I was super excited to be joined by a special co-host for this week’s episode of DevDiscuss: Joe Doss! Joe (aka JDoss) is the Principal Systems Architect here at Forem and knows a thing or two about the topic of Linux and the many myths surrounding it.
Many folks assume Linux is exceedingly difficult to use, requires command-line expertise, isn’t for regular desktop usage… and so on. And while those myths aren’t necessarily valid, Linux does have a history of gate-keeping and accessibility issues that are valid concerns. Either way, Linux comes with a lot of baggage for many developers — and that doesn’t serve anyone. So, let’s talk about it!
We were joined by guests Rob Frelow (Co-Founder of The StoryGraph) and Amber Jones (Full Stack Software Engineer at Mumms Software) who both arrived at Linux in different and interesting ways (spoiler: one of our guests first encountered the open source operating system at a food co-op).
So, whether you’re a long-term Linux-lover or a historical Linux avoider, I think you’ll enjoy our show this week.
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