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Many of the stations that broadcast Leo's show provide a live stream. You pick a station from this list: http://techguylabs.com/radio/Main/Station

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We will be on TLLTS IRC during to show to communicate with each other: server:http://thelinuxlink.net/ channel:#techshow

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KFI Tech Guy

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KFI Tech Guy; if you wanna have a taste of the show you can download to one of the shows.

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Ken Fallon Adds: He takes a bunch of calls from listeners and and helps people with their tech related questions. The callers tend to be Windows centric. The goal is to have callers call in to his show regularly to raise the profile of Linux. Rather than everyone calling in all at once please spread the calls over the weeks - no more that 2 people per show. Keep the call rate slow and steady. This will naturally raise the profile of Linux.

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I wrote a blog post regarding the amount of Linux hate going around these days. It seems the so-called mainstream Tech press love to take potshots at Linux and basically ignore the growing mass of Linux users. I feel we need to step up our advocacy of Linux to reach more people. TWIT seems to be one of the worst offenders of Linux hate. Leo Laporte is not a bad guy but I think he misses the boat on Linux by telling grandmas to spend $1100+ on a Mac so they can simply read email and browse the internet. I think we should line up at least 50 people and call Leo's KFI radio show live. The show goes out live on Saturday's and Sundays (2-5pm, EDT):

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I wrote a blog post regarding the amount of Linux hate going around these days. It seems the so-called mainstream Tech press love to take potshots at Linux and basically ignore the growing mass of Linux users. I feel we need to step up our advocacy of Linux to reach more people. TWIT seems to be one of the worst offenders of Linux hate. Leo Laporte is not a bad guy but I think he misses the boat on Linux by telling grandmas to spend $1100+ on a Mac so they can simply read email and browse the internet. I think we should line up at least 5 people and call Leo's KFI radio show live. The show goes out live on Saturday's and Sundays (2-5pm, EDT):

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[delete] He takes a bunch of calls from listeners and and helps people with their tech related questions. The callers tend to be Windows centric. The goal is to have about 50 people call into his show to ask questions and make them related to Linux. Initially we will be honest as possible to the call screener on the KFI show and hope most of the calls make it on air. The effect should be quite "interesting". We need to let the main stream tech press take notice of Linux.

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He takes a bunch of calls from listeners and and helps people with their tech related questions. The callers tend to be Windows centric. The goal is to have about 5 people call into his show on a weekly basis, ask questions and make them related to Linux as part of the discussion. We need to let the main stream tech press take notice of Linux. If we don't speak up for ourselves then no one will.

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Ken Fallon Adds: He takes a bunch of calls from listeners and and helps people with their tech related questions. The callers tend to be Windows centric. The goal is to have callers call in to his show regularly to raise the profile of Linux. Rather than everyone calling in all at once please spread the calls over the weeks - no more that 2 people per show. Keep the call rate slow and steady. This will naturally raise the profile of Linux.

You should be honest and courteous when you call and you can say that you listen to his shows regularly were prompted to call by a post on the TLLTS forum. If you have donated please make reference to that.

Then follow with your question.

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(:cell)"I'm getting ready to buy a new computer, probably a Dell. I've been reading different reviews and websites and am kind of leary about having to go to Vista. I have heard Dell sells laptops/workstations running Ubuntu Linux and was wondering what your opinion would be on this. Should I stick with Microsoft and move to Vista or should I give Ubuntu a try? I'm on a budget of $750 or less"

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(:cell)The real question with the Linux tie-in (:cell)Advocate asking the question (:cellnr)"I'm looking to buy a new computer and want Leo's recommendation"

