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Linux Magazine #280 - Print Issue

Linux Magazine #280 - Print Issue

Issue #280: Plasma 6 – Discover KDE's next-generation desktop

Plasma desktop can be as simple as you need it to be or as complicated as you want to make it. This month we explore the powerful Plasma 6 release that is making its way to your Linux distribution.

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    Kernel News
    * Opcode Life Cycles
    * Naming Conventions

    Plasma 6
    For many users, Plasma 6 will look like a run-of-the-mill upgrade. But the moment you start digging, KDE being KDE, you will discover a world of new features and enhancements.

    Distro Walk – Current Distro Trends
    Bruce fires up DistroWatch's search engines to reveal what's trending in Linux distributions.

    Phishing with HiddenEye
    To stop an attacker, you need to think like an attacker, and to think like an attacker, you need to learn the tools of the trade. HiddenEye helps you simulate a phishing attack.

    Malware Analysis
    Forensic experts can't just delete a sketchy file – sometimes the challenge is to see what is in it without triggering an attack. Learn about some of the tools investigators use for analyzing suspicious files.

    Shell Genie
    Shell Genie uses artificial intelligence to convert your questions into commands in the terminal.

    Command Line – BusyBox
    BusyBox features a small footprint and speed, making it a popular choice for systems with limited resources.

    Programming Snapshot – Go YouTube Stats
    To keep track of how well his YouTube videos are performing, Mike Schilli writes a Go program that uses Google's YouTube Data API to query the stats and then visualizes the results.

    Chromebook Camera Server
    You can use an old Chromebook to anchor your security camera configuration – the first step is to set it up with Linux.

    If you use a state-of-the-art language such as C/C++, you need a package manager in your toolbox for managing libraries and their dependencies. Microsoft's vcpkg package manager offers an easy-to-use, platform-independent solution.

    Cleaning Apt Cache
    Full Apt archives might be unexpected, but there are a few solutions if you encounter the issue.

    DIY Alarm Clock
    A few electronic components, some code, and a handmade wooden case make a fine retro-style bedside clock.

    Arduino CLI
    When programming an Arduino microcontroller board for the first time, most people use the Arduino IDE. However, if you prefer the command line, you have a powerful alternative: Arduino CLI.

    Doghouse – More Performance
    Computer memory is tied to increases in potential uses and performance and affected by ever-increasing machine complexity.

    Make the Most of Diffoscope
    Diffoscope finds all the differences between files or folders, but at the price of verbosity. We show you how to focus diffoscope on what you want to know.

    Printing in the Shell
    Why slow down for a graphic management app when you can manage your printer with shell commands?

    This month Graham looks at Chataigne, ShowMIDI, Trippy, ASCII Art Converter, Quetzalcoatl, MojoZork, and more!

    Tutorial – Qiplex Tools
    The smart Qiplex apps Easy File Organizer and Smart File Renamer help you organize your filesystem.