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LINUX Unplugged

English, Computing/Technology, 1 season, 558 episodes, 14 hours, 14 minutes
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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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558: Top 5 Essential Apps

We asked, and you answered: Your top 5 Linux app essentials and post-install rituals. Plus, some news to better cope with "extreme file-system damage."Sponsored By:Tailscale: Tailscale is a programmable networking software that is private and secure by default - get it free on up to 100 devices!Kolide: Kolide is a device trust solution for companies with Okta, and they ensure that if a device isn't trusted and secure, it can't log into your cloud apps.Support LINUX UnpluggedLinks:Berlin with Brent: May Meetup — Brent is back in Berlin! Please join the Jupiter Broadcasting community for an evening together, and bring your friends!💥 Gets Sats Quick and Easy with Strike📻 LINUX Unplugged on Fountain.FMWarp — Warp allows you to securely send files to each other via the internet or local network by exchanging a word-based code.Bcachefs Repair Code Reaching Complete & Robust Recovery — "This patchset was kindly tested by a user from India who accidentally wiped one drive out of a three drive filesystem with no replication on the family computer - it took a couple weeks but we got everything important back."Linux 6.9-rc3 Released With Many Bcachefs Patches — "[...] but hey, if you had a corrupted bcachefs filesystem you'd probably want this, and if you thought bcachefs was stable already, I have a bridge to sell you. Special deal only for you, real cheap."Fedora 42 Change Proposal Wants To Make KDE Plasma The Default Over GNOMEF42 Change Proposal: Fedora Plasma Workstation — Switch the default desktop experience for Workstation to KDE Plasma. The GNOME desktop is moved to a separate spin / edition, retaining release-blocking status.Changes/FedoraPlasmaWorkstation - Fedora Project Wiki412linux.io — N100 Media Serving Efficiency with Quick SyncPick: FreeTube — FreeTube is an open source desktop YouTube player built with privacy in mind. Use YouTube without advertisements and prevent Google from tracking you with their cookies and JavaScript. Available for Windows, Mac & Linux thanks to Electron.FreeBSD Speedruns — The zero-to-desktop FreeBSD speedrun category records the time taken from the first boot of a FreeBSD image, through installation, to the display of a desktop environment or window manager.FreeBSD Zero to Desktop Speedrun Challenge — The operations and commands that needed to be done took me 1:33 and installation of base.txz/kernel.txz datasets took 0:28. Downloading and installing needed pkg(8) packages took 2:22 of time.
4/14/202453 minutes, 22 seconds
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557: Crouching kexec, Hidden Linux

We're building a completely hidden Linux OS inside an existing system—with no trace left behind.Sponsored By:Tailscale: Tailscale is a programmable networking software that is private and secure by default - get it free on up to 100 devices!Kolide: Kolide is a device trust solution for companies with Okta, and they ensure that if a device isn't trusted and secure, it can't log into your cloud apps.Support LINUX UnpluggedLinks:💥 Gets Sats Quick and Easy with Strike — The global money app for fast, safe payments and bitcoin. Get sats easy.📻 LINUX Unplugged on Fountain.FM — Grab the Fountain app and listen live, boost along, and more. Shufflecake — Plausible deniability for multiple hidden filesystems on LinuxSystem76 and Jupiter Broadcasting Epic Parking Lot BBQ, Sat, Apr 27, 2024, 4:30 PM | MeetupJupiter Extras: Nostr Workshop — Our Nostr workshop. We'll help you get your Nostr identity and answer any questions. 24.05 Call for Release Manager & Editor - NixOS — Both roles are fulfilled in tandem, meaning you get paired with an experienced partner, who already filled the role during the previous release.HiddenVM — Use any desktop OS without leaving a trace. — HiddenVM is a simple, one-click, free and open-source Linux application that allows you to run Oracle's open-source VirtualBox software on the Tails operating system.Tailspersistent volume featureVeraCryptDefeating Plausible Deniability of VeraCrypt Hidden Operating Systems — This paper analyzes the security of VeraCrypt hidden operating systems. How To Emulate Persistent Memory using the Linux "memmap" Kernel Optionkexec [ArchWiki]Unplugged Core MembershipPodHome.FM — Unlimited Shows and EpisodesPodBean Example: This Week in Bitcoin PodcastAtuin - Magical Shell History — Sync, search and backup shell history with AtuinI quit my job to work full time on my open source project — The 22nd of December was my last day leading the infrastructure team at PostHog. Going forwards, I'm starting a company and working full time on Atuin.
4/8/202459 minutes, 17 seconds
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556: The xz Backdoor Exposed 🚨

We're breaking down the attack: how it works, how it was hidden, and why time was running out for the attacker.Sponsored By:Tailscale: Tailscale is a programmable networking software that is private and secure by default - get it free on up to 100 devices!Kolide: Kolide is a device trust solution for companies with Okta, and they ensure that if a device isn't trusted and secure, it can't log into your cloud apps.Support LINUX UnpluggedLinks:💥 Gets Sats Quick and Easy with Strike📻 LINUX Unplugged on Fountain.FMoss-security mailing list — Backdoor in upstream xz/liblzma leading to ssh server compromise.Fedora AnnouncementDebian AnnouncementUbuntu AnnouncementKali Linux AnnouncementArch Linux AnnouncementGentoo AnnouncementopenSUSE Tumbleweeed AnnouncementNixOS Unstable DiscussionWhy does it take two weeks for NixOS to replace xz?Andres Freund on Mastodon — I was doing some micro-benchmarking at the time, needed to quiesce the system to reduce noise. Saw sshd processes were using a surprising amount of CPU, despite immediately failing because of wrong usernames etc....rwmj on Hacker News — Very annoying - the apparent author of the backdoor was in communication with me over several weeks trying to get xz 5.6.x added to Fedora 40 & 41 because of its "great new features"A Microcosm of the interactions in Open Source projects — Make no mistake. This is the way it works. It needs to change.Devuan GNU/Linux on X — Devuan is not affected by the latest vulnerability caused by systemd.systemd PR: Dynamically load compression librariesMatteo Croce on X — I'm the author of such PR. While I absolutely didn't know that libxz had a backdoor, I really think that libraries should be loaded on-demand when rarely used, hence my change :)Ryan C. Gordon on X — This is probably how the xz thing happened, right?Jan Wildeboer on the Fediverse — Again the FOSS world has proven to be vigilant and proactive in finding bugs and backdoors, IMHO.Unplugged Core MembershipTXLF is coming up! — April 12 - 13 in Austin, Texas.LFNW coming up! — April 26 - 28Mobile Game Ads Are Boosting Podcast Follower Counts — Wondery, iHeart and Lemonada Media are all using a non-public product from MowPod - which gives extra lives and game credits to gamers if they follow shows on Apple Podcasts from game apps.MowPod's podcast promotion tools: tales from the barfortydeux's NixOS ConfigsPrism Launcher — An Open Source Minecraft launcher with the ability to manage multiple instances, accounts and mods.World Backup Day — March 31st — One small accident or failure could destroy all the important stuff you care about.Updating Our Fiddly Bits | LINUX Unplugged 494
4/1/20241 hour, 10 minutes, 3 seconds
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555: Glide like a Goose, Honk like a Moose

We test the Linux-first, all-AMD Sirius 16 laptop, discuss the new Hyprland release, and share a few stories from our recent trip.
3/25/20241 hour, 15 minutes, 41 seconds
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554: SCaLEing Nix

We're on the ground live at NixCon and SCaLE. We catch up with old friends, and discover how Nix is devouring the Linux world one function at a time.
3/18/20241 hour, 29 minutes, 10 seconds
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553: Portably Predictable Productivity

We each bring surprise topics, a mix of hardware and software, as we prepare to hit the road for NixCon and SCaLE.
3/11/20241 hour, 21 minutes, 23 seconds
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552: Plasma's Perfect Play

Plasma 6 is out, and we've been giving it a go. What's new, our thoughts, and the lessons other desktops should learn.
3/4/20241 hour, 18 minutes, 51 seconds
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551: AI Under Your Control

Corporate AI is a hot mess, but open-source alternatives can be open-ended chaos. We’ll test some of the best ways to get local AI tools under your control.
2/26/20241 hour, 4 minutes, 24 seconds
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550: Ready Player Linux

Chris spends the week in a VR desktop, revealing the glitches, gains, and VR's open-source future.
2/19/20241 hour, 14 minutes
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549: Will it Nixcloud?

Deploying Nextcloud the Nix way promises a paradise of reproducibility and simplicity. But is it just a painful trek through configuration hell? We built the dream Nextcloud using Nix and faced reality. Special Guest: Alex Kretzschmar.
2/12/20241 hour, 34 minutes, 10 seconds
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548: Uncomfortable Linux Truths

Some uncomfortable truths about using Linux, and then we introduce a new segment: Will it Nix?
2/5/20241 hour, 22 minutes, 35 seconds
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547: Behind the Shelves

Data-hoard with purpose and manage your audiobooks and podcasts with one application, plus the lone Linux box that remains on Mars.
1/28/202453 minutes, 26 seconds
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546: What You’re Missing about NixOS

Trying NixOS can be fraught with complexity, half-completed guides, and boring videos. Even if you never plan to switch to NixOS, we invite you to come along for a hype-free ride that digs into one of the most rapidly developing areas of Linux.
1/22/20241 hour, 11 minutes, 31 seconds
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545: 3,062 Days Later

Kent Overstreet, the creator of bcachefs, helps us understand where his new filesystem fits, what it's like to upstream a new filesystem, and how they've solved the RAID write hole. Special Guest: Kent Overstreet.
1/15/202457 minutes, 15 seconds
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544: Half the Bits, Double the Pain

This challenge gets ugly as we slowly realize we've just become zombie slayers. We load Linux on three barely alive systems, and it takes a turn we didn't expect.
1/8/20241 hour, 27 minutes, 16 seconds
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543: Profoundly Prophetic Prognostications

We make our big Linux predictions for 2024, but first, we score how we did for 2023. Special Guest: Michael Tunnell.
12/31/202347 minutes, 12 seconds
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542: 2023 Tuxies

It’s the fourth annual Unplugged Tuxies; our community votes on the best projects, distros, and desktops of 2023.
12/24/202347 minutes, 19 seconds
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541: Out with a Bang

The stories that kept us talking all year, and are only getting hotter! Plus the big flops we're still sore about. Special Guest: Kenji Berthold.
12/17/20231 hour, 16 minutes, 18 seconds
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540: Uncensored AI on Linux

We test two popular methods to run local language models on your Linux box. Then, we push the limits to see which language models will toe the line and which won't.
12/11/20231 hour, 20 minutes, 17 seconds
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539: Rollback Required

This week, our embarrassment is your entertainment. Then, we check the age and health of all our disks with one app.
12/4/20231 hour, 12 minutes, 18 seconds
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538: Surprisingly Smooth Transition

PipeWire hits 1.0, and Wim Taymans joins us to reflect on the smooth success of PipeWire. Plus the details on the first NixCon North America, and more. Special Guests: Wim Taymans and Zach Mitchell.
11/27/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 6 seconds
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537: This Makes Us Unemployable

Can we save an old Arch install? We'll attempt a live rescue, then get into our tips for keeping your old Linux install running great.
11/19/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 21 seconds
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536: Plasma Power-Ups

The problem with GNOME's great news, plus our first look at Plasma 6. Then, the surprising place NixOS is getting adopted.
11/13/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 41 seconds
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535: Hit the Turbo

A special guest joins us, and we each give Fedora 39 a try. What’s new, what we liked, and what didn’t make the cut! Special Guest: Drew DeVore.
11/10/20231 hour, 50 minutes, 35 seconds
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534: We Nixed Proxmox

We did Proxmox dirty last week, so we try to explain our thinking. But first, a few things have gone down that you should know about.
10/30/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 59 seconds
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533: LinuxFest North Jeff

We try and pull off one too many projects, but you can't argue with the results. We report on our week of rebuilds and rescues and having a blast at LinuxFest Northwest. Special Guest: Frank Karlitschek.
10/23/20231 hour, 55 minutes, 33 seconds
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532: We Like Snaps Now

Has Canonical finally nailed snaps? Why it looks like Ubuntu has turned a new corner; our thoughts on the latest release. Plus, a special guest and more.
10/16/20231 hour, 15 minutes, 55 seconds
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531: The Windows Challenge

We ran Windows for the week with three seemingly simple objectives. How we did, our take on what's gotten a lot better about Windows, and what still needs some work.
10/9/20231 hour, 37 minutes, 17 seconds
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530: Leave the Pi in the Oven

Why the Raspberry Pi 5 doesn't meet our expectations, and the x86 boxes you should consider instead.
10/2/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 26 seconds
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529: Changing the Game

Even if you don't game, the data is in, and the impact of the Steam Deck on Linux is massive. We'll go into details and then share our long-term review of the Deck. Special Guests: Alex Kretzschmar and Listener Jeff.
9/25/20231 hour, 12 minutes, 43 seconds
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528: Where's Your Data?

