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This is a podcast focused on connecting user space with the community. We invite you to join us as we explore the many things that impact you, the user. We’ll experiment with the Distros and Desktop Environments that we all love, we’ll discuss the current hardware and technology impacting our lives and we’ll also talk about the different topics affecting the community. All along the way we’ll share stories and anecdotes about our journey through the Linux User Space.
Episodes drop every other Monday.

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This is a podcast focused on connecting user space with the community. We invite you to join us as we explore the many things that impact you, the user. We’ll experiment with the Distros and Desktop Environments that we all love, we’ll discuss the current hardware and technology impacting our lives and we’ll also talk about the different topics affecting the community. All along the way we’ll share stories and anecdotes about our journey through the Linux User Space.
Episodes drop every other Monday.

    Episode 2:15: Nix, Null, Nada, Nothing

    Episode 2:15: Nix, Null, Nada, Nothing

    0:00 Cold Open
    1:47 Wireguard on Pi's?
    16:06 The History of NixOS
    1:03:39 Our Thoughts on NixOS
    1:32:00 Housekeeping
    1:36:55 App Focus: tldr
    1:40:35 Next Time: Topics
    1:42:55 Stinger


    Coming up in this episode



    We Pi-ify the Wireguard
    The history of NixOS
    Will we nix the Nix?
    and TL;DR, tldr




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    Banter


    [Wireguard](wireguard.io) on a Pi 2B+?




    NixOS


    Original developer: Eelco Dolstra (Nix), Armijn Hemel (NixOS)
    Site: nixos.org
    Base System: Independent
    Desktop Environment: Gnome or Plasma
    File Manager: Files or Dolphin
    Package Manager: nix
    Kernel: 5.15.11
    Display Manager: gdm or sddm
    Display Protocol: X11, Wayland




    History


    Wikipedia page for NixOS
    About NixOS from the NixOS Wiki
    History of the NixOS Wiki
    Started as a research project in 2003


    Thesis

    Dec 2008 Linux.com writes
    Jun 2009 LWN.net writes
    Sep 2010 XFCE is added
    Nov 2011 NixOS moves to Github
    2012 Nix 1.0 released
    Feb 2013 NixOS moves from Upstart to systemd
    Jun 2013 NixOps is released
    Oct 2013 NixOS 13.10, Aardvark released!
    The French website LinuxFR covers NixOS 14.04.
    Another 2014 Review by Ordinatechnic
    2015 review from LinuxFR
    A talk by Rok Garbas titled "Make Nix Friendlier for Beginners"
    Distrowatch 15.09 review
    Aug 2016 Presentation from one of the team
    2017 See the NixOS "weekly" newsletter for the first time
    Distrowatch 17.03 review
    Nix 2.0, Released
    2020 Review
    NixOS 21.11, Porcupine Released




    Housekeeping


    Distrohoppers Digest
    Email us - contact@linuxuserspace.show
    Linux User Space Discord Server
    Our Matrix room
    Support us at Patreon
    Join us on Telegram
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    Our latest social platform reddit
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    App Focus

    tldr
    This episode's app:



    tldr




    Next Time

    With us trying out NixOS for this past month, that means our next show will be topic based. We have a few topics planned for you and all of them will affect you in the Linux User Space.


    Our next distro to check out is MX Linux


    Join us in two weeks when we return to the Linux User Space


    Stay tuned on Twitter, Telegram, Matrix, Discord, Reddit whatever. Join the conversation. Talk to us, and give us more ideas.




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    • 1 hr 44 min
    Episode 2:14: Carry on my Wayland Son

    Episode 2:14: Carry on my Wayland Son

    0:00 Cold Open
    2:28 Banter: Void Linux Bits
    4:46 Feedback: Kyle S
    17:26 DuckDuckGo Desktop Browser
    21:35 DuckDuckGo Search Up 46%
    24:45 Brave Browser Protects Network-State
    29:44 Hold On, Ghostery Dawn?
    36:49 No Manifest v3 For Me!
    51:57 Audacity 50x Faster
    57:31 Krita Gets New Features
    1:03:12 Wayland Uses Less Energy Than X
    1:08:37 Wayland Games Better Than X, Too!
    1:13:20 Housekeeping
    1:19:13 App Focus: Kid3, EasyTag
    1:25:48 Next Time: NixOS
    1:28:03 Stinger


    Coming up in this episode



    Browsers on Browsers
    Manifest v3 is not for me
    Audacity X50 speed
    Krita sees a big release
    So Far aWayland from me
    Tag you're it




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    Banter - Feedback


    Void Linux bits (Thanks Duncaen)
    Vanilla Linux - That was Void's original name.
    xbps-src was originally called pkgfs
    And Juan P (Xtraeme) had some early ramblings on Void and its upbringing!
    Kyle's Email - Thanks for your feedback!


