Issue #95 / Oct 2008
Cover Theme: Green IT
DVD: Fedora 9
REVIEWS: Django Web FrameworkDjango and the Django Software Foundation
We talk to one of the creators of the Django project about the formation of the Django Software Foundation, and we show you how to get started with this user-friendly web framework.
REVIEWS: Gambas Basic IDEProgramming with the Gambas Basic IDE
Gambas is a fast and easy tool for writing graphical desktop applications in Basic.
KNOW-HOW: Hardware DetectionDynamic device management with Udev, HAL, and D-Bus
Udev, HAL, and D-Bus provide automated hardware configuration, even if you plug in on the fly. We'll help you easily access new devices.
KNOW-HOW: KSpliceApplying updates to an active kernel with Ksplice
Uptime is often just as important as updates. But doesn't a kernel patch require a reboot? Ksplice lets you have your cake and eat it too.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
SYSADMIN: Charly's ColumnThe sys admin's daily grind: Single-packet authentication
Conventional, woodpecker-style port knocking is open to sniffing and brute force knocking attacks. Sending an encrypted packet with an access request to the server is safer and more modern. Learn more about Firewall Knock Operator, a.k.a. Fwknop.
SYSADMIN: Security LessonsThe soft chewy center of the Internet
Are your systems secure against DNS attacks? We'll show you why they matter and help you determine whether you are vulnerable.
SYSADMIN: SysstatMonitoring with the Sysstat tool collection
The Sysstat tools, featuring sar, iostat, mpstat, and pidstat, acquire system parameters and calculate statistics.
PROGRAMMING: Kernel News
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.
The new Gnome release includes privacy and sharing settings, allowing more user control over access to personal information.
Mozilla is collaborating with Samsung on a new web browser engine called Servo.