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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  • 323: It's Pronounced 19.10

    October 15th, 2019  |  1 hr 12 mins
    19.10, appeditor,, chromium, coreboot, dos, eoan, eoan ermine, flatpak, gnome, gnome 3.34.1, jupiter broadcasting, kde, kde plasma, kismet, linux podcast, menulibre, plasma 5.17, snapcraft, snaps, system76, ubuntu 19.10, ubuntu mate, unplugged, wavemon, zfs, zfs on linux, zfs on root, zol

    We risk it all and try ZFS on root with Ubuntu 19.10, and share our first impressions and what improvements we can't live without.

  • 322: Just Enough VPN

    October 8th, 2019  |  46 mins 54 secs
    atari, atari vcs, cli, cmus, dhcp, dns, dnsmasq, email, encrypted email, jupiter broadcasting, linus, linux, linux podcast, microsoft, networking, openpgp, raspberry pi, rust, spotify, spotify-tui, subspace, thunderbird, tui, unplugged, vpn, wireguard

    We reveal our secrets for bridging networks with WireGuard and Linux-powered networking.

  • 321: Fresh Install Feels

    October 1st, 2019  |  1 hr 7 mins
    ansible, automation, canonical, cpu-x, crypto, cryptography, dconf, direnv, fedora, fedora 31, gnome, installing linux, jupiter broadcasting, kde, linux podcast, opensuse, plasma, red hat, scripting, security, ubuntu, ubuntu 19.10, ubuntu mate, vpn, wireguard, yadm

    What makes a fresh install of Linux perfect? We ask our panel and share a few tools, tips, and habits that make our Linux installs perfect.

  • 320: RHELhide

    September 24th, 2019  |  1 hr 7 mins
    adder ws, centos 8, centos stream, encryption, jupiter broadcasting, laptops, lennart poettering, linux, linux laptops, linux podcast, luks, nvidia, obs, openbenchmark, pinebook, red hat, rhel, rust, starship, system76, systemd, systemd-homed, twitch, ubuntu touch, unplugged

    CentOS goes rolling and announces version 8. Find out why we're excited to take a dip in this stream.

  • 319: Positive in the Freedom Dimension

    September 17th, 2019  |  58 mins 51 secs
    avree, balena, balenaos, bernhard landauer, clipgrab, csail, dm, free software foundation, fsf, gnome, gnu, interview, jupiter broadcasting, linux, linux 5.3, linux podcast, manjaro, mit, nextcloud, nextcloud 17, powershell, powershell on linux,, raspberry pi, raspberry pi 4, richard stallman, rms, unplugged

    Richard Stallman has resigned as president and director of the Free Software Foundation, and that's just one of the major shifts this week.

  • 318: Manjaro Levels Up

    September 10th, 2019  |  56 mins 21 secs
    blue systems, chromebooks, chromefy, chromeos, chromium os, cloudready, crostini, crouton, desktop linux, free software, fsf, gnu, jupiter broadcasting, linux headlines, linux podcast, manjaro, microsoft, open source, pengwin, richard stallman, self hosted, unplugged, wsl, wsl conference

    It’s official, Manjaro is a legitimate business; so what happens next? We chat with Phil from the project about the huge news.

  • 317: Performance Picks for Kicks

    September 3rd, 2019  |  1 hr 6 mins
    adwaita, cpu tuning, cpufreq, dark mode, dark style preference, exfat, freedesktop, game mode, geometric picking, gnome, gnome 3.34, jupiter broadcasting, level1tech, linux podcast, meshroom, microsoft, mutter, network transparency, nvidia, open invention network, performance, photogrammetry, remote desktop, throttling, unplugged, vendor themes, wayland, waypipe, wendell wilson, xkcd

    We take a trip to visit Level1Tech's Wendell Wilson and come back with some of his performance tips for a smoother Linux desktop.

  • 316: Self-Hosted Secrets

    August 27th, 2019  |  55 mins 22 secs
    bfq, bitwarden, cloud, dan lynch, docker, fedora, foss, io scheduler, jupiter broadcasting, lastpass, linux podcast, linux unplugged, low-memory-monitor, memory pressure, oggcamp, oom, oomd, password managers, passwords, pine64, pinebook pro, podman, rust, self hosted, self hosted show, systemd, usb, usbtop, wayland

    Safely host your own password database using totally open source software. We cover BitWarden, our top choice to solve this problem.

