Choose Linux

The show that captures the excitement of discovering Linux.

About the show

Every 2 weeks, Joe, Ell, and Drew talk about what they've discovered in the world of Linux and Open Source.

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Episodes

  • 31: Solus + Visual Studio Code

    March 19th, 2020  |  29 mins 53 secs
    a cloud guru, budgie, discovery, distrohoppers, flatpak, gnome, it's okay to be new, jupiter broadcasting, kde, linux academy, mate, microsoft, plasma, podcast, snap, solus, text editor, visual studio code, vs code

    We try out Solus and are all impressed by this independent distro. Then Ell and Drew sing the praises of Visual Studio Code - a text editor that's packed full of features.

  • 30: Project Catch Up

    March 5th, 2020  |  29 mins 1 sec
    a cloud guru, android, arch, boxes, discovery, endeavour os, endless os, foss, hardware hacking, html, hugo, i3, it's okay to be new, jupiter broadcasting, linux, linux academy, markdown, newpipe, podcast, qubes os, regolith, the cloud, ubuntu, virt-manager, virtualization, website, wysiwyg, youtube

    We revisit some of the projects we have covered in previous episodes to see what we've stuck with and what we haven't.

  • 29: Linux Console + Boutique Distros

    February 20th, 2020  |  30 mins 8 secs
    a cloud guru, boutique distros, cannonical, discovery, distrohoppers, fedora, foss, it's okay to be new, jupiter broadcasting, linux, linux academy, linux console, podcast, red hat, small, ubuntu

    A confusing experience in Distrohoppers which raises deeper questions about the value and viability of smaller distros.

  • 28: What We Love About Linux

    February 6th, 2020  |  28 mins 26 secs
    command line, discovery, diversity, flatpak, flexibiility, foss, hacker, installation, it's okay to be new, jupiter broadcasting, linux, love, podcast, problem solving, rdp, satisfaction, snap, speed, standardization, terminal

    Valentine's Day is nearly here so it's time to talk about why we love Linux and open source. Nothing is perfect though, so we also touch on a few areas that we feel could be improved.

  • 27: GhostBSD + Freedom vs Pragmatism

    January 23rd, 2020  |  28 mins 32 secs
    bsd, copyleft, desktop, discovery, distrohoppers, foss, free software, freedom, ghostbsd, it's okay to be new, jupiter broadcasting, linux, open source, permissive, podcast, pragmatism, proprietary

    Distrohoppers serves up something very different in the form of desktop BSD, and we reveal how important freedom is to us all.

  • 26: Explaining Linux and Open Source as Concepts

    January 9th, 2020  |  29 mins 30 secs
    community, conferences, discovery, explaining, foss, it's okay to be new, jupiter broadcasting, linux, operating system, os, podcast, rhel, ubuntu

    Trying to explain what Linux and open source are can be tricky. We discuss our various approaches, and how they differ depending on the experience of who we are explaining them to.

  • 25: Tails + Virtualization

    December 26th, 2019  |  29 mins 47 secs
    boxes, discovery, distrohoppers, foss, gnome, it's okay to be new, jupiter broadcasting, kvm, libvert, linux, podcast, privacy, qemu, security, tails, virt-manager, virtualization, vm

    Ultimate privacy in Distrohoppers, and the best ways to run other operating systems within your current Linux distro.

  • 24: What We Wish We'd Known Earlier

    December 12th, 2019  |  29 mins 26 secs
    arch, command line, discovery, endeavouros, foss, gatekeeping, it's okay to be new, jupiter broadcasting, learning, lessons, linux, nextcloud, podcast, regex, regular expressions, samba, terminal

    All three of us have different levels of experience with Linux but there are tons of things that we wish we'd learned earlier in our journey.

  • 23: Void Linux + Contributing to Open Source

    November 28th, 2019  |  26 mins 26 secs
    advocacy, bug reports, code, contributing, design, discovery, distrohoppers, documentation, donations, foss, git, it's okay to be new, jupiter broadcasting, learning, linux, linux hardware, mentoring, open source, podcast, qa, testing, translation, void linux

    A chance to learn some Linux fundamentals in Distrohoppers, and the numerous ways we can all contribute to Linux and open source.

  • 22: Finding Your Community

    November 14th, 2019  |  28 mins 20 secs
    community, conference, discord, discovery, forum, foss, irc, it's okay to be new, jupiter broadcasting, linux, lug, meetup, podcast

    We talk about the best ways to get involved in open source communities, finding like-minded people, conference strategies, community hubs, and what happened to all the LUGs.

  • 21: KaOS + How We Install Software

    October 31st, 2019  |  29 mins 3 secs
    appimage, aur, copr, discovery, flatpak, foss, it's okay to be new, jupiter broadcasting, kaos, kde, linux, podcast, ppa, snap, software, webapp

    There are numerous ways to install software on a modern Linux system and we each have a different approach.

  • 20: Single Board Computers

    October 17th, 2019  |  26 mins 17 secs
    banana pi, discovery, foss, it's okay to be new, jupiter broadcasting, linux, orange pi, pine64, podcast, raspberry pi, raspbian, rock64, rockpro64, sbc, single board computers

    We are joined by special guest Chz who is a long-time user of single board computers to talk about how we use boards like the Raspberry Pi, Orange Pi, and ROCKPro64.

  • 19: Android-x86 + First Steps into the Cloud

    October 3rd, 2019  |  28 mins 13 secs
    android, android-x86, aws, cloud, digitalocean, discovery, distrohoppers, foss, headless, it's okay to be new, jupiter broadcasting, linode, linux, mobile, plex, podcast, self-hosting, server, ssh, wordpress

    We have three different approaches to using the cloud, so we discuss various ways to expand your Linux knowledge beyond the desktop.

  • 18: Introducing New People to Linux

    September 19th, 2019  |  31 mins 7 secs
    choice, converting, discovery, fedora, foss, it's okay to be new, jupiter broadcasting, korora, laptop, linux, podcast, ram, success, switching, thinkpad, ubuntu, xubuntu

    There's lots to consider when setting someone up with Linux for the first time. User needs and expectations, distro choice, hardware, and so much more.

  • 17: Hardware hacking basics, Slackel + OSCAR

    September 5th, 2019  |  29 mins 45 secs
    arduino, badgy, cpap, discovery, distrohoppers, foss, hardware hacking, it's okay to be new, jupiter broadcasting, linux, oscar, podcast, slackel, slackware, sleep tracking

    Getting into hardware hacking with Arduino, and analysing sleep data from CPAP machines.

  • 16: PCLinuxOS + Hugo

    August 22nd, 2019  |  30 mins 1 sec
    css, discovery, distrohoppers, foss, html, hugo, it's okay to be new, jupiter broadcasting, linux, pclinuxos, plasma, podcast, static, website

    We check out a great tool for learning web development basics, and Distrohoppers brings us mixed experiences.