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An open show powered by community LINUX Unplugged takes the best attributes of open collaboration and focuses them into a weekly lifestyle show about Linux.


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Das Boot Manager | LUP 189

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Mar 21, 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!



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Celebrating Linux on Pi Day | LUP 188

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Mar 14, 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.

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CIA's Dank Trojans | LUP 187

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Mar 07, 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 Gnome at SCALE, take a look at Endless OS & ponder the Litebook.



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AWS Loses Its ShIOT | LUP 186

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Feb 28, 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!

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Plasma Injection | LUP 185

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Feb 21, 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 really hates after 25 years of Linux.



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Chilling with Kylin | LUP 184

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Feb 14, 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 kernel near you & more!



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Niche Distros Need Not Apply | LUP 183

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Feb 07, 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 critical & more!



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Death by Download | LUP 182

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Jan 31, 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!



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A Brisk MATE for Solus | LUP 181

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Jan 24, 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!



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The Theory of Liri | LUP 180

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Jan 17, 2017


We take a look at a material design influenced distribution, the FSF’s new high priority list & much more this week!

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Project Sputnik Interview | LUP 179

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Jan 10, 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!



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Big Sister is Watching | LUP 178

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Jan 03, 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!



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The Many Faces of Linux | LUP 177

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Dec 27, 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 kick back, settle in & enjoy the show!



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Shell-Shocked 2016 | LUP 176

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Dec 20, 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!

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Best of MATEs | LUP 175

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Dec 13, 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!



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Mesh of Thoughts | LUP 174

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Dec 06, 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 backup tools & more!



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Upgrade vs Nuke 'n Pave | LUP 173

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Wed, Nov 30, 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!



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It's Not X, It's Wayland | LUP 172

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Nov 22, 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 discuss benchmarking the “feel” of the Linux desktop.

Plus community updates & more!



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Uncontained Human Error | LUP 171

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Nov 15, 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!

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Nano Users Unite | LUP 170

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Wed, Nov 09, 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!



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Apple's Out Of Touch Bar | LUP 169

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Nov 01, 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 ton of great projects & more!



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Linux Shadow Force | LUP 168

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Oct 25, 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!

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Livepatch Bait & Switch | LUP 167

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Oct 18, 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 and misconceptions & ponder the role of Free Software in a world that doesn't care.



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Linux Winter Developments | LUP 166

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Oct 11, 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.



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In OpenDaylight | LUP 165

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Oct 04, 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.

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Dial Up Linux | LUP 164

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Wed, Sep 28, 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!



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Games of Linux Future | LUP 163

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Sep 20, 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 Canonical hiring Wimpy, if your SSH password revealed when you attempt to connect to the wrong server, gander at the Nextcloud box & much more!



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Linux Flying High | LUP 162

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Sep 13, 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 excited about the crazy USB/IP Project & more!



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A Real Pain in the Flash | LUP 161

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Sep 06, 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 distro.



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Binary Decisions | LUP 160

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Aug 30, 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 get Ubuntu Touch on an Android Meizu Pro 5, some big project updates, the SteamOS problem & more!



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All Wimpy's Vault! | LUP 159

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Aug 23, 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 based phone OS.

It’s a packed episode!



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Happy Birthday Debian | LUP 158

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Aug 16, 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 working on a MacBook by the end of the show & lots of community updates!



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SSH: Heaven or Shell | LUP 157

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Aug 09, 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 takes on using Zim Wiki and TagSpaces to manage you local, secure notes.



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Your Media Just Got Served | LUP 156

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Aug 02, 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 forcing TP-Link to support open source firmwares, reverse tethering for Android, a quick look at Mint 18 XFCE edition & a lot more!



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Snappy Collaboration | LUP 155

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Jul 26, 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 projects they’d audit if given the means & why.

Plus great updates from all around open source & the Starbound server challenge!



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Pragmatic Idealism | LUP 154

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Jul 19, 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, tons of updates from our favorite projects & the disturbing news about Chrome.



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One NAT to Rule Them | LUP 153

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Jul 12, 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.org developer, Solus goes rolling, Unity on Windows & building a long-term financially sustainable open source product.



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To .NET or to .NOT? | LUP 152

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Jul 05, 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 just what "Microsoft ? Linux" really means.

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Universal Divide | LUP 151

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Jun 28, 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!

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War of the Packages | LUP 150

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Jun 21, 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!

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Snaps are Go! | LUP 149

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Jun 14, 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 Beta of Loki.

Then we try out Snap packages & discuss needs to happen next to really make them take off as the standard universal Linux installer.



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Mind on my Cloud & Cloud on my Mind | LUP 148

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Jun 07, 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 reading between the lines & more!



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The Talking Gnome | LUP 147

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, May 31, 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!



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Snap, Flaps & Package Drops | LUP 146

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, May 24, 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 going to want to wait on that systemd upgrade, funding projects with a rocky past, the big thing about Mycroft no one is talking about & we try out Mycroft on the desktop.



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BuzzwordFS | LUP 145

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, May 17, 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 be doing to improve open source, but maybe we’re all feeling a little too entitled!



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Flavorless Mint | LUP 144

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, May 10, 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.



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Can't Contain Linux | LUP 143

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, May 03, 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 this.

