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Is Native Linux Gaming Dead?

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Does Linux Have a Future?
Matt and Tyler talk about a little bit of everything. We do talk about the future of Linux, but we get distracted quite a lot. How surprising is that? ===== Thanks to Our Patrons! ==== Devon C. -- Tier 4 Patron Chris - Tier 4 Patron  EastCoastWeb - Tier 4 Patron Gentoo is Fun Too- Tier 4 Patron Marcus B.  - Tier 3 Patron Maeglin - Tier 3 Patron Sven C. - Tier 3 Patron. Jackson Knife and Tool - Tier 3 Patron Joshua Lee - Tier 3 Patron Mitchel V - Tier 2 Patron ArchSinner - Tier 2 on YT Marek M. - Tier 1 Patron Camp514 - Tier 1 Patron Joris - Tier 1 Patron ===== Follow us 🐧🐧 ====== Odysee - https://odysee.com/$/invite/@thelinuxcast:4 Mastadon - @drmdub@distrotoot.com http://twitter.com/thelinuxcast http://twitter.com/mtwb Subscribe at http://thelinuxcast.org Contact us email@thelinuxcast.com https://facebook.com/thelinuxcast Tyler - https://bit.ly/3wk9LNy on Odysee ,  https://bit.ly/3dbqbjX on YouTube https://youtube.com/thelinuxcast  [Show Notes[ **What have we been up to Linux related this Week?** Tyler – I have been trying to learn touch typing and getting all my rgb purple to match my rice Matt – I've been ricing DWM over and over in prep for a script I'm going to write. I was also on Tech over Tea on Sunday, that was fun. NEWS Links (One each) (What's in the News?) Matt - https://www.itsfoss.net/raspberry-pi-based-pi-kvm-goes-to-kickstarter/ Tyler - https://9to5linux.com/ubuntu-touch-ota-19-is-slated-for-release-on-september-17th-now-ready-for-testing Main Topic - Does Linux Have a Future or Will Fushia Eat its Lunch? Apps of the Week Matt - BetterTweetDeck https://better.tw/ Tyler - LiquidCTL https://github.com/liquidctl/liquidctl #thelinuxcast
01:18:17
September 18, 2021
Is Native Linux Gaming Dead?
Matt and Tyler celebrate Tyler's birthday with a talk on the future of Linux gaming Is it Native or Proton? We also take some questions from the chat. ===== Thanks to Our Patrons! ==== [Show Notes] **What have we been up to Linux related this Week?** Tyler – A whole lotta bash scripting and living life without a bar. Matt – Scripting some, knee deep in CSS and HTML as I work on the website for the channel. Regretting my life choices. Contact Info Twitter: @thelinuxcast Subscribe at http://thelinuxcast.org Contact us email@thelinuxcast.org Patreon https://patreon.com/thelinuxcast https://bit.ly/3wk9LNy on Odysee , https://bit.ly/3dbqbjX on YouTube Subscribe on YouTube - https://youtube.com/thelinuxcast NEWS Links (One each) (What's in the News?) Matt - https://9to5linux.com/happy-30th-birthday-linux Tyler - https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2021/09/elementary-os-6-august-update-bug-fixes Main Topic - Native Gaming on Linux. Is it important? Apps of the Week Matt - Powerchord - https://powercord.dev/ Tyler - Dunst
58:14
September 3, 2021
5 Things We Love About Linux, 5 Things We Hate
This week, Matt and Tyler talk about a few things we absolutely love about Linux and 5 things we don't. We also talk about the new Gnome release, Gnome running on M1 Macs, and Tyler's new hairdo. **What have we been up to Linux related this Week?** Tyler – Shaving my head and face to be a proper Linux creator. Matt – I made it to 4000 subs this week. And I've been learning some new stuff in Gimp so that I can make better thumbnails. ===== Thanks to Our Patrons! ==== Devon C. -- Tier 4 Patron Chris - Tier 4 Patron EastCoastWeb - Tier 4 Patron Gentoo is Fun Too- Tier 4 Patron Marcus B.  - Tier 3 Patron Donnie H. - Tier 3 Patron Maeglin - Tier 3 Patron Sven C. - Tier 3 Patron. Mitchel V - Tier 2 Patron Mr. Fox - Tier 2 Patron ArchSinner - Tier 2 on YT Marek M. - Tier 1 Patron Camp514 - Tier 1 Patron ===== Follow us 🐧🐧 ====== Odysee - https://odysee.com/$/invite/@thelinuxcast:4 Mastadon - @drmdub@distrotoot.com http://twitter.com/thelinuxcast http://twitter.com/mtwb Subscribe at http://thelinuxcast.org Contact us email@thelinuxcast.com https://facebook.com/thelinuxcast Tyler - https://bit.ly/3wk9LNy on Odysee ,  https://bit.ly/3dbqbjX on YouTube https://youtube.com/thelinuxcast NEWS Links (One each) (What's in the News?) Matt - https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2021/08/gnome-41-features-and-changes Tyler - https://www.tomshardware.com/news/debian-linux-on-apple-m1-milestone Main Topic - 5 Things we Love about Linux, 5 Things We Hate Apps of the Week Matt - Qutebrowser Tyler - Pokemon-colorscripts - https://github.com/nuke-dash/pokemon-colorscripts-mac
01:18:50
August 27, 2021
Elementary Woes
Matt and Tyler go on a rant-filled journey of Linux, Microsoft Edge, Firefox, Elementary. Seriously, no one is spared. Except for the real main topic, which we don't even get to. So be prepared for a wild ride! ===== Thanks to Our Patrons! ==== Devon C. -- Tier 4 Patron Chris - Tier 4 Patron EastCoastWeb - Tier 4 Patron Gentoo is Fun Too- Tier 4 Patron Marcus B.  - Tier 3 Patron Maeglin - Tier 3 Patron Sven C. - Tier 3 Patron. Mitchel V - Tier 2 Patron Mr. Fox - Tier 2 Patron ArchSinner - Tier 2 on YT Marek M. - Tier 1 Patron Camp514 - Tier 1 Patron ===== Follow us 🐧🐧 ====== Odysee - https://odysee.com/$/invite/@thelinuxcast:4 Mastadon - @drmdub@distrotoot.com http://twitter.com/thelinuxcast http://twitter.com/mtwb Subscribe at http://thelinuxcast.org Contact us email@thelinuxcast.com https://facebook.com/thelinuxcast Tyler - https://bit.ly/3wk9LNy on Odysee ,  https://bit.ly/3dbqbjX on YouTube https://youtube.com/thelinuxcast [show notes]  Matt -  https://9to5linux.com/elementary-os-6-odin-officially-released-this-is-whats-new Tyler - https://m.slashdot.org/story/388957 Main Topic - Should Native Linux Gaming Go Away? Apps of the Week Matt -Orbital Bullet on Steam Tyler - Typing Speed 'Game' http://typespeed.sourceforge.net/
01:04:18
August 20, 2021
Bash Challenge - Matt VS Tyler
Matt and Tyler engage in a Bash battle, our first challenge. For our audio listeners, I truly do apologize that this is better on Youtube. We do try our best to describe what we've done. Also, sorry about the low rumbling noises. We're not sure what's going on, we're working on it.  Our scripts are here: https://github.com/mtwb47/scripts/tree/master/bashchallenge ===== Thanks to Our Patrons! ==== Devon C. -- Tier 4 Patron Chris - Tier 4 Patron  EastCoastWeb - Tier 4 Patron Gentoo is Fun Too- Tier 4 Patron Marcus B.  - Tier 3 Patron Donnie H. - Tier 3 Patron Maeglin - Tier 3 Patron Sven C. - Tier 3 Patron. Mitchel V - Tier 2 Patron Mr. Fox - Tier 2 Patron ArchSinner - Tier 2 on YT Marek M. - Tier 1 Patron Camp514 - Tier 1 Patron ===== Follow us 🐧🐧 ====== Odysee - https://odysee.com/$/invite/@thelinuxcast:4 Mastadon - @drmdub@distrotoot.com http://twitter.com/thelinuxcast http://twitter.com/mtwb Subscribe at http://thelinuxcast.org Contact us email@thelinuxcast.com https://facebook.com/thelinuxcast Tyler - https://bit.ly/3wk9LNy on Odysee ,  https://bit.ly/3dbqbjX on YouTube https://youtube.com/thelinuxcast
01:03:52
August 6, 2021
Is Federated Social Media the Future?
