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Harald Clark
 Oct 2, 2018
Lots of news and views but just too much extra banter to enjoy its' length.

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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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278: Shell in a Handbasket
1:04:24
We chat with a developer who's gotten Linux running on iOS devices, do a deep dive into Clear Linux, and discuss Xubuntu ending 32bit support. Plus why Android in the cloud, and a bunch of community news. Special Guests: Alan Pope, Martin Wimpress, and Theodore Dubois.
Dec 05, 2018
Episode 277: Skipping Fedora 31
1:00:02
Fedora might take a year off, to focus on it self. Project Lead and Council Chair Matthew Miller joins us to explain this major proposal. Plus Wimpy shares his open source Drobo alternative, and our final Dropbox XFS hack. Special Guests: Brent Gervais, Martin Wimpress, and Matthew Miller.
Nov 28, 2018
Episode 276: Very Long Term Support
1:09:25
Android and Ubuntu are working exceptionally hard to create longer support cycles. We’ll highlight the work that makes this possible, and what’s motivating these two different projects to strive for Very Long Term 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.
Nov 21, 2018
Episode 275: Year of the Relevant Desktop
1:09:41
Christian F.K. Schaller from Red Hat joins us to discuss seamless Linux upgrades, replacing PulseAudio, some of the recent desktop Projects Red Hat’s 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.
Nov 14, 2018
Episode 274: Open Source by Default
1:13:58
Have the revolutionaries won the war against proprietary software? That’s the argument being made. And we argue, what else did you expect? Plus some performance improvements inbound to Linux, and the perfectly proportioned open source project we’ve recently discovered. Special Guests: Alan Pope and Brent Gervais.
Nov 07, 2018
Episode 273: International Hat Machines
1:43:05
We speculate about a future where IBM owns Red Hat, and review the latest Fedora 29 release that promises a new game changing feature. Plus Chris returns from MeetBSD with his review, and we get the inside scope on System76’s Thelio hardware. Special Guests: Alan Pope and Martin Wimpress.
Oct 31, 2018
Episode 272: Prepare for Pipewire
58:28
The lead developer of PipeWire Wim Taymans joins us to discuss Linux’s multimedia past, and its exciting future. They promise to greatly improve 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.
Oct 23, 2018
Episode 271: Juno Jubilation
1:42:28
elementary OS’ latest and greatest released today, and we talk with Dan and Cassidy from the project about their biggest release yet. Then community news, a preview of upcoming Ubuntu 18.10, and we announce our own 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, Daniel Fore, and Martin Wimpress.
Oct 17, 2018
Episode 270: Stratis Pulls it All Together
1:10:23
Red Hat developer Andy Grover joins us to discuss Stratis Storage, an alternative to ZFS on Linux and its recent milestone. Also Google subtracts Plus, some KDE and GNOME news, and a bit of forgotten Linux history. Special Guests: Alan Pope, Alex Kretzschmar, Andy Grover, and Martin Wimpress.
Oct 10, 2018
Episode 269: Alternate Desktop Universe
1:04:08
What if desktop computing went a very different direction in the late 90s? Deeply multithreaded from the start, fast, intuitive, and extremely 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.
Oct 03, 2018
Episode 268: Elementary, My Dear Plasma
1:12:57
We chat with Nate Graham who’s pushing to make Plasma the best desktop on the planet. We discuss his contributions to this effort, and others. Plus we get the scope on a new Juno feature from the source, and the 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, Martin Wimpress, and Nate Graham.
Sep 26, 2018
Episode 267: People Patches
1:19:11
Linus takes a break and the Linux kernel adopts a new Code of Conduct. We work through these major watershed moments, and discuss what it means for the community. Plus our review of our brand new ThinkPad T480’s 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, Daniel Fore, and Eric Hendricks.
Sep 19, 2018
Episode 266: From Jupiter to Beyond
54:45
We announce our big news, Jupiter Broadcasting is joining Linux Academy and what we have planned for the future is huge! Plus a new NextCloud lands, 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.
Sep 12, 2018
Episode 265: Privacy Priorities
50:23
Intel has disappointed the kernel community with its latest security disclosures but there’s still hope for a better future. That’s more than can be said for the state of privacy on Android, so we discuss some 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.
Sep 05, 2018
Episode 264: Proton, Electron for Games!
1:07:58
Steam Play rocks the Linux world as it promises new levels of compatibility with AAA Windows games. But the story of how Valve is doing it might be just as fascinating. Plus community news, our thoughts on building a 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.
Aug 29, 2018
Episode 263: Updates from the Source
47:49
Docker controversy is brewing, but it's probably not what you think. We get around of community updates directly from the source, and why Debian an Intel are playing the game of he said, she said. Special Guests: Brent Gervais, Cassidy James Blaede, Daniel Fore, and Martin Wimpress.
Aug 22, 2018
Episode 262: Tribes of Init
1:17:56
The FreeBSD community shares the hard lessons learned from systemd, we play some great clips from a recent event. Plus our work-arounds for Dropbox 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.
Aug 15, 2018
Episode 261: GNOME, GNOME on the Range
1:06:50
GNOME is discussing big changes, Elementary OS has big news, and a big bug has been found in Linux. Plus an update on our PeerTube efforts, our take Android P, and Lenovo’s big commitment to ThinkPad’s running Linux. Special Guests: Alan Pope, Cassidy James Blaede, Daniel Fore, and Eric Hendricks.
Aug 08, 2018
Episode 260: Thinkpad as a Service
1:10:31
We get an update from Dell’s Barton George on their Linux initiative Sputnik, cover some important community news, and the uncomfortable questions raised by Krita’s new financial boost. And some simple tips to improve your security at the edge. Special Guests: Alex Kretzschmar, Barton George, Brent Gervais, and Eric Hendricks.
Aug 01, 2018
Episode 259: Proprietary Action News
1:21:06
Another potential desktop Linux app is scared away by an aggressive free software community, and we struggle to find the balance between our moral ideals, and getting work done. Plus some community news, old friends return, and much more. Special Guest: Martin Wimpress.
Jul 25, 2018
Episode 258: The Future of Retro
1:28:27
Atari has released details about its upcoming Linux powered console, some of us are sold… And some of us are rather skeptical. Plus how SSH got its port, Mir goes to the farm, and what happens when Linus retires?
Jul 18, 2018
Episode 257: Security Amateur Hour
1:16:35
We reflect on recent FOSS security screw ups and ponder a solution powered by community. Plus get you caught up on community news, Firefox changes, and poke the new minimal Ubuntu.
Jul 11, 2018
Episode 256: Peering Into the Future
1:43:50
A major Internet monopoly might just be on the edge of cracking thanks to free software, a bit of initiative, and a lot of gumption. We'll follow up 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.
Jul 04, 2018
Episode 255: Fedora to the Core
1:17:41
Big changes are coming to Fedora with the merger of CoreOS. We chat with a couple project members to get the inside scope about what the future of Fedora looks like. Plus the big feature of the new GitLab release, how Pocket might be Firefox's secret sauce, and why Chris is really excited by PeerTube. Special Guests: Dusty Mabe and Eric Hendricks.
Jun 27, 2018
Episode 254: Don’t Link to This
1:25:31
Free Software projects concerned about Article 13 are claiming it could destroy free software as we know it. We debate this controversial copyright 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!
Jun 20, 2018
Episode 253: Personalities Happen
1:08:59
There is trouble at CopperheadOS, Plasma has a shiny new release, and we share the story of how Linux has powered the curiosity rover for 17 years. Plus our stories from a weekend of Linux parties, Texas LinuxFest, SouthEast LinuxFest, and FOSS Talk Live.
Jun 13, 2018
Episode 252: Github Hubbub
1:03:39
Microsoft has purchased GitHub, sending shock-waves through the free software community. We discuss the bidding war that took place, and it leaves us questioning what the future of Electron might be. Plus we’ve found a 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.
Jun 06, 2018
Episode 251: The Qt and the Ugly
1:26:10
After we make ourselves at Gnome, we look at some future open source goodies coming your way, look at how Canonical’s upstream pitch, and get excited about the next great Linux filesystem hope. Plus Chris’ first wreck on the road to Texas, Thunderbolt networking, and our results from the best Linux laptop for 2018.
May 30, 2018
Episode 250: Only The Best
1:13:22
What is the best laptop for Linux in 2018? How about the best Evernote killer, and production setup? We cover the best of the best this week. Plus Gnome’s performance hackfest, Mycroft goes Blockchain, and what’s behind Tesla’s big GPL dump.
May 23, 2018
Episode 249: Home Grown FUD
1:21:54
The Linux community is eating its own this week, as attention seeking plucky YouTuber’s trade on free software’s good name for clicks. We learn the real story behind some of the Internet’s recent free software 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.
May 15, 2018
Episode 248: Contain All The Things
1:16:11
Chrome OS is officially getting full-fledged Linux apps, and we ponder if this is truly a win for Linux. Plus a ton of app picks this week, community news, and more.
May 09, 2018
Episode 247: Year of the Linux Desktop 😎
1:33:24
Ubuntu and Fedora have new releases, and our early impressions are great. We’ll share the features that we think make these distros some of the best Linux desktop releases ever. Plus some important community news, some Darktable tips for beginners, and some select clips from this year’s LinuxFest Northwest. Special Guest: Brent Gervais.
May 01, 2018
Episode 246: The Bionic Bet
1:20:31
We get the inside scope from the Ubuntu flavors prepping for the 18.04 release, and then we finally make good on a long running threat. Plus the quiet shuttering of the Windows division inside Microsoft, and how they could help save Linux from Apple.
Apr 25, 2018
Episode 245: Microsoft of Things
1:12:51
Azure Sphere is Microsoft making silicon as a service with Linux at its core. We’ve chatted with the folks behind Azure Sphere and breakdown this huge announcement. Plus a bunch of community news, a string of app picks, and maybe even a concerned rant.
Apr 18, 2018
Episode 244: Plasma Predicament
1:14:48
We have some Plasma problems this week, but we’re sticking with it and still putting it into production in our most ambitious event yet. But we start with a bunch of important community news, including what looks like ZFS on Linux’s first major bug, the future of Elementary OS apps, and a proposal to revamp Ubuntu’s betas.
Apr 11, 2018
Episode 243: The Stallman Directive
1:08:40
Richard Stallman has some practical steps society could take to roll back the rampant and expanding invasion of our privacy. But his suggestions 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.
Apr 04, 2018
Episode 242: Debian on the Fly
1:02:10
A new version of Slax is out this week, and they might just be onto something really unique. We take this Debian powered, Fluxbox running, net bootin distro for a test drive. Plus Google moves to block GApps on “uncertified devices”, Red Hat turns 25, a new Wayland contender, a few app picks, and much more.
Mar 28, 2018
Episode 241: Snitching on SCaLE
1:08:31
We’re playing just one interview from SCaLE this year, tons of community news, and two handy app picks. Plus webOS returns, some fundamental Linux plumbing upgrades, and Private Internet Access goes Open Source. Special Guest: Ilan Rabinovitch.
Mar 21, 2018
Episode 240: Why This Theme Won’t Work | LUP 240
1:20:55
This week Noah fills in for Chris while he's on his return journey from SCaLE! The guys get down deep on a variety of topics from screen sharing in Plasma under Wayland to the status of the GTK 'CommuniTheme' for ubuntu 18.04 and more!
Mar 14, 2018
Episode 239: Selling Out for Open Source | LUP 239
1:13:35
We chip away at a larger meta topic this week, but before we get there we share a batch of community news, live technical feats & a random post show.
