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

    Things to do After Distro Hopping

    Things to do After Distro Hopping

    Matt and Martin talk about the things they do after they install a new distro. 

    We have a new podcast host, so you can disregard that bit at the end. This was also recorded before our new patron Maeglin came on board. Thanks to all our wonderful patrons!

    Also, this wasn't released early to patrons, as it was already late, so we apologize for that.

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    [show notes]

    Links (One each)
    Matt - https://news.itsfoss.com/stallman-supporters-not-giving-up/

    Martin - GNOME 40

    See GNOME 40's Best New Features https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2021/03/gnome-40-new-features 

    Main Topic - Things we do when installing a new Distro
    Apps of the Week
    Matt - dwmricer https://github.com/mtwb47/dwmricer

    Martin - Dark Reader - dark theme for every website https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/darkreader/

    • 39 min
    Backing Up is Important - What are Your Options?

    Backing Up is Important - What are Your Options?

    On this episode, Matt and Martin talk about the importance of backing up your files, and the many options you have available to you to do so.

    Contact Info

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    @mtwb

    @martintwit2you

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    [shownotes]



    **What have we been up to Linux related this Week?**
    Martin –

    Matt – Having problems with cameras. Camera software is almost non-existent on Linux, so trying to get a webcam to not suck is kind of hard.

    Links (One each)
    Matt - https://9to5linux.com/gnome-40-beta-released-for-public-testing-heres-whats-new

    Martin -

    Linux Mint team wants users to upgrade, may enforce some - gHacks Tech News

    Main Topic - File backup! Physical, Online or Both!
    Apps of the Week
    Matt - Bitwarden

    Martin -

    KrispyCamel4u/SysMonTask

    • 44 min
    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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    @mtwb

    @martintwit2you

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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. 



    Contact Info

    Twitter:

    @thelinuxcast

    @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.

    Contact Info

    Twitter:

    @thelinuxcast

    @mtwb

    @martintwit2you

    Subscribe at http://thelinuxcast.org

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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 – 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.

    Contact Info

    Twitter:

    @thelinuxcast

    @mtwb

    @martintwit2you

    Subscribe at http://thelinuxcast.org

    Contact us thelinuxcast@gmail.com

    Support us on Patreon: http://patreon.com/thelinuxcast

    http://facebook.com/thelinuxcast

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

    **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

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