LINUX Unplugged

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

361 episodes of LINUX Unplugged since the first episode, which aired on August 12th, 2013.

  • 345: Don't Go Viral, Go Virtual

    March 17th, 2020  |  1 hr 8 mins
    20.04, a cloud guru, appcenterforeveryone, arm, breaktimer, canonical, earn it act, elementaryos, encryption, floppy disk, gnome, gnome 3.36, hayden barnes, jupiter broadcasting, linux desktop, linux podcast, manjaro kde, microsoft, pivpn, privacy, security, sohini bianka roy, ubuntu, ubuntu 20.04, unplugged, wfh, windows, wsl, wslconf, zfs

    It was the first of its kind, and the first forced to go virtual. We get the behind the scenes story of WSL Conf from the organizers.

  • 344: Our Week with Windows

    March 10th, 2020  |  1 hr 6 mins
    a cloud guru, appcenterforeveryone, apt, canonical, chocolatey, containers, denver, docker, elementary, elementaryos, google photos, hayden barnes, html5, jupiter broadcasting, kubernetes, linux podcast, macos, opensilver, package management, plasma, plasmoid, silverlight, snapshots, ubuntu, unplugged, windows, windows 10, windows subsystem for linux, windows terminal, wsl, wslconf, zfs, zsys

    We load up Windows 10 with WSL2, the new Terminal, and give it a go to see what it does better than Linux. Then we dive into the deep end and attend the first-ever WSLConf.

  • 343: What Linux is Best At

    March 3rd, 2020  |  57 mins 8 secs
    a cloud guru, apple, cattlinux podcast, desktop linux, docker, firefox, gaming, gaming on linux, gnome, gnome extension, gnome shell 3.36, javascript, jupiter broadcasting, linux, macos, pop!_os, power users, ripgrep, rust, stadia, steam, system76, the silver searcher, tiling window manager, tiling windows, typescript, unplugged, wayland, windows wsl2

    We try the Mac desktop for 30 days, find out what we think it does best, and where Linux will always have it beat.

  • 342: Shrimps have SSHells

    February 25th, 2020  |  59 mins 19 secs
    a cloud guru, arch linux, authentication, aws, beyondcorp, bless, certificates, cloud, collascii, command line, display manager, drone, faa, gif, jeremy stott, jif, jupiter broadcasting, lambda, lca, lfnw, linux podcast, ly, lyft, manjaro, manjaro 19.0, ncurses, netflix, openid connect, openssh, pam, raspberry p 4, regulation, rolling release, scale, security, ssh, sshrimp, terminal, tui, uav, uber, ubuntu, unplugged, usb-c, zero trust, zero trust ssh, zfs

    A radical new way to do SSH authentication, special guest Jeremy Stott joins us to discuss Zero Trust SSH.

  • 341: Long Term Rolling

    February 18th, 2020  |  52 mins 48 secs
    a cloud guru, android, arch linux, backups, bcachefs, btrfs, centos, cockpit, command line, containers, desktop linux, devops, docker, fingerprint reader, flatpak, google, jc, jq, json, jupiter broadcasting, kernel, linux, linux distributions, linux mint, linux podcast, lts, open source development, powershell, regular release, rolback, rolling release, rsync, samsung, security, snap packages, snapshots, t480, thinkpad, timeshift, ubuntu, unix, unplugged, zfs

    We question the very nature of Linux development, and debate if a new approach is needed.

  • 340: IRC is Dead

    February 11th, 2020  |  1 hr 12 mins
    a cloud guru, airplay, amd, appcenter for everyone, burn out, coreboot, crowdfunding, dustin kirkland, dusty mabe, elementaryos, fosdem, fosdem 2020, history, hollywood, irc, james bottemly, jupiter broadcasting, kde, linux podcast, linux smartphone, lts, matthew broberg, mobile, open source, oreboot, pdp-7, pine64 pinephone, plasma, plasma 5.18, robert morris, rust, rust watch, ryzen, shairport-sync, system 76, thelio, thelio major, threadripper 3990x, unix, unplugged, warner losh

    The difficult and fascinating conversations from FOSDEM 2020. Plus how elementary OS does coopertition right.

  • 339: The Mint Mindset

    February 4th, 2020  |  57 mins 45 secs
    14.04, 20.04, a cloud guru, apple, ar, arvind krishna, bosch, burnout, celluloid, cinnamon, cups, free software, ginni rometty, google glass, ibm, jupiter broadcasting, label printing, linux mint, linux mint 19.3, linux podcast, lprint, mate, michael sweet, open source, printing, red hat, system reports, system tray, systemd, systemd-homed, timeshift, ubuntu, unplugged, xfce

    We get into the Linux Mint mindset after years away and share our take on Cinnamon's many improvements.

  • 338: Success Through Vulnerability

    January 28th, 2020  |  1 hr 3 mins
    a cloud guru, broot, buttonware, command line, cool retro term, dre devault, foss, freeware, jim button, jim knopf, jupiter broadcasting, kde, kubuntu, kubuntu focus, laptop, linux laptop, linux podcast, marscat, open source, pc-sig, raspberry pi, rust, shareware, stress, stuffit, sustainable development, terminal, time management, tizonia, unplugged, windows terminal, winrar

    How did we get from shareware to free software? We jump in the Linux powered time machine and revisit software past.