Mar 07, 2018
Episode 238: It's All Wimpy's Fault | LUP 238
1:00:30
<p>Linux apps are coming to ChromeOS via containers, Fedora is going for better battery life &amp; what is going on with Xfce?</p> <p>Plus Ubuntu MATE’s cool new tick &amp; we take a look at crankshaft: raspberry pi + android auto + free software + love.</p>
Feb 28, 2018
Episode 237: One Ping Only | LUP 237
1:37:01
<p>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 &amp; Cassidy from System76 and Elementary OS join us to talk about their efforts to turn drive encryption on by default.</p> <p>Plus a BIG announcement at the end of the show!</p>
Feb 21, 2018
Episode 236: Microsoft’s Big Secret | LUP 236
1:35:27
<p>Chris goes to Microsoft &amp; gets the inside scoop on the awkward situation Microsoft finds themselves in with Windows &amp; why they’ve been releasing more code as open source.</p> <p>Plus we check in and &amp; wrap up the Plasma Desktop challenge, Daniel Foré sets the record straight on the week’s Elementary OS news &amp; more!</p>
Feb 14, 2018
Episode 235: Atomic Neon Kool-Aid | LUP 235
1:43:28
<p>We’re joined by two Project Atomic members from Red Hat to learn what it’s all about, how Fedora Atomic Workstation works &amp; the problems it solves.</p> <p>Plus we launch the biggest desktop Linux challenge in the history of this show &amp; it’s going to have long lasting ramifications.</p>
Feb 07, 2018
Episode 234: Behind Canonical’s Curtain | LUP 234
1:35:29
<p>How does a SNAP really get created &amp; why would companies like Microsoft, JetBrains &amp; Plex want to be involved? We’re live from Canonical’s Seattle Snapcraft Summit with the inside scoop of where things are going.</p> <p>Plus the major concerns we have about the future of Gnome Shell, why the Client Side Decoration debate is hot again &amp; how Wayland is putting pressure on all the things.</p>
Jan 31, 2018
Episode 233: Living Inside the Shell | LUP 233
1:34:29
<p>Everyone’s Linux desktop is getting better this week, well… Almost everyone.</p> <p>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 &amp; more!</p>
Jan 24, 2018
Episode 232: The Secret to Future Linux Success | LUP 232
1:43:53
<p>A big week of community updates, events &amp; news, including great news for Plasma Desktop users, MATE users &amp; Wayland fans.</p> <p>Then Barton George from Dell joins us to discuss the new XPS 13’s shipping Ubuntu, where Linux could see its next big success &amp; more!</p>
Jan 17, 2018
Episode 231: Most Expensive Linux Distro Ever | LUP 231
1:38:36
<p>We slay the Gentoo challenge monster &amp; 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!</p> <p>Plus tons of community news, the perfect Linux workstation coming soon &amp; more!</p>
Jan 10, 2018
Episode 230: Invest In Popcorn | LUP 230
57:02
Wes &amp; 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 &amp; an unfortunate new flaw in a processor near you.
Jan 03, 2018
Episode 229: Taste of Linux 2017 | LUP 229
1:25:53
We break from the unformat of the show for a special holiday chat about the top moments in the world of Linux this year that impacted us the most.
Dec 27, 2017
Episode 228: rm -rf 2017 | LUP 228
1:16:31
<p>We debate the best distros of 2017, get into some community news, and a bcachefs and Gentoo challenge update &amp; also learn a bit about Canonical’s new Multipass project.</p> <p>Plus a few Linux commands that are guaranteed to destroy your install.</p>
Dec 20, 2017
Episode 227: Peer Pressure | LUP 227
1:32:35
<p>It’s time to replace Patreon, YouTube, Twitter/Facebook &amp; 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.</p> <p>Plus community news, some big updates &amp; a lot more!</p>
Dec 14, 2017
Episode 226: Bitcoin for Linux Users | LUP 226
1:23:40
Why Bitcoin is the next Linux, the Gentoo Challenge is in full swing, and we catch you up on the latest community news, a throwback app pick &amp; more!
Dec 06, 2017
Episode 225: Hacking the Community | LUP 225
1:39:07
<p>Red Hat, Amazon, Facebook, Google, IBM, and others come together to push common sense GPL enforcement &amp; a whole batch of community news.</p> <p>Plus we call out the Register, DRM’s dirty little secret &amp; how Linux users can make a difference.</p>
Nov 29, 2017
Episode 224: No Escape from Google | LUP 224
1:24:01
<p>Google gets caught red handed, we find lots of goodies in the new Linux kernel &amp; we have three great new app picks this week.</p> <p>But the meat of the show is Lynis a tool to audit your Linux box, create reports &amp; teach you how to better secure your system. </p> <p>Plus we officially lay the groundwork for the Gentoo Challenge.</p>
Nov 22, 2017
Episode 223: Fedora’s New Trick | LUP 223
1:49:23
<p>A new version of Fedora hits the web and we share our thoughts &amp; chat with a member of the project, Noah joins us to answer your live calls &amp; we’re all excited about Firefox’s new quantum release.</p> <p>Plus Gnome 4’s ambitious goals, a new Linux Kernel that really matters, OpenShot woes &amp; more!</p>
Nov 15, 2017
Episode 222: A Community Divided | LUP 222
1:19:56
<p>Community news &amp; app picks this week before we get into a bizarre story that could rip up parts of the open source community.</p> <p>Plus Elementary OS’s secret weapon to get more native apps, our tips for great High-DPI under Linux &amp; some Enlightenment love.</p>
Nov 08, 2017
Episode 221: Ubuntu A-Team | LUP 221
1:33:04
<p>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 &amp; goals for 18.04.</p> <p>Plus the public beating Kodi is taking for an open source problem, Flatpak gets mature &amp; the Linux Foundation is working on open source AI.</p> <p>Then we share some recent distro reload anecdote &amp; a bunch of community news.</p>
Nov 01, 2017
Episode 220: Remotely Useful | LUP 220
1:34:40
<p>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 &amp; looking back at some of Fedora’s recent accomplishments.</p> <p>Plus Canonical is on the path to an IPO, pirates embrace Flatpack &amp; more!</p>
Oct 25, 2017
Episode 219: Ubuntu’s New Era | LUP 219
1:06:15
We review Ubuntu 17.10 &amp; discuss some of the major achievements this release represents. Plus we break down an important Linux kernel news story, get updates from the community &amp; more!
Oct 18, 2017
Episode 218: The Purism Redemption | LUP 218
1:26:31
<p>We review Purism’s Librem 15, the high performance 15.6″ laptop built for Linux with physical radio kill switches.</p> <p>Plus the snap coming to a desktop near you, we report back from SeaGL &amp; discuss some future changes to your humble weekly Linux talk show.</p>
Oct 11, 2017
Episode 217: That One Time, At Ubuntu Camp | LUP 217
1:36:17
<p>How does Ubuntu get built? Chris is back from the Ubuntu Rally in NYC and has a full report, some interviews &amp; stories to share.</p> <p>Plus Jos Poortvliet &amp; Frank Karlitschek join us to talk about NextCloud’s new End-to-end Encryption.</p>
Oct 04, 2017
Episode 216: Open Source Is Hard | LUP 216
1:24:58
It’s Wes &amp; 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 &amp; Canonical build a custom linux kernel &amp; more!
Sep 27, 2017
Episode 215: Pulse of PipeWire | LUP 215
1:06:01
<p>A game changing project for Linux multimedia has been officially announced today, so we chat with the brilliance behind PipeWire, Wim Taymans.</p> <p>Plus community news of the week &amp; why the rapid decline of the “open source media” matters more than ever.</p>
Sep 20, 2017
Episode 214: Hacking Devices with Kali Linux | LUP 214
1:35:33
Audit your network with a couple of easy commands on Kali Linux. Chris decides to blow off a little steam by attacking his IoT devices, Wes has the scope on Equifax blaming open source &amp; the Beard just saved the show. It’s a really packed episode!
Sep 13, 2017
Episode 213: Gnome Does it Again | LUP 213
1:14:51
<p>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.</p> <p>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 &amp; more!</p>
Sep 06, 2017
Episode 212: The Free Phone Nightmare | LUP 212
1:26:28
<p>We reflect on the communities appetites for another GNU/Linux phone fundraiser &amp; pontificate if the Librem 5 might be our last hope. Plus a live unboxing of some new shiny surprise hardware.</p> <p>We also cover a batch of community updates, a cryptocoin you’re going to want &amp; discuss additional options for offsite backup.</p>
Aug 30, 2017
Episode 211: Forks Done Right | LUP 211
1:37:28
<p>We get fired up about the bigger message behind Ubuntu’s new fork, debate Mozilla’s plans to collect data on Firefox users &amp; come up with solutions for Linux users fleeing from CrashPlan.</p> <p>Plus a geeky project so cool it might consume your life, Google’s clever plans to push ChromeOS into the Enterprise &amp; the one thing Electron should never be used for.</p>
Aug 23, 2017
Episode 210: Total Solus Eclipse | LUP 210
1:15:13
<p>A new version of Solus is out and Ikey joins us to chat about whats new, building in Snap support &amp; a peek at the future. Wimpy sets us on the straight and narrow about confinement &amp; we have some follow up thoughts on Slackware.</p> <p>Plus some great desktop app picks, community news, Gnome’s birthday &amp; more!</p>
Aug 16, 2017
Episode 209: LILO and Slack(ware) | LUP 209
1:24:00
<p>We conclude our Slackware challenge &amp; share the lessons and results. </p> <p>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!</p>
Aug 09, 2017
Episode 208: The Stallman Line | LUP 208
1:38:11
<p>We get philosophical about open source’s most modern problem &amp; debate where we draw our own personal “Stallman Line”.</p> <p>Plus a we briefly discuss today’s big Bitcoin fork, Mozilla’s new Firefox experiments, Krita’s woes, Gnome’s moves &amp; the groundwork for the Slackware Challenge.</p>
Aug 02, 2017
Episode 207: Return Of The Distrohopper | LUP 207
1:36:27
<p>We get down to distros in today’s episode. Distro news, modular distros, some reviews &amp; major new developments. </p> <p>Plus Chris talks about leaving Arch and returning to his distro-hopping roots &amp; the major news that broke today.</p>
Jul 26, 2017
Episode 206: Beardy McBeardface | LUP 206
1:43:48
<p>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 &amp; a great collection of new stuff from around the internet.</p> <p>Plus special guest host Rikai &amp; Wes geek out about gaming, we celebrate Slackware &amp; pose the question: Just what is Mageia &amp; why does it exist?</p>
Jul 19, 2017
Episode 205: A Fitting Fedora | LUP 205
1:04:28
<p>Fedora 26 is here &amp; so is Matthew Miller, the project leader, to chat all about the new release, big future projects, important changes to Rawhide &amp; how they’re taking advantage of openSUSE’s openQA.</p> <p>Plus our hands on experience with the new release, the ultimate upgrade test results &amp; community news.</p>
Jul 12, 2017
Episode 204: Awkward Distro Puberty | LUP 204
1:42:36
TUXEDO Computers &amp; 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. <br> Plus OutlawCountry is getting a bunch of attention, BFQ scheduler finally gets its day, XDA Forum is going to give Phoronix some competition &amp; some important info for Fedora users. <br> <p>The an update from the recent SNAP sprint, community news &amp; a lot more!</p>
Jul 05, 2017
Episode 203: MATEs Wayland MIR-acle | LUP 203
1:13:22
<p>Ubuntu’s skunkworks project, Mir, might be back with a vengeance to save the Linux desktop. Or at least prove quite useful for MATE.</p> <p>Plus one of the most well built Linux PC’s ever tested, the Dell Precision 5720 with Ubuntu gets tested in the lab.</p>
Jun 28, 2017
Episode 202: Halls of Endless Linux | LUP 202
1:18:38
Michael Hall from Endless joins us to discuss his new role, Endless’ involvement with Gnome &amp; the unique approach they are taking with EndlessOS. <br> <p>Plus Fedora shares some future plans that have us really excited &amp; we try to grok casync, Lennart Poettering’s new project for distributing file system images.</p>
Jun 21, 2017
Episode 201: Turbo Mode Ikey | LUP 201
1:27:57
Desktop Linux is about to get a lot more competitive, one of its recent biggest disruptors is going full time. Ikey, founder of the Solus project, joins us to discuss where this is going. <br> <p>Plus A dive into Fedora 26 beta, the security of Cockpit, Ubuntu Gnome survey results &amp; opening some Windows gaming tech to all of us.</p>
Jun 14, 2017
Episode 200: Gnome in the Shell | LUP 200
1:10:31
It’s a Gnome lovefest this week, with a special look at the next release of Gnome 3, special features we’re looking forward to &amp; new extensions that make Gnome even better. <br> <p>Then we chat about Google’s solution to old Linux kernel’s in Android, the differences between Chrome &amp; Chromium on Linux, a killer Plasma desktop feature &amp; more!</p>
Jun 07, 2017
Episode 199: No Samba No Cry | LUP 199
1:28:07
Why the big Samba vulnerability is no WannaCry, Wimpy gives us his take on e-gpus under Linux, our first take on Plasma 5.10 &amp; a tool that will finally get you to use Docker!
