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  • Test from Android phone

    This entry was written and posted from my Android phone. I want to verify that I’ll be able to make blog entries while at the Texas Linux Fest. I can […]

  • Episode 33: User Feedback

    In this episode Ande Rummel’s web site Jared Sot’s web site Goodbye Husse Linux Mint 9 will be named Isadora Texas Linux Fest April 10 in Austin, TX Trenton Computer […]

  • MythTV walkthrough – Software/Backend

    In response to my own part one video on MythTV I thought I would link to the last 5 parts of the series I recorded bringing you from bare metal to a watching TV in about an hour.

  • Episode 32: Scale8x

    Talks I attended Open Source Social Networking Tools in Education UbuCon Lightning Talks Using Linux to deploy Windows Linux VM technology compared – OpenVZ, KVM, Xen, VServer Learning Python for […]

  • Episode 31: User Interview with Klaatu

    In this episode So Cal Linux Expo February 19-21 Texas Linux Fest April 10 in Austin, TX Frostbite Systems: PCs with Linux, including blind-optimized computers. System76: laptops, desktops and servers […]

  • mintCast Wallpaper voting

    Listeners were asked to submit a wallpaper of their making that advertised mintCast in some way and were encouraged to be creative. We have over 80 wallpapers for you to vote on. Please vote for your favorite 5 wallpapers here.

  • Episode 30: Screen

    In this episode MIT free online courses Review of Linux Mint 8 Texas Linux Fest 2010 Southeast Linuxfest Screen Keyboard shortcuts Key Action Ctrl+a c new window Ctrl+a n next […]

  • The Great Linux Multimedia Sprint

    When: January 26th from 14:00-06:00 Eastern Standard Time Where: irc.binrev.net #media What: Linux Multimedia “extra content” Sprint Microsoft Windows and Mac OSX come with lots of media of different types […]

  • Episode 29: CES Special

    Rothgar’s favorite items from CES 2010. Also this was supposed to be done as a different episode so sorry if there are random edits where I changed numbers and corrected […]

  • mintCast Wallpaper Challenge

    In mintCast episode 28 we talked about a wallpaper challenge. Here are the rules for that challenge: 1. Create an original mintCast inspired wallpaper. (“original” meaning you created the whole […]

  • Episode 28: User Interview with Art Vanderhoff

    In this episode No episode January 3 — mintCast will return January 17. LastPass password manager Linux Mint 8 x64 released Office 2003 Rights Management Bug Locks up Files Web […]

  • I want to learn to write programs

    On our last show we answered a mail from one of our listeners, who asked: I want to learn to write programs in Linux. This is not the first time […]

  • Episode 27: GRUB

    In this episode GNOME 3 Visual Tour of GNOME 3 Shell GIMP to be removed from Lucid Another reason to use Linux – avoid jail time Original name for Linux […]

  • Episode 26: Linux Mint 8 “Helena”

    In this episode Linux Mint 8 “Helena” RC1 released Going Linux podcast has screencasts More info Hosts: Charles, Rothgar, SiKing Shared Google Reader: Charles, Rothgar Subscribe to the podcast: [iTunes] […]

  • Episode 25: User Interview with SiKing

    In this episode Ubuntu Karmic is released Skype on Linux to be Open Sourced Mandriva 2010.0 has been released User interview with Mark Lehky, a.k.a. SiKing Web site of the […]

  • MythTV 0.22 walkthrough – Part 1

    I thought I would post a my first how to video on setting up MythTV. This video is just about the hardware but I will have followups on setting up […]

  • Episode 24: A Tale of Two Distros

    In this episode Linux on the radio – 30 seconds – mp3 – ogg Linux on the radio – 60 seconds – mp3 – ogg Ubuntu 9.10 Sabayon 5.o Web […]

  • Episode 23: Wine

    OggCamp The Linux Outlaws and the Ubuntu UK Podcast are organising a barcamp-style free software / free culture event called OggCamp on Sunday, the 25th of October in Wolverhampton in […]

