Linux Magazine #233 - Print Issue

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Issue #233: Stream to Your TV – Cool Tools for Sound and Video

This month we highlight some innovative apps for multimedia in Linux, including Gnome Cast for TV, and the easy-to-use Serviio media server.

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Linux Magazine #233 - Print Issue

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* LibreOffice 6.4 Released
* Official Evernote Client Coming to Linux
* Thanks to Linux, Google and Valve are Bringing Steam to Chromebooks
* Nine-Year-Old Bug Found and Fixed in Sudo
* Systemd-homed Is Coming to a Linux Distribution Near You

Cast to TV
Cast to TV is a Gnome extension that streams media files from a PC to a Chromecast-enabled device.

Home media servers like Kodi or LibreELEC are feature-rich but difficult to set up. Serviio promises to make things simpler.

Spotify in the Terminal
So you like to travel light? Why not access Spotify in the terminal and do without the official client?

Kubuntu Focus
If you're a gamer, a developer, or a Linux power user who appreciates powerful hardware, you might be ready for the Focus – a high-end laptop built for Kubuntu.

Apache Cassandra
Apache Cassandra is a NoSQL system filling the need for high availability at scale.

Command Line – systemctl
Systemctl can control every major aspect of a system that runs in userland.

Kindd offers a GUI alternative to the ubiquitous dd command-line tool.

Metadata in the Shell
Armed with the right shell commands, you can quickly identify and evaluate file and directory metadata.

Charly – Traffic Monitors
Every sys admin has a few favorite tools that they always carry with them, if only because they do not want to be without these often overlooked treasures. The gems dangling from Charly's key ring include Dstat, NetHogs, and nload.

Programming Snapshot – Sorting in Go
Whether alphabetical or numerical, bubble sort or quicksort, there is no escape from sorting in computer science. Mike Schilli sorts out the pros and cons of various sorting algorithms in Go.

Web Scraping
Web scraping lets you automatically download and extract data from websites. With a simple scraping script, you can harvest information from the web.

Smart Picture Frame
A digital picture frame displays photographs and a current weather forecast with just a few hundred lines of Bash and a Raspberry Pi.

Open Hardware – Printy
This DIY 3D printer kit provides a license that paves the way for future open source solutions.

Doghouse – Yggdrasil and Slackware
Maddog remembers when his computer first spoke to him – thanks to Yggdrasil.

The messenger app Jami promises maximum anonymity for chats, as well as voice and video calls.

Krita vs. MyPaint
If you are looking for an open source drawing program, Krita and MyPaint both offer graphic tablet support and brushes. Deciding which one works best depends on your specific needs.

Customized GRUB and KDE Boot
We'll show you how to customize the GRUB boot menu, the boot splash screen, and the KDE start screen.

Graham looks at enve, rx, broot, Boost Note, Red Eclipse 2, ShellCheck, and more!

Tutorial – Desktop Bash
Keeping a task simple often means using several different tools that all do their jobs well. Here's an easy, effective way to create a notification.

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