September issue of Linux Journal
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Sony Settles in Linux Battle

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>>

Astronomy for KDE

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>>

Profiles and RC Files

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>>

Understanding Ceph and Its Place in the Market

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

SoftMaker FreeOffice

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>>

Git 2.9 Released

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

Hugh MacLeod's illustration of the Internet

The Giant Zero, Part 0.x

The first time I floated the "giant zero" metaphor for the Internet, was in my October 2007 "SuitWatch" newsletter for Linux Journal. more>>

Snappy Moves to New Platforms

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>>

Mark Geddes' Arduino Project Handbook (No Starch Press)

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>>

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

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

Maru OS Brings Debian to Your Phone

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

Microstar Laboratories, Inc.'s Accel64 for Linux

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

Apricorn's Aegis Secure Key 3.0 USB Drives

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>>

Dynamsoft's Barcode Reader SDK

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>>

What's Our Next Fight?

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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