LINUX Unplugged

Weekly Linux talk show with no script, no limits, surprise guests and tons of opinion.

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An open show powered by community LINUX Unplugged takes the best attributes of open collaboration and turns it into a weekly show about Linux.

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  • 395: The Waybig Machine

    March 2nd, 2021  |  48 mins 32 secs
    apple, apple light sensor, apple magic trackpad, arch,, audio, bash, capture the flag, command line, ctf, cve, debian, docker, fedora, fish, geysermc, gnome, gnome 40, gnome shell, go, hacker games, internet archive, jonah edwards, jupiter broadcasting, linux audio, linux podcast, minecraft, multi-touch, ronald tschalar, security, terminal, touch bar, touch gestures, touche, touchegg, traitor, tsukae, unplugged, wayback machine, wayland, x11, zsh

    It's our worst idea yet. We share the password to our brand-new server and see who can own the box first. Whoever wins gets a special prize.

  • 394: Tempted But the Truth is Discovered

    February 23rd, 2021  |  1 hr 11 mins
    airwindows, allan day, android, arch, ardour, audacity, aur, calf plugins, carla, catia, cryptocurrency, descript, ethereum, fedora, ffmpeg, flathub, flatpak, gnome, gnome 40, gpu, hindenburg journalist, horizontal workspaces, ingenuity, jack audio, jupiter broadcasting, kx-studio, linux audio, linux podcast, linux studio plugins, linvst, mars, mars 2020, microsoft, minecraft, minecraft bedrock edition, mining, multi-monitor, mutter, nasa, nvidia, obs, ocenaudio, open build service, open-source, opensuse, ostree, perseverance, pipewire, proton, protools, pulseaudio, reaper, rtx 3060, rust, sonobus, steam, ubuntu studio, unplugged, valve, windows, wine, yabridge

    After all these years, what's made us stick with Linux?

  • 393: Perfecting Our Plasma

    February 16th, 2021  |  56 mins 20 secs
    1password, amplipi, arch, bitwarden, breeze twilight, centos stream, chef, coder radio, facebook, fedora, gpl condom, home audio, imdb, jupiter broadcasting, kde, keepass, keepassxc, kickoff menu, krunner, lastpass, linux audio, linux podcast, lts kernel, m.2, manjaro, microsoft, mpv, nvidia, oomd, opus, pass, password managers, philip muller, pi compute module, plasma 5.21, plex, raspberry pi, remote recording, robe, sonobus, ssd, the coder, tmdb, unplugged, ventoy, videolan, vlc 4.0, windows, windows refund day, youtube-dl

    Something special has been achieved this week, a new benchmark in the desktop experience. We dig in.

  • 392: Dad's Deployments

    February 9th, 2021  |  1 hr 6 mins
    14 inch screamer, almalinux, arch, asus zephyrus g14, backups, bottom, brian exelbierd, browser sync, btm, btrfs, canonical, centos, centos stream, desktop email, electron, email, endeavouros, enigmail, eversync, fddf, fedora, fosdem, gpg, ht, httpie, jupiter broadcasting, linux email, linux gaming, linux podcast, lts, mailspring, mailsync, manjaro, pat riehecky, pgp, redhat, rocky linux, rolling release, rust, ryzen, snap packages, snap-pac-grub, snapshots, tech support, thunderbird, top, ubuntu, unplugged, wayland, x11, xbrowsersync, xorg

    Which distro is best for friends and family? We have a unique take on this common question.

  • 391: GNOME 40ified

    February 2nd, 2021  |  59 mins 32 secs
    allan day, bitcoin, browser wars, caleb connolly, carl george, chromium, cross platform, dart, desktop environments, dogecoin, epiphany, firefox, flutter, gamestop amc, gnome 40, google, gtk4, horizontal workspaces, jupiter broadcasting, linux podcast, martin wimpress, oneplus 6, oneplus 6+, sata,, ssd, stocks, ticker, ubuntu desktop, ubuntu installer, ubuntu mate, unplugged, ventoy, videolan, vlc, wimpy, window management

    We try out GNOME 40 and its new workspace layout. Who we think this works well for, and who might want to avoid it.

  • 390: Eating the License Cake

    January 26th, 2021  |  44 mins
    apache license, aws, chrome, chromium, du, dust, elastic, elasticsearch, fedora, free software, google, hacs, home assistant, i3, jellyfin, jonathan corbet, jupiter broadcasting, kernel maintainer, kibana, linux 5.12, linux podcast, lucene, lwn, ncdu, nintendo 64, open source, polybar, rust, search, security, server side public license, solr, tom callaway, unplugged, waybar, wayland

    Successful open-source projects all seem to struggle with one major gorilla. Who it is, and what their options are now.

  • 389: Harder Butter Faster Stronger

    January 19th, 2021  |  1 hr 37 secs
    backups, btrfs, chmod, cloud, containers, database, dban, distro-hopping, exfat, filesystems, gpt, home directory, jupiter broadcasting, kde neon, ldap, linux 5.10.8, linux laptops, linux podcast, live cd, live usb, macos, mbr, nano 5.5, ntfs, object storage, opensuse, pghoard, plasma, postgresql, s3, security, system76, systemrescuecd, text editors, thinkpad x12, tuxies, ubuntu 21.04, uefi, unix permissions, unplugged, usb, ventoy, windows

    We showcase a tool that will change your Linux game.

