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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  • 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.

  • 400: The See Ya Next Tuesday

    April 6th, 2021  |  56 mins 14 secs
    beer, beer wand, beersmith, belgian, brewbucket, brewing, brewing with linux, corny keg, fermzilla, gallaghers, graham morrison, homebrewing, hops, ipa, jupiter broadcasting, las, late night linux, linux action news, linux podcast, lup lug beer stein, malt, pale ale, see ya next tuesday, unplugged, wort, yeast

    Old friends and new join us on a quest to celebrate four hundred episodes.

  • 399: No PRs Please

    March 30th, 2021  |  1 hr 10 mins, almalinux os, apple, bare metal, burnout, c, canonical, centos, centos stream, cloud shell, cloudlinux, cockpit, common goal, community, covid, electron, elementary os, fedora, flutter, gnome foundation, gtk, gtk4, gui, jupiter broadcasting, late night linux, linux action news, linux desktop, linux gaming, linux podcast, lutris, mac os, matrix, microsoft, mutter, native development, neil mcgovern, open source, pia, private internet access, proton, purism, python, qt, rdp, red hat, remote workstation, rms, sdk, security, server,, software development, solo dev, spice, steam, sysadmin, ubuntu 21.04, unplugged, vala, vnc, windows, zlatan todoric

    Lutris developer Mathieu Comandon joins us to share his perspective on the uncomfortable issues facing Linux desktop developers.

  • 398: Back in the Freedom Dimension

    March 23rd, 2021  |  1 hr 44 secs
    cve, dalton durst, daniel fore, discord, drivers, dsnet, edw, elementary developer weekend, elementary os, fedora 34, firewalls, free software, freebsd, fsf, gcc, gnome 40, gnu, greg kroah-hartman, hoppy,, iptables, jupiter broadcasting, linus torvalds, linux, linux modules, linux podcast, linux-next, luplug, matrix, meerschaum, microsoft, nat, netgate, networking, ngrok, openssl, ota 16, pfsense, pockit, port forwarding, raspberry pi, richard stallman, rms, router, rust, rust-for-linux, security, social forking, ssh, subspace, ubports, ubuntu touch, unplugged, vpn, wireguard

    We share our favorite networking trick of all time, and then chat with the blokes behind a new WireGuard-powered service.

  • 397: Linux Desktop Levels Up

    March 16th, 2021  |  52 mins 13 secs
    audio routing, christian schaller, containers, docker, ebpf, ebpfsnitch, epiphany, fedora 34, firefox 86, gnome, jack, jack wallen, javascript, jupiter broadcasting, kde, kmon, libhandy, linux desktop, linux gaming, linux kernel, linux podcast, little snitch, mac os, mutter, opensnitch, pipewire, plan 9, plasma, podman, pulseaudio, red hat, rust, security, steam big picture, threading, unplugged, virtual monitors, virtualization, wasm, wayland, webassembly, wim taymans, windows 3.1, windows 98, x11, x86, xorg, xwayland

    We break down the next-level features coming to a Linux near you in just a few weeks.

  • 396: How Linux Got to Mars

    March 9th, 2021  |  1 hr 58 secs
    arm, audio editing, battery, collabora, coreutils, cubesat, curiosity, debian, drone, ffmpeg, flight software, fprime, game streaming, helicopter, ingenuity, jellyfin, jpl, jupiter broadcasting, linaro, linux audio, linux podcast, linux-rt, mars 2020, mars rover, nasa, ocenaudio, open source, operating systems, perseverance, preemptive scheduling, proton, protondb, realtime kernel, research, rust, science, solar, solaris, space, space exploration, steam steamlink, sun, tim canham, unix, unplugged, valve, vxworks, windriver, wine, x86

    Tim Canham, the Mars Helicopter Operations Lead, shares Linux’s origins at JPL and how it ended up running on multiple boxes on Mars.

