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Once you become aware that there is a dependable, secure, capable, and modern computer system that rivals all others in popularity and actual use, you will want to try the Linux operating system on your computer. Perhaps you've been using a member of the Unix/Linux family - Linux, Android, ChromeOS, BSD or even OSX - for quite a while. If so, you are likely looking for new ways to optimize your technology for the way you work. Going Linux is for computer users who just want to use Linux to get things done. Are you new to Linux, upgrading from Windows to Linux, or just thinking about moving to Linux? This audio podcast provides you with practical, day-to-day advice on how to use Linux and its applications. Our goal is to help make the Linux experience easy for you.

Once you become aware that there is a dependable, secure, capable, and modern computer system that rivals all others in popularity and actual use, you will want to try the Linux operating system on your computer. Perhaps you've been using a member of the Unix/Linux family - Linux, Android, ChromeOS, BSD or even OSX - for quite a while. If so, you are likely looking for new ways to optimize your technology for the way you work. Going Linux is for computer users who just want to use Linux to get things done. Are you new to Linux, upgrading from Windows to Linux, or just thinking about moving to Linux? This audio podcast provides you with practical, day-to-day advice on how to use Linux and its applications. Our goal is to help make the Linux experience easy for you.
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Once you become aware that there is a dependable, secure, capable, and modern computer system that rivals all others in popularity and actual use, you will want to try the Linux operating system on your computer. Perhaps you've been using a member of the Unix/Linux family - Linux, Android, ChromeOS, BSD or even OSX - for quite a while. If so, you are likely looking for new ways to optimize your technology for the way you work. Going Linux is for computer users who just want to use Linux to get things done. Are you new to Linux, upgrading from Windows to Linux, or just thinking about moving to Linux? This audio podcast provides you with practical, day-to-day advice on how to use Linux and its applications. Our goal is to help make the Linux experience easy for you.

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Episodes

Going Linux #334 · Listener Feedback

11/5/2017
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This month's feedback includes a lot of commentary on why 64-bit Linux download files are sometimes labeled 'AMD64,' and Whole disk cloning. These appear to be very popular topics. We hear from another hardware hoarder... er... uh... collector. Adrian suggests a 'Minion Network.' There's more. You'll have to listen to get it all! Episode 334 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #334 · Listener Feedback 00:15 Introduction 00:55 Bill is connected again! 03:48 Bill is connected again! 04:10...

Duration: 00:57:27


Going Linux #333 · One Installation File - Many Linux Distributions

10/20/2017
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At a listener's suggestion, we describe three new solutions that try to answer the age-old question, 'Why can Linux distributions not agree on how to install and application?' We describe Snap, AppImage and FlatPak. Episode 333 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #333 · One Installation File - Many Linux Distributions 00:15 Introduction 00:47 New Book: Using Ubuntu MATE and Its Applications 01:42 Why can Linux distributions not agree on how to install and application? 03:59 Snaps:...

Duration: 00:14:53


Going Linux #332 · Listener Feedback

10/5/2017
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An excerpt on accessibility on boot from our new book, 'Using Ubuntu MATE and Its Applications.' Feedback on whole disk cloning, passwords, encryption, BleachBit on Linux, restarting after a freeze, and drivers. We also have a 'gone Linux' story from Craig. Episode 332 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #332 · Listener Feedback 00:15 Introduction 00:55 Fun with phones 03:00 Scott: GPartEd for whole disk cloning 05:06 Michael: Which distribution is best for using the Orca screen...

Duration: 00:51:20


Going Linux #331 · Whole Disk Cloning on Linux

9/20/2017
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We discuss backup and disaster recovery options that involve cloning your computer's entire hard drive. We discuss five Linux-based options for cloning hard drives. We make our recommendations of which to use, but we don't quite agree. Episode 331 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #331 · Whole Disk Cloning on Linux 00:15 Introduction 00:51 Podcast 'guests' 03:07 Backup Strategies 04:34 Cloning a hard drive on Linux 06:01 G4L 09:06 dd: Native Linux cloning tool 16:10 Partimage 20:09...

