Linux Format: Issue 156 (April 2012) - Raspberry Pi

We`re wildly fascinated with the Raspberry Pi, and also you will be too. It`s an entire, operating notebook, it runs Linux and it expenditures simply $25. It`s now not home windows 8-certified, yet it`s going to alter the way in which the realm thinks approximately computing.We move backstage to convey you the interior tale of this progressive little bit of kit.

Elsewhere within the journal we accelerate your Linux field to inside an inch of its existence, decide the easiest distro to your creaking previous workstation that`s at the moment collecting dirt within the attic (or suffering to deal with the newest bloatware from Microsoft), and seek advice from Michael Meeks concerning the ethical forces at paintings if you happen to decide upon your distro.

Gasp in surprise as Gentoo 12 is printed because the most sensible distro ever, and believe a hot glow after we test KDE 4.8 and become aware of that it doesn`t suck (on the opposite, it`s extraordinary – we simply needed to placed a few flame-bait in right here to irritate our KDE-using editor). All this and extra, coming to a sparkly PDF studying machine close to you!

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Advanced Perl Programming

By Simon Cozens

With a world group of clients and greater than one million devoted programmers, Perl has confirmed to be the simplest language for the newest developments in computing and business.

Every programmer needs to stay alongside of the newest instruments and methods. This up-to-date model of Advanced Perl Programming from O'Reilly provides the basic wisdom of the trendy Perl programmer. no matter what your present point of Perl services, this e-book might help you push your abilities to the subsequent point and develop into a extra complete programmer.

O'Reilly's such a lot high-level Perl instructional up to now, Advanced Perl Programming, moment variation teaches you all of the complicated suggestions for production-ready Perl courses. This thoroughly up-to-date consultant basically explains options resembling introspection, overriding built-ins, extending Perl's object-oriented version, and trying out your code for better stability.

Other issues include:

  • Complex information structures
  • Parsing
  • Templating toolkits
  • Working with typical language data
  • Unicode
  • Interaction with C and different languages

In addition, this advisor demystifies as soon as advanced subject matters like object-relational mapping and event-based development-arming you with every little thing you must thoroughly improve your skills.

Praise for the second one Edition:

"Sometimes the largest hurdle to challenge fixing is not the topic itself yet fairly the sheer variety of modules Perl presents. Advanced Perl Programming walks you thru Perl's TMTOWTDI ("There's multiple option to Do It") wooded area, explaining and evaluating the simplest modules for every job so that you can intelligently observe them in numerous situations." --Rocco Caputo, lead developer of POE

"It has been acknowledged that sufficiently complicated Perl code is indistinguishable from magic. This ebook of spells is going some distance to unlocking these secrets and techniques. It has the ability to rework the main humble programmer right into a Perl wizard." --Andy Wardley

"The info the following isn't really theoretical. It provides instruments and methods for fixing genuine difficulties cleanly and elegantly." --Curtis 'Ovid' Poe

" Advanced Perl Programming collects well-merited wisdom from the very best programmers within the Perl group, and explains it in a fashion that even beginners can practice immediately." --chromatic, Editor of

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Linux: The Complete Reference, Sixth Edition

Your one-stop consultant to Linux--fully revised and expanded

Get in-depth insurance of all Linux good points, instruments, and utilities from this completely up-to-date and finished source, designed for all Linux distributions. Written through Linux professional Richard Petersen, this publication explains tips on how to get up-and-running on Linux, use the computers and shells, deal with purposes, install servers, enforce security features, and deal with approach and community management projects.

With complete insurance of the most recent platform, Linux: the total Reference, 6th Edition comprises information at the very varied and renowned Debian (Ubuntu) and crimson Hat/Fedora software program install and repair administration instruments utilized by such a lot distributions. it is a must-have consultant for all Linux clients.

  • Install, configure, and administer any Linux distribution
  • Work with documents and folders from the BASH, TCSH, and Z shells
  • Use the GNOME and KDE pcs, X home windows, and exhibit managers
  • Set up workplace, database, net, and multimedia applications
  • Secure facts utilizing SELinux, netfilter, SSH, and Kerberos
  • Encrypt community transmissions with GPG, LUKS, and IPsec
  • Deploy FTP, internet, mail, proxy, print, information, and database servers
  • Administer approach assets utilizing HAL, udev, and virtualization (KVM and Xen)
  • Configure and preserve IPv6, DHCPv6, NIS, networking, and distant access
  • Access distant records and units utilizing NFSv4, GFS, PVFS, NIS, and SAMBA

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Wicked Cool Shell Scripts: 101 Scripts for Linux, OS X, and UNIX Systems

By Dave Taylor

All pcs working Linux, Mac OS X, or Unix-like working structures have a command line interface that offers clients a strong substitute to dealing with their pcs and studying programming fundamentals. clients can write small courses, or scripts, that run within the command line "shell" to accomplish daily projects like renaming records or processing text.

