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Data and who controls it is a vital issue. This issue we’re covering how to open source the way you store your own or your company’s data (p18). These days, it’s easy enough to let the cloud slurp it all up, but if you want to be in the driving seat, we highlight some excellent network storage distro options. We’ve also taken a look at three of the open source mobile OSes that will be supported by Purism’s Librem 5 phone due early next year (p58). It’s an early look – dev kits go out in September – but it’s exciting to see a diverse range that will be on offer.
In the tutorial sections, we’ve some entry-level guides from Bash in Linux Essentials (p32), setting up a Python virtual environment and using macros and scripts in LibreOffice (p38), to more advanced articles on exfilitrating data in Computer Security (p42), running code in parallel across a Pi cluster (p48), and managing a networked suite of Pis (p74). Of course, there’s also our firewall distribution group test (p81). It’s another packed issue. Enjoy!
Chris Thornett, Editor