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Episode 224 — Linux for Little Ones

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Category5 Technology TV Episode 224 5/5 with 1 vote


Originally aired on January 3rd, 2012.

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.
  • Christa will be going back to school, effective immediately. And her classes are on Tuesdays.
  • Robbie unboxes and demonstrates the effectiveness of the Star Trek Enterprise Pizza Cutter from ThinkGeek.
  • Viewer Question: Is that Robbie's new Christmas cardigan?
  • The co-host / guest computer is fried; a capacitor on the motherboard exploded.
  • Viewer Question: Could you elaborate on the filesystem and usage in the Linux terminal?
  • Linux - a free Desktop operating system to replace Microsoft Windows.
  • The power of mountpoints in Linux: improving performance by placing various parts of the OS on different hard drives.
  • Viewer Question: I've installed Ubuntu 11.04 on my 4GB thumb drive, but I keep running out of space. In particular I see a lot of thumbnail generation which results in tons of extra files. Is there something like ccleaner for Linux so I can get this cleaned up?
  • Obtaining and using Computer Janitor to clean up old packages that may be taking up space on your Linux installation.
  • Viewer Question: If someone wanted to get their own computer business started, what kind of training would you recommend to get started?
  • Viewer Question: I downloaded Debian and can't figure out which download to grab. Which one did you use?
  • Feature: Setting up Qimo on your Linux desktop (especially Ubuntu-based), so your kids can login to their own Qimo-based account while still maintaining your own user account with your favorite desktop.
  • How much space Qimo will take up on your hard drive.
  • Setting up a user account specifically for your kids, and setting it up to automatically load Qimo when your kids login.
  • Placing new applications (such as Super Tux Kart) on your Qimo menu.
  • Setting Super Tux Kart to fullscreen mode so it always loads fullscreen.
  • Adding a logout button to the Qimo dock.
  • Changing User Privileges on your kids' account so they don't have access to things they shouldn't.
  • Making it so your kids don't need to use a password to login to Qimo.
  • Tali Talks Tech: Tali (6) uses Qimo to launch Super Tux Kart and Tux Paint, and draws a picture. She finds Qimo to be really easy to use, and really enjoyed the experience.
  • Viewer Comment: Tali's so cute.
  • Christa's upcoming schooling.
  • Viewer Question: Why is Ubuntu including Libre Office now instead of OpenOffice?
  • Viewer Question: I'm having a problem with SAMBA shares in Linux. I set it up okay but then after a reboot I have to set it up again. Any hints?


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