August 13th, 2023 | 1 hr 10 mins
apt, arch, aur-like package manager, data privacy, deb packages, dpkg, duckduckgo, fastmail, fingerprinting, flatpak, git packages, gnome, instability, jupiter broadcasting, kde plasma, linux podcast, linux unplugged, nextdns, opensuse tumbleweed, pacstall, pi-hole, podverse, privacy, privacy tools, protonvpn, rhino linux, rhino-pkg, rolling release, search engines, snap, ubuntu, ubuntu devel, unicorn desktop, xfce, 🦄, 🦏
We're trying out Rhino Linux—a unique take on rolling Ubuntu with AUR-like powers and other surprises.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
November 27th, 2022 | 1 hr 34 mins
android, android alternative, android auto, aosp, app sandbox, apple, caldav, carddav, computer chronicles, davx5, debian, deebian, degoogle, devone, firefox, flatpak, frog, geocache, gif, gnome, google play, grapheneos, image restoration, image upscaling, intel 486, ios, iphone, jnome, jupiter broadcasting, kde, linux podcast, linux unplugged, maps, mobile, n.eko, newpipe, nextcloud, nostr, nvidia, opensuse, photo sync, pixel, pixel 7 pro, pixel buds, plasma, play services, privacy, security, tailscale, tender owl, text extraction, tumbleweed, tuxedo computers, tuxedo os, upscaler, webdav, x86
Chris ditches the iPhone and switches to GrapheneOS, a security and privacy-focused project that lets you take control back from Google.
October 23rd, 2022 | 1 hr 25 mins
ai, artificial intelligence, aur, automatic1111, bcache, bcachefs, btrfs, cacheing, canonical, compvis lmu, container-toolkit, copy-on-write, cow, cuda, deep generative neural network, docker, docker compose, dreamstudio, emad mostaque, gnome, gtk4, intel arc, interim release, iwd, jupiter broadcasting, kinetic kudu, latent diffusion, linux 5.19, linux podcast, linux unplugged, lmu munich, lure, lvm, machine learning, ml, nautilus, nvidia, open source, pipewire, runway, stability.ai, stable diffusion, storage, thelio, ubuntu 22.10, wifi, wpa_supplicant, zfs
The Internet is going crazy with AI-generated media. What's the open-source story, and is Linux being left out?
October 9th, 2022 | 1 hr 21 mins
acastus photon, accessibility, amd, auto move windows, c, codecs, collaboration, cosmic, elm, elm architecture, fedora, geocache, gnome, gnome extensions, google, gtk, h.264, h.265, iced, igpu, intel, jupiter broadcasting, linux podcast, linux unplugged, lokinet, mpeg-la, nextcloud, nextcloud hub 3, nvidia, open-source graphics, osint, pelias, pop!_os, red hat, rust, sharepoint, silverblue, software licenses, software patents, solaris, stadia, system76, tasks, todo, uav
What the heck is going on? Fedora is dropping features, GNOME is getting Iced, and the mistake we'll never make again. We've got a lot to sort out.
September 25th, 2022 | 1 hr 25 mins
amd, android, auto-tiling, curses, docker, f(x)tec pro1 x, fsarchiver, geekbench, gentoo, ghostbsd, gnome, grapheneos, hardware upgrade, hp dev one, hugo, ios, iphone, jpl, jupiter broadcasting, kde plasma, linux podcast, linux unplugged, lte, modern hardware, nixos, openbenchmarking, performance, phoronix test suite, pop!_os, proc, productivity, rust, superposition, sysctl, system76, systeroid, thinkpad, tiling, tui, ubuntu touch, window management, workspaces, workstation, x240, x250
We finally give Brent his new laptop and get his reaction. Plus our best pick for replacing stock Android with something private.