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Linux Magazine November 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!

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United States
Language:
English
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Linux New Media
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12 Issues

in this issue

4 min.
happy birthday

Dear Reader, In case you didn’t notice all the fanfare on the cover, it is my privilege to inform you that you are holding Issue 240 of this magazine, and 240 divided by 12 is exactly 20, which means that we are officially 20 years old. I have long since stopped celebrating my own birthdays, but the magazine’s birthday always seems like something to celebrate. I started with Issue 48 and, just for kicks, I went back to look at Issue 48 and see what I was writing about on my first comment page. Without irony, I will tell you that one of the topics I mentioned in my first opinion column was how much I don’t like opinion columns. It is interesting to consider that I have written 192 more since…

1 min.
linux magazine 20th anniversary archive dvd

Linux Magazine Archive DVD This month’s DVD includes the 2020 edition of the Linux Magazine Archive DVD – every previous issue of Linux Magazine on a single, searchable disc. Browse the pages of every article we’ve ever published, and experience our special brand of technical yet accessible how-to insights. If you want to learn about a common tool in the open source space, search this disc – we’ve probably written about it more than once over the last 20 years. Catch all the articles you missed – on scripting, system administration, security, containers, cloud computing, Raspberry Pi, and more! Discover desktop applications that will save you time and simplify your life, and relive important moments in the history of Linux: the SCO case, the Novell/Microsoft pact, the birth of Git, the mobile…

1 min.
lenovo now offering fedora linux option

Lenovo kicked off the Summer of 2020 by claiming it would certify both their ThinkPad and ThinkStation hardware lines for Linux. The hardware giant is making good on that promise and is now offering a laptop preloaded with Fedora Linux. At the moment, there’s only one device offered with Fedora. Said device is the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Gen 8 (https://www.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/thinkpad/thinkpad-x1/X1-Carbon-Gen-8-/p/20U9CTO1WWENUS2/customize). The base price of this laptop is $2,145, but with the coupon THINKPROMO that price is cut to $1,287. The base model includes a 10th Generation Intel Core i5-10210U CPU (1.60GHz) with 4 Cores, 8 Threads, and a 6MB cache, 8GB of LPDDR3 RAM, 256GB PCIe SSD, 14.0-inch FHD (1920x1080) IPS anti-glare display, a 720p HD camera, Intel Wi-Fi 6, and a fingerprint reader. Of course, you can configure up to…

1 min.
system76 launches new high-end laptop

System76 is not one to rest on reputation. Instead of being content with an already impressive lineup, they’re always looking to up their game. With the release of the Bonobo WS (https://system76.com/laptops/bonobo), the Denver, Colorado company has done just that. The new Bonobo WS is centered around Intel’s 10th Generation Comet Lake CPU and is matched with an NVidia Ge-Force RTX 2080 Super Desktop GPU. You can spec the Bonobo WS with up to 128GB of RAM and up to 24TB of NVMe storage. As far as display, the Bonobo WS offers a 17-inch matte display with either 1080p or 4K. As you can probably guess, this isn’t your average laptop. It’s also a thick beast of a machine weighing in at approximately 8.3 pounds, so the Bonobo WS isn’t going to…

1 min.
mozilla lays off staff, receives more cash

Mozilla isn’t a stranger to struggle. Be it market share or financial issues, the foundation that delivers the most popular open source browser and email client to the Linux platform has always had to fight to keep its head above water. So it should come as no surprise that last week the foundation laid off almost a quarter of its staff. To this issue, Mitchell Baker (Mozilla CEO) said: “This will strengthen our ability to build and invest in products and services that will give people alternatives to conventional Big Tech.” Of course, the news doesn’t end there. On the same day Mozilla released those employees, they inked a new deal with Google. Said deal is rumored to be worth nine figures (landing them $400 to $450 million a year between now and…

1 min.
virtualbox now supports linux kernel 5.8

Linus Torvalds said that the Linux Kernel 5.8 was the largest release of all time. Although the vast majority of the changes to the kernel was code cleanup, there were a number of additions to the supported hardware and even some new features. But due to the size of this new kernel, one would have thought it might have taken considerable time for the likes of VirtualBox to come out with support. That is not the case. With the release of VirtualBox 6.1.14, the newest kernel is officially supported. This means you can not only run VirtualBox on Linux distribution hosts that use the 5.8 kernel, you can also run those same distributions as guest virtual machines. But don’t think the 6.1.14 maintenance release is only about supporting the new kernel. This…