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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  • 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.

  • 292: Cheese on the SCaLE

    March 12th, 2019  |  1 hr 12 mins
    azure sphere, bug reports, containers, debian, debian elections, developer tooling, ebpf, f5, firefox send, home automation, jupiter broadcasting, linux podcast, mozilla, nginx, node-red, open source governance, openpower, project leadership, purism, scale, scale 17x, snapcraft, sway, system76, unplugged, wayland, web anniversary, window managers, wlroots, world wide web

    A new voice joins the show, and we share stories from our recent adventures at SCaLE 17x.

  • 291: Dirty Home Directories

    March 5th, 2019  |  1 hr 9 mins
    aws, canonical, chrome os, cloud, cloud computing, config files, containerd, containers, crostini, debian, devuan, docker, firefox, flowblade, fractional scaling, gnome, gnome 3.32, hidden files, home directory, ios, ipad, jupiter broadcasting, kubernetes, linux apps, linux podcast, lyft, meetup, open source, shotcut, simplified computing, systemd, systemd-nspawn, tablet, ubuntu, unplugged

    We reveal all and look at the mess that is our home directories. How we keep them clean, back them up, and organize our most important files.

  • 290: Proper Pi Pedigree

    February 26th, 2019  |  58 mins 46 secs
    4.19, alexa, ansible, arm, automation, domoticz, embedded, gnome, google assistant, google home, hardware acceleration, home assistant, home automation, jupiter broadcasting, kde, latency, linux kernel, linux operating system fundamentals, linux podcast, live streaming, lts, mate, mqtt, mutter, obs, open source, openhab, plasma, podcast generator, podcasting, raspberry pi, smart assistant, smart home, smart hub, smart lights, subsync, subtitles, ubuntu, ubuntu 18.04.2, ubuntu mate, unplugged, z-wave

    We head to the Raspberry Pi corner and pick the very best open source home automation system.

  • 289: The Meat Factor

    February 19th, 2019  |  1 hr 15 mins
    cgroups, cgroups v2, clear linux, community, containers, darktable, debian, desktop linux, digikam, email, eta, fedora 31, firewalls, geary, intel, iptables, jupiter broadcasting, lfnw, linux podcast, meatspace, meetups, mx linux, netdata, photography, pi musicbox, progress bar, scale, shorewall, snap packages, snapcraft, systemd, unplugged

    Will there ever be another "big" Linux distro, or has that time passed?

  • 288: We're Gonna Need a Bigger Repo

    February 12th, 2019  |  1 hr 12 mins
    apparmor, containers, copr, cryptominers, discover, dnf, docker, fedora, fedora 30, fedora schedule, gtk, journalism, jupiter broadcasting, kde, korkerds, linux journalism, linux podcast, lxc, opensuse, opensuse challenge, packagekit, pantheon, plasma 5.15, red hat, rolling release, runc, scale 17x, security, selinux, solvitaire, suse, tumbleweed, uberwriter, unplugged, user metrics, uuid, vala, vulnerability, wireguard, yast, zdnet, zypper

    The hype around a new security flaw hits new levels. Fedora has a bunch of news, and we discover what's new in the latest Plasma release.

  • 287: Clean up After Yourself

    February 5th, 2019  |  1 hr 14 mins
    bitcoin, cryptocurrency, dhcp, dns sinkhole, dnsmasq, docker, ethereum, fosdem 2019, ftldns, gnome shell performance, gtk, gtk+, jupiter broadcasting, jupterdev telegram, linux podcast, overclock nvidia gpu, pi-hole, snapcraft, unplugged, vlc 4

    Why FOSDEM might be the quintessential community event, and our thoughts after playing with Pi-Hole.

  • 286: Ell is for Linux

    January 29th, 2019  |  1 hr 8 mins
    18.04, 19.04, canonical, chromecast, containers, cool-retro-term, debian, disco dingo, docker, ell, firefox, firefox 65, flatpak, fractional scaling, free content, fx_cast, gradio, jupiter broadcasting, kernel patch, kodi, kodi 18, lfnw, librem 5, linux podcast, lts, mate, mozilla, open source home theater, ppa, pureos, purism, scale, scale 17x, shortwave, study group, ubuntu, unplugged, wayland, x11, yaml

    We're playing Robin Hood with the content, and a new member of our team joins to tell you all about it.

  • 285: Pain the APT

    January 22nd, 2019  |  1 hr 19 mins
    akira, apt, apt-get, aws, azure, azure sphere, benchmarks, canonical, circonus, design, documentdb, ebgp, elementary, freemium, gpg, gtk, https, io, jupiter broadcasting, kafka, kernel, lfnw, linux, linux podcast, man in the middle, metrics, mitm, mongodb, multipass, native apps, oggcamp, open source business models, powershell, rce, redis, scale, scheduler, security, sequeler, sketch, ssd, taxi, texas linux fest, ubuntu, ui, unplugged, ux, vala, windows, windows 10, windows core

    An embarrassing vulnerability has been found in the apt package manager, we’ll break it all down. Plus Alessandro Castellani tells us about his plans to build a professional design tool for Linux.

  • 284: Free as in Get Out

    January 15th, 2019  |  1 hr 2 mins
    amazon, apple, apt search, cddl, celluloid, centos, chezmoi, chromeos, cloudkit, computer mouse, delphix, documentdb, dotfiles, ephemeral browser, fedora, foundationdb, foundationdb record layer, gnome, gpl, jupiter broadcasting, linux apps, linux on chromeos, linux podcast, mpv, neal gompa, ota 7, rhel, sql, stratis, ubports, ubuntu touch, unplugged, zfs, zol

    ZFS on Linux is becoming the official upstream project of all major ZFS implementations, even the BSDs. But recent kernel changes prevent ZFS from even building on Linux. Neal Gompa joins us to discuss why it all matters.

  • 283: The Premiere Shell

    January 8th, 2019  |  1 hr 10 mins
    adobe, apollo, bash, clear linux, creative cloud, dnf, ed, entroware, fedora, fedora 31, fish, fish shell, gaming on linux, gnu, jason evangelho, jupiter broadcasting, linux, linux 5.0, linux kernel, linux podcast, peter ammon, premiere, proton, rover tracker, shell, steam, unplugged, user tracking, windows phone, zsh

    Joe joins Wes to discuss the state of Adobe's Creative Cloud on Linux and why the Fish shell might be your favorite new tool.

  • 282: Wishing Upon a Kernel

    January 2nd, 2019  |  1 hr 12 mins
    chromeos, clear linux, gnome, gpu, hopecasting, ibm, jupiter broadcasting, kde neon, linux podcast, openzfs, proton, redhat, reiserfs, unplugged, wine, wireguard, xfce

    We start off the new year with our hopes and dreams for Linux and open source in 2019 and beyond.