Linux Pro Magazine #189 - Print Issue

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Issue #189: Filesystems

In Linux, everything is a file, but different filesystems handle metadata, optimization, and other functions differently. We look at three popular filesystems.

On the DVD: Linux Mint 17.3 and Clonezilla

Linux Pro Magazine #189 - Print Issue

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Does this powerful new filesystem represent the future of Linux?

ZFS is a first-class filesystem for big iron, but for various reasons, it is still awaiting widespread Linux adoption.

A brief tour of ext filesystem history will give you some insight into how this 25-year-old Linux filesystem works – and how it has evolved to meet users' needs.

Tool Tips
Tool tests on the fast track.

An open standard for decentralized communication.

Remote Administration
Remote desktop applications are useful assistants in the personal and professional spheres. We look at a few candidates.

Restore Btrfs snapshots to return a system to a previous state.

Maru OS
Dump the laptop, because Maru OS provides a desktop Debian on a smartphone.

A simple Bash script generates rescue media from running systems, takes care of backups, and migrates computers to new hardware.

Ask Klaus!
Klaus Knopper answers questions about auto-login, Gnome Commander, and Live discs.

Charly – Etckeeper
Restore configuration files to a state from better days.

Perl – IFTTT Home Automation
Switch power outlets on and off with home automation tools.

Keep track of your SMB finances easily.

Command Line – Firejail
Sandboxing is as easy as typing eight letters before a command.

Workspace – Document Management
Transform piles of paper into an organized and searchable digital library with Scan Tailor and Paperwork.

A modern, parallel, Unicodeenabled alternative to grep.

Krita 3.0
The free sketching and painting program has new features and improvements in version 3.0.

Doghouse – Open Source Endurance
A tale of long-lived Free and Open Source projects.

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