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Issue 277 (July 2021) - Get Into Ubuntu

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Try the latest release of Ubuntu 21.04 and learn to whoop for Wayland! Take the next-gen display protocol for a spin and see what the future promises. The latest build of Ubuntu is on the LXFDVD and we have a full guide to its new features and getting to grips with Wayland on your graphics hardware.

PLUS: USB guard, Jellyfin media server, Blender physics, emulate the Dragon 32, create Magic Eye photos, handle time series data with Python, get a better 3D modeller, relive Prestel days and loads more!

 Features

Get into Ubuntu

The latest version of Ubuntu has landed, and Nick Peers is on hand to show you how to install it and find out what’s new. (Nick Peers)
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Prestel

Before super-fast broadband, before Web 2.0, before Web 1.0 there was Prestel. Mike Bedford reveals the online data service that pre-dated the WWW by more than a decade. (Mike Bedford)
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Linux Formats new $HOME

Jonni Bidwell has one month to save Linux Format’s web presence. He claims that he didn’t sign up for this. Fate has other ideas… (Jonni Bidwell)
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Answers

Piping DVD streams over a network, VPN configuration, mounting your drives each boot, building code with Python, Android transfers and looking into dd. (Neil Bothwick)
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 Coverdisc

DVD pages

Ubuntu 21.04, MX Linux 19.4 (Jonni Bidwell)
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Hotpicks

Shortwave, Cosmic, Haruna, Vizex, eBPFSnitch, Evilpixie, Nethogs-Qt, Kitchen Tales, zFRAG, Optimizt and SingleFileZ. (Alexander Tolstoy)
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 Tutorials

Terminal: USB guard

(Shashank Sharma)
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Jellyfin: Media server

(Nick Peers)
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Blender: Physics and tricks

(Michael Reed)
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Ubuntu: Build a NAS server

(Nick Peers)
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xroar: Dragon 32 emulation

(Les Pounder)
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Gimp: Magic Eye images

(Mike Bedford)
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Scratch the evil bats!

(Les Pounder)
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Build a better Pi case

(Christian Cawley)
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 Coding Academy

Dwarf game project

(Andrew Smith)
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Time series data in Python Stumpy

(Mihalis Tsoukalos)
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 Reviews

Phrozen Sonic Mini 4K

(Linux Format)
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Intel Core i5 11600K

(Dave James)
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Ubuntu 21.04

(Mayank Sharma)
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Fedora 34

(Mayank Sharma)
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Escuelas Linux 6.13

(Mayank Sharma)
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Loop Hero

We often find Management going around in circles, so when Evan Lahti introduced this “micro RPG” they were left all in a spin! (Linux Format)
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Mu code editor

(Les Pounder)
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3D modellers

Bforartists 2.8, Art of Illusion 3.2, Asset Forge 2.1.2, Goxel 0.10.7, Dust3D 1-rc6 (Michael Reed)
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 More

News: News

There are shenanigans afoot with some kernel commits and people are not happy! Google gets told to FLoC off, a million kernel commits, Apple M1 GPU driver progress, a new Spectre issue arises and more chess! (Matt Hanson)
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News: Pi news

The Compute Module 4 gets released in a 4K signage card from NEC, a novel way to add more GPIOs to a Pi 4 and the Wi-Fi add-on that’s coming for the Pi Pico. (Les Pounder)
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News: Kernel Watch

Who watches the watchers? Jon does, he's always on Twitter... (Jon Masters)
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