April 15th, 2014 | 56 mins 27 secs
Are boutique distributions a bag of hurt for new users?
We love a good underdog, but sometimes our excitement gets the best of us and we recommend something that’s not appropriate for a switcher to land on.
April 8th, 2014 | 1 hr 10 mins
XP support ends today and we’ll celebrate the occasion by debating what prevents technical users switching to Linux, address some common myths, and set a course for our new howto show.
April 1st, 2014 | 1 hr 7 mins
We debate the validity of recent anti-Linux comments made on a Leo Laporte's nationally syndicated “Tech Guy” radio show, and the more subtle and larger “built-in bias” many in the tech community still hold towards Linux.
March 25th, 2014 | 1 hr 22 mins
Is devastating fragmentation going to doom Desktop Linux, can a case for multiple display servers?
Don’t care about the display server? We’ll make the case why you need to care, and why the biggest community confrontation could be brewing.
March 18th, 2014 | 50 mins 31 secs
The co-founders of SoyldXK join us to discuss their origins, what they focus on, how they hope to make a profit, and what the future might hold.
Plus we have some “solid” AutoCAD replacements for Linux, your emails, and more!
March 11th, 2014 | 53 mins 22 secs
Is the Linux community’s animosity towards Ubuntu turning away new switchers? We’ll analyze what has the community so upset, and how that can color a new Linux users first impressions.
March 4th, 2014 | 1 hr 34 secs
Two developers from the TOX project, an open source secure Skype killer join us to discuss their new project, the future, and how they hope to become your new messaging system.
February 25th, 2014 | 1 hr 4 mins
A cautionary tale for anyone thinking about starting their own Linux distribution, and then we’ll put it all out on the table and discuss our ideas and goals for Howto Linux, and take the live feedback of our virtual LUG.
February 18th, 2014 | 1 hr 5 mins
Michael Hall from Canonical joins us to discuss his personal views on what he’s coined the new 80/20 rule for open source. Are the consumers of open source the biggest hurdle to projects becoming sustainable?
February 11th, 2014 | 1 hr 5 mins
One of the bumpier chapters in Debian’s history looks to be drawing to a close, at least for now. But what was all the drama about? And where do things stand now? We’ll dig into the latest developments in the Debian init system debate.
February 4th, 2014 | 1 hr 3 mins
The MATE Desktop is about to see some big improvements, we bring on Martin Wimpress from the MATE project to discuss his new MATE Live CD, and what the future holds for MATE.
January 28th, 2014 | 1 hr 7 mins
Aaron Seigo joins us to call out the new and shiny culture that’s pervasive in the free software community. And even your own humble hosts have been afflicted with from time to time.
January 21st, 2014 | 1 hr 14 mins
The battle lines have been drawn and the assault against upstart is in full force. We’ll discuss the heat being put on Canonical, the CLA, and upstart with our virtual LUG.
Then we’ll bust some Linux switching FUD that’s been popping up.
January 14th, 2014 | 1 hr 6 mins
We follow up on some of the most innovative Linux powered devices at CES, and this discuss Google buying Nest Labs. Is the future of the “Internet of Things” locked down to proprietary devices running locked down software?
January 7th, 2014 | 1 hr 2 mins
Does building by group consensus slow down open source innovation? We’ll look at some big choices Debian is facing and debate if some stronger leadership might produce more expedient and practical results.
December 31st, 2013 | 1 hr 6 mins
In the final moments of 2013 our virtual LUG shares their expectations and predictions for 2014. We’ll debate some of the most anticipated changes.