Linux News

November 2, 2011 in Linux

  • Weekend Reading: Sysadmin 101
    by Kyle Rankin This series covers sysadmin basics. The first article explains how to approach alerting and on-call rotations as a sysadmin. In the second article, I discuss how to automate yourself ou …
  • Ansible, Part IV: Putting It All Together
    by Shawn Powers Roles are the most complicated and yet simplest aspect of Ansible to learn. I've mentioned before that Ansible's ad-hoc mode often is overlooked as just a way to learn how to …
  • Ansible, Part III: Playbooks
    by Shawn Powers Playbooks make Ansible even more powerful than before. To be quite honest, if Ansible had nothing but its ad-hoc mode, it still would be a powerful and useful tool for automating large …
  • Learning IT Fundamentals
    by Kyle Rankin Where do IT fundamentals fit in our modern, cloud- and abstraction-driven engineering culture? I was recently discussing the Sysadmin/DevOps/IT industry with a colleague, and we started …
  • Ansible: Making Things Happen
    by Shawn Powers Finally, an automation framework that thinks like a sysadmin. Ansible, you're hired. In my last article, I described how to configure your server and clients so you could connect …

  • Using gphoto2 to Automate Taking Pictures
    by Shawn Powers Introducing an app that allows DSLR cameras to function as an image or video capture device in Linux. With my obsession—er, I mean hobby—regarding BirdCam, I've explored a great n …
  • Building Your Own Audible
    by Shawn Powers A quick look at some options for streaming audio books. I have audiobooks from a variety of sources, which I've purchased in a variety of ways. I have some graphic audio books in …
  • Creating an Internet Radio Station with Icecast and Liquidsoap
    by Bill Dengler Ever wanted to stream prerecorded music or a live event, such as a lecture or concert for an internet audience? With Icecast and Liquidsoap, you can set up a full-featured, flexible in …
  • Live Stream Your Pets with Linux and YouTube!
    by Shawn Powers Anyone who reads Linux Journal knows about my fascination with birdwatching. I've created my own weatherproof video cameras with a Raspberry Pi. I've posted instructions on h …
  • Working with YouTube and Extracting Audio
    by Dave Taylor In my last few articles, I've been exploring the capabilities of ImageMagick, showing that just because you're working on a command line doesn't mean you're stuck pr …

  • Welcome to the New LinuxJournal.com
    by Webmistress You may have noticed something different about LinuxJournal.com today. I am very pleased to share our newly redesigned site with you, and I'd like to tell you a little bit about so …
  • Here Comes IPv6… Guess Who is Not Ready
    by David Lane In about 100 days, the United States Federal Government will be required to be running large portions of their systems on IPv6. Now, for the few non-technical in the crowd, it means that …

  • For Open-Source Software, the Developers Are All of Us
    by Derek Zimmer "We are stronger together than on our own." This is a core principle that many people adhere to in their daily lives. Whether we are overcoming adversity, fighting the powers …
  • Lotfi ben Othmane, Martin Gilje Jaatun and Edgar Weippl's Empirical Research for Software Security (CRC Press)
    by James Gray Developing truly secure software is no walk through the park. In an effort to apply the scientific method to the art of secure software development, a trio of authors—Lotfi ben Othmane, …
  • Heirloom Software: the Past as Adventure
    by Eric S. Raymond Through the years, I've spent what might seem to some people an inordinate amount of time cleaning up and preserving ancient software. My Retrocomputing Museum page archives an …
  • SoftMaker FreeOffice
    by James Gray 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 office suite offers as hig …
  • The Usability of GNOME
    by Jim Hall 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 …