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