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Zephix 3.0

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.

3 mins read
Linux Format
December 2021

Whonix 16

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.

3 mins read
Linux Format
December 2021

UBUNTU VS FEDORA

Jonni Bidwell wants to know everything – and he means everything – about the two most popular Gnome-based distros…

10+ mins read
Linux Format
December 2021

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!

5 mins read
Linux Format
December 2021

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.

7 mins read
Linux Format
December 2021

LICENCE TO BILL

Jonni Bidwell has been reading licence minutiae and fears big business threatens the future of copyleft and software freedom.

10+ mins read
Linux Format
December 2021

Devuan GNU+Linux

The backlash against Systemd resulted in this sysvinit-friendly distro, now on version 4. Mayank Sharma assesses its progress.

3 mins read
Linux Format
December 2021

AUTOMOTIVE GRADE LINUX

Mats Tage Axelsson shows how open source frameworks and Linux can help navigate you safely to your coding destination.

10+ mins read
Linux Format
December 2021

Atari VCS

Monetising nostalgia should be an easy win for Atari so Matt Safford can‘t believe it’s created another E.T.

3 mins read
Linux Format
December 2021

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…

6 mins read
Linux Format
November 2021

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.

10+ mins read
Linux Format
November 2021

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.

10+ mins read
Linux Format
November 2021

Controlling the Pi's GPIO with Scratch

Les Pounder shows how we can use Scratch with simple electronics.

7 mins read
Linux Format
November 2021

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.

5 mins read
Linux Format
November 2021

LINUX WINDOWS

Old rivalries have been forgotten and ancient boundaries blurred. Jonni Bidwell investigates this new Redmond-Penguin harmony.

10+ mins read
Linux Format
November 2021

Network-share files quickly and easily

Nick Peers reveals how to share files over your local network without getting bogged down in networking protocols.

7 mins read
Linux Format
November 2021

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.

3 mins read
Linux Format
November 2021

Pinhole photography with the HQ Camera

Interchangeable lenses enable us to experiment with that historical curiosity, the pinhole camera, Mike Bedford shows you how.

10+ mins read
Linux Format
October 2021

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.

6 mins read
Linux Format
October 2021

Griftlands

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…

5 mins read
Linux Format
October 2021

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.

10+ mins read
Linux Format
October 2021

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.

10+ mins read
Linux Format
October 2021

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.

10+ mins read
Linux Format
October 2021

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.

10+ mins read
Linux Format
October 2021

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.

10+ mins read
Linux Format
October 2021

AMD Ryzen 7 5700G

The AMD APU makes a more-than-welcome return for Chris Szewczyk.

3 mins read
Linux Format
October 2021

BEST STRATEGY GAME - 0 A.D.

Version: 0.24 Web: https://play0ad.com

1 min read
Linux Format
September 2021

BEST SIMULATION GAME - OpenTTD

Version: 1.11.2 Web: www.openttd.org

1 min read
Linux Format
September 2021

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