    Some gdebi info
    If you are on a KDE plasma desktop, Discover can install .deb packages too. Like gdebi, just right click on the file and select Discover to open with.
    General Github software download techniques.


    Look for a releases section and download the binary release from there.
    If you don't see that look for the code button and download the zip file. You can also use git (If you know how and have it installed) and just copy the git url in the code button too.

    So you downloaded a shell script...


    I try to keep it organized and place them in ~/bin
    You can add that to your $PATH (perhaps a bit advanced) to make it easier to call.
    You can give it the executable flag, (most file managers have this option). Or change mode on the command line - chmod +x FILENAME
    To start your script: ./FILENAME.sh
    While you may not understand all of the code, it is a good idea to glance at it.






    $BROWSER Watch


    Duck Duck Go Browser


    DuckDuckGo Search Up by 46%

    Brave Browser Protects Network-State for Added Privacy
    Hold On, Ghostery Dawn?


    And a search engine, too! Glow





    Privacy Watch


    Manifest v3
    Mozilla 2019 announcement
    Chrome Users Beware: Manifest V3 is Deceitful and Threatening
    Mozilla doubles down




    Audacity 3.1.3 is released.


    Audacity 3.1.3


    The bold claim - Improved performance. Loading in projects especially should now be up to 50x faster compared to 3.1.0
    Many bugfixes too.

    Bigger question: Is Audacity still on everyone's no-install list?




    Krita 5.0 is released.


    Official release announcement
    Highlights:


    It has a revamped animation system
    A brand new storyboard editor
    A session recorder that'll let you make videos out of your work
    and tons more stuff





    How can we benefit from Wayland?


    Wayland uses less energy than X.org
    Wayland, more often than not, has better gaming performance




    Housekeeping


    The Linux Experiment
    Linux User Space subreddit
    Email us - contact@linuxuserspace.show
    Linux User Space Discord Server
    Our Matrix room
    Support us at Patreon
    Join us on Telegram
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    Watch us on YouTube
    Check out our website




    App Focus

    kid3 and EasyTAG
    kid3
    EasyTAG




    Next Time

    We wrap up our thoughts on NixOS


    NixOS


    Join us in two weeks when we return to the Linux User Space


    Stay tuned on Twitter, Telegram, Matrix, Discord whatever. Give us your suggestions on our new subreddit r/LinuxUserSpace Join the conversation. Talk to us, and give us more ideas.




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    • 1 hr 29 min
    Episode 2:13: Some Assembly Required

    Episode 2:13: Some Assembly Required

    0:00 Cold Open
    1:32 Banter: Flatpak, Otra Vez
    11:32 Banter: Updates Once a Year
    21:18 History: Void Linux
    1:18:43 Distro Talk: Void Linux
    1:31:03 Housekeeping
    1:36:30 App Focus: Syncthing
    1:40:23 Next Time
    1:43:58 Stinger


    Coming up in this episode



    Flatpaks back on track
    I update once a year, do you?
    We enter the Void
    We age in the Void
    Tech with a Bloke
    and Monitor the situation




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    Banter - Did we fall flat?


    Phaedrus Leeds
    Our tweet that started the conversation - follow the thread
    ### Moar Banter - Podbait
    How often do you update? Let us know in Telegram, Matrix, Discord, Email, etc.




    Void Linux


    Void Linux
    Wikipedia page for Void
    From the Void Handbook
    xbps-src to use linux-user-chroot
    journald introduced
    First mention of Pi as officially supported
    RSA encryption introduced to xbps
    KDE 4 is available
    Cinnamon 2 is available
    Musl compatability introduced to xbps
    More info about musl
    Using the Nix package manager
    Steam client is available
    April Fools joke 2014
    Multilib support
    runit becomes default
    LibreSSL is default
    Mate is introduced
    LXQt enters the Void
    Raspberry Pi2 support
    Void images built with musl are available
    Void repositories available over TOR
    No Foolin', help needed
    Flatpak bult with glibc and musl
    Juan takes a step back
    2017 Advent Calendar
    2018 April Fools
    Juan is MIA
    IRC control regained
    Github organization moves
    Repos move
    Michael Aldrige's post mortem
    2018 Advent calendar
    THE Christmas poem
    voidlinux dot eu Gone
    2019 April fools
    Official? post mortem of the disappearance of Juan
    OpenSSL is back
    Pullmoll (Jürgen Buchmüller) is remembered
    IRC is moved to Libera.chat
    old freenode channels hijacked
    DO renews sponsorship
    Hactoberfest 2021





