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A podcast for the new linux user.

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English


Episodes

Episode 100 - The Final Episode

3/26/2008
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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...

Duration:00:27:55

Episode 099 - Slackware Revisited

3/19/2008
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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.

Duration:00:29:24

Episode 098 - Super Basic Shell Scripting

3/12/2008
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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.

Duration:00:33:58

Episode 097 - A Few Linux Games

3/5/2008
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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,...

Duration:00:42:10

Episode 096 - Two Years Later

2/27/2008
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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.

Duration:00:15:02

Episode 095 - Listener Feedback

2/20/2008
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In this episode: three Listener Tips, three audio feedbacks, and tons and tons of email. Extra notes are located here.

Duration:00:35:50

Episode 094 - Linux for Writers

2/13/2008
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In this guest episode: Charles Olsen discusses various applications and tools for writers that are available in Linux.

Duration:00:23:58

Episode 093 - Interview with Nathan Lowell

2/6/2008
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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.

Duration:00:56:35

Episode 092 - Ardour

1/30/2008
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In this guest episode: Klaatu, from The Bad Apples podcast, returns and provides a great overview and explanation of the digital audio workstation application, Ardour.

Duration:00:40:49

Episode 091 - Happy New Year

1/23/2008
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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.

Duration:00:18:50

Episode 090 - Year End Wrap-Up

12/19/2007
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In this episode: a recap of the past year and my thanks to you for a great 2007; two audio Listener Tips; audio and email listener feedback; a special treat at the end.

Duration:00:31:14

Episode 089 - Interview with Paul Asadoorian and Larry Pesce

12/12/2007
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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;...

Duration:01:19:40

Episode 088 - 2007 Project Donations

12/8/2007
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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.

Duration:00:09:55

Episode 087 - Interview with Cory Jaeger

12/4/2007
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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. Extra notes are located here.

Duration:01:01:15

Episode 086 - Listener Feedback

11/28/2007
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In this episode: the Cowon D2; 2007 Project Donations; a Listener Tip on finding your public ip address; lots of listener email feedback.

Duration:00:25:20

Episode 085 - Command Line Fun

11/21/2007
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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.

Duration:00:32:03

Episode 084 - Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon

11/7/2007
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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.

Duration:00:33:38

Episode 083 - Inkscape Part 2

10/31/2007
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In this guest episode: Part 2 of Richard Querin's discussion of Inkscape; a Listener Tip on dmidecode; audio and email listener feedback.

Duration:00:45:19

Episode 082 - Inkscape Part 1

10/24/2007
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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.

Duration:00:58:59

Episode 081 - Audio in Linux

10/17/2007
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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.

Duration:00:43:22