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A weekly podcast about random topics spoken about by two random Linux Nerds on the interwebs. #Linux #FOSS #OpenSource

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A weekly podcast about random topics spoken about by two random Linux Nerds on the interwebs. #Linux #FOSS #OpenSource

    The Issues With Linux Fragmentation

    The Issues With Linux Fragmentation

    On this episode, Matt and Martin talk about the plethora of Linux distros out there and how that affects the Linux ecosystem. Should there really be a bazillion Ubuntu Derivatives?

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    [shownotes]

    **What have we been up to Linux related this Week?**
    Martin – Have been trying out Garuda Linux

    Matt – Learned a bit about bumblebee-status, which turns out to be a neat little status bar. And I've been pondering switching to MX Linux as my daily driver because I liked it so damn much in my little first look. Also, I got a DAC because my audio setup wasn't complicated enough.

    Links (One each)
    Matt - https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2021/02/martin-wimpress-ubuntu-desktop-lead-leaving-canonical

    Martin - Linux 5.11 could arrive next week, as Linus Torvalds slams the Superbowl

    Linux 5.11 could arrive next week, as Linus Torvalds slams the Superbowl

    Main Topic -  Does Linux Mint (and other Ubuntu Based Distros) have a purpose?

    Alternatively —> Do derivatives of the big distros really need to exist?

    Apps of the Week
    Matt - Pulsemixer

    Martin - Haruna

    g-fb/haruna

    • 36 min
    Firewalls and Security on Linux

    Firewalls and Security on Linux

    On this episode of The Linux Cast, Matt and Martin talk about the things everyone should know about firewalls and security on Linux. 



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    @mtwb

    @martintwit2you

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    [show notes]

    **What have we been up to Linux related this Week?**
    Martin – I have brought a mini PC

    Matt – I've been trying for four years to get Hearthstone working on Linux. I succeeded this week. I also worked on getting VirtualBox working again on my new setup.



    Links (One each)
    Matt - https://9to5linux.com/mx-linux-now-has-a-raspberry-pi-edition-you-can-try-right-now

    Martin - https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2021/01/27/cve-2021-3156/

    Main Topic - Firewalls and Security
    Apps of the Week
    Matt - Nemo. and Blueman manager

    Martin - GUFW https://costales.github.io/projects/gufw/

    • 40 min
    GTK vs QT With a Side of the Browser Wars

    GTK vs QT With a Side of the Browser Wars

    On this episode, Matt and Martin talk about their preferences when it comes to GTK vs QT apps and then get into a discussion about the best browsers that aren't Firefox or Chrome.

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    [show notes]

    **What have we been up to Linux related this Week?**
    Martin – Delving into further customisation on my KDE desktop

    Matt – I hopped distros this week. I tried to go to ArchLabs, but that didn't work. I then tried to go back to arco, but that didn't work. I used Ubuntu for about 4 hours until I started to have AUR withdrawls, so then I installed Manjaro. That's where I'm at now. Also, audio hell was back.

    Links (One each)
    Matt - https://9to5linux.com/tails-anonymous-linux-os-wants-to-migrate-to-wayland-to-improve-app-security

    Martin - https://vpn.mozilla.org/

    Main Topic - GTK vs QT
    https://petermoulding.com/gtk_or_qt

    https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/difference-gtk-qt/

    https://www.reddit.com/r/linuxmasterrace/comments/6ee9sy/gtk_vs_qt_what_do_you_prefer_and_why_2017_edition/

    Apps of the Week
    Matt - Qutebrowser

    Martin - QuiteRSS https://quiterss.org/en/quiterss-for-other-os

    Season 5 Episode 3

    • 42 min
    A Brief Look at Linux File Systems

    A Brief Look at Linux File Systems

    Matt and Martin again to talk a bit about Linux File Systems. What is out there that isn't EXT4? That and some news and picks of the week.

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    **What have we been up to Linux related this Week?**
    Martin – Have been trying out LineageOS on The Pi4

    Matt – I'm looking at trying to find an alternative to kdenlive. And struggling with picom.

    Links (One each)
    Matt - https://9to5linux.com/linux-mint-20-1-ulyssa-is-now-available-for-download-this-is-whats-new

    Martin - https://news.itsfoss.com/huawei-kernel-contribution/

    Main Topic - Linux File Systems
    Apps of the Week
    Matt - clipmenud https://github.com/cdown/clipmenu

    Martin - https://github.com/linuxmint/hypnotix/releases/tag/1.1

    • 34 min
    Are Themes Bad for Linux?

    Are Themes Bad for Linux?

    On this episode, the boys kick of the new year talking a bit about Martin's new Linux Kernel, Matt's experience with Deepin and Gnome's aversion to GTK themes.


    Contact Info

    Twitter:

    @thelinuxcast

    @mtwb

    @martintwit2you

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    Contact us thelinuxcast@gmail.com

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    http://facebook.com/thelinuxcast

    Subscribe on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCylGUf9BvQooEFjgdNudoQg



    [show notes]

    **What have we been up to Linux related this Week?**
    Martin – Built the Linux kernel to 5.10 LTS - well that was the plan 😢

    Matt – I've been recreating my neovim config.

    Links (One each)
    Martin - KDE Will Make Plasma Wayland Ready for the Masses in 2021 https://9to5linux.com/kde-will-make-plasma-wayland-session-ready-for-the-masses-in-2021-improved-fingerprint-support

    Matt - https://9to5linux.com/deepin-20-1-released-with-improved-performance-enhanced-desktop-environment  (Thoughts on Deepin)

    Main Topic -  Theming on Linux is it Good or Bad?
    https://blog.system76.com/post/187541504063/the-future-of-theming-on-gnome-and-more-from

    https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2019/05/open-letter-stop-gtk-theming-distros

    https://linuxhint.com/how_gnome_themes_work/

    Apps of the Week
    Matt - Scratchpads and tdrop https://github.com/noctuid/tdrop

    Martin - Shotwell https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Shotwell

    • 38 min
    End of Year Recap - 2020

    End of Year Recap - 2020

    The year is almost (finally) over. So Matt and Martin talk about a few things they did in Linux this year.

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    @mtwb

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    Main Topic – End of year Recap Show

    5 Things You Did in Linux This Year



    Matt -

    1- I’ve transitioned completely to using Window Managers Only. Mostly I used i3 This year, but DWM has been my choice for the last month or so.

    2- Created my own Firefox userChrome.css this year that I’ve been using for a while now. It’s awesome.

    3- Discovered zim, which has transformed the way I take notes, write outlines, and plan for videos and NaNoWriMo

    4- Learned more about Linux Audio than I ever thought I’d need to.

    5- Still on the lookout for a better Office/Word Processor. LibreOffice is kinda bad.



    Martin -

    1 - Switched to Linux about 98% of the time

    2 - Community

    3 - Amount of free choice available

    4 - Virtual Box

    5 - Security



    Apps of the Week

    Matt – Mutt-wizard - https://github.com/LukeSmithxyz/mutt-wizard

    Martin – WALC https://cstayyab.com/projects/walc

    • 29 min

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