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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  • 377: Buttered-Up Fedora

    October 27th, 2020  |  1 hr 8 mins
    annie, btrfs, dmca, fedora 33 review, freeipa, github, gnome 3.38, jupiter broadcasting, linux 5.10 lts, linux podcast, plasma, pop!_os 20.10, unplugged, xfs file-system, youtube-dl, youtube-dl takedown

    Fedora 33 is a bold release, and we’ve put it through the wringer. We tell you what’s great, and what you should know before diving in.

  • 376: From The Factory Floor

    October 20th, 2020  |  58 mins 14 secs
    ai, badblocks, blink, browsers, canonical, chrome, chromium, edge for linux, esxi arm fling, firefox, firewall, gnome 3.38, gpl condom, gpu, groovy gorilla, hard drive, jupiter broadcasting, lindsey cross, linux 5.9, linux podcast, manjaro arm, microsoft, ml, netgpu, nftables, nvidia, phosh, pine64, pinephone manjaro community edition, pop!_os, raspberry pi, rockchip, s.m.a.r.t, system76, thelio mega, ubuntu 20.10, unplugged

    We put the new Ubuntu 20.10 to the test, and chat with System76's Mechanical Engineer to get the secrets of the new Thelio Mega.

  • 375: Wrong About Pop!

    October 14th, 2020  |  1 hr 5 mins
    amd radeon, amdgpu, antennapod, arm, auto tiling, autotier, canonical, chromebooks, code quality, defined networking, dell precision, education, esxi, esxi-arm, extended attributes, fedora, free software, fuse, gnome shell, google, gpu, graphics drivers, jupiter broadcasting, kde plasma 5.20, linux 5.9, linux for kids, linux gaming, linux podcast, manjaro arm 20.10, nebula, networking, nfs, notifications, nvme, open source, podcasting apps, pop shell, pop shop, pop!_os, power management, powertop, raspberry pi, ryan huber, slack, ssd, steam, storage, system76, system76 keyboard, task manager, tiling window manager, tlp, ubuntu, unplugged, virtualization, vmware flings, vpn, vsphere, wayland, wifi

    We're reminded that you can't judge a distro by its screenshots. We use Pop!_OS for a few weeks and share our embarrassing discovery.

  • 374: Perfect Nextcloud Setup

    October 6th, 2020  |  1 hr 44 secs
    arch zfs, caldav, cloud storage, docker upgrades, docker-compose, jupiter broadcasting, kde breeze evolution, kde os, linux podcast, micro, nano, neon, nextcloud 20, nextcloud upgrade, nextcloudcmd, nvidia jetson nano, object storage, occ, raspberry pi, rclone, studio hardware, texit editors, unplugged

    Our secrets for a low-cost bulletproof Nextcloud server that we figured out the hard way. We take you into the "server garage" and share our lessons learned.

  • 373: Your New Tools

    September 29th, 2020  |  1 hr 5 mins
    backup, btrfs, compression, copy-on-write, cow, dell, encryption, fedora, fedora 33, jupiter broadcasting, lenovo, linux podcast, linux vendor firmware service, lvfs, microsoft, raspberry pi 4, replication, richard hughes, rsync, send and receive, thinkpad, thunderbolt 4, unplugged, wayland, weston, windows, wsl, wslg, x11, xen, xps 13, zfs

    We embrace new tools to upgrade your backup game, securely move files around the network, and debunk the idea that Windows will ever be based on Linux.

  • 372: Distro Triforce

    September 22nd, 2020  |  1 hr 41 secs
    1secmail, aberhosan, amazon, amd, analytics, arch linux, broadband, bunsen labs, canonical, carl richell, cloud, cloud hypervisor, coreboot, crosvm, deepin 20, desktop environments, devuan, docker, elementary os, emacsconf2020, embedded controller, endeavouros arm, fedora, firecracker, google, graphs, heroku, i3, intel, jupiter broadcasting, kvm, let's encrypt, linux distributions, linux foundation, linux podcast, michael jones, mypaas, niche distros, open firmware, openpower, openreach, paas, power64 laptop, protonmail, raspberry pi 4, raspbian, red hat, roberto innocenti, rust, rust-vmm, scsi, shazam, songrec, system76, systemd, systemd-homed, tmpmail, traefik, trim, tv, uasp, ubuntu, uefi, unplugged, usb, virtualization, window managers

    What would it really take to get you to switch Linux distributions? We debate the practical reasons more and more people are sticking with the big three.

