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Linux Journal

Articles in Linux Journal cover the range from desktop how-tos to kernel hacking, always balanced to give both newcomers and long-term Linux users maximum enjoyment. See our Web site for an author's guide and list of upcoming topics and deadlines:

Since 1994: The Original Monthly Magazine of the Linux Community
  1. The Linux Journal NSA Weekend Reading List: Tails and Tor

    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>>

  2. 5 Minute FOSS: Spinning a custom Linux distribution

  3. Best Desktop Environment

    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>>

  4. Vivaldi Browser Teams with DuckDuck Go to Enable Private Search, Memory Leak Discovered in GNOME Shell and More

    News briefs for March 23, 2018. more>>

  5. Best Open Source Content Management System

  6. FOSS Project Spotlight: Sawmill, the Data Processing Project

    Introducing Sawmill, an open-source Java library for enriching, transforming and filtering JSON documents. more>>

  7. Mozilla Accepting Applications for Internet Fellowships, Node.js Now Available as a Snap, Krita 4.0.0 Released and More

    News briefs for March 22, 2018. more>>

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

    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>>

  9. New Security Features for Google Cloud Platform, U-Boot Now Includes iSCSI Support and More

    News briefs for March 21, 2018. more>>

  10. VIDEO: Cooking With Linux: Lots and Lots of Word Processors! The Tuesday Linux Journal Show

  11. GStreamer Major Release, OpenBMC Project, Playerunknown's Battlegrounds Free Mobile Version and More

    News briefs for March 20, 2018. more>>

  12. diff -u: Intel Design Flaw Fallout

    For weeks, the world's been talking about severe Intel design flaws affecting many CPUs and forcing operating systems to look for sometimes costly workarounds. more>>

  13. Tails Security Update, Companies Team Up to Cure Open Source License Noncompliance, LG Expanding webOS and More

    News briefs for March 19, 2018.

    Tails 3.6.1 is out, and the release fixes many security holes in 3.6. Update now. more>>

  14. Weekend Reading: All Things Bash

    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.


  15. Security: 17 Things

    A list for protecting yourself and others from the most common and easiest-to-pull-off security crimes. more>>