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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  • 427: Life Changing Virtualization

    October 12th, 2021  |  1 hr 9 mins
    almalinux, amd, apple m1, centos, cgroup v2, firefox snap, flutter, gnome 40, gpu acceleration, impish indri, jupiter broadcasting, kde 5.22.5, krita, kubuntu, latte-dock, liberty linux, linux 5.13, linux podcast, linux unplugged, mac os, macbook hate, mate 1.26, microsoft, microsoft store, nftables, nuc, nvidia, pci passthrough, phoronix test suite 10.6, pipewire, plasma desktop, qemu 6.0, quickemu, raspberry pi, rhel, suse, systemd, tpm, ubuntu 21.10, virtio, virtualization, windows 11, wsl, wslg, yaru

    Wimpy stops by with a new tool that will change your virtualization game, and we share our thoughts on Ubuntu 21.10 and take the flavor challenge.

  • 426: This Old Linux PC

    October 5th, 2021  |  1 hr 9 mins
    1440p, 144hz, almalinux foundation, alsa, amd, arm64, centos, cheese, christian f.k. schaller, egpu, fedora, flatpak, garuda, geekbench, greensysadmin, gstreamer, helvum, jack aboutboul, jupiter broadcasting, libcamera, linux desktop, linux graphics, linux podcast, linux unplugged, linux-ck, linux-zen, nixos, nvidia, nvme, old hardware, old pc, opensuse, pipewire, pop!_os, profile-sync-daemon, pulseaudio, raspberry pi, rust, sandboxed apps, thinkpad x1 carbon, thunderbolt, tubearchivist, tubesync, tumbleweed, v4l2, video camera, wayland, wim taymans

    It's the worst time ever to upgrade or buy a new PC, so we cover our favorite tips for getting the most out of your current hardware. Then we pit a 2014 desktop against a 2021 laptop and find out if our old clunker can beat the Thinkpad.

  • 425: Sad Server Stories

    September 28th, 2021  |  52 mins 40 secs
    alexa, amazon astro, anti-cheat, arch linux, battleye, btrfs, centos, collabora, dead by daylight, dell poweredge r820, destiny, disk array, dual booting, eac, elementary os, epic, gentoo, hackfest, idrac, intel software defined silicon, ipmi, itanium, jupiter broadcasting, linux podcast, linux unplugged, location tracking, nebula, networking backdoor, nextcloud, nix, nixos, phonetrack, pikvm, raspberry pi, rawhide, robot dog, rolling release, rolling server, rustdesk, sdsi, self-hosting, snapper, snapshots, steam deck, storage, syscall user dispatch, tubearchivist, tumbleweed, ups, valve, wireguard, youtube, yt-dlp, zfs

    Sometimes things go wrong; this week, we admit we've got a problem.

  • 424: Space for Theming

    September 21st, 2021  |  1 hr 4 mins
    arch linux, budgie, compiz, conferences, dark style, denver, devops, docker, element, fedora 35, free culture, free software, gamma, gnome, gnome 41, gtk, homeserver, joshua strobl, jupiter broadcasting, libadwaita, libre, linux podcast, linux unplugged, matrix, nebula, open-source software, postgresql, reunion roadtrip, rolling release, seagl, server maintenance, solus, synapse, sysadmin, theming api, wayfire, wireguard, zfs

    A serious problem is brewing in Desktop Linux that hasn't impacted end users yet, but will soon. We break down why distribution makers are getting upset and explain what's next.

  • 423: What Makes a Linux User?

    September 14th, 2021  |  40 mins 10 secs
    age of empires, android, apple, apps, arm, baseband, codeweavers, easy anti-cheat, exploit, facepunch, firmware, firmware updates, flathub, flatpak, flatseal, foss, free software, gamingonlinux, garry newman, google, halo, ios, iphone 13, jupiter broadcasting, libre, librem 5, linux gaming, linux on mobile, linux phones, linux podcast, linux unplugged, m1, mac, microsoft, mobile, modem, open-source, osi, permissions, phil spencer, pinephone, proton, purism, re-logic, rust, sandboxing, security, snap, solaris, steam deck, terraria, ubuntu podcast, usb, valve, what makes a linux user, wsl, xbox

    Why it might be time to re-think who is and who is not a Linux user, plus we do a reality check on the state of Linux phones.

