Our take on why several tech companies just teamed up to take on Google Maps, and then we react to the global analyst who says we won't have any new iPhones until 2028. We don't talk about Elon; if we did, it would be chaptered. But we definitely did not.
Mike battles the onslaught of yet another bout with the plague. At the same time, we react live to Elon buying Twitter, Gitlab kicking off some free accounts, and we discover Google and Apple are working together again to pull the rug on app developers.
It's a casual community hangout, and we spin the Wheel of Topics. From what Linux does worst, our thoughts on EndlessOS, Ubuntu Web Remix, QubesOS, Brent's adventures with JellyFin, and why Linux will ultimately dominate all operating. systems in 20 years.
Taken from Monday's Coder live stream, Chris reacts to discovering that the city of Miami has its own crypto coin. As the conversation goes on it turns into a broader discussion about how cryptocurrency gets a bad reputation, and why that reputation is completely divorced from the reality of the technology.
Mike visits Pallet Town and comes back with some SQLAlchemy performance wisdom to share. Meanwhile, struggling with a lack of performance, Chris has kicked the tires of his new M1 Max MacBook Pro and is ready to share his counter-narrative take on the new hardware.
Why the Linux kernel received so much mainstream attention this week, some of our favorite open-source projects get great updates, and why we're concerned about Linux Foundation members transferring innovation from Linux to closed source software at an industrial scale.
It's time to challenge some long-held assumptions. Today's Btrfs is not yesterday's hot mess, but a modern battle-tested filesystem, and we'll prove it. Plus our thoughts on GitHub dropping the term "master", and the changes Linux should make NOW to compete with commercial desktops.
Master of details, open source advocate and YouTuber, Quindor from Intermittent.Tech joins us for a chat about tuya-convert to avoid planned hardware obsolescence, his new 100TB server build, highly available home setups, and his DIY LED project.
We're myth-busting this week as we take a perfectly functioning production server and switch it to Arch. Is this rolling distro too dangerous to run in production, or can the right approach unlock the perfect server? We try it so you don't have to.
You've been wanting to host a Nextcloud instance (or anything else) for your family for a while now. Where on Earth do you start? We share some hard learned lessons about self-hosting, discuss the most important things to consider when building a home server and Chris gives Alex a hard time about Arch as a Server OS.
Keynote presenter from Texas LinuxFest and established industry expert Thomas Cameron joins us to discuss the end of the distro wars, the future of Linux jobs, his personal take on IBM's acquisition of Red Hat, some really great Linux job tips, and much more.
Canonical’s Ubuntu desktop head and their VP of Product Development join us to chat about the new data collection system they want in Ubuntu 18.04 & Cassidy from System76 and Elementary OS join us to talk about efforts to turn drive encryption on & more!
Chris goes to Microsoft & gets the inside scoop on the situation Microsoft finds themselves in with Windows & why they’ve been releasing more code as open source. Plus we wrap up the Plasma Desktop challenge, Daniel Foré joins to talk Elemetary & more!
We’re joined by two Project Atomic members from Red Hat to learn what it’s all about, how Fedora Atomic Workstation works & the problems it solves. Plus we launch the biggest Linux challenge in the history of this show & it’s going to have ramifications.
How does a SNAP really get created & why would companies like Microsoft, JetBrains & Plex want to be involved? Plus the major concerns about the future of Gnome, the Client Side Decoration debate & how Wayland is putting pressure on all the things.
A big week of community updates, events & news, including great news for Plasma Desktop users, MATE users & Wayland fans. Then Barton George from Dell joins us to discuss the new XPS 13’s shipping Ubuntu, where Linux could see its next big success & more!
We slay the Gentoo challenge monster & give you our first take of the most expensive Linux distro we’ve ever tried. What does nearly $100 of Linux get you? We find out! Plus tons of community news, the perfect Linux workstation coming soon & more!
Microsoft makes one of their boldest moves into OSS yet, Mike’s got new wheels and turns it into a chance to reflect on building for voice interfaces, Amazon’s got a new way for devs to make money & we continue to ponder the best ways to achieve CI bliss.
It’s time to replace Patreon, YouTube, Twitter/Facebook & other centralized platforms of the web. But can open source answer the call? This week we look at a few projects that could replace today’s information silos if Linux users just step up & more!
