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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  • 509: The Next Gen Desktop

    May 7th, 2023  |  59 mins 50 secs
    arch, archwiki, awesome-hyprland, dynamic tiling, easy configuration, ecowitt weather station, esp32, garden automation, hall of fame, hyprland, hyprland wiki, installation, jupiter broadcasting, linux podcast, linux unplugged, manual installation, master tutorial, nb, nix, nixos, notes, nvidia gpus, opensuse tumbleweed, running hyprland, smooth animations, the sprinkler geeks, xwmx/nb

    The first new desktop environment in a while that has caught our attention, and it promises to unlock the full power of cutting-edge Linux.

  • 508: The Worst Distro Ever

    April 30th, 2023  |  52 mins 10 secs
    apt, audiobookshelf, bash, bashrc, boston harbor, boston harbor marina, bullseye, containers, debian, dendron, determinate nix installer, determinate systems, digital estate planning, docker, fedora, finland, hugo, hugo extended build, jupiter broadcasting,, kde, linux podcast, linux spring meetup, linux unplugged, nala, nix, nix-shell, nixos, olympia meetup, package managers, pacstall, password manager, personal knowledge management, plasma, podgrab, pop!_os, postal-code boost, rss, sam hughes, self-hosting, spotify, spring meetup, static site, suicide linux, the sprinkler geeks, tumbleweed

    Two listeners race to set up a web server on Suicide Linux. One slip-up and it's all gone. Who will survive?

  • 507: Full Wobble

    April 23rd, 2023  |  52 mins 1 sec
    amd, arm, asahi linux, asahi-fedora-builder, backups, btrfs, budgie, daily driver, digital estate planning, dnf5, document, dual booting, fedora, fedora 38, fedora workstation, flathub, flatpak, gnome 44, gtk4, hardware acceleration, if i die, intel, jupiter broadcasting, kde, linux desktop, linux podcast, linux unplugged, logseq, m1 max mbp, music-player, obsidian, phosh, pipewire, plasma 5.27, reaper, right-to-repair, rust, sway, systemd, tiling window manager, video glitches, wayland

    Why Fedora 38 might Sway you to try it; and how it runs on the MacBook M1 Max.

  • 506: Three Wild and Crazy Topics

    April 16th, 2023  |  1 hr 16 mins
    ai, apple music, autogpt, awesome-nostr, boston harbor, btrfs, bus problem, censorship, cloud services, decentralization, determinate systems, diff, difftastic, digital estate planning, dotfiles, feedback, fleek,, git, google keep, home-manager, jupiter broadcasting, lightning, linux podcast, linux unplugged,, logseq, nextcloud, nix, nix-installer, nixos, nixpkgs, nostr, obsidian, olympia meetup, raspberry pi, relay, rust, self-hosting, silk road, simplex, social media, tuxedo computers, yaml

    We surprise each other with three secret topics, with one big catch.

  • 505: Keep Your Darn Secrets

    April 9th, 2023  |  1 hr 13 mins
    appimage, block editor, block reference, clojure, clojurescript, codex docs, datalog, decentralized, delete for everyone, device local, disappearing messages, double ratchet, e2ee, editor.js, electon, end-to-end-encrypted, evernote, flashcards, gnome, gping, graph, graph database, haskell, jupiter broadcasting, kde, kde connect, knowledge base, linux podcast, linux unplugged, logseq, markdown, message broker, note sync, notes, obsidian, open-source, org mode, outliner, pdf annotation, personal knowledge management, plasma, plugins, privacy, private chat, productivity, roam research, rust, security, signal, simplex, simplex relay, simplexmq, smp, spaced repetition, task management, telegram, todo, todoist, tuxedo os, user identifiers, whiteboard, zettelkasten

    We try out the most secure messaging app in the world, and Wes’ new note system that's so great you’ll want to abandon your current one.

  • 504: It's a Trap!

    April 2nd, 2023  |  1 hr 25 mins
    a-kenji, airplay, android, android auto, apple, apple tax, apple watch, aurora store, berlin, berlin buds, berlin hackfest, c-base, carplay, chores, f-droid, gbyte, germany, gesture ui, gigatexel, giraffeneos, google pixel, grapheneos, icloud, immich, iodé, ios, jupiter broadcasting, kde, kde connect, libresign, linux podcast, linux unplugged, lock-in, matelight, media playback, nextcloud, nextcloud aio, nextcloud cookbook, nfc, nixos, pixel 7 pro, plasma, podman, privacy, security, sideloading, tailscale, value4value, 🦒

    Why using the iPhone makes it harder to run Linux; Chris follows up on his four-month-long challenge to ditch iOS for GrapheneOS.

