A lot happened in the free desktop world this week, we cover the impressive releases, changes, and surprises.
Today we are finally taking on a project months in the making, and we're switching to an entirely new generation of Linux tech in the process.
There are some stories so big they need a little more air time.
Why we won't see a new Raspberry Pi until 2025, the first steps to Plasma 6 are being taken, and PipeWire gets a major Bluetooth upgrade.
Brent's been hiding your emails; we confront him and expose what he's been keeping from the show.
Why the next kernel will be "the merge window from hell," a holiday gift for Wayland users, and how the open source community could do more to take on YouTube.
The Linux kernel has some exciting updates this week, including a significant Asahi milestone and some good news for Android. Then we take openSUSE's new web-based installer for a spin.
Old school Ubuntu has a new cool, Google calls out Google, and some IoT news you can use.
What makes Google's new OS so secure, a critical WiFi vulnerability in the Kernel, and why Linus is tapping the hype breaks for Linux 6.1.
Plasma 5.26's standout features, Canonical flips the script on Red Hat, and why Android is leaking traffic outside VPNs.
The controversial change for the GNU Toolchain, critical vulnerabilities in popular Matrix clients, and the significant milestone for the Ingenuity LinuxCopter this week.
GNOME 43 highlights, Canonical's new hardware partner, and why we're disappointed in the Framework Chromebook.
Brent has been on a bug-finding marathon. We review what he's discovered and share some hard-learned lessons.
Why Google says we should all go rolling, Red Hat's got a new boss, Microsoft gets called out, and why it might be the year of Linux hardware.
We've hit a bump in the road with the NixOS challenge, and share what it might not be great at. Plus, what we didn't cover in our Ubuntu 22.04 review.
Our take on why Fedora's Legacy BIOS plans have stirred up such a strong debate, how NVIDIA's Linux strategy seems to be changing, and a surprising kernel patch from Sony.
Has Fedora pulled ahead of Ubuntu? We take a look at the new Fedora 36 and Ubuntu 22.04 releases.
SUSE has a skunkworks distro in development, the transition Debian is struggling with, and some long-awaited improvements to Raspberry Pi OS.
The Linux secret behind the new TrueNAS release, Intel acquires a major Kernel contributor and our thoughts on Podman 4.0.
Fedora and Red Hat users are getting a web-based installer, and a new legal situation for Bitcoin smells like retro SCO FUD.
We check-in with Fedora Project lead Matthew Miller on the state of the project, then conduct our exit interview with Fedora 34, and review Fedora 35.
Major performance milestones are being hit with new code inbound for Linux, Plasma and GNOME desktops are set to run Wayland on NVIDIA's binary driver, and why the SFC's new GPL fight could have implications for you.
We cover what's special about Plasma's 25th-anniversary edition, chat with CloudLinux's CEO, and detail why Apple supporting Blender is good for all of us.
Apple M1 Linux development reaches a key milestone and boots a usable desktop; Ubuntu reveals a new product, and the secret SUSE project that leaked this week.
It's the worst time ever to upgrade or buy a new PC, so we cover our favorite tips for getting the most out of your current hardware. Then we pit a 2014 desktop against a 2021 laptop and find out if our old clunker can beat the Thinkpad.
Desktop Linux graphics are about to get a significant investment, Mozilla and Canonical work together on a Firefox Snap, and some key new insights into the Linux port to Apple’s M1.
Plus, why WSL’s first Linux malware in the wild matters.
We try out what might be the most fun Linux distribution around. It started as a laugh, but now we’re in love.
What’s coming next for the Linux desktop, and some exclusive news from System76.
We try to pull off a show while recovering from an epic server crash. Then we build the ultimate remote Linux desktop—in the cloud!
Could the Steam Deck mean fewer native Linux games? We chat with prolific game developer Ethan Lee and get his perspective on the negative impacts of the Deck.
Is it possible to have Arch’s best feature on other Linux distros? We attempt it and report our findings. Plus our reaction to NVIDIA’s beta Wayland support–is this the milestone we’ve been waiting for?
The premier Linux desktops get some futuristic new features, and we break down the seven-year-old vulnerability in your Linux box revealed this week.
It's episode III, Return of the Email. Everyone says never host your own email, so we're doin it.
Mike has a few stories to share, but more importantly a very hard lesson he's going to make damn sure you learn.
The new release of Fedora has more under the hood than you might know. It's a technology-packed release, and nearly all of it is coming to a distro near you.
