This week we’ve been trying a new distro for retro gaming. We discuss if we should be advocating for people to switch to desktop Linux, bring you some command line love and go over your feedback.

It’s Season 12 Episode 04 of the Ubuntu Podcast! Alan Pope, Mark Johnson and Martin Wimpress are connected and speaking to your brain.

In this week’s show:

  • We discuss what we’ve been up to recently:
  • We discuss if we should we bother advocating for people to switch to Linux on the desktop?

  • We share a Command Line Lurve:

    • tree -H '.' -L 1 --noreport --charset utf-8 > index.html – Make a static HTML directory index
tree -H '.' -L 1 --noreport --charset utf-8 > index.html
  • And we go over all your amazing feedback – thanks for sending it – please keep sending it!

  • Image taken from Ant Attack published in 1983 for the ZX Spectrum by QuickSilva Ltd.

That’s all for this week! You can listen to the Ubuntu Podcast back catalogue on YouTube. If there’s a topic you’d like us to discuss, or you have any feedback on previous shows, please send your comments and suggestions to [email protected] or Tweet us or Toot us or Comment on our Facebook page or comment on our sub-Reddit.

4 Comments » for S12E04 – Ant Attack
  1. Peter Jones says:

    Hello. Ant Attack by Sandy White, published by Quicksilva in 1983. Not JRS. Thanks for the great show. I’m loving 19.04.

  2. Torin Doyle says:

    Getting family and friends to switch from MS Windows to GNU/Linux could actually cause us less hassle in the long run. People have plenty of issues on Windows. A non-rolling Linux distro can run along for years without issue (or very minor issues). Of course it also depends on the users needs – a granny needing to email and do casual browsing would be a perfect scenario. I favor advocating for the uptake of Linux – best done in a tactful way and never preachy or overbearing or too frequent. Drop some seeds of thought now and then.

  3. Thanks! Updated the post.

  4. Peter Jones says:

    Thanks Martin.