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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  • 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.

  • 307: What's your NextCloud?

    June 25th, 2019  |  1 hr 19 mins
    32bit, arandr, collaboration, containers, data storage, docker, document editing, dropbox, file sync, glass disc, i386, i686, ia-32, jupiter broadcasting, lexicon, linux drama, linux journalism, linux podcast, linux unplugged, nextcloud, open source, open source alternatives, pim, raspberry pi, raspberry pi 4, raspberry pi desktop, snap packages, steam, ubuntu, ubuntu 19.10, x86

    Go full self-hosted with our team’s tips, and we share our setups from simple to complex.

  • 306: Flipping FreeNAS for Fedora

    June 18th, 2019  |  59 mins 49 secs
    atari vcs, chromium, command line bookmarks, containers, docker, fedora, fedora 30, fedora server, freebsd, freenas, grep, jupiter broadcasting, linus tech tips, linux podcast, linux unplugged, marker, nas, netflix, nfs, openzfs, picks, rga, ripgrep, sack panic, snap packages, storage, system76, tcp, thelio, windows, wsl2, zfs, zfs on linux

    We attempt something you never should, we live flip our FreeNAS ZFS install to a Fedora server.

  • 305: Resilience Is Futile

    June 11th, 2019  |  55 mins 9 secs
    bsides, chob, data corruption, encryption, firefox, firefox premium, gnome mpv, hacker family dinner, jupiter broadcasting, linux podcast, linux unplugged, live distro, matrix, matrix foundation, mozilla, mpv, opensuse, picks, resilient linux, security, suse, universal packages, vlc

    Is Resilient Linux truly an indestructible distro? Or is this our toughest distro challenge yet?

  • 304: Losing My Religion

    June 4th, 2019  |  1 hr 6 mins
    amd, bbq, ctrl alt face, deep fakes, deep learning, desktop fragmentation, desktop standards, ebooks, foliate, free software, gtkwebkit, jupiter broadcasting, linux desktop, linux gaming, linux podcast, linux state of the union, linux unplugged, open source, peer to peer, peertube, ryzen, smach z, texas linuxfest, thomas cameron, txlf, ubuntu, ubuntu mate, windows 7, year of the linux desktop, youtube

    Adopting a distro like it’s a religion is stupid. That’s one of many hard lessons we take away from Texas Linux Fest this week; we’ll share some of the best.

  • 303: Stateless and Dateless

    May 28th, 2019  |  1 hr 8 mins
    bundles, clear linux, encryption, gnome, gtk, intel, jupiter broadcasting, kubecon, kubernetes, kvm, linux podcast, linux unplugged, nvidia driver, pci passthrough, please don’t theme, rolling linux, stop themeing my app, ubuntu 19.10, virtualization, zfs on linux

    We visit Intel to figure out what Clear Linux is all about and explain a few tricks that make it unique.

  • 302: Dark Style Rises

    May 21st, 2019  |  1 hr 5 mins
    android, android q, antergros, cassidy james blaede, chrome, container, dark mode, dark theme, elementary os, fedora, flatpak, freedesktop, guake, jupiter broadcasting, linux podcast, linux unplugged, macos, minetime, rpm-ostree, ryzen, safari, silverblue, toolbox, windows, wireguard in networkmanager

    Can the Free Desktop avoid being left behind in the going dark revolution? Cassidy from elementary OS joins us to discuss their proposal.

  • 301: Peak Red Hat

    May 14th, 2019  |  1 hr 9 mins
    clear linux, command line threat hunting, containers, github package registry, gyre, hybrid cloud, jupiter broadcasting, linux unplugged, openshift 4, python 3, red hat summit, rhel 8, ryzen thinkpad, texas linux fest, ulauncher, universal base image

    We scale the Red Hat Summit and come back with a few stories to share.

  • 300: Ultimate Fedora Test

    May 7th, 2019  |  1 hr 5 mins
    18.04, bootloaderspec, buku, dell, dell precision 3540, fedora, fedora 30, flicker free boot, gnome 3.32, grub, homebrew smart watch, jupiter broadcasting, l4t, linux on the switch, linux unplugged, lxqt, mir, nintendo switch, pantheon, pcap, project sputnik, python classroom, red hat, red hat logo, rhel 8, shadowman, silverblue, smarch watch, sysctl explorer, systemd-boot, termshark, ubuntu, wayland, wayland conformance suite, wireshark, xfce

    Is Fedora 30 the peak release of this distribution? We put it through the ultimate test, live on the air, and put everything on the line.

