Issue #55 / Jun 2005
Cover Theme: Wiki and Blog
DVD: Mandriva LE 2005 (Mandrake 10.2)
KNOW-HOW: GMailFSGmailFS: Using a mail account as a filesystem
Why let a 2 Gigabyte email account go to waste? GmailFS lets you use Gmail as a storage medium for a mountable filesystem.
KNOW-HOW: ExtendedPDFCreating full-featured PDFs in OpenOffice
The PDF format has many useful features that make it easier for readers to find their way around large documents, but the native PDF export function in OpenOffice doesn’t allow many of these elements. We’ll show you how to create better PDFs in OpenOffice with the ExtendedPDF macro.
SYSADMIN: Charly's ColumnThe Sysadmin’s Daily Grind: Mail and Queuegraph
Worms, mail bombs, and users who send multiple megabyte Powerpoint files across the wire give Postfix administrators plenty of reasons to view their charges with a critical eye from time to time.
SYSADMIN: MySQL Backups ManagerBacking Up MySQL Databases with MySQL Backups Manager
Your web hoster is fine with serving up HTML, but when it comes to backing up a simple MySQL database, you are often on your own. Or are you?
SYSADMIN: Admin Workshop: Backups with RsyncInsider Tips: Backup with Rsync and SSH
It is often inefficient to fire up a tape drive whenever you need to back up files or restore a backup. The Rsync tool pushes critical files to a second computer, where you can access them easily.
PROGRAMMING: Perl: Archiving PDFsArchiving and accessing PDFs
This month you’ll learn how to place articles in a private PDF archive and how to use a database to access those articles at a later time.
LINUXUSER: KTools: Fonts in KDEInstalling Fonts on KDE
A well chosen font is the perfect addition to your
Linux experience. KDE provides a number of tools
that help you cook up a really tasty alphabet soup
with very little effort.
LINUXUSER: DeskTOPia: ApwalApplications on demand with Apwal program launcher
Launching a program by clicking
with your mouse can have a few
disadvantages. Users lose their
way in nested menu structures,
and desktop icons can become
hidden behind windows. The
Apwal program launcher makes it
easy to launch with a click.
LINUXUSER: ApollonFile Sharing with Apollon and GiFT
The operators of the popular Internet-based file
sharing network, Kazaa, only provide software for
Windows systems, but the GiFT project brings
Kazaa support to Linux.
LINUXUSER: Gnome FontsManaging Gnome Fonts
Linux’s text display still suffers from legacy issues, but it is well on the way to
recovering. This article explains how Fontconfig, X, and Gnome work together for
a brighter future.
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.