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.

Ubuntu Phone security updates end in June, app store closing

Ubuntu Phone security updates end in June, app store closing

Canonical moves quickly to end support for Ubuntu phones and tablets, and it will shutter the app store at the end of 2017.

Instant messaging service Wire open-sources its server code

Instant messaging service Wire open-sources its server code

Wire has started the process of releasing the server code for it instant messaging platform.

Mastodon—The free software, decentralized Twitter competitor

Mastodon—The free software, decentralized Twitter competitor

No free or open-source social network has really taken off. That could change with Mastodon, an alternative to Twitter and other social networks.

Linux video editor OpenShot 2.3 impresses: New tools, fast performance

Linux video editor OpenShot 2.3 impresses: New tools, fast performance

If you’re a Linux user and edit video, you will love OpenShot 2.3 with its new transformation tool and title editor—as well as its smooth performance.

Being a Linux user isn't weird anymore

Being a Linux user isn't weird anymore

In places normally filled with glowing Apple logos and Windows laptops, Linux users are becoming more familiar.

Linux Action Show ends after 10-year run

Linux Action Show ends after 10-year run

With Jupiter Broadcasting’s announcement that it is shutting down the Linux Action Show podcast, Bryan Lunduke, who co-created the show, looks back at its origin and its impact.

GNOME 3.24: New Linux desktop is fast, responsive

GNOME 3.24: New Linux desktop is fast, responsive

With the release of GNOME 3.24, Bryan Lunduke decided to give the Linux desktop another try. Results: It’s fast, responsive and includes great new features.

Desktop Linux the best it’s ever been—and keeps getting better

Desktop Linux the best it’s ever been—and keeps getting better

Not only is Linux powerful, but now it is viable and enjoyable to use for just about every purpose conceivable. And it's far better than Windows.

Get started podcasting and producing video on Linux

Get started podcasting and producing video on Linux

This tutorial helps you select the best hardware and software to produce podcasts and videos on a Linux-powered computer.

Make the internet great again

Make the internet great again

The internet of 15 years ago is better than the internet we have today. System resource usage, webpage usability, browser compatibility and more are terrible. Here’s how to fix it.

Down the rabbit hole, part 7: How to limit personal data collection from city cameras

Down the rabbit hole, part 7: How to limit personal data collection from city cameras

You have three options to maintain your privacy and limit data collection from city cameras. None, however, provides 100% privacy.

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.

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