Hands on with the HTC Vive under Linux, DuckDuckGo supporting their favorite open source, the goals for Ubuntu 16.10 & much more!



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Long Term Disappointment | LUP 142

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Apr 26, 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.



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16.04 and Shut Your Face | LUP 141

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Apr 19, 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 hands on with the Bq Ubuntu Tablet & more!



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Blame Popey for ZFS | LUP 140

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Apr 12, 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 interesting insights.

Then we discuss the big updates to XFCE, the HTC Vive's lack of Linux support & Chris finally sets up Traccar, a self hosted location tracking server & discovers it’s surprising limitation.



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Virtual Bondage | LUP 139

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Apr 05, 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 bunch of project updates & much more!



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Better than Linux | LUP 138

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Mar 29, 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 Windows & a lot more!



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Kool as Breeze KDE | LUP 137

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Mar 22, 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 of open source Skype killers.

Also our thoughts on ubuntuBSD, open source GPS tracking, Nvidia shipping Wayland support & more!



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There's a Snap for That | LUP 136

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Mar 15, 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 traditional desktop environment adopts a controversial UI modern element, the new generation of “perfect” Linux laptops & more!



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Microsoft's SeQueL to Linux | LUP 135

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Mar 08, 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 transparently run Android apps on your Linux desktop & more!



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Pi 3: The Next Generation | LUP 134

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Mar 01, 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 distro funding model & much more!



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Apollo Has Landed | LUP 133

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Feb 23, 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 create as a community to solve the bigger problems, updates from some of our favorite open source projects, and chat about Beep Beep Yarr, and more!



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Librem 15 is FAN-tastic! | LUP 132

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Feb 16, 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 security bug you need to patch for right away & more!



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Terminal Tackle Box | LUP 131

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Feb 09, 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 look at a new app that combines Plex with Popcorn Time & the awesome new features we just all got as Linux users!



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The Six Rings of Ubuntu | LUP 130

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Feb 02, 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!



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Shaky Linux Foundations | LUP 129

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Jan 26, 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, AMD’s plans for the open future, some updates from some of our favorite projects, stories from SCALE14x & more!



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Is that a server in your pocket? | LUP 128

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Jan 19, 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!

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Sorry, I don't do Windows | LUP 127

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Jan 12, 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 & using tech support opportunities to be an open source ambassador.



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Mycroft Action Show | LUP 126

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Jan 05, 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!



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Slaving for Red Star OS | LUP 125

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Dec 29, 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 rumored new Firefox OS powered hardware.



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Linux’s Amazing Year | LUP 124

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Dec 22, 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 a very special edition of LINUX Unplugged.



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Mycroft and Chilli | LUP 123

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Dec 15, 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 their open source artificial intelligence project, their new official partnership with Ubuntu & more.

Then we discuss the major partnership between LibreOffice & OwnCloud, the cool OwnCloud hardware that could develop into a consumer device.

Plus some major project updates, community feedback & more!



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Thunderclouds around Thunderbird | LUP 122

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Dec 08, 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 from your mobile to your Linux desktop & SpiderOak ditches Google.

Plus we review the new CrossOver 15 & discuss how this Linux desktop app works like no other. What nice features it offers over PlayOnLinux & standard WINE, why it's not quite like other commercial software for Linux & more!



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Raspberry Pi Does What? | LUP 121

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Dec 01, 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 banish flash from your Linux rig.

Plus open source gaming just got an upgrade, GIMP has some fancy & more!



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Budgie Jumping | LUP 120

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Nov 24, 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 this week and we ask if it’s just time to accept that some OSS projects will never topple their commercial competitor & why that’s just fine by us. We’re still thankful for the GIMP.



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What’s Up Docker? | LUP 119

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Wed, Nov 18, 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 experiences with openSUSE LEAP!

Plus some important follow up, a few surprises & a dead UPS!



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Leaping Over Tumbleweed | LUP 118

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Nov 10, 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 can fit into this description!



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Does Slack MatterMost? | LUP 117

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Nov 03, 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.



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What's New MATE | LUP 116

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Oct 27, 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 Linux laptop.

Plus the big EFF win that’s great for Linux users, the big problems facing x86 that are a wake up call to distro makers & more!



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Open Production | LUP 115

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Oct 20, 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 unboxing & demo of the new Steam Controller.

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KDE Connect All the Things | LUP 114

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Oct 13, 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 modern these terminal apps are!

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Kernel of Truth | LUP 113

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Oct 06, 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 Kernel development team & more!



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Open Source Power Outlets | LUP 112

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Wed, Sep 30, 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!

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Completely Unplugged | LUP 111

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Wed, Sep 23, 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 automation, from security to convenience. We have a great discussion about the broader ramifications of home automation.

Then we wrap it all up with some closing thoughts on using Linux & open source to live offline, like you're online.



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Return of the Localhost | LUP 110

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Wed, Sep 16, 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!



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Who Will Build The Builders | LUP 109

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Sep 08, 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 hearing about.



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Insecurity by Design | LUP 108

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Sep 01, 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, saying goodbye to an old friend & some Go powered retro feedback.



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Freedom Isn't Free | LUP 107

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Aug 25, 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 follow up, some great discussion & much more!



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Connecting the Docks | LUP 106

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Wed, Aug 19, 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 event is right for you.



