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Going Linux

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Once you become aware that there is a dependable, secure, capable, and modern computer system that rivals all others in popularity and actual use, you will want to try the Linux operating system on your computer. Perhaps you've been using a member of the Unix/Linux family - Linux, Android, ChromeOS, BSD or even OSX - for quite a while. If so, you are likely looking for new ways to optimize your technology for the way you work. Going Linux is for computer users who just want to use Linux to get things done. Are you new to Linux, upgrading from Windows to Linux, or just thinking about moving to Linux? This audio podcast provides you with practical, day-to-day advice on how to use Linux and its applications. Our goal is to help make the Linux experience easy for you.

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Once you become aware that there is a dependable, secure, capable, and modern computer system that rivals all others in popularity and actual use, you will want to try the Linux operating system on your computer. Perhaps you've been using a member of the Unix/Linux family - Linux, Android, ChromeOS, BSD or even OSX - for quite a while. If so, you are likely looking for new ways to optimize your technology for the way you work. Going Linux is for computer users who just want to use Linux to get things done. Are you new to Linux, upgrading from Windows to Linux, or just thinking about moving to Linux? This audio podcast provides you with practical, day-to-day advice on how to use Linux and its applications. Our goal is to help make the Linux experience easy for you.

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Lose the weird guitar thing

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Good show, but the guitar opening is cheesy

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By volfanjnick - Jan 23 2014
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Excellent resource for people new to linux

iTunes Ratings

36 Ratings
Average Ratings
24
7
3
0
2

Lose the weird guitar thing

By Armstrong Pete. - Feb 05 2016
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Good show, but the guitar opening is cheesy

Great

By volfanjnick - Jan 23 2014
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Excellent resource for people new to linux
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Going Linux

Updated 13 days ago

Rank #110 in Technology category

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Once you become aware that there is a dependable, secure, capable, and modern computer system that rivals all others in popularity and actual use, you will want to try the Linux operating system on your computer. Perhaps you've been using a member of the Unix/Linux family - Linux, Android, ChromeOS, BSD or even OSX - for quite a while. If so, you are likely looking for new ways to optimize your technology for the way you work. Going Linux is for computer users who just want to use Linux to get things done. Are you new to Linux, upgrading from Windows to Linux, or just thinking about moving to Linux? This audio podcast provides you with practical, day-to-day advice on how to use Linux and its applications. Our goal is to help make the Linux experience easy for you.

Rank #1: Going Linux #373 · Listener Feedback

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In this listener feedback, we have a voice message from Nancy, Frank reports a flummox, Curbuntu is moving settings, is the Canadian wirless industry listening to Going Linux?, and much more.

Episode 373 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #373 · Listener Feedback
00:15 Introduction
01:39 Nancy: Provided voice feedback
07:38 Frank: A comment on File Manager Flummox
15:44 Curbuntu: Moving settings in Ubuntu
22:42 Highlander: 'Isn't this odd?'
24:12 Josh: A software recommendation
26:31 Benjamin: A problem booting Linux ISOs on Windows 10 1903
32:18 David: A Minty update
34:24 Jim: Answers for the GRUB questions in episode 371
39:27 John helps out Larry's memory
40:20 Mike: Google ANYTHING can not be trusted
42:36 Anuj: Promotion
43:51 Paul: Discord video freeze
47:14 Marian: An Ubuntu LTS correction
50:45 Locast
56:53 Shotwell
59:00 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
60:12 End

Jul 31 2019
1 hour
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Rank #2: Going Linux #372 · Ubuntu Derivatives

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Bill has a new computer he got for free. It's 5 years old, modern hardware, can't run Windows 10 (according to Microsoft), and is perfect for Bill to use to test Linux distros! In the main portion of the episode, we discuss 6 Linux distributions that are official Ubuntu derivatives you can use.

