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Linux For Everyone

Linux For Everyone

Author: Jason Evangelho

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A show about the thrilling world of desktop Linux, open source software and the community creating it. For beginners and veterans alike! Hosted by Forbes' Jason Evangelho and friends. Proud Member of the Destination Linux Network (
25 Episodes
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 and be sure check out the interview with FreeGeek on Destination Linux Episode 151. Special Guest: Philip Müller.
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.
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!
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 brings us another fantastic mini-review. Special Guest: Liam Dawe.
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: Twitter: Facebook: GROUP CHAT: Telegram: Discord: Mumble: DLN: Destination Linux Network: Community Forum: Special Guest: Lana Evangelho.
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 ( for an upcoming video on the event, too!
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!
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.
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.
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 (! [Interlude Music: Jason Evangelho aka Hurricane Blonde (] [Welcome Home Tag: German] Special Guest: Liam Dawe.
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
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!
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.
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 ( on the new DLN community forum! This episode is also available on YouTube ( Special Guests: Christopher Scott and Liam Dawe.
Codeweavers CEO Jeremy White ( and Wine developer 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).
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: Special Guests: Michael Tunnell and Ryan (aka DasGeek).
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.
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 Special Guest: Liam Dawe.
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.
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).
Comments (8)


23:10: for an office sweet that is compatible with Excel and Word you should checkout onlyoffice (they have a snap for ubuntu) they seem to have the best compatibility with Microsoft Office.

Nov 30th


1:5:10: really awesome how they got the name Thelio for their desktop name 😁 really like the io 🙂

Nov 24th


I really like the short episodes to listen in the bus.

Oct 29th


7:33: really cool tools

Oct 17th
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Jim Bob

Followed you here from Linux Choice, this podcast has joined the toolbox I use to help nudge people away from Windows. Keep up the sterling work 👍

Aug 28th


Very fun episode, I remembered when I started with Linux.

Aug 1st
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