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Linux For Everyone
A show about the thrilling world of desktop Linux, open-source software, and the community creating it. For beginners and veterans alike! Hosted by Jason Evangelho, Jerry Morrison and Schykle.
Mar 10, 2022
Episode 57: The Steam Deck Changed Us Forever
No notes. No prep. Just 4 passionate content creators gathering for a broad, unfiltered discussion about Valve's Steam Deck. It's an epic 2 hour Linux gaming crossover! For authenticity, this entire episode was hosted, recorded, edited and published on Jason's Steam Deck! This entire episode is also available to watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/lzjmPmfLB-o Special Guests: Gardiner Bryant, Liam Dawe, and Nick.
2 hr 7 min
Nov 17, 2021
Tech For Everyone #1: Linus Dropped My Name
Linus dropped my name on The WAN Show, Valve has big plans for AMD's FSR, YouTube dislikes your dislikes, the COVID face mask life in video games, ProtonUP gets a GUI, and more! 📧 Subscribe to my "Tech For Everyone" newsletter at https://techforeveryone.net! ☁️ Special thanks to this video's sponsor, LINODE! We're building a few projects and new community features over at Linode, and can't wait to unveil them. Go to https://Linode.com/LinuxForEveryone, and get a $100 credit towards your own awesome projects! 🐧Linux For Everyone is also made possible by a long-term partnership with TUXEDO Computers. Check them out at https://tuxedocomputers.com 👉 L4E MERCH US Store: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/L4EStore/ EU Store: https://shop.spreadshirt.co.uk/L4EStore/ 👉 PATRONS GET EXCLUSIVE CONTENT: https://patreon.com/linuxforeveryone 👉 L4E GROUP CHAT Matrix: https://matrix.to/#/#Linux4Everyone:matrix.org Telegram Group: https://t.me/Linux4Everyone Telegram Channel: https://t.me/L4Enews Discord: https://discord.gg/R3JDS4s 👉 L4E SOCIAL MEDIA Mastodon: https://fosstodon.org/@Linux4Everyone Twitter: https://twitter.com/Linux4Everyone
Nov 12, 2021
Episode 56: Nicco Loves KDE
Please welcome our very special guest Niccolò "Nicco" Venerandi! Nicco is KDE's Consistency Goalkeeper, and joins us to discuss what it's like working with the KDE team, as well as offering his own unique take on a topic that's making big waves in the Linux community: System76 allegedly ditching GNOME and developing its own desktop for Pop OS. There's lots of software picks, updates on our passion projects (like Games For Everyone (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbRPZ11S1quJ4ESoj42A3ug) launching!) and a ton of KDE love. THANKS TO LINODE FOR SPONSORING THIS EPISODE! GO TO WWW.LINODE.COM/LINUXFOREVERYONE TO GET A $100 60-DAY CREDIT FOR YOUR NEXT AWESOME LINUX PROJECT. Special Guest: Niccolò Venerandi.
1 hr 23 min
Oct 28, 2021
Episode 55: Mycroft AI Interview, M1 Macs and More!
Welcome back to Linux For Everyone, welcome /Home, and get ready for our longest episode ever! We kick things off with some outstanding job news from Schykle, then Jerry tells a horror story about his phone eavesdropping on his friends. We also catch up on our individual privacy journeys that kicked off in Episode 54. After that, Jerry drives the Software Spotlight by expressing his love for the ridiculously useful media tool Rapid Photo Downloader. The middle section of the show is highlighted by an illuminating interview with Mycroft AI founder Joshua Montgomery, that reaches into Mycroft's roots and its potential. Joshua also argues for privacy initiatives like the right to be forgotten, as well as the "corporate death penalty." But he also offers hope for the future of smart speakers and virtual assistants. We're even treated to the first "public" reading of his new children's book! In the back half, Schykle and Jason launch the new "Tech For Everyone" segment by discussing their shared love of the Apple M1 systems, Asahi Linux, setting up a Time Machine server on Fedora, and a related chat about the Linux and Apple software ecosystems. Kick back, grab your favorite beverage, and let's dive in to this monster! THANKS TO LINODE FOR SPONSORING THIS EPISODE! GO TO WWW.LINODE.COM/LINUXFOREVERYONE (https://LINODE.COM/LINUXFOREVERYONE) TO GET A $100 60-DAY CREDIT FOR YOUR NEXT AWESOME LINUX PROJECT. Special Guest: Joshua Montgomery.
