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 267: People Patches

    September 19th, 2018  |  1 hr 19 mins
    code of conduct, code of conflict, distributed web gateway, ipfs, jack, kxstudio, lenovo, linus, linus apologises, linux, linux podcast, t480, talk show, thinkpad, thinkpad throttling bug, unplugged

    Linus takes a break and the Linux kernel adopts a new Code of Conduct. We work through these major watershed moments, and discuss what it means for the community.

  • Episode 266: From Jupiter to Beyond

    September 11th, 2018  |  54 mins 45 secs
    libre application summit, linux academy, linux podcast, nextcloud, solus

    We announce our big news, Jupiter Broadcasting is joining Linux Academy and what we have planned for the future is huge!

  • Episode 265: Privacy Priorities

    September 4th, 2018  |  50 mins 23 secs
    android, android security, chromebook, cindy, gnome, gnome tweaks, google, intel, keybase, librem, librem 5, linux, linux mint, linux podcast, lmde, meltdown, privacy, proven, purism, random number generators, raspberry pi zero, rat, responsible disclosure, rng, security, spectre, tcpdump, zerophone

    Intel has disappointed the kernel community with its latest security disclosures but there’s still hope for a better future. That’s more than can be said for the state of privacy on Android, so we discuss some alternatives.

  • Episode 264: Proton, Electron for Games!

    August 28th, 2018  |  1 hr 7 mins
    codeweavers, fedora, gaming on linux, intel microcode, kde itinerary, libre application summit, linux podcast, lvfs, plasma, proton, realtek, steam, ubuntu touch, vulkan, wine

    Steam Play rocks the Linux world as it promises new levels of compatibility with AAA Windows games. But the story of how Valve is doing it might be just as fascinating.

  • Episode 263: Updates from the Source

    August 21st, 2018  |  47 mins 49 secs
    akademy, docker, firmware, flathub, flatpak, fosscon, intel, kde, licensing, linux podcast, man pages, oggcamp, plasma, pulseeffects, sandboxing, snapcraft, um

    Docker controversy is brewing, but it's probably not what you think. We get around of community updates directly from the source, and why Debian an Intel are playing the game of he said, she said.

  • Episode 262: Tribes of Init

    August 14th, 2018  |  1 hr 17 mins
    18, blender benchmark, dropbox, filesystem, freebsd, fstransform, kde neon, libre application summit, linux 4, linux podcast, loopback, meetbsd, mir, openbenchmark, sparse image, systemd, the tragedy of systemd, xdg shell, xfs

    The FreeBSD community shares the hard lessons learned from systemd, we play some great clips from a recent event.

  • Episode 261: GNOME, GNOME on the Range

    August 7th, 2018  |  1 hr 6 mins
    cassidy james blaede, denial of service, elementary os, extensions, firmware, gnome, gpg sync, gtk+, javascript extensions, linux podcast, lvfs lenovo, peertube, plasma, powershell, removing themes, transitions dj

    GNOME is discussing big changes, Elementary OS has big news, and a big bug has been found in Linux.

  • Episode 260: Thinkpad as a Service

    July 31st, 2018  |  1 hr 10 mins
    barton, chromebooks, dell, full time, george, kde neon, kirta, linux podcast, microsoft store, odio, s-tui, sputnik, stress test, windows as a service, xps 13

    We get an update from Dell’s Barton George on their Linux initiative Sputnik, cover some important community news, and the uncomfortable questions raised by Krita’s new financial boost.

  • Episode 259: Proprietary Action News

    July 25th, 2018  |  1 hr 21 mins
    chromebook gpu acceleration, commercial software on linux, crostini, elementary os, gpu, hiri, linux podcast, making profit on linux, reactos, reaper, selling software on linux, snap, steamos, ubuntu, unplugged

    Another potential desktop Linux app is scared away by an aggressive free software community, and we struggle to find the balance between our moral ideals, and getting work done.

  • Episode 258: The Future of Retro

    July 18th, 2018  |  1 hr 28 mins
    atari vcs, atarios, blockchain phone, fedora, gtk4, htc exodus, linux podcast, linux users group, lug, mir, python, ssh, ubuntu, unplugged, wayland, yum

    Atari has released details about its upcoming Linux powered console, some of us are sold… And some of us are rather skeptical.

  • Episode 257: Security Amateur Hour

    July 11th, 2018  |  1 hr 16 mins
    arm, aur malware, best practices, dolphin share, firefox for android, gentoo, github, kdenlive, linux podcast, lockbox, minimal ubuntu, plasma desktop, unplugged, wine, wineconf

    We reflect on recent FOSS security screw ups and ponder a solution powered by community.

  • Episode 256: Peering Into the Future

    July 4th, 2018  |  1 hr 43 mins
    allan jude, chrome os, debian, elementary os juno, fedora, freebsd, have i been pwned, linux community, linux mint 19, linux talk show, linux unplug, lug, nintendo switch hack, peertube, project trident, stylish, tara, trueos, ubuntu studio, yum

    A major Internet monopoly might just be on the edge of cracking thanks to free software, a bit of initiative, and a lot of gumption. We'll follow up on a major experiment we kicked off last week.

  • Episode 255: Fedora to the Core

    June 27th, 2018  |  1 hr 17 mins
    auphonic, bittorrent, canonical, codec2, community news, debian 8.11, enigma code, fedora atomic, fedore coreos, firefox, github, gitlab, gnome software, kde neon, linux community podcast, linux user groups, microsoft, new york times, open source project news, peertube, rhel, unplugged

    Big changes are coming to Fedora with the merger of CoreOS. We chat with a couple project members to get the inside scope about what the future of Fedora looks like.

  • Episode 254: Don’t Link to This

    June 20th, 2018  |  1 hr 25 mins
    article 13, blender, deepin 15.6, gog galaxy wine, librem 5, linux community podcast, linux unplugged, pclinuxos, puretube, texstar, trackmania nations forever

    Free Software projects concerned about Article 13 are claiming it could destroy free software as we know it. We debate this controversial copyright law about to be voted on in the EU.

  • Episode 253: Personalities Happen

    June 13th, 2018  |  1 hr 8 mins
    acer, bsdcan, chromebook linux apps, copperheados, flatpak, foss talk, linux podcast, mars rover runs linux, plasma 5.13, snaps, southeast linux fest, texas linuxfest, winepal

    There is trouble at CopperheadOS, Plasma has a shiny new release, and we share the story of how Linux has powered the curiosity rover for 17 years.

  • Episode 252: Github Hubbub

    June 6th, 2018  |  1 hr 3 mins
    electron, gitea, linux podcast, overload, pulseaudio-dlna, trackmania nations forever

    Microsoft has purchased GitHub, sending shock-waves through the free software community. We discuss the bidding war that took place, and it leaves us questioning what the future of Electron might be.