LINUX Unplugged

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

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

  • 356: Linux Hardware Love

    June 2nd, 2020  |  1 hr 3 mins
    10nm, 4k, a cloud guru, arm, barton george, battery life, btrfs, dell, developer edition, face id, fingerprint reader, gaming, gnome, gnome foundation, howdy, ice lake, infrared, intel, jupiter broadcasting, killer wifi, linux kernel 5.7, linux podcast, lvm, neil mcgovern, new xps, open source, pine64, pinebook pro, privacy, project sputnik, python, rockpro64, rothschild patent imaging, rpi, seccomp, snakeware, software patents, syscalls, thermal pressure, ubuntu, unplugged, wifi, windows, wine, x11, xfs, xps, xps 13, zfs

    From the low-end to the high-end we try out both ends of the Linux hardware spectrum. Wes reviews the latest XPS 13, and Chris shares his thoughts on the Pinebook Pro.

  • 355: Chris' Data Crisis

    May 26th, 2020  |  57 mins 35 secs
    a cloud guru, arp, backups, booting, btrfs, data integrity, dnsmasq, ext4, filesystems, fing, firehol, fireqos, firmware, hardware, jupiter broadcasting, linssid, linux podcast, mac address, netdiscover, networking, nmap, opnsense, pfsense, raspberry pi 4, smokeping, speedtest, tcpdump, unplugged, usb boot, vim, vimkiller, vpn, wavemon, wfh, wifi, wireless, wireless networking, wireshark, working from home, zfs

    Chris' tale of woe after a recent data loss, and Wes' adventure after he finds a rogue device on his network.

  • 354: Microsoft FINALLY Gets It

    May 19th, 2020  |  1 hr 34 secs
    a cloud guru, ad blocking, amd, brad smith, build, craig loewen, directx, dns-ftl, dnsmasq, gpu, graphics, jupiter broadcasting, linux mint, linux podcast, manjaro, manjarobook, microsoft, multi-boot usb, open source, openbsd, pi-hole 5, pine64, pinephone, pinetab, raspberry pi, ryzen, ubports, ubuntu, ubuntu touch, unplugged, ventoy, windows package manager, windows subsystem for linux, windows terminal, winget, wireguard, wsl, xps

    Windows is getting more competitive by adopting core Linux features, so we cover the latest Linux-inspired additions to Windows. Then review the new release of Pi-hole, sort through recent PINE64 updates, and read your feedback.

  • 353: Feeling Elive

    May 12th, 2020  |  57 mins 15 secs
    a cloud guru, awk, christian schaller, command line, cryptocurrency, dotfiles, efl, elive, encrypted storage, encryption, enlightenment, fedora, git-crypt, gnome, jupiter broadcasting, linux podcast, luks, paperwm, pop shell, pop!_os 20.04, samuel baggen, sed, shell, system76, telegram, thanatermesis, tiling window manager, ton, ubuntu server, unplugged, window manager, xps 13

    We're blown away by the Enlightenment desktop, and its little known features, and we share a quick way for you to try it out yourself.

  • 352: Three Course Battery

    May 5th, 2020  |  1 hr 6 mins
    a cloud guru, arch, audio recorder, battery life, coreboot, ffmpeg, high quality camera, inkscape 1.0, intel comet lake, jeremy soller, jupiter broadcasting, labtop, lemur pro, linux laptop, linux podcast, manjaro, open firmware, philip muller, pulseaudio, raspberry pi camera, sound recorder, star labs, system76, tailscale, unplugged, usb-c, wireguard, zfs

    Manjaro has a new hardware partner so Phillip joins to share the details, and we have the Lemur Pro in house for a battery endurance test like no other.

