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Non-Linux FOSS: XAMP

mer, 11/26/2014 - 15:25

One of my career iterations put me in charge of a Windows server that had Apache and PHP installed on it to serve as a Web server for the corporate intranet. Although I was happy to see Apache used as the Web server dæmon, the installation on the Windows server was the most confusing and horrifying mess I've ever seen. more>>

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The Awesome Program You Never Should Use

lun, 11/24/2014 - 15:11

I've been hesitating for a couple months about whether to mention sshpass. Conceptually, it's a horrible, horrible program. It basically allows you to enter an SSH user name and password on the command line, so you can create a connection without any interaction. A far better way to accomplish that is with public/private keypairs. more>>

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New Products

ven, 11/21/2014 - 16:49
Please send information about releases of Linux-related products to or New Products c/o Linux Journal, PO Box 980985, Houston, TX 77098. Submissions are edited for length and content.
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Days Between Dates?

jeu, 11/20/2014 - 13:58

Alert readers will know that I'm working on a major revision to my popular Wicked Cool Shell Scripts book to come out later this year. Although most of the scripts in this now ten-year-old book still are current and valuable, a few definitely are obsolete or have been supplanted by new technology or utilities. No worries—that's why I'm doing the update. more>>

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Synchronize Your Life with ownCloud

mer, 11/19/2014 - 14:48

Like most families these days, our family is extremely busy. We have four boys who have activities and appointments. My wife and I both have our own businesses as well as outside activities. For years, we've been using eGroupware to help coordinate our schedules and manage contacts. The eGroupware system has served us well for a long time. However, it is starting to show its age. more>>

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A GUI for Your CLI?

lun, 11/17/2014 - 13:31

For new Linux users, the command line is arguably the most intimidating thing. For crusty veterans like me, green text on a black background is as cozy as fuzzy slippers by a fireplace, but I still see CLI Companion as a pretty cool application. more>>

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Android Candy: Party Like It's 1994!

ven, 11/14/2014 - 12:39

I really stink at video games. I write about gaming occasionally, but the truth of the matter is, I'm just not very good. If we play Quake, you'll frag me just about as often as I respawn. I don't have great reflexes, and my coordination is horrible. more>>

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An Introduction to OpenGL Programming

mer, 11/12/2014 - 14:01

OpenGL is a well-known standard for generating 3-D as well as 2-D graphics that is extremely powerful and has many capabilities. OpenGL is defined and released by the OpenGL Architecture Review Board (ARB).

This article is a gentle introduction to OpenGL that will help you understand drawing using OpenGL. more>>

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diff -u: What's New in Kernel Development

lun, 11/10/2014 - 13:07

Hardware errors are tough to code for. In some cases, they're impossible to code for. A particular brand of hardware error is the Machine-Check Exception (MCE), which means a CPU has a problem. On Windows systems, it's one of the causes of the Blue Screen of Death. more>>

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21 Years of Linux Journal on One DVD - Now Available

lun, 11/10/2014 - 11:23

21 years of Linux Journal on one DVD. Order yours today and receive $10 off! more>>

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Tomahawk, the World Is Your Music Collection

ven, 11/07/2014 - 14:01

I don't listen to music very often, but when I do, my tastes tend to be across the board. That's one of the reasons I really like Pandora, because the music selection is incredible (in fact, I can't recommend the Pithos client for Pandora enough—I've written about it in past issues). Unfortunately, with Pandora, you don't get to pick specific songs. more>>

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Big Bad Data

mar, 11/04/2014 - 14:26

Obsession with Big Data has gotten out of hand. Here's how. more>>

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November 2014 Issue of Linux Journal: System Administration

lun, 11/03/2014 - 15:14
Folger's Crystals

Every time I write a Bash script or schedule a cron job, I worry about the day I'll star in my very own IT version of a Folger's commercial. Instead of "secretly replacing coffee with Folger's Instant Crystals", however, I worry I'll be replaced by an automation framework and a few crafty FOR loops. more>>

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Weapons of MaaS Deployment

jeu, 10/30/2014 - 13:06
My Day with Canonical

I've been researching OpenStack deployment methods lately and so when I got an email from Canonical inviting me to check out how they deploy OpenStack using their Metal as a Service (MaaS) software on their fantastic Orange Box demo platform I jumped at the opportunity. more>>

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Ubuntu & SUSE & CentOS, Oh My!

jeu, 10/30/2014 - 08:18

It's Halloween week, and the big names in Linux are determined not to disappoint the trick-or-treaters. No less than three mainline distributions have released new versions this week, led by perennially-loved-and-hated crowd favourite Ubuntu. more>>

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Easy Watermarking with ImageMagick

mer, 10/29/2014 - 15:02

Let's start with some homework. Go to Google (or Bing) and search for "privacy is dead, get over it". I first heard this from Bill Joy, cofounder of Sun Microsystems, but it's attributed to a number of tech folk, and there's an element of truth to it. Put something on-line and it's in the wild, however much you'd prefer to keep it under control. more>>

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The Only Mac I Use

lun, 10/27/2014 - 15:59

Mac? Only if it's a vim macro. more>>

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Promise Theory—What Is It?

ven, 10/24/2014 - 13:41

During the past 20 years, there has been a growing sense of inadequacy about the "command and control" model for managing IT systems. Years in front of the television with a remote control have left us hard pressed to think of any other way of making machines work for us. more>>

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New Products

mer, 10/22/2014 - 10:45

Please send information about releases of Linux-related products to or New Products c/o Linux Journal, PO Box 980985, Houston, TX 77098. Submissions are edited for length and content.

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lun, 10/20/2014 - 15:00

Back when I started to use the Internet in 1988, there was a simple way to get answers to your technical questions. You would go onto "Netnews", also known as Usenet, and you would post your question to one of the forums. There were forums, or "newsgroups", on nearly every possible topic, from programming languages to religions to humor. more>>

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