Reviews http://www.linuxjournal.com/taxonomy/term/20/all en RPi-Powered pi-topCEED Makes the Case as a Low-Cost Modular Learning Desktop http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/rpi-powered-pi-topceed-makes-case-low-cost-modular-learning-desktop <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-node-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/content/rpi-powered-pi-topceed-makes-case-low-cost-modular-learning-desktop" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page imagecache-linked imagecache-node-page_linked"><img src="http://www.linuxjournal.com/files/linuxjournal.com/ufiles/imagecache/node-page/nodeimage/story/compartment.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page" width="200" height="96" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> It's hard to go a day without seeing interesting and compelling Indiegogo or Kickstarter projects that feature the Raspberry Pi, Pine 64 or the Intel Edison inside some sort of embedded device or standalone computer or laptop. Last fall, I stumbled across one such project that billed itself as "the first $99 Raspberry Pi desktop", and I felt the need to have it. <span class="read-more"><a href="/content/rpi-powered-pi-topceed-makes-case-low-cost-modular-learning-desktop"> more>></a></span></p> http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/rpi-powered-pi-topceed-makes-case-low-cost-modular-learning-desktop#comments Desktop Raspberry Pi Reviews Thu, 15 Sep 2016 13:00:00 +0000 John S. Tonello 1339159 at http://www.linuxjournal.com A New Design Book for LibreOffice http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/new-design-book-libreoffice <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-node-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/content/new-design-book-libreoffice" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page imagecache-linked imagecache-node-page_linked"><img src="http://www.linuxjournal.com/files/linuxjournal.com/ufiles/imagecache/node-page/nodeimage/story/front-cover-web.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page" width="150" height="225" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Once upon a time, new software shipped with massive manuals the size of telephone directories.<span class="read-more"><a href="/content/new-design-book-libreoffice"> more>></a></span></p> http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/new-design-book-libreoffice#comments Book Reviews LibreOffice Reviews Wed, 30 Mar 2016 14:00:00 +0000 James Darvell 1339016 at http://www.linuxjournal.com Purism Librem 13 Review http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/purism-librem-13-review <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-node-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/content/purism-librem-13-review" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page imagecache-linked imagecache-node-page_linked"><img src="http://www.linuxjournal.com/files/linuxjournal.com/ufiles/imagecache/node-page/nodeimage/story/figure1-librem15.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page" width="200" height="180" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Will the keyboard click enough? Is it small enough? Is it free enough? Find out below. <span class="read-more"><a href="/content/purism-librem-13-review"> more>></a></span></p> http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/purism-librem-13-review#comments Hardware Reviews Fri, 10 Jul 2015 19:59:54 +0000 Kyle Rankin 1338771 at http://www.linuxjournal.com Purism Librem 15 http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/purism-librem-15-review <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-node-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/content/purism-librem-15-review" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page imagecache-linked imagecache-node-page_linked"><img src="http://www.linuxjournal.com/files/linuxjournal.com/ufiles/imagecache/node-page/nodeimage/story/librem-laptop-opened-right-side_jpg_project-body.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page" width="200" height="133" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> I've been a fan of Free Software for quite some time, but for the most part I've found my opinions lean in the more pragmatic Bruce Perens Open Source camp. I value free software ideals but also accept other Open Source licenses that may not meet the strict definition of Free Software. I also don't refer to it as GNU/Linux.<span class="read-more"><a href="/content/purism-librem-15-review"> more>></a></span></p> http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/purism-librem-15-review#comments Hardware Reviews Wed, 31 Dec 2014 18:22:55 +0000 Kyle Rankin 1338573 at http://www.linuxjournal.com The Awesome Program You Never Should Use http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/awesome-program-you-never-should-use <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-node-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/content/awesome-program-you-never-should-use" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page imagecache-linked imagecache-node-page_linked"><img src="http://www.linuxjournal.com/files/linuxjournal.com/ufiles/imagecache/node-page/nodeimage/story/11761sshf1.png" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page" width="200" height="78" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> I've been hesitating for a couple months about whether to mention sshpass. Conceptually, it's a horrible, horrible program. It basically allows you to enter an SSH user name and password on the command line, so you can create a connection without any interaction. A far better way to accomplish that is with public/private keypairs.