On this episode, Matt and Tyler talk about Matt's new keyboard layout, Duck Duck Go, Garuda Linux, and federated social media. ===== Thanks to Our Patrons! ==== Devon C. -- Tier 4 Patron Marcus B.  - Tier 3 Patron Donnie H. - Tier 3 Patron Maeglin - Tier 3 Patron Sven C. - Tier 3 Patron. EastCoastWeb - Tier 3 Patron Chris - Tier 3 Patron Kell of Devils - Tier 3 Patron Mitchel V - Tier 2 Patron Mr. Fox - Tier 2 Patron Marek M. - Tier 1 Patron Camp514 - Tier 1 Patron ===== Follow us 🐧🐧 ====== Odysee - https://odysee.com/$/invite/@thelinuxcast:4 Mastadon - @drmdub@distrotoot.com http://twitter.com/thelinuxcast http://twitter.com/mtwb Subscribe at http://thelinuxcast.org Contact us email@thelinuxcast.com https://facebook.com/thelinuxcast Tyler - https://bit.ly/3wk9LNy on Odysee ,  https://bit.ly/3dbqbjX on YouTube https://youtube.com/thelinuxcast [show notes] **What have we been up to Linux related this Week?** Tyler – I have been playing games and ricing dwm more. Matt – I switched to a new keyboard layout. My adventures with Debian also continue. NEWS Links (One each) (What's in the News?) Matt - https://news.itsfoss.com/duckduckgo-email-protection/ Tyler - https://linuxinsider.com/story/garuda-desktops-put-a-new-spin-on-linux-looks-87140.html Main Topic - Is Federated social media the future? Apps of the Week Matt - 10fastfingers.com, monkeytype.com Tyler - amfora - https://github.com/makeworld-the-better-one/amfora
01:13:09
July 30, 2021
The Future of Gaming on Linux
On this episode, which is remarkably tangent-free, Matt and Tyler talk about a new font, Valve and the Steam Deck, and how Valve could make VR on Linux so much better. Patreon - https://patreon.com/thelinuxcast Liberapay - https://liberapay.com/thelinuxcast/ ===== Thanks to Our Patrons! ==== Devon C. -- Tier 4 Patron Marcus B.  - Tier 3 Patron Donnie H. - Tier 3 Patron Maeglin - Tier 3 Patron Sven C. - Tier 3 Patron. EastCoastWeb - Tier 3 Patron Chris - Tier 3 Patron Mitchel V - Tier 2 Patron Mr. Fox Tier 2 Patron Marek M. - Tier 1 Patron Camp514 - Tier 1 Patron ===== Follow us 🐧🐧 ====== Odysee - https://odysee.com/$/invite/@thelinuxcast:4 Mastadon - @drmdub@distrotoot.com http://twitter.com/thelinuxcast http://twitter.com/mtwb Subscribe at http://thelinuxcast.org Contact us email@thelinuxcast.com https://facebook.com/thelinuxcast Tyler - https://bit.ly/3wk9LNy on Odysee ,  https://bit.ly/3dbqbjX on YouTube https://youtube.com/thelinuxcast [[Show Notes]] What have we been up to Linux related this Week? Tyler – I am back to using dwm and using a great handwritten font, Yomogi Matt – I've been struggling with installing Debain. Damn wifi cards. I've also been playing with Git Kraken. NEWS Links (One each) (What's in the News?) Matt -  https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2021/07/steam-deck-handheld-linux-pc Tyler - https://fosspost.org/audacity-developers-apologize-revise-controversial-privacy-policy/ Main Topic - How can Valve make VR Better on Linux? Apps of the Week Matt -Descenders (on Steam) Tyler - Godot
49:42
July 23, 2021
Is Telemetry Okay?
On this one, Matt and Tyler talk about everything. We run the gamut from subscription fatigue to Mint being Mint to Gentoo to Telemetry and Audacity. It's a long wild ride, so buckle up. Also, sorry that the audio isn't as good as normal. We had some OBS problems. Patreon - https://patreon.com/thelinuxcast Liberapay - https://liberapay.com/thelinuxcast/ ===== Thanks to Our Patrons! ==== Devon C. -- Tier 4 Patron Marcus B.  - Tier 3 Patron Donnie H. - Tier 3 Patron Maeglin - Tier 3 Patron Sven C. - Tier 3 Patron. EastCoastWeb - Tier 3 Patron Chris - Tier 3 Patron Mitchel V - Tier 2 Patron Mr. Fox Tier 2 Patron Marek M. - Tier 1 Patron Camp514 - Tier 1 Patron ===== Follow us 🐧🐧 ====== Odysee - https://odysee.com/$/invite/@thelinuxcast:4 Mastadon - @drmdub@distrotoot.com http://twitter.com/thelinuxcast http://twitter.com/mtwb Subscribe at http://thelinuxcast.org Contact us email@thelinuxcast.com https://facebook.com/thelinuxcast Tyler - https://bit.ly/3wk9LNy on Odysee ,  https://bit.ly/3dbqbjX on YouTube https://youtube.com/thelinuxcast **What have we been up to Linux related this Week?** Tyler – Did more distro-hopping, because I truly do hate myself. I tried about 5 different distro's including Gentoo again, guess what I'm using now ;D Matt – Kind of finished my new purple black and white DWM theme. Still needs some tweaks, but it's looking pretty good. Just in time for me to switch Window Managers, of course. NEWS Links (One each) (What's in the News?) Matt - https://news.itsfoss.com/linux-mint-20-2-release/ Tyler - https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-just-blew-up-the-only-reason-you-cant-use-a-linux-desktop/ Main Topic - Is Telemetry Okay? Apps of the Week Matt - Everdo https://everdo.net/ Tyler - Caffeine https://www.atechtown.com/caffeine-for-ubuntu/ Time Stamps 0:00 Intro O:14 Our Week in Linux 9:50 Contact Info 11:13 News 37:13 Is Telemetry Okay? 1:01:01 Picks of the Week 1:06:25 Ends
01:08:26
July 16, 2021
Would You Use Windows if it Was Open Source?
