LINUX Unplugged

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

About the show

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 33: Graphical Civil War | LUP 33

    March 25th, 2014  |  1 hr 22 mins

    Is devastating fragmentation going to doom Desktop Linux, can a case for multiple display servers?

    Don’t care about the display server? We’ll make the case why you need to care, and why the biggest community confrontation could be brewing.

  • Episode 32: Do Me a SolydXK | LUP 32

    March 18th, 2014  |  50 mins 31 secs

    The co-founders of SoyldXK join us to discuss their origins, what they focus on, how they hope to make a profit, and what the future might hold.

    Plus we have some “solid” AutoCAD replacements for Linux, your emails, and more!

  • Episode 31: Ubuntu Punching Bag | LUP 31

    March 11th, 2014  |  53 mins 22 secs

    Is the Linux community’s animosity towards Ubuntu turning away new switchers? We’ll analyze what has the community so upset, and how that can color a new Linux users first impressions.

  • Episode 30: Talkin' Tox | LUP 30

    March 4th, 2014  |  1 hr 34 secs

    Two developers from the TOX project, an open source secure Skype killer join us to discuss their new project, the future, and how they hope to become your new messaging system.

  • Episode 29: The Klementine Squeeze | LUP 29

    February 25th, 2014  |  1 hr 4 mins

    A cautionary tale for anyone thinking about starting their own Linux distribution, and then we’ll put it all out on the table and discuss our ideas and goals for Howto Linux, and take the live feedback of our virtual LUG.

  • Episode 28: Neckbeard Entitlement Factor | LUP 28

    February 18th, 2014  |  1 hr 5 mins

    Michael Hall from Canonical joins us to discuss his personal views on what he’s coined the new 80/20 rule for open source. Are the consumers of open source the biggest hurdle to projects becoming sustainable?

  • Episode 27: Debian's systemd Decision | LUP 27

    February 11th, 2014  |  1 hr 5 mins

    One of the bumpier chapters in Debian’s history looks to be drawing to a close, at least for now. But what was all the drama about? And where do things stand now? We’ll dig into the latest developments in the Debian init system debate.

  • Episode 26: MATE Mythbusting | LUP 26

    February 4th, 2014  |  1 hr 3 mins

    The MATE Desktop is about to see some big improvements, we bring on Martin Wimpress from the MATE project to discuss his new MATE Live CD, and what the future holds for MATE.

  • Episode 25: Culture of Shiny | LUP 25

    January 28th, 2014  |  1 hr 7 mins

    Aaron Seigo joins us to call out the new and shiny culture that’s pervasive in the free software community. And even your own humble hosts have been afflicted with from time to time.

  • Episode 24: FUD for Thought | LUP 24

    January 21st, 2014  |  1 hr 14 mins

    The battle lines have been drawn and the assault against upstart is in full force. We’ll discuss the heat being put on Canonical, the CLA, and upstart with our virtual LUG.

    Then we’ll bust some Linux switching FUD that’s been popping up.

  • Episode 23: Google Invades Your Nest | LUP 23

    January 14th, 2014  |  1 hr 6 mins

    We follow up on some of the most innovative Linux powered devices at CES, and this discuss Google buying Nest Labs. Is the future of the “Internet of Things” locked down to proprietary devices running locked down software?

  • 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.