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Episode 218 — Linux Distros - Part 4: Linux Mint 12

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Originally aired on November 22nd, 2011.

Starring: Robbie Ferguson and Christa Wells.

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This episode is sponsored in part by: Liquid Image, Garden Gate Farms, Planet Calypso & Pogoplug.

Topics Covered:

  • Robbie Ferguson and Christa Wells present live from the Category5 studios in Barrie, Ontario.
  • Robbie got the date right.
  • Viewer Testimonials
  • Where Robbie sees Category5 going in the future.
  • Giveaway: A Brother MFC printer from Brother Canada.
  • Viewer Question: Is there a way to import my Outlook PST file into Zimbra?
  • Viewer Question: How can I set ID3 tags on my music in Linux, particularly multiple songs at once with common information.
  • Using EasyTag to add ID3 tags to your music both manually and automatically from the filenames.
  • Viewer Question: Are there any good audio equalizers for Ubuntu Linux?
  • Installing the System-wide pulseaudio-equalizer in Ubuntu Linux with help from WebUpd8:{code}sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8 sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install pulseaudio-equalizer{/code}
  • The danger of Phishing attacks.
  • Feature: Linux Mint 12 "Lisa" RC preview.
  • The issue with Gnome 3 and the users who prefer the Gnome 2.32 interface.
  • Introducing the Mint Gnome Shell Extension (MGSE) to give Gnome 3 a more familiar feel.
  • Linux Mint 12 doesn't run very well on our demo system in "Gnome" mode.
  • Using Linux Mint 12 with the MATE desktop environment, which is a young fork of Gnome 2.32.
  • Moving your panels around in MATE to create a more familiar interface.
  • Robbie's impression of Linux Mint 12 with MATE.
  • The applications included with Linux Mint 12 RC (DVD Version).
  • Using Déjà Dup (included with most modern Linux distributions including Linux Mint 12) to backup your home folder in Linux.
  • Where to store your backups, and where not to store your backups.
  • The amazing Pogoplug device.
  • Click Race - Congratulations to tordeu and JVSCC who each win a Pogoplug device.
  • Robbie reminisces about rapidfire controllers.

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