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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.

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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An open show powered by community LINUX Unplugged takes the best attributes of open collaboration and turns it into a weekly show about Linux.




376: From The Factory Floor

We put the new Ubuntu 20.10 to the test, and chat with System76's Mechanical Engineer to get the secrets of the new Thelio Mega. Plus some important community news, feedback, picks, and more. Chapters: 0:00 Pre-show 1:37 Intro 2:55 Edge for Linux 7:29 Thelio Mega 16:00 NVIDIA's 5.9 Problem 21:02 PinePhone Manjaro Community Edition 25:44 Housekeeping 30:17 Ubuntu 20.10: Groovy Gorilla 49:33 Feedback 54:11 Picks 57:37 Post-show Special Guests: Lindsey Cross and Philip Muller.


375: Wrong About Pop!

We're reminded that you can't judge a distro by its screenshots. We use Pop!_OS for a few weeks and share our embarrassing discovery. Plus our thoughts on the new Plasma release, a super handy pick, and more. Chapters: 0:00 Pre-Show 0:44 Intro 0:50 SPONSOR: A Cloud Guru 2:39 Plasma 5.20 7:50 Kernel 5.9 8:05 VMware Flirts with Arm 15:28 SPONSOR: Linode 18:54 Big News for Nebula 22:10 Code-Shaming the Kernel 27:40 Housekeeping 29:31 Pop!OS Exit Interview 31:44 Pop!OS Full-Time Staff 34:49...


374: Perfect Nextcloud Setup

Our secrets for a low-cost bulletproof Nextcloud server that we figured out the hard way. We take you into the "server garage" and share our lessons learned. Special Guests: Brent Gervais and Drew DeVore.


373: Your New Tools

We embrace new tools to upgrade your backup game, securely move files around the network, and debunk the idea that Windows will ever be based on Linux. Chapters: 0:00 Pre-Show 0:29 Intro 0:46 SPONSOR: A Cloud Guru 2:31 LVFS Hits 20 Million Downloads 4:10 Dell Precision 5750 Review Unit Coming Soon 6:27 LVFS Continued 7:29 Xen Hypervisor is Porting to Raspberry Pi 4 12:09 New Dell XPS 13 Developer Editions 14:56 Lenovo Expands its Linux-Loaded Selection 16:48 SPONSOR: Linode 19:31 WSL to...


372: Distro Triforce

What would it really take to get you to switch Linux distributions? We debate the practical reasons more and more people are sticking with the big three. Plus Carl from System76 stops by to surprise us with some firmware news. Chapters: 0:00 Pre-Show 2:22 Intro 2:36 SPONSOR: A Cloud Guru 4:24 USB Booting the Pi 4 10:10 System76 Open Firmware Update 23:14 SPONSOR: Linode 25:28 OpenPOWER Summit 2020 29:23 EndeavourOS ARM 30:14 Housekeeping 30:53 SPONSOR: Unplugged Core Contributors 32:59 It's...


371: Cabin Fever

Friends join us to discuss Cabin, a proposal that encourages more Linux apps and fewer distros. Plus, we debate the value that the Ubuntu community brings to Canonical, and share a pick for audiobook fans. Chapters: 0:00 Pre-Show 0:48 Intro 0:54 SPONSOR: A Cloud Guru 2:25 Future of Ubuntu Community 6:51 Ubuntu Community: Popey Responds 9:31 Ubuntu Community: Stuart Langridge Responds 16:26 Ubuntu Community: Mark Shuttleworth Responds 17:30 BTRFS Workflow Developments 19:09 Linux Kernel 5.9...


370: PipeWire Progress

We get an update from PipeWire developer Wim Taymans on the status of Linux's new audio and video subsystem. Plus Alexi Pol joins us for two big updates from the KDE community. Chapters: 0:00 Pre-Show 1:30 Intro 1:49 SPONSOR: A Cloud Guru 2:56 Linux Action News Returns! 4:17 Ubuntu 20.10 Embraces Active Directory 7:26 DebConf 2020 12:58 Pipewire Progress with Wim Tayman 23:26 SPONSOR: Linode 25:28 Akademy 2020 33:41 Housekeeping 36:19 SPONSOR: Unplugged Core Contributors 38:08 Jono Bacon's...


369: Double Data Rate Trouble

The Raspberry Pi might be getting a small software fix that makes a big performance improvement. Plus, we attempt to combine two internet connections with Linux live from the woods! Chapters: 0:00 Pre-Show 1:07 Intro 1:55 SPONSOR: A Cloud Guru 2:35 Lenovo Linux Laptops 11:21 Raspberry Pi Storage Speedup 13:31 SPONSOR: Linode 17:45 Linux Unplugged Core Contributors 18:58 Fedora 33 Bug-a-Thon 20:55 Using Two Internet Connections in Linux 25:11 Policy Routing 28:32 Net-ISP-Balance 31:46 Diving...


