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Locked into Outlook on Linux

Today L writes, I use LinuxMint MATE on a 2nd pc dual booting with Ubuntu Unity 14.04 (soon to be MATE 16.04) but my main pc runs Windows 8.1 (pardon the expression…) The only thing keeping me from ditching Windows is that i use Outlook 2010 and have many .PST files with email, calendar, and… Read more »

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Linux Audio Podcast Software

Today Ole writes, Hi Matt, I have checked out the list of software on Datamation, but I did not find much more than audacity for recording podcasts, can you please help me? I need good recording software and a program for making the podcast feed, thanks. Hi Ole, The good news is that you asked… Read more »

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A Quick Comparison of Ubuntu MATE vs Linux Mint MATE

Today John writes: I’m really liking the new Ubuntu-MATE 16.04 and strongly considering switching over to it after the official LTS comes out. I’m currently using LinuxMint-MATE and really liked it, but the look of Ubuntu-MATE takes me back to my early Ubuntu days. How do I explain to those in my Linux SIG why… Read more »

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What’s The Difference Between GNOME, Unity And MATE?

Today Skip writes… I’ve been using Ubuntu (with a NVIDIA card of some sort) for ten years now, but I’ve NEVER understood the difference between Gnome (I thought I liked that), Unity, and MATE(THREE thumbs UP!). Is there a simple explanation?   Boy Skip, this is a tall order. I’ll do my best though. MATE… Read more »

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There Is No Chrome For Pi

Today, Victor asks… Hi Matt, I have the Raspian OS installed on a Raspberry pi 2 and been trying to install the Google Chrome browser on it. I been trying apt-get, dpkg, but I get an error message, I understand that the OS is an embedded OS but what command should I use? Sadly Victor,… Read more »

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How To Set Up a Recipe Server

Today Gary asked… Would you mind doing a walk-through on how to setup a file server, perhaps alongside my existing media server (movies and music) from a fairly new Linux user perspective. Will different types of servers coexist without problems? I would like to setup a file server for recipes so that my wife could… Read more »

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Old iMac Ubuntu Studio Installation

On September 3rd, 2015 Joseph asked… Hi Matt, I have the opportunity to install Linux at work on a 5 year old iMac rarely used due to its age. My gut tells me I should go with Ubuntu Studio as it has access to just about every type of creative and office software imaginable upon… Read more »

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How to Setup SSH Keys on a Linux System

On September 9th, 2015 Chris L. asked… Hello Matt and the Freedom Penguin staff! I have a question about generating RSA public and private keys under Linux. Is there a Linux/Open Source equivalent to PuTTYgen? A PuTTY GUI is available in Ubuntu GNOME 15.04 (what I am using), but is there a PuTTYgen GUI that… Read more »

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Recommended Linux Distro

On August 10th, 2015 Jory asked… I’ve taken on Linux a few times, tried everything from Ubuntu to Mint, even tried setting up and running Gentoo on my own. In the end however, I always default back to Windows. I don’t know if it’s because I’m an avid gamer and installing games on Linux can… Read more »