Today's theme is data sovereignty, and we'll check in with two crucial projects that are giving you more options. Special Guest: Noah Chelliah.
9/18/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 23 seconds
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527: Framing Brent

Brent's new Framework laptop has been torn apart and put back together again. We'll find out if it's up to his standards. Plus, we're kicking off a new build.
9/11/20231 hour, 14 minutes, 20 seconds
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526: Canonical Wins by Default

While chaos is brewing in SUSE and Red Hat land, Canonical stays the course and doubles down on the Linux desktop. Plus, our thoughts on the kernel team GPL-blocking NVIDIA.
9/4/202349 minutes, 20 seconds
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525: Beating Apple to the Sauce

We daily drive Asahi Linux on a MacBook, chat about how the team beat Apple to a major GPU milestone, and an easy way to self-host open-source ChatGPT alternatives. Special Guest: Neal Gompa.
8/28/20231 hour, 12 minutes, 20 seconds
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524: How Our Server Got It's Groove Back

Can we build an indestructible server that stands up to the test of giving out root login to the Internet?
8/21/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 16 seconds
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523: Ride the Rhino

We're trying out Rhino Linux—a unique take on rolling Ubuntu with AUR-like powers and other surprises.
8/13/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 9 seconds
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522: Practical Privacy

Why Linux reigns for privacy; our recommendations for secure tools from chat to DNS.
8/7/20231 hour, 17 minutes, 59 seconds
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521: Rethinking GNOME

Two important news stories, plus our thoughts on GNOME’s new windowing proposal and the Framework 16.
7/31/20231 hour, 13 minutes, 7 seconds
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520: To Infinity and Berlin

Do they build them better in Germany? We try out the next-generation InfinityBook Pro 14 and dig into TUXEDO OS.
7/24/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 46 seconds
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519: The Clone Grift Wars

Have Oracle and SUSE lost their minds? Plus, we dig into Fedora's proposal to add telemetry collection to Workstation.
7/17/20231 hour, 25 minutes, 54 seconds
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518: Race To Immutability

Can Ubuntu make a great immutable desktop? We're trying the brand-new "Everything is a Snap" Ubuntu Core Desktop.
7/10/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 26 seconds
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517: Caught Red-Hatted

Just about every take on the Red Hat news seems to have missed the mark. Special Guest: Carl George.
7/3/20231 hour, 14 minutes, 31 seconds
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516: The Fixer-Upper

Chris tears into two old PCs, and builds a surprisingly powerful multi-monitor Wayland workstation. Plus, Wes has a new device, and Brent wants answers.
6/26/20231 hour, 9 minutes, 13 seconds
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515: Ham Sandwich

Is Ham Radio a natural hobby for Linux users? An old friend joins us to explain where the two overlap. Special Guest: Noah Chelliah.
6/18/20231 hour, 13 minutes, 23 seconds
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514: Connection Established

We get the inside scoop on SouthEast LinuxFest, and share a few stories from the early days of the Linux community. Special Guest: Noah Chelliah.
6/12/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 8 seconds
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513: There Is No Distro

We attempt to swap Linux distributions live on our production server, to prove that new tooling makes the Linux distro model obsolete.
6/5/20231 hour, 1 minute, 30 seconds
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512: The Sound of Rust

We take a "Rust-only tools" challenge for a week and admit what worked, and what sucked. Plus, a surprise guest.
5/29/20231 hour, 13 minutes, 58 seconds
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511: Accepting the Future

How we found peace with the Linux community’s perpetual debates; and our tricks for finding the signal from the noise.
5/22/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 45 seconds
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510: Thinking in Decades

The push for free software takes years, maybe even generations. Brent gets the inside story from the Free Software Foundation Europe. Special Guest: Matthias Kirschner.
5/14/20231 hour, 8 minutes, 15 seconds
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509: The Next Gen Desktop

The first new desktop environment in a while that has caught our attention, and it promises to unlock the full power of cutting-edge Linux. Why we think every desktop will copy ideas from Hyprland soon.
5/8/202359 minutes, 50 seconds
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508: The Worst Distro Ever

Two listeners race to set up a web server on Suicide Linux. One slip-up and it's all gone. Who will survive?
5/1/202352 minutes, 10 seconds
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507: Full Wobble

Why Fedora 38 might Sway you to try it; and how it runs on the MacBook M1 Max.
4/24/202352 minutes, 1 second
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506: Three Wild and Crazy Topics

We surprise each other with three secret topics, with one big catch.
4/17/20231 hour, 16 minutes, 14 seconds
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505: Keep Your Darn Secrets

We try out the most secure messaging app in the world, and Wes’ new note system that's so great you’ll want to abandon your current one.
4/10/20231 hour, 13 minutes, 47 seconds
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504: It's a Trap!

Why using the iPhone makes it harder to run Linux; Chris follows up on his four-month-long challenge to ditch iOS for GrapheneOS. Plus, Brent's extended stay in Berlin has led to some developments you won't want to miss.
4/3/20231 hour, 25 minutes, 26 seconds
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503: Berlin with Brent

Brent dives deep into Nextcloud's new release from inside their offices, and takes an unexpected dip in the local lake with a listener.
3/27/20231 hour, 29 minutes, 4 seconds
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502: Docker Shocker

The story of an open-source hero who became a villain. Special Guest: Alex Kretzschmar.
3/20/20231 hour, 19 minutes, 17 seconds
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501: Fat Stacks for Flatpaks

Robert McQueen shares the inside scoop on Flathub’s ambitious plans to create a universal app store for all distros—and we ask the hard questions. Special Guest: Robert McQueen.
3/13/20231 hour, 15 minutes, 55 seconds
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500: Our Biggest Announcement Yet

We're celebrating 500 episodes with the biggest announcement yet. Special Guest: Listener Jeff.
3/6/20231 hour, 41 minutes, 22 seconds
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499: 'velopers Choose Snap

Ubuntu makes its anti-Flatpak stance official, while KDE and GNOME team up to turn Flathub into a universal Linux app store. Plus, we try the Intel Arc GPU. Could this new hardware make Linux bulletproof?
2/27/20231 hour, 27 minutes, 10 seconds
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498: Rolling Papercuts

Sometimes running the latest and greatest means you have to pave your own path. This week two examples from living on the edge.
2/20/20231 hour, 3 minutes, 53 seconds
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497: More Features? More Problems.

How Chris wasted three months tracking down a Wi-Fi problem, plus we debate if immutable distros need to be simplified.
2/13/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 37 seconds
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496: Tux in the Hen House

Chris attempts to get Fedora 37 on his M1 Max MacBook Pro, while Wes and Brent try the "every distro at once" desktop.
2/6/20231 hour, 1 minute, 17 seconds
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495: The Moment of Truth

Are the free software alternatives good enough? The conclusion to our 60-day challenge to drop Google, Apple, and the iPhone.
1/30/20231 hour, 35 minutes, 37 seconds
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494: Updating Our Fiddly Bits

Today we are finally taking on a project months in the making, and we're switching to an entirely new generation of Linux tech in the process.
1/23/20231 hour, 17 minutes, 59 seconds
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493: Network Nirvana

Chris' sticky upgrade situation, and we chat with the developer behind an impressive mesh VPN with new tricks. Special Guest: Ryan Huber.
1/16/20231 hour, 15 minutes, 13 seconds
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492: A New Challenge Approaches

Join us on a journey to true software freedom. We embark on our 30-day challenge and discover a whole new philosophy that will change the way you think about technology. Special Guest: Alex Kretzschmar.
1/9/20231 hour, 13 minutes, 32 seconds
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491: 2023 Spoilers

We assemble to predict what will happen in 2023 and score how our 2022 predictions turned out.
1/1/20231 hour, 6 minutes, 5 seconds
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490: 2022 Tuxies

It's the third annual Unplugged Tuxies; our community votes on the best projects, distros, desktops, and services of 2022.
12/25/202250 minutes, 17 seconds
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489: Brent's Secret Emails

Brent's been hiding your emails; we confront him and expose what he's been keeping from the show.
12/19/20221 hour, 30 minutes, 51 seconds
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488: Revenge of the Lizard People

We complete a year-long journey and discover some unspoken truths about a great Linux distro. Plus one small, and one major update on our GrapheneOS adventure.
12/12/20221 hour, 20 minutes, 12 seconds
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487: The Debian Debate

After nearly half a year of woe, Brent is ready to give Linux the go. Join us as we compare and contrast two Linux distros and end up with one going on Brent's machine. Plus, follow-up on Chris' GrapheneOS adventures and more.
12/5/20221 hour, 54 minutes, 45 seconds
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486: Goodbye, Google

Chris ditches the iPhone and switches to GrapheneOS, a security and privacy-focused project that lets you take control back from Google.
11/28/20221 hour, 34 minutes, 15 seconds
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485: Mystery Box

We dig into Shufflecake, a tool that lets Linux users hide data with plausible deniability, then let our live stream SSH into our server and see if they can discover our secret data. Plus, we follow up on Brent's never-ending desktop distro search and Chris' new Linux rig.
11/21/20222 hours, 5 minutes, 11 seconds
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484: Fedora Falls Flat

Why this latest release of Fedora misses the mark, and Ubuntu's quiet backing away from ZFS.
11/14/20221 hour, 24 minutes, 46 seconds
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483: Chris Is Done With Raspberry Pi

We surprise each other with three different topics, and Chris has a big update on the ODROID H3+.
11/7/20221 hour, 33 minutes, 47 seconds
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482: Legacy Gets the Boot

Are the long-timers holding Linux back? Lennart Poettering argues we are and proposes a new Microsoft-blessed way to secure Linux. Plus, our thoughts on the slow decline of mailing lists in open-source development. Special Guest: Neal Gompa.
10/31/20221 hour, 11 minutes, 14 seconds
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481: Just a Prompt Away

The Internet is going crazy with AI-generated media. What's the open-source story, and is Linux being left out? Plus, we try out the new Ubuntu release on the ODROID H3+.
10/24/20221 hour, 25 minutes, 4 seconds
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480: Taming the Beast

Linus Tech Tips blows it again, and we clean up. Plus, we push System76's updated Thelio Workstation to the breaking point.
10/17/20221 hour, 26 minutes, 41 seconds
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479: Good Software, Bad Blood

What the heck is going on? Fedora is dropping features, GNOME is getting Iced, and the mistake we'll never make again. We've got a lot to sort out.
10/10/20221 hour, 21 minutes, 2 seconds
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478: The Best of Both Worlds

We go hands-on at NASA's JPL and learn why Linux is the best OS for Earth and Mars. Special Guest: Tim Canham.
10/3/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 11 seconds
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477: The Feeling of Fast

We finally give Brent his new laptop and get his reaction. Plus our best pick for replacing stock Android with something private.
9/25/20221 hour, 25 minutes, 3 seconds
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476: Canary in the Photo Mine

We've gone deep to find our perfect Google Photos replacement. This week we'll share our setup that we think works great, is easy to use, and is fully backed up.
9/19/20221 hour, 27 minutes, 4 seconds
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475: Brent's Bug Battle

Brent has been on a bug-finding marathon. We review what he's discovered and share some hard-learned lessons.
9/12/20221 hour, 9 minutes, 27 seconds
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474: Linux's Malware Inevitability

Can Linux do better? Apple is scrambling to build always-on malware protection into the next macOS as its market share grows. A precautionary tale for Linux users. Plus we take a look at Ubuntu Unity as it becomes an official flavor.
9/5/20221 hour, 13 minutes, 22 seconds
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473: End of the Road

We've reached the end of the road in our immutable Linux series, and an old friend stops by to give us the inside scoop on Endless OS. Plus, we announce who will be joining us at JPL in September. Special Guest: Cassidy James Blaede.
8/29/20221 hour, 23 minutes, 10 seconds
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472: 5 Problems With NixOS

The five most common problems when trying out an immutable Linux distro like NixOS. Plus, why one Linux dev says just target WINE.
8/22/20221 hour, 10 minutes, 3 seconds
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471: The Cottonwood Disaster

Our garage Linux server has died, and this time we’re looking at data loss. We attempt to revive our zombie box and reflect on what went wrong. Special Guest: Alex Kretzschmar.
8/15/20221 hour, 13 minutes, 24 seconds
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470: Let's Call It an Upgrade

We present a buffet of budget Linux boxes. From $40 to $400 you'll be surprised by what we found. Then we attempt to find the perfect distro for them. Special Guest: Alex Kretzschmar.
8/8/20221 hour, 23 minutes, 52 seconds
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469: Tough Linux Love

Is the Linux desktop hard to love? A long-time user experience developer argues it is, and we respond to his criticisms.
7/31/202259 minutes, 55 seconds
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468: The Read Only Scenario

A fundamental change is coming to desktop Linux, and Silverblue might be our hint at where things are going.
7/25/20221 hour, 30 minutes, 24 seconds
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467: All Hands on Deck

We try and bust a common Linux distro myth. Then what surprised Chris about his new Steam Deck.
7/18/20221 hour, 21 minutes, 27 seconds
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466: The Night of a Thousand Errors

We were fixing servers all night, but at least we have a great story. A special guest joins us to help make a big show announcement. Special Guest: Tim Canham.
7/11/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 43 seconds
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465: Too Nixy for My Shirt

The one shared secret behind some of the world's most powerful open-source projects. Brent's Node : 03cf7e9b79a3230749db642ad690889065ec35b9ded184266d4fce424ab75470fc
7/4/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 50 seconds
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464: Git Happens

We're going back in time to witness the early days of a critical tool to build Linux, then jump forward 15 years and join our buddy Brent on his journey to learn that very tooling.
6/27/20221 hour, 13 minutes, 15 seconds
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463: Humble Beginnings

One of the pioneers of the web, VNC, Webcams, and more joins us; plus we'll update you on a few projects we love. Special Guest: Quentin Stafford-Fraser.
6/20/202253 minutes, 7 seconds
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462: One Cosmic Collaboration

From skeptic to buyer, why the HP Dev One is the best Linux laptop yet. This is the one review you don't want to miss.
6/13/20221 hour, 5 minutes, 2 seconds
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461: Deep in the Tumbleweeds

Three tails of tech tribulations, and how Brent saved his openSUSE Tumbleweed box from the brink.
6/6/202254 minutes, 39 seconds
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460: CPU as a Service

A new Linux update allows Intel to control features in your CPU using hardware-level DRM.
5/30/202244 minutes, 11 seconds
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459: Better than Butter

We take a sneak peek at some future tech coming to Linux, and share details on HP's new laptop that runs POP!
5/23/202258 minutes, 31 seconds
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458: NVIDIA's New View