368: The Best is Yet to Come

It's a new day for Jupiter Broadcasting and the show, we share our big news. Plus our plan to help make a difference in free software, and we reunite with some old friends. Chapters: 0:00 Pre-Show 0:42 Intro 1:08 SPONSOR: A Cloud Guru 2:59 Arch Update 4:13 Big News for Jupiter Broadcasting 6:58 Coder Radio Returns 8:08 Linux Action News Returns 9:45 The Future of Jupiter Broadcasting 10:23 Unplugged Core Contributors 15:01 Arch Update Part 2 16:49 Housekeeping 18:20 Arch Update Part 3 19:05...


367: Podcatcher Play-off

We round up the best podcast clients for your Linux desktop, mobile, and the web. Plus we announce the official Jupiter Broadcasting Matrix server, share some great picks, and a thought-provoking email. Chapters: 0:00 Pre-Show 0:35 Intro 2:03 Debian Requests Artwork 3:04 Google Kernel Code Dump 8:07 The Future of Rust 14:15 Manjaro Forum Meltdown 20:11 Matrix Server Migration 27:38 Housekeeping 28:44 Podcatcher Play-Off 29:08 Podcatcher Play-Off: Honorable Mentions 31:33 Podcatcher Play-Off:...


366: Linux Server Salvage

We refurbish a special machine from the Jupiter Broadcasting Hardware Archive and try out Matrix, the one chat platform to rule them all. Plus Dan and Cassidy from elementary OS join us to discuss version 6.0. Chapters: 0:00 Pre-Show 0:45 Intro 2:25 KDE Neon 20.04 4:17 Mozilla Resturcturing 8:21 elementary OS 6 18:29 Housekeeping 20:00 Matrix 22:33 Silver Salvage 29:43 Matrix Server Punishment Test 33:04 Clients Galore 35:06 Secure By Default 43:56 Outro 45:08 Post-Show Special Guests: Alex...


365: There's a Hole in my Boot!

We explain why BootHole is getting so much attention and break down the key issues. Then we review our favorite Linux-compatible headsets. Plus community news, feedback, and more. Special Guests: Drew DeVore and Neal Gompa.


364: Linux Arm Wrestling

The past, present and future of Linux on Arm. The major challenges still facing full Linux support, and why ServerReady might be a solution to unify Arm systems. Plus we chat with the Manjaro team about recent changes. Chapters: 0:00 Pre-Show 0:58 Intro 2:01 Terminal 2.0 in ChromeOS 4:41 Manjaro's Process Problems 13:49 Manjaro Sneak Peaks 15:41 Weekend Manjaro Journey 21:02 Housekeeping 22:09 ARM on Linux 24:01 The History of ARM 28:16 Single Board Computing Revolution 31:47 ARM Reaching...


363: Return of the Terminal Server

Fedora makes a bold move and Microsoft seems to be working on their ideal "Cloud PC", we ponder what Linux has to offer. Plus an easy way to remotely watch movies with others, and a bunch of your feedback. Chapters: 0:00 Pre-Show 0:29 Intro 2:34 RSI Woes 7:21 Jellyfin 13:12 Proxmox Backup Server 16:22 ProcMon for Linux 20:16 Fedora 33 Defaults to Btrfs 24:27 systemd-oomd 26:38 Housekeeping 28:41 Riot Becomes Element 32:36 Mysterious Microsoft Job Posting 39:19 Picks: Polybar 40:57 Picks:...


362: The Hidden Cost of Nextcloud

Our team has been using Nextcloud to replace Dropbox for over a year, we report back on what has worked great, and what's not so great. Plus why Linus Torvalds has become the master of saying no. Special Guest: Drew DeVore.


361: Buttery Smooth Fedora

Fedora's getting to work and reconsidering some long held-assumptions. Plus the best tool for getting things done on Linux, we take a look at openSUSE Leap 15.2, and breathe new life into an old Pebble. Special Guests: Alex Kretzschmar, Brent Gervais, Drew DeVore, Jeff Fortin Tam, and Neal Gompa.


360: The Hard Work of Hardware

We're joined by two guests who share their insights into building modern Linux hardware products. Plus we try out Mint 20, cover some big Gnome fixes, and a very handy open source noise suppression pick! Special Guests: Alfred Neumayer, Brent Gervais, Drew DeVore, and Jeremy Soller.


359: Death of the Mac

Why we think Apple just handed market share to Desktop Linux, and why you can kiss running Linux on the Mac goodbye forever. Special Guests: Drew DeVore and Neal Gompa.


358: Our Fragmented Favorite

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. Special Guests: Brent Gervais, Drew DeVore, and Neal Gompa.


357: The Little Distro That Could

The lightweight distro that stole our hearts, the four of us each try out a different contender and come away with what we think will be the leanest and meanest distribution for your PC. Special Guests: Drew DeVore and Jill Bryant Ryniker.