DLN Xtend - Episode 14

DLN Xtend - Episode 14

Welcome back to DLN Xtend. In this 14th episode, Eric talks about setting up a VPN to connect to his home network as well as more experimentation with JACK audio. Nate discusses transferring his domain to a new registrar and the upcoming move to self hosting his website.

That leads nicely into our announcement this week of DigitalOcean becoming a network-wide sponsor of DLN. All Destination Linux Network shows, including ours, will be taking part. We discuss their introductory offer and how and why we are happy customers.

In Listener Feedback this week, Leviticus suggests we use video for the podcast and we hear from TheAssasin, developer of AppImageLauncher, who answers our questions from episode 11.

The DLN community has been discussing the PinePhone Braveheart edition over on the Discourse forum, testing UBPorts and other distros as well as some software. Many have shared their experiences. Did you buy a PinePhone? How has it been? Come share your thoughts in this thread.

A recent Software Spotlight on Destination Linux covered FreeCAD, a free and open-source general-purpose parametric 3D CAD application. It just so happens Nate is a long time user of FreeCAD and gives us some reasons why he is such a fan.

KDE’s Plasma desktop version 5.18 was recently released and we talk about what’s new and why we like Plasma in general.

Hardware Addicts, a new DLN podcast covering all things hardware, discussed the various cooling solutions and the virtues of each. We discuss our own experiences having both recently built AMD workstations. There is a new segment lead by Wendy Hill covering photography. This week she dives into the different types of cameras (i.e. Point and Shoot, DSLR) and explains what each does.

And finally, Michael Tunnell covers many. many things on each episode of This Week in Linux. He recently brought up ProtonCalendar from ProtonMail. This fills a gap we’ve previously had with using ProtonMail as a true alternative to other mail services that include this functionality.

That’s all for this week. Be sure to stop by DLN’s Discourse, Telegram, Mumble and Discord servers to continue the discussion. More information about this show and other Destination Linux Network shows and creators (like Eric and Nate for example) is available at destinationlinux.network.

Until next time, see yas!

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Thanks again, @EricAdams and @CubicleNate! It’s been a while since I did a build and I’ll look up the latest info when I do one as I think things can change quite a lot fairly quickly in the world of computing. Also a while since I built and setup a website though I understand how highly recommended DigitalOcean are, especially as they’re now supporting all the DLN podcasts, which is fantastic :slight_smile:

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I am not the biggest hardware addict (see what I did there?) but I have always enjoyed building my own desktops. It gives me a chance to research what’s available and really find the sweet spot between price and performance. I tend to get somewhere 5-7 years out of my desktops and they have all been reliable and enjoyable systems. Really a very enjoyable experience.

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