Matt and Tyler talk about their week's in Linux, whether or not Ubuntu is standing still, and we ask ourselves if we'd use Windows if it were Free and Open Source Software. Patreon - https://patreon.com/thelinuxcast Liberapay - https://liberapay.com/thelinuxcast/ ===== Thanks to Our Patrons! ==== Devon C. -- Tier 4 Patron Marcus B.  - Tier 3 Patron Donnie H. - Tier 3 Patron Maeglin - Tier 3 Patron Sven C. - Tier 3 Patron. EastCoastWeb - Tier 3 Patron Chris - Tier 3 Patron Mitchel V - Tier 2 Patron Marek M. - Tier 1 Patron Camp514 - Tier 1 Patron ===== Follow us 🐧🐧 ====== Odysee - https://odysee.com/$/invite/@thelinuxcast:4 Mastadon - @drmdub@distrotoot.com http://twitter.com/thelinuxcast http://twitter.com/mtwb Subscribe at http://thelinuxcast.org Contact us email@thelinuxcast.com https://facebook.com/thelinuxcast Tyler - https://bit.ly/3wk9LNy on Odysee ,  https://bit.ly/3dbqbjX on YouTube https://youtube.com/thelinuxcast [show notes] **What have we been up to Linux related this Week?** Tyler – I have hopped around from Arch, Debian, and now I just don't know what's going to work on my machine. Matt – I riced DWM. A lot. I've also been working on making Vim better for writing. **News of the Week** Matt - https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2021/07/gnome-40-in-ubuntu-21-10-first-look Tyler - https://9to5linux.com/nextcloud-hub-22-launches-with-approval-workflows-integrated-pdf-signing-and-more ## Main Topic - Would You Use Windows if it Was Open Source? Picks of the Week Matt - Authy Tyler - Vundle
59:53
July 9, 2021
Why Isn't Linux Popular in the USA - Or Is It?
This is a wild one, folks. Matt and Tyler talk about all sorts of things. They start off with a bitch session about Gnome. Then move on to talking about why there seems to be a divide between the level of interest in Linux and Open Source in America and Europe. Patreon - https://patreon.com/thelinuxcast Liberapay - https://liberapay.com/thelinuxcast/ ===== Thanks to Our Patrons! ==== Devon C. -- Tier 4 Patron Marcus B.  - Tier 3 Patron Donnie H. - Tier 3 Patron Maeglin - Tier 3 Patron Sven C. - Tier 3 Patron. EastCoastWeb - Tier 3 Patron Marek M. - Tier 1 Patron Camp514 - Tier 1 Patron Mitchel V - Tier 1 Patron ===== Follow us 🐧🐧 ====== Odysee - https://odysee.com/$/invite/@thelinuxcast:4 Mastadon - @drmdub@distrotoot.com http://twitter.com/thelinuxcast http://twitter.com/mtwb Subscribe at http://thelinuxcast.org Contact us email@thelinuxcast.com https://facebook.com/thelinuxcast Tyler - https://bit.ly/3wk9LNy on Odysee ,  https://bit.ly/3dbqbjX on YouTube [show notes] **What have we been up to Linux related this Week?** Tyler – Starting to use VirtualBox for the first time in forever. Matt – I'm on vanilla Arch linux for the first time in ages. I think I've gotten all of my computer problems figured out, but we'll see. Also switched to Brave Browser. it sucks. NEWS Links (One each) (What's in the News?) Matt -  https://www.thurrott.com/windows/windows-11/252299/microsoft-unveils-windows-11 Tyler - https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Linux-5.13-Features Main Topic - Picks of the Week Matt - Brave Search Tyler - SideQuest https://sidequestvr.com/
01:07:36
June 26, 2021
Is ARM the Future of Computing?
Matt and Tyler talk about Linus going off on idiots, gaming advancements that continue to make Linux awesome, and we ask ourselves if ARM is going to be the future of computing.  Patreon - https://patreon.com/thelinuxcast Liberapay - https://liberapay.com/thelinuxcast/ ===== Thanks to Our Patrons! ==== Devon C. -- Tier 4 Patron Marcus B.  - Tier 3 Patron Donnie H. - Tier 3 Patron Maeglin - Tier 3 Patron Sven C. - Tier 3 Patron. EastCoastWeb - Tier 3 Patron Marek M. - Tier 1 Patron Camp514 - Tier 1 Patron Mitchel V - Tier 1 Patron ===== Follow us 🐧🐧 ====== Odysee - https://odysee.com/$/invite/@thelinuxcast:4 Mastadon - @drmdub@distrotoot.com http://twitter.com/thelinuxcast http://twitter.com/mtwb Subscribe at http://thelinuxcast.org Contact us email@thelinuxcast.com https://facebook.com/thelinuxcast Tyler - https://bit.ly/3wk9LNy on Odysee ,  https://bit.ly/3dbqbjX on YouTube Show Notes Our Week in Linux NEWS Links (One each) (What's in the News?) Matt -  https://news.itsfoss.com/linus-torvalds-get-vaccinated/ Tyler - https://9to5linux.com/dxvk-1-9-adds-support-for-nvidia-shadowlibs-option-in-final-fantasy-xv-more Main Topic - Apps of the Week Matt - Mimo - https://getmimo.com/ Tyler - Apple File System For Linux - https://github.com/linux-apfs/linux-apfs-rw
51:46
June 18, 2021
Is Pipewire Ready for Prime Time?
Matt and Tyler (who uses a Mac now btw), talk about Pipewire and how good or bad it is, how close it is to being ready for daily use, and their experiences with Fedora. They also spend most of their time bitching about Firefox and Mozilla for no reason at all.  Patreon - https://patreon.com/thelinuxcast Liberapay - https://liberapay.com/thelinuxcast/ ===== Thanks to Our Patrons! ==== Devon C. -- Tier 4 Patron Marcus B.  - Tier 3 Patron Donnie H. - Tier 3 Patron Maeglin - Tier 3 Patron Sven C. - Tier 3 Patron. EastCoastWeb - Tier 3 Patron Marek M. - Tier 1 Patron Camp514 - Tier 1 Patron Mitchel V - Tier 1 Patron ===== Follow us 🐧🐧 ====== Odysee - https://odysee.com/$/invite/@thelinuxcast:4 Mastadon - @drmdub@distrotoot.com http://twitter.com/thelinuxcast http://twitter.com/mtwb Subscribe at http://thelinuxcast.org Contact us thelinuxcast@gmail.com https://facebook.com/thelinuxcast Tyler on Odysee - https://odysee.com/@OfficialZaney:8?r=8c7ydjbKcPD2zCUwZ8SRh15tdw7fQSzs and on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmw-QGOHbHA5cDAvwwqUTKQ NEWS Links (One each) (What's in the News?) Matt -  https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2021/06/firefox-89-released-with-brand-new-look Tyler - https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2021/06/linux-mint-20-2-bulk-rename-app Main Topic - Is Pipewire Ready for Prime Time? Apps of the Week Matt - Espanso - https://espanso.org/ Tyler - RPCS3 - https://rpcs3.net/
55:24
June 11, 2021
Does Google Care About Linux Security?
