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Silicon Mechanics Gives Back

Linux Journal - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 15:30

Silicon Mechanics, Inc., announced this week that Wayne State University (WSU) is the recipient of the company’s 3rd Annual Research Cluster Grant. This includes donation of a complete high-performance compute cluster from Silicon Mechanics and several of its partners. more>>

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Reglue: Opening Up the World to Deserving Kids, One Linux Computer at a Time

Linux Journal - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 10:11

They say you never forget your first computer. For some of us, it was a Commodore 64 or an Apple IIe. For others, it was a Pentium 233 running Windows 95. Regardless of the hardware, the fond memories of wonder and excitement are universal. For me, I'll never forget the night my father brought home our first computer, a Tandy 1000. more>>

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diff -u: What's New in Kernel Development

Linux Journal - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 18:03

Once in a while someone points out a POSIX violation in Linux. Often the answer is to fix the violation, but sometimes Linus Torvalds decides that the POSIX behavior is broken, in which case they keep the Linux behavior, but they might build an additional POSIX compatibility layer, even if that layer is slower and less efficient. more>>

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Great Scott! It's Version 13!

Linux Journal - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 11:22

No matter how much I love Plex, there's still nothing that comes close to XBMC for usability when it comes to watching your network media on a television. I've probably written a dozen articles on Plex during the last few years, so you know that's tough for me to admit. more>>

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Adminer—Better Than Awesome!

Linux Journal - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 16:11

I've always loved PHPMyAdmin for managing MySQL databases. It's Web-based, fairly robust and as powerful as I've ever needed. Basically, it's awesome. Today, however, I discovered something better than awesome: Adminer. Although it is conceptually identical to PHPMyAdmin, it is far simpler and far more powerful. How can it be both? more>>

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It Actually Is Rocket Science

Linux Journal - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 11:19

I've never once made a model rocket. I've always wanted to, but apart from "tube with explodey rocket part", I really didn't know where to start with designing. I recently found an open-source application that should help me with my lack of rocket science know-how: OpenRocket. more>>

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Android Candy: Repix, Not Just Another Photo App

Linux Journal - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 13:52

Apps like Instagram have made photo filters commonplace. I actually don't mind the vintage look for quick cell-phone snapshots, but a filter can do only so much. At first glance, Repix is another one of those "make your photo cool" apps that does little more than add a border and change saturation levels. more>>

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Wanted: Your Embedded Linux Projects

Linux Journal - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 13:38

Our "Embedded Linux" issue of Linux Journal is just around the corner, and we want YOUR project to be in it! Whether you're embedding a Beagle Bone Black into a dish so you can automatically feed your black Beagle a bone, or you're developing an Arduino-based butler to answer your front door -- we want to hear about it! more>>

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Linux Kernel Testing and Debugging

Linux Journal - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 11:00
Linux Kernel Testing Philosophy

Testing is an integral and important part of any software development cycle, open or closed, and Linux kernel is no exception to that. more>>

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Tails above the Rest, Part III

Linux Journal - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 11:57

In my first two columns in this series, I gave an overview of Tails, including how to get the distribution securely, and once you have it, how to use some of the basic tools. more>>

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Dolphins in the NSA Dragnet

Linux Journal - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 11:26

There's an old quote from Jamie Zawinkski that goes: "Some people, when confronted with a problem, think ‘I know, I'll use regular expressions.’ Now they have two problems." Even people like me who like regular expressions laugh at the truth in that quote, because we've seen the consequences when someone doesn't think through the implications of a poorly written pattern. When some people write a bad pattern, they end up with extra lines in a log file. When the NSA does it, they capture and retain Internet traffic on untold numbers of innocent people. more>>

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Are you an extremist?

Linux Journal - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 15:15

Since the news broke yesterday that we are an extremist publication according to the NSA, we at Linux Journal have thought a lot about what that might mean t more>>

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Tails above the Rest, Part II

Linux Journal - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 16:37

Now that you have Tails installed, let's start using it. more>>

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Tails above the Rest: the Installation

Linux Journal - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 16:18

A few columns ago, I started a series aimed at helping everyone improve their privacy and security on the Internet. The first column in this series was an updated version of a Tor column I wrote a few years ago. more>>

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A Bundle of Tor

Linux Journal - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 13:15

I don't know how many readers know this, but my very first Linux Journal column ("Browse the Web without a Trace", January 2008) was about how to set up and use Tor. Anonymity and privacy on the Internet certainly take on a different meaning in the modern era of privacy-invading software and general Internet surveillance. more>>

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NSA: Linux Journal is an "extremist forum" and its readers get flagged for extra surveillance

Linux Journal - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 11:51

A new story published on the German site Tagesschau and followed up by BoingBoing and has uncovered some shocking details about who more>>

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A Pain in the Person

Linux Journal - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 12:28

At what point will we say "enough"? more>>

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July 2014 Issue of Linux Journal: Mobile

Linux Journal - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 12:57
Is That a Penguin in Your Pocket?

We're getting to the point in technological evolution that "mobile technology" no longer will be a term. more>>

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How YARN Changed Hadoop Job Scheduling

Linux Journal - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 15:59

Scheduling means different things depending on the audience. To many in the business world, scheduling is synonymous with workflow management. Workflow management is the coordinated execution of a collection of scripts or programs for a business workflow with monitoring, logging and execution guarantees built in to a WYSIWYG editor. more>>

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diff -u: What's New in Kernel Development

Linux Journal - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 11:20

David Herrmann wanted to disable the virtual terminal subsystem in order to save space on a kernel that didn't need a VT. But, he still wanted to see kernel oops output for debugging purposes. The problem was that only the VT subsystem would display oops output—and he'd just disabled it. more>>

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