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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  • 502: Docker Shocker

    March 19th, 2023  |  1 hr 19 mins
    active directory, alex ellis, berlin, containers, coreos, docker, docker free teams, docker hub, docker image registry facade, docker registry, docker-compose, docker-sponsored open source program, dotcloud, github container registry, httptoolkit, jupiter broadcasting, kubernetes, linux podcast, linux unplugged,, lxc, mandrake, microsoft, mirantis, moby, nerdctl, nextcloud, nt4, oci, odroid h3+, open-source organizations, plex, podman, rate limiting, red hat, samba, solomon hyke, tim perry, vancouver island, virtual machines, whats-up-docker, windows 2000, wud

    The story of an open-source hero who became a villain.

  • 501: Fat Stacks for Flatpaks

    March 12th, 2023  |  1 hr 15 mins
    7 of 9, a better cd encoder, abcde, alby, austria meetup, breez wallet, canada, castamatic, coffee in that nebula, collabora, debian, ds9, endlessos, enterprise boost, essentialism, ferangi, flathub, flatpaks, foss, fountain charts, future of flathub, gnome, gnome foundation, grapheneos, gtk4, gui, ibook, jupiter broadcasting, kde, latinum, lfnw, linux desktop, linux distro, linux podcast, linux unplugged, linuxfest northwest 2023, moldova, ontario, québec, robert mcqueen, rules of acquisition, sparc, sun, tailscale, tray icon, trayscale, universal app store, windows unplugged, yellow dog linux, zfs, zip code boost

    Robert McQueen shares the inside scoop on Flathub’s ambitious plans to create a universal app store for all distros—and we ask the hard questions.

  • 500: Our Biggest Announcement Yet

    March 5th, 2023  |  1 hr 41 mins
    192 brewing, 2600hz, 500, albuquerque, alby, antennapod, arch challenge, arch server, australia, belgium, boosts, canada, captain crunch, castablasta, coder robe, computer action show, cottonwood, demerger, episode 500, fountain charts, grapheneos, headless seeding, japan, jupiter broadcasting,, lfnw, linux action show, linux podcast, linux unplugged, linuxfest northwest 2023, listener jeff, mainframe, matrix, meetup, nextcloud, peertube, podverse, postal code, solaris, value4value, where ya at booster, windows unplugged, zipcode

    We're celebrating 500 episodes with the biggest announcement yet.

  • 499: 'velopers Choose Snap

    February 26th, 2023  |  1 hr 27 mins
    ai, app store, arc graphics, bell, btrfs, bulletproof linux, canonical, captain crunch, fedora, flathub, flatpak, gnome, gpu-viewer, graphics acceleration, guacamole, i915, ilus4, intel graphics, intel-extension-for-pytorch, jupiter broadcasting, kde, kopia, linux 6.2, linux podcast, linux unplugged, lunar lobster, mesa 23, ml, openzfs, paid apps, podcasting 2.0, pop!_os, power saving, pytorch, snap packages, snapcraft, stable diffusion, subscriptions, tensorflow, thermals, ubuntu, ubuntu experience, ubuntu flavors, universal package, velopers, wayland, whisper, wireless, x11, zfs

    Ubuntu makes its anti-Flatpak stance official, while KDE and GNOME team up to turn Flathub into a universal Linux app store.

  • 498: Rolling Papercuts

    February 19th, 2023  |  1 hr 3 mins
    backups, borg, borgbackup, btrbk, btrfs, copy-on-write, deduplication, flatpak, gamestreaming, gnome, jupiter broadcasting, krdc, krfb, lenovo, linux podcast, linux unplugged, moonlight, nomachine, nvidia, pikvm, plasma, rdp, remote desktop, rsnapshot, rsync, rust, rustdesk, send/receive, sfz, simple file server, snapshots, ssh, static file server, steam deck, sunshine, teamviewer, video acceleration, vnc, vorta, wayland, waypipe, wayvnc, wifi, wlroots, xfce, zfs, zoom

    Sometimes running the latest and greatest means you have to pave your own path. This week two examples from living on the edge.

  • 497: More Features? More Problems.

