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Every 2 weeks, Joe, Ell, and Drew talk about what they've discovered in the world of Linux and Open Source.
33 Episodes
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33: Hiatus

33: Hiatus

2020-04-0901:111

Choose Linux enters indefinite hiatus.
Ell tells us about her first ever experience with Windows 10 and how it compares with Linux. Plus Drew has been using a Wayland-based i3-like tiling window manager called Sway.
We try out Solus and are all impressed by this independent distro. Then Ell and Drew sing the praises of Visual Studio Code - a text editor that's packed full of features.
30: Project Catch Up

30: Project Catch Up

2020-03-0529:01

We revisit some of the projects we have covered in previous episodes to see what we've stuck with and what we haven't. Qubes OS and Tails, a handy Android app, building websites, easy Arch, the cloud, hardware hacking, and more.
A confusing experience in Distrohoppers which raises deeper questions about the value and viability of smaller distros.
Valentine's Day is nearly here so it's time to talk about why we love Linux and open source. Nothing is perfect though, so we also touch on a few areas that we feel could be improved.
Distrohoppers serves up something very different in the form of desktop BSD, and we reveal how important freedom is to us all.
Trying to explain what Linux and open source are can be tricky. We discuss our various approaches, and how they differ depending on the experience of who we are explaining them to.
Ultimate privacy in Distrohoppers, and the best ways to run other operating systems within your current Linux distro.
All three of us have different levels of experience with Linux but there are tons of things that we wish we'd learned earlier in our journey. From gatekeeping to community culture, command line tricks to backups, and more.
A chance to learn some Linux fundamentals in Distrohoppers, and the numerous ways we can all contribute to Linux and open source.
We talk about the best ways to get involved in open source communities, finding like-minded people, conference strategies, community hubs, and what happened to all the LUGs.
There are numerous ways to install software on a modern Linux system and we each have a different approach. Plus a lean and focused KDE experience in DistroHoppers.
We are joined by special guest Chz who is a long-time user of single board computers to talk about how we use boards like the Raspberry Pi, Orange Pi, and ROCKPro64. Special Guest: chzbacon.
We have three different approaches to using the cloud, so we discuss various ways to expand your Linux knowledge beyond the desktop. Plus Distrohoppers delivers a mobile-like experience that splits opinion.
There's lots to consider when setting someone up with Linux for the first time. User needs and expectations, distro choice, hardware, and so much more. We discuss our experiences, and ask some fundamental questions.
Getting into hardware hacking with Arduino, and analysing sleep data from CPAP machines. Plus a glimpse into the past in Distrohoppers.
16: PCLinuxOS + Hugo

16: PCLinuxOS + Hugo

2019-08-2230:01

We check out a great tool for learning web development basics, and Distrohoppers brings us mixed experiences. Plus which of the 10 commandments for Linux users we agree with.
Distrohoppers delivers a distro that divides us, and we check out the video streaming and recording software OBS Studio. Plus a handy audio recorder that's as simple as it gets.
We take a look at the continuation of Antergos called Endeavour OS and are pretty impressed, and Distrohoppers delivers an interesting distro that's obsessed with cats. Plus the only way to watch YouTube videos on Android.
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Comments (19)

Mo'men Mohamed

😓

Apr 11th
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elrey741

8:54: since you are in the south you should check out SouthEast LinuxFest (SELF)

Nov 14th
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elrey741

21:24: looks like they are still around: https://www.runeaudio.com/

Oct 17th
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elrey741

11:35: I would be very interested if you could share that script 😁

Oct 17th
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elrey741

11:20: funny you should ask that Eli, checkout this episode of Self-Hosted to learn how chris uses RPIs for everything in his homelab: https://selfhosted.show/3 also, I had a friend that worked for a brewer that used RPIs to monitor the temperature of the beer

Oct 17th
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elrey741

9:55: maruos

Oct 3rd
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elrey741

6:00: specifically for Virtualbox if you choose "see all networks" or something similar you can choose the VirtNetwork (something like that) wifi option. I don't know how xen handles this (which is what qubesos runs on).

Oct 3rd
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Francisco Perez

I disagree regarding about if 4GB are enough due the hard drive point of view is missed. my understanding if you have a decent SSD and 4GB the user experience might be good for almost Linux distribution.

Sep 26th
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elrey741

4:40: if you find yourself in that position, where you have no apps, then you can hit Ctrl + Alt + F1 and drop yourself into a tty. which from their you can do the usb tethering that I talked about with your phone to pull ethernet.

Sep 22nd
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elrey741

general comment: if you want a minimal install, an ubuntu server install is very similar to arch linux if you want to have a small bar metal install.

Sep 22nd
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elrey741

7:40: wifi-menu for connecting to wifi during arch install...pretty cool!

Sep 22nd
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elrey741

7:20: you can actually connect to your phone through usb and use your phone in USB tethering mode to share a network without wifi and wpa_supplicant. https://www.howtogeek.com/170302/the-htg-guide-to-tethering-your-android-phone/

Sep 22nd
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elrey741

7:35 Create a windows virt-manager VM(s) (from the free isos Microsoft provides) on a shared ( in the sense that everyone in your family uses it) linux desktop, and just don't buy a license key. Then windows runs perfectly fine, but you don't get to customize it. So, your kids can do their homework assignments, and you don't have to stop them using Linux.

Sep 21st
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Henrique Andrade

Great podcast!

Mar 17th
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Kyle

Loving this podcast! Keep up the awesome work guys

Feb 8th
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Emanuél Sánchez

Great show, looking forward to the next episode

Feb 3rd
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