May 20th, 2014 | 1 hr 27 secs
Is this the year of Arch? We dig through the results from our listener survey, compare our audience’s answers with another recent large survey and find some surprising results.
Plus how the “Power Linux User” is underrepresented by developer attention!
May 13th, 2014 | 51 mins 8 secs
We chat with two of the LXQt developers, and find out what’s behind this major undertaking. Then we discuss our favorite packages for a Linux home server, and the brand new Ubuntu Orange cluster box.
Plus your feedback, our follow up, and much more!
May 6th, 2014 | 55 mins 59 secs
Ubuntu will be rolling out their first generation Qt based desktop environment, Mir, Wayland and X11 are competing, and developers are crying fragmentation.
But how would we shape the future if we could wave a magic wand? And is fragmentation a problem?
April 29th, 2014 | 47 mins 38 secs
We had a chance to chat with folks from Firefox, the EFF, SUSE, and more. Plus we discuss the real benefits to Linux conventions like LinuxFest Northwest.
April 22nd, 2014 | 49 mins 48 secs
We discuss the pros & cons of Client Side Decorations and their potential issues.
Plus our thoughts on the best password managers, your follow up and more!
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.