LINUX Unplugged

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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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318: Manjaro Levels Up

September 11th, 2019

56:21

It’s official, Manjaro is a legitimate business; so what happens next? We chat with Phil from the project about the huge news.

Plus we share some big news of our own and the strange feels we get from Chrome OS.

Special …

317: Performance Picks for Kicks

September 4th, 2019

1:06:27

We take a trip to visit Level1Tech's Wendell Wilson and come back with some of his performance tips for a smoother Linux desktop.

Plus the story behind exFAT coming to Linux, and the big desktop performance …

316: Self Hosted Secrets

August 28th, 2019

55:22

Safely host your own password database using totally open source software. We cover BitWarden, our top choice to solve this problem.

Plus we …

315: Wayland Buddies

August 21st, 2019

56:51

We spend our weekend with Wayland, discover new apps to try, tricks to share, and dig into the state of the project.

Plus System76's new software release, and Fedora's big decision.

Special Guests: Brent Gervais and …

314: Bigger. Faster. Harder to Maintain.

August 14th, 2019

56:20

It's huge, and it's getting bigger every month. How do you test the Linux Kernel? Major Hayden from Red Hat joins us to discuss their efforts to automate Kernel bug hunting.

Plus our honest conversation about which …

313: I Spy With My Little Pi

August 7th, 2019

1:02:08

We put the Raspberry Pi 4 to the desktop test, and try it as our daily driver.

Plus some neat and powerful uses for recent Pis, and our thoughts on …

312: What Modern Linux Looks Like

July 31st, 2019

57:33

Manjaro takes significant steps to stand out, and the shared problem major distributions are trying to solve, and why it will shape the future of …

311: 32 Hours of Outrage

July 24th, 2019

1:08:43

Keynote presenter from Texas LinuxFest and established industry expert Thomas Cameron joins us to discuss the end of the distro wars, the future of Linux jobs, his personal take on IBM's acquisition of Red Hat, some …

310: All Roads Lead to Linux

July 16th, 2019

45:58

What’s surprised us, what we got wrong, right, and what the biggest game changers have been in 2019 so far.

Special Guests: Alex Kretzschmar and Jim …

309: The Future is Open

July 10th, 2019

1:05:52

Open Source has taken over the world, as IBM's purchase of Red Hat closes. We reflect on this historic moment.

Plus Mozilla's been labeled an Internet Villian, we deep dive into the tech behind all the controversy and …

308: The One About GPU Passthrough

July 2nd, 2019

56:46

Our crew walks you through their PCI Passthrough setups that let them run Windows, macOS, and distro-hop all from one Linux machine.

Forget multiple …

307: What's your NextCloud?

June 26th, 2019

1:19:29

Go full self-hosted with our team’s tips, and we share our setups from simple to complex.

Plus what really happens on a 64-bit Linux box when you …

306: Flipping FreeNAS for Fedora

June 19th, 2019

59:49

We attempt something you never should, we live flip our FreeNAS ZFS install to a Fedora server.

Plus a REALLY weird PC, and our command line picks.

305: Resilience Is Futile

June 12th, 2019

55:09

Is Resilient Linux truly an indestructible distro? Or is this our toughest distro challenge yet?

Plus why openSUSE is looking at a renaming, and if …

304: Losing My Religion

June 5th, 2019

1:06:03

Adopting a distro like it’s a religion is stupid. That’s one of many hard lessons we take away from Texas Linux Fest this week; we’ll share some of …

303: Stateless and Dateless

May 29th, 2019

1:08:19

We visit Intel to figure out what Clear Linux is all about and explain a few tricks that make it unique.

Plus Wes and Ell are back from KubeCon in Barcelona and return with some great news for open source.

Special …

302: Dark Style Rises

May 22nd, 2019

1:05:58

Can the Free Desktop avoid being left behind in the going dark revolution? Cassidy from elementary OS joins us to discuss their proposal.

Plus we …

301: Peak Red Hat

May 15th, 2019

1:09:41

We scale the Red Hat Summit and come back with a few stories to share.

Plus some big community news, finding threats on the command line, and our reaction to Microsoft shipping the Linux kernel in Windows.

Special …

300: Ultimate Fedora Test

May 7th, 2019

1:05:56

Is Fedora 30 the peak release of this distribution? We put it through the ultimate test, live on the air, and put everything on the line.

Plus Red …

299: Shame as a Service

May 1st, 2019

1:13:03

Fresh back from LinuxFest Northwest we share a few of our favorite stories and memories.

Plus our concerns with Purism's new subscription services, Fedora 30 is released, and we spin up the Distro Hoppers.

Special …

298: Blame Joe

April 24th, 2019

1:05:35

This week we discover the good word of Xfce and admit Joe was right all along. And share our tips for making Xfce more modern.

Plus a new Debian leader, the end of Scientific Linux, and behind the scenes of Librem 5 …

297: Release the Dingo

April 17th, 2019

57:40

Ubuntu's new release is here, and this one might be one of the most important in a while. But is it worth upgrading from an LTS? We review and debate just that.

Plus some great picks, community news, and more.

Special …

296: Defining Desktop Linux

April 10th, 2019

1:07:00

The way we’ve been thinking about Desktop Linux is all wrong. We start by defining Desktop Linux, and where it might be going in the future.

Plus we throw a studio party for our new look, and the text editor that’s …

295: Stay and Compile a While

April 3rd, 2019

1:12:44

Is there really any advantage to building your software vs installing the package? We discuss when and why you might want to consider building it …

294: Tainted Love

March 27th, 2019

1:10:37

Why we sometimes go too far with our Linux advocacy, and a few humble strategies to switch people to Linux.

Plus an update to the most important text editor in the world, the new distro causing controversy, and what is …

293: Netflix's Gift to Linux

March 20th, 2019

1:14:46

Developers at Netflix are creating the next set of super powers for Linux, we'll get the details straight from the source.

Plus some good Debian news, our tips for better battery life, and we play a little Hot SUSE …

292: Cheese on the SCaLE

March 13th, 2019

1:12:19

A new voice joins the show, and we share stories from our recent adventures at SCaLE 17x.

Plus we look at the Debian project's recent struggles, NGINX's sale, and Mozilla's new service.

Special Guests: Alex Kretzschmar, …

291: Dirty Home Directories

March 5th, 2019

1:09:45

We reveal all and look at the mess that is our home directories. How we keep them clean, back them up, and organize our most important files.

Plus Gnome lands a long awaited feature, Firefox gets a bit more clever, …

290: Proper Pi Pedigree

February 27th, 2019

58:46

We head to the Raspberry Pi corner and pick the very best open source home automation system.

Plus some great news for Gnome users, OBS studio has a new funding model, and a nostalgic chat with our study buddy Kenny.

289: The Meat Factor

February 20th, 2019

1:15:28

Will there ever be another "big" Linux distro, or has that time passed?

Plus two popular Linux desktop apps see a big upgrade, and Wes explains to …

288: We're Gonna Need a Bigger Repo

February 13th, 2019

1:12:02

The hype around a new security flaw hits new levels. Fedora has a bunch of news, and we discover what's new in the latest Plasma release.

Plus we …

287: Clean up After Yourself

February 6th, 2019

1:14:01

Why FOSDEM might be the quintessential community event, and our thoughts after playing with Pi-Hole.

Plus community news for everyone’s favorite …

286: Ell is for Linux

January 30th, 2019

1:08:40

We're playing Robin Hood with the content, and a new member of our team joins to tell you all about it.

Plus some hard details on the Librem 5, we visit the Canonical Corner, and a big batch of great Linux picks.

285: Pain the APT

January 23rd, 2019

1:19:51

An embarrassing vulnerability has been found in the apt package manager, we’ll break it all down. Plus Alessandro Castellani tells us about his plans …

284: Free as in Get Out

January 16th, 2019

1:02:39

ZFS on Linux is becoming the official upstream project of all major ZFS implementations, even the BSDs. But recent kernel changes prevent ZFS from even building on Linux. Neal Gompa joins us to discuss why it all …

283: The Premiere Shell

January 9th, 2019

1:10:33

Joe joins Wes to discuss the state of Adobe's Creative Cloud on Linux and why the Fish shell might be your favorite new tool.

Plus community news, a …

282: Wishing Upon a Kernel

January 3rd, 2019

1:12:56

We start off the new year with our hopes and dreams for Linux and open source in 2019 and beyond.

Plus Clear Linux aims to build the ultimate Linux …

281: 2019 Predictions

December 27th, 2018

59:09

We get serious and bring in a special referee to help us lock in our Linux predictions for 2019.

Special Guest: Alan Pope.

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280: Handmade Desktop Linux

December 18th, 2018

1:09:10

We’re just back from touring System76’s new factory, and getting the inside scoop on how they build their Thelio desktop. This is our story about walking in as skeptics, and walking out as believers.

Plus some …

279: WireGuardians of the Galaxy

December 12th, 2018

1:06:55

We have a WireGuard success story to share, and it's probably not what you're expecting.

Plus we check in on Ubuntu 19.04, start the search for an Emby replacement, and how to use Reddit on the commandline.

Special …

278: Shell in a Handbasket

December 5th, 2018

1:04:24

We chat with a developer who's gotten Linux running on iOS devices, do a deep dive into Clear Linux, and discuss Xubuntu ending 32bit support.

Plus why Android in the cloud, and a bunch of community news.

