Going Linux



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.


  • Going Linux #452 · Linux Talk , Tips, Tricks and Facts


    Bill's continues his Nix adventure, Larry's take on the Ubuntu MATE project, maybe we'll have a Zorin 17 Pro giveaway. In this episode we discuss the real facts about Linux and clear up some Linux 'fake news'. Episode Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #452 · Linux Talk , Tips, Tricks and Facts 01:48 Bill's Nix adventure 03:54 Larry's take on the Ubuntu MATE project 06:29 Zorin 17 Pro giveaway? 08:12 The real facts about Linux 08:38 Clearing up Linux 'fake news' 19:11 There are no ready to use distros if you are just getting started with Linux 19:49 Ubuntu and Ubuntu derivatives 20:53 Manjaro 24:24 MX Linux 24:55 Zorin 25:11 Elementary OS 28:05 Pop!OS 29:06 Fedora 30:51 OpenSUSE 32:11 Debian 35:26 Package management: X is better than Y 43:20 The command line is scary, for power users, and you have to use it to use Linux 50:06 Distrowatch is the ultimate source to discover which Linux distro is best 55:03 App suggestion: blanket background noise generator

  • Going Linux #451 · Listener Feedback


    In this episode: Bill hops again, lost voice mails, Google analytics, Lubuntu package manager, Bitlocker, Thunderbird, lightweight feedback, and suggestions for Bill’s testing on Nix. Episode Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #451 · Listener Feedback 00:55 Is this a special episode? 01:45 Bill hops to NixOS 06:54 Sean: Lost voicemails? 09:08 Peter: Why Google analytics? 10:28 Robert: Lubuntu package manager 26:26 Jack: Followup on Bitlocker 30:25 James: Begs for minion help with Thunderbird 36:26 Paul: Feedback on lightweight distros 43:28 Tolga: Distro suggestion for Bill to test 49:27 goinglinux.com, [email protected], +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 50:38 End

  • Going Linux #450 · Linux 2023 Year in review


    Bill gets new tech and we discuss some happenings from 2023. Maya OS, Nix OS, Rhino Linux, Redhat, Cachy Linux and much more. Episode Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #450 · Linux 2023 Year in review 02:11 Bill's new tech 04:55 Involutary new tech 05:56 2023 in review 06:29 Indian Defense Ministry adopts Maya OS 10:21 VIM founder passed away 11:52 Nix OS is becoming popular 15:53 Twitter has become ‘X’ 19:30 Rhino Linux 25:10 Redhat changes their sourcecode use policies 29:14 Beginner-friendly Cachy Linux 34:33 Valve: Linux overtook MacOS as the preferred platform for gaming on Steam 37:37 Linux releases one of the largest kernel releases ever 42:41 goinglinux.com, [email protected], +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 43:56 End

  • Going Linux #449 · Listener Feedback


    Bill gets a solid state drive and leaves Windows for gaming using Steam on Linux. He continues distro hopping using Ventoy. Phil comments on Pop and Wayland, Bhiku comments on Linux antivirus, George responds to several listeners and suggests something for distro hoppers like Bill. Episode Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #449 · Listener Feedback 01:13 Bill leaves Windows for gaming on Linux 04:46 Steam on Linux 10:20 Bill's new NVME drive 13:41 Ventoy for trying and installing Linux distributions 19:23 Phil: Pop!_OS and Wayland 22:56 Bhikhu: Linux antivirus recommendation 26:45 George: Foreign language support 28:16 George: Old Android podcast apps 29:53 George: Disk encryption when moving from Windows to Linux 33:33 George: Distrosea to try Linux distributions 37:44 goinglinux.com, [email protected], +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 38:04 Submit your contributions for year end review 41:40 End

  • Going Linux #448 · Three Lightweight Distributions


    Three lightweight Linux distributions to try. The idea for this show comes from our longtime minion, Bhikhu who during the last listener feedback suggested that Bill try Bodhi and Enlive. Episode Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #448 - Three Lightweight Distributions 01:29 Bill is happy his NVME drive died 07:37 Bodi Linux 13:16 Lubuntu Linux 19:33 Xubuntu Linux 27:42 Which could be your daily driver? 29:51 Revitalizing an older computer 32:37 Honorable mentions 33:29 Ubuntu MATE 35:50 Pop!OS 38:40 Fedora 42:19 Enlive 43:00 Zorin 51:19 goinglinux.com, [email protected], +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 52:30 End