Matt and Tyler talk about their week in Linux, System17's new keyboard, and Google's pay to play in the Linux Kernel.  Patreon - https://patreon.com/thelinuxcast Liberapay - https://liberapay.com/thelinuxcast/ ===== Thanks to Our Patrons! ==== Devon C. -- Tier 4 Patron Marcus B.  - Tier 3 Patron Donnie H. - Tier 3 Patron Maeglin - Tier 3 Patron Sven C. - Tier 3 Patron. Marek M. - Tier 1 Patron Camp514 - Tier 1 Patron Mitchel V - Tier 1 Patron ===== Follow us 🐧🐧 ====== Odysee - https://odysee.com/$/invite/@thelinuxcast:4 Mastadon - @drmdub@distrotoot.com http://twitter.com/thelinuxcast http://twitter.com/mtwb Subscribe at http://thelinuxcast.org Contact us thelinuxcast@gmail.com https://facebook.com/thelinuxcast Tyler on Odysee - https://odysee.com/@OfficialZaney:8?r=8c7ydjbKcPD2zCUwZ8SRh15tdw7fQSzs [show notes] NEWS **Links (One each) (What's in the News?)** Matt - https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2021/05/system76-launch-configurable-keyboard Tyler -https://www.linuxuprising.com/2021/05/turn-your-tablet-or-phone-into-graphic.html ---  **Main Topic - Google Cares About Linux Security?** --- **Apps of the Week** Matt - beets https://github.com/beetbox/beets Tyler - Dust3D https://dust3d.org/ Time Stamps 0:00 Intro 0:37 Our Week in Linux 5:41 Contact Info 6:14 News 18:13 Google is Evil 31:02 Apps of the Week 35:42 Conclusion
38:25
May 28, 2021
Does Linux Need Anti-Virus Software?
Matt and Tyler talk about Tyler's switch back to qtile, Matt's work with making his own stream deck, and whether or not Distrowatch is a terrible place. The main topic this week is about Linux and anti-virus software. Twitter: @thelinuxcast @mtwb @OfficialZaney on LBRY , https://bit.ly/3dbqbjX on YouTube Subscribe at http://thelinuxcast.org Contact us thelinuxcast@gmail.com Patreon https://patreon.com/thelinuxcast Liberapay - https://liberapay.com/thelinuxcast/ https://facebook.com/thelinuxcast Subscribe on YouTube https://youtube.com/thelinuxcast ===== Thanks to Our Patrons! ==== Devon C. -- Tier 4 Patron Marcus B.  - Tier 3 Patron Donnie H. - Tier 3 Patron Maeglin - Tier 3 Patron Sven C. - Tier 3 Patron. Marek M. - Tier 1 Patron Camp514 - Tier 1 Patron Mitchel V - Tier 1 Patron [show notes] **What have we been up to Linux related this Week?** Tyler – Back to using Qtile as my daily driver Matt – Messing with key mapper and my own little stream deck hack.  **Links (One each)** Matt - https://news.itsfoss.com/nitrux-linux-distrowatch-apology/ Tyler - https://www.linux-magazine.com/Online/News/Armbian-21.05-Now-Available --- **Main Topic -** Does Linux Need AntiVirus? --- **Apps of the Week** Matt - enve - https://maurycyliebner.github.io/index Tyler - VSCodium - https://vscodium.com/ Time Stamps 0:00 Intro 0:13 Our Week in Linux 7:30 Contact Info 8:47 News Links 22:43 Linux & AntiVirus Softwarew 41:11 Apps of the Week 48:23 Conclusion #linux  #podcast #thelinuxcast
51:08
May 14, 2021
Linux Mint VS Ubuntu - Which is Better for New Users?
Matt and Tyler talk about new graphics cards, xmonad troubles, Ubuntu on mobile, Risc-V, and Mint vs Ubuntu. Which is better for new users? All that and our Apps of the week! Twitter: @thelinuxcast @mtwb @OfficialZaney on LBRY , https://bit.ly/3dbqbjX on YouTube Subscribe at http://thelinuxcast.org Contact us thelinuxcast@gmail.com Patreon https://patreon.com/thelinuxcast https://facebook.com/thelinuxcast Subscribe on YouTube https://youtube.com/thelinuxcast **What have we been up to Linux related this Week?** Tyler – Seeing what a Quadro can do on Linux. Matt – More fun with xmonad, but I think I'm done. Looking more at AwesomeWM. **Links (One each)** Matt -  http://linuxgizmos.com/risc-v-to-hand-out-1000-free-risc-v-dev-boards/ Tyler - https://9to5linux.com/ubuntu-touch-ota-17-arrives-may-12-with-nfc-support-available-for-testing-now --- **Main Topic -** Mint or Ubuntu: Which is Best for Noobs? --- **Apps of the Week** Matt - Splash-CLI https://github.com/splash-cli/splash-cli Tyler - LSD - https://github.com/Peltoche/lsd Timestamps 0:00 Intro 0:12 Our Week in Linux 8:49 Contact Info 10:34 News Links 23:12 Linux Mint vs Ubuntu 52:45 Apps of the Week 1:01:14 Conclusion
01:03:12
May 7, 2021
Are Automatic Updates Good for Linux?
Matt and Tyler talk about automatic updates, The University of Minnesota  and their nonsense, and Plasma Mobile, this week on  @The Linux Cast   Twitter: @thelinuxcast @mtwb @OfficialZaney on LBRY , https://bit.ly/3dbqbjX on YouTube Subscribe at http://thelinuxcast.org Contact us thelinuxcast@gmail.com Patreon https://patreon.com/thelinuxcast https://facebook.com/thelinuxcast Subscribe on YouTube https://youtube.com/thelinuxcast NEWS **Links (One each) (Whats in the News?)** Matt - https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/04/linux-kernel-team-rejects-university-of-minnesota-researchers-apology/ Tyler -https://9to5linux.com/plasma-mobile-update-introduces-new-app-to-listen-to-youtube-music-multiple-homescreen-pages **Main Topic - Automatic Updates On Linux: Good or Bad?** **Apps of the Week** Matt - Newsboat - https://newsboat.org/releases/2.18/docs/newsboat.html Tyler - Hexchat - https://hexchat.github.io/
01:00:46
April 30, 2021
Can Firefox Be Relevant Again?
Matt and Tyler talk about Firefox and how what they really need to do is make a good browser.  **Contact Info** Twitter: @thelinuxcast @mtwb  @OfficialZaney on LBRY , https://bit.ly/3dbqbjX on youtube. Subscribe at http://thelinuxcast.org Contact us thelinuxcast@gmail.com Patreon https://patreon.com/thelinuxcast http://facebook.com/thelinuxcast Subscribe on YouTube https://youtube.com/thelinuxcast [show notes] ### **What have we been up to Linux related this Week?** Tyler – Dealing with graphics card issues. Matt – Playing around with shotcut because kdenlive was crashing. It's meh.  **NEWS **Links (One each) (Whats in the news?)** Matt -  https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/21/22396018/microsoft-windows-10-linux-gui-apps-task-manager-app-throttling-features Tyler - https://www.coinex.com/ --- **Main Topic - Firefox Can it Be Relevant Again? ---  **Apps of the Week** Matt - ytfzf https://github.com/pystardust/ytfzf Tyler - Alohomora https://github.com/z0o0p/alohomora #Firefox #Podcast
50:09
April 23, 2021
Is Proprietary Software Bad for Linux?