  • Google sends cease-and-desist to Android ROM modder

    I recently read this story over at engadget mobile and couldn’t help but think this sort of thing really hurts the Android scene. I know CyanogenMod was in the wrong […]

  • Episode 22: Podcatchers

    OggCamp The Linux Outlaws and the Ubuntu UK Podcast are organising a barcamp-style free software / free culture event called OggCamp on Sunday, the 25th of October in Wolverhampton in […]

  • How to reinstall Grub from a live CD

    From episode 21 I mentioned that my Grub bootloader got hosed when I installed Windows 7 on a second partition on my laptop. I wanted to take the time to […]

  • Microsoft Trains Best Buy Employees to Lie About Linux

    According to an article on the Daily Finance web site, Microsoft is indoctrinating Best Buy employees to sell Windows 7 by telling outright lies about Linux. No surprises there, it’s […]

  • mintCast Episode 21: File Permissions

    Ontario [GNU] Linux Fest The third annual Ontario [GNU] Linux Fest, sponsored by Google and IBM, will be held on Saturday, October 24, 2009 at the Days Hotel and Conference […]

  • Episode 21 will be delayed

    This is just a quick note to let you know that we’re having technical difficulties recording mintCast this week, so episode 21 will be delayed. Our normal process would be […]

  • mintCast Episode 20: Linux Directory Structure

    In this episode Google Voice Ten ways to smooth the switch to Linux Linux directory structure About files and the file system Getting Started with Linux – Lesson 4 Web […]

  • Welcome to the new site

    Hello everyone and thank you for joining us at our new site. We hope you find this one a little more easier to use and much more pleasing to the […]

  • mintCast Episode 19: News & Feedback

    In this episode GNOME, from Wikipedia GNU No episode August 2 — mintCast will return with a new episode August 16. Linux Mint 7 Gloria KDE RC1 released Fat patch […]

  • mintCast Episode 18: Favorite Applications

    In this episode Linux Mint 7 x64 released Palm releases Pre source code Sugar on a Stick Linux Mint Screencast project Favorite applications (in repos unless link included) OpenOffice.org Conduit […]

  • mintCast Episode 17: Customizing KDE

    In this episode What has Rothgar been cooking… Ubuntu looks to fix bugs by healing paper cuts Grub2 to replace Grub in upcoming Ubuntu 9.10 Get Grub2 now (read the […]

  • mintCast Episode 16: Customizing GNOME

    In this episode Linux Mint 7 “Gloria” released What’s new: http://www.linuxmint.com/rel_gloria_whatsnew.php Download Mint 7: http://ftp.heanet.ie/pub/linuxmint.com/stable/7/LinuxMint-7.iso How to upgrade Linux Mint 6 to Linux Mint 7: http://www.linuxmint.com/blog/?p=861 It’s Better With Windows: […]

  • mintCast Episode 15: Firefox Add-ons

    In this episode Linux Mint 7 Amarok 2.1 Beta 2 Windows 7 Default UAC is insecure Intel to pay $1.45 billion in antitrust case 10 Free Linux Ebooks For Beginners […]

  • mintCast Episode 14: Ubuntu on Netbook PCs

    In this episode Ubuntu 9.04 as slick as Windows 7, Mac OS X John Dvorak Likes Linux Can XP save Windows 7? Windows 7’s XP Mode – Virtually worth the […]

  • mintCast Episode 13: Review of Star Trek

    In this episode Review of the new J.J. Abrams film, Star Trek More info Linux Mint web site: http://www.linuxmint.com Linux Mint blog: http://www.linuxmint.com/blog Linux Mint forums: http://www.linuxmint.com/forum Rothgar’s site: http://1n73r.net/ […]

  • mintCast Episode 12: Install Org-mode the Easy Way

    In this episode Ubuntu 9.04 "Jaunty Jackelope" released System76: Ubuntu PC Maker’s Revenue Up 61 Percent Linux Foundation Announces Winners of "We’re Linux" Video Contest Charles Install Org-mode the easy […]