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Vulkan the Metal Slayer | LUP 105

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Aug 11, 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 coming to Firefox.

Plus we revisit file syncing under Linux & discuss the really great options that have cropped up recently.



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Miles of WiFi | LUP 104

chris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)Author: Jupiter Broadcasting
Wed, Aug 05, 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, enterprise or even large events… Powered by Linux!



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OSCON Secret Sauce | LUP 103

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Jul 28, 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 replacement, the vLUG’s thoughts on Plasma Mobile, a Skunkworks project straight out of Las Vegas & more!



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Canonical, Dell & AMD Games | LUP 102

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Mon, Jul 20, 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!

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Will Flash Be Trashed? | LUP 101

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Jul 14, 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.



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Still Minty Fresh | LUP 100

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Jul 07, 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.



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Finger on the Pulse of Video | LUP 99

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Jun 30, 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 boring distributions & why we Linux advocates might think they are more useful than they truly are.

Plus some big follow up, the Mumble room gets unplugged & much more!



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Not OK Google | LUP 98

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Jun 23, 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 the Openoid project from SELF2015 & more!



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Better Open Source Options | LUP 97

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Jun 16, 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 value around open source & how Red Hat stays connected to the community.



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Fedora's Bright Future | LUP 96

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Jun 09, 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 & more!



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Disjunctive Normal Fedora | LUP 95

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Mon, Jun 01, 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 Laptop & much, much more!



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11 Years of Linux Benchmarking | LUP 94

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, May 26, 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 resolved some rough edges, the best new options for new users that require Microsoft Office under Linux & more!



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Rollback Romanticism | LUP 93

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, May 19, 2015


After an Ubuntu update goes really bad Chris reflects on how snappy, a transactionally updated version of Ubuntu, could have avoided this problem.

Plus a review of the System76 Meerkat PC, Russia plans to fork Sailfish OS & more!



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Linux Wife, Happy Life. | LUP 92

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, May 12, 2015


We get an update on our resident Mac users switch to Linux & the challenges she's run into. Ubuntu makes a deal with Microsoft and promises to ship snappy on the Internet of Things, but what the heck is a Snap package? And is it truly a transactional system?

Plus hints on how Debian PPAs might work, the world's first $9 Linux rig & much more!



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Open Source Kollaboration | LUP 91

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, May 05, 2015


Aaron Seigo joins us to discuss the Kolab project, open source’s genuine answer to Microsoft Exchange and other groupware solutions. We also discuss the Roundcube project’s fundraiser & possible integration with Kolab.

Plus our Virtual LUG reviews Ubuntu 15.04, and we discuss what’s so desktop focused about Ubuntu 15.10 & much, much more!



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How The Fest Was Fun | LUP 90

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Apr 28, 2015


Exclusive interviews from the floor of LinuxFest Northwest 2015, meet the man who brought Netflix to Linux & changed the WINE project forever, how Intel builds the MinnowBoard for Linux, the state of ZFS on Linux & how we had so much fun it just might be illegal.

Plus a quick look at the new KDE Plasma update, Telegram’s surprising popularity & more!



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Oh Deere, RMS was Right | LUP 89

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Apr 21, 2015


Manufactures claims software integrated with hardware means the end user never truly owns the device, and simply owns a license to use it. Our panel discusses the real world ramifications of this.

Plus MacBook Linux woes, the quick look at the ThinkPad Yoga 3 running Linux, the biggest systemd myth busted & more!



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Churning Over Btrfs | LUP 88

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Apr 14, 2015




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btrfs Meltdown | LUP 87

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Apr 07, 2015


After yet another gotcha takes down a critical Linux workstation, is it officially time to consider avoiding btrfs when it matters?

Plus what happened to the Evolve OS project & why they are now called Solus.



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Evolve Your OS | LUP 86

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Mar 31, 2015


The proprietor of Evolve OS stops by to discuss what makes Evolve OS a unique Linux desktop & the challenges smaller projects face getting coverage and attention.

Plus a look at tiny powerful Linux hardware gadget that we think might be worth backing, a debate about “the look” of Linux apps & more!



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Give the Kids Linux | LUP 85

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Mar 24, 2015


Will Secure Boot hamper boutique Linux distributions and hurt desktop Linux innovation? Our panel debates. Also getting started with Linux the right way.

Plus a recap of the first ever Kansas Linux Fest, our errata, your feedback & more!



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On the Verge of Convergence | LUP 84

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Mar 17, 2015


We get the scoop on how Ubuntu Touch plans to tackle Android’s market share & the challenges involved in moving some of our favorite desktop Linux apps to Ubuntu touch.

Plus what makes the perfect laptop for our crew, why the future of Btrfs looks very bright & an Ubuntu MATE Update.



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Numixing Fedora | LUP 83

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Mar 10, 2015


Ozon OS promises to make Fedora approachable for the rest of us, Ubuntu makes the switch to systemd & then we’ll debate the likely effectiveness of the new Linux Kernel development “Code of Conflict”.

Plus feedback, story updates & more!



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Ubuntu MATE Gets Legit | LUP 82

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Mar 03, 2015


We round out our SCALE13x coverage with a few more exclusive interviews, then get an update on the fast growing Ubuntu MATE project.