Duration: 00:35:30


Going Linux #330 · Listener Feedback

9/5/2017
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Our listeners are the BEST! David solves his hard drive issue. Greg wants to know about really old computers. We get show suggestions and questions about such things as secure browsing. Episode 330 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #330 · Listener Feedback 00:15 Introduction 01:02 David: Hard drive issue was hardware 07:44 Greg: Really REALLY old computers 14:03 Roger: Telegram? 14:46 Kevin: Advice on maintenence on Linux 19:05 Ken: Some show suggestions 21:00 Sean: Linux game...

Duration: 00:30:08


Going Linux #323 · Ubuntu MATE: A Typical Linux Distribution

5/20/2017
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Not every Linux distro is the same, but many have very similar features and applications. In today's episode we review Ubuntu MATE from the perspective that it is a typical modern Linux distro for the average user. Episode 323 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #323 · Ubuntu MATE: A Typical Linux Distribution 00:15 Introduction 00:45 Ubutu MATE: A distribution for everyone 02:27 A typical modern Linux distribution 03:35 Modern and full-featured 04:07 Pre-configured, yet flexible 04:32...

Duration: 00:44:24


Going Linux #322 · Listener Feedback

5/5/2017
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Our listeners ask about Wifi issues, Ubuntu's changes, trackball configuration and more. We get comments on a password manager and on installing Linux on an HP Stream. Episode 322 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #322 · Listener Feedback 00:15 Introduction 00:52 Episode Delay 01:43 Harold: Wifi problems 05:43 Greg: Password Safe and Dropbox 07:45 Ambrose: More wifi problems 12:52 Billy: How long will it take Ubuntu to get back on track? 16:27 Bob: The trackball, continued 19:29...

Duration: 00:35:47


Going Linux #321 · Sabayon Revisited

4/20/2017
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Bill has taken the time to review Sabayon Linux once again. He revises his score, gives some specific examples, plus and minus. Episode 321 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #321 · Sabayon Revisited 00:15 Introduction 01:46 Bill needs a new desktop computer: build or buy? 04:57 Larry's upgrade to Ubuntu MATE 17.04 07:36 Sabayon revisited 08:46 System resource usage is quite low 09:57 What is Sabayon? 10:53 Sabayon facts 12:57 Package Manager: Rigo 13:59 Pros and cons 15:30...

Duration: 00:46:07


Going Linux #320 · Listener Feedback

4/5/2017
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In this episode we have contributons from listeners on backup software for Linux, and questions on browsing networks, running Wine, setting up extra mouse buttons, buggy wifi, optimal partition sizes, and more. Episode 320 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #320 · Listener Feedback 00:15 Introduction 00:54 320 · Listener Feedback 02:36 New computers? 05:23 Mario: Comment on Episode 319 08:30 Nicholai: Browsing a home network 10:56 Paul: Computrace? 15:24 Mike: Remote to Linux from a...

Duration: 00:44:51


Going Linux #319 · Backups with Grsync

3/20/2017
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Following our recommendations for strategies and methods of backing up your computer, we discuss an old tool, rsync, and it's graphical front-end, grsync. Almost all the options of rsync in a graphical form without the disadvantages of rsync. With the approaching release of the next iteration of Ubuntu and its derivatives, many of us will be looking to upgrade. Before making any major change to your system, a backup is an essential precaution. Episode 319 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux...

Duration: 00:26:08


Going Linux #318 · Listener Feedback

3/5/2017
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As always, we receive feedback on previous episodes, but this time we also receive feedback on our feedback on feedback. We have a word of caution for Windows users burning Linux ISO files with ImgBurn, questions on Linux drivers and the differences between distros, suggestions on getting Ubuntu MATE installed and a Gone Linux story. There is much more feedback in the episode than we can list here, so you will just have to listen. We know you will anyway! Episode 318 Time Stamps 00:00...

Duration: 00:42:34


Going Linux #317 · Linux Distros Reviewed

2/20/2017
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At our listeners' requests, we provide a review of some non-Debian Linux distributions. Episode 317 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #317 · Linux Distros Reviewed 00:15 Introduction 00:59 Rain in the desert 02:03 A review of non-Debian Linux distributions 03:01 RPM vs. DEB 07:12 Sabayon 17:51 Scientific Linux 25:20 openSuSE 35:53 Fedora 43:01 PCLinuxOS 50:10 ArchBang 53:52 So... did Bill switch to an RPM distribution? 60:29 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com,...

