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Podcast #19

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Google and Facebook dominated the industry and mainstream press over the last fortnight, and we discussed the details that matter. We also managed to slip in a few stories unrelated to our new tech overlords.

Paddy gave us his First Impressions of Frugalware, whilst Joe will be looking at StartOS for the next show.

After your Feedback, we spoke to Perl guru Randal L. Schwartz, then rounded off the show with a dive into the release candidate of Deepin 2014, a distro that borrows liberally from elsewhere, but has a few killer features all its own.

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July 7th, 2014 at 1:31 am

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mintCast 204 (MP3) – Mint 17 KDE & Xfce

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July 3rd, 2014 at 2:04 pm

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Podcast #18

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In the News, RHEL 7, Docker and systemd; tech companies increasingly eating our lunch; some interesting developments – both current and speculative – in the hardware field, and a whole lot more.

Joe talked about Puppy Linux in First Impressions, and handed Paddy Frugalware for the next show.

After a bumper load of Feedback, we kicked the tyres on PCLinuxOS, and went Off the Beaten Path to look at three self-hosted RSS feed aggregators.

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June 22nd, 2014 at 10:35 am

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mintCast 203 (MP3) – TexasLinuxFest

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June 16th, 2014 at 7:50 pm

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Podcast #17

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In the News, Apple aping FLOSS platforms, Ubuntu turning full circle, reflections on a terrific year for both the surveillance state and tech companies following the Snowden revelations, more SSL problems, and (almost) a mea culpa from Joe.

Paddy gave us his First Impressions of openmamba GNU/Linux, and Joe will be looking at Puppy Linux for the next show.

After your Feedback, we ruminated on The UNIX-Haters Handbook, then took at look at a couple of distros with a very different approach to package management.

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June 9th, 2014 at 1:28 am

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mintCast 202 (MP3) – Mint 17 Cinnamon and Mate

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June 3rd, 2014 at 6:22 pm

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Podcast #16

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In the News, a cryptocurrency story leads us to ponder whether Bitcoin is simply an establishment controlled scam, the poor man’s Steve Jobs wows the OpenStack Summit, Firefox pulls another stunt guaranteed to hæmorrhage support, and eBay treats its customers with as much respect as it does their personal data.

Joe gave us his First Impressions of the assembly-coded KolibriOS, and Paddy will be spending time with openmamba GNU/Linux for the next show.

Lots of interesting Feedback, with more of it being posted on our website rather than sent to us via email. Thanks for that guys – it really does help start some interesting conversations.

Ending our Canonical-heavy coverage as of late, we took a quick look at the latest LTS of three baby ‘buntus: Lubuntu, Kubuntu and Xubuntu. We also had a quick chat with Elizabeth Krumbach Joseph, web and marketing lead at the Xubuntu project. Lyz had some interesting things to say about that project, and also about the issue of women and minority group involvement in the tech industry. Thanks for talking with us, Lyz.

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May 26th, 2014 at 3:25 am

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mintCast 201 (MP3) – Riding the Ubuntu LTS

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May 23rd, 2014 at 3:08 pm

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Podcast #15

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In the News, some more Canonical own goals, continuing Heartbleed fallout, (un?)welcome changes in browser land, a promising new Linux desktop, and a whole lot more.

As usual, we received a sackful of perceptive and thoughtful Feedback this show. As mentioned on the audio, keep it coming; but please consider using the commenting facility on our website rather than email, so that others can benefit from your thoughts in full. We only have time to read out short extracts on the show, so there’s a lot of value out there that the broader community is missing out on. Thanks!

We shelved some of our regular programming to bring you an in-depth interview with Campbell Barton of the Blender Foundation. Besides talking about Blender itself, we took the opportunity to discuss Campbell’s experiences of development within a large and complex software project – so there is plenty of meat here for everyone listening. Once again, a huge thank you to Campbell for making the time to speak with us.

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May 12th, 2014 at 1:06 am

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mintCast 200 (MP3) – mintCast Memories

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May 1st, 2014 at 7:57 pm

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