Plus a look back at Gnome 1.0’s release, Firefox OS on a pocket watch, the great wearable debate & much more!



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Unplugging the Past | LUP 81

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Feb 24, 2015


Join us as we peer into the past and revisit some big topics!

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ARMed with Arch | LUP 80

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Feb 17, 2015


One of the core developers of Arch Linux ARM joins us to chat about this rapidly developing platform, how Arch is used in ARM deployments & their relationship with the main Arch project.

Plus an update on Ubuntu Phone & the first fully sandboxed portable Linux desktop app is demoed this week. How is it different than what we’ve seen before? And how far away might it be? We debate.



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Ubuntu Calling | LUP 79

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Feb 10, 2015


The first Ubuntu phone goes on sale tomorrow & we ask all the interesting questions you might have been wondering. The details on the launch of the phone, some of the great apps & what’s still missing.

Plus the new Raspberry Pi hates being flashed & we read a quick batch of great emails.



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Straight Outta FOSDEM | LUP 78

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Feb 03, 2015


FOSDEM just wrapped up, where thousands of developers & enthusiasts of free & open source software gather to talk all things Linux.

Plus we drool over the new Raspberry Pi 2 & ask if B+ buyers got a little screwed.



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Vivaldi, The Fourth Browser | LUP 77

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Jan 27, 2015


A new browser called Vivaldi is on the scene with Linux support out of the box. Our virtual lug makes the case why it might be worth giving a try!

Plus a quick Linux laptop update, a surprise for Matt, your feedback & more!



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Building a Better Gnome | LUP 76

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Jan 20, 2015


Christian Hergert the creator of Gnome Builder joins us to discuss his projects funding campaign, quitting his full time job to work on open source & answering a major concern of developers looking to target Linux.

Ubuntu announces their Internet of Things OS, we’re a bit skeptical & Linus takes a firm stance on public disclosure of vulnerabilities and Kernel documentation.



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Obviously Linux's Fault | LUP 75

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Jan 13, 2015


It’s a new year & a new round of Linux bashing. But are some of the criticism corrects? Can we handle a little tough love as a community for the collective good? We debate.

Plus the 4 best new Linux distributions to watch in 2015, a MATE love story & an Arch victory.



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Proprietary Exodus | LUP 74

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Jan 06, 2015


During a recent passionate speech Richard Stallman said users of proprietary software are victims, we’ll debate of that’s true & play other clips from his speech.

Then we’ll look at the recent exodus of Mac developers, ponder if this a trend worth paying attention to & if Linux is ready to take advantage of it.

Plus the pants debt comes due, your feedback & much more!



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Predicting 2015 | LUP 73

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Dec 30, 2014


Our bold predictions for Linux & open source over 2015. Thought provoking, sometimes a bit inspired or maybe just plain wrong, this edition of Unplugged promises to entertain.

Plus what goes into making a great & secure messaging system & more!



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Best of LUP 2014 | LUP 72

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Dec 23, 2014


We look back on some of the rants and events of 2014. Wether it's systemd, mir, tox, ubuntu or anything else, we covered lots of major events this year!

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Fedora Takes the Lead | LUP 71

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Dec 16, 2014


Our virtual LUG reviews Fedora 21 & why we’ve just witnessed one of the most ambitious transformation of any Linux distro of 2014.

Plus Dustin Kirkland from Canonical answers if Ubuntu Snappy could be the future of the entire Ubuntu project & what’s coming soon from the Xonotic project.



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Next Gen Fedora | LUP 70

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Dec 09, 2014


Fedora’s project lead joins us to discuss today’s Fedora 21 release, the possibility of the project switching to an Intel style Tick-Tock release & what Fedora 22 might look like.

Plus what the Ubuntu Snappy Core announcement means, why it’s a big deal & why it could be amazing for the desktop one day.

Then was 2014 the year Roku killed XMBC for us?



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Perfect Linux Laptop | LUP 69

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Dec 02, 2014


The founder of Purism Librem 15, a laptop that promises to respect your freedom and be the perfect Linux machine joins us to discuss the hardware, software & goals of the project & how he hopes to encourage manufacturers to free the entire stack. But are the goals of this project too ambitions? We’ll ask!

Plus CoreOS announces Rocket, a new Docker competitor that we’re very excited about & more!



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Linux Powered Schools | LUP 68

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Nov 25, 2014


We’re joined by a classroom full of special guests, we talk with the students from Penn Manor School District, where they’ve given every high school student a Linux laptop & integrated the students into the help desk. We get the inside scope on the challenges, roadblocks & successes of this large desktop Linux deployment.

Plus a preview of our upcoming interview with Mark Shuttleworth & his take on the recent criticism and exodus from Debian & getting started in a Linux career.



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Debian Community Divided | LUP 67

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Nov 18, 2014


We recap the recent mini-exodus in the Debian project & discuss how the tone of discussion around systemd has had some terrible consequences. We follow that with some concrete ideas of what we can do to change that tone.

Plus we take a stroll down fantasy lane and wave our magic wands and solve our top three Linux pain points, some great follow up & much more.



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Firefox gets Unplugged | LUP 66

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Nov 11, 2014


The crew took the Firefox challenge & we follow up, we reflect on 10 years of Firefox, their early Linux support & the growing competition from Webkit.

