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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  • 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.

  • 340: IRC is Dead

    February 11th, 2020  |  1 hr 12 mins
    a cloud guru, airplay, amd, appcenter for everyone, burn out, coreboot, crowdfunding, dustin kirkland, dusty mabe, elementaryos, fosdem, fosdem 2020, history, hollywood, irc, james bottemly, jupiter broadcasting, kde, linux podcast, linux smartphone, lts, matthew broberg, mobile, open source, oreboot, pdp-7, pine64 pinephone, plasma, plasma 5.18, robert morris, rust, rust watch, ryzen, shairport-sync, system 76, thelio, thelio major, threadripper 3990x, unix, unplugged, warner losh

    The difficult and fascinating conversations from FOSDEM 2020. Plus how elementary OS does coopertition right.

  • 339: The Mint Mindset

    February 4th, 2020  |  57 mins 45 secs
    14.04, 20.04, a cloud guru, apple, ar, arvind krishna, bosch, burnout, celluloid, cinnamon, cups, free software, ginni rometty, google glass, ibm, jupiter broadcasting, label printing, linux mint, linux mint 19.3, linux podcast, lprint, mate, michael sweet, open source, printing, red hat, system reports, system tray, systemd, systemd-homed, timeshift, ubuntu, unplugged, xfce

    We get into the Linux Mint mindset after years away and share our take on Cinnamon's many improvements.

  • 338: Success Through Vulnerability

    January 28th, 2020  |  1 hr 3 mins
    a cloud guru, broot, buttonware, command line, cool retro term, dre devault, foss, freeware, jim button, jim knopf, jupiter broadcasting, kde, kubuntu, kubuntu focus, laptop, linux laptop, linux podcast, marscat, open source, pc-sig, raspberry pi, rust, shareware, stress, stuffit, sustainable development, terminal, time management, tizonia, unplugged, windows terminal, winrar

    How did we get from shareware to free software? We jump in the Linux powered time machine and revisit software past.

  • 337: Mystical Users

    January 21st, 2020  |  58 mins 26 secs
    a cloud guru, benchmarks, cloud, containers, coreos, dell, dell xps 13, developer laptop, doing things that scale, fedora, fedore coreos, flatcar container linux, focal fossa, free desktop, glow, jupiter broadcasting, kinvolk, linux desktop, linux laptop, linux podcast, mac os, macification, markdown, open source, picks, pine64, pinephone, software development, ubuntu, ubuntu 20.04, uefi, unplugged, wifi 6, xps 13, yaru, yaru theme

    We make an appeal to keep Linux powerful and avoid the Macification of the desktop, and review the latest developer-focused XPS 13.

  • 336: Linus' Filesystem Fluster

    January 14th, 2020  |  53 mins 31 secs
    a cloud guru, age, arc, automotive grade linux, bandwhich, benchmarks, btrfs, ces, checksums, command line utilities, data integrity, data storage, encryption, ext4, ffsend, filesystems, firefox send, gpg, iftop, jim salter, jupiter broadcasting, linus torvalds, linux, linux podcast, lru cache, mozilla, nethogs, oracle, pgp, s-tui, sun microsystems, unplugged, windows, windows 10, windows 7, xfs, zfs

    Linus Torvalds says don't use ZFS, but we think he got a few of the facts wrong. Jim Salter joins us to help us explain what Linus got right, and what he got wrong.

  • 335: Practically Perfect Predictions

    January 7th, 2020  |  55 mins 8 secs
    2020, amd, arch, arch linux, arch on the server, arm, bcachefs, emby, hidpi, intel, jellyfin, jupiter broadcasting, linux, linux podcast, linux powered phones, manjaro, mobile linux, new year, olaris, open-source, oracle, pacman, plex, predictions, robots, unplugged, wireguard, xfce, year-end, zfs

    Find out what's happening in 2020 before it happens. Our crew returns from the future with predictions so perfect you could bet some Dogecoin on it.

  • 334: Particularly Poor Predictions

    December 31st, 2019  |  48 mins 9 secs
    2019, 2020, amd, apple, arm, bcachefs, btrfs, canonical, clear linux, cool-retro-term, dark mode, dark mode preference, dark style, dell, gnome, hollywood, intel, jupiter broadcasting, linux podcast, macbook, microsoft, new years, no more secrets, plasma, predictions, red hat, suse, ubuntu, unplugged, year-end, zfs

    We review our predictions and own up to what we got wrong, and what we got right in 2019.