Matt and Tyler talk about proprietary software on Linux and several other topics including OpenBSD, Crappy webcams, and PopOS's new Desktop Environment **What have we been up to Linux related this Week?** Tyler – Trying Linux / OpenBSD to see what can bring my Acer Aspire One netbook back to life. Matt – Struggling with lighting, crappy webcams, and the lack of good camera software on Linux. --- **Contact Info** Twitter: @thelinuxcast @mtwb  @OfficialZaney on LBRY , https://bit.ly/3dbqbjX on youtube. Subscribe at http://thelinuxcast.org Contact us thelinuxcast@gmail.com Patreon https://patreon.com/thelinuxcast http://facebook.com/thelinuxcast Subscribe on YouTube https://youtube.com/thelinuxcast ---  **Links (One each)** Matt -  [https://9to5linux.com/system76-unveils-cosmic-as-their-gnome-based-desktop-environment-for-pop_os-linux](https://9to5linux.com/system76-unveils-cosmic-as-their-gnome-based-desktop-environment-for-pop_os-linux) Tyler - [https://www.thedarkmod.com/main/](https://www.thedarkmod.com/main --- ### **Main Topic - Is Proprietary Software Garbage?** --- **Apps of the Week** Matt - Castero Tyler - Flameshot Time Stamps 0:00 Intro 1:07 Our Week in Linux 16:47 Contact info 18:17 News Links 32:56 Proprietary Software Good or Bad? 52:20 Apps of the Week 57:06 Conclusion
01:01:47
April 18, 2021
Retro Gaming on Linux
Matt and Martin celebrate Martin's last episode by talking about retro gaming on Linux. Contact Info Twitter: @thelinuxcast @mtwb @martintwit2you Subscribe at http://thelinuxcast.org Contact us thelinuxcast@gmail.com Support us on Patreon: http://patreon.com/thelinuxcast http://facebook.com/thelinuxcast Subscribe on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/thelinuxcast [show notes] ### **What have we been up to Linux related this Week?** Martin – Dusted off the Pi for some retro gaming :) Matt – Been playing around with xmonad and gnome 40 some more. I've also been scripting some more, and I did my second live stream on youtube. ### **Links (One each)** Matt -  [https://9to5linux.com/latest-arch-linux-iso-release-comes-with-the-archinstall-cli-guided-installer](https://9to5linux.com/latest-arch-linux-iso-release-comes-with-the-archinstall-cli-guided-installer) Martin - [https://9to5linux.com/valves-proton-6-3-1-supports-many-new-games-improves-playstation-5-controller-support](https://9to5linux.com/valves-proton-6-3-1-supports-many-new-games-improves-playstation-5-controller-support) [Valve's Proton 6.3-1 Adds Support for More Games, Improves PlayStation 5 Controller Support - 9to5Linux](https://9to5linux.com/valves-proton-6-3-1-supports-many-new-games-improves-playstation-5-controller-support) --- ### **Main Topic - Retro Gaming on Linux** --- ### **Apps of the Week** Matt - Bad Voltage [https://www.badvoltage.org/](https://www.badvoltage.org/)  Martin - RetroArch [https://retroarch.com/index.php?page=platforms](https://retroarch.com/index.php?page=platforms)  [RetroArch](https://retroarch.com/index.php?page=platforms)
30:34
April 14, 2021
Things to do After Distro Hopping
Matt and Martin talk about the things they do after they install a new distro.  We have a new podcast host, so you can disregard that bit at the end. This was also recorded before our new patron Maeglin came on board. Thanks to all our wonderful patrons! Also, this wasn't released early to patrons, as it was already late, so we apologize for that. Contact Info Twitter: @thelinuxcast @mtwb @martintwit2you Subscribe at http://thelinuxcast.org Contact us thelinuxcast@gmail.com Support us on Patreon: http://patreon.com/thelinuxcast http://facebook.com/thelinuxcast Subscribe on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/thelinuxcast [show notes] Links (One each) Matt - https://news.itsfoss.com/stallman-supporters-not-giving-up/ Martin - GNOME 40 See GNOME 40's Best New Features https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2021/03/gnome-40-new-features  Main Topic - Things we do when installing a new Distro Apps of the Week Matt - dwmricer https://github.com/mtwb47/dwmricer Martin - Dark Reader - dark theme for every website https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/darkreader/
39:04
April 7, 2021
Backing Up is Important - What are Your Options?
On this episode, Matt and Martin talk about the importance of backing up your files, and the many options you have available to you to do so. Contact Info Twitter: @thelinuxcast @mtwb @martintwit2you Subscribe at http://thelinuxcast.org Contact us thelinuxcast@gmail.com Support us on Patreon: http://patreon.com/thelinuxcast http://facebook.com/thelinuxcast Subscribe on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/thelinuxcast [shownotes] **What have we been up to Linux related this Week?** Martin – Matt – Having problems with cameras. Camera software is almost non-existent on Linux, so trying to get a webcam to not suck is kind of hard. Links (One each) Matt - https://9to5linux.com/gnome-40-beta-released-for-public-testing-heres-whats-new Martin - Linux Mint team wants users to upgrade, may enforce some - gHacks Tech News Main Topic - File backup! Physical, Online or Both! Apps of the Week Matt - Bitwarden Martin - KrispyCamel4u/SysMonTask
44:17
March 4, 2021
The Issues With Linux Fragmentation
On this episode, Matt and Martin talk about the plethora of Linux distros out there and how that affects the Linux ecosystem. Should there really be a bazillion Ubuntu Derivatives? Contact Info Twitter: @thelinuxcast @mtwb @martintwit2you Subscribe at http://thelinuxcast.org Contact us thelinuxcast@gmail.com Support us on Patreon: http://patreon.com/thelinuxcast http://facebook.com/thelinuxcast Subscribe on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/thelinuxcast [shownotes] **What have we been up to Linux related this Week?** Martin – Have been trying out Garuda Linux Matt – Learned a bit about bumblebee-status, which turns out to be a neat little status bar. And I've been pondering switching to MX Linux as my daily driver because I liked it so damn much in my little first look. Also, I got a DAC because my audio setup wasn't complicated enough. Links (One each) Matt - https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2021/02/martin-wimpress-ubuntu-desktop-lead-leaving-canonical Martin - Linux 5.11 could arrive next week, as Linus Torvalds slams the Superbowl Linux 5.11 could arrive next week, as Linus Torvalds slams the Superbowl Main Topic -  Does Linux Mint (and other Ubuntu Based Distros) have a purpose? Alternatively —> Do derivatives of the big distros really need to exist? Apps of the Week Matt - Pulsemixer Martin - Haruna g-fb/haruna
36:19
February 17, 2021
Firewalls and Security on Linux
On this episode of The Linux Cast, Matt and Martin talk about the things everyone should know about firewalls and security on Linux.  Contact Info Twitter: @thelinuxcast @mtwb @martintwit2you Subscribe at http://thelinuxcast.org Contact us thelinuxcast@gmail.com Support us on Patreon: http://patreon.com/thelinuxcast http://facebook.com/thelinuxcast Subscribe on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/thelinuxcast [show notes] **What have we been up to Linux related this Week?** Martin – I have brought a mini PC Matt – I've been trying for four years to get Hearthstone working on Linux. I succeeded this week. I also worked on getting VirtualBox working again on my new setup. Links (One each) Matt - https://9to5linux.com/mx-linux-now-has-a-raspberry-pi-edition-you-can-try-right-now Martin - https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2021/01/27/cve-2021-3156/ Main Topic - Firewalls and Security Apps of the Week Matt - Nemo. and Blueman manager Martin - GUFW https://costales.github.io/projects/gufw/
40:24
February 3, 2021
