mintCast – Episode 7

Written by Clem on Tuesday, February 17th, 2009 @ 2:45 pm | Main Topics

Charles Olsen and the mintCast team published another episode of their podcast. Happy listening everyone!

In this episode:

  • The News (Linux Mint 6 x64 Edition, KDE 4.2.0, Wine 1.1.15, Microsoft updates forcing an extension into Firefox, Debian 5.0, Linux Genuine Advantage)
  • Main Story: Linux in your pocket (USB stick, Unetbootin)
  • Review: Sony PRS505 digital book reader
  • Tip: KVM switches and unplugged monitors during installation
  • Website of the Week: http://www.thewebsiteisdown.com/

To subscribe to this podcast use the following address: http://mintcast.org/podcasts-only/rss2.aspx

For more information about this podcast please visit http://mintcast.org/

If you want to contribute to the podcast or join their mailing list, please visit https://launchpad.net/~linuxmint-podcast-project

Direct link to the podcast: http://media.podcastingmanager.com/9/2/2/8/4/157612-148229/Media/mintCast007.mp3

Shownotes: http://mintcast.org/2009/02/16/mintcast-episode-7.aspx

9 Responses to “mintCast – Episode 7”

  1. Clem Says:

    - I really enjoyed the website of this week :)

    - I use KVM switches too, one annoying thing for me (I have one screen per box, I only switch away the mouse and keyboard) is that most BIOS won’t let the computer boot without an attached keyboard.

    - Linux in your pocket. I thought I would just mention that on-disk.com now offers persistent Linux Mint flash drives.

  2. Borsook Says:

    @Clem – what BIOS is that? Most that I know allow setting the option “halt on errors” to “none” and thus you can boot without keyboard.

  3. Kamiyay Says:

    @Clem why not give Synergy a try? http://synergy2.sourceforge.net/

  4. neutrix Says:

    The video on the website main page made me laugh. Nice episode!

  5. Clem Says:

    Borsook: I’ll check that out, thanks.
    Kamiyay: I’ll check that out too. :)

  6. John Says:

    Charles,

    Should “gnome” be pronounced with a silent “g” as in the mythical characters of fairy tales? Or, I read somewhere that it might be “gee-nome”. Since I knew no different I have always gone with the fairytale version. Just sounds funny “g-nome”.

    BTW, I love the podcasts.

    John

  7. Charles Olsen Says:

    John: I think the proper pronunciation of Gnome is Gah-nome, or something like that. The G is supposed to be spoken. But I — like some of the other podcasters I listen to — think it sounds dumb, so I just use the classic pronunciation with a silent G.

    I love Gnome (even more so after trying KDE again), but I don’t like the official pronunication of the term.

    Thanks,

    Charles

  8. Dan Says:

    kvm switches make things alot easier


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