    Original developer: Juan Romero Pardines (xtraeme) Initial release 2008
    Site: voidlinux.org
    Old Site: voidlinux.eu and voidlinux.com (dead since 2018)
    Base System: Independent
    Desktop Environment: XFCE
    File Manager: Thunar
    Package Manager: xbps (Xtraeme's Binary Package System)
    Kernel: Rolling 5.15.8 right now
    Display Manager: lightdm
    Display Protocol: X11, Wayland
    Project Members: from Github




    Housekeeping


    Old Tech Bloke
    OTB YouTube
    Email us - contact@linuxuserspace.show
    Linux User Space Discord Server
    Our Matrix room
    Support us at Patreon
    Join us on Telegram
    Follow us on Twitter
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    Check out our website https://linuxuserspace.show




    App Focus

    System Monitoring Center
    This episode's app:



    System Monitoring Center




    Next Time

    With us trying out Zorin OS for this past month, that means our next show will be topic based. We have a few topics planned for you and all of them will affect you in the Linux User Space.


    Our next distro to check out is Nix OS


    Join us in two weeks when we return to the Linux User Space


    Stay tuned on Twitter, Telegram, Matrix, Discord, Reddit whatever. Join the conversation. Talk to us, and give us more ideas.




    We would like to acknowledge our top patrons. Thank you for your support!


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    Johnny


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    • 1 hr 45 min
    Episode 2:12: Chunkypaks

    Episode 2:12: Chunkypaks

    0:00 Cold Open
    2:19 Banter: Retro Gaming
    18:42 Browser Watch: Firefox Relay
    28:17 Browser Watch: DDG Email Protection
    38:31 Browser Watch: Edge's Zip
    47:44 Topic: Flatpak. Future or Folly
    1:19:29 Housekeeping
    1:24:14 Email Feedback: Ed
    1:29:29 App Focus: Stylepak
    1:35:31 Next Time: Void Linux
    1:37:28 Stinger


    Coming up in this episode



    Game time with Leo
    Browser Watch is Super Duper
    with Cinnamon Spice
    I see some slacking in the future
    Let's hope it isn't flat
    I know Leo will give me style


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    Banter -


    Batocera
    Ubuntu Mate
    Linux Mint XFCE
    RetroArch
    RetroPie




    Browser Watch


    Firefox Relay
    Duck Duck Go has a similar beta
    Edge Adds Buy Now Pay Later




    Flatpak. Future or Folly?


    Flatpak Is Not the Future
    Size and Deduplication Rebuttal
    note since we recorded this episode Jupiter Broadcasting released a Linux Unplugged episode covering this too. It too is worth a listen




    Housekeeping


    DJ Ware the Cyber Gizmo's YouTube channel
    Reddit subreddit - https://reddit.com/r/LinuxUserSpace/
    Email us - contact@linuxuserspace.show
    Linux User Space Discord Server
    Our Matrix room
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    Follow us on Twitter
    Watch us on YouTube
    Or Watch us on Odysee
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    App Focus

    Stylepak
    Stylepak




    Next Time

    We wrap up our thoughts on Void Linux


    Void Linux


    Join us in two weeks when we return to the Linux User Space


    Stay tuned on Twitter, Telegram, Matrix, Discord whatever. Give us your suggestions on our new subreddit r/LinuxUserSpace Join the conversation. Talk to us, and give us more ideas.




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    • 1 hr 38 min
    Episode 2:11: Tatertop and the Legend of Zorin

    Episode 2:11: Tatertop and the Legend of Zorin

    0:00 Cold Open
    2:09 Banter: Tater Top
    11:35 History: Zorin OS
    50:24 Distro Talk: Zorin OS
    1:18:23 Housekeeping
    1:25:01 App Focus: Syncthing
    1:33:02 Next Time
    1:37:10 Stinger


    Coming up in this episode



    We fry the tater top
    The Legend of Zorin
    And how we fit in
    We sync some stuff
    And finally, pick an empty distro




    Banter - Tatertop


    First gen chromebooks
    End of support :-(
    Flash the BIOS
    more BIOS info
    More hacks
    Intel Atom N455




