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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  • 441: Planet Incinerating Technology

    January 16th, 2022  |  1 hr 4 mins
    501c3, apple, apple silicon, asahi linux, backups, banking, bismuth, bitcoin, blockchain, btrfs, colors.js, containers, copy-on-write, crypto, data integrity, data storage, defi, dell, docker, energy use, environmentalism, faker.js, finance, flathub, flatpak, fresh air-capable, hector martin, jupiter broadcasting, kde, linux podcast, linux unplugged, m1, npm, opensuse, plasma, podcast index, podcasting 2.0, podman, rolling release, server upgrade, snapshots, tiling window manager, tumbleweed, tuxies, vdev, zfs, zpool, zypper

    We make some last-minute changes to our server setup and catch up on a bunch of thought-provoking feedback.

  • 440: Saving Podcasting from Centralization

    January 9th, 2022  |  1 hr 17 mins
    adam curry, bitcoin, blockchain, clockworkpi, dave jones, decentralize, devterm, fireside, fountain, hive blockchain, jupiter broadcasting, keysend, lightning, linux podcast, linux unplugged, namespace, no agenda show, open source, openrss, peer-to-peer, podcast index, podcasting 2.0, podcastwallet, podping, rss, rust, satoshi, sats, value for value, value4value

    A new initiative uses open source to keep podcasting decentralized and add new features.

  • 439: Double Server Jeopardy

    January 2nd, 2022  |  51 mins 44 secs
    arch server, ashift12, backup, bare metal, btrfs, cni, compression, containers, copy-on-write, dell, e5-2667, filesystems, hard disk, hard drive, hardware, idrac, intel, ipmi, jbod, jupiter broadcasting, kindle, kindle comic converter, linux podcast, linux unplugged, nas, new wes, noatime, opensuse, podman, pool, poweredge, r730xd, raid1, raidz2, remote backup, remote management, server, snapshots, supermicro, tumbleweed, vdev, xeon, zfs, zfs send, zpool

    Our new server setup is bonkers, but we love it.

  • 438: Million-Dollar Predictions

    December 28th, 2021  |  48 mins 48 secs
    2022 linux predictions, apple, arch, asahi, bitcoin, btrfs, canonical, deck, flathub, flatpak, flutter, fuschia, gaming on linux, homeassistant, jupiter broadcasting, linux podcast, linux unplugged, log4j, m1, nft, opensuse, raspberry pi, risc-v, rust, snap, snap packages, snapcraft, starlink, steam, steam deck, system76, thunderbird, ubuntu, valve

    We do our best to predict what will happen in 2022, and own up to what we thought might happen in 2021.

  • 437: The 2021 Tuxies

    December 21st, 2021  |  42 mins 37 secs
    alma linux, asahi linux, canonical, centos stream, cosmic, cudatext, debian, desktop environments, element, ems, fedora, flathub, free software, garuda linux, gnome shell, jupiter broadcasting, kde plasma, kinoite, linux distro, linux podcast, linux unplugged, mate, matrix, micro, nano, nextcloud, nixos, ntfs3, open-source, opensuse, pipewire, podman, pop!_os, proton, quickemu, silverblue, sway, text editors, tilde, tuxies, ubuntu, vim, visual studio code, vscode, wireguard, xfce

    It's the second annual Unplugged Tuxies; our community votes on the best projects, distros, desktops, and services of 2021.

  • 436: Hop on Pop

    December 14th, 2021  |  1 hr 5 mins
    amazon, application menu, auto tiling, carl richell, docker, dxvk, flathub, flatpak, gnome 40, gtk, jupiter broadcasting, launcher, linux gaming, linux podcast, linux unplugged, live streaming, mesa, neko, pop! shop, pop!_os, proton, raspberry pi 400, raycast, recovery, refresh os, slackware, system76, systemd-boot, tiling window manager, ubuntu 21.10, ventoy, watch together, webrtc, workspaces

    We each try out the new Pop_OS! and Carl Richell from System76 joins us to get into the details.

  • 435: Desktop Burnout

    December 7th, 2021  |  58 mins 50 secs
    ai, audapolis, audio editing, btrfs, centos stream 9, cryptocurrency, descript, epel 9, firefox 91, flatpak, fragmentation, gnome 40, ingenuity, jpl, jupiter broadcasting, jupiter extras, leap, linux podcast, linux unplugged, machine learning, nasa, nebula, opensuse, popcorn pocket computer, raid, scale, slackware, snap, ssd, suse, tim canham, tumbleweed, yast, zypper

    This was not the year of the Linux Desktop. We’ve been slacking on the mailbag, so we go on a feedback frenzy and answer some hard questions about desktop Linux.

  • 434: Endlessly Flat

    November 30th, 2021  |  1 hr 23 secs
    application development, bubblewrap, cli, command line, containers, desktop apps, disk space, docker, docker-slim, endlessos, fedora, flathub, flatpak, flatpak runtime, flatseal, fragmentation, jupiter broadcasting, linux desktop, linux podcast, linux unplugged, ostree, packaging, pocket popcorn computer, sandboxed apps, security, shared libraries, snap, snapcraft, steam, will thompson

    The Director of EndlessOS joins us to respond to recent Flatpak criticism.

  • 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.