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Libarchive Security Flaw Discovered

Linux Journal - mar, 06/28/2016 - 05:00

When it comes to security, everyone knows you shouldn't run executable files from an untrustworthy source. Back in the late 1990s, when web users were a little more naive, it was quite common to receive infected email messages with fake attachments. more>>

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Sony Settles in Linux Battle

Linux Journal - lun, 06/27/2016 - 16:30

When Sony released its PlayStation 3 console in 2006, most fans were excited by the enhanced graphics and processing power, but a small (yet significant) group of buyers was excited about an entirely different feature. more>>

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Astronomy for KDE

Linux Journal - jeu, 06/23/2016 - 16:00

Although I have covered a large number of science applications in the past, I haven't really looked at too many options available within the KDE desktop environment. This has been due to my own biases in using a GTK-based desktop environment, but now I'd like to look at some of the packages available for people who really like to use KDE on their own machines. more>>

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Profiles and RC Files

Linux Journal - mer, 06/22/2016 - 13:13

I love Linux, and if you're reading this, chances are you do too. To be honest though, some aspects of the Linux environment are confusing. Near the top of the list for me is the profile system. more>>

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Understanding Ceph and Its Place in the Market

Linux Journal - mar, 06/21/2016 - 08:00

Last month, the Ceph community released its first set of bug fixes to the 10.2 Jewel release with version 10.2.1. more>>

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SoftMaker FreeOffice

Linux Journal - lun, 06/20/2016 - 10:20

The bottom line on SoftMaker FreeOffice 2016—the updated, free, full-featured Office alternative to the expensive Microsoft Office suite—is this: no other free off more>>

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Git 2.9 Released

Linux Journal - ven, 06/17/2016 - 11:11

A new version of Git was released this week, bringing a number of improvements that will be a welcome sight to software developers. more>>

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The Giant Zero, Part 0.x

Linux Journal - jeu, 06/16/2016 - 15:28
The first time I floated the "giant zero" metaphor for the Internet, was in my October 2007 "SuitWatch" newsletter for Linux Journal. more>>
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Snappy Moves to New Platforms

Linux Journal - jeu, 06/16/2016 - 07:00

Canonical's Snappy package manager is taking its first steps outside the Ubuntu world. As of now, you can install it on Arch, Debian, Fedora and several other popular distros. more>>

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Mark Geddes' Arduino Project Handbook (No Starch Press)

Linux Journal - mer, 06/15/2016 - 09:15

Lifelong tinkerer and gadget enthusiast Mark Geddes was so frustrated with the lack of practical, visual Arduino guides for teaching his ten-year-old that he wrote his own book on the topic. more>>

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Susan Lauber's Linux Command Line Complete Video Course (Prentice Hall)

Linux Journal - mar, 06/14/2016 - 15:25

Users, developers and administrators can all find much to love in Linux's powerful command line. more>>

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Maru OS Brings Debian to Your Phone

Linux Journal - lun, 06/13/2016 - 14:15

Have you ever had the suspicion that your smartphone wasn't quite pulling its weight? more>>

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Microstar Laboratories, Inc.'s Accel64 for Linux

Linux Journal - ven, 06/10/2016 - 10:52

Microstar Laboratories, Inc., develops Data Acquisition Processor (DAP) systems for PC-based high-performance multichannel measurement applications. more>>

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Apricorn's Aegis Secure Key 3.0 USB Drives

Linux Journal - jeu, 06/09/2016 - 12:00

Packing a mighty punch in a tiny package is the Apricorn's Aegis Secure Key 3.0 line of software-free, hardware-encrypted USB drives, which recently added a 480GB version. more>>

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Dynamsoft's Barcode Reader SDK

Linux Journal - mer, 06/08/2016 - 20:35

What's slick about Dynamsoft's Barcode Reader SDK is that just a few lines of code from scratch are required instead of potentially hundreds of them, which could save months o more>>

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What's Our Next Fight?

Linux Journal - mar, 06/07/2016 - 13:00

We won the battle for Linux, but we're losing the battle for freedom.

Linux turns 25 in August 2016. Linux Journal turned 21 in April 2016. (Issue #1 was April 1994, the month Linux hit version 1.0.) We're a generation into the history of our cause, but the fight isn't there anymore, because we won. Our cause has achieved its effects. more>>

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OpenSwitch Finds a New Home

Linux Journal - ven, 06/03/2016 - 15:42

OpenSwitch has joined the Linux Foundation's stable of networking projects. This is a significant step. It means the network operating system's development will be driven by community needs, instead of the needs of few private companies. more>>

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Contrast Security's Contrast Enterprise

Linux Journal - jeu, 06/02/2016 - 16:27

With more and more businesses running on the Node.js server-side JavaScript runtime environment, application vulnerabilities are a growing threat to entire organizations. more>>

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ZFS: Finding Its Way to a Linux Near You?

Linux Journal - mer, 06/01/2016 - 13:00

It seems like only yesterday that I read Jeff Bonwick's blog entry "ZFS: The Last Word in Filesystems". It was Halloween of 2005 that ZFS was fully integrated into Sun Microsystem's Solaris, and the filesystem was very well received. For the readers not familiar with ZFS, it is a combined all-purpose filesystem and volume manager. more>>

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June 2016 Issue of Linux Journal

Linux Journal - mer, 06/01/2016 - 09:55
Things to Do in the Shade

It's summer time here in the northern hemisphere (although it did snow at my house on May 15, 2016—hopefully Mother Nature is done with that nonsense). more>>

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