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Hello and welcome to the Linux Spotlight. This show is dedicated to showing off the best thing about Linux, the community... which is made up of Developers, Distro maintainers, Linux Personality’s and Everyday users.
Each one plays a vital role in our community and the goal is to have a discussion with each individual about their journey into Linux and beyond.
Find out more at https://linuxspotlight.com
Join me now as we turn the spotlight on!
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In today’s episode of Linux Spotlight, I get the pleasure of sitting down with Nate Graham of KDE Plasma. We have a great conversation about his Journey into Linux, his hobbies and of course all things KDE Plasma. We talk about how he got involved with helping improve Linux and KDE Plasma and how you can too. Enjoy! Website (https://pointieststick.com/) Reddit (https://www.reddit.com/user/PointiestStick) Gitlab (https://gitlab.gnome.org/Pointedstick) Github (https://github.com/Pointedstick)
In today’s episode of Linux Spotlight, I get to sit down with my friend Eric The IT Guy. Eric has been in the IT field for awhile and currently works for RedHat. We talk about his history in Linux, his job, Linux conferences and his new podcast called the “Sudo Show”. Website (http://itguyeric.com) Twitter (https://twitter.com/itguyeric) Sudo.show (https://sudo.show/) Getting Started with Open Source (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtRbutqzm3w)
Welcome to this episode of Linux Spotlight where I sit down with Monica Ayhens Madon. Monica is an awesome down to earth person who loves teaching. We talk about her love of food and tea but we also get into her contributions to the Ubuntu Mate team. You don’t want to miss this great conversation. Twitter (https://twitter.com/peripateticacad) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/monica-ayhens-madon-42a63626) Github (https://github.com/madhens) John Madon Twitter (https://twitter.com/The_Unwise_Geek)
In today’s episode of Linux Spotlight, I get to sit down with my friend Marc Di Luzio. We have a great conversation about his history in Linux, his previous work at Feral Interactive and his current job at Unity. We also discuss gaming and reminisce about Rocket League. Enjoy! LinkedIn (https://uk.linkedin.com/in/marcdiluzio) Flickr (https://www.flickr.com/photos/marcdiluzio/) Twitter (https://twitter.com/mdiluz) Mastodon (https://mastodon.gamedev.place/@mdiluz) Github (https://github.com/mdiluz) Destination Linux EP80 - Marc Di Luzio (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbpoBFXTfJs)
In today’s episode of Linux Spotlight, I get to sit down with Robbie Ferguson of Category5.TV for a great conversation. Robbie is the founder of Category5.TV and has been involved in Linux for many years. We talk about his Linux journey, his love for raspberry pi’s and of course we talk about Category5. Enjoy! Twitter (https://twitter.com/RobbieFerguson) Category5 Twitter (https://twitter.com/Category5TV) Category5 (https://category5.tv/) Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/Category5) Linux Tech Show (https://www.youtube.com/user/LinuxTechShow/videos?flow=grid&view=1) Coffee Break (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDpnDlWweso) TechnologyTV (https://category5.tv/shows/technology/season/13/) Newsroom (https://category5.tv/shows/newsroom/season/13/) NEMS Linux (https://nemslinux.com/)
In this episode of Linux Spotlight, I get to sit down with fellow podcaster Joe Ressington. Joe has helped me many times over the years with audio and podcasting in general and I have been looking forward to this episode for many months. We talk about his Linux journey but we also dive deep into his podcasting journey as well. We discuss all of the shows he has worked on in the past and also what he is currently working on. Enjoy! Website (https://joeress.com/) Twitter (https://twitter.com/JoeRessington) Late Night Linux (https://latenightlinux.com/) The New Show (https://thenew.show/) 2.5 Admins (https://2.5admins.com/) Late Night Linux EP87 (https://latenightlinux.com/late-night-linux-episode-87/)
