Issue #92 / Jul 2008
Cover Theme: Network Monitoring
DVD: Mandriva 2008 Spring
SYSADMIN: Securing Your SystemsProtecting your systems against bad guys
We'll show you how the lessons learned in the 1980s movie "The Karate Kid" can be applied to securing your systems.
SYSADMIN: Server Name IndicationSupporting virtual servers with Server Name Indication
Server Name Indication lets you operate more than one SSL-protected service per IP address.
PROGRAMMING: Perl: amtrackPerl scripts watch Amazon prices
If you are a bargain hunter, you might enjoy this Perl script that monitors price developments at Amazon and alerts you if Amazon suddenly drops the prices on the products you have been watching.
LINUXUSER: Inkscape 0.45.1Vector graphics with Inkscape 0.45.1
Inkscape has always been good, but now version 0.45.1 of the vector drawing program shows a totally new creative aspect.
LINUXUSER: RhythmboxManaging music
Originally inspired by Apple’s iTunes, Rhythmbox organizes your music collection, and more.
LINUXUSER: Workspace: FreeMindGetting the most out of FreeMind
Learn how to master the advanced features of the FreeMind mind-mapping application to get the most out of this useful tool.
LINUXUSER: Command Line: ArchivesCompressed text files
Gzip and bzip2 not only compress files, they also provide lean and powerful tools for viewing, searching, and comparing text files.
COMMUNITY: LugRadio Live USALinux, radio, and rock 'n' roll converged in San Francisco
In mid-April, LugRadio Live landed at the Metreon Theater in San Francisco for two days of music, mixing, Linux, and live recording.
COMMUNITY: Free Software ProjectsAn up-to-date look at free software and its makers
Free software enjoys an excellent reputation in the field of 3D graphics. In addition to Blender, other projects stand out: MakeHuman creates realistic 3D humans, and Art of Illusion – with its intuitive interface – lets users enter the world of animated movies.
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.