Linux Pro Magazine #210 - Digital Issue

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Issue #210: Free Boot! Libreboot and the liberation of firmware

This month we tune into the Libreboot project – an effort to replace the proprietary firmware in laptop computers with an open source equivalent.

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Linux Pro Magazine #210 - Digital Issue

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* Electron – Discover how to channel the cross-platform benefits of the web programming paradigm when writing desktop applications. * KNIME – a graphical tool that lets you perform complex data analysis with custom workflows.
* MakerSpace – Check out a tutorial on building a countdown timer with the Raspberry Pi.
* In the LinuxVoice section, learn to code your first Android app using Jasonette.

* OpenStack Queens Released
* Kali Linux Comes to Windows
* Ubuntu to Start Collecting Data with Ubuntu 18.04
* CNCF Illuminates Serverless Vision
* Red Hat Decision Manager 7 Released
* Topological Superconductor Could Lead to Quantum Computing with Weird Fermions

Kernel News
* Improving a Hashing Function
* Constant Values Adjustable at Boot Time
* Dealing with Intel Design Flaw

Free Firmware with Libreboot
Libreboot is a project dedicated to making firmware free as in freedom.

Collaborative Office Suites
Several collaborative office suite providers are now competing for customers who are looking for the seamless exchange of office documents within an enterprise.

The Electron project brings the benefits of web programming to the realm of desktop applications.

Command Line – BorgBackup
In Star Trek, the Borg adds individuals to its collective consciousness, an apt metaphor for any backup application that stores individual files in an archive.

Programming Snapshot – Stock Quote API
Financial wizard Mike Schilli is annoyed that some web services have stopped serving up real-time stock market data. In order to keep an eye on his investment dollars, Mike taps into a little known interface for stock prices.

Ghost CMS
Blogging usually implies WordPress, but Ghost presents a serious challenge.

Charly's Column – sshuttle
When he doesn't want to deal with OpenVPN version conflicts or congestion control problems during TCP tunneling, Charly catches a ride on sshuttle.

They say data is "the new oil," but all that data you collect is only valuable if it leads to new insights. An open source analysis tool called KNIME lets you analyze data through graphical workflows – without the need for programming or complex spreadsheet manipulation.

Binary Data in Bash
Bash is known for admin utilities and text manipulation tools, but the venerable command shell included with most Linux systems also has some powerful commands for manipulating binary data.

Countdown Counter
Build a countdown counter with a Raspberry Pi and the MAX7221 display driver.

Open Hardware – Keyboardio
The Keyboardio Model 01 is a highly-customizable open hardware keyboard.

Raspberry Slideshow
Video sequences or slide shows promote sales. With a Raspberry Pi and the Raspberry Slideshow distribution, you can capture the attention you need.

Linux Voice Welcome
Going cross-platform.

Build Android apps with a minimum of coding.

Doghouse – Subutai
Be a catalyst and help others break the bonds of proprietary software.

This handy app simplifies the exchange of files and directories between computers with Linux, Mac OS, Windows, and Android.

With Nootka and your guitar, you can learn to recognize musical notes in classical notation.

Graham checks out VLC 3.0, MenuLibre 2.1.5, Texttop, Flameshot, Chomper, Godot 3.0, and much more!

Tutorial – GPSD
Even though your computer does not come with its own GPS, you can hack one onto it using a mobile phone – if you are ready for some fiddling.

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