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(:cell)Dann Washko

Office for the mac or OpenOffice.org?Hi Leo, I want just got a mac but I am between choosing Office for mac but I heard there is OpenOffice.org also for the mac which is free, which one would you recomend?Alexandro Colorado
"I want to setup a home server for my media files, should I use M$ Home Server?""Leo I want a reliable and secure home server to store my media files. I've been looking to setup a Linux server and share out the media folders to my various home computers via Samba or NFS shares. Are there any Linux distros that are better suited for this than others?"Patrick Davila
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"I'm looking to buy a new computer and want Leo's recommendation""I'm getting ready to buy a new computer, probably a Dell. I've been reading different reviews and websites and am kind of leary about having to go to Vista. I have heard Dell sells laptops/workstations running Ubuntu Linux and was wondering what your opinion would be on this. Should I stick with Microsoft and move to Vista or should I give Ubuntu a try? I'm on a budget of $750 or less"Dann Washko
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What to do for a teen who constantly gets reinfected even with XP fully updated and McAfee properly updated?Is Ubuntu an option?David Sterry(weex)
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What to do for a teen who constantly gets reinfected even with XP fully updated and McAfee properly updated?Is Ubuntu an option?David Sterry(weex)
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"I want to setup a home server for my media files, should I use M$ Home Server?""Leo I want a reliable and secure home server to store my media files. I've been looking to setup a Linux server and share out the media folders to my various home computers via Samba or NFS shares. Are any Linux distros that are better suited for this than others?"Patrick Davila
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"I want to setup a home server for my media files, should I use M$ Home Server?""Leo I want a reliable and secure home server to store my media files. I've been looking to setup a Linux server and share out the media folders to my various home computers via Samba or NFS shares. Are there any Linux distros that are better suited for this than others?"Patrick Davila
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"I want to setup a home server for my media files, should I use M$ Home Server?""Leo I want a reliable and secure home server to store my media files. I've been looking to setup a Linux server and share out the media folders to my various home computers vis Samba. Are any Linux distros that are better suited for this than others?"Patrick Davila
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"I want to setup a home server for my media files, should I use M$ Home Server?""Leo I want a reliable and secure home server to store my media files. I've been looking to setup a Linux server and share out the media folders to my various home computers via Samba or NFS shares. Are any Linux distros that are better suited for this than others?"Patrick Davila
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"I want to setup a home server for my media files, should I use M$ Home Server?""Leo I want a reliable and secure home server to store my media files. I've been looking to setup a Linux server and share out the media folders to my various home computers vis Samba. Are any Linux distros that are better suited for this than others?"Patrick Davila
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The call in number is 1–888–827–5536. We should plan to call in at least 45 minutes before the show actually starts as the caller queue will fill up fast.

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Office for the mac or OpenOffice.org?Hi Leo, I want just got a mac but I am between choosing Office for mac but I heard there is OpenOffice.org also for the mac which is free, which one would you recomend?Alexandro Colorado
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I wrote a blog post regarding the amount of Linux hate going around these days. It seems the so-called mainstream Tech press love to take potshots at Linux and basically ignore the growing mass of Linux users. I feel we need to step up our advocacy of Linux to reach more people. TWIT seems to be one of the worst offenders of Linux hate. Leo Laporte is not a bad guy but I think he misses the boat on Linux telling grandmas to spend $1100+ on a Mac to simply read email and browse the internet. I think we should line up at least 50 people and call Leo's KFI radio show live. The show goes out live on Saturday's and Sundays (2-5pm, EDT):

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I wrote a blog post regarding the amount of Linux hate going around these days. It seems the so-called mainstream Tech press love to take potshots at Linux and basically ignore the growing mass of Linux users. I feel we need to step up our advocacy of Linux to reach more people. TWIT seems to be one of the worst offenders of Linux hate. Leo Laporte is not a bad guy but I think he misses the boat on Linux by telling grandmas to spend $1100+ on a Mac so they can simply read email and browse the internet. I think we should line up at least 50 people and call Leo's KFI radio show live. The show goes out live on Saturday's and Sundays (2-5pm, EDT):

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I wrote a blog post regarding the amount of Linux hate these days. It seems the so-called mainstream Tech press love to take potshots at Linux and basically ignore the growing mass of Linux users. I feel we need to step up our advocacy of Linux to reach more people. TWIT seems to be one of the worst offenders of Linux hate. Leo Laporte is not a bad guy but I think he misses the boat on Linux telling grandmas to spend $1100+ on a Mac to simply read email and browse the internet. I think we should line up at least 50 people and call Leo's KFI radio show live. The show goes out live on Saturday's and Sundays (2-5pm, EDT):

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I wrote a blog post regarding the amount of Linux hate going around these days. It seems the so-called mainstream Tech press love to take potshots at Linux and basically ignore the growing mass of Linux users. I feel we need to step up our advocacy of Linux to reach more people. TWIT seems to be one of the worst offenders of Linux hate. Leo Laporte is not a bad guy but I think he misses the boat on Linux telling grandmas to spend $1100+ on a Mac to simply read email and browse the internet. I think we should line up at least 50 people and call Leo's KFI radio show live. The show goes out live on Saturday's and Sundays (2-5pm, EDT):

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Our initial target date will be Sunday, June 29.

