Linux User Space

How did your favorite Linux distribution get its start? Join us and find out! Linux User Space is hosted by Leo and Dan, and every two weeks we deep dive into the history of Linux distributions and the things that matter to us. Episodes drop every other Monday.


Episode 3:03: Text Ed

0:00 Cold Open
1:17 A Minty Fresh Release
7:48 Lubuntu's Backports
9:36 Points for Ubuntu
12:18 Text Ed: ed
32:02 The Missing Thoughts on Ubuntu
41:37 Minizilla Watch
45:45 A Return to the Missing Thoughts
55:49 Larry's Feedback
1:01:56 Community Focus: Stevesveryown
1:05:20 App Focus: Thunderbird
1:14:09 Next Time: EndeavourOS
1:15:57 Stinger

Coming up in this episode

  1. Ubuntu Desktop, but better? It's fresh anyway.
  2. A short history of ed
  3. The Missing Thoughts on Ubuntu
  4. A sip of coffee
  5. And an app that soars loudly
  • Linux Mint 21 (Vanessa) Cinnamon Beta
  • Lubuntu Backports are live for 22.04 LTS Huge thanks to Aaron Rainbolt (arraybolt3)!
  • Ubuntu and flavors 22.04.1 is coming soon!
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History Series on Text Editors - ed (Pronounced E, D)
  • GNU ed page
  • ed Wikipedia page
  • ed Man Page
  • Ken Thompson original author of ed
  • A Quarter Century of UNIX by Peter H. Salus
  • qed from Wikipedia
  • Tektronix 4014's
  • Edlin
  • ed package in Ubuntu
  • ed package in Arch
More Announcements
  • Want to have a topic covered or have some feedback? - send us an email,
Ubuntu 22.04 LTS more Thoughts
  • Firefox Snap speed improvements
  • Bugzilla meta bug for Firefox Snap issues
  • Applications Leo wishes were Snaps Touché and Amberol

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Feedback - Larry
  • Likes Linux Mint Mate

Use what works for you, Larry. Mint Mate is solid.
We are glad you like the new music and format, thanks for the feedback.

Community Focus

Stevesveryown Youtube Channel

App Focus


Next Time

We will discuss Endeavour OS and the history.

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