Years ago, I had the brilliant idea that all my users in the finance department should have complex passwords. This made perfect sense to everyone, since dealing with millions of dollars of revenue is something that should be secured. So, the passwords were changed with complexity requirements enforced. I slept better that night knowing our paychecks were no longer secured by passwords like "mustang" or "mrwhiskers".
As Linux Journal's resident Drupal nerd, I could not be more pleased to bring you this special Drupal issue. Drupal really is everywhere these days, and it's available in more "flavors" than most people in the Open Source community are aware of. more>>
One of my favorite Linux kernel analogies is that of an airplane losing
altitude. In the movies, when a plane suffers damage, the brave hero rips
off the door and starts throwing things out in order to lighten the load.
Suitcases fly, bags of peanuts scatter and anything not bolted down goes
out in order to save the passengers. more>>
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>>
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>>
I thought we'd gone native this month and were going to show how to work
nets and fish like the penguins do. I had a double-fisted, sheep-shanked,
overhand cinch loop to teach you, along with the proper way to work your net
in a snow storm. more>>
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Three days ago here in northern Michigan, we had a heavy frost overnight.
Those gardeners who ambitiously planted their plants early had to cover
them with tarps or tents to make sure they didn't die in the frigid night.
Yesterday, the temperature was 96°F. Michigan weather is weird. more>>
It may sound like a new Indiana Jones movie or
cheesy platform-style video game from the 1990s, but the title of this column actually refers to our focus this
month—programming! Not that there's anything wrong with daring adventures
in remote locations, it's just that all the red tape can be overwhelming. more>>
As the year comes to a close, it is time for year-end reflections. In our case that means sharing the most popular articles of 2011. The following were viewed the most, and in some case created a lot of discussion as well.
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.
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