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  • 390 – This is the Way(land)

    First up in the news, Gnome wins Microsoft money, Firefox translates offline, Rocky overtakes the Red Hat pack, apps on KDE look more klear, Debian gets the Gecko treatment, Zoom gets Wayland screen sharing, Photoshop is kind-of–but not-really coming to Linux, and Nvidia contributes.
    In security and privacy, Hertzbleed is coming for your CPU, and the EU is going after deepfakes.
    Then in our Wanderings, Moss goes Custom, Norbert emerges, and Joe is Florida Man In our Innards section we discuss the various licenses in the world of open source software
    And finally, the feedback and a couple of suggestions
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  • 389.5 – The Martial Arts of Podcasting

    In our Innards section, we interview Steve Seguin, creator of VDO.Ninja
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  • 389 – The Out of Memory Daemon is Out of Control

    First up in the news, There are new Regolith and Cinnamon desktops, KDE has new gear, Telegram Premium to launch, Plex has new Linux apps, Atom editor gets nuked, noUbuntu works to tame a daemon, System76 goes to Europe, and Europe is all about the C;
    In security, Symbiote malware discovered, and Apple M1 chips are found to be flawed;
    Then in our Wanderings, Joe is fighting trees, Bill is editing shows from the cab of a truck, Moss is spending Jeff Bezos’ money, Norbert is in a galaxy far far away, and we get to meet our guest, Steve Seguin.
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  • 388 – Another One Writes the Rust

    First up in the news, we have some Gnome news, some new Intel on Linux 5.19, the kernel gets even more Rusty, Ubuntu loses its Pulse, and Proton unifies. In security and privacy: Facebook has no clue where your data goes.  LinuxFX dumps user data… where? Mozilla fixes a serious vulnerability. Then in our Wanderings: Joe starts making videos, Moss’ wife starts Cruzeing, and Norbert starts his new laptop. In our Innards section, we get some thoughts on Ubuntu 22.04. And finally, the feedback and a couple of suggestions
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  • 387.5 – If you were to build a distro…

    In our Innards section we discuss how we would build our own distro
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  • 387 – The Curious Case of Debian Downloads

    First up in the news: NVIDIA is transitioning, Debian talks non-free, Ubuntu has new ISOs and Docker news. In security and privacy: Intel has more microcode Then in our Wanderings: Joe lost the election, Norbert watches sci-fi and Bill sets up NextCloud.

  • 386.5 – Interview with Flathub contributor Jorge Castro

    First up in the news, NTFS is orphaned, a hare-brained C alternative, and some new Pop! In security and privacy, Microsoft found it, and Musk open sources Then in our Wanderings, Jorge is steaming right along, Joe is destroying more stuff, Norbert had a little too much linux, Moss is redoing EVERYTHING, and Bill is pulling his hair out.
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  • 386 – Microsoft’s Redemption Arc

    First up in the news, NTFS is orphaned, a hare-brained C alternative, and some new Pop! In security and privacy, Microsoft found it, and Musk open sources  Then in our Wanderings, Jorge is steaming right along, Joe is destroying more stuff, Norbert had a little too much linux, Moss is redoing EVERYTHING, and Bill is pulling his hair out.
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  • 383.5 – Bootloader Boot Camp

    In our Innards section we discuss tips and tricks around GRUB, as well as a couple alternatives.
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  • 385.5 – The Debian Edition

    In our Innards section we discuss Linux Mint Debian Edition 5 “Elsie”.
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  • 385 – I like my desktop the way I like my drink

    First up in the news, Mint 21 will have a new graphical upgrade tool; Fedora plans to remove BIOS and XOrg; Gnome43 reworks adwaita tools; a Sony engineer makes exFAT 73% faster; and Alibaba previews a 128-core Armv9 server processor. Then in our Wanderings, Joe is Board of school runnings, Norbert is looking for a MATE, Moss blew up Kodi; and Bill is browsercasting.
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  • 384.5 – New Linux Tech

    In our Innards section we discuss some of the newer additions to Linux and what we think about them.
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  • Episode 384

    Show notes First up in the news,Google has an NVMe problem, Arch has a new installer, Deepin unlocks your face, Fedora and Ubuntu have betas and they both default to […]

  • 383 – Ubuntu is out-fedoring Fedora

    First up in the news: Ubuntu is out-fedoring Fedora; Linux 5.18 brings new optimizations; the Budgie has landed; Debian 12 has a projected birthday, and Asahi has its first Alpha; In security and privacy, a new Spectre has arisen; Then in our Wanderings, Bill gets “Jitsi with it”, Moss goes down the “pi-hole”, and Norbert hops onto the Fedora bandwagon
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  • 382.5 – It’s Time to Focus

    In our Innards section we discuss our free and open source alternatives for proprietary software.
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  • 382 – Kernel Metamorphosis

    First up in the news: Linux crosses the C; We look into Steam; Flatpak improves; Gnome gets more customizable. In security and privacy: Bvp47 found after 10 years. Then in our Wanderings: Moss is shaking in his boots and singing about it; Joe fixes more things; JoshT is back from the farm; Bill keeps trucking; and Norbert goes to Maui.
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  • 381.5 – Raspberry Swing

