Whether you want to be able to simply use your computer and have it do what you want, you want to tailor the way it looks, works and behaves so it shows your personality, or you want to be able to make it work exactly the way you want by writing your own applications or improving how the software works, then we've got what you need. We believe that Linux is the single, best qualified operating system in the world for giving you the control over technology to ensure that your technology works for you and not the other way around. We believe that we should use what we know, and share the great works of others to help you do just that. We help you take control of your technology.
Going Linux is a consistently top-rated technology program on the Internet and is routinely a top 100 Linux program on streaming sites like Stitcher
Every Day Linux User rated us 5th of their "Top 9 Linux Podcasts".
"The show is a more formal affair and the hosts have a good level of knowledge with regards to Linux."Gary Newell (2014)We were rated 5th of "9 Linux podcasts you should follow" on NetworkWorld.
"...very laid back, focusing on how-to's and good information for those new to Linux."Bryan Lunduke (2013)Consistently in the top 10 of the over 4,000 Technology podcasts.
You are one of over 30,000 unique visitors that read or listen to our content each month. Whether you are new to Linux, moving from Windows to Linux, or simply thinking about moving to Linux, this podcast (formatted like an Internet radio show) will provide you with valuable information and advice that will help you in "Going Linux."
"5 of 5. This is a real great podcast for Linux newbies and power users, the whole podcast is based on using the Linux desktop applications."Tux University
Quoted in publications such as ITworld, we provide, practical, step-by-step instructions for our listeners and readers. We try to keep the podcast to a maximum of two main topics per episode. As much as possible we describe how to do things using only the graphical user interface (GUI). We try to steer clear of the "geeky" command line unless it is the only way to do something, or if it is significantly simpler than using the GUI. Listen to our promo to hear more:
We publish three episodes each and every month. Listener Feedback on about the 5th and User Experience on about the 20th. Computer America appearances following the third Tuesday of each month.
User ExperienceIn the User Experience episodes we take two months to cover a topic.
Month one: A general introduction to a topic, including areas of interest to switchers from other operating systems.
Month two: A more advanced perspective. For users of Linux trying to build their confidence and competence with the Linux operating system and its applications.
Listener FeedbackBetween User Experience episodes we read and answer Listener Feedback and provide additional tips on using Linux and its applications.
Computer AmericaFrom 2008 through 2014, Larry was the monthly Linux correspondent on Craig Crossman's Computer America radio show. With the permission of Computer America, we posted the recorded radio shows as a Going Linux episodes.
Larry Bushey Your host, and originator of the Going Linux Podcast is Larry Bushey. Using Linux full-time since 2006, Larry also co-hosted a Windows-focused podcast from 2005 through 2007. Larry has over 20 years of experience as a corporate trainer and public speaker, and is currently employed providing cloud technology advisory services to corporations. Larry is located in California, USA.
Bill SmithBill Smith joined the podcast in December, 2011, filling-in for Tom. Originally dubbed our official "Chief Executive Minion", Bill became full-time co-host in April 2013, and brings the perspective of a distro hopper and Linux gamer to our discussions. Bill is located in South Carolina, USA.
Tom ChaudoirTom Chaudoir, located in Wisconsin, USA, was co-host from August 2007 until April 2013. A Going Linux listener who who wanted to contribute to the podcast, Tom started as a Linux newbie who has developed some mad Linux skills. A running joke at Tom's expense began when listener and podcaster Knightwise described Tom as "removing bolts from a jet engine in mid-flight."
Serge ReyGoing Linux was co-hosted in the early episodes by Serge Rey, a Mac and Unix user, experienced in Linux. Serge also originated and, for a time, hosted the Linux Install Podcast.
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