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Issue 262 (May 2020) - Protect your devices

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It’s time to defend your devices! We step you through setting up a firewall to defend your networks, scan your servers for vulnerabilities and fix them, then set up rock-solid password management. So you can feel reassuringly protected.

Plus: The best desktop environments, terminal monitoring, software radio, Glabel printing, create a Debian desktop, build a Python AI, code Lunar Lander, debug your C code and Linux Format turns 20!

 Features

Protect your devices

It may be the end times out there but Jonni Bidwell will ensure your Linux boxes are equipped to weather the storm. (Jonni Bidwell)
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Education USA

The story of how Neil Plotnick brought computer science to an American school riding on the back of Linux, open source and a spare USB stick. (Linux Format)
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Answers

Lost passwords, Fedora codecs, 32-bit LibreOffice, Grep fles, selective printing of PDFs, Scripts (Neil Bothwick)
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Interview: Editorial cordial

Would the spacetime continuum stand up to four editors of Linux Format in one place? Neil Mohr wanted to find out... (Linux Format)
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 Coverdisc

DVD pages

Manjaro 19.0.1, IPFire 2.25 Core 141 (Jonni Bidwell)
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 Tutorials

Glances - monitoring systems made easy

(Shashank Sharma)
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Glables

print smart labels and slick business cards (Nick Peers)
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GNU Radio

build an FM radio receiver (Sean Conway)
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Debian 10

Configure Debian for the desktop (Linux Format)
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Guacamole

Pull, configure and run a video chat Docker server (Kevin Wittmer)
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 Coding Academy

Code Lunar Lander

(Calvin Robinson)
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Build a noughts and crosses playing AI

(Linux Format)
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Use, configure and extend GDB

GNU Debugger (Andrew Davison)
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 Reviews

Acer Chromebook Spin 311

(Linux Format)
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AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT

(Linux Format)
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Untangle NG 15

(Mayank Sharma)
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MX Linux 19.1

(Mayank Sharma)
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Trident 20.02

(Mayank Sharma)
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Desktop environments

Gnome, KDE, Cinnamon, Awesome, Regolith (Mats Tage Axelsson)
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 More

News: News

US attacking privacy, Mozilla fixing DNS, ProtonMail battles censors, Volla Phone, AMD ryzen CLI monitoring, SETI@home hangs up (Matt Hanson)
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