NVIDIA is open-sourcing their GPU drivers, but there are a few things you need to know. Plus, we get some exclusive insights into Tailscale from one of its co-founders. Special Guests: Avery Pennarun and Christian F.K. Schaller.
5/16/20221 hour, 7 minutes, 13 seconds
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457: Automated Chaos

Each of us brings a secret topic to the show, and we discover a common theme about using the wrong tool for the right job. Special Guest: Alex Kretzschmar.
5/9/202247 minutes, 56 seconds
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456: Our Linux Regrets

If we could change just one mistake in our Linux journey, what would it be? Open a channel to our node: 037d284d2d7e6cec7623 (https://amboss.space/node/037d284d2d7e6cec7623adbe600450a73b42fb90800989f05a862464b05408df39)
5/2/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 37 seconds
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455: I run NixOS BTW

We've hit a bump in the road with the NixOS challenge, and share what it might not be great at. Plus, what we didn't cover in our Ubuntu 22.04 review. The one where we don't talk about Ubuntu 22.04 at all. Open a channel to our Lightning Node: 037d284d2d7e6cec7623adbe600450a73b42fb90800989f05a862464b05408df39 Special Guests: Alex Kretzschmar and Martin Wimpress.
4/25/20221 hour, 16 minutes, 36 seconds
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454: Double Distro Details

Has Fedora pulled ahead of Ubuntu? We take a look at the new Fedora 36 and Ubuntu 22.04 releases. Special Guest: Alex Kretzschmar.
4/18/202259 minutes, 19 seconds
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453: Raleigh Action Show

We just wrapped up our East Coast meetup and have a bunch of great stories to share. Plus some Nix ups and downs, and more. Special Guest: Alex Kretzschmar.
4/11/20221 hour, 6 minutes, 52 seconds
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452: Synapse Collapse

How we nearly crashed our Matrix server; what we did wrong and how we're fixing it. Plus an update on elementary OS, GNOME's next chapter, and we kick off the NixOS Challenge. NixOS Challenge Goals: Study the Nix Expression Language (https://nixos.wiki/wiki/Nix_Expression_Language) Setup at least one Nix/NixOS system (https://nixos.org/manual/nixos/stable/). Install htop (https://github.com/NixOS/nixpkgs/blob/master/pkgs/tools/system/htop/default.nix). Join the Nix Nerds Matrix channel (https://linuxunplugged.com/matrixinfo). Post a screenshot in the NixOS Challenge GitHub (https://github.com/JupiterBroadcasting/nixos-challenge/). Complete all the above before the end of April. Special Guest: Danielle Foré.
4/4/202254 minutes, 23 seconds
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451: The NixOS Challenge

We explore what makes NixOS so powerful, and why it might be the future of all Linux distributions. Plus we announce a community-wide NixOS challenge for the month of April.
3/28/20221 hour, 9 minutes, 54 seconds
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450: It Went Real Bad

Why GNOME 42 is the release we’ve all been waiting for. Plus, we attempt to install Linux on an M1 MacBook live on the show.
3/21/202258 minutes, 45 seconds
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449: Bugfix and Chill

How each of us asks for features and help from free software projects, and one of our most prescient soapboxes in a while.
3/14/202250 minutes, 25 seconds
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448: A Mystery in Plain Sight

We surprise each other with three different topics, hidden away by encryption in our show notes - we literally have no idea what we're talking about this week.
3/7/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 36 seconds
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447: An Umbrel for Everything

We look at two new options that enable ANYONE to run a personal server at home or a small business.
2/28/202254 minutes, 34 seconds
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446: Kudu Cores and Cloud Wars

We put the sports car of Linux laptops to the test. Is it the multi-tasking machine it claims to be? And an essential update on the show.
2/21/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 48 seconds
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445: Brent's Betrayal

Linux is the master of small computers, and this week it’s going to the next level. We chat with the creator of the $15 Linux box and share some significant updates for the Raspberry Pi. Special Guest: Brian Benchoff.
2/14/202253 minutes, 47 seconds
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444: Much Ado About Ubuntu

There's just something off about Ubuntu these days, this week we put it all together.
2/7/202249 minutes, 33 seconds
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443: Linux Did This First

We all take it for granted, but it is one of the best things about Linux. We share the history of the live CD, how it all got started, and the times it saved our bacon.
1/31/202250 minutes, 51 seconds
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442: Liberty Leaks and Lies

SUSE had an awkward week; we breakdown the very mixed launch of SUSE Liberty Linux. Plus, we've cracked what's driving Linux Distribution adoption these days.
1/24/202241 minutes, 5 seconds
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441: Planet Incinerating Technology

We make some last-minute changes to our server setup and catch up on a bunch of thought-provoking feedback. Special Guests: Martin Wimpress and Neal Gompa.
1/17/20221 hour, 4 minutes, 43 seconds
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440: Saving Podcasting from Centralization

A new initiative uses open source to keep podcasting decentralized and add new features. We chatted with Dave Jones behind the Podcast Index. Special Guest: Dave Jones.
1/10/20221 hour, 17 minutes, 7 seconds
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439: Double Server Jeopardy

Our new server setup is bonkers, but we love it.
1/3/202251 minutes, 44 seconds
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438: Million-Dollar Predictions

We do our best to predict what will happen in 2022, and own up to what we thought might happen in 2021. Special Guests: Alan Pope, Drew DeVore, and Joe Ressington.
12/29/202148 minutes, 48 seconds
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437: The 2021 Tuxies

It's the second annual Unplugged Tuxies; our community votes on the best projects, distros, desktops, and services of 2021.
12/22/202142 minutes, 37 seconds
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436: Hop on Pop

We each try out the new Pop_OS! and Carl Richell from System76 joins us to get into the details. Plus why we feel Pop might be the new Ubuntu. Special Guest: Carl Richell.
12/15/20211 hour, 5 minutes, 42 seconds
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435: Desktop Burnout

This was not the year of the Linux Desktop. We’ve been slacking on the mailbag, so we go on a feedback frenzy and answer some hard questions about desktop Linux. Special Guests: Carl George and Martin Wimpress.
12/8/202158 minutes, 50 seconds
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434: Endlessly Flat

The Director of EndlessOS joins us to respond to recent Flatpak criticism. We take the opportunity to expand on the overall effort to solve Linux fragmentation. Special Guests: Martin Wimpress, Neal Gompa, and Will Thompson.
12/1/20211 hour, 23 seconds
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433: The Lessons of Jellyfin

We revisit some old assumptions about the open-source Plex-alternative, Jellyfin. We each try it out, and along the way, gain a few insights about open source.
11/24/20211 hour, 19 seconds
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432: Three Tumbleweed Temptations

Can we live with openSUSE Tumbleweed? We try three different builds and prepare ourselves for our journey into SUSE land. Our setups, what we liked, and what we still need to figure out.
11/17/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 32 seconds
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431: Command Line Love

Is the true path to mastering Linux fully embracing the command line? Why it's time to change our mindset about the terminal. Special Guests: Martin Wimpress and Neal Gompa.
11/10/202153 minutes, 44 seconds
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430: The Real Beefy Miracle

We check-in with Fedora Project lead Matthew Miller on the state of the project, then conduct our exit interview with Fedora 34, and review Fedora 35. What's new, what's changed, and what's broken. It's a Fedora special. Special Guests: Matthew Miller and Neal Gompa.
11/3/20211 hour, 14 minutes, 57 seconds
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429: Starlink's Linux Secrets

We attempt a live production over Starlink, and dig into the secrets of this giant Linux network in space.
10/27/202159 minutes, 54 seconds
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428: Pi for the People

We try out POP!_OS on the Raspberry Pi 4, and chat with its creator Jeremy Soller from System76. Plus our thoughts on the perfect Linux laptop right now, and the clever initiative Valve just launched for the Deck. Special Guests: Jack Aboutboul, Jeremy Soller, and Neal Gompa.
10/20/202155 minutes, 47 seconds
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427: Life Changing Virtualization

Wimpy stops by with a new tool that will change your virtualization game, and we share our thoughts on Ubuntu 21.10 and take the flavor challenge. Special Guest: Martin Wimpress.
10/13/20211 hour, 9 minutes, 13 seconds
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426: This Old Linux PC

It's the worst time ever to upgrade or buy a new PC, so we cover our favorite tips for getting the most out of your current hardware. Then we pit a 2014 desktop against a 2021 laptop and find out if our old clunker can beat the Thinkpad. Special Guests: Alan Pope, Christian F.K. Schaller, Jack Aboutboul, and Martin Wimpress.
10/6/20211 hour, 9 minutes, 51 seconds
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425: Sad Server Stories

Sometimes things go wrong; this week, we admit we've got a problem. Plus new details about the Steam Deck everyone has missed, and an old friend stops by the show with an update. Special Guest: Danielle Foré.
9/29/202152 minutes, 40 seconds
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424: Space for Theming

A serious problem is brewing in Desktop Linux that hasn't impacted end users yet, but will soon. We break down why distribution makers are getting upset and explain what's next. Plus, an update on Matrix and the recent upgrades we made to our server. Special Guests: Brent Gervais and Joshua Strobl.
9/22/20211 hour, 4 minutes, 46 seconds
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423: What Makes a Linux User?

Why it might be time to re-think who is and who is not a Linux user, plus we do a reality check on the state of Linux phones. Special Guest: Brent Gervais.
9/15/202140 minutes, 10 seconds
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422: The Fun Distro

We try out what might be the most fun Linux distribution around. It started as a laugh, but now we’re in love. Plus, the reunion road trip hits a bump, some community news, feedback, picks, and more. Special Guest: Brent Gervais.
9/8/20211 hour, 4 minutes, 4 seconds
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421: Server Savior Squad

A surprise server outage at the studio requires we jump into action with a few last-minute solutions and deploy one of our favorite open-source tools. Plus some community news, handy picks, emails, and more. It's a special edition of the Unplugged show. Special Guest: Brent Gervais.
8/31/202132 minutes, 17 seconds
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420: Real People Are Out There

We share some stories from our Denver meetup, the strange reason we found ourselves at a golf course, and some news you should know. Special Guest: Brent Gervais.
8/25/202158 minutes, 7 seconds
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419: What's Cookin' at System76

Live from Denver, we chat with old friends and new. We get the inside scope on what has been going on at System76, and what's coming up next. Plus we catch up with a few members of our crew, and find out what Linux tech they're loving these days. Special Guests: Aaron Honeycutt, Alex Kretzschmar, Brent Gervais, Carl Richell, Cassidy James Blaede, chzbacon, and Ian Santopietro.
8/18/20211 hour, 10 minutes, 31 seconds
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418: What's up with WireGuard

Big things are happening in the world of WireGuard, Jim Salter joins to catch us up. Plus we chat with Daniel Foré and Cassidy James Blaede about the just released elementary OS 6. Special Guests: Brent Gervais, Cassidy James Blaede, Danielle Foré, and Jim Salter.
8/11/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 3 seconds
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417: Run Every Distro At Once

Yabba Dabba Distro! Run every major distribution on one native host. How we hijacked a Fedora install and turned it into the ultimate meta Linux box. Plus Valve and AMD team up to improve Linux performance and the duct-tape solution holding our server together. Special Guests: Brent Gervais and paradigm.
8/4/202147 minutes, 35 seconds
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416: Server Meltdown

We try to pull off a show while recovering from an epic server crash. Then we build the ultimate remote Linux desktop—in the cloud!
7/28/202152 minutes, 27 seconds
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415: Something Sinister Below Deck

Could the Steam Deck mean fewer native Linux games? We chat with prolific game developer Ethan Lee and get his perspective on the negative impacts of the Deck. Plus, our thoughts on how Valve might successfully ship Arch to consumers, a batch of feedback, and more. Special Guest: Ethan Lee.
7/21/20211 hour, 12 minutes, 45 seconds
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414: Linux's Awkward News Phase

Have you noticed the Linux news has gotten a little weird? Michael Tunnell joins us to break down the changes we've observed over the last year. Plus, we set up private and secure location tracking and tell you how and why. Special Guest: Michael Tunnell.
7/14/202156 minutes, 16 seconds
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413: Community of Enterprise Linux

Linux server admins don't know where to turn next; how the cult of personality might be shaping Linux's most important market. Special Guest: Jack Aboutboul.
7/7/20211 hour, 12 minutes, 5 seconds
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412: Going Deepin on Fuchsia

Is Fuchsia a risk to Linux? We try out a cutting-edge Fuchsia desktop and determine if it is a long-term threat to Linux. Plus, have we all been missing the best new Linux distribution? We give this fresh distro a spin and report.
6/30/202151 minutes, 42 seconds
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411: The Best of Both OSs

Is it possible to have Arch’s best feature on other Linux distros? We attempt it and report our findings. Plus our reaction to NVIDIA’s beta Wayland support–is this the milestone we’ve been waiting for?
6/23/202156 minutes, 45 seconds
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410: Ye Olde Linux Distro

We revisit the seminal distros that shaped Linux’s past. Find out if these classics still hold up. Plus the outrageous bounty on a beloved Linux desktop app. Special Guest: Gary Kramlich.
6/16/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 44 seconds
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409: Launch Your Memories Into the Future

We discuss old and new ways to manage, organize, index, and search your photo collection. It's our favorite Google Photo's alternatives. Plus Chris' hands-on review of System76's customizable Launch keyboard. Special Guests: Alex Kretzschmar and Brent Gervais.
6/9/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 34 seconds
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408: Linux Road Warrior

We’re joined by a special guest who’s built his very own Linux battle bus. We get the technical details on how Linux is at the core of this open road machine. Special Guest: Aaron Bockelie.
6/1/202147 minutes
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407: And the Answer is...

