Linux For The Rest Of Us #124 – Google Tips

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A Linux podcast for anyone even remotely interested in Linux!

With Steve McLaughlin, the Door to Door Geek and Cody Cooper

Episode 124 Show Notes


Basic Basic – “How to use Google”



Thanks Dann Washko (

it’s ok to settle, just be willing to tweak

ChrUbuntu base desktop might be slow on your default install, so load a different desktop

sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop

sudo apt-get install lubuntu-desktop

sudo apt-get install awesome

or any other desktop (DE = Desktop environment)


Other Window Managers – Here is a list of other window managers.


Other Desktop Environments – Here is a list of other desktop environments.



Canonical offers guide for porting Ubuntu Touch to run on most Android devices – The Samsung Galaxy S III may not be the only non-Nexus phone running Ubuntu Touch Preview for long. Canonical has posted instructions for porting Ubuntu Touch to run on pretty much any Android phone or tablet.



MRI image analysis – How about full-scale state-of-the-art medical image processing on the Raspberry Pi?



OpenArena for Raspberry Pi – Today we approved OpenArena for the Raspberry Pi.





Descent|OS – Descent|OS is an up and coming Linux distribution that is designed with every user in mind. Whether you are an experienced Linux user, or are new to computers, or someone who just wants a good-looking and functional desktop, Descent|OS can fit your needs.



9 of the Best Free Linux Terminal Emulators – A terminal emulator is computer software which emulates a dumb video terminal within some other display architecture.


The Complete Guide To Configure Terminator Terminal Emulator Layouts – Terminator is an advanced terminal emulator supports multiple terminals layouts, arranging terminals and change its sizes in a single window layout.



ok non-steam Linux gaming site – The goal of this project is to act as a showcase of the best Linux games (not all games, just the good ones), raise awareness of Linux as a gaming platform and provide an easy way to install all these games, in an aesthetically pleasing, feature-rich and easy to use environment.



Cheech and Chong computing – Why do I call it Cheech and Chong computing, because they do not need no stinking disk drives. What we did was to remove every drive on the system but still eventuallly had the computer working!




Use zsync to update existing .iso images (alpha, beta or RC -> final)



Zealz GK802 quad-core mini PC can run Android, Ubuntu – The Zealz GK802 is a tiny PC with a Freescale i.MX6 quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of storage. It’s designed so that you can plug the stick-sized computer into your TV to surf the web, stream video, and run apps on a big screen.



Pwn Pad – A commercial grade penetration testing tablet which provides professionals an unprecedented ease of use in evaluating wired and wireless networks.






Rob writes:


Hey Cody and Door! I’ve been running Ubuntu 12.10 for a while now and I have learned a great deal about .deb packages. Are there any differences between .deb’s and .rpm’s packages?


Forever a listener, Rob


Hello Rob


Yeah, it is like…. hmmm


The difference between car fuel types, unleaded gas and diesel fuel are both fuel for cars but the car determines which fuel you need, the same applies with this


Redhat based distros need rpm packages, like redhat, opensuse, fedora yada yada


Debian based distros need deb packages, like debian, ubuntu, linuxmint yadayada


Now you can install a rpm on a debian based system with a piece of software called alien, but it is always suggested to try and find the correct package for your distro



Stephen McLaughlin



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