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Audiocasts/Shows: mintCast, TLLTS, BSD Now, Choose Linux and Matt Layman

  • mintCast 315.5 – On OggCamp with Les and Dan

    In the second half, we interview Dan and Les about OggCamp and get more than we bargained for. Then, in our security update, we talk about how Chrome’s Incognito mode can be detected. Finally, we share feedback and point out a few things we found interesting this fortnight.

  • The Linux Link Tech Show Episode 822
  • Why Package Managers | BSD Now 312

    Valuable research is often hindered or outright prevented by the inability to install software. This need not be the case.

  • PCLinuxOS + Hugo | Choose Linux 16

    We check out a great tool for learning web development basics, and Distrohoppers brings us mixed experiences. Plus which of the 10 commandments for Linux users we agree with.

  • Celery In A Shiv App - Building SaaS #31

    In this episode, we baked the Celery worker and beat scheduler tool into the Shiv app. This is one more step on the path to simplifying the set of tools on the production server. I started the stream by reviewing the refactoring that I did to conductor/main.py. The main file is used to dispatch to different tools with the Shiv bundle.

Android Leftovers

How the Linux desktop has grown

I first installed Linux in 1993. At that time, you really didn't have many options for installing the operating system. In those early days, many people simply copied a running image from someone else. Then someone had the neat idea to create a "distribution" of Linux that let you customize what software you wanted to install. That was the Softlanding Linux System (SLS) and my first introduction to Linux. My '386 PC didn't have much memory, but it was enough. SLS 1.03 required 2MB of memory to run, or 4MB if you wanted to compile programs. If you wanted to run the X Window System, you needed a whopping 8MB of memory. And my PC had just enough memory to run X. Read more

Android Leftovers