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  • Episode 81: The One With No Name

    News & Personal Updates We’re a bit news lite this week. Main Topic None Websites of the Week Tip of the Week Announcements NONE More info Hosts: Rob, Scott, James, […]

  • Episode 80: The Return of Charles

    News & Personal Updates 0:18:10 Steve Jobs resigns as Apple’s CEO http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424053111904875404576528981250892702.html 0:24:09 Chrome/Chromium gets pulse audio support in linux. http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=32757#c18 http://src.chromium.org/viewvc/chrome?view=rev&revision=97408 0:24:55 Power Regressions worse than Kernel 3.0 in […]

  • Episode 79: The Shellz

    News & Personal Updates 0:06:02 Linux Mint 11 LXDE is released http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=1802 0:06:31 Linux Mint 11 LXDE comes with a new Software Manager and Desktop Settings Tool. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Linux-Mint-11-LXDE-Brings-a-New-Software-Manager-and-Desktop-Settings-Tool-217147.shtml 0:08:06 LMDE […]

  • Episode 78: For When You Need Backups

    News & Personal Updates 0:04:56 Does Using Windows Make you Dislike Windows? 0:12:03 Debian wins as best distro of 2011. LMDE not far behind then? http://www.tuxradar.com/content/best-distro-2011 0:14:37 From the Linux […]

  • Episode 77: The Linux File System

    News & Personal Updates 0:09:26 Clem gave a quick interview to the blog “My Linux Rig” where he details his desktop setup.  Although it is short, it gives nice insight […]

  • Episode 76: Compiling Software on Debian Based Systems

    News & Personal Updates 0:08:32 SUSE extends Linux agreement with Microsoft for four more years. http://www.newsfactor.com/news/SUSE-Linux-Deal-with-MS-Extended/story.xhtml?story_id=122003ZEWNDE 0:12:18 Oracle purchases Ksplice. http://www.zdnet.com/blog/open-source/oracle-acquires-zero-downtime-linux-upgrade-software/9271 http://www.ksplice.com/uptrack/download-ubuntu 0:24:34 The Humble Indie Bundle 3 is now […]

  • Episode 75: Is Linux Mint Unique?

    News & Personal Updates 0:12:02 Suse and Xamarin enter into a partnership to support mono http://www.datamation.com/open-source/suse-joins-xamarin-for-mono.html 0:17:42 IBM donates Lotus Symphony code to OpenOffice. http://www.eweekeurope.co.uk/news/ibm-donates-lotus-symphony-code-to-openoffice-34287 http://fossforce.com/2011/07/openoffice-org-and-symphony-did-ibm-do-the-right-thing/ 0:22:23 Google is closing […]

  • Episode 74: Linux and Audio

    News & Personal Updates 0:08:18 Clem has posted some information about upcoming releases on the blog. http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=1791 0:14:04 Linux Mint signs partnership with AYKsolutions. http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=1787 0:19:07 Sneak Preview of Gnome […]

  • Episode 73: Desktoping in the Future

    News & Personal Updates 0:04:40 The Mint Team Introduces Update Packs in Linux Mint Debian http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=178 0:23:43Apple’s bid for a preliminary injunction against Amazon has been denied http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/07/07/us-apple-amazon-ruling-idUSTRE76604S20110707 0:26:30Toyota joins […]

  • Episode 72: Getting Things Done in Linux Mint!

    News & Personal Updates 0:06:30 Linux Mint 11 LXDE RC is now available for download. http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=1775 0:07:47 Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols of ZDNet names Linux Mint the best of his 5 […]

  • Episode 71: News With a Side of GIT

    News & Personal Updates 0:09:45 mintCast has been named one of the top three Linux podcast in Linux Format’s most recent issue. Linux Format  0:13:15 For the second year in […]

  • Episode 70: Package Management

    News & Personal Updates 0:05:54 Tom Bradley of PC World, an avowed Windows user, spends 30 days with Ubuntu.http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/229187/30_days_with_ubuntu_linux.html#tk.mod_rel 0:11:33 The schedule for LinuxCon has been unveiled, including the 20th […]

