LHS Episode #020

Linux MintLinux in the HAM Shack #020 has arrived. This one ran a little bit long so it's been cut into two parts. The second part will wind up being the first half of Episode #022. For this show, we brought in a friend of the show to help us with a discussion of Linux Mint and several amateur radio topics. Thanks to Bill, KA9WKA, for sitting in with us. The amateur radio portion of the discussion is being pushed over to the next show, so be on the lookout for that in a couple of weeks. This time we answer feedback, talk with the live participants in the chatroom and give all the ins and outs of Linux Mint on various platforms, from laptops to desktops to netbooks.

Thanks to all of our listeners for downloading the podcast and sending us your comments and other feedback. We hope it's as much fun for you as it is for us. And remember, leave us an audio comment at +1-888-455-0305 and we'll get you on the podcast. And if you want to participate as KA9WKA did, let us know and we'll set you up.

73 de Russ and Richard

LHS Episode #019: OSCON 2009 Update 1

Hey, eosconveryone. I'm spending the week in San Jose, California at the O'Reilly OSCON conference. Since OSCON is an Open Source convention and has a lot of information about Linux and Open Source, I thought I would bring our listeners a couple of updates from the con. We'll call these supplemental episodes of Linux in the HAM Shack. The second one will be along in a couple of days. Hopefully this will provide a little insight into the conference experience, and I'm going to share as much useful information as I pick up with our listeners. Thanks for downloading, and look for our next live podcast on Tuesday, 7/28 at 8:00pm CDT.

73 de Russ, K5TUX

LHS Episode #018

While Richard is back home in Texas, I came out to San Jose, California for a week of "geeking out." I'm attending the O'Reilly Open Source Convention, learning all I can about Ubuntu, Open Source licensing and patents, cloud computing, system tuning and monitoring and a whole lot more. I hope to put out a couple of short supplemental podcasts for Linux in the HAM Shack giving a little insite into my experiences here and tell a little bit about what I've learned.

As far as Episode #018 is concerned, Richard and I tackled a few questions from listeners. We spent a few minutes trying to keep our thoughts to ourselves about spam e-mail, managing to fail miserably. After that, we talk about some useful ham radio and other miscellaneous add-ons for Firefox that we hope our listeners will find useful. And when no other topics present themselves, our well-oiled machine moves onto an in-depth look at the virtual keyboard and mouse controller called Synergy.

We hope everyone enjoys this edition of the podcast and feels compelled to send in their comments, questions and suggestions for future episodes. Also, don't forget to follow us individually and as a podcast on Twitter, and make sure to leave your audio comments at +1-888-455-0305 so we can include them in upcoming shows.

73 de Russ and Richard

LHS Episode #017

Thanks to our wonderful listeners, we have some great feedback to go through in Episode #017 of Linux in the HAM Shack. After we attempt to address everyone's comments and questions while trying to seem moderately intelligent doing it, I give a short informative segment on Java, Adobe Air and other virtual runtime environments. Then Richard gets down to it, giving a nice description of d-rats, a cross-platform D*STAR application written in Python by KK7DS.

Many thanks as always for subscribing to and downloading the podcast. Feel free to send us any feedback you may have, through e-mail and now through voice mail at +1-888-455-0305 or using the Skype IDs "LeadCrayon" or "KB5JBV". We'd like to put your voice on the air. And most of you are hams out there, so we know you can do it. So until the next live <strike>fiasco</strike> episode, best regards and 73.

Russ and Richard