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A podcast for the new Linux user

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A podcast for the new Linux user

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Please continue with the show

By Ggarron - Mar 26 2011
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Hope to hear more from him.

This is a great podcast for nooBs and oldtimers alike

By VinJar23 - Sep 04 2006
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This is a great podcast for nooBs and oldtimers alike

iTunes Ratings

26 Ratings
Average Ratings
22
3
0
0
1

Please continue with the show

By Ggarron - Mar 26 2011
Read more
Hope to hear more from him.

This is a great podcast for nooBs and oldtimers alike

By VinJar23 - Sep 04 2006
Read more
This is a great podcast for nooBs and oldtimers alike
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Linux Reality Podcast (MP3 Feed)

Latest release on Mar 26, 2008

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A podcast for the new Linux user

Rank #1: Episode 022 - Audio Players

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In this episode: LR email notification now available; future voice mail possibility; Mutt and Mutt-ng; listener feedback, our first Listener Tip on symbolic links; a review of Linux audio players and applications, including Xmms, Beep Media Player, BMPx, Audacious, Grip, Ripperx, Goobox, Soundjuicer, Kscd, Gnome CD Player, Amarok, kaboodle, Juk, Noatun, Banshee, Rhythmbox, and the Music Player Daemon (mpd) and its related clients, like Gnome Music Player, Glurp, Kmp, mpc, and ncmpc.

Jul 13 2006

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Rank #2: Episode 019 - Ubuntu Linux 6.06 Part 1

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In this episode: listener feedback, including how to install flash and java in DSL; downloading and booting Ubuntu Linux 6.06 “Dapper Drake”; a discussion of the Ubuntu GNOME desktop environment, including a look at Nautilus, the GNOME file manager; a review of how to install additional packages from the Ubuntu Add/Remove Applications tool and the Synaptic package manager.

Jun 22 2006

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Rank #3: Episode 020 - Ubuntu Linux 6.06 Part 2

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In this episode: three audio feedbacks; new segment “Listener Tips”; Listener Tips from Anita of LinuxBasics.org regarding exporting a partition table to a text file and using a rescue disk; a walk-through of an installation of Ubuntu Linux 6.06 “Dapper Drake” onto a hard drive; a discussion of two scripts created by the Ubuntu community, Automatix and Easy Ubuntu, that help Ubuntu users install a variety of third-party free and non-free software.

Jun 28 2006

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Rank #4: Episode 018 - SUSE Linux 10.1 Part 3

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In this episode: listener feedback; SUSE documentation; a brief discussion of how to install the ATI and NVIDIA proprietary video drivers; a look at installing and configuring XGL, with additional guides here and here.

Jun 15 2006

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Rank #5: Episode 027.5 - Listener Feedback

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In this special mini-episode: listener feedback on VMware for the Mac and Qemu, windows networking, Webmin, and changing the GRUB boot order; two Listener Tips, one on man pages and the other on the Qunu live help.

Aug 18 2006

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Rank #6: Episode 026 - Windows Networking Part 2

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In this episode: voice mail system; upcoming Linux Reality Podcast Volume 1 CD; promo for In the Trenches; listener feedback; two Listener Tips; accessing a Linux machine from a Windows machine using Samba.

Extra notes are located here.

Aug 09 2006

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Rank #7: Episode 028 - Linux Friendly Hardware

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In this episode: Dave Yates and I will be on the August 30 edition of The Linux Link Tech Show (!); out of town surprise the week of September 10; listener feedback on menu.lst, digital photography (see http://www.petrilopia.net/), and backups (see Mondo Rescue and G4L); Listener Tips on sshfs and Cygwin; a general discussion of sites and resources that provide assistance in finding Linux friendly hardware, including Linux Compatible, the HCL at LinuxQuestions.org, Linux USB, Linux 1394, Linux Printing, and Sane Project, for help with general hardware, Linuxant, NdisWrapper, Linux Wireless Tools, Linux Laptop and Tux Mobile for help with Linux on laptops, and a mention of a few Linux friendly vendors such as Emperor Linux, Sub300, and System 76, with more listed in the LXer forums.

