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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  • 409: Launch Your Memories Into the Future

    June 8th, 2021  |  1 hr 7 mins
    ai, batteries, chevereto, cloud, darktable, ev, exif, face recognition, filerun, foss, google photos, google takeout, gphotos-sync, insync, jupiter broadcasting, keyboards, launch keyboard, lenovo, librephotos, lightroom, linux podcast, linux unplugged, lithium-ion, lvfs, lychee, machine learning, mechanical keyboards, open firmware, open hardware, photo search, photography, photonix, photoprism, photostructure, piwigo, pop!_os, rclone, rust, self-hosted, system76, tags, thinkpad, tlp, x1 carbon

    We discuss old and new ways to manage, organize, index, and search your photo collection. It's our favorite Google Photo's alternatives.

  • 408: Linux Road Warrior

    June 1st, 2021  |  47 mins
    blue bird, bus, canable, desk pi pro, home assistant, home automation, jupiter broadcasting, linux podcast, mobile internet, mqtt, node-red, peplink, rv, self hosting, self-hosted, shelly,, victron, victron venus

    We’re joined by a special guest who’s built his very own Linux battle bus. We get the technical details on how Linux is at the core of this open road machine.

  • 407: And the Answer is...

    May 25th, 2021  |  1 hr 16 mins
    alexa, ama, apple, ask me anything, ask us anything, bcachefs, btrfs, centos, dns, docker, domain names, emp, expanse, foss, gaming, hammer2, homelab, iain banks, jupiter broadcasting, linux desktop, linux podcast, lithium batteries, macos, microsoft, music, mycroft, nebula, networking, open source, origin story, pci passthrough, pop! shell, raspberry pi, ronald jenkees, rv, sci-fi, siri, smart assistant, solar, solar storm, steam, sysadmin, termbin, thinkpad, tiling, ubuntu, vpn, wireguard, wsl, wslg, zfs

    From our origins with Linux to preparing your home LAN for a solar storm, it’s an Ask us Anything special edition!

  • 406: Mars Goes to Shell

    May 18th, 2021  |  1 hr 45 secs
    1password, activitypub, android, appimage, dart, decentralized, electron, f-droid, f-prime, federation, fediverse, ffmpeg, finamp, helicopter, ios, jpl, jupiter broadcasting, linux apps, linux in space, linux podcast, linuxcopter, live stream, mars 2020, mars rover, music player, nasa, open-source, p2p, password manager, peer to peer, peertube, perseverance, plexamp, radio, react, rotocopter, rust, self-hosted, self-hosting, serial, space, tim canham, typescript, uart, youtube, zigbee

    Tim Canham, Mars Helicopter Operations Lead at NASA’s JPL joins us again to share technical details you've never heard about the Ingenuity Linux Copter on Mars. And the challenges they had to work around to achieve their five successful flights.

  • 405: Distro in the Rough

    May 11th, 2021  |  57 mins 12 secs
    ai, ansible, appimage, appimagehub, arm, asus, battery health, cryptpad, debian, design, desktop applications, distrowatch, emulationstation, emulators, fedora, gist, huawei, independent distro, index, jupiter broadcasting, kde, kirigami, lenovo, linux 5.10, linux apps, linux gaming, linux podcast, lithium-ion battery, mali, maui, mauikit, mobile gaming, neon, network engineering, nintendo switch, nitrux, nx desktop, nx firewall, odroid-go super, openrc, pastebin, piebin, plasma, pre-internet encryption for text, privacy, privatebin, qt, retro gaming, rockchip, roms, samba, segacd, self-hosted, selfhosting, sensory, slexy, smb, ssh, station, theme, thinkpad, tlp, tlpui, ubuntu 18.04, uri herrera, video games, voice assistant, x1 carbon

    We’re taking a look at an underdog distro. We may have found a diamond in the rough with a few tricks up its filesystem.

  • 404: You've Got Mail

    May 4th, 2021  |  57 mins 9 secs
    accent colors, alsa, appcenter, audacity, audio video, containers, dark mode, dark style preference, docker, docker-compose, elementary installer, elementary os 6 beta, email, imap, jack, jupiter broadcasting, linux audio, linux podcast, markdown, minimec, musegroup, musescore, pipewire, podman, procs, pulseaudio, rainloop, rentry, roundcube, rust, security, smtp, systemd-nspawn, tantacrul, wayland, webmail, wim taymans

    It's episode III, Return of the Email. Everyone says never host your own email, so we're doin it.

  • 403: Hidden Features of Fedora 34

    April 27th, 2021  |  1 hr 8 mins
    acrn, amazon, broadcom vk, btrfs, bubblewrap, centos, django, earlyoom, email, facebook, fedora 34, flatpak 1.11.1, gnome 40, greg kroah-hartman, grub2, gtk4, humble bundle, hyper-v, irb, jack, jupiter broadcasting, kde, linux 5.12, linux kernel, linux podcast, linux servers, lwn, mail server, memory pressure, modoboa, nintendo 64, pipewire, plasma 5.21, playstation 5 dualsense, pressure vessel, psi, pulseaudio, python, red hat, research ethics, rhel, risc-v, self-hosted, selinux, sifive hifive, steam, steam runtime, sub-sandboxes, swap, systemd-oomd, transparent compression, uefi, umn, university of minnesota, unplugged, wayland, wslg, xwayland standalone, zellij, zstd

    The new release of Fedora has more under the hood than you might know. It's a technology-packed release, and nearly all of it is coming to a distro near you.

