LINUX Unplugged

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

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

  • 496: Tux in the Hen House

    February 5th, 2023  |  1 hr 1 min
    apple m1 max mbp, arch linux, arm, asahi linux, backup, bedrock linux, blend package manager, blendos, btrbk, btrfs, containers, crystal linux, data safety, distro blend, distrobox, easyinstallscript, elementary os, elementary os 7, fedora, fedora 37, fedora linux, gamebuntu, github, horus, jade gui, jupiter broadcasting, linux 6.2 rc, linux distros, linux podcast, linux unplugged, m1, podman, ubuntu, ubuntu ed, ubuntu unity, ubuntu web

    Chris attempts to get Fedora 37 on his M1 Max MacBook Pro, while Wes and Brent try the "every distro at once" desktop.

  • 495: The Moment of Truth

    January 29th, 2023  |  1 hr 35 mins
    android, android auto, apple, backups, borg, carbonyl, carplay, chromium, community, duplicacy, duplicity, f-droid, giraffeneos, google, grapheneos, imessage, immich, ios, iphone, jupiter broadcasting,, kopia, linux podcast, linux unplugged, matrix, mumble, nextcloud, opensuse, peertube, photoprism, photosync, pixel 7, podcasting 2.0, privacy, restic, rsnapshot, rsync, security, telegram, tumbleweed, vorta, yast, 🦒

    Are the free software alternatives good enough? The conclusion to our 60-day challenge to drop Google, Apple, and the iPhone.

  • 494: Updating Our Fiddly Bits

    January 22nd, 2023  |  1 hr 17 mins
    aj-snapshot, amd, arc, autorestic, backblaze, backups, borg, borgbackup, borgbase, borgmatic, borgwarehouse, carla, defined networking, elgato stream deck, emborg, graphics card, hardware acceleration, helvum, idrive, intel, jack, jellyfin, jupiter broadcasting, kde plasma, linux podcast, linux unplugged, live usb, livestreaming, lts kernel, material shell, modern linux desktop, nebula, nix, nixos, obs, obs-websocket, obsws-python, open-source graphics, persistent usb, pipeline, plasma desktop, qpwgraph, radeon rx 6500 xt, remote desktop, restic, rsync,, rustdesk, streamdeck-ui, streaming, system76, thelio, tiling window manager, traefik, vorta, wayland, zfs, znapzend

    Today we are finally taking on a project months in the making, and we're switching to an entirely new generation of Linux tech in the process.

  • 493: Network Nirvana

    January 15th, 2023  |  1 hr 15 mins
    acme, ansible, api, arch, automation, bash, bitwarden, cloud hosting, defined networking, feedback, garuda, grapheneos, immutable os, jellyfin, jupiter broadcasting, lego, let's encrypt, linode, linux podcast, linux unplugged, managed nebula, mastodon, mesh vpn, nano, nebula, neovim, networking, nextcloud, nginx, nixos, nixos 22.11, nixos upgrades, open-source, plex, proxyparty, python, reverse proxy, self-hosting, ssh, ssl, tls, vpn, vpn security, wireguard, zoneminder

    Chris' sticky upgrade situation, and we chat with the developer behind an impressive mesh VPN with new tricks.

  • 492: A New Challenge Approaches

    January 8th, 2023  |  1 hr 13 mins
    ansible, audiobookshelf, automation, boosts, buy it once, car, community, control enthusiasts, decentralization, docker, free software, good omens, immutability, intel quick sync, intel_gpu_top, jellyfin, jellyfin january, jupes, jupiter broadcasting, linux, linux podcast, linux quality, linux unplugged, maintainability, makemkv, mastodon, mate, matrix, men at arms, nas, nextcloud, ownership, plex, podverse, privacy, quality, right to repair, rss, scale, scale20x, self-hosting, simplicity, sovereignty, star trek, swiftfin, terry pratchett, traefik, website

    Join us on a journey to true software freedom. We embark on our 30-day challenge and discover a whole new philosophy that will change the way you think about technology.