Special …

Episode 277: Skipping Fedora 31

November 28th, 2018

1:00:02

Fedora might take a year off, to focus on it self. Project Lead and Council Chair Matthew Miller joins us to explain this major proposal.

Plus Wimpy shares his open source Drobo alternative, and our final Dropbox XFS …

Episode 276: Very Long Term Support

November 21st, 2018

1:09:25

Android and Ubuntu are working exceptionally hard to create longer support cycles. We’ll highlight the work that makes this possible, and what’s motivating these two different projects to strive for Very Long Term …

Episode 275: Year of the Relevant Desktop

November 14th, 2018

1:09:41

Christian F.K. Schaller from Red Hat joins us to discuss seamless Linux upgrades, replacing PulseAudio, some of the recent desktop Projects Red Hat’s …

Episode 274: Open Source by Default

November 7th, 2018

1:13:58

Have the revolutionaries won the war against proprietary software? That’s the argument being made. And we argue, what else did you expect?

Plus some …

Episode 273: International Hat Machines

October 31st, 2018

1:43:05

We speculate about a future where IBM owns Red Hat, and review the latest Fedora 29 release that promises a new game changing feature.

Plus Chris …

Episode 272: Prepare for Pipewire

October 23rd, 2018

58:28

The lead developer of PipeWire Wim Taymans joins us to discuss Linux’s multimedia past, and its exciting future. They promise to greatly improve …

Episode 271: Juno Jubilation

October 17th, 2018

1:42:28

elementary OS’ latest and greatest released today, and we talk with Dan and Cassidy from the project about their biggest release yet.

Then community news, a preview of upcoming Ubuntu 18.10, and we announce our own …

Episode 270: Stratis Pulls it All Together

October 10th, 2018

1:10:23

Red Hat developer Andy Grover joins us to discuss Stratis Storage, an alternative to ZFS on Linux and its recent milestone.

Also Google subtracts Plus, some KDE and GNOME news, and a bit of forgotten Linux history.

Episode 269: Alternate Desktop Universe

October 3rd, 2018

1:04:08

What if desktop computing went a very different direction in the late 90s? Deeply multithreaded from the start, fast, intuitive, and extremely …

Episode 268: Elementary, My Dear Plasma

September 26th, 2018

1:12:57

We chat with Nate Graham who’s pushing to make Plasma the best desktop on the planet. We discuss his contributions to this effort, and others.

Plus we get the scope on a new Juno feature from the source, and the …

Episode 267: People Patches

September 19th, 2018

1:19:11

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.

Plus our review of our brand new ThinkPad T480’s …

Episode 266: From Jupiter to Beyond

September 12th, 2018

54:45

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

Plus a new NextCloud lands, …

Episode 265: Privacy Priorities

September 5th, 2018

50:23

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 …

Episode 264: Proton, Electron for Games!

August 29th, 2018

1:07:58

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.

Plus community news, our thoughts on building a …

Episode 263: Updates from the Source

August 22nd, 2018

47:49

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.

Special Guests: Brent …

Episode 262: Tribes of Init

August 15th, 2018

1:17:56

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

Plus our work-arounds for Dropbox …

Episode 261: GNOME, GNOME on the Range

August 8th, 2018

1:06:50

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

Plus an update on our PeerTube efforts, our take Android P, and Lenovo’s big commitment to ThinkPad’s running Linux.

Episode 260: Thinkpad as a Service

August 1st, 2018

1:10:31

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.

And some simple tips to improve …

Episode 259: Proprietary Action News

July 25th, 2018

1:21:06

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

Episode 258: The Future of Retro

July 18th, 2018

1:28:27

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

Plus how SSH got its …

Episode 257: Security Amateur Hour

July 11th, 2018

1:16:35

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

Plus get you caught up on community news, Firefox changes, …

Episode 256: Peering Into the Future

July 4th, 2018

1:43:50

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 …

Episode 255: Fedora to the Core

June 27th, 2018

1:17:41

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.

Plus the big feature of the new GitLab release, how …

Episode 254: Don’t Link to This

June 20th, 2018

1:25:31

Free Software projects concerned about Article 13 are claiming it could destroy free software as we know it. We debate this controversial copyright …

Episode 253: Personalities Happen

June 13th, 2018

1:08:59

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.

Plus our stories from a weekend of Linux parties, Texas LinuxFest, …

Episode 252: Github Hubbub

June 6th, 2018

1:03:39

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.

Plus we’ve found a …

Episode 251: The Qt and the Ugly

May 30th, 2018

1:26:10

After we make ourselves at Gnome, we look at some future open source goodies coming your way, look at how Canonical’s upstream pitch, and get excited about the next great Linux filesystem hope.

Plus Chris’ first wreck …

Episode 250: Only The Best

May 23rd, 2018

1:13:22

What is the best laptop for Linux in 2018? How about the best Evernote killer, and production setup? We cover the best of the best this week.

Plus Gnome’s performance hackfest, Mycroft goes Blockchain, and what’s …

Episode 249: Home Grown FUD

May 15th, 2018

1:21:54

The Linux community is eating its own this week, as attention seeking plucky YouTuber’s trade on free software’s good name for clicks. We learn the real story behind some of the Internet’s recent free software …

Episode 248: Contain All The Things

May 9th, 2018

1:16:11

Chrome OS is officially getting full-fledged Linux apps, and we ponder if this is truly a win for Linux.

Plus a ton of app picks this week, …

Episode 247: Year of the Linux Desktop 😎

May 1st, 2018

1:33:24

Ubuntu and Fedora have new releases, and our early impressions are great. We’ll share the features that we think make these distros some of the best Linux desktop releases ever.

Plus some important community news, some …

Episode 246: The Bionic Bet

April 25th, 2018

1:20:31

We get the inside scope from the Ubuntu flavors prepping for the 18.04 release, and then we finally make good on a long running threat.

Plus the quiet shuttering of the Windows division inside Microsoft, and how they …

Episode 245: Microsoft of Things

April 18th, 2018

1:12:51

Azure Sphere is Microsoft making silicon as a service with Linux at its core. We’ve chatted with the folks behind Azure Sphere and breakdown this …

Episode 244: Plasma Predicament

April 11th, 2018

1:14:48

We have some Plasma problems this week, but we’re sticking with it and still putting it into production in our most ambitious event yet.

But we start with a bunch of important community news, including what looks like …

Episode 243: The Stallman Directive

April 4th, 2018

1:08:40

Richard Stallman has some practical steps society could take to roll back the rampant and expanding invasion of our privacy. But his suggestions …

Episode 242: Debian on the Fly

March 28th, 2018

1:02:10

A new version of Slax is out this week, and they might just be onto something really unique. We take this Debian powered, Fluxbox running, net bootin distro for a test drive.

Plus Google moves to block GApps on …

Episode 241: Snitching on SCaLE

March 21st, 2018

1:08:31

We’re playing just one interview from SCaLE this year, tons of community news, and two handy app picks.

Plus webOS returns, some fundamental Linux plumbing upgrades, and Private Internet Access goes Open Source.

Special …

Episode 240: Why This Theme Won’t Work | LUP 240

March 14th, 2018

1:20:55

This week Noah fills in for Chris while he's on his return journey from SCaLE! The guys get down deep on a variety of topics from screen sharing in Plasma under Wayland to the status of the GTK 'CommuniTheme' for ubuntu …

Episode 239: Selling Out for Open Source | LUP 239

March 7th, 2018

1:13:35

We chip away at a larger meta topic this week, but before we get there we share a batch of community news, live technical feats & a random post show.

Episode 238: It's All Wimpy's Fault | LUP 238

February 28th, 2018

1:00:30

Linux apps are coming to ChromeOS via containers, Fedora is going for better battery life & what is going on with Xfce?

Plus Ubuntu MATE’s cool …

Episode 237: One Ping Only | LUP 237

February 21st, 2018

1:37:01

Canonical’s Ubuntu desktop head and their VP of Product Development join us to chat about the new proposed data collection system they want to build …

Episode 236: Microsoft’s Big Secret | LUP 236

February 14th, 2018

1:35:27

Chris goes to Microsoft & gets the inside scoop on the awkward situation Microsoft finds themselves in with Windows & why they’ve been releasing more code as open source.

Plus we check in and & wrap up the …

Episode 235: Atomic Neon Kool-Aid | LUP 235

February 7th, 2018

1:43:28

We’re joined by two Project Atomic members from Red Hat to learn what it’s all about, how Fedora Atomic Workstation works & the problems it …

Episode 234: Behind Canonical’s Curtain | LUP 234

January 31st, 2018

1:35:29

How does a SNAP really get created & why would companies like Microsoft, JetBrains & Plex want to be involved? We’re live from Canonical’s …

Episode 233: Living Inside the Shell | LUP 233

January 24th, 2018

1:34:29

Everyone’s Linux desktop is getting better this week, well… Almost everyone.

Plus why Linux users should be using Firefox, some Gnome and MATE news, …

Episode 232: The Secret to Future Linux Success | LUP 232

January 17th, 2018

1:43:53

A big week of community updates, events & news, including great news for Plasma Desktop users, MATE users & Wayland fans.

Then Barton George from Dell joins us to discuss the new XPS 13’s shipping Ubuntu, where …

Episode 231: Most Expensive Linux Distro Ever | LUP 231

January 10th, 2018

1:38:36

We slay the Gentoo challenge monster & give you our first take of the most expensive Linux distro we’ve ever tried. What does nearly $100 of Linux get you? We find out!

