Issue #123 / Feb 2011
Cover Theme: Sys Admin
DVD: Ubuntu 10.10 Sixpack
NEWS: Linux Magazine DVD InlayDouble-Sided DVD
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SERVICE: Ubuntu 10.10 SixpackDouble-sided DVD
Our Ubuntu sixpack offers Live and installed versions of several of the top ’buntu variants.
SERVICE: WelcomeLetter from the Editor
The Internet was invented for effortless sharing of information. Creators and purveyors of information, however, do not always intend for it to be effortlessly and freely shared. Ever since the Internet emerged from its academic/military roots to become a massive presence in everyday life, a showdown has been in the making.
SERVICE: Linux Magazine: February 2011Table of Contents
NEWS: Interview: Klaus KnopperTen Years On
Ten is a fair age for a Linux distribution that doesn’t have massive staff resources to back it up. Klaus Knopper looks back with a sense of satisfaction after just having compiled version 6.4. As a tribute to the community, this version includes only free software.
SERVICE: Write AccessMandriva
I’m not sure who I should be contacting, but not so long ago I had problems with Windows 7, so I installed Mandriva Linux on my laptop instead, and it is the best OS I’ve used – even better than XP, which I love.
COVER STORY: OpenNMSOpenNMS: Monitoring large systems and networks
If you need to monitor very large networks, you need powerful software. OpenNMS offers serious monitoring capabilities in a truly open source package.
COVER STORY: Charly’s Column: Cluster SSHThe sys admin’s daily grind: Cluster SSH
Charly doesn’t relish the idea of searching through the logfiles of a dozen proxy servers when page requests fail. Now that he has deployed Cluster SSH, he can pull the strings on many machines at the same time.
NEWS: Security Lessons: OpenIDUser authentication for the masses
Outsourcing authentication services gives you access to more services – at a price. Kurt examines the pros and cons of distributed authentication.
LINUXUSER: Workspace: PiwigoYour photos, your way: Hosting photos with Piwigo
Control your content by hosting your own photo gallery and publishing photos on your own server with Piwigo.
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.