  • 491: 2023 Spoilers

    January 1st, 2023  |  1 hr 6 mins
    arch linux, bcachefs, bitcoin, conversational interface, decentralization, ebpf, firefox, flathub, flatpak, flutter, gamingonlinux, io_uring, jupiter broadcasting, libreddit, libredirect, libreoffice, linux, linux foundation, linux podcast, linux unplugged, log4j, matrix, mechanical keyboard, nft, nitter, nostr, openai, predictions, proton, search engine, security, snap, snap packages, steamos, system76, thunderbird, tiling manager, tiling window manager, ubuntu, valve

    We assemble to predict what will happen in 2023 and score how our 2022 predictions turned out.

  • 490: 2022 Tuxies

    December 25th, 2022  |  50 mins 17 secs
    arch, asahi linux, best desktop environment, best linux distro of the year, best text editor, cosmic, debian, emacs, framework laptop, home assistant, hp devone, immich, jellyfin, jupiter broadcasting, kate, kde, linux podcast, linux unplugged, lunarvim, mastodon, nano, nextcloud, nixos, plasma, pop!_os, proton, stable diffusion, steam deck, sway, tuxies, ubuntu, umbrel, vi, vim, vscode, xfce

    It's the third annual Unplugged Tuxies; our community votes on the best projects, distros, desktops, and services of 2022.

  • 489: Brent's Secret Emails

    December 18th, 2022  |  1 hr 30 mins
    activitypub, android, aosp, apple, arch linux, brently, btrfs, canonical, clonezilla, clown show, cow, dave, dns, element, ergodox, fedora, flatpak, fosdem, giraffeneos, gnome boxes, google, grapheneos, i3, iphone, jupiter broadcasting, let's encrypt, linux podcast, linux unplugged, mastodon, matrix, nextcloud, nextcloud talk, nix, nixos, nixpkgs, nobara linux, opensuse, owntracks, playstore, retro kde theming, rsync, smarttubenext, snapshots, sway, tailscale, tiling window manager, tumbleweed, ubuntu, virtualbox, virtualization, wayland, waze, xfs, yast, zfs, zfs-on-root, zsys, 🦒

    Brent's been hiding your emails; we confront him and expose what he's been keeping from the show.

  • 488: Revenge of the Lizard People

    December 11th, 2022  |  1 hr 20 mins
    ansible, arc gpu, backup strategy, btrfs, carplay, cold storage, dave, debian tattoo, degoogling, gps logger, grapheneos, jif, jiraffeneos, jnome, jupiter broadcasting, kde, linux podcast, linux unplugged, lizard brent, magsafe, never have i ever, nextcloud, nextcloud notes, nix, nixos, opensuse, opi, patreon, pixel, pixel 7, plasma, rockstor, rolling distro,, tumbleweed, tumbleweed-cli, tuxies, twups, xmpp, yast, zyp, zypper

    We complete a year-long journey and discover some unspoken truths about a great Linux distro. Plus one small, and one major update on our GrapheneOS adventure.

  • 487: The Debian Debate

    December 4th, 2022  |  1 hr 54 mins
    airdrop, android, android auto, android updates, backup, battery life, boosts, brent, chris, dashcam, debian, distro comparison, duplicati, encryption, file sharing tool, flathub, flatpak, follow up, follow-up, free devices, google, google location data, google play services, grapheneos, honeymoon phase, ipad, iphone, jupiter broadcasting, kde, leap, linux, linux desktop, linux podcast, linux talk show, linux unplugged, location data, lup, manjaro, mesh vpn, mumble room, nextcloud, opensuse, p7 pro, picks, pixel 7, plasma, podcast, privacy, protests in china, proton, screen time, security, self-hosted model, solving problems phase, steam, tailscale, tesla, transition to linux, tumbleweed, virtual lug, vpn, wes, wireguard, youtube

    After nearly half a year of woe, Brent is ready to give Linux the go. Join us as we compare and contrast two Linux distros and end up with one going on Brent's machine.

  • 486: Goodbye, Google

    November 27th, 2022  |  1 hr 34 mins
    android, android alternative, android auto, aosp, app sandbox, apple, caldav, carddav, computer chronicles, davx5, debian, deebian, degoogle, devone, firefox, flatpak, frog, geocache, gif, gnome, google play, grapheneos, image restoration, image upscaling, intel 486, ios, iphone, jnome, jupiter broadcasting, kde, linux podcast, linux unplugged, maps, mobile, n.eko, newpipe, nextcloud, nostr, nvidia, opensuse, photo sync, pixel, pixel 7 pro, pixel buds, plasma, play services, privacy, security, tailscale, tender owl, text extraction, tumbleweed, tuxedo computers, tuxedo os, upscaler, webdav, x86

    Chris ditches the iPhone and switches to GrapheneOS, a security and privacy-focused project that lets you take control back from Google.

