mintCast 192 – It’s Elementary

News:

  • Why Did Linux Mint Ax mintConstructor? Linux Mint has given Reglue the opportunity to create a respin for educational purposes within their non-profit, largely due to an app named mintConstructor. It provides a fairly simple method of making custom systems using Linux Mint as the base. (fossforce.com)
  • Ubuntu Planning To Develop Its Own File Manager The latest piece of the desktop Linux stack that Ubuntu developers are planning to replace with their own home grown solution is a file manager. (phoronix.com)
  • LibreOffice 4.2 released;  better bridges the gap with Microsoft Office Improved Office compatibility, OpenCL-powered spreadsheet math, and more features round out latest update of the open source productivity suite.  (infoworld.com)
  • UK government plans switch from Microsoft Office to open source Ministers are looking at saving tens of millions of pounds a year by abandoning expensive software produced by firms such as Microsoft.  Some £200m has been spent by the public sector on the computer giant’s Office suite alone since 2010. (theguardian.com)
  • Shotwell, elementary, and Pantheon Photos: What it all means Quote from the article… “To be clear, Yorba remains the maintainer of Shotwell.  elementary has not taken it over.” (yorba.org)
  • Podcasting “patent troll” fighting EFF wants donors’ names Personal Audio LLC is a patent-holding company that became famous (or infamous, depending on one’s point of view) by claiming that it owns things like playlists and podcasts (or “episodic content,” in the words of one Personal Audio patent). Its wild claims led the Electronic Frontier Foundation to raise more than $76,000 from donors to fight the patent. (arstechnica.com)

Main Topic: elementary OS

  • elementary OS has a single goal: to provide the best possible experience for our community. We’re driven by a desire to be better, not by a paycheck. Contributors aren’t profit-maximizers, they’re purpose-maximizers.  (elementaryos.org)

Website:

  • elementaryupdate.com is a website aimed at popularizing elementary OS. Its primary audience is everyday users with minimal computer experience. (www.elementaryupdate.com)

Tip:

  • Elementary Tweaks – A tool similar to Gnome Tweak Tool or Ubuntu Tweak, specifically tailored to elementary OS, has been requested many times before. Well you are in luck my friend, because here is just that: elementary Tweaks! (www.elementaryupdate.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
Live Stream (Mondays 8:00 p.m. or Sundays 2:00 p.m.): mintcast.org/livestream
Contact Us:

More Linux Mint info: website, blog, forums, community

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

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5 thoughts on “mintCast 192 – It’s Elementary

  1. Oggfeed and website are not providing 192 / I get 190 from oggfeed and 191 from direct DL.

  2. Bill’s Mint Spin!!! Special offer: 1 million dollars!!!

    No one will buy it… but if they do, I can retire. 🙂

  3. Sorry folks. I messed up the links and didn’t notice. I was in a bit of a rush and didn’t check my work. Dang it! Should be fixed now.

  4. Thanks guys for Mintcast191, and I was thinking of buying a Chrome Book, too. I have just been given permission. I just need to see if it works with Yahoo and Hotmai as well as Gmail, I use all three.

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