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Issue 280 (September 2021) - 30 years of Linux

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The Linux kernel is 30 years old, come celebrate with us as we explore how it went from the bedroom project of a young Finnish university student to running the world! We take you through the early development, how distros evolved and so much more!

PLUS: we review the key distros of our time, run classic distros via Qemu, build a Raspberry Pi Nextcloud server, get to grips with Scribus, use Midnight Commander, build an information kiosk, Roundup terminal browsers and loads more!

 Features

30 years of Linux

Discover how a 21-year-old’s bedroom coding project took over the world and a few other things along the way… (Jonni Bidwell)
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What makes the kernel tick?

After being around for 30 years, let’s take a peek inside… Linux is just a kernel, but as Jonni Bidwell discovers there’s an awful lot going on in there. (Jonni Bidwell)
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Answers

30 top answers for 30 years of Linux. (Neil Bothwick)
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 Coverdisc

DVD pages

Pop!_OS 21.04, classic distros Ubuntu 6.06, Debian 2.0 (Jonni Bidwell)
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Hotpicks

Alexander Tolstoy has no plan to start a land war in Afghanistan, as we all know how that ends. Instead he’s declaring war on the best ever FOSS gems, like: VLC, Ksnip, Waterfox, Far2l, G’MIC, OpenSnitch, WinXP, OpenTTD, 0 A.D., Lutris and KDE Connect. (Alexander Tolstoy)
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 Tutorials

Terminal: Midnight Commander

(Shashank Sharma)
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Scribus - become a DTP guru

(Nick Peers)
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Qemu - run classic distros

(Les Pounder)
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RSS feeds - read news with Newsboat

(Neil Mohr)
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VirtualBox networks

(Stuart Burns)
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Xibo - build a singage system

(Matt Holder)
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Sense HAT Scratch control

(Les Pounder)
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Build a Pi Nextcloud server

(Christian Cawley)
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 Coding Academy

Build a software analysis pipeline

(Tim Armstrong)
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Sliding puzzle games with Pygame

(Calvin Robinson)
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 Reviews

Terminal browsers

Elinks, w3m, Links, Lynx, browsh (Mats Tage Axelsson)
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Kernel 5.14

(Mayank Sharma)
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Slackware 15

(Mayank Sharma)
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Debian GNU/Linux 11

(Mayank Sharma)
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Fedora 35 Rawhide

(Mayank Sharma)
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OpenSUSE Tumbleweed

(Mayank Sharma)
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Mageia 9

(Mayank Sharma)
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Arch Linux

(Mayank Sharma)
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Raspberry Pi PoE+ HAT

(Les Pounder)
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 More

News: News

Valve announces the Linux-based Steam Deck portable gaming system, Audacity forks are announced, Linux Foundation announces a new gaming engine and GIMP announces a funding drive. (Matt Hanson)
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News: Kernel Watch

(Jon Masters)
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News: Pi news

With Dave Jones from the Canonical Foundations team. The Raspberry Pi Foundation and University of Cambridge join forces in the name of research! Pi Storm helps old Amiga’s live beyond the CPU grave and USB booting arrives. (Les Pounder)
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