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How did your favorite Linux distribution get its start? Join us and find out!
Linux User Space is hosted by Leo and Dan, and every two weeks we deep dive into the history of Linux distributions and the things that matter to us.
Episodes drop every other Monday.

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How did your favorite Linux distribution get its start? Join us and find out!
Linux User Space is hosted by Leo and Dan, and every two weeks we deep dive into the history of Linux distributions and the things that matter to us.
Episodes drop every other Monday.

    Episode 3:15: A Hot Plate of Hype

    Episode 3:15: A Hot Plate of Hype

    Coming up in this episode



    A little podman
    Manifest v3
    Browsers
    More Browsers?
    And what do you know? More browsers


    0:00 Cold Open
    1:30 Giving Podman a Whirl
    10:14 What's Wrong with a Few Boxes?
    18:08 Browser Watch: Firefox 109
    22:47 Browser Watch: Manifest v3 History
    31:44 Browser Watch: A Little More Manifest v3
    40:03 Browser Watch: The Chromium Scrolls
    48:24 Browser Watch: A Fix to the Web
    56:06 Feedback: Johnny and LinuxGameCast
    58:51 Kid3 Turns 20
    1:00:39 QR Codes for All!
    1:05:22 Community Focus: ASUS NLC
    1:09:41 App Focus: Gnome Web + Tangram
    1:17:51 Next Time: CentOS
    1:20:03 Stinger


    The video version:
    https://youtu.be/ZC4IUlCfP1c


    Banter


    Podman
    Podman Desktop


    Announcements


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    Firefox 109 brings manifest v3 support


    What are we talking about?


    Maniwhat, now? Version who?


    2018, Google proposes Manifest v3.
    July 2019, The EFF notes.
    Then in September of 2019, Firefox responded to the Manifest v3 announcement.
    April 2020, Vivaldi, with version 3.0, debuts its ad and tracker blocker as a means to bypass the manifest v3 issue altogether.
    Brave had always had an ad blocker, but beefed up its performance and ability in 2019.
    November 2020, Google finalizes and publishes Manifest v3.
    December 2021, The EFF reminds us.
    uBlock Origin Lite exists.


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    Moar Browser Watch

    Chromium answers Leo's prayers! In 109, Linux scrolling seems to have been fixed.


    He complained about it in Season 2 Episode 16.
    The Bug.
    ### A fix to the web
    Brave's been blocking the cookie consent banners.


    Feedback


    Thanks Johnny (Aromatic Dev) for having the Linux Game Cast folks give us a shout.


    A couple of other topics


    Kid3 turns 20
    qrencode
    DuckDuckGo instant answers can make QR codes too, just type qr code WHATEVER e.g. qr code https://linuxuserspace.show.


    Housekeeping

    Catch these and other great topics as they unfold on our Subreddit or our News channel on Discord.



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    Linux User Space Matrix
    Linux User Space Twitch
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    Linux User Space Twitter


    Community Focus


    The ASUS NoteBook Linux Community
    Their GitLab


    App Focus Gnome Web + Tangram


    Gnome Web
    Tangram


    Next Time

    The history of CentOS, a few thoughts, and whatever else we can cram into the show*


    Come back in two weeks for more Linux User Space


    Stay tuned and interact with us on Twitter, Mastodon, Telegram, Matrix, Discord whatever. Give us your suggestions on our subreddit r/LinuxUserSpace Join the conversation. Talk to us, and give us more ideas. All the links in the show notes and on linuxuserspace.show.




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    Dave


    Co-Producer


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    • 1 hr 21 min
    Episode 3:14: GeckoLinux and the Side Quest

    Episode 3:14: GeckoLinux and the Side Quest

    Coming up in this episode



    Helping one helps the other
    A little off the beaten path
    The history of GeckoLinux
    And our experience
    What will we think of next?


