Issue #284 / Jul 2024

DVD: Ubuntu Budgie 24.04 LTS and Rescuezilla 2.5

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SERVICE: Welcome

Voyage to Wherever

AI has continued its meteoric rise in the news headlines and stock market reports. Companies are betting their futures on AI, and the whole tech world seems tuned in, breathlessly waiting for a clue about where it might be going. But despite all the media hoopla, AI is not having a great month.

SERVICE: This Month's DVD

Ubuntu Budgie 24.04 LTS and Rescuezilla 2.5

NEWS: News

In the news: Fedora Asahi 40 Remix Available for Macs with Apple Silicon; Red Hat Adds New Deployment Option for Enterprise Linux Platforms; OSJH and LPI Release 2024 Open Source Pros Job Survey Results; Proton 9.0-1 Released to Improve Gaming with Steam; So Long Neofetch and Thanks for the Info; Ubuntu 24.04 Comes with a "Flaw"; Canonical Releases Ubuntu 24.04; and Linux Servers Targeted by Akira Ransomware.

NEWS: Kernel News

Zack Brown reports on developer trust.

: Laptop Security

Practical tools for locking down your Linux portable

Linux is quite secure compared to the alternatives, but you'll need a few additional steps if you really want to lock it down. We'll introduce you to some practical tools for antivirus protection, firewall configuration, and sandboxing.

: Ubuntu Budgie Takes Flight

A polished, user-friendly desktop

Ubuntu Budgie combines the simplicity of the Budgie desktop with the power of Ubuntu, resulting in a customizable desktop experience.

IN-DEPTH: E-Commerce Solution

Setting up an e-commerce system

Thirty bees offers a feature rich, open source e-commerce solution for setting up your online store.

IN-DEPTH: Security and Privacy Extensions

Browser extensions for safer surfing

Many hands are hard at work on problems of Internet security and privacy. If you're looking to lock down your surfing experience, try these privacy-focused browser extensions.

IN-DEPTH: Git Hooks

Using Git hooks to check your commit code

The pre-commit framework lets you automatically manage and maintain your Git hook scripts to deliver better Git commits.

IN-DEPTH: In the Know

Working with environmental variables

Environmental variables often operate quietly in the background, but knowing how to set, modify, and delete them can come in handy.

IN-DEPTH: Measuring the Flow

Displaying bandwidth usage with Go

A Go program running on a Raspberry Pi grabs metrics from a pfSense firewall and displays them on a miniature display to help Mike Schilli keep an eye on his Internet connection's bandwidth usage.

: Snek

Run Python on old Arduino modules

Reuse your old Arduino hardware while learning Python.

: SIMD Code Optimization

Code optimization with single instruction, multiple data

Coding for the ARM NEON vector hardware can significantly improve performance and help you get the most out of low-power systems such as the Raspberry Pi.

LINUX VOICE: Introduction

This month in Linux Voice and Elvie.

LINUX VOICE: maddog's Doghouse

Starting a company today

Advances in technology have opened up possibilities for potential entrepreneurs, but running a small business still means doing many jobs.

LINUX VOICE: Color on the Terminal

Use color for terminal output

You don't necessarily need color on the terminal, but still, it does look good – and does not involve too much effort.

LINUX VOICE: Web to Ebook

Make a web archive using ePub

Saving web pages to ebooks conserves space and leads to easier reading.


This is Nate's first time writing FOSSPicks after Graham passed on the baton. On behalf of all at Linux Magazine, we're eternally grateful for Graham's years of spotting the top FOSS picks. This month Nate looks at Audacity, Endless Sky, GCompris, Switcheroo, MS-DOS, Qemu, and more!


Setting up an Ubuntu instance in Azure

Are you ready to get started with the cloud? Microsoft's Azure Cloud Services provides easy access to an Ubuntu virtual machine.

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