Linux Pro Magazine #206 - Print Issue

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Issue #206: Safer Boot

This month we look at the Linux boot process and explore some tools and tricks for better and safer startup, including the Shim first-stage bootloader and the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) chip.

On the DVD: Ubuntu Desktop 17.10 and Ubuntu Server 17.10

Linux Pro Magazine #206 - Print Issue

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* DDoS Defense – Some providers offer special services aimed at thwarting denial-of-service attacks.
* MakerSpace – Check out our articles on FM radio and Volumio audio playback on the Raspberry Pi.
* LinuxVoice looks at audio and video with Audacity and the FFmpeg command-line video editor, and Graham puts the focus on small stuff with minimal browsers and minimal text editors in this month's FOSSPicks.

* Samsung to bring Linux to the Galaxy phone
* System76 releases Pop!_OS
* Linux comes to Windows
* Docker embraces Kubernetes
* We are under a Bad Rabbit attack 11 Kernel News
* I3C support
* Fixing mmap()
* Tracing RAM usage in OOM conditions

The traditional BIOS dates back decades and has not been able to keep up with the rapid development of PCs and laptops. Its powerful successor, UEFI, takes over its tasks and provides more features, more convenience, and better security.

Linux Secure Boot with Shim
The Shim bootloader lets Linux users regain some control over the Secure Boot process. 26 Trusted Platform Module The Trusted Platform Module on your computer's motherboard could lead to better security for your Linux system.

Automatic Backup
Backing up data is an unpopular task that many users consider a chore. What better reason for automation? We look at some command-line automatic backup tools.

Check out this handy graphical tool for cleaning up your Linux system.

Programming Snapshot – AI Sequences
Can intelligence tests devised by psychologists be cracked with modern AI state machines?

DDoS Defence
To ward off DDoS attacks, websites and services often seek the protection of Internet giants, such as Amazon, but you have other ways to protect your connectivity.

Create screencasts in the blink of an eye and then export them to popular file formats.

Charly's Column – inxi
Charly's latest tool may sound like the Teletubbies, but inxi provides detailed and precisely controllable hardware and system usage information.

Command Line – Melt
Whether you are an expert or a beginner, you can learn to edit audio and video clips at the command line with Melt.

Smart Cities
Making the city of Messina, Italy, smarter with open source and IoT.

Pi FM Radio
Build a simple FM radio with a Raspberry Pi, an RTL-SDR USB dongle, an LCD HAT, and some Python code

Volumio 2
Volumio and a Raspberry Pi can add smart functions to any stereo system. The combination of smartphone control, a Raspberry Pi Display, and Volumio outperforms many commercial solutions.

Open Hardware – Signet
At the intersection of free software and crowdfunding, a USB password manager offers innovation in security.

This month in Linux Voice

The Universal Donor
Open source communities need equal rights.

Doghouse – FPGAs
Take some advice from Linus Torvalds and learn how to program an FPGA.

OS Marketing
Marketing FOSS requires some novel approaches compared with proprietary software. We share our experiences.

Digitizing Analog Music Media
Armed with the Audacity sound editor, you can convert the analog content of LPs, tapes, and cassettes to the digital world.

Graham looks at qutebrowser 1.0, Min, Storyboarder, BorgBackup 1.1, Argentum Age, and much more!

Tutorial – FFmpeg
Sometimes video editing from the command line is better than using graphical tools.

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