Plus tons of community news, the perfect …

Episode 230: Invest In Popcorn | LUP 230

January 3rd, 2018

57:02

Wes & the Beard kick Chris out to share their top tips for starting 2018 out right, plus a holiday surprise from Linux Journal, a new device for …

Episode 229: Taste of Linux 2017 | LUP 229

December 27th, 2017

1:25:53

We break from the unformat of the show for a special holiday chat about the top moments in the world of Linux this year that impacted us the most.

Episode 228: rm -rf 2017 | LUP 228

December 20th, 2017

1:16:31

We debate the best distros of 2017, get into some community news, and a bcachefs and Gentoo challenge update & also learn a bit about Canonical’s …

Episode 227: Peer Pressure | LUP 227

December 14th, 2017

1:32:35

It’s time to replace Patreon, YouTube, Twitter/Facebook & all the other centralized platforms of the web. But can open source answer the call? …

Episode 226: Bitcoin for Linux Users | LUP 226

December 6th, 2017

1:23:40

Why Bitcoin is the next Linux, the Gentoo Challenge is in full swing, and we catch you up on the latest community news, a throwback app pick & …

Episode 225: Hacking the Community | LUP 225

November 29th, 2017

1:39:07

Red Hat, Amazon, Facebook, Google, IBM, and others come together to push common sense GPL enforcement & a whole batch of community news.

Plus we …

Episode 224: No Escape from Google | LUP 224

November 22nd, 2017

1:24:01

Google gets caught red handed, we find lots of goodies in the new Linux kernel & we have three great new app picks this week.

But the meat of …

Episode 223: Fedora’s New Trick | LUP 223

November 15th, 2017

1:49:23

A new version of Fedora hits the web and we share our thoughts & chat with a member of the project, Noah joins us to answer your live calls & we’re all excited about Firefox’s new quantum release.

Plus Gnome …

Episode 222: A Community Divided | LUP 222

November 8th, 2017

1:19:56

Community news & app picks this week before we get into a bizarre story that could rip up parts of the open source community.

Plus Elementary …

Episode 221: Ubuntu A-Team | LUP 221

November 1st, 2017

1:33:04

Two of Ubuntu’s top contributors join us to chat a bit about the 17.10 release, working upstream with Gnome, the future of SNAPS in Ubuntu & goals for 18.04.

Plus the public beating Kodi is taking for an open …

Episode 220: Remotely Useful | LUP 220

October 25th, 2017

1:34:40

An easy solution to get high performance remote Linux desktop up and going, some tips on how to interact with an open source project or community …

Episode 219: Ubuntu’s New Era | LUP 219

October 18th, 2017

1:06:15

We review Ubuntu 17.10 & discuss some of the major achievements this release represents. Plus we break down an important Linux kernel news story, get updates from the community & more!

Episode 218: The Purism Redemption | LUP 218

October 11th, 2017

1:26:31

We review Purism’s Librem 15, the high performance 15.6″ laptop built for Linux with physical radio kill switches.

Plus the snap coming to a desktop near you, we report back from SeaGL & discuss some future changes …

Episode 217: That One Time, At Ubuntu Camp | LUP 217

October 4th, 2017

1:36:17

How does Ubuntu get built? Chris is back from the Ubuntu Rally in NYC and has a full report, some interviews & stories to share.

Plus Jos …

Episode 216: Open Source Is Hard | LUP 216

September 27th, 2017

1:24:58

It’s Wes & the Beard this week as we cover tons of stories. TopIcons is officially unmaintained, KDE launches the XFree kwin project in an attempt to rid themselves of XWayland, Synergy goes closed source, Microsoft …

Episode 215: Pulse of PipeWire | LUP 215

September 20th, 2017

1:06:01

A game changing project for Linux multimedia has been officially announced today, so we chat with the brilliance behind PipeWire, Wim Taymans.

Plus …

Episode 214: Hacking Devices with Kali Linux | LUP 214

September 13th, 2017

1:35:33

Audit your network with a couple of easy commands on Kali Linux. Chris decides to blow off a little steam by attacking his IoT devices, Wes has the scope on Equifax blaming open source & the Beard just saved the …

Episode 213: Gnome Does it Again | LUP 213

September 6th, 2017

1:14:51

The Gnome project is about to solve one of our audience's biggest Wayland’s concerns. But as the project takes on a new level of relevance, decisions …

Episode 212: The Free Phone Nightmare | LUP 212

August 30th, 2017

1:26:28

We reflect on the communities appetites for another GNU/Linux phone fundraiser & pontificate if the Librem 5 might be our last hope. Plus a live unboxing of some new shiny surprise hardware.

We also cover a batch …

Episode 211: Forks Done Right | LUP 211

August 23rd, 2017

1:37:28

We get fired up about the bigger message behind Ubuntu’s new fork, debate Mozilla’s plans to collect data on Firefox users & come up with …

Episode 210: Total Solus Eclipse | LUP 210

August 16th, 2017

1:15:13

A new version of Solus is out and Ikey joins us to chat about whats new, building in Snap support & a peek at the future. Wimpy sets us on the …

Episode 209: LILO and Slack(ware) | LUP 209

August 9th, 2017

1:24:00

We conclude our Slackware challenge & share the lessons and results.

Plus why you really need to give Firefox another try, easy sandboxing of …

Episode 208: The Stallman Line | LUP 208

August 2nd, 2017

1:38:11

We get philosophical about open source’s most modern problem & debate where we draw our own personal “Stallman Line”.

Plus a we briefly discuss today’s big Bitcoin fork, Mozilla’s new Firefox experiments, Krita’s …

Episode 207: Return Of The Distrohopper | LUP 207

July 26th, 2017

1:36:27

We get down to distros in today’s episode. Distro news, modular distros, some reviews & major new developments.

Plus Chris talks about leaving …

Episode 206: Beardy McBeardface | LUP 206

July 19th, 2017

1:43:48

We've chased Chris out of the studio and invented some new segments: First up Wes, in true TechSNAP style, highlights a few complicated ideas explained well, then it's on to updates from a few of our favorite projects, …

Episode 205: A Fitting Fedora | LUP 205

July 12th, 2017

1:04:28

Fedora 26 is here & so is Matthew Miller, the project leader, to chat all about the new release, big future projects, important changes to Rawhide & how they’re taking advantage of openSUSE’s openQA.

Plus our …

Episode 204: Awkward Distro Puberty | LUP 204

July 5th, 2017

1:42:36

TUXEDO Computers & System76 have announced their own Linux distributions, but both these new efforts betray a much larger issue that no one is discussion. We’ll have that awkward conversation.


Plus OutlawCountry …

Episode 203: MATEs Wayland MIR-acle | LUP 203

June 28th, 2017

1:13:22

Ubuntu’s skunkworks project, Mir, might be back with a vengeance to save the Linux desktop. Or at least prove quite useful for MATE.

Plus one of the …

Episode 202: Halls of Endless Linux | LUP 202

June 21st, 2017

1:18:38

Michael Hall from Endless joins us to discuss his new role, Endless’ involvement with Gnome & the unique approach they are taking with EndlessOS.

Episode 201: Turbo Mode Ikey | LUP 201

June 14th, 2017

1:27:57

Desktop Linux is about to get a lot more competitive, one of its recent biggest disruptors is going full time. Ikey, founder of the Solus project, …

Episode 200: Gnome in the Shell | LUP 200

June 7th, 2017

1:10:31

It’s a Gnome lovefest this week, with a special look at the next release of Gnome 3, special features we’re looking forward to & new extensions …

Episode 199: No Samba No Cry | LUP 199

May 31st, 2017

1:28:07

Why the big Samba vulnerability is no WannaCry, Wimpy gives us his take on e-gpus under Linux, our first take on Plasma 5.10 & a tool that will …

Episode 198: Magic Device Cloud | LUP 198

May 24th, 2017

1:09:13

NextCloud 12 is out & Jos joins us to chat about the highlights, Marius Quabeck joins us to discuss Magic Device Tool’s secrets. Plus we cover a …

Episode 197: That New User Smell | LUP 197

May 17th, 2017

1:19:19

We review System76’s Galago Pro, have a crisis of faith about the future of desktop Linux, get completely blown away by our community, help you BASH better & more!

Episode 196: Orange is the new Red (Hat) | LUP 196

May 10th, 2017

1:14:13

Canonical is going for the IPO & that means some big changes. In a recent interview Mark Shuttleworth gives us a hint at the new purpose of the Ubuntu desktop.

Plus Thunderbird’s future is uncertain, we get our …

Episode 195: Rub a Dub Grub | LUP 195

May 3rd, 2017

1:16:08

Big improvements are coming to a grub near you, Wes has a batch of really useful new open source projects & we consider the “threat” posed by …

Episode 194: Internet of Troubles | LUP 194

April 26th, 2017

1:30:13

Linux Foundation thinks they have the solution to the Internet of Terrible & they might actually be right. We’ll share the exclusive interview …

Episode 193: Ubuntu's Bare Gnome | LUP 193

April 19th, 2017

1:26:01

Community efforts to port Unity 8 or recreate the Unity 7 desktop are popping up all over & one of them is showing some real promise. Plus why …

Episode 192: Home Sweet Gnome | LUP 192

April 12th, 2017

1:42:58

OpenELEC’s latest release, Snaps on Fedora, plus Wes’ Picks, Pinterest’s support for Open Source & the controversial use of Slack for Open Source projects.