May 31, 2017
Episode 198: Magic Device Cloud | LUP 198
1:09:13
NextCloud 12 is out &amp; 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 &amp; more!
May 24, 2017
Episode 197: That New User Smell | LUP 197
1:19:19
We review System76’s Galago Pro, have a crisis of faith about the future of desktop Linux, get completely blown away by our community, help you BASH better &amp; more!
May 17, 2017
Episode 196: Orange is the new Red (Hat) | LUP 196
1:14:13
<p>Canonical is going for the IPO &amp; that means some big changes. In a recent interview Mark Shuttleworth gives us a hint at the new purpose of the Ubuntu desktop.</p> <p>Plus Thunderbird’s future is uncertain, we get our hands on System76’s Galago Pro &amp; more!</p>
May 10, 2017
Episode 195: Rub a Dub Grub | LUP 195
1:16:08
<p>Big improvements are coming to a grub near you, Wes has a batch of really useful new open source projects &amp; we consider the “threat” posed by Windows 10 S.</p> <p>Plus the dirty secret about Linux’s battery life, some of our LinuxFest Northwest plans &amp; a lot more!</p>
May 03, 2017
Episode 194: Internet of Troubles | LUP 194
1:30:13
<p>Linux Foundation thinks they have the solution to the Internet of Terrible &amp; they might actually be right. We’ll share the exclusive interview that has us excited for the future.</p> <p>Plus the bad, horrible, no good week that Docker had &amp; more!</p>
Apr 26, 2017
Episode 193: Ubuntu's Bare Gnome | LUP 193
1:26:01
<p>Community efforts to port Unity 8 or recreate the Unity 7 desktop are popping up all over &amp; one of them is showing some real promise. Plus why Ubuntu Gnome left us feeling a little underwhelmed.</p> <p>Then, Solus has a Gnome edition now. Ikey stops by to tell us about it &amp; other new things coming out from the project.</p>
Apr 19, 2017
Episode 192: Home Sweet Gnome | LUP 192
1:42:58
<p>OpenELEC’s latest release, Snaps on Fedora, plus Wes’ Picks, Pinterest’s support for Open Source &amp; the controversial use of Slack for Open Source projects.</p> <p>Then Wes, Noah &amp; the Mumble room have a wide-ranging discussion about Ubuntu’s big desktop change, what it means for the Linux Desktop, Linux Vendors &amp; you!</p>
Apr 12, 2017
Episode 191: What’s a Distro? | LUP 191
1:11:10
<p>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 &amp; our complaints about the latest Telegram release.</p> <p>Plus Fedora has the perfect desktop for Hacker News &amp; Android is now king of the internet.</p>
Apr 05, 2017
Episode 190: Boot Free or Die Tryin’ | LUP 190
1:18:01
<p>We dig deep into the LibreBoot project, how the Intel ME problem impacts open source &amp; limits badass free laptops. Then we spend Wes’ money and shop for his next perfect Linux rig.</p> <p>Plus we discuss the big changeup at FreeNAS &amp; more!</p>
Mar 29, 2017
Episode 189: Das Boot Manager | LUP 189
1:27:42
<p>Bulletproof Linux Kernel upgrades might be near, Kodi gets a real Netflix Plugin &amp; the dirty, stinky, no good, obvious, elephant in the room around desktop Linux.</p> <p>Plus why Bcachefs might be Linux’s next hit filesystem, Mozilla's Obsidian &amp; more!</p>
Mar 22, 2017
Episode 188: Celebrating Linux on Pi Day | LUP 188
1:05:42
We celebrate Pi Day by loading Mycroft &amp; Alexa onto a Raspberry Pi 3, look at the actual use cases for VR &amp; AR under Linux today, flash back to Linux in the 90s &amp; update on our favorite projects.
Mar 15, 2017
Episode 187: CIA's Dank Trojans | LUP 187
1:28:05
<p>It’s the year of the CIA linux desktop, with multiplatform malware &amp; boot environments designed to attack Macs, Popey &amp; Wimpy share their Mobile World Congress adventures &amp; Bryan joins us to discuss the last Linux Sucks talk ever.</p> <p>Plus we chat with Gnome at SCALE, take a look at Endless OS &amp; ponder the Litebook.</p>
Mar 08, 2017
Episode 186: AWS Loses Its ShIOT | LUP 186
1:17:01
The worst smart device hack we’ve ever heard of, dreams of the Pi Zero W, the AWS outage that savaged the Internet of Things &amp; more!
Mar 01, 2017
Episode 185: Plasma Injection | LUP 185
1:27:48
<p>Austrian schools are switching, Wes is trying &amp; Chris is reviewing the Plasma desktop this week. Why the heck we keep talking about it &amp; what’s really bugging us about it.</p> <p>Plus the 7-Inch Ubuntu Laptop that might be legit &amp; Linus reflects on what he really hates after 25 years of Linux.</p>
Feb 22, 2017
Episode 184: Chilling with Kylin | LUP 184
1:15:27
<p>A surprising new desktop environment, the latest on cross-distro snappy support &amp; how to get the most out of Android without Play Services.</p> <p>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 &amp; more!</p>
Feb 15, 2017
Episode 183: Niche Distros Need Not Apply | LUP 183
1:23:20
<p>Is software ever really finished? Should we avoid boutique or niche Linux distributions? We have a spirited discussion &amp; attempt to finally answer both of those questions.</p> <p>We also chat about what's new in Kodi 17, why open source on our TV’s is critical &amp; more!</p>
Feb 08, 2017
Episode 182: Death by Download | LUP 182
1:32:03
<p>Remotely bricking Android devices, the new Plasma is looking great, first hands on with the new XPS 13 Sputnik, more btrfs woes &amp; hacking Popey’s system.</p> <p>Plus Kernel.org’s big change, building your own local Steam repository &amp; more!</p>
Feb 01, 2017
Episode 181: A Brisk MATE for Solus | LUP 181
1:23:07
<p>It’s a huge show with a bonanza of updates, big future plans &amp; cross project collaboration.</p> <p>Michael Hall from Canonical join us to discuss UbunCon, SCALE15x plans &amp; much more!</p>
Jan 25, 2017
Episode 180: The Theory of Liri | LUP 180
1:35:18
We take a look at a material design influenced distribution, the FSF’s new high priority list &amp; much more this week!
Jan 18, 2017
Episode 179: Project Sputnik Interview | LUP 179
1:04:19
<p>Project Sputnik’s Barton George joins us to discuss the new Dell hardware running Linux &amp; the history of the Sputnik project.</p> <p>Plus the KillDisk hype is high, The Pi’s PIXEL is taking on MATE, another Mac dev switches to Linux &amp; more!</p>
Jan 11, 2017
Episode 178: Big Sister is Watching | LUP 178
1:36:43
<p>Robots take over the show while we go around the table &amp; get our 2017 predictions in for Linux.</p> <p>Plus updates from projects we love &amp; the great Mac migration continues!</p>
Jan 04, 2017
Episode 177: The Many Faces of Linux | LUP 177
2:23:08
<p>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.</p> <p>Everything from snap packages &amp; ubuntu reviews to LXD &amp; Arch MacBook installs, plus a whole lot more.</p> <p>So kick back, settle in &amp; enjoy the show!</p>
Dec 27, 2016
Episode 176: Shell-Shocked 2016 | LUP 176
1:31:20
We review the very worst moments in Linux during 2016, look ahead to what might be big in 2017 and toss out the rules for our last live episode of the year!
Dec 21, 2016
Episode 175: Best of MATEs | LUP 175
1:35:42
<p>We get the inside scoop about some fantastic collaboration happening between three Linux distributions that are supposedly big competitors.</p> <p>Plus Google’s response to Ubuntu Core &amp; the big NextCloud news!</p>
Dec 14, 2016
Episode 174: Mesh of Thoughts | LUP 174
1:14:27
<p>We ponder the implications of Fedora possibly going rolling &amp; LTS, get schooled by the mumble room about the state of linux on the Raspberry Pi &amp; debate about the effectiveness of mesh networking</p> <p>Plus we talk about Clonezilla, one of our favorite backup tools &amp; more!</p>
Dec 07, 2016
Episode 173: Upgrade vs Nuke 'n Pave | LUP 173
1:25:52
<p>After a slew of open source updates we contrast upgrades vs fresh install, get an update on the state of snaps &amp; get geeky about performance monitoring our Linux rigs.</p> <p>Plus the fake VLC story, a live install of Plasma Desktop &amp; more!</p>
Nov 30, 2016
Episode 172: It's Not X, It's Wayland | LUP 172
1:54:24
<p>Fedora 25 is out &amp; project leader Matthew Miller joins us to chat about what’s new. Plus Wimpy &amp; Popey are back from UbuCon and share their experience, Ryan shares some tweaks Sytstem76 made to jump to 4k &amp; Solus OS founder Ikey Doherty joins us to discuss benchmarking the “feel” of the Linux desktop.</p> <p>Plus community updates &amp; more!</p>
Nov 23, 2016
Episode 171: Uncontained Human Error | LUP 171
1:29:50
This week we take a deep dive into the IOT &amp; 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 &amp; more!
Nov 16, 2016
Episode 170: Nano Users Unite | LUP 170
1:12:22
<p>Nano users come out of the closet, we demystify NFS a bit &amp; discuss the top 5 commands new Linux users should learn.</p> <p>Plus a NUC killer with a GPU, new Cinnamon &amp; more!</p>
Nov 09, 2016
Episode 169: Apple's Out Of Touch Bar | LUP 169
1:15:52
<p>Swaths of Apple users are trying out Linux for the first time this week, with varying results. We discuss why &amp; how it's going.</p> <p>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 &amp; more!</p>
Nov 02, 2016
Episode 168: Linux Shadow Force | LUP 168
1:33:59
We get the inside scoop on what happens when Canonical gets a bunch of employees &amp; community members in the same room, discuss the cool open hardware project Chris just ordered for the studio &amp; update you on the big community highlights of the week!
Oct 26, 2016
Episode 167: Livepatch Bait & Switch | LUP 167
1:34:01
<p>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 &amp; KDE shares their long term plans for the Plasma Desktop.</p> <p>Then we bust some brewing Linux FUD and misconceptions &amp; ponder the role of Free Software in a world that doesn't care.</p>
Oct 19, 2016
Episode 166: Linux Winter Developments | LUP 166
1:29:38
<p>Serendipity this week as a beautiful theme reveals itself throughout the episode. </p> <p>Plus we get updates from some of our favorite projects, discuss the historic shift happening in Linux desktop &amp; wrap it all up with some macOS shade.</p>
Oct 12, 2016
Episode 165: In OpenDaylight | LUP 165
1:30:22
We connect with the communities &amp; hardware projects using Software Defined Networking, update you on some of our favorite open source projects, share some anecdotes from a recent trip &amp; update you on our trails with OpenMediaVault.