GTK vs QT With a Side of the Browser Wars
On this episode, Matt and Martin talk about their preferences when it comes to GTK vs QT apps and then get into a discussion about the best browsers that aren't Firefox or Chrome. Contact Info Twitter: @thelinuxcast @mtwb @martintwit2you Subscribe at http://thelinuxcast.org Contact us thelinuxcast@gmail.com Support us on Patreon: http://patreon.com/thelinuxcast http://facebook.com/thelinuxcast Subscribe on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCylGUf9BvQooEFjgdNudoQg [show notes] **What have we been up to Linux related this Week?** Martin – Delving into further customisation on my KDE desktop Matt – I hopped distros this week. I tried to go to ArchLabs, but that didn't work. I then tried to go back to arco, but that didn't work. I used Ubuntu for about 4 hours until I started to have AUR withdrawls, so then I installed Manjaro. That's where I'm at now. Also, audio hell was back. Links (One each) Matt - https://9to5linux.com/tails-anonymous-linux-os-wants-to-migrate-to-wayland-to-improve-app-security Martin - https://vpn.mozilla.org/ Main Topic - GTK vs QT https://petermoulding.com/gtk_or_qt https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/difference-gtk-qt/ https://www.reddit.com/r/linuxmasterrace/comments/6ee9sy/gtk_vs_qt_what_do_you_prefer_and_why_2017_edition/ Apps of the Week Matt - Qutebrowser Martin - QuiteRSS https://quiterss.org/en/quiterss-for-other-os Season 5 Episode 3
42:30
January 20, 2021
A Brief Look at Linux File Systems
Matt and Martin again to talk a bit about Linux File Systems. What is out there that isn't EXT4? That and some news and picks of the week. Contact Info Twitter: @thelinuxcast @mtwb @martintwit2you Subscribe at http://thelinuxcast.org Contact us thelinuxcast@gmail.com Support us on Patreon: http://patreon.com/thelinuxcast http://facebook.com/thelinuxcast Subscribe on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCylGUf9BvQooEFjgdNudoQg **What have we been up to Linux related this Week?** Martin – Have been trying out LineageOS on The Pi4 Matt – I'm looking at trying to find an alternative to kdenlive. And struggling with picom. Links (One each) Matt - https://9to5linux.com/linux-mint-20-1-ulyssa-is-now-available-for-download-this-is-whats-new Martin - https://news.itsfoss.com/huawei-kernel-contribution/ Main Topic - Linux File Systems Apps of the Week Matt - clipmenud https://github.com/cdown/clipmenu Martin - https://github.com/linuxmint/hypnotix/releases/tag/1.1
34:44
January 13, 2021
Are Themes Bad for Linux?
On this episode, the boys kick of the new year talking a bit about Martin's new Linux Kernel, Matt's experience with Deepin and Gnome's aversion to GTK themes. Contact Info Twitter: @thelinuxcast @mtwb @martintwit2you Subscribe at http://thelinuxcast.org Contact us thelinuxcast@gmail.com Support us on Patreon: http://patreon.com/thelinuxcast http://facebook.com/thelinuxcast Subscribe on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCylGUf9BvQooEFjgdNudoQg [show notes] **What have we been up to Linux related this Week?** Martin – Built the Linux kernel to 5.10 LTS - well that was the plan 😢 Matt – I've been recreating my neovim config. Links (One each) Martin - KDE Will Make Plasma Wayland Ready for the Masses in 2021 https://9to5linux.com/kde-will-make-plasma-wayland-session-ready-for-the-masses-in-2021-improved-fingerprint-support Matt - https://9to5linux.com/deepin-20-1-released-with-improved-performance-enhanced-desktop-environment  (Thoughts on Deepin) Main Topic -  Theming on Linux is it Good or Bad? https://blog.system76.com/post/187541504063/the-future-of-theming-on-gnome-and-more-from https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2019/05/open-letter-stop-gtk-theming-distros https://linuxhint.com/how_gnome_themes_work/ Apps of the Week Matt - Scratchpads and tdrop https://github.com/noctuid/tdrop Martin - Shotwell https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Shotwell
38:60
January 4, 2021
End of Year Recap - 2020
The year is almost (finally) over. So Matt and Martin talk about a few things they did in Linux this year. Contact Info Twitter: @thelinuxcast @mtwb @martintwit2you Subscribe at http://thelinuxcast.org Contact us thelinuxcast@gmail.com Support us on Patreon: http://patreon.com/thelinuxcast http://facebook.com/thelinuxcast Subscribe on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCylGUf9BvQooEFjgdNudoQg Main Topic – End of year Recap Show 5 Things You Did in Linux This Year Matt - 1- I’ve transitioned completely to using Window Managers Only. Mostly I used i3 This year, but DWM has been my choice for the last month or so. 2- Created my own Firefox userChrome.css this year that I’ve been using for a while now. It’s awesome. 3- Discovered zim, which has transformed the way I take notes, write outlines, and plan for videos and NaNoWriMo 4- Learned more about Linux Audio than I ever thought I’d need to. 5- Still on the lookout for a better Office/Word Processor. LibreOffice is kinda bad. Martin - 1 - Switched to Linux about 98% of the time 2 - Community 3 - Amount of free choice available 4 - Virtual Box 5 - Security Apps of the Week Matt – Mutt-wizard - https://github.com/LukeSmithxyz/mutt-wizard Martin – WALC https://cstayyab.com/projects/walc
29:29
December 21, 2020
Is System76 Worth The Price?
On this episode of The Linux Cast, Matt and Martin talk about system76 and whether or not the hardware is worth the hefty price. Mostly, they just bemoan the fact that neither of them can afford a new system76 rig. Contact Info Twitter: @thelinuxcast @mtwb @martintwit2you Subscribe at http://thelinuxcast.org Contact us thelinuxcast@gmail.com http://facebook.com/thelinuxcast Subscribe on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCylGUf9BvQooEFjgdNudoQg [show notes] What have we been up to Linux related this Week? Martin – I have been playing Cyberpunk 2077 on Linux using Google Chrome Matt – I’ve been in audio hell, working trying to get my new mic setup working. So far, mixed results. I’ve also been playing around, mostly unsuccessfully, with xmonad. Links (One each) Matt - https://www.zdnet.com/article/red-hat-resets-centos-linux-and-users-are-angry/ Martin – https://news.itsfoss.com/rocky-linux-announcement/ Main Topic – System 76 and Linux Hardware Vendors https://system76.com/desktops/thelio-mega https://www.tuxedocomputers.com/en/Linux-Hardware/Linux-Notebooks/10-14-inch/TUXEDO-Book-XP14-Gen12.tuxedo Apps of the Week Martin - https://flathub.org/apps/details/io.gitlab.o20.word Matt – Buku https://github.com/jarun/buku
34:50
December 14, 2020
The Supposed Superiority of Arch Linux
On this episode, Matt and Martin talk about how Arch Linux has become a meme, and if its users are justified in their superiority.  Contact Info Twitter: @thelinuxcast @mtwb @martintwit2you Subscribe at http://thelinuxcast.org Contact us thelinuxcast@gmail.com http://facebook.com/thelinuxcast Subscribe on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCylGUf9BvQooEFjgdNudoQg [show notes] What have we been up to Linux related this Week? Martin – Brought some old Linux mags, currently trying out Ferren OS Matt – Continuing to mess around with DWM. I’ve also started to look into a universal bookmarking solution. Links (One each) Matt - https://9to5linux.com/ubuntu-web-remix-wants-to-be-a-chrome-os-alternative-beta-available-now Martin - https://www.patreon.com/marcan Main Topic – The Meme-ification of Arch Linux https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VO9R_WFs9Zc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-eUd-CC8zQ Apps of the Week Matt – Lotion (notion client for linux) https://github.com/puneetsl/lotionLinux Martin - https://www.balena.io/etcher/
37:59
December 7, 2020
Should You Dual Boot?
