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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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    • Mar 20, 2023 LATEST EPISODE
    • weekly NEW EPISODES
    • 1h 14m AVG DURATION
    • 499 EPISODES

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    502: Docker Shocker

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 20, 2023 79:17

    The story of an open-source hero who became a villain. Special Guest: Alex Kretzschmar.

    501: Fat Stacks for Flatpaks

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 13, 2023 75:55

    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. Special Guest: Robert McQueen.

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    500: Our Biggest Announcement Yet

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 6, 2023 101:22

    We're celebrating 500 episodes with the biggest announcement yet. Special Guest: Listener Jeff.

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    499: 'velopers Choose Snap

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 27, 2023 87:10

    Ubuntu makes its anti-Flatpak stance official, while KDE and GNOME team up to turn Flathub into a universal Linux app store. Plus, we try the Intel Arc GPU. Could this new hardware make Linux bulletproof?

    498: Rolling Papercuts

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 20, 2023 63:53

    Sometimes running the latest and greatest means you have to pave your own path. This week two examples from living on the edge.

    497: More Features? More Problems.

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 13, 2023 70:37

    How Chris wasted three months tracking down a Wi-Fi problem, plus we debate if immutable distros need to be simplified.

    496: Tux in the Hen House

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 6, 2023 61:17

    Chris attempts to get Fedora 37 on his M1 Max MacBook Pro, while Wes and Brent try the "every distro at once" desktop.

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    495: The Moment of Truth

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 30, 2023 95:37

    Are the free software alternatives good enough? The conclusion to our 60-day challenge to drop Google, Apple, and the iPhone.

    494: Updating Our Fiddly Bits

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2023 77:59

    Today we are finally taking on a project months in the making, and we're switching to an entirely new generation of Linux tech in the process.

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    493: Network Nirvana

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2023 75:13

    Chris' sticky upgrade situation, and we chat with the developer behind an impressive mesh VPN with new tricks. Special Guest: Ryan Huber.

    492: A New Challenge Approaches

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2023 73:32

    Join us on a journey to true software freedom. We embark on our 30-day challenge and discover a whole new philosophy that will change the way you think about technology. Special Guest: Alex Kretzschmar.

    491: 2023 Spoilers

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2023 66:05

    490: 2022 Tuxies

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 25, 2022 50:17

    It's the third annual Unplugged Tuxies; our community votes on the best projects, distros, desktops, and services of 2022.

    489: Brent's Secret Emails

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2022 90:51

    Brent's been hiding your emails; we confront him and expose what he's been keeping from the show.

    488: Revenge of the Lizard People

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2022 80:12

    We complete a year-long journey and discover some unspoken truths about a great Linux distro. Plus one small, and one major update on our GrapheneOS adventure.

    487: The Debian Debate

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2022 114:45

    After nearly half a year of woe, Brent is ready to give Linux the go. Join us as we compare and contrast two Linux distros and end up with one going on Brent's machine. Plus, follow-up on Chris' GrapheneOS adventures and more.

    486: Goodbye, Google

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 94:15

    Chris ditches the iPhone and switches to GrapheneOS, a security and privacy-focused project that lets you take control back from Google.

    485: Mystery Box

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2022 125:11

    We dig into Shufflecake, a tool that lets Linux users hide data with plausible deniability, then let our live stream SSH into our server and see if they can discover our secret data. Plus, we follow up on Brent's never-ending desktop distro search and Chris' new Linux rig.

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    484: Fedora Falls Flat

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 84:46

    Why this latest release of Fedora misses the mark, and Ubuntu's quiet backing away from ZFS.

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    483: Chris Is Done With Raspberry Pi

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 7, 2022 93:47

    We surprise each other with three different topics, and Chris has a big update on the ODROID H3+.

    482: Legacy Gets the Boot

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 31, 2022 71:14

    Are the long-timers holding Linux back? Lennart Poettering argues we are and proposes a new Microsoft-blessed way to secure Linux. Plus, our thoughts on the slow decline of mailing lists in open-source development. Special Guest: Neal Gompa.

    481: Just a Prompt Away

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2022 85:04

    The Internet is going crazy with AI-generated media. What's the open-source story, and is Linux being left out? Plus, we try out the new Ubuntu release on the ODROID H3+.

    480: Taming the Beast

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2022 86:41

    Linus Tech Tips blows it again, and we clean up. Plus, we push System76's updated Thelio Workstation to the breaking point.

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    479: Good Software, Bad Blood

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2022 81:02

    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.

    478: The Best of Both Worlds

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2022 66:11

    We go hands-on at NASA's JPL and learn why Linux is the best OS for Earth and Mars. Special Guest: Tim Canham.

    477: The Feeling of Fast

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2022 85:03

    We finally give Brent his new laptop and get his reaction. Plus our best pick for replacing stock Android with something private.

    476: Canary in the Photo Mine

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 87:04

    We've gone deep to find our perfect Google Photos replacement. This week we'll share our setup that we think works great, is easy to use, and is fully backed up.

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    475: Brent's Bug Battle

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 69:27

    Brent has been on a bug-finding marathon. We review what he's discovered and share some hard-learned lessons.

    474: Linux's Malware Inevitability

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 73:22

    Can Linux do better? Apple is scrambling to build always-on malware protection into the next macOS as its market share grows. A precautionary tale for Linux users. Plus we take a look at Ubuntu Unity as it becomes an official flavor.

    473: End of the Road

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 83:10

    We've reached the end of the road in our immutable Linux series, and an old friend stops by to give us the inside scoop on Endless OS. Plus, we announce who will be joining us at JPL in September. Special Guest: Cassidy James Blaede.

    472: 5 Problems With NixOS

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2022 70:03

    The five most common problems when trying out an immutable Linux distro like NixOS. Plus, why one Linux dev says just target WINE.

    471: The Cottonwood Disaster

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 73:24

    Our garage Linux server has died, and this time we're looking at data loss. We attempt to revive our zombie box and reflect on what went wrong. Special Guest: Alex Kretzschmar.

    470: Let's Call It an Upgrade

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 83:52

    We present a buffet of budget Linux boxes. From $40 to $400 you'll be surprised by what we found. Then we attempt to find the perfect distro for them. Special Guest: Alex Kretzschmar.

    469: Tough Linux Love

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2022 59:55

    Is the Linux desktop hard to love? A long-time user experience developer argues it is, and we respond to his criticisms.