Issue #54 / May 2005
Cover Theme: Virtual Systems
DVD: Suse Linux 9.2 Professional
REVIEWS: Zope X3.0Developing Web Applications with Zope X3
Zope, a web application server written in Python, is an extremely popular open source content management system platform. The newly developed version X3.0 was released just recently. We’ll show you what’s new in Zope X3.0.
KNOW-HOW: Apt for RPMsApt on Suse Linux
Debian’s Advanced Packaging Tool, Apt, is often regarded as the ultimate choice for convenient package management in Linux. But what if you don’t use Debian? This article describes how you can use the powerful Apt package management tool with RPM-based Linux distributions.
KNOW-HOW: Linux on SPARCPutting Linux on a Sun SPARC machine
We all know Linux works smoothly on PCs, but the PC’s x86 archictecture is just one of a range of platforms Linux supports. This article gives you a head start with setting up Linux on a Sun SPARC machine.
KNOW-HOW: Anonymous EmailAnonymous Remail with Mixmaster
Anonymous remail protects the sender’s identity against potential eavesdroppers. The Mixmaster protocol gives users a mature technology for anonymous remail, and the text-based Mixmaster client is an example of a free remailer application.
SYSADMIN: Charly's ColumnThe Sysadmin’s Daily Grind: Smokeping
If you do not receive a response to a ping, or if the response is seriously delayed, you might like to take this as a warning. But who wants to ping all day? You need a ping-based monitoring utility like Smokeping.
SYSADMIN: Admin Workshop: BackupsInsider Tips: Backups
Data always seems to get lost at exactly the wrong moment, but the right backup strategy can help you restore those missing files.
SYSADMIN: High Availability VPNHigh Availabilty for VPNs
IPSec prevents many of the clever tricks high-availability products employ. We’ll show you a solution that provides transparent backup for IPSec connections.
PROGRAMMING: Perl Snapshot: DebuggingWorking with the Perl debugger
Some developers condemn the use of debuggers, but in many cases, a debugger is a programmer’s last hope. In this Month’s Perl Snapshot, we’ll look at Perl’s integrated debugger.
LINUXUSER: Ktools: BasketStoring, sorting, and filing with KDE’s Basket
If you tend to collect information and then forget where you put it, a
KDE tool called Basket may be just what you need. Basket is a
handy container for documents, notes, images, sounds, graphs,
spreadsheets, and other files you may want to find later.
LINUXUSER: DeskTOPia: WMIWMI and the reincarnation of the keyboard
WMI is a lean and fast window manager with good
support for keyboard control.
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.