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Linux Magazine

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!

Land:
United States
Sprache:
English
Verlag:
Linux New Media
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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…

11 Min.
zack’s kernel news

A Stone So Large … A lot of kernel patches just fix little things or make something slightly more convenient for system administrators and kernel developers. Recently, Joe Perches pointed out that the Arm architecture could conceivably invoke the Linux kernel with a command line that was longer than what printk() was able to output. So you could launch the kernel, but you couldn’t then go back and see exactly how you’d done it. He posted a patch to split long lines up so that printk() could output them. Sergey Senozhatsky liked the overall idea, but pointed out a bug in Joe’s code – he noted that printk() would also output a bit of prefix text, to let the user know what was being output. In this case, the prefix was “Kernel command…

7 Min.
slimline

Some Windows and macOS fans joke that Linux users have no need for svelte, lightweight, and powerful laptops. After all, we like taking things apart and poking around inside, right? A typical Linux laptop should be a 3kg beast with replaceable everything, two parallel ports (ever tried PLIP networking?), and five hard drive bays to store all of our favorite distros. And it doesn’t need a fast chip, because we can just run Puppy Linux on it. Except, of course, that is far from the truth. Sure, we Linux users like to get the most out of our hardware and value upgradeability and longevity over shaving off every single millimeter where possible. But we shouldn’t have to compromise. Why can’t we have a slim, powerful, and upgradeable laptop that also runs…

9 Min.
organizational structure

How Linux distributions govern themselves may be the last aspect you look at when choosing a distribution. Often information about governance is buried several levels down on a project’s website, yet the information is worth uncovering. Even though open source is usually considered as a business advantage, idealism still runs strong in the community, and it is often reflected most clearly in organizational structure. Administratively, Linux distributions run the spectrum from town-hall meetings on online forums and chats to dictatorships to progressive democracies. If you are a user, governance may be a clue to whether a distribution suits your preferences. If you are a developer, governance can become even more important. If you become a contributor, you will be dealing with the organization on a daily basis. This month, I’ll look…

9 Min.
remote control

Ajenti [1], an open source, webbased system control panel, lets you manage several important server management tasks with very little overhead. Think of it as a lightweight version of Webmin [2], the popular web-based administration tool. You can use Ajenti for basic server monitoring, installing and removing packages, as well as managing services, the network, and more. It’ll also help you remotely manage files on your server without firing up a terminal. In fact, if you want to get to the console, Ajenti will also give you a command-line interface inside the web browser itself. The two Ajenti branches currently under development are Ajenti 2 and Ajenti V. Ajenti 2 offers a new lightweight interface developed with Python 3 and AngularJS. Ajenti V is a plugin that adds web hosting features to…