Oct 05, 2016
Episode 164: Dial Up Linux | LUP 164
1:26:25
<p>In this special edition of Unplugged we do away with the traditional format &amp; take calls LIVE on the air for free.</p> <p>Some say the advice is worth what you pay for it!</p>
Sep 28, 2016
Episode 163: Games of Linux Future | LUP 163
1:14:27
<p>In a special edition of Unplugged that looks towards the future of Gnome &amp; KDE, The Linux Gamer joins us to discuss creating his content on Linux, game releases he’s looking forward to &amp; answer questions from our virtual LUG.</p> <p>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 &amp; much more!</p>
Sep 21, 2016
Episode 162: Linux Flying High | LUP 162
1:39:43
<p>Ubuntu powered drones that double as a desktop PC, tweaking your Linux desktop vs polish &amp; coreboot’s efforts to bypass Intel ME.</p> <p>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 &amp; more!</p>
Sep 14, 2016
Episode 161: A Real Pain in the Flash | LUP 161
1:15:02
<p>Wayland by default may finally be nigh &amp; we share what we’re looking forward to the most about a Wayland powered desktop.</p> <p>The ext4 bug that bit Wimpy, Adobe Flash comes crawling back to Linux &amp; our quick review of a well put together Plasma Desktop distro.</p>
Sep 07, 2016
Episode 160: Binary Decisions | LUP 160
1:05:01
<p>We officially live in the post systemd word &amp; we take a look around at some of the niftier tricks systemd is pulling off, some of the quirky bugs &amp; quickly touch on some myths around the binary log format.</p> <p>Plus the clever tricks Wimpy employed to get Ubuntu Touch on an Android Meizu Pro 5, some big project updates, the SteamOS problem &amp; more!</p>
Aug 31, 2016
Episode 159: All Wimpy's Vault! | LUP 159
2:23:24
<p>We become masters of our own files this week, chat with the ElementaryOS project about inspiring future development &amp; rolling our own file sync solution.</p> <p>Plus a quick look at the new Android N &amp; why now might be the ideal time to switch to a Linux based phone OS.</p> <p>It’s a packed episode!</p>
Aug 24, 2016
Episode 158: Happy Birthday Debian | LUP 158
1:40:05
<p>We throw a birthday party for Debian, discuss the future of the project &amp; the possible awkward moment that might be near.</p> <p>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 &amp; lots of community updates!</p>
Aug 17, 2016
Episode 157: SSH: Heaven or Shell | LUP 157
1:53:59
<p>Our favorite tricks &amp; hacks for SSH, debunking the Linux botnet rampage myth, the new challenges Solus is taking on &amp; the inside track on how FOSS Talk Live went.</p> <p>Plus getting Ubuntu MATE on the BQ Tablet, benchmarking Ubuntu on Windows &amp; our quick takes on using Zim Wiki and TagSpaces to manage you local, secure notes.</p>
Aug 10, 2016
Episode 156: Your Media Just Got Served | LUP 156
1:21:02
<p>Take advantage of the Chromecast without Google, extend Kodi with awesome new backends &amp; cast media around your network with free Linux tools. Our panel covers great tips to fully trick out your Linux media setup.</p> <p>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 &amp; a lot more!</p>
Aug 03, 2016
Episode 155: Snappy Collaboration | LUP 155
1:19:42
<p>The devil is in the details &amp; we dive right in when Martin aka Wimpy returns from the Snappy Sprint &amp; shares his experience from his recent trip.</p> <p>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 &amp; why.</p> <p>Plus great updates from all around open source &amp; the Starbound server challenge!</p>
Jul 27, 2016
Episode 154: Pragmatic Idealism | LUP 154
1:37:46
<p>Do you use desktop Linux for idealistic or practical reasons? We ask our virtual LUG &amp; share our stories. Plus Chris’s new VPN solution &amp; the hosted vs self hosted debate with a new twist.</p> <p>Plus Canonical’s smart move to push Snap packages forward, tons of updates from our favorite projects &amp; the disturbing news about Chrome.</p>
Jul 20, 2016
Episode 153: One NAT to Rule Them | LUP 153
1:52:35
<p>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?</p> <p>Plus our chat with a Matrix.org developer, Solus goes rolling, Unity on Windows &amp; building a long-term financially sustainable open source product.</p>
Jul 13, 2016
Episode 152: To .NET or to .NOT? | LUP 152
1:28:20
Noah joins Wes for the second time this week to talk with the mumble room. Package management for Bash takes it one step too far, Nvidia starts putting GPUs in your containers, we learn some surprising things about open source at Comcast &amp; discuss just what "Microsoft ♥ Linux" really means.
Jul 06, 2016
Episode 151: Universal Divide | LUP 151
1:48:55
We go hands on with Linux Mint 18, then discuss the latest batch of desktop killers &amp; Wimpy’s new rig. Plus what makes Mattermost really great, a new new universal package format, the confusing things Red Hat says &amp; we get to know WireGuard!
Jun 29, 2016
Episode 150: War of the Packages | LUP 150
1:56:59
We have a spirited discussion from both sides of the universal packaging issue, take a quick look at maru OS that turns a Nexus phone into your desktop, get the inside scoop on the recent Mycroft update &amp; the new Solus release. Plus much more!
Jun 22, 2016
Episode 149: Snaps are Go! | LUP 149
1:34:23
<p>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 &amp; Wes kicks the tires of elementary OS’ new Beta of Loki.</p> <p>Then we try out Snap packages &amp; discuss needs to happen next to really make them take off as the standard universal Linux installer.</p>
Jun 15, 2016
Episode 148: Mind on my Cloud & Cloud on my Mind | LUP 148
1:08:36
<p>After we get through a slew of great open source project achievements, we discuss the slippery slope that online services represent to Linux users.</p> <p>Plus we get all big picture, what can be learned from ownCloud’s recent troubles, what we conclude by reading between the lines &amp; more!</p>
Jun 08, 2016
Episode 147: The Talking Gnome | LUP 147
1:26:47
<p>Open Source artificial intelligence in all the things? Ryan from Mycroft joins us to update us on their recent hard work.</p> <p>Is YubiKey going to hell in a handbasket? The latest from openSUSE, our first impressions of Remix OS &amp; more!</p>
Jun 01, 2016
Episode 146: Snap, Flaps & Package Drops | LUP 146
1:28:01
<p>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 &amp; which will fall flat.</p> <p>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 &amp; we try out Mycroft on the desktop.</p>
May 25, 2016
Episode 145: BuzzwordFS | LUP 145
1:28:06
<p>You're insecure unless you're running one of Greg’s Kernels &amp; 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. </p> <p>And the simple thing we could all be doing to improve open source, but maybe we’re all feeling a little too entitled!</p>
May 18, 2016
Episode 144: Flavorless Mint | LUP 144
1:51:53
<p>Is a new wave of tech savvy Linux users coming? Chris makes his case &amp; why distributions like Linux Mint won’t be ready for it.</p> <p>Plus updates from some of our favorite projects, Linux on the PS4 &amp; a quick look at the Fedora 24 beta.</p>
May 11, 2016
Episode 143: Can't Contain Linux | LUP 143
1:22:17
<p>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 &amp; the bigger picture in all of this. </p> <p>Hands on with the HTC Vive under Linux, DuckDuckGo supporting their favorite open source, the goals for Ubuntu 16.10 &amp; much more!</p>
May 04, 2016
Episode 142: Long Term Disappointment | LUP 142
1:30:00
<p>This week LTS has a new meaning as we reflect on a couple of weeks with Ubuntu 16.04 &amp; why we’re dumping it.</p> <p>We pick up the mood with some exclusive LinuxFest Northwest clips, projects updates &amp; another clip that was never meant to air.</p>
Apr 27, 2016
Episode 141: 16.04 and Shut Your Face | LUP 141
2:06:28
<p>We get a little rambunctious as we talk about Ubuntu 16.04, why not the openSUSE Build Server &amp; the remarkable problem with Ubuntu that’s just now being solved.</p> <p>Plus some audio never meant for public release, updates on your favorite projects, first hands on with the Bq Ubuntu Tablet &amp; more!</p>
Apr 20, 2016
Episode 140: Blame Popey for ZFS | LUP 140
1:21:22
<p>ZFS on Ubuntu gets new prominent criticism from Richard Stallman &amp; we launch into a wider discussion the underlying message in these recent statements. Leo Laporte gives Linux another go after his previous switch disaster &amp; reports back with some interesting insights.</p> <p>Then we discuss the big updates to XFCE, the HTC Vive's lack of Linux support &amp; Chris finally sets up Traccar, a self hosted location tracking server &amp; discovers it’s surprising limitation.</p>
Apr 13, 2016
Episode 139: Virtual Bondage | LUP 139
1:46:37
<p>We look at the state of Virtual Reality under Linux. Richard Brown from openSUSE joins us to discuss making the Plasma Desktop even better &amp; our quick review of Apricity OS “a modern, intuitive operating system for the cloud generation”.</p> <p>Plus a bunch of project updates &amp; much more!</p>
Apr 06, 2016
Episode 138: Better than Linux | LUP 138
1:42:09
<p>Has Linux met its match? That’s the claim several outlets are making this week. We look at the new &amp; innovative operating systems stepping into the public light.</p> <p>The first official Ubuntu tablet goes on sale &amp; we share our thoughts, a little BASH on Windows &amp; a lot more!</p>
Mar 30, 2016
Episode 137: Kool as Breeze KDE | LUP 137
1:36:42
<p>Plasma Desktop 5.6 is out today &amp; 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 &amp; live shootout of open source Skype killers.</p> <p>Also our thoughts on ubuntuBSD, open source GPS tracking, Nvidia shipping Wayland support &amp; more!</p>
Mar 23, 2016
Episode 136: There's a Snap for That | LUP 136
1:43:10
<p>The future of Linux package management is here &amp; there’s a lot of ideas on how to solve it. We discuss some of the more popular ones &amp; how they might be impacting your Linux desktop much sooner than you expect.</p> <p>Plus that awkward moment when a traditional desktop environment adopts a controversial UI modern element, the new generation of “perfect” Linux laptops &amp; more!</p>
Mar 16, 2016
Episode 135: Microsoft's SeQueL to Linux | LUP 135
1:11:27
<p>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 &amp; updates on some of our favorite projects.</p> <p>Then we take a look at Shashlik which promises to transparently run Android apps on your Linux desktop &amp; more!</p>
Mar 09, 2016
Episode 134: Pi 3: The Next Generation | LUP 134
1:28:41
<p>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.</p> <p>Plus a make good on a recent mistake, looking at a new kind of distro funding model &amp; much more!</p>
Mar 02, 2016
Episode 133: Apollo Has Landed | LUP 133
1:18:40
<p>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.</p> <p>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!</p>
Feb 24, 2016
Episode 132: Librem 15 is FAN-tastic! | LUP 132
1:23:58
<p>We discuss the official release of Vulkan, look at who has shipping code &amp; why this is much bigger than you might realize. </p> <p>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 &amp; more!</p>
Feb 17, 2016
Episode 131: Terminal Tackle Box | LUP 131
1:36:25
<p>Upgrade your terminal with Fish &amp; 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.</p> <p>Plus a quick look at a new app that combines Plex with Popcorn Time &amp; the awesome new features we just all got as Linux users!</p>
Feb 10, 2016
Episode 130: The Six Rings of Ubuntu | LUP 130
1:26:37
<p>Why Linux Mint’s X-Apps are a bigger shakeup then you might realize, bricking your laptop with a Linux command &amp; Dell’s new Linux distro. </p> <p>Plus we celebrate 15 years of VLC, a quick look at Tails 2.0 &amp; more!</p>
Feb 03, 2016
Episode 129: Shaky Linux Foundations | LUP 129
1:28:03
<p>Has the Linux Foundation made moves to cut out the individual from having their voice heard? We discuss the latest controversy brewing this week and the foundations response. </p> <p>Plus why if you're still waiting for Wayland to ship, your doing it wrong, AMD’s plans for the open future, some updates from some of our favorite projects, stories from SCALE14x &amp; more!</p>
Jan 27, 2016
Episode 128: Is that a server in your pocket? | LUP 128
1:26:34
This week we dive into what the community thinks about putting a server in their pocket, show you some smart tricks with Gimp &amp; some Windows nightmares. Plus some router chat &amp; more!
