Hey, I'm Joshua Strobl

Open source developer. Developer of Budgie Desktop. Coffee addict.

Building an Alternative Ecosystem

I am an unashamed Linux user. I have used Linux since first getting an Ubuntu 8.04 CD in the mail, exploring over those years many different distributions and desktop environments, ranging from a radical user experience built on web technologies in the form of JoliOS, to experiencing the classic ...

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Open Source

Some open source projects I work on.


The Budgie Desktop is a feature-rich, modern desktop designed to keep out the way of the user.


An in-development audiobook, music, and podcast manager that is designed for and caters to a modern desktop Linux experience.


Sauron is an extensible page parser written in Go.


Narwhal is a modern IRC bot written in Go.