From our origins with Linux to preparing your home LAN for a solar storm, it’s an Ask us Anything special edition!
5/25/20211 hour, 16 minutes, 43 seconds
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406: Mars Goes to Shell

Tim Canham, Mars Helicopter Operations Lead at NASA’s JPL joins us again to share technical details you've never heard about the Ingenuity Linux Copter on Mars. And the challenges they had to work around to achieve their five successful flights. Special Guest: Tim Canham.
5/19/20211 hour, 45 seconds
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405: Distro in the Rough

We’re taking a look at an underdog distro. We may have found a diamond in the rough with a few tricks up its filesystem. Plus our review of the ODROID-Go Super an Ubuntu-powered handheld, and our tools for laptop battery health.
5/12/202157 minutes, 12 seconds
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404: You've Got Mail

It's episode III, Return of the Email. Everyone says never host your own email, so we're doin it. We just have one last job to complete. Special Guest: Danielle Foré.
5/5/202157 minutes, 9 seconds
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403: Hidden Features of Fedora 34

The new release of Fedora has more under the hood than you might know. It's a technology-packed release, and nearly all of it is coming to a distro near you. Plus the questions we think the University of Minnesota kernel ban raises, and more.
4/28/20211 hour, 8 minutes, 59 seconds
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402: Our Worst Idea Yet

You should never host your own email, so we’ve gone and done just that. What we learned trying to build an email server in 2021. Plus our take on Ubuntu 21.04, become a master of your schedule with our pick, and a Garage Sale update.
4/21/20211 hour, 10 minutes, 1 second
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401: Own Your Mailbox

Do as we say, not as we do. This week we're setting off to host our own email. We'll cover the basics, what's we're using, and why. Plus an update on Jupiter Broadcasting going independent, community news, and more. Special Guest: Martin Wimpress.
4/14/202158 minutes, 51 seconds
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400: The See Ya Next Tuesday

Old friends and new join us on a quest to celebrate four hundred episodes. Special Guests: Alex Kretzschmar, Corry Clinton, Drew DeVore, and Graham Morrison.
4/7/202156 minutes, 14 seconds
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399: No PRs Please

Lutris developer Mathieu Comandon joins us to share his perspective on the uncomfortable issues facing Linux desktop developers. Plus the tech behind Shells.com, community news, feedback, and more. Special Guests: Mathieu Comandon and Zlatan Todorić.
3/31/20211 hour, 10 minutes, 4 seconds
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398: Back in the Freedom Dimension

We share our favorite networking trick of all time, and then chat with the blokes behind a new WireGuard-powered service. Plus our reaction to RMS's return to the FSF, some big project updates, picks, and more! Special Guests: Dalton Durst and Danielle Foré.
3/24/20211 hour, 44 seconds
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397: Linux Desktop Levels Up

We break down the next-level features coming to a Linux near you in just a few weeks.
3/17/202152 minutes, 13 seconds
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396: How Linux Got to Mars

Tim Canham, the Mars Helicopter Operations Lead, shares Linux’s origins at JPL and how it ended up running on multiple boxes on Mars. Plus the challenges Linux still faces before its ready for mission-critical space exploration. Special Guest: Tim Canham.
3/10/20211 hour, 58 seconds
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395: The Waybig Machine

It's our worst idea yet. We share the password to our brand-new server and see who can own the box first. Whoever wins gets a special prize. Plus how Archive.org uses Linux, and more. Special Guests: Brent Gervais, Carl George, and Neal Gompa.
3/3/202148 minutes, 32 seconds
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394: Tempted But the Truth is Discovered

After all these years, what's made us stick with Linux? Plus the commitment just made by the GNOME team, and some new tools that are changing our game. Special Guest: Drew DeVore.
2/24/20211 hour, 11 minutes, 16 seconds
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393: Perfecting Our Plasma

Something special has been achieved this week, a new benchmark in the desktop experience. We dig in. And why everyone will be looking for an open-source LastPass alternative. Special Guests: Brent Gervais, Neal Gompa, and Philip Muller.
2/17/202156 minutes, 20 seconds
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392: Dad's Deployments

Which distro is best for friends and family? We have a unique take on this common question. Plus new insights into the future of CentOS, and Chris falls in love with a 14-inch screamer. Special Guest: Carl George.
2/10/20211 hour, 6 minutes, 32 seconds
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391: GNOME 40ified

We try out GNOME 40 and its new workspace layout. Who we think this works well for, and who might want to avoid it. Plus Wimpy, Ubuntu's Desktop lead, chats with us about his future after Canonical. Special Guests: Carl George and Martin Wimpress.
2/3/202159 minutes, 32 seconds
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390: Eating the License Cake

Successful open-source projects all seem to struggle with one major gorilla. Who it is, and what their options are now. Special Guests: Drew DeVore and Jonathan Corbet.
1/26/202144 minutes
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389: Harder Butter Faster Stronger

We showcase a tool that will change your Linux game. Plus our thoughts on the recent Btrfs FUD, a bunch of feedback, and a handy pick.
1/20/20211 hour, 37 seconds
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388: Waxing On With Wendell

Wendell joins the show to cover the state of graphics on Linux, and what Intel has in store for the future. Plus why we're excited about PeerTube again, some feedback, and more. Special Guest: Wendell Wilson.
1/13/20211 hour, 9 minutes, 35 seconds
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387: Tumbling Into the New Year!

We have some strong opinions about the state of openSUSE Tumbleweed. We've secretly been running it for the past week, and share our experience. Plus Microsoft's path to dominating the Linux desktop becomes clear.
1/6/20211 hour, 20 minutes, 11 seconds
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386: Perilously Precocious Predictions

Friends join us for a special edition of the show to review last year's predictions, and forecast the future. Special Guests: Alan Pope, Alex Kretzschmar, Brent Gervais, Drew DeVore, Joe Ressington, and Neal Gompa.
12/30/202057 minutes, 45 seconds
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385: The 2020 Tuxies

We reveal the winners of the 2020 Tuxies. We've tallied the audience votes for the best open source projects, desktops, distros, editors, games, and much much more. Special Guests: Drew DeVore and Nate Graham.
12/23/20201 hour, 24 minutes, 45 seconds
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384: Born To Run Fedora

It's light as a feather, fast as hell, and everything is upstream. The ThinkPad X1 Carbon ships with Fedora, and this week we put it to the test. Plus community news, feedback, and a great pick.
12/16/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 3 seconds
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383: Murder of a Distro

Red Hat just made big changes to how CentOS works, we breakdown the good, and the bad. Plus how you can DIY a cheap IP KVM using a Raspberry Pi. Special Guests: Alex Kretzschmar and Hector Martin.
12/9/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 30 seconds
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382: A New Endeavour

A problem that just kept getting worse and worse. What it was, and why it led us to "check in" on EndeavourOS. Plus some important community news, handy picks, feedback, and more!
12/2/20201 hour, 7 minutes, 9 seconds
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381: Secret Modem Sounds

We have the coolest new retro tool of the year, that will turn you into a Linux powered spy. Plus the changes coming to Fedora, and what GNOME is focusing on next year.
11/25/202052 minutes, 56 seconds
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380: No Sur, No Thank You

We review the Dell Precision 5750, a born and bred MacBook killer that runs Linux. Plus a nasty reminder of how closely Apple monitors its users, and their fatal flaw that we think is outrageous.
11/17/20201 hour, 10 minutes, 52 seconds
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379: Favorite Linux Tweaks

We round up our favorite tweaks to the desktop, and apps that make it great. Plus some highlights from Arch Conf, and our reaction to Mint finally fixing their Chromium problem. Special Guest: Drew DeVore.
11/10/20201 hour, 11 minutes, 3 seconds
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378: All in One Pi

Why we think the new Raspberry Pi 400 is just the beginning. And we chat with the CTO of the Uno Platform, a new way to bring native apps to Linux. Chapters: 00:00:00 Pre-show 00:01:01 Intro 00:02:23 Meet the Raspberry Pi 400 00:11:21 Manjaro Update 00:16:59 State of Linux Gaming 00:23:11 GNOME 40 00:27:36 Building Native Apps on Linux 00:48:16 Housekeeping 00:50:05 Feedback 00:58:47 Pick 01:04:23 Post-show Special Guest: Jérôme Laban.
11/4/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 46 seconds
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377: Buttered-Up Fedora

Fedora 33 is a bold release, and we’ve put it through the wringer. We tell you what’s great, and what you should know before diving in. Plus our thoughts on the bigger problem exposed by the youtube-dl takedown. Chapters: 00:00:00 Pre-show 00:03:12 Intro 00:04:40 New LTS Kernel 00:07:16 Pop!_OS 20.10 00:08:47 The youtube-dl Problem 00:29:00 Why 1Password Matters 00:34:52 Housekeeping 00:37:09 Fedora 33 Review 00:56:44 Feedback 01:05:04 Picks 01:08:21 Post-show Special Guests: Brent Gervais and Neal Gompa.
10/28/20201 hour, 8 minutes, 48 seconds
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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.
10/21/202058 minutes, 14 seconds
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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 Pop!OS: The Last Ten Percent 37:46 Pop!OS: A Very Unique Distribution 43:13 Pop!OS: Driving Hardware Sales 47:40 Pop!OS: Strengthening the System76 Brand 49:51 Manjaro Arm 20.10 Released 50:48 SPONSOR: A Cloud Guru 51:48 Feedback: TLP Magic 53:23 Feedback: Chromebooks and Education 56:16 Pick: Autotier 59:09 Pick: Antennapod 2.0.1 1:00:30 SPONSOR: Core Contributors 1:01:10 Outro 1:03:18 Post-Show Special Guest: Neal Gompa.
10/14/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 45 seconds
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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.
10/7/20201 hour, 44 seconds
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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 Support GUI Apps 24:09 Will Microsoft Switch to Linux? 33:18 Fedora 33 Beta is Live 35:13 Housekeeping 36:13 Exploring Send and Receive 38:06 Send and Receive: Backups 39:37 Send and Receive: Setting Up the Volumes 41:00 Send and Receive: Rsync Comparison 43:40 Send and Receive: Data Retention Tests 48:10 Send and Receive: Comparing Performance 50:09 Send and Receive: Right Tool for the Job 55:29 Send and Receive: Rivaling NTFS and APFS 57:39 Feedback: Todo Apps 1:01:33 SPONSOR: Unplugged Core Contributors 1:02:30 Outro 1:04:17 Post-Show Special Guests: Brent Gervais, Drew DeVore, and Neal Gompa.
9/30/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 3 seconds
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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 Really Just a Three Distro World 46:37 Feedback: systemd Skepticism 50:50 Feedback: EmacsConf2020 51:40 Picks 52:12 Pick: Cloud Hypervisor 53:51 Pick: SongRec 54:45 Pick: tmpmail 55:55 Pick: MyPaas 57:16 Outro 59:11 Post-Show Special Guests: Brent Gervais, Carl Richell, and Neal Gompa.
9/23/20201 hour, 41 seconds
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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 Performance Regression 24:48 SPONSOR: Linode 27:34 Cabin 29:48 Cabin: More Apps, Fewer Distros 33:41 Cabin: Building Small Apps 36:40 Cabin: What is a Cabin App? 44:34 SPONSOR: A Cloud Guru 45:20 Feedback: Fedora 33 Bug-A-Thon 47:53 Goin' Indy Update 49:40 Submit Your Linux Prepper Ideas 50:11 Feedback: Dev IDEs 54:15 Feedback: Nextcloud 58:20 Picks: Cozy 1:00:25 Outro 1:01:38 Post-Show Special Guests: Alan Pope, Drew DeVore, and Stuart Langridge.
9/15/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 35 seconds
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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 Book Club 39:05 Feedback: Alpine Server Challenge 40:15 Feedback: Remote Office 44:05 Picks: SC-IM 45:11 Picks: Present 47:30 Outro 48:49 Post-Show Special Guests: Aleix Pol, Brent Gervais, Drew DeVore, Neal Gompa, and Wim Taymans.
9/9/202051 minutes, 47 seconds
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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 into Policy Routing 33:42 Speedify 39:35 Feedback 40:32 Pick: tunshell 43:16 Outro 45:46 Post-Show Special Guests: Alan Pope, Brent Gervais, Drew DeVore, and Neal Gompa.
9/2/202046 minutes, 58 seconds
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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 Bug Squashers Assemble 24:11 Fedora 33 Test Week 28:27 Fedora IoT 33:51 Pick: FetchCord 34:50 Wimpy's Discord Plea 37:14 Arch Update Part 4 38:16 Pick: Chowdown 40:59 Catching Up with Mike 52:21 Catching Up with Joe 54:30 Catching Up with Wimpy 1:01:19 Outro 1:03:34 Post-Show Special Guests: Alan Pope, Alex Kretzschmar, Drew DeVore, Joe Ressington, Martin Wimpress, and Neal Gompa.
8/26/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 1 second
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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: Winds 33:36 Podcatcher Play-Off: Cpod 35:33 Podcatcher Play-Off: Airsonic 38:16 Podcatcher Play-Off: Shellcaster 40:15 Podcatcher Play-Off: Castero 40:42 Podcatcher Play-Off: Castget 42:27 Podcatcher Play-Off: Pocketcasts 44:22 Podcatcher Play-Off: Antennapod 45:09 Podcatcher Play-Off: Overcast 47:22 Feedback: Mac Pro as a Daily Driver 48:38 Feedback: Internet Apocalypse 57:22 Pick: Quad SATA Kit for Raspberry Pi 1:00:01 Pick: Outrun 1:02:50 Outro 1:04:30 Post-Show Special Guests: Brent Gervais, Drew DeVore, Neal Gompa, and Philip Muller.
8/19/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 53 seconds
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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 Kretzschmar, Cassidy James Blaede, Danielle Foré, Drew DeVore, and Neal Gompa.
8/12/202048 minutes, 16 seconds
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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.
8/5/202053 minutes, 49 seconds
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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 into the Present 33:17 The Future of ARM 36:42 Not Everyone Loves ARM 43:01 Wants and What Ifs 48:30 App Pick: tuptime 49:48 App Pick: s-tui 50:21 Outro 51:36 Post-Show Special Guests: Brent Gervais, Dalton Durst, Drew DeVore, Jeremy Soller, Marius Gripsgard, Neal Gompa, and Philip Muller.
7/29/202052 minutes, 42 seconds
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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: ytop 42:43 Feedback 48:50 Outro 50:06 Post-Show Special Guests: Brent Gervais, Drew DeVore, and Neal Gompa.
7/22/202052 minutes, 47 seconds
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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.
7/14/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 10 seconds
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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.
7/8/202053 minutes, 6 seconds
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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.
7/1/202054 minutes, 45 seconds
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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.
6/24/202047 minutes, 7 seconds
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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.
6/17/20201 hour, 13 minutes, 47 seconds
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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.
6/9/202056 minutes, 24 seconds
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356: Linux Hardware Love

