Bryan Lunduke

Bryan Lunduke began his computing life on a friend's Commodore 64, then moved on to a Franklin Ace... and then a 286 running MS-DOS. This was followed by an almost random-seeming string of operating systems: ranging from AmigaOS to OS/2, and even including MacOS 8. Eventually, Bryan tried Linux. And there he stayed. In 2006, Bryan founded the Linux Action Show - growing it into the largest Linux-centric podcast on the planet. He's also the creator of 'Linux Tycoon,' the video game about managing a Linux distribution. Today, he is a writer and works as the Social Media Marketing Manager of SUSE. On this here blog, he seeks to accomplish two goals: 1) To be the voice of reason and practicality in the Linux and Open Source world. 2) To highlight the coolest things happening throughout the world of Linux.

How to communicate from a Linux shell: Email, instant messaging

How to communicate from a Linux shell: Email, instant messaging

Communicating via email and instant messaging entirely from a Linux shell is astoundingly easy. And the benefits of doing so are enticing.

7 features Linux could borrow from other systems

7 features Linux could borrow from other systems

Linux distributions are great, but adding these seven non-Linux features to them would make the systems even better.

FreeDOS 1.2: Why DOS is amazing in 2017

FreeDOS 1.2: Why DOS is amazing in 2017

DOS in the year 2017? That's right. Thousands are downloading FreeDOS 1.2, which lets you play your favorite classic video games, as well as run classic DOS word processors.

Wine 2.0 brings MS Office 2013 compatibility to Linux

Wine 2.0 brings MS Office 2013 compatibility to Linux

If you run Linux and happen to use Windows software, it’s time to grab Wine 2.0.

Guy who swore off smartphones tries to use a smartphone

Guy who swore off smartphones tries to use a smartphone

After several years not using a smartphone, Bryan Lunduke gave it another try. Two weeks later, he’s smartphone-free again. The cons outweighed the pros.

New Year’s resolution: Donate to 1 free software project every month

New Year’s resolution: Donate to 1 free software project every month

Donating to free and open source software projects helps ensure they stay alive and continue to provide helpful software and tools.

Review: PocketCHIP—Super cheap Linux terminal that fits in your pocket

Review: PocketCHIP—Super cheap Linux terminal that fits in your pocket

If you’re a Linux user who wants a pocket-size terminal, PocketCHIP from Next Thing Co. fits the bill and then some

Review: Dell’s new Kaby Lake XPS 13 Developer Edition laptop amazes

Review: Dell’s new Kaby Lake XPS 13 Developer Edition laptop amazes

With a 10% price drop, powerful performance and the ability to run any Linux distribution, you can’t help but love Dell’s Kaby Lake XPS 13 Developer Edition laptop.

2016: The year of tech products nobody wanted

2016: The year of tech products nobody wanted

According to Bryan Lunduke, the worst tech products released in 2016 include the new MacBook Pro, a cell phone face harness, the iPhone 7 and the Google Pixel XL.

7 Linux predictions for 2017

7 Linux predictions for 2017

In 2017, Bryan Lunduke sees changes for the Linux desktop market, Canonical shifting its focus, changes for Ubuntu installation and more.

The NSA and Skilz: Turning spying on you into a video game

The NSA and Skilz: Turning spying on you into a video game

A document published by WikiLeaks shows collecting personal data on you is now a video game being played by government agencies.

2016 Linux predictions: Which ones came true?

2016 Linux predictions: Which ones came true?

At the end of 2015, Bryan Lunduke offered his Linux predictions for 2016. Many of them came true.

Linux-y things I am thankful for

Linux-y things I am thankful for

Eleven Linux and free software things Bryan Lunduke is thankful for in 2016.

Down the rabbit hole, part 6: Secure and private online file storage

Down the rabbit hole, part 6: Secure and private online file storage

These four online file storage options give you better control, security and privacy over large, cloud storage services.

Down the rabbit hole, part 5: Secure and private instant messaging

Down the rabbit hole, part 5: Secure and private instant messaging

In Bryan Lunduke’s ongoing quest to make his digital life as secure and private as possible, he’s found three instant messaging networks worth talking about.

If Linux never was: Imagining an alternate reality without Linux

If Linux never was: Imagining an alternate reality without Linux

Bryan Lunduke imagines a universe in which Linus Torvalds was never bitten by a penguin and never invented Linux.

Down the rabbit hole, part 4: Securing your email

Down the rabbit hole, part 4: Securing your email

In his quest for online privacy and security, Bryan Lunduke explores how to ensure his email is as secure and private as possible.

elementary OS 0.4: Review and interview with the founder

elementary OS 0.4: Review and interview with the founder

Brian Lunduke reviews elementary OS 0.4 (Loki) and talks with its founder, Daniel Foré, about the best features of the open source operating system.

Down the rabbit hole, part 3: Linux and Tor are key to ensuring privacy, security

Down the rabbit hole, part 3: Linux and Tor are key to ensuring privacy, security

In his quest for online privacy and security, Bryan Lunduke chooses Linux operating system openSUSE and Tor for connecting to the internet.

Down the rabbit hole, part 2: To ensure security and privacy, open source is required

Down the rabbit hole, part 2: To ensure security and privacy, open source is required

As Bryan Lunduke embarks on the quest to make his digital life as private and secure as possible, he’s decided open source software is the only way.

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