Issue #70 / Sep 2006
Cover Theme: Virtual Machines
DVD: Knoppix 5.0.1
KNOW-HOW: System Recovery with tarUsing tar to prepare for an emergency
Use a tarball to restore your system in next to no time – without a complete re-install.
KNOW-HOW: Sabayon and PessulusDedicated Gnome desktops with Pessulus and Sabayon
Gnome version 2.14 includes new features for restricting the user’s access to the system. The Pessulus lockdown editor and the Sabayon profile editor help manage the Gnome user experience.
KNOW-HOW: Ask Klaus!No DVD Boot Regarding the “No DVD Boot” problem in Linux Magazine, issue #64 / March 2006, p50, where the BIOS woul......
SYSADMIN: Charly's ColumnThe Sysadmin’s Daily Grind: HTTP Antivirus Proxy
Browsers live in continual danger of compromise by a malicious site. An intermediate proxy combined with a virus scanner can help.
SYSADMIN: Network Block DevicesA new mission for the network block device
You don’t need Samba or NFS to support a diskless client. A remote block device can help improve performance and efficiency. We'll show your how.
PROGRAMMING: Perl: Internet Video OrganizerInternet video organizer in Perl
Video files are ready for download, but your storage space is limited, and, if you're like most people, you may have a hard time letting go of past favorites. You need a higher authority to decide when it’s time to trim down your collection.
LINUXUSER: KTools: Beagle HelpersDesktop searching with Beagle on KDE
If you have given up hope of ever finding your way around the mess of data on your desktop, a desktop search engine can help you penetrate the gloom. Kerry and KBeaglebar bring the Beagle engine to the KDE desktop.
LINUXUSER: Brightside and Devil’s PieMetacity add-ons Brightside and Devil’s Pie
If the no-frills Metacity window manager doesn’t give you the functio nality you need, try the Metacity add-ons Brightside and Devil’s Pie.
LINUXUSER: StoryLinesWriting fiction with Writer’s Cafe and StoryLines
If you’re looking for a way to organize your next novel, try StoryLines and the Writer’s Cafe suite.
LINUXUSER: Command LineBash tricks
A few basic tricks can liven up the command line and add a dash of color to your console.
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.