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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  • 458: NVIDIA's New View

    May 15th, 2022  |  1 hr 7 mins
    ansible, ansible vaults, avery pennarun, bitwarden, christian schaller, firmware blog, jupiter broadcasting, lan, linux action news, linux podcast, linux unplugged, lxd, mesh network, mesh vpn, nixos, nouveau driver, nvidia, open source, red hat, sshuttle, star trek, starlink, tailscale, vm, vpn, webrtc, weron, wireguard

    NVIDIA is open-sourcing their GPU drivers, but there are a few things you need to know. Plus, we get some exclusive insights into Tailscale from one of its co-founders.

  • 457: Automated Chaos

    May 8th, 2022  |  47 mins 56 secs
    ansible, ansible galaxy, astronomy, bgp, black hole, canonical, dishy, docker, infrastructure as code, ipv6, jupiter broadcasting, linux podcast, linux unplugged, lxc, lxd, nasa, networking, nix, nixos, orchestration, overlay network, perseus galaxy cluster, podman, portability, remote work, satellite internet, sonification, spacex, starlink, ubuntu, vanlife, virtual machines, virtualization, vm, work life rv, zfs

    Each of us brings a secret topic to the show, and we discover a common theme about using the wrong tool for the right job.

  • 456: Our Linux Regrets

    May 1st, 2022  |  1 hr 4 mins
    admin, android, apparmor, arch, arm, bottles, canonical, containers, emacs, firefox, gaming on linux, gentoo, iac, jupiter broadcasting, lady jupes, las, linux app summit, linux desktop, linux gaming, linux podcast, linux time machine, linux unplugged, lutris, mozilla, nix, nixos, office hours, packaging, pop!_os, preempt_rt, proton, realtime, sandbox, snap packages, snapcraft, snapd, snaps, steam, steamos 3.0, sysadmin, ubuntu, valve, wine

    If we could change just one mistake in our Linux journey, what would it be?

  • 455: I run NixOS BTW

    April 24th, 2022  |  1 hr 16 mins
    adam curry, ansible, arion, automation, canonical, community, containers, dark style preference, dave jones, deb-get, declarative, docker, flatpak, github, gnu, guix, jammy jellyfish, jupiter broadcasting, linux podcast, linux unplugged, martin wimpress, mate 22.04, mqtt, nftables, nix, nixos, nvidia, pimox7, podcasting 2.0, podfather, podman, poetry, poetry2nix, pop!_os, preempt-rt, proxmox, raspberry pi 4, real time kernel, snapcraft, tailscale, tmux, ubuntu 22.04, unsnap, virtualisation, wayland, wimpy,

    We've hit a bump in the road with the NixOS challenge, and share what it might not be great at. Plus, what we didn't cover in our Ubuntu 22.04 review.

  • 454: Double Distro Details

    April 17th, 2022  |  59 mins 19 secs
    5.15, 5.17, android, backend sync, backups, canonical, dnf, do-release-upgrade, fedora 36, flatpak, flutter, gnome 42, in-flight entertainment, installer, jammy jellyfish, jupiter broadcasting, ksmbd, linux podcast, linux unplugged, lxd 5.0, matrix, ntfs, nvidia, outlook, podman 4.0, python 3.10, qemu, red hat, rpm, rss, rsshub, ruby 3.0, synapse, ubuntu 22.04, wayland, zfs, zfs send, zsys

    Has Fedora pulled ahead of Ubuntu? We take a look at the new Fedora 36 and Ubuntu 22.04 releases.

  • 453: Raleigh Action Show

    April 10th, 2022  |  1 hr 6 mins
    amd, ansible, armbian, automation, bitwarden, bore, coreos, debian, devops, dod, east coast meetup, flatseal, flutter, freerdpserver, gmc rv, gpu, hotswap, immutable, jupiter broadcasting, linux podcast, linux unplugged, macos, microsoft, nfs, ngrok, nix, nixos, python, raleigh, raspberry pi, rdp, redhat, rust, slackware, tcp tunnel, tea, terraform, webtop, wsl2, yellowdog

    We just wrapped up our East Coast meetup and have a bunch of great stories to share. Plus some Nix ups and downs, and more.

  • 452: Synapse Collapse

    April 3rd, 2022  |  54 mins 23 secs
    build system, cassidy james blaede, color picker, containers, danielle fore, docker, docker-compose, elementary os, fractal, functional programming, gnome 43, gnome weather, grafana, jupiter broadcasting, lazy, linux podcast, linux unplugged, matrix, metric, netdata, nix, nixos, nixpkgs, nvme, object storage, prometheus, pub-sub, redis, reproducible build, solanum, synapse, termux, userland, workers

    How we nearly crashed our Matrix server; what we did wrong and how we're fixing it.

  • 451: The NixOS Challenge

    March 27th, 2022  |  1 hr 9 mins
    ansible, apfs, apple silicon, asahi alpha, asahi linux, bitcoin, boosts, compelling, configuration management, decentralized, declarative configuration, element, fascinating, federation, filesystems, functional programming, hector martin, jupiter broadcasting, lightning, linux distributions, linux podcast, linux unplugged, m1 max, matrix, nix, nix expression language, nixos, noteworthy, package management, package manager, podcasting 2.0, rebuild, remarkable, satoshi, unique, value4value

    We explore what makes NixOS so powerful, and why it might be the future of all Linux distributions.

