Monday, October 31, 2022

Distrohoppers' Digest Episode 37

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Synopsis

Introductions 

Hosts: Moss Bliss, Dale Miracle, Joshua Hawk

Monthly Foibles 

Updates: Ubuntu 22.10, Debian, Solus, Redcore, Xero, StormD OS, Gecko

Beautiful Failures: Linux Mint

Reviews:  Pardus 21.3, KDE neon User Edition, TrueNAS SCALE

New Releases 

Feedback

Announcements

 

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


Moss: I spent a lot of time trying different distros to see what I could review this month. I got some good ideas which should wait until next month. I’ve had 2 days of subbing in the past month. And we’re planning our trip to Chambanacon after Thanksgiving.  I have also had some interesting travails concerning Firefox on Mint 21, but I’ll talk about those a bit later in the show. ......more


Saturday, September 24, 2022

Distrohoppers' Digest Episode 36

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Synopsis

Distrohoppers' Digest Episode 036

Introductions

Hosts: Moss Bliss, Tony Hughes, Dale Miracle, Joshua Hawk

Monthly Foibles

Updates: Ubuntu Unity, OpenMandriva, Fedora, Chimera OS

Beautiful Failures:

Reviews: Regolith, Peppermint, Drauger OS

New Releases

Feedback

Announcements

MONTHLY FOIBLES

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

Moss: I completely reworked the distros on my T540p due to some really strange things going on with Mint 21. The only distro I did not reinstall was Bodhi, which keeps plugging right along. I have gone back into the classroom as a substitute teacher, but only time will tell if I have the stamina to keep it up....more.....


Saturday, August 20, 2022

Distrohoppers' Digest Episode 35

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Synopsis

Introductions 

Hosts: Moss Bliss, Tony Hughes, Dale Miracle

Monthly Foibles 

Updates: Mint, Debian, Ubuntu Budgie 22.04.1, GhostBSD

Beautiful Failures: Mint 21 upgrade (Tony)

Reviews: Spiral Linux and Makulu Shift

New Releases 

Feedback

Announcements 

Closing

Errata: at 36:15, Moss said Makulu was based on 22.04 Ubuntu; it is 20.04.

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

Moss: I had a short bout with covid-19 but seem to be over it. I am still having some stomach trouble, but I think that’s related more to problems with blood pressure meds, although I could be wrong about that. 

I got two new UPSes and a new keyboard. The UPS story is too long to go into here. The old keyboard, a Fellowes Microban which has served me for years, has a sticking key. I would have to take it completely apart to fix it and I didn’t want to be without a keyboard. FYI, my new Perixx Periboard looks exactly like the Fellowes Microban Natural keyboard, but it just isn’t. ....More

 

Saturday, July 16, 2022

Distrohoppers' Digest Episode 34

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Synopsis

Distrohoppers' Digest Episode 034

Introductions

Hosts: Moss Bliss, Tony Hughes, Dale Miracle, Joshua Hawk

Monthly Foibles

Updates: Mint 21 Beta

Beautiful Failures: Nothing!

Reviews: Xubuntu 22.04, OpenMandriva Rolling LXQt, Ubuntu 22.04 (Gnome)

New Releases

 

MONTHLY FOIBLES

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

Moss - I got all signed up to try my hand as a substitute teacher for another term. I have no idea whether I have the energy to deal with kids all day 2 or 3 days a week and still have the energy and other tools to continue my three podcasts, but we are simply spending money too fast and need to increase our income and thereby our savings. We have also changed our plans as to where we might move, which means nothing until........ More.....

