Linux Pro Magazine #194 - Print Issue

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Issue #194: Diaspora – Social Networking Without Big Brother or Big Data

This month we show you social networking the FOSS way with Diaspora and examine a couple Linux distros that will ease the transition from Windows to Linux.

On the DVD: Ubuntu 16.10 Desktop 32-bit Live and Ubuntu Mate 16.10 Desktop 64-bit Live

Linux Pro Magazine #194 - Print Issue

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* Debian LTS: the quintessential Free Linux gets long-term support – find out how they did it.
* Z-Wave: use this wireless IoT protocol to automate smart devices in your home
* Linux Voice – Check out tutorials on Wine and Collectd, as well as an illuminating look at 20 years of KDE.

Interview – Meet Apache
Creator Brian Behlendorf Apache developer talks about Hyperledger and blockchains.

Diaspora is a free and open source decentralized social network consisting of millions of independently run pods. Join an existing pod or set up your own with minimal programming skills.

ChaletOS and Zorin OS
ChaletOS and Zorin OS are two Ubuntu derivatives designed for users migrating from Windows.

Five screencasting programs reviewed: Kazam, recordMyDesktop, SimpleScreen-Recorder, Vokoscreen, and Krut.

Debian LTS
The Debian project is extending its famous development process to offer long-term support.

Ardour 5
The fifth generation of the free Ardour digital audio workstation is easier to operate, offers more Lua support, and comes with a variety of improvements and extensions.

Lepton Image Compressor
Lepton lets you compress your photo files to make room for more.

Charly – Searx
This privacy-respecting, hackable meta search engine is the answer to commercial search engines that don’t have your best interests at heart.

We examine the range and security of the Z-Wave protocol and offer a few basics to get you started on a smart home.

Browse Your Source
If you've ever struggled to get a sense of someone else's code, the right tool could save you hours of grepping.

Ask Klaus!
Controlling brightness, forensic mode, and proprietary Broadcom WiFi drivers.

Command Line — Audio File Conversion
Convert your music files to Ogg Vorbis, or use Flac for more refined playback.

SEOscerer's Apprentice
Beware the SEO "expert". You might call forth problems far worse than a low search rank.

The UK's National Cyber Strategy doc is worth every penny of the free download cost.

20 Years of KDE
The ups and downs of the "Kool" desktop over the past two decades.

FAQ – Connected Car
Automotive Grade Linux: Will 2017 be the year of Linux on wheels?

Core Tech – Filesystem Monitoring
Notification APIs in Linux.

The QupZilla QtWebEngine browser, Powerline prompts, GRUB Customizer, Attract Mode emulator front end, and more.

Starting over with Mad Max, Aragami stealth ninjas, and Warhammer RTS.

Tutorial – Collectd
A tool that harvests and stores your system stats for colorful graphs.

Tutorial – Wine
Vintage Windows apps on Linux.

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