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November 2, 2011 in Linux

  • Tyson Foods Honored as SUSE Customer of the Year
    Every year, SUSE honors 4 companies worldwide, one in each region of the globe: Latin America, APAC, EMEA and North America. Recipient companies are recognized for “defining the future:” using SUSE op …
  • SUSE: Unleash the Tiger!
    This is our first dispatch from the front lines: Washington DC. And I am not speaking of the election front lines, but of the Linux front. Linux Journal has come to SUSECon this year to, among other t …
  • Nasdaq Selects Drupal 8
    Dries Buytaert announced today that Nasdaq Corporate Solutions has selected Drupal 8 and will work with Acquia to create its Investor Relations Website Platform. In the words of Angela Byron, a.k.a …
  • Blender for Visual Effects
    Video editing and visual effects are two closely related fields. They're also dominated by expensive proprietary software. There are open-source alternatives to some of these packages, and some o …
  • New Version of GParted
    Back in my Windows days, disk maintenance was a task that filled me with dread. I remember the endless hours spent scanning, defragmenting and scanning again. more>> …

  • Open Source Comes of Age
    As of today (June 1, 2017), we've been talking about open source for exactly 19 years, 3 months and 23 days. The start date was February 8, 1998, when Eric S. Raymond distributed an open letter b …
  • From vs. to + for Microsoft and Linux
    In November 2016, Microsoft became a platinum member of the Linux Foundation, the primary sponsor of top-drawer Linux talent (including Linus), as well as a leading organizer of Linux conferences and …
  • Radio Free Linux
    You would have a difficult time today finding a radio station that was all-live and did not have some kind of computerized, automated means of storing and playing audio. more>> …
  • A New Mental Model for Computers and Networks
    One of the great works of geekdom is Neal Stephenson's In the Beginning Was the Command Line, an essay-length book that came out in 1999. As with Linux, the code was open. Still is. more>> …
  • Updates from LinuxCon and ContainerCon, Toronto, August 2016
    The Future of Linux: Continuing to Inspire Innovation and Openness The first 25 years of Linux has transformed the world, not just computing, and the next 25 years will continue to see more growth in …

  • Orchestration with MCollective, Part II
    In my last article, I introduced how MCollective could be used for general orchestration tasks. more>>
  • Automatic Slack Notifications
    Slack is an incredible communication tool for groups of any size (see my recent piece on it). At the company I work for during the day, Slack has become more widely used than email or instant messagin …
  • ioSafe Server 5
    Until now, says ioSafe, true zero-recovery-point server solutions have been available only to the biggest of companies. However, with the arrival of ioSafe's Server 5, SMEs have access to "t …
  • Orchestration with MCollective
    I originally got into systems administration because I loved learning about computers, and I figured that was a career that always would offer me something new to learn. Now many years later that pred …
  • Android Candy: Landing on the Moon, with your Thumbs
    I do a lot of system administration with my thumbs. Yes, if I'm home, I grab a laptop or go to my office and type in a real terminal window. Usually, when things go wrong though, I'm at my d …

  • Android Candy: the Verbification of Video Chat
    People who study the history of languages probably will look back at our current time and scratch their heads. We keep inventing verbs! First, Google became the verb we use for searching. Then, " …
  • Listen to Me Cheaply
    I listen to a lot of books. A lot. And honestly, although I've written about the "Listen" app for audiobooks, I tend to use Audible more than anything else anymore. Part of the reason i …
  • Listen with Your Skull!
    I listen to a lot of audiobooks. They're not the sort of thing you blast from your car speakers, because invariably when you pull up to a drive-thru window, it's at an awkward part of the bo …
  • Non-Linux FOSS: Control Web-Based Music!
    I like Pandora. I like it because it doesn't require me to know anything other than whether I like the current song. I'm sure other music services offer more features or a larger catalog, bu …
  • A Better Raspberry Pi Streaming Solution
    In the June 2016 issue, I described my Raspberry Pi outdoor camera build. Since then, however, I've discovered a different way to stream video from it. more>> …

  • SoftMaker FreeOffice
    The bottom line on SoftMaker FreeOffice 2016—the updated, free, full-featured Office alternative to the expensive Microsoft Office suite—is this: no other free off more>> …
  • The Usability of GNOME
    I work at a university, and one of our faculty members often repeats to me, "Software needs to be like a rock; it needs to be that easy to use." And, she's right. Because if software is …
  • New Products
    New Products for December 2014.
  • Readers' Choice Awards 2014
    It's time for another Readers' Choice issue of Linux Journal! The format last year was well received, so we've followed suit making your voices heard loud again. I couldn't help bu …
  • 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 …