  • Episode 69: Surprise Visit from Jonathan Nadeau

    News & Personal Updates Skype response to reverse-engineering effort. http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=OTUyNg http://skype-open-source.blogspot.com/ LibreOffice 3.4.0 released & More on the “Oracle gives OOO to Apache foundation https://www.libreoffice.org/download/3-4-new-features-and-fixes/ http://www.itworld.com/software/172393/plea-save-openofficeorg-apache http://ebb.org/bkuhn/blog/2011/06/01/open-office.html http://www.linuxuser.co.uk/opinion/strip-mining-of-openoffice-org/ http://ostatic.com/blog/is-oracle-holding-back-openoffice-files-from-apache Google […]

  • Episode 68: The Cast and Mr. Larry Bushey

    News & Personal Updates Oracle gives OpenOffice to Apache http://www.zdnet.com/blog/open-source/oracle-gives-openoffice-to-apache/9035 http://blogs.dailynews.com/click/2011/06/oracle-gives-openoffice-to-the.html Oracle proposals may open Java Community process http://www.itworld.com/storage/169105/oracle-proposals-may-open-java-community-process The Linux Kernel hits 3.0 https://lkml.org/lkml/2011/5/29/204 http://www.zdnet.com/blog/open-source/new-name-same-linux/9016 The Skype protocol has […]

  • Episode 67: Linux Mint 11, The Mintiest!

    News & Personal Updates 0:7:58 Linus Talks Of Linux 2.8 Or Linux 3.0; Ending Linux 2.6 http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=OTQ3NQ http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=OTQ3Ng https://lkml.org/lkml/2011/5/23/516 0:12:09 Fedora 15 is released http://fedoraproject.org/ http://fusionlinux.org/ 0:13:37 Unity Coming to […]

  • Episode 66: The Community and Your Contributions

    News & Personal Updates Miguel de Icaza has created a mono based startup http://blog.internetnews.com/skerner/2011/05/mono-reborn-in-xamarin-thanks.html Yahoo! wins verdict in Bedrock patent trial http://www.itworld.com/open-source/164853/yahoo-wins-verdict-bedrock-patent-trial Microsoft to support CentOS in hyper-v http://www.networkworld.com/community/blog/microsofts-open-source-love-expands-centos-li Survey: […]

  • Episode 65: Network Attached Storage (NAS)

    News & Personal Updates 0:4:11 Linux Mint 11 RC is released http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=1752 0:10:05 Microsoft is purchasing Skype for $8.5 BILLION! http://www.informationweek.com/news/windows/microsoft_news/229403154 0:16:15 Several high ranking employees have left Canonical http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/05/06/canonical_cto_steps_down/ […]

  • Episode 64: Who Programs? Rob Does!

    News & Personal Updates 0:6:10 Linux Mint 11 Preview http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=1746 0:11:35 Linus’s interview with LinuxFR http://bit.ly/kwrpkg 0:15:21 Some of you may have experienced issues with the Linux Mint repositories on […]

  • Episode 63: Unity and Gnome shell. Part 2

    News & Personal Updates 0:00:42 Two stories from the Linux Mint Blog:  Linux Mint signs a partnership with HelloTux and Linux Mint 5 LTS Elyssa reaches end of life http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=1733 […]

  • Episode 62: Mint XFCE

    News & Personal Updates 0:03:14 Oracle abandons OpenOffice http://yhoo.it/fUZeL5 0:0:7:57 The first beta candidate for Fedora 15 is now available http://bit.ly/iacz7N http://bit.ly/gxyzdg 0:13:23 Dropbox Controversy. http://tirania.org/blog/archive/2011/Apr-19.html Original Blog Post http://bit.ly/etKUnX […]

