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The Linux Setup - Matt Hartley, Linux Action Show

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A reader suggested Matt as an interview subject and I couldn’t believe I hadn’t reached out to him sooner. I’m most familiar with Matt’s work from Linux Action Show, but as you can see, he has his hands in a lot of projects. I’m most impressed by Matt’s ability to easily hop between both distributions and desktop environments. If I had Matt’s setups, I feel like I’d constantly be apt-getting in OpenSUSE and looking for pacman in Ubuntu. Also, Matt strongly recommends Synapse as an application launcher/file finder. It wasn’t on my radar but thanks to Matt, it now is (as is kupfer, another launcher that was recommended in the comments of this post).

1. Who are you, and what do you do?

I’m just a long-time Linux enthusiast, currently working a variety of gigs including Jupiter Broadcasting (Linux Action Show) and at Datamation.com.

2. Why do you use Linux?

What started out as an adventure years ago became a matter of practicality today. It’s fast, stable and I control the environment I choose to run with.

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