Then Wes, Noah & the Mumble room have a wide-ranging …

Episode 191: What’s a Distro? | LUP 191

April 5th, 2017

1:11:10

Joe Ressington of Late Night Linux joins Wes to discuss just what makes a “Proper” distribution. Then the latest news about Libreboot and the Free Software Foundation, Containers explained in pictures & our …

Episode 190: Boot Free or Die Tryin’ | LUP 190

March 29th, 2017

1:18:01

We dig deep into the LibreBoot project, how the Intel ME problem impacts open source & limits badass free laptops. Then we spend Wes’ money and shop for his next perfect Linux rig.

Plus we discuss the big changeup …

Episode 189: Das Boot Manager | LUP 189

March 22nd, 2017

1:27:42

Bulletproof Linux Kernel upgrades might be near, Kodi gets a real Netflix Plugin & the dirty, stinky, no good, obvious, elephant in the room …

Episode 188: Celebrating Linux on Pi Day | LUP 188

March 15th, 2017

1:05:42

We celebrate Pi Day by loading Mycroft & Alexa onto a Raspberry Pi 3, look at the actual use cases for VR & AR under Linux today, flash back to Linux in the 90s & update on our favorite projects.

Episode 187: CIA's Dank Trojans | LUP 187

March 8th, 2017

1:28:05

It’s the year of the CIA linux desktop, with multiplatform malware & boot environments designed to attack Macs, Popey & Wimpy share their …

Episode 186: AWS Loses Its ShIOT | LUP 186

March 1st, 2017

1:17:01

The worst smart device hack we’ve ever heard of, dreams of the Pi Zero W, the AWS outage that savaged the Internet of Things & more!

Episode 185: Plasma Injection | LUP 185

February 22nd, 2017

1:27:48

Austrian schools are switching, Wes is trying & Chris is reviewing the Plasma desktop this week. Why the heck we keep talking about it & …

Episode 184: Chilling with Kylin | LUP 184

February 15th, 2017

1:15:27

A surprising new desktop environment, the latest on cross-distro snappy support & how to get the most out of Android without Play Services.

Plus a script to take over a running server and replacement it with …

Episode 183: Niche Distros Need Not Apply | LUP 183

February 8th, 2017

1:23:20

Is software ever really finished? Should we avoid boutique or niche Linux distributions? We have a spirited discussion & attempt to finally …

Episode 182: Death by Download | LUP 182

February 1st, 2017

1:32:03

Remotely bricking Android devices, the new Plasma is looking great, first hands on with the new XPS 13 Sputnik, more btrfs woes & hacking Popey’s system.

Plus Kernel.org’s big change, building your own local Steam …

Episode 181: A Brisk MATE for Solus | LUP 181

January 25th, 2017

1:23:07

It’s a huge show with a bonanza of updates, big future plans & cross project collaboration.

Michael Hall from Canonical join us to discuss …

Episode 180: The Theory of Liri | LUP 180

January 18th, 2017

1:35:18

We take a look at a material design influenced distribution, the FSF’s new high priority list & much more this week!

Episode 179: Project Sputnik Interview | LUP 179

January 11th, 2017

1:04:19

Project Sputnik’s Barton George joins us to discuss the new Dell hardware running Linux & the history of the Sputnik project.

Plus the KillDisk hype is high, The Pi’s PIXEL is taking on MATE, another Mac dev …

Episode 178: Big Sister is Watching | LUP 178

January 4th, 2017

1:36:43

Robots take over the show while we go around the table & get our 2017 predictions in for Linux.

Plus updates from projects we love & the great Mac migration continues!

Episode 177: The Many Faces of Linux | LUP 177

December 27th, 2016

2:23:08

While the guys are hibernating over this holiday week, We look back on some of the most interesting topics the virtual LUG covered this year.

Episode 176: Shell-Shocked 2016 | LUP 176

December 21st, 2016

1:31:20

We review the very worst moments in Linux during 2016, look ahead to what might be big in 2017 and toss out the rules for our last live episode of …

Episode 175: Best of MATEs | LUP 175

December 14th, 2016

1:35:42

We get the inside scoop about some fantastic collaboration happening between three Linux distributions that are supposedly big competitors.

Plus …

Episode 174: Mesh of Thoughts | LUP 174

December 7th, 2016

1:14:27

We ponder the implications of Fedora possibly going rolling & LTS, get schooled by the mumble room about the state of linux on the Raspberry Pi …

Episode 173: Upgrade vs Nuke 'n Pave | LUP 173

November 30th, 2016

1:25:52

After a slew of open source updates we contrast upgrades vs fresh install, get an update on the state of snaps & get geeky about performance monitoring our Linux rigs.

Plus the fake VLC story, a live install of …

Episode 172: It's Not X, It's Wayland | LUP 172

November 23rd, 2016

1:54:24

Fedora 25 is out & project leader Matthew Miller joins us to chat about what’s new. Plus Wimpy & Popey are back from UbuCon and share their experience, Ryan shares some tweaks Sytstem76 made to jump to 4k & …

Episode 171: Uncontained Human Error | LUP 171

November 16th, 2016

1:29:50

This week we take a deep dive into the IOT & the Cloud. Noah isn’t quite dead yet as he gives us an earful on the future of MacOS. Plus our …

Episode 170: Nano Users Unite | LUP 170

November 9th, 2016

1:12:22

Nano users come out of the closet, we demystify NFS a bit & discuss the top 5 commands new Linux users should learn.

Plus a NUC killer with a …

Episode 169: Apple's Out Of Touch Bar | LUP 169

November 2nd, 2016

1:15:52

Swaths of Apple users are trying out Linux for the first time this week, with varying results. We discuss why & how it's going.

Then, we play …

Episode 168: Linux Shadow Force | LUP 168

October 26th, 2016

1:33:59

We get the inside scoop on what happens when Canonical gets a bunch of employees & community members in the same room, discuss the cool open …

Episode 167: Livepatch Bait & Switch | LUP 167

October 19th, 2016

1:34:01

Canonical is not first to the live patching game, but they could have the best take on it. VeraCrypt, the successor to TrueCrypt, audit results are …

Episode 166: Linux Winter Developments | LUP 166

October 12th, 2016

1:29:38

Serendipity this week as a beautiful theme reveals itself throughout the episode.

Plus we get updates from some of our favorite projects, discuss …

Episode 165: In OpenDaylight | LUP 165

October 5th, 2016

1:30:22

We connect with the communities & hardware projects using Software Defined Networking, update you on some of our favorite open source projects, share some anecdotes from a recent trip & update you on our trails …

Episode 164: Dial Up Linux | LUP 164

September 28th, 2016

1:26:25

In this special edition of Unplugged we do away with the traditional format & take calls LIVE on the air for free.

Some say the advice is worth what you pay for it!

Episode 163: Games of Linux Future | LUP 163

September 21st, 2016

1:14:27

In a special edition of Unplugged that looks towards the future of Gnome & KDE, The Linux Gamer joins us to discuss creating his content on Linux, game releases he’s looking forward to & answer questions from …

Episode 162: Linux Flying High | LUP 162

September 14th, 2016

1:39:43

Ubuntu powered drones that double as a desktop PC, tweaking your Linux desktop vs polish & coreboot’s efforts to bypass Intel ME.

Plus our we …

Episode 161: A Real Pain in the Flash | LUP 161

September 7th, 2016

1:15:02

Wayland by default may finally be nigh & we share what we’re looking forward to the most about a Wayland powered desktop.

The ext4 bug that bit …

Episode 160: Binary Decisions | LUP 160

August 31st, 2016

1:05:01

We officially live in the post systemd word & we take a look around at some of the niftier tricks systemd is pulling off, some of the quirky bugs …

Episode 159: All Wimpy's Vault! | LUP 159

August 24th, 2016

2:23:24

We become masters of our own files this week, chat with the ElementaryOS project about inspiring future development & rolling our own file sync …

Episode 158: Happy Birthday Debian | LUP 158

August 17th, 2016

1:40:05

We throw a birthday party for Debian, discuss the future of the project & the possible awkward moment that might be near.

Plus Ryan Sipes stops by to give us a post Mycroft update, we dream of a bcachefs future, …

Episode 157: SSH: Heaven or Shell | LUP 157

August 10th, 2016

1:53:59

Our favorite tricks & hacks for SSH, debunking the Linux botnet rampage myth, the new challenges Solus is taking on & the inside track on how …

Episode 156: Your Media Just Got Served | LUP 156

August 3rd, 2016

1:21:02

Take advantage of the Chromecast without Google, extend Kodi with awesome new backends & cast media around your network with free Linux tools. …

Episode 155: Snappy Collaboration | LUP 155

July 27th, 2016

1:19:42

The devil is in the details & we dive right in when Martin aka Wimpy returns from the Snappy Sprint & shares his experience from his recent trip.