Episode 372 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #372 · Ubuntu Derivatives
00:15 Introduction
01:05 Bill's most recent free machine and how he got it
14:24 Ubuntu derivatives
15:42 Ubuntu MATE
24:10 Why to install additional desktop environments
25:29 Why NOT to install additional desktop environments
28:21 Lubuntu
34:19 Xubuntu
39:02 Kubuntu
44:53 Ubuntu Studio
52:25 Ubuntu Budgie
57:01 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
58:08 End

Jul 06 2019
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Rank #3: Going Linux #370 · Run your business on Linux - Part 4

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After we discuss Bill's latest adventure in distro hopping, we continue our series on Linux applications for running a business. This time, the we are discussing the business of being a writer. From applications to word processors to desktop publishing and graphic creation, LInux has applications for it all.

Episode 370 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #370 · Run your business on Linux - Part 4
00:15 Introduction
01:14 Distro hopping: Deepin-ing distrust
02:11 Trust
03:14 Ubuntu MATE
10:04 Martin Wimpress
12:41 Community update
18:17 Open Source vs. Proprietary software
20:39 Linux applications for writers
21:22 Linux word processors
21:52 Linux e-book manager, viewer, converter
24:00 Linux software for desktop publishing
25:49 Linux software for graphics and illustrations
32:10 Other testimonials
35:01 Thank you to our team of Minions
37:52 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
39:01 End

Jun 15 2019
39 mins
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Rank #4: Going Linux #374 · Snaps, Flatpaks and Appimages

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We've heard a lot about them, but what ARE Snaps, Flatpaks, and AppImages? What do they do for us? Which should we use?

Episode 374 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #374 · Snaps, Flatpaks and Appimages
00:15 Introduction
00:53 Distrohopping: Fedora Silverblue
09:02 Snaps, Flatpaks, and AppImages
12:47 Snaps
13:46 Terms defined
16:15 Advantages of Snaps
17:42 Flatpaks
19:07 Is Flatpak a container technology?
22:05 AppImages
25:53 Which one should I use?
31:40 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
32:40 End

Aug 09 2019
32 mins
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Rank #5: Going Linux #369 · Listener Feedback

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With a shout out and application picks, this episode provides more than just listener feedback. The feedback we have received over the past month includes questions about OpenSUSE, Fedora 29, Zorin, Ubuntu, configuration file syntax, mice, printers, and scanners. Of course, there is more.

Episode 369 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #369 · Listener Feedback
00:15 Introduction
01:01 Shout out to Transworld
02:05 Distrohopping: Deepin Linux
03:55 Minetest
05:43 NZ17: How Helios got his voice back
07:38 Highlander: Bypassing GUI update blockage in Fedora 29
10:19 Hamilcar Follow up to Episode 359
12:26 Stephen: Discord and OpenSUSE
18:13 James: Config file syntax
22:00 Albert: Needs a new printer
27:25 Troy: Linux on laptops, tablets, convertibles, etc. for on the road
32:01 George: Comments on Back to Basics
37:01 William: Comments on Zorin
44:37 Highlander: Issue with Firefox security add-ons
46:53 Getto Geek: Ubuntu on an SSD
48:11 Nick: problems with LibreOffice
51:12 Scott: Trim function
56:29 Heath: Scanner issues
58:52 Highlander: Offline backups
59:25 Scott: A mouse tip
62:04 Barrier
65:01 Makehuman
68:00 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
69:04 End

May 27 2019
1 hour 9 mins
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Rank #6: Going Linux #371 · Listener Feedback

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Bill continues his distro hopping. We discuss the history of Linux and a wall-mountable timeline. Troy gives feedback on Grub. Grubb give feedback on finding the right distribution. Highlander talks communication security and hidden files. Ro's Alienware computer won't boot. David provides liks to articles.

Episode 371 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #371 · Listener Feedback
00:15 Introduction
00.54 Summer weather
01:43 Distro hopping: Ubuntu 18.04 again
04:46 Greg: GNU Linux Distributions Timeline
17:49 Troy: Grub and dual boot
24:06 Highlander: Hiding files
28:54 George: William and the unmountable drive
34:27 Highlander: Communications security
41:57 David: Have you seen these articles?
49:33 Grubb: Finding the right Linux distribution
60:10 Ro: Why won't she boot?
69:16 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
79:41 End

Jun 23 2019
1 hour 19 mins
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Rank #7: Going Linux #368 · Back to Basics - Why Linux?

