384.5 – New Linux Tech

0:29 Linux Innards
1:08:28 Vibrations From the Ether
1:15:03 Check This Out
41:09 Announcements

In our Innards section we discuss some of the newer additions to Linux and what we think about them.

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The Linux Innards

Tech added to Linux

  • systemd
  • Wireguard
  • Snaps, Flatpak, and Appimage
  • Wayland
  • PulseAudio and PipeWire
  • Btrfs and ZFS
  • WINE-based tech (Bottles, Proton, Lutris, PlayOnLinux)

Check This Out

  • Podcasts (Josh T) – Play, update, and manage your podcasts from a lightweight interface that seamlessly integrates with GNOME. Podcasts can play various audio formats and remember where you stopped listening. You can subscribe to shows via RSS/Atom, iTunes, and Soundcloud links. Subscriptions from other apps can be imported via OPML files.
  • PeerGOS (Moss) – an open source replacement for Google Drive, able to be self-hosted, or hosted on the company’s servers, free to 500 Mb and decent prices for larger storage amounts.
  • App Outlet (Norbert) – A universal Linux app store



Before we leave, we want to make sure to acknowledge some of the people who make mintCast possible:

  • Norbert and Tony H for our audio production
  • Leo for timestamps and publishing
  • Josh Lowe for all his work on the website
  • Hobstar for our logo
  • initrd for the animated Discord logo
  • Londoner for our time sync
  • Bytemark Hosting for hosting mintcast.org and our Mumble server
  • Archive.org for hosting our audio files
  • HPR for our backup Mumble room
  • The Linux Mint development team for the fine distro we love to talk about.Thanks, Clem!

One Reply to “384.5 – New Linux Tech”

  1. Henrik Hemrin

    Reporting from my little word:

    I use a couple of AppImages and it works pretty well. Those AppImages are handled and distributed by the developer.
    I have tried FlatPak, but for time being I try to avoid them. Avoiding because I am uncertain who issue the FlatPak, and how the FlatPak is maintained and updated when new releases comes of the software. There is in my understanding no intrinsic connection between the developer and the FlatPak-developer. I have not tried Snaps.

    I have used CrossOver for several years, primarily on macOS.
    SW1 works ok on macOS, some functions are not there, but it works good enough. It also works on Linux Mint, at least as good as on macOS.
    SW2 does not work on macOS but works well on Linux Mint.

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