Issue #56 / Jul 2005
Cover Theme: Security
DVD: Xandros Desktop 3.0
KNOW-HOW: Thunderbird SecuritySecure email with Thunderbird and Enigmail
Thunderbird offers several options for secure email, and the GnuPG-based Enigmail encryption add-on provides an additional layer of protection.
KNOW-HOW: SlimServerMusic on the LAN with SlimServer
If you have a LAN in your home or office, why not use it for something really important – listening to music?
SYSADMIN: Charly's ColumnThe Sysadmin’s Daily Grind: Mtop
It would be great if every MySQL database enjoyed perfect health 24 by 7, but unfortunately, trouble sometimes strikes. A logfile isn’t much help if you are investigating why a database is flooded with requests. Mtop to the rescue.
SYSADMIN: Socks 5Examining the generic Socks version 5 proxy protocol
Socks is a universal proxy protocol for TCP and UDP that allows internal hosts to securely pass the firewall and authenticates users. This article describes the latest version of the Socks proxy protocol and shows how to implement it.
SYSADMIN: Admin Workshop: User ManagementManaging Linux User Accounts
The steps for setting up new accounts in Linux are automated and often use GUI-based tools. Under the hood, a number of mechanisms give the new user an environment to match his or her needs. In this month’s Admin Workshop we discuss techniques for setting up accounts.
PROGRAMMING: Perl: Yahoo API ScriptingUsing the Yahoo Search API with Perl
Following in the footsteps of Google, Amazon, and eBay, Yahoo recently introduced a web service API to its search engine. In this month’s column, we look at three Perl scripts that can help you correct typos, view other people’s vacation pictures, and track those long lost pals from school.
LINUXUSER: KTools: Konqueror 3.4Working with Konqueror 3.4
Following in the tracks of previous invaders such as Navigator and the Internet Explorer, Konqueror is on a mission conquer the Internet. The KDE 3.4 version of Konqueror is a truly versatile tool that feels at home on the web.
LINUXUSER: DeskTOPia: xdesktopwavesMaking waves with xdesktopwaves
If even the most imaginative desktop background is starting to bore you, it’s time for a change. xdesktop waves allows you to change your desktop into a water scape. You can add rain and storms or just drag your mouse to liven things up.
LINUXUSER: Inkscape Vector GraphicsVector graphics with Inkscape
When it comes to drawing with the computer, professionals often opt for vector graphics. Inkscape brings the power of vector graphics to Linux users. Our workshop demonstrates how to use the program.
LINUXUSER: Command Line: Music ToolsMusic tools for the command line
You don’t always need a GUI-based tool to play MP3 and Ogg Vorbis tracks. In this month’s column, we look at tools for rocking from the shell.
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.