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Our objective for this Back To Basics series is to update the information we've been providing over the past 12 years and to ensure that we continue to provide a reference for Linux users who want to adopt Linux for their day-to-day computing needs. Today: What is Linux and Why Linux?

Episode 368 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #368 · Back to Basics - Why Linux?
00:15 Introduction
01:57 Distro hopping to PopOS
05:34 and Ubuntu 19.04
10:05 and Ubuntu MATE 19.04
12:04 and Ubuntu Budgie
13:06 and Scientific Linux
13:54 Cleaning up DropBox
17:51 Last time on 'Back to Basics'
19:16 What is Linux?
20:50 Why Linux?
22:53 Try before you commit
24:08 Multiple sources of support
27:28 Linux is better-supported, safer, and more secure
30:11 Linux is a modern operating system for for any kind of user
32:36 Comparing restoring Windows vs. Linux
34:48 Linux and its applications are developed by its users
37:16 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
38:21 End

May 06 2019
38 mins
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Rank #8: Going Linux #367 · Listener Feedback

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Audio feedback from Paul starts our episode. We get thanks and emails on printers, SSDs, Linux dock applications, and Linux in the wild.

Episode 367 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #367 · Listener Feedback
00:15 Introduction
01:39 Paul: Experience with Samsung printer/scanner on Mint
05:05 Paul: Zorin OS
14:33 Michael: Ubuntu on an SSD
19:27 KF5TQN: Secret Squirrel Discord
20:37 Highlander: CPR falloff
22:44 Triple F Carl: Thanks
24:21 Juan: Controlling dock autostart using different desktop
28:51 Dillon: Linux in the wild
29:24 Greg: Feedback for Mike on printers for business
32:40 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
33:42 End

Apr 28 2019
33 mins
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Rank #9: Going Linux #366 · Revisiting Kubuntu

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We revisit Kubuntu, provide Bill's observations, go off the rails a bit, and somehow end up back at Ubuntu MATE.

Episode 366 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #366 · Revisiting Kubuntu
00:15 Introduction
00:53 What happened to MX Linux?
05:08 MeWe adoption results
09:18 Looking at Kubuntu
11:47 Important features
13:43 Vaults
17:09 Kubuntu as a distribution
17:58 Installation
24:09 Bill blames the minions
25:17 The workflow that works for you
25:59 Basic requirements to adopt Linux
26:33 Modest hardware requirements
32:17 Overall: 'Like'
33:40 Distro hopping can help you find the right Linux for the way you work
36:54 Long-term support with no forced upgrades
41:18 You can use Kubuntu to get things done
43:00 Recommended for switchers from Windows
43:37 For switchers from macOs
47:36 Install and start using vs. install and tweak to your way of working
50:17 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
51:18 End

Apr 14 2019
51 mins
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Rank #10: Going Linux #365 · Listener Feedback

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We hear from George about Windows and printers. Roger and Gord also comment on printers. Many questions as always, and a report of problems installing the Software Center.

Episode 365 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #365 · Listener Feedback
00:15 Introduction
00:59 Bill tries even more distros
09:01 Our official new community and chat room is MeWe
13:05 Donations
16:40 George from Tulsa: More Windows tales
20:05 Carl: A question for the wise minions and the masters
30:15 Roger: Ubuntu MATE and printer paperweights
33:23 George: Suggested Linux printer
39:01 Gord: More comments on printers
40:48 Tony H from the MintCast: Quality podcast audio
44:02 NZ17: Help for a hero
49:40 Michael: Problems installing the Software Center
54:22 MX Linux
54:53 Podnutz
57:21 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
58:43 End

Mar 20 2019
58 mins
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Rank #11: Going Linux #364 · Back to Basics - Definition of Terms

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Today we define some basic terms used in the Linux and Open Source community. This is the first in a series of 'back to basics' episodes in which we will update the information we've been providing over the past 12 years. We also want to ensure that we continue to provide a reference for Linux users to use as a reference when using Linux for their day-to-day computing needs.

