LINUX Unplugged

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

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

  • Episode 22: Hurd Mentality | LUP 22

    January 7th, 2014  |  1 hr 2 mins

    Does building by group consensus slow down open source innovation? We’ll look at some big choices Debian is facing and debate if some stronger leadership might produce more expedient and practical results.

  • Episode 21: Unplugging 2013 | LUP 21

    December 31st, 2013  |  1 hr 6 mins

    In the final moments of 2013 our virtual LUG shares their expectations and predictions for 2014. We’ll debate some of the most anticipated changes.

  • Episode 20: Fidel Chromecastro | LUP 20

    December 24th, 2013  |  1 hr 6 mins

    Chromecast has been called the gadget of the year, but are the better options? Or is a simple, low cost, Linux powered gadget the ultimate living room solution? We’ll debate where it stacks up compared to XMBC, Plex, and others.

  • Episode 19: Fixing Linux Support | LUP 19

    December 17th, 2013  |  56 mins 3 secs

    Experienced Linux users may soon be finding a new call on their talents to help new users switching to Linux. But with services like Stackexchange, Google+ Helpouts, and more is it time to reboot the way we provide support to new Linux users?

  • Episode 18: Hugs for LUGs | LUP 18

    December 10th, 2013  |  1 hr 8 mins

    Have IRC chat rooms, forums, reddit, and Google Hangouts killed the local Linux Users Group? We’ll share our ideas to reboot the LUG and make them relevant for the modern Linux user.

  • Episode 17: Swap It Outta Here | LUP 17

    December 4th, 2013  |  1 hr 2 mins

    Do you run without swap? This week we reach into the topic grab bag and debate to swap or not to swap, the reasons long timer Linux users are switching to BSD, and what’s wrong with our Sailfish OS coverage.

  • Episode 16: Meet the Dockers | LUP 16

    November 26th, 2013  |  1 hr 19 mins

    A new version of Docker was just released, we bring on the CTO and Founder of Docker to chat about the big features all Linux users can look forward to.

    Plus building the perfect Linux workstation, your feedback, and much more!

  • Episode 15: Don’t Switch to Linux | LUP 15

    November 19th, 2013  |  1 hr 6 mins

    Our frank advice for switches to Linux. Despite what what the advocates would have you believe, there are some important consideration a potential Linux switcher should make. Our team of silverback Linux users shares their tips after years of using Linux.

  • Episode 14: Negative in the Practical Dimension | LUP 14

    November 12th, 2013  |  1 hr 35 secs

    This week we’ll use the lens of some recent technical meltdowns to discuss this age old struggle of pragmatism vs idealism.

  • Episode 13: Dark Mail: A New Hope | LINUX Unplugged 13

    November 5th, 2013  |  59 mins 40 secs

    What is the Dark Mail Alliance? We’ll dig into how it’s more of a protocol, and a hope than an actual product. Now the time to replace email we’ll explain how you can help get the concept kickstarted.

  • Episode 12: Debating Debian Decisions | LINUX Unplugged 12

    October 29th, 2013  |  1 hr 6 mins

    Upstart or systemd which will Debian choose? We’ll discuss the inherent benefits and disadvantages of both, and the larger ramification Debian’s decision will have on the Linux ecosystem.

  • Episode 11: Bankrupt Linux News | LINUX Unplugged 11

    October 22nd, 2013  |  1 hr 7 mins

    The recent outburst from Linus Torvalds and Mark Shuttleworth have put the poor state of Linux news coverage into sharp focus. The media’s attention to the cult of personalities damages the Linux community.

  • Episode 10: The Ubuntu Hangover | LINUX Unplugged 10

    October 15th, 2013  |  53 mins 50 secs

    What does a post Ubuntu world look like, which distro would rise to the top? Our specially crafted team of armed and dangerous Linux users weigh in.

    PLUS: Rise up against your bearded distro gatekeepers!

  • Episode 9: The Ubuntu Situation | LINUX Unplugged 9

    October 8th, 2013  |  1 hr 21 mins

    With their focus on mobile, and a rather lackluster release around the corner, we debate if Ubuntu’s switch to Unity is costing them now.

  • Episode 8: Cloud Guilt | LINUX Unplugged 8

    October 1st, 2013  |  1 hr 8 mins

    Should Linux users be anti-cloud? Why do so many of us feel guilty for using the”cloud”?

    This week will dig into this conundrum and maybe even solve this more and more complex question.

  • Episode 7: Full SteamOS Ahead | LUP 7

    September 24th, 2013  |  1 hr 8 mins

    Valve has announced SteamOS, and we have our analysis of how this will impact the Linux ecosystem at large, the challenge Valve faces, and the reasons Valve is the right company to pull this effort off.