Issue #267 / Feb 2023

DVD: Linux Mint 21 Cinnamon and Kali Linux 2022.4

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In theory, everyone could use the same backup tool, but the best way to build regular and systematic backups into your life is to find a solution that fits with your own habits and methods. This month, we preview some popular backup apps in the Linux space so you can find one that works for you.

SERVICE: Welcome

Code Care

After all these years in publishing, it is really hard to grab my attention with a random headline, but I have to admit this one caught my eye: "Poor Software Quality Costs the US $2.4 Trillion."

SERVICE: This Month's DVD

Linux Mint 21 Cinnamon and Kali Linux 2022.4

NEWS: News

In the news: Initial Support for Rust in the Linux Kernel; 4MLinux 41.0 Now Stable; Xfce 4.18; Orange Pi Board Has Arch-Based Linux Distribution in the Works; The New StarFighter Linux Laptop; Critical Escalation Vulnerability Found in the Linux Kernel; and AlmaLinux 8.7.

NEWS: Kernel News

In kernel news: Vulnerabilities using a 32-Bit Kernel on a 64-Bit CPU; Working Around Hardware Security Vulnerabilities; and When It's OK to Panic.

: BorgBackup

Back up your data with BorgBackup and Vorta

BorgBackup and the Vorta graphical front end take the stress out of creating backups.

: Graphical Backup Tools

Choosing a graphical backup tool

Graphical backup solutions help you protect your data with just a few mouse clicks. We study six popular options.

: Syncthing

Synchronize your data across multiple devices with Syncthing

If you need a cloudless solution for syncing data across multiple devices, Syncthing could be just the thing.

: Restic/Jarg

Fast and easy backups with Restic and Jarg

Restic and the Jarg front end appeal to users who want to see quick results without too much overhead.

: OpenMandriva Lx

Whatever happened to Mandrake?

Mandrake lives on as OpenMandriva Lx. Bruce talks to OpenMandriva Council members to find out more about this innovative distribution.


An improved front end for Apt

The Nala front end for Debian's Apt package manager combines the reliability of the Apt tools with easier to read output and speedier downloads.

IN-DEPTH: Natural Language Processing

Natural language processing with neural networks

If an actor's lip movements don't match the spoken text in a dubbed movie, it not only stresses people who are hard of hearing, but it can also make things difficult for everyone. AI can help solve this problem with lip-sync translations of movie scripts.

IN-DEPTH: Mightier than the Sword

A desktop command-line widget

KRunner combines the command line with graphical navigation, offering speed and comfort for Plasma users.

IN-DEPTH: Hide and Seek

A Go password manager for the terminal

A Go application for the terminal helps Mike Schilli remember his passwords.

: Xonsh

Shell Programming in Python

Create lightweight Raspberry Pi scripts with Xonsh, a Python shell that lets you write scripts in Python with Bash commands mixed in.

: Garden Irrigation

Water your plants with a Raspberry Pi

With a Pi Zero and a few components, you can build an inexpensive and reliable automatic watering system for your plants in next to no time.

LINUX VOICE: Introduction

This month in Linux Voice.

LINUX VOICE: maddog's Doghouse

Getting started with commands

Free and open source software can be intimidating at first; a little guidance can help you on your way.


Set up self-hosted server services at the push of a button

Setting up a server manually on Linux can sometimes test your patience, but with YunoHost you can install and configure your servers with just a few mouse clicks.


Process management in a gamer outfit

Btop++ combines a high level of convenience with blistering speed in system monitoring and process management.


This month Graham looks at Ardour, FluffyChat, PlugData, Cameractrls, hiSHtory, CadQuery Editor, and more!

LINUX VOICE: Financial Manager

Manage your private finances with Skrooge

Skrooge is an accounting program that organizes and gives you a better overview of your private finances.

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