  • 422: The Fun Distro

    September 7th, 2021  |  1 hr 4 mins
    arch, arizona, btrfs, e ink, firewall, firewalld, gaming on linux, garuda, ingenuity, iptables, jonathan corbet, jpl, jupiter broadcasting, kde plasma 5.23, lady jupes, light phone, linux for fun, linux podcast, linux unplugged, lwn, mars 2020, nasa, nate graham, nftables, nvidia, oom, perseverance, rv, social media, sumo spring, sweet theme, timeshift, tornado, wayland, xwayland, youtube-dl, yt-dlp, ytmdl, zen kernel, zram, zstd

    We try out what might be the most fun Linux distribution around. It started as a laugh, but now we’re in love.

  • 421: Server Savior Squad

    August 31st, 2021  |  32 mins 17 secs
    apps for gnome, arizona, cellular vortex, firewall, iam, ibm, jupiter broadcasting, lighthouse, linux podcast, linux unplugged, mesh network vpn, nebula, openssh, overlay network, psst, public-key cryptography, rustdesk, sco, security, show low, spotify native client, systemd, ventoy webui, wireguard

    A surprise server outage at the studio requires we jump into action with a few last-minute solutions and deploy one of our favorite open-source tools.

  • 420: Real People Are Out There

    August 24th, 2021  |  58 mins 7 secs
    30 years of linux, aws, cgroups v2, cheyenne, chown, christian brauner, cloud, colorado, cve, denver, devops, ext, fat, fedora 35, feedback, file permissions, gid, harvest host, idmapped mounts, jupiter broadcasting, kde plasma, kwin-tiling, lady jupes, linux, linux birthday, linux podcast, linux unplugged, lxd, meetup, nebraska, networking, pop!_os, razer, restarting user services, road trip, snapd, sre, sysadmin, system user session, systemd-homed, tiling window manager, ubuntu 21.10, uid, user namespaces, windows 10, xfs

    We share some stories from our Denver meetup, the strange reason we found ourselves at a golf course, and some news you should know.

  • 419: What's Cookin' at System76

    August 17th, 2021  |  1 hr 10 mins
    documentation, jupiter broadcasting, launch keyboard, linux podcast, linux unplugged, man pages, pebble, pebble watch, pine64, pinetime, rust, system76, thelio, tldr

    Live from Denver, we chat with old friends and new. We get the inside scope on what has been going on at System76, and what's coming up next.

  • 418: What's up with WireGuard

    August 10th, 2021  |  1 hr 3 mins
    10gbps, accent colors, amd, arch linux, cassidy james blaede, daniel fore, dark style preference, debian, drago, dsnet, easy-wg-quick, elementary os 6, ethr, flatpak, home assistant, iperf3, jason donenfeld, jupiter broadcasting, lawrence yang, linux kernel development, linux podcast, linux systems group, linux unplugged, microsoft, networking, nt kernel, odin, steam, steamos 3.0, subspace, tailscale, tpm, valve, wg-easy, wg-manage, wg-ui, wifi, windows, windows 11, wintun, wireguard, wireguard-manager, wireguard-ui, wireguardnt, wireless performance

    Big things are happening in the world of WireGuard, Jim Salter joins to catch us up.

  • 417: Run Every Distro At Once

    August 3rd, 2021  |  47 mins 35 secs
    acpi, ai, alpine, amd, arch, arch repo on debian, aur on centos, aur on debian, bedrock linux, brl, chroot, cpu frequency scaling, cpufreq, cross-distro, debian, fedora, fuse, gamingonlinux, image deduplication, imgdupes, ingenuity, intel, jupiter broadcasting, linux podcast, linux unplugged,, machine learning, mars 2020, nasa, netdata, paradigm, perceptual hash, performance, phoronix, pmm, power management, raised ridges, steam, steam deck, steam survey, ubuntu, valve, void linux, webtop, xdc

    Yabba Dabba Distro! Run every major distribution on one native host. How we hijacked a Fedora install and turned it into the ultimate meta Linux box.

