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64 – All About Linux w/ The Linux Experiment

Gabriel Custodiet speaks with Nick of The Linux Experiment about all things Linux. They talk about the history of Linux and which distro to pick. They discuss whether LTS is a good idea, whether Linux needs an antivirus, gaming on Linux, and the best way to install programs on Linux Mint. They also discuss Nick’s high-level view of the troubling and restrictive direction that software is moving in.

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0:00 – Introduction 1:24– The Linux epiphany 5:08 – How widely used is Linux? 8:44 – How do Windows and macOS track us? 12:28 – Where to start with Linux distributions? 17:40 – Linux Mint and desktop environments 20:45 – LTS (Long Term Support) a good idea? 22:42 – Does Linux need an antivirus? 24:24 – Linux will inevitably give you hardware problems? 28:16 – Updating with Linux 30:11 – PC gaming on Linux? 32:26 – How do we install programs on Linux Mint? 38:02 – What is a repository? 38:33 – What are Flatpacks and are they the future? 43:30 – What is the Linux Kernel? 46:19 – Should we always update Kernel and version? 47:45 – The demise of Firefox? And the dangers of Chromium. 50:14 – Use popular Linux distro for anonymity? 51:57 – What is “The Everything App” approach to software? 55:15 – The false progress of smart technology 59:24 – Linux resources and final thoughts

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