mintCast 270 – Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya




Main Topic:

  • Rob and Isaac talk about how installing Linux Mint 18.2 went and what they like about the new release.

Tips & Websites:

What are you reading?:

  • Rob
    • Finished: Change Agent — Daniel Suarez
    • Finished: Hell’s Gate — David Weber and Linda Evans

    • The Collapsing Empire — John Scalzi
    • The Way of Kings — Brandon Sanderson
  • Isaac
    • Libertarianism: A Primer
    • My Bayes theorem book will have to be continued another time (had to return to library)
    • A couple more books on Libertarianism
    • Couple of Math books
    • The Shadow Factory: The NSA from 9/11 to Eavesdropping on America
    • The Fractalist: Memoir of a Scientific Maverick
    • Been reading over a bunch of JavaScript books lately for work

Pre-Show Music:

Podcast Announcements:

  • We might be offline for a few weeks again due to Rob being a work traveler
  • Next podcast will be Sunday, August 27, 2017 to kick of the new season.

More Information:

Hosts: Rob and Isaac
Live Stream every other Sunday 2:00 p.m.(Central):

Contact Us:

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Podcast Entry and exit music provided by Mark Blasco ( Podcast bumpers provided by Oscar.

4 Replies to “mintCast 270 – Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya”

  1. Will

    If Isaac needs to be busy with his house, he should enjoy the time off, but otherwise he should dig up a co-host instead of doing a solo show. Will we ever hear from Scott again? Joe seems pretty negative about Mint these days. Maybe Bill could come back on.

  2. Brian36

    Thanks guys for the LM18.2 review. I have two boxes installed, one 32B and the other 64B, with no problems. One thing I was disappointed in was that Cinnamon has now no means to resize an individual desktop icon. I must be the only one as no one else has complained. I usually do a fresh install and use a Bash script to install my favourite apps. Enjoy your holiday, Rob.

  3. Brian36 Dorset England

    PS – I had a look at the Mint Forum (should have looked before!) and found that installing dconf-editor allows me to resize a cinnamon desktop icon by unticking “use-desktop-grid” – happy now.

  4. Warren

    Really enjoy listening to the show! Instead of buying $50 Ebay laptops I just ask my friends for their old or ‘broken’ computers. I got six free computers in less than six months. I can experiment with new distros or whatever with no fear.

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