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Non-Linux FOSS: Snk

Linux Journal - 6 hours 56 min ago

I'm apparently in a silly-game mood this month, because I stumbled across an open-source project I couldn't keep all to myself: Snk. If you remember the classic game of snake, Snk is the same concept, but smaller, harder and with music. more>>

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diff -u: What's New in Kernel Development

Linux Journal - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 14:28

The OOM killer is a tough nut to crack. How can a system recover when it's violently thrashing and out of RAM? Once upon a time, you'd just have to reboot. And today, that still might be necessary, but less so, because the OOM killer attempts to identify and stop the process that seems to be causing the hangup. The problem is, it may not choose the right process every time. more>>

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What's New in 3D Printing, Part III: the Software

Linux Journal - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 14:25

This article is the third part of a four-part series that examines some of the changes in 3D printing that have occurred in the past three years since my first articles on the subject. Because this is Linux Journal, instead of discussing the entire 3D printing world, I'm focusing on the sections of the topic most relevant to open source and open hardware. more>>

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Poppins

Linux Journal - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 14:53

My friend and fellow Linux Journalian Kris Occhipinti recently posted a reminder on Facebook for everyone to back up regularly in 2016. Although it's something we already should be doing, if you're not a regular backer-upper, you should start today! more>>

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Giving Silos Their Due

Linux Journal - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 14:12

Two things I got way wrong, way back. more>>

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February 2016 Issue of Linux Journal

Linux Journal - Mon, 02/01/2016 - 13:39
For the Love of Linux

I love my job. I teach Linux by day and write about Linux at night. It's easy to fall in love with your work when the things you do align with your passions. more>>

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Controversy at the Linux Foundation

Linux Journal - Thu, 01/28/2016 - 15:38

Linux has seen more than its fair share of controversy through the years. And, that's not so surprising. For one thing, the operating system flies in the teeth of deeply entrenched multinational companies. The fact that it stands for users instead of vested interests has drawn more than a little ire as well. more>>

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Don't Burn Your Android Yet

Linux Journal - Tue, 01/26/2016 - 13:53

A few days ago, security firm Perception Point released the details of a zero-day exploit in the Linux kernel, which has sparked a wave of panic as the report indicated that millions of Android devices are vulnerable. more>>

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New Products

Linux Journal - Fri, 01/22/2016 - 12:39
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Firefox OS

Linux Journal - Thu, 01/21/2016 - 12:21

In December 2015, Mozilla announced that its ambitious new operating system would not be appearing on any new phones, but the project may still live on as a platform for smart TVs and IoT devices. more>>

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What's New in 3D Printing, Part II: the Hardware

Linux Journal - Wed, 01/20/2016 - 15:48

This is the second article in what will be a four-part series on the current state of 3D printing compared to how things were three years ago when I wrote my first series on 3D printing. Of course, this is Linux Journal, so the focus will be on Linux and open-source-specific aspects in 3D printing. I won't dwell much on proprietary products. more>>

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Wine 1.8 Released

Linux Journal - Tue, 01/19/2016 - 14:00

The Wine team members released version 1.8 of their project this week. The project has been in constant development since 1993 and reached version 1 only in 2008, so new releases are major events. more>>

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ABINIT for Chemists

Linux Journal - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 14:16

The single largest group of users on high-performance computing clusters has to be the chemists. Their CPU-year count is definitely at the very top of the list. Because of this heavy use, several different packages have become standard tools that most computational chemistry researchers use. more>>

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22 Years of Linux Journal on One DVD - Now Available

Linux Journal - Fri, 01/15/2016 - 11:37
22 years of Linux Journal on one DVD. Order yours today and receive $10 off!

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Server Hardening

Linux Journal - Thu, 01/14/2016 - 16:55

Server hardening. The very words conjure up images of tempering soft steel into an unbreakable blade, or taking soft clay and firing it in a kiln, producing a hardened vessel that will last many years. Indeed, server hardening is very much like that. more>>

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22 Years of Linux Journal on One DVD - Now Available

Linux Journal - Wed, 01/13/2016 - 12:10
22 years of Linux Journal on one DVD. Order yours today and receive $7 off!

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Android Candy: Quality Time, or Not?

Linux Journal - Tue, 01/12/2016 - 16:45

This is the season of resolutions, and in the technological world we live in, spending time off-line is a difficult but healthy activity. The problem is our lives have become so intertwined with our phones that it's easy to whip out our cell phones inadvertently to check our social networks quickly. more>>

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Dear Kodi, Where's My Surround?!?!

Linux Journal - Mon, 01/11/2016 - 14:53

I love Kodi. (This is just an evolution of my love for XBMC, since it's the same thing with a new name.) In fact, although I've expressed my love for Plex over and over (and over) the past few years, I still use Kodi as my main interface for the televisions in my house. more>>

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Non-Linux FOSS: Open-Source Windows?

Linux Journal - Fri, 01/08/2016 - 15:55

I have mixed emotions about ReactOS. It's open source. It's freely available. But, its goal is to be binary-compatible with Windows! ReactOS is not a Linux operating system. In fact, it doesn't share the UNIX architecture at all. It looks like Windows NT, and it behaves much like Windows NT.

It's just odd! more>>

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diff -u: What's New in Kernel Development

Linux Journal - Thu, 01/07/2016 - 17:04

There's an ongoing impulse among a diversity of developers to be able to compile some or all of the Linux kernel as a library, so that a piece of software could use kernel services and APIs while running under a different kernel entirely, or a different operating system. more>>

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