LINUX Unplugged

LINUX Unplugged

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

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September 10, 2019 56 min

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 Guests: Brent Gervais, Ell Marquez, and Philip Muller.

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September 3, 2019 66 min

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 improvements landing next week. Special Guests: Alex Kretzschmar, Brent Gervais, Cassidy James Blaede, Drew DeVore, and Ell Marquez.

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August 27, 2019 55 min

Safely host your own password database using totally open source software. We cover BitWarden, our top choice to solve this problem. Plus we announce a new show we're super proud of, and chat with Dan Lynch from OggCamp. Special Guests: Alan Pope, Alex Kretzschmar, Brent Gervais, Dan Lynch, and Ell Marquez.

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August 20, 2019 56 min

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 Drew DeVore.

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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 Linux works best for us. Special Guests: Alan Pope, Alex Kretzschmar, Brent Gervais, Drew DeVore, Ell Marquez, Major Hayden, and Neal Gompa.

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August 6, 2019 62 min

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 Manjaro's change of heart. Special Guests: Alan Pope, Alex Kretzschmar, and Brent Gervais.

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July 30, 2019 57 min

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 Linux. Plus macOS apps on Linux, and our first impressions of the Raspberry Pi 4. Special Guests: Alex Kretzschmar, Drew DeVore, Martin Wimpress, Neal Gompa, and Philip Muller.

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July 23, 2019 68 min

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 really great Linux job tips, and much more. Plus we catch up on some community news from old friends, complain about a few Linux bugs, and share a "magical" app pick. Special Guests: Alex Kretzschmar, Brent... Read more

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July 16, 2019 45 min

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 Salter.

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July 9, 2019 65 min

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 how you can self-host secure DNS. Special Guests: Alex Kretzschmar, Brent Gervais, and Drew DeVore.

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July 2, 2019 56 min

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 partitions, dual booting, and Hackintoshes; you can do it all with Linux and KVM. Near-native VM performance doesn't have to be painful. You only need a few prerequisites and a little help. Special Guest: Alex Kretzschmar.

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June 25, 2019 79 min

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 run 32-bit software, some very handy picks, our reaction to the new Raspberry Pi 4 and more. Special Guests: Alex Kretzschmar and Brent Gervais.

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June 18, 2019 59 min

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. Special Guests: Alan Pope, Brent Gervais, Martin Wimpress, and Neal Gompa.

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June 11, 2019 55 min

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 we’d pay for Firefox Premium. Special Guest: Brent Gervais.

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June 4, 2019 66 min

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 the best. Plus some old friends visit the show, reading eBooks on Linux, and a new Ryzen handheld. Special Guests: Alan Pope, Alex Kretzschmar, Brent Gervais, and Martin Wimpress.

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May 28, 2019 68 min

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 Guests: Alex Kretzschmar and Brent Gervais.

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May 21, 2019 65 min

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 complete our Red Hat arc by giving Silverblue the full workstation shakedown, Drew shares his complete review, and we discuss the loss of Antergros. Special Guests: Alex Kretzschmar, Cassidy James Blaede, and Drew DeVore.

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May 14, 2019 69 min

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 Guests: Alex Kretzschmar, Brent Gervais, Cassidy James Blaede, Ell Marquez, and Neal Gompa.

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May 7, 2019 65 min

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 Hat’s new logo, Dell’s new Linux workstations, and meet a new member of our crew. Special Guests: Alex Kretzschmar, Brent Gervais, and Neal Gompa.

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April 30, 2019 73 min

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 Guests: Alex Kretzschmar, Brent Gervais, and Ell Marquez.

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