469: Tough Linux Love

Is the Linux desktop hard to love? A long-time user experience developer argues it is, and we respond to his criticisms.Sponsored By:Tailscale: Tailscale is a Zero config VPN. It installs on any device in minutes, manages firewall rules for you, and works from anywhere. Get 20 devices for free for a personal account. Linode Cloud Hosting: A special offer for all Linux Unplugged Podcast listeners and new Linode customers, visit linode.com/unplugged, and receive $100 towards your new account. Bitwarden: Bitwarden is the easiest way for businesses and individuals to store, share, and sync sensitive data.Support LINUX UnpluggedLinks:JPL Lottery — Join the JB Crew at JPL! We only have 15 spots. Please enter your info, and our happy little python script might just pick your name from the virtual hat. - If you don't get picked, don't worry. We're having another meetup while we are in town!Jupiter Broadcasting - Meetup.comLondon Meetup, Fri, Aug 5, 2022 - Meetup.comGoogle’s in-house desktop Linux - Computerworld — The best-known Google operating system is Chrome OS, but inside Google itself, the company also uses its own Linux desktop distro — gLinux.X220 - ThinkWiki — An overview of the ThinkPad X220The Linux Desktop is Hard to Love — I want to love the “Linux Desktop”. I really do. But I’ve come to the realization that what I love is the idea of the Linux Desktop. But I just can’t stick with it. I always end up back on macOS. And I’m starting to understand why.Run Chrome in Toolbox on SilverblueDistrobox — Use any linux distribution inside your terminal. Enable both backward and forward compatibility with software and freedom to use whatever distribution you’re more comfortable with. Rclone — Rclone is a command-line program to manage files on cloud storage.Cryptomator - Free Cloud Encryption for Dropbox & Co — Cryptomator encrypts your data quickly and easily. Afterwards you upload them protected to your favorite cloud service.Cryptomator— Linux Apps on FlathubNew Podcast Apps

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