LINUX Unplugged

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

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

  • 527: Framing Brent

    September 10th, 2023  |  1 hr 14 mins
    android, arm, bcachefs, berlin, boot-to-obsidian, box64, canonical, cinnamon, cuda, devone, emulation, f-droid, flakes, framework, framework 13, framework laptop, germany, gpl condom, hp devone, jupiter broadcasting, kent overstreet, kinoite, laptops, lenovo, lfnw, lightning, linus, linux podcast, linux unplugged, meetup, mesh networking, neo-store, new laptop, nextcloud, nix flakes, nixos, notes station, nvidia, obtainium, odroid, plasma, pxe boot, right to repair, risc-v, self-hosting, silverblue, steam deck, sway, the blog index, thin client, thinkpad, ublue, ubuntu desktop, value4value, wayland, zap, zerotier, 🦒

    Brent's new Framework laptop has been torn apart and put back together again. We'll find out if it's up to his standards. Plus, we're kicking off a new build.

  • 526: Canonical Wins by Default

    September 3rd, 2023  |  49 mins 20 secs
    alp, amd, amdgpu, canonical, christoph hellwig, chromium, copyleft, copyright, dmca, drm, export_symbol_gpl, fedora, framework, framework laptop, gpl, gpl condom, graphics drivers, i915, intel, jupiter broadcasting, kernel driver, kernel modules, leap, linux 6.6, linux desktop, linux desktop investment, linux podcast, linux unplugged, lts, luis chamberlain, nouveau, nvidia, oliver smith, opensuse, red hat, rhel, snap packages, snapcraft, suse, taint_proprietary_module, ubuntu 23.10, ubuntu 24.04, ubuntu core, ubuntu desktop, v4v music, value4value music, voip, wavlake, zfs

    While chaos is brewing in SUSE and Red Hat land, Canonical stays the course and doubles down on the Linux desktop. Plus, our thoughts on the kernel team GPL-blocking NVIDIA.

  • 525: Beating Apple to the Sauce

    August 27th, 2023  |  1 hr 12 mins
    16k kernel, 16k pages, ai, alyssa rosenzweig, apple, apple silicon, arch arm, arm, arm64, asahi linux, battery life, btrfs, chatgpt, conformant gpu driver, data center, data loss, davide calvalca, disk encryption, dual booting, fedora, fedora asahi remix, filesystem, gallium3d, gpu, gpu acceleration, hector martin, hpc, immutability, impermanence, jbod, jitsi meet, jupiter broadcasting, kde, kde connect, linux podcast, linux unplugged, llama 2, llama-gpt, llama.cpp, llm, luks, lvm, m1, m2, mac mini, macos, mattermost, meta, ml, neal gompa, nixos, oneplus 6, open source ai, openai, opengl es 3.1, openstreetmap, opensuse tumbleweed, organic maps, plasma, rdp, self-hosting, server temperature, sip, snapdragon 845, streetcomplete, telemetry, thunderbolt, uefi, umbrel, vnc, voip, xfs, xfs_repair, zfs, 🦙

    We daily drive Asahi Linux on a MacBook, chat about how the team beat Apple to a major GPU milestone, and an easy way to self-host open-source ChatGPT alternatives.

  • 524: How Our Server Got It's Groove Back

    August 20th, 2023  |  1 hr 6 mins
    android auto, backups, best laptops for nixos, bootload, btrfs, disko, email privacy tip, github star history, grub, hedgedoc, homelab machine, iac, immutable infrastructure, impermanence, indestructible server, infrastructure as code, iron goat brewing, jupiter broadcasting, linode, linux podcast, linux unplugged, linuxfest northwest, lvm, meetup, mesh vpn, mobile nixos, nix, nix flakes, nixos friendly hosters, nixos on vps, nixos server, nixos wiki, nixos-anywhere, podverse bounty, project cycle, rollback, security, snapshots, stratis, systemd, tmpfs, wireguard, zfs

    Can we build an indestructible server that stands up to the test of giving out root login to the Internet?

