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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  • 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.

  • 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.