Google gets caught red handed and goodies in the new Linux kernel. But the meat of the show is Lynis a tool to audit your Linux box, create reports & teach you how to better secure your system. Plus the groundwork for the Gentoo Challenge & more!
Mike’s back from DevFest & shares something new he’s discovered, Kotlin takes a shot at Objective-C & we can all code together, with Atom’s new trick. Note: There is some rough “skype audio” at times. Totally listenable still & should be better next week
A new version of Fedora hits the web and we share our thoughts & chat with a member of the project, Noah joins us & we’re all excited about Firefox quantum. Plus Gnome 4’s ambitious goals, a new Linux Kernel that really matters, OpenShot woes & more!
Community news & app picks this week before we get into a bizarre story that could rip up parts of the open source community. Plus Elementary OS’s secret weapon to get more native apps, our tips for great High-DPI under Linux & some Enlightenment love.
The Plasma Mobile project sets humble goals, Firefox learns new tricks, a TOR flaw for Linux users, and Canonical joins the Gnome Advisory Board. Plus a new report claims every Bitcoin transaction uses as much energy as your house in a week, and two legal matters that may have long-term impacts on the Linux community.
Two of Ubuntu’s top contributors join us to chat about the 17.10 release, working upstream with Gnome, the future of SNAPS in Ubuntu & goals for 18.04. Plus Flatpak gets mature & the Linux Foundation is working on open source AI, Kodi problems & more!
Mike and Chris accept the fundamental problem in sticking with boring & safe platforms, debate building a brand around FLOSS, get burned by Angular & reflect on some regrets in our business. Plus SQL’s new hype, some feedback & a project pick of the week!
An easy solution to get high performance remote Linux desktop, how to interact with an open source project or community & looking back at some of Fedora’s recent accomplishments. Plus Canonical is on the path to an IPO, pirates embrace Flatpack & more!
We review Purism’s Librem 15, the high performance 15.6″ laptop built for Linux with physical radio kill switches. Plus the snap coming to a desktop near you, we report back from SeaGL & discuss some future changes to your humble weekly Linux talk show.
Wes joins Mike to chat all things Apple. We discuss the surprising implications of the iPhone X & the exciting possibilities of ARKit. Plus, we debate FaceID and APFS, check in on HomeKit & search for the right level of abstraction for UI development.
While Chris is away Wes joins Mike to chat FOSS Burnout & the dark side of open source communities. Plus, we continue to react to React's recent license change, debate about the Virtual DOM & explain why React Native's license might be more important.
It’s Wes & the Beard this week as we cover tons of stories. TopIcons is officially unmaintained, KDE launches the XFree kwin project in an attempt to get rid of XWayland, Synergy goes closed source, Microsoft & Canonical build a custom linux kernel & more
A game changing project for Linux multimedia has been officially announced today, so we chat with the brilliance behind PipeWire, Wim Taymans. Plus community news of the week & why the rapid decline of the “open source media” matters more than ever.
Audit your network with a couple of easy commands on Kali Linux. Chris decides to blow off a little steam by attacking his IoT devices, Wes has the scope on Equifax blaming open source & the Beard just saved the show. It’s a really packed episode!
Mike & Chris discuss the types of workloads that better suit Serverless Architecture systems like Lambda & when you should roll a server. Plus Mike has major hardware woes, makes a surprising move on air & Chris is left pontificating on the future of AR.
We reflect on the communities appetites for another GNU/Linux phone fundraiser & pontificate if the Librem 5 might be our last hope. Plus a live unboxing of some new shiny surprise hardware. We also cover additional options for offsite backup & more!
We get fired up about the bigger message behind Ubuntu’s new fork, debate Mozilla’s plans to collect data on Firefox users & come up with solutions for Linux users fleeing from CrashPlan. Plus a geeky project so cool it might consume your life & more!
Mike busts the myth of the daily standup meeting & tracks it to its origins. Then we play a little defense for Electron, share the mind of a PMO & wax on about TypeScript. Plus a little taste of Mike’s busy week, an update on Alice & Chris’ upcoming trip.
A new version of Solus is out and Ikey joins us to chat about whats new, building in Snap support & more. Wimpy sets us straight about confinement & we have some follow up on Slackware. Plus some great app picks, community news, Gnome’s birthday & more!
