mintCast 179 – A Pi in the Cloud


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News:

  • Ubuntu vs Linux Mint: Distrowatch Ratings Don’t Matter, Dude! Is Distrowatch in fact an indicator of something extremely important…that people are looking for alternatives to Ubuntu? (muktware.com)
  • Would Linux survive if Ubuntu died? Ubuntu is one of the best known and widely used Linux distributions. What would happen if it suddenly died? Would Linux survive? (fossforce.com) (itworld.com)
  • Updated Debian 7: 7.2 released. The Debian project is pleased to announce the second update of its stable distribution Debian 7 (codename “wheezy”). (debian.org)
  • NHS tears out its Oracle Spine in favour of open source. The UK government’s quest to get public services to use more open source technologies seems to be taking hold, judging by the revamp of the NHS’s very large Spine service. (theregister.co.uk) (hscic.gov.uk PDF ~2MB)

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mintCast 178 – We Tried Hurd To Like It!


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News:

  • Cinnamon 2.0 feature-freeze – The new DE will be featured in the end of November within Linux Mint 16 Petra, and later backported to Linux Mint 13 Maya LTS and LMDE. (segfault.linuxmint.com)
  • Ubuntu 13.10 Desktop Will Not Use XMir By Default – While the Ubuntu 13.10 desktop was expected to ship with Mir/XMir by default for supported configurations, this is no longer going to happen. (phoronix.com)
  • After switching 37,000 PCs to Ubuntu, French Armed Forces says open source cuts costs 40 percent – The French Gendarmerie, a branch of the French Armed Forces in charge of public safety, has been a leader in moving away from proprietary software in recent years. (geek.com)

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mintCast 159: Catching up with James

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News:

  • The Mint development team launches a new blog. (Segfault.Linuxmint.com )
  • Debian 7.0 Wheezy is released. (Debian.org )
  • SolydXK gets added to the DistroWatch database. (Ostatic.com )
  • Lightworks Linux public beta is finally available for download. (Webupd8.com )
  • Iron Penguin: First open-source “Iron Man” suit within reach? (ZDNet.com )

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