In this, the last Linux Reality episode: I bring back some old audio clips, fire up one last listener tip, play a bunch of audio comments, and then take a few minutes to say thanks. I mentioned the reasons for ending the show in Episode 96 but now I would like to say thank you, everybody, for a great ride. It's been a great two years. This site, the podcast feed and files, the forums, and the IRC channel will remain up and active for the forseeable future, and I'll still be around. In the...
In this episode: I take a few minutes to revisit The Slackware Linux Project, and discuss some of the great resources available to Slackware users, such as the LinuxQuestions.org Slackware official support forum, Slackwiki.org, Slackbook.org, and Slackbasics.org. I also talk about Slackware package management, how to use SlackBuild scripts such as those from SlackBuilds.org, and some of the new features that will appear in the next release.
In this episode: a generalized discussion of shell scripts with some basic examples of how they can be useful. Here are some additional resources: online slide presentation; Shell Scripting Tutorial; Quick Guide to Writing Scripts; UNIX Shell Scripting.
In this episode: an overview of a few games for adults and kids alike that work great in Linux: Quake 2, Quake 3, OpenArena, Unreal Tournament, Return to Castle Wolfenstein, FreeCiv, LinCity, LinCity-NG, Micropolis, OpenTTD, Frozen-Bubble, Enigma, Fillets-NG, Pingus, Neverball, Neverputt, Supertux, Abe's Amazing Adventure, Secret Maryo Chronicles, Barbie's Seahorse Adventures, Trip on the Funnyboat, Moonlander, TuxKart, SuperTuxKart, Armagetron, GLTron, Tuxracer, PlanetPenguin Racer,...
In this episode: I take a few minutes to talk about the last two years of Linux Reality, and also announce the upcoming end of the show. There will be a few more episodes of good Linuxy topics and then the podcast will end at episode 100.
In this episode: an interview with author Nathan Lowell, in which we discuss his four science fiction novels, Quarter Share, Half Share, Full Share, and South Coast, technology, artists and authors releasing their works for free, and his use of Linux. All of Nathan Lowell's books are available on Podiobooks.com.
In this episode: welcome to 2008; great audiobooks by Nathan Lowell, including Quarter Share, Half Share, Full Share, and South Coast, all available at Podiobooks.com; Hacker Public Radio; the KDE Release Event at the Google Campus in Mountain View, CA; a review of Absolute FreeBSD by Michael W. Lucas.
In this episode: an interview with Paul Asadoorian and Larry Pesce of the Pauldotcom Security Weekly Podcast in which we discuss a variety of issues related to Linux and security; some of the topics and sites highlighted include: the podcast wiki; Paul and Larry's book Linksys WRT54G Ultimate Hacking; SANS Institute; Web-based iptables script generator (probably outdated); Firestarter and Guarddog, two GUI front-ends for iptables; m0n0wall, pfSense, IPCop, SmoothWall, and ClarkConnect;...
In this mini-episode: a short discussion of the 2007 Project Donation Page and a request that, in the spirit of the holidays, Linux Reality listeners consider making a small donation to any free or open source project of their choosing.
In this episode: an interview with Cory Jaeger, Network Manager at D.C. Everest School District about Linux and open source software in education; three audio Listener Tips, one on Gutsy Gibbon tweaks, one on changing hypertext links in OpenOffice.org, and another on recording with command line tools such as sox.
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In this episode: a new Linux podcast called Linux Basement; a discussion of various fun command line topics, including how to use a different interactive shell, such as Zsh (more information here and here), a look at the great mail user agent, Mutt, and combining Irssi with Bip for text-based IRC (great article here); a Listener Tip on creating desktop launchers.
In this shortened episode: a brief discussion of my upgrades and installs of the newest release of Ubuntu Linux, 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon; Listener Tip on the bash shell's double-exclamation point history operator; email feedback.
In this guest episode: a new old toy in my household; rootbsd.net, a provider of FreeBSD-based Virtual Private Servers; then, Richard Querin, who co-maintains the Screencasters site with video tutorials, presents the first part of a two part series on the vector graphics editor, Inkscape; a Listener Tip on lspci by Verbal; lots of listener email and feedback.
In this guest episode: Duncan Macneil discusses a variety of issues regarding audio in Linux, including device drivers, recording applications, and cleaning up audio files in Audacity; Listener Tip on a list of free shell accounts; email feedback.