And in light of KeepPass getting an audit by the EU, was ask our …

Episode 154: Pragmatic Idealism | LUP 154

July 20th, 2016

1:37:46

Do you use desktop Linux for idealistic or practical reasons? We ask our virtual LUG & share our stories. Plus Chris’s new VPN solution & the …

Episode 153: One NAT to Rule Them | LUP 153

July 13th, 2016

1:52:35

Chris discovers he’s being snooped on by his ISP, we discuss some Linux friendly solutions solve the situation. Is Linux Mint 18 really the best …

Episode 152: To .NET or to .NOT? | LUP 152

July 6th, 2016

1:28:20

Noah joins Wes for the second time this week to talk with the mumble room. Package management for Bash takes it one step too far, Nvidia starts putting GPUs in your containers, we learn some surprising things about open …

Episode 151: Universal Divide | LUP 151

June 29th, 2016

1:48:55

We go hands on with Linux Mint 18, then discuss the latest batch of desktop killers & Wimpy’s new rig. Plus what makes Mattermost really great, a new new universal package format, the confusing things Red Hat says …

Episode 150: War of the Packages | LUP 150

June 22nd, 2016

1:56:59

We have a spirited discussion from both sides of the universal packaging issue, take a quick look at maru OS that turns a Nexus phone into your desktop, get the inside scoop on the recent Mycroft update & the new …

Episode 149: Snaps are Go! | LUP 149

June 15th, 2016

1:34:23

Canonical drops a bombshell by making snap packages available for nearly all Linux distributions, Nextcloud has some serious momentum, Samsung is rumored to drop Android in favor of Tizen across all devices & Wes …

Episode 148: Mind on my Cloud & Cloud on my Mind | LUP 148

June 8th, 2016

1:08:36

After we get through a slew of great open source project achievements, we discuss the slippery slope that online services represent to Linux users.

Plus we get all big picture, what can be learned from ownCloud’s …

Episode 147: The Talking Gnome | LUP 147

June 1st, 2016

1:26:47

Open Source artificial intelligence in all the things? Ryan from Mycroft joins us to update us on their recent hard work.

Is YubiKey going to hell in a handbasket? The latest from openSUSE, our first impressions of …

Episode 146: Snap, Flaps & Package Drops | LUP 146

May 25th, 2016

1:28:01

Package once, run anywhere. It’s always almost here, just around the corner, in the near future. But are we finally about to nail it? We look at Flatpack, Snaps, AppImage, ask what stands out from the pack & which …

Episode 145: BuzzwordFS | LUP 145

May 18th, 2016

1:28:06

You're insecure unless you're running one of Greg’s Kernels & we think he’s right! Plus openSUSE chairman Richard Brown stops by to follow up on …

Episode 144: Flavorless Mint | LUP 144

May 11th, 2016

1:51:53

Is a new wave of tech savvy Linux users coming? Chris makes his case & why distributions like Linux Mint won’t be ready for it.

Plus updates from some of our favorite projects, Linux on the PS4 & a quick look …

Episode 143: Can't Contain Linux | LUP 143

May 4th, 2016

1:22:17

Your marvelous container powered future, what happens when your favorite open source project takes its ball and goes closed source? Subsonic is going closed source, we discuss alternative options, how we feel as donors …

Episode 142: Long Term Disappointment | LUP 142

April 27th, 2016

1:30:00

This week LTS has a new meaning as we reflect on a couple of weeks with Ubuntu 16.04 & why we’re dumping it.

We pick up the mood with some exclusive LinuxFest Northwest clips, projects updates & another clip …

Episode 141: 16.04 and Shut Your Face | LUP 141

April 20th, 2016

2:06:28

We get a little rambunctious as we talk about Ubuntu 16.04, why not the openSUSE Build Server & the remarkable problem with Ubuntu that’s just …

Episode 140: Blame Popey for ZFS | LUP 140

April 13th, 2016

1:21:22

ZFS on Ubuntu gets new prominent criticism from Richard Stallman & we launch into a wider discussion the underlying message in these recent statements. Leo Laporte gives Linux another go after his previous switch …

Episode 139: Virtual Bondage | LUP 139

April 6th, 2016

1:46:37

We look at the state of Virtual Reality under Linux. Richard Brown from openSUSE joins us to discuss making the Plasma Desktop even better & our quick review of Apricity OS “a modern, intuitive operating system for …

Episode 138: Better than Linux | LUP 138

March 30th, 2016

1:42:09

Has Linux met its match? That’s the claim several outlets are making this week. We look at the new & innovative operating systems stepping into the public light.

The first official Ubuntu tablet goes on sale & …

Episode 137: Kool as Breeze KDE | LUP 137

March 23rd, 2016

1:36:42

Plasma Desktop 5.6 is out today & we’ll share of the small things that we simply love. Plus some of our secret LinuxFest Northwest Linux rig build plans are revealed, why gaming on Linux is doing better than you’ve …

Episode 136: There's a Snap for That | LUP 136

March 16th, 2016

1:43:10

The future of Linux package management is here & there’s a lot of ideas on how to solve it. We discuss some of the more popular ones & how …

Episode 135: Microsoft's SeQueL to Linux | LUP 135

March 9th, 2016

1:11:27

Our world has forever changed with Microsoft’s announcement of SQL server for Linux. We get a little nostalgic. Plus a look at the new OwnCloud release & updates on some of our favorite projects.

Then we take a …

Episode 134: Pi 3: The Next Generation | LUP 134

March 2nd, 2016

1:28:41

After some updates about some of your favorite distros, we go hands on with the Raspberry Pi 3. Then we look at the AppImage project and their delivery on the download and run promise.

Plus a make good on a recent …

Episode 133: Apollo Has Landed | LUP 133

February 24th, 2016

1:18:40

Entroware’s Apollo laptop has arrived, and we share our first hands on impressions of their ultra Linux laptop, how does it compare to the Purism, …

Episode 132: Librem 15 is FAN-tastic! | LUP 132

February 17th, 2016

1:23:58

We discuss the official release of Vulkan, look at who has shipping code & why this is much bigger than you might realize.

Plus Chris share’s …

Episode 131: Terminal Tackle Box | LUP 131

February 10th, 2016

1:36:25

Upgrade your terminal with Fish & the new Fishery plugin market. We chat about one of the really neat bash replacements on Linux. Then we take a look at Maru, a Debian based image for Nexus 5 devices that sounds a …

Episode 130: The Six Rings of Ubuntu | LUP 130

February 3rd, 2016

1:26:37

Why Linux Mint’s X-Apps are a bigger shakeup then you might realize, bricking your laptop with a Linux command & Dell’s new Linux distro.

Plus we celebrate 15 years of VLC, a quick look at Tails 2.0 & more!

Episode 129: Shaky Linux Foundations | LUP 129

January 27th, 2016

1:28:03

Has the Linux Foundation made moves to cut out the individual from having their voice heard? We discuss the latest controversy brewing this week and the foundations response.

Plus why if you're still waiting for …

Episode 128: Is that a server in your pocket? | LUP 128

January 20th, 2016

1:26:34

This week we dive into what the community thinks about putting a server in their pocket, show you some smart tricks with Gimp & some Windows nightmares. Plus some router chat & more!

Episode 127: Sorry, I don't do Windows | LUP 127

January 13th, 2016

1:16:49

We react to Remix OS and give it a go on a few of our machines, discuss the surprise feature in KDE 5.6 & chat with some of the folks behind …

Episode 126: Mycroft Action Show | LUP 126

January 6th, 2016

1:54:46

Straight from the horse's mouth, we get updates on the code drop coming from the Mycroft project. Plus some details about our SCALE plans & NVIDIA's Linux powered CES demo.

Plus Chris owns up to his 2015 …

Episode 125: Slaving for Red Star OS | LUP 125

December 30th, 2015

1:10:43

A distribution of Linux built to survey and track speech, we go into the surveillance marvel that is Red Star OS. Solus hits 1.0 & we bring on …

Episode 124: Linux’s Amazing Year | LUP 124

December 22nd, 2015

1:58:44

We look back at the big year for Linux, for our show & our virtual LUG. Some of the most interesting projects in open source were discussed first in our LUG, we look at some of the great moments & then give you …

Episode 123: Mycroft and Chilli | LUP 123

December 16th, 2015

2:01:33

UbuCon is just around the corner, we’re joined by Ubuntu’s community manager & the team on the ground to share the inside scoop on how this Ubuntu conference came to be & how you can get in free.

Ryan from …

Episode 122: Thunderclouds around Thunderbird | LUP 122

December 9th, 2015

1:44:27

Mozilla wants to spin off Thunderbird & launch an iOS ad blocker that only works with Safari. Is there a master plan at work, or has the Mozilla foundation lost their way? Our virtual LUG debates.

Then our best …

Episode 121: Raspberry Pi Does What? | LUP 121

December 2nd, 2015

1:39:46

A new trick up Fedora’s sleeve might be worth trying on your own Linux install, the new mini-pc revolution is here & the Raspberry Pi Zero brings …

Episode 120: Budgie Jumping | LUP 120

November 25th, 2015

1:46:11

A member of the Vivaldi browser project joins to discuss their new release. The man behind Solus comes on to follow up on our review, discuss the big …

Episode 119: What’s Up Docker? | LUP 119

November 18th, 2015

1:45:57

Have we gone too far with Docker? We channel our inner curmudgeon & discuss the Heartbleed sized elephant hanging out in Docker’s room. Plus why all the bad press around SteamOS might be missing the mark & our …

Episode 118: Leaping Over Tumbleweed | LUP 118

November 11th, 2015

1:37:40

New versions of openSUSE leap and Fedora have hit the web. The chairmen of openSUSE joins us to answer our hard questions & we follow up on …

Episode 117: Does Slack MatterMost? | LUP 117

November 4th, 2015

1:21:07

New Desktop Environment updates grab our attention & the trend to move open source projects towards Slack has us concerned.

