Issue #51 / Feb 2005
Cover Theme: Go Wireless
DVD: Mandrakelinux 10.1 Official
KNOW-HOW: Kontact with IMAPKontact with IMAP-based Calendar and Address Management
Kontact gives you email,address books,and calendaring in a neat package. And IMAP supportmeans you can access this data from anywhere on the network.
KNOW-HOW: PanoramasPerfect Panoramas with Hugin, Enblend, and Autopano-SIFT
You can create a pleasing image by aligning multiple landscapes to form a panorama. But the alignment can be tricky, especially if the individual photos do not match.Tools like Hugin,Enblend,and Autopano-SIFT help you create that perfect seamless panorama.
SYSADMIN: Admin Workshop: Finding FilesInsider Tips:F ind and Locate
Modern computers with their multiple Gigabyte hard disks store thousands of files. A lost file can cause a lot of work,and it can also pose a security risk. Fortunately,Linux has some versatile tools for finding those “lost files.”
KNOW-HOW: Linux for Layout: Preparing for PrintTemplates and PDFs in Scribus
In this final part of our three-part series ,we’ll put the finishing touches on our Linux newspaper. You’ll learn how to generate a PDF,and you’ll find out what a real pre-press professional thinks about our project.
SYSADMIN: Charly's ColumnThe Sysadmins Daily Grind: OpenNTPD
On vacation we may be happy just to check the position of the sun,but computers need a more accurate measure of time. Luckily, there are atomic clocks that can receive time signals by radio and off the Internet.
SYSADMIN: Red Hat Custom InstallCustomizing Red Hat Installation
If you’re one of those users who just wants to slip the CD into the drive and answer the prompts,your are probably content with a Red Hat installation. But if you are someone who wants it your own way,you might be looking for a better fit.We’ll show you how to get it.
PROGRAMMING: Ruby Web SpidersBuilding a Web Spider with Ruby
Ruby is a very elegant language,and it’s harmonious – the parts work together effectively. Ruby also significantly reduces a developer’s burden. We’ll show you how to use Ruby to build a quick and simple web spider application.
PROGRAMMING: Perl: Collecting News HeadlinesA Perl script for Automatically Collecting News Headlines
Instead of visiting news sites periodically to pick up the latest reports, most people prefer to let a news aggregator do the job.The aggregator automatically draws your attention to incoming news. If a website does not have an RSS feed,a new Perl module simplifies the task of programming an RSS feed for private use.
LINUXUSER: KToolsKtools: Superkaramba
SuperKaramba is always a pretty sight,with a collection of themes that
allow users to give their desktops that personal touch.
LINUXUSER: deskTOPia3D Tools for the Desktop
Command line programs do what they are supposed to do but in a very
unspectacular way. If you prefer a more sophisticated look and feel,you’ll find
a 3D alternative for almost every task.This article examines some of the most
interesting 3D tools for the desktop.
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.