  • Going Linux #447 · Listener Feedback


    We talk about SCALE21x, an update on Ubuntu Cinnamon, and Ubuntu’s move to Wayland. Our listener, Liz seems upset, Troy connects Linux to Google Drive, Jack partitions a hard drive, Bhiku has suggestions on archiving show notes and a desktop environment we missed, Reid says that it’s not Ubuntu MATE but it’s still good, and George’s laptop is green after all. Episode Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #447 · Listener Feedback 01:04 SCALE 21x registration 04:28 Update on Ubuntu Cinnamon on Tablet/Laptop 07:00 Ubuntu moves from X window manager to Wayland 07:56 Liz seems very upset 18:30 Troy: Connecting Linux to Google Drive 21:31 Bhikhu: Archiving show notes 27:60 Jack: Partition formatting 32:10 Bhiku: Desktop environment missed 37:55 Reid: Not Ubuntu MATE but still good 42:48 George from Tulsa: Follow up on 'green' LG Gram Laptop 44:52 goinglinux.com, [email protected], +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 46:52 End

  • Going Linux #446 · Welcome to Linux – Utilities


    We've talked about the applications that are provided with Linux. Now let's talk about some of the utilities that are provided out of the box with many Linux distributions. Command line utilities Graphical utilities System tools System administration Software package installers and package formats Accessories Third party utilities ChatGPT or AI utilities? Episode Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #446 · Welcome to Linux! - Utilities 01:02 We were mentioned on Destination Linux Podcast Episode 338 03:41 Bill is getting ready for the Deepin Desktop on Ubuntu 05:16 Definition: Utility software 06:08 Command line utilities 09:24 Graphical utilities 11:57 System tools 15:19 System administration 16:09 Software package installers and package formats 23:31 Accessories 30:60 Third party utilities 39:48 ChatGPT or AI utilities? 42:41 goinglinux.com, [email protected], +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 44:27 End

  • Going Linux #445 · Listener Feedback


    Listener Sean provides a lot of voicemail on video and audio players, command line applications, live distributions torrent clients, and more. George comments about antivirus and Phil asks about syncing with Google Drive on Linux. Episode Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #445 · Listener Feedback 01:32 Sean: Show note, Blender and audio players 09:05 Definition: ncurses 14:16 Sean: Ncurses and CLI, vlc, MPD, npmpc 20:10 Sean: Linux games, email clients 33:00 Sean: PS - Live distributions and persistence 42:11 Sean: Recording the podcast 48:50 Sean: Qubit torrent client, alternative shell, spinning drives with needles 57:02 George: Linux antivirus 61:38 Phil: Syncing with Google Drive 64:29 Puppies! 68:12 goinglinux.com, [email protected], +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 69:23 End

  • Going Linux #444 · Welcome to Linux! - Desktops


    We review some of the most popular Linux desktop environment options. Included are KDE Plasma, Gnome, Cinnamon, MATE, XFCE, LXDE, Budgie, Pantheon and Deepin. Episode Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #444 · Welcome to Linux! - Desktops 01:18 Bill broke KDE on his computer 02:08 Larry fixed a 13 year old laptop with LXLE 09:29 Definition: Linux desktop environments 14:50 The Linux Experiment's DE review video 17:24 The KDE Plasma desktop 21:47 Unity and the Gnome desktop 26:03 The Cinnamon desktop 27:48 The MATE Desktop 32:09 The XFCE desktop 34:25 The LXDE desktop 37:23 The Budgie desktop 40:43 The Pantheon desktop 44:17 The Deepin desktop 45:49 The most modern desktop environment 50:20 The choice is yours 51:53 goinglinux.com, [email protected], +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 53:13 End

  • Going Linux #443 · Listener Feedback


    Lots of software suggestions from our listeners. Suggestion for a Linux tablet. Even hardware suggestions. Episode Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #443 · Listener Feedback 01:47 Update on Ubuntu Cinnamon 07:49 Cosmo 10:02 Bhikhu : Some additional software suggestions 13:23 Kendrick: Linux antivirus and malware software 20:23 Bobby: More information on Chris' query on low-end tablet suggestions 23:12 George from Tulsa: Suggestions about Linux tablet and cheap tablets 27:51 Bhikhu: Wear leveling and TRIM in SSD drives 28:25 Rich suggested the Framework 32:52 George from Tulsa wrote about our episode 442 on Kubuntu 39:01 Phil: Retro gaming adventure on POP!_OS 44:32 Next: Desktop environments 46:08 goinglinux.com, [email protected], +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 47:04 End

