Tech & Gaming
Linux Magazine

Linux Magazine September 2020

Each monthly issue includes advanced technical information you won't find anywhere else including tutorials, in-depth articles on trending topics, troubleshooting and optimization tips, and more!

United States
Linux New Media
Read More
$18.22(Incl. tax)
$140.18(Incl. tax)
12 Issues

in this issue

4 min.

Dear Reader, Name an open source license. Most readers of this magazine would think of the GNU Public License (GPL), but other licenses also occupy a portion of community attention. For instance, most seasoned Linux users are aware of the BSD license and the Apache License, as well as the Mozilla Public License and the Lesser GPL. Each license serves a slightly different need, so each license is slightly different. A menu of different open source licenses is actually healthy, because it gives users flexibility in choosing a license based on the project’s priorities and needs. But seriously, how big does this menu really need to be? The Open Source Initiative (OSI) lists 103 licenses that meet the Open Source Definition [1]. 17 of the licenses on the list are marked as…

2 min.
opensuse 15.2 and bodhi linux 5.1

OpenSUSE is one of the most popular Linux distributions. It is available in two versions: Leap, the stable version intended for average users and system administrators, and Tumbleweed, a rolling release for experimenters and those who want the very latest in hardware. Leap shares a common codebase with the commercial SUSE Linux Enterprise distribution, while Tumbleweed is developed in Factory, openSUSE’s main development codebase, before release to help assure relative stability. All these projects are closely associated with each other. In the past, the SUSE family of distributions was known for its contributions to KDE. Today, it is perhaps better known for its support of the Wayland graphics manager in the Gnome desktop environment. It also is known for a variety of unique tools, including the YaST Control Center, as well…

1 min.
purism launches the librem mini

For anyone looking to deploy small form factor PCs and wanting them powered by Linux, Purism might have what you’re looking for. The Librem Mini (https://puri.sm/products/librem-mini/) is a tiny device that packs plenty of features. The form factor is smaller than a Mac Mini, bigger than a Raspberry Pi, and includes everything you need to work with Linux. The specs for the device are: CPU – Quad-Core i7 (Whiskey Lake) with 4 cores, 8 threads, and up to 4.6GHz; RAM – Up to 64GB; Storage – 250GB SATA M.2; Graphics – Intel UHD 620; and Networking – Gigabit ethernet (with optional WiFi). On the front of the device you’ll find a power button, a headphone jack, and 4 USB 3.0 ports. On the back of the device, you’ll find a standard ethernet…

1 min.
opensuse leap 15.2 adds ai and machine learning

For openSUSE users, there’s some very exciting news for the release of the latest iteration, 15.2. This new take on the platform includes several new packages in the mix that add both artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning. The packages that bring these two new features include Tensorflow (a framework for deep learning), PyTorch (a machine learning library), and ONNX (an open format for machine learning models that provides interoperability in the AI tool space). Other new features to openSUSE Leap 15.2 include Grafana and Prometheus packages for analytical experts. The latest release also has a real time kernel available (which is beneficial for systems that need to process tasks in a given time, else the task may fail). For container administrators, there’s finally an official Kubernetes package available. On top…

1 min.
google’s nearby sharing could work with linux

For Linux users, one of the big frustrations with Android is transferring files to and from a mobile device. You could certainly set up an SMB share and install an Android file manager that includes Samba connectivity, or configure an FTP or sFTP server on your Linux machine and use a supporting app on Android. That necessity could be coming to an end. If the rumors are true, Android will soon be bringing a new feature to the mobile platform that will allow you to easily share things to nearby devices. That feature is aptly named, Nearby Sharing. Originally this feature was to be used for sharing links, photos, and more between Android devices. However, Google has brought the feature to the latest Chrome OS Canary builds. And although the feature has…

1 min.
more online

Linux Magazine www.linux-magazine.com ADMIN HPC http://www.admin-magazine.com/HPC/ Caching with CacheFS • Jeff Layton For read-heavy workloads, CacheFS is a great caching mechanism for NFS and AFS. ADMIN Online http://www.admin-magazine.com/ WiFi 6 in the Enterprise • Mathias Hein The 802.11ax WiFi 6 standard uses LTE technology to solve the congestion problems experienced with older standards. Managing Bufferbloat • Mathias Hein Bufferbloat impedes TCP/IP traffic and makes life difficult, especially for real-time applications like voice or video. An overview of the Citadel BBS • Rubén Llorente Citadel is a free, compact bulletin board system that integrates email, calendar, address book, and forum functions for administrators and hobbyists that need a groupware solution for a small organization.…