Aug 23 2006

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Rank #8: Episode 023 - Productivity Applications

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In this episode: voice mail ideas; Linux Reality Ogg Vorbis RSS feed; my adventures with a Debian Sarge email server and KnoppMyth PVR; listener feedback; two Listener Tips, the first regarding Midnight Commander and the second explaining OpenOffice.org formatting shortcuts; a review and discussion of office and financial applications, including OpenOffice.org (including how to customize its look and feel to integrate with KDE or GNOME), Abiword, Gnumeric, KOffice, Dia, WINE, Crossover Office, Gnucash, KMyMoney, Moneydance, SQL Ledger, and Nola.

Jul 19 2006

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Rank #9: Episode 024 - Video Applications

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In this episode: voice mail update (or lack thereof) and Ogg Vorbis RSS feed link; listener feedback; this week’s Listener Tip about the alias command; the legal and philosophical issues concerning proprietary video and audio codecs; a review of Linux video players, such as MPlayer, xine and gxine, VLC, Totem, and Kaffeine, Linux video editors, including Kino, Cinelerra, Avidemux, LiVES, and Diva, Linux DVD ripping/encoding applications, such as dvd::rip, acidrip, xdvdshrink, and k9copy, and DVD authoring applications, including QDVDAuthor and DVDStyler.

Jul 26 2006

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Rank #10: Episode 025 - Windows Networking Part 1

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In this episode: listener hotline/voice mail now up and running; promo for Casting from the Server Room; listener feedback; two Listener Tips; a detailed and command-line driven discussion of connecting to a Windows machine from a Linux machine using Samba. Next week, we will look at the reverse.

Extra notes are located here.

Aug 02 2006

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Rank #11: Episode 027 - Windows Applications on Linux

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In this episode: new audio equipment; Linux Reality Podcast Volume 1 CD now available with all the MP3 and Ogg files, show notes, and other resources like The One Page Linux Manual; Odeo web-based voice mail system now available; three audio comments; two Listener Tips; a review of various means of running Windows applications on Linux, including Wine (see also Frank's Corner), Cedega, Crossover Office, VMWare, Parallels, and Win4Lin.

Aug 16 2006

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Rank #12: Episode 016 - SUSE Linux 10.1 Part 1

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In this episode: GParted Live CD; listener feedback; an audio walk-through of a SUSE Linux 10.1 hard drive installation. Additionally, you may want to see a screencast of the installation here. A particularly good review of this distribution is from Tuxmachines. Next week, we will be using some of things described in this guide to help tweak the installation.

May 31 2006

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Rank #13: Episode 017 - SUSE Linux 10.1 Part 2

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In this episode: a brief mention of Ubuntu Dapper Drake; audio feedback; a look at the SUSE YaST configuration tool; how to fix the SUSE Linux 10.1 package management problems with the Smart package manager using the packages provided by a SUSE developer; additional resources on how to enable Smart in SUSE Linux 10.1 are here, here, and here; Serenity charity screenings. Note: in this episode, I forgot to mention that you should run “/sbin/SuSEconfig” and then “/sbin/ldconfig” in a terminal as your root user after installing the Smart packages.

Jun 07 2006

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Rank #14: Episode 021 - Email Clients

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In this episode: listener feedback, including a mention of the Libsyn podcast hosting service and a discussion of the Intel processor x86 architecture; an overview of various Linux email clients, including KMail, Evolution, Thunderbird, Sylpheed, Sylpheed-Claws, Opera Mail, Mozilla Mail (now part of Seamonkey), Pine, and Mutt.

Jul 05 2006

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Rank #15: Episode 095 - Listener Feedback

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In this episode: three Listener Tips, three audio feedbacks, and tons and tons of email.

