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A show about the exciting world of desktop Linux, open-source software, and the community creating it. For beginners and veterans alike! (Join the conversation on Mastodon.
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Episodes and Blog Entries
Episode 58: Power Up and Freak Out
Episode | May 10th, 2023 | 1 hr 6 mins
blue angel, environment, kde eco, open source, software sustainability
A conversation with KDE's Joseph De Veaugh-Geiss about the path the project is forging to create a culture of software sustainability and inspire more power-efficient software. Our conversation might dramatically change how you think about the apps you use, and the potentially devastating ecological footprint of the software installed on millions -- if not billions -- of devices.
Episode 57: The Steam Deck Changed Us Forever
Episode | March 10th, 2022 | 2 hrs 7 mins
epic games, linux, steam deck, steamos, valve, windows
No notes. No prep. Just 4 passionate content creators gathering to discuss Valve's Steam Deck. It's an epic 2-hour Linux gaming crossover! For authenticity, this entire video even was hosted, recorded, edited and published on Jason's Steam Deck.
Tech For Everyone #1: Linus Dropped My Name
Episode | November 17th, 2021 | 10 mins 8 secs
covid, games for everyone, linus tech tips, linux apps, linux challenge, ltt, proton, steam, valve
Linus dropped my name on The WAN Show, Valve has big plans for AMD's FSR, YouTube dislikes your dislikes, the COVID face mask life in video games, ProtonUP gets a GUI, and more!
Episode 56: Nicco Loves KDE
Episode | November 12th, 2021 | 1 hr 22 mins
desktop environments, games for everyone, kde, linux, nicco, open source, plasma, pop os, rust, system 76
There's lots of KDE love to go around, as special guest Niccolò "Nicco" Venerandi joins us to discuss the Plasma desktop, and a certain brand new desktop reportedly in development at System76.
Episode 55: Mycroft AI Interview, M1 Macs and More!
Episode | October 28th, 2021 | 2 hrs 35 mins
apple m1, fedora, iode, joshua montgomery, mycroft ai, privacy phones, rapid photo downloader, tech for everyone, time machine
In our longest episode ever, we talk to Mycroft AI founder Joshua Montgomery, explore Rapid Photo Downloader, consider the strengths of Apple's M1 Macs, and continue our privacy discussions!
Episode 54: An Invasion of Privacy
Episode | October 13th, 2021 | 1 hr 25 mins
apple private relay, facebook, linode, nitrokey, pihole, privacy, session, tuxedo computers
The brand new L4E Show is here! Jason, Jerry and Schykle talk about their recent passion projects, then get into a somewhat disturbing conversation about the creeping invasion of our online privacy.
Episode 53: Aaron Honeycutt of System76
Episode | September 27th, 2021 | 1 hr 18 mins
aaron honeycutt, arch, flatpak, games for everyone, linux gaming, proton, snaps, steam deck, system76, valve
All good things must come to an end, but sometimes they're reborn into something better! Jason says goodbye (sort of), then has a lengthy conversation with System76 Happiness Architect Aaron Honeycutt. And we wrap it up with some hopes and concerns about Valve's Steam Deck.
Episode 52: Valve Finally Counts To 3!
Episode | July 17th, 2021 | 1 hr 10 mins
arch, gaming, handheld, linux, nintendo switch, open source, proton, steam, steam deck, steam os, valve
Welcome to a special community-powered episode discussing Valve's newly announced Steam Deck!
Episode 51: A Pulse, a Powershell, and a Probe
Episode | June 30th, 2021 | 1 hr 8 mins
amd ryzen, linux laptops, microsoft, open source, powershell, pulse 15, tuxedo
There's good news and bad news about the Pulse 15 laptop's battery life. Plus, a Discovery of the Week that's a handy hardware helper! Then we'll get down to business with a conversation about Powershell... on Linux.
Episode 50: Ask Jason Anything (2021 Edition)
Episode | June 9th, 2021 | 48 mins 17 secs
advice, ama, coffee, croatia, elementary os, jeremy soller, music production, novels, podcasting, youtube
To celebrate 50 episodes of the podcast, I'm answering a bunch of your questions about Linux, Croatia, music production, coffee habits and much more!
Linux + Coffee #5: elementary OS + Valve's SteamPal
Episode | June 2nd, 2021 | 41 mins 38 secs
appcenter, elementary os 6, linux gaming, proton, steam, steampal, valve
Linux + Coffee is back! Jason and Schykle have a serious chat about Valve's alleged SteamPal console. Plus, some elementary OS 6 beta discussion!
Episode 49: Virtual Desktops Everywhere with Shells
Episode | May 26th, 2021 | 48 mins 36 secs
file transfer, open source, p2p, remote desktop. linux, shells, snapdrop, virtual desktop
Jason chats with the team at Shells.com about turning anything with a browser into a virtual desktop. Plus a Discovery of the Week that blows away Apple's Airdrop functionality!