On this episode of The Linux Cast, Martin and Matt talk about the process and dangers of Dual Booting Linux with Windows, and whether or not it's worth it to do so.  Contact Info Contact Info Twitter: @thelinuxcast @mtwb @martintwit2you Subscribe at http://thelinuxcast.org Contact us thelinuxcast@gmail.com http://facebook.com/thelinuxcast Subscribe on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCylGUf9BvQooEFjgdNudoQg What have we been up to Linux related this Week? Martin – I have installed Manjaro Arm KDE on my Pinebook Pro Matt – I’ve been theming BSPWM and refining my i3 config files. Also, learning OBS Links (One each) Martin – https://kde.org/announcements/pinephone-plasma-mobile-edition/ Matt – https://9to5linux.com/system76-launches-new-galago-pro-linux-laptop-with-11th-gen-intel-core-cpus Main Topic – Dual Booting Apps of the Week Martin – Rambox https://rambox.pro/#home Matt – tg
37:36
November 16, 2020
Linux Permissions are Dumb
On this episode of The Linux Cast, the boys are back to talk about how Linux Permissions aren't awesome, how the Raspberry Pi 400 is awesome, and how you can learn to type better right from the terminal.  Contact Info Twitter: @thelinuxcast @mtwb @martintwit2you Subscribe at http://thelinuxcast.org Contact us thelinuxcast@gmail.com http://facebook.com/thelinuxcast Subscribe on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCylGUf9BvQooEFjgdNudoQg [Show Notes] What have we been up to Linux related this Week? Martin– Upgraded my spare rig Matt– Dealing with Bluetooth and Microphone problems. Links (One each) Matt - https://9to5linux.com/pro1-x-smartphone-to-ship-with-android-lineage-os-or-ubuntu-touch Martin - https://www.raspberrypi.org/products/raspberry-pi-400/?resellerType=home Main Topic - Linux Permissions. https://www.reddit.com/r/linux/comments/9ptql6/the_problem_with_linux_permissions/ https://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/answers/Security/Quick_and_Dirty_Guide_to_Linux_File_Permissions Apps of the Week Matt – wpm https://github.com/cslarsen/wpm Martin - https://www.raspberrypi.org/products/raspberry-pi-400/?resellerType=home
32:34
November 9, 2020
The Perils of Linux Elitism
On this episode of The Linux Cast, Martin and Matt discuss the effects so-called Linux Elitism has on new Linux Users.  Introduction What have we been up to Linux related this Week? Martin– moving from Last pass to Bit warden Matt– Getting mpd and ncmpcpp working. Next up neomutt. Contact Info Twitter: @thelinuxcast @mtwb @martintwit2you Subscribe at http://thelinuxcast.org Contact us thelinuxcast@gmail.com http://facebook.com/thelinuxcast Subscribe on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCylGUf9BvQooEFjgdNudoQg Links (One each) Matt -  https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2020/10/microsoft-edge-linux-first-look Martin – Septor I have noticed that Septor (KDE & Tor anonymity) has risen to the top of the DistroWatch list for the last 30 days(not that counts for much), going to download it give it a quick check nothing full depth or tedious just a heads up for the listeners that may be interested” Main Topic - Elitism - Is there a danger of the Penguin Master Race Apps of the Week Matt - https://github.com/KorySchneider/wikit Martin – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbzqCAjm--g  https://github.com/GitSquared/edex-ui/releases
36:45
October 25, 2020
NVIDIA and ARM - Bad for Linux?
On this episode of The Linux Cast, Matt and Martin are back, talking about the NVIDIA deal to buy ARM and how that deal could impact Linux and the computing world as a whole.  Contact Info at the Linuxcast on Twitter @mtwb on Twitter @martintwit2you on Twitter thelinuxcast@gmail.com http://facebook.com/thelinuxcast Subscribe at http://thelinuxcast.org Subscribe on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCylGUf9BvQooEFjgdNudoQg Links Matt -> https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2020/10/ubuntu-20-10-video-review Main Topic - Nivida Buys Arm Links for Main Topic https://nvidianews.nvidia.com/news/nvidia-to-acquire-arm-for-40-billion-creating-worlds-premier-computing-company-for-the-age-of-ai https://www.anandtech.com/show/16080/nvidia-to-acquire-arm-for-40-billion https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=NVIDIA-Arm-40bn-Imminent App of the week Martin - Mellow Player Audio & Video player with cloud music integration for your desktop, enabling you to play songs from YouTube, Deezer, Google Play Music, and other streaming services To use it with Spotify, Netflix & other DRM download widevine Matt - Nvim Config https://github.com/ChristianChiarulli/nvim
27:60
October 20, 2020
Our Favorite Linux Apps
On this episode of The Linux Cast, we say hello to our new co-host, Martin and we discuss our must-have Linux applications! Contact Info Twitter: @thelinuxcast @mtwb @martintwit2you Subscribe at http://thelinuxcast.org Contact us thelinuxcast@gmail.com http://facebook.com/thelinuxcast Subscribe on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCylGUf9BvQooEFjgdNudoQg Martin Favorite Apps Stacer -https://oguzhaninan.github.io/Stacer-Web/  Web Apps - which was previously available if you had used Peppermint OS or downloaded the program which was known as the Ice app, which let’s users turn their favorite websites into stand-alone applications in a containerized browser which is ideal for your Banking Website or a login to You tube without the tracking which can be pinned to the taskbar or create desktop link Download link Beta!!! https://www.linuxmint.com/tmp/blog/3960/webapp-manager_1.0.3_all.deb Steam for Linux -- steam.com PCloud --pcloud.com Next Cloud -- nextcloud.com Audacity Red Shift  Yakuake  Matt Favorite Apps Zim – VimWiki Alternative --zim-wiki.org LibreOffice – Mostly writer  i3WM   -- i3wm.org Rofi  - https://github.com/davatorium/rofi ncspot - https://github.com/davatorium/rofi vim todoist bitwarden - https://bitwarden.com/
33:54
October 11, 2020
Why Linux on Mobile Might be Doomed
On this episode of The Linux Cast, Matt talks about his thoughts about the future of Linux on Mobile, and why he thinks that it will never be truly successful.  Contact Info @thelinuxcast on twitter @mtwb on twitter thelinuxcast@gmail.com  http://facebook.com/thelinuxcast Subscribe at http://thelinuxcast.org Subscribe on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCylGUf9BvQooEFjgdNudoQg
26:35
October 2, 2020
WSL - Is it a Threat to Linux?
On this episode of The Linux Cast, Matt talks about the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL), his experiences with it and how he thinks it will affect Linux adoption.  I am still looking for a co-host. If you're interested in talking about Linux each week, let me know via an email or DM on Twitter.  Contact Info @thelinuxcast on twitter @mtwb on twitter thelinuxcast@gmail.com  http://facebook.com/thelinuxcast Subscribe at http://thelinuxcast.org Subscribe on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCylGUf9BvQooEFjgdNudoQg WSL 2 {Shownotes} https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WUL3CciKe7ENUduk6Yl3mwG88bVqHhKSjL58fRGzaGE/edit?usp=sharing
33:15
September 25, 2020
AUR for the Win!