2 hr 36 min
Oct 13, 2021
Episode 54: An Invasion of Privacy
The brand new L4E Show is here! Jason, Jerry and Schykle talk about their recent passion projects, then get into a somewhat disturbing conversation about the creeping invasion of our online privacy. Plus, a Software Spotlight and a proper introduction to our new co-hosts! WATCH THE NEW VIDEO VERSION HERE (https://youtu.be/EPM3_ZkEKGM). ☁️ Special thanks to this video's sponsor, LINODE! We're building a few sites and new community features over at Linode, and can't wait to unveil them. Go to https://Linode.com/LinuxForEveryone, and get a $100 credit towards your own awesome projects. 🐧Linux For Everyone is also made possible by a longterm partnership with TUXEDO Computers. Check them out at https://tuxedocomputers.com
1 hr 25 min
Sep 27, 2021
Episode 53: Aaron Honeycutt of System76
All good things must come to an end, but sometimes they're reborn into something better. Jason says goodbye to Linux For Everyone as you know it and reveals NEW co-hosts, then has a lengthy and relaxed conversation with System76 Happiness Architect Aaron Honeycutt. Aaron and Jason chat about working at System76, Snap vs Flatpak, expensive shipping, COVID, Linux gaming, window tiling, Valve's Steam Deck, and a little bit more Linux gaming! Towards the end, Jason wraps it up with some hopes and concerns about Valve's Steam Deck. 🐧LINUX FOR EVERYONE CONTENT IS MADE POSSIBLE THANKS TO A PARTNERSHIP WITH TUXEDO COMPUTERS🐧 Special Guest: Aaron Honeycutt.
1 hr 18 min
Jul 17, 2021
Episode 52: Valve Finally Counts To 3!
Welcome to a special community-powered episode discussing Valve's newly announced Steam Deck! It's a product destined to send positive ripples throughout the entire Linux ecosystem, but there's so much to unpack, and a few things to criticize. Let's get into it! 🐧LINUX FOR EVERYONE CONTENT IS MADE POSSIBLE THANKS TO A PARTNERSHIP WITH TUXEDO COMPUTERS🐧
1 hr 11 min
Jun 30, 2021
Episode 51: A Pulse, a Powershell, and a Probe
🐧There's good news and bad news about the Pulse 15 laptop's battery life. And I've got a Discovery of the Week that's a handy hardware helper! Plus an apology about a recent episode. Then we'll get down to business with a conversation about Powershell... on Linux. Welcome to Episode 51! LINUX FOR EVERYONE CONTENT IS MADE POSSIBLE THANKS TO TUXEDO COMPUTERS🐧 Special Guest: Avri Roth.
1 hr 9 min
Jun 9, 2021
Episode 50: Ask Jason Anything (2021 Edition)
To celebrate 50 episodes of Linux For Everyone, Jason is answering a BUNCH of your questions about Linux, hardware, coffee habits, music creation, living in Croatia, and much more! Enjoy, and thank you for being part of this awesome journey. 🐧LINUX FOR EVERYONE CONTENT IS MADE POSSIBLE THANKS TO TUXEDO COMPUTERS🐧 👉Thumbnail background design: https://github.com/BaldPolnareff 👉AMA #1: https://www.linux4everyone.com/17-ask-me-anything-community-special 👉L4E GitHub Repo: https://github.com/Linux-For-Everyone/linuxforeveryone 👉 L4E MERCH: US Store: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/L4EStore/ EU Store: https://shop.spreadshirt.co.uk/L4EStore/ 👉 L4E GROUP CHAT: Telegram Group: https://t.me/Linux4Everyone Telegram Channel: https://t.me/L4Enews Discord: https://discord.gg/R3JDS4s 👉 L4E SOCIAL MEDIA: Mastodon: https://fosstodon.org/@Linux4Everyone Twitter: https://twitter.com/Linux4Everyone
Jun 2, 2021
Linux + Coffee #5: elementary OS + Valve's SteamPal
🐧LINUX FOR EVERYONE CONTENT IS MADE POSSIBLE THANKS TO TUXEDO COMPUTERS🐧 Linux + Coffee is back! Jason and Schykle have a serious chat about Valve's alleged SteamPal console. Can it succeed? Who's this device for? What marketing and technical challenges will Valve face along the way? Plus, some elementary OS 6 and AppCenter discussion, and an awesome life update from Schykle! 👉 WATCH THIS EPISODE ON: Odysee: https://odysee.com/@LinuxForEveryone:9/can-steampal-really-succeed-linux-+:7 YouTube: https://youtu.be/z7RgchcGwko 👉 LINKS MENTIONED: Ars Technica piece: https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2021/05/exclusive-valve-is-making-a-switch-like-portable-gaming-pc/ elementary OS Beta: https://blog.elementary.io/elementary-os-6-odin-beta/ 👉 VIDEO PRODUCED WITH: Pop OS 20.10 TUXEDO Pulse 15 Laptop Kdenlive 👉 L4E MERCH: US Store: https://shop.spreadshirt.com/L4EStore/ EU Store: https://shop.spreadshirt.co.uk/L4EStore/ 👉 L4E GROUP CHAT: Matrix: https://matrix.to/#/#Linux4Everyone:matrix.org Telegram Group: https://t.me/Linux4Everyone Telegram Channel: https://t.me/L4Enews Discord: https://discord.gg/R3JDS4s 👉 L4E SOCIAL MEDIA: Mastodon: https://fosstodon.org/@Linux4Everyone Twitter: https://twitter.com/Linux4Everyone Facebook: https://facebook.com/Linux4Everyone Special Guest: Schykle (aka Alan Diggs).
