Issue #282 / May 2024

DVD: Kubuntu 23.10 and Clonezilla Live 3.1.2-9

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SERVICE: Welcome

Dance of the Hours

Sometimes the data points in the news come in pairs, or at least they converge into pairs when you stop to think about them. I noticed a story this month on the many layoffs in the tech industry.

SERVICE: This Month's DVD

Kubuntu 23.10 and Clonezilla live-3.1.2-9

NEWS: News

In the news: Zorin OS 17.1 Released, Includes Improved Windows App Support, Linux Market Share Surpasses 4% for the First Time, Plasma 6 from KDE Officially Available, Latest Version of Tails Unleashed, KDE Announces New Slimbook V with Plenty of Power, Monthly Sponsorship Includes Early Access to elementary OS 8, and DebConf24 to Be Held in South Korea.

NEWS: Kernel News

Chronicler Zack Brown reports on the latest news, views, dilemmas, and developments within the Linux kernel community.

: D-Bus

High-level inter-process communication with D-Bus

D-Bus provides a convenient alternative to using traditional Unix inter-process communications such as pipes and sockets.

IN-DEPTH: Data Management

Choosing an open source database management system

Open source database management systems offer greater flexibility and lower costs while avoiding vendor lock-in. Finding the right one depends on your project's needs.

IN-DEPTH: Attacking SSH

How an intruder attacks SSH

Sometimes the only way to break into an SSH server is through brute force – and yes, there are tools for that.

IN-DEPTH: LibreOffice Calc Pivot Tables

Getting the most out of your data with pivot tables

Pivot tables let you sort, rearrange, group, and perform calculations on your spreadsheet data. We help you get started with this powerful tool.

IN-DEPTH: Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright

A comprehensive security audit tool

The revived Tiger provides a comprehensive set of security audit and intrusion detection tools.

IN-DEPTH: Bash PaLM Shell

Accessing the Google Pathways LLM from a Bash Script

The PaLMShell.bash script lets you connect to the Google Pathways API Large Language Model (PaLM) from the command line.


Fetch email and extract photos

In this month's column, Mike Schilli writes a special mail client in Go and delves into the depths of the IMAP protocol in order to archive photos from incoming emails.

: Julia on the Pi

Learn the Julia programming language on a Raspberry Pi

Create GUIs and a web app that connects to sensors.

: Jellyfin

Use your Raspberry Pi as a home theater server.

The top dogs in the media server space now face some competition from Jellyfin, a relatively young project that impresses with a number of innovations.

LINUX VOICE: Introduction

This month in Linux Voice and Elvie.

LINUX VOICE: maddog's Doghouse


Non-teachers often underestimate the work of teachers; the profession merits greater support and funding.


Query domain information with RDAP

RDAP provides structured information about domains. Besides practical command-line query tools, there are also libraries for integrating the protocol into your own programs.

LINUX VOICE: pdfsandwich

Add value to image PDF files with pdfsandwich

Use this handy tool to make your scanned PDF files zoomable and searchable.


Sparkling gems and new releases from the world of Free and Open Source Software

This month Graham looks at Firefly Synth, Faircamp, Gnome Web, GPlates, Flowblade, CorsixTH, and more!

LINUX VOICE: Thinking in Black and White

Barcode and QR code creation with Zint

Zint converts text, contact data, URLs, WiFi access credentials, and more into easily distributable barcodes or QR codes at the push of a button.

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