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The Mind Tech Podcast: Episode 12

May 29th, 2013

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Lightweight Linux

Hosted by Gareth Davies and Joe Ressington

The Mind Tech Podcast is your weekly dose of tech, privacy, security and conspiracy.

Each week we’ll talk about the very latest tech news and the continued threats to internet freedom.

Mind Tech News:

Police tap social media in wake of London attack

WikiLeaks tears apart 'We Steal Secrets' documentary in full annotated transcript

Confidential report lists U.S. weapons system designs compromised by Chinese cyberspies

Wis. child-porn suspect ordered to decrypt files

 

Lightweight Desktop Linux 

Full featured Linux distros like Linux MintUbuntu, or Fedora are an ideal alternative to Windows or Mac OS X on a modern laptop or desktop computer but not everyone is fortunate enough to have the latest hardware so sometimes a lighter alternative might be more suitable. There are loads of Linux distros out there and a lot of them can be run on extremely old hardware, often with surprising success. This is a summary of some of the lightweight Linux distros and desktop environments that I’ve tried.

Desktop Environments

The main full featured (or big and bloated) desktop environments are Cinnamon (first developed for use in Linux Mint), Mate (a fork of Gnome 2), Gnome 3 (default in Fedora), Unity (first developed and used in Ubuntu) and KDE. I might go into why I don’t use any of those at some point in the future but for now I will be ignoring them.

For the Full Breakdown (including screenshots) head over to Joe's Blog HERE

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  1. Rob #
    May 30, 2013

    Great show again, I was using tiny core for the last few days and was fine till I needed to put the journey inward I download onto my mp3. I will sort that I’m shore and if so will let you know.

    Joe thanks for the raspberry pi tip about the network will lookin to that too.

    Rob

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