The University of Minnesota has been banned from the Linux kernel. We'll share the history, the context, and where things stand now around the controversial research that led to the ban.
You should never host your own email, so we’ve gone and done just that. What we learned trying to build an email server in 2021.
Don't buy that M1-powered Apple machine just yet, solving Wayland-driven fragmentation, and why Firefox is about to get an upgrade on Linux.
Mobile Linux OSes are looking better than ever this week, a new effort to keep legacy applications running on Linux, and the signals indicating a Fuchsia release is nigh.
We break down the next-level features coming to a Linux near you in just a few weeks.
It's our worst idea yet. We share the password to our brand-new server and see who can own the box first. Whoever wins gets a special prize.
We share some exclusive details about the Linux-powered gear that just landed on Mars, and the open-source frameworks that make it possible.
Microsoft and Ubuntu's relationship is under a new spotlight this week.
Which distro is best for friends and family? We have a unique take on this common question.
Successful open-source projects all seem to struggle with one major gorilla. Who it is, and what their options are now.
Impressive updates for some beloved open source projects, and AlmaLinux—a leading CentOS alternative—is born.
We explain the recent Qt upset, and then go hands-on with the new PeerTube release.
A lot of open source development was packed into 2020, we recap some of the standout moments you should know about.
Desktop Linux users saw a lot of new features land this week, and SUSE might just have a new cloud-winning strategy.
What caused the recent major AWS outage, the breaking changes that just arrived upstream, and a new mail client for Linux.
The new Plasma release makes a compelling argument for the workstation, why LibreOffice and OpenOffice can't seem to get along and a recently found bug in Linux that goes back to Kernel 2.6.
We're reminded that you can't judge a distro by its screenshots. We use Pop!_OS for a few weeks and share our embarrassing discovery.
We embrace new tools to upgrade your backup game, securely move files around the network, and debunk the idea that Windows will ever be based on Linux.
We try out the new GNOME "Orbis" release and chat about Microsoft's new Linux kernel patches that make it clear Windows 10 is on the path to a hybrid Windows/Linux system.
We try the Mac desktop for 30 days, find out what we think it does best, and where Linux will always have it beat.
CentOS Stream and 8 have a lot for us to talk about, Docker's struggles go public, and the GNOME Foundation is facing a patent fight.
We visit Wendell Wilson of [Level1Techs](https://level1techs.com/) and get a tour of his self-hosted setup.
We take a trip to visit Level1Tech's Wendell Wilson and come back with some of his performance tips for a smoother Linux desktop.
Safely host your own password database using totally open source software. We cover BitWarden, our top choice to solve this problem.
Is Fedora 30 the peak release of this distribution? We put it through the ultimate test, live on the air, and put everything on the line.
We try out the latest GNOME 3.32 release, and why it might be the best release ever. New leader candidates for Debian emerge, we experience foundation inception, and NGINX is getting acquired.
A new voice joins the show, and we share stories from our recent adventures at SCaLE 17x.
We're playing Robin Hood with the content, and a new member of our team joins to tell you all about it.
We’re just back from touring System76’s new factory, and getting the inside scoop on how they build their Thelio desktop. This is our story about walking in as skeptics, and walking out as believers.
Christian F.K. Schaller from Red Hat joins us to discuss seamless Linux upgrades, replacing PulseAudio, some of the recent desktop Projects Red Hat’s been working on... And the value they get from them.
Atari has released details about its upcoming Linux powered console, some of us are sold… And some of us are rather skeptical.
We get the inside scope from the Ubuntu flavors prepping for the 18.04 release, and then we finally make good on a long running threat.
A new version of Slax is out this week, and they might just be onto something really unique. We take this Debian powered, Fluxbox running, net bootin distro for a test drive.
Red Hat shakes up the container world with its CoreOS purchase. Skype ships as a snap and Chris has a report from Canonical's recent development sprint.
Ubuntu is switching back to Xorg, Linus calls out Intel, and are the BSDs dying?
Plus how you can start testing Plasma Mobile, Pursim aims for convergence, and Mycroft is back!
Our top 4 predictions for Linux in 2018, and then we shift gears and give you the top 6 things we hope just might happen.
Android tracking more invasive than previously known, Ubuntu wants your ideas for Mir, Linus gets heated about Kernel security and we focus on the technical issue at the heart of the matter.
Atari has a Linux powered console, some brief Ubuntu updates, and the biggest Kernel news in years.
SUSE hits the Windows Store, System76 announces Pop!_OS, Mir is back with a plan, and Debian warns of Hyper-Threading issues.