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Linux User & Developer

Linux User & Developer No. 171

Linux User and Developer is the UK’s only magazine aimed solely at Linux professionals and IT decision makers. Every month, Linux User and Developer provides the best in tutorials, features, hardware reviews, information and inspiration to help GNU/Linux professionals expand their knowledge base and perform more effectively in the workplace. Written by experts in the field, the magazine also features informative interviews with leading figures from the GNU/Linux scene and high-profile companies that have built their businesses using OpenSource software. Please note: Digital versions of the magazines do not include the covermount items or supplements that you would find on printed editions.

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welcome to issue 171 of linux user & developer

This issue » Better servers in 24 hours » Remote admin on Ubuntu » Open source AI » Prevent SSH attacks Welcome to the latest issue of Linux User & Developer, the UK and America’s favourite Linux and open source magazine. Servers were once the sole province of corporations and other large organisations. Now you’re much more likely to see one in someone’s home – maybe they’re running their own business with it and it’s dealing with essential files and folders, web access and accounts, or maybe they’re simply using it to serve files around their home network. These days many more of us are doing that, and if you want to get in on the action, then head to p18 where our experts explain everything you need to know to upgrade an existing home…

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on your free dvd this issue

Welcome to the Linux User & Developer DVD. This issue, get the most from Mint. Choose from the Cinnamon or MATE desktop environments for the Ubuntu-based Sarah edition, or load up the Cinnamon environment for the Debian edition, and learn how to configure them like a pro and explore how you can do more with the world’s favourite Linux distro. Featured software: Linux Mint 18 ‘Sarah’ – MATE edition The MATE edition of the Linux Mint desktop boasts all the power of the latest version of Mint combined with the solid, traditional interface of MATE – perfect for increasing your productivity and giving you all-round usability. This distro live boots. Linux Mint 18 ‘Sarah’ – Cinnamon edition For those who like their desktop to have some graphical flair, the Cinnamon desktop for the latest edition…

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Live boot Insert the disc into your computer and reboot. You will need to make sure that your computer is set up to boot from disc Distros Distros can be live booted so that you can try a new operating system instantly without making permanent changes to your computer FOSS Insert the disc into your computer and double-click on the icon or Launch Disc file to explore the contents Explore Alternatively you can insert and run the disc to explore the interface and content Important information Check this before installing or using the disc For the purpose of this disclaimer statement the phrase ‘this disc’ refers to all software and resources supplied on the disc as well as the physical disc itself. You must agree to the following terms and conditions before using ‘this disc’: Loss of data In no event will Imagine…

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raspberry pi smashes 10 million total sales

One of the best things about being involved within the computing industry is that things are constantly moving at an incredible rate. “The Pi Foundation found that Raspberry Pi has sold well over a staggering 10 million units” The whole computing landscape has changed dramatically over the past few years, and there’s never been as much emphasis on entry-level computing as there is today. At the forefront of this development is the Raspberry Pi, the wallet-friendly computer that has forged its own niche in the market. While multiple spin-offs have challenged the Pi’s crown, consistent improvements and attractive price points have kept it ahead of the competitors. In the past few weeks, the team over at the Raspberry Pi Foundation has found that the Raspberry Pi has now sold well over a staggering…

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crowdfunded explore m3 takes aim at arduino boards

India-based startup, Explore Embedded, may have only been looking to crowdfund $700 for its all-new Explore M3 board, but it’s soon turned into one of the more impressive boards to appear for some time. The USB-enabled Explore M3 supports Arduino IDE at its core, with wider support for both FreeRTOS and bare metal development on board as well. Bare metal programming environments, such as Kiel, Co-IDE and Ellipse, will all work without fault here. The Explore M3 board is based on NXP’s LPC1768 Cortex-M3 microcontroller and as you’d expect, it’s completely open-source inside and out. It uses a microUSB 2.0 port as one of its primary connection ports, which is believed to be solely to keep costs low. In terms of power, the Explore M3 is a decidedly mixed bag. There’s…

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best open-source video editing tools

1 OpenShot The reason OpenShot has remained so popular for so long is down to its simplicity. In just a few minutes, you can have cut your video on the timeline, fully rendered it and then exported it. Of course, there are plenty of advanced options also included, but it’s the basics that it really excels at. 2 Pitivi Pitivi is one of the few video editing suites written in Python, but that doesn’t detract from its suite of features. It’s a great choice for those seeking an easy way to manage multiple video files simultaneously in one place. 3 Lightworks Perhaps the best thing about Lightworks is that there’s both an RPM and deb download available for it, something not usually found in most video editing suites. Options are fairly basic, but get the…