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Issue 269 (November 2020) - Ultimate Media Centre

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We put Linux at the heart of your home entertainment with a streaming box that can transcode your films, shuffle your music collection and store your photos. Run it from your Ubuntu box, spin up a Docker instance, run it from OpenMediaVault and add an AirSonic music service.

Plus we relive our ZX Spectrum days, broadcast our desktops with OBS, edit RAW photos with ease, plot Covid infections with viral visuals and test out power distros!

 Features

Build the ultimate media server

Using Plex (Jonni Bidwell)
Available as a PDF to subscribers.

History of the PC - part 2

(John Knight)
Available as a PDF to subscribers.

Answers

Backup and Btrfs, the History, check filesystem types, Windows time, (Neil Bothwick)
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Interview: Zulip

Jonni Bidwell talks to Tim Abbott about how a printer notification protocol combined with a kernel patching mechanism led to the Zulip chat program. (Jonni Bidwell)
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 Coverdisc

DVD pages

free ebooks, 4MLinux 34, Enso OS 0.4 (Jonni Bidwell)
Available as a PDF to subscribers.

Hotpicks

Firefox Htop Outrun Pixelitor Memavaild Krop Diagrams Xmoto Fortify Oomox Flowblade (Alexander Tolstoy)
Available as a PDF to subscribers.

 Tutorials

Visualise complex data in style using Timelion

(Simon Quain)
Available as a PDF to subscribers.

Getting creative with the Pi camera

(Les Pounder)
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Emulate the ZX Spectrum

(Les Pounder)
Available as a PDF to subscribers.

Eternal Terminal

(Shashank Sharma)
Available as a PDF to subscribers.

Live stream your Linux desktop - OBS Studio

(Nick Peers)
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OnlyOffice - Collaborate with NextCloud

(Kseniya)
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Edit RAW photos

(Alexander Tolstoy)
Available as a PDF to subscribers.

 Coding Academy

Developing Noughts and Crosses in Python

(Calvin Robinson)
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 Reviews

Manjaro 20.11

(Jonni Bidwell)
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DietPi

(Les Pounder)
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Mind Control Delete

(Linux Format)
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Nvidia GeForce NOW

(Neil Mohr)
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Enos OS 0.4

(Jonni Bidwell)
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Power distros

Arch Linux Debian 10.5 NixOS 20.03 Slackware 14.2 Void Linux 2019 (Shashank Sharma)
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 More

News: News

Mozilla funding, Apple Swift System, open source PPC laptop, updated Dell XPS, Microsoft Edge, Gnome v40 (Linux Format)
Available as a PDF to subscribers.

News: Pi news

Astro Pi 2021, Girls in space, MCU magic, Gary Croft (Les Pounder)
Available as a PDF to subscribers.

News: Kernel Watch

Read Copy Update (Jon Masters)
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