Gnome raised money to defend it’s Trademark from Groupon, which has quickly raised the white flag. Is this instant groundswell of support the dawn of a new community attitude towards Gnome?

Plus an exciting first live on the show, tons of great feedback & more!



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OpenSUSE Followup | LINUX Unplugged 65

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Nov 04, 2014


We follow up on our review of openSUSE 13.2 & discuss how life on the rolling side has been going for some of our LUG members.

Plus the hardware box that promises to replace your password manager & we say goodbye to the Linux Outlaws.



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SeaGL & OLF Roundup | LINUX Unplugged 64

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Oct 28, 2014


Our interviews from SeaGL 2014, a grassroots technical conference dedicated to spreading awareness and knowledge about the GNU/Linux community and free/libre/open-source. Special guest Angela Fisher joins us to discuss getting women involved with Linux and technology general.

Plus our fun stories from Ohio LinuxFest 2014, a few closing thoughts, your feedback & much more!



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For Forks Sake | LUP 63

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Oct 21, 2014


Is it time to fork Debian? Some Unix veterans do, and we discuss. The Linux Grandma joins us to discuss Kubuntu, KDE’s outreach, and Google Summer of Code.

Plus Microsoft says they really love Linux, Steam’s secret weapon against Windows & much more!



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Unifying Linux Software | LUP 62

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Oct 14, 2014


We discuss how one software center for all distributions would work & which existing solutions are the closest.

Plus looking forward to some new Ubuntu apps & how Linux bit Lightworks right in the memory manager.



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Don’t Feed the Soap Opera | LUP 61

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Oct 07, 2014


The Linux community is at each others throats this week, from Lennart Poettering’s well intentioned rant, to the rage quit of GamingOnLinux’s lead writer. You’d think it was high school all over again. But what’s the larger ramifications of this public fight & what causes them?

Plus can we put the blame at the feet of Linus Torvalds? Our thoughts on structuring a productive community, your emails & much more!



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Calm Before the Storm | LINUX Unplugged 60

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Sep 30, 2014


Today’s show is full of robust discussion as your hosts discuss the recent criticism over our coverage of Ubuntu 14.10, the general reaction to Shellshock & the Netflixification of Photoshop on Chromebooks.

Plus picking the best distro for getting a job, a little more XFCE chat & much more!



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Dead Desktop Walking | LUP 59

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Sep 23, 2014


Debian moves to make Gnome the default desktop, is XFCE going the way of the Dodo bird? Our living debate will try to get to the bottom of the big elephant in the room.

Plus Red Hat announces its refocusing on the very thing Canonical makes all its money from & why we may be on the precipice of a massive new competition between the two companies.



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Cult of Community | LUP 58

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Sep 16, 2014


Is the role of “Community Manager” a fraud perpetrated by companies trying to exploit the fruits for their community? We debate if things are really that black and white, and how a community advocate can make all the difference.

Then we discuss your systemd follow up, the various desktops touch screen features, Microsoft buying Minecraft, and the recent purchase of openSUSE’s parent company Attachmate.



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systemd Haters Busted | LUP 57

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Sep 09, 2014


The majority of systemd hate appears to be coming from just two sources. At least that’s what we suspect & call them out.

Plus a review of OpenMediaVault and how it compares to FreeNAS, a quick look at Tox & what the heck is Fedora’s DNF?



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One Packager for All | LUP 56

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Sep 02, 2014


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!



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LinuxCon 2014 Unplugged | LUP 55

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Aug 26, 2014


We’ve got exclusive interviews from LinuxCon 2014, learn about Linux in big networking, what the future holds for SUSE & much more.

Plus, are you feeling a bit down? Maybe it’s because Linux users are being told to shut up about Desktop Linux & move on. We’ll discuss why this an absurdly short sighted idea.



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Microsoft's Munich Man | LINUX Unplugged 54

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Aug 19, 2014


Sam from the Moka project stops by to chat about the business of making Linux look better. Then we get into the role open source plays in self driving cars.

Plus we bust some of the FUD around Munich’s much reported plan to abandon Linux and switch back to Windows.



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Ubuntu with Rodent | LUP 53

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Aug 12, 2014


The new Beta of ElementaryOS has shipped and we discuss where they are heading, the problems with their community interaction, and the genius move they are taking with some tricky hardware support.

Plus the long term cost of Ubuntu Touch becoming successful, using ZFS on Linux successfully, and much more!



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CRUX Interview | LUP 52

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Aug 05, 2014


Our team reviews the famous CRUX Linux and we discuss this unique distribution with one of its long time developers.

Plus details about Fedora COPR and is Desktop Linux stuck in an uncanny valley? We debate.



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OSCON Behind The Story | LUP 51

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Jul 29, 2014


We’ve got more exclusive interviews from OSCON 2014, and then debate if fragmentation is simply the result of winning.

Plus why the Linux community needs a reality check about the popularity of Apple’s MacBook, and how poor the solutions are for MacBook owners who want to run Linux.



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Linux Look-Back | LUP 50

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Jul 22, 2014


We look back at five years of Linux memories, and reminisce about the bad old days of the Linux desktop.

Then the exciting future for PC-BSD, and it’s new unique desktop.

