mintCast 286 – Ubuntu 18.04 Desktop



Bi-weekly Wanderings:

  • Isaac spent time with family, screwed up his Arch box, and learned an alias.
  • Rob’s been playing Starfinder and exploring Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver


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  • Rob and Isaac both talk about their experience with Ubuntu 18.04 Desktop.

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One Reply to “mintCast 286 – Ubuntu 18.04 Desktop”

  1. Will

    Merry Christmas, guys! The python/python2/python3 convention is a distro decision. python has been python3 in Arch for years. The maintainers are trying to be conservative to avoid breaking legacy python 2 scripts.

    Another option for rm is to alias it to a trash command. I have had it on my list to try this for a while (since I last shredded important files with rm) but haven’t gotten to it. A couple projects like this are trash-cli and send2trash.

    If you think MATE doesn’t change much between releases, talk to Martin Wimpress. He talks it up quite a bit on his podcasts. Recent progress includes moving from gtk2 to gtk3, full HiDPI support, complete thems to mimic Windows, Mac, and Unity, and switching to Brisk Menu from MATE Menu.

    No more check it out segment?

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