A special guest and creator of PiCluster joins us to discuss the open source Docker cluster management project. We’ll dig into the tecg they use and what it's all built on, what they love working with, some of our personal projects that are brewing & more
We conclude our Slackware challenge & share the lessons and results. Plus why you really need to give Firefox another try, easy sandboxing of any Linux app, GTK4’s blockers, the official anti-systemd resource... And we announce another meetup!
We get philosophical about open source’s most modern problem & debate where we draw our own personal “Stallman Line”. Plus a we discuss today’s big Bitcoin fork, Mozilla’s new Firefox experiments, Krita’s woes, Gnome’s moves & the Slackware Challenge.
We solve some problems, and then go down the rat hole of self hacking to increase work, productivity & our health. Then we gleefully watch as Coding Bootcamps begin to collapse. Plus Mike shares some straightforward code that solved an annoying problem
Wes sits down with Mike to talk about Starbucks not-so-secret API, the state of the developer ecosystem & difficult challenges faced by FOSS vendors in the medical field. Plus some fantastic feedback, Mike's true feelings about Swift & a whole lot more!
Wes, in true TechSNAP style, highlights a few complicated ideas explained well, then it's on to updates from a few of our favorite projects, including some exciting news for WireGuard & a great collection of new stuff from around the internet & more!
Ubuntu’s skunkworks project, Mir, might be back with a vengeance to save the Linux desktop. Or at least prove quite useful for MATE. Plus one of the most well built Linux PC’s ever tested, the Dell Precision 5720 with Ubuntu gets tested in the lab.
Michael Hall from Endless joins us to discuss his new role, Endless’ involvement with Gnome & the unique approach of EndlessOS. Plus Fedora shares some future plans & we try to grok casync, Lennart Poettering’s project for distributing file system images.
Alook at the next release of Gnome 3, special features we’re looking forward to & new extensions that make Gnome even better. Then Google’s solution to old Linux kernel’s in Android, differences between Chrome & Chromium, a Plasma desktop feature & more!
Canonical is going for the IPO & that means some big changes. In a recent interview Mark Shuttleworth gives us a hint at the new purpose of the Ubuntu desktop. Plus Thunderbird’s future is uncertain, we get our hands on System76’s Galago Pro & more!
Community efforts to port Unity 8 or recreate the Unity 7 desktop are popping up all over. Plus why Ubuntu Gnome left us feeling underwhelmed. Then, Ikey stops by to tell us about Solus Gnome edition, other new things coming from the project & more!
OpenELEC’s latest release, Snaps on Fedora, plus Wes’ Picks, Pinterest’s support for Open Source & the use of Slack for OSS projects. Then we have a wide-ranging discussion about Ubuntu’s big desktop change, what it means for the Desktop, Vendors & you!
Tune in for a special road edition of the show! Mike & Chris cover feedback, share their worst hire stories, eat Apple crow & debate the end of the exodus. Plus Chris shares topical experiences from his Dell trip, Jonny’s feeling the hero rage & more!
Joe Ressington of Late Night Linux joins Wes to discuss just what makes a “Proper” distribution, the latest news about Libreboot & the FSF Plus containers explained in pictures, Fedora has the desktop for Hacker News & Android is king of the internet.
Austrian schools are switching, Wes is trying & Chris is reviewing Plasma. Why we keep talking about it & what’s really bugging us about it. Plus the 7-Inch Ubuntu Laptop might be legit & Linus reflects on what he really hates after 25 years of Linux.
A surprising new desktop environment, the latest on cross-distro snappy support & how to get the most out of Android without Play Services. Plus a script to take over a running server and replacement it with FreeBSD, a fresh take on VPNs & more!
Is software ever really finished? Should we avoid boutique or niche Linux distros? We have a spirited discussion & attempt to finally answer those questions. We also chat about what's new in Kodi 17, why open source on our TV’s is critical & more!
While the guys are hibernating over this holiday week, We look back on some of the most interesting topics the virtual LUG covered this year. Everything from snap packages & ubuntu reviews to LXD & Arch MacBook installs, plus a whole lot more!
We've given the guys the week off after a year of hard work, so we'll take a look back at a series of events where the guys ended up realigning their opinions. From hybrid vs native apps & developing on linux to Pokémon & Bots, a lot changed in 2016!
Fedora 25 is out & Matthew Miller joins us to chat about what’s new. Plus Wimpy & Popey are back from UbuCon and share their experience & Solus OS founder Ikey Doherty joins us to discuss benchmarking the “feel” of the Linux desktop & much more!
