Linux Pro Magazine #209 - Print Issue

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Issue #209: Is Firefox Back? We compare Mozilla's reborn browser with recent versions of Chrome

This month we compare Mozilla's reborn browser with recent versions of Chrome. The release of Firefox 57 last November offered new hope that Mozilla's free browser was back at last and ready to compete with Chrome.

This month we take up the challenge with a head-on performance comparison of Firefox 57 with Chrome, Vivaldi, and Opera. We also offer some tips on how to clean up the user data stored with your browser and how to configure custom privacy settings.

Other highlights:
* Kernel Protection – Athe Kernel Self-Protection initiative promotes safer coding practices for the Linux kernel community.
* YouTube Metadata – write a script that changes your YouTube metadata automatically, allowing you to roll back to previous profile settings.
* MakerSpace – this month's MakerSpace will show you how to control a maker project remotely with the Tkinter Python library.
* And don't forget to check out LinuxVoice for LFTP, the Compendium mind mapper, and more great FOSSPicks from Graham.

On the DVD: Ubuntu 17.10 "Budgie" and TrueOS Desktop 17.12

Linux Pro Magazine #209 - Print Issue

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* LibreOffice 6.0 Released
* Red Hat Acquires CoreOS
* Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5 Beta Out
* Torvalds Is Not Happy with Intel's Patch, Calls It Garbage
* More Than 2,000 WordPress Sites Infected by Malware

Kernel News
* Preventing the Kernel from Tainting
* Encrypting printk() Output
* New Kernel Bug Reporting Bot

Web Performance
Will the Firefox 57 Quantum release help Mozilla regain its former glory? We compare Firefox 57 with the Chrome, Opera, and Vivaldi browsers.

Browser Clean-Up
Web browsers collect a large amount of data about the user's browsing habits. If you care about privacy, you might want to clean up your browser and configure some custom privacy settings.

Firefox in Transition
What's new in Firefox 57 Quantum – and why does it matter?

Font Management
Users of contemporary office applications often want to do more than just compose letters or design simple flyers. But the wellknown office suites on Linux sometimes make font management a test of patience, with the errors literally hidden in the details.

NoMachine offers remote access to a PC and much more.

Kernel Protection
The kernel hacker initiative, Kernel Self-Protection, promotes safe programming techniques to keep attackers off the network, and, if they do slip through the net, mitigate the consequences.

Charly's Column: Sysdig
Charly invites Sysdig, the jack-of-all-trades among system diagnostic tools, into his office for a quick checkup.

Serverless computing takes cloud abstraction to a whole new level. Find out why more developers are turning to this exciting new programming paradigm.

Command Line – Tilix
A terminal emulator with innovative features makes working from the command line easier and more efficient.

Programming Snapshot – YouTube Metadata
Instead of manually editing the metadata of YouTube movies, video craftsman Mike Schilli dips into YouTube's API spell book and lets a script do the work.

Open Hardware – Ebook Publishing
LibreOffice, Calibre, and Sigil help would-be authors with do-it-yourself ebook publishing.

With the right software, you can turn the Raspberry Pi into a versatile console for retro games.

Use Tkinter to control your Rasp Pi projects from a smartphone or tablet.

This Month in Linux Voice

Doghouse – Chip Replacement
Chip replacement isn't always the answer for hardware problems.

LFTP is an alternative to the FTP command set that supports many protocols and offers countless parameters.

Compendium helps bring order to ideas and thoughts and link them to form a complex map from which you can derive arguments and decisions.

Graham Morrison looks at KIT Scenarist, Inboxer 1.0, Tungsten, rtl_433, Oil 0.3.0, Etcher 1.3.0 , and more!

Tutorial – Video Editing
Most video editors supply you with a generic catalog of transitions, usually in the shape of tired wipes and fades. But what if you wanted something a little more special?

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