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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
Mozilla wants to spin off Thunderbird & launch an iOS ad blocker that only works with Safari, our best solutions for syncing your Podcasts from your mobile to your Linux desktop & SpiderOak ditches Google. Plus we review the new CrossOver 15 & more!
A member of the Vivaldi project joins to discuss their new release. The man behind Solus comes on to follow up on our review. GIMP turns 20 this week and we ask if it’s just time to accept that some OSS projects will never topple their competitors & more!
Have we gone too far with Docker? We discuss. Plus why all the bad press around SteamOS might be missing the mark & our virtual LUG shares their hands on experiences with openSUSE LEAP! Plus some important follow up, a few surprises & a dead UPS!
New versions of openSUSE leap and Fedora have hit the web. The chairmen of openSUSE joins us & we follow up on Fedora 23. Plus the big upset with Debian this week, ransomware that targets Linux systems & way more than we can fit into this description!
OpenStreetMap might just be one of the most important open source projects. We look at some of the amazing tools built around it. Then our tips for producing great content & podcasts under Linux, plus a live unboxing & demo of the new Steam Controller.
Chris joins the Virtual LUG from the road & Noah and Wes host the show. They compare and contrast Fedora and Arch & the nice new features of Fedora 23. Plus everyone has their own perspective on home automation. Then living offline, like you're online.
We cover some great open source projects that help you live life off-line, as if you were online. We also discuss the upstream contributions from Munich & an awesome block level back up system. Plus some great feedback, a road trip update & more!
Debian aims for reproducible builds of all packages. We’ll explain what that means & why other distributions may be jumping onboard with the idea. Plus impressive early performance results under Mir & Gnome’s 3.18’s best features you're not hearing about!
Live from the floor of LinuxCon 2015 we capture Bruce Schneier’s take on hacking attribution, how HP supports Linux internally & our impressions of the big convention. Plus how Docker is going big this year & which type of Linux event is right for you.
We chat with the CTO behind Mycroft, an open source AI for everyone. Then discuss Android’s adoption of Vulkan & the nice new Linux exclusive features coming to Firefox. Plus file syncing & discuss the really great options that have cropped up recently.
Ubuntu publishes their roadmap for the next few releases & we discuss what the future might hold for “Ubuntu Personal”. Plus the major challenges Linux gaming is facing. Then we’ve got insights from the experts on building robust wifi… Powered by Linux!
Great interviews from the floor of OSCON 2015! How FastMail uses Linux, managing thousands of Apache instances, an open source Slack killer, Tizen on all the things & much more. Plus why the Ubuntu MATE project is dropping the Ubuntu Software & more!
Will Pinos bring to Linux Video What PulseAudio did for audio? We discuss this major development that breaks during the show. Also, a debate about the usefulness of boring distributions. Plus some big follow up, the Mumble room gets unplugged & more!
We look at some tools that make installing Linux on multiple computers a snap, discuss our favorite backup and reload approaches & then debate over Chromium auto-downloading a binary. Plus a great interview with the Openoid project from SELF2015 & more!
What makes the Linux awesome? Community. We’ve got coverage from SELF 2015 & an on the ground report from OpenTech 2015. Plus why open source needs to follow the Apple model and get started with students & how Red Hat stays connected to the community.
The Fedora Project Lead Matthew Miller joins us to discuss what’s coming up in Fedora 23 & reflect on Fedora 22. Plus Mark Shuttleworth unveils another device running Ubuntu, Angela stops by with a switch to Linux update, some quick story updates & more!
A follow up on our Fedora 22 review, including a few areas we missed. How Google’s Cardboard could kickstart open source VR & whats coming to Gnome 3.18 Plus our take on the state of openSUSE, why 2015 might really be the year of the Linux Laptop & more!
Michael Larabel joins us to discuss his initiative of daily automated performance benchmarking & reflects on 11 years of running Phoronix.com. Plus our first take on Fedora 22, the best options for users that require Microsoft Office under Linux & more!
We get an update on our resident Mac users switch to Linux & the challenges she's run into. Ubuntu makes a deal with Microsoft and promises to ship snappy on the Internet of Things. Plus hints on how Debian PPAs might work, the first $9 Linux rig & more!
Aaron Seigo joins us to discuss the Kolab project. We also discuss the Roundcube project’s fundraiser & possible Kolab integration. Plus our Virtual LUG reviews Ubuntu 15.04, and we discuss what’s so desktop focused about Ubuntu 15.10 & much, much more!
Exclusive interviews from the floor of LinuxFest Northwest 2015, meet the man who brought Netflix to Linux, how Intel builds the MinnowBoard for Linux, the state of ZFS on Linux. Plus a quick look at Plasma 5.3, Telegram’s surprising popularity & more!
Manufactures claim software integrated with hardware means the end user never truly owns the device, and simply owns a license to use it. Plus MacBook Linux woes, the quick look at the ThinkPad Yoga 3 running Linux, the biggest systemd myth busted & more!
Our discussion of Linux filesystems goes in depth. Plus a few corrections from last week & some follow up. We also look at the release of Linux 4.0, some of the more humorous press coverage it's received & the “big feature” Linus could care less about.
The proprietor of Evolve OS stops by to discuss what makes Evolve OS a unique Linux desktop & the challenges smaller projects face. Plus a look at tiny powerful Linux gadget that we think might be worth backing, a debate about “the look” of apps & more!