Swaths of Apple users are trying out Linux for the first time this week, with varying results. We discuss why & how it's going. Then, we play some great clips by long time Kernel guru GregKH, dream about a future Linux living room & more!
We get the inside scoop on what happens when Canonical gets a bunch of employees & community members in the same room, discuss the cool open hardware project Chris just ordered for the studio & update you on the big community highlights of the week!
Canonical may have the best take on live patching. VeraCrypt’s audit results are out & KDE shares their long term plans for the Plasma Desktop. Then we bust some Linux FUD and misconceptions & ponder the role of Free Software in a world that doesn't care
Ubuntu powered drones that double as a desktop PC, tweaking your Linux desktop vs polish & coreboot’s efforts to bypass Intel ME. Plus our we update you on some OSS projects, the MySQL 0-day, why we're excited about the crazy USB/IP Project & more!
Wayland by default may finally be nigh & we share what we’re looking forward to the most about Wayland powered desktops. The ext4 bug that bit Wimpy, Adobe Flash comes crawling back to Linux & our quick review of a well put together Plasma Desktop distro.
W take a look around at some of the niftier tricks systemd is pulling off, some of the quirky bugs & quickly touch on some myths around the binary log format. Plus Wimpy gets Ubuntu Touch on an Android Meizu Pro 5, the SteamOS problem & much more!
We become masters of our own files this week, chat with the ElementaryOS project about inspiring development & rolling our own file sync solution. Plus a quick look at the new Android N & why now might be the ideal time to switch to a Linux based phone OS
Mike and Chris share their experiences with selling yourself just enough to get your foot in the door. Is productizing yourself and your work is worth feeling a little slimy? Plus Microsoft’s move in open sourcing PowerShell, the fixed bid scam & more!
Our favorite tricks & hacks for SSH, debunking the Linux botnet rampage myth & the new challenges Solus is taking on. Plus Ubuntu MATE on the BQ Tablet, benchmarking Ubuntu on Windows & our quick takes on using Zim Wiki and TagSpaces to manage your notes.
Special guest Ryan Sipes from Mycroft joins us to discuss his projects & fulfilling the mission of an open source project. Plus our thoughts on the bot revolution, the “Internet of APIs” it depends on & the shift that bots could cause in the industry.
Take advantage of the Chromecast without Google, extend Kodi with awesome new backends & cast media around your network with free Linux tools. Plus the FCC forcing TP-Link to support open source firmwares, reverse tethering for Android & a lot more!
We dive right in when Martin aka Wimpy returns from the Snappy Sprint & shares his experience from his recent trip. Wes ask our Virtual LUG to sound off on the projects they’d audit if given the means & why, the Starbound server challenge & more!
Do you use desktop Linux for idealistic or practical reasons? Plus Chris’s new VPN solution & the hosted vs self hosted debate. Plus Canonical’s smart move to push Snap packages, updates from our favorite projects, the disturbing news about Chrome & more!
Chris discovers he’s being snooped on by his ISP & Is Linux Mint 18 really the best Linux distro every? Plus our chat with a Matrix.org developer, Solus goes rolling, Unity on Windows & building a long-term financially sustainable open source product.
Noah joins Wes for the second time this week to talk with the mumble room. We cover package management for Bash, Nvidia putting GPUs in your containers, surprising things about open source at Comcast & discuss just what "Microsoft ♥ Linux" really means.
Canonical drops a bombshell by making snap packages available for many Linux distros, Nextcloud has some serious momentum, Samsung is rumored to drop Android in favor of Tizen across all devices & Wes kicks the tires of elementary OS’ new Beta of Loki.
Great open source project achievements, we discuss the slippery slope that online services represent to Linux users. Plus we get all big picture, what can be learned from ownCloud’s recent troubles, what we conclude by reading between the lines & more!
Mike & Chris have very different opinions on how interview tests should be conducted. Plus the real reasons to develop software on Linux are not the ones often cited, bit more on Google’s fair use & the master plan to get Mike to move to the west coast.
Mike shares a humbling war story, the great “Android Instant App Conspiracy”, the announcement that destroyed the .Net ecosystem & the poverty trap of software development. Plus some closing thoughts on Google vs Oracle, a neat tool of the week & more!