Jan 20, 2016
Episode 127: Sorry, I don't do Windows | LUP 127
1:16:49
<p>We react to Remix OS and give it a go on a few of our machines, discuss the surprise feature in KDE 5.6 &amp; chat with some of the folks behind SCALE 14x.</p> <p>Plus how to tell family and friends you're not the Geek Squad, we get our filesystem geek on &amp; using tech support opportunities to be an open source ambassador.</p>
Jan 13, 2016
Episode 126: Mycroft Action Show | LUP 126
1:54:46
<p>Straight from the horse's mouth, we get updates on the code drop coming from the Mycroft project. Plus some details about our SCALE plans &amp; NVIDIA's Linux powered CES demo.</p> <p>Plus Chris owns up to his 2015 predictions &amp; more!</p>
Jan 06, 2016
Episode 125: Slaving for Red Star OS | LUP 125
1:10:43
<p>A distribution of Linux built to survey and track speech, we go into the surveillance marvel that is Red Star OS. Solus hits 1.0 &amp; we bring on some of the team to tell us all about it.</p> <p>Plus Mozilla has a new… Distraction? We debate their merits of rumored new Firefox OS powered hardware.</p>
Dec 30, 2015
Episode 124: Linux’s Amazing Year | LUP 124
1:58:44
<p>We look back at the big year for Linux, for our show &amp; our virtual LUG. Some of the most interesting projects in open source were discussed first in our LUG, we look at some of the great moments &amp; then give you our fresh take on the big events.</p> <p>It’s a very special edition of LINUX Unplugged.</p>
Dec 22, 2015
Episode 123: Mycroft and Chilli | LUP 123
2:01:33
<p>UbuCon is just around the corner, we’re joined by Ubuntu’s community manager &amp; the team on the ground to share the inside scoop on how this Ubuntu conference came to be &amp; how you can get in free.</p> <p>Ryan from Mycroft stops by to give us an update on their open source artificial intelligence project, their new official partnership with Ubuntu &amp; more.</p> <p>Then we discuss the major partnership between LibreOffice &amp; OwnCloud, the cool OwnCloud hardware that could develop into a consumer device. </p> <p>Plus some major project updates, community feedback &amp; more!</p>
Dec 16, 2015
Episode 122: Thunderclouds around Thunderbird | LUP 122
1:44:27
<p>Mozilla wants to spin off Thunderbird &amp; launch an iOS ad blocker that only works with Safari. Is there a master plan at work, or has the Mozilla foundation lost their way? Our virtual LUG debates. </p> <p>Then our best solutions for syncing your Podcasts from your mobile to your Linux desktop &amp; SpiderOak ditches Google.</p> <p>Plus we review the new CrossOver 15 &amp; discuss how this Linux desktop app works like no other. What nice features it offers over PlayOnLinux &amp; standard WINE, why it's not quite like other commercial software for Linux &amp; more!</p>
Dec 09, 2015
Episode 121: Raspberry Pi Does What? | LUP 121
1:39:46
<p>A new trick up Fedora’s sleeve might be worth trying on your own Linux install, the new mini-pc revolution is here &amp; the Raspberry Pi Zero brings it for $5. Adobe announces the death of Flash… Kind of. But we’ll share how to finish the job &amp; truly banish flash from your Linux rig. </p> <p>Plus open source gaming just got an upgrade, GIMP has some fancy &amp; more!</p>
Dec 02, 2015
Episode 120: Budgie Jumping | LUP 120
1:46:11
<p>A member of the Vivaldi browser project joins to discuss their new release. The man behind Solus comes on to follow up on our review, discuss the big plans for the future, creating a custom distribution &amp; the problem with derivatives.</p> <p>GIMP turns 20 this week and we ask if it’s just time to accept that some OSS projects will never topple their commercial competitor &amp; why that’s just fine by us. We’re still thankful for the GIMP.</p>
Nov 25, 2015
Episode 119: What’s Up Docker? | LUP 119
1:45:57
<p>Have we gone too far with Docker? We channel our inner curmudgeon &amp; discuss the Heartbleed sized elephant hanging out in Docker’s room. Plus why all the bad press around SteamOS might be missing the mark &amp; our virtual LUG shares their hands on experiences with openSUSE LEAP! </p> <p>Plus some important follow up, a few surprises &amp; a dead UPS!</p>
Nov 18, 2015
Episode 118: Leaping Over Tumbleweed | LUP 118
1:37:40
<p>New versions of openSUSE leap and Fedora have hit the web. The chairmen of openSUSE joins us to answer our hard questions &amp; we follow up on Fedora 23.</p> <p>Plus the big upset with Debian this week, ransomware that targets Linux systems &amp; way more than we can fit into this description!</p>
Nov 11, 2015
Episode 117: Does Slack MatterMost? | LUP 117
1:21:07
<p>New Desktop Environment updates grab our attention &amp; the trend to move open source projects towards Slack has us concerned. </p> <p>Plus how the VW emissions issue is great for hackers, an OggCamp recap &amp; we light a candle for Fedora 23.</p>
Nov 04, 2015
Episode 116: What's New MATE | LUP 116
1:31:40
<p>Behind the scenes on Ubuntu MATE’s new features pushing the Ubuntu platform forward for traditional desktops, why Apple’s latest court case proves Richard Stallman was right about owning your own software &amp; there is real debate about Xiaomi's new Linux laptop.</p> <p>Plus the big EFF win that’s great for Linux users, the big problems facing x86 that are a wake up call to distro makers &amp; more!</p>
Oct 28, 2015
Episode 115: Open Production | LUP 115
1:35:37
OpenStreetMap might just be one of the most important open source projects in the world. We look at some of the amazing tools built around this open &amp; free infrastructure. Then our tips for producing great content &amp; podcasts under Linux, plus a live unboxing &amp; demo of the new Steam Controller.
Oct 21, 2015
Episode 114: KDE Connect All the Things | LUP 114
1:41:43
We take a look at some of the coolest technologies coming out of the Plasma desktop &amp; finally a open source router you and your family can use. Then we share some of our favorite ncurses terminal based applications, you might just be surprised at how modern these terminal apps are!
Oct 14, 2015
Episode 113: Kernel of Truth | LUP 113
1:18:50
<p>Performance tips for keeping your Linux install running like new, some basic tricks &amp; some advanced tips. </p> <p>Why Microsoft’s new Surface Book might be able to run Linux &amp; we reflect on the larger issues behind the recent public exits from the Linux Kernel development team &amp; more!</p>
Oct 07, 2015
Episode 112: Open Source Power Outlets | LUP 112
1:47:10
Noah hosts again while Chris is in the land of no service, also known as Utah! We talk about LibreOffice, Ubuntu's new Setup wizard, OpenSUSE's leap &amp; more!
Sep 30, 2015
Episode 111: Completely Unplugged | LUP 111
1:30:37
<p>A special edition of the Unplugged show, Chris joins the Virtual LUG from the road &amp; Noah and Wes host the show. They compare and contrast Fedora and Arch &amp; the nice new features of Fedora 23.</p> <p>Then everyone has their own perspective on home automation, from security to convenience. We have a great discussion about the broader ramifications of home automation.</p> <p>Then we wrap it all up with some closing thoughts on using Linux &amp; open source to live offline, like you're online.</p>
Sep 23, 2015
Episode 110: Return of the Localhost | LUP 110
59:27
<p>We cover some great open source projects that help you live life off-line, as if you were online. We also discuss the upstream contributions from Munich &amp; an awesome block level back up system.</p> <p>Plus some great feedback, a road trip update &amp; more!</p>
Sep 17, 2015
Episode 109: Who Will Build The Builders | LUP 109
1:05:41
<p>Debian aims for reproducible builds of all packages. We’ll explain what that means &amp; why other distributions might be jumping onboard with the idea.</p> <p>Plus impressive early performance results under Mir &amp; Gnome’s 3.18’s best features you're not hearing about.</p>
Sep 09, 2015
Episode 108: Insecurity by Design | LUP 108
1:07:19
<p>Top law enforcement officials in the US want backdoors in all encryption systems. What would the ramifications to open source around the world be if this became law of the land in the US? </p> <p>Details on the upcoming road show, Kubuntu's new look, saying goodbye to an old friend &amp; some Go powered retro feedback.</p>
Sep 02, 2015
Episode 107: Freedom Isn't Free | LUP 107
1:53:57
<p>We celebrate the 24th birthday of Linux by looking back to it’s early days, discuss the new SSD optimized Linux file system, the rather normal things Linux is doing on Mainframes &amp; how the community at large reacts to crowdfunding.</p> <p>Plus some great follow up, some great discussion &amp; much more!</p>
Aug 26, 2015
Episode 106: Connecting the Docks | LUP 106
56:26
<p>Live from the floor of LinuxCon 2015 we capture Bruce Schneier’s take on hacking attribution, how HP enthusiastically supports Linux internally &amp; our impressions of the big convention.</p> <p>Plus how Docker is going big this year &amp; which type of Linux event is right for you.</p>
Aug 19, 2015
Episode 105: Vulkan the Metal Slayer | LUP 105
1:17:00
<p>We chat with the chief technology officer behind Mycroft, an open source artificial intelligence for everyone. Then discuss Android’s adoption of Vulkan and the major impact it could have on desktop Linux &amp; the nice new Linux exclusive features coming to Firefox.</p> <p>Plus we revisit file syncing under Linux &amp; discuss the really great options that have cropped up recently.</p>
Aug 12, 2015
Episode 104: Miles of WiFi | LUP 104
1:35:52
<p>Ubuntu publishes their roadmap for the next few releases &amp; we discuss what the future might hold for “Ubuntu Personal”. Plus the major challenges Linux gaming is facing.</p> <p>Then we’ve got insights from the experts on building robust wifi for your home, enterprise or even large events… Powered by Linux!</p>
Aug 06, 2015
Episode 103: OSCON Secret Sauce | LUP 103
1:36:19
<p>Great interviews from the floor of OSCON 2015! How FastMail uses Linux, managing thousands of Apache instances, an open source Slack killer, Tizen on all the things &amp; much more.</p> <p>Plus why the Ubuntu MATE project is dropping the Ubuntu Software, their replacement, the vLUG’s thoughts on Plasma Mobile, a Skunkworks project straight out of Las Vegas &amp; more!</p>
Jul 29, 2015
Episode 102: Canonical, Dell & AMD Games | LUP 102
1:32:43
Noah joins us in studio for a fun edition of Unplugged! Updates are landing on Ubuntu Phones, the ridiculous work around for a major performance boost on AMD cards, the real problem with Dell’s latest Ubuntu laptops &amp; more!