    In our Innards section we talk about Raspberry Pis and other single-board computers.
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  • 381 – Mozilla Does Something Meta

    First up in the news: AMD builds brand new Linux graphics driver support and Ubuntu MATE to add native Flatpak support. In security and privacy: Arch Linux packages are… outdated? Mozilla does something really Meta, the ‘EARN IT Act’ makes a return, and FLoC was a flop, but Google has some new ideas. Then in our Wanderings Joe gets another new to me bike, Norbert defeats distro hopping, Moss goes international, Josh tells us about running Manjaro, and Bill is truckcasting.
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  • 380.5 – Master and Apprentice (LPIC-1)

    In our Innards section, we strive to become certified Linux administrators and discuss the LPIC-1 exam with Leo and Nishant.
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  • 380 – Leo makes an appearance

    First up in the news, Raspberry Pi OS has a 64-bit version, Nvidia has a release, System76 releases their scheduler, the This Week in Gnome blog, Slackware and Peppermint OS have new releases and Debian uses Arch.
    In security, PolicyKit vulnerability lies dormant for a decade, GNU coreutils are being rewritten in Rust, Ubuntu improves low memory handling andSurfshark VPN jumps the shark.
    Then in our Wanderings, Moss strikes a chord, Norbert further bodges his system, Bill gets more air time, Leo goes on an XL MX adventure, Joe runs for board and Nishant is distro hopping.
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  • 379.5 – Phishing Season

    In our Innards section, we talk about how much security is enough.
    In security, Ubuntu Kernel Security Patches, FGKASLR gets closer to mainline, Data stealing malware hides on Linux servers, Go Daddy data breach
    In our Wanderings, Joe does some 3d printing, Josh got a new monitor, Norbert switches OS’s, and Clayton looks back
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  • 379 – There Can Be Only One

    In this episode we discuss our current daily driver distros of choice and pick alternatives that we would move to if our current distros of choice stopped being developed.
    In security, Ubuntu Kernel Security Patches, FGKASLR gets closer to mainline, Data stealing malware hides on Linux servers, Go Daddy data breach
    In our Wanderings, Joe does some 3d printing, Josh got a new monitor, Norbert switches OS’s, and Clayton looks back
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  • 378.5 – Oh, the Distros You’ll Go!

    In this episode we discuss our current daily driver distros of choice and pick alternatives that we would move to if our current distros of choice stopped being developed.
    In security, Ubuntu Kernel Security Patches, FGKASLR gets closer to mainline, Data stealing malware hides on Linux servers, Go Daddy data breach
    In our Wanderings, Joe does some 3d printing, Josh got a new monitor, Norbert switches OS’s, and Clayton looks back
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  • 378 – Reaching Enlightenment

    First up in the news, Mint 20.3 Una is released, Pipewire has a new release and Solus co-lead resigns. In security, Ubuntu Kernel update fixes vulnerabilities and Ryzen Mobile CPU’s and Pluton Security. In our Wanderings, Joe talks about the HPR New Year Show, Norbert watched a new series, Bill has been on the grind with cold temperatures, Nishant joined the Serenity OS team and Moss is back.
    In security, Ubuntu Kernel Security Patches, FGKASLR gets closer to mainline, Data stealing malware hides on Linux servers, Go Daddy data breach
    In our Wanderings, Joe does some 3d printing, Josh got a new monitor, Norbert switches OS’s, and Clayton looks back
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  • 377.5 – Predicting Predicaments

    In our Linux Innards, we review our 2021 predictions and make our new predictions for 2022.
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  • 377 – Zero Days of Christmas

    In the news, Pop OS 21.10 is released, GNOME 42 – Top New Feature and Release Detail, ReactOS 0.4.14 has been released, Krita 5.0 has been released, and there’s yet another desktop environment on the horizon
    In security, a grub update causes problems with Ubuntu and a Log4shell update
    Then in our wanderings, Joe's on vacation, Norbert's full of gingerbread, Nishant is surviving the winter, Josh is on Windows, and Bill's just glad to be here
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  • 376.5 – Getting Ac-CLI-mated

    In our Innards section, we talk about our favorite command line tools
    And finally, the feedback and a couple of suggestions
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  • 376 – Joe, Do You Copy?

    First up in the news, Linux Mint monthly news, Europe embraces open source, Debian has browser issues, Fedora goes all in on Wayland, Firefox helps you fight spam, And the Linux kernel gets rusty
    In security, Ubuntu Kernel Security Patches, FGKASLR gets closer to mainline, Data stealing malware hides on Linux servers, Go Daddy data breach
    In our Wanderings, Joe does some 3d printing, Josh got a new monitor, Norbert switches OS’s, and Clayton looks back
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  • 375.5 – One Is the Loneliest Number

    In our Innards section, fragmentation
    And finally, the feedback and a couple of suggestions
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  • 375 – Linux! I Choose You!

