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Linux Distros - Part 1: PCLinuxOS 2011.6

  • Episode 197
  • June 28, 2011
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Robbie and Christa begin our new series taking a look at an assortment of Linux distributions, starting with PCLinuxOS 2011.6 with KDE.

This episode is sponsored in part by: Planet Calypso & Pogoplug.

Topics Covered:

  • Robbie Ferguson, Christa Wells and Hillary Rumball present in studio.
  • Viewer Images of the Week: Congratulations to Agamotto, Rachel and Zabadda!
  • Viewer Question: Apple is being sued, aren't they?
  • The progress of donations toward replacing the defective hardware.
  • Viewer Question: I'd like to do an offline installation of Ubuntu. There won't be any Internet connection. Is this possible? Would I just have to install the updates when I am at home?
  • Viewer Question: I'd like to build an unRAID server with the 14 hard drives I have. Will the heat generation be too much for a standard computer case? Do I have to buy something more professional?
  • Understanding the fault tollerance of a single parity drive, and the risks associated with larger (many drives) arrays.
  • The basics of what unRAID is and how it can be used to build a massive storage device.
  • Using a hot-swappable drive cage to build your unRAID array using a standard computer chassis.
  • Viewer Question: New motherboards seem to come with only one PS/2 port; so how do you plugin both a PS/2 keyboard and mouse?
  • Viewer Question: What's $2.70 in UK Pounds?
  • Using Google to convert numbers, currencies, temperatures, etc.
  • Viewer Question: Is there a reliable Twitter client for Windows 7 64-bit? I've heard Seesmic and Tweetdeck don't work in 64-bit Windows 7, so I'm having to use Twitter through my browser.
  • Using Seesmic Web in Prism to mimic the Seesmic application on a non-compatible computer.
  • Robbie mentions eyeOS as a good web-based application example.
  • Viewer Question: I watched your tutorial on Synergy, but can't get it to work. What needs to be connected to my guest computer? Just ethernet? Or does it need a monitor too?
  • Top stories from the Category5.TV Newsroom
  • Hillary talks about her upcoming review of the Liquid Image Offroad Camera Mask.
  • Feature: Linux Distros - Part 1: PCLinuxOS 2011.6
  • Robbie and Christa take a look at PCLinuxOS 2011.6 running KDE.
  • The basics: what is Linux?
  • Versions of included software in PCLinuxOS 2011.6.
  • LibreOffice Manager saves space in the PCLinuxOS 2011.6 distribution by allowing the user to quickly and easily install LibreOffice using the Internet once their PCLinuxOS system is already setup.
  • The ease of installing PCLinuxOS 2011.6.
  • Setting the display resolution on PCLinuxOS 2011.6 KDE.
  • Testing the out-of-the-box user experience on PCLinuxOS 2011.6.
  • PCLinuxOS 2011.6 has Flash capabilities right out of the box.
  • The clean, well-organized Linux Applications menu vs Windows' cluttered Programs menu.
  • PCLinuxOS 2011.6 includes an extremely easy-to-use personal firewall.
  • Installing applications on PCLinux OS 2011.6.
  • Looking at the PCLinuxOS Applications menu and how it is organized into software categories.
  • PCLinuxOS includes XChat IRC, which you can use to chat in the Category5.TV chat room.
  • Activating (unlocking) widgets on your PCLinuxOS 2011.6 desktop.
  • How many times can Robbie say "Linux" in 10 minutes?
  • Viewer Question: Can we see Christa's desktop?

Links to Relevant Web Sites:

  • Host: Robbie Ferguson
  • Co-Host: Christa Wells

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