Crowbar Kernel Panic

Episode 41: Trackball vs. Mouse Showdown

August 14th, 2023

The show kicks off with an unexpected twist - a quick diversion into the world of Magic: The Gathering and The One Ring. Who said geeks can't have diverse interests?
/ Trackball Mania: It's time to take sides! Join the banter as our hosts engage in a friendly, yet passionate, discussion about the advantages of trackball mice versus the traditional mouse setup. Who will emerge victorious in this duel of pointing devices?
/ Red Hat Comment: A candid exploration of Red Hat's role in the Linux ecosystem sparks insightful conversations about its impact and the evolution of open-source collaborations.
/ Linux Mint Unleashed: Brace yourselves for some strong opinions as the hosts delve into the captivating world of Linux Mint. Controversies, improvements, and the Mint experience - it's all on the table!
/ Asahi Linux: Discover the latest updates in the tech realm as the hosts unravel the exciting journey of Asahi Linux, shedding light on its implications for the broader Linux community.
/ Steam Linux Usage Soars: With statistics in hand, the hosts discuss the recent surge in Steam Linux usage. Is this a sign of Linux gaming's rise or merely a blip on the radar?
/ Glorious Eggroll Steam Deck: The spotlight is on the highly anticipated Glorious Eggroll Steam Deck. Will this portable gaming marvel redefine the Linux gaming landscape? Tune in to find out!
/ Home Lab and Proxmox: Get a glimpse into the hosts' tech sanctuaries as they share their adventures in home labs and their experiences with Proxmox virtualization.
/ Starfield Speculation: Prepare for an interstellar adventure as the hosts delve into a comprehensive review of Starfield, Bethesda's latest space-faring RPG. Does it live up to the hype?
/ Baldur's Gate 3 Under the Microscope: Join us as we journey to the realms of Dungeons & Dragons with an in-depth review of Baldur's Gate 3. Magic, dragons, and epic quests await!
/ Palia Preview: The episode wraps up with an exciting sneak peek into Palia, an upcoming game that's capturing the attention of the gaming community. Explore the possibilities and potential pitfalls of this intriguing title.

06:30:00 - MTG The One Ring sold to Post Malone
08:06:00 - Trackball Mania: It's time to take sides!
16:50:00 - Red Hat Comment
20:40:00 - Linux Mint Unleashed
31:40:00 - Asahi Linux
37:00:00 - Steam Linux Usage Soars
43:33:00 - Nobara Glorious Eggroll Steam Deck
50:40:00 - Home Lab and Proxmox
56:34:00 - Starfield Speculation
01:02:42 - Baldur's Gate 3 Under the Microscope
01:08:01 - Palia Preview

Don't miss out on this riveting episode of Crowbar Kernel Panic, where Linux, gaming, and tech insights collide in an engaging and entertaining discussion. Tune in and join the conversation today!

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