mintCast 190 – A Buncha News

News:

  • The 5 first Linux Mint releases are coming back from Oblivion! The following ISOs were added to the archive and are being synced to all our mirrors: Linux Mint 1.0 BETA-007 “Ada”, Linux Mint 2.0 “Barbara”, Linux Mint 2.1 “Bea” Linux Mint 2.2 “Bianca”, available with GNOME, KDE and as a “Light” edition. Linux Mint 3.0 “Cassandra” (segfault.linuxmint.com)
  • Net neutrality is half-dead: Court strikes down FCC’s anti-blocking rules The Federal Communication Commission’s net neutrality rules were partially struck down today by the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (arstechnica.com)
  • Losing Net Neutrality Is The Symptom, Not The Problem: Now Is The Time To Focus On Real Competition For nearly a decade we’ve been trying to point out that the entire fight over net neutrality is something of a red herring. (techdirt.com)
  • UK’s security branch says Ubuntu most secure end-user OS CESG, the UK government’s arm that assesses operating systems and software security, has published its findings for ‘End User Device’ operating systems. The most secure of the lot? Ubuntu 12.04. (zdnet.com)
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS to Implement the Bleeding Edge GRUB 2.02 Beta 2 Boot Loader Ubuntu distributions didn’t always come with the latest GRUB, but Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) might implement the most recent version, GRUB 2.02 Beta 2. (softpedia.com)
  • Major setbacks for two new smartphone OSs, Tizen and Ubuntu Touch Looks like there won’t be any big new challengers for iOS and Android this year, after Japan’s NTT DoCoMo shelved plans for a Tizen launch and Canonical conceded that no big manufacturers will release Ubuntu phones this year. (gigaom.com)
  • Debian May Be Leaning Towards Systemd Over Upstart While no official decision has been reached yet, it looks like Debian’s technical committee may be leaning in favor of using systemd as the default init system over Upstart or other alternatives. (phoronix.com)
  • Spotify weighs in, votes for systemd on Debian Spotify, the commercial music streaming service, runs Debian on their servers. Spotify has more than 5,000 physical servers and over 1,000 virtual machines and they’re all running Debian GNU/Linux. (phoronix.com)
  • CentOS Project Leader Karanbir Singh Opens Up on Red Hat Deal In the 10 years since the CentOS project was launched there has been no board of directors, or legal team, or commercial backing. (linux.com)
  • Valve working on an OpenGL debugger that it will open-source Valve’s VOGL OpenGL debugger/tracer for Linux will be completely open-source and they will welcome community contributions to this tool aimed at Linux game developers. (phoronix.com) (phoronix.com)

Website:

  • Comprehensive list of software for Linux A big, big list of all the software featured on Datamation’s open source software guides. This year’s list is the longest ever with 1,180 projects in 143 different categories from Accessibility to Wine and Beer. (datamation.com)

Tip:

  • Using init.d Scripts to Execute Commands at Start-Up This tutorial will show you how to automatically execute commands at the system start-up using the standard init.d directory and the default runlevel. These scripts are called init scripts or start-up scripts, they are used to start and stop services and they will be executed with root privileges. (tuxarena.com)

Pre-show music this week was:

  • Yesterday’s Conversation by Angus Wallace (Jamendo.com)

Podcast Announcements:

  • Linux in the Ham Shack at Hamvention 2014 Allow Linux in the Ham Shack to set up an educational booth at the Dayton Hamvention 2014. (indiegogo.com)

More Information:

Hosts: Rob, Scott, Joe
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Credits:
Podcast Entry and exit music provided by Mark Blasco (podcastthemes.com). The podcast bumpers were provided by Oscar.

One thought on “mintCast 190 – A Buncha News

  1. With reference to the Datamation open source software list, Rob mentioned that he had been looking for an alternative to Quicken (2005 UK version). I had the same requirement until last year when I went for GnuCash (for Windows) and migrated eight years of Quicken data across. The migration was not straightforward, and I performed several trial migrations before I was happy with the result. I made extensive notes on the steps I took, with the vague idea that these might be useful for other new users of GnuCash, but I never got around to adding them to the wiki. A year on, perhaps it’s time for me to do that :)

    Having made the move to GnuCash, it’s one less dependency I have on Windows, one step closer to switching full-time to Linux.

    –Thomas

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