  • 299: Shame as a Service

    April 30th, 2019  |  1 hr 13 mins
    android, containers, distrohoppers, docker, dockercon, fedora, fedora 30, flicker free boot, free software, geary, gnome, gnome 3.32, home automation, jupiter broadcasting, lfnw, librem one, linux, linux audio, linux conference, linux lite, linuxfest norhtwest, mastodon, mattermost, open source, privacy, purism, red hat, saas, silverblue, software as a service, ubuntu 19.04, unplugged, vpn

    Fresh back from LinuxFest Northwest we share a few of our favorite stories and memories.

  • 298: Blame Joe

    April 23rd, 2019  |  1 hr 5 mins
    arandr, arc-theme, atari vcs, centos, cubesat, darkmode, debian elections, dpl, dunst, fermilab, fractal, gnome, jupiter broadcasting, linux, linux podcast, manajro, matrix, openaudible, pepsi, purism, rhel, sam hartman, scientific linux, subspace wireguard, thunar, ulauncher, unplugged, xfce, xfce performance, xubuntu

    This week we discover the good word of Xfce and admit Joe was right all along. And share our tips for making Xfce more modern.

  • 297: Release the Dingo

    April 16th, 2019  |  57 mins 40 secs
    19.04, ansible, chromebooks, devops, devuan, devuan conference, disco dingo, electronplayer, gnome, jupiter broadcasting, linus tech tips, linux, linux podcast, long term support, lts, ltt, manjaro, mesa, ncspot, ncurses, partyloud, pop!_os, privacy, red hat, rhce, rhcsa, root on zfs, rust, security, simplot, snapcraft, spotify, systemd, traffic simulator, ubuntu, unplugged, yaru, zfs, zfs on linux

    Ubuntu's new release is here, and this one might be one of the most important in a while. But is it worth upgrading from an LTS? We review and debate just that.

  • 296: Defining Desktop Linux

    April 9th, 2019  |  1 hr 7 mins
    archivebox, git, gpd pocket, grace hopper celebration, jupiter broadcasting, linux desktop, linux gaming, linux podcast, lutris, pengwin, proton, rebranding, snapcraft, steam, ubuntu mate, unplugged, visual studio code, vscode, wkhtmltopdf, wlinux, wsl

    The way we’ve been thinking about Desktop Linux is all wrong. We start by defining Desktop Linux, and where it might be going in the future.

  • 295: Stay and Compile a While

    April 2nd, 2019  |  1 hr 12 mins
    accelerated graphics, apache, apache foundation, codecs, compiling software, f5, ffmpeg, firefox, gentoo, jupiter broadcasting, linux podcast, machine learning, mozilla, nano, nginx, notifications, open source, open source audio, opus, raspberry pi, raspberry pi keyboard and mouse, text editors, ubuntu mate 18.04 beta 1 for raspberry pi, unplugged, vi, vlc, vocoder, wasi, webassembly

    Is there really any advantage to building your software vs installing the package? We discuss when and why you might want to consider building it yourself.

  • 294: Tainted Love

    March 26th, 2019  |  1 hr 10 mins
    alcosynth, ansible, asus firmware hack, backdoor, backtrack, cellular hacking, convergence, curl, curl 21st birthday, debconf, debian, desktop linux, firmware updates, install fests, jupiter broadcasting, kali linux, kernel modules, linux advocacy, linux hardware support, linux podcast, nano, nexdock 2, open source, proprietary firmware, ruby on rails, shadowhammer, sigintos, switching people to linux, synthehol, tainted kernel, text editors, unplugged, wifi

    Why we sometimes go too far with our Linux advocacy, and a few humble strategies to switch people to Linux.

  • 293: Netflix's Gift to Linux

    March 19th, 2019  |  1 hr 14 mins
    android, battery life, bcc, bpf, bpftrace, brendan gregg, debian, debian project leader, dtrace, ebpf, eqt investments, ext4slower, fdroid, gnome, google play, gtk, jupiter broadcasting, kde, kde connect, lfnw, linux laptop, linux podcast, mate 1.22, mobile, netflix, novell, opensnoop, perf, performance monitoring, plasma, powertop, profiling, qt, sms, suse, suse independence, tlp, tlp 1.2, unplugged, wanda the fish

    Developers at Netflix are creating the next set of super powers for Linux, we'll get the details straight from the source.