jwplinux's Podcast
Weekly or BiWeekly Linux talk Show. This Linux Podcast will cover things I have tried and what types of things I like to do.










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Just some short notes about what I have been doing lately with linux and open source.

Ubuntu 12.04 and Ubuntu 14.04 are mentioned.  CENTOS 6.4 32-bit is mentioned along with Puppy Linux Precise edition and Mint 16 with Mate


Hope you have a great day

Direct download: jwp_linux_podcast_update.mp3
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Hi Mint Fans I wish I could say I was loving Mint 12 I like Mint 10 a lot more.

Still run it :)

The Gnome 3 was too much for netbook I had to put XFCE4 on it.

Direct download: A0311205.mp3
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Hi Guys I have been busy since Ogg Camp.

Short shoe for an update :)

Take care

Direct download: A0291122.mp3
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Using Debian 6.0 with Virtural Box 4.01

Hi Everyone I installed Debain 6.0 on my virtural box.

It was very challenging with my limited knowledge of Xorg.

Kind Regards


Direct download: A0260728.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00pm EDT

Hi everyone, I looked at the Pinguy linux and it was great.  Very Clean and Fast will all the software and codexs right there.

Direct download: A0230706.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:27pm EDT

Hi Everyone hope this note finds you well.

Today I am talking about my IRiver H10 that I have with Rockbox.

I had some issues with performance of my H10 I went to the forums and the answers were there.

Direct download: A0220602.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:00am EDT

Rolling Release

Over the years both at work and at home I have wanted a rolling release method on Debian. I was very happy that the Linux Mint folks made the LXDE version on Debian. To my surprise on two different machines I have had issues with this. The first was that Gpodder would not work on my standard normal Netbook – Thus Linux Mint Julia was installed and I am really in Love with that version it does everything well. I also tried it on my older think pad 1GB very old Intel processor and it installed but says something about broken packages and will not update or show me what do. So it is about over for that as well.

I heard on Distro watch that Debian might do a stable rolling release I hope so.


Direct download: A0180524.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:54am EDT

Puppy Linux Review

I have used Puppy Linux for a number of years. It has always been small and easy to use. The version 5.25 is no exception to the rule. It also the the most beautiful Puppy Linux ever that came out in standard form. Barry has done an excellent job.

I put it on my 1GB USB Stick that I use to fix broken windows computers at work and those of friends in the Heidelberg/Karlsruhe area of Southern Germany.

Gparted works well and the system resource application is very good.

In the rare case that I have an Internet Cafe that allows me to boot to it. “Which has happened in Frankfurt down town it work really well.

On this stick I also have a small collection of portable aps tools as well.

There is also a long term support Puppy that is not a pretty as the current one. But long term is long term.

Direct download: A0170524.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:45am EDT

Hi having some issues with the Asus 701 4G and its hard drive being too small

Blog at jwp5.wordpress.com





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Notes at jwp5.wordpress.com


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Category:general -- posted at: 12:18pm EDT

another update about my devices.  please see jwp5.wordpress.com



Direct download: A0101106.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:03am EDT

Hi just a short not about what I am doing in linux.

I hope all is ok with each of you.

sorry but did it on my lst gen I phone and I will go forward learning how to make it ogg as a project.


got feed back the podcast file was bad.

I checked converted it to mp3

Direct download: 20101030_191555.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:58am EDT

Good Day everyone, I ran Android 1.6 off the Asus 701.

I had saw the demo of it on the Linux Action show and thought to give it a try.

The boot time was very fast.

The keyboard commands the Homekey or windows key and the esc button are real important.

The browser speed is the fastest I have ever experienced.

Video worked fine.

I could not figure out how to connect to a network share.

Other than that it worked great. 

Direct download: A0080315.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:17pm EDT

Hi everyone been gone a while looking forward to the new Ubuntu.

The new adroid stuff looks great.


Hope to start tickering soon.



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I installed ubuntu and  wanted to test if my disk worked our not.  I googled and found a tool called smartctl.  Initalled it and it worked fine.
Direct download: A0051204.mp3
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Want to try out linux, bsd or unix listen to this one.
The history of linux a bit of FSF in the mix.

I did not know that linux was so linked to fsf richard stallman.
But it seems true.

GNU and GPL are covered

What is GNU
What is GPL
What is GNU Linux is also covered
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Basic Review of Rockbox 3.5
LXDE review
Ebooks Reviewed
CloneZilla Reviewed
What about windows 7 starter editon?

Direct download: A0041110.mp3
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The D-Link DNS-323 is a great project router

Direct download: A0031102.mp3
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Older Risc PC's in the U.K. video problems and the open risc project.
Very interesting - open non AMD or intel hardware. Open Risc Website information.  www.riscosopen.org

Direct download: A0021102.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:15pm EDT

A short news podcast new AMD cpu new names
Direct download: A0011028.mp3
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In this podcast I review the portable aps choice to add freeware to the portable aps suite and I have added Lupo Pen suite to my USB And SD cards.

