Linux Pro Magazine #185 - Print Issue

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Issue #185: Arch Linux

Arch is the favorite Linux for a thriving community of programmers and power users. We’ll show you why.

On the DVD: Knoppix 7.7

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Understanding Arch
Arch offers cool tools and an elegant, minimalist aesthetic, but you’d better know what you’re doing.

Arch Installers
Arch’s manual installation maximizes flexibility, but if you’re in a hurry, you might want to try a Live installer.

Comparing Arch Derivatives
Several projects have used Arch as a starting point and shaped it in different ways. We describe some leading Arch derivatives.

Tool Tips
We test Yuck, Uftpd, Guncat, Kiwix, Miller, and Debian Package Search.

Knoppix 7.7
The latest Knoppix is based on the current development version of Debian GNU/​Linux and includes many updates and new features.

Ask Klaus!
Understanding and taming file timestamps.

Metadata Analysis
Detect operating systems, installed software, and more from easily collected metadata.

Perl – GPS Data
Visualize the data from handheld navigation devices with a few scripts on Linux.

Charly – Dnstop
To discover whether the lean pdnsd really does the work expected of it, Charly puts dnstop through infinite rounds in the name of names.

Crystal
This open source project combines the simplicity of Ruby with the speed and capabilities of the LLVM platform.

ELK Stack
Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana form the ELK Stack, which helps you manage logfiles on high-volume systems.

Command Line – Man Pages
We explain how man pages are organized and how to compile and format a man page yourself.

Workspace  – Bash Backup
The power of Bash transforms a Linux machine into a device for automatic backup of storage cards and cameras.

Bitwig 1.3
Produce professional-quality tracks in Bitwig Studio with the JACK sound server.

Qubes OS
Sandbox every activity on your desktop in its own VM.

Doghouse: Linux Is Not Perfect
maddog reflects on the fact that Linux is not perfect, but it’s still arguably the best.

Event Report – 32C3
The 32nd Chaos Communication Congress (32C3) attracted a colorful mix of 12,000 hackers to Hamburg, Germany.

SCaLE
News from the recent Southern California Linux Expo (SCaLE).

Patent Trolls
Lazy minds equate patent rates with innovation rates and are happy to see increases in the number of patents. Modern innovators know better.

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