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Archive for June, 2015

PHP for Non-Developers

After years of making it clear that I’m not a developer in just
about every article I’ve written here at Linux Journal, I do have a
confession to make. I can write the “Hello World” equivalent in almost
every programming language out there. In assembly, it might have been
“1+1”, but my lack of advanced skills should be evident. more>>

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New Linux Kernel Version 4.1.1 available for download!

The new Linux Kernel Version 4.1.1 is available for download! Visit the Linux Kernel Archive here: https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/ Get the new Linux Kernel directly through this link: https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v4.x/linux-4.1.1.tar.gz NEW: See the latest FUN statistics for this Kernel version here: https://www.linuxcounter.net/statistics/kernel See how many lines of code this new version has, how many bad words or how […]

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Happy birthday Harald!

A very, very happy birthday to Harald Tveit Alvestrand, the founder and initiator of the first Linux Counter Project in 1993! Have a nice birthday, Harald! And thank you very much for putting your trust in me with giving the Linux Counter Project to me! Cheers!

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Secure Server Deployments in Hostile Territory

Would you change what you said on the phone, if you knew someone malicious was listening?
Whether or not you view the NSA as malicious, I imagine that after reading the NSA coverage on
Linux Journal, some of you found yourselves modifying your behavior. The same thing
happened to me when I started deploying servers into a public cloud (EC2 in my case).
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Django Templates

In my last article (February 2015), I explained how to create a simple
Django project (“atfproject”) and
inside that, create a simple application (atfapp). The
application worked in that if you went to the URL
http://localhost:8000/hello/Reuven,
you got the text “hello, Reuven”.
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Linux 4.2 Power Management Update Yields More ACPI 6 Changes

Open-source developers for a while have been working on ACPI 6 support for Linux with 64-bit ARM support, ACPI 6 NV-DIMM support, and other functionality. With the Linux 4.2 kernel that’s now in-development, more ACPI 6 code will be landing…
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Linux 4.1 Release Has Record Developer Participation

Linus Torvalds this week announced the release of the Linux kernel version 4.1, which will also form the basis of the next long term stable (LTS) kernel release. Linux 4.1 was also the first kernel release to include contributions from more than…

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The 4.1 Kernel is Out

Linus has released the 4.1 kernel. “It’s not like the 4.1 release cycle was particularly painful, and let’s hope that the extra week of letting it sit makes for a great release. Which wouldn’t be a bad thing, considering that 4.1 will also be a LTS r…

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New Linux Kernel Version 4.1 available for download!

The new Linux Kernel Version 4.1 is available for download! Visit the Linux Kernel Archive here: https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/ Get the new Linux Kernel directly through this link: https://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v4.x/linux-4.1.tar.gz NEW: See the latest FUN statistics for this Kernel version here: https://www.linuxcounter.net/statistics/kernel See how many lines of code this new version has, how many bad words or how […]

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The Creator of Linux on the Future Without Him

The conversation, combined with Linus Torvalds’s aggression behind the wheel, makes this sunny afternoon drive suddenly feel all too serious. Torvalds—the grand ruler of all geeks—does not drive like a geek. He plasters his foot to the pedal of a yellow Mercedes convertible with its “DAD OF 3” license plate as we rip around a corner on a Portland, Ore., freeway. My body smears across the passenger door. “There is no concrete plan of action if I die,” Torvalds yells to me over the wind and the traffic. “But that would have been a bigger deal 10 or 15 years ago. People would have panicked. Now I think they’d work everything out in a couple of months.”

It’s a morbid but important discussion. Torvalds released the Linux operating system from his college dorm room in Finland in 1991. Since then, the software has taken over the world. Huge swaths of the Internet—including the servers of Google, Amazon.com, and Facebook—run on Linux. More than a billion Android smartphones and tablets run on Linux, as do billions upon billions of everything from appliances and medical devices right on up to cars and rockets. While Linux is open-source, which allows people to change it as they please, Torvalds remains the lone official arbiter of the software, guiding how Linux evolves. When it comes to the software that runs just about everything, Torvalds is The Decider.

Read more at Bloomberg.

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Kernel Prepatch 4.1-rc8

As promised, the 4.1-rc8 kernel prepatch is out. “So I’m on vacation, but time doesn’t stop for that, and it’s Sunday, so time for a hopefully final rc.”
Read more at LWN

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