LINUX Unplugged

Weekly Linux talk show with no script, no limits, surprise guests and tons of opinion.

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An open show powered by community LINUX Unplugged takes the best attributes of open collaboration and turns it into a weekly show about Linux.

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  • Episode 89: Oh Deere, RMS was Right | LUP 89

    April 21st, 2015  |  1 hr 15 mins

    Manufactures claim software integrated with hardware means the end user never truly owns the device, and simply owns a license to use it. Plus MacBook Linux woes, the quick look at the ThinkPad Yoga 3 running Linux, the biggest systemd myth busted & more!

  • Episode 88: Churning Over Btrfs | LUP 88

    April 14th, 2015  |  1 hr 34 mins

    Our discussion of Linux filesystems goes in depth. Plus a few corrections from last week & some follow up. We also look at the release of Linux 4.0, some of the more humorous press coverage it's received & the “big feature” Linus could care less about.

  • Episode 87: btrfs Meltdown | LUP 87

    April 7th, 2015  |  1 hr 31 mins

    After yet another gotcha takes down a critical Linux workstation, is it officially time to consider avoiding btrfs when it matters?

    Plus what happened to the Evolve OS project & why they are now called Solus.

  • Episode 86: Evolve Your OS | LUP 86

    March 31st, 2015  |  1 hr 16 mins

    The proprietor of Evolve OS stops by to discuss what makes Evolve OS a unique Linux desktop & the challenges smaller projects face. Plus a look at tiny powerful Linux gadget that we think might be worth backing, a debate about “the look” of apps & more!

  • Episode 85: Give the Kids Linux | LUP 85

    March 24th, 2015  |  1 hr 13 mins

    Will Secure Boot hamper boutique Linux distributions and hurt desktop Linux innovation? Our panel debates. Also getting started with Linux the right way.

    Plus a recap of the first ever Kansas Linux Fest, our errata, your feedback & more!

  • Episode 84: On the Verge of Convergence | LUP 84

    March 17th, 2015  |  1 hr 10 mins

    We get the scoop on how Ubuntu Touch plans to tackle Android’s market share & the challenges involved in moving some of our favorite apps.

    Plus what makes the perfect laptop for our crew, why the future of Btrfs looks very bright & an Ubuntu MATE Update.

  • Episode 83: Numixing Fedora | LUP 83

    March 10th, 2015  |  1 hr 18 mins

    Ozon OS promises to make Fedora approachable for the rest of us, Ubuntu makes the switch to systemd & then we’ll debate the likely effectiveness of the new Linux Kernel development “Code of Conflict”.

    Plus feedback, story updates & more!

  • Episode 82: Ubuntu MATE Gets Legit | LUP 82

    March 3rd, 2015  |  1 hr 42 mins

    We round out our SCALE13x coverage with a few more exclusive interviews, then get an update on the fast growing Ubuntu MATE project.

    Plus a look back at Gnome 1.0’s release, Firefox OS on a pocket watch, the great wearable debate & much more!

  • Episode 81: Unplugging the Past | LUP 81

    February 24th, 2015  |  1 hr 27 mins

    Join us as we peer into the past and revisit some big topics!

  • Episode 80: ARMed with Arch | LUP 80

    February 17th, 2015  |  1 hr 5 mins

    One of the core developers of Arch Linux ARM joins us to chat about this rapidly developing platform, how Arch is used in ARM deployments & more. Plus an update on Ubuntu Phone & the first fully sandboxed portable Linux desktop app is demoed this weekQ

  • Episode 79: Ubuntu Calling | LUP 79

    February 10th, 2015  |  1 hr 15 mins

    The first Ubuntu phone goes on sale tomorrow & we ask the interesting questions. The details on the launch of the phone, some of the great apps & what’s still missing.

    Plus the new Raspberry Pi hates being flashed & we read a quick batch of great emails.

  • Episode 78: Straight Outta FOSDEM | LUP 78

    February 3rd, 2015  |  1 hr 5 mins

    FOSDEM just wrapped up, where thousands of developers & enthusiasts of free & open source software gather to talk all things Linux.

    Plus we drool over the new Raspberry Pi 2 & ask if B+ buyers got a little screwed.

  • Episode 77: Vivaldi, The Fourth Browser | LUP 77

    January 27th, 2015  |  1 hr 2 mins

    A new browser called Vivaldi is on the scene with Linux support out of the box. Our virtual lug makes the case why it might be worth giving a try!

    Plus a quick Linux laptop update, a surprise for Matt, your feedback & more!

  • Episode 76: Building a Better Gnome | LUP 76

    January 20th, 2015  |  59 mins 4 secs

    Christian Hergert, creator of Gnome Builder joins to discuss his projects funding campaign. Ubuntu announces their Internet of Things OS, we’re a bit skeptical. Plus Linus takes a firm stance on public disclosure of vulnerabilities & Kernel documentation.

  • Episode 75: Obviously Linux's Fault | LUP 75

    January 13th, 2015  |  1 hr 11 mins

    It’s a new year & a new round of Linux bashing. But are some of the criticism corrects? Can we handle a little tough love as a community for the collective good? We debate.

    Plus 4 new Linux distress to watch in 2015, a MATE love story & an Arch victory

  • Episode 74: Proprietary Exodus | LUP 74

    January 6th, 2015  |  1 hr 11 mins

    During a recent passionate speech Richard Stallman said users of proprietary software are victims, we’ll debate of that’s true & play other clips from his speech.

    Then we’ll look at the recent exodus of Mac developers, the pants debt comes due & more!