Boasting as many pages as most technical books, this month’s issue of Linux Journal comes in at a hefty 181—that’s 23 articles exploring topics near and dear to everyone from home automation hobbyists to Free Software advocates to hard-core hackers to high-level systems architects.
Table of Contents:
Blockchain, Part I: Introduction and Cryptocurrency by Petros Koutoupis
What makes both bitcoin and blockchain so exciting? What do they provide? Why is everyone talking about this? And, what does the future hold?
Blockchain, Part II: Configuring a Blockchain Network and Leveraging the Technology by Petros Koutoupis
How to set up a private etherium blockchain using open-source tools and a look at some markets and industries where blockchain technologies can add value.
From the Editor—Doc Searls
Help Us Cure Online Publishing of Its Addiction to Personal Data
FOSS Project Spotlight: LinuxBoot by David Hendricks, Ron Minnich, Chris Koch and Andrea Barberio
Readers' Choice Awards
Shorter Commands by Kyle Rankin
For Open-Source Software, the Developers Are All of Us, by Derek Zimmer
Taking Python to the Next Level by Joey Bernard
Learning IT Fundamentals by Kyle Rankin
Introducing Zero-K, a Real-Time Strategy Game for Linux by Oflameo
Kyle Rankin's Hack and /
What's New in Qubes 4
Reuven M. Lerner's At the Forge
PostgreSQL 10: a Great New Version for a Great Database
Shawn Powers' The Open-Source Classroom
Cryptocurrency and the IRS
Zack Brown's diff -u
What's New in Kernel Development
Susan Sons' Under the Sink
Security: 17 Things
Dave Taylor's Work the Shell
Shell Scripting and Security
Glyn Moody's Open Sauce
Looking Back: What Was Happening Ten Years Ago?
ZFS for Linux by Charles Fisher
Presenting the Solaris ZFS filesystem, as implemented in Linux FUSE, native kernel modules and the Antergos Linux installer.
Custom Embedded Linux Distributions by Michael J. Hammel
The proliferation of inexpensive IoT boards means the time has come to gain control not only of applications but also the entire software platform. So, how do you build a custom distribution with cross-compiled applications targeted for a specific purpose? As Michael J. Hammel explains here, it's not as hard as you might think.
Raspberry Pi Alternatives by Kyle Rankin
A look at some of the many interesting Raspberry Pi competitors.
Getting Started with ncurses by Jim Hall
How to use curses to draw to the terminal screen.
Do I Have to Use a Free/Open Source License by VM (Vicky) Brasseur
Open Source? Proprietary? What license should I use to release my software?