    February 12th, 2023  |  1 hr 10 mins
    apt, arch linux, aur, balanced power, battery life, beers with lup, blendos, boxxy, calamares, distrobox, dnf, docker, docker-rollout, game streaming, gboard, gentoo, gnome, google takeout, grapheneos, home networking, http, jupiter broadcasting, kde plasma, krunvm, linux podcast, linux unplugged, mbox, moonlight, nixos, performance, plasma 5.27, podverse, power profile, power profiles daemon, raspberry pi, raspberrypi, remote desktop, rustdesk, snowflakeos, spinrite, steam deck, steamdeck, tp-link, ubuntu, vanillaos, vimusic, vpn, wi-fi problems, wireguard, wireless

    How Chris wasted three months tracking down a Wi-Fi problem, plus we debate if immutable distros need to be simplified.

  • 496: Tux in the Hen House

    February 5th, 2023  |  1 hr 1 min
    apple m1 max mbp, arch linux, arm, asahi linux, backup, bedrock linux, blend package manager, blendos, btrbk, btrfs, containers, crystal linux, data safety, distro blend, distrobox, easyinstallscript, elementary os, elementary os 7, fedora, fedora 37, fedora linux, gamebuntu, github, horus, jade gui, jupiter broadcasting, linux 6.2 rc, linux distros, linux podcast, linux unplugged, m1, podman, ubuntu, ubuntu ed, ubuntu unity, ubuntu web

    Chris attempts to get Fedora 37 on his M1 Max MacBook Pro, while Wes and Brent try the "every distro at once" desktop.

  • 495: The Moment of Truth

    January 29th, 2023  |  1 hr 35 mins
    android, android auto, apple, backups, borg, carbonyl, carplay, chromium, community, duplicacy, duplicity, f-droid, giraffeneos, google, grapheneos, imessage, immich, ios, iphone, jupiter broadcasting,, kopia, linux podcast, linux unplugged, matrix, mumble, nextcloud, opensuse, peertube, photoprism, photosync, pixel 7, podcasting 2.0, privacy, restic, rsnapshot, rsync, security, telegram, tumbleweed, vorta, yast, 🦒

    Are the free software alternatives good enough? The conclusion to our 60-day challenge to drop Google, Apple, and the iPhone.

  • 494: Updating Our Fiddly Bits

    January 22nd, 2023  |  1 hr 17 mins
    aj-snapshot, amd, arc, autorestic, backblaze, backups, borg, borgbackup, borgbase, borgmatic, borgwarehouse, carla, defined networking, elgato stream deck, emborg, graphics card, hardware acceleration, helvum, idrive, intel, jack, jellyfin, jupiter broadcasting, kde plasma, linux podcast, linux unplugged, live usb, livestreaming, lts kernel, material shell, modern linux desktop, nebula, nix, nixos, obs, obs-websocket, obsws-python, open-source graphics, persistent usb, pipeline, plasma desktop, qpwgraph, radeon rx 6500 xt, remote desktop, restic, rsync,, rustdesk, streamdeck-ui, streaming, system76, thelio, tiling window manager, traefik, vorta, wayland, zfs, znapzend

    Today we are finally taking on a project months in the making, and we're switching to an entirely new generation of Linux tech in the process.

  • 493: Network Nirvana

    January 15th, 2023  |  1 hr 15 mins
    acme, ansible, api, arch, automation, bash, bitwarden, cloud hosting, defined networking, feedback, garuda, grapheneos, immutable os, jellyfin, jupiter broadcasting, lego, let's encrypt, linode, linux podcast, linux unplugged, managed nebula, mastodon, mesh vpn, nano, nebula, neovim, networking, nextcloud, nginx, nixos, nixos 22.11, nixos upgrades, open-source, plex, proxyparty, python, reverse proxy, self-hosting, ssh, ssl, tls, vpn, vpn security, wireguard, zoneminder

    Chris' sticky upgrade situation, and we chat with the developer behind an impressive mesh VPN with new tricks.

  • 492: A New Challenge Approaches

    January 8th, 2023  |  1 hr 13 mins
    ansible, audiobookshelf, automation, boosts, buy it once, car, community, control enthusiasts, decentralization, docker, free software, good omens, immutability, intel quick sync, intel_gpu_top, jellyfin, jellyfin january, jupes, jupiter broadcasting, linux, linux podcast, linux quality, linux unplugged, maintainability, makemkv, mastodon, mate, matrix, men at arms, nas, nextcloud, ownership, plex, podverse, privacy, quality, right to repair, rss, scale, scale20x, self-hosting, simplicity, sovereignty, star trek, swiftfin, terry pratchett, traefik, website

    Join us on a journey to true software freedom. We embark on our 30-day challenge and discover a whole new philosophy that will change the way you think about technology.