Episode 364 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #364 · Back to Basics - Definition of Terms
00:15 Introduction
01:01 Experimenting with MeWe
07:52 The Linux 'Back to Basics' series
09:33 Free: Freedon vs. no charge
13:21 Operating system
18:04 Distribution
19:36 Desktop environment
22:47 Application, Package, and Repository
26:00 Richard Stallman
27:05 Linux Torvalds
27:46 Where to get started
31:38 Distrowatch.com
34:50 Future Back to Basics episodes
36:20 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
37:18 End

Mar 05 2019
37 mins
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Rank #12: Going Linux #363 · Listener Feedback

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We reveal the new application for our Community. Our listeners commend on Mint, Slint, and print. We receive greetings, gratitude, and Google. Even more.

Episode 363 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #363 · Listener Feedback
00:15 Introduction
01:33 Michael: Provided us with a recording
05:33 Michael: The Slint distribution
08:04 David: Why he does not upgrade Linux Mint - and it's not why we thought!
09:47 Michael: Software Boutique is not accessible
16:20 Skip: An application for 'run your business on Linux'
18:14 Roger: Greetings from down under
24:38 Paul: Known audio issues on Discord
26:23 Mike: Printers for Mint
31:02 Juan expresses 'Much gratitude!!!!'
35:24 Daniel: Security patches
38:26 Mike: Loving Linux
39:39 Heath: Google Minus
40:36 NZ17: Synchronize your microphones
42:21 Tony from the mintCast: Requesting 'Value Added Extras'
48:18 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
52:29 End

Feb 20 2019
52 mins
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Rank #13: Going Linux #362 · Run your business on Linux - Part 3

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In this episode, we thought we'd provide some more ideas around software for every business. Accounting software. If you are running a small business and you are doing the bookkeeping yourself, you will likely quickly run into the need for ensuring that you keep track of your incoming revenue, your outgoing expenses, payroll, and other things related to money. Having to license or purchase accounting software, especially for starting businesses, is expensive. This episode will provide with a few things you can try out at no risk and at no charge to keep track of your business (and personal) finances.

Episode 362 Time Stamps
00:Going Linux #362 · Run your business on Linux - Part 3
00:15 Introduction
02:33 GNUCash
03:23 Apache OFBiz
04:29 LedgerSMB
06:29 hledger
09:10 Xero
11:19 Invoice Ninja
12:52 Quicken 2004 running in WINE
14:45 Skrooge
15:17 MoneyDance
16:17 KMyMoney
22:12 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
23:11 End

Feb 05 2019
23 mins
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Rank #14: Going Linux #361 · Listener Feedback

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More on accessibility in Linux, solutions for other listeners, and why I moved from Windows to Linux.

Episode 361 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #361 · Listener Feedback
00:15 Introduction
01:33 Making Linux install media from Windows without getting infected with malware
07:29 Primitive One: Gaming recommendations
18:50 Angelo: Compiling slint
21:15 James: A possilbe MATE Tweak solution
24:02 David: Mint upgrades
29:25 George: Mike Tech Show needs Invoice Ninja
31:25 Rick: Mounting shares over OpenVPN
34:27 Angelo: Learning Python
35:08 Highlander: Seize control
37:53 Ken: About episode 358
41:01 Ian: G+ alternative
43:43 Joshua: About episode 358
46:14 Rainy: G+ Alternative
46:52 George: Winders!!!
55:09 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
57:32 End

Jan 20 2019
57 mins
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Rank #15: Going Linux #360 · Run your business on Linux - Part 2

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In this episode, we mention some software that you might want to look at if you write for a living. These might be such jobs as a copywriter, an author of novels, or a creator of technical articles for publication in an online magazine.

Episode 360 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #360 · Run your business on Linux - Part 2
00:15 Introduction
01:26 Thank you!
04:30 Software for simple writing
05:52 Linux software for electronic books
10:30 Linux software for illustrating your document
14:08 Advanced image creation and editing for Linux
22:12 Collaboration software for writers using Linux
29:57 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
31.03 End

Jan 05 2019
31 mins
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Rank #16: Going Linux #359 · Listener Feedback

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We provide recommendations on Linux computers pre-installed with Linux. We also have two "Gone Linux" stories, recommendations on learning the terminal and learning python, some comments on Snap packages, suggestions on listening in Rythmbox, and information on where to purchase Linux distribution media. And more, of course.

