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Try to nail two boards together with your bare hands.

Can't be done. You need a hammer. But the power is not the hammer's. It's yours, because the hammer is your tool. As a tool, it becomes part of you. That's what tools do: they enlarge your capacity for action and effect.

That capacity is called agency. To have agency is to operate with effect in the world. more>>

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July 2015 Issue of Linux Journal: Mobile

Linux Journal - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 10:30
Infinite Portal to the Universe, 12-Hour Battery Life

A few months back, I accidentally left my phone on the nightstand, and spent an entire day without my cell phone. more>>

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PHP for Non-Developers

Linux Journal - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 09:00

After years of making it clear that I'm not a developer in just about every article I've written here at Linux Journal, I do have a confession to make. I can write the "Hello World" equivalent in almost every programming language out there. In assembly, it might have been "1+1", but my lack of advanced skills should be evident. more>>

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A Code Boot Camp for Underprivileged Kids

Linux Journal - Tue, 06/30/2015 - 06:42

A science center in Johannesburg, South Africa, has opened the doors to a five-month course in Linux-based Web apps and entrepreneurial skills. The training is available free of charge to underprivileged students from nearby townships; if it's successful, it will be rolled out nationwide.


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Comprehensive Identity Management and Audit for Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Linux Journal - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 10:07
Centrally managing Windows users, group policy and entitlements through Active Directory is a blessing for Windows IT, but leaves RHEL IT out in the cold. Native tools only go so far. more>>
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Linux Kernel 4.1 Released

Linux Journal - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 11:16

Version 4.1 of the Linux kernel was released this week, and it includes a number of new features in the following areas. more>>

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Secure Server Deployments in Hostile Territory

Linux Journal - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 13:25

Would you change what you said on the phone, if you knew someone malicious was listening? Whether or not you view the NSA as malicious, I imagine that after reading the NSA coverage on Linux Journal, some of you found yourselves modifying your behavior. The same thing happened to me when I started deploying servers into a public cloud (EC2 in my case). more>>

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Take Control of Growing Redis NoSQL Server Clusters

Linux Journal - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 10:09

"When I started to develop Web applications in the mid- 1990s, I naïvely thought that more>>

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Django Templates

Linux Journal - Wed, 06/24/2015 - 09:00

In my last article (February 2015), I explained how to create a simple Django project ("atfproject") and inside that, create a simple application (atfapp). The application worked in that if you went to the URL http://localhost:8000/hello/Reuven, you got the text "hello, Reuven". more>>

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Attack of the Drones

Linux Journal - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 10:24

With the price and size of computer hardware steadily decreasing, it's becoming more viable to use embedded Linux systems to control small robots and drones. There are plenty of projects for Raspberry Pi, but not everyone wants to build a drone from scratch. That's why enthusiasts will be pleased to hear about the new drones from Parrot.


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Physics Analysis Workstation

Linux Journal - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 09:00

CERN is the European Laboratory for Particle Physics. It has been in the news quite a bit lately with the discovery of the Higgs Boson at the Large Hadron Collider. Something that many people may not know is that it also has a long tradition of developing software for scientific use. more>>

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The AtoMiC Toolkit!

Linux Journal - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 11:57

If you're a cord cutter (and a nerd), you most likely have a server or two dedicated to serving and possibly retrieving videos from the Internet. Programs like Kodi and Plex are awesome for media delivery; however, there's more to a complete system than just playing the videos. more>>

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Practical Books for the Most Technical People on the Planet

Linux Journal - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 11:25
Linux Journal editors are proud to introduce GeekGuides-- practical ebooks for the most technical people on the planet. more>>
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diff -u: What's New in Kernel Development

Linux Journal - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 15:15

When you run a program as setuid, it runs with all the permissions of that user. And if the program spawns new processes, they inherit the same permissions. Not so with filesystem capabilities. When you run a program with a set of capabilities, the processes it spawns do not have those capabilities by default; they must be given explicitly. more>>

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Linux Journal - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 14:07

Today's computational needs in diverse fields cannot be met by a single computer. Such areas include weather forecasting, astronomy, aerodynamics simulations for cars, material sciences and computational drug design. This makes it necessary to combine multiple computers into one system, a so-called computer cluster, to obtain the required computational power. more>>

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Cinnamon 2.6 Released

Linux Journal - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 13:45

Cinnamon, one the default desktops of Linux Mint (alongside Mate) has recently been updated. Version 2.6 has a boatload of fixes, tweaks and improvements. Here are some of them: more>>

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Gettin' Sticky with It

Linux Journal - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 16:12

In last month's issue, I talked about Linux permissions (see "It's Better to Ask Forgiveness..." in the May 2015 UpFront section). I could have covered SUID, GUID and sticky bit in the same article, but it seemed like a lot to cover in one sitting. more>>

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Android Candy: Cloud Bonding

Linux Journal - Tue, 06/09/2015 - 15:48

Although the title might sound like some new-fangled tech jargon, I'm actually referring to a fairly simple Android app called "Unclouded." If you're a Dropbox user who also has things stored in Google Drive, Unclouded is a single interface to multiple file syncing backends. more>>

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Linux Journal - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 12:58

Because you're a reader of Linux Journal, you probably already know that Linux has a rich virtualization ecosystem. KVM is the de facto standard, and VirtualBox is widely used for desktop virtualization. Veterans should remember Xen (it's still in a good shape, by the way), and there is also VMware (which isn't free but runs on Linux as well). more>>

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A Machine for Keeping Secrets?

Linux Journal - Thu, 06/04/2015 - 13:14

[I can't begin to describe all the things Vinay Gupta does. Fortunately, he does, at more>>

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