Episode 15

Helping New Linux Users, Linux Audio - JACK and Reaper, PinePhone Braveheart and UBports, Rolling vs. Fixed Releases, Proprietary Software and Dual Booting | DLN Xtend


March 1st, 2020

42 mins 11 secs

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About this Episode

Welcome to DLN Xtend Episode 15. This time, some acquaintances of Nate have asked him for help getting started with Linux and helping his son with an electronics engineering course. Eric goes deeper into Linux audio with JACK and Reaper.

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Dalton Durst from the UBports project was a guest host on Destination Linux. They discussed the PinePhone Braveheart edition and how UBports was progressing on the device. We, of course, couldn't be happier about the prospect of a Linux smartphone.

On the Ask Noah show, Noah doesn't see a place for rolling release distros. We disagree and think they serve a need just as fixed release distributions do.

Jason Evangehlo of Linux for Everyone covers the negativity surrounding proprietary software and dual booting. It's an attitude that bothers us as well.

That's all for this week. Be sure to stop by DLN's Discourse, Telegram, Mumble and Discord servers to continue the discussion. More information about this show and other Destination Linux Network shows and creators (like Eric and Nate for example) is available at destinationlinux.network.

Until next time, see yas!