Cover Theme: Discover the Language of the Linux Experts
Think like the experts: The powerful Bash shell provides a comprehensive collection of utilities for configuring and troubleshooting Linux systems.
Before the icons, menus, and wobbly windows of the modern Linux user environment, users managed and interacted with their systems from the command line. Many advanced users still prefer to work from the keyboard, and many will tell you that exploring the command-line environment is the best way to build a deeper understanding of Linux.
The Linux Shell Handbook is a thorough primer on the Bourne Again Shell (Bash) environment found on most Linux systems. You’ll learn to navigate, manipulate text, work with regular expressions, and customize your Bash settings. We’ll show you shell utilities for configuring hardware, setting up users and groups, managing processes, and installing software – and we’ll even help you get started creating your own Bash scripts to automate recurring tasks. Keep the Linux Shell Handbook beside your computer as a permanent desktop reference on the world of the terminal window.
Also in this must-have special issue:
- Introducing Bash
- File Management
- Search Tools
- Regular Expressions
- Pipes and Redirection
- Customizing Bash
- Text Manipulation Tools
- Hardware Configuration
- fdisk, gdisk, and parted
- Configuring Filesystems
- mount and fstab
- Time Tools
- Users and Groups
- Accessing Permissions
- Su and Sudo
- Managing Processes
- DNF and Yum
- dd and genisoimage
- Networking Tools
- Cron and At
- Images and PDFs
- Bash Scripting
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Cover Theme: Raspberry Pi Handbook 4th Ed.
Welcome to the Raspberry Pi Handbook, a single-volume bookazine with all you need to install, configure, and discover the amazing Raspberry Pi computer. Read on for a gallery of exciting projects that highlight the best features of the Raspberry Pi environment...
The Raspberry Pi Handbook is an easy and accessible, hands-on reference for the amazing $35 Raspberry Pi computer.
You'll start with a look at how to order, assemble, and outfit your Raspberry Pi system. We'll show you some basic skills for finding your way around in Raspberry Pi's Raspbian OS, then you'll explore the secrets of Raspberry Pi configuration with a collection of cool projects that put your Pi to work as a media center, photo server, game server, web server, hardware controller, and much more.
Additional chapters round out this comprehensive introduction to the Raspberry Pi experience:
- First Steps
- Understanding Linux
- Raspbian LXDE
- NOOBS 1.4
- Pi Software
- Scratch Programming
- Pi File and Print Servers
- A Pi Web Server
- Kodi Media Center
- Remote Access
- Interfacing for Beginners
- Steady Hands
- IR Remote
- I2C Bus: Basics
- The Rasp Pi Display
- Retro Gaming on the Pi
- Rasp Pi Camera Module
- Programming the GPIO
- Mathematica on the Pi
Cover Theme: GIMP Handbook
This single issue is a complete guide to the GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP), a remarkable photo editing tool that is available for free for all recent versions of Windows, Mac OS, and Linux.
The DVD included in this issue contains GIMP installation files for Windows and Mac systems (look in the /gimp directory). GIMP comes pre-installed on most Linux systems. If you would like to compile GIMP yourself using the freely available source code, see the article on page 6.
For more on obtaining GIMP, visit www.gimp.org/ downloads.
- Installing GIMP
- GIMP 2.8 and 2.9
- Exploring GIMP
- Basic Functions
- Text and Logos
- Light and Shadow
- GIMP Maps
- Fine Art HDR Processing
- Animation with GIMP
Cover Theme: Raspberry Pi Adventures: Easy Lessons in Computing for a New Generation of Hackers and Makers
This single issue is your guide to the Raspberry Pi experience!
If you’ve always wanted to experience the Raspberry Pi, but you don’t want to wade through pages of complicated documentation, you’ve picked up the right magazine! Raspberry Pi Adventures offers an insightful collection of fun, informative, and easy projects for Raspberry Pi users of all ages.
The articles in this issue are written for curious beginners who want to learn about computers and are ready to explore the wonders of the Raspberry Pi. You’ll travel deep into the Raspberry Pi experience, exploring the amazing $35 computer in all its most popular roles. Learn about web servers by building your own home website. Use the Raspberry Pi camera to create a time-lapse video recording. Get started with computer programming, first with easy tools like Turtle Art and Scratch, and then with your first steps in the powerful Python language, a favorite of programmers around the world.