May 26, 2021
Episode 49: Virtual Desktops Everywhere with Shells
The word of the day is: BROWSERS! Jason sits down with former Purism CTO Zlatan Todoric and former Private Internet Access CFO Alex Lee to talk about Shells.com, a service that promises to turn anything with a browser into a secure virtual Linux (or Windows, or Android) desktop. Speaking of browsers, how about a Discovery of the Week that blows away Apple's Airdrop functionality? It's free, it works on any device, and it's awesome. 🐧ALL LINUX FOR EVERYONE CONTENT IS MADE POSSIBLE BY TUXEDO COMPUTERS🐧 Special Guests: Alex Lee and Zlatan Todoric.
May 20, 2021
Episode 48: Bash and Orchid Creator Brian Fox
Jason sits down with legendary Bash creator Brian Fox to discuss his early days with Richard Stallman, the legacy of Bash, our ongoing privacy battle, and his brand new project called Orchid. PLUS: An update from Lenovo's Mark Pearson on the company's Linux hardware initiative, a gorgeous new laptop from TUXEDO Computers, and a Discovery of the Week that solves your backup and restore issues. 🐧ALL LINUX FOR EVERYONE CONTENT IS MADE POSSIBLE BY TUXEDO COMPUTERS🐧 Special Guest: Brian Fox.
1 hr 21 min
May 12, 2021
Episode 47: Jeremy Soller of System76 (Part 2)
Welcome back to the conclusion of my interview with System 76 Principal Engineer Jeremy Soller! In our 2nd hour, we cover everything from VR gaming to in-house laptops to the importance of firmware. There's also a rather passionate rant about Audacity's now-infamous Pull Request #835. Plus, a new Discovery of the Week, and a new rabbit hole: servers! 🐧ALL LINUX FOR EVERYONE CONTENT IS MADE POSSIBLE BY TUXEDO COMPUTERS🐧 Special Guest: Jeremy Soller.
1 hr 24 min
May 5, 2021
Episode 46: Jeremy Soller of System76 (Part 1)
The podcast comes roaring back to life with part 1 of a massive interview featuring Linux ninja Jeremy Soller of System76. Plus, Jason introduces and demos a new Discovery of the Week that anyone with a PC microphone will appreciate! There's also more details about our longterm partnership with TUXEDO Computers, and a look ahead! Welcome back, and welcome /Home Special Guest: Jeremy Soller.
1 hr 18 min
Apr 19, 2021
New Weekly Episodes + New Website!
Let's make Wednesdays awesome again! Here's a brief update before new weekly episodes of Linux For Everyone start roaring back onto your podcast player. In short: a renewed sense of purpose, new energy, new website, new GitHub Repo (https://github.com/KillYourFM/linuxforeveryone), new Matrix channel (https://matrix.to/#/#Linux4Everyone:matrix.org)... For more info, just click that Play button!
Feb 17, 2021
Episode 45: Shaking off the dust
Welcome back! We have some serious catching up to do. Episode 45 kicks off with some big announcements about Tech For Everyone and a new platform I'm working for. Later, there's some nerdy spoken word about why we use and love the command line. Then we get into the Garuda Linux Community Challenge! The second half of the show features my interview with Thomas of Drauger OS.
1 hr 9 min
Dec 7, 2020
Don't Waste 30 Years Like I Did
This is a personal story about music, 30 years in the making. It's a cautionary, creative tale about creating. It's a warning that time is not on our side. It's here to motivate you, to fire you up, and to make you start DOING something you've probably wanted to do for years. Just don't make my mistake. Watch the fully produced video featuring me and Jerry Morrison at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiOkl5ARO04 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiOkl5ARO04)
Oct 27, 2020
Episode 44: The PRO1-X Is The Linux Phone I've Waited For
Meet the Pro1-X, a beautiful high-spec physical keyboard smartphone that offers LineageOS, Ubuntu Touch or Android right out of the box. Enjoy this exclusive Linux For Everyone interview with the team behind the phone, learn more about the partnership with XDA and much more! You can also watch this interview (and see lots of great footage of the phone itself) at youtube.com/LinuxForEveryone!
Oct 22, 2020
Linux + Coffee #4: Tribalism and Toxicity
After Episode 43, it was time to have a serious discussion about the Linux community with my two favorite co-hosts. Linux + Coffee returns with both Schykle and Matt and the topic is a serious one: Gatekeeping, tribalism and toxicity in the Linux community. Why does it happen, and HOW do we deal with it? It's a thought-provoking conversation and we hope you enjoy it. Special Guests: MattDLN and Schykle (aka Alan Diggs).
Oct 8, 2020
Episode 43: Course Correction
A stripped down episode, this is a heart-to-heart chat between me and you about the Linux community, burnout, detours, and things you never expect to face.
Sep 26, 2020
Episode 42: So Long, and Thanks for All the Games
My friend MattDLN (aka "The Enabler") joins me for a gaming-soaked episode that even console players will enjoy. First we tackle what's possibly 2020's biggest gaming news: Microsoft purchasing Bethesda. How does PlayStation compete? How will Microsoft's bold move affect the overall gaming landscape. Then we bring some tough love to ProtonDB and the overall state of Linux gaming. Plus: Matt's Linux origins and a new Discovery of the Week! Special Guest: MattDLN.
