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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.

    424: Space for Theming

    424: Space for Theming

    A serious problem is brewing in Desktop Linux that hasn't impacted end users yet, but will soon. We break down why distribution makers are getting upset and explain what's next.


    Plus, an update on Matrix and the recent upgrades we made to our server.
    Special Guests: Brent Gervais and Joshua Strobl.
    Sponsored By:
    Linode Cloud Hosting: A special offer for all Linux Unplugged Podcast listeners and new Linode customers, visit linode.com/unplugged, and receive $100 towards your new account. A Cloud Guru: By the end of this course, you will feel comfortable working with a large variety of networking tools and configurations to manage complex Linux networking implementations.Support LINUX Unplugged
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    Building an Alternative Ecosystem | Joshua Strobl — While we have been consistent in this vision, though certainly not without flaws in its execution, we have seen a significant shift from GNOME’s development efforts and vision being focused from their desktop experience, to a heavier focus on mobile-to-desktop application scalability and a more touch-oriented, almost iPadOS like user experience that does not (in our opinion) provide the most optimized experience for laptop and desktop users.The Truth they are not telling you about “Themes” – Rust in Peace — There seems to be some confusion when it comes to libadwaita’s stylesheet and coloring APIs.Red Hat’s Upstream Contributions Are Making For A Great Fedora Workstation 35 - Phoronix — Fedora Workstation 35 will hopefully be out at the end of October (currently the beta is running behind schedule) and when it does ship it's once again at the bleeding-edge of Linux features.GNOME 41 has new multitasking settings!SeaGL is coming up soon, and is virtual this year — November 5th & 6th, 2021This Week in MatrixSpaces: The next frontier — Using Spaces and Subspaces to build hierarchies effectively turns Matrix into a global decentralised filesystem for conversations and other real-time data!toger5/TheBoard — A collaborative Whiteboard powered by the [matrix] protocol and infrastucture.Matrix LiveCompressing Synapse database | Levans’ workshop — Anyone running a federating instance of the Matrix homeserver Synapse will likely have seen this: synapse is database-hungry. It tends to take a lot of space. In this post, I'm documenting how I shrunk my homeserver database from 100GB to a little under 8GB, during a long maintenance cleanup.Pick: Wayfire — Wayfire is a wayland compositor based on wlroots. It aims to create a customizable, extendable and lightweight environment without sacrificing its appearance.Garuda Wayfire Download

    • 1 hr 4 min
    423: What Makes a Linux User?

    423: What Makes a Linux User?

    Why it might be time to re-think who is and who is not a Linux user, plus we do a reality check on the state of Linux phones.
    Special Guest: Brent Gervais.
    Sponsored By:
    Linode Cloud Hosting: A special offer for all Linux Unplugged Podcast listeners and new Linode customers, visit linode.com/unplugged, and receive $100 towards your new account. A Cloud Guru: By the end of this course, you will feel comfortable working with a large variety of networking tools and configurations to manage complex Linux networking implementations.Support LINUX Unplugged
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    Email from Purism — As previously announced, we will be increasing prices for all new orders of the Librem 5 in stages (the phone will be priced at $1199 from all orders received on or after Nov 1st, 2021 and we expect this price to go upward to $1299 in March 2022) as component prices change and as we deliver greater quantities of product.Linux Phones | Madaidan’s Insecurities — Linux phones lack any significant security model and the points from the Linux article apply to Linux phones fully. There is not yet a single Linux phone with a sane security model.Linux kernel needs more phones and tablets, says developer — "Especially for guys even running upstream kernel on RPI CM4 like me, more ARM devices with upstream kernel support will just be more happiness. Not to mention this also means super long time support, way longer than the lifespan of those devices."Steam Deck dev-kits are on the move Valve say, as some already have it — "All packaged up and ready for devs! This is one of the limited batches of Steam Deck dev-kits heading out today for partners to test their games."POKE 756,224 on Twitter — @ChrisLAS I admire your quest to get Linux running on your Thinkpad with the same battery life and perf you get on Windows. I've gotta admit, I've given up and just run Windows on mine, and the ugly truth is that Windows 11 is, for my needs anyway, really nice!Pick: Flatseal — Flatseal is a graphical utility to review and modify permissions from your Flatpak applications.

