Issue #61 / Dec 2005
Cover Theme: Digital Photo
DVD: Mandriva Linux 2006
KNOW-HOW: OpenOffice.org BaseBuilding a database application using OOo Base
If you need a quick and easy solution, try building your own database application in OpenOffice.org 2.0.
KNOW-HOW: TaskjugglerProject management with Taskjuggler
Taskjuggler is a handy project management tool for large or small projects. We’ll show you how to organize a simple remodeling job with Taskjuggler.
KNOW-HOW: WlassistantWlassistant helps you attach to a WLAN
Laptop users who move among wireless networks need a simple and practical means for getting connected. A KDE tool titled Wlassistant helps you find the signal.
KNOW-HOW: LMMSMaking Music with Linux Multimedia Studio
Linux has truly started to compete with Windows and MacOS as a platform for professional sound applications. Linux Multimedia Studio (LMMS) is a Linux sound tool that packs a variety of impressive features into a neat bundle.
SYSADMIN: Charly's ColumnThe Sysadmin’s Daily Grind: Sarg
A busy proxy server is something that no self-respecting admin should leave to its own devices. The Squid logfile analyzer, dubbed Sarg by its author, helps you keep your Squid servers on track.
SYSADMIN: Admin Workshop: Unix filesystem treeInsider Tips: The Unix filesystem tree
Unix systems organize files in a hierarchical filesystem tree. A system of naming conventions defined in the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard (FHS) helps admins find their way around.
SYSADMIN: DM-CryptHard disk encryption with DM-Crypt, LUKS, and cryptsetup
If you’re serious about keeping secrets, try hard disk encryption with DM-Crypt and LUKS.
PROGRAMMING: Mono and DotGNUcomComparing the free .NET implementations Mono and DotGNU
The Open Source projects Mono and DotGNU open Microsoft’s .NET platform to Linux developers. This article investigates how well-suited these alternative implementations are for building simple GUI applications.
PROGRAMMING: Perl: Regression TestsA Perl toolbox for regression tests
With a test suite, you can fix bugs and add new features without ruining the existing codebase.
LINUXUSER: KTools: YammiQuick searches and party fun with the Yammi music database
The compact Yammi  music database for KDE (Version 3.2 or newer) is a useful replacement for a jukebox.
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.
The new Gnome release includes privacy and sharing settings, allowing more user control over access to personal information.
Mozilla is collaborating with Samsung on a new web browser engine called Servo.