Linux Pro Magazine #228 - Print Issue

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Issue #228: Anonymous File Sharing – Pass files secretly with OnionShare

Sure you've heard of the Tor Browser, but what about OnionShare? This cool tool for the invisible web lets you share files without revealing your identity.

On the DVD: Knoppix 8.6 and Super Grub2

Linux Pro Magazine #228 - Print Issue

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* Baobab – find and remove unnecessary files and directories.
* Secure Online Passwords – discover some tools and techniques for keeping online passwords safe.
* MakerSpace – Learn to expand the range of wireless communication for IoT devices using the low-power and long-range LoRa communication protocol.
* LinuxVoice – We study the Lutris gaming platform and take a swat at McFly, an innovative solution that brings the power of AI to the Bash shell.

* The New Kali Linux Is Here
* exFAT Is Coming to Linux
* Knoppix 8.6 Released
* openSUSE Board Gets a New Chairman
* Bluetooth Vulnerability Makes Spying Easy
* Open Source Webmin Had Backdoor for More Than a Year

Kernel News
* Creating libperf
* Using GCC Extensions
* Editing the Laws of the Universe

Anonymous File Sharing with OnionShare
OnionShare lets you share files without revealing IP addresses or domain names. The latest version also allows uploads.

Sayonara Player
For a simple audio player, check out Sayonara, a great choice for enjoying all your favorite music, Internet radio, and podcasts.

Unnecessary files and directories take up valuable space on hard disks or SSDs. Baobab lets you locate and remove data garbage at the push of a button.

Charly's Column – ntpviz
The Network Time Protocol allows admins to keep time on their computers, but this timekeeping is only moderately successful. Charly uses the ntpviz statistics tool to visualize time fluctuation.

Command Line – Dialog
Create dialog boxes with checkboxes, progress bars, and many other features that users may find helpful when working at the command line.

Secure Online Passwords
Securely storing passwords online can be a complex task. With a few tools, websites can offer better security, but users still need to choose their passwords wisely.

Today's security environment is a tumultuous landscape riddled with threats. AppArmor offers an extra ring of protection for your system, and it is easier to learn and implement than many alternative mandatory access control solutions.

Programming Snapshot – cdbm
When you change directories at the command line, you often find yourself jumping back and forth between known paths. With a utility written in Go, Mike Schilli records the jumps and shows the way back.

Debian /usr Merge
At long last, Debian joins other Unix-like distributions in merging /usr directories.

Flashing IoT devices with new firmware lets you wield control and keep them out of the cloud.

Long Range Modem
WiFi is convenient for devices that are in the same house. If you want to extend the distance, give LoRa a call.

Open Hardware – Keyboardio
Jessie Vincent, cofounder of Keyboardio, looks back at the process of designing an efficient and comfortable keyboard.

Build a networked receiver for your digital music collection with an old stereo, a Raspberry Pi, and the HiFiBerry.

Doghouse – Licensing
For entrepreneurs with little money, FOSSH offers a way to get their projects off the ground.

If you frequently play games on Linux, you are accustomed to dealing with many different installers and configurations. Lutris can help simplify the process of setting up all your games.

McFly extends the Bash history's features and helps you find past commands more quickly.

As you might guess from certain titles in this month's selection, Graham has finally built himself an open source 3D printer.

Tutorials – Mastodon
The open and simple Mastodon API makes it easy to create applications to interact with this federated microblogging platform.

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