Linux Pro Magazine #236 - Print Issue

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Issue #236: Smarter Directories – Reinventing the file storage metaphor with semantic tagging

The rigid structure of nested files and directories used on computer systems around the world was created more than 60 years ago, and experts believe we can do better. This month, you'll learn about some scripts for semantic file tagging in Linux.

On the DVD: Fedora 32 workstation and Ubuntu Desktop 20.04 LTS

Linux Pro Magazine #236 - Print Issue

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* Manage personnel and projects with ProjectLibre
* Build an e-commerce solution with OpenCart
* MakerSpace – Learn how to water your plants with a Rasp Pi
* LinuxVoice – Take a tour of two useful Markdown editors

* Linux Usage Is on the Rise
* Lenovo Is Jumping on the Linux Laptop Bandwagon
* A New Linux Laptop Is in the Making
* Ubuntu 20.04 Released
* Git 2.26 Released

Kernel News
* Adapting to COVID-19
* l33t Security

Semantic File Organization
Assigning file names based on defined criteria saves time and maximizes your chances of finding the file later.

Distro Walk
Several leading Linux distributions are taking steps to address the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Programming Snapshot – Go Slices
Springtime is application time! Mike Schilli digs up a question asked at the Google Engineering interview and explains a possible solution in Go.

ProjectLibre helps you organize and optimize a complex project with lots of moving parts.

This open source e-commerce system lets you put a store online in a matter of minutes.

Create an Ebook
With LibreOffice Writer and Calibre, you can publish your own ebooks with better results than most online conversion tools.

Command Line – debfoster
When it comes to weeding out unnecessary packages on your Debian system, debfoster lets you conveniently arrange all your housekeeping functions into a single command.

Charly – Motion Detection
Charly ran a first-generation Rasp Pi for years in the birdhouse in his garden, but the Rasp Pi eventually fell foul of marauding wasps. Now Charly has replaced it with an RPi3 featuring a NoIR cam and motion detection.

The bauh package manager can cope with Flatpaks, Snaps, AppImages, AUR, and native web apps.

Monitoring Old Devices
Create monitoring dashboards with SSH, command-line tools, and Node-RED.

Automated Irrigation
Nurture your plants with an automated watering system comprising a Raspberry Pi Zero W, an analog-to-digital converter, and an inexpensive irrigation kit.

Doghouse – Linux on Laptops
Maddog examines the complicated relationships between laptop manufacturers, computer stores, and Linux users.

If you play a stringed instrument and want to record lyrics and chord changes, ChordPro gives you an elegant and convenient approach to getting it all on paper.

Mark Text and VNote Markdown editors
Mark Text and VNote offer a wide range of tools and options.

This lean desktop shows what an easy-to-use interface can look like if you think beyond outdated conventions.

Graham looks at Inkscape 1.0, PCem, StarCharter, Falcon, Squeezer, Simula, vitetris, and more!

The personal finance program KMyMoney can help you track income and expenses as you plan your financial future.

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