mintCast 361 – The Launch Launch


2:16 Bi-Weekly Wanderings
38:33 The News
1:02:53 Security Update
1:19:36 Announcements & Outro

First up, in our Wanderings, I start building, Joe writes with a pinecil, Tony upgrades, Josh fights a game, and Bo tries to leaf.

Then, our news Audacity gets bought up, System76 Launches the Launch, and LibreOffice Lets you Search!

In security, the death of CAPTCHA

Twitter. Discord. Telegram. Matrix. Reddit.





  • We’re putting OGG to sleep. Forever.
    • Mp3 has been patentless for more than three years now and that’s free enough for us. It cuts down on back end workload since we do most everything manually when it comes to getting the show out there.
    • No need to change feeds! The mp3 will now come down in the OGG feed. Just don’t look under the covers, and hopefully absolutely nothing noticeable will change.
  • Moss extended hiatus
  • The New Saturday Show (mintNight? mintTalk? No official name yet.)
  • Our next episode will be at 2 pm US Central time on May 30, 2021.
  • Get the show time converted to your time zone!


Before we leave, we want to make sure to acknowledge some of the people who make mintCast possible …

  • Owen Peery for our audio editing, Josh Lowe for all his work on the website, Hobstar for our logo, initrd for the animated logo, and Londoner for our time sync
  • Bytemark Hosting for hosting and our Mumble server
  • for hosting our audio files
  • HPR for our backup Mumble room
  • The Linux Mint development team for the fine distro we love to talk about <Thanks, Clem!>

2 Replies to “mintCast 361 – The Launch Launch”

  1. Alvaro Valdebenito


    pipx — Install and Run Python Applications in Isolated Environments

    You probably need install an utility, and need pipx to avoid incompatible dependency versions with something else installed on your user/system python packages.

    Leo and Josh,

    Could you do a walk trough converting a mint machine to btrfs?
    I use btrfs on a external HDD for backups, but have no idea how to convert the family desktop.

    Álvaro from Norway

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