Like the best-selling first variation, this revision of Wicked Cool Shell Scripts presents the complete resource code for over a hundred brief shell scripts that resolve universal difficulties, can be utilized to customize a user's computing atmosphere, and are only undeniable enjoyable. The instruments comprise an interactive calculator, a inventory tracker, a password supervisor, a climate checker, and an internet site seek engine.

This revision contains 22 brand-new scripts, a brand new bankruptcy on image-processing, and a set of scripts to paintings with cloud-based providers like Dropbox and iCloud.

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Practical Vim: Edit Text at the Speed of Thought

Vim is a quick and effective textual content editor that might make you a quicker and extra effective developer. it really is to be had on nearly each OS, and when you grasp the strategies during this booklet, you will by no means desire one other textual content editor. in additional than one hundred twenty Vim advice, you are going to speedy examine the editor's center performance and take on your trickiest modifying and writing initiatives. This loved bestseller has been revised and up to date to Vim 7.4 and comprises 3 brand-new guidance and 5 totally revised tips.

A hugely configurable, cross-platform textual content editor, Vim is a major software for programmers, internet builders, and sysadmins who are looking to bring up their video game. No different textual content editor comes just about Vim for velocity and potency; it runs on nearly each procedure possible and helps such a lot coding and markup languages.

Learn find out how to edit textual content the "Vim way": whole a chain of repetitive alterations with The Dot formulation utilizing one keystroke to strike the objective, by means of one keystroke to execute the swap. Automate complicated initiatives by means of recording your keystrokes as a macro. realize the "very magic" swap that makes Vim's typical expression syntax extra like Perl's. construct advanced styles by way of iterating in your seek background. seek within a number of records, then run Vim's replacement command at the consequence set for a project-wide seek and substitute. All with out fitting a unmarried plugin! 3 new counsel clarify easy methods to run a number of ex instructions as a batch, autocomplete sequences of phrases, and function on a whole seek match.

Practical Vim, moment Edition will convey you new how you can paintings with Vim 7.4 extra successfully, no matter if you are a newbie or an intermediate Vim consumer. All this, with no need to the touch the mouse.

What You Need:

Vim model 7.4

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Ubuntu Kung Fu: Tips, Tricks, Hints, and Hacks

By Keir Thomas

Ubuntu's upward thrust to strength has been quick, historical and well-merited. it is the top Linux distribution ever, yet most folks in basic terms use a fragment of its strength. Award-winning Linux writer Keir Thomas will get down and soiled with Ubuntu to supply over three hundred concise tips that improve productiveness, stay away from annoyances, and easily get the main from Ubuntu. you will find many designated assistance the following that can not be chanced on at any place else. you are going to additionally get a crash direction in Ubuntu's taste of method management. no matter if you are new to Linux or an outdated hand, you will discover how to make your day easier.

Ubuntu builds on an effective base of Debian Linux to create an award-winning working method that is light-years sooner than its rivals. Ubuntu continuously tops lists of the most well-liked Linuxes among execs and fans; Dell lately embraced Ubuntu in its product strains after a consumer survey indicated overwhelming public aid.

Ubuntu Kung Fu presents tricks, hacks, tweaks and methods for each point of consumer. absolute to be freed from the standard dross that fills counsel books, Ubuntu Kung Fu is written to be interesting and, chiefly, readable. Its three hundred+ concise assistance make the most of and take advantage of hidden or lesser-known beneficial properties to spice up day by day productiveness. you will additionally locate tips about tweaking Ubuntu, wrangling the process into form, optimizing, improving protection, and many extra. research what remarkable issues could be performed with Ubuntu.

Written with the migrating home windows or Mac OS X person in brain, Ubuntu Kung Fu avoids the standard Linux/Unix folklore which could ship such a lot folks to sleep. the guidelines have one aim--to produce effects as speedy as attainable, in an atmosphere the place the reader can polish their talents as they learn. this can be the Linux e-book for the remainder of us.

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Ubuntu Linux Toolbox: 1000+ Commands for Ubuntu and Debian Power Users

This up to date bestseller from Linux guru Chris Negus is filled with an array of latest and revised material

As a longstanding bestseller, Ubuntu Linux Toolbox has taught you ways to get the main out Ubuntu, the world's preferred Linux distribution. With this expected new version, Christopher Negus returns with a number of recent and multiplied insurance on instruments for handling dossier platforms, how one can connect with networks, recommendations for securing Ubuntu platforms, and a glance on the most recent long-term aid (LTS) unlock of Ubuntu, all aimed toward getting you up and operating with Ubuntu Linux quickly.

