Issue #192 / Nov 2016
DVD: Linux Pro Magazine Archive DVD
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- USA/Canada: Oct 28
- Australia: Nov 28
This issue celebrates 25 years of Linux, and 25 years is a remarkable run for an operating system that began as a college student’s hobby, but the story of Linux is a truly remarkable story.
This issue celebrates 25 years of Linux, and 25 years is a remarkable run for an operating system that began as a college student's hobby, but the story of Linux is a truly remarkable story.
SERVICE: This Month's DVD
The complete Linux Magazine archive DVD!
Updates on technologies, trends, and tools.
We talk with Linux creator Linus Torvalds
The 25th birthday of Linux is an important milestone for everyone in the Linux community. Who better to help us ring in the occasion than the man who started it all: Linux creator Linus Torvalds.
A guided tour of some notable and peculiar Linux distributions
Linux distributions proliferate like butterflies. Linux Magazine went hunting for some strange and particularly surprising specimens.
Charting expletives from the Linux Kernel Mailing List
Kernel amateurs are best advised to read summaries of the heated discussions on the Linux Kernel Mailing List (LKML) before they delve in. We analyze 2.5 million postings to study the density of cursing.
REVIEWS: Free Media Centers
MythTV, Kodi, Plex, OSMC, and DVBLink tested
Free and commercial media center programs promise streaming HD videos, television, music, picture galleries, and a few extra tricks for Linux PCs and the Raspberry Pi – all from the comfort of your living room.
Putting free digital assistants to the test
Researchers from the University of Michigan have built an intelligent personal assistant akin to Siri and Cortana from free components. Although the Sirius Project focuses on the server load created by digital assistant software, we are interested in the usability of Sirius and its successor Lucida.
NEWS: Ask Klaus
Klaus Knopper answers your Linux questions.
PROGRAMMING: Perl – Programming Tips
A bag o' tricks from the Perlmeister
If you have been programming for decades, you've likely gathered a personal bag of tricks and best practices over the years – much like this treasure trove from the Perlmeister.
Container management with LXC
Chroot lets you run a largely autonomous guest system on a computer, without the need to emulate hardware. The LXC container management tool refines this technique with a comprehensive range of additional functions.
SYSADMIN: Charly's Column – Socket Statistics
The sys admin's daily grind: socket statistics
Most sys admins use netstat to find out about the status of network sockets, but Charly knows a good shortcut.
LINUXUSER: Workspace – Emacs
Emacs for writers
With the pointers and useful tips in this article, you can turn Emacs into a powerful writing environment.
Neatly managing and handling PGP/GnuPG keyrings
PGP/GnuPG is becoming increasingly popular, thanks to digital crime and government surveillance. We take a look behind the scenes and show how you can keep your keyring current and valid.
Enrich OSM maps with additional information
Maperitive helps users create high-quality maps with additional information from OpenStreetMap data.
LINUXUSER: Command Line – Logrotate
Managing log files with logrotate
Regularly switching log files keeps them from filling up the filesystem, but the logrotate tool can do much more.
The thrilling saga of a database gone bad
In which our hero relates a "True Tail" where lack of testing almost created a divorce.
Highlights of LinuxCon NA 2016
The Linux community gathered at LinuxCon NA 2016 in Toronto to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Linux.
Chronicler Zack Brown reports on the latest news, views, dilemmas, and developments within the Linux kernel community.
Popular open source encryption tool is vulnerable to attack
New “Yakkety Yak” edition emphasizes cloud and servers
Google finally enters the phone hardware business.
Innovative system adds a hard drive and Ubuntu Core to the RPi for an IoT hub.
Linux is two weeks younger than we thought!
The Apache Software Foundation considers retiring OpenOffice
Adobe won’t kill the plugin in 2017
Linux Foundation's big event celebrates the 25th anniversary of Linux
Linux has evolved from “won’t be a professional” project to one of the most professional software projects in the history of computers.