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"The more I played with Kororaa and learned about Linux, the more I wanted to build my own Linux-based operating system. For me, Linux is an opportunity to build something really cool."
Daniel is the founder of elementary OS, the distribution that’s famous for its own look. Daniel came to Linux through a love of customizing Windows XP, so it’s no surprise he also came to appreciate...
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"FastMail isn’t a Linux product per se, but it uses lots of open standards so that you can interface with it effectively using your own tools. You’re not locked in to one client or tool. And that’s the beauty and dream of Linux-—to use your own tools the way you want to."
I switched from Outlook.com to FastMail a few weeks ago. There were three variables behind the switch: • I felt bad using a Microsoft product—albeit a fantastic one! • My girlfriend switched and was a...
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"...Slackware just suits me so well that it keeps drawing me back. When a new release comes out I spend a pleasant few hours setting it up and thereafter it just works and stays out of my way. "
I know Andrew from his Linux Voice work. It’s interesting to learn how he came to Linux through academia. It just goes to show the importance of powerful software on solid hardware and how it can...
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"... I really like the simplicity of GNOME and how it breaks out of traditional desktop user experience assumptions to bend the rules, so to speak."
You probably remember Elio from last week’s interview. Now that we know his design philosophy, we get to see the tools he uses to implement it! Interestingly, he cites Thunderbird as his most...
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Yes! I backup regularly. I'm a huge fan of this script: https://github.com/bbolli/tumblr-utils
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"I think it’s important to use what you distribute on a daily basis, so that you can be more hands-on with your community in terms of understanding their needs. If you use what your community uses, then you have a better understanding of their computing, and it makes support much easier too."
Jerry is behind Linux Lite, an acclaimed Ubuntu-based distribution that, as the name implies, is lightweight. Jerry, like Cassidy from elementary brings up the importance of distro-creators using the...
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+Ilya S : Yes. Not made with the default settings of conky. If you want to display log files ; it's probably good to follow the method of this top post: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=39906&p=39 
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"The day has long passed when most of the software we consider 'Linux software' runs only on the *Nixes. Up until around 2013, I maintained a Windows system for a retail store, and for the last five years or so I had GnuCash on it so they could do their books, as well as GIMP."
Christine makes a great point that the question I ask about essential Linux software is increasingly less significant as so much of the same free and open software is available across operating...
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"Having a good, reliable, and capable office suite was one of the things that made my move to Linux so simple. I had used OpenOffice on Windows and always considered it to be at least the equal of any commercial competitor."
I found Jim through Korora, which is a Fedora remix. Jim’s story of coming to Linux is a common one for non-technical users. In fact, it’s mine! He started with free and open source software on...
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Cool, I pretty much came to Linux in a similar fashion. It started with simply testing ubuntu on my Mac then discovering it was easier to set up a WordPress install in Ubuntu than Mac or PC.
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"If there is any one package that I could not live without on Linux, it is Ardour. I use it for for recording all of my music and I love it. Like Linux itself, I find that Ardour always works with me and not against me."
I usually run interviews in the order they come in. As luck would have it, Christie came up as I was recording music again. I haven’t been recording in Linux because of disk space and latency issues...
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Nice wallpaper. Thanks Google 'search by image' I found it http://wallpaperbeta.com/wallpaper_1920x1200/japan_home_garden_patio_sand_cat_trees_1920x1200_hd-wallpaper-407477.jpg ; good article too. 
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I recently read Paul Ford’s hilarious piece about starting a Tilde Club, which is shared server space where members can create web pages…
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I need to find a little spare time for this! I'm remembering when I started with Linux and my MediaGx video wouldn't work with the driver out of the box. I was on command line until I could fix it and I was a total newbie. The nostalgia is killing me.
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"I have used GIMP and Inkscape for quite a lot of my design tasks and once you get the hang out of it, it’s a full-fledged Adobe alternative. Instead of paying your Adobe Creative Cloud subscription, you could make a small donation to these FLOSS projects and watch how fast they would improve."
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Well, I have never used Adobe, it is always gimp & inkscape, only sometimes Draw (libre office).
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"I use a ton of software every day: Midori, Pantheon Files, Inkscape, Chrome, Firefox, Pantheon Terminal, GIMP, Scratch, Atom, etc. But the one I depend on is Git. I use Git (and GitHub) to log every single line of code I write for work, elementary, and personal projects. If anything were to happen to my laptop, I know I have all my work safely stored elsewhere."
Cassidy works for elementary OS AND System76, so he’s what those of us in the business call a double threat. I haven’t spent much time with elementary, so it’s nice to hear about someone using it for...
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The "Evolution" syndrome. :-D 
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"Developing software takes resources. I like to pay for things to support the work, but also so that I have recourse if things go wrong. Here is a list of the things I think are worth paying for..."
I’m a free and open software lover, but the free I appreciate is the free as in freedom and not the free as in beer. That’s because while there’s a lot of amazing, incredible generosity in the free...
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My Linux Rig (www.mylinuxrig.com) is a site about how people use Linux on their desktops. I'm writing Learn Linux in a Month of Lunches.