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315: Wayland Buddies

56:51 | Aug 21st

We spend our weekend with Wayland, discover new apps to try, tricks to share, and dig into the state of the project. Plus System76's new software release, and Fedora's big decision.Special Guests: Brent Gervais and Drew DeVore.Links:System76 Blog — ...Show More
314: Bigger. Faster. Harder to Maintain.

56:20 | Aug 14th

It's huge, and it's getting bigger every month. How do you test the Linux Kernel? Major Hayden from Red Hat joins us to discuss their efforts to automate Kernel bug hunting. Plus our honest conversation about which Linux works best for us.Special Gu...Show More
313: I Spy With My Little Pi

1:02:08 | Aug 7th

We put the Raspberry Pi 4 to the desktop test, and try it as our daily driver. Plus some neat and powerful uses for recent Pis, and our thoughts on Manjaro's change of heart.Special Guests: Alan Pope, Alex Kretzschmar, and Brent Gervais.Links:Milli...Show More
312: What Modern Linux Looks Like

57:33 | Jul 31st

Manjaro takes significant steps to stand out, and the shared problem major distributions are trying to solve, and why it will shape the future of Linux. Plus macOS apps on Linux, and our first impressions of the Raspberry Pi 4.Special Guests: Alex K...Show More
311: 32 Hours of Outrage

1:08:43 | Jul 24th

Keynote presenter from Texas LinuxFest and established industry expert Thomas Cameron joins us to discuss the end of the distro wars, the future of Linux jobs, his personal take on IBM's acquisition of Red Hat, some really great Linux job tips, and m...Show More
310: All Roads Lead to Linux

45:58 | Jul 16th

What’s surprised us, what we got wrong, right, and what the biggest game changers have been in 2019 so far.Special Guests: Alex Kretzschmar and Jim Salter.Links:Firefox Now Available with Enhanced Tracking ProtectionMozilla: Want ad-free news on Fire...Show More
309: The Future is Open

1:05:52 | Jul 10th

Open Source has taken over the world, as IBM's purchase of Red Hat closes. We reflect on this historic moment. Plus Mozilla's been labeled an Internet Villian, we deep dive into the tech behind all the controversy and how you can self-host secure DN...Show More
308: The One About GPU Passthrough

56:46 | Jul 2nd

Our crew walks you through their PCI Passthrough setups that let them run Windows, macOS, and distro-hop all from one Linux machine. Forget multiple partitions, dual booting, and Hackintoshes; you can do it all with Linux and KVM. Near-native VM pe...Show More
307: What's your NextCloud?

1:19:29 | Jun 26th

Go full self-hosted with our team’s tips, and we share our setups from simple to complex. Plus what really happens on a 64-bit Linux box when you run 32-bit software, some very handy picks, our reaction to the new Raspberry Pi 4 and more.Special Gue...Show More
306: Flipping FreeNAS for Fedora

59:49 | Jun 19th

We attempt something you never should, we live flip our FreeNAS ZFS install to a Fedora server. Plus a REALLY weird PC, and our command line picks.Special Guests: Alan Pope, Brent Gervais, Martin Wimpress, and Neal Gompa.Links:Netflix Uncovers TCP ...Show More
305: Resilience Is Futile

55:09 | Jun 12th

Is Resilient Linux truly an indestructible distro? Or is this our toughest distro challenge yet? Plus why openSUSE is looking at a renaming, and if we’d pay for Firefox Premium.Special Guest: Brent Gervais.Links:VLC 3.0.7 and security - Yet another ...Show More
304: Losing My Religion

1:06:03 | Jun 5th

Adopting a distro like it’s a religion is stupid. That’s one of many hard lessons we take away from Texas Linux Fest this week; we’ll share some of the best. Plus some old friends visit the show, reading eBooks on Linux, and a new Ryzen handheld. S...Show More
303: Stateless and Dateless

1:08:19 | May 29th

We visit Intel to figure out what Clear Linux is all about and explain a few tricks that make it unique. Plus Wes and Ell are back from KubeCon in Barcelona and return with some great news for open source.Special Guests: Alex Kretzschmar and Brent G...Show More
302: Dark Style Rises

1:05:58 | May 22nd

Can the Free Desktop avoid being left behind in the going dark revolution? Cassidy from elementary OS joins us to discuss their proposal. Plus we complete our Red Hat arc by giving Silverblue the full workstation shakedown, Drew shares his complete ...Show More
301: Peak Red Hat

1:09:41 | May 15th

We scale the Red Hat Summit and come back with a few stories to share. Plus some big community news, finding threats on the command line, and our reaction to Microsoft shipping the Linux kernel in Windows.Special Guests: Alex Kretzschmar, Brent Ger...Show More
300: Ultimate Fedora Test

1:05:56 | May 7th

Is Fedora 30 the peak release of this distribution? We put it through the ultimate test, live on the air, and put everything on the line. Plus Red Hat’s new logo, Dell’s new Linux workstations, and meet a new member of our crew.Special Guests: Alex ...Show More
299: Shame as a Service

1:13:03 | May 1st

Fresh back from LinuxFest Northwest we share a few of our favorite stories and memories. Plus our concerns with Purism's new subscription services, Fedora 30 is released, and we spin up the Distro Hoppers.Special Guests: Alex Kretzschmar, Brent Gerv...Show More
298: Blame Joe

1:05:35 | Apr 24th

This week we discover the good word of Xfce and admit Joe was right all along. And share our tips for making Xfce more modern. Plus a new Debian leader, the end of Scientific Linux, and behind the scenes of Librem 5 apps.Special Guests: Alex Kretzsc...Show More
297: Release the Dingo

57:40 | Apr 17th

Ubuntu's new release is here, and this one might be one of the most important in a while. But is it worth upgrading from an LTS? We review and debate just that. Plus some great picks, community news, and more.Special Guests: Alan Pope, Brent Gervais...Show More
296: Defining Desktop Linux

1:07:00 | Apr 10th

The way we’ve been thinking about Desktop Linux is all wrong. We start by defining Desktop Linux, and where it might be going in the future. Plus we throw a studio party for our new look, and the text editor that’s taking the crew by storm.Special...Show More
295: Stay and Compile a While

1:12:44 | Apr 3rd

Is there really any advantage to building your software vs installing the package? We discuss when and why you might want to consider building it yourself. Plus some useful things Mozilla is working on and Cassidy joins us to tell us about elementar...Show More
294: Tainted Love

1:10:37 | Mar 27th

Why we sometimes go too far with our Linux advocacy, and a few humble strategies to switch people to Linux. Plus an update to the most important text editor in the world, the new distro causing controversy, and what is a tainted kernel. Special Gues...Show More
293: Netflix's Gift to Linux

1:14:46 | Mar 20th

Developers at Netflix are creating the next set of super powers for Linux, we'll get the details straight from the source. Plus some good Debian news, our tips for better battery life, and we play a little Hot SUSE Potato. Special Guests: Brent Gerv...Show More
292: Cheese on the SCaLE