  • 523: Ride the Rhino

    August 13th, 2023  |  1 hr 10 mins
    apt, arch, aur-like package manager, data privacy, deb packages, dpkg, duckduckgo, fastmail, fingerprinting, flatpak, git packages, gnome, instability, jupiter broadcasting, kde plasma, linux podcast, linux unplugged, nextdns, opensuse tumbleweed, pacstall, pi-hole, podverse, privacy, privacy tools, protonvpn, rhino linux, rhino-pkg, rolling release, search engines, snap, ubuntu, ubuntu devel, unicorn desktop, xfce, 🦄, 🦏

    We're trying out Rhino Linux—a unique take on rolling Ubuntu with AUR-like powers and other surprises.

  • 522: Practical Privacy

    August 6th, 2023  |  1 hr 17 mins
    2fa, adguard home, aegis authenticator, built-in monitoring software, cloud storage, content filtering, davx5, dns, doorbell button, element, email, encryption, esp32 smart doorbell, esphome, etesync, file sync, freetube, frontends, gl.inet routers, grapheneos, home assistant, libredirect, linux, local integration, mass surveillance, mesh vpn, messaging services, nextcloud, nextdns, nitter, notifications, online safety bill, open source, pi-hole, privacy, privacy friendly, privacy resources, privacy rights, privacy tips, privacy tools,,, proton calendar, proton drive, real-time chat, self-hosting, send, signal, simplelogin, simplex chat, starlink, storage, surveillance self-defense, syncthing, tailscale, uk government, vendors, vpns, wireguard

    Why Linux reigns for privacy; our recommendations for secure tools from chat to DNS.

  • 521: Rethinking GNOME

    July 30th, 2023  |  1 hr 13 mins
    ansible,, automation platform, berlin with brent, brunch, chicago meetup, gl-inet routers, gnome window management, jetporch, jupiter broadcasting, linux podcast, linux unplugged, meetup, mosaic concept, nextcloud conference 2023, obsidian, open podcast api, paypal locked grapheneos, privacy tool, privacy tools for linux, rust, rust’s beginnings, self-hosted email, suse, suse liberty linux, travel update, wes, window management

    Two important news stories, plus our thoughts on GNOME’s new windowing proposal and the Framework 16.

  • 520: To Infinity and Berlin

    July 23rd, 2023  |  1 hr 9 mins
    alma linux, berlin, budgie, bytebitten, charging profiles, cpu freq control, cpu power limits, ddev, fan control, flipper zero, germany, infinitybook pro 14 gen8, intel i7-13700h cpu, intel iris xe graphics, intel raptor lake-h processor, iso keyboard layout, kubuntu, linux, linux 6.2, meetups w/brent, nixos, nixpkgs, omemo, plasma 5.27.6, privacy-preserving powertools, thunderbolt 4, tuxedo computers, tuxedo control center, tuxedo os 2, tuxedoos, ubuntu, ubuntu 22.04, usb-c charging options, wget, wild fire update, xmpp

    Do they build them better in Germany? We try out the next-generation InfinityBook Pro 14 and dig into TUXEDO OS.

  • 519: The Clone Grift Wars

    July 16th, 2023  |  1 hr 25 mins
    $10 million investment, almalinux, almalinux’s future, ciq, ciq collaboration, clone grift wars, data collection, downstream distributor, endless os, enterprise linux, fedora workstation, forking rhel, ibm, jupiter broadcasting, linux podcast, linux unplugged, metrics system, oracle, privacy-preserving telemetry, rhel developers, rocky linux, rocky linux's stance, suse, suse announcement, suse open source foundation, telemetry, thunderbird 115, vendor lock-in

    Have Oracle and SUSE lost their minds? Plus, we dig into Fedora's proposal to add telemetry collection to Workstation.

  • 518: Race To Immutability

    July 9th, 2023  |  1 hr 2 mins
    almalinux, bobrossquotes, btrfs, canonical, centos, centos stream, chromeos, composability, conshax, container, debian, ffmpeg,, future of desktop linux, gnome boxes, immutability, immutable desktop, juju, jupiter broadcasting, lan, linux action news, linux podcast, linux unplugged, lxd, nix-shell, nixos, opensuse microos, prosody, redhat, reliability, rhel, rocky linux, security, silverblue, snap store, snapcraft, snaps, snikket, stability, ubuntu core, ubuntu core desktop, workshops, xmpp, youtube-dl

    Can Ubuntu make a great immutable desktop? We're trying the brand-new "Everything is a Snap" Ubuntu Core Desktop.

