An open show powered by community LINUX Unplugged takes the best attributes of open collaboration and turns it into a weekly show about Linux.
The systemd group has a proposal for universal software management scheme for all Linux distributions. We’ll share the technical details, debate the philosophical impact & explain why it’s all powered by btrfs.
Plus some thoughts on the ultimate desktop manager, the true cost of a MacBook, and much more!
Sep 03 2014
Chris shares his experience with triple booting Firefox OS, Ubuntu Touch and Android on his Nexus 5 and the surprising results.
Plus some grounded feedback and much more!
Jun 17 2014
We slay the Gentoo challenge monster & give you our first take of the most expensive Linux distro we’ve ever tried. What does nearly $100 of Linux get you? We find out!
Plus tons of community news, the perfect Linux workstation coming soon & more!
Jan 10 2018
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
Why the big Samba vulnerability is no WannaCry, Wimpy gives us his take on e-gpus under Linux, our first take on Plasma 5.10 & a tool that will finally get you to use Docker!
May 31 2017
Ubuntu’s skunkworks project, Mir, might be back with a vengeance to save the Linux desktop. Or at least prove quite useful for MATE.
Plus one of the most well built Linux PC’s ever tested, the Dell Precision 5720 with Ubuntu gets tested in the lab.
Jun 28 2017
Liam from Gaming on Linux joins us to discuss the Witcher 2 port fiasco, and why Linux’s reputation as a gaming platform could be on the line.
Plus a heated Manjaro discussion, your feedback, and a BIG announcement!
May 28 2014
Two of Ubuntu’s top contributors join us to chat a bit about the 17.10 release, working upstream with Gnome, the future of SNAPS in Ubuntu & goals for 18.04.
Plus the public beating Kodi is taking for an open source problem, Flatpak gets mature & the Linux Foundation is working on open source AI.
Then we share some recent distro reload anecdote & a bunch of community news.
Nov 01 2017
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
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
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
Fedora 31 strikes the right balance, we get the latest on the Librem 5 situation, and an easy graphics boost for laptops.
Plus the best way to share your terminal yet, and more.
Special Guests: Alex Kretzschmar, Brent Gervais, and Drew DeVore.
Oct 30 2019
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
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
Get to know our Linux Users Group a little better and learn why they love their Linux distros of choice, and the one thing they'd change to make them perfect.
Special Guests: Alex Kretzschmar, Brent Gervais, and Neal Gompa.
Nov 12 2019
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
This week LTS has a new meaning as we reflect on a couple of weeks with Ubuntu 16.04 & why we’re dumping it.
We pick up the mood with some exclusive LinuxFest Northwest clips, projects updates & another clip that was never meant to air.
Apr 27 2016
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
We review Purism’s Librem 15, the high performance 15.6″ laptop built for Linux with physical radio kill switches.
Plus the snap coming to a desktop near you, we report back from SeaGL & discuss some future changes to your humble weekly Linux talk show.
Oct 11 2017
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
We're joined by two guests who share their insights into building modern Linux hardware products.
Plus we try out Mint 20, cover some big Gnome fixes, and a very handy open source noise suppression pick!
Special Guests: Alfred Neumayer, Brent Gervais, Drew DeVore, and Jeremy Soller.
Jul 01 2020
Why we think Apple just handed market share to Desktop Linux, and why you can kiss running Linux on the Mac goodbye forever.
Special Guests: Drew DeVore and Neal Gompa.
Jun 24 2020
It's time to challenge some long-held assumptions.
Today's Btrfs is not yesterday's hot mess, but a modern battle-tested filesystem, and we'll prove it.
Plus our thoughts on GitHub dropping the term "master", and the changes Linux should make NOW to compete with commercial desktops.
Special Guests: Brent Gervais, Drew DeVore, and Neal Gompa.
Jun 17 2020
The lightweight distro that stole our hearts, the four of us each try out a different contender and come away with what we think will be the leanest and meanest distribution for your PC.
Special Guests: Drew DeVore and Jill Bryant Ryniker.
Jun 09 2020
From the low-end to the high-end we try out both ends of the Linux hardware spectrum. Wes reviews the latest XPS 13, and Chris shares his thoughts on the Pinebook Pro.
Plus a really cool new feature in Linux 5.7, and we get some answers to the recent GNOME patent settlement from the source.
Special Guests: Dan Johansen and Drew DeVore.
Jun 03 2020
Chris' tale of woe after a recent data loss, and Wes' adventure after he finds a rogue device on his network.
