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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  • 433: The Lessons of Jellyfin

    November 23rd, 2021  |  1 hr 19 secs
    apple tv, application launcher, bumper, catt, chromecast, cm4, dlna, docker, element, emby, ffmpeg, gaming on linux, hardware decoding, infuse, jellycon, jellyfin, junction, jupiter broadcasting, kodi, linux podcast, linux unplugged, matrix, nvenc, opensuse tumbleweed, perfect media server, plex, quicksync, raspberry pi compute module 4, roku, steam, steamos 3.0, synapse, syncplay, transcode, tumbleweed-cli, twups, valve, xbmc

    We revisit some old assumptions about the open-source Plex-alternative, Jellyfin. We each try it out, and along the way, gain a few insights about open source.

  • 432: Three Tumbleweed Temptations

    November 16th, 2021  |  1 hr 2 mins
    ai, almalinux, arch linux, arm, btrfs, centos, cli, command line, docker, docker-compose, flatpak, gaming on linux, immutable filesystem, jupiter broadcasting, kde, kexec, kinoite, lcars, leap, linux podcast, linux unplugged, manjaro, ml, mp4, mp4grep, nextcloud, obs, open build service, open source, opensuse, package management, plasma, podman, proton, red hat, rhel, rocky linux, rpm, samba, silverblue, sles, smb, snapper, snapshots, steam deck, steam os 3.0, stream, subtitles, suse, tng, transactional updates, transcription, tumbleweed, valve, yast, zypper

    Can we live with openSUSE Tumbleweed?

  • 431: Command Line Love

    November 9th, 2021  |  53 mins 44 secs
    2021 tuxies, arch update, backup, battleye, borg backup, btrfs, carl richell, cli, command line love, containers, docker, easy anti-cheat, fedora 35, gaming on linux, gui, jupiter broadcasting, kalendar 0.1, kde, kinoite, linus tech tips, linux podcast, linux unplugged, mastodon, ncdu, ncurses, nextcloud, pop!_os, proton, qt, rust, silverblue, steam, system76, terminal, tui, tuxies, unity, unix, valve, vorta, zfs

    Is the true path to mastering Linux fully embracing the command line? Why it's time to change our mindset about the terminal.

  • 430: The Real Beefy Miracle

    November 2nd, 2021  |  1 hr 14 mins
    anaconda, btrfs, containers, dnf, family friendly fedora, fedora 34, fedora 35, fedora cloud, firecracker, flathub, flatpak, gnome 41, helvum, htop, immutable workstation, jack, jupiter broadcasting, kde plasma, kde spin, kerla, kinoite, krfb, linux podcast, linux unplugged, matthew miller, nintendo switch emulator, oci, ostree, package management, patchbay, pipewire, podman, pro audio, pulseaudio, rdp, remote desktop, rpm-ostree, rust, ryujinx, session manager, silverblue, tailscale, vnc, wayland, wireguard, wireplumber, x11

    We check-in with Fedora Project lead Matthew Miller on the state of the project, then conduct our exit interview with Fedora 34, and review Fedora 35.

  • 429: Starlink's Linux Secrets

    October 26th, 2021  |  59 mins 54 secs
    canonical, croc, crocgui, element one, elon musk, ems, fdroid, firefox snap, gnome 40, go, isp in space, jupiter broadcasting, kdeconnect-ios, kubuntu, linux in space, linux podcast, linux unplugged, magic wormhole, mate, matrix, mir, openwrt, peplink, plasma, poe, preempt_rt, signal, spacex, speed test, starlink, starlink-grpc-tools, telegram, ubuntu 21.10, unity, whatsapp, wireless internet, yaru, zfs data loss

    We attempt a live production over Starlink, and dig into the secrets of this giant Linux network in space.

  • 428: Pi for the People

    October 19th, 2021  |  55 mins 47 secs
    almalinux migration tool, apple, arch linx, asahi, battery, boringtun, btrfs, centos converter, charging, cinnamon, endeavour os, garuda, hector martin, jupiter broadcasting, kde, linus tech tips, linux podcast, linux unplugged, m1 max, m1 pro, macbook, manjaro, motd, onetun, pop server, pop!_os 21.10, port forwarding, quickemu, raspberry pi, rhel, rust, rust-motd, sd card, snapshots, spacecadetpinball, ssd, steam deck verified, system76, timeshift, tlp, utm, valve, ventoy, wireguard, ytcc

    We try out POP!_OS on the Raspberry Pi 4, and chat with its creator Jeremy Soller from System76.

  • 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.