<span class="read-more"><a href="/content/awesome-program-you-never-should-use"> more>></a></span></p> http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/awesome-program-you-never-should-use#comments Reviews Security Tech Tips Mon, 24 Nov 2014 20:11:48 +0000 Shawn Powers 1338506 at http://www.linuxjournal.com A GUI for Your CLI? http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/gui-your-cli <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-node-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/content/gui-your-cli" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page imagecache-linked imagecache-node-page_linked"><img src="http://www.linuxjournal.com/files/linuxjournal.com/ufiles/imagecache/node-page/nodeimage/story/11771clif1.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page" width="200" height="160" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> For new Linux users, the command line is arguably the most intimidating thing. For crusty veterans like me, green text on a black background is as cozy as fuzzy slippers by a fireplace, but I still see CLI Companion as a pretty cool application. <span class="read-more"><a href="/content/gui-your-cli"> more>></a></span></p> http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/gui-your-cli#comments Reviews Tech Tips Mon, 17 Nov 2014 18:31:20 +0000 Shawn Powers 1338493 at http://www.linuxjournal.com Tomahawk, the World Is Your Music Collection http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/tomahawk-world-your-music-collection <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-node-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/content/tomahawk-world-your-music-collection" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page imagecache-linked imagecache-node-page_linked"><img src="http://www.linuxjournal.com/files/linuxjournal.com/ufiles/imagecache/node-page/nodeimage/story/11761tomf1_0.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page" width="200" height="143" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> I don't listen to music very often, but when I do, my tastes tend to be across the board. That's one of the reasons I really like Pandora, because the music selection is incredible (in fact, I can't recommend the Pithos client for Pandora enough&mdash;I've written about it in past issues). Unfortunately, with Pandora, you don't get to pick specific songs.<span class="read-more"><a href="/content/tomahawk-world-your-music-collection"> more>></a></span></p> http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/tomahawk-world-your-music-collection#comments Audio/Video Reviews Fri, 07 Nov 2014 19:01:28 +0000 Shawn Powers 1338477 at http://www.linuxjournal.com Discourse http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/discourse <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-node-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/content/discourse" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page imagecache-linked imagecache-node-page_linked"><img src="http://www.linuxjournal.com/files/linuxjournal.com/ufiles/imagecache/node-page/nodeimage/story/discourse.jpeg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page" width="163" height="161" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Back when I started to use the Internet in 1988, there was a simple way to get answers to your technical questions. You would go onto "Netnews", also known as Usenet, and you would post your question to one of the forums. There were forums, or "newsgroups", on nearly every possible topic, from programming languages to religions to humor.<span class="read-more"><a href="/content/discourse"> more>></a></span></p> http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/discourse#comments Application Development Reviews Web Development Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:00:21 +0000 Reuven Lerner 1338455 at http://www.linuxjournal.com EdgeRouter Lite http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/edgerouter-lite <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-node-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/content/edgerouter-lite" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page imagecache-linked imagecache-node-page_linked"><img src="http://www.linuxjournal.com/files/linuxjournal.com/ufiles/imagecache/node-page/nodeimage/story/11742edgef1.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page" width="200" height="108" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> In the September 2014 issue, I mentioned my new router, and I got a lot of e-mail messages asking about how well it works. I can say without hesitation it's the nicest router I've ever owned. And, it was less than $100! <span class="read-more"><a href="/content/edgerouter-lite"> more>></a></span></p> http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/edgerouter-lite#comments Hardware Networking Reviews Wed, 15 Oct 2014 21:18:08 +0000 Shawn Powers 1338452 at http://www.linuxjournal.com Open Axiom http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/open-axiom <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-node-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/content/open-axiom" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page imagecache-linked imagecache-node-page_linked"><img src="http://www.linuxjournal.com/files/linuxjournal.com/ufiles/imagecache/node-page/nodeimage/story/Quadratic_formula.png" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page" width="200" height="62" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Several computer algebra systems are available to Linux users. I even have looked at a few of them in this column, but for this issue, I discuss <a href="http://www.open-axiom.org">OpenAxiom</a>. OpenAxiom actually is a fork of Axiom. Axiom originally was developed at IBM under the name ScratchPad. Development started in 1971, so Axiom is as old as I am, and almost as smart.