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Linux Magazine #258 - Print Issue

Linux Magazine #258 - Print Issue

May 2022: Clean IT

Most people know you can save energy by changing to more efficient light bulbs, but did you know you can save energy with more efficient software? This month we examine the ongoing efforts to bring sustainability to the IT industry.

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Sustainability by Design
Sustainability studies for the IT industry often ignore the contributions of software. This article explores what developers and admins can do to create and maintain more energy-efficient systems.

Blue Angel Eco-Label
Germany's Blue Angel label could serve as a model for other countries as governments turn their attention to the environmental impact of software.

The Impact of Crypto Mining
With climate change wreaking havoc, we were just beginning to think about how to use technology to conserve fuel and reduce our carbon footprint. Then along came crypto mining.

MusE 4
MusE, a digital audio workstation, offers a free software solution for MIDI projects on Linux.

Distro Walk – DragonFly BSD
Matthew Dillon, founder of DragonFly BSD, discusses the past, present, and future of BSDs.

Maltrail is a lightweight analysis tool that examines network traffic and raises the alarm if it detects suspicious access or dubious name resolution.

NocoDB lets you build useful applications without writing a single line of code.

Programming Snapshot – Ruby and TeX
Instead of composing photo books online, use Ruby and TeX to program an application that generates print-ready PDF books.

Command Line – Port Security
A few basic commands for working with ports can help you make your small network or standalone system more secure.

OpenToonz is a professional animation tool for comic and manga artists.

Backup Integrity
A backup policy can protect your data from malware attacks and system crashes, but first you need to ensure that you are backing up uncorrupted data.

GPIO on Linux Devices
The general purpose input/ output interface is not just for small-board computers anymore: You can use GPIO on your Linux desktop or laptop, too, through the USB port.

Use Python and Node-RED to create an industrial clientserver test system.

Doghouse – A Universal Software Issue
Bugs and security issues aren't limited to open source software, despite comments to the contrary.

Command-Line Tool Examples
Need to know how to use a command-line tool? eg provides real-life examples, and it is easier to access than the man pages.

LibreOffice Music Database
LibreOffice Calc and Base are all you need to create a simple database for organizing the songs in your music collection.

This month Graham looks at Surge XT, Kröhnkite, MQTT Explorer, Mandelbulber v2, Simutrans, and more.

Tutorial – Papercraft
Papercraft is coming back into fashion. Linux users can turn to Inkscape and plugins such as, Paperfold, and Tabgen to create templates for 3D objects.