A fan of portable, modular distros, Mayank Sharma runs across a relatively new one and wonders how it stacks up against his all-time favourite: Slax.
Mayank Sharma is a busy man, but when it comes to privacy and security then, like Louis Armstrong, he has all the time in the world.
UBUNTU VS FEDORA
Jonni Bidwell wants to know everything – and he means everything – about the two most popular Gnome-based distros…
SERIAL PERIPHERAL INTERFACE: Driving SPI displays
Let’s go on an adventure into the SPI protocol, LCD displays and model trains with Sean Conway toot-tooting away!
Sensor and motor control with the GPIO
Les Pounder shows how we can take Scratch further with a community-developed tool that builds on our Scratch knowledge.
LICENCE TO BILL
Jonni Bidwell has been reading licence minutiae and fears big business threatens the future of copyleft and software freedom.
The backlash against Systemd resulted in this sysvinit-friendly distro, now on version 4. Mayank Sharma assesses its progress.
AUTOMOTIVE GRADE LINUX
Mats Tage Axelsson shows how open source frameworks and Linux can help navigate you safely to your coding destination.
Monetising nostalgia should be an easy win for Atari so Matt Safford can‘t believe it’s created another E.T.
How To Create Efficient Backups
Backups aren’t just a safety net for Trekkies such as Shashank Sharma, but a way of life. But they can take up quite a lot of space if not done right…
Improve Your Shots Using Optical Filters
Mike Bedford looks at the benefits of photographic filters and how to emulate them – but some effects can only be achieved optically.
Build your own custom Ubuntu distro
Why settle for what the existing distributions have to offer? Michael Reed looks at Cubic, a tool for creating your own custom respin based on Ubuntu.
Controlling the Pi's GPIO with Scratch
Les Pounder shows how we can use Scratch with simple electronics.
American Truck Simulator
Management is firm: no new pay rises. So they’re terrified that Andy Kelly is planning to retrain as a highly paid truck driver.
Old rivalries have been forgotten and ancient boundaries blurred. Jonni Bidwell investigates this new Redmond-Penguin harmony.
Network-share files quickly and easily
Nick Peers reveals how to share files over your local network without getting bogged down in networking protocols.
Asus Tinker Board 2S
This is the little board that couldn’t, says a disappointed Les Pounder as he tries a board that’s definitely no Raspberry Pi.
Pinhole photography with the HQ Camera
Interchangeable lenses enable us to experiment with that historical curiosity, the pinhole camera, Mike Bedford shows you how.
Linux Mint 20.2
Jonni Bidwell is running low on mint metaphors and time, but the promise of some budget mojito mix expedited this review.
Management love a tough negotiation but not with the staff, so Sam Greer will be getting a quick visit from the LXF shock troops right about now…
IT'S A VIRTUAL SERVERWORLD
From his caravan in a field in North Wales, David Rutland takes you on a touring holiday through the world of virtual private servers.
Going back to 8-bit with the Atari 800
Les Pounder goes back to a time before E.T. cartridges were buried in the desert and 48KB was considered lots of RAM.
CUSTOMISE MINT 2O!
Linux Mint is fantastic, but it’s also flexible, malleable and tweakable. Jonni Bidwell shows you how to truly make it your own.
Get better Steam and Proton gaming
Michael Reed looks at what it takes to run a large variety of games under Steam, including those designed to run on Windows.
Create, edit and use custom mapping data
If you like Google Maps you’re going to love QGIS. Mike Bedford shows you how to get started and introduces some of its functionality.
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G
The AMD APU makes a more-than-welcome return for Chris Szewczyk.
BEST STRATEGY GAME - 0 A.D.
Version: 0.24 Web: https://play0ad.com
BEST SIMULATION GAME - OpenTTD
Version: 1.11.2 Web: www.openttd.org