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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  • 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.

  • 15: OBS Studio + Endless OS

    August 8th, 2019  |  30 mins 46 secs
    discovery, distrohoppers, endless os, flac, foss, gnome, it's okay to be new, jupiter broadcasting, linux, obs, obs studio, ostree, podcast, soundrecorder

    Distrohoppers delivers a distro that divides us, and we check out the streaming and recording software OBS Studio.

  • 14: Endeavour OS + Pisi Linux

    July 25th, 2019  |  25 mins 46 secs
    android, antergos, arch, cats, discovery, distrohoppers, endeavour os, foss, it's okay to be new, jupiter broadcasting, linux, newpipe, pisi linux, podcast, xfce, youtube

    We take a look at the continuation of Antergos called Endeavour OS and are pretty impressed, and Distrohoppers delivers an interesting distro that's obsessed with cats.

  • 13: Qubes OS + Plex vs Kodi

    July 11th, 2019  |  27 mins 58 secs
    discovery, distrohoppers, foss, it's okay to be new, jupiter broadcasting, kodi, linux, plex, podcast, qubes os, samba

    Distrohoppers brings us a fascinating distro where every application runs in its own VM. Plus Drew and Joe disagree on the best media solution.

  • 12: Regolith, Rosa, and Antsy Alien Attack

    June 27th, 2019  |  27 mins 10 secs
    arcade, bash, discovery, distrohoppers, foss, game, gnome, i3, linux, podcast, regolith, rosa, screen recorder, ubuntu

    Two new hosts join Joe to talk about a nice i3 implementation, and an amazing arcade game written in Bash.

  • 11: Zorin OS 15 + LineageOS

    June 13th, 2019  |  29 mins 24 secs
    android, beginners, desktop, jupiter broadcasting, lineageos, linux, mobile, nvidia, podcast, shield, tablet, windows 7, zorinos

    Zorin OS is described as “a powerful desktop you already know how to use.” It’s elegant, beginner-friendly and looks beautiful, too. Should we be paying more attention to it?

  • 10: BTW, I Installed Arch

    May 30th, 2019  |  29 mins 12 secs
    arch, distro, intel, jupiter broadcasting, linux, nvidia, oryx pro, podcast, review, system76

    He didn't stop at Xfce. Jason became that Arch Linux guy. Is it as challenging to install as we’ve been told? We discuss the hard way, and then the easier way.

  • 9: Intel’s Clear Linux + The FOSS Contribution Project

    May 16th, 2019  |  28 mins 4 secs
    clear linux, community, contributing, github, intel, jupiter broadcasting, linux, open source, podcast

    Practically overnight, Intel’s Clear Linux OS has turned into a distribution worth paying attention to. But is it ready for regular desktop Linux users?

  • 8: Ubuntu MATE on the Pi + The Linux Community

    May 2nd, 2019  |  31 mins 19 secs
    community, idealism, jupiter broadcasting, linux, podcast, pragmatism, raspberry pi, richard stallman, rms, ubuntu mate

    We take Ubuntu MATE 18.04 for a test drive on the Raspberry Pi 3. How does it compare to Raspbian? After that, a fascinating discussion about the Linux community.

  • 7: The Xfce Surprise + Entroware Ares Review

    April 18th, 2019  |  28 mins 29 secs
    all-in-one, entroware, gnome, hardware, jupiter broadcasting, linux, manjaro, pc, podcast, review, xfce

    Jason leaves the warm embrace of GNOME and finally tries Xfce for 24 hours. What happened took him by surprise!

  • 6: Manjaro 18 + Starting Your Journey

    April 4th, 2019  |  29 mins 42 secs
    arch, gaming, getting started, hardware, jupiter broadcasting, linux, live usb, manjaro, podcast, thinkpad

    The Linux Gaming Report rolls forward as Jason throws Manjaro 18 on the test bench and walks away shocked.

  • 5: Linux Gaming Report and Purism Librem 15

    March 21st, 2019  |  31 mins 31 secs
    fedora, gaming, gnome, jupiter broadcasting, librem 15, linux, podcast, pop!_os, proton, purism, solus, steam, system76, ubuntu, vulkan

    Jason goes deeper down the rabbit hole by exploring the state of Steam gaming on 9 different Linux distributions. Find out how Fedora compares to Pop!_OS.

  • 4: Fedora Challenge And NextCloudPi

    March 7th, 2019  |  31 mins 3 secs
    distro challenge, fedora, gnome, jupiter broadcasting, linux, nextcloud, podcast, raspberry pi

    The distro challenges roll on with Fedora Workstation. Jason shares his thoughts on getting it up and running, feeling at home with vanilla Gnome, and why Fedora may be perfect place for his Magic the Gathering addiction.

  • 3: Raspberry Pi and Retro Gaming

    February 21st, 2019  |  33 mins 40 secs
    emulator, gaming, jupiter broadcasting, lakka, linux, mate, opensuse, pinepook, podcast, raspberry pi, raspbian, retro, retropie, ubuntu

    Jason finally discovers the bottomless well of potential that is the Raspberry Pi, and talks about his first experience with Raspbian. Then Joe and Jason take a nostalgic deep dive into retro gaming on both the Raspberry Pi and the Pinebook.

  • 2: Anyone Can Benchmark + openSUSE Challenge

    February 7th, 2019  |  31 mins 16 secs
    challenge, elementary os, jason evangelho, jupiter broadcasting, linux, new to linux podcast, opensuse, phoronix test suite, podcast, tumbleweed

    Episode 2 is all about opposites, such as the major differences between benchmarking graphics cards like Radeon VII on Linux and Windows. Then we dive into the Phoronix Test Suite, a robust tool that isn't just for tech reviewers. Find out why you should be using it too.