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Security Hardening with Ansible

Linux Journal - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 14:58

Ansible is an open-source automation tool developed and released by Michael DeHaan and others in 2012. DeHaan calls it a "general-purpose automation pipeline" (see Resources for a link to the article "Ansible's Architecture: Beyond Configuration Management"). more>>

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Monitoring Android Traffic with Wireshark

Linux Journal - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 17:05

The ubiquity and convenience of smartphones has been a real boon for getting information on the go. more>>

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IndieBox: for Gamers Who Miss Boxes!

Linux Journal - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 13:30

There are lots of cool ideas on the Internet that never really make it out of the "startup" phase. IndieBox has been around only for a few months, but I really, really hope it catches on.

Here's the idea:

  • Every month, you get a Linux/Mac/Windows-compatible Indie game in the mail. more>>

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Non-Linux FOSS: a Virtualized Cisco Infrastructure?

Linux Journal - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 13:32

We're all familiar with the idea of virtualized computers. Not only are they a great way to better utilize resources in a server room, but they also allow you to create and destroy servers in the blink of an eye. That's perfect for a lab or training environment. Unfortunately, it's always taken a rack of actual hardware to create a training lab for Cisco hardware. more>>

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Linux Security Threats on the Rise

Linux Journal - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 14:40

Every year, heck...every month, Linux is adopted by more companies and organizations as an important if not primary component of their enterprise platform. And the more serious the hardware platform, the more likely it is to be running Linux. 60% of servers, 70% of Web servers and 95% of all supercomputers are Linux-based! more>>

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Android Candy: Oyster—Netflix for Books!

Linux Journal - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 15:16

For avid readers who can't find the time to visit their local library or struggle to carry giant tomes of awesomeness around with them, eBooks have become a convenient way to consume books. Whether it's on a Kindle, a Nook or in an app on your phone, eBooks are the ultimate in portability. Sometimes, however, it can be difficult to find the book you want in a format you can read. more>>

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Roll Your Own YouTube/Flickr with MediaGoblin

Linux Journal - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 11:44

Everyone has wasted an afternoon on YouTube clicking through videos of talking cats, screaming goats and bad-lip-reading renditions of popular movies. Heck, there are plenty of YouTube videos of me doing odd and silly things as well. (Does anyone remember 'Buntu Family Theater?) For important family videos, however, I much prefer to control my own data. more>>

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Can We Stop Playing Card Games with Business?

Linux Journal - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 12:24

A friend who works in one of the big banks recently told me that any new-fangled approach to identity and payments is going to have a hard time getting traction while credit cards continue to work as well as they do. "Using credit cards is too easy, too normal, too entrenched in Business As Usual", he said. They used to say the same thing about Windows. more>>

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August 2014 Issue of Linux Journal: Programming

Linux Journal - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 16:08
Chocolate in My Peanut Butter

Programming always has been that "thing" people did that I never understood. more>>

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Open-Source Space

Linux Journal - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 16:58

As I write this, NASA has just passed another milestone in releasing its work to the Open Source community. A press release came out announcing the release on April 10, 2014, of a new catalog of NASA software that is available as open source. This new catalog includes both older software that was previously available, along with new software being released for the first time. more>>

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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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