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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  • 333: Linux Wayback Machine

    December 24th, 2019  |  1 hr 12 mins
    amnesia, canonical, containers, core os, docker, gnome 10x10, iso, jupiter broadcasting, knoppix, kubernetes, linux desktop, linux installer, linux podcast,, lxc, mate,, network booting, pxe, red hat, tails, tftp, ubuntu, unity, unplugged

    Open source won the last decade, but what if it hadn’t? We look back at some major milestones and reflect on a world where they never existed.

  • 332: The WSL Secrets

    December 17th, 2019  |  1 hr 1 min
    btrfs, canonical, desktop linux, gnome, gnome 3.4, gnome 3.6, hayden barnes, jupiter broadcasting, linux podcast, microsoft, pocket c.h.i.p., pocket popcorn computer, ppa, software packaging, ubuntu, unplugged, wikipedia, wikit, windows subsystem for linux, wsl, zfs

    Big things are coming to Microsoft's WSL so we get the inside scoop on what's just around the corner.

  • 331: apt install arch-linux

    December 10th, 2019  |  58 mins 46 secs
    arch, arch linux, arch on the server, backups, btrfs, cockpit, containers, copy-on-write, docker, fedora, freebsd, freenas, gpu, graphics, graphics cards, grub-btrfs, gtc, jupiter broadcasting, linux, linux podcast, linux servers, manjaro, microsoft, mythbusting, nouveau, nvidia, office 365, rolling release, snap-pac, snapper, snapshots, system administration, systemd-networkd, teams, ubuntu, unplugged, wireguard, zfs

    We're myth-busting this week as we take a perfectly functioning production server and switch it to Arch. Is this rolling distro too dangerous to run in production, or can the right approach unlock the perfect server? We try it so you don't have to.

  • 330: 'Tis the SSHession

    December 3rd, 2019  |  1 hr 3 mins
    5.1, 6tunnel, adguard, backuppc, cassidy james blaede, elementary os, freedombox, gift giving, gifts,, hera, holiday gifts, homeassistant, ipv6, jellyfin, juno, jupiter broadcasting, kodi, lakka, librem 5, linux gifts, linux podcast, odroid go, open media vault, openssh, orange pi, osmc, pihole, pinephone, purism, raspberry pi, retroarch, sbc, self-hosted, snapcast, ssh, strobe audio, unplugged, veeam, vpn

    Give the gift of remote support with our neat SSH trick. Also, Cassidy from elementary OS joins us to discuss what's great about their new release.

  • 329: Flat Network Truthers

    November 26th, 2019  |  1 hr 6 mins
    android, arch linux, crypto, cryptography, fish shell, flat network, fzf, girens, google, gtk, guus sliepen, jupiter broadcasting, jupiter extras, kde, linux, linux 5.5, linux gaming, linux podcast, mainline, manjaro, native apps, nebula, networking, overlay network, plasma, plex, profile-sync-daemon, ryan huber, slack, stadia, system76, thinkpad, tinc, unplugged, virtual private network, vpn, wee-slack, wireguard, zinc

    Build one flat network across cloud providers, personal networks, with even thousands of nodes. We feature two amazing open source solutions, and the creators behind them.

  • 328: My Mighty Fine Pine

    November 19th, 2019  |  52 mins 55 secs
    arch arch linux, braveheart, gnome shell, jupiter broadcasting, kde, lukasz erecinski, macbook pro, manjaro, mutter, pine, pine64, pinebook pro, pinephone, plasma, pop!linux podcast, rockpro64, super fan, system76, thelio, unplugged

    The Pinebook Pro gets put through the travel test, while we get an update on Pine64 projects straight from the source.

  • 327: Distro Disco

    November 12th, 2019  |  59 mins 3 secs
    apt, arch, btrfs, debian, dnf, fedora, jupiter broadcasting, kde, linux podcast, manjaro, mate, neon, opensuse, openzfs, package managment, plasma, rolling, ubuntu, unplugged, urpmi, yellow dog linux, yum, zfs

    Get to know our Linux Users Group a little better and learn why they love their Linux distros of choice, and the one thing they'd change to make them perfect.

  • 326: Dell, elementary, Fedora, oh my!

    November 5th, 2019  |  1 hr 2 mins
    alsa, appcenter, christian schaller, dell, elementaryos, fedora 31, firecode, flatpak, fonts, gnome, jack, jupiter broadcasting, kexec, kexecboot, linux audio, linux laptops, linux podcast, pick, pinebook pro, pipewire, pulseaudio, raspberry pi, raspberry pi 4, red hat, sideload, ubuntu, unplugged, xps, xps 13

    Dell expands their linux hardware lineup, why elementary OS's Flatpak support sets the bar, and we chat with Christian Schaller of Red Hat about Fedora 31 and what's around the corner.

  • 325: DNF or Die

    October 29th, 2019  |  1 hr 9 mins
    32-bit, amd, balena, cgroups, cgroupsv2, containers, docker, egpu, etcher, fedora, fedora 31, fedora toolbox, flathub, flatpak, gnome, gnome software, i686, jay little, jupiter broadcasting, librem 5, linux desktop, linux graphics, linux podcast, mantiz, nvidia, podman, proton, purism, python, python 2, raspberry pi, silverblue, ssh, steam, terminal sharing, tmate, tmux, ubucon, ubucon europe, unplugged

    Fedora 31 strikes the right balance, we get the latest on the Librem 5 situation, and an easy graphics boost for laptops.

  • 324: RAMburglars

    October 22nd, 2019  |  58 mins 56 secs
    19.10, ai, benchmarks, don watkins, ext4, fedora, filesystem, gnome, gnome foundation, jupiter broadcasting, linux gaming, linux podcast, mate, matthew miller, memory pressure, ml,, openzfs, patent troll defense fund, pi 4, pop!_os, ram, raspberry pi 4, shotwell, steam remote play together, system76, tensorflow, tensorman, thinkpad, thinkpad-tools, ubuntu 19.10, unix, unplugged, zfs

    Is the ZFS tax too high? We pit ZFS on root against ext4 in our laptop pressure cooker and see how they perform when RAM gets tight.

  • 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.