Plus how the VW emissions issue is great for hackers, an OggCamp recap & we light a …

Episode 116: What's New MATE | LUP 116

October 28th, 2015

1:31:40

Behind the scenes on Ubuntu MATE’s new features pushing the Ubuntu platform forward for traditional desktops, why Apple’s latest court case proves Richard Stallman was right about owning your own software & there is …

Episode 115: Open Production | LUP 115

October 21st, 2015

1:35:37

OpenStreetMap might just be one of the most important open source projects in the world. We look at some of the amazing tools built around this open …

Episode 114: KDE Connect All the Things | LUP 114

October 14th, 2015

1:41:43

We take a look at some of the coolest technologies coming out of the Plasma desktop & finally a open source router you and your family can use. …

Episode 113: Kernel of Truth | LUP 113

October 7th, 2015

1:18:50

Performance tips for keeping your Linux install running like new, some basic tricks & some advanced tips.

Why Microsoft’s new Surface Book might be able to run Linux & we reflect on the larger issues behind …

Episode 112: Open Source Power Outlets | LUP 112

September 30th, 2015

1:47:10

Noah hosts again while Chris is in the land of no service, also known as Utah! We talk about LibreOffice, Ubuntu's new Setup wizard, OpenSUSE's leap & more!

Episode 111: Completely Unplugged | LUP 111

September 23rd, 2015

1:30:37

A special edition of the Unplugged show, Chris joins the Virtual LUG from the road & Noah and Wes host the show. They compare and contrast Fedora and Arch & the nice new features of Fedora 23.

Then everyone has …

Episode 110: Return of the Localhost | LUP 110

September 17th, 2015

59:27

We cover some great open source projects that help you live life off-line, as if you were online. We also discuss the upstream contributions from Munich & an awesome block level back up system.

Plus some great …

Episode 109: Who Will Build The Builders | LUP 109

September 9th, 2015

1:05:41

Debian aims for reproducible builds of all packages. We’ll explain what that means & why other distributions might be jumping onboard with the …

Episode 108: Insecurity by Design | LUP 108

September 2nd, 2015

1:07:19

Top law enforcement officials in the US want backdoors in all encryption systems. What would the ramifications to open source around the world be if …

Episode 107: Freedom Isn't Free | LUP 107

August 26th, 2015

1:53:57

We celebrate the 24th birthday of Linux by looking back to it’s early days, discuss the new SSD optimized Linux file system, the rather normal things Linux is doing on Mainframes & how the community at large reacts …

Episode 106: Connecting the Docks | LUP 106

August 19th, 2015

56:26

Live from the floor of LinuxCon 2015 we capture Bruce Schneier’s take on hacking attribution, how HP enthusiastically supports Linux internally & our impressions of the big convention.

Plus how Docker is going big …

Episode 105: Vulkan the Metal Slayer | LUP 105

August 12th, 2015

1:17:00

We chat with the chief technology officer behind Mycroft, an open source artificial intelligence for everyone. Then discuss Android’s adoption of …

Episode 104: Miles of WiFi | LUP 104

August 6th, 2015

1:35:52

Ubuntu publishes their roadmap for the next few releases & we discuss what the future might hold for “Ubuntu Personal”. Plus the major challenges …

Episode 103: OSCON Secret Sauce | LUP 103

July 29th, 2015

1:36:19

Great interviews from the floor of OSCON 2015! How FastMail uses Linux, managing thousands of Apache instances, an open source Slack killer, Tizen on all the things & much more.

Plus why the Ubuntu MATE project is …

Episode 102: Canonical, Dell & AMD Games | LUP 102

July 21st, 2015

1:32:43

Noah joins us in studio for a fun edition of Unplugged! Updates are landing on Ubuntu Phones, the ridiculous work around for a major performance …

Episode 101: Will Flash Be Trashed? | LUP 101

July 15th, 2015

1:43:52

A renewed push to kill flash hits the web & we discuss the possible advantages for Linux users. A KDE user trying out Gnome for a week & the real issues he touches on.

Plus your take on openSUSE’s big changes …

Episode 100: Still Minty Fresh | LUP 100

July 8th, 2015

56:22

We reflect on 100 episodes of LINUX Unplugged, the themes from episodes past & then review Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon edition.

Then we’ll discuss an exciting new form factor for x86 based Ubuntu PCs & the …

Episode 99: Finger on the Pulse of Video | LUP 99

July 1st, 2015

1:41:11

Will Pinos bring to Linux Video What PulseAudio did for audio? We discuss this major development that breaks during the show.

Also, a great …

Episode 98: Not OK Google | LUP 98

June 24th, 2015

1:27:26

We look at some tools that make installing Linux on multiple computers a snap, discuss our favorite backup and reload approaches & then debate …

Episode 97: Better Open Source Options | LUP 97

June 17th, 2015

1:58:22

What makes the Linux awesome? Community. This week we’ve got exclusive clips from SouthEast LinuxFest 2015 & an on the ground report from …

Episode 96: Fedora's Bright Future | LUP 96

June 10th, 2015

1:06:16

The Fedora Project Lead Matthew Miller joins us to discuss what’s coming up in Fedora 23 & reflect on Fedora 22.

Plus Mark Shuttleworth unveils another device running Ubuntu, Angela stops by with a switch to Linux …

Episode 95: Disjunctive Normal Fedora | LUP 95

June 2nd, 2015

1:48:31

A follow up on our Fedora 22 review, including a few areas we missed. How Google’s Cardboard could kickstart open source VR & new features coming …

Episode 94: 11 Years of Linux Benchmarking | LUP 94

May 27th, 2015

1:36:26

Michael Larabel joins us to discuss his initiative of daily automated performance benchmarking of some of the world's most important open source projects & reflects on 11 years of running Phoronix.com.

Plus our …

Episode 93: Rollback Romanticism | LUP 93

May 20th, 2015

1:32:34

After an Ubuntu update goes really bad Chris reflects on how snappy, a transactionally updated version of Ubuntu, could have avoided this problem.

Episode 92: Linux Wife, Happy Life. | LUP 92

May 13th, 2015

1:12:07

We get an update on our resident Mac users switch to Linux & the challenges she's run into. Ubuntu makes a deal with Microsoft and promises to ship snappy on the Internet of Things, but what the heck is a Snap …

Episode 91: Open Source Kollaboration | LUP 91

May 6th, 2015

1:34:25

Aaron Seigo joins us to discuss the Kolab project, open source’s genuine answer to Microsoft Exchange and other groupware solutions. We also discuss …

Episode 90: How The Fest Was Fun | LUP 90

April 29th, 2015

1:30:34

Exclusive interviews from the floor of LinuxFest Northwest 2015, meet the man who brought Netflix to Linux & changed the WINE project forever, how Intel builds the MinnowBoard for Linux, the state of ZFS on Linux …

Episode 89: Oh Deere, RMS was Right | LUP 89

April 22nd, 2015

1:15:16

Manufactures claims software integrated with hardware means the end user never truly owns the device, and simply owns a license to use it. Our panel …

Episode 87: btrfs Meltdown | LUP 87

April 8th, 2015

1:31:04

After yet another gotcha takes down a critical Linux workstation, is it officially time to consider avoiding btrfs when it matters?

Plus what …

Episode 86: Evolve Your OS | LUP 86

April 1st, 2015

1:16:49

The proprietor of Evolve OS stops by to discuss what makes Evolve OS a unique Linux desktop & the challenges smaller projects face getting …

Episode 85: Give the Kids Linux | LUP 85

March 25th, 2015

1:13:36

Will Secure Boot hamper boutique Linux distributions and hurt desktop Linux innovation? Our panel debates. Also getting started with Linux the right way.

Plus a recap of the first ever Kansas Linux Fest, our errata, …

Episode 84: On the Verge of Convergence | LUP 84

March 18th, 2015

1:10:46

We get the scoop on how Ubuntu Touch plans to tackle Android’s market share & the challenges involved in moving some of our favorite desktop …

Episode 83: Numixing Fedora | LUP 83

March 11th, 2015

1:18:39

Ozon OS promises to make Fedora approachable for the rest of us, Ubuntu makes the switch to systemd & then we’ll debate the likely effectiveness of the new Linux Kernel development “Code of Conflict”.

Plus …

Episode 82: Ubuntu MATE Gets Legit | LUP 82

March 4th, 2015

1:42:09

We round out our SCALE13x coverage with a few more exclusive interviews, then get an update on the fast growing Ubuntu MATE project.

Plus a look back at Gnome 1.0’s release, Firefox OS on a pocket watch, the great …

Episode 81: Unplugging the Past | LUP 81

February 24th, 2015

1:27:40

Join us as we peer into the past and revisit some big topics!

Episode 80: ARMed with Arch | LUP 80

February 18th, 2015

1:05:38

One of the core developers of Arch Linux ARM joins us to chat about this rapidly developing platform, how Arch is used in ARM deployments & their relationship with the main Arch project.

Plus an update on Ubuntu …

Episode 79: Ubuntu Calling | LUP 79

February 11th, 2015

1:15:10

The first Ubuntu phone goes on sale tomorrow & we ask all the interesting questions you might have been wondering. The details on the launch of the phone, some of the great apps & what’s still missing.

Plus the …

Episode 78: Straight Outta FOSDEM | LUP 78

February 4th, 2015

1:05:33

FOSDEM just wrapped up, where thousands of developers & enthusiasts of free & open source software gather to talk all things Linux.