Jul 21, 2015
Episode 101: Will Flash Be Trashed? | LUP 101
1:43:52
<p>A renewed push to kill flash hits the web &amp; we discuss the possible advantages for Linux users. A KDE user trying out Gnome for a week &amp; the real issues he touches on.</p> <p>Plus your take on openSUSE’s big changes &amp; follow up to our take on it.</p>
Jul 15, 2015
Episode 100: Still Minty Fresh | LUP 100
56:22
<p>We reflect on 100 episodes of LINUX Unplugged, the themes from episodes past &amp; then review Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon edition. </p> <p>Then we’ll discuss an exciting new form factor for x86 based Ubuntu PCs &amp; the exciting use cases for them.</p>
Jul 08, 2015
Episode 99: Finger on the Pulse of Video | LUP 99
1:41:11
<p>Will Pinos bring to Linux Video What PulseAudio did for audio? We discuss this major development that breaks during the show.</p> <p>Also, a great discussion about the new Linux Mint release that leads to a heated debate about the long-term usefulness of boring distributions &amp; why we Linux advocates might think they are more useful than they truly are.</p> <p>Plus some big follow up, the Mumble room gets unplugged &amp; much more!</p>
Jul 01, 2015
Episode 98: Not OK Google | LUP 98
1:27:26
<p>We look at some tools that make installing Linux on multiple computers a snap, discuss our favorite backup and reload approaches &amp; then debate the merits of Chromium auto-downloading a binary to enable users microphones.</p> <p>Plus a great interview with the Openoid project from SELF2015 &amp; more!</p>
Jun 24, 2015
Episode 97: Better Open Source Options | LUP 97
1:58:22
<p>What makes the Linux awesome? Community. This week we’ve got exclusive clips from SouthEast LinuxFest 2015 &amp; an on the ground report from OpenTech 2015.</p> <p>Plus why open source needs to follow the Apple model and get started with students, creating value around open source &amp; how Red Hat stays connected to the community.</p>
Jun 17, 2015
Episode 96: Fedora's Bright Future | LUP 96
1:06:16
<p>The Fedora Project Lead Matthew Miller joins us to discuss what’s coming up in Fedora 23 &amp; reflect on Fedora 22.</p> <p>Plus Mark Shuttleworth unveils another device running Ubuntu, Angela stops by with a switch to Linux update, some quick story updates &amp; more!</p>
Jun 10, 2015
Episode 95: Disjunctive Normal Fedora | LUP 95
1:48:31
<p>A follow up on our Fedora 22 review, including a few areas we missed. How Google’s Cardboard could kickstart open source VR &amp; new features coming to Gnome 3.18.</p> <p>Plus our take on the state of openSUSE, why 2015 might really be the year of the Linux Laptop &amp; much, much more!</p>
Jun 02, 2015
Episode 94: 11 Years of Linux Benchmarking | LUP 94
1:36:26
<p>Michael Larabel joins us to discuss his initiative of daily automated performance benchmarking of some of the world's most important open source projects &amp; reflects on 11 years of running Phoronix.com.</p> <p>Plus our first take on Fedora 22 &amp; how we resolved some rough edges, the best new options for new users that require Microsoft Office under Linux &amp; more!</p>
May 27, 2015
Episode 93: Rollback Romanticism | LUP 93
1:32:34
<p>After an Ubuntu update goes really bad Chris reflects on how snappy, a transactionally updated version of Ubuntu, could have avoided this problem.</p> <p>Plus a review of the System76 Meerkat PC, Russia plans to fork Sailfish OS &amp; more!</p>
May 20, 2015
Episode 92: Linux Wife, Happy Life. | LUP 92
1:12:07
<p>We get an update on our resident Mac users switch to Linux &amp; the challenges she's run into. Ubuntu makes a deal with Microsoft and promises to ship snappy on the Internet of Things, but what the heck is a Snap package? And is it truly a transactional system?</p> <p>Plus hints on how Debian PPAs might work, the world's first $9 Linux rig &amp; much more!</p>
May 13, 2015
Episode 91: Open Source Kollaboration | LUP 91
1:34:25
<p>Aaron Seigo joins us to discuss the Kolab project, open source’s genuine answer to Microsoft Exchange and other groupware solutions. We also discuss the Roundcube project’s fundraiser &amp; possible integration with Kolab.</p> <p>Plus our Virtual LUG reviews Ubuntu 15.04, and we discuss what’s so desktop focused about Ubuntu 15.10 &amp; much, much more!</p>
May 06, 2015
Episode 90: How The Fest Was Fun | LUP 90
1:30:34
<p>Exclusive interviews from the floor of LinuxFest Northwest 2015, meet the man who brought Netflix to Linux &amp; changed the WINE project forever, how Intel builds the MinnowBoard for Linux, the state of ZFS on Linux &amp; how we had so much fun it just might be illegal.</p> <p>Plus a quick look at the new KDE Plasma update, Telegram’s surprising popularity &amp; more!</p>
Apr 29, 2015
Episode 89: Oh Deere, RMS was Right | LUP 89
1:15:16
<p>Manufactures claims software integrated with hardware means the end user never truly owns the device, and simply owns a license to use it. Our panel discusses the real world ramifications of this.</p> <p>Plus MacBook Linux woes, the quick look at the ThinkPad Yoga 3 running Linux, the biggest systemd myth busted &amp; more!</p>
Apr 22, 2015
Episode 88: Churning Over Btrfs | LUP 88
1:34:14
Apr 15, 2015
Episode 87: btrfs Meltdown | LUP 87
1:31:04
<p>After yet another gotcha takes down a critical Linux workstation, is it officially time to consider avoiding btrfs when it matters? </p> <p>Plus what happened to the Evolve OS project &amp; why they are now called Solus.</p>
Apr 08, 2015
Episode 86: Evolve Your OS | LUP 86
1:16:49
<p>The proprietor of Evolve OS stops by to discuss what makes Evolve OS a unique Linux desktop &amp; the challenges smaller projects face getting coverage and attention.</p> <p>Plus a look at tiny powerful Linux hardware gadget that we think might be worth backing, a debate about “the look” of Linux apps &amp; more!</p>
Apr 01, 2015
Episode 85: Give the Kids Linux | LUP 85
1:13:36
<p>Will Secure Boot hamper boutique Linux distributions and hurt desktop Linux innovation? Our panel debates. Also getting started with Linux the right way.</p> <p>Plus a recap of the first ever Kansas Linux Fest, our errata, your feedback &amp; more!</p>
Mar 25, 2015
Episode 84: On the Verge of Convergence | LUP 84
1:10:46
<p>We get the scoop on how Ubuntu Touch plans to tackle Android’s market share &amp; the challenges involved in moving some of our favorite desktop Linux apps to Ubuntu touch.</p> <p>Plus what makes the perfect laptop for our crew, why the future of Btrfs looks very bright &amp; an Ubuntu MATE Update.</p>
Mar 18, 2015
Episode 83: Numixing Fedora | LUP 83
1:18:39
<p>Ozon OS promises to make Fedora approachable for the rest of us, Ubuntu makes the switch to systemd &amp; then we’ll debate the likely effectiveness of the new Linux Kernel development “Code of Conflict”.</p> <p>Plus feedback, story updates &amp; more!</p>
Mar 11, 2015
Episode 82: Ubuntu MATE Gets Legit | LUP 82
1:42:09
<p>We round out our SCALE13x coverage with a few more exclusive interviews, then get an update on the fast growing Ubuntu MATE project.</p> <p>Plus a look back at Gnome 1.0’s release, Firefox OS on a pocket watch, the great wearable debate &amp; much more!</p>
Mar 04, 2015
Episode 81: Unplugging the Past | LUP 81
1:27:40
Join us as we peer into the past and revisit some big topics!
Feb 24, 2015
Episode 80: ARMed with Arch | LUP 80
1:05:38
<p>One of the core developers of Arch Linux ARM joins us to chat about this rapidly developing platform, how Arch is used in ARM deployments &amp; their relationship with the main Arch project.</p> <p>Plus an update on Ubuntu Phone &amp; the first fully sandboxed portable Linux desktop app is demoed this week. How is it different than what we’ve seen before? And how far away might it be? We debate.</p>
Feb 18, 2015
Episode 79: Ubuntu Calling | LUP 79
1:15:10
<p>The first Ubuntu phone goes on sale tomorrow &amp; we ask all the interesting questions you might have been wondering. The details on the launch of the phone, some of the great apps &amp; what’s still missing.</p> <p>Plus the new Raspberry Pi hates being flashed &amp; we read a quick batch of great emails.</p>
Feb 11, 2015
Episode 78: Straight Outta FOSDEM | LUP 78
1:05:33
<p>FOSDEM just wrapped up, where thousands of developers &amp; enthusiasts of free &amp; open source software gather to talk all things Linux. </p> <p>Plus we drool over the new Raspberry Pi 2 &amp; ask if B+ buyers got a little screwed.</p>
Feb 04, 2015
Episode 77: Vivaldi, The Fourth Browser | LUP 77
1:02:52
<p>A new browser called Vivaldi is on the scene with Linux support out of the box. Our virtual lug makes the case why it might be worth giving a try! </p> <p>Plus a quick Linux laptop update, a surprise for Matt, your feedback &amp; more!</p>
Jan 28, 2015
Episode 76: Building a Better Gnome | LUP 76
59:04
<p>Christian Hergert the creator of Gnome Builder joins us to discuss his projects funding campaign, quitting his full time job to work on open source &amp; answering a major concern of developers looking to target Linux.</p> <p>Ubuntu announces their Internet of Things OS, we’re a bit skeptical &amp; Linus takes a firm stance on public disclosure of vulnerabilities and Kernel documentation.</p>
Jan 21, 2015
Episode 75: Obviously Linux's Fault | LUP 75
1:11:53
<p>It’s a new year &amp; a new round of Linux bashing. But are some of the criticism corrects? Can we handle a little tough love as a community for the collective good? We debate.</p> <p>Plus the 4 best new Linux distributions to watch in 2015, a MATE love story &amp; an Arch victory.</p>
Jan 14, 2015
Episode 74: Proprietary Exodus | LUP 74
1:11:05
<p>During a recent passionate speech Richard Stallman said users of proprietary software are victims, we’ll debate of that’s true &amp; play other clips from his speech.</p> <p>Then we’ll look at the recent exodus of Mac developers, ponder if this a trend worth paying attention to &amp; if Linux is ready to take advantage of it.</p> <p>Plus the pants debt comes due, your feedback &amp; much more!</p>
Jan 07, 2015
Episode 73: Predicting 2015 | LUP 73
1:42:52
<p>Our bold predictions for Linux &amp; open source over 2015. Thought provoking, sometimes a bit inspired or maybe just plain wrong, this edition of Unplugged promises to entertain.</p> <p>Plus what goes into making a great &amp; secure messaging system &amp; more!</p>
Dec 31, 2014
Episode 72: Best of LUP 2014 | LUP 72
1:35:39
We look back on some of the rants and events of 2014. Wether it's systemd, mir, tox, ubuntu or anything else, we covered lots of major events this year!
