The other day in the Linux Journal IRC room (#linuxjournal on Freenode),
I was whining to the channel about no-ip.com deleting my account
without warning. My home IP address hadn't changed in a couple months,
and because there was no update, it appeared abandoned. more>>
What if, just like Bill Murray in Groundhog Day, you could wake up
to a fresh and identical development environment completely free of
yesterday's experiments and mistakes?
Vagrant lets you do exactly that.
New Linux users often ask me "what is the best way to learn about
My advice always comes down to this: install and use Linux (any distribution
will do but something stable works better), and more>>
As Linux users, we tend to take programs like GIMP for
granted. Thankfully, as of version 2.8.2, GIMP is available as a native
application for OS X! Because everyone reading this most likely is familiar with
how awesome GIMP is for photo editing, it's worth mentioning there is
another open-source photo-editing application for OS X named Seashore.
Like many folks, I received a shiny new Nexus 7 tablet for Christmas. This
brought me great joy and excitement as I began to plot my future
paperless life. For most of the evening and an hour or so the next day,
I was sure the new Android tablet would change my life forever. Sadly,
it wasn't that easy. more>>
It has a tremendously large user base, and countless libraries have been written in it.
Surely it is the perfect language with no flaws at all! Unfortunately,
that is simply not the case. more>>
When the Space Shuttle program shut down, I have to admit, it deflated
my excitement about space exploration just a bit. Although it's not fair to
pin the future of manned missions to space on a fleet of aging crafts
built in the 1980s, the Space Shuttle represented the latest step in a
process that would get us to other planets. more>>
Adobe Systems, the world's leading supplier of graphical software, is gradually
shifting its business to a subscription model, baiting customers with features
and tools available only to Creative Cloud subscribers. more>>
Linux enthusiasts might think the idea of running a Linux virtual machine
on Microsoft's Azure service is like finding a penguin sun tanning in
the Sahara. Linux in the heart of the Microsoft cloud? Isn't that just
wrong on so many levels?
Previously, I erroneously titled my column as "SIGALRM Timers and
Stdin Analysis". It turned out that by the time I'd finished writing
it, I had spent a lot of time talking about SIGALRM and how to set up
timers to avoid scripts that hang forever, but I never actually got to
the topic of stdin analysis. more>>
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This tutorial provides a general description of updating
Linux-based firmware and illustrates it with some specific implementations.
First, consider the sections of the memory system (Figure 1) and parts of
memory that should be updated while transferring software to a new
Virtualization is now a staple of the modern enterprise. As more and more
shops switch to the virtual paradigm, managing those new virtual
resources is a critical part of any deployment. For admins using
Microsoft- or VMware-based hypervisors, powerful management tools
are available to keep their virtual houses in order. more>>
My last several articles have covered lots of software
doing research in the sciences. But one important area I haven't
covered in detail is the resources available for teaching the next
generation of computational scientists. To fill this gap, you can use
the code provided through the Open Source Physics project. more>>
Every security policy provides guidance and requirements for ensuring adequate protection of information and data, as well as high-level technical and administrative security requirements for a system in a given environment. Traditionally, providing security for a system focuses on the confidentiality of the information on it. more>>
As Linux continues to play an ever increasing role in corporate data centers and institutions, ensuring the integrity and protection of these systems must be a priority. With 60% of the world's websites and an increasing share of organization's mission-critical workloads running on Linux, failing to stop malware and other advanced threats on Linux can increasingly impact an organization's reputation and bottom line.
Most companies incorporate backup procedures for critical data, which can be restored quickly if a loss occurs. However, fewer companies are prepared for catastrophic system failures, in which they lose all data, the entire operating system, applications, settings, patches and more, reducing their system(s) to “bare metal.” After all, before data can be restored to a system, there must be a system to restore it to.
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