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Sharing Admin Privileges for Many Hosts Securely

Linux Journal - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 13:20

The problem: you have a large team of admins, with a substantial turnover rate. Maybe contractors come and go. Maybe you have tiers of access, due to restrictions based on geography, admin level or even citizenship (as with some US government contracts). more>>

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1 beta available on IBM Power Platform

Linux Journal - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 12:24

Two open source titans put their rings together and joined forces to announce that Red Hat Enterprise Linux v7.1 beta is now available on the IBM Power Development platform. Last month Red Hat announced that v7.i beta supported IBM Power Systems based on little endian mode. more>>

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Designing with Linux

Linux Journal - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 14:15

3-D printers are becoming popular tools, dropping in price and becoming available to almost everyone. They can be used to build parts that you can use around the house, but more and more, they also are being used to create instruments for scientific work. more>>

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Wondershaper—QOS in a Pinch

Linux Journal - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 13:59

In past articles, I've discussed my BirdCam setup and how it automatically archives video footage from my bird feeders to YouTube every night. That's a really cool process, but unfortunately, it saturates my upstream bandwidth in the evening. more>>

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Ideal Backups with zbackup

Linux Journal - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 14:28

Data is growing both in volume and importance. As time goes on, the amount of data that we need to store is growing, and the data itself is becoming more and more critical for organizations. It is becoming increasingly important to be able to back up and restore this information quickly and reliably. Using cloud-based systems spreads out the data over many servers and locations. more>>

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Call for speakers for Montréal-Python 51: Ostentatory Pagination

Montreal Python - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 00:00

It is the start of a new year and we've decided that the data science will be honored at our next meetup, the first monthly event of 2015. If you are using Python to manipulate, change, vizualise, analyse or produce data, we would love to hear from you.

We are looking for speakers for short and longer presentation (5-45mins).

If you are willing to take this opportunity and come show us what you are doing, send us a blurb and give a small introduction to what you are doing at the following email address:


Monday, the February 9st 2015

  • 6:00pm — Doors open
  • 6:30pm — Presentations start
  • 7:30pm — Break
  • 7:45pm — Second round of presentations
  • 9:00pm — One free beer offered at Bénélux just across the street
We’d like to thank our sponsors for their continuous support:
  • UQÀM
  • Bénélux
  • Outbox
  • Savoir-Faire Linux
  • Caravan
  • iWeb
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Non-Linux FOSS: Animation Made Easy

Linux Journal - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 16:56

If you've ever wanted to make an animated film, the learning curve for such software often is really steep. Thankfully, the Pencil program was released and although basic, it provided a fairly simple way to create animations on your computer (Windows, Mac or Linux) with open-source tools. Unfortunately, the Pencil program was abandoned. more>>

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Internet of Things Blows Away CES, and it May Be Hunting for YOU Next

Linux Journal - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 16:44

Originally this article’s purpose was to discuss all the exciting happenings surrounding the 2015 International CES “Internet of Things” Showcase in Las Vegas, Nevada. After all, of the 3600+ exhibitors, there were fully 900 exhibitors with IoT designation at this most-amazing-of-all trade shows, and 170,000 people came through the turnstiles to see the spectacle! more>>

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Slow System? iotop Is Your Friend

Linux Journal - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 16:17

Back in 2010, Kyle Rankin did an incredible series on Linux Troubleshooting. In Part 1, he talked about troubleshooting a system struggling with a high load. more>>

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diff -u: What's New in Kernel Development

Linux Journal - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 12:50

David Drysdale wanted to add Capsicum security features to Linux after he noticed that FreeBSD already had Capsicum support. Capsicum defines fine-grained security privileges, not unlike filesystem capabilities. But as David discovered, Capsicum also has some controversy surrounding it. more>>

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Montreal-Python: Project Nights 9

Montreal Python - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 00:00

It is the beginning of 2015, and it is a great way to start the new year with a night of coding a unique opportunity to share ideas and do some networking.

We are inviting you to our latest Project Night in the hearth of the Mile-End, at the office of our friends from Plotly.

What to expect:

We will begin with a short presentation of the graphs tools developed by the team at Plotly. They will show us some magic they are doing with our favorite language and how to play with their api.

Then, we have a 3 projects that will be represented:

If you have a project, if you need help on a piece of code you are working on, just come and there will be other pythonisthas there to share with.


On Thursday, January 22 at 6pm


At the office of our friends from Plotly (

5555 avenue de Gaspé, Suite 201, Montreal


Please register on our eventbrite event at the following address:

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Android Candy: Disney Everywhere, Even Android!

Linux Journal - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 14:06

As a father of three girls, I have piles and piles of Disney DVDs and Blu-rays. I occasionally look at the "Digital Copy" information and roll my eyes, because it requires some odd Windows DRM software or some other convoluted watching method that usually isn't possible or even interesting for me. more>>

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Hats Off to Mozilla

Linux Journal - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 16:10

Firefox turned ten years old last November and celebrated the occasion with a new version (33.1) that featured a much-welcomed developer edition. more>>

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January 2015 Issue of Linux Journal: Security

Linux Journal - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 17:27
Security: a Method, Not a Goal

The Security issue of Linux Journal always makes me feel a little guilty. It turns out that although I have a fairly wide set of technology skills, I'm not the person you want in charge of securing your network or your systems. By default, Linux is designed with a moderate amount of security in mind. For that, I am incredibly grateful. more>>

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Purism Librem 15

Linux Journal - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 13:22

I've been a fan of Free Software for quite some time, but for the most part I've found my opinions lean in the more pragmatic Bruce Perens Open Source camp. I value free software ideals but also accept other Open Source licenses that may not meet the strict definition of Free Software. I also don't refer to it as GNU/Linux. more>>

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2014 Book Roundup

Linux Journal - Mon, 12/29/2014 - 14:30

As I write these words, the end of the year is approaching, and with it, so is the time for my annual book roundup. As in past years, in this article, I describe books that were new to me during the past 12 months, which means that I might well mention some new ones or ignore others that simply didn't come to my attention. more>>

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New Products

Linux Journal - Mon, 12/22/2014 - 14:49
New Products for December 2014.
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Android Candy: Google Keep

Linux Journal - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 15:21

I love Evernote. I pay for a premium membership, and to be honest, I don't think I even use the premium features. I just love Evernote so much, I want to support the company. But in the spirit of fair comparison, I forced myself to try Google Keep. more>>

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Handling the workloads of the Future

Linux Journal - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 13:26

The history of computing can be traced by the popular buzzwords of the day. In fact, at some point we should run a contest where everyone submits their 5 all-time favorite computer industry buzzwords. There have been dumb terminals, smart terminals, client server, thin client, peer-to-peer, virtualization, containers, cloud, paas, saas, iaas…the list, and the acronyms stretch to the horizon. more>>

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Linux Journal - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 15:35

In June 2013, we had the unfortunate luck of a basement flood, caused by a tripped electrical breaker connected to our sump pump. There are so many things that can go wrong with a sump pump. You always are on guard for power outages, blown breakers, sump pump failures, clogged pipes and all manner of issues that can arise, which ultimately can end with a flooded basement. more>>

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