About the show

How did your favorite Linux distribution get its start? Join us and find out!

Linux User Space is hosted by Leo and Dan, and every two weeks we deep dive into the history of Linux distributions and the things that matter to us.

Episodes drop every other Monday.

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Episodes

  • Episode 4:19: The Ease of These Passkeys

    May 27th, 2024  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 33 mins
    ai, beelink, ed, fido, homelab, linux, nextcloud, passkeys, proxmox, qownnotes

    In this episode we think about how to expand our homelab, we dive deeper into Passkeys and we cover the feedback.

  • Episode 4:18: Open Source Isn't Safe!

    May 13th, 2024  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 21 mins
    audiobookshelf, immich, linux, lzma, self hosting, xz, xzutils

    We talk about some things we are self hosting, we go over the history of XZ, and we contemplate if opensource is safe and how to fix the Internet.

  • Episode 4:17: We Ought to Know This By Now

    April 29th, 2024  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 19 mins
    ai, atomic, composable, fedora, immutable, linux, secureblue, unix

    In this episode we cover, Fedora and AI, correct ourselves on SecureBlue, and UNIX Wars part deux.

  • Episode 4:16: Super PCMan

    April 15th, 2024  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 32 mins
    kde, kdenlive, linux, lxde, lxqt, pcman

    In this episode we discuss the history of LXDE and some of LXQt too. We also talk a little about a recent issue Leo had with Kdenlive that might be fixed already.

  • Episode 4:15: Fox, Socks, Inbox, Knox

    March 18th, 2024  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 33 mins
    feedback, fragmentation, linux, note apps, telemetry

    We give you all the feedback that can fit in a show this time.

  • Episode 4:14: Spill the Tea

    March 4th, 2024  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 9 mins
    ai, computer shopper, history, linux, mate

    In this episode we discuss the AI revolution and where the Linux desktop fits. We also cover the extensive history of the Mate desktop environment.

  • Episode 4:13: Passion with Compassion

    February 5th, 2024  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 22 mins
    compassion, feedback, gentoo, history, kde, linux

    In this episode we add to the KDE story, we talk about treating others like humans, we discuss some feedback, and we give a little focus on Gentoo.

  • Episode 4:12: Keep it Kool

    January 22nd, 2024  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 28 mins
    apostrophe, ghostwriter, hedgedoc, kde, linux, nextcloud, notes, plasma, vivaldi

    The history of Linux distros and apps. Maybe some current events, if you're lucky. In this episode we discuss some note taking options and go to the book for the syntax. We also explore the storied history of KDE.

  • Episode 4:11: Why Don't You Use Linux?

    January 8th, 2024  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 27 mins
    linux

    The history of Linux distros and apps. Maybe some current events, if you're lucky. In this episode we discuss, why and why not Linux for the desktop. We give a brief Browser Watch, go over some feedback, focus on the community, and finally check in on our Gentoo journey.

  • Episode 4:10: GNOME in the Home

    December 11th, 2023  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 27 mins
    fedora, firefox, gnome, linux, mozilla, ubuntu

    The history of Linux distros and apps. Maybe some current events, if you're lucky. In this episode we go over some Mozilla news, the history of the Gnome desktop environment and our thoughts about how our exploration went.

  • Episode 4:09: Giddy Up

    November 27th, 2023  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 27 mins
    ed, flatpak, linux, lus.sh, steamdeck, vivaldi, xfce

    The history of Linux distros and apps. Maybe some current events, if you're lucky. In this episode we cover our short URL, we discuss the Vivaldi Flatpak, Vivaldi on iOS, go over some feedback, and focus on a great Steamdeck resource.

  • Episode 4:08: Cholesterol Free

    November 13th, 2023  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 10 mins
    linux, olivier fourdan, xfce, xforms

    The history of Linux distros and apps. Maybe some current events, if you're lucky. In this episode we dive into the deep history of the xfce desktop environment.

  • Episode 4:07: Monster In The Middle

    October 30th, 2023  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 27 mins
    linux

    The history of Linux distros and apps. Maybe some current events, if you're lucky. In this episode we try out Ubuntu 23.10 and some flavors. We discuss the Google plan to keep our IPs safe. We talk about encrypting hello. We also go over some feedback, community focus and Gentoo focus.

  • Episode 4:06: Anything But Common

    October 16th, 2023  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 22 mins
    ansible, cde, common desktop environment, firefox, lemmy, linux

    The history of Linux distros and apps. Maybe some current events, if you're lucky. In this episode we banter about our Lemmy instance, a bug that is old enough to drink and how to get Firefox installed. We also cover the history of the Common Desktop Environment (CDE).

  • Episode 4:05: The Time to Switch Is Now!

    October 2nd, 2023  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 32 mins
    browsers, chromium, firefox, gentoo, gnome, jorge castro, linux, security, ublue, vivaldi, wayland

    The history of Linux distros and apps. Maybe some current events, if you're lucky. In this episode we give our hot take on Wayland, give our hot take on the browser news, focus on some feedback, recommend a great community focus and touch base on our Gentoo experiences.

  • Episode 4:04: Happy Rebasing to Everyone!

    September 18th, 2023  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 34 mins
    bazzite, fedora, immutable, kinoite, linux, ostree, sericea, silverblue, sodalite

    The history of Linux distros and apps. Maybe some current events, if you're lucky. In this episode we discuss Fedora Silverblue and other Fedora based immutable desktops. We give the history and talk about our experience.