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Relaxed conversations about Linux and open source.

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Linux Downtime – Episode 53
22:19
There is a sustainability problem in FOSS. How do we fix it?         See our contact page for ways to get in touch.   Subscribe to the RSS feed.
Aug 14, 2022
Linux Downtime – Episode 52
21:44
Hayden explains why he uses Windows Subsystem for Linux on a daily basis, and argues that Microsoft is a very different organisation from the one that was so hostile to FOSS 20+ years ago. He mentioned his unofficial timeline of Microsoft’s transition towards open source.     See our contact page for ways to get...
Jul 31, 2022
Linux Downtime – Episode 51
21:25
Martin and Hayden explain what it’s actually like to use GitHub Copilot, and why they think it’s going to have a positive impact open source software. Plus Hayden explains the legal nuances.       See our contact page for ways to get in touch.   See the RSS Feeds page for ways to subscribe...
Jul 17, 2022
Linux Downtime – Episode 50
18:54
Stuart Langridge joins us to discuss the nuances of gatekeeping in the Linux community, and why he thinks we inadvertently engaged in it on the last episode.       See our contact page for ways to get in touch.   See the RSS Feeds page for ways to subscribe to the show.
Jul 03, 2022
Linux Downtime – Episode 49
31:07
Kyle joins us again, along with Hayden Barnes to answer the question: what exactly is a Linux distribution these days? The rise of immutable filesystems, containerisation, virtualisation, hypervisors, and abstraction layers makes this more complex than it might appear.   Buy Hayden’s book about WSL.         Vultr High-performance cloud compute, bare metal,...
Jun 19, 2022
Linux Downtime – Episode 48
33:26
Martin and Joe are joined by Kyle Fazzari to reimagine the Linux desktop. What we’d do differently if we were starting over today, who we’d aim it at, what packaging system we’d use, what interface, and more.   Kyle’s Twitter thread       Vultr High-performance cloud compute, bare metal, and storage in 25 locations...
Jun 05, 2022
Linux Downtime – Episode 47
29:50
How do you progress your career as a FOSS enthusiast?     Vultr High-performance cloud compute, bare metal, and storage in 25 locations all over the world. Go to getvultr.com/ldt to sign up and get $150 free credit to use in 30 days.   Kolide Endpoint Security for Teams That Slack – Try for Free...
May 22, 2022
Linux Downtime – Episode 46
29:13
Adam tries to sell Fedora to Joe and Martin, two Ubuntu (flavour) users.       Vultr High-performance cloud compute, bare metal, and storage in 25 locations all over the world. Go to getvultr.com/ldt to sign up and get $150 free credit to use in 30 days.   Kolide Endpoint Security for Teams That Slack...
May 08, 2022
Linux Downtime – Episode 45
27:23
Joe and Adam are joined by Martin Wimpress to talk about what goes into running a distro like Ubuntu Mate. Governance and finances, the benefits of being an official Ubuntu flavour, hardware enablement, and more.     Vultr High-performance cloud compute, bare metal, storage, and managed Kubernetes in 24 locations all over the world. Go...
Apr 24, 2022
Linux Downtime – Episode 44
21:02
Joe is joined by Alex Kretzschmar from the Self-Hosted podcast to talk about what and why Alex self-hosts, the hardware and software he uses, and how his approaches have changed over the years.   Alex mentioned his Twitter, his blog, a specific blog post about transcoding video, and Serverbuilds.net.         Vultr High-performance...
Apr 10, 2022
Linux Downtime – Episode 43
17:49
Joe and Gary from Linux After Dark talk about installing and running the first alpha of Asahi Linux on an M1 Mac Mini and Macbook Air, as both a desktop and a headless server.       See our contact page for ways to get in touch. See the RSS Feeds page for ways to...
Mar 27, 2022
Linux Downtime – Episode 42
21:40
Joe is joined by Stuart Langridge to talk about Open Web Advocacy, a group of software engineers from all over the world who have come together to advocate for the future of the open web.   Stuart’s consulting company Kryogenix @sil on Twitter         See our contact page for ways to get...
Mar 13, 2022
Linux Downtime – Episode 41
15:43
Joe is joined by Adam Pigg, a member of the Sailfish OS Community who has ported the OS to various phones.   A thread with some of Adam’s history Jolla forum post about Russia Twitter reply about Russia       See our contact page for ways to get in touch. See the RSS Feeds...
Feb 27, 2022
Linux Downtime – Episode 40
18:38
Joe is joined by Joey Sneddon from OMG! Ubuntu! to talk about how Ubuntu and its community have changed over the years, snaps, GNOME, Flutter, WSL, and more. You can follow OMG! on Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.       See our contact page for ways to get in touch. See the RSS Feeds page...
