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The Techie Geek – Episode 108 – Show Notes

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Ohio Linux Fest 2012
Hacker Public Radio Ep 1069
Eric S. Raymond’s Web Site
Eric S. Raymond’s Blog
Russ with Eric S. Raymond
On 2/21/07 ESR said “Goodbye, Fedora”
Mr. Beer
Keystone Homebrew Supply
The Party Pig
OLF 2011 talks
SELF Talks
North Market
Windows 8 RTM ‘Keyboard Shortcuts’ Super List
Change the Default Number of Rows of Tiles on the Windows 8 UI
The History of the Floppy Disk
1st Issue of GIMP Magazine now Available [Free Download]
LinuxBasix Free Online Courses
Daphne Koller: What we’re learning from online education
How to Enable Firefox’s Built-in PDF Reader
Xfce 4.10, the Sane Linux Desktop
The Best Websites for Downloading and Playing Classic Games
Donkey Kong Wall Shelves
Free Python Books – The best free Python resources
If Apple is all about the devices, Amazon is all about the services
FreedomBox – Enabling private conversations online
Bdale Garbee
Yandex Disk
Dropbox Windows Repair (All In One)
Spreecast – The ultimate live video experience
Songs for Computers & the Net
BASH Cookbook
Get Hands On with Raspberry Pi via Free OS-Building Course
18 IT Tools for Android
Seven Reasons for Choosing LibreOffice over Microsoft Office
DIY Door Lock Grants Access via RFID
Sunday Morning Linux Review

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The Techie Geek – Episode 104 – Show Notes

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Computer Repair Workbenches on Technibble, more, and still more
Use MSStyles to Theme Wine Applications In Linux
How to Setup Your Verizon FIOS Router with OpenDNS or Google DNS
OpenDNS Router Setup Page
F-Secure chief warns Siri is ‘unsafe for business’
How Long Does Your ISP Store IP-Address Logs?
Dell planning more than $2B in cuts over 3 years
CircuitLab Offers Easy Circuit Building on the Web and iPad
Amazon getting cloud-music rights, may match iCloud
Udacity is a totally new kind of learning experience
The Best Websites for Free Online Courses, Certificates, Degrees, and Educational Resources
Social Engineering Podcast
Voyager I Is *This Close* to Leaving Our Solar System
Lyricue for Linux is free and open-source application that is used to edit/display song lyrics
OpenLP is a cross platform free and open-source application that is used to edit/display song lyrics
World’s first ‘tax’ on Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 7
Fit-to-Fat-to-Fit Exercises
20 IT gotchas: How to avoid these common big blunders
Beer prices PDF
Mr. Beer Podcast
Google says moving IT to its Apps can save major energy
Open Source Software (OSS) and the Department of Defense (DoD)
Roku CEO: Blu-ray will be finished in 4 years
Popcornflix rocks Roku with 400,000 app downloads
NoMachine Announces Free Remote Desktop Control for Windows and Mac
Cord Cutters: our first e-book!
How to Run a Successful Free Software Project
Aereo Internet TV
The SLR Camera Simulator
How to Turn a Match into a Miniature Rocket
Hundreds of words to avoid using online if you don’t want the government spying on you
How to Follow a Twitter Feed in Your RSS Reader
Five trustworthy password recovery tools
Custom Theming now Available in Gmail
60TB disk drives could be a reality in 2016
How to Make Your Laptop Choose a Wired Connection Instead of Wireless
Hard drive repair by swapping the PCB
Things To Tweak After Installing Ubuntu 12.04
Xfce Desktop

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Written by Russ Wenner

July 4th, 2012 at 3:24 pm

openSUSE 12.1 Review

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We review openSUSE 12.1, find out how hard this release spanks every distribution out there, and the ways openSUSE 12.1 sets the bar for every future release!

Plus: Barnes & Noble reveals Microsoft dirty tricks, our quick review of Desura, and booms of the week for embed Linux devices.

And so much more!

All this week on, The Linux Action Show!

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openSUSE 12.1 Review:

  • Noteworthy is the fact that openSUSE is the first major Linux distribution to ship color management tools for both the GNOME and KDE desktops!
  • On the client side, openSUSE 12.1 introduces Chromium 16 (Such a refreshing contrast from Fedora!)
  • WebYaST remote system management tool offers a much improved web interface to administer openSUSE systems remotely with new modules and better performance.
  • Snapper rolls back changes Screenshot
  • openSUSE 12.1 is the first Linux distribution taking advantage of the snapshot functionality in the upcoming Linux file system btrfs. These snapshots of the file system are using copy-on-write, making them very space efficient. openSUSE 12.1 debuts Snapper which allows the user to interface with this technology.