  • Episode 61: How We Make Mintcast

    News & Personal Updates 0:01:20 Firefox dev channel is now available to get bleeding edge firefox builds that are more stable than the nightlies. http://bit.ly/gUF7Su http://mzl.la/fljwmX 0:04:30 The people who […]

  • Episode 60: Gareth McCumskey Interview

    News & Personal Updates 0:00:45 Expect Better Collaboration Between Linux Mint And Lancelot http://bit.ly/fCDhda 0:05:29 Linux Mint Xfce Released http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=1725 http://bit.ly/iakYVt 0:07:25 Linux Mint 8 Helena reaches end of life. […]

  • Episode 59: LXDE with Kendall Weaver

    News & Personal Updates 0:01:11 The Canterbury Project turns 1! http://bit.ly/eraDo3 http://bit.ly/f8e3B9 0:10:30KDE 4.6.1 write up. http://bit.ly/ganc2N 0:16:26 What if BAD things happen to linux. http://bit.ly/fnz3sS 0:30:41 Ubuntu 11.04 Natty […]

  • Episode 58: Hosts favorite apps & user feedback

    News & Personal Updates The Linux Mint team is proud to announce the release candidate of Linux Mint Xfce. http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=1708 Bruce Byfield has a blog post titled “Will Gnome 3.0 […]

  • Episode 57: Justin’s IRC

    News & Personal Updates 0:02:17 Linux Mint 10 LXDE has been released 0:02:53 Ubuntu and Gnome are in an ongoing dispute. http://zd.net/dTXmxQ http://www.shermann.name/2011/03/awesome.html 0:07:39 NASA gets behind the OpenSource model! […]

  • Episode 56: Linux Mint 10 KDE: The Desktop That Does it All

    News & personal updates 0:00:36 Linux Mint has acquired the copyright to a couple of potential new logo designs.  http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=1700 0:01:47 The OpenSuse team released version 11.4 of their Linux […]

  • Episode 55: LibreOffice and A New How-To

    News & personal updates Did the Banshee team and Canonical finally resolve their differences? http://zd.net/hSUUIf Linux Mint is conducting a user poll. http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=1686 Stephen Vaughan-Nichols blogged about his favorite Linux desktop, and I […]

  • Episode 54: Jamie Interview

    News & personal updates Mint KDE 10 has just dropped and LXDE is on the way! http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=1676 http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=1661 More Mint 11 Katya Updates, http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=1665 http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=1667 EUKHost is now hosting Linux […]

  • Episode 53: News

    Main Topic: News Here is the news for this week: Two big stories were published on the LinuxMint blog this week.  The first is the announcement that Mint 10 KDE […]

  • Episode 52: FluxBox

    News & personal updates Neil McGovern of the Debian team has announced that Debian 6 was for released on February 5th. During the two years that Debian ‘Squeeze’ was under […]

  • Episode 51: Linux Gaming Review

    51] Download Harrison and James review some of their favorite Linux games while we transition to the new hosts, in this episode of mintCast. (This is the first episode of […]

  • Episode 50: Interview with Clem Lefebvre

    50] Download Charles and Rothgar’s final episode is the long-awaited interview with Clement Lefebvre, creator and maintainer of Linux Mint. News & personal updates 0:01:23 This is the last episode […]

  • Episode 49: Listener Feedback

    News & personal updates 0:00:55 Charles is leaving mintCast 0:01:25 Rothgar is leaving mintCast 0:04:54 Google group: mintcast-hosts Survey 0:10:11 Survey feedback Web site of the week 0:59:48 Adventures in […]

  • Episode 48: Recompute interview

    News & personal updates 0:01:05 New release of Linux Mint Debian Edition planned for December 0:02:23 Full Circle Magazine Recompute Interview 0:03:21 Introduction 0:03:36 Salus Massage 0:04:25 Recompute Photos: Web […]

  • Episode 47: Unity and GNOME Shell

    News & personal updates 0:01:05 Charles will have article in February Linux Journal 0:01:42 Linux Journal magazine is looking for writers Author info Author’s Guide 2011 Editorial Calendar 0:02:54 Intel […]

