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Shell Scripting and Security

Basic ways you can use shell scripts to monitor password strength and secret accounts. more>>

Best Web Browser?

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ZFS for Linux

Presenting the Solaris ZFS filesystem, as implemented in Linux FUSE, native kernel modules and the Antergos Linux installer. more>>

diff -u: Adding Encryption to printk()

When is security not security? When it guards against the wrong people or against things that never happen. A useless security measure is just another batch of code that might contain an exploitable bug. So the Linux developers always want to make sure a security patch is genuinely useful before pulling it in. more>>

Introducing Zero-K, a Real-Time Strategy Game for Linux

Zero-K is a game where teams of robots fight for metal, energy and dominance. They use any strategy, tactic or gimmick known to machine. Zero-K is a game for players by players, and it runs natively on GNU/Linux and Microsoft Windows. more>>

diff -u: Detainting the Kernel

What's new in kernel development: detainting the kernel.

Note: this post has been updated with a response by Matthew Garrett. more>>

John Perry Barlow, Memorial Fund Grants and Fellowship in Memory of Bassel Khartabil, cpu_features and More

RIP John Perry Barlow, EFF Founder, Internet Pioneer, 1947 – 2018. Cindy Cohn, Executive Director of the EFF, wrote yesterday: "It is no exaggeration to say that major parts of the Internet we all know and love today exist and thrive because of Barlow's vision and leadership. He always s more>>

For Open-Source Software, the Developers Are All of Us

"We are stronger together than on our own." This is a core principle that many people adhere to in their daily lives. Whether we are overcoming adversity, fighting the powers that be, protecting our livelihoods or advancing our business strategies, this mantra propels people and ideas to success. more>>

Programming in Color with ncurses

Jim demonstrates color manipulation with curses by adding colors to his terminal adventure game. more>>

Meltdown/Spectre Status for Red Hat and Oracle

The Red Hat family of operating systems addressed Meltdown and Spectre in its v3.10 kernel quickly, but relied too much upon Intel's flawed microcode and was forced to revert from a complete solution. more>>

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>>

Write for Linux Journal!

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

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>>