    The Video
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vX5OUEGvlYc


    0:00 Cold Open
    1:35 Framasoft is Everywhere
    5:41 Side Quest, Endeavour
    10:03 Side Quest, Vanilla
    19:04 GeckoLinux History 2001-2005
    21:04 2015
    24:39 2016-2022
    29:00 2022 - January 2023
    34:49 Couple of Sam Things
    45:14 How It Went
    53:14 Side Quest, Catppuccin
    55:00 Side Quest, Ghostwriter
    1:00:00 Next Time
    1:07:21 Stinger




    Banter


    Framasoft is the association behind both FreshRSS and Peertube
    Dan's been on EndeavourOS Cassini
    Leo's been trying out VanillaOS started by Mirko Brombin
    Dan's new favorite theme - Catppuccin Macchiato




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    Gecko Linux the History


    GeckoLinux
    openSUSE
    November 13, 2015, the first release of GeckoLinux 421.15.1113.6 was announced
    Explaining the version number
    In December 2015, alongside Cinnamon, XFCE, Gnome and Budgie were added. In addition a BareBones edition. And a few days later Plasma, Mate, and LXQt get their first ISOs
    SUSE Studio Express
    Budgie put on ice for a while.
    Pantheon is added. AND the Budgie ROLLING and NEXT editions make a return.
    A vote for which default filesystem was held with btrfs winning. The same vote, but for the STATIC edition was held.
    Static will have a sunset in the future due to the change in LEAP
    Since that has happened yet GeckoLinux released after 15.4


    Extra Information


    https://www.linux.org/threads/linux-daydreaming.32228/post-109419
    https://www.linux.org/threads/linux-daydreaming.32228/post-109458
    https://www.linux.org/threads/hello-from-the-geckolinux-creator.32256/
    https://www.linux.org/threads/hello-from-the-geckolinux-creator.32256/post-109567




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    Housekeeping

    Catch these and other great topics as they unfold on our Subreddit or our News channel on Discord.



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    Linux User Space Twitter




    Next Time

    We will discuss a couple of topics and some feedback. Our next distro is CentOS


    Come back in two weeks for more Linux User Space


    Stay tuned and interact with us on Twitter, Mastodon, Telegram, Matrix, Discord whatever. Give us your suggestions on our subreddit r/LinuxUserSpace Join the conversation. Talk to us, and give us more ideas. All the links in the show notes and on linuxuserspace.show.




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


    Producer


    Bruno
    John
    Dave


    Co-Producer


    Johnny
    Tim


    Super User


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    Eduardo S.
    Jill and Steve
    Larry
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    Support Linux User Space

    • 1 hr 8 min
    A Pause for Health

    A Pause for Health

    Hey everyone, and welcome to the Linux User Space! Normally we'd be releasing a new episode today, but we have to pause due to some health issues.


    We'll pick back up with episode 14 of season 3 featuring Gecko Linux in two weeks. So stay tuned and check out our Youtube and TILVids in the mean time.
    Support Linux User Space

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    Episode 3:13: The Gift of Feedback

    Episode 3:13: The Gift of Feedback

    Coming up in this episode



    Today I Learned
    Let's get generous
    Browser Watch!
    So much feedback
    Automated whack-a-mole


    Timestamps
    0:00 Cold Open
    1:47 We're on TILvids
    14:20 Johnny's Fundraising Drive!
    22:19 Johnny's Distro Apocalypse
    36:13 Mozilla Watch feat. Vivaldi
    53:21 Feedback: furicle
    53:52 Feedback: py
    57:03 Feedback: georgh
    1:02:18 Feedback: Anon
    1:06:57 Feedback: Daniel
    1:09:19 Community Focus: Techno Tim
    1:13:16 App Focus: CrowdSec
    1:22:24 Next Time: Gecko Linux
    1:23:57 Stinger


    The Video
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-JOoe0ivuI




    Banter


    We're on TILvids!
    What the heck is a TILvids?




    Announcements


    Give us a sub on YouTube and now TILvids
    You can watch us live on Twitch the day after an episode drops.




    Feedback from Johnny


    Leo's pick for a project to support - Kdenlive
    Dan's pick for a project to support - FreshRSS
    Leo's pick if his top 3 distros went away - openSUSE Tumbleweed
    Dan's pick if his top 3 distros went away - Fedora




    Housekeeping

    Catch these and other great topics as they unfold on our Subreddit or our News channel on Discord.



