Issue #75 / Feb 2007
Cover Theme: OpenDocument Unfolded
DVD: openSUSE 10.2
REVIEWS: EdubuntuExploring Ubuntu’s cousin for the classroom
Don’t know much about history? Don’t know much biology? Don’t panic: Edubuntu will lead you to the wonderful world of classroom Linux.
KNOW-HOW: AjaxtermRemote access despite blocked SSH ports with Ajaxterm
Public Internet access is often protected by restrictive firewalls, and you have no chance of running SSH. However, HTTPS over port 443 is typically permitted. Ajaxterm lets mobile users login to their home servers.
KNOW-HOW: ASK KLAUS!
Klaus Knopper is the creator of Knoppix and co-founder of the LinuxTag expo. He currently works as a teacher, programmer, and consultant. If you have a configuration problem, or if you just want to learn more about how Linux works, send your questions to: klaus@linux-magazine. com
SYSADMIN: Charly's ColumnThe Sysadmin’s Daily Grind: Postfilter
If protocols were human beings, NNTP would be a kind and slightly confused person that always believes the best of other people – even if they drop trash in the mailbox. Postfilter gives NNTP a watchdog.
SYSADMIN: Sysadmin StoriesThree case studies in the life of an admin
A day on Charly’s network might bring out problems with Ethernet bonding, VLANs and switches, and rogue DHCP servers.
SYSADMIN: ArgusKeeping an eye on the network with Argus
Argus helps you monitor the flow of data on your network, detect trends, discover worms and viruses, and analyze bandwidth usage.
PROGRAMMING: Perl: Perl DebuggerDigging down into Perl hood with the debugger
The Perl interpreter, perl, doesn’t often crash, but if it happens, not even the excellent Perl debugger will be able to help you.
COVER STORY: OpenDocument Intro^OpenDocument and the office experience
OpenDocument format offers a new approach to data storage and document exchange for office applications. But what does ODF mean for the user? What’s inside an ODF file? How portable is ODF? We examine these questions in this month’s cover story.
LINUXUSER: KTools: KMyFirewallGUI-based firewall configuration with KMyFirewall
Linux has a fantastic selection of firewalls for securing stand-alone computers or whole networks. Although you can use IPTables to set up a firewall, the configuration is often the most difficult step. KMyFirewall offers a powerful, user-friendly, GUI-based approach.
LINUXUSER: Workspace: JarnalTaking notes with Jarnal
Jarnal provides some handy features that make this application more than just a note-taking tool.
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.