    Plus, Brent's extended stay in Berlin has led to some developments you won't want to miss.

  • 503: Berlin with Brent

    March 26th, 2023  |  1 hr 29 mins
    ai, arm, berlin, berlin meetup, bruch with brent, chatgpt, collaboration, cycling, dall-e 2, daphne muller, developer program, docker, e2ee, end-to-end encryption, ethical ai, ethical rating, europe, files, frank karlitschek, germany, gif, giphy, jos poortvliet, jupiter broadcasting, launcher, linux podcast, linux unplugged, litestream, machine learning, microsoft, nextcloud, nextcloud hub 4, nimisha vijay, odroid, office 365, productivity, self-hosted, self-hosting, skinny dipping, smart picker, sqlite, swimming, talk, tasks, ui, ux, whisper

    Brent dives deep into Nextcloud's new release from inside their offices, and takes an unexpected dip in the local lake with a listener.

  • 502: Docker Shocker

    March 19th, 2023  |  1 hr 19 mins
    active directory, alex ellis, berlin, containers, coreos, docker, docker free teams, docker hub, docker image registry facade, docker registry, docker-compose, docker-sponsored open source program, dotcloud, github container registry, httptoolkit, jupiter broadcasting, kubernetes, linux podcast, linux unplugged,, lxc, mandrake, microsoft, mirantis, moby, nerdctl, nextcloud, nt4, oci, odroid h3+, open-source organizations, plex, podman, rate limiting, red hat, samba, solomon hyke, tim perry, vancouver island, virtual machines, whats-up-docker, windows 2000, wud

    The story of an open-source hero who became a villain.

  • 501: Fat Stacks for Flatpaks

    March 12th, 2023  |  1 hr 15 mins
    7 of 9, a better cd encoder, abcde, alby, austria meetup, breez wallet, canada, castamatic, coffee in that nebula, collabora, debian, ds9, endlessos, enterprise boost, essentialism, ferangi, flathub, flatpaks, foss, fountain charts, future of flathub, gnome, gnome foundation, grapheneos, gtk4, gui, ibook, jupiter broadcasting, kde, latinum, lfnw, linux desktop, linux distro, linux podcast, linux unplugged, linuxfest northwest 2023, moldova, ontario, québec, robert mcqueen, rules of acquisition, sparc, sun, tailscale, tray icon, trayscale, universal app store, windows unplugged, yellow dog linux, zfs, zip code boost

    Robert McQueen shares the inside scoop on Flathub’s ambitious plans to create a universal app store for all distros—and we ask the hard questions.

  • 500: Our Biggest Announcement Yet

    March 5th, 2023  |  1 hr 41 mins
    192 brewing, 2600hz, 500, albuquerque, alby, antennapod, arch challenge, arch server, australia, belgium, boosts, canada, captain crunch, castablasta, coder robe, computer action show, cottonwood, demerger, episode 500, fountain charts, grapheneos, headless seeding, japan, jupiter broadcasting,, lfnw, linux action show, linux podcast, linux unplugged, linuxfest northwest 2023, listener jeff, mainframe, matrix, meetup, nextcloud, peertube, podverse, postal code, solaris, value4value, where ya at booster, windows unplugged, zipcode

    We're celebrating 500 episodes with the biggest announcement yet.

  • 499: 'velopers Choose Snap

    February 26th, 2023  |  1 hr 27 mins
    ai, app store, arc graphics, bell, btrfs, bulletproof linux, canonical, captain crunch, fedora, flathub, flatpak, gnome, gpu-viewer, graphics acceleration, guacamole, i915, ilus4, intel graphics, intel-extension-for-pytorch, jupiter broadcasting, kde, kopia, linux 6.2, linux podcast, linux unplugged, lunar lobster, mesa 23, ml, openzfs, paid apps, podcasting 2.0, pop!_os, power saving, pytorch, snap packages, snapcraft, stable diffusion, subscriptions, tensorflow, thermals, ubuntu, ubuntu experience, ubuntu flavors, universal package, velopers, wayland, whisper, wireless, x11, zfs

    Ubuntu makes its anti-Flatpak stance official, while KDE and GNOME team up to turn Flathub into a universal Linux app store.