<span class="read-more"><a href="/content/open-axiom"> more>></a></span></p> http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/open-axiom#comments HOW-TOs Math Reviews Tue, 23 Sep 2014 20:56:14 +0000 Joey Bernard 1338422 at http://www.linuxjournal.com Lucidchart http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/lucidchart <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-node-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/content/lucidchart" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page imagecache-linked imagecache-node-page_linked"><img src="http://www.linuxjournal.com/files/linuxjournal.com/ufiles/imagecache/node-page/nodeimage/story/11737lucidf1.png" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page" width="200" height="111" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> I am a visual learner. When I try to teach something, I naturally like to use visual examples. That usually involves me working for hours to create flowcharts in Google Docs using the drawing program. Yes, it works, but it's a very cumbersome way to create a flowchart. Thankfully, I recently discovered <a href="http://www.lucidchart.com">Lucidchart</a>. <span class="read-more"><a href="/content/lucidchart"> more>></a></span></p> http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/lucidchart#comments Reviews Tech Tips Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:03:36 +0000 Shawn Powers 1338413 at http://www.linuxjournal.com One Charger to Rule Them All http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/one-charger-rule-them-all <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-node-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/content/one-charger-rule-them-all" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page imagecache-linked imagecache-node-page_linked"><img src="http://www.linuxjournal.com/files/linuxjournal.com/ufiles/imagecache/node-page/nodeimage/story/11737ankerf1.png" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page" width="200" height="200" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> If you're anything like me, your nightstand is full of electronic devices that need to be charged regularly. Every night I have: </p> <ul><li> <p> Nexus 7 tablet. </p></li> <li> <p> Cell phone. </p></li> <li> <p> Kindle Paperwhite. </p></li> <li> <p> iPad Air. </p></li> <li> <p> Fitbit. <span class="read-more"><a href="/content/one-charger-rule-them-all"> more>></a></span></p></li></ul> http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/one-charger-rule-them-all#comments Reviews Tech Tips Mon, 08 Sep 2014 18:59:03 +0000 Shawn Powers 1338407 at http://www.linuxjournal.com Exploring the Samsung ARM Chromebook 3G http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/exploring-samsung-arm-chromebook-3g <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-node-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/content/exploring-samsung-arm-chromebook-3g" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page imagecache-linked imagecache-node-page_linked"><img src="http://www.linuxjournal.com/files/linuxjournal.com/ufiles/imagecache/node-page/nodeimage/story/11495f1.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page" width="200" height="150" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Back in late 2010, Google announced a "Chromebook"&mdash;a low-cost, entry-level netbook that would run Google's own operating system, ChromeOS. Google's vision of ChromeOS, although based on Linux, basically would be a giant Web browser, with all the apps on the machine running in the browser.<span class="read-more"><a href="/content/exploring-samsung-arm-chromebook-3g"> more>></a></span></p> http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/exploring-samsung-arm-chromebook-3g#comments Chromebook ChromeOS hacking Mobile Reviews Thu, 19 Sep 2013 18:08:55 +0000 Bill Childers 1150980 at http://www.linuxjournal.com Book Review: "Think Like a Programmer" by V. Anton Spraul http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/book-review-think-programmer <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-node-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/content/book-review-think-programmer" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page imagecache-linked imagecache-node-page_linked"><img src="http://www.linuxjournal.com/files/linuxjournal.com/ufiles/imagecache/node-page/nodeimage/story/tlap2.png" alt="Think Like a Programmer" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page" width="170" height="225" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><img src="http://www.linuxjournal.com/files/linuxjournal.com/ufiles/imagecache/small-200px-left-align-wrap/u1002061/tlap2.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache-small-200px-left-align-wrap" />“Rewire your Brain”.<span class="read-more"><a href="/content/book-review-think-programmer"> more>></a></span></p> http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/book-review-think-programmer#comments Programming Reviews Wed, 31 Jul 2013 15:00:00 +0000 Jayson Broughton 1086476 at http://www.linuxjournal.com Android Candy: MightyText, Mighty Awesome http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/android-candy-mightytext-mighty-awesome <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-node-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/content/android-candy-mightytext-mighty-awesome" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page imagecache-linked imagecache-node-page_linked"><img src="http://www.linuxjournal.com/files/linuxjournal.com/ufiles/imagecache/node-page/nodeimage/story/11513textf1_1.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-node-page" width="200" height="149" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> I'll admit, I've always been impressed with Apple's iMessage program. With its integration into texting, it seamlessly combines instant messaging and SMS into a single communication stream. Whether on an iPhone, iPod, iPad or Macintosh, the messages can be seen and sent to other Apple devices.<span class="read-more"><a href="/content/android-candy-mightytext-mighty-awesome"> more>></a></span></p> http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/android-candy-mightytext-mighty-awesome#comments Android Editors' Choice Mobile Reviews Tech Tips Wed, 10 Jul 2013 17:48:24 +0000 Shawn Powers 1089267 at http://www.linuxjournal.com