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Linux Magazine #256 - Print Issue

Linux Magazine #256 - Print Issue

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March 2022: Facial Recognition

Biometrics got a boost recently with the arrival of Microsoft's Hello technology. Now the open source world is catching up, with an innovative tool appropriately called Howdy. Facial authentication might not be ready for the CIA yet, but we'll help you get started with Howdy and explore the possibilities of authenticating with a glance.

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    IN THIS ISSUE: 

    Kernel News
    A Butterfly Flaps Its Wings

    Howdy
    Facial authentication is the smoothest and least intrusive form of biometric security. We'll help you get started with the Howdy facial authentication app.

    Distro Walk – Haiku
    This child of the proprietary BeOS offers a cohesive open source operating system as an alternative to Linux.

    Ethereum and Smart Contracts
    Build a custom program into the Ethereum blockchain.

    Metadata Cleanup Tools
    Several Linux tools let you remove photo metadata to preserve your privacy.

    Command Line – Debian Goodies
    Debian Goodies helps you manage and troubleshoot packages from the command line.

    Charly's Column – DenyHosts
    When it comes to warding off unwanted login tests on SSH port 22, Charly likes to keep an ace or two up his sleeve by relying on DenyHosts instead of Fail2ban.

    RISC-V
    The open source RISC-V processor architecture is poised to shake up the processor industry. Thanks to the Qemu emulator, you can get to know RISC-V without waiting for affordable hardware.

    Packet Telemetry with Host-INT
    Inband Network Telemetry and Host-INT can provide valuable insights on network performance.

    PipeWire
    In the coming year, PipeWire will replace PulseAudio, resulting in better audio on Linux.

    Programming Snapshot – GPS Analysis with Go
    For running statistics on his recorded hiking trails, Mike Schilli turns to Go to extract the GPS data while relying on plotters and APIs for a bit of geoanalysis.

    Kaboxer
    Use Docker containers to deploy applications that might be difficult to package.

    OpenPLC on a Raspberry Pi
    Create automation projects with ladder logic, function blocks, structured text, and Modbus TCP.

    Light Painting
    In the photographic method of light painting, you expose a subject over an extended period of time while moving the light sources. With a little technical support from a Raspberry Pi Pico, you can achieve sophisticated results.

    Doghouse – Out of Poverty
    Hiring the best candidates for tech jobs and increasing diversity and opportunities in the industry go hand-in-hand.

    Fly-Pie
    No matter whether you use Gnome or KDE, Windows or macOS, menus always pop up from a bar. Fly-Pie organizes a freely configurable menu in the form of a pie chart instead.

    CopyQ
    CopyQ extends the clipboard with practical everyday functions while also catering to advanced needs.

    FOSSPicks
    This month Graham looks at Obsidian, lazygit, Tabby, ReverseSSH, VCV Rack 2, Gamebuntu, and more!

    Tutorial – PhotoPrism
    The combination of a polished, user-friendly interface and an artificial intelligence engine makes organizing, searching, and sharing photos a breeze.