Linux User Space

Linux User Space

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.

Episodes

June 10, 2024 85 mins
Coming up in this episode * Do you think Larry uses Firefox? * The Compiled History of Gentoo * and How we emerged from the year long journey 0:00 Cold Open 2:44 Mozilla Watch! 24:59 Gentoo - The Early Years 30:30 Gentoo - 1.0 And Beyond 35:20 Gentoo - 2007 to 2014 39:56 Gentoo - 2015 to the Present 45:37 The ENTIRE Gentoo Journey 1:20:49 Next Season? 1:24:52 Stinger The Video Version! (https://youtu.be/bsPV79bgU4c) https://youtu.b...
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Coming up in this episode * We want to be the hosts with the most (compute) * Use Passkeys, (PASS!!!!) * ed, notes, the Linux Wars and AI in the feedback 0:00 Cold Open 1:43 Which Mini PC Do We Buy? 23:21 Time to Use Passkeys! 55:03 greenthumbs Feedback 58:00 Scott Feedback 1:01:32 Dave Feedback 1:08:29 n.m Feedback 1:14:05 kynize Feedback 1:25:53 Next Time 1:32:02 Stinger The video version! (https://youtu.be/C76WdhM2_kM) https://y...
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Coming up in this episode * Does it do Passkeys tho? * So What Happened to Xz anyway? * How do we fix the internet? The Video Version (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3bN3PRmHJY) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3bN3PRmHJY Timestamps 0:00 Cold Open 1:36 Amazingly Self-Hosted 34:13 The History of Xz and the Hack*! 49:58 How to Fix Open Source 1:15:56 Next Time 1:20:42 Stinger 💻Self Hosting and Passkeys🔑 Audiobookshelf (https://ww...
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Coming up in this episode * We put a hat on AI * The SecureBlue/ublue thing * The UNIX Wars part deux 0:00 Cold Open 1:49 Artificial Fedora 28:35 The ImmutaBlues 54:01 Feedback 55:20 Tane on Notes and Unix 59:28 Ian on Unix 1:02:33 Chris on Notes and Sync 1:10:22 A Quick Release Update 1:14:41 Next Time 1:18:03 Stinger The Video Version! (https://youtu.be/JdfWd_-BhgU) https://youtu.be/JdfWd_-BhgU Support us here! (https://www.patre...
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April 15, 2024 92 mins
Coming up in this episode * Themes Are More Global Than You Think * Kdenlive Does Some Layering * The History of LXDE * To Qt, or not to Qt? * Then, we call an audible 0:00 Cold Open 2:17 Theme of the Crop 16:22 The Lost Edit 28:11 The History of LXDE 55:51 How'd LXQt and LXDE Go? 1:24:28 Next Time 1:31:13 Stinger The Video Version https://youtu.be/Y8_rMTmnIXc 🔥Warm Up🔥 - AI on the Linux Desktop KDE's Attack Surface? Hackaday cov...
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March 18, 2024 93 mins
Coming up in this episode * Telemetry helps us all * Immutability blues * A correction or two * And more feedback 📽️The video version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Y04YTkEC5Y 0:00 Cold Open 1:34 The GOOD Telemetry 23:33 Gnome Classic & Friends 31:16 The Incredible Immutables 44:00 A Slight Correction 50:25 A Little Backstory 59:24 mintCast, CKP, FCWN & DHD 1:02:31 So Lightweight! 1:10:23 Another Dive into Notes 1:21:48 Fix GRUB...
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March 4, 2024 69 mins
Coming up in this episode * The AI Revolution is Coming * The History of MATE * We Read the Tea Leaves * Then Look to Lighten the Load The Video https://youtu.be/rKEIwDb1R9Q 0:00 Cold Open 4:09 Embrace the AI Overlords 21:45 The History of MATE 42:22 How Is MATE? 1:05:16 Next Time 1:07:51 Stinger Preshow - The Computer Shopper Dan is sitting on a gold mine with his collection of Computer Shoppers (https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_f...
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February 5, 2024 82 mins
Coming up in this episode * We add to the KDE saga * We search for the humans on the other end of the Internet * We pour over the Feedback * We focus on the Gentoo feedback The Video Version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tALGS4Vtei0 Timestamps 0:00 Cold Open 1:30 The KDE AMA 7:47 The Truth About KDE 4.0 19:46 AppImage Is Broken in Ubuntu 24:47 There Be Humans Out There 40:07 Reverb Focus! * 41:33 Douglas (Old Mac, New Tricks) * 4...
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January 22, 2024 88 mins
Coming up in this episode * Notating the Notes * The History of KDE * And Plasma, Straight from the Tap Timestamps 0:00 Cold Open 1:44 A Note on Notes 22:52 The History of KDE 28:29 History: KDE 1 30:42 History: KDE 2 33:03 History: KDE 3 36:21 History: KDE 4 45:36 History: Plasma 5 51:34 History: Plasma 6 53:17 Plasma 6 Raw (hide) 1:20:49 Next Time: Topics, then MATE 1:27:37 Stinger Watch the video https://youtu.be/CsdW0bDOjIM 🔥W...
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January 8, 2024 87 mins
Coming up in this episode * The Linux Desktop is the best! * There are humans on the other end of the Internet. * We do some Browser spectating. * Gentoo loses its mind. 0:00 Cold Open 1:43 Why Not Linux? 25:39 Browser Watch! 55:47 Reverb Focus 1:10:18 Community Focus: DB Tech 1:15:03 Gentoo Focus 1:24:26 Next Time: KDE History 1:26:31 Stinger Watch the video version: https://youtu.be/P6irQ0xyv-U So, why don't you use Linux? The Ma...