From the low-end to the high-end we try out both ends of the Linux hardware spectrum. Wes reviews the latest XPS 13, and Chris shares his thoughts on the Pinebook Pro. Plus a really cool new feature in Linux 5.7, and we get some answers to the recent GNOME patent settlement from the source. Special Guests: Dan Johansen and Drew DeVore.
6/3/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 11 seconds
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355: Chris' Data Crisis

Chris' tale of woe after a recent data loss, and Wes' adventure after he finds a rogue device on his network. Special Guest: Drew DeVore.
5/27/202057 minutes, 35 seconds
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354: Microsoft FINALLY Gets It

Windows is getting more competitive by adopting core Linux features, so we cover the latest Linux-inspired additions to Windows. Then review the new release of Pi-hole, sort through recent PINE64 updates, and read your feedback. Special Guests: Alex Kretzschmar, Drew DeVore, Neal Gompa, and Philip Muller.
5/20/20201 hour, 34 seconds
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353: Feeling Elive

We're blown away by the Enlightenment desktop, and its little known features, and we share a quick way for you to try it out yourself. Plus our experience with Pop!_OS 20.04, Telegram's recent embarrassment, and some feedback. Special Guests: Brent Gervais, Drew DeVore, and Jill Bryant Ryniker.
5/13/202057 minutes, 15 seconds
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352: Three Course Battery

Manjaro has a new hardware partner so Phillip joins to share the details, and we have the Lemur Pro in house for a battery endurance test like no other. Plus an Arch server update, and Chris orders the new Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera. Special Guests: Brent Gervais, Drew DeVore, Jeremy Soller, and Philip Muller.
5/6/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 28 seconds
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351: Lenovo Loves Linux

Fedora Project Leader Matthew Miller joins us to discuss Lenovo shipping ThinkPads loaded with Fedora, and our review of the new 32 release. Plus Ubuntu's Director of Desktop Martin Wimpress covers the details everyone missed in 20.04. Special Guests: Martin Wimpress, Matthew Miller, and Neal Gompa.
4/29/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 23 seconds
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350: Focal Focus

The latest Ubuntu LTS is here, but does it live up to the hype? And how practical are the new ZFS features? We dig into the performance, security, and stability of Focal Fossa. Plus our thoughts on the new KWin fork, if Bleachbit is safe, and a quick Fedora update. Special Guests: Brent Gervais and Drew DeVore.
4/22/20201 hour, 12 minutes, 57 seconds
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349: Arm: A New Hope

We build the server you never should, a tricked out Arm box, and push it to the limit with a telnet torture test. Plus what we're playing recently, community news, a handy self-hosted music pick, and more. Special Guests: Alan Pope and Brent Gervais.
4/15/202052 minutes, 55 seconds
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348: OK OOMer

Today we make nice with a killer, an early out-of-memory daemon, and one of the new features in Fedora 32. We put EarlyOOM to the test in a real-world workload and are shocked by the results. Plus we debate if OpenWrt is still the best router solution, and chew on Microsoft's new SELinux competitor. Special Guests: Alex Kretzschmar and Neal Gompa.
4/8/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 56 seconds
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347: Arm is Here

We discover a few simple Raspberry Pi tricks that unlock incredible performance and make us re-think the capabilities of Arm systems. Plus we celebrate Wireguard finally landing in Linux, catch up on feedback, and check out the new Manjaro laptop. Special Guests: Brent Gervais and Philip Muller.
4/1/20201 hour, 4 minutes, 24 seconds
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346: The One-Click Trap

We debate the dangers and advantages of one-click deployments. Then Dan from elementary OS shares an AppCenter for Everyone update. Plus a big batch of feedback that kicks off some wide-ranging discussions. Special Guests: Danielle Foré and Neal Gompa.
3/25/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 13 seconds
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345: Don't Go Viral, Go Virtual

It was the first of its kind, and the first forced to go virtual. We get the behind the scenes story of WSL Conf from the organizers. Plus our impressions of the latest GNOME release, community news, app picks, and more. Special Guests: Hayden Barnes, Neal Gompa, and Sohini Bianka Roy.
3/18/20201 hour, 8 minutes, 59 seconds
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344: Our Week with Windows

We load up Windows 10 with WSL2, the new Terminal, and give it a go to see what it does better than Linux. Then we dive into the deep end and attend the first-ever WSLConf. Plus the big new feature coming to Ubuntu, why Chris is going to Denver, and more. Special Guests: Alan Pope, Brent Gervais, and Martin Wimpress.
3/11/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 55 seconds
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343: What Linux is Best At

We try the Mac desktop for 30 days, find out what we think it does best, and where Linux will always have it beat. This episode kicks off the start of a bigger conversation series. Plus community news, very handy picks, and more. Special Guests: Alan Pope, Maria Komarova, and Michael Aaron Murphy .
3/4/202057 minutes, 8 seconds
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342: Shrimps have SSHells

A radical new way to do SSH authentication, special guest Jeremy Stott joins us to discuss Zero Trust SSH. Plus community news, a concerning issue for makers, an Arch server follow up, and more. Special Guests: Alex Kretzschmar, Brent Gervais, Jeremy Stott, Martin Wimpress, and Neal Gompa.
2/26/202059 minutes, 19 seconds
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341: Long Term Rolling

We question the very nature of Linux development, and debate if a new approach is needed. Plus an easy way to snapshot any workstation, some great feedback, and an extra nerdy command-line pick. Special Guests: Brent Gervais and Drew DeVore.
2/18/202052 minutes, 48 seconds
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340: IRC is Dead

The difficult and fascinating conversations from FOSDEM 2020. Plus how elementary OS does coopertition right. And a bunch of community news, app picks, and much more. Special Guests: Brent Gervais, Cassidy James Blaede, Danielle Foré, and Dusty Mabe.
2/12/20201 hour, 12 minutes, 58 seconds
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339: The Mint Mindset

We get into the Linux Mint mindset after years away and share our take on Cinnamon's many improvements. Plus news that'll have knock-on effects for the rest of the year, and more. Special Guest: Brent Gervais.
2/5/202057 minutes, 45 seconds
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338: Success Through Vulnerability

How did we get from shareware to free software? We jump in the Linux powered time machine and revisit software past. Plus a new Plasma focused laptop, and two powerful command-line picks. Special Guests: Alex Kretzschmar and Brent Gervais.
1/28/20201 hour, 3 minutes, 57 seconds
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337: Mystical Users

We make an appeal to keep Linux powerful and avoid the Macification of the desktop, and review the latest developer-focused XPS 13. Plus some community news that's getting missed, picks, and more. Special Guests: Alex Kretzschmar and Brent Gervais.
1/22/202058 minutes, 26 seconds
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336: Linus' Filesystem Fluster

Linus Torvalds says don't use ZFS, but we think he got a few of the facts wrong. Jim Salter joins us to help us explain what Linus got right, and what he got wrong. Plus some really handy Linux picks, some community news, and a live broadcast from Seattle's Snowpocalypse! Special Guest: Jim Salter.
1/15/202053 minutes, 31 seconds
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335: Practically Perfect Predictions

Find out what's happening in 2020 before it happens. Our crew returns from the future with predictions so perfect you could bet some Dogecoin on it. Special Guests: Alex Kretzschmar and Brent Gervais.
1/7/202055 minutes, 8 seconds
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334: Particularly Poor Predictions

We review our predictions and own up to what we got wrong, and what we got right in 2019. Special Guests: Alex Kretzschmar and Brent Gervais.
12/31/201948 minutes, 9 seconds
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333: Linux Wayback Machine

Open source won the last decade, but what if it hadn’t? We look back at some major milestones and reflect on a world where they never existed. Special Guests: Alex Kretzschmar and Brent Gervais.
12/24/20191 hour, 12 minutes, 32 seconds
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332: The WSL Secrets

Big things are coming to Microsoft's WSL so we get the inside scoop on what's just around the corner. Plus a few new GNOME features, some Arch server follow up, and more! Special Guests: Alex Kretzschmar, Brent Gervais, and Hayden Barnes.
12/18/20191 hour, 1 minute, 31 seconds
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331: apt install arch-linux

We're myth-busting this week as we take a perfectly functioning production server and switch it to Arch. Is this rolling distro too dangerous to run in production, or can the right approach unlock the perfect server? We try it so you don't have to. Plus some big community news, feedback, and more. Special Guest: Brent Gervais.
12/11/201958 minutes, 46 seconds
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330: 'Tis the SSHession

Give the gift of remote support with our neat SSH trick. Also, Cassidy from elementary OS joins us to discuss what's great about their new release. Plus we'll share some gadget gift ideas, and what we're building for the holidays. Special Guests: Alex Kretzschmar and Cassidy James Blaede.
12/4/20191 hour, 3 minutes
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329: Flat Network Truthers

Build one flat network across cloud providers, personal networks, with even thousands of nodes. We feature two amazing open source solutions, and the creators behind them. Plus community news, first impressions of Google Stadia, listener feedback, and some great picks. Special Guests: Alex Kretzschmar, Guus Sliepen, and Ryan Huber.
11/27/20191 hour, 6 minutes, 51 seconds
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328: My Mighty Fine Pine

The Pinebook Pro gets put through the travel test, while we get an update on Pine64 projects straight from the source. Plus a few surpises from the System76 Super Fan event. Special Guests: Alex Kretzschmar, Brent Gervais, and Lukasz Erecinski.
11/20/201952 minutes, 55 seconds
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327: Distro Disco

Get to know our Linux Users Group a little better and learn why they love their Linux distros of choice, and the one thing they'd change to make them perfect. Special Guests: Alex Kretzschmar, Brent Gervais, and Neal Gompa.
11/12/201959 minutes, 3 seconds
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326: Dell, elementary, Fedora, oh my!

Dell expands their linux hardware lineup, why elementary OS's Flatpak support sets the bar, and we chat with Christian Schaller of Red Hat about Fedora 31 and what's around the corner. Plus an update on Ubuntu on the Raspberry Pi 4 and a pick that's just for Wes. Special Guests: Alex Kretzschmar, Brent Gervais, Cassidy James Blaede, Christian F.K. Schaller, Danielle Foré, and Martin Wimpress.
11/6/20191 hour, 2 minutes, 14 seconds
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325: DNF or Die

Fedora 31 strikes the right balance, we get the latest on the Librem 5 situation, and an easy graphics boost for laptops. Plus the best way to share your terminal yet, and more. Special Guests: Alex Kretzschmar, Brent Gervais, and Drew DeVore.
10/30/20191 hour, 9 minutes, 9 seconds
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324: RAMburglars

Is the ZFS tax too high? We pit ZFS on root against ext4 in our laptop pressure cooker and see how they perform when RAM gets tight. Plus we take a look at Pop!_OS 19.10, complete our Ubuntu 19.10 review, cover community news, and lots more. Special Guest: Alex Kretzschmar.
10/23/201958 minutes, 56 seconds
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323: It's Pronounced 19.10

We risk it all and try ZFS on root with Ubuntu 19.10, and share our first impressions and what improvements we can't live without. Plus, exciting news for both Plasma and GNOME, coreboot laptops from System76, and too many picks. Special Guests: Brent Gervais, Drew DeVore, and Martin Wimpress.
10/16/20191 hour, 12 minutes, 23 seconds
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322: Just Enough VPN

We reveal our secrets for bridging networks with WireGuard and Linux-powered networking. Plus the future of OpenPGP in Thunderbird, a disappointing update for the Atari VCS, and a shiny new Spotify client for your terminal. Special Guest: Martin Wimpress.
10/9/201946 minutes, 54 seconds
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321: Fresh Install Feels

What makes a fresh install of Linux perfect? We ask our panel and share a few tools, tips, and habits that make our Linux installs perfect. Plus the big little updates coming to Ubuntu MATE, some Pi pontification, and some significant changes for Wireguard. Special Guests: Alex Kretzschmar and Brent Gervais.
10/2/20191 hour, 7 minutes, 48 seconds
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320: RHELhide

CentOS goes rolling and announces version 8. Find out why we're excited to take a dip in this stream. Plus we review what might just be your next Linux laptop, and explain why systemd is coming for your /home. Special Guest: Neal Gompa.
9/25/20191 hour, 7 minutes, 49 seconds
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319: Positive in the Freedom Dimension

Richard Stallman has resigned as president and director of the Free Software Foundation, and that's just one of the major shifts this week. Also what makes Manjaro unique? We chat with one of the founders and find out why it's much more than a desktop environment. Special Guests: Alex Kretzschmar, Bernhard Landauer, Brent Gervais, and Neal Gompa.
9/18/201958 minutes, 51 seconds
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318: Manjaro Levels Up

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.
9/11/201956 minutes, 21 seconds
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317: Performance Picks for Kicks

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.
9/4/20191 hour, 6 minutes, 27 seconds
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316: Self-Hosted Secrets

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.
8/28/201955 minutes, 22 seconds
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315: Wayland Buddies

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.
8/21/201956 minutes, 51 seconds
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314: Bigger. Faster. Harder to Maintain.