  • 491: 2023 Spoilers

    January 1st, 2023  |  1 hr 6 mins
    arch linux, bcachefs, bitcoin, conversational interface, decentralization, ebpf, firefox, flathub, flatpak, flutter, gamingonlinux, io_uring, jupiter broadcasting, libreddit, libredirect, libreoffice, linux, linux foundation, linux podcast, linux unplugged, log4j, matrix, mechanical keyboard, nft, nitter, nostr, openai, predictions, proton, search engine, security, snap, snap packages, steamos, system76, thunderbird, tiling manager, tiling window manager, ubuntu, valve

    We assemble to predict what will happen in 2023 and score how our 2022 predictions turned out.

  • 490: 2022 Tuxies

    December 25th, 2022  |  50 mins 17 secs
    arch, asahi linux, best desktop environment, best linux distro of the year, best text editor, cosmic, debian, emacs, framework laptop, home assistant, hp devone, immich, jellyfin, jupiter broadcasting, kate, kde, linux podcast, linux unplugged, lunarvim, mastodon, nano, nextcloud, nixos, plasma, pop!_os, proton, stable diffusion, steam deck, sway, tuxies, ubuntu, umbrel, vi, vim, vscode, xfce

    It's the third annual Unplugged Tuxies; our community votes on the best projects, distros, desktops, and services of 2022.

  • 489: Brent's Secret Emails

    December 18th, 2022  |  1 hr 30 mins
    activitypub, android, aosp, apple, arch linux, brently, btrfs, canonical, clonezilla, clown show, cow, dave, dns, element, ergodox, fedora, flatpak, fosdem, giraffeneos, gnome boxes, google, grapheneos, i3, iphone, jupiter broadcasting, let's encrypt, linux podcast, linux unplugged, mastodon, matrix, nextcloud, nextcloud talk, nix, nixos, nixpkgs, nobara linux, opensuse, owntracks, playstore, retro kde theming, rsync, smarttubenext, snapshots, sway, tailscale, tiling window manager, tumbleweed, ubuntu, virtualbox, virtualization, wayland, waze, xfs, yast, zfs, zfs-on-root, zsys, 🦒

    Brent's been hiding your emails; we confront him and expose what he's been keeping from the show.

  • 488: Revenge of the Lizard People

    December 11th, 2022  |  1 hr 20 mins
    ansible, arc gpu, backup strategy, btrfs, carplay, cold storage, dave, debian tattoo, degoogling, gps logger, grapheneos, jif, jiraffeneos, jnome, jupiter broadcasting, kde, linux podcast, linux unplugged, lizard brent, magsafe, never have i ever, nextcloud, nextcloud notes, nix, nixos, opensuse, opi, patreon, pixel, pixel 7, plasma, rockstor, rolling distro,, tumbleweed, tumbleweed-cli, tuxies, twups, xmpp, yast, zyp, zypper

    We complete a year-long journey and discover some unspoken truths about a great Linux distro. Plus one small, and one major update on our GrapheneOS adventure.

  • 487: The Debian Debate

    December 4th, 2022  |  1 hr 54 mins
    airdrop, android, android auto, android updates, backup, battery life, boosts, brent, chris, dashcam, debian, distro comparison, duplicati, encryption, file sharing tool, flathub, flatpak, follow up, follow-up, free devices, google, google location data, google play services, grapheneos, honeymoon phase, ipad, iphone, jupiter broadcasting, kde, leap, linux, linux desktop, linux podcast, linux talk show, linux unplugged, location data, lup, manjaro, mesh vpn, mumble room, nextcloud, opensuse, p7 pro, picks, pixel 7, plasma, podcast, privacy, protests in china, proton, screen time, security, self-hosted model, solving problems phase, steam, tailscale, tesla, transition to linux, tumbleweed, virtual lug, vpn, wes, wireguard, youtube

    After nearly half a year of woe, Brent is ready to give Linux the go. Join us as we compare and contrast two Linux distros and end up with one going on Brent's machine.