  • 337: Mystical Users

    January 21st, 2020  |  58 mins 26 secs
    a cloud guru, benchmarks, cloud, containers, coreos, dell, dell xps 13, developer laptop, doing things that scale, fedora, fedore coreos, flatcar container linux, focal fossa, free desktop, glow, jupiter broadcasting, kinvolk, linux desktop, linux laptop, linux podcast, mac os, macification, markdown, open source, picks, pine64, pinephone, software development, ubuntu, ubuntu 20.04, uefi, unplugged, wifi 6, xps 13, yaru, yaru theme

    We make an appeal to keep Linux powerful and avoid the Macification of the desktop, and review the latest developer-focused XPS 13.

  • 336: Linus' Filesystem Fluster

    January 14th, 2020  |  53 mins 31 secs
    a cloud guru, age, arc, automotive grade linux, bandwhich, benchmarks, btrfs, ces, checksums, command line utilities, data integrity, data storage, encryption, ext4, ffsend, filesystems, firefox send, gpg, iftop, jim salter, jupiter broadcasting, linus torvalds, linux, linux podcast, lru cache, mozilla, nethogs, oracle, pgp, s-tui, sun microsystems, unplugged, windows, windows 10, windows 7, xfs, zfs

    Linus Torvalds says don't use ZFS, but we think he got a few of the facts wrong. Jim Salter joins us to help us explain what Linus got right, and what he got wrong.

  • 335: Practically Perfect Predictions

    January 7th, 2020  |  55 mins 8 secs
    2020, amd, arch, arch linux, arch on the server, arm, bcachefs, emby, hidpi, intel, jellyfin, jupiter broadcasting, linux, linux podcast, linux powered phones, manjaro, mobile linux, new year, olaris, open-source, oracle, pacman, plex, predictions, robots, unplugged, wireguard, xfce, year-end, zfs

    Find out what's happening in 2020 before it happens. Our crew returns from the future with predictions so perfect you could bet some Dogecoin on it.

  • 334: Particularly Poor Predictions

    December 31st, 2019  |  48 mins 9 secs
    2019, 2020, amd, apple, arm, bcachefs, btrfs, canonical, clear linux, cool-retro-term, dark mode, dark mode preference, dark style, dell, gnome, hollywood, intel, jupiter broadcasting, linux podcast, macbook, microsoft, new years, no more secrets, plasma, predictions, red hat, suse, ubuntu, unplugged, year-end, zfs

    We review our predictions and own up to what we got wrong, and what we got right in 2019.

  • 333: Linux Wayback Machine

    December 24th, 2019  |  1 hr 12 mins
    amnesia, canonical, containers, core os, docker, gnome 10x10, iso, jupiter broadcasting, knoppix, kubernetes, linux desktop, linux installer, linux podcast,, lxc, mate,, network booting, pxe, red hat, tails, tftp, ubuntu, unity, unplugged

    Open source won the last decade, but what if it hadn’t? We look back at some major milestones and reflect on a world where they never existed.

  • 332: The WSL Secrets

    December 17th, 2019  |  1 hr 1 min
    btrfs, canonical, desktop linux, gnome, gnome 3.4, gnome 3.6, hayden barnes, jupiter broadcasting, linux podcast, microsoft, pocket c.h.i.p., pocket popcorn computer, ppa, software packaging, ubuntu, unplugged, wikipedia, wikit, windows subsystem for linux, wsl, zfs

    Big things are coming to Microsoft's WSL so we get the inside scoop on what's just around the corner.

  • 331: apt install arch-linux

    December 10th, 2019  |  58 mins 46 secs
    arch, arch linux, arch on the server, backups, btrfs, cockpit, containers, copy-on-write, docker, fedora, freebsd, freenas, gpu, graphics, graphics cards, grub-btrfs, gtc, jupiter broadcasting, linux, linux podcast, linux servers, manjaro, microsoft, mythbusting, nouveau, nvidia, office 365, rolling release, snap-pac, snapper, snapshots, system administration, systemd-networkd, teams, ubuntu, unplugged, wireguard, zfs

    We're myth-busting this week as we take a perfectly functioning production server and switch it to Arch. Is this rolling distro too dangerous to run in production, or can the right approach unlock the perfect server? We try it so you don't have to.

  • 330: 'Tis the SSHession

    December 3rd, 2019  |  1 hr 3 mins
    5.1, 6tunnel, adguard, backuppc, cassidy james blaede, elementary os, freedombox, gift giving, gifts,, hera, holiday gifts, homeassistant, ipv6, jellyfin, juno, jupiter broadcasting, kodi, lakka, librem 5, linux gifts, linux podcast, odroid go, open media vault, openssh, orange pi, osmc, pihole, pinephone, purism, raspberry pi, retroarch, sbc, self-hosted, snapcast, ssh, strobe audio, unplugged, veeam, vpn

    Give the gift of remote support with our neat SSH trick. Also, Cassidy from elementary OS joins us to discuss what's great about their new release.