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 Wayland on Nvidia, and mintCast gets the April Fools treatment; 
  • In security and privacy, Red Hat has an “I” patch, another kernel vulnerability found, and Lumen finds more threats in WSL;
  • Then in our Wanderings, I’m in reconstruction again, Bill is driving himself crazy, Josh is getting Steamy, and Norbert did… something. Some things.
  • In our Innards section we discuss some of the newer additions to Linux and what we think about them;
  • And finally, the feedback and a couple of suggestions. We expected Joe here but he got called away at the last minute. Wish you were here, Joe.

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The News

20 minutes

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Security and Privacy Update

10 minutes

Linux Innards

Tech added to Linux

30 minutes (~5-8 minutes each)

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

Check This Out

10 minutes

  • 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

  • Josh Lowe for all his work on the website, Hobstar for our logo, initrd for the animated Discord logo, and Londoner for our time sync
  • Norbert and Tony Hughes for audio editing of the show
  • Byte mark Hosting for hosting mintcast.org and our Mumble server
  • Archive.org for hosting our audio files
  • The Linux Mint development team for the fine distro we love to talk about <Thanks, Clem!>

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