  • 395: The Waybig Machine

    March 2nd, 2021  |  48 mins 32 secs
    apple, apple light sensor, apple magic trackpad, arch,, audio, bash, capture the flag, command line, ctf, cve, debian, docker, fedora, fish, geysermc, gnome, gnome 40, gnome shell, go, hacker games, internet archive, jonah edwards, jupiter broadcasting, linux audio, linux podcast, minecraft, multi-touch, ronald tschalar, security, terminal, touch bar, touch gestures, touche, touchegg, traitor, tsukae, unplugged, wayback machine, wayland, x11, zsh

    It's our worst idea yet. We share the password to our brand-new server and see who can own the box first. Whoever wins gets a special prize.

  • 394: Tempted But the Truth is Discovered

    February 23rd, 2021  |  1 hr 11 mins
    airwindows, allan day, android, arch, ardour, audacity, aur, calf plugins, carla, catia, cryptocurrency, descript, ethereum, fedora, ffmpeg, flathub, flatpak, gnome, gnome 40, gpu, hindenburg journalist, horizontal workspaces, ingenuity, jack audio, jupiter broadcasting, kx-studio, linux audio, linux podcast, linux studio plugins, linvst, mars, mars 2020, microsoft, minecraft, minecraft bedrock edition, mining, multi-monitor, mutter, nasa, nvidia, obs, ocenaudio, open build service, open-source, opensuse, ostree, perseverance, pipewire, proton, protools, pulseaudio, reaper, rtx 3060, rust, sonobus, steam, ubuntu studio, unplugged, valve, windows, wine, yabridge

    After all these years, what's made us stick with Linux?

  • 393: Perfecting Our Plasma

    February 16th, 2021  |  56 mins 20 secs
    1password, amplipi, arch, bitwarden, breeze twilight, centos stream, chef, coder radio, facebook, fedora, gpl condom, home audio, imdb, jupiter broadcasting, kde, keepass, keepassxc, kickoff menu, krunner, lastpass, linux audio, linux podcast, lts kernel, m.2, manjaro, microsoft, mpv, nvidia, oomd, opus, pass, password managers, philip muller, pi compute module, plasma 5.21, plex, raspberry pi, remote recording, robe, sonobus, ssd, the coder, tmdb, unplugged, ventoy, videolan, vlc 4.0, windows, windows refund day, youtube-dl

    Something special has been achieved this week, a new benchmark in the desktop experience. We dig in.

  • 392: Dad's Deployments

    February 9th, 2021  |  1 hr 6 mins
    14 inch screamer, almalinux, arch, asus zephyrus g14, backups, bottom, brian exelbierd, browser sync, btm, btrfs, canonical, centos, centos stream, desktop email, electron, email, endeavouros, enigmail, eversync, fddf, fedora, fosdem, gpg, ht, httpie, jupiter broadcasting, linux email, linux gaming, linux podcast, lts, mailspring, mailsync, manjaro, pat riehecky, pgp, redhat, rocky linux, rolling release, rust, ryzen, snap packages, snap-pac-grub, snapshots, tech support, thunderbird, top, ubuntu, unplugged, wayland, x11, xbrowsersync, xorg

    Which distro is best for friends and family? We have a unique take on this common question.

  • 391: GNOME 40ified

    February 2nd, 2021  |  59 mins 32 secs
    allan day, bitcoin, browser wars, caleb connolly, carl george, chromium, cross platform, dart, desktop environments, dogecoin, epiphany, firefox, flutter, gamestop amc, gnome 40, google, gtk4, horizontal workspaces, jupiter broadcasting, linux podcast, martin wimpress, oneplus 6, oneplus 6+, sata,, ssd, stocks, ticker, ubuntu desktop, ubuntu installer, ubuntu mate, unplugged, ventoy, videolan, vlc, wimpy, window management

    We try out GNOME 40 and its new workspace layout. Who we think this works well for, and who might want to avoid it.

  • 390: Eating the License Cake

    January 26th, 2021  |  44 mins
    apache license, aws, chrome, chromium, du, dust, elastic, elasticsearch, fedora, free software, google, hacs, home assistant, i3, jellyfin, jonathan corbet, jupiter broadcasting, kernel maintainer, kibana, linux 5.12, linux podcast, lucene, lwn, ncdu, nintendo 64, open source, polybar, rust, search, security, server side public license, solr, tom callaway, unplugged, waybar, wayland

    Successful open-source projects all seem to struggle with one major gorilla. Who it is, and what their options are now.