Plus our favorite ways to track performance, desktop Linux app containers that are already here and shipping and much more!



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Rapid Fire Journalism | LINUX Unplugged 49

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Jul 15, 2014


We chat about our time with the new Plasma 5 desktop from KDE, then using the latest situation with Manjaro we discuss the poor state of Linux news, root causes, and what the real solution is that has major ramifications for the open source community.

Plus some fantastic feedback, a Command Line challenge update and our big plans for next week!



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KaOS Theory | LUP 48

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Jul 08, 2014


We chat with Jos Poortvliet about the future of KDE, Plasma 5 Desktop, then review a KDE distribution with a direction: KaOS.

Plus: The great news for the Blender project, our OSCON plans and much more!



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Desktopaholics Anonymous | LUP 47

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Jul 01, 2014


We come clean on our struggle with loving every Linux desktop, until we start up the hate. Plus we discuss the huge news for CoreOS and take a closer look at OwnCloud 7’s server-to-server syncing.

Plus troubleshooting KDE sound problems, and a new community initiative!



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SouthEast LinuxFest Unplugged | LUP 46

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Jun 24, 2014


We’ve got another round of great exclusive interviews from the floor of SouthEast LinuxFest 2014.

Find out why Slackware is still going strong, the BSD kindness brigade & more!



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The Triple-Boot Phone | LUP 45

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Jun 17, 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!



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Bedrock: A New Paradigm | LUP 44

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Jun 10, 2014


The founder of Bedrock Linux joins us to discuss their ambitious distribution that lets you utilize the userland of all your favorite distributions at once

Plus Alienware slaps Linux users in the face with a dead fish, your feedback, and more!



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Mint 17: Fresh or Stagnant? | LUP 43

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Jun 03, 2014


We’ll take a look at the new features of Linux Mint 17, and discuss the new Cinnamon release. Then we’ll debate if distro derivatives are a bad thing.

Plus: Is Red Hat too over controlling of Gnome? Candidates for the Gnome Foundation’s board think so, we’ll discuss.



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Fine Wine or Sour Ports | LUP 42

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, May 27, 2014


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!



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Arch’s Uprising | LUP 41

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, May 20, 2014


Is this the year of Arch? We dig through the results from our listener home server survey, and compare our audience’s answers with another recent large survey, and find some surprising results.

Plus how the “Power Linux User” is underrepresented by developer attention, and we share some Linux switching stories that go horribly wrong!



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Developers Get Qt | LUP 40

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, May 13, 2014


We chat with two of the LXQt developers, and find out what’s behind this major undertaking. Then we discuss our favorite packages for a Linux home server, and the brand new Ubuntu Orange cluster box.

Plus your feedback, our follow up, and much more!



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Fragmentation Timebomb | LUP 39

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, May 06, 2014


In the not too distant future the Linux desktop will face a landscape comprised of users running Wayland, Mir, and X11. Ubuntu will be rolling out their first generation Qt based desktop environment, and developers are crying fragmentation.

But how would we shape the future if we could wave a magic wand? And is fragmentation a real problem in practice?

Plus: Our thoughts on Magea, producing video content on Linux, and much more!



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The Rest of the Fest | LUP 38

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Apr 29, 2014


We had a chance to chat with folks from Firefox, the EFF, SUSE, and more. Plus we discuss the real benefits to Linux conventions like LinuxFest Northwest.

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Client Side Drama | LUP 37

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Apr 22, 2014


The GTK camp is pushing hard for Client Side Decorations, but there are some major drawbacks on non-Gnome desktops. We discuss the pros and cons, and if this is going to lead to a new kind of desktop Linux fragmentation.

Plus our thoughts on the best password managers, your follow up, and more!



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Beware of Underdog | LUP 36

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Apr 15, 2014


Are boutique distributions a bag of hurt for new users?

We love a good underdog, but sometimes our excitement gets the best of us and we recommend something that’s not appropriate for a switcher to land on.

Plus some quick thoughts on the beating open source is taking as fallout from the Heartbleed bug.



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Windows eXPired | LUP 35

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Apr 08, 2014


XP support ends today and we’ll celebrate the occasion by debating what prevents technical users switching to Linux, address some common myths, and set a course for our new howto show.

Plus why Chase and Matt are wrong about DS9, blaming choice, your feedback, and more!



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Drive-By Advice | LUP 34

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Apr 01, 2014


We debate the validity of recent anti-Linux comments made on a Leo Laporte's nationally syndicated “Tech Guy” radio show, and the more subtle and larger “built-in bias” many in the tech community still hold towards Linux.

Plus: Your follow up on the Mir/Wayland topic, Ubuntu’s Amazon lens goes opt-in, and more!



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Graphical Civil War | LUP 33

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Mar 25, 2014


Is devastating fragmentation going to doom Desktop Linux, can a case for multiple display servers?

Don’t care about the display server? We’ll make the case why you need to care, and why the biggest community confrontation could be brewing.



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Do Me a SolydXK | LUP 32

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Mar 18, 2014


The co-founders of SoyldXK join us to discuss their origins, what they focus on, how they hope to make a profit, and what the future might hold.

Plus we have some “solid” AutoCAD replacements for Linux, your emails, and more!



