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Issue 256 (November 2019) - Escape Google

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Escape the ad-based, money-making Google sphere of services! Break free with our guide to building your own open source cloud, embrace privacy-respecting services, cut the ties to your Android devices and stop being used as a human-based ad-platform. Discover just how slick NextCloud has become!

It’s not all worrying about invasion of the privacy-snatchers – we take a look at using Audacity to improve your audio and create effects, we test server distros, embrace retro coding with a look at running Sinclair BASIC, and we look at building a wearable webcam from a Pi Zero. Plus loads more!

 Features

Escape from Google

(Jonni Bidwell)

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Compile from the source

(Alexander Tolstoy)

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Answers

Blocked server user, CPU-X compiling, double-click woes, Dropbox replacement, password-less SSH, exit TAILS, TAR. (Neil Bothwick)

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Interview: Database renaissance man

DataStax’s softly spoken co-founder Jonathan Ellis has successfully made the transition from the cubicle to the corner office. Mayank Sharma grills him on databases. (Jonni Bidwell)

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 Coverdisc

DVD pages

NOTE: Condres OS has been discontinued. (Jonni Bidwell)

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Hotpicks

Thunderbird, CUPS, Nedit-ng, Kernelstub, LazPaint, Crusta Browser, HungryCloner, MonkeySling, Evade and Destroy, Drill, Translatium (Alexander Tolstoy)

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 Tutorials

Enhance your soundtracks

Audacity (John Knight)

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Push live system stats to the cloud

Telegram (Les Pounder)

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Build a Pi-powered portable bodycam

Pi camera (Christian Cawley)

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Maintain bookmarks from the terminal

Buku (Shashank Sharma)

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optimise your media with smart tags

Metadata with Easytag, tiny Media Manager (Nick Peers)

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Running the Linux desktop on Android

Userland (Aaron Peters)

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Relive ZX Basic days

(Mike Bedford)

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 Coding Academy

Looping into the third pixel-art dimension

(Calvin Robinson)

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Building apps with Electron

(Mats Tage Axelsson)

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 Reviews

BeagleBone Black WiFi

(Mike Bedford)

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Linutop

Digital kiosk distro (Les Pounder)

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RimWorld

(Linux Format)

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Gigabyte Aorus Gen4 2TB SSD

(Jeremy Laird)

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Archman 2019.09

(Mayank Sharma)

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4MLinux 30.0

(Mayank Sharma)

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Freedombox 2019.7.10

(Mayank Sharma)

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Server distros

CentOS, ClearOS, Debian, NethServer, Zentyal (Shashank Sharma)

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 More

News: News

Richard Stallman steps down from the FSF, Librem 5 launches, the German government eyes open source, Gnome goes to court, Systemd takes your /home. (Matt Hanson)

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News: Kernel Watch

Jon loves his Dell XPS, random developments, embargoes for dodgy hardware. (Jon Masters)

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News: Pi news

Scratch, Astro Pi, A-levels, Compliance. (Les Pounder)

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