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Distrohoppers' Digest Episode 33

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Synopsis

Distrohoppers' Digest Episode 033

Introductions

Hosts: Moss Bliss, Dale Miracle, Joshua Hawk

Monthly Foibles

Updates: Pearl

Beautiful Failures: Ubuntu Mate 22.04

Reviews: Ubuntu 22.04 - Unity, Cinnamon, Studio

New Releases

Feedback

Announcements

Closing

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


Moss - More car problems. Our new car required $4,000 of our money to fix, and then shredded the timing belt, requiring an engine rebuild. After much consultation, we decided to buy another car, and we found what looks like a good one, with the additional benefit that the lot we bought from also bought our motorless vehicle .........more

 


Thursday, May 5, 2022

Distrohoppers' Digest Episode 32

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Synopsis

Distrohoppers' Digest Episode 032

Introductions

Hosts: Moss Bliss, Tony Hughes, Dale Miracle, Joshua Hawk

Monthly Foibles

Updates: Ubuntu Cinnamon, Ubuntu Unity, Linux Lite, XeroLinux, Fedora 36, Deepin OS, Slackel

Beautiful Failures: SolydK, LMDE5 (Moss)

Reviews: Linux Mint Debian Edition 5 Cinnamon, Smart OS

New Releases 

  

Moss - Welcome to the beginning of the 4th year of Distrohopper’s Digest, Episode 032, recorded on May 3rd, 2022. This episode, we are taking on LMDE 5 Cinnamon and SmartOS.

MONTHLY FOIBLES

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

Moss - Dale came through town recently and we spent a bit of time hanging together. A grand time, and some food, was had by all.........More

 

Friday, March 25, 2022

Distrohoppers' Digest Episode 31

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Synopsis

Introductions 

Hosts: Moss Bliss, Tony Hughes, Dale Miracle, Joshua Hawk

Monthly Foibles 

Updates: Feren OS, Fedora 36, Solus, Slackel, Netrunner

Beautiful Failures: Escuelas OS, LMDE 5, MX 21

Reviews: Slackware 15, Zorin OS 16 Professional, Chimera OS

New Releases 

Feedback

Announcements 

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

Josh - I am Looking for a new job currently. I graduate in about a month now and I hope to get an IT job ASAP. Other than that I have been hard at work keeping up with both of my classes.......More

 

Thursday, February 17, 2022

Distrohoppers' Digest Episode 30

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Synopsis

Distrohoppers' Digest Episode 030

Introductions  

Hosts: Moss Bliss, Tony Hughes, Dale Miracle, Joshua Hawk

Monthly Foibles 

Updates: Feren OS, Ubuntu Unity, Bodhi, Escuelas, OpenMandriva, Slackware, Slackel, Solus, Mint Edge, Fedora 36

Beautiful Failures: oddnesses with Mint Cinnamon, Nvidia games, VMs

Reviews: Gecko 999 Gnome Rolling, Gecko 153 Budgie Static, Deepin OS

New Releases 

Feedback

Announcements 

Closing


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

Josh - I switched back to Linux Mint on my new laptop and I don’t regret it one bit. It really feels like coming home again. Hardware is working great with Mint and even my fans work properly as the GPU and CPU temps fluctuate. Unfortunately the keyboard RGB does not stay the color I chose unless I boot into Windows and then reboot and select Mint. .......More

Sunday, January 16, 2022

Distrohoppers' Digest Episode 29

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Synopsis

Distrohoppers' Digest Episode 029

Introductions

Hosts: Moss Bliss, Tony Hughes, Dale Miracle, Joshua Hawk

Monthly Foibles

Updates: Mint 20,3, Bodhi 6.1, Solus, XeroLinux, Redcore, Debian

Beautiful Failures: ArcoLinux Cutefish, Plasma

Reviews: Voyager 21.10 GE, ArcoLinux, Fedora 35

New Releases

Feedback

Announcements

Closing

 

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

Josh - I Got my laptop back from repair and it’s kinda fixed. The light bleeding has moved from the middle of the top of my screen to the left corner. I can actually get rid of the light bleed if I press on the back of my display while holding the front with my thumb. I think I could actually use some clear tape to fix this issue. It may look stupid but at least the bleed would be gone.......More