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  1. Linux Format 311

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    Stop Net Nasties! Banish adverts, snoopers, trackers and malware to the Pi Hole for homewide network protection. We’ll get you setup with the total network defence solution – it’ll even run on a PC – and help defend all of your gadgets then we’ll extend it …

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  2. Linux Format 310

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    Learn Linux! Take Tux for a test-drive today, discover how simple Linux is to get and use. Install-free testing, dual-boot modes, truck loads of free software, wide hardware compatibility, snappier than Windows, selection of desktops and improved privacy.

    PLUS: Create a classic point ‘n’ click adventure, speed …

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  3. Linux Format 309

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    Blast off with Podman! Join the Pod and manage your apps effortlessly. We dive into the new container tech that’s sweeping the open source world and replacing Docker as the faster and easiest way to have a dependency-free app life.

    PLUS: build a Pi-controlled robot arm …

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  4. Linux Format 308

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    Full-power media streaming! Get all your entertainment from one open source place! Run JellyFin, Audiobookshelf, Immich and more for a powerful streaming solution. We guide you through installing, configuring and setting up a home streaming solution for films, TV, music, books, photos and live TV!

    PLUS: Raspberry …

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  5. Linux Format 307

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    Get an AI-Powered Pi! It might not take over the world but it will help you create loads of smart projects that recognise faces, objects and even your voice! We’ll help you get the software and hook up the hardware to create smarter, faster and more …

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  6. Linux Format 306

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    Get into AI coding! Learn to code smarter, accelerate development with rapid prototyping and automated code creation and the pitfalls to watch for! We explain the coding companions and what they’re good for.

    PLUS: Murena FairPhone 4, render Blender maps, build Pi kiosks, Azure Vs Amazon …

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  7. Linux Format 305

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    Escape the tyranny of the corporate owned cloud! Free your files from Google and Microsoft as we show you how to set up and run your own open source office – create, edit, share and save your files and documents running on your own systems using Nextcloud and …

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  8. Linux Format 304

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    Control your A.I. at home! We bring artificial intelligence to you running on your own hardware. Control a chatbot, test auto translations and create your own A.I. artwork we get you up and running with the code and training models you need.

    PLUS: Backup Linux …

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  9. Linux Format 303

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    Run Ubuntu at lightspeed with our guide to taking the world’s most popular distro to the next level by stripping it back, running light desktops, dumping Snaps and customising the server build to your own needs.

    PLUS: Turbocharge your search, conquer SUSE ALP, the best coding …

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  10. Linux Format 302

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    Get hacking with Kali Linux, grab the latest Linux Format and arm yourself with the tools and the hacking knowledge to defend your systems and train yourself as a white-hat hacker! Discover Kali Purple, Metasploit and the best way to run Kali Linux.

    PLUS: Ubuntu 23.04 …

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  11. Linux Format 301

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    We’ll keep your PCs old and new running that little bit longer with a combination of Linux Mint 21 and Linux Mint Debian Edition. With the best of 32-bit Debian and 64-bit Ubuntu, we transform laptops and desktop PCs with a modern Linux operating system that …

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  12. Linux Format 300

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    We celebrate the best in open source ever, the Linux kernel and wonder where we’d be without the free software movement. Discover our top picks for the best free software, what the oldest open source projects are and revel in our retro distro reviews!

    PLUS: Recompile …

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  13. Linux Format 299

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    Power up your devices and revive your old phones with open source Android and even a full-fat Linux desktop! We guide you through using LineageOS – the best Android spin – to revive and protect older phones and tablets alongside full-fat Linux options.

    PLUS: Fedora Silver Blue, packaging formats …

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  14. Linux Format 298

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    Get your hot Pi projects here! Grab your Pis, Picos, soldering iron and start building cool maker projects from IoT smart home devices, tracking planes, create a live currency converter, discover NeoPixel control, choose a perfect case, get faster SD cards and more!

    PLUS: plan and write …

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  15. Linux Format 297

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    Escape Windows Linux Format style! We guide the first time Linux user through the install maze to escape Microsoft to software freedom. Discover how you can run Linux anywhere, any how and any time with one of the best beginner-friendly options: Elementary OS!