1:12:19 | Mar 13th

A new voice joins the show, and we share stories from our recent adventures at SCaLE 17x. Plus we look at the Debian project's recent struggles, NGINX's sale, and Mozilla's new service.Special Guests: Alex Kretzschmar, Brent Gervais, and Ell Marquez...Show More
291: Dirty Home Directories

1:09:45 | Mar 5th

We reveal all and look at the mess that is our home directories. How we keep them clean, back them up, and organize our most important files. Plus Gnome lands a long awaited feature, Firefox gets a bit more clever, and the big money being made on O...Show More
290: Proper Pi Pedigree

58:46 | Feb 27th

We head to the Raspberry Pi corner and pick the very best open source home automation system. Plus some great news for Gnome users, OBS studio has a new funding model, and a nostalgic chat with our study buddy Kenny.Special Guests: Alex Kretzschmar...Show More
289: The Meat Factor

1:15:28 | Feb 20th

Will there ever be another "big" Linux distro, or has that time passed? Plus two popular Linux desktop apps see a big upgrade, and Wes explains to Chris why he should care a lot more about cgroups.Special Guests: Brent Gervais and Neal Gompa.Links:...Show More
288: We're Gonna Need a Bigger Repo

1:12:02 | Feb 13th

The hype around a new security flaw hits new levels. Fedora has a bunch of news, and we discover what's new in the latest Plasma release. Plus we fall down the openSUSE rabbit hole when Ell updates us on her desktop challenge.Special Guests: Alan Po...Show More
287: Clean up After Yourself

1:14:01 | Feb 6th

Why FOSDEM might be the quintessential community event, and our thoughts after playing with Pi-Hole. Plus community news for everyone’s favorite video player, GNOME Shell gets a major speed boost, and why cryptocurrency might truly be dead.Special G...Show More
286: Ell is for Linux

1:08:40 | Jan 30th

We're playing Robin Hood with the content, and a new member of our team joins to tell you all about it. Plus some hard details on the Librem 5, we visit the Canonical Corner, and a big batch of great Linux picks.Special Guests: Brent Gervais, Ell Ma...Show More
285: Pain the APT

1:19:51 | Jan 23rd

An embarrassing vulnerability has been found in the apt package manager, we’ll break it all down. Plus Alessandro Castellani tells us about his plans to build a professional design tool for Linux. We also have a batch of big community news, and the ...Show More
284: Free as in Get Out

1:02:39 | Jan 16th

ZFS on Linux is becoming the official upstream project of all major ZFS implementations, even the BSDs. But recent kernel changes prevent ZFS from even building on Linux. Neal Gompa joins us to discuss why it all matters. Plus some surprising commun...Show More
283: The Premiere Shell

1:10:33 | Jan 9th

Joe joins Wes to discuss the state of Adobe's Creative Cloud on Linux and why the Fish shell might be your favorite new tool. Plus community news, a reality check on Linux gaming, and some shiny new hardware.Special Guests: Jason Evangelho and Peter...Show More
282: Wishing Upon a Kernel

1:12:56 | Jan 3rd

We start off the new year with our hopes and dreams for Linux and open source in 2019 and beyond. Plus Clear Linux aims to build the ultimate Linux desktop based on Xfce, and it looks like GNOME is closing the performance gap.Special Guests: Alan Po...Show More
281: 2019 Predictions

59:09 | Dec 27th, 2018

We get serious and bring in a special referee to help us lock in our Linux predictions for 2019.Special Guest: Alan Pope.Links:Predicting 2015 | LUP 73Ghost of Predictions Past | LAS 4532015 Linux Predictions | Linux Action Show 345
280: Handmade Desktop Linux

1:09:10 | Dec 18th, 2018

We’re just back from touring System76’s new factory, and getting the inside scoop on how they build their Thelio desktop. This is our story about walking in as skeptics, and walking out as believers. Plus some surprising community news, a few great...Show More
279: WireGuardians of the Galaxy

1:06:55 | Dec 12th, 2018

We have a WireGuard success story to share, and it's probably not what you're expecting. Plus we check in on Ubuntu 19.04, start the search for an Emby replacement, and how to use Reddit on the commandline.Special Guest: Alex Kretzschmar.Links:Fire ...Show More
278: Shell in a Handbasket

1:04:24 | Dec 5th, 2018

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, a...Show More
Episode 277: Skipping Fedora 31

1:00:02 | Nov 28th, 2018

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 Gerva...Show More
Episode 276: Very Long Term Support

1:09:25 | Nov 21st, 2018

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...Show More
Episode 275: Year of the Relevant Desktop

1:09:41 | Nov 14th, 2018

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, ...Show More
Episode 274: Open Source by Default

1:13:58 | Nov 7th, 2018

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 ...Show More
Episode 273: International Hat Machines

1:43:05 | Oct 31st, 2018

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...Show More
Episode 272: Prepare for Pipewire

58:28 | Oct 23rd, 2018

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 ...Show More
Episode 271: Juno Jubilation

1:42:28 | Oct 17th, 2018

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...Show More
Episode 270: Stratis Pulls it All Together

1:10:23 | Oct 10th, 2018

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 Kre...Show More
Episode 269: Alternate Desktop Universe

1:04:08 | Oct 3rd, 2018

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 fr...Show More
Episode 268: Elementary, My Dear Plasma

1:12:57 | Sep 26th, 2018

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 spe...Show More
Episode 267: People Patches

1:19:11 | Sep 19th, 2018

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 kn...Show More
Episode 266: From Jupiter to Beyond

54:45 | Sep 12th, 2018

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.Sp...Show More
Episode 265: Privacy Priorities

50:23 | Sep 5th, 2018

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...Show More
Episode 264: Proton, Electron for Games!

1:07:58 | Aug 29th, 2018

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 late...Show More
Episode 263: Updates from the Source

47:49 | Aug 22nd, 2018

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, D...Show More
Episode 262: Tribes of Init

1:17:56 | Aug 15th, 2018

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 n...Show More
Episode 261: GNOME, GNOME on the Range

1:06:50 | Aug 8th, 2018

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, Cassid...Show More
Episode 260: Thinkpad as a Service

1:10:31 | Aug 1st, 2018

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.Spec...Show More
Episode 259: Proprietary Action News

1:21:06 | Jul 25th, 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 Gue...Show More
Episode 258: The Future of Retro

1:28:27 | Jul 18th, 2018

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?Sponsored By:TingVisit linux.ting.co...Show More
Episode 257: Security Amateur Hour

1:16:35 | Jul 11th, 2018

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.Sponsored By:TingVisit linux.ting.com and get a $25 discount off a d...Show More
Episode 256: Peering Into the Future

1:43:50 | Jul 4th, 2018

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...Show More
Episode 255: Fedora to the Core

1:17:41 | Jun 27th, 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 secre...Show More
Episode 254: Don’t Link to This

1:25:31 | Jun 20th, 2018

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 update...Show More
Episode 253: Personalities Happen

1:08:59 | Jun 13th, 2018

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...Show More
Episode 252: Github Hubbub

1:03:39 | Jun 6th, 2018

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'...Show More
Episode 251: The Qt and the Ugly