Episode 359 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #359 · Listener Feedback
00:15 Introduction
01:10 Myer: Gone Linux Voice Mail
05:37 Joey: Awesome podcast
10:03 Michael: Learning Python programming
13:27 Michael: Comments on Episode 342
16:26 Angelo: Additional comments
16:47 John: Snap Packages
20:39 Sean: 3 topics of feedback
25:03 Michael: Listening to podcasts in Rhythmbox
27:31 Tim: Info on Acer SB111-32N
32:43 Sergio: Greetings from South America
35:36 Stefan: Used applications
37:22 Andy: Gone Linux with Linux Mint 19
39:54 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
40:51 End

Dec 20 2018
40 mins
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Rank #17: Going Linux #358 · Listener Feedback

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This month we have voice feedback from Paul, suggestions on alternatives for G+, a question on OpenVPN, feedback and problems moving to Linux. Troy provides a Going Linux story on software for Linux users.

Episode 358 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #358 · Listener Feedback
00:15 Introduction
01:46 Paul: Boot Partition Saga Audio Feedback
09:00 Greg: A minion response for Paul
12:16 Sergio: G+ alternatives and gaming tip
16:11 Rick: Mounting shares over OpenVPN
19:17 Don: Feedback on moving to Linux
32:20 John: Problems installing Ubuntu MATE
38:29 Troy: Suggestion for forums
39:26 Troy: Windows for business
52:10 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
53:10 End

Dec 05 2018
53 mins
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Rank #18: Going Linux #357 · Running your business on Linux - Part 1

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Although the title of this episode says that we'll be talking about running a business on Linux, we focus most of our conversation beyond the operating system and onto other open source applications for use in business.

Episode 357 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #357 · Running your business on Linux - Part 1
00:15 Introduction
04:27 Office Suites
07:15 Open Document Formats
09:48 Compatibility across office suites
12:37 Linux email applications
13:47 Linux browsers
15:48 Linux chat application
21:05 Check you software repositories FIRST!
21:47 Business software for Linux in future episodes
23:21 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
24:20 End

Nov 20 2018
24 mins
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Rank #19: Going Linux #356 · Listener Feedback

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We get corrected (again). Michael has success. Daniel is frustrated by the lack of accessibility. Mike shares his Gone Linux story.

Episode 356 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #356 · Listener Feedback
00:15 Introduction
01:50 Mike Windows: Edge integration
03:47 Michael: Linux on a USB
06:52 Katja: Thanks
08:26 Daniel: Getting to the top panel
12:54 Mike S: Tip for 'no nukes' solution
24:58 Nathan: A minion fo ropenSUSE
28:11 Frank: Lost in the *buntuverse
30:05 Paul: Hard drive update
31:49 Peter: Comments on Paul's feedback
34:38 Gord: Correcting our terminology
37:00 Mel: Name in the toolbar
39:52 Mike: Blind guy gone Linux
44:45 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
45:58 End

Nov 05 2018
45 mins
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Rank #20: Going Linux #355 · Moving from Windows to Linux - Part 2

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We wrap up our 2-part introduction to switching from Windows to Linux.

Episode 355 Time Stamps
00:00 Going Linux #355 · Moving from Windows to Linux - Part 2
00:15 Introduction
00:49 Google+ forums will vanish
03:28 Dell recommends Windows - and a subscription to antivirus software!
14:06 So I've got Linux installed. What's next?
15:00 Check for updates
16:42 Installing Linux without an Internet connection
23:17 Restoring the files you backed up
25:45 Installing additional applications after a Linux install
26:23 Browsers
30:17 Office suites
32:52 Text editors
36:24 Audio and video communication
38:11 Entertainment
40:02 Audio recording, playback, and editing
43:20 Video playback, recording, and editing
46:03 Screen shots
49:37 Larry's suggestions: AutoKey, Caffeine, Synergy, Simplenote, Simple Screen Recorder, Rsync
52:21 Bill's suggestions: Wine for games, Play on Linux, LibreOffice, Chrome, Firefox, Opera
56:34 What software do you use on Linux to get things done?
57:35 Application picks: Hex Chat and Shotcut
62:44 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
64:19 End

Oct 20 2018
1 hour 4 mins
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