  • 388: Waxing On With Wendell

    January 12th, 2021  |  1 hr 9 mins
    alpine, arch, btrfs, discrete graphics, fedora, gpu-viewer, gvt-g, igpu, intel oneapi, intel xe graphics, jeos, jupiter broadcasting,, level1linux, level1techs, linux graphics, linux podcast, microos, obs, open source, opensuse, opensuse build service, opi, peertube, suse, ubuntu, unplugged, vfio, wendell wilson, yast

    Wendell joins the show to cover the state of graphics on Linux, and what Intel has in store for the future.

  • 387: Tumbling Into the New Year!

    January 5th, 2021  |  1 hr 20 mins
    btrfs, bucklespring, ecc, electron, elementary os, email, flatpak, fosdem, gnome 40, grub, ibm model m, intel, jupiter broadcasting, kde, linus torvalds, linux gaming, linux podcast, mailspring, matrix, mechanical keyboards, microsoft, nvidia, opensuse, outlook, planner, plasma, plasma system monitor, project monarch, snapshots, steam, todo apps, todoist, tumbleweed, tuxies, unplugged, valve, yast, zypper

    We have some strong opinions about the state of openSUSE Tumbleweed. We've secretly been running it for the past week, and share our experience.

  • 386: Perilously Precocious Predictions

    December 29th, 2020  |  57 mins 45 secs
    2020, 2021, amd, apple, arch, arm, best buy, canonical, centos, dnf, drm, endlessos, fedora, fuschia, geekbench, gnome, hector martin, intel xe, jupiter broadcasting, kde, kubernetes, linus, linux, linux podcast, m1, manjaro, microsoft, pinephone, plasma, predictions, rancher, raspberry pi, rhel, risc-v, rocky linux, rust, suse, system76, ubuntu, unplugged, vmware, xfce

    Friends join us for a special edition of the show to review last year's predictions, and forecast the future.

  • 385: The 2020 Tuxies

    December 22nd, 2020  |  1 hr 24 mins
    2020 tuxies, alpine, among us, best linux desktop of 2020, best linux distro of 2020, btrfs, celeron, docker, ds920+, dsm, fedora, gnome shell, home assistant, intel, jellyfin, jupiter broadcasting, kde, linux kernel, linux podcast, nas, nate graham, pinephone, plasma desktop, plex, qt, rapsberry pi 4, server, synology, synology quickconnect, tuxies, ubuntu, unplugged, vim, virtual machines, wireguard

    We reveal the winners of the 2020 Tuxies.

  • 384: Born To Run Fedora

    December 15th, 2020  |  1 hr 5 mins
    2020 tuxies, academic tuxies, arch linux, arch server, btrfs, centos, centos stream, clipboard sharing, cloudlinux, dendrite, fedora, fractal, gentoo, glances, intel, jupiter broadcasting, lenovo, linux podcast, matrix, nheko, openzfs, pbgopy, project lenix, red hat, rust, snapper, synapse, system monitoring, thinkpad, this week in matrix, thunderbolt, top, unplugged, x1 carbon, zfs

    It's light as a feather, fast as hell, and everything is upstream. The ThinkPad X1 Carbon ships with Fedora, and this week we put it to the test.

  • 383: Murder of a Distro

    December 8th, 2020  |  1 hr 6 mins
    amd, apple m1, bashtop, bmc, bpytop, centos, centos 8, centos stream, egpu, fedora, hector martin, htop, ibm, ip-kvm, ipmi, jupiter broadcasting, linux hardware, linux podcast, microsoft kinect, nouveau, nvidia, pi-kvm, ps4, python, radeon, radeontop, raspberry pi, red hat, rhel, thunderbolt, top, tuxies, uma, unplugged, vnc

    Red Hat just made big changes to how CentOS works, we breakdown the good, and the bad.

  • 382: A New Endeavour

    December 1st, 2020  |  1 hr 7 mins
    antergos, apple silicon, arch, calamares, corsair, endeavouros, gallery-dl, gnome 40, gnome circle, haruna, hector martin, jupiter broadcasting, l2arc, linux laptops, linux podcast, m1, mpv, mutter, openzfs, pro1 x smartphone, reflector, rf headphones, terminal-centric distro, tuxies, unplugged, xda, xfce, zareason, zfs, zstandard

    A problem that just kept getting worse and worse. What it was, and why it led us to "check in" on EndeavourOS.

  • 381: Secret Modem Sounds

    November 24th, 2020  |  52 mins 56 secs
    ansible,, asus, chromebook, chromeos, chromiumos, containers, dev fonts, digital audio, docker, fedora 34, flash, flat volume, fwupd, fydeos, gnome, guadec, homeassistant, i3, jack audio, jupiter broadcasting, kde plasma aarch64, kstars, linux app summit, linux podcast, lvfs, modem, nasa, nixos, perseverance rover, pipewire, podify, proxmox, pulseaudio 14, richard hughes, rss, ruffle, rust, stellarsolver, ubuntu web remix, unplugged, wave-share, webrtc, youtube-dl

    We have the coolest new retro tool of the year, that will turn you into a Linux powered spy.

  • 380: No Sur, No Thank You

    November 17th, 2020  |  1 hr 10 mins
    ai benchmark, containers, dell precision 5750 review, docker, gatekeeper, jupiter broadcasting, linux, linux app summit 2020, linux gaming, linux podcast, lutris, macos big sur, ocsp, online certificate status protocol, seagl, ubuntu, unplugged, yacht

    We review the Dell Precision 5750, a born and bred MacBook killer that runs Linux.