Episode 150. We start in this video with a fresh install of VirtualBox on Windows 10. We look through the different options in VirtualBox and go through the steps to install an Ubuntu VM with the VirtualBox Guest Additions. This video goes into detail not generally covered in my install videos. Great for beginners.

Please Note: The steps taken in this video are going to be the same whether your physical computer is running Linux, macOS, Windows or BSD. The common factor here is VirtualBox.

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Episode 149. We install Debian 10 Buster and take a look around on the Cinnamon desktop.

Initial Lynis Score: 70

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Episode 148. We take a look at Daphile, a Linux appliance distribution aimed at turning a PC or Mac into a CD ripping and audio file-sharing system.

Daphile Web Page:
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Episode 147. Collectl is a monitoring utility that can be run interactively or as a daemon in the background. This video looks at just a few of the options available with this tool.

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Episode 146. An early preview of Ubuntu 19.10 Eoan Ermine.

Lynis Scores:
After Fresh Install: 69
After SSH Install: 66
After hardening system: 81

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Episode 145. Today we're looking at KDE NEON which is a "showcase" distribution for KDE, while avoiding being confused as the "official" KDE Distribution.

Lynis Score of 69 based on: running all the updates and having separate partitions for / /var /tmp and /home. Beyond these steps that were taken during installation, there have only been a few pieces of software installed, and updates run.

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Episode 144. We talk about the release of the Raspberry Pi 4 and what can be expected from this amazing little piece of kit.

Also, we talk briefly about the videos to be released the remainder of the week.

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Episode 143. Take a look at Scrcpy, a free utility for Linux, macOS and Windows that allows you to view and interact with you android device.


Mobile apps mentioned in the video:
PT Design
Wifi Man
Service Br
Invoice Ninja
IP Calculator
Easy IP Subnet

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Episode 142. Installing Zorin OS 15 and running a Lynis security scan.

Lynis Hardening Index out of the box is 58.

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Episode 140. In this episode we spin up a Portainer Docker container and take a look around the interface. This is definitely a tool to pay attention to, especially for Docker beginners.

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Episode 138. We run through the installation of Docker Community Edition on Linux and the install of Docker desktop on macOS.

Note: To install Docker on Windows 10, you need a Pro or Enterprise version.

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Just a short video to give a little bit of my background and a call to action for my viewers to help shape the future of the channel. Please take the poll that is in the video so that I can better fit the video topics to your needs.

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Episode 137. In this episode, we look at Freespire. As you may know, Freespire is the free version of Lindows. It may have a bit of a checkered history (including a $20 million settlement with Redmond), it does have some interesting touches.

Freespire 4.8 was released on May 2, 2019.

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Episode 136. In this episode, we go through the install and look around Zorin OS 12.4.

Episode 133. We take a look at tasksel and what it can do for you. We will use the TUI (Text User Interface) to install LAMP components and also look at the command line options that are available


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Episode 132. In this episode, we look at Linux log files and how to view them. We use commands such as head, tail, less and grep to manipulate the logs in different ways.

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Quick video giving an update of some problems that have been plaguing me lately. I also do an unboxing of the Wyze Sense kit. To round out the video, we go over a few commands that make it easy to get information from a Linux system. These commands (other than dmesg) may not be available by default on other *nix systems.

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#wyze #dmesg #lspci #lsusb #lscpu

Episode 130. We take a look at the newly released Pop!_OS 19.04, which is based on Ubuntu 19.04 #Pop!_OS

An update going into the end of April 2019. We talk about some upcoming videos and a series of software update that have been released in the last week.

Special thanks to Steven Briggs of Briggs Financial for donating towards my purchase of an Elgato Stream Deck. You can find Steven at https:/

Episode 128. In this video we resize the virtual hard disk on the VortexBox 2.5 beta appliance from the original 8 GB to 15 GB.

Episode 127. In this episode, we explore using Clonezilla to create an image of a Windows 10 Virtual Machine in VIrtualBox. In an upcoming video, we will use this image to restore into another Virtual Machine.

Episode 126. Utilizing Linux Mint and macOS, we take a look at environment variables on *nix systems.

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Episode 125. The ip command in Linux is rapidly replacing the older ifconfig command. In this video, we go through a few examples based on an article listed below.


Episode 124. In the second installment in this short series, we look at options you have for upgrading to Windows 10, running it in the cloud or as a virtual machine.

The bottom line is that you should do your homework and make the best decision for your specific needs

Window 7 EOL Countdown timer:

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Episode 122. In the first part of a 2 part series, we explore the measure one should take when preparing to move away from Windows 7. We talk about backups, creating boot media, and steps to take after your new OS is installed.

Other useful videos to reference:

Linux Lite 4.4:

MX Linux:

Solus Budgie 4.0:

Manjaro Linux:


Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:

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