Sep 16, 2020
Episode 41: The Linux Laptop Problem
This week there are 2 questions to ponder: Should Linux gamers be paying more attention to Razer? And where are all the affordable Linux laptops? Plus, a Discovery of the Week double feature to satisfy your window auto-tiling needs, and a brand new Song from the Source that'll rock your socks off with its infectious bass grooves, live drums and keyboards.
Sep 9, 2020
Linux + Coffee #3: The CloudReady Chromebook Experiment
Schykle starts a bold experiment: using nothing but a cloud-based operating system to get all of his working and playing done. Get your head in the clouds as we discuss Neverware's CloudReady OS, which aims to turn ANY old PC or Mac into a Chromebook. Plus, Jason shares what Croatian coffee culture is like in a long overdue episode of Linux + Coffee. Raise your mug! Special Guest: Schykle (aka Alan Diggs).
Sep 3, 2020
Episode 40: The Thunderbird Interview (featuring Ryan Sipes)
It's time for another interview episode, and what a guest I have for Episode 40! Ryan Sipes founded Mycroft AI, built a strong community for System76, and now he's wearing 3 different hats for the Thunderbird project. Ryan shares his hilarious Linux origin story, some great memories from System76, and talks about Thunderbird's past, present and future. Along the way, of course we get sidetracked by talk of browser wars, favorite distros and sexy Linux hardware... WATCH this interview on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TiWpw-qwoc Be sure to check the shownotes for links on how to use, hack, contribute and donate to Thunderbird! A big thank you to BitWarden and** Digital Ocean** for sponsoring this episode of Linux For Everyone! Get a $100 credit for Digital Ocean: do.co/dln Try BitWarden for free: bitwarden.com/dln Special Guest: Ryan Sipes.
1 hr 6 min
Aug 26, 2020
Episode 39: Quality Control / Life After Lightworks
Welcome to Episode 39! Schykle tells you about a Terminal app that's both eyecandy and super useful. Plus, a BUNCH of you emailed me with tips and suggestions about my Linux video editing situation and I've got an encouraging update! But we're just getting warmed up! On the back half, Linux has a quality control problem and our community is going to solve it! Then I'll close it out with some candid thoughts about just how much the Fedora-powered ThinkPad P53 is spoiling me rotten.
Aug 19, 2020
Episode 38: I've Made A Huge Mistake
Coming up on this episode of Linux For Everyone, you'll hear directly from the developer of a great tool you'll want on your laptop ASAP! Plus, I've started a new blog using only Standard Notes. You'll also hear about my big mistake, and why I should have chosen open source. Then we'll close things out with an awesome Linux origin story! INTRO THEME: More Sun Interstitial Music: Jerry Morrison
Jul 28, 2020
Episode 37: Legionnaire
Welcome back everybody, we have some catching up to do! In this episode I share a personal story about my fight with Legionnaire's Disease. Plus, System76 Engineer Jeremy Soller is working on something groundbreaking, and AMD Ryzen fans are going to love it! I also shine a spotlight on Star Labs -- they're doing something EVERY Linux PC company should be doing. And finally, I close the show by telling you which distro I really miss...
Jul 1, 2020
Update on Linux For Everyone & Jason's Illness
Hey Everyone, We received a health update from Jason. It turns out he has a severe form of pneumonia called Legionnaires' disease, from a nasty type of bacteria called Legionella, typically found in pools, spas or AC. Jason will be in the hospital for the next several days fighting this. And beating it. He thanks each and every one of you for the kind words and support you have shown, its a big morale boost for him. We wish him a speedy recovery and to be back on our podcast feeds soon. Special Guest: Michael Tunnell.
Jun 11, 2020
Episode 36: First Class Linux
Welcome to Episode 36, featuring a VERY enthusiastic discussion about Lenovo's recent Linux news and why it matters, as well as some insightful community feedback. Plus: a Discovery of the Week that will make your Radeon GPU happy, and the world premiere of my band's single "Brain Dead!"
May 28, 2020
Episode 35: The Ecosystem Problem
The Linux For Everyone podcast gets a video upgrade (https://youtu.be/2nDpvDO4tn0)! In this episode: Linux gaming has a glaring problem that AMD and Nvidia can fix, deeper discussion about two amazing Linux laptops from System 76 and TUXEDO, Plus, a Discovery of the Week for bittorrent fans, a new "Song from the Source" and another dose of good news! Watch this episode on YouTube (https://youtu.be/2nDpvDO4tn0).
May 20, 2020
Linux + Coffee, Cup 2: The Super Key
*Get the Aeropress featured in the intro AND support the show with your purchase: https://amzn.to/2Adi85m * Welcome to your second cup of Linux and Coffee! Schykle and I brewed up a nice rant about something many of us take pride in: the Super key! Plus, we discuss the results from our Pop OS donation poll, and talk about something you asked for more of: COFFEE! Special Guest: Schykle (aka Alan Diggs).