  • Going Linux #442 · Welcome to Linux! Kubuntu


    Bill provides a review of Kubuntu, how easy it was to install, and how well it might fit for a computer user new to Linux. Episode Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #442 · Welcome to Linux! Kubuntu 00:60 Chat GPT 05:15 Kubuntu 10:19 Why choose Kubuntu? 12:55 Preparing for a change to Kubuntu 14:40 Torrents defined 15:60 Create the install media 16:45 Try the 'live' image then install 18:09 Drive types defined 21:58 Hybrid drives? 24:20 Continuing the installation 27:13 Proprietary video drivers 28:08 Additional updates and software 30:21 Learning curve 30:53 Documentation 32:05 Other first impressions 33:07 Kubuntu podcast 34:21 Upcoming episode on Desktop Environments 38:11 goinglinux.com, [email protected], +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 39:14 End

  • Going Linux #441 · Listener Feedback


    We get questions on password managers, how we record the podcast, and wear-leveling on SSDs. We get asked for hardware suggestions and get a follow-up on running Linux on the LG Gram. Episode Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #441 · Listener Feedback 01:06 Updated review of Ubuntu Cinnamon 23.04 official Ubuntu flavor 08:44 Gabe: Wants a rechargable monitor for a System76 mini 13:32 Mike: Questions about password managers 16:59 Sean: Do you use AGC while recording Going Linux? 22:34 Liam: On the Synology suggestion from George and a follow-up question 27:55 Bhiku: Ad blocking 30:17 Chris: Low-end tablet suggestion 35:25 Ambrose: Wear leveling 40:38 George: Follow-up on the LG Gram 42:43 goinglinux.com, [email protected], +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 43:37 End

  • Going Linux #440 · Welcome to Linux! Pt 9 - Software Choices


    Question: What applications are available for Ubuntu MATE? Answer: Thousands. We discuss a few of them by category. Episode Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #440 · Welcome to Linux! Pt 9 - Software Choices 00:58 Larry tries Ubuntu Cinnamon 22.04 (ahead of the official flavor) 12:23 Your software choices in Ubuntu MATE 13:32 How many software applications are available? 14:04 Browsers: Mozilla Firefox, Chromium, Google Chrome, Brave, Opera, SeaMonkey, Vivaldi, Tor, LYNX, Microsoft Edge 14:48 Email clients: Thunderbird, Evolution, Geary, Mutt, Claws Mail 16:26 Office Suites: WPS Office for Linux, LibreOffice, ONLYOFFICE 21:35 Note taking: Joplin, RedNoteBook, Zim, Simplenote 25:37 Music Players: Lollypop, Clementine, Audacious, DeaDBeeF, Rhythmbox, VLC, Amarok, Musique 30:15 Video Players: VLC, SMPlayer, Miro, MPV Player, Gnome Videos, Dragon Player, Xine Multimedia Engine, Deepin Movie 32:51 Recording audio: Audacity, Recorder, Sound Recorder, Ardour, MusE 35:43 Recording vid

  • Going Linux #439 · Listener Feedback


    Listener suggestions for Synology, ad blockers, and Bill’s boot issues. Troy needs a recommendation for a dual-boot gaming laptop. Episode Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #439 · Listener Feedback 02:13 Troy: Needs a new computer 13:05 George: For Liam's Synology issues 16:40 Avait: Pihole ad blocker 19:23 David: ChatGPT 29:45 George: Bill's boot problem 35:23 Rick: Ubuntu MATE install fail 43:24 goinglinux.com, [email protected], +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 44:28 End

  • Going Linux #438 · Welcome to Linux Pt8 - How Linux protects your privacy Part 1


    We discuss how Linux compares to Windows 11 on Privacy and how it affects you. We look at some examples of data collected by the most popular operating system in use - Microsoft’s Windows 10/11. We reveal what the system is doing before you even use it. You won’t believe what your Samsung, LG, and other smart TVs do to see what you are looking at on the screen! Episode Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #438 · Welcome to Linux Pt8 - Protecting your privacy 01:21 Bill's non-weather update 06:40 Shownotes links list 08:55 What kind of information is collected from within Windows? 10:30 What you agree to... before you even begin using Windows 17:42 We respect your privacy but we reserve all rights to distribute what we've collected 18:55 Agreements within agreements 19:47 Is this privacy? You agree to let them collect, use and disclose your personal information 21:28 We use the data we collected to update and improve our products... 22:34 ... combine collected data with data collected f

