Friday, June 11, 2021

Distrohopper’s Digest, Episode 23

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 Synopses

Introductions  

Hosts: Moss Bliss, Tony Hughes, Dale Miracle 

Monthly Foibles 

Updates: Bodhi, openMandriva Rolling, Bluestar, Garuda, Solus

Beautiful Failures: Document scanning in Linux, SolydK, Bliss OS, Manjaro flavors

Reviews: FreeBSD 13-Release, Manjaro XFCE

New Releases 

Announcements 

Moss - Welcome to Distrohopper’s Digest, Episode 23, recorded on June 9th, 2021. This episode, we are taking on FreeBSD 13-Release and Manjaro XFCE.  We are happy to receive suggestions of distros you’d like us to try. 

MONTHLY FOIBLES

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

Moss - I’ve been trying to get by, and it has gotten difficult enough to do that I’ve resigned from mintCast. I have been recording Full Circle Weekly News for over a month now, and this podcast and that one shouldn’t be too much for me to do. My mother’s estate is nearly settled, now that her house is pending sale. I spent as many days as I could as a substitute teacher in the local schools, but the school term has ended. So I have time on my hands, at least until school starts up again on August 4th. And I finally got physical therapy reordered for my still-damaged shoulder. More......


Friday, May 7, 2021

Distrohoppers’ Digest Episode 22

 

 

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synopsis

Distrohoppers' Digest Episode 021 

Introductions 

Hosts: Moss Bliss, Tony Hughes, Dale Miracle 

Monthly Foibles 

Updates: mentions of RoboLinux, all Ubuntu flavors, Pop!_OS, Slackware 15 Beta

Beautiful Failures: Emmabuntus, SolydK, Mint with Nvidia card

Reviews: SolydX, Makulu LinDoz, openSUSE Tumbleweed

New Releases 

Feedback

Announcements 

 

Welcome to Distrohopper’s Digest, Episode 22, recorded on May 5th, 2021. 

This episode, we are taking on Emmabuntus, openSUSE Tumbleweed, Makulu LinDoz, 

and SolydX, with a brief discussion of RoboLinux, and a flop or two. We are happy to receive

suggestions of distros you’d like us to try. MORE

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