Dec 23, 2014
Episode 71: Fedora Takes the Lead | LUP 71
1:30:07
<p>Our virtual LUG reviews Fedora 21 &amp; why we’ve just witnessed one of the most ambitious transformation of any Linux distro of 2014.</p> <p>Plus Dustin Kirkland from Canonical answers if Ubuntu Snappy could be the future of the entire Ubuntu project &amp; what’s coming soon from the Xonotic project.</p>
Dec 17, 2014
Episode 70: Next Gen Fedora | LUP 70
1:13:36
<p>Fedora’s project lead joins us to discuss today’s Fedora 21 release, the possibility of the project switching to an Intel style Tick-Tock release &amp; what Fedora 22 might look like.</p> <p>Plus what the Ubuntu Snappy Core announcement means, why it’s a big deal &amp; why it could be amazing for the desktop one day. </p> <p>Then was 2014 the year Roku killed XMBC for us?</p>
Dec 10, 2014
Episode 69: Perfect Linux Laptop | LUP 69
1:27:12
<p>The founder of Purism Librem 15, a laptop that promises to respect your freedom and be the perfect Linux machine joins us to discuss the hardware, software &amp; goals of the project &amp; how he hopes to encourage manufacturers to free the entire stack. But are the goals of this project too ambitions? We’ll ask!</p> <p>Plus CoreOS announces Rocket, a new Docker competitor that we’re very excited about &amp; more!</p>
Dec 03, 2014
Episode 68: Linux Powered Schools | LUP 68
1:24:31
<p>We’re joined by a classroom full of special guests, we talk with the students from Penn Manor School District, where they’ve given every high school student a Linux laptop &amp; integrated the students into the help desk. We get the inside scope on the challenges, roadblocks &amp; successes of this large desktop Linux deployment.</p> <p>Plus a preview of our upcoming interview with Mark Shuttleworth &amp; his take on the recent criticism and exodus from Debian &amp; getting started in a Linux career.</p>
Nov 26, 2014
Episode 67: Debian Community Divided | LUP 67
1:06:11
<p>We recap the recent mini-exodus in the Debian project &amp; discuss how the tone of discussion around systemd has had some terrible consequences. We follow that with some concrete ideas of what we can do to change that tone.</p> <p>Plus we take a stroll down fantasy lane and wave our magic wands and solve our top three Linux pain points, some great follow up &amp; much more.</p>
Nov 19, 2014
Episode 66: Firefox gets Unplugged | LUP 66
1:14:48
<p>The crew took the Firefox challenge &amp; we follow up, we reflect on 10 years of Firefox, their early Linux support &amp; the growing competition from Webkit.</p> <p>Gnome raised money to defend it’s Trademark from Groupon, which has quickly raised the white flag. Is this instant groundswell of support the dawn of a new community attitude towards Gnome?</p> <p>Plus an exciting first live on the show, tons of great feedback &amp; more!</p>
Nov 12, 2014
Episode 65: OpenSUSE Followup | LINUX Unplugged 65
1:21:08
<p>We follow up on our review of openSUSE 13.2 &amp; discuss how life on the rolling side has been going for some of our LUG members. </p> <p>Plus the hardware box that promises to replace your password manager &amp; we say goodbye to the Linux Outlaws.</p>
Nov 05, 2014
Episode 64: SeaGL & OLF Roundup | LINUX Unplugged 64
1:08:50
<p>Our interviews from SeaGL 2014, a grassroots technical conference dedicated to spreading awareness and knowledge about the GNU/Linux community and free/libre/open-source. Special guest Angela Fisher joins us to discuss getting women involved with Linux and technology general.</p> <p>Plus our fun stories from Ohio LinuxFest 2014, a few closing thoughts, your feedback &amp; much more!</p>
Oct 29, 2014
Episode 63: For Forks Sake | LUP 63
1:29:56
<p>Is it time to fork Debian? Some Unix veterans do, and we discuss. The Linux Grandma joins us to discuss Kubuntu, KDE’s outreach, and Google Summer of Code. </p> <p>Plus Microsoft says they really love Linux, Steam’s secret weapon against Windows &amp; much more!</p>
Oct 22, 2014
Episode 62: Unifying Linux Software | LUP 62
1:09:05
<p>We discuss how one software center for all distributions would work &amp; which existing solutions are the closest.</p> <p>Plus looking forward to some new Ubuntu apps &amp; how Linux bit Lightworks right in the memory manager.</p>
Oct 15, 2014
Episode 61: Don’t Feed the Soap Opera | LUP 61
1:45:52
<p>The Linux community is at each others throats this week, from Lennart Poettering’s well intentioned rant, to the rage quit of GamingOnLinux’s lead writer. You’d think it was high school all over again. But what’s the larger ramifications of this public fight &amp; what causes them? </p> <p>Plus can we put the blame at the feet of Linus Torvalds? Our thoughts on structuring a productive community, your emails &amp; much more!</p>
Oct 08, 2014
Episode 60: Calm Before the Storm | LINUX Unplugged 60
1:33:31
<p>Today’s show is full of robust discussion as your hosts discuss the recent criticism over our coverage of Ubuntu 14.10, the general reaction to Shellshock &amp; the Netflixification of Photoshop on Chromebooks.</p> <p>Plus picking the best distro for getting a job, a little more XFCE chat &amp; much more!</p>
Oct 01, 2014
Episode 59: Dead Desktop Walking | LUP 59
1:16:22
<p>Debian moves to make Gnome the default desktop, is XFCE going the way of the Dodo bird? Our living debate will try to get to the bottom of the big elephant in the room.</p> <p>Plus Red Hat announces its refocusing on the very thing Canonical makes all its money from &amp; why we may be on the precipice of a massive new competition between the two companies.</p>
Sep 24, 2014
Episode 58: Cult of Community | LUP 58
1:15:13
<p>Is the role of “Community Manager” a fraud perpetrated by companies trying to exploit the fruits for their community? We debate if things are really that black and white, and how a community advocate can make all the difference. </p> <p>Then we discuss your systemd follow up, the various desktops touch screen features, Microsoft buying Minecraft, and the recent purchase of openSUSE’s parent company Attachmate.</p>
Sep 17, 2014
Episode 57: systemd Haters Busted | LUP 57
1:23:12
<p>The majority of systemd hate appears to be coming from just two sources. At least that’s what we suspect &amp; call them out. </p> <p>Plus a review of OpenMediaVault and how it compares to FreeNAS, a quick look at Tox &amp; what the heck is Fedora’s DNF?</p>
Sep 10, 2014
Episode 56: One Packager for All | LUP 56
1:28:10
<p>The systemd group has a proposal for universal software management scheme for all Linux distributions. We’ll share the technical details, debate the philosophical impact &amp; explain why it’s all powered by btrfs.</p> <p>Plus some thoughts on the ultimate desktop manager, the true cost of a MacBook, and much more!</p>
Sep 03, 2014
Episode 55: LinuxCon 2014 Unplugged | LUP 55
1:31:46
<p>We’ve got exclusive interviews from LinuxCon 2014, learn about Linux in big networking, what the future holds for SUSE &amp; much more.</p> <p>Plus, are you feeling a bit down? Maybe it’s because Linux users are being told to shut up about Desktop Linux &amp; move on. We’ll discuss why this an absurdly short sighted idea.</p>
Aug 27, 2014
Episode 54: Microsoft's Munich Man | LINUX Unplugged 54
1:05:16
<p>Sam from the Moka project stops by to chat about the business of making Linux look better. Then we get into the role open source plays in self driving cars.</p> <p>Plus we bust some of the FUD around Munich’s much reported plan to abandon Linux and switch back to Windows.</p>
Aug 20, 2014
Episode 53: Ubuntu with Rodent | LUP 53
1:20:40
<p>The new Beta of ElementaryOS has shipped and we discuss where they are heading, the problems with their community interaction, and the genius move they are taking with some tricky hardware support.</p> <p>Plus the long term cost of Ubuntu Touch becoming successful, using ZFS on Linux successfully, and much more!</p>
Aug 13, 2014
Episode 52: CRUX Interview | LUP 52
1:24:37
<p>Our team reviews the famous CRUX Linux and we discuss this unique distribution with one of its long time developers.</p> <p>Plus details about Fedora COPR and is Desktop Linux stuck in an uncanny valley? We debate.</p>
Aug 06, 2014
Episode 51: OSCON Behind The Story | LUP 51
1:40:55
<p>We’ve got more exclusive interviews from OSCON 2014, and then debate if fragmentation is simply the result of winning. </p> <p>Plus why the Linux community needs a reality check about the popularity of Apple’s MacBook, and how poor the solutions are for MacBook owners who want to run Linux.</p>
Jul 30, 2014
Episode 50: Linux Look-Back | LUP 50
58:20
<p>We look back at five years of Linux memories, and reminisce about the bad old days of the Linux desktop. </p> <p>Then the exciting future for PC-BSD, and it’s new unique desktop.</p> <p>Plus our favorite ways to track performance, desktop Linux app containers that are already here and shipping and much more!</p>
Jul 22, 2014
Episode 49: Rapid Fire Journalism | LINUX Unplugged 49
1:15:18
<p>We chat about our time with the new Plasma 5 desktop from KDE, then using the latest situation with Manjaro we discuss the poor state of Linux news, root causes, and what the real solution is that has major ramifications for the open source community.</p> <p>Plus some fantastic feedback, a Command Line challenge update and our big plans for next week!</p>
Jul 16, 2014
Episode 48: KaOS Theory | LUP 48
1:19:56
<p>We chat with Jos Poortvliet about the future of KDE, Plasma 5 Desktop, then review a KDE distribution with a direction: KaOS.</p> <p>Plus: The great news for the Blender project, our OSCON plans and much more!</p>
Jul 09, 2014
Episode 47: Desktopaholics Anonymous | LUP 47
37:08
<p>We come clean on our struggle with loving every Linux desktop, until we start up the hate. Plus we discuss the huge news for CoreOS and take a closer look at OwnCloud 7’s server-to-server syncing.</p> <p>Plus troubleshooting KDE sound problems, and a new community initiative!</p>
Jul 02, 2014
Episode 46: SouthEast LinuxFest Unplugged | LUP 46
54:02
<p>We’ve got another round of great exclusive interviews from the floor of SouthEast LinuxFest 2014. </p> <p>Find out why Slackware is still going strong, the BSD kindness brigade &amp; more!</p>
Jun 25, 2014
Episode 45: The Triple-Boot Phone | LUP 45
24:46
<p>Chris shares his experience with triple booting Firefox OS, Ubuntu Touch and Android on his Nexus 5 and the surprising results. </p> <p>Plus some grounded feedback and much more!</p>
Jun 17, 2014
Episode 44: Bedrock: A New Paradigm | LUP 44
46:38
<p>The founder of Bedrock Linux joins us to discuss their ambitious distribution that lets you utilize the userland of all your favorite distributions at once</p> <p>Plus Alienware slaps Linux users in the face with a dead fish, your feedback, and more!</p>
Jun 11, 2014
Episode 43: Mint 17: Fresh or Stagnant? | LUP 43
1:03:59
<p>We’ll take a look at the new features of Linux Mint 17, and discuss the new Cinnamon release. Then we’ll debate if distro derivatives are a bad thing.</p> <p>Plus: Is Red Hat too over controlling of Gnome? Candidates for the Gnome Foundation’s board think so, we’ll discuss.</p>
Jun 04, 2014
Episode 42: Fine Wine or Sour Ports | LUP 42
1:02:54
<p>Liam from Gaming on Linux joins us to discuss the Witcher 2 port fiasco, and why Linux’s reputation as a gaming platform could be on the line.</p> <p>Plus a heated Manjaro discussion, your feedback, and a BIG announcement!</p>
May 28, 2014
Episode 41: Arch’s Uprising | LUP 41
1:00:27
<p>Is this the year of Arch? We dig through the results from our listener home server survey, and compare our audience’s answers with another recent large survey, and find some surprising results.</p> <p>Plus how the “Power Linux User” is underrepresented by developer attention, and we share some Linux switching stories that go horribly wrong!</p>
May 21, 2014
Episode 40: Developers Get Qt | LUP 40
51:08
<p>We chat with two of the LXQt developers, and find out what’s behind this major undertaking. Then we discuss our favorite packages for a Linux home server, and the brand new Ubuntu Orange cluster box.</p> <p>Plus your feedback, our follow up, and much more!</p>
May 14, 2014
Episode 39: Fragmentation Timebomb | LUP 39
55:59
<p>In the not too distant future the Linux desktop will face a landscape comprised of users running Wayland, Mir, and X11. Ubuntu will be rolling out their first generation Qt based desktop environment, and developers are crying fragmentation.</p> <p>But how would we shape the future if we could wave a magic wand? And is fragmentation a real problem in practice?</p> <p>Plus: Our thoughts on Magea, producing video content on Linux, and much more!</p>
May 07, 2014
Episode 38: The Rest of the Fest | LUP 38
47:38
We had a chance to chat with folks from Firefox, the EFF, SUSE, and more. Plus we discuss the real benefits to Linux conventions like LinuxFest Northwest.