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December 11, 2023 87 mins
Coming up in this episode * The Browser Watch Leftovers * The History of GNOME * And Why Gnome is the best desktop * And a little holiday break Timestamps 0:00 Cold Open 1:29 Riding the Lightning 16:45 GNOME History: Pre-GNOME 23:01 GNOME History: GNOME 1.x 25:58 GNOME History: GNOME 2.x 33:22 GNOME History: GNOME 3.x 41:31 GNOME History: GNOME 40 and Beyond 48:01 How'd GNOME Go? 1:15:39 Next Time: Topics & KDE 1:26:18 Stinger Watc...
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November 27, 2023 87 mins
Coming up in this episode * Leo makes me a LUSsh 🍻 * Official standings for a browser * We strum some reverberations * Focus on the HQ * Focus on the sounds * Forecast the future Watch the video! https://youtu.be/-b1gHt0v4q8 Timestamps 0:00 Cold Open 2:05 Go to lus.sh 8:38 Fed Up with Ubuntu? 14:20 * Forced Snaps 21:24 * Ads in the Terminal 27:00 * Telemetry?! 29:42 * Ubuntu is Anti-Freedom? 32:21 * Maybe use Linux Mint 34:43 Brow...
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November 13, 2023 70 mins
Coming up in this episode * A little Musing on CDE * A few answers from the man himself * The history of XFce * How it went * And a new journey 0:00 Cold Open 1:29 Ask Olivier 20:04 Xfce History: In the Beginning (1996) 22:08 Enter XFce (1997) 24:47 The XForms Problem (1998) 25:56 The Third (1999) 29:32 The Fourth (2001-2015) 32:59 The Third, Again (2016-2023) 36:22 More Questions! 45:50 How'd Xfce Go? 1:02:25 Next Time 1:09:45 Sti...
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October 30, 2023 87 mins
Coming up in this episode * Buntober? * We Keep the IPs safe * Cryptic greetings * Some feedback * and we get double focused We do video, too! https://youtu.be/-tycNQ-Ey9Q 407 Audio Timestamps 0:00 Cold Open 1:48 Ubuntu Attacks! 17:20 Google Protection? 31:36 Encrypted Client Hello 46:33 Reverb 1:17:15 Gentoo Focus 1:26:42 Stinger We're both on Ubuntu 23.10.... WHAT?! Ubuntu Desktop (https://ubuntu.com/desktop) Ubuntu Flavors (http...
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October 16, 2023 82 mins
Coming up in this episode * We do a little upgrade * Firefox fixes a tooltip * The History of W, V, X and CDE * How it went * And a new old desktop to explore 0:00 Cold Open 1:42 Lemmy's Upgraded! 10:56 A 22 Year Old Bug 15:50 Install Firefox Correctly 22:22 CDE History: Intro 24:04 CDE History: X 27:33 CDE History: OPEN LOOK 29:25 CDE History: COSE 31:28 CDE History: CDE & Others 34:24 CDE History: The Opening 36:14 CDE History: T...
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October 2, 2023 92 mins
Coming up in this episode * You are so far aWAY from me * We are watching out for the browsers * A little reverb focus * Community and GenTOO Timestamps 0:00 Cold Open 1:40 The Wayland Soapbox 20:33 Browser Watch 46:27 Reverb Focus 1:12:02 Community Focus 1:14:46 Gentoo Focus 1:29:30 Next Time: CDE History! 1:31:50 Stinger Watch the Video! (https://youtu.be/ZIL1ssfGx9k) https://youtu.be/ZIL1ssfGx9k Social Soapbox - Wayland Nate Gra...
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September 18, 2023 94 mins
Coming up in this episode * The prying eyes wanna know 👀 * The History of Silverblue * What's immutable anyway? * and how we layered a few packages 0:00 Cold Open 1:44 Telemetry Trouble 27:45 Silverblue 2012 30:49 Silverblue 2013-2014 33:55 Silverblue 2015-2017 34:50 Silverblue 2018 38:25 Silverblue 2019-2021 39:56 Silverblue 2022-2023 41:47 An Immutability Primer? 1:01:39 How'd Silverblue Go? 1:28:42 Next Time: Topics & CDE 1:33:...
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August 21, 2023 92 mins
Coming up in this episode * Immutability is confusing * Going the wrong WEI (or W-E-I) * Reverb Focus * Hardware Focus * And Gentoo Focus 0:00 Cold Open 1:34 Immutability Is Confusing 21:25 Going the Wrong WEI 40:55 Reverb Focus 45:56 Community Focus 51:09 Gentoo Focus 1:29:25 Next Time 1:31:02 Stinger The video version (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_89_OFjgdk) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q89OFjgdk Banter Fedora Silverblue ...
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August 7, 2023 79 mins
Coming up in this episode * An NVMe for me * The Shure Next To You * Of course, the History of Debian * Our Thoughts of it over the monthSSSS 0:00 Cold Open 1:04 A Few Good Deals 16:14 The History of Debian | The Beginning 18:00 The History of Debian | 1993 - 1994 22:23 The History of Debian | 1995 - 1998 26:15 The History of Debian | 1999 & Y2k 31:11 The History of Debian | 2001 - 2009 36:40 The History of Debian | 2010 - 2020 42:...
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July 24, 2023 98 mins
Coming up in this episode * The Catchup Episode (We've missed so much!) * The Red Hat Recap * Browser Watch...ing! * Some feedback, and a focus The Video Podcast (https://youtu.be/ZKm9vgJzAO8) https://youtu.be/ZKm9vgJzAO8 401 Audio Timestamps 0:00 Cold Open 2:16 The Gentoo Checkin 11:33 We Have a Lemmy! 19:24 Red Hat Recap 46:09 Browser Watch 1:05:21 Feedback 1:23:05 Community Focus: Linux Matters 1:27:03 App Focus: Jerboa & Memmy ...
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