mintCast 164: Fanboys and Open Source


  • Clem confirms Cinnamon 2.0 to break free of Gnome desktop in Mint 16 (
  • Mint is the best distro for a newbie (
  • Berlin won’t migrate to open source, looks to open standards instead (
  • Peppermint OS 4 is now available for download (
  • Simon Phipps has written an article detailing how to not get caught up in the Prism net (
  • Google launches Internet-beaming balloons (
  • It’s back: District court judge revives SCO v IBM (

The Main Topic: Fanboys and Open Source

Featured Website:

  • An introduction to the Linux kernel from (


  • Ext2Fsd is an ext2 file system driver for Windows  (2k,  XP, Vista and Win7).  It can read and write to ext2/3, but only read ext4.  It also doesn’t support LVM.  It is licensed GPL v2.0. (

  • If you don’t care about freedom or your software being open source, there is also a program called DiskInternals that can read Linux (and other) partitions from a windows machine. (

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Podcast Entry and exit music provided by Mark Blasco ( The podcast’s bumpers were provided by Oscar.

2 Replies to “mintCast 164: Fanboys and Open Source”

  1. Ivor O'Connor

    You typically have good broadcasts and I enjoy listening to them. Perhaps though you could clip out the start where you talk about your personal lives? Make it something like BBC’s Discovery introduction. In other words a quick reminder about who you are with theme music followed by the ‘toc’. I know you guys may enjoy talking with each other. Also know you are following the typical pod format. However getting to the point and keeping on point would put you out in front of the legions of podcasters.

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