Issue #193 / Dec 2016
Approximate on sale dates:
- UK/Europe: Oct 29
- USA/Canada: Nov 25
- Australia: Dec 26
This month's issue brims full with tools and insights on real-world Linux. A couple highlights:
- Deep Learning - add color to your black and white photos using the power of a neural network.
- Cordova - this fertile framework from the Apache foundation lets you roll out apps for eight operating systems.
A special welcome to our friends in the Linux Voice community. Check out our new Linux Voice section.
SERVICE: This Month's DVD
Updates on technologies, trends, and tools
NEWS: Kernel News
Chronicler Zack Brown reports on the latest news, views, dilemmas, and developments within the Linux kernel community.
An interview with Greg Kroah-Hartman
Embedding geotags in digital photos
Add location data to your best digital images with digiKam and GPS Correlate.
REVIEWS: Skype for Linux
We test drive the latest Skype for Linux
The old Microsoft gave the cold shoulder to Skype for Linux, neither updating it nor equipping it with new features. The new Microsoft promises to do better, with a brand new alpha prerelease version of a Linux client for the famous telephony tool.
REVIEWS: Office Suites
Putting office suites to the test
In the office, the interoperability and cooperation of a few programs play an important role. We take the four big Linux office suites to task and see how well they cope with non-native formats.
IN-DEPTH: Deep Learning
Gimp and neural networks
Deep learning isn't just for industrial automation tasks. With a little help from Gimp and some special neural network tools, you can add color to your old black and white images.
Cryptomator protects in the cloud
Make files fit for the cloud with Cryptomator by encrypting content and obscuring the name and size of each file.
IN-DEPTH: PowerShell in Linux
Microsoft's PowerShell for Linux
Microsoft released its PowerShell under a free license in August 2016 and ported the tool to Linux and Mac OS. Is PowerShell for Linux a mere marketing ploy or a real contender that can compete with native Linux shells?
IN-DEPTH: GNU Social
Exploring the FOSS alternative to Twitter
GNU social is a free and open source microblogging platform similar to Twitter. You can join one of the public federated servers or set up your own in minutes.
IN-DEPTH: Ask Klaus!
Klaus Knopper answers your Linux questions
Developing apps with Apache Cordova
cURLing up to file transfers
cURL is a powerful file transfer tool that is simple to learn but can get you in trouble if you don't keep track of your options.
IN-DEPTH: Workspace – Termux
Termux for Android
Termux transforms an Android device into a lightweight and versatile Linux environment. This article introduces you to this must-have app.
IN-DEPTH: Charly's Column – Outsmarting WhatsApp
The sys admin's daily grind: Yowsup
Sys admin Charly likes to keep up with the state of his domestic strawberry plants, so he has outsmarted WhatsApp to allow status messages to be sent through the service from a PC or Raspberry Pi.
LINUX VOICE: Introduction
LINUX VOICE: News
The Linux Voice view on what's going on in the world of Free Software
You don't control that device you think you own.
LINUX VOICE: There's a Storm Brewing
Should the FSF be thinking about a code of conduct?
LINUX VOICE: What's new in Vim 8
We explore the new goodies in the latest release of this classic text editor.
LINUX VOICE: FAQ
Big data is like The Matrix – Better without the sequel
LINUX VOICE: Core Technologies
One ip tool to rule them all
Prise the back off Linux and find out what really makes it tick.
LINUX VOICE: FossPicks
Sparkling gems and new releases from the world of Free and Open Source Software
LINUX VOICE: Gaming
The tastiest brain candy to relax those tired neurons
LINUX VOICE: TUTORIALS – Ansible
Combine Ansible and Docker to streamline software deployment
LINUX VOICE: TUTORIALS – Tmux
Turbo-charge your command-line workflow with Tmux
Linux Magazine will include the best of both magazines.
Popular open source encryption tool is vulnerable to attack
New “Yakkety Yak” edition emphasizes cloud and servers
Google finally enters the phone hardware business.
Innovative system adds a hard drive and Ubuntu Core to the RPi for an IoT hub.
Linux is two weeks younger than we thought!
The Apache Software Foundation considers retiring OpenOffice
Adobe won’t kill the plugin in 2017
Linux Foundation's big event celebrates the 25th anniversary of Linux