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Preview: Linux Journal - The Original Magazine of the Linux Community

Linux Journal - The Original Magazine of the Linux Community

Since 1994: The Original Monthly Magazine of the Linux Community


Introducing the Alarmy Android App

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 19:56:42 +0000

Shawn takes quick look at "The World's Most Annoying Alarm Clock App". more>>


Linus Rants, Cryptojacking Protection, openSUSE and Games

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 16:15:30 +0000

News updates from January 23, 2018.

Linus Torvalds slams Intel's Spectre and Meltdown patches, calling them "COMPLETE and UTTER GARBAGE". See LKML for more. more>>


diff -u: in-Kernel DRM Support

Tue, 23 Jan 2018 13:40:20 +0000

A look at what's new in kernel development.

Welcome to the new diff -u! We're experimenting with a shorter, more frequent, single-subject format for this feature, which also may evolve over time. Let us know what you think in the comments below. more>>


Spectre Patches, Snap, Happy Birthday LWN and More

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 18:54:25 +0000

News updates for January 22, 2018.

Are you using protection? Longtime kernel developer, Greg Kroah-Hartman, just posted a simple recipe for users to verify whether they are running a Spectre/Meltdown patched version of the Linux kernel. more>>


Raspberry Pi Alternatives

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 13:14:11 +0000

A look at some of the many interesting Raspberry Pi competitors. more>>


Shell Scripting a Bunco Game

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 15:50:23 +0000

Bunco—a dice game that makes Yahtzee look complicated! more>>


Building Your Own Audible

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 14:35:41 +0000

A quick look at some options for streaming audio books. more>>


Using Python for Science

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:59:54 +0000

Introducing Anaconda, a Python distribution for scientific research.

I've looked at several ways you could use Python to do scientific calculations in the past, but I've never actually covered how to set up and use Python itself in a way that makes scientific work easier. Anaconda does just that. more>>


Wine, Mozilla, GNOME and DragonFly BSD

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:38:06 +0000

News briefs for January 19, 2018.

Wine 3.0, an annual release, became available yesterday. According to the release notes, highlights include Direct3D 10 and 11 support, the Direct3D command stream, the Android graphics driver and improved DirectWrite and Direct2D support. more>>


Getting Started with ncurses

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 21:22:32 +0000

How to use curses to draw to the terminal screen.

While graphical user interfaces are very cool, not every program needs to run with a point-and-click interface. For example, the venerable vi editor ran in plain-text terminals long before the first GUI. more>>


$25k Linux Journalism Fund

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:52:31 +0000

Linux Journal's new parent, Private Internet Access, has established a $25k fund to jump-start the next generation of Linux journalism—and to spend it here, where Linux journalism started in 1994. more>>


Purism Progress Report, Spectre Mitigation for Ubuntu, Malicious Chrome Extensions and More

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:20:19 +0000

News briefs for January 18, 2018.

Purism, the group behind the security and privacy-focused Librem 5 phone just recently published a progress report highlighting the latest developments and design decisions to its crowdfunded project. Changes include an even faster processor. more>>


Avoiding Server Disaster

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:46:51 +0000

Worried that your server will go down? You should be. Here are some disaster-planning tips for server owners. more>>


Achieving Inbox Zero

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 23:13:15 +0000

See how Google Inbox helps Shawn reach his quest for "inbox zero". more>>