Issue #285 / Aug 2024

DVD: AlmaLinux 9.4 Boot DVD and Fedora Workstation 40 Live

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SERVICE: Welcome

Disappearing Promises

The slipping sands of privacy agreements have been a subject of this column before. You always hope you can write something and be done with it, as if your words have just changed the universe, but it is never that easy. The same things keep happening, so people like me need to keep writing about them.

SERVICE: This Month's DVD

AlmaLinux 9.4 Boot DVD and Fedora Workstation 40 Live

NEWS: News

In the news: AlmaLinux Now Supports Raspberry Pi 5; Kubuntu Focus Releases New Ir14 and Ir16 Laptops; NixOS 24.05; Linux Lite 7.0; KaOS Linux 2024.05 Adds bcachfs Support and More; TUXEDO Computers Unveils New Stellaris Laptop Line; KDE Releases Plasma 6.0.5; Gnome OS Adopting systemd-sysupdate; and Endless OS 6.

NEWS: Kernel News

Chronicler Zack Brown discusses the makers of manners.

: Kernel Exploits

How attackers break into out-of-date kernels

This deep look at how intruders attack an out-of-date kernel should be enough to convince you of the need to stay vigilant.

IN-DEPTH: SnoopGod

A community for security education

SnoopGod delivers an Ubuntu-based pentesting distribution with an emphasis on security education.

IN-DEPTH: Mining Litecoin

Cryptomining with Litecoin

Although not as popular as headliners like Bitcoin and Ethereum, Litecoin is one of the oldest crytocurrencies, and it offers some useful features, such as dual-mining with Dogecoin.

IN-DEPTH: Evolutionary Tale

Dependency resolution with apt-get and apt

Over the past 30 years, the apt family has played an important role in dependency resolution for Debian distros.

IN-DEPTH: hledger

Tracking your finances with plain text accounting

If you're tired of tinkering with spreadsheets, using hledger and plain text accounting offers a simpler method for managing your finances without vendor lock-in.

IN-DEPTH: TimeTravel

Analyze investment strategies using historical data in Go

Mike Schilli uses a Go program to check whether a strategy for trading stocks is making gains or losses on the basis of historical price data.

IN-DEPTH: Wake-on-LAN NAS Backup

Using Wake-on-LAN for a NAS backup

Put your backup server to sleep when you don't need it and then wake it on demand using the Wake-on-LAN feature built into network adapters.

: Passbolt

Use your Raspberry Pi as a password server

Passbolt lets you manage all employee access credentials with a single instance on a Raspberry Pi.

: Designing PCBs

The A to Z of designing printed circuit boards

Take your electronic projects to the next level with your own PCB designs.

LINUX VOICE: Introduction

This month in Linux Voice and Elvie.

LINUX VOICE: maddog's Doghouse

Build Back Better: Brazil

Open source offers sound solutions to help a place and its people recover – with improved technology – after disaster.

LINUX VOICE: Website Grabbers

Five tools for downloading websites

Companies and private users sometimes need to back up their own online content. We examine five free solutions for Linux that can download and store web pages or whole websites.

LINUX VOICE: Host WordPress

Boost your WordPress site with OpenLiteSpeed

WordPress lets you build professional websites without needing to know how to code thanks to its user-friendly interface, a huge library of themes and plugins, and built-in search engine optimization features.


This month Nate feels like a youngster in a candy store all over again given the delectable range of FOSS treats. He's also delighted to have found a way to manage all his Flatpaks.

LINUX VOICE: Secretive

Sign and encrypt with Kleopatra

KDE Kleopatra, a front end for the GNU PrivacyGuard command-line program, lets you sign and encrypt email for more secure communication.

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