May 8, 2020
Episode 34: The Fedora + Lenovo Interview
The Fedora and Lenovo partnership is about more than just selling Thinkpads with Linux pre-installed. In this special video interview, Fedora lead Matthew Miller and Lenovo's Senior Linux Software Engineer Mark Pearson join me to discuss a TON of details. There are SEVERAL surprises along the way, and most of them are going to make you jump for joy. This is how Linux gets treated like a first-class citizen. Special Guests: Mark Pearson and Matthew Miller.
1 hr 1 min
May 6, 2020
Linux + Coffee, Cup #1: Picking on Pop
Surprise! Welcome to your first cup of Linux and Coffee while I'm working on the giant Lenovo + Fedora interview. One topic, no prep, and interesting insights along the way. In this installment I'm joined by brand new L4E Creator Schykle to pick apart the brand new System76 Pop OS website, and tackle something a little controversial that we noticed... NOTE TO LISTENERS: Linux + Coffee is a "video first" production, meaning you may enjoy it more by watching on YouTube (https://youtube.com/linuxforeveryone)! Special Guest: Schykle (aka Alan Diggs).
Apr 23, 2020
Episode 33: Professional Hobbyist
Welcome to Episode 33, which begins on a personal note and then launches into an awesome Discovery of the Week from Tuxedo Computers. There's also a double dose of good news from the community to fight the negative headlines that surround us. Plus, a trio of first impressions: The Deepin 20 Beta, the System76 Lemur Pro and the UbuntuDDE 20.04 Beta. Don't forget about the Patron-only Live Video Chat happening this Sunday at noon Eastern. Watch your Patreon inbox for the details!
Apr 8, 2020
Episode 32: Engineering Happiness
Linux hardware manufacturer and Pop!OS developer System76 has been busy lately! I sit down with the company's "Happiness Manager" Emma Marshall to discuss the latest, and Emma lives up to her job title by sharing how to stay positive and upbeat during these challenging times. Plus, a Discovery of the Week from a fellow Linux gamer and L4E listener, Endless & the Gnome Foundation's initiative to attract a new generation of FOSS developers, and ProtonMail hands out free, permanent storage increases! Thank you to Digital Ocean for sponsoring this episode and the entire Destination Linux Network! Go to https://do.co/dln to get a $100 credit AND your first 2 months free. Special Guest: Emma Marshall.
Mar 25, 2020
Episode 31: Control
After a citywide lockdown and earthquake in our beautiful city of Zagreb, this episode begins on a serious note. But it's a message intended to bring hope and positivity back into our lives during this unprecedented time in our history. And the discovery of the week aims to get everyone involved in the fight against coronavirus. (OUR FOLDING@HOME TEAM # = 240869) After that I offer some speculation about the System76 keyboard, my experience with Endless OS and recap my time gaming on Salient OS. Plus, a very relevant short clip from the first Linux For Everyone Patron Live Chat that took place last week.
Mar 11, 2020
Episode 30: The One with Popey and the Tough Questions
This is the big one: a candid, informative and downright fascinating 75 minute conversation with Canonical's Alan Pope. He answers some tough questions like "Why isn't the Snap Store open source?" and "How can you prove Ubuntu is the most popular Linux distribution?" We also talk about YouTube vs LBRY, his role as a developer advocate and his passion for interacting with the community, and much, much more. Sit back, grab your favorite beverage, and enjoy! Special Guest: Alan Pope.
1 hr 20 min
Mar 4, 2020
Episode 29: Schyken Nuggets of Wisdom
Community member, Linux voyager and elementary OS enthusiast Schykle joins me to discuss a wide range of topics this week. We begin with a look at his distro-hopping origin story and why he ended up sticking with elementary OS. Then we dig deep into community behavior and both of us share some of our struggles in dealing with toxicity. PLUS: Liam is back for another awesome Linux Gaming Report, and I read some of your letters about dual-booting and Salient OS. Special Guests: Liam Dawe and Schykle (aka Alan Diggs).
Feb 26, 2020
Episode 28: I Make FOSS + The Dual-Booter's Rant
Distro hoppers assemble! This week we begin a look at Arch-based Salient OS, a distro designed to appeal to gamers and content creators. Plus, a Discovery of the Week that will make your system's color palette sing, and there's a new member of the Linux For Everyone family! Then I exorcise some demons, fight some burnout, and go on a passionate rant about the Linux community and dual booters.
Feb 12, 2020
Episode 27: Mental Doodles and Lost Thoughts
This episode of Linux For Everyone opens with a chat about... Phantasy Star Online 2 for Xbox? And it closes with a version of Jason from 13 years ago. In between, there's discussion about the elementary OS "AppCenter For Everyone," and a notable feature of KDE Plasma 5.18. And what Linux distro will Lana try next? Find out the 3 I've chosen, and how YOU can vote on them! Plus, a Discovery of the Week that'll make your PC sweat, and a new "Song from the Source" by Lorenzo's Music which was produced entirely on Ubuntu Studio. CHECK OUT THE NEW PATREON PAGE (https://patreon.com/linuxforeveryone): Get the podcast AND all videos early for just $2/month!