Feb 13, 2022
Linux Downtime – Episode 39
26:39
Joe is joined by Jorge Castro to talk about distros with immutable filesystems like Fedora Silverblue, and Flatpak and Flathub.   Jorge mentioned: His list of resources Setting yourself up for success before trying Fedora Silverblue distrobox ublue sodalite Ideas on growing the Flathub Community in 2022 An example command for zoom which will show...
Jan 29, 2022
Late Night Linux Extra – Episode 38
14:03
Adam and Neal return to talk about Google’s mysterious open source operating system Fuchsia.       See our contact page for ways to get in touch.     See the RSS Feeds page for ways to subscribe to the show.
Jan 16, 2022
Late Night Linux Extra – Episode 37
26:13
Joe is joined by Chris from Linux After Dark and Fedora user Adam Dean to discuss using GNOME and why we shouldn’t bash it so often. Adam wrote a book called the Linux Administration Cookbook.       CBT Nuggets This episode is sponsored by CBT Nuggets – training for IT professionals or anyone looking...
Dec 19, 2021
Late Night Linux Extra – Episode 36
22:56
Joe is joined by Allan Jude from the 2.5 Admins and BSD Now podcasts to talk about FreeBSD. Allan mentioned his company Klara.     CBT Nuggets This episode is sponsored by CBT Nuggets – training for IT professionals or anyone looking to build IT skills. Go to cbtnuggets.com/latenightlinux and sign up for a 7-day...
Dec 05, 2021
Late Night Linux Extra – Episode 35
20:08
Joe is joined by Carl George, a Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat, to discuss Fedora, RHEL, CentOS Linux, and CentOS Stream. Carl is a regular in the Linux Unplugged Mumble room. We mentioned Carl’s Twitter thread about the relationship between Fedora, RHEL, and CentOS.       CBT Nuggets This episode is sponsored by...
Nov 21, 2021
Late Night Linux Extra – Episode 34
20:48
Joe and Alex from the Self-Hosted podcast discuss DockerSlim and Slim AI with Martin Wimpress. Martin mentioned SlimDevOps on Twitch.     CBT Nuggets This episode is sponsored by CBT Nuggets – training for IT professionals or anyone looking to build IT skills. Go to cbtnuggets.com/latenightlinux and sign up for a 7-day free trial.  ...
Nov 07, 2021
Late Night Linux Extra – Episode 33
21:53
Joe is joined by Btrfs advocate Neal Gompa and ZFS advocate Jim Salter (from 2.5 Admins) to discuss Jim’s recent criticism of Btrfs.     CBT Nuggets This episode is sponsored by CBT Nuggets – training for IT professionals or anyone looking to build IT skills. Go to cbtnuggets.com/latenightlinux and sign up for a 7-day...
Oct 24, 2021
Late Night Linux Extra – Episode 32
19:00
Joe is joined by Gary Kramlich, the Pidgin project maintainer. Gary mentioned the contributing page, and the upcoming State of the Bird event which will be streamed on his Twitch channel.     CBT Nuggets This episode is sponsored by CBT Nuggets – training for IT professionals or anyone looking to build IT skills. Go...
Oct 10, 2021
Late Night Linux Extra – Episode 31
17:32
Joe is joined by Alyssa Rosenzweig, a graphics developer who’s passionate about software freedom and leads the Panfrost and Asahi graphics drivers, about porting Linux to the M1 Macs.   Gary, Chris and Dalton haven’t disappeared. We’ve launched a new show called Linux After Dark.     CBT Nuggets This episode is sponsored by CBT...
Sep 26, 2021
Late Night Linux Extra – Episode 30
15:24
Dalton gives us his first impressions of the Framework laptop, why we didn’t talk about AMD mobile CPUs when the M1 came up, and what we do when the software we want isn’t in the main repo.       CBT Nuggets This episode is sponsored by CBT Nuggets – training for IT professionals or...
Sep 12, 2021
Late Night Linux Extra – Episode 29
17:59
Gary, Chris, Dalton, and Joe discuss reporting bugs, why we don’t always do it, and why we really should.     CBT Nuggets This episode is sponsored by CBT Nuggets – training for IT professionals or anyone looking to build IT skills. Go to cbtnuggets.com/latenightlinux and sign up for a 7-day free trial.    ...
Aug 29, 2021
Late Night Linux Extra – Episode 28
20:05
Gary, Chris, and Joe are joined by Dalton to discuss whether platforms really matter in an age where they all offer so much choice with Virtualization, WSL, proton, and cloud desktops etc.     CBT Nuggets This episode is sponsored by CBT Nuggets – training for IT professionals or anyone looking to build IT skills....