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.
8/14/201956 minutes, 20 seconds
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313: I Spy With My Little Pi

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.
8/7/20191 hour, 2 minutes, 8 seconds
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312: What Modern Linux Looks Like

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.
7/31/201957 minutes, 33 seconds
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311: 32 Hours of Outrage

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 Gervais, Martin Wimpress, and Thomas Cameron.
7/24/20191 hour, 8 minutes, 43 seconds
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310: All Roads Lead to Linux

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.
7/16/201945 minutes, 58 seconds
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309: The Future is Open

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.
7/10/20191 hour, 5 minutes, 52 seconds
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308: The One About GPU Passthrough

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.
7/2/201956 minutes, 46 seconds
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307: What's your NextCloud?

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.
6/26/20191 hour, 19 minutes, 29 seconds
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306: Flipping FreeNAS for Fedora

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.
6/19/201959 minutes, 49 seconds
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305: Resilience Is Futile

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.
6/12/201955 minutes, 9 seconds
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304: Losing My Religion

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.
6/5/20191 hour, 6 minutes, 3 seconds
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303: Stateless and Dateless

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.
5/29/20191 hour, 8 minutes, 19 seconds
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302: Dark Style Rises

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.
5/22/20191 hour, 5 minutes, 58 seconds
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301: Peak Red Hat

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.
5/15/20191 hour, 9 minutes, 41 seconds
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300: Ultimate Fedora Test

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.
5/7/20191 hour, 5 minutes, 56 seconds
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299: Shame as a Service

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.
5/1/20191 hour, 13 minutes, 3 seconds
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298: Blame Joe

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 apps. Special Guests: Alex Kretzschmar, Brent Gervais, and Ell Marquez.
4/24/20191 hour, 5 minutes, 35 seconds
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297: Release the Dingo

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 Guests: Alan Pope, Brent Gervais, Ell Marquez, and Martin Wimpress.
4/17/201957 minutes, 40 seconds
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296: Defining Desktop Linux

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 taking the crew by storm. Special Guests: Alan Pope, Ell Marquez, and Martin Wimpress.
4/10/20191 hour, 7 minutes
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295: Stay and Compile a While

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 yourself. Plus some useful things Mozilla is working on and Cassidy joins us to tell us about elementary OS' big choice. Special Guests: Brent Gervais, Cassidy James Blaede, and Martin Wimpress.
4/3/20191 hour, 12 minutes, 44 seconds
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294: Tainted Love

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 a tainted kernel. Special Guests: Brent Gervais, Ell Marquez, and Neal Gompa.
3/27/20191 hour, 10 minutes, 37 seconds
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293: Netflix's Gift to Linux

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 Potato. Special Guests: Brent Gervais and Ell Marquez.
3/20/20191 hour, 14 minutes, 46 seconds
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292: Cheese on the SCaLE

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, Brent Gervais, and Ell Marquez.
3/13/20191 hour, 12 minutes, 19 seconds
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291: Dirty Home Directories

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, and the big money being made on Open Source. Special Guests: Alan Pope, Anthony James, Brent Gervais, Danielle Foré, Dustin Krysak, and Martin Wimpress.
3/5/20191 hour, 9 minutes, 45 seconds
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290: Proper Pi Pedigree

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. Special Guests: Alex Kretzschmar, Brent Gervais, and Martin Wimpress.
2/27/201958 minutes, 46 seconds
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289: The Meat Factor

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 Chris why he should care a lot more about cgroups. Special Guests: Brent Gervais and Neal Gompa.
2/20/20191 hour, 15 minutes, 28 seconds
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288: We're Gonna Need a Bigger Repo

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 fall down the openSUSE rabbit hole when Ell updates us on her desktop challenge. Special Guests: Alan Pope, Brent Gervais, Danielle Foré, Ell Marquez, Martin Wimpress, and Neal Gompa.
2/13/20191 hour, 12 minutes, 2 seconds
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287: Clean up After Yourself

Why FOSDEM might be the quintessential community event, and our thoughts after playing with Pi-Hole. Plus community news for everyone’s favorite video player, GNOME Shell gets a major speed boost, and why cryptocurrency might truly be dead. Special Guests: Alan Pope, Brent Gervais, Danielle Foré, and Martin Wimpress.
2/6/20191 hour, 14 minutes, 1 second
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286: Ell is for Linux

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. Special Guests: Brent Gervais, Ell Marquez, and Martin Wimpress.
1/30/20191 hour, 8 minutes, 40 seconds
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285: Pain the APT

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 to build a professional design tool for Linux. We also have a batch of big community news, and the case for the cloud killing Open Source. Special Guests: Alessandro Castellani and Brent Gervais.
1/23/20191 hour, 19 minutes, 51 seconds
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284: Free as in Get Out

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 matters. Plus some surprising community news, and a few great picks! Special Guests: Dalton Durst and Neal Gompa.
1/16/20191 hour, 2 minutes, 39 seconds
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283: The Premiere Shell

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 reality check on Linux gaming, and some shiny new hardware. Special Guests: Jason Evangelho and Peter Ammon.
1/9/20191 hour, 10 minutes, 33 seconds
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282: Wishing Upon a Kernel

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 desktop based on Xfce, and it looks like GNOME is closing the performance gap. Special Guests: Alan Pope and Brent Gervais.
1/3/20191 hour, 12 minutes, 56 seconds
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281: 2019 Predictions

We get serious and bring in a special referee to help us lock in our Linux predictions for 2019. Special Guest: Alan Pope.
12/27/201859 minutes, 9 seconds
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280: Handmade Desktop Linux

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 surprising community news, a few great picks, and more!
12/18/20181 hour, 9 minutes, 10 seconds
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279: WireGuardians of the Galaxy

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 Guest: Alex Kretzschmar.
12/12/20181 hour, 6 minutes, 55 seconds
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278: Shell in a Handbasket

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 Guests: Alan Pope, Martin Wimpress, and Theodore Dubois.
12/5/20181 hour, 4 minutes, 24 seconds
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Episode 277: Skipping Fedora 31

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 hack. Special Guests: Brent Gervais, Martin Wimpress, and Matthew Miller.
11/28/20181 hour, 2 seconds
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Episode 276: Very Long Term Support

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 Support. Plus Chris reviews how his new Thunderbolt 3 GPU docking station works under Linux, and why he’ll never be undocking again. Special Guests: Alan Pope, Brent Gervais, and Martin Wimpress.
11/21/20181 hour, 9 minutes, 25 seconds
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Episode 275: Year of the Relevant Desktop

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 been working on... And the value they get from them. Plus a big batch of important community news, Wimpy’s Thunderbolt Dock experiments, and way to run pacman on any Linux distribution. Special Guests: Alan Pope, Christian F.K. Schaller, and Martin Wimpress.
11/14/20181 hour, 9 minutes, 41 seconds
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Episode 274: Open Source by Default

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 performance improvements inbound to Linux, and the perfectly proportioned open source project we’ve recently discovered. Special Guests: Alan Pope and Brent Gervais.
11/7/20181 hour, 13 minutes, 58 seconds
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Episode 273: International Hat Machines

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 returns from MeetBSD with his review, and we get the inside scope on System76’s Thelio hardware. Special Guests: Alan Pope and Martin Wimpress.
10/31/20181 hour, 43 minutes, 5 seconds
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Episode 272: Prepare for Pipewire

The lead developer of PipeWire Wim Taymans joins us to discuss Linux’s multimedia past, and its exciting future. They promise to greatly improve handling of audio and video under Linux. Plus we review the professional grade Precision 5530, tour our new studio in a box, and release one of our first production tools as free software! Special Guest: Wim Taymans.
10/23/201858 minutes, 28 seconds
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Episode 271: Juno Jubilation

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 free software project. Plus a chat with Dalton about the new Ubuntu Touch release and we find a real Photoshop replacement for Linux. Special Guests: Alan Pope, Brent Gervais, Cassidy James Blaede, Dalton Durst, Danielle Foré, and Martin Wimpress.
10/17/20181 hour, 42 minutes, 28 seconds
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Episode 270: Stratis Pulls it All Together

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. Special Guests: Alan Pope, Alex Kretzschmar, Andy Grover, and Martin Wimpress.
10/10/20181 hour, 10 minutes, 23 seconds
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Episode 269: Alternate Desktop Universe

What if desktop computing went a very different direction in the late 90s? Deeply multithreaded from the start, fast, intuitive, and extremely stable. This is the world of Haiku, and we go for a visit. Plus the latest community news, true flicker freedom comes to Fedora, and our favorite tools for easy virtual machines on our laptops. Special Guests: Alex Kretzschmar and Brent Gervais.
10/3/20181 hour, 4 minutes, 8 seconds
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Episode 268: Elementary, My Dear Plasma

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 creator of WSLinux a distro built specifically for Windows 10’s Windows Subsystem for Linux joins us. Also some community news, some old friends stop by, and more! Special Guests: Alex Kretzschmar, Brent Gervais, Cassidy James Blaede, Hayden Barnes, Martin Wimpress, and Nate Graham.
9/26/20181 hour, 12 minutes, 57 seconds
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Episode 267: People Patches

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 running Linux, the bug you need to know about, and why this might be one of the greatest Linux laptops of all time. Special Guests: Alex Kretzschmar, Brent Gervais, Danielle Foré, and Eric Hendricks.
9/19/20181 hour, 19 minutes, 11 seconds
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Episode 266: From Jupiter to Beyond

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, concerns are brewing for the Solus project, and a report from the recent Libre Application Summit. Special Guests: Alan Pope, Anthony James, Brent Gervais, and Martin Wimpress.
9/12/201854 minutes, 45 seconds
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Episode 265: Privacy Priorities

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 alternatives. Plus the latest community updates, a new timeline for the Librem 5, tempting new Chromebooks, and some top picks. Special Guests: Alan Pope and Eric Hendricks.
9/5/201850 minutes, 23 seconds
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Episode 264: Proton, Electron for Games!

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 market for Linux apps, the latest from UBPorts, and more good news from LVFS! Special Guests: Alan Pope, Brent Gervais, Marius Gripsgard, and Martin Wimpress.
8/29/20181 hour, 7 minutes, 58 seconds
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Episode 263: Updates from the Source

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 Gervais, Cassidy James Blaede, Danielle Foré, and Martin Wimpress.
8/22/201847 minutes, 49 seconds
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Episode 262: Tribes of Init

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 dropping support for anything but vanilla ext4, the return of an old friend, and a ton of community news and updates. Special Guests: Eric Hendricks and Martin Wimpress.
8/15/20181 hour, 17 minutes, 56 seconds
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Episode 261: GNOME, GNOME on the Range

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. Special Guests: Alan Pope, Cassidy James Blaede, Danielle Foré, and Eric Hendricks.
8/8/20181 hour, 6 minutes, 50 seconds
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Episode 260: Thinkpad as a Service

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 your security at the edge. Special Guests: Alex Kretzschmar, Barton George, Brent Gervais, and Eric Hendricks.
8/1/20181 hour, 10 minutes, 31 seconds
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Episode 259: Proprietary Action News

Another potential desktop Linux app is scared away by an aggressive free software community, and we struggle to find the balance between our moral ideals, and getting work done. Plus some community news, old friends return, and much more. Special Guest: Martin Wimpress.
7/25/20181 hour, 21 minutes, 6 seconds
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Episode 258: The Future of Retro

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 port, Mir goes to the farm, and what happens when Linus retires?
7/18/20181 hour, 28 minutes, 27 seconds
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Episode 257: Security Amateur Hour

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, and poke the new minimal Ubuntu.
7/11/20181 hour, 16 minutes, 35 seconds
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Episode 256: Peering Into the Future

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 on a major experiment we kicked off last week. Plus SUSE is sold again, Linux on the Nintendo Switch just got way better, Mint has a new release, we look at elementary OS Juno's first beta, and we cover a ton of community news. Special Guest: Eric Hendricks.
7/4/20181 hour, 43 minutes, 50 seconds
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Episode 255: Fedora to the Core

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 Pocket might be Firefox's secret sauce, and why Chris is really excited by PeerTube. Special Guests: Dusty Mabe and Eric Hendricks.
6/27/20181 hour, 17 minutes, 41 seconds
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Episode 254: Don’t Link to This

Free Software projects concerned about Article 13 are claiming it could destroy free software as we know it. We debate this controversial copyright law about to be voted on in the EU. Plus a big batch of community news, some exciting hardware updates, and a bit of retro gaming. Plus Chris shares what got done at Linux Academy, and more!
6/20/20181 hour, 25 minutes, 31 seconds
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Episode 253: Personalities Happen

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, SouthEast LinuxFest, and FOSS Talk Live.
6/13/20181 hour, 8 minutes, 59 seconds
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Episode 252: Github Hubbub

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 great batch of Linux apps you're going to want to try, NextCloud turns two, big changes to the KWin project, and the details on Samsung’s Chromebook Plus landing Linux app support.
6/6/20181 hour, 3 minutes, 39 seconds
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Episode 251: The Qt and the Ugly

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 on the road to Texas, Thunderbolt networking, and our results from the best Linux laptop for 2018.
5/30/20181 hour, 26 minutes, 10 seconds
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Episode 250: Only The Best

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 behind Tesla’s big GPL dump.
5/23/20181 hour, 13 minutes, 22 seconds
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Episode 249: Home Grown FUD

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 freak-out. Plus a fantastic batch of community news and updates, some cool tools, and we discuss if it’s time to give up the Qt or GTK purist lifestyle.
5/15/20181 hour, 21 minutes, 54 seconds
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Episode 248: Contain All The Things

