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Tails above the Rest, Part II

Friday 4th of July 2014 10:40:55 AM
Now that you have Tails installed, let's start using it.

Tails above the Rest: the Installation

Friday 4th of July 2014 09:43:44 AM
A few columns ago, I started a series aimed at helping everyone improvetheir privacy and security on the Internet. The first column in thisseries was an updated version of a Tor column I wrote a few yearsago.

Airbus submits patent application for windowless jet cockpit

Friday 4th of July 2014 08:46:33 AM
Of course, the patent application is just that: a patent application. It doesn’t address issues such as exactly how to create functional interactive holographic aircraft flight instrumentation. Nor does it attempt to address substantial practical issues about a cockpit made up entirely of virtual instrumentation—like what happens during an emergency situation with partial or total power loss. However, the application does make allowances for some cockpit windows, depending on where in the fuselage the cockpit is located.

Six Linux home automation clicks

Friday 4th of July 2014 07:49:22 AM
Long before people were talking about the Internet of Things, Linux-based home automation systems were available. Here are some of today's most interesting Linux-powered home gadgets.

A Pain in the Person

Friday 4th of July 2014 06:52:11 AM
At what point will we say "enough"?

Why did Microsoft join the Linux Foundation's AllSeen Alliance?

Friday 4th of July 2014 05:55:00 AM
In today's open source roundup: Microsoft becomes a member of the AllSeen Alliance. Plus: Chumby returns from the dead, and how to run Quake and Quake 2 in Linux.

NSA: Linux Journal is an "extremist forum" and its readers get flagged for extra surveillance

Friday 4th of July 2014 04:57:49 AM
A new story published on the German site Tagesschau and followed up by BoingBoing and DasErste.de has uncovered some shocking details about who the NSA targets for surveillance including visitors to Linux Journal itself.

Pragha 1.2.2 Music Player Released with Several Bug Fixes

Friday 4th of July 2014 04:00:38 AM
Pragha 1.2.2, a music player written in GTK with a simplistic interface, has been released just a few moments ago. This release brings several bug fixes.

Oh SNAP! Old-school '80s Unix hack to smack OSX, iOS, Red Hat?

Friday 4th of July 2014 03:03:27 AM
Unix-based systems, as used worldwide by sysadmins and cloud providers alike, could be hijacked by hackers abusing a hard-coded vuln that allows them to inject arbitrary commands into shell scripts executed by high-privilege users.

LinuxCon and ELC Europe keynotes revealed

Friday 4th of July 2014 02:06:16 AM
The Linux Foundation announced keynote speakers for LinuxCon + CloudOpen + Embedded Linux Conference Europe, to be held Oct. 13-15 in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Visited the Tor, Tails or a Linux mag website? You're on the NSA's 'EXTREMIST' list

Friday 4th of July 2014 01:09:05 AM
A detailed analysis of the NSA's XKeyscore snooping software has shown the extent of the paranoid agency's targeting of Tor users, Linux Journal readers and and anyone else interested in online privacy.

Manage two factor authentication in your serverfarm with privacyIDEA easily

Friday 4th of July 2014 12:11:54 AM
In this howto I will show, how you can use a privacyIDEA installation to add two factor authentication for many of your servers in your serverfarm.

Docker and Linux containers: Red Hat opens up on the issues

Thursday 3rd of July 2014 11:14:43 PM
Container-type virtualisation, including software from Docker, looks promising but it has still to carve out a role, according to Red Hat platform business chief Jim Totton.

A Bundle of Tor

Thursday 3rd of July 2014 10:17:32 PM
I don't know how many readers know this, but my very first Linux Journal column ("Browse the Web without a Trace", January 2008) was about how to set up and use Tor. Anonymity and privacy on the Internet certainly take on a different meaning in the modern era of privacy-invading software and general Internet surveillance.

Dino D-Day Source Engine Powered Nazi & Dinosaurs Game Will Come To Linux

Thursday 3rd of July 2014 09:20:21 PM
Another Source engine powered game plans to support Linux soon with a migration to a more updated version of Source. Dino D-Day is touted as being like Counter Strike only with Nazi troopers and dinosaurs. If that didn't peak your interest then I don't know what will.

OSCON 2014: Speaker interview series

Thursday 3rd of July 2014 08:23:10 PM
To promote this influential open source conference, put on by Tim O'Reilly and O'Reilly Media since 1999, Opensource.com is interviewing some of the speakers from the line-up prior to the event. We ask them how they got where they are, why open source?, what tips and knowledge can they lend our readers, and finally, for a sneak peek into their OSCON 2014 talk. Check back here on Monday, July 7 when we kick things off. A full list of speaker interviews will live on this page.

Switch to Linux in Linux User & Developer 141

Thursday 3rd of July 2014 07:25:59 PM
Escape from Windows to Linux and begin your journey with open source software, or learn all about the educational Kano for Raspberry Pi. With collected mumbling on Twitter, Windows XP finally took its final beath. Or at least, its security support stopped. Where to go from there though? Do you stay with Microsoft and risk Windows 8 or do you start a life with Linux and escape the walled garden? We have you covered with our complete guide on making the jump from Windows XP to Linux.

NSA targets the privacy-conscious

Thursday 3rd of July 2014 06:28:48 PM
Merely searching the web for the privacy-enhancing software tools outlined in the XKeyscore rules causes the NSA to mark and track the IP address of the person doing the search... It also records details about visits to a popular internet journal for Linux operating system users called "the Linux Journal - the Original Magazine of the Linux Community", and calls it an "extremist forum".

No, modular Java isn't dead. It'll be in Java 9 -- honest

Thursday 3rd of July 2014 06:02:03 PM
Despite significant delays, Oracle is once again moving forward with Project Jigsaw, a major undertaking that aims to allow Java developers to break their programs down into independent, interoperable modules. Jigsaw was first intended to be a major features of Java 8. By 2012 Big O decided that waiting for Jigsaw to be ready would delay the entire Java 8 release, so work on the module system was postponed until a later version.

Steam Hardware Survey For June 2014, Linux Is On The Rise

Thursday 3rd of July 2014 05:04:52 PM
Here is the latest instalment of Steam's Hardware Survey, as usual we do our monthly thing and compare it and talk about it to make sure you know not to use it as a hard figure.