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Wondershaper—QOS in a Pinch

LinuxJournal - Wed, 2015, Jan21 - 11:59

In past articles, I've discussed my BirdCam setup and how it automatically archives video footage from my bird feeders to YouTube every night. That's a really cool process, but unfortunately, it saturates my upstream bandwidth in the evening. more>>

Ideal Backups with zbackup

LinuxJournal - Mon, 2015, Jan19 - 12:28

Data is growing both in volume and importance. As time goes on, the amount of data that we need to store is growing, and the data itself is becoming more and more critical for organizations. It is becoming increasingly important to be able to back up and restore this information quickly and reliably. Using cloud-based systems spreads out the data over many servers and locations. more>>

Non-Linux FOSS: Animation Made Easy

LinuxJournal - Wed, 2015, Jan14 - 14:56

If you've ever wanted to make an animated film, the learning curve for such software often is really steep. Thankfully, the Pencil program was released and although basic, it provided a fairly simple way to create animations on your computer (Windows, Mac or Linux) with open-source tools. Unfortunately, the Pencil program was abandoned. more>>

Internet of Things Blows Away CES, and it May Be Hunting for YOU Next

LinuxJournal - Mon, 2015, Jan12 - 14:44

Originally this article’s purpose was to discuss all the exciting happenings surrounding the 2015 International CES “Internet of Things” Showcase in Las Vegas, Nevada. After all, of the 3600+ exhibitors, there were fully 900 exhibitors with IoT designation at this most-amazing-of-all trade shows, and 170,000 people came through the turnstiles to see the spectacle! more>>

Slow System? iotop Is Your Friend

LinuxJournal - Mon, 2015, Jan12 - 14:17

Back in 2010, Kyle Rankin did an incredible series on Linux Troubleshooting. In Part 1, he talked about troubleshooting a system struggling with a high load. more>>

Creating a MultiBoot USB Drive Using Ubuntu

AZ Loco - Sat, 2015, Jan10 - 00:34
AttachmentSize Multiple Installation Images on One Bootable USB Drive170.69 KB

The document below provides minimal instructions to create a bootable thumb drive using MultiSystem that will allow you to boot to .iso images on the same drive. MultiSystem is open source software that gives you an easy and convenient way to carry around multiple installation .iso files. It's great for Install Fests or to use as a means to run a Live LINUX instance of any version you may need.

While MultiSystem may have other uses, functions, or tools, these instructions are limited to just the multiboot aspect. If you are using the bootable USB you created on a Windows 8 platform (or any system with UEFI/Secure Boot), check out the article posted by wmack here:

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diff -u: What's New in Kernel Development

LinuxJournal - Thu, 2015, Jan08 - 10:50

David Drysdale wanted to add Capsicum security features to Linux after he noticed that FreeBSD already had Capsicum support. Capsicum defines fine-grained security privileges, not unlike filesystem capabilities. But as David discovered, Capsicum also has some controversy surrounding it. more>>


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