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 4:13: Passion with Compassion

    February 5th, 2024  |  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  |  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  |  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  |  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  |  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  |  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  |  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  |  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  |  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  |  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.

  • Episode 4:03: This is the WEI

    August 21st, 2023  |  1 hr 32 mins
    feedback, gentoo, hardware haven, immutable, linux, web integrity environment, wei

    The history of Linux distros and apps. Maybe some current events, if you're lucky. In this episode we discuss Web Environment Integrity (WEI), cover some feedback, banter about immutable operating systems, focus on some hardware and check in on our Gentoo journey.

  • Episode 4:02: Bits From Debian

    August 7th, 2023  |  1 hr 19 mins
    audio, debian, history, linux, nvme, shure, technology

    The history of Linux distros and apps. Maybe some current events, if you're lucky. In this episode we banter about some Prime Day purchases and give the history of Debian as well as our thoughts on the latest release.

  • Episode 4:01: RHEL Tough Choices

    July 24th, 2023  |  1 hr 38 mins
    browsers, edge, firefox, jerboa, lemmy, linux, linux matters, memmy, opera, red hat, rhel, self host, vivaldi

    The history of Linux distros and apps. Maybe some current events, if you're lucky. In this episode we discuss recent RHEL changes, browser happenings, and go over some feedback. We also pitch a new podcast in the community and give our Lemmy app choices.

  • Episode 3:20: A Timepiece of Pi

    May 1st, 2023  |  1 hr 17 mins
    debian, docker, gentoo, homelab, linux, nanopi, opnsense, pfsense, raspberry pi, raspberry pi os, raspbian, zimaboard

    The history of Linux distros and apps. Maybe some current events, if you're lucky. In this season finale episode we cover the history of Raspberry Pi OS and some of the highlights for the hardware. We banter about alternatives for our networks and server tasks. We unveil what we have in store for next season.

  • Episode 3:19: You Got Moxie, Kid

    April 17th, 2023  |  1 hr 40 mins
    ansible, browser, edge, falkon, filezilla, firefox, flatpak, geerling, gnome web, linux, proxmox, termscp, ubuntu

    The history of Linux distros and apps. Maybe some current events, if you're lucky.
    In this jam packed episode we banter about Proxmox and Ansible, discuss the decision to exclude flatpak by default in Ubuntu and flavors, cover the latest in browsers, review season 3, go over some feedback and community and app focus.

  • A Pause for Family

    March 27th, 2023  |  46 secs
    linux

    The history of Linux distros and apps. Maybe some current events, if you're lucky.