Now there is just about no reason to install hardware in your C: drive to your windows XP, Visa or windows 7.

With these two software suites you have just about total coverage to include games. 

Direct download: pensuitepodcast.mp3
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In Wolverhampton U.K. Ogg Camp and there was a wedding.  No it was not as good as the OLF wedding but still it was a wedding.

They played this music at the front door and it was really great.

Direct download: theoggcampwedding.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:14pm EDT

The Open Street Map Class at Ogg Camp and how the Open Street Map Project.  Working and doing he project.

Direct download: A0051025.mp3
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The first 12 minutes or so of the Ogg Camp.
A poor recording as I was in the back of the room.
But it names the sponsors and has a very UK sound to it.
I have no content in this one.

Direct download: A0041025.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:05pm EDT

A short Review of the format of the

TLLTS - Linux Unfiltered PodCast

They ask for a brief review of there podcast and how to make it better.

Direct download: A0031012.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:02pm EDT

An Exciting look at Monitors that connect to USB on the EEE PC.
The Sony 505 Ebook Reader.

Direct download: A0021005.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:59am EDT

I installed a new remix of Fedora with all the codexs and cool stuff preinstalled.  It has funny hotdog kind of logo when you log in or out
Direct download: A0011003.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:01pm EDT

Hi I looked again into Slackware 13 on the desk top with my basement computer and I have found it to be very good.  Very nice for light use systems with little or no requirement for package managers.  It really works well.  No problems with it.

I got everything ready for Lugradio live 2009 and Ogg camp.
Looking forward to a few days in England.

Direct download: 1oct2009podcastjwplinuxandopensorce.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:37pm EDT

Hi the Zipit2 hack is really interesting and I am wanting to try it.
It looks to be the nokia internet tablet for about 40 bucks or so.
All you would have to add would be a RSS Reader
Direct download: A0020929.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:36pm EDT

Hi everyone I did a happy birthday to unix short one.
Direct download: A0010929.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:35pm EDT

A talk with a teen ager about computers and linux brief talk about how other folks look at open source and why apple works so well with folks
Direct download: A0150923.mp3
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sony 505 ebook reader review
ebook sources guten burg project vs google books

Direct download: A0130923.mp3
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general talk about 9.04 with Netbooks, NB100 and Asus 704.  what is up with Firefox performance
Direct download: A0120923.mp3
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my hard disk broke and my trouble.

Direct download: A0110908.mp3
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13th of Augst 2009 hard drive types, listen feed back with linux news and free ware
Direct download: A0100813.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:46pm EDT

News, Virtual box and the CP command :)

Direct download: A0090805.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:27am EDT

having problems with the apache and rights to the usb stick
Direct download: A0080804.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:59am EDT

Ubuntu more apache samba
Direct download: A0070730.mp3
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Ubuntu notes
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:57am EDT

3rd podcast return

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2nd Return podcast
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My return with my new recorder.
Direct download: A0030714.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:51am EDT

Hi guys the sound quality is better this time and the message is short :)

Direct download: jwplinuxpodcast29may2009.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:41pm EDT

Talk abit about 9.04 and fedora 10 and how good they really and how suse 11.1 pains me so
Direct download: jwplinuxpodcast1may09.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:03pm EDT

Hello everyone hope this finds you well

Direct download: V002.MP3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:35am EDT

Second in the NFS series
Direct download: JWP_-_NFS_Podcast_Two_30_March_2009.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:28pm EDT

NFS Podcast with linux
Direct download: 24marchnetworkfilesystempart1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:21pm EDT

Hey everyone not a very good podcast this time I rambled on a bit and did not mention very much good stuff :(

Will do better next time

Direct download: 17march09jwplinuxpodcast.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:32pm EDT

Direct download: interview14march2008openvms.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:19pm EDT

Hi hope this finds you well and in good cheer.  I have done the show notes at http://jwp5.wordpress.com/

Direct download: 01a-jwplinuxopensourcepodcast-3march2009.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:22pm EDT

I am learning a bit about NFS.  Have a look at my webpage jwp5@wordpress.com.
Direct download: 1a-jwplinuxpodcast-3march2009.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:43pm EDT

Show notes at http://jwp5.wordpress.com/

Direct download: 1a-jwplinuxpodcast-1march2009.mp3
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Puppylinux on a thin client Puppy linux on a thin client.  I got a used thin client that came with puppy 4.12 on a compact flash.  128mb ram and a 256 mb compact flash  Runs great see my word press blog at http://jwp5.wordpress.com/

Direct download: 1ajwplinuxpodast28feb09puppylinux412.mp3
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Direct download: 19feb09Jwplinuxpodcastcruncheeereview.mp3
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apo shipping Well I got my free open sou rce maybe disk from sun for open solaris it will be fun to see how that works.

