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The Sysadmin's Toolbox: sar

As someone who's been working as a system administrator for a number of years, it's easy to take tools for granted that I've used for a long time and assume everyone has heard of them. more>>

Basic Web Design with Drupal 7

Drupal is one of the most popular and versatile platforms for Web design. It's free, open source and will run on Linux. Early last year, a new version was released (Drupal 7), making it even better with improvements in usability, performance and security. If you've looked at Drupal before, but didn't end up using it, you may want to take another look. more>>

Build Your Own Flickr with Piwigo

In 2006, the family computer on which our digital photographs were stored had a hard drive failure. Because I'm obsessed with backups, it shouldn't have been a big deal, except that my backups had been silently failing for months. Although I certainly learned a lesson about verifying my backups, I also realized it would be nice to have an off-site storage location for our photos. more>>

2012 Readers' Choice Awards Survey

Voting in the 2012 Readers' Choice Awards is now closed. Thank you for participating. Results will be published in an upcoming issue of Linux Journal.

Android Programming with App Inventor

Drag and drop your way to Android programming.

MIT App Inventor, re-released as a beta service (as of March 5, 2012) by the MIT Center for Mobile Learning after taking over the project from Google, is a visual programming language for developing applications for the Android mobile computing platform. more>>

Plex Media Server + Roku = Awesome

Plex always has been the Mac-friendly offshoot of XBMC. I've never considered using an Apple product for my home media center, so I've never really put much thought into it. Things have changed recently, however, and now the folks behind Plex have given the Linux community an awesome media server. more>>

Call for Articles

Update: Thank you all for your interest. The response has been overwhelming. Unfortunately, that means we are unable to accept any additional proposals for this issue, as we will not be able to review them all. more>>

Open Source for the Space Age

NASA has started a rather ambitious project: to provide open-source everything. The main site is located at http://open.nasa.gov. From here, there is access to data, code and applications, among other things. This is a great launching point for anyone interested in space science and NASA work. more>>

That's a Beautiful $DOCUMENT_TYPE You've Got There

One of the biggest frustrations most new LibreOffice (or OpenOffice.org) users have is the lack of templates and clip art. We've addressed this problem before, but with the recent surge of LibreOffice, it's important to know how to improve your powerful office suite! more>>

Puppet and Nagios: a Roadmap to Advanced Configuration

Puppet has provided baked-in Nagios support for a long time now. When combined with Exported Resources, Puppet is well suited to manage an intelligent Nagios configuration where nodes are automatically inventoried and monitored. more>>

ZaReason's Valta X79

I was recently contacted by Earl Malmrose of ZaReason, who wanted to know if I'd like to review ZaReason's new Linux-based desktop computer, built around the new Intel 6-Core processor and quad channel memory. more>>

August 2012 Issue of Linux Journal: Linux Means Business

Water Coolers, Cubicles, Committee Meetings and a Penguin

One of these things doesn't belong in the workplace. If you ask most people in the business world, they'd say a penguin is a silly thing to keep at work. Those of us in the server room, however, just snicker at such foolishness. I'll take Linux over a committee meeting any day! more>>

System Administration of the IBM Watson Supercomputer

System administrators at the USENIX LISA 2011 conference (LISA is a great system administration conference, by the way) in Boston in December got to hear Michael Perrone's presentation "What Is Watson?" more>>

Texas Linux Fest

Texas Linux Fest is This Week - Win a Free Pass

*Update* 

Congratulations to our winners: Marc R., Elizabeth S., Patrick D., Trey D., and Steve A. more>>

Calculating Day of the Week, Finally

As with many of the challenges we tackle, the latest project has sprawled across more articles than I ever expected when I first received the query from a reader. The question seems reasonably simple: given a month, day number and day of the week, calculate the most recent year that matches those criteria. more>>

Call for Articles - Drupal

Are you a Drupal developer anxious to share your knowledge with Linux Journal's audience?  We're currently accepting article proposals for an upcoming special Drupal issue, and we'd love to see your ideas. more>>

SlickEdit

For the minimalist programmer, there's vim. For everybody else, there's SlickEdit. more>>

Tikl Me, Elmo

Somewhere between the world of SMS messages and voice calling is the land of two-way push-to-talk technology. Some cell-phone providers have this feature as an option for select phones, which makes your 2012-era cell phone act like a CB radio from the 1970s. more>>

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OSI Announces It Will Open the Organization to Individual Members

Wednesday, July 17, at the O'Reilly Open Source Conference in Portland, Oregon, the Open Source Initiative (OSI) announced a new initiative to open up the organization to individual members. Historically, the organization was open only to affiliate members, so this announcement marks a significant new direction for the open-source advocate. more>>

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