Issue #136 / Mar 2012
Cover Theme: SSH Tricks
DVD: CentOS 6.2
SERVICE: March 2012: DVD InlayIssue #136
Enterprise-grade stability – without the cost!...
SERVICE: WelcomeLetter from the Editor
Street battles rage in the Middle East, and elsewhere around the planet, movements flash and form through the power and immediacy of the information highway. The ability of the Internet to rally political forces and circumvent censorship has been a major theme in recent years.
SERVICE: On the DVD: CentOS 6.2
This month’s Linux Magazine DVD brings you the latest release of the Community Enterprise Operating System (CentOS).
NEWS: Tech ToolsAMD Launches New Single-GPU Graphics CardNetrunner 4.0 Dryland AnnouncedGentoo Linux 12.0 ReleasedNetBeans IDE 7.1 Re......
COVER STORY: Debugging for AdminsProblem-solving best practices for sys admins
Whether you’re the sys admin of a home network or of a company-wide network of dozens or even hundreds of machines, some basic principles of debugging will come in handy.
SYSADMIN: Charly’s Column: PortSentryThe sys admin’s daily grind: PortSentry
To celebrate 10 years of his column, Charly sets up a sensitive detector that measures the cosmic background radiation of the Internet.
SYSADMIN: Security Lessons: Self-DefenseSeparating the wheat from the chaff
Attackers impose a high price on your limited resources. We look at some ways to separate the good from the bad.
COMMUNITY: Doghouse: Independent Means
With the announcement of another export quota, maddog laments the unreadiness of nations who allow themselves to fall prey to national monopolies.
COMMUNITY: Kernel News
Chronicler Zack Brown reports on the latest news, views, dilemmas, and developments within the Linux kernel community.
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.
The new Gnome release includes privacy and sharing settings, allowing more user control over access to personal information.