Aug 15, 2021
Late Night Linux Extra – Episode 27
17:24
Gary, Chris, and Joe cover some of your feedback about why we use traditional GTK desktops rather than Plasma or a tiling window manager, why we don’t use MikroTik network gear, and Joe’s “homelab”.       CBT Nuggets This episode is sponsored by CBT Nuggets – training for IT professionals or anyone looking to...
Aug 01, 2021
Late Night Linux Extra – Episode 26
16:47
Joe talks to Chris and Gary about their homelab setups, their use of the cloud, and how it all ties together with WireGuard.     CBT Nuggets This episode is sponsored by CBT Nuggets – training for IT professionals or anyone looking to build IT skills. Go to cbtnuggets.com/latenightlinux and sign up for a 7-day...
Jul 18, 2021
Late Night Linux Extra – Episode 25
17:10
Joe is joined by Chris and Gary again to discuss cryptocurrencies, blockchain, and NFTs. Our history, our mistakes, and ultimately why we became jaded about the whole thing.       CBT Nuggets This episode is sponsored by CBT Nuggets – training for IT professionals or anyone looking to build IT skills. Go to cbtnuggets.com/latenightlinux...
Jul 04, 2021
Late Night Linux Extra – Episode 24
25:52
Joe is joined by Chris and Gary to discuss how we got into Linux around a decade ago, and what would be different for someone getting into it these days.       CBT Nuggets This episode is sponsored by CBT Nuggets – training for IT professionals or anyone looking to build IT skills. Go...
Jun 20, 2021
Late Night Linux Extra – Episode 23
28:21
Joe is joined by Chris and listener Orlando to talk about why Arch and derivatives like Artix Linux are perfect for some users. Chris mentioned a talk called The Tragedy of systemd.   CBT Nuggets This episode is sponsored by CBT Nuggets – training for IT professionals or anyone looking to build IT skills. Go...
Jun 05, 2021
Late Night Linux Extra – Episode 22
26:03
In this community meetup recording, we discuss what lengths we all go to to protect our privacy.     Linode Simplify your cloud infrastructure with Linode’s Linux virtual machines and develop, deploy, and scale your modern applications faster and more easily. Go to linode.com/latenightlinux and get started with $100 credit.   CBT Nuggets This episode...
May 23, 2021
Late Night Linux Extra – Episode 21
19:32
In this community meetup recording, we discuss the realities of using a FOSS-only phone.     Linode Simplify your cloud infrastructure with Linode’s Linux virtual machines and develop, deploy, and scale your modern applications faster and more easily. Go to linode.com/latenightlinux and get started with $100 credit.   CBT Nuggets This episode is sponsored by...
May 09, 2021
Late Night Linux Extra – Episode 20
26:46
In this community meetup recording, we discuss how far we are all willing to go to support people who we switch to Linux.     Linode Simplify your cloud infrastructure with Linode’s Linux virtual machines and develop, deploy, and scale your modern applications faster and more easily. Go to linode.com/latenightlinux and get started with $100...
Apr 25, 2021
Late Night Linux Extra – Episode 19
25:46
Joe is joined by Sean Davis to discuss the his shift from Xfce develpment towards elementary OS, and then we find out that Félim has a lot more tech superstitions than he thought. There is some bad language in this episode.     Linode Simplify your cloud infrastructure with Linode’s Linux virtual machines and develop,...
Apr 11, 2021
Late Night Linux Extra – Episode 18
18:55
The importance of open source vs open standards, and the best way to move beyond the Linux desktop into servers and headless boxes. Keep an eye on this page for details of the next community meetup.     Linode Simplify your cloud infrastructure with Linode’s Linux virtual machines and develop, deploy, and scale your modern...
Mar 28, 2021
Late Night Linux Extra – Episode 17
24:54
How do we get the next generation of kids into Linux and FOSS? A question we tried to answer in this recording from a community meetup.   The next mumble get-together date will be on Friday 26th March at 10pm UK time. Details here.   Linode Simplify your cloud infrastructure with Linode’s Linux virtual machines...
Mar 14, 2021
Late Night Linux Extra – Episode 16
19:20
In the latest community meetup recording we discuss the best distros for low end and high end hardware.   Check out the 2.5 Admins podcast.     See our contact page for ways to get in touch.     See the RSS Feeds page for ways to subscribe to the show.
Feb 28, 2021
Late Night Linux Extra – Episode 15
19:08
In this recording from the second community meetup we talk about why we use our particular distros including Mint, Manjaro and Solus, and hear from a WSL user who’s relatively new to Linux.     Datadog This episode is sponsored by Datadog – the unified monitoring and analytics platform for comprehensive visibility into cloud, hybrid,...
Feb 14, 2021
Late Night Linux Extra – Episode 14
27:24
Joe is joined by Alan Pope – Developer Advocate at Canonical working on Snapcraft & Ubuntu to talk about Snaps. The PR problem, the non-free element, security, speed issues, and even some positive stuff. Honest. Alan posted a transcript of this episode on his blog.     Datadog This episode is sponsored by Datadog –...
