mintCast 281 – Talking cron jobs

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Bi-weekly Wanderings:

  • Isaac’s been doing more for GNU and digging into Emacs.
  • Rob’s been digging into Linux audio to setup the new podcast rig and also got his “auto-updater” to work.

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mintCast 225 – LibreOffice

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mintCast 207 – Shh… It’s Private!

News:

  • Linux Founder Linus Torvalds ‘Still Wants the Desktop’ (eweek.com)

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mintCast 206 – Debian and LMDE

News:

  • LMDE switching to Debian Stable for it’s package base when “Jessie” goes live (blog.linuxmint.com)
  • Numerous improvements being worked on for Mint 17.1 (segfault.linuxmint.com)
  • How we turn $199 Chromebooks into Ubuntu-based code learning machines for kids (codestarter.org)
  • Why Hoboken is Throwing Away All of its Student Laptops (wnyc.org)

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mintCast 205 – A buncha news

News:

  • Linux Lands on NSA Watch List (eweek.com)
  • NSA: Linux Journal is an “extremist forum” and its readers get flagged for extra surveillance (linuxjournal.com)
  • If you read Boing Boing, the NSA considers you a target for deep surveillance (boingboing.net)
  • IRS policy that targeted political groups also aimed at open source projects (arstechnica.com)
  • Microsoft’s Android patent portfolio may not be as strong as they would like you to think (zdnet.com)
  • Vivaldi / Spark tablet project announces time of death (omgubuntu.co.uk)
  • Ubuntu Touch may be our last hope for a Linux tablet (networkworld.com)
  • Quarterly tablet PC shipments to fall for the first time ever (zdnet.com)
  • Andy Tanenbaum is retiring, and you can attend his last lecture (wikipedia.org) (cs.vu.nl)
  • Krita reaches its fundraising goal (krita.org)
  • Samsung postpones the first Tizen phone indefinitely (linuxgizmos.com)

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