  • 517: Caught Red-Hatted

    July 2nd, 2023  |  1 hr 14 mins
    ai, almalinux, berlin buds, berlin meetup, centos stream, conservancy blog, data privacy, extreme privacy, fcc, fedora, fedora linux, geocache found, gpl issues, ham broadcast, ham sandwich, ibm, jupiter broadcasting, linux podcast, linux unplugged, low cost rhel programs, nasa, privacy, red hat, rocky, rocky linux, sdr tuner, springdale linux, srpms, tech ethics, technology news

    Just about every take on the Red Hat news seems to have missed the mark.

  • 516: The Fixer-Upper

    June 25th, 2023  |  1 hr 9 mins
    amd radeon, asus, cai, cyberattack, darknet diaries, data brokers, eff, extreme privacy, gnome rdp, go2tv, grapheneos, have i been pwned, immich, jupiter broadcasting, linux, linux podcast, linux unplugged, moveit, nextcloud, nixos, obs, odni, pai, privacy, seedvault, self-hosting, stable diffusion, stalkerware, tailscale, wireguard, 🦒

    Chris tears into two old PCs, and builds a surprisingly powerful multi-monitor Wayland workstation.

  • 515: Ham Sandwich

    June 18th, 2023  |  1 hr 13 mins
    adobe cc on linux, amateur radio software for linux, arrl, ask noah show, atmospheric research, awesome ham radio repositories, bluetuith, boost implications, chromeo, closed source ham radio software, cooler master, davinci resolve, framework, ft8, ham official documentary, ham radio linux superstation, ham radio operators, hamming it up, hamnix, jupiter broadcasting, kdenlive, lightworks, linux and ham community, linux podcast, linux unplugged, pink floyd, portable ham radio, pre-built distros, remote ham radio, sam and dave, taxes, technician license, the clash, tui bluetooth manager

    Is Ham Radio a natural hobby for Linux users? An old friend joins us to explain where the two overlap.

  • 514: Connection Established

    June 11th, 2023  |  1 hr 10 mins
    altispeed, ans, apfs, ask noah, ask noah show, bookworm, charlotte, comma, debian 12, debian bookworm, element, flatpak, fluffychat, fountain, fractal, gnome 43, ham radio, jmp, jupiter broadcasting, kde plasma 5.27, kinoite, ktailctl, lfnw, libreoffice, linux 6.1 lts kernel, linux podcast, linux unplugged, matrix, mesh vpn, nix, nix-index, nix-shell, nixos, noah chelliah, podcasting 2.0, raspberry pi, red hat, self, southeast linuxfest, suse, synapse, thinlinx, virtual lug, wireguard, xfce 4.18

    We get the inside scoop on SouthEast LinuxFest, and share a few stories from the early days of the Linux community.

  • 513: There Is No Distro

    June 4th, 2023  |  1 hr 1 min
    build system, disko, distribution model, distro tooling, jupiter broadcasting, ktailctl, libreoffice, linux distro model, linux podcast, linux unplugged, live swap linux distributions, mesh vpn, netbird, nix, nix-portable, nixos, nixos anywhere, nixos foundation, nixos-anywhere, obsolete, production server, red hat, reproducibility, s3 costs, tailscale, wireguard

    We attempt to swap Linux distributions live on our production server, to prove that new tooling makes the Linux distro model obsolete.

  • 512: The Sound of Rust

    May 28th, 2023  |  1 hr 13 mins
    android, automation, bitcoin dad pod, bitfocus companion, call for papers, chatgpt, daniel micay, dmr, docker-polaris, elgato, f-droid, ft8, git, gmrs, gnome plugin, google account deletion, grapheneos, grapheneos restructuring, gtk, ham, happy birthday brent, jupiter broadcasting, lapce, linux audio setup, linux podcast, linux unplugged, linuxfest northwest, lsp, modal editing, music streaming, nextcloud cookbook, pipewire, please run that, polaris, redox os, rope science, rust, rust code editor, security, stream deck, turtle, vim, wasi, xi, 🦒

    We take a "Rust-only tools" challenge for a week and admit what worked, and what sucked. Plus, a surprise guest.