    • 40 min
    422: The Fun Distro

    422: The Fun Distro

    We try out what might be the most fun Linux distribution around. It started as a laugh, but now we’re in love.


    Plus, the reunion road trip hits a bump, some community news, feedback, picks, and more.
    Special Guest: Brent Gervais.
    Sponsored By:
    Linode Cloud Hosting: A special offer for all Linux Unplugged Podcast listeners and new Linode customers, visit linode.com/unplugged, and receive $100 towards your new account. A Cloud Guru: Students will install and configure various use cases for Apache, Squid, and NGINX, including virtual hosts, proxy and reverse proxy servers, HTTPS/SSL, and load balancing. We’ll also discuss how to collect Apache metrics, as well as the differences between Apache and NGINX.Support LINUX Unplugged
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    The Light Phone — The Light Phone II is a premium, minimal phone. It will never have social media, clickbait news, email, an internet browser, or any other anxiety-inducing infinite feed.Ingenuity Is So Good, NASA’s Mars Helicopter Mission Just Got an Exciting Update — Given its stunning and unexpected success, NASA has extended Ingenuity's mission indefinitely.KDE’s Plasma Wayland Session Is “Finally Reaching Stability” Following Many Fixes — "Gazillions of bugfixes...Including many for the Plasma Wayland session! It’s finally reaching stability. I know it’s taken a while, but I think we’re very nearly there!"This week in KDE: gazillions of bugfixesNftables reaches 1.0 — The release of nftables 1.0.0 can be seen as a signal that it is time for the laggards to get more serious about making the switch. While it is hard to imagine iptables support being removed anytime soon, it's rather easier to foresee that enthusiasm for maintaining it will continue to wane. It only took 13 years, but this transition finally appears to be heading into its final stage.nftables wikiGaruda Linux — Garuda Linux is a rolling release distro based on Arch Linux, which ensures always getting the latest software updates.Garuda WhoogleGaruda StartpageStickers | Jupiter Broadcasting Garage SalePick: yt-dlp — A youtube-dl fork with additional features and fixes.Pick: ytmdl — A simple app to get songs from YouTube in mp3 format with artist name, album name etc from sources like iTunes, Spotify, LastFM, Deezer, Gaana etc.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    421: Server Savior Squad

    421: Server Savior Squad

    A surprise server outage at the studio requires we jump into action with a few last-minute solutions and deploy one of our favorite open-source tools.


    Plus some community news, handy picks, emails, and more. It's a special edition of the Unplugged show.
    Special Guest: Brent Gervais.
    Sponsored By:
    Linode Cloud Hosting: A special offer for all Linux Unplugged Podcast listeners and new Linode customers, visit linode.com/unplugged, and receive $100 towards your new account. New JB Stickers: Own a bit of Jupiter Broadcasting history, while making way for the new! A Cloud Guru: By the end of this course, you will feel comfortable working with a large variety of networking tools and configurations to manage complex Linux networking implementations.Support LINUX Unplugged
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    SCO v. IBM settlement deal is done — Documents filed in the Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware last week suggest a settlement payment of just $14.25 million will see the matter closed.ChrisLAS on Twitter — "My spot to record in Arizona today."Ventoy Adds a Web GUI — Ventoy now ships with a web-based graphical user interface since version 1.0.36.Ventoy — Ventoy is an open source tool to create bootable USB drive for ISO/WIM/IMG/VHD(x)/EFI files.“Apps For GNOME” Launches To Highlight GNOME Apps — There hasn't been a comprehensive, modern, user-friendly web-site for outlining all of the GNOME apps and inviting participation until now with this Apps for GNOME.Apps for GNOME — Discover the best Apps for GNOME.nebula — A scalable overlay networking tool with a focus on performance, simplicity and security.TheOrangeOne's Blog — Nebula mesh network - an introduction.Jon the Nice Guy's Blog — Nebula Offline Certificate Management with a Raspberry Pi using Bash.Nebula-Cert-Maker — A script that allows you to create new host certificates and keys.Gardiner Bryant on YouTube — I wasn't prepared for how much growth System76 has experienced in the year and a half since my last visit.Stickers | Jupiter Broadcasting Garage SalePick: psst — Fast and multi-platform Spotify client with native GUI.