  • Covers set up, configuration, shell primer, the machine, administrations, servers, and security
  • Delves into assurance of renowned functions for the internet, productiveness suites, and e-mail
  • Highlights establishing a server (Apache, Samba, CUPS)
  • Boasts a convenient trim measurement for you to take it with you at the go

Ubuntu Linux Toolbox, moment Edition prepares you with a number of up to date instruments for latest setting, in addition to increased assurance on every thing you recognize to with a bit of luck begin utilizing Ubuntu today.

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Linux Format, Issue 159 (July 2012)

Ubuntu 12.04 vs home windows eight: we throw them either to our cruel testers. We've been listening to from Canonical for a long time approximately how Ubuntu is attempting to draw new clients to Linux, that is why the corporate doesn't look too stricken to be wasting floor to Mint: it figures that it'll greater than change them with people who find themselves new to desktops and will now not also have heard of Linux. So why no longer examine it with one other working approach that's additionally had a renaissance: home windows eight? allow the conflict of the reinvented computer paradigms begin! additionally within the factor we consult Allison Randal, technical architect of Ubuntu, approximately how the cohesion scan goes and the way the HUD suits into Canonical's grand plan, and listen to from the Ubuntu group supervisor Jono Bacon approximately how top to file insects with out making builders are looking to kill you. decide upon the simplest package deal supervisor to your Linux procedure, make a journey again in time with our hands-on consultant to emulating vintage video games consoles, and empathise with the overdue nights Graham needed to installed to carry you the definitive point of view on MythTV 0.25. All this and extra on your new Ubuntu structure! Er, Linux Format!


Reporting insects - start with this very good solution to give a contribution to the open resource neighborhood. (Jono Bacon)

Turn again Time - Do you lengthy for the consideration days of the Amiga? Fancy enjoying these previous SNES video games back? Then subscribe to us as we try out the easiest emulators on the town. (Mike Saunders)

Ubuntu vs home windows - With home windows eight bearing a awesome similarity to Ubuntu, our testers pit the most recent releases from either camps opposed to one another. (Mayank Sharma)

MythTV 0.25 - Graham Morrison selflessly suffers a nightmare install and hours of sunlight hours television so you don't need to. (Graham Morrison)

Sysadmin - Esoteric procedure management goodness from the impenetrable bowels of the server room. (Chris Brown)

Interview: Allison Randal - How do you get non-technical clients to give a contribution to the good fortune of loose software program? We met Allison Randal to determine. (Andrew Gregory)


File possession utilizing ACLS - deal with who can alter records utilizing entry keep an eye on lists. (Neil Bothwick)

Arduino: Write a few Libraries - within the final within the sequence, we enable you write your individual Arduino libraries and feature extra enjoyable with LEDs (Nick Veitch)

Presentations - Graham Morrison distills a few of the knowledge gleaned from an afternoon on Damian Conway's presentation direction. (Graham Morrison)

Raspberry Pi - If you're eagerly looking ahead to the supply of your Raspberry Pi, allow us to get you in control with this diminutive gadget. (Jonathan Roberts)

Hacking: Make Your web site secure - Get clever to hackers' methods with WebGoat. (Ben Everard)

Coding Academy

Android: neighborhood Databases - Create an SQLite database to construct a to-do checklist. (Juliet Kemp)

Code options: Compilers - We clarify how a compiler does its magic, and the variation among compiled and interpreted languages. (Mike Saunders)

Python: learning textual content and Strings - notice that there's not anything undeniable approximately textual content, and the way to use Unicode and ASCII with Python. (Nick Veitch)


Calligra Suite - We seriously look into the opposite open resource place of work suite. (Shashank Sharma)

CoreBreach - Race anti-gravity spacecraft to earn your freedom. (Ben Everard)

Ubuntu 12.04 - It's Ubuntu's first LTS unencumber with cohesion because the default computer, and they've bought it spot on. (Jonathan Roberts)

Package Managers - package deal administration is the final distinction among distributions, yet that's good for you? (Jonathan Roberts)


News: all of the most modern information from the Linux universe

Google vs Oracle, Kubuntu, Steam Linux customer, Linus Wins Millennium expertise Prize, The demise of ACTA, OpenMama aids worldwide capitalism and Mandriva lives on (Andrew Gregory)

Distrowatch: This month's roundup of stories from the vaults of Linux distro development

Rosa is going it by myself, Slitaz reaches four, Snow Linux leaves us chilly, and Canonical announce Ubuntu Glasses ... or do they? (Susan Linton)

What on the earth: OStatus

We clarify how the complete world-wide-web can turn into one open, interoperating social community (Marco Fioretti)

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Bash Quick Reference

By Arnold Robbins

During this speedy reference, you'll locate every little thing you must learn about the bash shell. even if you print it out or learn it at the reveal, this ebook provides the solutions to the irritating questions that usually arise while you're writing shell scripts: What characters do you want to cite? How do you get variable substitution to just do what you will want? How do you employ arrays? It's additionally necessary for
interactive use.

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