  • 485: Mystery Box

    November 20th, 2022  |  2 hrs 5 mins
    activitypub, bitcoin audible, btrfs, debian, distro hopping, dm-sflc, encryption, fediverse, fedora, fedora silverblue, fluffychat, gentoo, geocache, gif, gif vs jif, hidden filesystem, hidden volume, jupiter broadcasting,, kde neon, kubuntu, kudelski security, lan party, libredirect, linode, linux desktop, linux podcast, linux unplugged, listener engaged, manjaro, mastodon, nitter, nixos, opensuse, plausible deniability, pleroma, pop! os, session, shufflecake, shufflecake-userland,, system76, thelio, truecrypt, twittertonitter, ubuntu mate, veracrypt, zfs

    We dig into Shufflecake, a tool that lets Linux users hide data with plausible deniability, then let our live stream SSH into our server and see if they can discover our secret data.

  • 484: Fedora Falls Flat

    November 13th, 2022  |  1 hr 24 mins
    accelerated graphics, ai, arch, codecs, coqui, deep fakes, fediverse, fedora 37, flathub, flatpak, gaming on linux, geocache, gnome 43, gnome software, h.264, helvum, jack, jupiter broadcasting, kde, kvm, linux audio, linux podcast, linux unplugged, mastodon, matrix, ml, mumble, nexcom, nix, nvidia, odroid, openzfs, peertube, pipewire, plasma 5.26, pleroma, popcorn pocket, proton, pulseaudio, raspberry pi 4, rpm, rpm fusion, signal, slack, stable diffusion, steamos, telegram, tts, ubuntu mate, v3d, valve, zfs, zfs-on-linux, zsys

    Why this latest release of Fedora misses the mark, and Ubuntu's quiet backing away from ZFS.

  • 483: Chris Is Done With Raspberry Pi

    November 6th, 2022  |  1 hr 33 mins
    activitypub, ai art, app store, arc graphics, boostcli, btrfs, dmca, element, fediverse, gaming on linux, gif, godot, godot foundation, homeassistant, homekit, intel arc, iot, jupiter broadcasting, linux packaging, linux podcast, linux unplugged, mastodon, matrix, matter, microos, nix, nixos, odroid h3+, open source game engine, opensuse, signal, snap,, steamos, twitter

    We surprise each other with three different topics, and Chris has a big update on the ODROID H3+.

  • 482: Legacy Gets the Boot

    October 30th, 2022  |  1 hr 11 mins
    brave new trusted boot world, brightness controls,, firmware, gamification, github, gitlab, gnome community, initrd, jupiter broadcasting, kernel 6.1, lennart poettering, linux community podcast, linux long-timers, linux podcast, linux unplugged, mailing lists, mailman, nerves, nixos, nixos bootspec, secureboot, steam deck, systemd, uki, unified kernel image, vhs

    Are the long-timers holding Linux back? Lennart Poettering argues we are and proposes a new Microsoft-blessed way to secure Linux.

  • 481: Just a Prompt Away

    October 23rd, 2022  |  1 hr 25 mins
    ai, artificial intelligence, aur, automatic1111, bcache, bcachefs, btrfs, cacheing, canonical, compvis lmu, container-toolkit, copy-on-write, cow, cuda, deep generative neural network, docker, docker compose, dreamstudio, emad mostaque, gnome, gtk4, intel arc, interim release, iwd, jupiter broadcasting, kinetic kudu, latent diffusion, linux 5.19, linux podcast, linux unplugged, lmu munich, lure, lvm, machine learning, ml, nautilus, nvidia, open source, pipewire, runway,, stable diffusion, storage, thelio, ubuntu 22.10, wifi, wpa_supplicant, zfs

    The Internet is going crazy with AI-generated media. What's the open-source story, and is Linux being left out?