Linux Voice Introduction

Linux Voice Introduction

Article from Issue 229/2019

This month in Linux Voice.

Linux package managers have been around for years, and for most of that time, the technology chugged along without a lot of changes or disruption. But in recent years, a new generation of package managers has invaded the scene. Modern package systems like Snappy and Flatpak bring their dependencies with them and run in protected environments for enhanced security and stability. Where do you learn about these new technologies that descend upon the Linux world and disrupt the established order? Why here of course.

We don't just cover these new-age package formats – we cover all the other tools surrounding them. This month we bring you Chob, a command-line application that lets you perform keyword-based searches of the Flatpak, Snap, and AppImage app stores. We also show you Anbox, a cool tool that lets you run Android apps on your Linux desktop, and we show you how to animate your drawings with Pencil2D.

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