Duration: 01:01:28


Going Linux #316 · Listener Feedback

2/5/2017
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Bill's frustration with SecureBoot on an Asus netbook nudges him toward a computer with Linux pre-installed. Michael needs help burning a Sonar LiveDVD on Windows. David provides a 3-part email. Tony is burning DVDs. Chandra would like to see more content on RPM distros. Episode 316 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #316 · Listener Feedback 00:15 Introduction 01:08 Will Secure Boot drive Bill to System76? 02:34 Cloud-based software enables Linux 04:41 How the cloud helps eliminate...

Duration: 00:39:20


Going Linux #315 · 10th Anniversary Episode

1/20/2017
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We celebrate 10 years of the Going Linux podcast, and review some significant happenings for Linux in 2016. Episode 315 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #315 · 10th Anniversary Episode 00:15 Introduction 00:42 10 years in review 01:39 6 years of Computer America 02:57 The year of change for Bill 04:02 Ubuntu includes support for ZFS 04:59 Open source licensing 08:15 Creative Commons licensing 11:44 Linux kernel license 13:52 10 years of co-hosts 20:18 Another pay increase for...

Duration: 00:56:51


Going Linux #314 · Listener Feedback

1/5/2017
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In our first episode of 2017 we read emails from listeners and answer their questions. Episode 314 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #314 · Listener Feedback 00:15 Introduction 01:12 Llewellyn: Screen sharing across platforms 04:47 Dion: Backups 06:39 David: Recommendations for multi-boot 09:49 Gone Linux: Nathan 11:27 goinglinux.com, goinglinux@gmail.com, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 12:35 End

Duration: 00:12:34


Going Linux #313 · Getting Support for Linux Computers

12/20/2016
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You can get help for your Linux computer in many ways. In this episode we provide some details about each kind of support. Many of the answers to your questions are available on your distribution's website. Often, the fastest and easiest way to get answers to your questions about how to use Linux and its applications is to ask in the distribution's community forum. Episode 313 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #313 · Getting Support for Linux Computers 00:15 Introduction 01:12 How to get...

Duration: 00:26:40


Going Linux #312 · Listener Feedback

12/5/2016
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In this episode, Bill and Larry discuss feedback about backups, partitioning, cron jobs, Scrivener, the Windows MBR, and more. Episode 312 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #312 · Listener Feedback 00:15 Introduction 02:14 Lyle: Test your backups! 05:39 Andrew: Partitioning and email 07:45 Jim: Launch Audacity in recording mode 10:09 Allan: Scrivener 13:58 Nathan: Converting others to Linux 18:31 Ambrose: MBR Filter 26:30 Application pick: Firefox 30:09 Application pick:...

Duration: 00:33:51


Going Linux #311 · Controlling a Remote Desktop

11/20/2016
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Remote desktop technology for Linux has progressed since we first discussed it in 2010. Our recommendations have changed as a result. Now we recommend X2Go, which is more secure and more flexible. In this episode Larry describes how to install and use X2Go. Episode 311 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #311 · Controlling a Remote Desktop 00:15 Introduction 01:13 Connecting to, and controlling a remote computer using X2Go 02:32 Installing X2Go 03:03 Installing the X2Go Server 04:59...

Duration: 00:13:17


Going Linux #310 · Listener Feedback

11/5/2016
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Bill and Larry solve the world's Linux issues... well the ones provided via our listener feedback anyway! From printers to ThinkPads and from marketing Linux to backups and processors, we discuss it all, and more. Episode 310 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #310 · Listener Feedback 00:15 Introduction 00:52 Larry needs more coffee 02:25 Snake: Partitioning a new hard drive 05:33 Tony: Email issues 09:24 JackDeth: Printers and Linux 14:46 Steve: ThinkPads on Linux 21:34 Marcio: New...

Duration: 00:55:32


Going Linux #309 · Today's Security Technology

10/20/2016
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In today's world of Internet insecurity, it's more important than ever to maximize your safety and privacy, both on line and off. That's why we think that you should use a computer that runs Linux -- because it's safe. Well it's safer, at least, than the two other most popular operating systems, Microsoft's Windows and Apple's MacOS. In this episode we provide an overview as well as some specific recommendations. Episode 309 Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #309 · Today's Security...

Duration: 01:02:02

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