  • XFCE 4.8 Desktop

  • KDE 3 is avaiable. WOW.

  • Tumbleweed, the unique rolling release repository for openSUSE, can be considered “complete” at the time of this release. Covering almost all of the openSUSE 12.1 packages,

  • Tumbleweed offers newer versions as soon as they are deemed stable.

  • How to install ATI Driver

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Bryan SMASH Google | LAS | s16e09

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Google rocks the action boat, and claims using a Linux desktop is torture. It’s like they’re TRYING to make Bryan angry!

Then – Nokia has big plans for Qt, and is Netflix coming to Linux?

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A $25 PC On a USB Stick, runs Linux

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Netflix Plug-in for Chrome, Netflix finally for Linux?
Google launches Chrome OS, says Windows is ‘torturing users’
Nokia Announces Qt 5 Plans
Plex for Linux Now
Gnome Shell Extensions to Make Gnome 3 More Like Gnome 2
Canonical, Ubuntu Linux, CTO leaves
Another Executive Departure at Canonical
Ubuntu Studio Moving to XFCE, No Unity
Canonical’s Goal: 200 Million Ubuntu Users in 4 Years
Ubuntu 11.10 to Bring “Dialog Sheets” UI


Written by chris

May 15th, 2011 at 4:11 pm

The Techie Geek – Episode 41 – Show Notes

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MP3 Format
OGG Format
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Ubuntu is dropping Rhythmbox in favor of Banshee
Banshee is developed in Mono
Fedora will no longer include applications developed in Mono
Audio comment by Klaatu of The Bad,, and Fedora Reloded podcasts.
Excellent Blog post about Mono on Dann Washko’s blog. Dann is a host on The Linux Link Tech Show
Xubuntu is based on Ubuntu but has the XFCE desktop environment instead of gnome
I used the Wubi Installer to put Xubuntu on my Acer Aspire One
Portable Ubuntu for Windows” is now known as “Portable Ubuntu Remix
Ubuntu Tweak is the TweakUI power tool for Ubuntu. You will need to follow these instructions to install Ubuntu Tweak
My daughter’s Motorola W490 somehow corrupted the MicroSD card
I was able to use “PC Inspector File Recovery” to recover every file from the corrupted MicroSD card
Another file recovery application I tried but did not work was “Zero Assumption Digital Recovery“. This app is highly rated on but was unable to recover the corrupted files. When dealing with this sort of issue don’t give up try several different apps.
UNetbootin allows you to create bootable Live USB drives for a variety of Linux distributions from Windows or Linux
Mer is an open, community-led Linux distribution for mobile devices
ProduKey” from NirSoft and “Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder” are excellent freeware product key locators for extracting Microsoft product keys from installations before re-installation of the software.
Andrian Crenshaw from asked PaulDotCom Security Weekly podcast email list asked what podcasts people are listening to. I gathered a couple of new links from that discussion, GetMon IT Security Podcast Links and this Archive of of tons and tons of past Cons. Follow the whole thread here.
Here’s and Monsterb’s lists of Linux related podcasts
The 4GB Sansa Clip is available from NewEgg for $34.99 and it plays OGG
Here’s the external speaker I purchased for use with my Sansa Clip, The GigaWare External Speaker is an excellent free service that adds much functionality to your cell phone’s voicemail
I have the LG EnV2 cell phone
I finally got my Google Voice invite and it’s amazing! give you Free Voicemail and FAX delievered straight to your inbox
Send Fax’s for free hundreds of formats supported
GOOG411 had improved and makes finding any service or business a snap from any phone
BullZip PDF printer is a freeware app for Windows will convert anything you can print to a PDF and it does it perfectly. It uses Ghostscript which is an interpreter for the PostScript language and for PDF
Here’s a cool bash command for a real-time clock in your terminal. You may need to install ‘figlet” for it to run
watch -t -n1 “date +%T|figlet”
Verbal’s Linux Trivia Podcast
The Ohio Linux Fest 2009
The Atlanta Linux Fest
The Florida Linux Show 2009
Picture links from “The South East Linux Fest”

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Written by Russ Wenner

June 28th, 2009 at 10:33 am