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I'm looking to buy a new computer and want Leo's recommendation"I'm getting ready to buy a new computer, probably a Dell. I've been reading different reviews and websites and am kind of leary about having to go to Vista. I have heard Dell sells laptops/workstations running Ubuntu Linux and was wondering what your opinion would be on this. Should I stick with Microsoft and move to Vista or should I give Ubuntu a try? I'm on a budget of $750 or less"Dann Washko
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"I'm looking to buy a new computer and want Leo's recommendation""I'm getting ready to buy a new computer, probably a Dell. I've been reading different reviews and websites and am kind of leary about having to go to Vista. I have heard Dell sells laptops/workstations running Ubuntu Linux and was wondering what your opinion would be on this. Should I stick with Microsoft and move to Vista or should I give Ubuntu a try? I'm on a budget of $750 or less"Dann Washko
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I'm looking to buy a new computer and want Leo's recommendation"I'm getting ready to buy a new computer, probably a Dell. I've been reading different reviews and websites and am kind of leary about having to go to Vista. I have heard Dell sells laptops/workstations running Ubuntu Linux and was wondering what your opinion would be on this. Should I stick with Microsoft and move to Vista or should I give Ubuntu a try? I'm on a budget of $750 or less"
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Question we'll tell the call screenerThe real question with the Linux tie-inAdvocate asking the question
I'm looking to buy a new computer and want Leo's recommendation"I'm getting ready to buy a new computer, probably a Dell. I've been reading different reviews and websites and am kind of leary about having to go to Vista. I have heard Dell sells laptops/workstations running Ubuntu Linux and was wondering what your opinion would be on this. Should I stick with Microsoft and move to Vista or should I give Ubuntu a try? I'm on a budget of $750 or less"Dann Washko
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I'm looking to buy a new computer and want Leo's recommendation"I'm getting ready to buy a new computer, probably a Dell. I've been reading different reviews and websites and am kind of leary about having to go to Vista. I have heard Dell sells laptops/workstations running Ubuntu Linux and was wondering what your opinion would be on this. Should I stick with Microsoft and move to Vista or should I give Ubuntu a try? I'm on a budget of $750 or less"
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Question we'll tell the call screenerThe real question with the Linux tie-in
I'm looking to buy a new computer and want Leo's recommendation"I'm getting ready to buy a new computer, probably a Dell. I've been reading different reviews and websites and am kind of leary about having to go to Vista. I have heard Dell sells laptops/workstations running Ubuntu Linux and was wondering what your opinion would be on this. Should I stick with Microsoft and move to Vista or should I give Ubuntu a try? I'm on a budget of $750 or less"
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Question we'll tell the call screenerThe real question with the Linux tie-in
I'm looking to buy a new computer and want Leo's recommendation"I'm getting ready to buy a new computer, probably a Dell. I've been reading different reviews and websites and am kind of leary about having to go to Vista. I have heard Dell sells laptops/workstations running Ubuntu Linux and was wondering what your opinion would be on this. Should I stick with Microsoft and move to Vista or should I give Ubuntu a try? I'm on a budget of $750 or less"
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 "I'm getting ready to buy a new computer, probably a Dell. I've been reading different reviews and websites and am kind of leary about having to go to Vista. I have heard Dell sells laptops/workstations running Ubuntu Linux and was wondering what your opinion would be on this. Should I stick with Microsoft and move to Vista or should I give Ubuntu a try? I'm on a budge of $650 or less"
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He takes a bunch of calls from listeners and and helps people with their tech related questions. The callers tend to be Windows centric. The goal is to have about 50 people call into his show to ask questions and make them related to Linux. Initially we will be honest as possible to the call screener on the KFI show and hope most of the calls make it on air.

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He takes a bunch of calls from listeners and and helps people with their tech related questions. The callers tend to be Windows centric. The goal is to have about 50 people call into his show to ask questions and make them related to Linux. Initially we will be honest as possible to the call screener on the KFI show and hope most of the calls make it on air. The effect should be quite "interesting". We need to let the main stream tech press take notice of Linux.

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I wrote a blog post regarding the amount of Linux hate these days. It seems the so-called mainstream Tech press love to take potshots at Linux and basically ignore the growing mass of Linux users. I feel we need to step up our advocacy of Linux to reach more people. TWIT seems to be one of the worst offenders of Linux hate. Leo Laporte is not a bad guy but I think he misses the boat on Linux telling grandmas to spend $1100+ on a Mac to simply read email and browse the internet. I think we should line up at least 50 people and call Leo's KFI radio show live. The show goes out live on Saturday's and Sundays (2-5pm, EDT): KFI Tech Guy

He takes a bunch of calls from listeners and and helps people with their tech related questions. The callers tend to be Windows centric. The goal is to have about 50 people call into his show to ask questions and make them related to Linux. Initially we will be honest as possible to the call screener on the KFI show and hope most of the calls make it on air.