  • Going Linux #437 · Listener Feedback


    In this episode: Bill goes deep down the rabbit hole, pihole, Bitwarden, LG Gram, and Synology. Episode Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #437 · Listener Feedback 01:34 Bill went down the rabbit hole 03:27 Alpinejohn: Topic suggestion - pihole 05:56 Carlos: Bitwarden 09:04 Carl: Definitions - minion and gremlin 12:32 George from Tulsa: Update on LG Gram 16:39 Liam: Synology issues 21:53 goinglinux.com, [email protected], +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 23:09 End

  • Going Linux #436 · Welcome to Linux! Pt7 - How Can Linux Be Free?


    Question: I want to use Linux but it's free and I've heard, "'Free' is not a viable business model." How can I put my trust in a Linux operating system if the developers don't charge for it? Answer: Offering substantial products and services that provide value for free only becomes a financial problem when the developer has no other revenue source to support the free product. Here is how Linux accomplishes that. Episode Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #436 · Welcome to Linux! Pt7 - How Can Linux Be Free? 02:16 The question: Free isn't a valid business model. How can open source software be provided at no charge? 04:12 Microsoft's business model 06:07 Google's business model 06:32 The Killed By Google list 07:40 Add-ons and 'crapware' to provide some missing features in Windows 11:14 Offering free software is not unusual 11:44 Examples of free Linux distributions backed by businesses with solid revenue models 14:12 How open source software features are made available for other open so

  • Going Linux #435 · Listener Feedback


    Lots of voicemail feedback in this episode. Our listeners have been saving up feedback on 2-in-1 convertible laptops, accessibility, minions, gremlins and suggestions. Episode Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #435 · Listener Feedback 02:00 Phil: Distribution recommendation for an older laptop 05:37 Sean: accessibility software, suggested applications, minions vs. gremlins, and an update on the Helios project 18:36 Tim: Feedback about Linux on a 2-in-1 laptop 25:01 Pete: Feedback on accessibility software 27:27 Phil: Running .exe files on Linux natively 32:55 George from Tulsa: Inspired to purchase a 2-in-1 computer 41:48 Chris also commented on Larry's new toy 44:11 Daniel: A topic for a future show. 49:04 goinglinux.com, [email protected], +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe 50:32 End

  • Going Linux #434 · Welcome to Linux! Pt6 - Accessibility Software


    In this episode we highlight some of the available accessibility software that Ubuntu Mate has and how to use it. Accessibility software can help everyone to use a computer and use it to get things done. All without breaking the bank. Accessibility, also referenced as "Assistive Technology" or "Universal Access," is a key priority for Ubuntu MATE. When computer access is shared within a household or business and where individual needs differ, Ubuntu MATE is an excellent solution. Episode Time Stamps 00:00 Welcome to Linux! Pt6 - Accessibility Software 02:47 Accessibility Software 05:46 Accessibility software is available for all Linux distributions 06:25 Examples here are from Ubuntu MATE 07:37 JAWS: A proprietary screen reader example from Windows 11:50 How expensive is it? 16:21 Lend us your expertise: Contact us to correct our misinterpretations 19:09 Definition: Accessibility software 22:08 Keyboard shortcuts and settings 26:07 Enable accessibility at the login scree

  • Going Linux #433 · Run Ubuntu MATE On A 2-in-1 Convertible Laptop


    My Lenovo Flex 5i is a 2-in-1 laptop with the ability to use the touch screen with a finger or an included stylus on the screen. Ubuntu MATE provides support for touch screens by default. I did have to make some adjustments to the stylus/screen mapping when using the stylus. In this episode I describe those adjustments and link to our article that describes some optional additional setup steps that make it more convenient to use the laptop in tablet mode. Episode Time Stamps 00:00 Going Linux #433 · Run Ubuntu MATE On A 2-in-1 Convertible Laptop 00:60 5 Steps To Configure The Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5i With It's Stylus Using Ubuntu MATE 03:36 How to map the stylus correctly for different screen orientations 04:14 1. Determine the names of the touch-enabled hardware 05:37 2. Determine the coordinate map for each device 08:05 3. Create on-screen buttons 09:47 4. Create the panel buttons 12:21 5. Enable the on-screen keyboard 14:15 Bonus step: Configure the stylus hardware buttons 16:3

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