Extra notes are located here.

Feb 20 2008

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Rank #16: Episode 094 - Linux for Writers

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In this guest episode: Charles Olsen discusses various applications and tools for writers that are available in Linux.

Feb 13 2008

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Rank #17: Episode 093 - Interview with Nathan Lowell

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In this episode: an interview with author Nathan Lowell, in which we discuss his four science fiction novels, Quarter Share, Half Share, Full Share, and South Coast, technology, artists and authors releasing their works for free, and his use of Linux. All of Nathan Lowell's books are available on Podiobooks.com.

Feb 06 2008

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Rank #18: Episode 092 - Ardour

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In this guest episode: Klaatu, from The Bad Apples podcast, returns and provides a great overview and explanation of the digital audio workstation application, Ardour.

Jan 30 2008

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Rank #19: Episode 091 - Happy New Year

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In this episode: welcome to 2008; great audiobooks by Nathan Lowell, including Quarter Share, Half Share, Full Share, and South Coast, all available at Podiobooks.com; Hacker Public Radio; the KDE Release Event at the Google Campus in Mountain View, CA; a review of Absolute FreeBSD by Michael W. Lucas.

Jan 23 2008

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Rank #20: Episode 090 - Year End Wrap-Up

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In this episode: a recap of the past year and my thanks to you for a great 2007; two audio Listener Tips; audio and email listener feedback; a special treat at the end.

Dec 19 2007

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Episode 100 - The Final Episode

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In this, the last Linux Reality episode: I bring back some old audio clips, fire up one last listener tip, play a bunch of audio comments, and then take a few minutes to say thanks. I mentioned the reasons for ending the show in Episode 96 but now I would like to say thank you, everybody, for a great ride. It's been a great two years. This site, the podcast feed and files, the forums, and the IRC channel will remain up and active for the forseeable future, and I'll still be around. In the meantime, keep on hackin'.

Mar 26 2008

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Episode 099 - Slackware Revisited

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In this episode: I take a few minutes to revisit The Slackware Linux Project, and discuss some of the great resources available to Slackware users, such as the LinuxQuestions.org Slackware official support forum, Slackwiki.org, Slackbook.org, and Slackbasics.org. I also talk about Slackware package management, how to use SlackBuild scripts such as those from SlackBuilds.org, and some of the new features that will appear in the next release.

Mar 19 2008

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Episode 098 - Super Basic Shell Scripting

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In this episode: a generalized discussion of shell scripts with some basic examples of how they can be useful. Here are some additional resources: online slide presentation; Shell Scripting Tutorial; Quick Guide to Writing Scripts; UNIX Shell Scripting.

Mar 12 2008

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Episode 096 - Two Years Later

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In this episode: I take a few minutes to talk about the last two years of Linux Reality, and also announce the upcoming end of the show. There will be a few more episodes of good Linuxy topics and then the podcast will end at episode 100.

Feb 27 2008

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Episode 095 - Listener Feedback

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In this episode: three Listener Tips, three audio feedbacks, and tons and tons of email.

Extra notes are located here.

Feb 20 2008

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Episode 094 - Linux for Writers

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In this guest episode: Charles Olsen discusses various applications and tools for writers that are available in Linux.

Feb 13 2008

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Episode 093 - Interview with Nathan Lowell

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In this episode: an interview with author Nathan Lowell, in which we discuss his four science fiction novels, Quarter Share, Half Share, Full Share, and South Coast, technology, artists and authors releasing their works for free, and his use of Linux. All of Nathan Lowell's books are available on Podiobooks.com.

Feb 06 2008

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Episode 092 - Ardour

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In this guest episode: Klaatu, from The Bad Apples podcast, returns and provides a great overview and explanation of the digital audio workstation application, Ardour.

