September 2014 Issue of Linux Journal: HOW-TOs

How'd You Do That? Open-source advocates tend to make for rotten magicians. more>>

Posted by on 2 September 2014 | 2:16 pm

Considering Legacy UNIX/Linux Issues

Gah, so frustrating! Ten years ago I wrote a rather popular book called Wicked Cool Shell Scripts, and I'm working on a new edition—a Tenth Anniversary release. There are lots of new scripts, entirely new chapters and updates to the older stuff. more>>

Posted by on 28 August 2014 | 12:34 pm

Getting Good Vibrations with Linux

Vibrations and wave motions describe many different physical systems. In fact, most systems that dissipate energy do so through waves of one form or another. In this article, I take a look at gvb (Good ViBrations, http://www.pietrobattiston.it/gvb), a Linux application you can use to visualize and model wave motion and vibrations. more>>

Posted by on 26 August 2014 | 3:09 pm

Cluetrain at Fifteen

I started writing for Linux Journal as a contributing editor in 1996 (here's one piece), and went full-time 1998, not long before I began co-writing The Cluetrain Manifesto with Chris Locke, David Weinberger and more>>

Posted by on 25 August 2014 | 9:54 am

New Products

Please send information about releases of Linux-related products to newproducts@linuxjournal.com or New Products c/o Linux Journal, PO Box 980985, Houston, TX 77098. Submissions are edited for length and content.

Posted by on 22 August 2014 | 3:02 pm

diff -u: What's New in Kernel Development

One problem with Linux has been its implementation of system calls. As Andy Lutomirski pointed out recently, it's very messy. more>>

Posted by on 20 August 2014 | 3:09 pm

Security Hardening with Ansible

Ansible is an open-source automation tool developed and released by Michael DeHaan and others in 2012. DeHaan calls it a "general-purpose automation pipeline" (see Resources for a link to the article "Ansible's Architecture: Beyond Configuration Management"). more>>

Posted by on 18 August 2014 | 2:58 pm

Monitoring Android Traffic with Wireshark

The ubiquity and convenience of smartphones has been a real boon for getting information on the go. more>>

Posted by on 14 August 2014 | 5:05 pm

IndieBox: for Gamers Who Miss Boxes!

There are lots of cool ideas on the Internet that never really make it out of the "startup" phase. IndieBox has been around only for a few months, but I really, really hope it catches on. Here's the idea: Every month, you get a Linux/Mac/Windows-compatible Indie game in the mail. more>>

Posted by on 13 August 2014 | 1:30 pm

Non-Linux FOSS: a Virtualized Cisco Infrastructure?

We're all familiar with the idea of virtualized computers. Not only are they a great way to better utilize resources in a server room, but they also allow you to create and destroy servers in the blink of an eye. That's perfect for a lab or training environment. Unfortunately, it's always taken a rack of actual hardware to create a training lab for Cisco hardware. more>>

Posted by on 11 August 2014 | 1:32 pm

Linux Security Threats on the Rise

Every year, heck...every month, Linux is adopted by more companies and organizations as an important if not primary component of their enterprise platform. And the more serious the hardware platform, the more likely it is to be running Linux. 60% of servers, 70% of Web servers and 95% of all supercomputers are Linux-based! more>>

Posted by on 8 August 2014 | 2:40 pm

Android Candy: Oyster—Netflix for Books!

For avid readers who can't find the time to visit their local library or struggle to carry giant tomes of awesomeness around with them, eBooks have become a convenient way to consume books. Whether it's on a Kindle, a Nook or in an app on your phone, eBooks are the ultimate in portability. Sometimes, however, it can be difficult to find the book you want in a format you can read. more>>

Posted by on 7 August 2014 | 3:16 pm

Roll Your Own YouTube/Flickr with MediaGoblin

Everyone has wasted an afternoon on YouTube clicking through videos of talking cats, screaming goats and bad-lip-reading renditions of popular movies. Heck, there are plenty of YouTube videos of me doing odd and silly things as well. (Does anyone remember 'Buntu Family Theater?) For important family videos, however, I much prefer to control my own data. more>>

Posted by on 6 August 2014 | 11:44 am

Can We Stop Playing Card Games with Business?

A friend who works in one of the big banks recently told me that any new-fangled approach to identity and payments is going to have a hard time getting traction while credit cards continue to work as well as they do. "Using credit cards is too easy, too normal, too entrenched in Business As Usual", he said. They used to say the same thing about Windows. more>>

Posted by on 4 August 2014 | 12:24 pm

August 2014 Issue of Linux Journal: Programming

Chocolate in My Peanut Butter Programming always has been that "thing" people did that I never understood. more>>

Posted by on 1 August 2014 | 4:08 pm