Feb 5, 2020
Episode 26: Lana Tries Linux - Ubuntu Edition
In this episode, Lana is back to recount her first experience with Ubuntu -- and by extension Linux -- in 12 years. There is some real talk ahead, with unfiltered opinions from outside the echo chamber. (Oh, and stick around for the bloopers). Plus, a Discovery of the Week double dose for the gamers in the house. Special Guest: Lana Evangelho.
Jan 29, 2020
Episode 25: Helping Hands (with Ubuntu Budgie's Dustin Krysak)
Sometimes an interview opens new doors of perception. You're able to look at a situation from a completely fresh perspective, and gain insights you never considered were there. That describes my frank conversation with Ubuntu Budgie Team Member Dustin Krysak. It's an organic chat that covers a huge range of topics, from the struggles a smaller distribution faces and how donations are spent, to how the larger Ubuntu family offers support, to what it takes to truly take desktop Linux mainstream. We close our interview with a fantastic exploration of how pretty much anyone can become a contributor and make a difference in the FOSS community. PLUS: Your feedback about why we distro-hop! Special Guest: Dustin Krysak.
1 hr 18 min
Jan 22, 2020
Episode 24: Code of Conduct / Hardware Addicts Interview
Buy the new "Linux and Coffee For Everyone" Mug: https://destinationlinux.network/store/linux-coffee-for-everyone In this week's episode of Linux For Everyone: a Discovery of the Week that your ears will appreciate, a conversation with professional photographer and Hardware Addicts co-host Wendy Hill, and a discussion about a new FOSS Code of Conduct that manages to be both divisive and refreshing. Plus a TON of show and network-related news, including a game night for our charity Free Geek on February 1st.
Jan 15, 2020
Episode 23: The Manjaro Linux Laptop Explosion (featuring Philip Müller)
Manjaro and Tuxedo Computers are gearing up to release multiple Manjaro-branded laptops, and the beauty is in the details. Want a Klingon keyboard? Sure. Ryzen CPU? Ok. Your company logo as the Super Key? No problem. Manjaro Project Lead Developer Philip Müller joins me to share those details and much more! Plus, a Discovery of the Week your face will appreciate, and a new Song from the Source! DLN Gives Back Charity Drive for FreeGeek FreeGeek is helping to bridge the Digital Divide, Combat E-Waste and Fight for Right to Repair. For more information, visit https://destinationlinux.network/freegeek and be sure check out the interview with FreeGeek on Destination Linux Episode 151. Special Guest: Philip Müller.
Dec 25, 2019
Episode 22: The Twelve Months of Linux Discoveries (Part 2)
Happy holidays! Welcome to the conclusion of a special 2-parter recalling my most impactful Linux discoveries (and lessons learned) from the second half of 2019. Plus: A Discovery of the Week that will destroy your productivity, and the FULL VERSION of the Linux For Everyone opening theme song! I hope you enjoy this one half as much as I enjoyed recording it.
Dec 18, 2019
Episode 21: The Twelve Months of Linux Discoveries (Part 1)
My Linux journey this year has been nothing short of amazing. But I didn't realize HOW amazing sitting down to prepare for this special 2-parter. In this episode, I recall my most impactful Linux discoveries (and lessons learned) from the first half of 2019. Plus: A Discovery of the Week for people who love their local music libraries!
Dec 11, 2019
Episode 20: The elementary OS & MacBook Pro Trials
In this episode, I drop a rather surprising bomb about a new favorite, and revive my love for the Late 2013 MacBook Pro by slapping a variety of Linux distributions on it. Plus: The L4E community shares what they appreciate about Linux that simply isn't possible on Windows, and Liam from GamingOnLinux.com brings us another fantastic mini-review. Special Guest: Liam Dawe.
Nov 27, 2019
Episode 19: The One Where Lana Tried Linux
For the first time, my wife Lana joins me on the microphone to introduce a new segment, and tell us all about her Linux origin story. Stick around for the plot twist and the bloopers! Plus, a Discovery of the Week for laptop users who want to spend more time away from the wall. And a fresh Song from Source! GET SOCIAL: Mastodon: https://fosstodon.org/@Linux4Everyone Twitter: https://twitter.com/Linux4Everyone Facebook: https://facebook.com/Linux4Everyonea GROUP CHAT: Telegram: https://t.me/Linux4Everyone Discord: https://discord.gg/R3JDS4s Mumble: https://mumble.destinationlinux.network DLN: Destination Linux Network: https://destinationlinux.network/ Community Forum: https://discourse.destinationlinux.network Special Guest: Lana Evangelho.
Nov 20, 2019
Episode 18: The System76 Superfan Special
Recorded at System76 Headquarters from the 3rd annual Superfan event, this episode is a special one to me. It's chock full of candid conversations with System76 CEO Carl Richell and Creative Director Kate Hazen. Hear about the company's laptop plans, their roadmap, the features coming to Pop OS, the origins of the company, and so much more! Be sure to subscribe to the Linux For Everyone YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd4XwUn2Lure2NHHjukoCwA?view_as=subscriber) for an upcoming video on the event, too!