In today’s episode of Linux Spotlight, I get to sit down with fellow podcaster, writer and open source advocate Leo Chavez. He is such a positive voice for the community that we need more people like him and I think you will find that Leo gives back to the overall community because of what he has received from it. Enjoy! Twitter (https://twitter.com/leochavez) Website (https://leochavez.org/) Mintcast (https://mintcast.org/) Mintcast About (https://mintcast.org/about-the-authors/leo/)
In this episode of Linux Spotlight, I get to sit down with Venn Stone of LinuxGameCast. I think you’ll find some of his answers fascinating because they were not what I expected at all. It was a great conversation and I enjoyed sitting down with a guy who is not only an audio genius but somebody who is straight to the point with no drama and an all around good guy who has been giving back to the community for years. Enjoy LinuxGameCast (https://linuxgamecast.com/) Twitter (https://twitter.com/VennStone) YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/linuxgamecast) LGC Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/linuxgamecast) Twitch (https://linuxgamecast.com/live/) LWDW (https://linuxgamecast.com/lwdwsubscribe/) LGC Weekly (https://linuxgamecast.com/subscribe-to-linux-gamecast-weekly/) LGC (https://linuxgamecast.com/subscribe-to-linuxgamecast-weekly-video-hd/)
Welcome to this episode of Linux Spotlight where I sit down and have a wonderful conversation with Chris about his thoughts on Tea, Open Source software, his beginning in Tech and Linux and of course his multiple YouTube channels. Enjoy! Website (https://chriswere.uk/) YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAPR27YUyxmgwm3Wc2WSHLw) Twitter (https://twitter.com/iamChrisWere) Mastodon (https://linuxrocks.online/@ChrisWere) Twitch (https://www.twitch.tv/chriswere) Project Chronicle (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAPR27YUyxmgwm3Wc2WSHLw) ShareTube (https://share.tube/accounts/chriswere/videos) LBRY (https://lbry.tv/@ChrisWereDigital:2) Monmouthshire Beacon (https://www.monmouthshirebeacon.co.uk/) Email (mailto:chat@chriswere.uk)
In this episode of Linux Spotlight I sit down with Dan Johansen of the Manjaro Arm project where we discuss his Linux journey and also his involvement with Manjaro and the Manjaro Arm project. Enjoy! Website (https://www.strits.dk/) Matrix@strit:matrix.org Wire: @strit Email (mailto:strit@manjaro.org) Mastodon (https://mastodon.social/@Strit) YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/user/Strit83/videos) GitLab (https://gitlab.manjaro.org/Strit) Personal GitLab (https://gitlab.com/Strit/artwork-ghost) Manjaro (https://manjaro.org/)
In this episode of Linux Spotlight, I get to sit down with Alex Kretzschmar who co-hosts “Self Hosted” on Jupiter Broadcasting. We dive into his Musical background and his Drum solo videos along with his history into Linux and how he got to where he is today working for RedHat. The background noise you hear is his 3D printers working hard on making PPE for the current shortage, which also highlights what kind of a person he truly is. Twitter (https://twitter.com/IronicBadger) Alex YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcYqCJH5k80IyIFtQm5HiCw) Self Hosted (https://www.jupiterbroadcasting.com/show/self-hosted/) Jupiter Broadcasting (https://www.jupiterbroadcasting.com/) Jupiter Broadcasting Wiki (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jupiter_Broadcasting) Jupiter Broadcasting YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/user/jupiterbroadcasting) Linux Academy (https://linuxacademy.com/) Acloud Guru (https://acloud.guru/) Brunch with Brent (https://extras.show/7)
In today's episode of Linux Spotlight, I sit down with Shane Kitt who is involved in the Dublin Linux User Group but is also one of the hosts for the fantastic Linux Lads Podcast. We talk about his journey into Linux, his love for opensource and of course all the details on Linux Lads. Enjoy! Linux Lads Podcast (https://linuxlads.com/) Tactical Officer for the Dublin Linux Community (https://dublinlinux.org/) User Group Mastodon (https://hostux.social/@linuxlads) Twitter (https://twitter.com/linuxlads) Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/linuxlads) Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5jYH80-VLFg7_zH73grF4A/featured) Personal Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe32F12Odx-8dFO6_v69eoQ)
