Linux Journal

diff -u: Speeding Up the Un-Speed-Up-able

3 weeks 2 days ago

Sometimes kernel developers can work in parallel for years without realizing it. It's one of the inefficiencies of a distributed system that tends to work out as a benefit when you have enough contributors to be able to spare the extra labor—it's sort of a "with enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow" kind of thing. more>>

Zack Brown

The Linux Journal NSA Weekend Reading List: Tails and Tor

3 weeks 5 days ago

Tails is a live media Linux distro designed to boot into a highly secure desktop environment. Tor is a browser that prevents somebody watching your internet connection from learning what sites you visit, and it prevents the sites you visit from learning your physical location. more>>

Carlie Fairchild

Best Desktop Environment

3 weeks 6 days ago

Read on to see how the desktop environment contenders fared in this week's Readers' Choice Awards category.

Here's the breakdown (the contenders below were nominated by readers via Twitter): more>>

Carlie Fairchild

Do I Have to Use a Free/Open Source License?

4 weeks 1 day ago

Open source? Proprietary? What license should I use to release my software?

A few weeks ago I ran into a neighbor, whom I'll call Leo, while he was out taking his dogs to the park. Leo stopped me to ask about some software he's developing.

"Hey, you do open source stuff for companies, right?" Leo asked. more>>

VM Brasseur

Weekend Reading: All Things Bash

1 month ago
Bash is a shell and command language. It is distributed widely as the default login shell for most Linux distributions. We've rounded up some of the most popular Bash-related articles for your weekend reading.


Carlie Fairchild