  • 371: Cabin Fever

    September 15th, 2020  |  1 hr 2 mins
    alan pope, amiga fast file system, apache, app development, audiobooks, benchmarks, borg backup, btrfs, cabin, cozy, desktop development, elementary os, ext4, facebook, fedora, github, josef bacik, jupiter broadcasting, kakoune, kernel regression, linus torvalds, linux 5.9, linux podcast, mark shuttleworth, memory management, michael larabel, nano, nextcloud, openaudible, page lock fairness, phoronix, programming, scheduling, stuart langridge, sublime text, ubuntu, ubuntu community council, unplugged, vim, vscode, walter lapchynski, wxl, xfs

    Friends join us to discuss Cabin, a proposal that encourages more Linux apps and fewer distros.

  • 370: PipeWire Progress

    September 8th, 2020  |  51 mins 47 secs
    active directory, akademy 2020, aleix pol, alpine,, audio, bigbluebutton, collabora, containers, debconf20, debian, diversity, docker, fedora 33, gnome, gstreamer, jack, jonathan carter, jono bacon, jupiter broadcasting, lenovo, linux app summit, linux handheld, linux podcast, markdown, marketing, ncurses, openzfs, people powered book club, pipewire, present, pulseaudio, raspberry pi, red hat, sc-im, session manager, spreadsheets, ssh tunnel, terminal apps, ubuntu 20.10, unplugged, video, vpn, waybackmachine, wim taymans, wireguard, wireplumber, yarh-io

    We get an update from PipeWire developer Wim Taymans on the status of Linux's new audio and video subsystem.

  • 369: Double Data Rate Trouble

    September 1st, 2020  |  46 mins 58 secs
    at&t, aws lambda, bug-a-thon, computer names, double data rate, emmc, engarde, fedora, fedora 33, foolsm, home networking, hotspot, interface bonding, iproute2, iptables, jupiter broadcasting, lenovo, link aggregation, linux, linux laptops, linux podcast, lte, manjaro, manjaro arm, matrix, max transit duo, mifi, mlvpn, mptcp, multihomed, multihoming, net-isp-balance, networking, openwrt, peplink, policy route, policy-based routing, raspberry pi 4, sd card, shorewall, speedify, ssh, thinkpad, tunshell, ubiquiti edgerouter, ubuntu, unplugged, verizon, vpn bonding, wireguard, wireless

    The Raspberry Pi might be getting a small software fix that makes a big performance improvement.

  • 368: The Best is Yet to Come

    August 26th, 2020  |  1 hr 5 mins
    2.5 admins, alan pope, alex kretzschmar, btrfs, bug reports, bug-a-thon, chowdown, coder radio, discord, drew devore, fedora 33, fedora iot, fedora test week, fetchcord, free software, joe ressington, jupiter broadcasting 3.0, lan, linux, linux action news, linux podcast, martin wimpress, matrix, michael dominick, minix, mumble, open source, popey, self-hosted recipes, the new show, unix, unplugged, unplugged core contributors, wimpy, wimpy’s world

    It's a new day for Jupiter Broadcasting and the show, we share our big news.

  • 367: Podcatcher Play-off

    August 19th, 2020  |  1 hr 5 mins
    a cloud guru, airsonic, arch, birthday, castero, castget, cli, command line, cpod, debian bullseye, fibers, futex_swap, gnome podcasts, go, google, gpodder, greenthreads, internet outage, jupiter broadcasting, jupiterbroadcasting matrix, linux kernel, linux podcast, linux preppers, mac pro, manjaro forum, matrix, mozilla, multitasking, podcasts, podfox, project offgrid, rust, rust foundation, scheduling, shellcaster, spotify, switchto, tui, unplugged, user-space threading, winds

    We round up the best podcast clients for your Linux desktop, mobile, and the web.