  • 450: It Went Real Bad

    March 20th, 2022  |  58 mins 45 secs
    anaconda, antennapod, apple silicon, asahi linux, centos stream, dark mode, dark style preference, desktop performance, extensions, fedora 36, fountain, gnome 42, jellyfin, jupiter broadcasting, libadwaita, linux podcast, linux unplugged, m1 max, plex, podcasting 2.0, raspberry pi, triple buffering, ubuntu 22.04

    Why GNOME 42 is the release we’ve all been waiting for.

  • 449: Bugfix and Chill

    March 13th, 2022  |  50 mins 25 secs
    adhd, bookstack, boostagram, boosts, bug, bugfixing, chole, electric system, emacs, epic, feedback, flathub, flatpak, floss, foss, free software, gaming on linux, gog, headscale, heroic games launcher, independent podcasting, issue tracking, jupiter broadcasting, lady jupes, libre, lightning, linux podcast, linux unplugged, onionshare, open-source, org-mode, oss, podcasting 2.0, rv, support, tailscale, tor, ubuntu, value4value

    How each of us asks for features and help from free software projects, and one of our most prescient soapboxes in a while.

  • 448: A Mystery in Plain Sight

    March 6th, 2022  |  1 hr 4 mins
    jupiter broadcasting, linux podcast, linux unplugged, nextcloud, spacex, starlink, steam deck, steamos 3

    We surprise each other with three different topics, hidden away by encryption in our show notes - we literally have no idea what we're talking about this week.

  • 447: An Umbrel for Everything

    February 27th, 2022  |  54 mins 34 secs
    bitcoin, bitcoin node, boostagram, boostcli, boostirc, bsd, containers, crypto, cryptocurrency, docker, docker-compose, donations, freenas, helipad, helm, jupiter broadcasting, kubernetes, lightning, linux, linux podcast, linux unplugged, middleman, oculus, podcasting 2.0, rust, security, self-hosting, self-sovereignty, simula one, simulavr, truenas scale, ukraine, umbrel, virtual reality

    We look at two new options that enable ANYONE to run a personal server at home or a small business.

  • 446: Kudu Cores and Cloud Wars

    February 20th, 2022  |  1 hr 2 mins
    ai, amd, arduino, boosts, c++, discord, dns, dog, element, gpio, gtk4, helipad, hwatch, ingenuity, jupiter broadcasting, kudu, linux copter, linux podcast, linux unplugged, m1, macbook pro max, mars 2020, matrix, ml, multitasking, nvidia, perseverance, phoronix test suite, pop!_os, proton, python, raspberry pi, rnote, rss, rtx 3060, rust, ryzen, spodcast, spotify, ssh, steam, system76, tensorflow, value 4 value, vscode

    We put the sports car of Linux laptops to the test. Is it the multi-tasking machine it claims to be?

  • 445: Brent's Betrayal

    February 13th, 2022  |  53 mins 47 secs
    32bit, 64bit, arch, brian benchoff, canonical, carrier board, confession pi time, fedora, flatpak, flutter, gtk, jupiter broadcasting, linux desktop, linux podcast, linux unplugged, minecraft, minimum viable computer, netboot, network booting, pi 4, pi 400, pi compute module, raspberry pi, raspberry pi imager, rpilocator, rpmlauncher, sata, snap packages, ubuntu, ubuntu 22.04, unity remix, usb

    Linux is the master of small computers, and this week it’s going to the next level. We chat with the creator of the $15 Linux box and share some significant updates for the Raspberry Pi.

  • 444: Much Ado About Ubuntu

    February 6th, 2022  |  49 mins 33 secs
    22.04, airsnort, arch, bootloader music, canonical, conferences, cosmic, dart, debian, desktop linux, fedora, flutter, gaming on linux, gnome, grub init tune, grub tune tester, jammy jellyfish, jupiter broadcasting, kali, kernel updates, kismet, knoppix, linux podcast, linux unplugged, live cds, live usb, livepatch, manjaro, meetups, pop!_os, proton, pxe boot, slackware 15, snap packages, snapcraft, steam deck, ubuntu, ubuntu advantage, ubuntu pro, valve

    There's just something off about Ubuntu these days, this week we put it all together.

  • 443: Linux Did This First

    January 30th, 2022  |  50 mins 51 secs
    burning cds, canonical, centos, clonezilla, clusterknoppix, dvd, finnix 123, history of the linux live session, iceweasel, jupiter broadcasting, k3b, kde connect, knoppix 9.1, liberty linux, linux podcast, linux unplugged, live cd, lxde, ncurses, sc-im, suse, systemrescuecd, toram, ubuntu, usb, ventoy, x11

    We all take it for granted, but it is one of the best things about Linux. We share the history of the live CD, how it all got started, and the times it saved our bacon.