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Linux Magazine #245 - Print Issue

Linux Magazine #245 - Print Issue

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Choose a Shell

You're never stuck with the same old command shell – unless you want to be. This month we review some of the leading alternatives.

On the DVD: Arch Linux 2021.02.01 and MX Linux mx-19.3

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    IN THIS ISSUE: 

    Kernel News
    * No More Worlds to Conquer?
    * Saving the World, One Graphics Card at a Time
    * How to Train Your Kernel Developer

    Shell Shopping
    Don't let your familiarity with the Bash shell stop you from exploring other options. We take a look at a pair of alternatives that are easy to install and easy to use: Zsh and fish.

    Distro Walk – Manjaro Linux
    Standing on the shoulders of Arch Linux, Manjaro offers simplicity and stability.

    Boop
    This digital scratchpad lets you convert data from your desktop instead of exposing it to sketchy online tools.

    Charly – gping and Nextinspace
    Due to the COVID-19 lockdown, Charly has time to devote to gadgets like graphical ping tools, flashing space stations, and space walks.

    Converting Images to Text
    If you need to display an image in the terminal or as plain HTML, a variety of smart tools can help with the conversion.

    Command Line – Mutt
    Mutt, a command-line email client, can do anything a desktop client can with less overhead and a smaller attack surface.

    ELK Stack Workshop
    ELK Stack is a powerful monitoring system known for efficient log management and versatile visualization. This hands-on workshop will help you take your first steps.

    Xubuntu Dell Notebook
    Combining a Dell notebook with Xubuntu and an M.2 SSD makes for a reasonably priced, high-performance system for all your 3D printing projects.

    Programming Snapshot – Go Mazes
    Mike Schilli uses his Go programming skills to create a maze and then efficiently travel through it.

    Keyboardio Atreus
    A first for laptops, Keyboardio Atreus offers an ergonomic, portable keyboard with customizable key programming.

    detLFS
    The detLFS project provides an ideal foundation for compiling Linux from source code.

    ioBroker + Rasp Pi
    Control devices from different home automation manufacturers using a single interface.

    Doghouse – Economics
    An affordable open source POS/ERP system has many potential benefits for small businesses.

    The Rise of the Small Internet
    The danger and irritations of the modern web have unleashed a movement dedicated to creating a safer and simpler alternative.

    Font Manager
    Find the font you're looking for and compare font options side by side.

    FOSSPicks
    This month Graham reviews PeaZip, LibreSprite, NeoChat, Beaker, Giada, Thrive, Kurve, and much more!

    Tutorial – ugrep
    Searching for text in files or data streams is a common and important function. Ugrep tackles this task quickly, efficiently, and even interactively if needed.