  • 498: Rolling Papercuts

    February 19th, 2023  |  1 hr 3 mins
    backups, borg, borgbackup, btrbk, btrfs, copy-on-write, deduplication, flatpak, gamestreaming, gnome, jupiter broadcasting, krdc, krfb, lenovo, linux podcast, linux unplugged, moonlight, nomachine, nvidia, pikvm, plasma, rdp, remote desktop, rsnapshot, rsync, rust, rustdesk, send/receive, sfz, simple file server, snapshots, ssh, static file server, steam deck, sunshine, teamviewer, video acceleration, vnc, vorta, wayland, waypipe, wayvnc, wifi, wlroots, xfce, zfs, zoom

    Sometimes running the latest and greatest means you have to pave your own path. This week two examples from living on the edge.

  • 497: More Features? More Problems.

    February 12th, 2023  |  1 hr 10 mins
    apt, arch linux, aur, balanced power, battery life, beers with lup, blendos, boxxy, calamares, distrobox, dnf, docker, docker-rollout, game streaming, gboard, gentoo, gnome, google takeout, grapheneos, home networking, http, jupiter broadcasting, kde plasma, krunvm, linux podcast, linux unplugged, mbox, moonlight, nixos, performance, plasma 5.27, podverse, power profile, power profiles daemon, raspberry pi, raspberrypi, remote desktop, rustdesk, snowflakeos, spinrite, steam deck, steamdeck, tp-link, ubuntu, vanillaos, vimusic, vpn, wi-fi problems, wireguard, wireless

    How Chris wasted three months tracking down a Wi-Fi problem, plus we debate if immutable distros need to be simplified.

  • 496: Tux in the Hen House

    February 5th, 2023  |  1 hr 1 min
    apple m1 max mbp, arch linux, arm, asahi linux, backup, bedrock linux, blend package manager, blendos, btrbk, btrfs, containers, crystal linux, data safety, distro blend, distrobox, easyinstallscript, elementary os, elementary os 7, fedora, fedora 37, fedora linux, gamebuntu, github, horus, jade gui, jupiter broadcasting, linux 6.2 rc, linux distros, linux podcast, linux unplugged, m1, podman, ubuntu, ubuntu ed, ubuntu unity, ubuntu web

    Chris attempts to get Fedora 37 on his M1 Max MacBook Pro, while Wes and Brent try the "every distro at once" desktop.

  • 495: The Moment of Truth

    January 29th, 2023  |  1 hr 35 mins
    android, android auto, apple, backups, borg, carbonyl, carplay, chromium, community, duplicacy, duplicity, f-droid, giraffeneos, google, grapheneos, imessage, immich, ios, iphone, jupiter broadcasting,, kopia, linux podcast, linux unplugged, matrix, mumble, nextcloud, opensuse, peertube, photoprism, photosync, pixel 7, podcasting 2.0, privacy, restic, rsnapshot, rsync, security, telegram, tumbleweed, vorta, yast, 🦒

    Are the free software alternatives good enough? The conclusion to our 60-day challenge to drop Google, Apple, and the iPhone.

  • 494: Updating Our Fiddly Bits

    January 22nd, 2023  |  1 hr 17 mins
    aj-snapshot, amd, arc, autorestic, backblaze, backups, borg, borgbackup, borgbase, borgmatic, borgwarehouse, carla, defined networking, elgato stream deck, emborg, graphics card, hardware acceleration, helvum, idrive, intel, jack, jellyfin, jupiter broadcasting, kde plasma, linux podcast, linux unplugged, live usb, livestreaming, lts kernel, material shell, modern linux desktop, nebula, nix, nixos, obs, obs-websocket, obsws-python, open-source graphics, persistent usb, pipeline, plasma desktop, qpwgraph, radeon rx 6500 xt, remote desktop, restic, rsync,, rustdesk, streamdeck-ui, streaming, system76, thelio, tiling window manager, traefik, vorta, wayland, zfs, znapzend

    Today we are finally taking on a project months in the making, and we're switching to an entirely new generation of Linux tech in the process.