    • 32 min
    420: Real People Are Out There

    420: Real People Are Out There

    We share some stories from our Denver meetup, the strange reason we found ourselves at a golf course, and some news you should know.
    Special Guest: Brent Gervais.
    Sponsored By:
    Linode Cloud Hosting: A special offer for all Linux Unplugged Podcast listeners and new Linode customers, visit linode.com/unplugged, and receive $100 towards your new account. New JB Stickers: Own a bit of Jupiter Broadcasting history, while making way for the new! A Cloud Guru: By the end of this course, you will feel comfortable working with a large variety of networking tools and configurations to manage complex Linux networking implementations.Support LINUX Unplugged
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    Brent Gervais on TwitterStickers | Jupiter Broadcasting Garage SaleJB TelegramRazer bug lets you become a Windows 10 admin by plugging in a mousejonhat on Twitter — Need local admin and have physical access? Plug a Razer mouse (or the dongle), windows Update will download and execute RazerInstaller as SYSTEM, then abuse elevated Explorer to open Powershell with Shift+Right click.Join us for dinner 4:30 local time at TheViewHouse in Colorado SpringsBtrfs Set To Land Support For IDMAPPED Mounts In Linux 5.15 — Back when IDMAPPED mounts functionality was added to the Linux kernel, the initial implementation came for FAT and EXT4. XFS support has also been in the works while now for Linux 5.15 the Btrfs support appears ready.IDMAPPED Mounts Aim For Linux 5.12 - Many New Use-Cases From Containers To Systemd-Homed — Idmapped mounts make it possible to easily share files between multiple users or multiple machines especially in complex scenarios. For example, idmapped mounts will be used in the implementation of portable home directories in systemd-homed.service(8) where they allow users to move their home directory to an external storage device and use it on multiple computers where they are assigned different uids and gids.FOSDEM 2021 - Idmapped Mountsbrauner/mount-idmapped — Helper utility to use IDMAPPED mounts until upstream support exists.Ubuntu 21.10 Systemd To Finally Ship With Cgroup v2 By Default — Ubuntu has been sticking to the legacy cgroup v1 hierarchy because their prized Snap support hasn't supported Cgroup v2. Upstream Snap still doesn't have the support yet but there are patches pending that are still expected to be merged this cycle.Fedora 35 To Support Restarting User Services On Package Upgrades — What this ultimately means is that user services like PipeWire can seamlessly restart when upgrading them via Fedora RPM updates rather than needing to manually do so or restarting the system for the upgrade to take effect.

    • 58 min
    419: What's Cookin' at System76

    419: What's Cookin' at System76

    Live from Denver, we chat with old friends and new. We get the inside scope on what has been going on at System76, and what's coming up next.


    Plus we catch up with a few members of our crew, and find out what Linux tech they're loving these days.
    Special Guests: Aaron Honeycutt, Alex Kretzschmar, Brent Gervais, Carl Richell, Cassidy James Blaede, chzbacon, and Ian Santopietro.
    Sponsored By:
    Linode Cloud Hosting: A special offer for all Linux Unplugged Podcast listeners and new Linode customers, visit linode.com/unplugged, and receive $100 towards your new account. A Cloud Guru: By the end of this course, you will feel comfortable working with a large variety of networking tools and configurations to manage complex Linux networking implementations.Support LINUX Unplugged
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    Gadgetbridge for android — Gadgetbridge is an Android (4.4+) application which will allow you to use your Pebble, Mi Band, Amazfit Bip and HPlus device (and more) without the vendor's closed source application and without the need to create an account and transmit any of your data to the vendor's servers.tldr: Collaborative cheatsheets for console commands — The tldr-pages project is a collection of community-maintained help pages for command-line tools, that aims to be a simpler, more approachable complement to traditional man pages.Energy Management in Home Assistant — Today’s release of Home Assistant Core 2021.8 contains a new energy dashboard. The goal is to make it super easy for users to get insight into their energy usage.Death of man pages? — "I'm seeing a sad pattern lately. Software for Linux is being distributed for Linux as containers such as flatpaks, appimages, etc. or as straight binaries but the documentation that come with these formats in very limited or non-existent. I've also not seen any applications distributed this way contain man pages."Jupiter Broadcasting Garage Sale Stickers

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