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Linux Magazine #276 - Print Issue
ChatGPT on Linux
Everybody's talking about ChatGPT, and ChatGPT is talking about everything. Sure you can access the glib and versatile AI chatbot from a web interface, but think of the possibilities if you tune in from the Linux command line.
On the DVD: Rocky Linux 9.2 Minimal and debian 12.1 bookworm
* Removing the Thorn
* What Do You Do When There's Nothing to Do?
Do you think ChatGPT only works in your web browser? You can also access the global chat phenomenon from your desktop – or even from the Linux command line.
Distro Walk – blendOS
blendOS uses container technology to allow different distributions to coexist on a single desktop. Bruce talks to Rudra Saraswat, blendOS's 13-year-old developer.
Make Your Printer Smarter
Niche hardware from the olden days does not always embrace the network. Attaching a Raspberry Pi or other single board computer can add lots of new functionality.
Command Line – Advanced File Attributes
The chattr and lsattr commands offer users a convenient way to modify and display advanced file attributes.
Accessing a Music Database API
Craft the perfect URL to access metadata in an online music database.
If you want to stay anonymous on the web, you don't need the Tor browser or a Tor-based distro like Tails. ProxyChains obscures your presence through proxies – with or without Tor on the back end.
Programming Snapshot – Disk Space Analyzer
This month, Mike Schilli writes a quick terminal UI in Go to help track down space hogs on his hard disk.
Xidel lets you extract and process data from XML, HTML, and JSON documents.
With an ESP32 or Raspberry Pi Pico W microcontroller board, you can easily create your own home automation devices. Thanks to ESPHome, you don't even have to be a programmer.
Web Serial USB
Upgrade your computer with LEDs, buttons, or sensors to control a microcontroller board over USB from your web browser.
Doghouse – Licenses
From no licenses to too many, software copyright finally made its way to including today's free software designation.
Tube Archivist indexes videos or entire channels from YouTube and lets you download them with the help of the yt-dlp tool.
With a little help from Blender you can create your own 3D models – including animations. We'll show you how to assemble a partially automated virtual watch model with Blender and Python.
Graham looks at Graphite, retrogram~rtlsdr, Piano Forte, OneTrick SIMIAN, The Command Line Murders, and more!
Tutorial – Duplicati
Duplicati lets you create backups of your data in next to no time – both locally and in the cloud.