Special Guest: Drew DeVore.
May 27 2020
Windows is getting more competitive by adopting core Linux features, so we cover the latest Linux-inspired additions to Windows. Then review the new release of Pi-hole, sort through recent PINE64 updates, and read your feedback.
Special Guests: Alex Kretzschmar, Drew DeVore, Neal Gompa, and Philip Muller.
May 20 2020
We're blown away by the Enlightenment desktop, and its little known features, and we share a quick way for you to try it out yourself.
Plus our experience with Pop!_OS 20.04, Telegram's recent embarrassment, and some feedback.
Special Guests: Brent Gervais, Drew DeVore, and Jill Bryant Ryniker.
May 13 2020
Manjaro has a new hardware partner so Phillip joins to share the details, and we have the Lemur Pro in house for a battery endurance test like no other.
Plus an Arch server update, and Chris orders the new Raspberry Pi High Quality Camera.
Special Guests: Brent Gervais, Drew DeVore, Jeremy Soller, and Philip Muller.
May 06 2020
Fedora Project Leader Matthew Miller joins us to discuss Lenovo shipping ThinkPads loaded with Fedora, and our review of the new 32 release.
Plus Ubuntu's Director of Desktop Martin Wimpress covers the details everyone missed in 20.04.
Special Guests: Martin Wimpress, Matthew Miller, and Neal Gompa.
Apr 29 2020
The latest Ubuntu LTS is here, but does it live up to the hype? And how practical are the new ZFS features? We dig into the performance, security, and stability of Focal Fossa.
Plus our thoughts on the new KWin fork, if Bleachbit is safe, and a quick Fedora update.
Special Guests: Brent Gervais and Drew DeVore.
Apr 22 2020
We build the server you never should, a tricked out Arm box, and push it to the limit with a telnet torture test.
Plus what we're playing recently, community news, a handy self-hosted music pick, and more.
Special Guests: Alan Pope and Brent Gervais.
Apr 15 2020
Today we make nice with a killer, an early out-of-memory daemon, and one of the new features in Fedora 32. We put EarlyOOM to the test in a real-world workload and are shocked by the results.
Plus we debate if OpenWrt is still the best router solution, and chew on Microsoft's new SELinux competitor.
Special Guests: Alex Kretzschmar and Neal Gompa.
Apr 08 2020
We discover a few simple Raspberry Pi tricks that unlock incredible performance and make us re-think the capabilities of Arm systems.
Plus we celebrate Wireguard finally landing in Linux, catch up on feedback, and check out the new Manjaro laptop.
Special Guests: Brent Gervais and Philip Muller.
Apr 01 2020
We debate the dangers and advantages of one-click deployments. Then Dan from elementary OS shares an AppCenter for Everyone update.
Plus a big batch of feedback that kicks off some wide-ranging discussions.
Special Guests: Daniel Fore and Neal Gompa.
Mar 25 2020
It was the first of its kind, and the first forced to go virtual. We get the behind the scenes story of WSL Conf from the organizers.
Plus our impressions of the latest GNOME release, community news, app picks, and more.
Special Guests: Hayden Barnes, Neal Gompa, and Sohini Bianka Roy.
Mar 18 2020
We load up Windows 10 with WSL2, the new Terminal, and give it a go to see what it does better than Linux. Then we dive into the deep end and attend the first-ever WSLConf.
Plus the big new feature coming to Ubuntu, why Chris is going to Denver, and more.
Special Guests: Alan Pope, Brent Gervais, and Martin Wimpress.
Mar 11 2020
We try the Mac desktop for 30 days, find out what we think it does best, and where Linux will always have it beat.
This episode kicks off the start of a bigger conversation series.
Plus community news, very handy picks, and more.
Special Guests: Alan Pope, Maria Komarova, and Michael Aaron Murphy .
Mar 04 2020
A radical new way to do SSH authentication, special guest Jeremy Stott joins us to discuss Zero Trust SSH.
Plus community news, a concerning issue for makers, an Arch server follow up, and more.
Special Guests: Alex Kretzschmar, Brent Gervais, Jeremy Stott, Martin Wimpress, and Neal Gompa.
Feb 26 2020
We question the very nature of Linux development, and debate if a new approach is needed.
Plus an easy way to snapshot any workstation, some great feedback, and an extra nerdy command-line pick.
Special Guests: Brent Gervais and Drew DeVore.
Feb 18 2020