Episode 75: Is Linux Mint Unique?
News & Personal Updates
- 0:12:02 Suse and Xamarin enter into a partnership to support mono
- 0:17:42 IBM donates Lotus Symphony code to OpenOffice.
- 0:22:23 Google is closing Google Labs.
- 0:27:05 Quick Hit News…DebConf 2011 is taking place this week, July 24th – 30th in Banja Luka, Bosnia Herzegovina, Chakra 2011.04-r2 is out, as is several flavors of PCLinuxOS 2011-07, Kororaa 15 beta 2, Papug Linux 11.1, and Kongoni 2011. In quick hits from companies that we love to hate, Virtualbox 4.1 was released by Oracle and Microsoft has been named as the 5th largest contributor to the Linux 3.0 Kernel (trailing only Red Hat, Intel, Novell and IBM).
- 0:31:27 What’s Unique About Linux Mint?
Website of the Week
This website is a free course for learning Linux, a version of Unix that runs on ordinary personal computers. The author, Bob Rankin, known as “Doctor Bob” in the online world, created it for people who want to learn the basics of using Linux, and thereby Unix, without getting bogged down in too much detail or technobabble. Rankin is a writer and computer programmer who enjoys exploring the Internet and sharing the fruit of his experience with others.
Tip of the Week
- Here’s a tip from lowfatlinux.com – To stop a process that is running in the background, first find out the process ID, or PID, from the command “ps” in a terminal. This will print the PID of the offending process. If the process you’re looking for doesn’t show up, you can try “ps -A” to list all processes. Now you can stop the process with the command “kill [PID]”. If the process refuses to stop, you can use “kill -9 [PID]”, which issues an exit command that can’t be blocked (you may lose unsaved data). Both ps and kill have detailed man pages that provide a lot more detail.
- The Nottingham LUG is holding a talk by Richard Stallman August 24th in Nottingham, UK http://stallman.eventbrite.com/
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