.04 Mate, Fedora 31&32 and Q4OS 4.x





On this Months show we have our special guest Leo from the mintCast podcast reviewing Fedora and talking about Gaming on Linux. 

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Friday, April 10, 2020

Episode 12 LMDE4 and Manjaro 20.02






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I’m having an interesting time with Grub and EFI boot. I’m trying to figure this out, 
with a ton of help from our wonderful listeners, and will probably be reporting on this
in Episode 333 of mintCast if I can get enough information to do a 
decent job.....More

Friday, March 13, 2020

Distrohoppers Digest Episode 11 Ubuntu Budgie and ALT Linux

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

Moss - I installed OpenMandriva 4.1 on my Kudu along with Feren OS and Ubuntu Budgie 19.10, and MX 19.1 on my Galago Pro to join the myriad of co-residents on that machine. I was pleased by the work MX did on their Grub menu; it isn’t “beautiful”, but it is well thought out and easy to read. As I had extra time this episode,......more


Friday, February 7, 2020

Distrohoppers Digest Episode 10

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I installed Ubuntu Cinnamon 19.10 this month, because that’s what we did for the most recent episode of mintCast. I didn’t care for the color scheme, but others on our team did, so if you’re into brown and orange, you may like it. I currently have Mint Cinnamon, KDE neon 20191226, and the new Feren OS, which also came out right around the holidays, on my Kudu test machine. For some reason, my main Mint Mate 19.3 installation on my Galago Pro 2 main machine stopped giving me a taskbar and then stopped giving me a boot, so I did a reinstall of that and also reinstalled Ubuntu Budgie 19.10 and Mint Cinnamon 19.3 just for fun.....More

Friday, January 10, 2020

Episode 9 New year Ramblings



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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