ZINIO logo
Linux Magazine

Linux Magazine

August 2021

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!

Read More
United States
Linux New Media
12 Issues

in this issue

3 min
brain rights

Dear Reader, The NeuroRights Initiative has been in the news recently, and it seems like a good time for a shout out and a sincere thanks for their work. The initiative, which is hosted at Columbia University and headed by Columbia Neuroscience Professor Rafael Yuste, is a collection of scientists with the mission to raise awareness about human rights issues that could arise from the evolution of technologies targeting the human brain. According to the NeuroRights Initiative website, “Neurotechnology, especially when paired with artificial intelligence, has the potential to foundationally alter society. In the coming years, it will be possible to decode thought from neural activity or enhance cognitive ability by linking the brain directly to digital networks. Such innovations could challenge the very notion of what it means to be human.”…

2 min
opensuse leap 15.3 and kubuntu 21.04

openSUSE Leap 15.3 64-bit OpenSUSE Leap 15.3 includes increased build consistency and seamless migration to the commercial SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and the latest array of openSUSE’s developing set of artificial intelligence packages. Those working with containers may also want to check out Podman, a daemonless container engine for developing, managing, and running OCI Containers, and kubeadm, a tool for creating minimal, best-practices Kubernetes clusters. For everyday users, Leap 15.3 features the usual desktop environments. For KDE users, it includes the long-term support Plasma 5.18, whose new features include a builtin emoji picker, strong GTK support for those who like to mix their desktops and applications, and better support for public WiFi. Also supported is Gnome 3.34, which includes visual makeovers for icons, login, and the overview screen; sandboxed browsing; and drag-and-drop…

1 min
nvidia and valve collaborate to bring dlss to linux

DLSS stands for Deep Learning Super Sampling and is a temporal image upscaling technology developed by NVidia for NVidia graphics cards. This technology makes it possible to upscale lower-resolution images into higher-resolution images so they can be better displayed on higher-resolution displays. This technology would greatly enhance the Linux gaming experience but isn’t available yet for the open source platform. Both NVidia and Valve are working to change that. By using Tensor Cores on RTX GPUs to accelerate performance for supported games, NVidia is making an effort to bring DLSS to Steam Proton on Linux. This means games such as Call of Duty, Cyberpunk 2077, Fortnite, and Rainbow Six Siege could soon be playable on Linux, via Steam. This technology will require supported graphics cards, such as the GeForce RTX 3080 and…

1 min
kali linux 2021.2 official release now available

If you’re a fan of Linux and security, you’ll be glad to know the developers of Kali Linux have released a new version of the fan-favorite distribution. Kali Linux 2021.2, created by Offensive Security, includes a new collection of themes and plenty of features to attract cybersecurity pros, ethical hackers, and anyone else interested in a user-friendly penetration testing platform. One of the most anticipated additions to Kali Linux is Kabox, which is a tool for packaging tricky applications in Docker containers to be used in the distribution. These apps are normally a challenge to package because of dependencies, legacy libraries and programs, and applications that require isolation to run. Another new addition to Kali Linux is Kali-Tweaks, which is an automation tool aimed at helping users easily customize the operating system…

1 min
entroware unleashes a beast of a linux laptop

Are you on the lookout for a Linux-powered laptop that can go the distance and exceed your needs for power, size, and battery life? If that sounds like the perfect machine to fill your dance card, and you’re not looking for the most brilliant display on the market, Entroware has the laptop for you. The Proteus 15.6-inch is a redesign of the original mobile workstation and includes something few other Linux laptops can match – a 73 Wh battery that can be charged via USB Type-C cable (so you don’t have to carry around so many cables). The original Proteus included a 62.16 Wh battery, so this is a good jump in battery life. Although there is no claim about battery life to be found on the Proteus page (https://www.entroware.com/store/proteus), you…

1 min
more online

Linux Magazine www.linux-magazine.com ADMIN HPC http://www.admin-magazine.com/HPC/ When I/O Workloads Don’t Perform • Petros Koutoupis Every now and then, you find yourself in a situation where you expect better performance from your data storage drives. Either they once performed very well and one day just stopped, or they came straight out of the box underperforming. I explore a few of the reasons why this might happen. Preload Trick • Jeff Layton As they gain experience, administrators learn a topic system called the “LD_PRELOAD Trick,” which can help fix misbehaving applications, upgrade applications, and even improve application performance. Of course, it’s not really a trick, just the use of a feature in *nix operating systems. ADMIN Online http://www.admin-magazine.com/ Cyber Threat • Matthias Wübbeling The danger of ransomware attacks calls for a robust backup and monitoring strategy. Access Granted • Matthias Wübbeling Log in to your account securely without a…