Issue #53 / Apr 2005
Cover Theme: Multimedia
DVD: Ubuntu 5.04 ‘Hoary Hedgehog’
KNOW-HOW: MLDonkeyFile sharing with MLDonkey and KMLDonkey
The multi-network MLDonkey client gives users access to all the major file sharing networks. We’ll show you how to set up MLDonkey and how you can control the MLDonkey client with a KDE front end called KMLDonkey.
KNOW-HOW: Knoda: Forms & ReportsManaging databases on KDE
Knoda is a user-friendly KDE program that makes database management an intuitive experience. In Part 2 of our workshop, we investigate how to create forms and print reports with Knoda.
SYSADMIN: Charly's ColumnThe Sysadmin’s Daily Grind: Rsnapshot
The principle behind Rsnapshot is nothing new: use Rsync and SSH to back up files to another computer. What sets Rsnapshot apart is its simple setup and its rich collection of features.
SYSADMIN: Darwin Streaming ServerMP3 and MPEG-4 with the Darwin Streaming Server
Apple’s Darwin Streaming Server is a free version of the commercial Quicktime server. It can handle the seminal MP3 and MPEG-4 formats, and it has a web front-end.
SYSADMIN: Admin Workshop IdentdInsider Tips: Identd with Linux-based Servers
In last month’s issue of Admin Workshop, we introduced tools that help admins get services up and running. This month, we will show how you can use the Ident protocol to associate a user name with a TCP connection.
PROGRAMMING: OlapgewnOorftfi scoe lMltea chrioesrCreating Basic Macros in OpenOffice
The OpenOffice productivity suite can use a variety of scripts and macros to automate recurring tasks. The easiest approach is to use the integrated Basic dialect. This article helps you get started with this surprisingly sophisticated programming language.
PROGRAMMING: Perl: Personal FinancesAn Extensible Viewer for your Personal Finances
A helpful Perl script gives you an immediate overview of your financial status, adding the balances of multiple accounts and share depots. It even allows users to add their own plugins.
LINUXUSER: Ktools: KVocTrainLearning Vocabulary with KVocTrain
Modern language-teaching may focus on context, but
without a good range of basic words, you’ll be lost when
you try the language outside the classroom. KVocTrain
helps you build your foreign vocabulary.
LINUXUSER: DeskTOPia: hsetroot & EsetrootdeskTOPia: The hsetroot and Esetroot Background Tools
Users who work long hours on a
desktop computer will appreciate
something eye-catching to relieve
the monotony. The hsetroot and
Esetroot tools offer you more than
an ordinary desktop.
LINUXUSER: Gentoo File ManagerExploring the Gentoo File Manager
KDE users choose Konqueror, Gnomers use Nautilus, and commandline
fans extol the virtues of Midnight Commander. Gentoo gives you
the best of all these worlds – a desktop independent file manager.
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.