1:26:10 | May 30th, 2018

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, Thunderbo...Show More
Episode 250: Only The Best

1:13:22 | May 23rd, 2018

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.Sponsore...Show More
Episode 249: Home Grown FUD

1:21:54 | May 15th, 2018

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 c...Show More
Episode 248: Contain All The Things

1:16:11 | May 9th, 2018

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.Sponsored By:Linux AcademyVisit linuxacademy.com/unplugged to support the show and s...Show More
Episode 247: Year of the Linux Desktop 😎

1:33:24 | May 1st, 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, ...Show More
Episode 246: The Bionic Bet

1:20:31 | Apr 25th, 2018

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...Show More
Episode 245: Microsoft of Things

1:12:51 | Apr 18th, 2018

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 ra...Show More
Episode 244: Plasma Predicament

1:14:48 | Apr 11th, 2018

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...Show More
Episode 243: The Stallman Directive

1:08:40 | Apr 4th, 2018

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...Show More
Episode 242: Debian on the Fly

1:02:10 | Mar 28th, 2018

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 2...Show More
Episode 241: Snitching on SCaLE

1:08:31 | Mar 21st, 2018

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.Sponso...Show More
Episode 240: Why This Theme Won’t Work | LUP 240

1:20:55 | Mar 14th, 2018

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!
Episode 239: Selling Out for Open Source | LUP 239

1:13:35 | Mar 7th, 2018

We chip away at a larger meta topic this week, but before we get there we share a batch of community news, live technical feats & a random post show.
Episode 238: It's All Wimpy's Fault | LUP 238

1:00:30 | Feb 28th, 2018

Linux apps are coming to ChromeOS via containers, Fedora is going for better battery life & what is going on with Xfce? Plus Ubuntu MATE’s cool new tick & we take a look at crankshaft: raspberry pi + android auto + free software + love.
Episode 237: One Ping Only | LUP 237

1:37:01 | Feb 21st, 2018

Canonical’s Ubuntu desktop head and their VP of Product Development join us to chat about the new proposed data collection system they want to build into Ubuntu 18.04 & Cassidy from System76 and Elementary OS join us to talk about their efforts to tu...Show More
Episode 236: Microsoft’s Big Secret | LUP 236

1:35:27 | Feb 14th, 2018

Chris goes to Microsoft & gets the inside scoop on the awkward situation Microsoft finds themselves in with Windows & why they’ve been releasing more code as open source. Plus we check in and & wrap up the Plasma Desktop challenge, Daniel Foré sets ...Show More
Episode 235: Atomic Neon Kool-Aid | LUP 235

1:43:28 | Feb 7th, 2018

We’re joined by two Project Atomic members from Red Hat to learn what it’s all about, how Fedora Atomic Workstation works & the problems it solves. Plus we launch the biggest desktop Linux challenge in the history of this show & it’s going to have l...Show More
Episode 234: Behind Canonical’s Curtain | LUP 234

1:35:29 | Jan 31st, 2018

How does a SNAP really get created & why would companies like Microsoft, JetBrains & Plex want to be involved? We’re live from Canonical’s Seattle Snapcraft Summit with the inside scoop of where things are going. Plus the major concerns we have abou...Show More
Episode 233: Living Inside the Shell | LUP 233

1:34:29 | Jan 24th, 2018

Everyone’s Linux desktop is getting better this week, well… Almost everyone. Plus why Linux users should be using Firefox, some Gnome and MATE news, communIty, why the Linux desktop isn't seeing as many native apps these days & more!
Episode 232: The Secret to Future Linux Success | LUP 232

1:43:53 | Jan 17th, 2018

A big week of community updates, events & news, including great news for Plasma Desktop users, MATE users & Wayland fans. Then Barton George from Dell joins us to discuss the new XPS 13’s shipping Ubuntu, where Linux could see its next big success &...Show More
Episode 231: Most Expensive Linux Distro Ever | LUP 231

1:38:36 | Jan 10th, 2018

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!
Episode 230: Invest In Popcorn | LUP 230

57:02 | Jan 3rd, 2018

Wes & the Beard kick Chris out to share their top tips for starting 2018 out right, plus a holiday surprise from Linux Journal, a new device for Google’s Fuchsia & an unfortunate new flaw in a processor near you.
Episode 229: Taste of Linux 2017 | LUP 229

1:25:53 | Dec 27th, 2017

We break from the unformat of the show for a special holiday chat about the top moments in the world of Linux this year that impacted us the most.
Episode 228: rm -rf 2017 | LUP 228

1:16:31 | Dec 20th, 2017

We debate the best distros of 2017, get into some community news, and a bcachefs and Gentoo challenge update & also learn a bit about Canonical’s new Multipass project. Plus a few Linux commands that are guaranteed to destroy your install.
Episode 227: Peer Pressure | LUP 227

1:32:35 | Dec 14th, 2017

It’s time to replace Patreon, YouTube, Twitter/Facebook & all the other centralized platforms of the web. But can open source answer the call? This week we look at a few projects that could replace today’s information silos if Linux users just step u...Show More
Episode 226: Bitcoin for Linux Users | LUP 226

1:23:40 | Dec 6th, 2017

Why Bitcoin is the next Linux, the Gentoo Challenge is in full swing, and we catch you up on the latest community news, a throwback app pick & more!
Episode 225: Hacking the Community | LUP 225

1:39:07 | Nov 29th, 2017

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

1:24:01 | Nov 22nd, 2017

Google gets caught red handed, we find lots of goodies in the new Linux kernel & we have three great new app picks this week. But the meat of the show is Lynis a tool to audit your Linux box, create reports & teach you how to better secure your syst...Show More
Episode 223: Fedora’s New Trick | LUP 223

1:49:23 | Nov 15th, 2017

A new version of Fedora hits the web and we share our thoughts & chat with a member of the project, Noah joins us to answer your live calls & we’re all excited about Firefox’s new quantum release. Plus Gnome 4’s ambitious goals, a new Linux Kernel t...Show More
Episode 222: A Community Divided | LUP 222

1:19:56 | Nov 8th, 2017

Community news & app picks this week before we get into a bizarre story that could rip up parts of the open source community. Plus Elementary OS’s secret weapon to get more native apps, our tips for great High-DPI under Linux & some Enlightenment lo...Show More
Episode 221: Ubuntu A-Team | LUP 221

1:33:04 | Nov 1st, 2017

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 & th...Show More
Episode 220: Remotely Useful | LUP 220

1:34:40 | Oct 25th, 2017

An easy solution to get high performance remote Linux desktop up and going, some tips on how to interact with an open source project or community & looking back at some of Fedora’s recent accomplishments. Plus Canonical is on the path to an IPO, pir...Show More
Episode 219: Ubuntu’s New Era | LUP 219

1:06:15 | Oct 18th, 2017

We review Ubuntu 17.10 & discuss some of the major achievements this release represents. Plus we break down an important Linux kernel news story, get updates from the community & more!
Episode 218: The Purism Redemption | LUP 218

1:26:31 | Oct 11th, 2017

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 s...Show More
Episode 217: That One Time, At Ubuntu Camp | LUP 217