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Ubuntu Punching Bag | LUP 31

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Mar 11, 2014


Is the Linux community’s animosity towards Ubuntu turning away new switchers? We’ll analyze what has the community so upset, and how that can color a new Linux users first impressions.

Plus Vale promise to make transitioning from DirectX to OpenGL much easier, but we have our doubts, and why Wil Wheaton loves his Mac but plays with his Linux.



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Talkin' Tox | LUP 30

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Mar 04, 2014


Two developers from the TOX project, an open source secure Skype killer join us to discuss their new project, the future, and how they hope to become your new messaging system.

Plus getting more battery life out of a Linux laptop, the Steam problem, and your feedback.



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The Klementine Squeeze | LUP 29

chris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)Author: Jupiter Broadcasting
Tue, Feb 25, 2014


A cautionary tale for anyone thinking about starting their own Linux distribution, and then we’ll put it all out on the table and discuss our ideas and goals for Howto Linux, and take the live feedback of our virtual LUG.

Plus should we trust Valve? Your feedback, and more!



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Neckbeard Entitlement Factor | LUP 28

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Feb 18, 2014


Michael Hall from Canonical joins us to discuss his personal views on what he’s coined the new 80/20 rule for open source. Are the consumers of open source the biggest hurdle to projects becoming sustainable?

Plus Valve might looking at your DNS history, getting young users to try Linux, and your feedback!



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Debian's systemd Decision | LUP 27

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Feb 11, 2014


One of the bumpier chapters in Debian’s history looks to be drawing to a close, at least for now. But what was all the drama about? And where do things stand now? We’ll dig into the latest developments in the Debian init system debate.

Plus inspiring a new generation to use Linux, your emails, and more!



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MATE Mythbusting | LUP 26

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Feb 04, 2014


The MATE Desktop is about to see some big improvements, we bring on Martin Wimpress from the MATE project to discuss his new MATE Live CD, and what the future holds for MATE.

Plus our renewed commitment to improving the state of Linux news, and the recent mistake that has Chris green with Hulk Rage!



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Culture of Shiny | LUP 25

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Jan 28, 2014


Aaron Seigo joins us to call out the new and shiny culture that’s pervasive in the free software community. And even your own humble hosts have been afflicted with from time to time.

The reality is users want new features, but hate reduced functionality. And often free software developers want to build something new. But what is the cost of this constant form of “progress”?

How do we shift value from new and shiny, to tried and true to help enable wider free software adoption?



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FUD for Thought | LUP 24

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Jan 21, 2014


The battle lines have been drawn and the assault against upstart is in full force. We’ll discuss the heat being put on Canonical, the CLA, and upstart with our virtual LUG.

Then we’ll bust some Linux switching FUD that’s been popping up with more and more Windows users fleeing the sinking ship.



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Google Invades Your Nest | LUP 23

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Jan 14, 2014


We follow up on some of the most innovative Linux powered devices at CES, and this discuss Google buying Nest Labs. Is the future of the “Internet of Things” locked down to proprietary devices running locked down software? And what are the ramifications for the home?

Plus some practical thoughts on Steam OS, 4k Displays coming to Linux, a new way to interface with your PC, and your feedback.



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Hurd Mentality | LUP 22

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Jan 07, 2014


Does building by group consensus slow down open source innovation? We’ll look at some big choices Debian is facing and debate if some stronger leadership might produce more expedient and practical results.

Plus: We’ll discuss the CentOS team joining Red Hat, and drool over some Steam Box hardware, read emails, and much more!



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Unplugging 2013 | LUP 21

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Dec 31, 2013


In the final moments of 2013 our virtual LUG shares their expectations and predictions for 2014. We’ll debate some of the most anticipated changes.

Plus a frank Slackware discussion, rolling Ubuntu is back again, your emails, and more!



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Fidel Chromecastro | LUP 20

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Dec 24, 2013


Chromecast has been called the gadget of the year, but are the better options? Or is a simple, low cost, Linux powered gadget the ultimate living room solution? We’ll debate where it stacks up compared to XMBC, Plex, and others.

Plus: Some insights into why Canonical might be looking to License their Binary repos to the Mint projects, your feedback, and more!



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Fixing Linux Support | LUP 19

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Dec 17, 2013


Experienced Linux users may soon be finding a new call on their talents to help new users switching to Linux. But with services like Stackexchange, Google+ Helpouts, and more is it time to reboot the way we provide support to new Linux users?

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Hugs for LUGs | LUP 18

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Dec 10, 2013


Have IRC chat rooms, forums, reddit, and Google Hangouts killed the local Linux Users Group? We’ll share our ideas to reboot the LUG and make them relevant for the modern Linux user.

PLUS: Your follow up thoughts on the perfect swap setup, feedback, and much more!



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Swap It Outta Here | LUP 17

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Wed, Dec 04, 2013


Do you run without swap? This week we reach into the topic grab bag and debate to swap or not to swap, the reasons long timer Linux users are switching to BSD, and what’s wrong with our Sailfish OS coverage.

Plus we’ll some perspective from a new Linux user on what she ran into, your emails, and more!



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Meet the Dockers | LUP 16

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Nov 26, 2013


A new version of Docker was just released, we bring on the CTO and Founder of Docker to chat about the big features all Linux users can look forward to.