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, community news, and more.
5/9/20181 hour, 16 minutes, 11 seconds
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Episode 247: Year of the Linux Desktop 😎

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 Darktable tips for beginners, and some select clips from this year’s LinuxFest Northwest. Special Guest: Brent Gervais.
5/1/20181 hour, 33 minutes, 24 seconds
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Episode 246: The Bionic Bet

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 could help save Linux from Apple.
4/25/20181 hour, 20 minutes, 31 seconds
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Episode 245: Microsoft of Things

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 huge announcement. Plus a bunch of community news, a string of app picks, and maybe even a concerned rant.
4/18/20181 hour, 12 minutes, 51 seconds
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Episode 244: Plasma Predicament

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 ZFS on Linux’s first major bug, the future of Elementary OS apps, and a proposal to revamp Ubuntu’s betas.
4/11/20181 hour, 14 minutes, 48 seconds
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Episode 243: The Stallman Directive

Richard Stallman has some practical steps society could take to roll back the rampant and expanding invasion of our privacy. But his suggestions leave us asking some larger questions. Plus the latest on the march to Juno, some fun app picks, a quick look at Qubes OS 4.0, community news, and more.
4/4/20181 hour, 8 minutes, 40 seconds
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Episode 242: Debian on the Fly

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 “uncertified devices”, Red Hat turns 25, a new Wayland contender, a few app picks, and much more.
3/28/20181 hour, 2 minutes, 10 seconds
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Episode 241: Snitching on SCaLE

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 Guest: Ilan Rabinovitch.
3/21/20181 hour, 8 minutes, 31 seconds
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Episode 240: Why This Theme Won’t Work | LUP 240

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 18.04 and more!
3/14/20181 hour, 20 minutes, 55 seconds
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Episode 239: Selling Out for Open Source | LUP 239

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.
3/7/20181 hour, 13 minutes, 35 seconds
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Episode 238: It's All Wimpy's Fault | LUP 238

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 new tick & we take a look at crankshaft: raspberry pi + android auto + free software + love.
2/28/20181 hour, 30 seconds
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Episode 237: One Ping Only | LUP 237

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 into Ubuntu 18.04 & Cassidy from System76 and Elementary OS join us to talk about their efforts to turn drive encryption on by default. Plus a BIG announcement at the end of the show!
2/21/20181 hour, 37 minutes, 1 second
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Episode 236: Microsoft’s Big Secret | LUP 236

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 Plasma Desktop challenge, Daniel Foré sets the record straight on the week’s Elementary OS news & more!
2/14/20181 hour, 35 minutes, 27 seconds
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Episode 235: Atomic Neon Kool-Aid | LUP 235

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 solves. Plus we launch the biggest desktop Linux challenge in the history of this show & it’s going to have long lasting ramifications.
2/7/20181 hour, 43 minutes, 28 seconds
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Episode 234: Behind Canonical’s Curtain | LUP 234

How does a SNAP really get created & why would companies like Microsoft, JetBrains & Plex want to be involved? We’re live from Canonical’s Seattle Snapcraft Summit with the inside scoop of where things are going. Plus the major concerns we have about the future of Gnome Shell, why the Client Side Decoration debate is hot again & how Wayland is putting pressure on all the things.
1/31/20181 hour, 35 minutes, 29 seconds
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Episode 233: Living Inside the Shell | LUP 233

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, communIty, why the Linux desktop isn't seeing as many native apps these days & more!
1/24/20181 hour, 34 minutes, 29 seconds
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Episode 232: The Secret to Future Linux Success | LUP 232

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 Linux could see its next big success & more!
1/17/20181 hour, 43 minutes, 53 seconds
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Episode 231: Most Expensive Linux Distro Ever | LUP 231

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 Linux workstation coming soon & more!
1/10/20181 hour, 38 minutes, 36 seconds
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Episode 230: Invest In Popcorn | LUP 230

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 Google’s Fuchsia & an unfortunate new flaw in a processor near you.
1/3/201857 minutes, 2 seconds
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Episode 229: Taste of Linux 2017 | LUP 229

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.
12/27/20171 hour, 25 minutes, 53 seconds
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Episode 228: rm -rf 2017 | LUP 228

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 new Multipass project. Plus a few Linux commands that are guaranteed to destroy your install.
12/20/20171 hour, 16 minutes, 31 seconds
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Episode 227: Peer Pressure | LUP 227

It’s time to replace Patreon, YouTube, Twitter/Facebook & all the other centralized platforms of the web. But can open source answer the call? This week we look at a few projects that could replace today’s information silos if Linux users just step up. Plus community news, some big updates & a lot more!
12/14/20171 hour, 32 minutes, 35 seconds
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Episode 226: Bitcoin for Linux Users | LUP 226

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 & more!
12/6/20171 hour, 23 minutes, 40 seconds
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Episode 225: Hacking the Community | LUP 225

Red Hat, Amazon, Facebook, Google, IBM, and others come together to push common sense GPL enforcement & a whole batch of community news. Plus we call out the Register, DRM’s dirty little secret & how Linux users can make a difference.
11/29/20171 hour, 39 minutes, 7 seconds
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Episode 224: No Escape from Google | LUP 224

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 the show is Lynis a tool to audit your Linux box, create reports & teach you how to better secure your system. Plus we officially lay the groundwork for the Gentoo Challenge.
11/22/20171 hour, 24 minutes, 1 second
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Episode 223: Fedora’s New Trick | LUP 223

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 4’s ambitious goals, a new Linux Kernel that really matters, OpenShot woes & more!
11/15/20171 hour, 49 minutes, 23 seconds
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Episode 222: A Community Divided | LUP 222

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 OS’s secret weapon to get more native apps, our tips for great High-DPI under Linux & some Enlightenment love.
11/8/20171 hour, 19 minutes, 56 seconds
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Episode 221: Ubuntu A-Team | LUP 221

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 source problem, Flatpak gets mature & the Linux Foundation is working on open source AI. Then we share some recent distro reload anecdote & a bunch of community news.
11/1/20171 hour, 33 minutes, 4 seconds
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Episode 220: Remotely Useful | LUP 220

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 & looking back at some of Fedora’s recent accomplishments. Plus Canonical is on the path to an IPO, pirates embrace Flatpack & more!
10/25/20171 hour, 34 minutes, 40 seconds
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Episode 219: Ubuntu’s New Era | LUP 219

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!
10/18/20171 hour, 6 minutes, 15 seconds
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Episode 218: The Purism Redemption | LUP 218

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 to your humble weekly Linux talk show.
10/11/20171 hour, 26 minutes, 31 seconds
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Episode 217: That One Time, At Ubuntu Camp | LUP 217

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 Poortvliet & Frank Karlitschek join us to talk about NextCloud’s new End-to-end Encryption.
10/4/20171 hour, 36 minutes, 17 seconds
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Episode 216: Open Source Is Hard | LUP 216

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 & Canonical build a custom linux kernel & more!
9/27/20171 hour, 24 minutes, 58 seconds
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Episode 215: Pulse of PipeWire | LUP 215

A game changing project for Linux multimedia has been officially announced today, so we chat with the brilliance behind PipeWire, Wim Taymans. Plus community news of the week & why the rapid decline of the “open source media” matters more than ever.
9/20/20171 hour, 6 minutes, 1 second
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Episode 214: Hacking Devices with Kali Linux | LUP 214

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 show. It’s a really packed episode!
9/13/20171 hour, 35 minutes, 33 seconds
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Episode 213: Gnome Does it Again | LUP 213

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 for the next version of Gnome have us worried about the future. Plus we chat with Wimpy about the Ubuntu Rally in NYC, Microsoft’s sneaky move to turn Windows 10 into the “ULTIMATE LINUX RUNTIME”, community news & more!
9/6/20171 hour, 14 minutes, 51 seconds
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Episode 212: The Free Phone Nightmare | LUP 212

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 of community updates, a cryptocoin you’re going to want & discuss additional options for offsite backup.
8/30/20171 hour, 26 minutes, 28 seconds
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Episode 211: Forks Done Right | LUP 211

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 solutions for Linux users fleeing from CrashPlan. Plus a geeky project so cool it might consume your life, Google’s clever plans to push ChromeOS into the Enterprise & the one thing Electron should never be used for.
8/23/20171 hour, 37 minutes, 28 seconds
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Episode 210: Total Solus Eclipse | LUP 210

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 straight and narrow about confinement & we have some follow up thoughts on Slackware. Plus some great desktop app picks, community news, Gnome’s birthday & more!
8/16/20171 hour, 15 minutes, 13 seconds
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Episode 209: LILO and Slack(ware) | LUP 209

We conclude our Slackware challenge & share the lessons and results. Plus why you really need to give Firefox another try, easy sandboxing of any Linux app, GTK4’s blockers, the official anti-systemd resource... And we announce another meetup!
8/9/20171 hour, 24 minutes
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Episode 208: The Stallman Line | LUP 208

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 woes, Gnome’s moves & the groundwork for the Slackware Challenge.
8/2/20171 hour, 38 minutes, 11 seconds
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Episode 207: Return Of The Distrohopper | LUP 207

We get down to distros in today’s episode. Distro news, modular distros, some reviews & major new developments. Plus Chris talks about leaving Arch and returning to his distro-hopping roots & the major news that broke today.
7/26/20171 hour, 36 minutes, 27 seconds
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Episode 206: Beardy McBeardface | LUP 206

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, including some exciting news for WireGuard & a great collection of new stuff from around the internet. Plus special guest host Rikai & Wes geek out about gaming, we celebrate Slackware & pose the question: Just what is Mageia & why does it exist?
7/19/20171 hour, 43 minutes, 48 seconds
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Episode 205: A Fitting Fedora | LUP 205

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 hands on experience with the new release, the ultimate upgrade test results & community news.
7/12/20171 hour, 4 minutes, 28 seconds
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Episode 204: Awkward Distro Puberty | LUP 204

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 is getting a bunch of attention, BFQ scheduler finally gets its day, XDA Forum is going to give Phoronix some competition & some important info for Fedora users. The an update from the recent SNAP sprint, community news & a lot more!
7/5/20171 hour, 42 minutes, 36 seconds
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Episode 203: MATEs Wayland MIR-acle | LUP 203

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 most well built Linux PC’s ever tested, the Dell Precision 5720 with Ubuntu gets tested in the lab.
6/28/20171 hour, 13 minutes, 22 seconds
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Episode 202: Halls of Endless Linux | LUP 202

Michael Hall from Endless joins us to discuss his new role, Endless’ involvement with Gnome & the unique approach they are taking with EndlessOS. Plus Fedora shares some future plans that have us really excited & we try to grok casync, Lennart Poettering’s new project for distributing file system images.
6/21/20171 hour, 18 minutes, 38 seconds
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Episode 201: Turbo Mode Ikey | LUP 201

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, joins us to discuss where this is going. Plus A dive into Fedora 26 beta, the security of Cockpit, Ubuntu Gnome survey results & opening some Windows gaming tech to all of us.
6/14/20171 hour, 27 minutes, 57 seconds
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Episode 200: Gnome in the Shell | LUP 200

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 that make Gnome even better. Then we chat about Google’s solution to old Linux kernel’s in Android, the differences between Chrome & Chromium on Linux, a killer Plasma desktop feature & more!
6/7/20171 hour, 10 minutes, 31 seconds
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Episode 199: No Samba No Cry | LUP 199

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 finally get you to use Docker!
5/31/20171 hour, 28 minutes, 7 seconds
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Episode 198: Magic Device Cloud | LUP 198

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 bunch of project updates & more!
5/24/20171 hour, 9 minutes, 13 seconds
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Episode 197: That New User Smell | LUP 197

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!
5/17/20171 hour, 19 minutes, 19 seconds
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Episode 196: Orange is the new Red (Hat) | LUP 196

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 hands on System76’s Galago Pro & more!
5/10/20171 hour, 14 minutes, 13 seconds
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Episode 195: Rub a Dub Grub | LUP 195

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 Windows 10 S. Plus the dirty secret about Linux’s battery life, some of our LinuxFest Northwest plans & a lot more!
5/3/20171 hour, 16 minutes, 8 seconds
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Episode 194: Internet of Troubles | LUP 194

Linux Foundation thinks they have the solution to the Internet of Terrible & they might actually be right. We’ll share the exclusive interview that has us excited for the future. Plus the bad, horrible, no good week that Docker had & more!
4/26/20171 hour, 30 minutes, 13 seconds
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Episode 193: Ubuntu's Bare Gnome | LUP 193

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 Ubuntu Gnome left us feeling a little underwhelmed. Then, Solus has a Gnome edition now. Ikey stops by to tell us about it & other new things coming out from the project.
4/19/20171 hour, 26 minutes, 1 second
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Episode 192: Home Sweet Gnome | LUP 192

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 discussion about Ubuntu’s big desktop change, what it means for the Linux Desktop, Linux Vendors & you!
4/12/20171 hour, 42 minutes, 58 seconds
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Episode 191: What’s a Distro? | LUP 191

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 complaints about the latest Telegram release. Plus Fedora has the perfect desktop for Hacker News & Android is now king of the internet.
4/5/20171 hour, 11 minutes, 10 seconds
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Episode 190: Boot Free or Die Tryin’ | LUP 190

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 at FreeNAS & more!
3/29/20171 hour, 18 minutes, 1 second
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Episode 189: Das Boot Manager | LUP 189

Bulletproof Linux Kernel upgrades might be near, Kodi gets a real Netflix Plugin & the dirty, stinky, no good, obvious, elephant in the room around desktop Linux. Plus why Bcachefs might be Linux’s next hit filesystem, Mozilla's Obsidian & more!
3/22/20171 hour, 27 minutes, 42 seconds
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Episode 188: Celebrating Linux on Pi Day | LUP 188