1:36:17 | Oct 4th, 2017

How does Ubuntu get built? Chris is back from the Ubuntu Rally in NYC and has a full report, some interviews & stories to share. Plus Jos Poortvliet & Frank Karlitschek join us to talk about NextCloud’s new End-to-end Encryption.
Episode 216: Open Source Is Hard | LUP 216

1:24:58 | Sep 27th, 2017

It’s Wes & the Beard this week as we cover tons of stories. TopIcons is officially unmaintained, KDE launches the XFree kwin project in an attempt to rid themselves of XWayland, Synergy goes closed source, Microsoft & Canonical build a custom linux k...Show More
Episode 215: Pulse of PipeWire | LUP 215

1:06:01 | Sep 20th, 2017

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

1:35:33 | Sep 13th, 2017

Audit your network with a couple of easy commands on Kali Linux. Chris decides to blow off a little steam by attacking his IoT devices, Wes has the scope on Equifax blaming open source & the Beard just saved the show. It’s a really packed episode!
Episode 213: Gnome Does it Again | LUP 213

1:14:51 | Sep 6th, 2017

The Gnome project is about to solve one of our audience's biggest Wayland’s concerns. But as the project takes on a new level of relevance, decisions for the next version of Gnome have us worried about the future. Plus we chat with Wimpy about the U...Show More
Episode 212: The Free Phone Nightmare | LUP 212

1:26:28 | Aug 30th, 2017

We reflect on the communities appetites for another GNU/Linux phone fundraiser & pontificate if the Librem 5 might be our last hope. Plus a live unboxing of some new shiny surprise hardware. We also cover a batch of community updates, a cryptocoin y...Show More
Episode 211: Forks Done Right | LUP 211

1:37:28 | Aug 23rd, 2017

We get fired up about the bigger message behind Ubuntu’s new fork, debate Mozilla’s plans to collect data on Firefox users & come up with solutions for Linux users fleeing from CrashPlan. Plus a geeky project so cool it might consume your life, Goog...Show More
Episode 210: Total Solus Eclipse | LUP 210

1:15:13 | Aug 16th, 2017

A new version of Solus is out and Ikey joins us to chat about whats new, building in Snap support & a peek at the future. Wimpy sets us on the straight and narrow about confinement & we have some follow up thoughts on Slackware. Plus some great desk...Show More
Episode 209: LILO and Slack(ware) | LUP 209

1:24:00 | Aug 9th, 2017

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

1:38:11 | Aug 2nd, 2017

We get philosophical about open source’s most modern problem & debate where we draw our own personal “Stallman Line”. Plus a we briefly discuss today’s big Bitcoin fork, Mozilla’s new Firefox experiments, Krita’s woes, Gnome’s moves & the groundwork...Show More
Episode 207: Return Of The Distrohopper | LUP 207

1:36:27 | Jul 26th, 2017

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

1:43:48 | Jul 19th, 2017

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 fo...Show More
Episode 205: A Fitting Fedora | LUP 205

1:04:28 | Jul 12th, 2017

Fedora 26 is here & so is Matthew Miller, the project leader, to chat all about the new release, big future projects, important changes to Rawhide & how they’re taking advantage of openSUSE’s openQA. Plus our hands on experience with the new release...Show More
Episode 204: Awkward Distro Puberty | LUP 204

1:42:36 | Jul 5th, 2017

TUXEDO Computers & System76 have announced their own Linux distributions, but both these new efforts betray a much larger issue that no one is discussion. We’ll have that awkward conversation. Plus OutlawCountry is getting a bunch of attention, BF...Show More
Episode 203: MATEs Wayland MIR-acle | LUP 203

1:13:22 | Jun 28th, 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.
Episode 202: Halls of Endless Linux | LUP 202

1:18:38 | Jun 21st, 2017

Michael Hall from Endless joins us to discuss his new role, Endless’ involvement with Gnome & the unique approach they are taking with EndlessOS. Plus Fedora shares some future plans that have us really excited & we try to grok casync, Lennart Poe...Show More
Episode 201: Turbo Mode Ikey | LUP 201

1:27:57 | Jun 14th, 2017

Desktop Linux is about to get a lot more competitive, one of its recent biggest disruptors is going full time. Ikey, founder of the Solus project, joins us to discuss where this is going. Plus A dive into Fedora 26 beta, the security of Cockpit, U...Show More
Episode 200: Gnome in the Shell | LUP 200

1:10:31 | Jun 7th, 2017

It’s a Gnome lovefest this week, with a special look at the next release of Gnome 3, special features we’re looking forward to & new extensions that make Gnome even better. Then we chat about Google’s solution to old Linux kernel’s in Android, the...Show More
Episode 199: No Samba No Cry | LUP 199

1:28:07 | May 31st, 2017

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!
Episode 198: Magic Device Cloud | LUP 198

1:09:13 | May 24th, 2017

NextCloud 12 is out & Jos joins us to chat about the highlights, Marius Quabeck joins us to discuss Magic Device Tool’s secrets. Plus we cover a bunch of project updates & more!
Episode 197: That New User Smell | LUP 197

1:19:19 | May 17th, 2017

We review System76’s Galago Pro, have a crisis of faith about the future of desktop Linux, get completely blown away by our community, help you BASH better & more!
Episode 196: Orange is the new Red (Hat) | LUP 196

1:14:13 | May 10th, 2017

Canonical is going for the IPO & that means some big changes. In a recent interview Mark Shuttleworth gives us a hint at the new purpose of the Ubuntu desktop. Plus Thunderbird’s future is uncertain, we get our hands on System76’s Galago Pro & more!
Episode 195: Rub a Dub Grub | LUP 195

1:16:08 | May 3rd, 2017

Big improvements are coming to a grub near you, Wes has a batch of really useful new open source projects & we consider the “threat” posed by Windows 10 S. Plus the dirty secret about Linux’s battery life, some of our LinuxFest Northwest plans & a l...Show More
Episode 194: Internet of Troubles | LUP 194

1:30:13 | Apr 26th, 2017

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

1:26:01 | Apr 19th, 2017

Community efforts to port Unity 8 or recreate the Unity 7 desktop are popping up all over & one of them is showing some real promise. Plus why Ubuntu Gnome left us feeling a little underwhelmed. Then, Solus has a Gnome edition now. Ikey stops by to ...Show More
Episode 192: Home Sweet Gnome | LUP 192

1:42:58 | Apr 12th, 2017

OpenELEC’s latest release, Snaps on Fedora, plus Wes’ Picks, Pinterest’s support for Open Source & the controversial use of Slack for Open Source projects. Then Wes, Noah & the Mumble room have a wide-ranging discussion about Ubuntu’s big desktop ch...Show More
Episode 191: What’s a Distro? | LUP 191

1:11:10 | Apr 5th, 2017

Joe Ressington of Late Night Linux joins Wes to discuss just what makes a “Proper” distribution. Then the latest news about Libreboot and the Free Software Foundation, Containers explained in pictures & our complaints about the latest Telegram releas...Show More
Episode 190: Boot Free or Die Tryin’ | LUP 190

