Linux Pro Magazine #179 - Print Issue

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Issue #179: Android Alternatives

In this issue we discuss Android Alternatives and how to put a freer system on your phone.

On the DVD: Tanglu 3.0 and Kubuntu 15.04

Linux Pro Magazine #179 - Print Issue

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Securing Tablets
Important tips for securing your Android tablet.

F-Droid
Browse and install open source Android apps from this alternative repository.

Replicant
We take a look at this free Android OS.

Android Alternatives
Sailfish OS, Ubuntu Touch, and Firefox OS mobile operating systems vie for a piece of the smartphone market. We test these mobile alternatives on a Nexus 4 phone.

Tool Tips
Tool tests on the fast track.

Debian 8.0
The new version “Jessie” updates numerous software packages and moves to systemd.

Inside Apache
Apache Software Foundation manages hundreds of major software projects and thousands of developers.

NuTyX
A fast, frugal distribution with its own package manager and repo.

Ask Klaus!
NVidia graphics problems and setting up an FTP server.

Charly’s Column – TLS Interposer
Prevent automatic fallback to the vulnerable SSL.

Audacity 2.1
The Audacity free audio editor is evolving from a hobby app into a professional sound tool.

I/O Redirection
Streams and operators and pipes, oh my!

Perl – Math Problems
A deceivingly difficult math problem solved with Perl.

Rust
We look at a few features of Mozilla’s systems programming language, and its similarity to other languages.

Command Line – tune2fs
Check and modify the tunable parameters of ext filesystems.

Workspace – Bash PubKit
Generate e-books from Markdown-formatted text files.

Back In Time
Simple backup for ext4 and Btrfs.

Ddate
Convert time to the irreverent Discordian calendar.

Doghouse – Debian Community
While attending DebConf15, “maddog” reflects on the remarkable organization and people of the Debian community.

Kernel News
Zack scrutinizes Kernel communities, conundrums, and controversies.

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