diff -u: What's New in Kernel Development

The OOM killer is a tough nut to crack. How can a system recover when it's violently thrashing and out of RAM? Once upon a time, you'd just have to reboot. And today, that still might be necessary, but less so, because the OOM killer attempts to identify and stop the process that seems to be causing the hangup. The problem is, it may not choose the right process every time. more>>

Posted by on 5 February 2016 | 1:28 pm

What's New in 3D Printing, Part III: the Software

This article is the third part of a four-part series that examines some of the changes in 3D printing that have occurred in the past three years since my first articles on the subject. Because this is Linux Journal, instead of discussing the entire 3D printing world, I'm focusing on the sections of the topic most relevant to open source and open hardware. more>>

Posted by on 4 February 2016 | 1:25 pm

Poppins

My friend and fellow Linux Journalian Kris Occhipinti recently posted a reminder on Facebook for everyone to back up regularly in 2016. Although it's something we already should be doing, if you're not a regular backer-upper, you should start today! more>>

Posted by on 3 February 2016 | 1:53 pm

Giving Silos Their Due

Two things I got way wrong, way back. more>>

Posted by on 2 February 2016 | 1:12 pm

February 2016 Issue of Linux Journal

For the Love of Linux I love my job. I teach Linux by day and write about Linux at night. It's easy to fall in love with your work when the things you do align with your passions. more>>

Posted by on 1 February 2016 | 12:39 pm

Controversy at the Linux Foundation

Linux has seen more than its fair share of controversy through the years. And, that's not so surprising. For one thing, the operating system flies in the teeth of deeply entrenched multinational companies. The fact that it stands for users instead of vested interests has drawn more than a little ire as well. more>>

Posted by on 28 January 2016 | 2:38 pm

Don't Burn Your Android Yet

A few days ago, security firm Perception Point released the details of a zero-day exploit in the Linux kernel, which has sparked a wave of panic as the report indicated that millions of Android devices are vulnerable. more>>

Posted by on 26 January 2016 | 12:53 pm

New Products

Posted by on 22 January 2016 | 11:39 am

Firefox OS

In December 2015, Mozilla announced that its ambitious new operating system would not be appearing on any new phones, but the project may still live on as a platform for smart TVs and IoT devices. more>>

Posted by on 21 January 2016 | 11:21 am

What's New in 3D Printing, Part II: the Hardware

This is the second article in what will be a four-part series on the current state of 3D printing compared to how things were three years ago when I wrote my first series on 3D printing. Of course, this is Linux Journal, so the focus will be on Linux and open-source-specific aspects in 3D printing. I won't dwell much on proprietary products. more>>

Posted by on 20 January 2016 | 2:48 pm

Wine 1.8 Released

The Wine team members released version 1.8 of their project this week. The project has been in constant development since 1993 and reached version 1 only in 2008, so new releases are major events. more>>

Posted by on 19 January 2016 | 1:00 pm

ABINIT for Chemists

The single largest group of users on high-performance computing clusters has to be the chemists. Their CPU-year count is definitely at the very top of the list. Because of this heavy use, several different packages have become standard tools that most computational chemistry researchers use. more>>

Posted by on 15 January 2016 | 1:16 pm

22 Years of Linux Journal on One DVD - Now Available

22 years of Linux Journal on one DVD. Order yours today and receive $10 off! more>>

Posted by on 15 January 2016 | 10:37 am

Server Hardening

Server hardening. The very words conjure up images of tempering soft steel into an unbreakable blade, or taking soft clay and firing it in a kiln, producing a hardened vessel that will last many years. Indeed, server hardening is very much like that. more>>

Posted by on 14 January 2016 | 3:55 pm

Android Candy: Quality Time, or Not?

This is the season of resolutions, and in the technological world we live in, spending time off-line is a difficult but healthy activity. The problem is our lives have become so intertwined with our phones that it's easy to whip out our cell phones inadvertently to check our social networks quickly. more>>

Posted by on 12 January 2016 | 3:45 pm