Issue #104 / Jul 2009
Cover Theme: Device Tricks
Front End Drupal offers Drupal users, from the complete novice to experienced designers, a focused approach to site design, behavior, usability, and management, with a special emphasis on Drupal theming and interactive design. Includes several examples from start to end.
REVIEWS: Ebook ReadersEbook readers for the Linux desktop
A netbook and a good ebook reader are all you need to mine the wealth of free ebooks glimmering from the depths of the web.
KNOW-HOW: Mozilla WeaveBrowser synchronization and more with Mozilla Weave
Mozilla Weave for Firefox synchronizes your critical browsing information between multiple machines.
KNOW-HOW: BootchartImproving boot performance with Bootchart
Bootchart analyzes the boot process and tells you where the system is wasting time.
KNOW-HOW: PDF Import with OOoEditing PDFs with OpenOffice.org
OpenOffice has always been able to export PDF documents. Version 3.0 is the first to introduce an extension that lets you import and edit PDFs.
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 sys admin's daily grind: HAProxy
Charly's candidate today is the HAProxy load balancer, which not only distributes the load between servers, but also helps admins overcome their fears of lengthy configuration files.
SYSADMIN: Security LessonsCovert communications on Linux
Moving data to and from Linux systems under the radar.
SYSADMIN: Building a Munin PluginCreating a custom Munin plugin
Munin collects information and plots parameters of your choice automatically and with minimal configuration. But if you can't find a plugin that captures the data you want to graph, you might have to roll your own.
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.