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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  • 388: Waxing On With Wendell

    January 12th, 2021  |  1 hr 9 mins
    alpine, arch, btrfs, discrete graphics, fedora, gpu-viewer, gvt-g, igpu, intel oneapi, intel xe graphics, jeos, jupiter broadcasting,, level1linux, level1techs, linux graphics, linux podcast, microos, obs, open source, opensuse, opensuse build service, opi, peertube, suse, ubuntu, unplugged, vfio, wendell wilson, yast

    Wendell joins the show to cover the state of graphics on Linux, and what Intel has in store for the future.

  • 387: Tumbling Into the New Year!

    January 5th, 2021  |  1 hr 20 mins
    btrfs, bucklespring, ecc, electron, elementary os, email, flatpak, fosdem, gnome 40, grub, ibm model m, intel, jupiter broadcasting, kde, linus torvalds, linux gaming, linux podcast, mailspring, matrix, mechanical keyboards, microsoft, nvidia, opensuse, outlook, planner, plasma, plasma system monitor, project monarch, snapshots, steam, todo apps, todoist, tumbleweed, tuxies, unplugged, valve, yast, zypper

    We have some strong opinions about the state of openSUSE Tumbleweed. We've secretly been running it for the past week, and share our experience.

  • 386: Perilously Precocious Predictions

    December 29th, 2020  |  57 mins 45 secs
    2020, 2021, amd, apple, arch, arm, best buy, canonical, centos, dnf, drm, endlessos, fedora, fuschia, geekbench, gnome, hector martin, intel xe, jupiter broadcasting, kde, kubernetes, linus, linux, linux podcast, m1, manjaro, microsoft, pinephone, plasma, predictions, rancher, raspberry pi, rhel, risc-v, rocky linux, rust, suse, system76, ubuntu, unplugged, vmware, xfce

    Friends join us for a special edition of the show to review last year's predictions, and forecast the future.

  • 385: The 2020 Tuxies

    December 22nd, 2020  |  1 hr 24 mins
    2020 tuxies, alpine, among us, best linux desktop of 2020, best linux distro of 2020, btrfs, celeron, docker, ds920+, dsm, fedora, gnome shell, home assistant, intel, jellyfin, jupiter broadcasting, kde, linux kernel, linux podcast, nas, nate graham, pinephone, plasma desktop, plex, qt, rapsberry pi 4, server, synology, synology quickconnect, tuxies, ubuntu, unplugged, vim, virtual machines, wireguard

    We reveal the winners of the 2020 Tuxies.

  • 384: Born To Run Fedora

    December 15th, 2020  |  1 hr 5 mins
    2020 tuxies, academic tuxies, arch linux, arch server, btrfs, centos, centos stream, clipboard sharing, cloudlinux, dendrite, fedora, fractal, gentoo, glances, intel, jupiter broadcasting, lenovo, linux podcast, matrix, nheko, openzfs, pbgopy, project lenix, red hat, rust, snapper, synapse, system monitoring, thinkpad, this week in matrix, thunderbolt, top, unplugged, x1 carbon, zfs

    It's light as a feather, fast as hell, and everything is upstream. The ThinkPad X1 Carbon ships with Fedora, and this week we put it to the test.

  • 383: Murder of a Distro

    December 8th, 2020  |  1 hr 6 mins
    amd, apple m1, bashtop, bmc, bpytop, centos, centos 8, centos stream, egpu, fedora, hector martin, htop, ibm, ip-kvm, ipmi, jupiter broadcasting, linux hardware, linux podcast, microsoft kinect, nouveau, nvidia, pi-kvm, ps4, python, radeon, radeontop, raspberry pi, red hat, rhel, thunderbolt, top, tuxies, uma, unplugged, vnc

    Red Hat just made big changes to how CentOS works, we breakdown the good, and the bad.

  • 382: A New Endeavour

    December 1st, 2020  |  1 hr 7 mins
    antergos, apple silicon, arch, calamares, corsair, endeavouros, gallery-dl, gnome 40, gnome circle, haruna, hector martin, jupiter broadcasting, l2arc, linux laptops, linux podcast, m1, mpv, mutter, openzfs, pro1 x smartphone, reflector, rf headphones, terminal-centric distro, tuxies, unplugged, xda, xfce, zareason, zfs, zstandard

    A problem that just kept getting worse and worse. What it was, and why it led us to "check in" on EndeavourOS.

  • 381: Secret Modem Sounds

    November 24th, 2020  |  52 mins 56 secs
    ansible,, asus, chromebook, chromeos, chromiumos, containers, dev fonts, digital audio, docker, fedora 34, flash, flat volume, fwupd, fydeos, gnome, guadec, homeassistant, i3, jack audio, jupiter broadcasting, kde plasma aarch64, kstars, linux app summit, linux podcast, lvfs, modem, nasa, nixos, perseverance rover, pipewire, podify, proxmox, pulseaudio 14, richard hughes, rss, ruffle, rust, stellarsolver, ubuntu web remix, unplugged, wave-share, webrtc, youtube-dl

    We have the coolest new retro tool of the year, that will turn you into a Linux powered spy.

  • 380: No Sur, No Thank You

    November 17th, 2020  |  1 hr 10 mins
    ai benchmark, containers, dell precision 5750 review, docker, gatekeeper, jupiter broadcasting, linux, linux app summit 2020, linux gaming, linux podcast, lutris, macos big sur, ocsp, online certificate status protocol, seagl, ubuntu, unplugged, yacht

    We review the Dell Precision 5750, a born and bred MacBook killer that runs Linux.

  • 379: Favorite Linux Tweaks

    November 10th, 2020  |  1 hr 11 mins
    .local, active directory, allan mcrae, amd, arch conf 2020, arch linux, autojump, canonical, castnow, catt, chromecast, chromium, coreboot, fedora, firefox adwaita theme, fish shell, freeipa, fzf, gitea, gitlab, gpu-viewer, greg kroah-hartman, hypnotix, iptv, jump, jupiter broadcasting, ldap, linux mint, linux podcast, liquorix kernel, mkchromecast, openbmc, oreboot, osfc, pacman, pipewire, profile-sync-daemon, project x, satellite internet, smartcd, snap packages, snapcraft, spacex, starlink, tridactyl, ubuntu, unplugged, video trimmer, vimperator, x86, youtube-dl, zen, zentyal

    We round up our favorite tweaks to the desktop, and apps that make it great.

  • 378: All in One Pi

    November 3rd, 2020  |  1 hr 6 mins
    anti-cheat, arm, c#, collabora, drm, fedora 33, feed reader, feedly, gabriel krisman bertazi, gentoo, gnome 40, linux graphics, manjaro nibia, native linux app, newsflash, nvidia, opensuse, pinephone, raspberry pi 400, raspberry pi keyboard, rss, snapcraft, state of linux gaming, uno platform, vim, vim plugins, vim-mario, windows calculator, winui, write once run everywhere, xaml

    Why we think the new Raspberry Pi 400 is just the beginning.

  • 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.