We get the scoop on how Ubuntu Touch plans to tackle Android’s market share & the challenges involved in moving some of our favorite apps. Plus what makes the perfect laptop for our crew, why the future of Btrfs looks very bright & an Ubuntu MATE Update.
One of the core developers of Arch Linux ARM joins us to chat about this rapidly developing platform, how Arch is used in ARM deployments & more. Plus an update on Ubuntu Phone & the first fully sandboxed portable Linux desktop app is demoed this weekQ
The first Ubuntu phone goes on sale tomorrow & we ask the interesting questions. The details on the launch of the phone, some of the great apps & what’s still missing. Plus the new Raspberry Pi hates being flashed & we read a quick batch of great emails.
Christian Hergert, creator of Gnome Builder joins to discuss his projects funding campaign. Ubuntu announces their Internet of Things OS, we’re a bit skeptical. Plus Linus takes a firm stance on public disclosure of vulnerabilities & Kernel documentation.
It’s a new year & a new round of Linux bashing. But are some of the criticism corrects? Can we handle a little tough love as a community for the collective good? We debate. Plus 4 new Linux distress to watch in 2015, a MATE love story & an Arch victory
During a recent passionate speech Richard Stallman said users of proprietary software are victims, we’ll debate of that’s true & play other clips from his speech. Then we’ll look at the recent exodus of Mac developers, the pants debt comes due & more!
Our virtual LUG reviews Fedora 21 & why we’ve just witnessed one of the most ambitious transformation of any Linux distro of 2014. Plus Dustin Kirkland from Canonical talks about Ubuntu Snappy Core & then we find out what’s coming soon to Xonotic.
Fedora’s project lead joins us to discuss today’s Fedora 21 release & more, Plus what the Ubuntu Snappy Core announcement means, why it’s a big deal & why it could be amazing for the desktop one day. Then was 2014 the year Roku killed XMBC for us?
The founder of Purism Librem 15, joins us to discuss the hardware, software & goals of the project & how he hopes to encourage manufacturers to free the entire stack. Plus CoreOS announces Rocket, a new Docker competitor that we’re excited about & more!
We talk with students from Penn Manor School District, where they’ve given every student a Linux laptop. Plus a preview of our interview with Mark Shuttleworth & his take on the recent criticism and exodus from Debian & getting started in a Linux career.
We recap the recent mini-exodus in the Debian project. Then we follow that with some concrete ideas of what we can do to change that tone. Plus we take a stroll down fantasy lane and solve our top 3 Linux pain points, some great follow up & much more!
We Firefox challenge & now we follow up, we also reflect on 10 years & the growing competition from Webkit Gnome raised money to defend it’s Trademark from Groupon, which has quickly raised the white flag. Plus an exciting first live on the show & more!
Is it time to fork Debian? Some Unix veterans do, and we discuss. The Linux Grandma joins us to discuss Kubuntu, KDE’s outreach, and Google Summer of Code. Plus Microsoft says they really love Linux, Steam’s secret weapon against Windows & much more!
Debian moves to make Gnome the default desktop, is XFCE dead? Plus Red Hat announces its refocusing on the very thing Canonical makes all its money from & why we may be on the precipice of a massive new competition between the two companies.
The systemd group has a proposal for universal software management scheme for all Linux distributions. We’ll debate the philosophical impact & explain why it’s all powered by btrfs. Plus some thoughts on the ultimate DM & the true cost of a MacBook!
Learn about Linux in big networking, what the future holds for SUSE & more from LinuxCon 2014. Plus, are you feeling a bit down? Maybe it’s because Linux users are being told to shut up about Desktop Linux. We’ll discuss why this an short sighted idea.
Sam from the Moka project stops by to chat about making Linux look better. Then we get into the role open source plays in self driving cars. Plus we bust some of the FUD around Munich’s much reported plan to abandon Linux and switch back to Windows.
The new Beta of ElementaryOS has shipped and we discuss where they are heading, the community interaction issues & their genius move with some tricky hardware support. Plus the long term cost of Ubuntu Touch, using ZFS on Linux successfully & more!
We’ve got more interviews from OSCON & we debate if fragmentation is simply the result of winning Plus why the Linux community needs a reality check about the popularity of the MacBook & how poor the solutions are for MacBook owners who want to run Linux
We chat about our time with the new Plasma 5 desktop from KDE, then we discuss the poor state of Linux news & what the real solution is that has major ramifications for the community. Plus a Command Line challenge update & our big plans for next week!
We come clean on our struggle with loving every Linux desktop, until we start up the hate. We discuss huge news for CoreOS & take a closer look at OwnCloud 7s server-to-server syncing. Plus troubleshooting KDE sound problems & a new community initiative!
The founder of Bedrock Linux joins us to discuss their ambitious distribution that lets you utilize the userland of all your favorite distributions at once Plus Alienware slaps Linux users in the face with a dead fish, your feedback, and more!
We’ll take a look at the new features of Linux Mint 17, and discuss the new Cinnamon release. Then we’ll debate if distro derivatives are a bad thing. Plus: Is Red Hat too over controlling of Gnome? Candidates for the Gnome Foundation’s board think so.
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!
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!
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?
Experienced Linux users may soon be finding a new call on their talents to help new users switching to Linux. But with services like Stackexchange, Google+ Helpouts, and more is it time to reboot the way we provide support to new Linux users?
Our frank advice for switches to Linux. Despite what what the advocates would have you believe, there are some important consideration a potential Linux switcher should make. Our team of silverback Linux users shares their tips after years of using Linux.