  • Episode 46: User Interview with HarrisonK

    News & personal updates 0:01:24 SiKing is all wet 0:02:44 Charles has to re-learn everything about how to use MS Office User Interview with HarrisonK 0:04:59 Introduction 0:38:00 AnyMeal recipe […]

  • Episode 44: Ubuntu 10.10

    0:00:00 – Intro and updates SiKing is buying a house Rothgar testing XenDesktop NHL season has started News 0:09:55 Verizon Wireless bashing 0:14:22 Gloria (Mint 7) EOL – http://www.linuxmint.com/blog/?p=1546 0:18:10 […]

  • Episode 42: Peppermint OS Interview

    0:00:52 Interview with Kendall Weaver about Peppermint OS 0:43:00 Origins of Peppermint 0:54:48 Get Peppermint OS 0:55:13 Follow Peppermint OS http://twitter.com/kendall_tristan http://twitter.com/roadhacker http://twitter.com/asheguy 0:55:38 Peppermint sponsored by VPS.net Web site […]

  • Installing Arch Linux, part 4: Configure the Base System

    – by Charles Olsen At this point I’ve completed the base install of Arch Linux. Now it’s time to configure and update the system. The package manager in Arch is […]

  • Installing Arch Linux, part 3: Make It So

    – by Charles Olsen As with any other distro, the first step to installing Arch is to download the ISO for the specific version you want. It’s available in 32-bit […]

  • Installing Arch Linux, part 2: What I Want

    As I prepare to install Arch Linux, it’s important for me to know what I want out of the system. My system will be “finished,” ready to use, when it […]

  • Installing Arch Linux, part 1: What Do You Want?

    In mintCast episode 41, I mentioned that I want to try installing other Linux distros, especially Arch Linux. This is not due to any dissatisfaction with Linux Mint. For anyone […]

  • The Great Linux Multimedia Sprint

    When: January 26th from 14:00-06:00 Eastern Standard Time Where: irc.binrev.net #media What: Linux Multimedia “extra content” Sprint Microsoft Windows and Mac OSX come with lots of media of different types […]

  • mintCast Wallpaper Challenge

    In mintCast episode 28 we talked about a wallpaper challenge. Here are the rules for that challenge: 1. Create an original mintCast inspired wallpaper. (“original” meaning you created the whole […]

  • Google sends cease-and-desist to Android ROM modder

    I recently read this story over at engadget mobile and couldn’t help but think this sort of thing really hurts the Android scene. I know CyanogenMod was in the wrong […]

  • Microsoft Trains Best Buy Employees to Lie About Linux

    According to an article on the Daily Finance web site, Microsoft is indoctrinating Best Buy employees to sell Windows 7 by telling outright lies about Linux. No surprises there, it’s […]

  • mintCast Episode 14: Ubuntu on Netbook PCs

    In this episode Ubuntu 9.04 as slick as Windows 7, Mac OS X John Dvorak Likes Linux Can XP save Windows 7? Windows 7’s XP Mode – Virtually worth the […]

  • mintCast Episode 12: Install Org-mode the Easy Way

    In this episode Ubuntu 9.04 "Jaunty Jackelope" released System76: Ubuntu PC Maker’s Revenue Up 61 Percent Linux Foundation Announces Winners of "We’re Linux" Video Contest Charles Install Org-mode the easy […]

  • mintCast Episode 11: User Interview, pt. 2

    In this episode Linux Mint 6 “Felicia” Fluxbox CE released Linux Mint 6 "Felicia" KDE CE released Linux Needs Critics Jaunty Jackalope: Where’s the Beef? Rothgar Presto Portable Ubuntu An […]

  • mintCast Episode 10: User Interview, pt. 1

    In this episode Linux Mint 4.0 Daryna reaches end-of-life Red Hat CEO questions relevance of desktop Linux Spam scams on Twitter Windows users OK with DRM Helios: Windows DRM? We’re […]

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