A brief intro to simulating quantum systems with QuTiP.

Heptio Kubernetes Subscription, FOSDEM, Upcoming Events and Replika (the Emotional Chatbot)

Heptio launched its new Heptio Kubernetes Subscription, "a fully supported Kubernetes deployment with the assurance and stability of a distribution, but the control and flexibility of open source". more>>

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Participate in the Linux Journal comeback!

We are always looking for new writers from the Linux community. If you're interested, please send a brief proposal to write@linuxjournal.com.

We're open to all ideas related to Linux, open source and adjacent technologies, but here are just a few topics to help get you started: more>>

Worth Saving

Doc outlines his plans for Linux Journal 2.0. more>>

Evolving Your Own Life: Introducing Biogenesis

Much of the software I've covered in the past has focused on engineering, chemistry or physics. However, a growing number of software packages are being written to apply computational resources to problems in biology. So in this article, I want to look at one particular package for biology named Biogenesis. more>>

Shell Scripting: Dungeons, Dragons and Dice

Dungeons, Dragons and Dice—a script that lets you roll those 3d6 and 2d20 that a surprising number of games require. more>>

Spectre/Meltdown Updates, Skype Snap, Red Hat's Open Brand Project and Happy Birthday to the Open Source Initiative!

News updates for February 2, 2018

The AV-TEST Institute tweeted yesterday that it has discovered 139 samples that appear to be related to recently reported CPU vulnerabilities due to the Meltdown and Spectre exploits. more>>

Custom Embedded Linux Distributions

The proliferation of inexpensive IoT boards means the time has come to gain control not only of applications but also the entire software platform. So, how do you build a custom distribution with cross-compiled applications targeted for a specific purpose? As Michael J. Hammel explains here, it's not as hard as you might think. more>>

Kernel 4.16-rc1, Qubes OS 4.0, OpenSUSE's Tumbleweed and More

News updates for February 1, 2018.

Today Linux kernel 4.16-rc1 introduces three new driver subsystems and the VirtualBox Guest driver. See the pull request for the complete list of changes. more>>

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The Refactor Factor

Kyle Rankin, Tech Editor, announces our "new" monthly digital publication and describes how you can help the LJ community. more>>

Every User a Neo

We can start the biggest revolution in 200 years. Or we can stay in the dreamland of business as usual. more>>

Ansible: Making Things Happen

Finally, an automation framework that thinks like a sysadmin. Ansible, you're hired. more>>

KDE Plasma 5.12, Btrfs Improvement, Linux Support for Wacom SmartPad Devices and More

News updates for January 30, 2018.

Interested in giving KDE Plasma 5.12 LTS Desktop a spin (currently in beta)? Look no further than the latest snapshot releases of OpenSUSE Tumbleweed. more>>

Rapid, Secure Patching: Tools and Methods

Generate enterprise-grade SSH keys and load them into an agent for control of all kinds of Linux hosts. Script the agent with the Parallel Distributed Shell (pdsh) to effect rapid changes over your server farm. more>>

Linux 4.15 Kernel, GCC, LinuxBoot Project and More Cryptojacking

News briefs for January 29, 2018.

The good: the Linux 4.15 kernel officially has been released. View the diff here, and also see the Linux Kernel Archives for more info. more>>

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