mintCast 270 – Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya



Main Topic:

  • Rob and Isaac talk about how installing Linux Mint 18.2 went and what they like about the new release.

Tips & Websites:

What are you reading?:

  • Rob
    • Finished: Change Agent — Daniel Suarez
    • Finished: Hell’s Gate — David Weber and Linda Evans

    • The Collapsing Empire — John Scalzi
    • The Way of Kings — Brandon Sanderson
  • Isaac
    • Libertarianism: A Primer
    • My Bayes theorem book will have to be continued another time (had to return to library)
    • A couple more books on Libertarianism
    • Couple of Math books
    • The Shadow Factory: The NSA from 9/11 to Eavesdropping on America
    • The Fractalist: Memoir of a Scientific Maverick
    • Been reading over a bunch of JavaScript books lately for work

Pre-Show Music:

Podcast Announcements:

  • We might be offline for a few weeks again due to Rob being a work traveler
  • Next podcast will be Sunday, August 27, 2017 to kick of the new season.

More Information:

Hosts: Rob and Isaac
Live Stream every other Sunday 2:00 p.m.(Central):

Contact Us:

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


Podcast Entry and exit music provided by Mark Blasco ( Podcast bumpers provided by Oscar.

4 thoughts on “mintCast 270 – Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya

  1. If Isaac needs to be busy with his house, he should enjoy the time off, but otherwise he should dig up a co-host instead of doing a solo show. Will we ever hear from Scott again? Joe seems pretty negative about Mint these days. Maybe Bill could come back on.

  2. Thanks guys for the LM18.2 review. I have two boxes installed, one 32B and the other 64B, with no problems. One thing I was disappointed in was that Cinnamon has now no means to resize an individual desktop icon. I must be the only one as no one else has complained. I usually do a fresh install and use a Bash script to install my favourite apps. Enjoy your holiday, Rob.

  3. PS – I had a look at the Mint Forum (should have looked before!) and found that installing dconf-editor allows me to resize a cinnamon desktop icon by unticking “use-desktop-grid” – happy now.

  4. Really enjoy listening to the show! Instead of buying $50 Ebay laptops I just ask my friends for their old or ‘broken’ computers. I got six free computers in less than six months. I can experiment with new distros or whatever with no fear.

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