I also got  a lot of APO shipping done
Direct download: 18feb09jwplinuxpodcastshipping.mp3
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Direct download: jwplinuxpodcast16feb09.mp3
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Toshiba NB100 with Ubuntu
Direct download: jwplinuxpodcast10feb09NB100.mp3
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Well, I did the normal net install vs the Business card and I wish I would have went ahead and just done the business card :)
It is have a bunch of x problems but no network problems so its fine :)

Direct download: Jwplinuxpodcast4feb2009.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:10am EDT


I sorry I picked the wrong one :(
It is updated now
Direct download: debainbusinesscardinstallationreview3feb09.mp3
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Hey everyone hoping you enjoy my small words about DSL linux on my SD Card running from vista :)

Hope all is great with each you JWP
Direct download: jwplinuxpodcast30jan2009.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:21pm EDT

a bit about how to contact me.
some open source portable aps type things.
Direct download: jwplinuxpodcast29jan2009.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:53pm EDT

Hey there another short linux moment from my Iriver H10 running Rock Box and my NB 100 Toshiba linux ubuntu netbook.  Today I will share the joys of Xubuntu, xfce and share some commands with you
Direct download: jwplinuxpodcast28jan2008xbuntucommands.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:27am EDT

26 Jan 09 Pod cast NB 100 used mostly spoke of the nb 100 laptop.
also how no rpm distros are kicking tail bone.
Direct download: jwplinux27jan09.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:01am EDT

http://jwp5.wordpress.com/ johnwesleypruitt@netscape.net Great show for you all :)
Direct download: jwplinuxpodcast_21jan09.mp3
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Direct download: 15dec08podcast.mp3
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I hope this podcast finds you good health and happy.
Direct download: 11dec2008jwplinuxpodcastgOS30reveiew.mp3
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Direct download: 9Dec2008Jwplinuxpodcast.mp3
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Hi we used the dirname today in my podcast

Ubuntu Arm
Direct download: 20nov08number03.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:54pm EDT

Hi everyone good Wedsday to you.
http://www.pixelbeat.org/cmdline.html good link

Direct download: 19thnov2008jwplinuxpodcast.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:02am EDT

Hi everyone hope all is well here are the links for the day:



Have a great day
Direct download: number1-18nov08.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:54pm EDT

Hello everyone, been away for a while.

Direct download: 23august08openwrt.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:56am EDT

More about setting up my samba and my ubuntu

Direct download: V005.MP3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:46am EDT

Things to do with Wget
Direct download: V003.MP3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:42am EDT

Some rambleings about my computer workings for the week.

gksudo was learned this week

sudo lshw -C disk

Direct download: V004.MP3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:37am EDT

I list some of the great things I do with a Memory Stick.
Linux and Open Source wise.
How to make the XP work better if you have to with opensource applications on a memory stick.

Direct download: jwplinuxpodcast18July2008.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:17pm EDT


Mini notes how to
Direct download: jwplinuxpodcast17July2008.mp3
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Hello Everyone,
I had several projects working with linux today.
Open Suse 11.0 and Ubuntu 8.0.4 LTS.
Also had some Slackware and VMware for good measure.


Direct download: JWPlinux16July2008opensuseubuntu.MP3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:35pm EDT

Open Suse 11.0 install problems etc
vacation review
Bill Gates Tribute
Direct download: jwplinuxpodcast14july2008.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:26pm EDT


Direct download: 23may2008linuxpodcast1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:54am EDT

Hi just some notes I saw on the web this time.
Getting ready to get technical

MSI Wind interesting adam with blue tooth

Direct download: 18may2008.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:44am EDT

A short man page note about scp command.
Direct download: scpmay8podcast.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:30pm EDT

a bit more on tunneling a bit easier with the Red Hat magazine article by Paul Fields.

Direct download: portforwarding28may2008.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:18pm EDT

Some basic notes about SSH tunneling (Its my first time so be generous with me)  comments always welcome at johnwesleypruitt@netscape.net

Direct download: tunnel_forwarding_ssh.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:46pm EDT

This a rather long note about ssh.
Mostly you just use ssh from the command prompt.
ssh jwp1@
If it is a new thing it will say hey I do not have cert from the server.
Then you log in with your normal password.

