mintCast 207 – Shh… It’s Private!

News:

  • Linux Founder Linus Torvalds ‘Still Wants the Desktop’ (eweek.com)

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mintCast 206 – Debian and LMDE

News:

  • LMDE switching to Debian Stable for it’s package base when “Jessie” goes live (blog.linuxmint.com)
  • Numerous improvements being worked on for Mint 17.1 (segfault.linuxmint.com)
  • How we turn $199 Chromebooks into Ubuntu-based code learning machines for kids (codestarter.org)
  • Why Hoboken is Throwing Away All of its Student Laptops (wnyc.org)

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mintCast 205 – A buncha news

News:

  • Linux Lands on NSA Watch List (eweek.com)
  • NSA: Linux Journal is an “extremist forum” and its readers get flagged for extra surveillance (linuxjournal.com)
  • If you read Boing Boing, the NSA considers you a target for deep surveillance (boingboing.net)
  • IRS policy that targeted political groups also aimed at open source projects (arstechnica.com)
  • Microsoft’s Android patent portfolio may not be as strong as they would like you to think (zdnet.com)
  • Vivaldi / Spark tablet project announces time of death (omgubuntu.co.uk)
  • Ubuntu Touch may be our last hope for a Linux tablet (networkworld.com)
  • Quarterly tablet PC shipments to fall for the first time ever (zdnet.com)
  • Andy Tanenbaum is retiring, and you can attend his last lecture (wikipedia.org) (cs.vu.nl)
  • Krita reaches its fundraising goal (krita.org)
  • Samsung postpones the first Tizen phone indefinitely (linuxgizmos.com)

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mintCast 204 – Mint 17 KDE & Xfce

News:

  • Qiana ‘v2′ ISO respins issued by Mint team (linuxmint.com)
  • Is the KDE desktop stagnant? Jack Wallen thinks so (techrepublic.com)
  • Where is the KDE desktop going? (dot.kde.org)
  • Intuit beats a patent troll in a case that could have farther reaching consequences (arstechnica.com)
  • The latest top 500 super-computer list is out and Linux dominates (linux.com)
  • Don’t forget to download your UbuntuOne files before July 31st (softpedia.com)

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