  • mintCast Episode 11: User Interview, pt. 2

    In this episode Linux Mint 6 “Felicia” Fluxbox CE released Linux Mint 6 "Felicia" KDE CE released Linux Needs Critics Jaunty Jackalope: Where’s the Beef? Rothgar Presto Portable Ubuntu An […]

  • mintCast Episode 10: User Interview, pt. 1

    In this episode Linux Mint 4.0 Daryna reaches end-of-life Red Hat CEO questions relevance of desktop Linux Spam scams on Twitter Windows users OK with DRM Helios: Windows DRM? We’re […]

  • mintCast episode 9: Org-mode

    Episode 9: Org-mode In this episode Possible data loss in Ext4 French Police Save Millions Switching To Ubuntu Desktop Linux is ready for the mainstream Org-mode http://orgmode.org/ Emacs http://www.gnu.org/software/emacs/ Rothgar […]

  • The GNU/Linux Desktop: Nine Myths

    I’m having a problem with trying to get the podcast posted to the web site. I have contacted support, and hope to have it posted by Wednesday evening. While you’re […]

  • mintCast Episode 8: Linux User Groups

    In this episode Linux Mint 6 XFCE Released Ballmer says Linux Bigger Competitor than Apple World of Goo Linux version Released Upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7 May Not […]

  • mintCast Episode 7

    In this episode Linux Mint 6 x64 Edition released http://www.linuxmint.com/blog/?p=595 KDE 4.2.0 released: http://www.kde.org/announcements/4.2/ Microsoft Update Installs a Firefox Extension http://tech.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=09/02/01/2143218 Removing the Firefox Extension that Microsoft Forced on You […]

  • Testing Twitter

    Over in the Linux Mint blog, someone requested that those of us contributing to the Mint project set up Twitter accounts, so they can follow us. I’m not sure I […]

  • mintCast Episode 6

    In this episode Mint 6 64-bit version will include 64-bit Flash and Java. http://www.linuxmint.com/blog/?p=577 Two new Linux Mint projects starting up http://www.linuxmint.com/blog/?p=579 The Linux Mint Screencast Project https://launchpad.net/~linuxmint-screencast-project The Linux […]

  • mintCast Episode 5

    In this episode Wine 1.1.13 Released Stress from a computer screen? innovations-report Why Windows 7 will crush Linux networkworld Why Windows 7 Will Never Kill Off Linux networkworld Rothgar Palm […]

  • mintCast Episode 4

    In this episode: The “I’m Linux” Video Contest linuxfoundation.org Firefox Share Tops 20% for November netapplications.com Rothgar tells us about software that can use various types of media: audio, video, […]

  • Upgrading Linux without having to manually reinstall programs

    So now that Linux Mint 6 is out what do you do? Do you update or do a fresh install? Updates are easy, but fresh installs usually work better. But […]

  • mintCast Episode 3

    In this episode Linux Mint 6 released: www.linuxmint.com OpenSUSE 11.1 released: opensuse.org Economist web site recommends Linux for netbooks: www.economist.com Linux is holding our kids back: linuxlock.blogspot.com linuxlock.blogspot.com Majel Barrett-Roddenberry […]

  • mintCast Episode 2

    002] Download In this episode: Fedora 10 released Wine 1.1.10 Released Backing up your PC: mintBackup FlyBack Jungle Disk Listener feedback Links: Fedora: http://fedoraproject.org/ Wine: http://www.winehq.org/ Jungle Disk: http://www.jungledisk.com Amazon […]

  • Getting the most out of samba

    So you should know how to set up samba if you listened to the first MintCast podcast. But what if you ran into problems? I know I sure did. Here […]

  • mintCast Episode 1

    001] Download Welcome to mintCast, the podcast by the Linux Mint community for all users of Linux. In this episode: Introduction to the podcast SCO loses again Linux Mint 6 […]

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