Direct download: sshfirstpodcast8may2008.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:54am EDT

Man Page Uptime Uptime give s a one line display of the following information the current time, how long the system has been running, how many users are currently logged on and what the system load averages are for the pst 1, 5, and 15 minutes
Direct download: uptimecommand8may2008.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:29am EDT

A quick Man Page for the Uname command
Direct download: unamecommand.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:23am EDT

Hi Everyone,
I have been busy in Real Live I felt a bit challenged by the Ubuntu on stick or a view of linux on a stick that the Fresh Ubuntu podcast mentioned so I did a short view of it.  I can do a technical one of you want as well :)

Direct download: jwplinuxpodcast29april2008.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:23am EDT


mostly book looks and stuff this time
Direct download: 19aprilpodcast.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:46pm EDT

Hi I covered the news.
PUD linux looked very good.
Thought a bit about Slackware, OpenSuse 10.3 this week.

Did much work on the SDF shell account and openvms account this week.

its not an easy thing either really lots of study time.

Direct download: 6aprilknoppix53podcast.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:54pm EDT

Hi everyone.
The notes are at

Direct download: 20marchlinuxpodcast.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:52pm EDT

Hope all is well with everyone.
You can reach me at johnwesleypruitt@netscape.net

Very busy this week.
Looked at the G02 OS Rocket Beta ok but it is not like ubuntu.

Direct download: 20march2007jwplinuxpodcast.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:35pm EDT

15 March 2008
Well back from Portugal great country really if you enjoy eating it is the place.  Looked into Knoppix 5.3, Open Susse 10.3 and Puppy Linux this week.  Also did a lot of work with portable aps a pin drive privacy suite for frequent interncafe users.

Direct download: 15march2008jwplinuxpodcast.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:56am EDT

Good Day we did the Distrowatch for today 6 March 2008.
We talked about the shutdown command.
We spoke of Math Tools in Linux.
We spoke again about the command BC

Use this program to convert tempature.

print "\nConvert Fahrenheit to Celsius\n\n"
print "Temperature in Fahrenheit: " ; fah = read()
print "\n"
print "Equivalent Temperature in Celsius is: "
(fah - 32.0) * 5.0 / 9.0
Enjoy if you have comments or questions please email johnwesleypruitt@netscape.net

Direct download: 6mar2008podcast.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:58pm EDT

Hi Did the time and date functions in this show. Also have system commands in linux for finding disk space and free memory.
Direct download: linuxpodcast28Feb.mp3
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Hi Everyone sorry for the lateness live is happening though.
Slash dot review

Direct download: 24febpodcast.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:21pm EDT

Hello Everyone,  Sorry for the long delay got busy in Real life.  I have a short one about Grep and pipe commands.

Will try to do something a little more interesting soon.
If you have questions please write me at jwp5@hotmail.com.


Direct download: 3dec07linuxpodcast.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:23am EDT

Hi looking at the linux comands BC and cal along with a quick hit of Samba.  Talking about slackware a bit and a vista home basic experience.

Kind Regards

Direct download: 13nov2007podcast.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:32am EDT

JWP linux event Number 6 7 Nov 2007 Well a bit about 10.3 Open Susse, an interest in the indiana project open solaris desktop. Looking into Sid a bit. Loving Slack for 4 months now. Wondering why puppy is not in the top 10 on distro watch. And looking at Saxen OS :) http://www.dynebolic.org/index.php?show=features http://saxenos.de/wb/media/download_gallery/saxenos.pdf
Direct download: jwplinuxevent6a1.mp3
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JWP Linux Event Number 5 Linux Bible 2007 Review I am reviewing the Linux Bible 2007 Edition by Christopher Negus.  It is a new book with lots of fresh ideas.  I also talk about work linux a bit and Open Suse 10.3 and Ubuntu a bit.


You all have a nice day :)
Direct download: 29oct2007event5a.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:18pm EDT

JWP Linux Podcast Event Number 4 OpenSuse 10.3 Open Suse 10.3 KDE review. CT Magazine Review AMDProcessor Talk General Pod Cast Review Talk
Direct download: jwplinux22oct2007event4.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:15pm EDT

 Review of Basic Networking commands.
Open Suse 10.3and Open Suse Enterprise Server.

My Podcast Alley feed! {pca-af093fd92f5a54368eb1447d728bb424}
Direct download: 14octpodcastevent3.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:04pm EDT

JWs Linux Podcast Event #2 This week we talk about my Core Six Box feeling old.
Trying to get Sarge working on my Alpha box at work.
10.3 is out now and its package management.
Using VMplayer in Ubuntu.

Second post mp3 sorry guys

Direct download: jwplinuxevent2.mp3
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First Every JW Linux Podcast Slackware 12 Review Hi everyone, I am JW and this is my first ever linux podcast :)
Today I will review a small project I did at work with slackware 12.
I use a text spreadsheet in a putty console with the command sc.
Kind Regards

JW :)
Direct download: 4oct071stpodcast.mp3
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