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Back to Backups

In my Open-Source Classroom column a few months ago, I talked about backups and got some really fascinating feedback. Here are a few of the ideas from readers worth checking into: more>>

Google's Abacus Project: It's All about Trust

Do you hate having to remember your password when you want to access a secure Web site? Well, that soon may be a thing of the past. more>>

Seeing Red and Getting Sleep

I'm always leery when I hear, Recent studies show.... But the idea that looking at electronic device screens before bed can cause sleep issues seems to be fairly accepted. The fascinating part for me is that it isn't really the screen itself, but the blue part of the color spectrum that contributes to the sleeplessness. more>>

Fancy Tricks for Changing Numeric Base

In this article, I'm covering something that's a little abstruse: converting numeric bases within shell scripts. more>>

Working with Command Arguments

In this article, I want to cover a more fundamental aspect of shell scripting: working with command arguments. I suspect that most shell scripts go through an evolution with their command flags, a more>>

Secure Desktops with Qubes: Installation

This is the second in a multipart series on the Qubes operating system. In my first article, I gave an overall introduction to Qubes and how it differs from most other desktop Linux distributions, namely in the way it focuses on compartmentalizing applications within different VMs to limit what attackers have access to in the event they compromise a VM. more>>

CentOS 6.8 Released

CentOS 6.8 was released this week. With a number of security and performance updates, it provides a more stable and secure experience for CentOS 6 users. more>>

Secure Desktops with Qubes: Introduction

This is the first in a multipart series on Qubes OS, a security-focused operating system that is fundamentally different from any other Linux desktop I've ever used and one I personally switched to during the past couple months. more>>

Chris Birchall's Re-Engineering Legacy Software (Manning Publications)

Chances are high that you didn't write the application you're currently working on. more>>

ServersCheck's Thermal Imaging Camera Sensor

Monitoring data centers with sensors over conventional temperature probes has huge advantages, says facilities monitoring specialist ServersCheck. more>>

Petros Koutoupis' RapidDisk

RapidDisk is an open-source and enhanced Linux RAM drive solution led by BDFL Petros Koutoupis (who also writes for Linux Journal) that allows users to create, resize a more>>

The Italian Army Switches to LibreOffice

Following announcements made last year, the Italian army has moved forward with its plan to replace Microsoft Office with LibreOffice. more>>

PeaZip

Free of charge for any use and free of any kind of advertising bundle, PeaZip is an open-source (LGPL) file archiver, a free alternative to software like WinRar and WinZip, for Li more>>

Oracle vs. Google: Round 2

The conflict between Google and Oracle continues to blaze through the courtrooms. more>>

Linux Mint 18

As the release date for Linux Mint 18 approaches, project announcers have reported that they are no longer shipping live CD images with embedded codecs. Furthermore, they also are dropping support for OEM images with codecs. more>>

Varnish Software's Varnish Massive Storage Engine

The headlining feature of the new Varnish Massive Storage Engine (MSE) 2.0 from Varnish Software is cache persistence. more>>

The FBI and the Mozilla Foundation Lock Horns over Known Security Hole

The Mozilla Foundation and the FBI recently have clashed over security weaknesses. The FBI is aware of a weakness in the Tor browser that may affect Firefox—it's a weakness the FBI has exploited during an investigation. more>>

Ben Rady's Serverless Single Page Apps (The Pragmatic Programmers)

You don't need to manage your own servers to build powerful Web applications. Need proof? more>>

Reading Web Comics via Bash Script

I follow several Web comics. I used to open my Web browser and check out each comic's Web site. That method was fine when I read only a few Web comics, but it became a pain to stay current when I followed more than about ten comics. These days, I read around 20 Web comics. It takes a lot of time to open each Web site separately just to read a Web comic. more>>

Drupal and Alexa: The Next Big Thing?

DrupalCon is underway in New Orleans, Louisiana, and it kicked off with the always energetic keynote from Drupal project founder, Dries Buytaert. more>>