    Zorin OS


    Zorin OS
    Wikipedia page for Zorin
    Screenshot from Zorin 2
    Dedoimedo blog post about Zorin 3
    Distrowatch review for Zorin 4
    Zorin OS 5 article talks about Look Changer
    Zorin OS 5 Pro ships with Background Plus!
    Zorin OS 6 can be a bridge between Windows and Linux
    The City of Vicenza, Italy went with Zorin OS
    Interview with Artyom by InfinitelyGalactic
    Windows App Support
    Zorin OS 16 Releasse announcement
    Zorin OS Forum
    Zorin OS Grid (coming soon)





    Site: zorin.com
    Base System: Ubuntu
    Desktop Environment: Core: Gnome Lite: XFCE
    File Manager: Core: Files Lite: Thunar
    Package Manager: dpkg - apt
    Kernel: HWE Ubuntu 5.11.0-40
    Display Manager: *Core: GDM Lite: lightdm*
    Display Protocol: X11
    Project Leaders: Artyom and Kyril Zorin




    Housekeeping


    KeepItTechie
    KeepItTechie YouTube
    KeepItTechie Odysee
    Email us - contact@linuxuserspace.show
    Linux User Space Discord Server
    Our Matrix room
    Support us at Patreon
    Join us on Telegram
    Follow us on Twitter
    Watch us on YouTube
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    Our latest social platform reddit
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    App Focus

    SyncThing
    This episode's app:



    SyncThing




    Next Time

    With us trying out Zorin OS for this past month, that means our next show will be topic based. We have a few topics planned for you and all of them will affect you in the Linux User Space.


    Our next distro to check out is Void Linux


    Join us in two weeks when we return to the Linux User Space


    Stay tuned on Twitter, Telegram, Matrix, Discord, Reddit whatever. Join the conversation. Talk to us, and give us more ideas.




    We would like to acknowledge our top patrons. Thank you for your support!


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    • 1 hr 38 min
    Episode 2:10: Watch_OUT!

    Episode 2:10: Watch_OUT!

    0:00 Cold Open
    1:34 Banter: IP Bloggin
    12:04 Topic: Ubuntu's Flutter Installer
    17:59 Topic: Fedora 35
    21:15 Topic: Linux Kernel 5.15
    24:51 Topic: Edge Watch!
    29:48 Topic: TOK
    32:43 Topic: Mozilla Watch!
    54:47 Topic: Brave Watch!
    1:02:35 Topic: Trojan Source
    1:08:54 Housekeeping
    1:14:04 App Focus: Fragments
    1:19:29 Next Time
    1:22:57 Stinger


    Coming up in this episode



    Some ip peeking
    Installing with Flutter
    Edge Watch
    Mozilla Watch
    Brave Watch
    And fragmented downloads




    Banter -


    Leo is working on a blog post about some basic ip commands.
    ip -c a
    ip -br -c a
    ip -br -c l
    ip -br -c n
    ip -c r
    resolvectl dns




    Ubuntu Flutter Installer


    It is in the daily test isos Look for the Canary builds.


    Fedora 35 Release Party!


    What's new
    November 12–13 is the release party - registration required


    Linux Kernel 5.15 released

    Edge Watch Microsoft Edge Now Stable on Linux


    Official announcement in there somewhere


    TOK, a KDE-Telegram Client


    Niccolò Ve's recent video
    TOK


    Mozilla Watch Firefox turns 94


    With EGL in tow
    more on EGL
    And Side Channel Attack Prevention
    configure which tabs are unloaded manually in about:unload
    Mozilla kills malicious addons used by 455k Firefox users


    Plasma Browser Integration Unavailable because of MFA Requirement


    The delayed commit


    More useful mobile Home page

    Brave Watch Brave Ditches Google, Qwant and DuckDuckGo by Default

    Unicode's Bidi Algorithm Breaks All Code Forever


    Rust is the first to patch (that Leo found)




    Housekeeping


    Ubuntu Security Podcast
    Reddit subreddit - https://reddit.com/r/LinuxUserSpace/
    Email us - contact@linuxuserspace.show
    Linux User Space Discord Server
    Our Matrix room
    Support us at Patreon
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    App Focus

    Gnome Fragments
    Gnome Fragments




    Next Time

    We wrap up our thoughts on Zorin OS


    Zorin OS


    Join us in two weeks when we return to the Linux User Space


    Stay tuned on Twitter, Telegram, Matrix, Discord whatever. Give us your suggestions on our new subreddit r/LinuxUserSpace Join the conversation. Talk to us, and give us more ideas.




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    • 1 hr 24 min

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