On this episode of The Linux Cast, Matt talks about why he's such a fanboy for the Arch User Repository (AUR) and why everyone should at least give it a try.  Contact Info @thelinuxcast on twitter @mtwb on twitter thelinuxcast@gmail.com  http://facebook.com/thelinuxcast Subscribe at http://thelinuxcast.org Subscribe on Youtube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCylGUf9BvQooEFjgdNudoQg AUR for The Win (SHOW NOTES) When people ask arch users why thy use arch, one of the reasons they get is the AUR. The Arch User Repository. ------------------------- #### What is the Arch User Repository or the AUR? [ ] The AUR is a community sponsored collection of programs. Keyword here is community, as this collection is put together by the community, and not by Arch Linux itself. We'll talk more about that later when we talk about the downsides of the AUR.  #### Why is it different than other repositories and why is it better? a. All the software you need, all in one place.  b. Because it's put together by the community, it's supported by the entire community. Meaning that there is no fragmentation of control like there is with other package management systems.  c. All software that comes from the AUR is updated through the AUR.  d. Community developed AUR Helpers.  #### What are the downsides? a. Security concerns b. Out of Date software c. Difficult for Noobs to actually understand what the AUR does d. AUR Helpers aren't the easiest to use if you don't know what you're doing. #### Who would benefit the most from using the AUR? a. everyone. No seriously. The AUR would replace SNAPs, Flatpaks, PPAs, everything. Imagine if the entire Linux community contributed to the AUR how good it would be.  b. Developers — One place to put your code. Because of the way it works, the AUR builds the binaries, meaning the developers don't have to do anything with odd package formats.  #### Why won't Matt shut up about the AUR? a. Bad experiences with PPAs.  b. Going back to finding software on Ubuntu feels like going back to the 1990s.  #### Conclusions
35:03
September 11, 2020
Snaps - For Good or Evil?
On this episode of The Linux Cast, Matt talks about the state of Linux package management and how Snaps are changing the way packages are distributed. Also, he talks about why Snaps may not be the best idea.  Follow us on Twitter @thelinuxcast or on Facebook at  Facebook.com/thelinuxcast. Matt is @mtwb on Twitter. We are looking for another co-host so Matt doesn't have to do these solo episodes. If you're interested, DM us on Twitter.
25:52
September 4, 2020
What Will it Take for Linux to go Mainstream?
On this episode of The Linux Cast, Matt flies solo once again, and asks the question: How can Linux go Mainstream? and do we even want it to?  Follow us on Twitter @thelinuxcast or on Facebook at  Facebook.com/thelinuxcast. Matt is @mtwb on Twitter. We are looking for another co-host so Matt doesn't have to do these solo episodes. If you're interested, DM us on Twitter.
37:47
August 28, 2020
The Merits of Tiling Window Managers
On this episode of The Linux Cast, Matt talks to himself about the merits and disadvantages of using a tiling window manager. If you use a WM, which one do you use and why? We'd love to hear from you on Twitter! Follow us on Twitter @thelinuxcast or on Facebook at  Facebook.com/thelinuxcast. Matt is @mtwb on Twitter. We are looking for another co-host so Matt doesn't have to do these solo episodes. If you're interested, DM us on Twitter.
37:16
August 22, 2020
Pros and Cons of Ubuntu
Ubuntu gets a lot of praise and it gets a lot of flak, Is it good? Is it really the best distro to represent Linux as a whole? Is Canonical the next evil overlord? Follow us on Twitter @thelinuxcast or on Facebook at Facebook.com/thelinuxcast. Matt is @mtwb on Twitter. We are looking for another co-host so Matt doesn't have to do these solo episodes. If you're interested, DM us on Twitter. 
23:53
August 9, 2020
Is Dual Booting Dead?
On this episode of The Linux Cast, Matt and Ricky talk about Dual Booting and why people just don't do it anymore (though Matt does). They also talk about The Ubuntu Appliance Initiative, The PineTab 64, and Lenovo's fascination with Linux.  News talked about in this episode: https://9to5linux.com/canonical-launches-the-ubuntu-appliance-initiative-for-raspberry-pi-and-pc https://9to5linux.com/pinetab-linux-tablet-is-now-available-for-pre-order-powered-by-ubuntu-touch https://9to5linux.com/lenovo-to-certify-its-full-workstation-portfolio-for-ubuntu-lts-and-red-hat-enterprise-linux https://link.medium.com/Ib3IM5egn7 Like the show? Follow us on twitter @thelinuxcast. 
33:04
July 2, 2020
5 Reasons to Use Arch Linux
Wow, it's been a bit since our last episode. On this one, Matt is flying solo, and he talks about 5 reasons why he thinks you should use Arch Linux or one of its derivatives.  Follow us on Twitter @thelinuxcast or on Facebook at Facebook.com/thelinuxcast. Matt is @mtwb on Twitter.
18:49
June 4, 2020
Elementary OS Review
This time the boys get together and talk about their first experience with Elementary OS. 
40:59
April 11, 2019
ZSH vs Fish for Noobs
In this episode of The Linux Cast, Matt and Ricky talk about their first experiences with ZSH and Fish, the two most popular replacements for Bash. 
45:10
April 7, 2019
The Art of Theming (Podcast)
This time on the Linux Cast, we talk about the state of theming on Linux. Why are all the good themes abandoned? What is the
39:27
June 26, 2018
An Overview of Ubuntu 18.04 (Podcast)
On this episode of The Linux Cast, the boys are back and we’re talking about the various flavors of Ubuntu 18.04, which was released this
48:03
May 25, 2018
The Pros and Cons of GNOME (Podcast)
On this episode of The Linux Cast, Matt and Ricky talk about the pros and cons of using the GNOME desktop environment. Is it good,
51:03
May 11, 2018
GTK vs QT (Podcast)
On this episode of The Linux Cast, the boys take a brief and superficial look at the differences between GTK and QT. Remember neither of
33:04
April 30, 2018
Linux vs Windows (Podcast)
On this episode of The Linux Cast, the boys talk about things they miss from Windows, and how Linux compares to the biggest Operating System
50:13
April 18, 2018
Flatpacks vs Snaps (Podcast)
On this episode of The Linux Cast, Matt and Ricky discuss the merits of Flatpacks and Snaps, two projects that promise universal package management, which
38:23
February 26, 2018
Fedora 26 Review (Podcast)
On this episode, Ricky and Matt talk about their experiences with using Fedora for the first time, talk about what’s new in Fedora 26 (at
42:56
November 27, 2017
Package Managers (Podcast)
On this episode of the Linux Cast, Matt and Saif discuss Package Managers, or at least they try to. Check it out and don’t forget
39:33
November 3, 2017
Manjaro Budgie Review (Podcast)
On this episode of The Linux Cast, we welcome our new host, Saif Addin, as we discuss the merits of Manjaro Budgie 17.0.2. Make sure
48:43
September 26, 2017
The Linux Cast #4 – Why Hasn’t Linux Gone Mainstream?
On this, August’s episode of The Linux Cast, Matt and Ricky discuss why Linux hasn’t become as popular as Mac and Windows given the Freeness
44:37
September 4, 2017