Plus building the perfect Linux workstation, your feedback, and much more!



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Don’t Switch to Linux | LUP 15

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Nov 19, 2013


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.

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Negative in the Practical Dimension | LUP 14

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Nov 12, 2013


This week we’ll use the lens of some recent technical meltdowns to discuss this age old struggle of pragmatism vs idealism.

Sometimes the practical choice kicks you in the butt, and you regret ignoring your ideals. And sometimes the free choice can’t do the job. This is a balance Linux users find themselves in more most technology users.



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Dark Mail: A New Hope | LINUX Unplugged 13

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Nov 05, 2013


What is the Dark Mail Alliance? We’ll dig into how it’s more of a protocol, and a hope than an actual product. Now the time to replace email we’ll explain how you can help get the concept kickstarted.

Plus your follow up on upstart vs systemd, a brief SteamOS chat, and more!



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Debating Debian Decisions | LINUX Unplugged 12

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Oct 29, 2013


Upstart or systemd which will Debian choose? We’ll discuss the inherent benefits and disadvantages of both, and the larger ramification Debian’s decision will have on the Linux ecosystem.

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Bankrupt Linux News | LINUX Unplugged 11

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Oct 22, 2013


The recent outburst from Linus Torvalds and Mark Shuttleworth have put the poor state of Linux news coverage into sharp focus. The media’s attention to the cult of personalities damages the Linux community.

We’ll discuss what pressures push this trend forward, despite the need of a balanced dialog in an open community.



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The Ubuntu Hangover | LINUX Unplugged 10

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Oct 15, 2013


What does a post Ubuntu world look like, which distro would rise to the top? Our specially crafted team of armed and dangerous Linux users weigh in.

PLUS: Rise up against your bearded distro gatekeepers! If you’re an experienced Linux user, it might be time to break out of your distro box and help push upstream forward.



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The Ubuntu Situation | LINUX Unplugged 9

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Oct 08, 2013


Is the traditional release model failing Ubuntu? Perhaps there is a better way to harness the rapid progress of Linux then static releases. With their focus on mobile, and a rather lackluster release around the corner, we debate if Ubuntu’s switch to Unity is costing them now.

Plus we chat about Linux usage among kids, and tools to learn more about Linux and technology, and more.



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Cloud Guilt | LINUX Unplugged 8

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Oct 01, 2013


Should Linux users be anti-cloud? Why do so many of us feel guilty for using the”cloud”?

This week will dig into this conundrum and maybe even solve this more and more complex question.

Plus a little KDE vs Gnome debate, moral pirates, and even RMS’ workflow.



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Full SteamOS Ahead | LUP 7

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Tue, Sep 24, 2013


Valve has announced SteamOS, and we have our analysis of how this will impact the Linux ecosystem at large, the challenge Valve faces, and the reasons Valve is the right company to pull this effort off.

Plus the real reason for iTunes, re-thinking Google, and a lot more!



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The Android Problem | LINUX Unplugged 6

chris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)Author: Jupiter Broadcasting
Tue, Sep 17, 2013


Is that exploit in your pocket? This week we'll ask if Android is Stallman's worst nightmare, making Tivo look like a quaint abuser of Linux. And how Linux is poised to push past it's current limitations over the next few years.

Then it's your feedback, and our follow up!



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Wrath of Linus | LINUX Unplugged 5

chris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)Author: Jupiter Broadcasting
Tue, Sep 10, 2013


We break down what has Linus so upset, and the Internet in an NSA induced fever. Plus GOG makes a public statement about Linux that has us scratching our heads, and your feedback.

Then if we had a format, we’d be breaking it with our review of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’s first episode, Emissary.



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Are Linux Users Cheap? | LINUX Unplugged 4

chris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)Author: Jupiter Broadcasting
Tue, Sep 03, 2013


We crunch the Steam and Ubuntu Software Center numbers and we have to ask: Are Linux users cheap? Or is the answer more complex than that?

Plus how we think Microsoft buying Nokia might impact Ubuntu Touch, Firefox OS, and other open mobile startups, replacing Dropbox, and more!



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Go Dock Yourself | LINUX Unplugged 3

chris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)Author: Jupiter Broadcasting
Mon, Aug 26, 2013


After rebuilding his KDE desktop better and stronger than before, Chris and Matt dig into what really seems to be troubling the Gnome project, what really makes a desktop easy to use, and if the Ubuntu Edge campaign was a sophisticated PR stunt.

Plus the live feedback from our Mumble room, your emails, and more!



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Edge of Failure | LINUX Unplugged 2

chris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)Author: Jupiter Broadcasting
Mon, Aug 19, 2013


As the final hours countdown we chat about the fate of the Ubuntu Edge camping and debate with our live callers about the bigger picture.

Plus our thoughts on the new KDE release, Steam, and a few more thoughts on elementary OS.



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Too Much Choice | LU1

Author: Jupiter Broadcastingchris@jupiterbroadcasting.com (Jupiter Broadcasting)
Mon, Aug 12, 2013


Does the Linux community lean on the age old excuse of choice, to brush of the real limitations of desktop Linux environments? We debate that, and then discuss the growing reasons to roll your own email server.

Plus we read a ton of feedback, chat with our live hangout, some tablet troubleshooting, and more!



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