Jan 30 2008

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Episode 091 - Happy New Year

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In this episode: welcome to 2008; great audiobooks by Nathan Lowell, including Quarter Share, Half Share, Full Share, and South Coast, all available at Podiobooks.com; Hacker Public Radio; the KDE Release Event at the Google Campus in Mountain View, CA; a review of Absolute FreeBSD by Michael W. Lucas.

Jan 23 2008

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Episode 090 - Year End Wrap-Up

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In this episode: a recap of the past year and my thanks to you for a great 2007; two audio Listener Tips; audio and email listener feedback; a special treat at the end.

Dec 19 2007

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Episode 089 - Interview with Paul Asadoorian and Larry Pesce

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In this episode: an interview with Paul Asadoorian and Larry Pesce of the Pauldotcom Security Weekly Podcast in which we discuss a variety of issues related to Linux and security; some of the topics and sites highlighted include: the podcast wiki; Paul and Larry's book Linksys WRT54G Ultimate Hacking; SANS Institute; Web-based iptables script generator (probably outdated); Firestarter and Guarddog, two GUI front-ends for iptables; m0n0wall, pfSense, IPCop, SmoothWall, and ClarkConnect; Nmap, Nessus, Tripwire, and Wireshark; SANS Reading Room, SANS Internet Storm Center, and SecurityFocus.

Dec 12 2007

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Episode 088 - 2007 Project Donations

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In this mini-episode: a short discussion of the 2007 Project Donation Page and a request that, in the spirit of the holidays, Linux Reality listeners consider making a small donation to any free or open source project of their choosing.

Dec 08 2007

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Episode 087 - Interview with Cory Jaeger

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In this episode: an interview with Cory Jaeger, Network Manager at D.C. Everest School District about Linux and open source software in education; three audio Listener Tips, one on Gutsy Gibbon tweaks, one on changing hypertext links in OpenOffice.org, and another on recording with command line tools such as sox.

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Dec 04 2007

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Episode 086 - Listener Feedback

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In this episode: the Cowon D2; 2007 Project Donations; a Listener Tip on finding your public ip address; lots of listener email feedback.

Nov 28 2007

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Episode 085 - Command Line Fun

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In this episode: a new Linux podcast called Linux Basement; a discussion of various fun command line topics, including how to use a different interactive shell, such as Zsh (more information here and here), a look at the great mail user agent, Mutt, and combining Irssi with Bip for text-based IRC (great article here); a Listener Tip on creating desktop launchers.

Nov 21 2007

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Episode 084 - Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon

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In this shortened episode: a brief discussion of my upgrades and installs of the newest release of Ubuntu Linux, 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon; Listener Tip on the bash shell's double-exclamation point history operator; email feedback.

Nov 07 2007

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Episode 083 - Inkscape Part 2

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In this guest episode: Part 2 of Richard Querin's discussion of Inkscape; a Listener Tip on dmidecode; audio and email listener feedback.

Oct 31 2007

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Episode 082 - Inkscape Part 1

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In this guest episode: a new old toy in my household; rootbsd.net, a provider of FreeBSD-based Virtual Private Servers; then, Richard Querin, who co-maintains the Screencasters site with video tutorials, presents the first part of a two part series on the vector graphics editor, Inkscape; a Listener Tip on lspci by Verbal; lots of listener email and feedback.

Oct 24 2007

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Episode 081 - Audio in Linux

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In this guest episode: Duncan Macneil discusses a variety of issues regarding audio in Linux, including device drivers, recording applications, and cleaning up audio files in Audacity; Listener Tip on a list of free shell accounts; email feedback.

Oct 17 2007

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iTunes Ratings

26 Ratings
Average Ratings
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3
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Please continue with the show

By Ggarron - Mar 26 2011
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Hope to hear more from him.

This is a great podcast for nooBs and oldtimers alike

By VinJar23 - Sep 04 2006
Read more
This is a great podcast for nooBs and oldtimers alike