    PLUS: discover Distrobox, get …

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  16. Linux Format 296

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    Protect your browser privacy! Using Firefox, a bevvy of clever plugins and discovering the tricks and techniques used to track you we beat the trackers, stop the snoopers and stay safe online! We fire up the latest Tor 12 for complete online safety and explore Google Manifest …

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  17. Linux Format 295

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    Build the ultimate retro emulation gaming experience, relive your Amiga Basic days and explore the huge open source emulation world! Discover all the software to enjoy the classic computer days of the ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Atari ST, Amiga and more. We’ll even run a mainframe …

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  18. Linux Format 294

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    Linux Mint 21 is here and it’s awesome! We show you not only how to get it installed but how you can multi-boot it with Windows and a plethora of other Linux distros! Along the way discovering Logical Volume Management, delve into the UEFI system and …

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  19. Linux Format 293

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    Get into coding, the fun way! We take you by the hand and guide you through your first space invaders project, explaining the coding principles, what editor to use, how Git can help and taking your first steps writing your own code and controlling physical Pi projects …

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  20. Linux Format 292

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    Hack your graphics card and discover the inner working of the Linux kernel graphics stack. Delve into the open source display driver world, from how windows get tiled to how compute is accelerated with GPGPU and raytracing is added to games.

    PLUS: Automate GIMP actions, use GitPod …

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  21. Linux Format 291

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    We accelerate our virtual machines with GPU power, use Vagrant to manage and spin up many containers and open our Gnome Boxes full of distros! Linux is the perfect platform for top VM performance, we explore how you can get the most from open source virtualisation!

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  22. Linux Format 290

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    Unleash the open source hacking toolkit that’s just waiting for you to discover at the heart of every distro. From the basics of ping to the intricacies of nmap, we explore how you can hone your network hacking skills and take advantage of dedicated toolkits.

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  23. Linux Format 289

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    Discover Ubuntu 22.04 LTS codenamed the Jammy Jellyfish! We unpack all the crucial new features (Gnome 42 and Wayland) and updates, how to get it installed and configured to perfection with an in-depth guide and complete review.

    PLUS: get packing with Open Build …

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  24. Linux Format 288

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    Become a master maker with our essential Pi projects! We take you from the basics of installing the OS and getting started with lighting up LEDs, to the heights of analogue controls and tracking aircraft with a custom receiver and web-based live maps.

    PLUS …

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  25. Linux Format 287

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    Compile, optimise, minify – we help you build your own Linux kernel and do unspeakable things to its poor source code by crushing it through the GCC and spitting out custom kernels for you to play with! It’s easier than you think and fun …

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  26. Linux Format 286

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    Secure your VPN and truly hide your online tracks! We explore how VPNs work, how you can run your own using WireGuard, why you shouldn’t blindly trust commercial VPNs, what the Mozilla VPN is all about and just where Tor fits into all …

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  27. Linux Format 285

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    Combat malware the only way we know how with a Tux attack! We investigate malware attack vectors, how ransomware infiltrates systems and how we’ve gone from floppy disk boot viruses to drive-by web browser exploits, so you can better protect your systems.

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  28. Linux Format 284

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    Let us entertain you with an all-powerful Pi-powered media centre! Snuggle up in front of the big screen and enjoy LibreELEC with Kodi 19 inside pumping out all your 4K HDR streaming fun with music, photos and gaming libraries and a bit of adaptive …

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  29. Linux Format 283

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    Fedora VS Ubuntu which has the strongest opening game? We pit these grandmasters head to head and find out.With Ubuntu 21.10 and Fedoras 35 released we compare both distros games to see which is playing stronger and how the other can improve …

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  30. Linux Format 282

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    Discover how Linux loves Windows as we get a full native Linux desktop up and running inside of Windows 11 using the latest WSL 2.0. Let's tempt more users to the Linux side of the force by showing them how easy Linux is …

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  31. Linux Format 281

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    Put the personal touch on your Linux distro as we help you customise Mint 20.2 with new desktops, new settings and loads more. Get started with easy desktop hopping, making Plasma play nice with Wayland, tweaking Cinnamon to work how you like and …

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  32. Linux Format 280

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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 …

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  33. Linux Format 279

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    Discover the open source world of streaming as we fire up Open Broadcaster Software, compile it for the Raspberry Pi and broadcast ourselves and our Linux desktops to the world on YouTube, Twitch and even our own self-hosted platform.

    PLUS: Terminal CPU testing, Nomacs …

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  34. Linux Format 278

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    CentOS is dead, long live CentOS! We’re building better, faster servers with the next generation of distros, powering us along is CentOS Stream and the all-new Rocky Linux. We explore why the change happened, how to switch and is Rocky Linux the way …

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  35. Linux Format 277

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    Ubuntu 21.04 is out and so are we!

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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 …

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  36. Zero-th post

    We have a new issue, and a new website, and a new server. Sort of. The archive is mostly up at running and hopefully it stays that way. If not it's the fault of Amazon Web Services. Meanwhile, behold our glorious new issue:

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    Escape Google Photos and create your own …

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