Cover Theme: Wayland & Mir – The Future of Linux Graphics
DVD Theme: Parsix GNU/ Linux (64-bit, Live) and Debian 8.7 Jessie (32-bit, Install)
This month we show you why the X11 system that is the basis for Linux graphics might not be around much longer – and we explore a pair of alternatives that might replace it: Wayland and Mir.
• Web Traffic Tools – Use these free apps to optimize your search rank – without the privacy complications of working with Google (page 34).
• SSH Tricks – SSH is much more than a secure Telnet alternative (page 44).
Also, lots more at Linux Voice (page 65), including a look at process tracing, a study of some alternative free operating systems, and a tutorial on tiling window managers.
Cover Theme: Privacy – Safe surfing with Tails
DVD Theme: GeckoLinux (64-bit Live) and Android-x86 (32-bit Live)
This month you’ll learn about Tails – the easiest path to the Tor anonymity network – and you’ll discover some tools for private communication, including Signal and Bitmessage.
• KDE Connect – a cool tool for syncing your phone with the KDE desktop (page 48).
• Amazon Web Services run your homegrown programs in Amazon’s popular cloud (page 52).
Plus plenty more in LinuxVoice, including a look at what’s ahead for the Linux faithful in 2017 (page 63).
Cover Theme: Network Storage Distros – Who needs an expensive appliance?
DVD Theme: openSUSE Leap 42.2 (64-bit Install) and Fedora 25 Workstation (64-bit Live)
This month we show you how to set up a network-attached storage system with a Raspberry Pi and explore the latest release of KDE’s Plasma Desktop.
- Spam-Detecting Neural Network – Create a homebuilt neural network using Google’s TensorFlow library, and train it to look for spammers (page 37).
- Image Recognition – The Perlmeister extracts action sequences from surveillance videos using the OpenCV image recognition tool (page 52).
Also, lots more at Linux Voice, including a look at the innovative GoboLinux and a study of Linux auditing tools.
Cover Theme: Diaspora – Social Networking Without Big Brother or Big Data
DVD Theme: Ubuntu 16.10 Desktop and Ubuntu Mate 16.10 Desktop
This month we show you social networking the FOSS way with Diaspora and examine a couple Linux distros that will ease the transition from Windows to Linux.
- Debian LTS – the quintessential Free Linux gets long-term support – find out how they did it.
- Z-Wave – use this wireless IoT protocol to automate smart devices in your home.
Our friends at Linux Voice have another great issue, with tutorials on Wine and Collectd, as well as an illuminating look at 20 years of KDE.
The bug was introduced back in 2009 and has been lurking around all this time.
The new release deprecates the sshd_config UsePrivilegeSeparation option.
Lives on as a community project
Five new systems join Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition that come with Ubuntu pre-installed.
The Skype Linux client now has almost the same capabilities that it enjoys on other platforms.
At CeBIT 2017, OpenStack Day will offer a wide range of lectures and discussions.
A major setback for the Linux desktop.
Improved support for GPU in virtualization.
News site for the openSUSE community falls victim to a Wordpress exploit.
The source code is available online.