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.
3/15/20171 hour, 5 minutes, 42 seconds
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Episode 187: CIA's Dank Trojans | LUP 187

It’s the year of the CIA linux desktop, with multiplatform malware & boot environments designed to attack Macs, Popey & Wimpy share their Mobile World Congress adventures & Bryan joins us to discuss the last Linux Sucks talk ever. Plus we chat with Gnome at SCALE, take a look at Endless OS & ponder the Litebook.
3/8/20171 hour, 28 minutes, 5 seconds
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Episode 186: AWS Loses Its ShIOT | LUP 186

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!
3/1/20171 hour, 17 minutes, 1 second
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Episode 185: Plasma Injection | LUP 185

Austrian schools are switching, Wes is trying & Chris is reviewing the Plasma desktop this week. Why the heck we keep talking about it & what’s really bugging us about it. Plus the 7-Inch Ubuntu Laptop that might be legit & Linus reflects on what he really hates after 25 years of Linux.
2/22/20171 hour, 27 minutes, 48 seconds
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Episode 184: Chilling with Kylin | LUP 184

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 FreeBSD, a fresh take on VPNs coming to a kernel near you & more!
2/15/20171 hour, 15 minutes, 27 seconds
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Episode 183: Niche Distros Need Not Apply | LUP 183

Is software ever really finished? Should we avoid boutique or niche Linux distributions? We have a spirited discussion & attempt to finally answer both of those questions. We also chat about what's new in Kodi 17, why open source on our TV’s is critical & more!
2/8/20171 hour, 23 minutes, 20 seconds
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Episode 182: Death by Download | LUP 182

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 repository & more!
2/1/20171 hour, 32 minutes, 3 seconds
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Episode 181: A Brisk MATE for Solus | LUP 181

It’s a huge show with a bonanza of updates, big future plans & cross project collaboration. Michael Hall from Canonical join us to discuss UbunCon, SCALE15x plans & much more!
1/25/20171 hour, 23 minutes, 7 seconds
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Episode 180: The Theory of Liri | LUP 180

We take a look at a material design influenced distribution, the FSF’s new high priority list & much more this week!
1/18/20171 hour, 35 minutes, 18 seconds
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Episode 179: Project Sputnik Interview | LUP 179

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 switches to Linux & more!
1/11/20171 hour, 4 minutes, 19 seconds
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Episode 178: Big Sister is Watching | LUP 178

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!
1/4/20171 hour, 36 minutes, 43 seconds
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Episode 177: The Many Faces of Linux | LUP 177

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. Everything from snap packages & ubuntu reviews to LXD & Arch MacBook installs, plus a whole lot more. So kick back, settle in & enjoy the show!
12/27/20162 hours, 23 minutes, 8 seconds
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Episode 176: Shell-Shocked 2016 | LUP 176

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 the year!
12/21/20161 hour, 31 minutes, 20 seconds
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Episode 175: Best of MATEs | LUP 175

We get the inside scoop about some fantastic collaboration happening between three Linux distributions that are supposedly big competitors. Plus Google’s response to Ubuntu Core & the big NextCloud news!
12/14/20161 hour, 35 minutes, 42 seconds
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Episode 174: Mesh of Thoughts | LUP 174

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 & debate about the effectiveness of mesh networking Plus we talk about Clonezilla, one of our favorite backup tools & more!
12/7/20161 hour, 14 minutes, 27 seconds
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Episode 173: Upgrade vs Nuke 'n Pave | LUP 173

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 Plasma Desktop & more!
11/30/20161 hour, 25 minutes, 52 seconds
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Episode 172: It's Not X, It's Wayland | LUP 172

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 & Solus OS founder Ikey Doherty joins us to discuss benchmarking the “feel” of the Linux desktop. Plus community updates & more!
11/23/20161 hour, 54 minutes, 24 seconds
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Episode 171: Uncontained Human Error | LUP 171

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 thoughts on Signal, Telegram, Wire, IRC & more!
11/16/20161 hour, 29 minutes, 50 seconds
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Episode 170: Nano Users Unite | LUP 170

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 GPU, new Cinnamon & more!
11/9/20161 hour, 12 minutes, 22 seconds
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Episode 169: Apple's Out Of Touch Bar | LUP 169

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 some great clips by long time Kernel guru GregKH, dream about a future Linux living room, update you on a ton of great projects & more!
11/2/20161 hour, 15 minutes, 52 seconds
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Episode 168: Linux Shadow Force | LUP 168

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 hardware project Chris just ordered for the studio & update you on the big community highlights of the week!
10/26/20161 hour, 33 minutes, 59 seconds
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Episode 167: Livepatch Bait & Switch | LUP 167

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 out & KDE shares their long term plans for the Plasma Desktop. Then we bust some brewing Linux FUD and misconceptions & ponder the role of Free Software in a world that doesn't care.
10/19/20161 hour, 34 minutes, 1 second
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Episode 166: Linux Winter Developments | LUP 166

Serendipity this week as a beautiful theme reveals itself throughout the episode. Plus we get updates from some of our favorite projects, discuss the historic shift happening in Linux desktop & wrap it all up with some macOS shade.
10/12/20161 hour, 29 minutes, 38 seconds
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Episode 165: In OpenDaylight | LUP 165

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 with OpenMediaVault.
10/5/20161 hour, 30 minutes, 22 seconds
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Episode 164: Dial Up Linux | LUP 164

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!
9/28/20161 hour, 26 minutes, 25 seconds
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Episode 163: Games of Linux Future | LUP 163

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 our virtual LUG. Plus we gush about Canonical hiring Wimpy, if your SSH password revealed when you attempt to connect to the wrong server, gander at the Nextcloud box & much more!
9/21/20161 hour, 14 minutes, 27 seconds
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Episode 162: Linux Flying High | LUP 162

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 update you on some of our favorite open source projects, the MySQL 0-day, a batch of emails, why we're excited about the crazy USB/IP Project & more!
9/14/20161 hour, 39 minutes, 43 seconds
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Episode 161: A Real Pain in the Flash | LUP 161

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 Wimpy, Adobe Flash comes crawling back to Linux & our quick review of a well put together Plasma Desktop distro.
9/7/20161 hour, 15 minutes, 2 seconds
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Episode 160: Binary Decisions | LUP 160

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 & quickly touch on some myths around the binary log format. Plus the clever tricks Wimpy employed to get Ubuntu Touch on an Android Meizu Pro 5, some big project updates, the SteamOS problem & more!
8/31/20161 hour, 5 minutes, 1 second
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Episode 159: All Wimpy's Vault! | LUP 159

We become masters of our own files this week, chat with the ElementaryOS project about inspiring future development & rolling our own file sync solution. Plus a quick look at the new Android N & why now might be the ideal time to switch to a Linux based phone OS. It’s a packed episode!
8/24/20162 hours, 23 minutes, 24 seconds
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Episode 158: Happy Birthday Debian | LUP 158

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, challenge Wes to get Linux fully working on a MacBook by the end of the show & lots of community updates!
8/17/20161 hour, 40 minutes, 5 seconds
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Episode 157: SSH: Heaven or Shell | LUP 157

Our favorite tricks & hacks for SSH, debunking the Linux botnet rampage myth, the new challenges Solus is taking on & the inside track on how FOSS Talk Live went. Plus getting Ubuntu MATE on the BQ Tablet, benchmarking Ubuntu on Windows & our quick takes on using Zim Wiki and TagSpaces to manage you local, secure notes.
8/10/20161 hour, 53 minutes, 59 seconds
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Episode 156: Your Media Just Got Served | LUP 156

Take advantage of the Chromecast without Google, extend Kodi with awesome new backends & cast media around your network with free Linux tools. Our panel covers great tips to fully trick out your Linux media setup. Plus our thoughts on the FCC forcing TP-Link to support open source firmwares, reverse tethering for Android, a quick look at Mint 18 XFCE edition & a lot more!
8/3/20161 hour, 21 minutes, 2 seconds
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Episode 155: Snappy Collaboration | LUP 155

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 Virtual LUG to sound off on the projects they’d audit if given the means & why. Plus great updates from all around open source & the Starbound server challenge!
7/27/20161 hour, 19 minutes, 42 seconds
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Episode 154: Pragmatic Idealism | LUP 154

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 hosted vs self hosted debate with a new twist. Plus Canonical’s smart move to push Snap packages forward, tons of updates from our favorite projects & the disturbing news about Chrome.
7/20/20161 hour, 37 minutes, 46 seconds
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Episode 153: One NAT to Rule Them | LUP 153

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 Linux distro every? Or should Ubuntu 16.04 be getting more of the credit? Plus our chat with a Matrix.org developer, Solus goes rolling, Unity on Windows & building a long-term financially sustainable open source product.
7/13/20161 hour, 52 minutes, 35 seconds
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Episode 152: To .NET or to .NOT? | LUP 152

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 source at Comcast & discuss just what "Microsoft ♥ Linux" really means.
7/6/20161 hour, 28 minutes, 20 seconds
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Episode 151: Universal Divide | LUP 151

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 & we get to know WireGuard!
6/29/20161 hour, 48 minutes, 55 seconds
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Episode 150: War of the Packages | LUP 150

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 Solus release. Plus much more!
6/22/20161 hour, 56 minutes, 59 seconds
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Episode 149: Snaps are Go! | LUP 149

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 kicks the tires of elementary OS’ new Beta of Loki. Then we try out Snap packages & discuss needs to happen next to really make them take off as the standard universal Linux installer.
6/15/20161 hour, 34 minutes, 23 seconds
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Episode 148: Mind on my Cloud & Cloud on my Mind | LUP 148

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 recent troubles, what we conclude by reading between the lines & more!
6/8/20161 hour, 8 minutes, 36 seconds
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Episode 147: The Talking Gnome | LUP 147

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 Remix OS & more!
6/1/20161 hour, 26 minutes, 47 seconds
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Episode 146: Snap, Flaps & Package Drops | LUP 146

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 will fall flat. Plus why you're going to want to wait on that systemd upgrade, funding projects with a rocky past, the big thing about Mycroft no one is talking about & we try out Mycroft on the desktop.
5/25/20161 hour, 28 minutes, 1 second
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Episode 145: BuzzwordFS | LUP 145

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 not shipping ZFS in openSUSE which leads to a passionate discussion. And the simple thing we could all be doing to improve open source, but maybe we’re all feeling a little too entitled!
5/18/20161 hour, 28 minutes, 6 seconds
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Episode 144: Flavorless Mint | LUP 144

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 at the Fedora 24 beta.
5/11/20161 hour, 51 minutes, 53 seconds
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Episode 143: Can't Contain Linux | LUP 143

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 & the bigger picture in all of this. Hands on with the HTC Vive under Linux, DuckDuckGo supporting their favorite open source, the goals for Ubuntu 16.10 & much more!
5/4/20161 hour, 22 minutes, 17 seconds
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Episode 142: Long Term Disappointment | LUP 142

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 that was never meant to air.
4/27/20161 hour, 30 minutes
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Episode 141: 16.04 and Shut Your Face | LUP 141

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 now being solved. Plus some audio never meant for public release, updates on your favorite projects, first hands on with the Bq Ubuntu Tablet & more!
4/20/20162 hours, 6 minutes, 28 seconds
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Episode 140: Blame Popey for ZFS | LUP 140

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 disaster & reports back with some interesting insights. Then we discuss the big updates to XFCE, the HTC Vive's lack of Linux support & Chris finally sets up Traccar, a self hosted location tracking server & discovers it’s surprising limitation.
4/13/20161 hour, 21 minutes, 22 seconds
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Episode 139: Virtual Bondage | LUP 139

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 the cloud generation”. Plus a bunch of project updates & much more!
4/6/20161 hour, 46 minutes, 37 seconds
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Episode 138: Better than Linux | LUP 138

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 & we share our thoughts, a little BASH on Windows & a lot more!
3/30/20161 hour, 42 minutes, 9 seconds
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Episode 137: Kool as Breeze KDE | LUP 137

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 been led to believe & live shootout of open source Skype killers. Also our thoughts on ubuntuBSD, open source GPS tracking, Nvidia shipping Wayland support & more!
3/23/20161 hour, 36 minutes, 42 seconds
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Episode 136: There's a Snap for That | LUP 136

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 they might be impacting your Linux desktop much sooner than you expect. Plus that awkward moment when a traditional desktop environment adopts a controversial UI modern element, the new generation of “perfect” Linux laptops & more!
3/16/20161 hour, 43 minutes, 10 seconds
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Episode 135: Microsoft's SeQueL to Linux | LUP 135

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 look at Shashlik which promises to transparently run Android apps on your Linux desktop & more!
3/9/20161 hour, 11 minutes, 27 seconds
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Episode 134: Pi 3: The Next Generation | LUP 134

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 mistake, looking at a new kind of distro funding model & much more!
3/2/20161 hour, 28 minutes, 41 seconds
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Episode 133: Apollo Has Landed | LUP 133

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, and a quick chat with Entroware’s co-founder. Plus we discuss the Mint hack, and solutions we could create as a community to solve the bigger problems, updates from some of our favorite open source projects, and chat about Beep Beep Yarr, and more!
2/24/20161 hour, 18 minutes, 40 seconds
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Episode 132: Librem 15 is FAN-tastic! | LUP 132

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 his first hands on impressions of Purism’s Librem 15 laptop, some big Ubuntu Mobile noise, the Linux security bug you need to patch for right away & more!
2/17/20161 hour, 23 minutes, 58 seconds
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Episode 131: Terminal Tackle Box | LUP 131

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 lot like Ubuntu Touch. Plus a quick look at a new app that combines Plex with Popcorn Time & the awesome new features we just all got as Linux users!
2/10/20161 hour, 36 minutes, 25 seconds
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Episode 130: The Six Rings of Ubuntu | LUP 130

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!
2/3/20161 hour, 26 minutes, 37 seconds