1:18:01 | Mar 29th, 2017

We dig deep into the LibreBoot project, how the Intel ME problem impacts open source & limits badass free laptops. Then we spend Wes’ money and shop for his next perfect Linux rig. Plus we discuss the big changeup at FreeNAS & more!
Episode 189: Das Boot Manager | LUP 189

1:27:42 | Mar 22nd, 2017

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

1:05:42 | Mar 15th, 2017

We celebrate Pi Day by loading Mycroft & Alexa onto a Raspberry Pi 3, look at the actual use cases for VR & AR under Linux today, flash back to Linux in the 90s & update on our favorite projects.
Episode 187: CIA's Dank Trojans | LUP 187

1:28:05 | Mar 8th, 2017

It’s the year of the CIA linux desktop, with multiplatform malware & boot environments designed to attack Macs, Popey & Wimpy share their Mobile World Congress adventures & Bryan joins us to discuss the last Linux Sucks talk ever. Plus we chat with ...Show More
Episode 186: AWS Loses Its ShIOT | LUP 186

1:17:01 | Mar 1st, 2017

The worst smart device hack we’ve ever heard of, dreams of the Pi Zero W, the AWS outage that savaged the Internet of Things & more!
Episode 185: Plasma Injection | LUP 185

1:27:48 | Feb 22nd, 2017

Austrian schools are switching, Wes is trying & Chris is reviewing the Plasma desktop this week. Why the heck we keep talking about it & what’s really bugging us about it. Plus the 7-Inch Ubuntu Laptop that might be legit & Linus reflects on what he...Show More
Episode 184: Chilling with Kylin | LUP 184

1:15:27 | Feb 15th, 2017

A surprising new desktop environment, the latest on cross-distro snappy support & how to get the most out of Android without Play Services. Plus a script to take over a running server and replacement it with FreeBSD, a fresh take on VPNs coming to a...Show More
Episode 183: Niche Distros Need Not Apply | LUP 183

1:23:20 | Feb 8th, 2017

Is software ever really finished? Should we avoid boutique or niche Linux distributions? We have a spirited discussion & attempt to finally answer both of those questions. We also chat about what's new in Kodi 17, why open source on our TV’s is crit...Show More
Episode 182: Death by Download | LUP 182

1:32:03 | Feb 1st, 2017

Remotely bricking Android devices, the new Plasma is looking great, first hands on with the new XPS 13 Sputnik, more btrfs woes & hacking Popey’s system. Plus Kernel.org’s big change, building your own local Steam repository & more!
Episode 181: A Brisk MATE for Solus | LUP 181

1:23:07 | Jan 25th, 2017

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

1:35:18 | Jan 18th, 2017

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

1:04:19 | Jan 11th, 2017

Project Sputnik’s Barton George joins us to discuss the new Dell hardware running Linux & the history of the Sputnik project. Plus the KillDisk hype is high, The Pi’s PIXEL is taking on MATE, another Mac dev switches to Linux & more!
Episode 178: Big Sister is Watching | LUP 178

1:36:43 | Jan 4th, 2017

Robots take over the show while we go around the table & get our 2017 predictions in for Linux. Plus updates from projects we love & the great Mac migration continues!
Episode 177: The Many Faces of Linux | LUP 177

2:23:08 | Dec 27th, 2016

While the guys are hibernating over this holiday week, We look back on some of the most interesting topics the virtual LUG covered this year. Everything from snap packages & ubuntu reviews to LXD & Arch MacBook installs, plus a whole lot more. So k...Show More
Episode 176: Shell-Shocked 2016 | LUP 176

1:31:20 | Dec 21st, 2016

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!
Episode 175: Best of MATEs | LUP 175

1:35:42 | Dec 14th, 2016

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

1:14:27 | Dec 7th, 2016

We ponder the implications of Fedora possibly going rolling & LTS, get schooled by the mumble room about the state of linux on the Raspberry Pi & debate about the effectiveness of mesh networking Plus we talk about Clonezilla, one of our favorite ba...Show More
Episode 173: Upgrade vs Nuke 'n Pave | LUP 173

1:25:52 | Nov 30th, 2016

After a slew of open source updates we contrast upgrades vs fresh install, get an update on the state of snaps & get geeky about performance monitoring our Linux rigs. Plus the fake VLC story, a live install of Plasma Desktop & more!
Episode 172: It's Not X, It's Wayland | LUP 172

1:54:24 | Nov 23rd, 2016

Fedora 25 is out & project leader Matthew Miller joins us to chat about what’s new. Plus Wimpy & Popey are back from UbuCon and share their experience, Ryan shares some tweaks Sytstem76 made to jump to 4k & Solus OS founder Ikey Doherty joins us to d...Show More
Episode 171: Uncontained Human Error | LUP 171

1:29:50 | Nov 16th, 2016

This week we take a deep dive into the IOT & the Cloud. Noah isn’t quite dead yet as he gives us an earful on the future of MacOS. Plus our thoughts on Signal, Telegram, Wire, IRC & more!
Episode 170: Nano Users Unite | LUP 170

1:12:22 | Nov 9th, 2016

Nano users come out of the closet, we demystify NFS a bit & discuss the top 5 commands new Linux users should learn. Plus a NUC killer with a GPU, new Cinnamon & more!
Episode 169: Apple's Out Of Touch Bar | LUP 169

1:15:52 | Nov 2nd, 2016

Swaths of Apple users are trying out Linux for the first time this week, with varying results. We discuss why & how it's going. Then, we play some great clips by long time Kernel guru GregKH, dream about a future Linux living room, update you on a t...Show More
Episode 168: Linux Shadow Force | LUP 168

1:33:59 | Oct 26th, 2016

We get the inside scoop on what happens when Canonical gets a bunch of employees & community members in the same room, discuss the cool open hardware project Chris just ordered for the studio & update you on the big community highlights of the week!
Episode 167: Livepatch Bait & Switch | LUP 167

1:34:01 | Oct 19th, 2016

Canonical is not first to the live patching game, but they could have the best take on it. VeraCrypt, the successor to TrueCrypt, audit results are out & KDE shares their long term plans for the Plasma Desktop. Then we bust some brewing Linux FUD an...Show More
Episode 166: Linux Winter Developments | LUP 166

1:29:38 | Oct 12th, 2016

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

1:30:22 | Oct 5th, 2016

We connect with the communities & hardware projects using Software Defined Networking, update you on some of our favorite open source projects, share some anecdotes from a recent trip & update you on our trails with OpenMediaVault.
Episode 164: Dial Up Linux | LUP 164

1:26:25 | Sep 28th, 2016

In this special edition of Unplugged we do away with the traditional format & take calls LIVE on the air for free. Some say the advice is worth what you pay for it!
Episode 163: Games of Linux Future | LUP 163

1:14:27 | Sep 21st, 2016

In a special edition of Unplugged that looks towards the future of Gnome & KDE, The Linux Gamer joins us to discuss creating his content on Linux, game releases he’s looking forward to & answer questions from our virtual LUG. Plus we gush about Cano...Show More
Episode 162: Linux Flying High | LUP 162

