Issue #96 / Nov 2008
Cover Theme: Smart Access
DVD: openSUSE 11.0
COVER STORY: Web AuthenticationAdding authentication to your website
Apache offers several options for adding a password-protected area to a website.
REVIEWS: OpenOffice.org 3.0First Look at OpenOffice.org 3.0
The previous major releases of OpenOffice.org didn't disappoint, so hopes are high for the upcoming version 3.0 of one of the most important open source applications around. We look at what mouth-watering goodies the new version has to offer.
KNOW-HOW: OpenOffice AutomationAutomating tasks in OpenOffice
You don't have to be an expert to get started with OpenOffice's Basic programming interface.
KNOW-HOW: MaximaFree computer algebra with Maxima
This free algebra tool helps you keep ahead of the calculations.
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: email@example.com
SYSADMIN: Charly's ColumnThe Sysadmin's Daily Grind: FireHOL
If you don't have time to tinker with complicated firewall rules, you might want to check out the clever FireHOL approach.
SYSADMIN: Security LessonsHow hacking got easy
When it comes to security, public disclosure of vulnerabilities and working exploit code is now common. We look at why this can be both harmful and helpful to securing your systems.
SYSADMIN: SnortIntrusion Detection with the Snort IDS
Search out hidden attacks with the Snort intrusion detection system.
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.