  • 416: Server Meltdown

    July 27th, 2021  |  52 mins 27 secs
    alpine, arch, battery life, containers, decrentalized communication, dendrite, docker, docker-wine, electron, element, fedora, fingerprint reader, framework laptop, freebsd, gamescope, guacamole, hardware, hellosystem, ipfs, jingos, jingpad a1, jupiter broadcasting, linux gaming, linux graphics, linux laptop, linux podcast, linux unplugged,, matrix, metaplanet, obs, oneweb, pierre-loup griffais, protocol labs, proton, rdp, remote desktop, right to repair, satellite internet, skype, spacex, starlink, steam, steamcompmgr, steamos, synapse, ubuntu, valve, vulkan, wayland, webtop, windows, wine, winetricks, xvfb, xwayland

    We try to pull off a show while recovering from an epic server crash. Then we build the ultimate remote Linux desktop—in the cloud!

  • 415: Something Sinister Below Deck

    July 20th, 2021  |  1 hr 12 mins
    almalinux, arch linux, azure, cbl-mariner, centos, containers, desktop linux, directx, docker, ethan lee, game development, gaming, hotwire, http, http2, iot, jupiter broadcasting, kubernetes, linux 5.10, linux gaming, linux podcast, linux unplugged, microsoft, networking, nmap, pacman, port scanning, postgresql, proton, pulseaudio, rdp, rhel, rocky linux, rust, rustscan, steam, steam deck, tshark, valve, vpn, vulkan, wayland, windows, wine, wireshark, wsl, wslg

    Could the Steam Deck mean fewer native Linux games? We chat with prolific game developer Ethan Lee and get his perspective on the negative impacts of the Deck.

  • 414: Linux's Awkward News Phase

    July 13th, 2021  |  56 mins 16 secs
    almalinux, audacity, centos,, dbus, deepin, drama, freenode, http, ingenuity, irc, jupiter broadcasting, linux action news, linux in space, linux news, linux podcast, linux unplugged, mars 2020, michael tunnell, mqtt, nasa linuxcopter, opensuse, owntracks, owntracks booklet, owntracks recorder, rocky linux, security, this week in linux, twil

    Have you noticed the Linux news has gotten a little weird? Michael Tunnell joins us to break down the changes we've observed over the last year.

  • 413: Community of Enterprise Linux

    July 6th, 2021  |  1 hr 12 mins
    .net, almalinux, arvind krishna, aws, centos, centos clones, centos sig, centos stream, cloudlinux, cross-platform development, dart, desktop linux, electron, enterprise linux, facebook, flutter, fuchsia, graphics toolkit, gregory kurtzer, gtk, hyperscale, hyperscalers, ibm, jim whitehurst, jupiter broadcasting, linux foundation, linux podcast, linux unplugged, lumberyard, maui, microsoft, mono, qt, red hat, rhel, rocky linux 8.4, zircon

    Linux server admins don't know where to turn next; how the cult of personality might be shaping Linux's most important market.

  • 412: Going Deepin on Fuchsia

    June 29th, 2021  |  51 mins 42 secs
    almalinux, android, apple m1, arch, arm, aur, bluetooth, btrfs, centos, cloudlinux, containers, dahlioos, dart, debian, deepin linux 20.2.2, edw, elementary os, flutter, freesync hdmi, fuchsia, gpl, gregory kurtzer, hardware support, jack, jupiter broadcasting, landlock, linux 5.13, linux audio, linux podcast, linux unplugged, low latency, microkernel, mit, mixxx, pipewire, resf, roc, rocky linux, usb audio, xfs, zirkon

    Is Fuchsia a risk to Linux? We try out a cutting-edge Fuchsia desktop and determine if it is a long-term threat to Linux.