  • 315: Wayland Buddies

    August 20th, 2019  |  56 mins 51 secs
    backups, fedora, fedora 31, firmware, firmware manager, flameshot, gnome, i686, jupiter broadcasting, jupiter extras, linux podcast, linux unplugged, modularity, nvidia, opendrop, opensuse, plasma, process-wallpaper, rclone, restic, richard brown, rust, suse, system76, wlroots, xorg x11

    We spend our weekend with Wayland, discover new apps to try, tricks to share, and dig into the state of the project.

  • 314: Bigger. Faster. Harder to Maintain.

    August 13th, 2019  |  56 mins 20 secs
    4k, adder, arch linux, centos, cki, continuous integration, coreboot, distro hoppers, fedora, jupiter broadcasting, kconfig, kde, laptop, linux kernel, linux podcast, linux unplugged, livepatch, major hayden, open firmware, openqa, opensuse, patchwork, plasma, quicktile, red hat, system76, thunderbolt, ubuntu lts, wobbly windows, xfce

    It's huge, and it's getting bigger every month. How do you test the Linux Kernel? Major Hayden from Red Hat joins us to discuss their efforts to automate Kernel bug hunting.

  • 313: I Spy With My Little Pi

    August 6th, 2019  |  1 hr 2 mins
    codimd, fedora, fedora minimization team, freeoffice, jupiter broadcasting, kexec, linux podcast, linux unplugged, linuxboot, manjaro, motion, motion detection, motion sensor, motioneye, pihole, pulic domain books, raspberry pi 4, raspberry pi desktop kit, seagl, shinobi, topgrade, uefi, windows kexec

    We put the Raspberry Pi 4 to the desktop test, and try it as our daily driver.

  • 312: What Modern Linux Looks Like

    July 30th, 2019  |  57 mins 33 secs
    containers, darling, docker, embedded devices, etcd, fedora coreos, freeoffice, iot, jupiter broadcasting, linux podcast, linux unplugged, macos, manjaro, podman, raspberry pi 4, raspberry pi desktop kit, softmaker, thinkpad, thinktiny, ubucon, ubuntu core, wine

    Manjaro takes significant steps to stand out, and the shared problem major distributions are trying to solve, and why it will shape the future of Linux.

  • 311: 32 Hours of Outrage

    July 23rd, 2019  |  1 hr 8 mins
    32bit, amazon linux, aws certified solutions architect, career in linux today, dropbox xfs, endeavour os, fedora i686, jupiter broadcasting, kernel 5.2 kvm bug, linux job market, linux job tipis, linux podcast, linux unplugged, linuxserver, red hat certified engineer, texas linuxfest keynote, thomas cameron

    Keynote presenter from Texas LinuxFest and established industry expert Thomas Cameron joins us to discuss the end of the distro wars, the future of Linux jobs, his personal take on IBM's acquisition of Red Hat, some really great Linux job tips, and much more.

  • 310: All Roads Lead to Linux

    July 16th, 2019  |  45 mins 58 secs
    2019 review, ad-blocker, azure, canonical, encryption, firefox service, gnome performance, jupiter broadcasting, linux community, linux news trends, linux unplugged, mozilla, red hat, ubuntu, wsl2, zfs

    What’s surprised us, what we got wrong, right, and what the biggest game changers have been in 2019 so far.

  • 309: The Future is Open

    July 9th, 2019  |  1 hr 5 mins
    browser wars, canonical, cloudflare, dark theme, devilspie, dns, dns-over-https, dns-over-tls, dnscrypt, dnssec, firefox, firefox 68, github, ibm, internet, internet villian, isp, jupiter broadcasting, linux, linux unplugged, mozilla, open source, pihole, raspberry pi 4, red hat, redaing mode, secure dns, security, ubuntu, udp, uk ispa, usb-c, xfce

    Open Source has taken over the world, as IBM's purchase of Red Hat closes. We reflect on this historic moment.

  • 308: The One About GPU Passthrough

    July 2nd, 2019  |  56 mins 46 secs
    acs, code 43, egpu passthrough, iommu group, jupiter broadcasting, linux podcast, linux unplugged, looking glass, macos simple kvm, macos virtio, mantiz venus, ovmf, pfsense with pci passthrough, uefi firmware, vfio, virt-manager

    Our crew walks you through their PCI Passthrough setups that let them run Windows, macOS, and distro-hop all from one Linux machine.