In this episode of Linux Spotlight, I get to sit down with Drew DeVore who is an audio editing engineer for Jupiter Broadcasting. Drew also co-hosts on Linux News Headlines and in his spare time rescues rabbits! Drew is an amazing all around guy. Enjoy! Twitter (https://twitter.com/drewofdoom) Brunch with Brent episode (https://extras.show/10) Linux Academy (https://linuxacademy.com/) Linux Unplugged (https://linuxunplugged.com/guests/drewdevore) Linux News Headlines (https://linuxheadlines.show/hosts/drewdevore)
In EP43 of Linux Spotlight, I get to sit down with my friend Tyler Brown and discuss his history into Linux, his love for Linux conferences and we also take a turn down the road of KDE and Gnome which was so fun. Enjoy! Twitter (https://twitter.com/Condoulo) Lawrence LUG IRC (http://www.condoulo.com/) BDLL Community Member Page (https://bigdaddylinux.com/member/tyler-brown/)
In this episode of Linux Spotlight, it is my pleasure to sit down and talk with Mark Shuttleworth about his journey into Linux. We talk about his thoughts on Ubuntu and Canonical and his excitement for the future. I hope you enjoy this because I sure did! Website (https://www.markshuttleworth.com/) Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Shuttleworth) Bio (https://www.markshuttleworth.com/biography) Canonical (https://canonical.com/) Canonical Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canonical) Future within our reach (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHU1z9Kr0ZY) first South African to travel to space (https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-mark-shuttleworth-became-the-first-african-in-space-and-launched-a-software-revolution/) An experience like that changes your perspective on life and on the world.… (https://spaceadventures.com/blog/mark-shuttleworth/) Microsoft has a majority market share (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+bug/1) Ubuntu 4.10 Warty Warthog (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ubuntu_version_history#Ubuntu_4.10_(Warty_Warthog))
In this episode of Linux Spotlight, I get the pleasure of sitting down with Eric Londo for a great conversation about his history into Linux and also about his Linux++ articles that are a must read for any Linux enthusiast. Enjoy Twitter (https://twitter.com/londoed) Linux++ (https://twitter.com/linux_plus_plus) Medium (https://medium.com/@londoed) Linux++ Medium (https://medium.com/linux-plus-plus) Linux++ Telegram (https://t.me/linux_plus_plus) Github (https://github.com/londoed) My Journey to Linux: Discovery (Part 1) (https://medium.com/linux-plus-plus/my-journey-to-linux-discovery-part-1-307afe70c8f1) My Journey to Linux: Revitalization (Part 2) (https://medium.com/linux-plus-plus/my-journey-to-linux-revitalization-part-2-9a0cc271c881) My Journey to Linux: New Horizons (Part 3) (https://medium.com/linux-plus-plus/my-journey-to-linux-new-horizons-part-3-95ef0089c9f6)
In today's episode of Linux Spotlight, I get to talk to my friend Dolphin Oracle who is a perfect example of a guy who started out just wanting to give back to a distro that helped him out. He started working his way through the community and development and coding to become the Lead for one of the most popular Linux distros out there. Enjoy! You can view the video version of this episode at Linux Spotlight EP40 - Dolphin Oracle of MX Linux (https://youtu.be/S-7VFTWxBn8) MX Linux (https://mxlinux.org/) Twitter (https://twitter.com/dolphin_oracle) Github (https://github.com/dolphinoracle) YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFWlej2CSKlXW5uE9opXukQ) (RunwiththeDolphin) BDLL Community Member Page (https://bigdaddylinux.com/member/dolphin-oracle/) Destination Linux EP02 - Dolphins are Cool (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pma6qDbZYDE) Destination Linux EP47 - Dolphin Oracle of MX Linux (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNnfFy0HBjs) Destination Linux EP146 - Do you need a VPN? (GUEST cohost) (https://destinationlinux.org/episode-146/)