  • 351: Lenovo Loves Linux

    April 28th, 2020  |  1 hr 2 mins
    a cloud guru, arm, bashtop, dnf, earlyoom, fedora 32, fedora core os, fingerprint reader, firewall, firewalld, gamemode, gcc 10, gnome 3.36, iptables, jupiter broadcasting, lenovo, linux laptops, linux podcast, martin wimpress, matthew miller, nftables, pipewire, python 2, python 3.8, rockpro64, systemd 245, sysusers.d, ubuntu 20.04, unplugged, wireguard

    Fedora Project Leader Matthew Miller joins us to discuss Lenovo shipping ThinkPads loaded with Fedora, and our review of the new 32 release.

  • 350: Focal Focus

    April 21st, 2020  |  1 hr 12 mins
    3mux, a cloud guru, arch, bleachbit, budgie, erofs, exfat, fedora 32, feral interactive, focal fossa, gamemode, gnome 3.36, grub, i3, jupiter broadcasting, kde, kernel lockdown, kubuntu, kwin, kwinft, lemur pro, linux laptop, linux podcast, lts, luplug, mate, pacat, plasma, pop shell, pop!_os, pulseaudio, roman gilg, snapshots, system 76, teletype, tiling, tmux, tuxedo control center, ubuntu 20.04, ubuntu studio, unplugged, virtio-fs, wsl, xfs, xubuntu, yaru, zfs, zsys

    The latest Ubuntu LTS is here, but does it live up to the hype? And how practical are the new ZFS features? We dig into the performance, security, and stability of Focal Fossa.

  • 349: Arm: A New Hope

    April 14th, 2020  |  52 mins 55 secs
    a cloud guru, amd, armbian, ascii, batman: arkham city, beets, canonical, doom eternal, git, github, gitlab, jupiter broadcasting, linux gaming, linux podcast, linux speed run, luplug, manjaro arm, music management, musicbrainz, nat friedman, nvidia, pine microsystems, pine64, proton, rachelbythebay, raft, risk of rain 2, rockpro64, sbc, star wars, steam, telnet, ubuntu 20.04, unplugged, valve, wine, wireguard, zfs, zsys

    We build the server you never should, a tricked out Arm box, and push it to the limit with a telnet torture test.

  • 348: OK OOMer

    April 7th, 2020  |  1 hr 3 mins
    a cloud guru, command line, earlyoom, facebook, fedora, fedora 32, integrity policy enforcement, ipe, jupiter broadcasting, linux, linux podcast, linux router, low-memory-monitor, lsm, memory pressure, microsoft, mitm, nohang, nushell, oomd, openwrt, opkg, opnsense, performance, pfsense, psi, security, shell, time tracking, timekpr-next, unplugged

    Today we make nice with a killer, an early out-of-memory daemon, and one of the new features in Fedora 32. We put EarlyOOM to the test in a real-world workload and are shocked by the results.

  • 347: Arm is Here

    March 31st, 2020  |  1 hr 4 mins
    20.04, a cloud guru, arch, arm, armbian, btrfs, bulletproof linux, ext4, f2fs, fedora, freebsd, functional, guix, json, jupiter broadcasting, linux, linux 5.6, linux laptop, linux mint, linux podcast, manjaro, multipath tcp, nixos, pi 4, powershell, raspberry pi, snapshots, timeshift, tuxedo computers, ubuntu, unplugged, usb4, virtualbox, wireguard, xfs, zfs

    We discover a few simple Raspberry Pi tricks that unlock incredible performance and make us re-think the capabilities of Arm systems.

  • 346: The One-Click Trap

    March 24th, 2020  |  1 hr 6 mins
    a cloud guru, ansible, automation, aws, backup, bitnami, borg, conferences, docker, duplicity, foss, gaming on linux, graphics, home assistant, jupiter broadcasting, lemur pro, linux laptop, linux mint, linux podcast, little snitch, mastodon, microsoft, nouveau, nvidia, one-click apps, open source, powerpoint, sandstorm, security, system76, turnkey linux, twitter, ubuntu, unplugged, windows, wsl

    We debate the dangers and advantages of one-click deployments. Then Dan from elementary OS shares an AppCenter for Everyone update.

  • 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.