Issue 222 May 2019

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Cover Theme: Snapshots

DVD Theme: CentOS 7.6.1810 and Kubuntu 18.10

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Modern filesystems make it easy to take a snapshot -- a precise copy of your data at a moment in time. This month we review some leading Linux snapshot tools.

Also in this issue:

  • Redundant Internet Links -- With a little help from OpenWrt, you can support two Internet uplinks from your little home router.
  • tmate -- access a remote shell session.

Stop by MakerSpace to build your own WiFi-controlled airboat. Check out LinuxVoice for a helpful tutorial on Bash test conditions and a study of two useful outline tools: CherryTree and Piggydb.

Issue 221 Apr 2019

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Cover Theme: Monitoring Performance

DVD Theme: System Rescue CD and MX Linux

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As computers get more powerful and computer applications get bigger and more ungainly, users end up with the same question no matter how many times they upgrade: How do I make the most of my system resources by tuning up system performance? This month we explore some tools that offer a window into the performance and health of your Linux system: Netdata and perf.

Other highlights in this issue include:

  • Steam Proton -- this Wine fork running within the Steam Play gaming system provides a seamless way to run Windows games on Linux.
  • Gnome Boxes -- an easy interface for configuring and managing KVM virtualization.

Check out LinuxVoice for a look at the Pixelitor graphics editor and another installment in our series on Bash scripting -- this time with the emphasis on flow control.

Issue 220 Mar 2019

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Cover Theme: VirtualBox Hacks

DVD Theme: Linux Mint 19.01 “Cinnamon” and ArchLinux

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The FOSS tool known as VirtualBox is a popular alternative for easy virtualization in Linux. Many users are satisfied to spin up a virtual machine and start a system inside it, but VirtualBox can do so much more. We show you some advanced tricks with VirtualBox.

Also in this Month's issue:

  • Scapy – This cool packet analysis app integrates easily with Python, which lets you build packet analysis into your homegrown admin scripts.
  • Programming Snapshot – Mike Schilli explores the joys of building a homegrown progress bar.

Check out MakerSpace to learn how you can use Waveform 9 to turn your Rasp Pi into a recording studio, and read on to LinuxVoice for a special article by Elvie cartoonist Mark Crutch on how you can create your own cartoon strip using open source tools.

Issue 219 Feb 2019

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Cover Theme: Customize the Boot Menu

DVD Theme: Tails 3.10.1 and Ubuntu 18.10

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That drab default boot menu on your Linux computer isn’t just boring; it also could be confusing users and obscuring important boot choices. This month we show you how to add clarity and visual appeal to the GRUB boot menu with GRUB themes and the Grub Customizer. And while we're on the subject of GRUB, check out the Command Line column this month for a closer look at GRUB 2 passwords and encryption.

Also in this month’s issue:

  • Ubuntu 18.10 “Cosmic Cuttlefish” – Ubuntu is back on Gnome and back to normal.
  • PCIe SSDs on old hardware – if you're planning on upgrading the storage on an old computer to a PCIe SSD drive, you'd better study the options before you buy.

Also inside, check out MakerSpace for a story on how to build a heart monitor using a Raspberry Pi, and read on to LinuxVoice for a look at converting your old analog audio and video files to digital format.

Issue 218 Jan 2019

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Cover Theme: Navigation

DVD Theme: Ubuntu 18.10 “Cosmic Cuttlefish” Desktop and Fedora 29 Workstation

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A free mapping service is a wonderful thing, but you might not find all the information you need in OpenStreetMap’s standard view. A number of other free mapping projects extend and enhance OpenStreetMap data to add new features and services. This month, we tour some useful mapping tools based on OpenStreetMap.

Other highlights include:

  • Kernel Disposal – Nuke those old kernels taking up space on your hard drive.
  • Out of Memory Killer – This important component keeps the kernel from running out of memory – but is there a better way?

Check out MakerSpace for a lesson in wearables, and read on to LinuxVoice for a report on the dark market for security exploits.

Issue 222/2019

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