Package once, run anywhere. But are we finally about to nail it? Plus why you're going to want to wait on that systemd upgrade, funding projects with a rocky past, the big thing about Mycroft no one is talking about & we try out Mycroft on the desktop.
In a podcast far far away, you asked for it & this week we delivered. It’s code review time, with a twist! Plus the second Oracle v Google trial, we attempting to do some busting, Dropbox falling back to reality & 30 years later why we still love QBasic
We get a little rambunctious as we talk about Ubuntu 16.04, why not the openSUSE Build Server & the problem with Ubuntu that’s just now being solved. Plus some audio never meant for public release, first hands on with the Bq Ubuntu Tablet & more!
ZFS on Ubuntu gets new prominent criticism from Richard Stallman, Leo Laporte gives Linux & reports back with some interesting insights. Then we discuss updates to XFCE, the Vive's lack of Linux support & setting up Traccar & discovering it’s limitations
Has Linux met its match? That’s the claim several outlets are making this week. We look at the new operating systems stepping into the light. The first official Ubuntu tablet goes on sale & we share our thoughts, a little BASH on Windows & a lot more!
Plasma 5.6 is out & we’ll discuss. Some of our secret LFNW Linux rig build plans are revealed, why gaming on Linux is doing better than you think & live shootout of OSS Skype killers. Also oubuntuBSD, OSS GPS tracking, Nvidia’s Wayland support & more!
We discuss Mike’s thoughts on ReactJS, the NY bill that would provide a tax credit for OSS contributions & the interesting details in dev data. Plus some real talk about your real value, what no indie developer wants to hear about the App Store & more!
Dscussing Hybrid development ha a big elephant in the room. This week, we give this elephant the mic. Then, reflecting on a recent Android development project, the guys discuss the sticky side of Frames. Plus an update on Mike's Ubuntu experiment & more!
Microsoft’s announces SQL server for Linux. We get a little nostalgic. Plus a look at the new OwnCloud release & updates on some of our favorite projects. Plus we take a look at Shashlik which promises to run Android apps on your Linux desktop & more!
We break down what we see as the top motivations, the big competitive move & what Microsoft is really saying about Android with their Xamarin acquisition. Plus Microsoft releases SQL server for Linux & we discuss how it all fits together in a larger plan
After some updates about some of your favorite distros, we go hands on with the Raspberry Pi 3. Then we look at the AppImage project and their delivery on the download and run promise. Plus looking at a new kind of distro funding model & much more!
We discuss the official release of Vulkan & why this is much bigger than you might realize. Plus Chris share’s his first hands on impressions of Purism’s Librem 15 laptop, Ubuntu Mobile, the Linux security bug you need to patch for right away & more!
Upgrade your terminal with Fish & the new Fishery plugin market. Then we take a look at Maru, a Debian based image for Nexus 5 devices that sounds a lot like Ubuntu Touch. Plus a quick look at a new app that combines Plex with Popcorn Time & more!
Has the Linux Foundation made moves to cut out the individual from having their voice heard? We discuss the latest controversy brewing & the foundations response. Plus why if you're still waiting for Wayland to ship, your doing it wrong & more!
Ang and Mike discuss business operational tools, practices & common issues, how Ang got her kids started on computers, good languages to get started with & she makes a poignant comment about Linux. Mike discusses TarDisk & whether he recommends it & more!
We react to Remix OS, discuss the surprise feature in KDE 5.6 & chat with some of the folks behind SCALE 14x. Plus how to tell family and friends you're not the Geek Squad & using tech support opportunities to be an open source ambassador.
Can Web standards make mobile apps obsolete? The new generation of hybrid apps aren't your grandparents solution to code once, run everywhere. Plus why Swift is going to be big on Linux in 2016, Google has a thing with openJDK & much more!
A distribution of Linux built to survey and track speech, we go into Red Star OS. Solus hits 1.0 & we bring on some of the team to tell us about it. Plus Mozilla has a new… Distraction? We debate their merits of rumored new Firefox OS powered hardware.
We look back at the big year for Linux, for our show & our virtual LUG. Some of the most interesting projects in open source were discussed first in our LUG, we look at some of the great moments & then give you our fresh take on the big events.
UbuCon is just around the corner & we’re joined by Ubuntu’s community manager & team, Ryan from Mycroft stops by to give us an update, a major partnership between LibreOffice & OwnCloud, cool OwnCloud hardware, some updates to major projects & more!