1:39:43 | Sep 14th, 2016

Ubuntu powered drones that double as a desktop PC, tweaking your Linux desktop vs polish & coreboot’s efforts to bypass Intel ME. Plus our we update you on some of our favorite open source projects, the MySQL 0-day, a batch of emails, why we're exci...Show More
Episode 161: A Real Pain in the Flash | LUP 161

1:15:02 | Sep 7th, 2016

Wayland by default may finally be nigh & we share what we’re looking forward to the most about a Wayland powered desktop. The ext4 bug that bit Wimpy, Adobe Flash comes crawling back to Linux & our quick review of a well put together Plasma Desktop ...Show More
Episode 160: Binary Decisions | LUP 160

1:05:01 | Aug 31st, 2016

We officially live in the post systemd word & we take a look around at some of the niftier tricks systemd is pulling off, some of the quirky bugs & quickly touch on some myths around the binary log format. Plus the clever tricks Wimpy employed to ge...Show More
Episode 159: All Wimpy's Vault! | LUP 159

2:23:24 | Aug 24th, 2016

We become masters of our own files this week, chat with the ElementaryOS project about inspiring future development & rolling our own file sync solution. Plus a quick look at the new Android N & why now might be the ideal time to switch to a Linux b...Show More
Episode 158: Happy Birthday Debian | LUP 158

1:40:05 | Aug 17th, 2016

We throw a birthday party for Debian, discuss the future of the project & the possible awkward moment that might be near. Plus Ryan Sipes stops by to give us a post Mycroft update, we dream of a bcachefs future, challenge Wes to get Linux fully work...Show More
Episode 157: SSH: Heaven or Shell | LUP 157

1:53:59 | Aug 10th, 2016

Our favorite tricks & hacks for SSH, debunking the Linux botnet rampage myth, the new challenges Solus is taking on & the inside track on how FOSS Talk Live went. Plus getting Ubuntu MATE on the BQ Tablet, benchmarking Ubuntu on Windows & our quick ...Show More
Episode 156: Your Media Just Got Served | LUP 156

1:21:02 | Aug 3rd, 2016

Take advantage of the Chromecast without Google, extend Kodi with awesome new backends & cast media around your network with free Linux tools. Our panel covers great tips to fully trick out your Linux media setup. Plus our thoughts on the FCC forcin...Show More
Episode 155: Snappy Collaboration | LUP 155

1:19:42 | Jul 27th, 2016

The devil is in the details & we dive right in when Martin aka Wimpy returns from the Snappy Sprint & shares his experience from his recent trip. And in light of KeepPass getting an audit by the EU, was ask our Virtual LUG to sound off on the projec...Show More
Episode 154: Pragmatic Idealism | LUP 154

1:37:46 | Jul 20th, 2016

Do you use desktop Linux for idealistic or practical reasons? We ask our virtual LUG & share our stories. Plus Chris’s new VPN solution & the hosted vs self hosted debate with a new twist. Plus Canonical’s smart move to push Snap packages forward, t...Show More
Episode 153: One NAT to Rule Them | LUP 153

1:52:35 | Jul 13th, 2016

Chris discovers he’s being snooped on by his ISP, we discuss some Linux friendly solutions solve the situation. Is Linux Mint 18 really the best Linux distro every? Or should Ubuntu 16.04 be getting more of the credit? Plus our chat with a Matrix.o...Show More
Episode 152: To .NET or to .NOT? | LUP 152

1:28:20 | Jul 6th, 2016

Noah joins Wes for the second time this week to talk with the mumble room. Package management for Bash takes it one step too far, Nvidia starts putting GPUs in your containers, we learn some surprising things about open source at Comcast & discuss ju...Show More
Episode 151: Universal Divide | LUP 151

1:48:55 | Jun 29th, 2016

We go hands on with Linux Mint 18, then discuss the latest batch of desktop killers & Wimpy’s new rig. Plus what makes Mattermost really great, a new new universal package format, the confusing things Red Hat says & we get to know WireGuard!
Episode 150: War of the Packages | LUP 150

1:56:59 | Jun 22nd, 2016

We have a spirited discussion from both sides of the universal packaging issue, take a quick look at maru OS that turns a Nexus phone into your desktop, get the inside scoop on the recent Mycroft update & the new Solus release. Plus much more!
Episode 149: Snaps are Go! | LUP 149

1:34:23 | Jun 15th, 2016

Canonical drops a bombshell by making snap packages available for nearly all Linux distributions, Nextcloud has some serious momentum, Samsung is rumored to drop Android in favor of Tizen across all devices & Wes kicks the tires of elementary OS’ new...Show More
Episode 148: Mind on my Cloud & Cloud on my Mind | LUP 148

1:08:36 | Jun 8th, 2016

After we get through a slew of great open source project achievements, we discuss the slippery slope that online services represent to Linux users. Plus we get all big picture, what can be learned from ownCloud’s recent troubles, what we conclude by...Show More
Episode 147: The Talking Gnome | LUP 147

1:26:47 | Jun 1st, 2016

Open Source artificial intelligence in all the things? Ryan from Mycroft joins us to update us on their recent hard work. Is YubiKey going to hell in a handbasket? The latest from openSUSE, our first impressions of Remix OS & more!
Episode 146: Snap, Flaps & Package Drops | LUP 146

1:28:01 | May 25th, 2016

Package once, run anywhere. It’s always almost here, just around the corner, in the near future. But are we finally about to nail it? We look at Flatpack, Snaps, AppImage, ask what stands out from the pack & which will fall flat. Plus why you're goi...Show More
Episode 145: BuzzwordFS | LUP 145

1:28:06 | May 18th, 2016

You're insecure unless you're running one of Greg’s Kernels & we think he’s right! Plus openSUSE chairman Richard Brown stops by to follow up on not shipping ZFS in openSUSE which leads to a passionate discussion. And the simple thing we could all ...Show More
Episode 144: Flavorless Mint | LUP 144

1:51:53 | May 11th, 2016

Is a new wave of tech savvy Linux users coming? Chris makes his case & why distributions like Linux Mint won’t be ready for it. Plus updates from some of our favorite projects, Linux on the PS4 & a quick look at the Fedora 24 beta.
Episode 143: Can't Contain Linux | LUP 143

1:22:17 | May 4th, 2016

Your marvelous container powered future, what happens when your favorite open source project takes its ball and goes closed source? Subsonic is going closed source, we discuss alternative options, how we feel as donors & the bigger picture in all of ...Show More
Episode 142: Long Term Disappointment | LUP 142

1:30:00 | Apr 27th, 2016

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.
Episode 141: 16.04 and Shut Your Face | LUP 141

2:06:28 | Apr 20th, 2016

We get a little rambunctious as we talk about Ubuntu 16.04, why not the openSUSE Build Server & the remarkable problem with Ubuntu that’s just now being solved. Plus some audio never meant for public release, updates on your favorite projects, first...Show More
Episode 140: Blame Popey for ZFS | LUP 140

