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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  • 416: Server Meltdown

    July 27th, 2021  |  52 mins 27 secs
    alpine, arch, battery life, containers, decrentalized communication, dendrite, docker, docker-wine, electron, element, fedora, fingerprint reader, framework laptop, freebsd, gamescope, guacamole, hardware, hellosystem, ipfs, jingos, jingpad a1, jupiter broadcasting, linux gaming, linux graphics, linux laptop, linux podcast, linux unplugged,, matrix, metaplanet, obs, oneweb, pierre-loup griffais, protocol labs, proton, rdp, remote desktop, right to repair, satellite internet, skype, spacex, starlink, steam, steamcompmgr, steamos, synapse, ubuntu, valve, vulkan, wayland, webtop, windows, wine, winetricks, xvfb, xwayland

    We try to pull off a show while recovering from an epic server crash. Then we build the ultimate remote Linux desktop—in the cloud!

  • 415: Something Sinister Below Deck

    July 20th, 2021  |  1 hr 12 mins
    almalinux, arch linux, azure, cbl-mariner, centos, containers, desktop linux, directx, docker, ethan lee, game development, gaming, hotwire, http, http2, iot, jupiter broadcasting, kubernetes, linux 5.10, linux gaming, linux podcast, linux unplugged, microsoft, networking, nmap, pacman, port scanning, postgresql, proton, pulseaudio, rdp, rhel, rocky linux, rust, rustscan, steam, steam deck, tshark, valve, vpn, vulkan, wayland, windows, wine, wireshark, wsl, wslg

    Could the Steam Deck mean fewer native Linux games? We chat with prolific game developer Ethan Lee and get his perspective on the negative impacts of the Deck.

  • 414: Linux's Awkward News Phase

    July 13th, 2021  |  56 mins 16 secs
    almalinux, audacity, centos,, dbus, deepin, drama, freenode, http, ingenuity, irc, jupiter broadcasting, linux action news, linux in space, linux news, linux podcast, linux unplugged, mars 2020, michael tunnell, mqtt, nasa linuxcopter, opensuse, owntracks, owntracks booklet, owntracks recorder, rocky linux, security, this week in linux, twil

    Have you noticed the Linux news has gotten a little weird? Michael Tunnell joins us to break down the changes we've observed over the last year.

  • 413: Community of Enterprise Linux

    July 6th, 2021  |  1 hr 12 mins
    .net, almalinux, arvind krishna, aws, centos, centos clones, centos sig, centos stream, cloudlinux, cross-platform development, dart, desktop linux, electron, enterprise linux, facebook, flutter, fuchsia, graphics toolkit, gregory kurtzer, gtk, hyperscale, hyperscalers, ibm, jim whitehurst, jupiter broadcasting, linux foundation, linux podcast, linux unplugged, lumberyard, maui, microsoft, mono, qt, red hat, rhel, rocky linux 8.4, zircon

    Linux server admins don't know where to turn next; how the cult of personality might be shaping Linux's most important market.

  • 412: Going Deepin on Fuchsia

    June 29th, 2021  |  51 mins 42 secs
    almalinux, android, apple m1, arch, arm, aur, bluetooth, btrfs, centos, cloudlinux, containers, dahlioos, dart, debian, deepin linux 20.2.2, edw, elementary os, flutter, freesync hdmi, fuchsia, gpl, gregory kurtzer, hardware support, jack, jupiter broadcasting, landlock, linux 5.13, linux audio, linux podcast, linux unplugged, low latency, microkernel, mit, mixxx, pipewire, resf, roc, rocky linux, usb audio, xfs, zirkon

    Is Fuchsia a risk to Linux? We try out a cutting-edge Fuchsia desktop and determine if it is a long-term threat to Linux.

  • 411: The Best of Both OSs

    June 22nd, 2021  |  56 mins 45 secs
    amd, apt, arch, arch linux, arch server, aur, btrfs, centos, containers, docker, dpkg, egl, fedora cloud, flatpak, junest, jupiter broadcasting, linux apps, linux podcast, linux unplugged, makedeb, mpm, nvidia, oci, pacapt, pacman, pacstall, podman, red hat, rocky linux, ryzen, security, toolbox, ubuntu, wayland, x11docker, xwayland

    Is it possible to have Arch’s best feature on other Linux distros? We attempt it and report our findings. Plus our reaction to NVIDIA’s beta Wayland support–is this the milestone we’ve been waiting for?

  • 410: Ye Olde Linux Distro

    June 15th, 2021  |  1 hr 2 mins
    active directory, auto-cpufreq, battery management, bios, bogomips, bug bounty, clang, corel linux, crossover office, damn small linux, dapper drake, david chinner, debian, dos, dsl, filesystems, fuzzing, gary kramlich, grim, ide, init, instant messaging, jabber, jupiter broadcasting, knoppix, ldap, linux kernel 5.14, linux podcast, linux unplugged, mandrake, mandriva, mydsl, nft, open-source, openoffice, pidgin, power management, pptp, raspberry pi 400, red hat 9, rpm, security, smb, smp, static analysis, tim berners-lee, tlp, ubuntu 6.06, urpmi, windows, wordperfect, world wide web, x11, xandros, xfs, xmpp, zerodium

    We revisit the seminal distros that shaped Linux’s past. Find out if these classics still hold up.

  • 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.