    First up in the news, a German state chooses Linux, Slackware is closer to release, Cinnamon has an update, and more
    In security, more ransomware for Linux, EU wants more cyber security, and apt is now safer to use
    Then in our Wanderings, Joe has bluetooth problems, Norbert goes mad scientist, Josh does a flip, and Tony has some sad news
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  • 374.5 – “Smart” Phones

    In our Innards section, phones
    And finally, the feedback and a couple of suggestions
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  • 374 – Mounted Archery

    First up in the news, Linux Mint Monthly News, Firefox 94 released, Steam OS announcement, System76 Desktop announcement, Intel has been doing this for a long time and Nvidia released a fix
    In security, A Dutch newspaper gets hacked, Azure is vulnerable, and AMD and Intel have more security flaws
    Then in our Wanderings, Joe works on an xbox, Josh remodels a bathroom, Tony got a new phone and Norbert tells us about running arch
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  • 373.5 – App-Get Install

    In our Innards section, we discuss the applications that we use most often
    And finally, the feedback and a couple of suggestions
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  • 373 – Ex-SUSE Me, Microsoft?

    First up in the news, Raspberry PI Zero 2 W, Xorg has something new, SUSE goes Edge, A new MX linux, and Microsoft Blunders
    In security, an NPM library gets hijacked, Proton will not retain your data, Firefox implements GPC, and black Friday scams abound
    Then in our Wanderings, Joe tries his hand at tv repair, Norbert plays with legos, Tony shops for a new pc, and Josh gets a new throne
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  • 372.5 – The Tablet Chronicles

    In our Innards section, tablets
    And finally, the feedback and a couple of suggestions
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  • 372 – Ryzen Sun

    First up in the news Pinephone Pro, KDE’s 5.23 on their 25th, Ubuntu Frame, Windows 11 Ryzen slowdowns, and Nvidia updates
    In security Retpolines patches for performance and Azure Linux boot failures
    Then in our Wandering, Joe has some Pi, Norbert edits video, Tony Updates a BIOS, and Nishant upgrades Fedora
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  • 371.5 – Minus One

    In our innards this week the new guys discuss gtk theming
    And finally, the feedback and a couple of suggestions
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  • 371 – Rounded Corners

    First up in the news, Linux Mint Monthly updates, Ubuntu news, Windows being Windows and Steam deck news
    In security, More bugs and more malware
    Then in our Wanderings, Joe does vacation, Norbert Listens to the Doctor, Josh tries ventoy, Tony is making ice cream trucks, Leo plays D2
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  • 370.5 – What Got You Into Linux?

    In our Innards section, an introduction to the new folks that will carry the show with Tony and Joe
    And finally, the feedback and a couple of suggestions
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  • 370 – New Wanderers

    First up in the news Linux Mint gets a new website, A new point release, Firefox snaps back, Gnome and Plasma get updates, and much more
    In security, no encrypted chats are safe
    Then in our Wanderings, we hear from the old AND new crew
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  • 369.5 – The LMDE to Be

    In our Innards section Debian 11, and what that means for LMDE
    And finally, the feedback and a couple of suggestions
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  • 369 – Cache Flushing

    First up in the news Linux Mint is ready for the facelift, Snaps get an upgrade, Kernel 5.14 is out, and 5.15 is looking good, and Ubuntu gets a release date
    In security cache flushing and Bluetooth flaws
    Then in our Wanderings Joe pines a phone with plasma, Tony walks 500 miles, and I search for a keyboard
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  • 368.5 – Pi and Coffee

    In our Innards section, Pi’s Pi’s and more Pi’s
    And finally, the feedback and a couple of suggestions
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  • 368 – Unlimited Steam Games

    In our Innards section, we talk hobbies
    And finally, the feedback and a couple of suggestions
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  • 367.5 – Not Talkin’ Shop

    In our Innards section, we talk hobbies
    And finally, the feedback and a couple of suggestions
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  • 367 – What’s Old Is New Again

    First up in the news, Linux Mint working on the website, more on the SteamDeck, Ubuntu debuts its new installer, and some release dates
    In security, Open Source Security has a big problem!
    Then in our Wanderings, I’ve been arching, Tony has been watching Cricket, Joe has been working on games consoles.
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  • 366.5 – Protect Your Bits

    In our Innards section we talk OpenVPN, Wireguard and staying safe online
    And finally, the feedback and a couple community choices
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  • 366 – Prox Your Mox

    First up in the news DuckDuckGo protects us even more, then, It’s always DNS, the SteamDeck looks awesome, the Kernel is 30, and more
    In security, updates on Kaseya, PrintNightmare and a new systemd vulnerability
    Then in our Wanderings, Joe actually wanders, Josh proxes his mox, and I’m going full btrfs.
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  • mintCast 365.5 – The Test Drive

    In our Innards section, we’ve been running Linux Mint 20.2. How about you?
    And finally, the feedback and a couple of suggestions
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  • mintCast 365 – Upgrade Time

    First up in the news, we realize the Kernel is 30, Ubuntu tweaks its themes, Mint 20.2 is here and Audacity owners are causing a stir in the community again. 
    In security Kaseya and PrintNightmare
    Then in our Wanderings, Leo migrates his blog, Joe gets busy, Tony struggles with 5.11, and Mike jumpstarts a MacOS VM.
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