Jan 31, 2021
Late Night Linux Extra – Episode 13
24:04
What’s likely to happen over the next year in open source, how we evaluate the security and privacy of distros, and more in this recording of the first LNL community meetup.     Datadog This episode is sponsored by Datadog – the unified monitoring and analytics platform for comprehensive visibility into cloud, hybrid, and multi-cloud...
Jan 17, 2021
Late Night Linux Extra – Episode 12
21:03
Joe is joined by Brent Gervais, a professional photographer who exclusively uses Linux, to discuss the insights he has gained into the open source mindset during his time as host of Brunch with Brent; including a deep sense of collaboration, and the inherent optimism which occasionally causes issues.       Datadog This episode is...
Nov 30, 2020
Late Night Linux Extra – Episode 11
25:08
Joe is joined by former colleague Drew DeVore to talk about his new job as a sysadmin, the ridiculous lengths he goes to in order to use Linux for everything, Fedora and Silverblue, Flatpak and Snaps, WSL, constantly trying out new software, and much more.     Datadog This episode is sponsored by Datadog –...
Nov 16, 2020
Late Night Linux Extra – Episode 10
27:36
The Raspberry Pi 400 is here! Joe is joined by Jim Salter from Ars Technica and 2.5 Admins to discuss his initial impressions, and then Martin Wimpress to talk about Ubuntu Desktop and Ubuntu MATE on the Pi 400 and Pi 4.     Datadog This episode is sponsored by Datadog – the unified monitoring...
Nov 02, 2020
Late Night Linux Extra – Episode 09
22:48
Kyle returns again, this time to address some of the feedback we have received from previous episodes, and to talk about his brief experiences with Pop!_OS.   Kyle mentioned f.lux and Winamp.     See our contact page for ways to get in touch.     See the RSS Feeds page for ways to subscribe...
Sep 07, 2020
Late Night Linux Extra – Episode 08
23:25
Kyle returns, this time to talk to Joe about his experiences with Xubuntu.       See our contact page for ways to get in touch.     See the RSS Feeds page for ways to subscribe to the show.
Aug 24, 2020
Late Night Linux Extra – Episode 07
23:56
Joe is joined by Kyle, a technical Windows user who cares about privacy and security. He tried Linux but didn’t stick with it. We try to get to the bottom of why that happened.       See our contact page for ways to get in touch.     See the RSS Feeds page for...
Aug 10, 2020
Late Night Linux Extra – Episode 06
23:09
LNL Extra is back! Joe is joined by Michael Hall to talk about his experiences of converting conferences to online events.   Check out Michael’s blog post about the subject here and follow him on Twitter and visit his website.       See our contact page for ways to get in touch.    ...
Apr 19, 2020
Late Night Linux Extra – Episode 05
54:54
It’s the OggCamp 2018 live show!   Joe is joined by Jon Spriggs, Martin Wimpress, Dan Lynch, and Dave Lee at OggCamp. We spoke about spreading the word about collaboration culture, and how we rationalise using proprietary solutions over open ones.     See our contact page for ways to get in touch. See the...
Aug 27, 2018
Late Night Linux Extra – Episode 04
22:06
It’s the last episode of LNLE. At least for the time being.     GIMP 2.10 Jehan Pagès spoke about the latest major release of GIMP, but forgot to plug the film that he’s working on called ZeMarmot.   Bad News This is the last episode of Late Night Linux Extra in its current format....
Jun 18, 2018
Late Night Linux Extra – Episode 03
42:34
Asteroid OS 1.0 and openSUSE Leap 15.   Asteroid OS Florent Revest talks about the recent release of Asteroid OS, the open source operating system for smartwatches.     openSUSE Leap 15 Richard Brown talks about the recent openSUSE Leap 15 release.       See our contact page for ways to get in touch. See...
Jun 04, 2018
Late Night Linux Extra – Episode 02
42:04
The new KDE Plasma beta and the future of Xubuntu.   KDE Plasma 5.13 beta and Berlin Sprint Jonathan Riddell talks about the recent KDE sprint in Berlin and the recent beta of Plasma 5.13. We also spoke about running KDE Neon on the Pinebook, and also the Slimbook II.   Xubuntu Sean Davis talks...
May 21, 2018
Late Night Linux Extra – Episode 01
35:18
A new sister show is born! Joe finds out about the recent Fedora 28 release and the upcoming beta of elementary OS 5.   Fedora 28 Matthew Miller talks about the new release of Fedora.   elementary OS 5 beta Daniel Foré talks about the upcoming beta of Juno.     See our contact page...
May 05, 2018