Apr 30, 2014
Episode 37: Client Side Drama | LUP 37
49:48
<p>The GTK camp is pushing hard for Client Side Decorations, but there are some major drawbacks on non-Gnome desktops. We discuss the pros and cons, and if this is going to lead to a new kind of desktop Linux fragmentation.</p> <p>Plus our thoughts on the best password managers, your follow up, and more!</p>
Apr 23, 2014
Episode 36: Beware of Underdog | LUP 36
56:27
<p>Are boutique distributions a bag of hurt for new users? </p> <p>We love a good underdog, but sometimes our excitement gets the best of us and we recommend something that’s not appropriate for a switcher to land on.</p> <p>Plus some quick thoughts on the beating open source is taking as fallout from the Heartbleed bug.</p>
Apr 15, 2014
Episode 35: Windows eXPired | LUP 35
1:10:19
<p>XP support ends today and we’ll celebrate the occasion by debating what prevents technical users switching to Linux, address some common myths, and set a course for our new howto show.</p> <p>Plus why Chase and Matt are wrong about DS9, blaming choice, your feedback, and more!</p>
Apr 09, 2014
Episode 34: Drive-By Advice | LUP 34
1:07:49
<p>We debate the validity of recent anti-Linux comments made on a Leo Laporte's nationally syndicated “Tech Guy” radio show, and the more subtle and larger “built-in bias” many in the tech community still hold towards Linux.</p> <p>Plus: Your follow up on the Mir/Wayland topic, Ubuntu’s Amazon lens goes opt-in, and more!</p>
Apr 02, 2014
Episode 33: Graphical Civil War | LUP 33
1:22:44
<p>Is devastating fragmentation going to doom Desktop Linux, can a case for multiple display servers?</p> <p>Don’t care about the display server? We’ll make the case why you need to care, and why the biggest community confrontation could be brewing.</p>
Mar 26, 2014
Episode 32: Do Me a SolydXK | LUP 32
50:31
<p>The co-founders of SoyldXK join us to discuss their origins, what they focus on, how they hope to make a profit, and what the future might hold. </p> <p>Plus we have some “solid” AutoCAD replacements for Linux, your emails, and more!</p>
Mar 19, 2014
Episode 31: Ubuntu Punching Bag | LUP 31
53:22
<p>Is the Linux community’s animosity towards Ubuntu turning away new switchers? We’ll analyze what has the community so upset, and how that can color a new Linux users first impressions.</p> <p>Plus Vale promise to make transitioning from DirectX to OpenGL much easier, but we have our doubts, and why Wil Wheaton loves his Mac but plays with his Linux.</p>
Mar 12, 2014
Episode 30: Talkin' Tox | LUP 30
1:00:34
<p>Two developers from the TOX project, an open source secure Skype killer join us to discuss their new project, the future, and how they hope to become your new messaging system. <br> <br>Plus getting more battery life out of a Linux laptop, the Steam problem, and your feedback.</p>
Mar 05, 2014
Episode 29: The Klementine Squeeze | LUP 29
1:04:48
<p>A cautionary tale for anyone thinking about starting their own Linux distribution, and then we’ll put it all out on the table and discuss our ideas and goals for Howto Linux, and take the live feedback of our virtual LUG.</p> <p>Plus should we trust Valve? Your feedback, and more!</p>
Feb 26, 2014
Episode 28: Neckbeard Entitlement Factor | LUP 28
1:05:35
<p>Michael Hall from Canonical joins us to discuss his personal views on what he’s coined the new 80/20 rule for open source. Are the consumers of open source the biggest hurdle to projects becoming sustainable?</p> <p>Plus Valve might looking at your DNS history, getting young users to try Linux, and your feedback!</p>
Feb 19, 2014
Episode 27: Debian's systemd Decision | LUP 27
1:05:27
<p>One of the bumpier chapters in Debian’s history looks to be drawing to a close, at least for now. But what was all the drama about? And where do things stand now? We’ll dig into the latest developments in the Debian init system debate.</p> <p>Plus inspiring a new generation to use Linux, your emails, and more!</p>
Feb 12, 2014
Episode 26: MATE Mythbusting | LUP 26
1:03:17
<p>The MATE Desktop is about to see some big improvements, we bring on Martin Wimpress from the MATE project to discuss his new MATE Live CD, and what the future holds for MATE.</p> <p>Plus our renewed commitment to improving the state of Linux news, and the recent mistake that has Chris green with Hulk Rage!</p>
Feb 05, 2014
Episode 25: Culture of Shiny | LUP 25
1:07:59
<p>Aaron Seigo joins us to call out the new and shiny culture that’s pervasive in the free software community. And even your own humble hosts have been afflicted with from time to time. </p> <p>The reality is users want new features, but hate reduced functionality. And often free software developers want to build something new. But what is the cost of this constant form of “progress”? </p> <p>How do we shift value from new and shiny, to tried and true to help enable wider free software adoption?</p>
Jan 29, 2014
Episode 24: FUD for Thought | LUP 24
1:14:19
<p>The battle lines have been drawn and the assault against upstart is in full force. We’ll discuss the heat being put on Canonical, the CLA, and upstart with our virtual LUG.</p> <p>Then we’ll bust some Linux switching FUD that’s been popping up with more and more Windows users fleeing the sinking ship.</p>
Jan 22, 2014
Episode 23: Google Invades Your Nest | LUP 23
1:06:37
<p>We follow up on some of the most innovative Linux powered devices at CES, and this discuss Google buying Nest Labs. Is the future of the “Internet of Things” locked down to proprietary devices running locked down software? And what are the ramifications for the home?</p> <p>Plus some practical thoughts on Steam OS, 4k Displays coming to Linux, a new way to interface with your PC, and your feedback.</p>
Jan 15, 2014
Episode 22: Hurd Mentality | LUP 22
1:02:54
<p>Does building by group consensus slow down open source innovation? We’ll look at some big choices Debian is facing and debate if some stronger leadership might produce more expedient and practical results.</p> <p>Plus: We’ll discuss the CentOS team joining Red Hat, and drool over some Steam Box hardware, read emails, and much more!</p>
Jan 08, 2014
Episode 21: Unplugging 2013 | LUP 21
1:06:00
<p>In the final moments of 2013 our virtual LUG shares their expectations and predictions for 2014. We’ll debate some of the most anticipated changes.</p> <p>Plus a frank Slackware discussion, rolling Ubuntu is back again, your emails, and more!</p>
Jan 01, 2014
Episode 20: Fidel Chromecastro | LUP 20
1:06:01
<p>Chromecast has been called the gadget of the year, but are the better options? Or is a simple, low cost, Linux powered gadget the ultimate living room solution? We’ll debate where it stacks up compared to XMBC, Plex, and others.</p> <p>Plus: Some insights into why Canonical might be looking to License their Binary repos to the Mint projects, your feedback, and more!</p>
Dec 24, 2013
Episode 19: Fixing Linux Support | LUP 19
56:03
Experienced Linux users may soon be finding a new call on their talents to help new users switching to Linux. But with services like Stackexchange, Google+ Helpouts, and more is it time to reboot the way we provide support to new Linux users?
Dec 18, 2013
Episode 18: Hugs for LUGs | LUP 18
1:08:30
<p>Have IRC chat rooms, forums, reddit, and Google Hangouts killed the local Linux Users Group? We’ll share our ideas to reboot the LUG and make them relevant for the modern Linux user.</p> <p>PLUS: Your follow up thoughts on the perfect swap setup, feedback, and much more!</p>
Dec 11, 2013
Episode 17: Swap It Outta Here | LUP 17
1:02:36
<p>Do you run without swap? This week we reach into the topic grab bag and debate to swap or not to swap, the reasons long timer Linux users are switching to BSD, and what’s wrong with our Sailfish OS coverage.</p> <p>Plus we’ll some perspective from a new Linux user on what she ran into, your emails, and more!</p>
Dec 04, 2013
Episode 16: Meet the Dockers | LUP 16
1:19:53
<p>A new version of Docker was just released, we bring on the CTO and Founder of Docker to chat about the big features all Linux users can look forward to.</p> <p>Plus building the perfect Linux workstation, your feedback, and much more!</p>
Nov 27, 2013
Episode 15: Don’t Switch to Linux | LUP 15
1:06:55
Our frank advice for switches to Linux. Despite what what the advocates would have you believe, there are some important consideration a potential Linux switcher should make. Our team of silverback Linux users shares their tips after years of using Linux.
Nov 20, 2013
Episode 14: Negative in the Practical Dimension | LUP 14
1:00:35
<p>This week we’ll use the lens of some recent technical meltdowns to discuss this age old struggle of pragmatism vs idealism. </p> <p>Sometimes the practical choice kicks you in the butt, and you regret ignoring your ideals. And sometimes the free choice can’t do the job. This is a balance Linux users find themselves in more most technology users.</p>
Nov 13, 2013
Episode 13: Dark Mail: A New Hope | LINUX Unplugged 13
59:40
<p>What is the Dark Mail Alliance? We’ll dig into how it’s more of a protocol, and a hope than an actual product. Now the time to replace email we’ll explain how you can help get the concept kickstarted.</p> <p>Plus your follow up on upstart vs systemd, a brief SteamOS chat, and more!</p>
Nov 06, 2013
Episode 12: Debating Debian Decisions | LINUX Unplugged 12
1:06:06
Upstart or systemd which will Debian choose? We’ll discuss the inherent benefits and disadvantages of both, and the larger ramification Debian’s decision will have on the Linux ecosystem.
Oct 30, 2013
Episode 11: Bankrupt Linux News | LINUX Unplugged 11
1:07:46
<p>The recent outburst from Linus Torvalds and Mark Shuttleworth have put the poor state of Linux news coverage into sharp focus. The media’s attention to the cult of personalities damages the Linux community.</p> <p>We’ll discuss what pressures push this trend forward, despite the need of a balanced dialog in an open community.</p>
Oct 23, 2013
Episode 10: The Ubuntu Hangover | LINUX Unplugged 10
53:50
<p>What does a post Ubuntu world look like, which distro would rise to the top? Our specially crafted team of armed and dangerous Linux users weigh in.</p> <p>PLUS: Rise up against your bearded distro gatekeepers! If you’re an experienced Linux user, it might be time to break out of your distro box and help push upstream forward.</p>
Oct 15, 2013
Episode 9: The Ubuntu Situation | LINUX Unplugged 9
1:21:13
<p>Is the traditional release model failing Ubuntu? Perhaps there is a better way to harness the rapid progress of Linux then static releases. With their focus on mobile, and a rather lackluster release around the corner, we debate if Ubuntu’s switch to Unity is costing them now.</p> <p>Plus we chat about Linux usage among kids, and tools to learn more about Linux and technology, and more.</p>
Oct 09, 2013
Episode 8: Cloud Guilt | LINUX Unplugged 8
1:08:31
<p>Should Linux users be anti-cloud? Why do so many of us feel guilty for using the”cloud”?</p> <p>This week will dig into this conundrum and maybe even solve this more and more complex question.</p> <p>Plus a little KDE vs Gnome debate, moral pirates, and even RMS’ workflow.</p>
Oct 02, 2013
Episode 7: Full SteamOS Ahead | LUP 7
1:08:13
<p>Valve has announced SteamOS, and we have our analysis of how this will impact the Linux ecosystem at large, the challenge Valve faces, and the reasons Valve is the right company to pull this effort off.</p> <p>Plus the real reason for iTunes, re-thinking Google, and a lot more!</p>
Sep 25, 2013
Episode 6: The Android Problem | LINUX Unplugged 6
1:13:33
<p>Is that exploit in your pocket? This week we'll ask if Android is Stallman's worst nightmare, making Tivo look like a quaint abuser of Linux. And how Linux is poised to push past it's current limitations over the next few years.</p> <p>Then it's your feedback, and our follow up!</p>
Sep 18, 2013
Episode 5: Wrath of Linus | LINUX Unplugged 5
1:08:38
<p>We break down what has Linus so upset, and the Internet in an NSA induced fever. Plus GOG makes a public statement about Linux that has us scratching our heads, and your feedback.</p> <p>Then if we had a format, we’d be breaking it with our review of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’s first episode, Emissary.</p>
Sep 11, 2013
Episode 4: Are Linux Users Cheap? | LINUX Unplugged 4
1:22:31
<p>We crunch the Steam and Ubuntu Software Center numbers and we have to ask: Are Linux users cheap? Or is the answer more complex than that?</p> <p>Plus how we think Microsoft buying Nokia might impact Ubuntu Touch, Firefox OS, and other open mobile startups, replacing Dropbox, and more!</p>
Sep 04, 2013
Episode 3: Go Dock Yourself | LINUX Unplugged 3
1:14:03
<p>After rebuilding his KDE desktop better and stronger than before, Chris and Matt dig into what really seems to be troubling the Gnome project, what really makes a desktop easy to use, and if the Ubuntu Edge campaign was a sophisticated PR stunt.</p> <p>Plus the live feedback from our Mumble room, your emails, and more!</p>
Aug 27, 2013
Episode 2: Edge of Failure | LINUX Unplugged 2
1:04:13
<p>As the final hours countdown we chat about the fate of the Ubuntu Edge camping and debate with our live callers about the bigger picture. </p> <p>Plus our thoughts on the new KDE release, Steam, and a few more thoughts on elementary OS.</p>
Aug 20, 2013
Episode 1: Too Much Choice | LU1
1:11:24
<p>Does the Linux community lean on the age old excuse of choice, to brush of the real limitations of desktop Linux environments? We debate that, and then discuss the growing reasons to roll your own email server.</p> <p>Plus we read a ton of feedback, chat with our live hangout, some tablet troubleshooting, and more!</p>
Aug 13, 2013