In this weeks episode of Linux Spotlight I get the pleasure of sitting down with Podcaster and Author Larry Bushey of the Going Linux podcast. Larry has been podcasting for fifteen years and is also responsible for writing some of the help documentation in Ubuntu Mate. Enjoy! Twitter (https://twitter.com/goinglinux) Going Linux (https://goinglinux.com/) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/larrybushey) Larry Bushey YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCv7QxJmrb0ONmifyMK0SUGA) Amazon Listing (https://www.amazon.com/s?i=stripbooks&rh=p_27%3ALarry+Bushey&s=relevancerank&text=Larry+Bushey&ref=dp_byline_sr_book_1) Using Ubuntu MATE and Its Applications (https://www.amazon.com/Using-Ubuntu-MATE-Its-Applications/dp/1549908154) Ubuntu MATE: Upgrading from Windows or OSX (https://www.amazon.com/Ubuntu-MATE-Upgrading-Windows-OSX/dp/152202994X/ref=sr_1_5?qid=1581984182&refinements=p_27%3ALarry+Bushey&s=books&sr=1-5&text=Larry+Bushey) Using Ubuntu MATE and Its Applications: Ubuntu MATE 18.04 LTS Edition (https://www.amazon.com/Using-Ubuntu-MATE-Its-Applications/dp/1983393177/ref=sr_1_2?qid=1581984182&refinements=p_27%3ALarry+Bushey&s=books&sr=1-2&text=Larry+Bushey) Ubuntu MATE: Upgrading from Windows or macOS - Second Edition (https://www.amazon.com/Ubuntu-MATE-Upgrading-Windows-Second-ebook/dp/B083QYBXCT/ref=sr_1_1?qid=1581984182&refinements=p_27%3ALarry+Bushey&s=books&sr=1-1&text=Larry+Bushey) Using Ubuntu MATE and Its Applications: Ubuntu MATE 20.04 LTS Edition (https://www.amazon.com/Using-Ubuntu-MATE-Its-Applications/dp/B084DFZMFC/ref=sr_1_6?qid=1581984182&refinements=p_27%3ALarry+Bushey&s=books&sr=1-6&text=Larry+Bushey) Github (https://github.com/goinglinux) Smashwords (https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/goinglinux) Computer America Episode (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KwA4ExJifg)
In today’s episode, I get to sit down with Jacob Roecker of Parking Thought. Jacob has used Linux for many years and has some great stories about using Linux through his Military career. We talk about his life, his podcast and so much more. Enjoy! Twitter (https://twitter.com/parkingthought) LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/roecker) Website (https://parkingthought.com/) Opensource (https://opensource.com/users/jacob-f-roecker) Freedom Penguin (https://freedompenguin.com/author/jacobroecker/) Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Jacob-F.-Roecker/e/B004D1BY1G%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share) Brunch with Brent episode (https://player.fm/series/jupiter-extras/brunch-with-brent-jacob-roecker) Book Listing The Girl Who Turned Into A Lion (https://www.amazon.com/Girl-Who-Turned-Into-Lion/dp/1481011545) Medal of Honor Citations (The Complete Record) 1861-2013 (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004ZGW8QO/) A Heritage to Follow: Lucius Clark (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1723971197/) The Kernel: The Army's Professional Military Ethic (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1456362488/) Your Future Demands Greatness: A Soldier's Inheritance (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1461061784/) Salt: A World History (https://www.amazon.com/Phoenix-Books-Salt-World-History/dp/B00008OHSO/ref=as_li_ss_tl?keywords=salt+book&qid=1582496232&sr=8-1&linkCode=sl1&tag=libehawk-20&linkId=d1f6b330cdb1c39c7dec211c47bdf298&language=en_US)
In today’s episode, I get to sit down with my friend Matt from the Dark1 Linux, Tech, Gaming channel. Matt and I have been friends for a few years now and we have had many conversations like this one but in this one, I get to ask him all the burning questions like KDE or Gnome? Enjoy! Twitter (https://twitter.com/dark1LTG) YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/user/darkone778/featured) Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/dark1ltg) SocialBlade (https://socialblade.com/youtube/user/darkone778)
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