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    Browser Watch

    Mozilla


    Adding accessibility


    https://blog.mozilla.org/accessibility/
    Cache the World!

    Reflecting on a decade of anti-tracking


    Vivaldi


    New web panel is enabled for Mastodon on Vivaldi's own Mastodon instance. tl;dr you can change it for any other Mastodon instance too.




    More Feedback

    History show possibilities.


    furicle on Mastodon




    Have you tried BunsenLabs?


    py on Mastodon
    Leo has had an interest since "The end."




    Emacs thoughts


    georgh on the History of Emacs clip
    Leo went down the Internet Rabbit Hole and suggests this video




    More Announcements


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    Community Focus


    Techno Tim's website with all of his links




    App Focus

    CrowdSec




    Next Time

    We will discuss GeckoLinux and the history.


    Come back in two weeks for more Linux User Space


    Stay tuned and interact with us on Twitter, Mastodon, Telegram, Matrix, Discord whatever. Give us your suggestions on our subreddit r/LinuxUserSpace Join the conversation. Talk to us, and give us more ideas. All the links in the show notes and on linuxuserspace.show.




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


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    Bruno
    John
    Dave


    Co-Producer


    Johnny
    Tim


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    • 1 hr 25 min
    Episode 3:12: When People Share Knowledge

    Episode 3:12: When People Share Knowledge

    Coming up in this episode



    Opening up an Arcade!
    A Community of Linux Distros
    The grand tour!
    Flatpak or Snap? How bout no.
    We blend in with our desktop environment




    Banter


    Leo's Legends Ultimate Arcade Cabinet




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    Linux Lite the History


    When people share knowledge, everyone benefits
    The 26th of October, 2012, Windows 8 was released and generally available.
    Linux Lite 1.0.0, based on Ubuntu 12.04, launched on the 26th of October, 2012 in defiance of Microsoft and Windows 8.
    1.0.2 came 30 days later on November 25th, 2012
    1.0.4 released on the 1st of February, 2013.
    In June, 2013, 1.0.6 dropped. This release also marked the opening of the Linux Lite Shop.
    February 12, 2014, 1.0.8 is released as the final release of the 1.x series
    June 2, 2014, Linux Lite 2.0, Beryl, is released.
    August 5, 2014, Lite Welcome is announced.
    September 15, 2014, Lite Cleaner, is released.
    December 1, 2014, Linux Lite 2.2 is ready for download.
    January 1, 2015, Lite Fonts is released.
    Lite Cleaner is renamed to Lite Tweaks.
    March 31, 2015, 2.4 is released.
    September 1, 2015, 2.6 is released.
    January 31, 2016 2.8 is released.
    May 31, 2016, 3.0, named Citrine, is released, and it's BIG.
    October 31, 2016, 3.2 is released.
    March 31, 2017, 3.4 is released.
    August 31, 2017, 3.6 is released.
    January 31, 2018, 3.8 is released.
    May 31, 2018, 4.0, Diamond, is released.
    October 31, 2018, 4.2 is released.
    March 31, 2019, 4.4 is released.
    August 31, 2019, 4.6 is released.
    January 14, 2020, 4.8 is released off of the normal schedule. It's because Windows 7 support ended this day.
    Interview by Abhishek Prakash
    May 31, 2020, 5.0, codenamed Emerald, is released.
    October 31, 2020, 5.2 is released.
    March 31, 2021, 5.4 is released.
    August 31, 2021, 5.6 is released.
    January 31, 2022, 5.8 is released.
    May 31, 2022, 6.0, codenamed Flourite, is released.
    October 31, 2022, 6.2 is released.
    EverydayLinuxUser interview
    An Interview with Linux Lite Project Manager Jerry Bezencon.
    13 ways you can help desktop linux grow.