1 hr 16 min
Nov 13, 2019
Episode 17: Ask Jason Anything - A Community Q&A Special
My birthday is November 17th, so I thought it would be fun to do a "birthday special" AMA for Episode 17 where the community can ask me anything. The result is a stripped down format with some very candid answers about Linux, life, learning and love. This episode also features an extended "Welcome Home" intro celebrating this show's awesome global community!
Nov 6, 2019
Episode 16: Peppermint OS & The Forever Distro
Welcome to a decidedly Peppermint-y and even slightly philosophical episode about Linux, forever distros, and the unexpected lessons you can learn from using a "Frankenstein" OS. Zebedee Boss of Destination Linux (aka The Peppermint Man) joins me for a fantastic discussion that marks a turning point in my journey. Plus: Don't settle for boring! The discovery of the week will have you creating your perfect GRUB screen in seconds! To close the show, it's another track from Songs from the Source favorite Unfa -- and this one isn't just recorded on Linux, it's ABOUT Linux! Special Guest: Zebedee Boss.
Oct 30, 2019
Episode 15: A Conversation with Chris Titus Tech
A streamlined episode featuring Chris Titus Tech, a content producer who made the switch to Linux in 2018 after 20 years working in various Windows Server support roles including IT Director. Chris and I have walked similar paths, but he has some unique viewpoints on the wide world of Linux. And yea, I ask him if Ubuntu is still the devil :D Plus, another Song from the Source that's an homage to both 70's Italian Disco and 80s Darkwave Synth? Special Guest: Chris Titus Tech.
Oct 23, 2019
Episode 14: Ubuntu Upgrades and Unusual Underdogs
It's Ubuntu 19.10 upgrade season, and I've got the fever. So many new discoveries, and so many noteworthy improvements! From Ubuntu to MATE to Pop OS, there's a lot worth paying attention to. Plus: Xfce may not be known as the "lightest on resources" desktop environment for long... Want more? Liam makes his monthly Linux Gaming Report appearance to share one of his favorite games, a listener sends an amazing idea to my inbox, and I debut my OWN Song from the Source! PSA: Linux For Everyone is now availble on YouTube (https://youtu.be/D-tdj-iGSXY)! [Interlude Music: Jason Evangelho aka Hurricane Blonde (https://soundcloud.com/jason-evangelho)] [Welcome Home Tag: German] Special Guest: Liam Dawe.
Oct 16, 2019
Episode 13: The Linux Mint Gaming Report
By popular request, I share my current "Linux toolkit," the collection of software and hardware I use on a daily basis for work and play. And be sure to listen for your chance to share your own favorites on the next episode. Then, a meaty discussion about gaming on Linux Mint as I reboot the original "Linux Gaming Report" at Forbes. Plus, another Linux Origin Story and a new Song from the Source! INTERSTITIAL MUSIC: "Cloudness" by Jason Evangelho
Oct 9, 2019
Episode 12: Flagship Linux Hardware
How do we define 'flagship' Linux hardware? Does this flagship hardware actually exist? In this episode I pose some tough questions that deserve an ongoing discussion. Plus, a Discovery of the Week for people seeking a complete Google Drive solution, a quick chat about AMD's Radeon RX 5500 announcement, and a repeat performance from Demonic Sweaters!
Oct 2, 2019
Episode 11: Episode 11: Zorin OS and the Future of Desktop Linux
My interview with Zorin OS co-founder Artyom Zorin goes way beyond just talking about an awesome Linux distribution. Artyom also reveals what the Zorin Group is building to increase adoption of desktop Linux in schools, governments, and developing countries. Plus: A breakdown of the Ubuntu MATE 19.10 "Paper Cut Release," a community-submitted Linux Origin Story, and a rocking Song from the Source courtesy of Demonic Sweaters! PRODUCTION NOTE: I apologize for the slightly downgraded audio quality of the interview. I chose the wrong encoding option when beginning our chat! Special Guest: Artyom Zorin.
1 hr 1 min
Sep 25, 2019
Episode 10: Embrace, Extend, Trust? The Microsoft Interview
On this episode I have a very candid conversation with Linux advocate Christopher Scott, a Microsoft employee who's fighting for change inside the company, and trust outside of it. Plus: * A Discovery of the Week to get your game library organized * Slovenian FOSS musician Luka Prinčič introduces a fantastic Song from the Source * Liam Dawe stops by to tell you about one of his favorite Linux games Want to share your thoughts about Christopher's comments, or Microsoft in general? Do it here (https://discourse.destinationlinux.network/t/embrace-extend-trust-the-campaign-to-build-trust-with-microsoft-and-how-you-can-help/414) on the new DLN community forum! This episode is also available on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pG6JllZwxW8). Special Guests: Christopher Scott and Liam Dawe.
