June 16th, 2020 | 1 hr 13 mins
a cloud guru, accesibility, apple, btrfs, checksums, containers, copy on write, cow, crew dragon, data integrity, disk layout, disk partitioning, disk space, docker, ext4, facebook, falcon 9, fedora, fedora workstation, filesystem, flatpak, gimp, github, jupiter broadcasting, librem 5, linux podcast, lvm, macos, master, matt ahrens, media production, mobile, nvme, phone, phosh, pine64, pinephone, pinetab, pipewire, postmarketos, preempt, proprietary software, purism, python, redis, rich bowen, ruby, snapshots, spacex, ssd, starlink, unplugged, welcoming nomenclature, windows, xfs, zfs
It's time to challenge some long-held assumptions.
Today's Btrfs is not yesterday's hot mess, but a modern battle-tested filesystem, and we'll prove it.
Plus our thoughts on GitHub dropping the term "master", and the changes Linux should make NOW to compete with commercial desktops.
May 12th, 2020 | 57 mins 15 secs
a cloud guru, awk, christian schaller, command line, cryptocurrency, dotfiles, efl, elive, encrypted storage, encryption, enlightenment, fedora, git-crypt, gnome, jupiter broadcasting, linux podcast, luks, paperwm, pop shell, pop!_os 20.04, samuel baggen, sed, shell, system76, telegram, thanatermesis, tiling window manager, ton, ubuntu server, unplugged, window manager, xps 13
We're blown away by the Enlightenment desktop, and its little known features, and we share a quick way for you to try it out yourself.
April 7th, 2020 | 1 hr 3 mins
a cloud guru, command line, earlyoom, facebook, fedora, fedora 32, integrity policy enforcement, ipe, jupiter broadcasting, linux, linux podcast, linux router, low-memory-monitor, lsm, memory pressure, microsoft, mitm, nohang, nushell, oomd, openwrt, opkg, opnsense, performance, pfsense, psi, security, shell, time tracking, timekpr-next, unplugged
Today we make nice with a killer, an early out-of-memory daemon, and one of the new features in Fedora 32. We put EarlyOOM to the test in a real-world workload and are shocked by the results.
March 31st, 2020 | 1 hr 4 mins
20.04, a cloud guru, arch, arm, armbian, btrfs, bulletproof linux, ext4, f2fs, fedora, freebsd, functional, guix, json, jupiter broadcasting, linux, linux 5.6, linux laptop, linux mint, linux podcast, manjaro, multipath tcp, nixos, pi 4, powershell, raspberry pi, snapshots, timeshift, tuxedo computers, ubuntu, unplugged, usb4, virtualbox, wireguard, xfs, zfs
We discover a few simple Raspberry Pi tricks that unlock incredible performance and make us re-think the capabilities of Arm systems.
January 21st, 2020 | 58 mins 26 secs
a cloud guru, benchmarks, cloud, containers, coreos, dell, dell xps 13, developer laptop, doing things that scale, fedora, fedore coreos, flatcar container linux, focal fossa, free desktop, glow, jupiter broadcasting, kinvolk, linux desktop, linux laptop, linux podcast, mac os, macification, markdown, open source, picks, pine64, pinephone, software development, ubuntu, ubuntu 20.04, uefi, unplugged, wifi 6, xps 13, yaru, yaru theme
We make an appeal to keep Linux powerful and avoid the Macification of the desktop, and review the latest developer-focused XPS 13.
December 10th, 2019 | 58 mins 46 secs
arch, arch linux, arch on the server, backups, btrfs, cockpit, containers, copy-on-write, docker, fedora, freebsd, freenas, gpu, graphics, graphics cards, grub-btrfs, gtc, jupiter broadcasting, linux, linux podcast, linux servers, manjaro, microsoft, mythbusting, nouveau, nvidia, office 365, rolling release, snap-pac, snapper, snapshots, system administration, systemd-networkd, teams, ubuntu, unplugged, wireguard, zfs
We're myth-busting this week as we take a perfectly functioning production server and switch it to Arch. Is this rolling distro too dangerous to run in production, or can the right approach unlock the perfect server? We try it so you don't have to.
November 12th, 2019 | 59 mins 3 secs
apt, arch, btrfs, debian, dnf, fedora, jupiter broadcasting, kde, linux podcast, manjaro, mate, neon, opensuse, openzfs, package managment, plasma, rolling, ubuntu, unplugged, urpmi, yellow dog linux, yum, zfs
Get to know our Linux Users Group a little better and learn why they love their Linux distros of choice, and the one thing they'd change to make them perfect.
October 29th, 2019 | 1 hr 9 mins
32-bit, amd, balena, cgroups, cgroupsv2, containers, docker, egpu, etcher, fedora, fedora 31, fedora toolbox, flathub, flatpak, gnome, gnome software, i686, jay little, jupiter broadcasting, librem 5, linux desktop, linux graphics, linux podcast, mantiz, nvidia, podman, proton, purism, python, python 2, raspberry pi, silverblue, ssh, steam, terminal sharing, tmate, tmux, ubucon, ubucon europe, unplugged
Fedora 31 strikes the right balance, we get the latest on the Librem 5 situation, and an easy graphics boost for laptops.
October 22nd, 2019 | 58 mins 56 secs
19.10, ai, benchmarks, don watkins, ext4, fedora, filesystem, gnome, gnome foundation, jupiter broadcasting, linux gaming, linux podcast, mate, matthew miller, memory pressure, ml, opensource.com, openzfs, patent troll defense fund, pi 4, pop!_os, ram, raspberry pi 4, shotwell, steam remote play together, system76, tensorflow, tensorman, thinkpad, thinkpad-tools, ubuntu 19.10, unix, unplugged, zfs
Is the ZFS tax too high? We pit ZFS on root against ext4 in our laptop pressure cooker and see how they perform when RAM gets tight.
October 1st, 2019 | 1 hr 7 mins
ansible, automation, canonical, cpu-x, crypto, cryptography, dconf, direnv, fedora, fedora 31, gnome, installing linux, jupiter broadcasting, kde, linux podcast, opensuse, plasma, red hat, scripting, security, ubuntu, ubuntu 19.10, ubuntu mate, vpn, wireguard, yadm
What makes a fresh install of Linux perfect? We ask our panel and share a few tools, tips, and habits that make our Linux installs perfect.