1:21:22 | Apr 13th, 2016

ZFS on Ubuntu gets new prominent criticism from Richard Stallman & we launch into a wider discussion the underlying message in these recent statements. Leo Laporte gives Linux another go after his previous switch disaster & reports back with some int...Show More
Episode 139: Virtual Bondage | LUP 139

1:46:37 | Apr 6th, 2016

We look at the state of Virtual Reality under Linux. Richard Brown from openSUSE joins us to discuss making the Plasma Desktop even better & our quick review of Apricity OS “a modern, intuitive operating system for the cloud generation”. Plus a bunc...Show More
Episode 138: Better than Linux | LUP 138

1:42:09 | Mar 30th, 2016

Has Linux met its match? That’s the claim several outlets are making this week. We look at the new & innovative operating systems stepping into the public light. The first official Ubuntu tablet goes on sale & we share our thoughts, a little BASH on...Show More
Episode 137: Kool as Breeze KDE | LUP 137

1:36:42 | Mar 23rd, 2016

Plasma Desktop 5.6 is out today & we’ll share of the small things that we simply love. Plus some of our secret LinuxFest Northwest Linux rig build plans are revealed, why gaming on Linux is doing better than you’ve been led to believe & live shootout...Show More
Episode 136: There's a Snap for That | LUP 136

1:43:10 | Mar 16th, 2016

The future of Linux package management is here & there’s a lot of ideas on how to solve it. We discuss some of the more popular ones & how they might be impacting your Linux desktop much sooner than you expect. Plus that awkward moment when a tradit...Show More
Episode 135: Microsoft's SeQueL to Linux | LUP 135

1:11:27 | Mar 9th, 2016

Our world has forever changed with Microsoft’s announcement of SQL server for Linux. We get a little nostalgic. Plus a look at the new OwnCloud release & updates on some of our favorite projects. Then we take a look at Shashlik which promises to tra...Show More
Episode 134: Pi 3: The Next Generation | LUP 134

1:28:41 | Mar 2nd, 2016

After some updates about some of your favorite distros, we go hands on with the Raspberry Pi 3. Then we look at the AppImage project and their delivery on the download and run promise. Plus a make good on a recent mistake, looking at a new kind of d...Show More
Episode 133: Apollo Has Landed | LUP 133

1:18:40 | Feb 24th, 2016

Entroware’s Apollo laptop has arrived, and we share our first hands on impressions of their ultra Linux laptop, how does it compare to the Purism, and a quick chat with Entroware’s co-founder. Plus we discuss the Mint hack, and solutions we could cr...Show More
Episode 132: Librem 15 is FAN-tastic! | LUP 132

1:23:58 | Feb 17th, 2016

We discuss the official release of Vulkan, look at who has shipping code & why this is much bigger than you might realize. Plus Chris share’s his first hands on impressions of Purism’s Librem 15 laptop, some big Ubuntu Mobile noise, the Linux secur...Show More
Episode 131: Terminal Tackle Box | LUP 131

1:36:25 | Feb 10th, 2016

Upgrade your terminal with Fish & the new Fishery plugin market. We chat about one of the really neat bash replacements on Linux. Then we take a look at Maru, a Debian based image for Nexus 5 devices that sounds a lot like Ubuntu Touch. Plus a quick...Show More
Episode 130: The Six Rings of Ubuntu | LUP 130

1:26:37 | Feb 3rd, 2016

Why Linux Mint’s X-Apps are a bigger shakeup then you might realize, bricking your laptop with a Linux command & Dell’s new Linux distro. Plus we celebrate 15 years of VLC, a quick look at Tails 2.0 & more!
Episode 129: Shaky Linux Foundations | LUP 129

1:28:03 | Jan 27th, 2016

Has the Linux Foundation made moves to cut out the individual from having their voice heard? We discuss the latest controversy brewing this week and the foundations response. Plus why if you're still waiting for Wayland to ship, your doing it wrong...Show More
Episode 128: Is that a server in your pocket? | LUP 128

1:26:34 | Jan 20th, 2016

This week we dive into what the community thinks about putting a server in their pocket, show you some smart tricks with Gimp & some Windows nightmares. Plus some router chat & more!
Episode 127: Sorry, I don't do Windows | LUP 127

1:16:49 | Jan 13th, 2016

We react to Remix OS and give it a go on a few of our machines, discuss the surprise feature in KDE 5.6 & chat with some of the folks behind SCALE 14x. Plus how to tell family and friends you're not the Geek Squad, we get our filesystem geek on & us...Show More
Episode 126: Mycroft Action Show | LUP 126

1:54:46 | Jan 6th, 2016

Straight from the horse's mouth, we get updates on the code drop coming from the Mycroft project. Plus some details about our SCALE plans & NVIDIA's Linux powered CES demo. Plus Chris owns up to his 2015 predictions & more!
Episode 125: Slaving for Red Star OS | LUP 125

1:10:43 | Dec 30th, 2015

A distribution of Linux built to survey and track speech, we go into the surveillance marvel that is Red Star OS. Solus hits 1.0 & we bring on some of the team to tell us all about it. Plus Mozilla has a new… Distraction? We debate their merits of r...Show More
Episode 124: Linux’s Amazing Year | LUP 124

1:58:44 | Dec 22nd, 2015

We look back at the big year for Linux, for our show & our virtual LUG. Some of the most interesting projects in open source were discussed first in our LUG, we look at some of the great moments & then give you our fresh take on the big events. It’s...Show More
Episode 123: Mycroft and Chilli | LUP 123

2:01:33 | Dec 16th, 2015

UbuCon is just around the corner, we’re joined by Ubuntu’s community manager & the team on the ground to share the inside scoop on how this Ubuntu conference came to be & how you can get in free. Ryan from Mycroft stops by to give us an update on th...Show More
Episode 122: Thunderclouds around Thunderbird | LUP 122

1:44:27 | Dec 9th, 2015

Mozilla wants to spin off Thunderbird & launch an iOS ad blocker that only works with Safari. Is there a master plan at work, or has the Mozilla foundation lost their way? Our virtual LUG debates. Then our best solutions for syncing your Podcasts f...Show More
Episode 121: Raspberry Pi Does What? | LUP 121

1:39:46 | Dec 2nd, 2015

A new trick up Fedora’s sleeve might be worth trying on your own Linux install, the new mini-pc revolution is here & the Raspberry Pi Zero brings it for $5. Adobe announces the death of Flash… Kind of. But we’ll share how to finish the job & truly ba...Show More
Episode 120: Budgie Jumping | LUP 120

1:46:11 | Nov 25th, 2015

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 & the problem with derivatives. GIMP turns 20 ...Show More
Episode 119: What’s Up Docker? | LUP 119

1:45:57 | Nov 18th, 2015

Have we gone too far with Docker? We channel our inner curmudgeon & discuss the Heartbleed sized elephant hanging out in Docker’s room. Plus why all the bad press around SteamOS might be missing the mark & our virtual LUG shares their hands on experi...Show More
Episode 118: Leaping Over Tumbleweed | LUP 118

1:37:40 | Nov 11th, 2015

New versions of openSUSE leap and Fedora have hit the web. The chairmen of openSUSE joins us to answer our hard questions & we follow up on Fedora 23. Plus the big upset with Debian this week, ransomware that targets Linux systems & way more than we...Show More
Episode 117: Does Slack MatterMost? | LUP 117