  • 366: Linux Server Salvage

    August 11th, 2020  |  48 mins 16 secs
    a cloud guru, apple, boeing 747, decentralized chat, discord, element, elementary os 6, end-to-end encryption, federation, fedora, floppy disk, http, intel, irc, jitsi, jupiter broadcasting, kde, kde neon, layoffs, linux hardware rehab, linux podcast, mac pro, matrix, matrix bridge, messaging, mozilla, plasma, rest, restructuring, rolling release, security, semi-rolling, sip, slack, ubuntu 20.04, unplugged, voip, xeon, xmpp

    We refurbish a special machine from the Jupiter Broadcasting Hardware Archive and try out Matrix, the one chat platform to rule them all.

  • 365: There's a Hole in my Boot!

    August 4th, 2020  |  53 mins 49 secs
    a cloud guru, airpods, amd, amdgpu, arm, bluetooth, boothole, corsair void rgb elite, debian, dolphin, earbuds, emulator, gamecube, gaming on linux, grub2, jabra elite active 65t, jupiter broadcasting, linux audio, linux kernel 5.8, linux podcast, logitech mx570, microphones, mobile, mx linux, nokia n900, nvidia, physical keyboard, pine64, pinephone, proton, pulseaudio, rsi, secure boot, security, shure, sm58, standing desk, steam, tony wasserka, trackball, uefi, unplugged, valve, vertical mouse, wii, wine, wireless headphone, wireless headset, zoom

    We explain why BootHole is getting so much attention and break down the key issues. Then we review our favorite Linux-compatible headsets.

  • 364: Linux Arm Wrestling

    July 28th, 2020  |  52 mins 42 secs
    10nm, 14nm, 7nm, a cloud guru, acorn, acpi, amd, apple, apple newton, arch, arm, bbc micro, chromeos terminal 2.0, crostini, debian, ebbr, fedora, google, graviton, intel, jonathon fernyhough, jupiter broadcasting, linux podcast, manjaro, microsoft, pci, philip mueller, pine64, pinebook pro, pinephone, powerpc, raspberry pi, risc-v, s-tui, sbbr, serverready, softbank, system76, terminal phase, tuptime, ubports, ubuntu touch, uefi, unplugged, uptime, windows

    The past, present and future of Linux on Arm. The major challenges still facing full Linux support, and why ServerReady might be a solution to unify Arm systems.

  • 363: Return of the Terminal Server

    July 21st, 2020  |  52 mins 47 secs
    a cloud guru, astroninja, backups, bashtop, btrfs, chat federation, chromecast, cloud desktop, containers, earlyoom, element, emby, fedora 33, feedback, filesystems, gnome merchandise, gnome shop, gotop, guadec, i3, jellyfin, jupiter broadcasting, linux podcast, luplug, matrix, microsoft, microsoft cloud pc, nasa, nextcloud, oom, open source, opensuse, plex, polybar, procmon for linux, proxmox backup server, python, qt, riot, rust, s3, spacex, syncplay, sysinternals, systemd-oomd, ubidesktop, unplugged, vector, virtualization, ytop

    Fedora makes a bold move and Microsoft seems to be working on their ideal "Cloud PC”, we ponder what Linux has to offer.

  • 362: The Hidden Cost of Nextcloud

    July 14th, 2020  |  1 hr 3 mins
    a cloud guru, arch server, aur helpers, debian, digital ocean, dirk hohndel, dropbox, egpu, email, file storage, file syncing, firmware, fwupd, git, i3, ibm, jupiter broadcasting, kernel name, lenovo, linus torvalds, linux kernel development, linux laptops, linux podcast, luplug, nextcloud, object storage, open source summit, pop!_os shell, postgresql, s3, saying no, secret codename, software maintenance, spaces, subsurface, syncthing, thermal throttling, thinkpad, thunderbolt, tiling window managers, unix surplus, unplugged, vmware, yay, zfs

    Our team has been using Nextcloud to replace Dropbox for over a year, we report back on what has worked great, and what's not so great.