Issue #51 / Feb 2005
Cover Theme: Go Wireless
DVD: Mandrakelinux 10.1 Official
NEWS: A New Kind of Fish
My friends at the Biodiversity Research Center (http://specify software.org/In formatics) are experts in modeling the sudden changes that occur when an ecosystem is disrupted by the arrival of a new foreign species. I’m sure they don’t have a plan for modeling the Linux ecosystem, but if they did, they would also have scientific way of telling us the times they-are-a-changin’. As you probably know, the foreign species that appeared recently in the Linux ecosystem is Novell. High-tech magazines are full of commentaries describing the possible impact Novell might have on the Linux industry, but it is starting to look like the area where Novell presents the greatest mismatch for the indigenous Linux companies is in the game of brand promotion.
NEWS: Linux World NewsLegal Case Management Software to Aid NGOs Bulletin Boards’ Revival City Says “No” but Schools Opt for Linux Tech Ca......
COVER STORY: Go Wireless IntroWireless Networking in Linux
When you’re going wireless,it pays to be careful. Get the right hardware,and make sure your network is as secure as you think it is.
COVER STORY: Wireless StandardsA Guide to the Wireless Standards
The IEEE 802.11 standards are at the center of the wireless revolution. The wireless alphabet starts with 802.11a and extends to 802.11n. Linux Magazine helps you get your wireless spelling right.
COVER STORY: USB WLAN AdaptersTesting USB WLAN Adapters
Electronic gadgets keep on getting smaller,and WLAN adapters are no exception.The first USB WLAN sticks hit the stores last year.This article tells you what to look for and how to get your USB WLAN device to work.
COVER STORY: OpenVPNSafe WLAN Networking with an Encrypted OpenVPN Tunnel
Wireless networks are practical but dangerous at the same time.WEP encryption is unlikely to stop an attacker. But help is at hand in the form of add-on security measures such as an encrypted OpenVPN tunnel.
REVIEWS: BooksOutsource: Competing in the Global Productivity Race Spam Kings Pirates of the Digital Millennium...
REVIEWS: OpenOffice 2.0 PreviewA Preview of OpenOffice 2.0
At first glance,OpenOffice 2.0 might scare current users with a GUI that closely resembles Microsoft’s competitor product. But on closer inspection, the beast turns out to be a beauty.
REVIEWS: Trouble Ticket SoftwareLinux Trouble Ticket Software
If your help line serves outside users, keeping track of support requests can mean the difference between a repeat customer and a lost customer. If the line serves inside employees, an efficient response means better productivity. Fortunately,several Linux-based applications offer help for your help desk or hotline.
KNOW-HOW: Memory Stick LinuxBooting Linux from a USB Memory Stick
Everyone knows you can boot Linux from a live CD,but have you thought about putting Linux on a compact and highly portable USB memory stick?
Vendor D-Wave scores big with a sale to NASA's Quantum Intelligence Lab.
Many package updates and Steam integration highlight the latest from the Mandriva-based community Linux.
Richard Stallman calls for the W3C to remain independent of vendor interests.
The new release supports nine architectures, 73 human languages, and zero non-Free components.
Fedora developers release the first alpha version of Fedora 19, known as Schrödinger’s Cat, for general testing. The final release is expected in July 2013.
ack is a grep-like, command-line tool that has been optimized for programmers to search large trees of source code.
New features in SUSE Studio 1.3 include enhanced cloud integration, VM platform support, and lifecycle management.
The Linux Foundation recently announced that the Xen Project is becoming a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project.
Open source version of LiveCode is now available for developing apps, games, and utilities for all major platforms.
OpenDaylight is an open source software-defined networking project committed to furthering adoption of SDN and accelerating innovation in a vendor-neutral and open environment.