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Linux Magazine #249 - Print Issue

Linux Magazine #249 - Print Issue

August 2021: Turn Your Android into a Linux PC

Learn how to run Linux applications on your Android phone with UserLAnd without voiding your device warranty.

On the DVD: openSUSE Leap 15.3 and Kubuntu 21.04 Desktop

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Kernel News
* Protecting Filesystems from Themselves
* Extending chroot() to Regular Users
* Tracking "Issues"

Smartphone PC
UserLAnd lets you run Linux applications on your Android phone – all without replacing Android OS.

Distro Walk – Void Linux
Void Linux offers a unique distribution with a low barrier to participation.

6 Multimedia File Converters
Multimedia files are easy to convert – if you have the perfect tools in your toolkit.

Loki Workshop
Loki is a powerful, scalable, and easy-to-use solution for aggregating log data.

Charly's Column – exa
There is nothing that admins hate more than unnecessary typing at the console. That's why Charly's clever alternative exa replaces the classic, but ancient, ls.

Command Line – Debian Scripts
By combining a few Debian scripts, you can increase your download speed by more than 50 percent.

Interview – IRCNow
IRCNow empowers users and lets them break free from social media giants. Project leader Aaron Lin shares his vision of user control.

Python match
We explore the new Python match statement, Python's implementation of switch/ case.

Xournal brings the whiteboard to the PC to aid in all of your online learning activities.

Automated Web Logins
Automated web logins with command-line tools and Selenium ensure you don't miss scheduling an activity.

Electronic Weighing
Create your own weighing device with easily available components and open source software.

Doghouse – Dress Code
Maddog charts the changing norms in dress code over his lengthy career in the tech industry.

Menyoki lets you create animated GIFs from the command line.

Search Engines
If you are interested in data privacy, you might want to try an alternative search engine. We discuss a few engines that serve up good results, along with an option for setting up your own search engine.

This month Graham looks at Penpot, diskgraph, Music Radar, Arduino IDE 2, Lucas Chess, and more!

Tutorial – SeedDMS
The SeedDMS document management tool helps your team stay focused and offers some powerful features for search, notification, and process control.