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 17: Swap It Outta Here | LUP 17

    December 4th, 2013  |  1 hr 2 mins

    Do you run without swap? This week we reach into the topic grab bag and debate to swap or not to swap, the reasons long timer Linux users are switching to BSD, and what’s wrong with our Sailfish OS coverage.

  • Episode 16: Meet the Dockers | LUP 16

    November 26th, 2013  |  1 hr 19 mins

    A new version of Docker was just released, we bring on the CTO and Founder of Docker to chat about the big features all Linux users can look forward to.

    Plus building the perfect Linux workstation, your feedback, and much more!

  • Episode 15: Don’t Switch to Linux | LUP 15

    November 19th, 2013  |  1 hr 6 mins

    Our frank advice for switches to Linux. Despite what what the advocates would have you believe, there are some important consideration a potential Linux switcher should make. Our team of silverback Linux users shares their tips after years of using Linux.

  • Episode 14: Negative in the Practical Dimension | LUP 14

    November 12th, 2013  |  1 hr 35 secs

    This week we’ll use the lens of some recent technical meltdowns to discuss this age old struggle of pragmatism vs idealism.

  • Episode 13: Dark Mail: A New Hope | LINUX Unplugged 13

    November 5th, 2013  |  59 mins 40 secs

    What is the Dark Mail Alliance? We’ll dig into how it’s more of a protocol, and a hope than an actual product. Now the time to replace email we’ll explain how you can help get the concept kickstarted.

  • Episode 12: Debating Debian Decisions | LINUX Unplugged 12

    October 29th, 2013  |  1 hr 6 mins

    Upstart or systemd which will Debian choose? We’ll discuss the inherent benefits and disadvantages of both, and the larger ramification Debian’s decision will have on the Linux ecosystem.

  • Episode 11: Bankrupt Linux News | LINUX Unplugged 11

    October 22nd, 2013  |  1 hr 7 mins

    The recent outburst from Linus Torvalds and Mark Shuttleworth have put the poor state of Linux news coverage into sharp focus. The media’s attention to the cult of personalities damages the Linux community.

  • Episode 10: The Ubuntu Hangover | LINUX Unplugged 10

    October 15th, 2013  |  53 mins 50 secs

    What does a post Ubuntu world look like, which distro would rise to the top? Our specially crafted team of armed and dangerous Linux users weigh in.

    PLUS: Rise up against your bearded distro gatekeepers!

  • Episode 9: The Ubuntu Situation | LINUX Unplugged 9

    October 8th, 2013  |  1 hr 21 mins

    With their focus on mobile, and a rather lackluster release around the corner, we debate if Ubuntu’s switch to Unity is costing them now.

  • Episode 8: Cloud Guilt | LINUX Unplugged 8

    October 1st, 2013  |  1 hr 8 mins

    Should Linux users be anti-cloud? Why do so many of us feel guilty for using the”cloud”?

    This week will dig into this conundrum and maybe even solve this more and more complex question.

  • Episode 7: Full SteamOS Ahead | LUP 7

    September 24th, 2013  |  1 hr 8 mins

    Valve has announced SteamOS, and we have our analysis of how this will impact the Linux ecosystem at large, the challenge Valve faces, and the reasons Valve is the right company to pull this effort off.

  • Episode 6: The Android Problem | LINUX Unplugged 6

    September 17th, 2013  |  1 hr 13 mins

    Is that exploit in your pocket? This week we'll ask if Android is Stallman's worst nightmare, making Tivo look like a quaint abuser of Linux. And how Linux is poised to push past it's current limitations over the next few years.

  • Episode 5: Wrath of Linus | LINUX Unplugged 5

    September 10th, 2013  |  1 hr 8 mins

    We break down what has Linus so upset, and the Internet in an NSA induced fever. Plus GOG makes a public statement about Linux that has us scratching our heads, and your feedback.

  • Episode 4: Are Linux Users Cheap? | LINUX Unplugged 4

    September 3rd, 2013  |  1 hr 22 mins

    We crunch the Steam and Ubuntu Software Center numbers and we have to ask: Are Linux users cheap? Or is the answer more complex than that?

  • Episode 3: Go Dock Yourself | LINUX Unplugged 3

    August 26th, 2013  |  1 hr 14 mins

    After rebuilding his KDE desktop better and stronger than before, Chris and Matt dig into what really seems to be troubling the Gnome project, what really makes a desktop easy to use, and if the Ubuntu Edge campaign was a sophisticated PR stunt.

  • Episode 2: Edge of Failure | LINUX Unplugged 2

    August 19th, 2013  |  1 hr 4 mins

    As the final hours countdown we chat about the fate of the Ubuntu Edge camping and debate with our live callers about the bigger picture.

    Plus our thoughts on the new KDE release, Steam, and a few more thoughts on elementary OS.