December 2nd, 2015 No comments

Hacker Public Radio (HPR) is a podcast that releases shows every weekday Monday through Friday. What differentiates HPR from other podcasts is that the shows are produced by the community. This episode, titled “The Linux Experiment” was released on Wednesday December 2nd 2015. To subscribe to the podcast add the feed here or listen to…

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November 29th, 2015 No comments

Listener Feedback podcast is a royalty free and Creative Commons music podcast. This episode, titled “Episode 48: Full Album – Boom Boom Beckett – Boom Boom Baby” was released on Sunday November 29th, 2015. To suggest artists and albums that should be featured you can send an e-mail to contact@listenerfeedback.net or message @LFpodcast on Twitter….

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November 28th, 2015 No comments

Way back when I first made my full-time switch to Linux I made a post about an alternative to the excellent Mp3tag software on Windows. At the time I suggested a program called EasyTAG and while that is still a good program I’ve recently come across one that I think I may actually like more:…

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November 28th, 2015 2 comments

It’s been a while but once again here is the latest instalment of the series of posts where I install the major, full desktop, distributions into a limited hardware machine and report on how they perform. Once again, and like before, I’ve decided to re-run my previous tests this time using the following distributions: Debian…

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November 23rd, 2015 No comments

Well the time has come to officially switch off from LXLE. This time around however I find myself in a weird spot. I’ve honestly struggled with LXLE; not in using the distribution itself but rather coming up with things to write about it. That isn’t to say that LXLE is bad by any stretch of…

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November 15th, 2015 No comments

I have to admit that I hadn’t even heard of Guayadeque until starting this little distro hopping adventure but since then I’ve found it to be the default music player in more than one distribution. As such I’ve decided to try and use it to see if it will work better for me instead of…

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November 14th, 2015 No comments

Listener Feedback podcast is a royalty free and Creative Commons music podcast. This episode, titled “Episode 47: Full Album – LukHash – The Other Side” was released on Saturday November 14th, 2015. To suggest artists and albums that should be featured you can send an e-mail to contact@listenerfeedback.net or message @LFpodcast on Twitter. To subscribe…

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November 8th, 2015 1 comment

Now that my time with BSD has come to an end I thought I should jump back into Linux via a distribution I had never even heard of before (just to keep things interesting!). DistroWatch is an excellent source for finding different, unique and of course obscure distributions but I was surprised to find one…

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November 5th, 2015 No comments

This is a podcast presentation from the Kitchener Waterloo Linux Users Group on the topic of Sound in Linux published on November 5th 2015. You can find the original Kitchener Waterloo Linux Users Group post here. I am currently running a variety of distributions, primarily Linux Mint 17.Previously I was running KDE 4.3.3 on top…

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October 14th, 2015 No comments

Like the other distros before it the time has come for me to move on from PC-BSD. This has been an interesting experience as it is really my first time working with BSD up to this point. Pros: Neat standard technologies (like ZFS, file system compression, jails, etc.). Really not that different from Linux so…

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October 10th, 2015 No comments

Back when I was using elementary OS I made a post on how to install Plex Home Theater on Linux. While Plex officially supports Linux in most cases it did not for Home Theater but that thankfully didn’t stop me from getting it working. When it comes to PC-BSD things get a little more complicated….

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October 10th, 2015 No comments

This is a podcast presentation from the Kitchener Waterloo Linux Users Group on the topic of File Synchronization published on October 5th 2015. You can find the original Kitchener Waterloo Linux Users Group post here. I am currently running a variety of distributions, primarily Linux Mint 17.Previously I was running KDE 4.3.3 on top of…

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October 6th, 2015 No comments

In my previous post I talked about the differences between Linux and BSD and quickly showed the installation process. Now I will go through what comes with a default install of PC-BSD. Just like Manjaro, for some reason PC-BSD ships with a number of development utilities including tools for Qt interface builders. It also comes…

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October 6th, 2015 No comments

That’s right, the next hop on the great distro hopping experiment of 2015 is not a Linux distribution at all but a BSD instead! While some of us have briefly used BSD on The Linux Experiment before, including PC-BSD, I personally have not and so this is a bit of a new experience for me….

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September 29th, 2015 1 comment

The time has come to wrap things up with Manjaro and hop on to the next distribution to try out. So here are some final thoughts on my short time with Manjaro Linux. Pros: Very fast. This might have to do with its Arch Linux underpinnings or the Xfce desktop environment but either way it’s…

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September 27th, 2015 No comments

Manjaro Linux allows you to take advantage of its Arch Linux background and search for software from within the Arch User Repository (AUR). This is a collection of community maintained source code packages that are built and installed on your system (instead of being downloaded as pre-built binaries). Historically this has been a good solution…

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September 23rd, 2015 No comments

While looking around for different distributions to try I stumbled across Manjaro Linux and having never used it before decided that this should be the second stop in the great distro hopping experiment of 2015! I downloaded the Xfce version, as that seems to take priority placement on their website, and got to work installing….

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September 21st, 2015 No comments

I’ve been using elementary OS since I started this little distro hopping adventure and while I have enjoyed my time with this sleek and speedy distribution it is time to move on to the next one. Before completely jumping ship however I would like to just put together some of my brief thoughts on how…

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September 20th, 2015 5 comments

Thunderbird is an excellent e-mail client and has built in e-mail archiving, however one thing that it doesn’t do intuitively is an offline archive. Here’s the situation: you have an IMAP account in Thunderbird and you want to archive some old e-mail offline (take it off of the IMAP server completely). Simply using Thunderbird’s archive…

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September 19th, 2015 No comments

So you’re running elementary OS and want to access the music files you have stored on a Network-attached-storage device within the Music program. Unfortunately while you can easily browse the network and find these files you can’t do so within Music. Luckily there is a solution to this problem! Borrowing heavily from a previous post…

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