Linux Magazine #235 - Print Issue

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Issue #235: What's New in systemd – Reinventing home directories with the powerful systemd-homed

Systemd is a mystery that keeps on giving. Now a new feature of the leading Linux init system will change the way you think about user home directories. This month we take a closer look at systemd-homed.

On the DVD: Knoppix 8.6.1 and OpenMandriva Lx Plasma 4.1

Linux Magazine #235 - Print Issue

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News
* Nextcloud Partners with IONOS
* Linux to Get High Resolution Wheel Scrolling
* KDE Developers Are Working on a TV Interface
* System76 is Developing a New Keyboard
* Embedded Linux Joins the Fight Against COVID-19
* AWS Launches a New Linux Distribution

SCaLE 18X Report
With numerous exhibitors and workshops, SCaLE 18x covered a wide range of open source topics.

Kernel News
* Kernel Gatherings Canceled Due to COVID-19
* Kernel Meta-Organizations Changing Due to COVID-19
* Minimum Version Numbers for Build Tools

Interview – The Xen Project
Lars Kurth of the Xen Project talks about trends, markets, and the project's various threads of development.

systemd-homed
Systemd has already changed almost everything about the Linux startup process. Now an experimental new feature takes on the challenge of user home directories.

Vagrant
With Vagrant, you can automate the creation and management of consistent virtual machines that work across platforms.

Glances
Admins and power users like to watch the load on their computers. Glances lets you see immediately if something is wrong.

Command Line – rkhunter
The Rootkit Hunter script efficiently checks for malware, with the potential to detect over 240 rootkits.

PlantUML Diagrams
Create diagrams using human-readable text and reuse them anywhere.

Programming Snapshot – Performance Analysis
Experienced sys admins always use the same commands to analyze problematic system loads on Linux. Mike Schilli bundles them into a handy Go tool that shows all the results at a glance.

Charly's Column – traceroute
Like every admin, Charly regularly uses the classic traceroute tool. If unfriendly digital natives interfere with an ICMP filter, he simply switches to a clever alternative like LFT.

Universal Package Systems
Billed as the future of package management, universal package systems like Snappy and Flatpak have failed to live up to their promise.

Tangram
Track social media portals like Facebook and Twitter, as well as web-based messengers like Whatsapp and Telegram, in a single application window.

ShellHub
This innovative app offers remote access to your network with minimal reconfiguration of a firewall.

MetPy
Read, visualize, and perform calculations with weather data.

BerryLan
Manage a headless Rasp Pi over a Bluetooth connection.

Doghouse – United We Stand
It's time to innovate – in the midst of the disruptions caused by the coronavirus, let's find ways to keep everyone communicating, working, and learning.

Simplenote and sncli
If you're using Simplenote, check out sncli, a Python-based tool for syncing and managing your notes.

Tutorial – CalDAV/CardDAV
You can manage your calendars and address books with the CalDAV/CardDAV standards, Nextcloud, and a few open source tools.

FOSSPicks
This month Graham looks at navi, SDRangel, Photoflare, Ikona, emulator-sun-2, Quantum Tetris, Selfless Heroes, and more!

Tutorial – L÷VE Physics
Video game animation is not simply a matter of making your characters move – you also have to consider the physics.

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