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The Techie Geek – Episode 50 – Show Notes

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Email me at russ AT thetechiegeek DOT com
Leave me a voice mail at 1-206-338-4483

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Three Geek Round-Table with David Abbott, Edward Kirk, and myself
Asterisk, the Open Source PBX
Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala
Xubuntu 9.10
Debian Lenny GNU/Linux
Setting a static IP in Debian and Ubuntu
Wubi Installer allows you to install (and uninstall) any Ubuntu variant like it was any other Windows application
Gentoo Live DVD 10.1
What is a “Rolling Release”?
Portage package manager
Gentoo Ebuild guide
Knoppix is a Live CD Linux distro that easily mounts the host computer’s physical drives which is handy for recovery data from corrupted Windows disks
Fedora 12
Pulse Audio
Alsa audio
OSS audio
Pulse Audio for Windows
A bash one-liner for stopping and restating Pulse Audio
LogMeIn is free remote desktop control for Windows, there is beta Linux plugin that works most of the time
Webmin helps admin a Linux box without being an expert on the command line

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The Techie Geek – Episode 33 – Show Notes

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Get your own System76 computer with 64-Ubuntu pre installed
Install Webmin on all your Linux machines to make administering them easy
Install OpenSSH server on you Linux machines. You can install OpenSSH server on you Windows machines but its not exactly native, I suggest just installing it on your Linux machines until your comfortable with it. Consider changing your default SSH from 22 to something else, see this link for some help. (It’s easy to do in Webmin too)
Use FileZilla in SFTP mode to securely transfer files between your Windows and Linux machines
Use FreeNX and and the free cross-platform NX client app from NoMachine
I also like using TightVNC for remote controlling machines
The Linux Alternative Project” shows you Windows equivalent programs are available in Linux (more than you think!).  Find a whole Googles-worth here
Get a little help switching from Windows to Linux over at

Regarding Public Service Announcement: If you have a working laptop computer you want to donate please send an email to “noel.saliba AT” or drop in the IRC chat room #linuxcrazy on and ask “weidedout” your questions. Check out these links “Hear Say Spoken English Tutor” and “Grow Church“. Thank you.

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Written by Russ Wenner

March 1st, 2009 at 6:22 am