Many Pi experts believe the real fun is creating electronics projects that light up lights, start motors, and ring bells. We’ll give you a thorough introduction to Raspberry Pi electronics and help you get started using a cobbler, breadboard, and other electronics tools. You’ll also learn to create animations in Scratch, and you’ll get the chance to make some music with the amazing Sonic Pi, a music tool created specially for Raspberry Pi environments.
Adventurers get ready! Let the journey begin…
- On the DVD: Raspbian Jessie
- Get Started: Before you start your first adventure, you'll need to set up your Raspberry Pi and install the operating system.
- Discover Raspbian: Customize your system, work with the terminal, and install new applications on your Raspberry Pi.
- Web Server: Install a web server on your Raspberry Pi and build a simple website.
- Pi Camera: Control a camera with your Raspberry Pi.
- Turtle Art: Take your first programming steps with turtle graphics.
- Scratch: Scratch makes programming fun and easy. We'll show you how to to Draw, animate, and create a shark attack game.
- Python Programming: Now that you’ve tried Turtle Art and Scratch, we’ll show you how to work with the powerful Python programming language.
- Electronics: Build a scoreboard while you explore the breadboard and discover other tools for integrating your Pi with electrical circuits.
- Scratch Animation: Use Scratch’s built-in graphics editor to create animations for a racing game.
- SonicPi: Make music and explore the world of digital sound with Sonic Pi.
Questions? Email email@example.com
Cover Theme: 18: Free From XP
FREE FROM XP
Keep your old computer running after the Windows XP expiration
Welcome to a special single-volume bookazine with all the information you need to escape the Windows obsolescence carousel and start a new life with Linux.
On the DVD: Fedora 20 Desktop Edition and LXDE Spin (32- and 64-bit)
Installing Fedora 20
Check your hardware, back up your data, and install Fedora 20.
One of the first things you’ll need is a connection to the Internet. We show you how.
Get Started with Fedora
Take a grand tour of Fedora to jump-start your journey.
Security on Fedora
Manage security and stay safe in Linux.
Partition your disk to prepare it for a new operating system.
Find and install the software you need using Fedora’s software repositories.
Lightweight LXDE Desktop
The LXDE desktop environment is perfect for older or less powerful hardware.
Prepare your Fedora machine to play and stream music and videos.
We show you how to deal with some common issues in Linux operating systems.
LibreOffice Office Suite
LibreOffice offers all the basic functionality of the Microsoft Word office suite.
Master the most important application on your computer: the browser.
We show you how to manage your email, calendar, and contacts more efficiently with Evolution.
Shotwell Photo Manager
Process, retouch, and organize your photos with Shotwell.
Photo Processing with GIMP
Touch up your digital images with the GIMP image processing tool.
Gaming with Wine
Wine runs your favorite games by implementing Windows APIs.
Game Engines and Platforms
New game engines usher in a whole new era for Linux gaming.
Linux, an emulator, and a joystick are all you need to play classic computer games from the 1980s and 1990s.
Cover Theme: Powerhouse Perl
Power up your Perl Productivity! New to Perl? Check out our comprehensive introduction by Perl expert Randal L. Schwartz. Perlmeister Mike Schilli explains how to optimize and debug your Perl scripts, then he'll help you advance your Perl know-how with 11 cool Perl projects:
- Math Tricks: Solve math problems with Perl
- Daily Tip: Perl with an SQLite database
- AJAX: Add dynamic updates to web pages
- isp-switch: Switch your computer to another ISP if your connection goes down
- MAC Addresses: Monitor your network for unfamiliar MAC addresses
- Multimeter: Read and interpret data from an external device
- Google Chart: Create custom graphs
- Twitter: Help your scripts send Tweets
- Webcam: Control a web camera with Perl
- Perl Gardening: Water your house plants with a little help from Perl
- GPS: Extract data from a GPS device and plot it on a Yahoo! map
Customers can take a free test drive of SLES for HPC on the Azure Cloud
San Francisco-based chip company announces their first fully open source chip platform.
The whole distro gets rebuilt on glibc 2.3
Ubuntu Vendor tries to solve app packaging and distribution problem across distributions.
Founder of ownCloud launches the Nextcloud project.
Will The Machine change the way future programmers think about memory?
The new Torus distributed storage system is available under an open source license on GitHub
Juries decides Google’s use of Java APIs Was Fair Use
But if you are not using the latest Linux kernel, your system is insecure.
Home routers will give room for custom firmware but still comply with FCC rules