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Larry Bushey
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Did you know that Charles Tendell has his own radio show? Yep. He's on 1690 AM, KDMT Denver's Money Talk. And I was a guest on his show tonight. Yep. I'm back on live radio. Here is Charles' website. Watch to see when he posts the recording of tonight's show... or just subscribe to his podcast. Yep. He has one of those, too!

http://thecharlestendellshow.com/
US Nuclear program still runs on floppy disk and its going to cost 60 Billion dollars a year to maintain it. With Nathan Evans as the guest http://www.cnn.com/2016/05/26/us/pentagon-floppy-disks-nuclear/ http://www.popzara.com Read More. June 1, 2016. Charles_Hacked_640-on-air ...
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The final, fully produced episode is now available on Internet Archive. It's amazing what audio production tools on Linux can do! (Note: It won't be available in iTunes, Stitcher or other podcast distribution sites until July.)

Here is the mp3 file for early, direct download. Creative Commons Licensed: CC BY 4.0 http://www.archive.org/download/glp303/glp303.mp3

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Our listener feedback episode will be a little late this month due to a website outage. We'll have it out early next week. In the meantime, here is a new Article I wrote that you might find interesting.
Practical information for Linux users, and for computer users leaving Windows and 'going Linux'.
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Thanks Larry, May have to try Mubuntu (Mate' Ubuntu) on my Dell D630 laptop that gets only 2.5 hours on a 6 cell battery. Don't know it I can turn brightness as far down as you do. I run 80% and begin to squint at 75%.
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+Larry Bushey I tried it once, and it wouldn't install. They suggest putting it into a VM.  I suppose if there was some weirdo application that would work in it, in a VM on a Linux machine, it might prove useful to someone.  (Hmm...)  Nope. I can't see myself really needing it. I've already got an XP VM for whatever... That really isn't worth the loss of disk space. I still have a machine or two that can boot into window for those weird times there's a need for it. Like once every blue moon.  I'm in Windows at work all day, and welcome booting into something I Like when I get home. 
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Free radio for everything you do. Store 50,000 tracks from your personal collection. Subscribe for on-demand access to 35 million songs and offline listening.
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Mine, too. But these links still don't work on mobile... At least, they don't work on my Android phone
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This article from System76 could apply to anyone installing a second hard drive in a laptop or desktop running a Linux distribution with the Disks application installed. +System76
Official directions to set up an extra drive to mount automatically.
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Nice article, Joe!
Ubuntu MATE 16.04 is the first Long-Term Support release for an upstart project that is quietly revolutionizing the Linux desktop experience by combining proven technology with cutting-edge innovation. It promises to provide both new and experienced Linux users with a dynamic, yet solid desktop operating system that will keep pace with the ever-changing trends in+ Read More
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+Martin Wimpress I'm confident I tried that Martin, as I tried everything I knew to do. I also tried a couple of other 15.10 'buntus, and the computer and they didn't get along well with them, either, though the Mate was the only one that I could find no way to adjust the UI.

I'm a fan of the UbuntuUK podcast and think your vision for Ubuntu Mate is excellent.  
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Ubuntu MATE: Improving the computing experience -- at least for me.
 
Our listener feedback episode will be a little late this month due to a website outage. We'll have it out early next week. In the meantime, here is a new Article I wrote that you might find interesting.
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Agree with you completely! I'm lovin' it!
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Yes, the website is down. I am working with Site5 to determine why and when it will be up. It went down on April 27 during what appears to be a migration to a new server. I will post here when it is back up.
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Thanks to Luke K at +Site5 we are back in operation!
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OK, so MY weekend project, +Ken Leyba, was converting officially from Mint 17.3 to Ubuntu MATE 16.04 on my podcast production machine, a System76 Galago Ultrapro. Observations so far:

* The MATE desktop is a joy to use.
* 40% improved battery life!
* Bluetooth connection to Sony headphones works a little differently than under Mint Cinnamon.
* Don't have theMaker working yet.
* Everything else works perfectly.

Still a work in progress. 
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Installed Ubuntu Mate on my brother's old laptop last weekend. The install went very well. After the reboot the WiFi failed though. Removing then reinstalling the firmware fixed the problem. It's a single core processor that's 64 bit capable. I was very impressed with the performance. It ran beautifully even with Compize enabled. I needed to go with the 64 bit version since Google are no longer supporting 32 bit versions of Chrome :-( and my brother runs his business on Google products.
Moving my own laptop to Ubuntu Mate next.
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Great suggestion, +Randy Noseworthy! I wonder if Brother has a site like HP's http://www.hpconnected.com that lets you setup Google Cloud Print (ePrint for HP printers) instead of having to use the Windows-based tool.
 
+Larry Bushey +Larry Bushey (Wow, I'm talking to twins!!)

RE: Going Linux #296, Dominic and his Brother Printer. 
Another possible solution for him, if he's keeps a Window's machine around, is to hook the Printer up to the Window's box, and add the printer to Google Cloud Print.  

Print to the printer via Cloud print?  Hmm...  But he'd have to be able to print whatever it is he wants to print via Chrome I think. 

Not helpful if he's trying to print directly from GIMP, I suppose. 
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Would also make a difference if the printer is a WiFi printer or standard USB connected.  
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When you buy a new computer with Windows or OSX pre-installed, you have to deal with planned obsolescence, a 'feature'that is so prevalent with proprietary software today. When you replace that limiting OS with Linux, you will have a powerful, modern computer that can be used and updated and upgraded for years without trouble and without cost.
Practical information for Linux users, and for computer users leaving Windows and 'going Linux'.
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I run it on all my "modern" computers. This 9 year old Dell keeps up just fine with my work provided nicely equipped Lenovo CAD machine running Windows with any basic tasks. Web browsing, file management, drive synchronizing, all much snappier on the old Dell. 
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Listener Tony was having trouble with 3D rendering on Mint Cinnamon. Richard suggested installing the MATE desktop and using it instead. This article describes just how to do that graphically rather than via the command line. (By the way, the command is: sudo apt-get install mint-meta-mate)
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+Larry Bushey Well, you'd find today's hilarious.  Maybe.  

Question: should you tell your friends to buy an iPad Mini, Midi, Maxi, iMac 27, 12" MacBook, 13" MBPro, 15" MBPro?

Answer: Yes.  Get 'em all !
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I am the creator and host of the Going Linux Podcast. As a technology advocate, I use my communication and facilitation skills to help computer users build their confidence and competence with alternative technologies, such as open source software, and with mainstream commercial applications as well.

My broad background in professional training, technology management, management and sales gives me a unique perspective on using today's technology to get things done. Creator, producer and host of a top-rated Internet audio program, I have been helping computer users on-line since 2005, with practical, day-to-day advice on how to use their personal technology.

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