1:21:07 | Nov 4th, 2015

New Desktop Environment updates grab our attention & the trend to move open source projects towards Slack has us concerned. Plus how the VW emissions issue is great for hackers, an OggCamp recap & we light a candle for Fedora 23.
Episode 116: What's New MATE | LUP 116

1:31:40 | Oct 28th, 2015

Behind the scenes on Ubuntu MATE’s new features pushing the Ubuntu platform forward for traditional desktops, why Apple’s latest court case proves Richard Stallman was right about owning your own software & there is real debate about Xiaomi's new Lin...Show More
Episode 115: Open Production | LUP 115

1:35:37 | Oct 21st, 2015

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 & free infrastructure. Then our tips for producing great content & podcasts under Linux, plus a live ...Show More
Episode 114: KDE Connect All the Things | LUP 114

1:41:43 | Oct 14th, 2015

We take a look at some of the coolest technologies coming out of the Plasma desktop & finally a open source router you and your family can use. Then we share some of our favorite ncurses terminal based applications, you might just be surprised at how...Show More
Episode 113: Kernel of Truth | LUP 113

1:18:50 | Oct 7th, 2015

Performance tips for keeping your Linux install running like new, some basic tricks & some advanced tips. Why Microsoft’s new Surface Book might be able to run Linux & we reflect on the larger issues behind the recent public exits from the Linux Ke...Show More
Episode 112: Open Source Power Outlets | LUP 112

1:47:10 | Sep 30th, 2015

Noah hosts again while Chris is in the land of no service, also known as Utah! We talk about LibreOffice, Ubuntu's new Setup wizard, OpenSUSE's leap & more!
Episode 111: Completely Unplugged | LUP 111

1:30:37 | Sep 23rd, 2015

A special edition of the Unplugged show, Chris joins the Virtual LUG from the road & Noah and Wes host the show. They compare and contrast Fedora and Arch & the nice new features of Fedora 23. Then everyone has their own perspective on home automati...Show More
Episode 110: Return of the Localhost | LUP 110

59:27 | Sep 17th, 2015

We cover some great open source projects that help you live life off-line, as if you were online. We also discuss the upstream contributions from Munich & an awesome block level back up system. Plus some great feedback, a road trip update & more!
Episode 109: Who Will Build The Builders | LUP 109

1:05:41 | Sep 9th, 2015

Debian aims for reproducible builds of all packages. We’ll explain what that means & why other distributions might be jumping onboard with the idea. Plus impressive early performance results under Mir & Gnome’s 3.18’s best features you're not hearin...Show More
Episode 108: Insecurity by Design | LUP 108

1:07:19 | Sep 2nd, 2015

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? Details on the upcoming road show, Kubuntu's new look, sayin...Show More
Episode 107: Freedom Isn't Free | LUP 107

1:53:57 | Aug 26th, 2015

We celebrate the 24th birthday of Linux by looking back to it’s early days, discuss the new SSD optimized Linux file system, the rather normal things Linux is doing on Mainframes & how the community at large reacts to crowdfunding. Plus some great f...Show More
Episode 106: Connecting the Docks | LUP 106

56:26 | Aug 19th, 2015

Live from the floor of LinuxCon 2015 we capture Bruce Schneier’s take on hacking attribution, how HP enthusiastically supports Linux internally & our impressions of the big convention. Plus how Docker is going big this year & which type of Linux eve...Show More
Episode 105: Vulkan the Metal Slayer | LUP 105

1:17:00 | Aug 12th, 2015

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 & the nice new Linux exclusive features comin...Show More
Episode 104: Miles of WiFi | LUP 104

1:35:52 | Aug 6th, 2015

Ubuntu publishes their roadmap for the next few releases & we discuss what the future might hold for “Ubuntu Personal”. Plus the major challenges Linux gaming is facing. Then we’ve got insights from the experts on building robust wifi for your home,...Show More
Episode 103: OSCON Secret Sauce | LUP 103

1:36:19 | Jul 29th, 2015

Great interviews from the floor of OSCON 2015! How FastMail uses Linux, managing thousands of Apache instances, an open source Slack killer, Tizen on all the things & much more. Plus why the Ubuntu MATE project is dropping the Ubuntu Software, their...Show More
Episode 102: Canonical, Dell & AMD Games | LUP 102

1:32:43 | Jul 21st, 2015

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 & more!
Episode 101: Will Flash Be Trashed? | LUP 101

1:43:52 | Jul 15th, 2015

A renewed push to kill flash hits the web & we discuss the possible advantages for Linux users. A KDE user trying out Gnome for a week & the real issues he touches on. Plus your take on openSUSE’s big changes & follow up to our take on it.
Episode 100: Still Minty Fresh | LUP 100

56:22 | Jul 8th, 2015

We reflect on 100 episodes of LINUX Unplugged, the themes from episodes past & then review Linux Mint 17.2 Cinnamon edition. Then we’ll discuss an exciting new form factor for x86 based Ubuntu PCs & the exciting use cases for them.
Episode 99: Finger on the Pulse of Video | LUP 99

1:41:11 | Jul 1st, 2015

Will Pinos bring to Linux Video What PulseAudio did for audio? We discuss this major development that breaks during the show. Also, a great discussion about the new Linux Mint release that leads to a heated debate about the long-term usefulness of b...Show More
Episode 98: Not OK Google | LUP 98

1:27:26 | Jun 24th, 2015

We look at some tools that make installing Linux on multiple computers a snap, discuss our favorite backup and reload approaches & then debate the merits of Chromium auto-downloading a binary to enable users microphones. Plus a great interview with ...Show More
Episode 97: Better Open Source Options | LUP 97

1:58:22 | Jun 17th, 2015

What makes the Linux awesome? Community. This week we’ve got exclusive clips from SouthEast LinuxFest 2015 & an on the ground report from OpenTech 2015. Plus why open source needs to follow the Apple model and get started with students, creating val...Show More
Episode 96: Fedora's Bright Future | LUP 96

1:06:16 | Jun 10th, 2015

The Fedora Project Lead Matthew Miller joins us to discuss what’s coming up in Fedora 23 & reflect on Fedora 22. Plus Mark Shuttleworth unveils another device running Ubuntu, Angela stops by with a switch to Linux update, some quick story updates & ...Show More
Episode 95: Disjunctive Normal Fedora | LUP 95

1:48:31 | Jun 2nd, 2015

A follow up on our Fedora 22 review, including a few areas we missed. How Google’s Cardboard could kickstart open source VR & new features coming to Gnome 3.18. Plus our take on the state of openSUSE, why 2015 might really be the year of the Linux L...Show More
Episode 94: 11 Years of Linux Benchmarking | LUP 94

1:36:26 | May 27th, 2015

Michael Larabel joins us to discuss his initiative of daily automated performance benchmarking of some of the world's most important open source projects & reflects on 11 years of running Phoronix.com. Plus our first take on Fedora 22 & how we resol...Show More