1 hr 7 min
Sep 18, 2019
Episode 9: Fine Wine - The Codeweavers Interview
Codeweavers CEO Jeremy White (https://linuxforeveryone.fireside.fm/guests/jeremy-white) and Wine developer Andrew Eikum (https://linuxforeveryone.fireside.fm/guests/andrew-eikum) sit down for a terrific interview about the history of Wine, Codeweavers' partnership with Valve to create Proton, and the future of gaming and software on Linux. Plus: Michael and Ryan from Destination Linux join me to discuss a brand new podcast network, and the community sounds off about Huawei laptops with Deepin Linux. LINUX FOR EVERYONE NOW ON YOUTUBE! Special Guests: Andrew Eikum, Jeremy White, Michael Tunnell, and Ryan (aka DasGeek).
1 hr 11 min
Sep 11, 2019
Episode 8: Purism's Librem 5 and the Alternative Mobile OS
Michael and Ryan from Destination Linux join me to tease a huge announcement slated for September 15, then we settle in for a discussion about Purism's Librem 5 delay, and the overall landscape of alternate mobile operating systems. Plus a Discovery of the Week that archives the webgames of the past, Manjaro levels up. then some sweet electronica from open source musician Ten Of Eleven! POST-RECORDING UPDATE: In this episode we were puzzled over Purism not posting any actual photos of the Librem 5 that was shipping. Apparently they did post more than a mockup of the Librem 5, but curiously, they only posted it on Mastodon. Here's the link for you to check it out: https://social.librem.one/@purism/102740815257018934 Special Guests: Michael Tunnell and Ryan (aka DasGeek).
Sep 4, 2019
Episode 7: The elementary OS Interview
I'm joined by Daniel Foré for a revealing conversation about the philosophies, challenges and decisions involved in creating and managing a distribution like elementary OS. Plus, a Discovery of the Week your eyeballs will appreciate! Then, say hello to our first L4E Distro Challenge: MX Linux 19 Beta! To close out the episode, let's wind things down with some beautiful, melodic music from CLIFFVRD. Special Guest: Daniel Foré.
1 hr 7 min
Aug 28, 2019
Episode 6: Paid Distros and Linux Laptops
This week's main topics are inspired entirely by community conversations in the show's Telegram group. First, listeners sound off about the concept of paid Linux distros. Then we head into a conversation about the Linux laptop ecosystem, and whether or not we should feel "locked in" to buying systems from Linux laptop manufacturers like System76, Dell and Purism. Plus, Liam from GamingOnLinux is back to share one of this favorite new games, a Discovery of the Week double feature, and some awesome post-modern funk from music collaboration site WikiLoops.com. Special Guest: Liam Dawe.
Aug 21, 2019
Episode 5: Developer Edition with Dell's Barton George
Dell's Barton George joins me to discuss the brand new XPS 13 Developer Edition Linux laptop, the re-launch of the Project Sputnik website, and the successes and struggles the team has faced over the last 7 years. Plus, learn how to test more than 230 operating systems from any browser, and enjoy some atmospheric steampunk-inspired music from Red Ambassador! Special Guest: Barton George.
Aug 19, 2019
Episode 4 BONUS: DasGeek Interview Lightning Round!
Enjoy a short piece of bonus content that wasn't included in Episode 4. It's a community-submitted LIGHTNING ROUND of questions for Ryan aka DasGeek! Special Guest: Ryan (aka DasGeek).
Aug 14, 2019
Episode 4: One Year With Steam Proton
The ever-enthusiastic Ryan (aka DasGeek) joins the show to discuss his Linux origin story, an amazing year with Steam Proton, and how Valve changed the Linux gaming landscape forever. Plus: L4E listeners give their best tips for Linux beginners, and we hear from a band that created their latest album entirely on Ubuntu Studio. Special Guest: Ryan (aka DasGeek).
Aug 7, 2019
Episode 3: Go Make Stuff
In the first Community Voice segment, listeners sound off about Manjaro 18.1 and the LibreOffice versus FreeOffice situation. Plus an awesome way to browse those man pages and learn some new Terminal commands! For the Linux Gaming Report, the big boss at Bearded Giant Games discusses his 'Linux First Initiative,' an unusual origin story, and what it takes to survive as a one-man indie game studio. Then Atroxity takes us out with some atmospheric electronica. Special Guest: Constantine Bacioiu (aka Zapa).
Jul 30, 2019
Episode 2: Swing The Doors Wide Open
A jam-packed episode kicks off with a weekly software discovery, then we glide into a community spotlight with Linux Lads' Conor Murphy. The meat of Episode 2 revolves around Endeavour OS as we take a deep dive into the new Arch-based distro. Plus, The Linux Gaming Report debuts, and the show closes with some incredible electronic jams from Polish FOSS musician Unfa. Special Guests: Conor Murphy and Liam Dawe.
Jul 24, 2019
Episode 1: One Year With Linux
Welcome to Linux For Everyone! In this first episode, I recap my first year with Linux and explain how it changed both my personal and professional life. Plus, Songs from the Source debuts, and I'll get you prepared for our first Distro Challenge: Endeavour OS.
Jul 19, 2019
Episode 0: Welcome /home
As I enter year 2 of my Linux journey, a brand new adventure begins. Welcome to Linux For Everyone, a podcast about desktop Linux, open source software and the people creating it.