Plus we …

Episode 77: Vivaldi, The Fourth Browser | LUP 77

January 28th, 2015

1:02:52

A new browser called Vivaldi is on the scene with Linux support out of the box. Our virtual lug makes the case why it might be worth giving a try!

Plus a quick Linux laptop update, a surprise for Matt, your feedback …

Episode 76: Building a Better Gnome | LUP 76

January 21st, 2015

59:04

Christian Hergert the creator of Gnome Builder joins us to discuss his projects funding campaign, quitting his full time job to work on open source …

Episode 75: Obviously Linux's Fault | LUP 75

January 14th, 2015

1:11:53

It’s a new year & a new round of Linux bashing. But are some of the criticism corrects? Can we handle a little tough love as a community for the …

Episode 74: Proprietary Exodus | LUP 74

January 7th, 2015

1:11:05

During a recent passionate speech Richard Stallman said users of proprietary software are victims, we’ll debate of that’s true & play other clips from his speech.

Then we’ll look at the recent exodus of Mac …

Episode 73: Predicting 2015 | LUP 73

December 31st, 2014

1:42:52

Our bold predictions for Linux & open source over 2015. Thought provoking, sometimes a bit inspired or maybe just plain wrong, this edition of …

Episode 72: Best of LUP 2014 | LUP 72

December 23rd, 2014

1:35:39

We look back on some of the rants and events of 2014. Wether it's systemd, mir, tox, ubuntu or anything else, we covered lots of major events this year!

Episode 71: Fedora Takes the Lead | LUP 71

December 17th, 2014

1:30:07

Our virtual LUG reviews Fedora 21 & why we’ve just witnessed one of the most ambitious transformation of any Linux distro of 2014.

Plus Dustin …

Episode 70: Next Gen Fedora | LUP 70

December 10th, 2014

1:13:36

Fedora’s project lead joins us to discuss today’s Fedora 21 release, the possibility of the project switching to an Intel style Tick-Tock release & what Fedora 22 might look like.

Plus what the Ubuntu Snappy Core …

Episode 69: Perfect Linux Laptop | LUP 69

December 3rd, 2014

1:27:12

The founder of Purism Librem 15, a laptop that promises to respect your freedom and be the perfect Linux machine joins us to discuss the hardware, software & goals of the project & how he hopes to encourage …

Episode 68: Linux Powered Schools | LUP 68

November 26th, 2014

1:24:31

We’re joined by a classroom full of special guests, we talk with the students from Penn Manor School District, where they’ve given every high school …

Episode 67: Debian Community Divided | LUP 67

November 19th, 2014

1:06:11

We recap the recent mini-exodus in the Debian project & discuss how the tone of discussion around systemd has had some terrible consequences. We …

Episode 66: Firefox gets Unplugged | LUP 66

November 12th, 2014

1:14:48

The crew took the Firefox challenge & we follow up, we reflect on 10 years of Firefox, their early Linux support & the growing competition …

Episode 65: OpenSUSE Followup | LINUX Unplugged 65

November 5th, 2014

1:21:08

We follow up on our review of openSUSE 13.2 & discuss how life on the rolling side has been going for some of our LUG members.

Plus the …

Episode 64: SeaGL & OLF Roundup | LINUX Unplugged 64

October 29th, 2014

1:08:50

Our interviews from SeaGL 2014, a grassroots technical conference dedicated to spreading awareness and knowledge about the GNU/Linux community and free/libre/open-source. Special guest Angela Fisher joins us to discuss …

Episode 63: For Forks Sake | LUP 63

October 22nd, 2014

1:29:56

Is it time to fork Debian? Some Unix veterans do, and we discuss. The Linux Grandma joins us to discuss Kubuntu, KDE’s outreach, and Google Summer of Code.

Plus Microsoft says they really love Linux, Steam’s secret …

Episode 62: Unifying Linux Software | LUP 62

October 15th, 2014

1:09:05

We discuss how one software center for all distributions would work & which existing solutions are the closest.

Plus looking forward to some new …

Episode 61: Don’t Feed the Soap Opera | LUP 61

October 8th, 2014

1:45:52

The Linux community is at each others throats this week, from Lennart Poettering’s well intentioned rant, to the rage quit of GamingOnLinux’s lead …

Episode 60: Calm Before the Storm | LINUX Unplugged 60

October 1st, 2014

1:33:31

Today’s show is full of robust discussion as your hosts discuss the recent criticism over our coverage of Ubuntu 14.10, the general reaction to …

Episode 59: Dead Desktop Walking | LUP 59

September 24th, 2014

1:16:22

Debian moves to make Gnome the default desktop, is XFCE going the way of the Dodo bird? Our living debate will try to get to the bottom of the big …

Episode 58: Cult of Community | LUP 58

September 17th, 2014

1:15:13

Is the role of “Community Manager” a fraud perpetrated by companies trying to exploit the fruits for their community? We debate if things are really …

Episode 57: systemd Haters Busted | LUP 57

September 10th, 2014

1:23:12

The majority of systemd hate appears to be coming from just two sources. At least that’s what we suspect & call them out.

Plus a review of …

Episode 56: One Packager for All | LUP 56

September 3rd, 2014

1:28:10

The systemd group has a proposal for universal software management scheme for all Linux distributions. We’ll share the technical details, debate the philosophical impact & explain why it’s all powered by btrfs.

Episode 55: LinuxCon 2014 Unplugged | LUP 55

August 27th, 2014

1:31:46

We’ve got exclusive interviews from LinuxCon 2014, learn about Linux in big networking, what the future holds for SUSE & much more.

Plus, are …

Episode 54: Microsoft's Munich Man | LINUX Unplugged 54

August 20th, 2014

1:05:16

Sam from the Moka project stops by to chat about the business of making Linux look better. Then we get into the role open source plays in self …

Episode 53: Ubuntu with Rodent | LUP 53

August 13th, 2014

1:20:40

The new Beta of ElementaryOS has shipped and we discuss where they are heading, the problems with their community interaction, and the genius move they are taking with some tricky hardware support.

Plus the long term …

Episode 52: CRUX Interview | LUP 52

August 6th, 2014

1:24:37

Our team reviews the famous CRUX Linux and we discuss this unique distribution with one of its long time developers.

Plus details about Fedora COPR and is Desktop Linux stuck in an uncanny valley? We debate.

Episode 51: OSCON Behind The Story | LUP 51

July 30th, 2014

1:40:55

We’ve got more exclusive interviews from OSCON 2014, and then debate if fragmentation is simply the result of winning.

Plus why the Linux community …

Episode 50: Linux Look-Back | LUP 50

July 22nd, 2014

58:20

We look back at five years of Linux memories, and reminisce about the bad old days of the Linux desktop.

Then the exciting future for PC-BSD, and …

Episode 49: Rapid Fire Journalism | LINUX Unplugged 49

July 16th, 2014

1:15:18

We chat about our time with the new Plasma 5 desktop from KDE, then using the latest situation with Manjaro we discuss the poor state of Linux news, …

Episode 48: KaOS Theory | LUP 48

July 9th, 2014

1:19:56

We chat with Jos Poortvliet about the future of KDE, Plasma 5 Desktop, then review a KDE distribution with a direction: KaOS.

Plus: The great news for the Blender project, our OSCON plans and much more!

Episode 47: Desktopaholics Anonymous | LUP 47

July 2nd, 2014

37:08

We come clean on our struggle with loving every Linux desktop, until we start up the hate. Plus we discuss the huge news for CoreOS and take a closer look at OwnCloud 7’s server-to-server syncing.

Plus troubleshooting …

Episode 46: SouthEast LinuxFest Unplugged | LUP 46

June 25th, 2014

54:02

We’ve got another round of great exclusive interviews from the floor of SouthEast LinuxFest 2014.

Find out why Slackware is still going strong, the BSD kindness brigade & more!

Episode 45: The Triple-Boot Phone | LUP 45

June 17th, 2014

24:46

Chris shares his experience with triple booting Firefox OS, Ubuntu Touch and Android on his Nexus 5 and the surprising results.

Plus some grounded …

Episode 44: Bedrock: A New Paradigm | LUP 44

June 11th, 2014

46:38

The founder of Bedrock Linux joins us to discuss their ambitious distribution that lets you utilize the userland of all your favorite distributions at once

Plus Alienware slaps Linux users in the face with a dead fish, …

Episode 43: Mint 17: Fresh or Stagnant? | LUP 43

June 4th, 2014

1:03:59

We’ll take a look at the new features of Linux Mint 17, and discuss the new Cinnamon release. Then we’ll debate if distro derivatives are a bad thing.

Episode 42: Fine Wine or Sour Ports | LUP 42

May 28th, 2014

1:02:54

Liam from Gaming on Linux joins us to discuss the Witcher 2 port fiasco, and why Linux’s reputation as a gaming platform could be on the line.

Plus …

Episode 41: Arch’s Uprising | LUP 41

May 21st, 2014

1:00:27

Is this the year of Arch? We dig through the results from our listener home server survey, and compare our audience’s answers with another recent …

Episode 40: Developers Get Qt | LUP 40

May 14th, 2014

51:08

We chat with two of the LXQt developers, and find out what’s behind this major undertaking. Then we discuss our favorite packages for a Linux home server, and the brand new Ubuntu Orange cluster box.

