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Issue 272 (February 2021) - Blast off with Linux

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Blast off with Linux in 2021! Welcome in a New Year with a new install of Linux, no matter if you're new to Linux or an old hand we have easy-to-follow guides and top tips to get your started with a fresh install or improve your current one.

PLUS: Handbrake video encoding, PDF terminal manipulation, Photostacking in GIMP, Apple Mac emulation, Get going with Docker, try Pi assembly coding, amazing astronomy tools, next-gen terminal tools, using robotic operating systems and loads more!

 Features

Answers

Blank screen of despair, Unity, Snaps (Neil Bothwick)
Available as a PDF to subscribers.

last Off with Linux

Get the install of your dreams (Jonni Bidwell)
Available as a PDF to subscribers.

Rise of the robots

Robot OS (ROS), Gazebo, YARP (Mats Tage Axelsson)
Available as a PDF to subscribers.

 Coverdisc

DVD Pages

Ubuntu 20.04.1, Bodhi 5.1 (Jonni Bidwell)
Available as a PDF to subscribers.

HotPicks

Waterfox, SongRec, Xsuspender, YUView, AFTL, PixelDefence, Micro-racing, Distribyted, Topalias (Alexander Tolstoy)
Available as a PDF to subscribers.

 Tutorials

Install Manjaro on the Pi

(Les Pounder)
Available as a PDF to subscribers.

Nextcloud on the Pi

(Jonni Bidwell)
Available as a PDF to subscribers.

Manipulate PDFs terminal style

(Shashank Sharma)
Available as a PDF to subscribers.

Handbrake

h.264 and h.265 your way to glory (Nick Peers)
Available as a PDF to subscribers.

GIMP

Photo stacking (Mike Bedford)
Available as a PDF to subscribers.

Docker

(Michael Reed)
Available as a PDF to subscribers.

 Coding Academy

Python Angry Birds

(Calvin Robinson)
Available as a PDF to subscribers.

Coding Arm 64-bit assembly language

(John Schwartzman)
Available as a PDF to subscribers.

 Reviews

RetroPie 4.71

(Les Pounder)
Available as a PDF to subscribers.

AMD Radeon RX 6800

(Linux Format)
Available as a PDF to subscribers.

Guix System

(Mayank Sharma)
Available as a PDF to subscribers.

Feren OS 2020.11

(Mayank Sharma)
Available as a PDF to subscribers.

Microsoft Edge

(Mayank Sharma)
Available as a PDF to subscribers.

Amnesia: Rebirth

(Linux Format)
Available as a PDF to subscribers.

Astronomy software

Cellestia, Stellarium, KStars, Skychar, Aladin Sky Atlas (Shashank Sharma)
Available as a PDF to subscribers.

 More

News: Pi News

elementary OS, RasPi OS updates (Les Pounder)
Available as a PDF to subscribers.

News: News

RISC-V, More vulkan lighting, Paragon NTFS driver (Matt Hanson)
Available as a PDF to subscribers.

News: Kernel Watch

Kernel 5.10 release and the Compute Express Link (Jon Masters)
Available as a PDF to subscribers.