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    Linux Lite Links


    Linux Lite Web Page
    Linux Lite Docs
    Linux Lite Forums
    Linux Lite Discord
    Donate to Linux Lite
    Download Linux Lite
    Distrowatch Linux Lite




    Housekeeping

    Catch these and other great topics as they unfold on our Subreddit or our News channel on Discord.



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    Linux User Space Discord Server
    Linux User Space Telegram
    Linux User Space Matrix
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    Linux User Space Mastodon
    Linux User Space Twitter




    Next Time

    We will discuss a couple of topics and some feedback. Our next distro is GeckoLinux


    Come back in two weeks for more Linux User Space


    Stay tuned and interact with us on Twitter, Mastodon, Telegram, Matrix, Discord whatever. Give us your suggestions on our subreddit r/LinuxUserSpace Join the conversation. Talk to us, and give us more ideas. All the links in the show notes and on linuxuserspace.show.




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


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    John
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    Co-Producer


    Johnny
    Tim


    Super User


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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Episode 3:11: The Linux User Space Graveyard

    Episode 3:11: The Linux User Space Graveyard

    Coming up in this episode



    Internet woes, part deux.
    Knocking them over, one at a time...
    Angry Birdsite?
    Knock knock. What's the password?
    We get the explanation.


    The Video
    https://youtu.be/4MStcMU9py4


    0:00 Cold Open
    1:30 ISP Woes
    7:37 The Linux User Space Curse
    17:32 The Fediverse is Booming
    34:32 Managing Your Passwords
    52:07 A Little More Feedback
    1:02:37 Veronica Explains
    1:07:03 Pass
    1:18:54 Stinger




    Banter


    Leo has Internet woes.
    Dan's Curse!


    The Ransomware Files closes up shop





    Announcements


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    Fediverse is booming and Twitter is imploding.


    Micro services are bloat


    One of those microservices just happened to be 2FA...

    Fired in a Tweet?


    Forbes coverage

    Mastodon reaches 1M active monthly users.


    But really... It is more like 4.6M and 5700 instances total and climbing.

    Raspberry Pi creates its own Mastodon instance.
    Vivaldi follows their lead.




    Housekeeping

    Catch these and other great topics as they unfold on our Subreddit or our News channel on Discord.



    Linux User Space subreddit
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    Linux User Space Mastodon
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    Linux User Space Matrix
    Linux User Space Twitch
    Linux User Space Twitter




    Feedback

    Password managers


    u/curtistucker wrote us on Reddit
    pass
    KeePass
    Bitwarden
    Vaultwarden
    QtPass


    Curtis thanks for the feedback! You have a great setup going there.




    On Linux User Space


    Paul wrote us on Mastodon
    It was a great thread. Bottom line is, use what you like, no shame in doing so. Even if it isn't Linux we hope you enjoy and find some value in what we are doing here.




    On "Where does the non-distro history go next?"


    Johnny, one of our fantastic patrons, gave a thumbs up to our mention of desktop environments and how often these histories would come out.
    He said "Hi, I vote for quality over quantity. I also vote for Leo's favorite, the history of XFCE! :D"




    On the Community that hasn't been Toxic?

    Youtube/Sigma: Nice content
    LUS: Why thank you!
    Youtube/Sigma: because I actually think it's super underrated
    LUS: Now you're making us blush 😊 This is the type of thing that gives us the energy to keep going.




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    Community Focus


    Veronica Explains on YouTube
    Veronica Explains on TILvids
    Veronica Explains on Mastodon
    Veronica Explains on her website




    App Focus

    pass




    Next Time

    We will discuss Linux Lite and the history.


    Come back in two weeks for more Linux User Space


    Stay tuned and interact with us on Twitter, Mastodon, Telegram, Matrix, Discord whatever. Give us your suggestions on our subreddit r/LinuxUserSpace Join the conversation. Talk to us, and give us more ideas. All the links in the show notes and on linuxuserspace.show.




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


    Producer


    Bruno
    John
    Dave


    Co-Producer


    Johnny
    Tim


    Super User


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    Jill and Steve
    Larry
    LiNuXsys666
    Nicholas
    Paul
    sleepyeyesvince
    Support Linux User Space

    • 1 hr 19 min

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