Plus your …

Episode 39: Fragmentation Timebomb | LUP 39

May 7th, 2014

55:59

In the not too distant future the Linux desktop will face a landscape comprised of users running Wayland, Mir, and X11. Ubuntu will be rolling out …

Episode 38: The Rest of the Fest | LUP 38

April 30th, 2014

47:38

We had a chance to chat with folks from Firefox, the EFF, SUSE, and more. Plus we discuss the real benefits to Linux conventions like LinuxFest …

Episode 37: Client Side Drama | LUP 37

April 23rd, 2014

49:48

The GTK camp is pushing hard for Client Side Decorations, but there are some major drawbacks on non-Gnome desktops. We discuss the pros and cons, and if this is going to lead to a new kind of desktop Linux fragmentation.

Episode 36: Beware of Underdog | LUP 36

April 15th, 2014

56:27

Are boutique distributions a bag of hurt for new users?

We love a good underdog, but sometimes our excitement gets the best of us and we recommend something that’s not appropriate for a switcher to land on.

Plus some …

Episode 35: Windows eXPired | LUP 35

April 9th, 2014

1:10:19

XP support ends today and we’ll celebrate the occasion by debating what prevents technical users switching to Linux, address some common myths, and set a course for our new howto show.

Plus why Chase and Matt are wrong …

Episode 34: Drive-By Advice | LUP 34

April 2nd, 2014

1:07:49

We debate the validity of recent anti-Linux comments made on a Leo Laporte's nationally syndicated “Tech Guy” radio show, and the more subtle and …

Episode 33: Graphical Civil War | LUP 33

March 26th, 2014

1:22:44

Is devastating fragmentation going to doom Desktop Linux, can a case for multiple display servers?

Don’t care about the display server? We’ll make …

Episode 32: Do Me a SolydXK | LUP 32

March 19th, 2014

50:31

The co-founders of SoyldXK join us to discuss their origins, what they focus on, how they hope to make a profit, and what the future might hold.

Episode 31: Ubuntu Punching Bag | LUP 31

March 12th, 2014

53:22

Is the Linux community’s animosity towards Ubuntu turning away new switchers? We’ll analyze what has the community so upset, and how that can color a …

Episode 30: Talkin' Tox | LUP 30

March 5th, 2014

1:00:34

Two developers from the TOX project, an open source secure Skype killer join us to discuss their new project, the future, and how they hope to become your new messaging system.

Plus getting more battery life out of …

Episode 29: The Klementine Squeeze | LUP 29

February 26th, 2014

1:04:48

A cautionary tale for anyone thinking about starting their own Linux distribution, and then we’ll put it all out on the table and discuss our ideas and goals for Howto Linux, and take the live feedback of our virtual …

Episode 28: Neckbeard Entitlement Factor | LUP 28

February 19th, 2014

1:05:35

Michael Hall from Canonical joins us to discuss his personal views on what he’s coined the new 80/20 rule for open source. Are the consumers of open …

Episode 27: Debian's systemd Decision | LUP 27

February 12th, 2014

1:05:27

One of the bumpier chapters in Debian’s history looks to be drawing to a close, at least for now. But what was all the drama about? And where do things stand now? We’ll dig into the latest developments in the Debian …

Episode 26: MATE Mythbusting | LUP 26

February 5th, 2014

1:03:17

The MATE Desktop is about to see some big improvements, we bring on Martin Wimpress from the MATE project to discuss his new MATE Live CD, and what …

Episode 25: Culture of Shiny | LUP 25

January 29th, 2014

1:07:59

Aaron Seigo joins us to call out the new and shiny culture that’s pervasive in the free software community. And even your own humble hosts have been …

Episode 24: FUD for Thought | LUP 24

January 22nd, 2014

1:14:19

The battle lines have been drawn and the assault against upstart is in full force. We’ll discuss the heat being put on Canonical, the CLA, and …

Episode 23: Google Invades Your Nest | LUP 23

January 15th, 2014

1:06:37

We follow up on some of the most innovative Linux powered devices at CES, and this discuss Google buying Nest Labs. Is the future of the “Internet of …

Episode 22: Hurd Mentality | LUP 22

January 8th, 2014

1:02:54

Does building by group consensus slow down open source innovation? We’ll look at some big choices Debian is facing and debate if some stronger …

Episode 21: Unplugging 2013 | LUP 21

January 1st, 2014

1:06:00

In the final moments of 2013 our virtual LUG shares their expectations and predictions for 2014. We’ll debate some of the most anticipated changes.

Episode 20: Fidel Chromecastro | LUP 20

December 24th, 2013

1:06:01

Chromecast has been called the gadget of the year, but are the better options? Or is a simple, low cost, Linux powered gadget the ultimate living …

Episode 19: Fixing Linux Support | LUP 19

December 18th, 2013

56:03

Experienced Linux users may soon be finding a new call on their talents to help new users switching to Linux. But with services like Stackexchange, Google+ Helpouts, and more is it time to reboot the way we provide …

Episode 18: Hugs for LUGs | LUP 18

December 11th, 2013

1:08:30

Have IRC chat rooms, forums, reddit, and Google Hangouts killed the local Linux Users Group? We’ll share our ideas to reboot the LUG and make them …

Episode 17: Swap It Outta Here | LUP 17

December 4th, 2013

1:02:36

Do you run without swap? This week we reach into the topic grab bag and debate to swap or not to swap, the reasons long timer Linux users are switching to BSD, and what’s wrong with our Sailfish OS coverage.

Plus we’ll …

Episode 16: Meet the Dockers | LUP 16

November 27th, 2013

1:19:53

A new version of Docker was just released, we bring on the CTO and Founder of Docker to chat about the big features all Linux users can look forward to.

Plus building the perfect Linux workstation, your feedback, and …

Episode 15: Don’t Switch to Linux | LUP 15

November 20th, 2013

1:06:55

Our frank advice for switches to Linux. Despite what what the advocates would have you believe, there are some important consideration a potential …

Episode 14: Negative in the Practical Dimension | LUP 14

November 13th, 2013

1:00:35

This week we’ll use the lens of some recent technical meltdowns to discuss this age old struggle of pragmatism vs idealism.

Sometimes the practical …

Episode 13: Dark Mail: A New Hope | LINUX Unplugged 13

November 6th, 2013

59:40

What is the Dark Mail Alliance? We’ll dig into how it’s more of a protocol, and a hope than an actual product. Now the time to replace email we’ll …

Episode 12: Debating Debian Decisions | LINUX Unplugged 12

October 30th, 2013

1:06:06

Upstart or systemd which will Debian choose? We’ll discuss the inherent benefits and disadvantages of both, and the larger ramification Debian’s decision will have on the Linux ecosystem.

Episode 11: Bankrupt Linux News | LINUX Unplugged 11

October 23rd, 2013

1:07:46

The recent outburst from Linus Torvalds and Mark Shuttleworth have put the poor state of Linux news coverage into sharp focus. The media’s attention …

Episode 10: The Ubuntu Hangover | LINUX Unplugged 10

October 15th, 2013

53:50

What does a post Ubuntu world look like, which distro would rise to the top? Our specially crafted team of armed and dangerous Linux users weigh in.

Episode 9: The Ubuntu Situation | LINUX Unplugged 9

October 9th, 2013

1:21:13

Is the traditional release model failing Ubuntu? Perhaps there is a better way to harness the rapid progress of Linux then static releases. With their focus on mobile, and a rather lackluster release around the corner, …

Episode 8: Cloud Guilt | LINUX Unplugged 8

October 2nd, 2013

1:08:31

Should Linux users be anti-cloud? Why do so many of us feel guilty for using the”cloud”?

This week will dig into this conundrum and maybe even solve …

Episode 7: Full SteamOS Ahead | LUP 7

September 25th, 2013

1:08:13

Valve has announced SteamOS, and we have our analysis of how this will impact the Linux ecosystem at large, the challenge Valve faces, and the …

Episode 6: The Android Problem | LINUX Unplugged 6

September 18th, 2013

1:13:33

Is that exploit in your pocket? This week we'll ask if Android is Stallman's worst nightmare, making Tivo look like a quaint abuser of Linux. And how Linux is poised to push past it's current limitations over the next …

Episode 5: Wrath of Linus | LINUX Unplugged 5

September 11th, 2013

1:08:38

We break down what has Linus so upset, and the Internet in an NSA induced fever. Plus GOG makes a public statement about Linux that has us scratching our heads, and your feedback.

Then if we had a format, we’d be …

Episode 4: Are Linux Users Cheap? | LINUX Unplugged 4

September 4th, 2013

1:22:31

We crunch the Steam and Ubuntu Software Center numbers and we have to ask: Are Linux users cheap? Or is the answer more complex than that?

Plus how we think Microsoft buying Nokia might impact Ubuntu Touch, Firefox OS, …

Episode 3: Go Dock Yourself | LINUX Unplugged 3

August 27th, 2013

1:14:03

After rebuilding his KDE desktop better and stronger than before, Chris and Matt dig into what really seems to be troubling the Gnome project, what really makes a desktop easy to use, and if the Ubuntu Edge campaign was …

Episode 2: Edge of Failure | LINUX Unplugged 2

August 20th, 2013

1:04:13

As the final hours countdown we chat about the fate of the Ubuntu Edge camping and debate with our live callers about the bigger picture.

Plus our thoughts on the new KDE release, Steam, and a few more thoughts on …

Episode 1: Too Much Choice | LU1

August 13th, 2013

1:11:24

Does the Linux community lean on the age old excuse of choice, to brush of the real limitations of desktop Linux environments? We debate that, and …

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