  • 402: Our Worst Idea Yet

    April 20th, 2021  |  1 hr 10 mins
    5.10, 5.4, active directory, arch, arch server update, btrfs, calendly, calendso, cgroupv2, clamav, containerd, containers, cosmic, dkim, dmarc, dns, docker, docker-mailserver, dovecot, email, email filtering, firefox 87, gnome 3.38, group policy, gtk, imap, ingenuity, jupiter broadcasting, jupiter garage,, kubuntu, let's encrypt, linux 5.11, linux podcast, linuxcopter, lts kernel, mail server, mail-in-a-box, mailroute, mars, mx, networking, perseverance, plasma 5.21, pop!_os, postfix, postgrey, raspberry pi, security, self-hosted appointments, smtp, snap packages, snapd, spam, spamassasin, spf, subspace, system76, tim canham, ubuntu 21.04, unplugged, wayland, wireguard, x11, xorg

    You should never host your own email, so we’ve gone and done just that. What we learned trying to build an email server in 2021.

  • 401: Own Your Mailbox

    April 13th, 2021  |  58 mins 51 secs
    android, aosp, audio gear, bottom panel, c, c++, coder, coder radio, dns, dock, email, freenas mini, garage sale, gnome 40, google, helicopter, imap, ingenuity, jupiter broadcasting, jupiter garage, linux podcast, mail server, mail-in-a-box, mars, mda, memory safety, mta, mx, nasa, perseverance, pop3, robe, rust, science, security, small business, spf, swag, unplugged, workspaces

    Do as we say, not as we do. This week we're setting off to host our own email. We'll cover the basics, what's we're using, and why.

  • 400: The See Ya Next Tuesday

    April 6th, 2021  |  56 mins 14 secs
    beer, beer wand, beersmith, belgian, brewbucket, brewing, brewing with linux, corny keg, fermzilla, gallaghers, graham morrison, homebrewing, hops, ipa, jupiter broadcasting, las, late night linux, linux action news, linux podcast, lup lug beer stein, malt, pale ale, see ya next tuesday, unplugged, wort, yeast

    Old friends and new join us on a quest to celebrate four hundred episodes.

  • 399: No PRs Please

    March 30th, 2021  |  1 hr 10 mins, almalinux os, apple, bare metal, burnout, c, canonical, centos, centos stream, cloud shell, cloudlinux, cockpit, common goal, community, covid, electron, elementary os, fedora, flutter, gnome foundation, gtk, gtk4, gui, jupiter broadcasting, late night linux, linux action news, linux desktop, linux gaming, linux podcast, lutris, mac os, matrix, microsoft, mutter, native development, neil mcgovern, open source, pia, private internet access, proton, purism, python, qt, rdp, red hat, remote workstation, rms, sdk, security, server,, software development, solo dev, spice, steam, sysadmin, ubuntu 21.04, unplugged, vala, vnc, windows, zlatan todoric

    Lutris developer Mathieu Comandon joins us to share his perspective on the uncomfortable issues facing Linux desktop developers.

  • 398: Back in the Freedom Dimension

    March 23rd, 2021  |  1 hr 44 secs
    cve, dalton durst, daniel fore, discord, drivers, dsnet, edw, elementary developer weekend, elementary os, fedora 34, firewalls, free software, freebsd, fsf, gcc, gnome 40, gnu, greg kroah-hartman, hoppy,, iptables, jupiter broadcasting, linus torvalds, linux, linux modules, linux podcast, linux-next, luplug, matrix, meerschaum, microsoft, nat, netgate, networking, ngrok, openssl, ota 16, pfsense, pockit, port forwarding, raspberry pi, richard stallman, rms, router, rust, rust-for-linux, security, social forking, ssh, subspace, ubports, ubuntu touch, unplugged, vpn, wireguard

    We share our favorite networking trick of all time, and then chat with the blokes behind a new WireGuard-powered service.

  • 397: Linux Desktop Levels Up

    March 16th, 2021  |  52 mins 13 secs
    audio routing, christian schaller, containers, docker, ebpf, ebpfsnitch, epiphany, fedora 34, firefox 86, gnome, jack, jack wallen, javascript, jupiter broadcasting, kde, kmon, libhandy, linux desktop, linux gaming, linux kernel, linux podcast, little snitch, mac os, mutter, opensnitch, pipewire, plan 9, plasma, podman, pulseaudio, red hat, rust, security, steam big picture, threading, unplugged, virtual monitors, virtualization, wasm, wayland, webassembly, wim taymans, windows 3.1, windows 98, x11, x86, xorg, xwayland

    We break down the next-level features coming to a Linux near you in just a few weeks.

  • 396: How Linux Got to Mars

    March 9th, 2021  |  1 hr 58 secs
    arm, audio editing, battery, collabora, coreutils, cubesat, curiosity, debian, drone, ffmpeg, flight software, fprime, game streaming, helicopter, ingenuity, jellyfin, jpl, jupiter broadcasting, linaro, linux audio, linux podcast, linux-rt, mars 2020, mars rover, nasa, ocenaudio, open source, operating systems, perseverance, preemptive scheduling, proton, protondb, realtime kernel, research, rust, science, solar, solaris, space, space exploration, steam steamlink, sun, tim canham, unix, unplugged, valve, vxworks, windriver, wine, x86

    Tim Canham, the Mars Helicopter Operations Lead, shares Linux’s origins at JPL and how it ended up running on multiple boxes on Mars.

  • 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?