Issue #62 / Jan 2006
Cover Theme: Virus Hunting
DVD: Suse Linux 10.0
KNOW-HOW: Free 3D animationOpen Source 3D animation
You need good software and plenty of CPU power to create virtual worlds. Luckily for today’s animators, powerful PCs are inexpensive, and some excellent animation tools are absolutely free.
KNOW-HOW: SolfegeLearning music with GNU Solfege 3.0.0
Solfege helps you advance your musical knowledge and lets you practice identifying intervals, scales, and chords.
KNOW-HOW: Plan 9The Plan 9 network operating system
In the eery, distant days before the birth of Linux, a strange alien system set out to fulfill the promise of Unix. Descendents of that system are still living. We caught one and dissected it.
SYSADMIN: Charly's ColumnThe Sysadmin’s Daily Grind: Mod_evasive
The Apache web server can fight back against DoS attacks. You just need a little help from Mod_evasive.
SYSADMIN: Admin Workshop: LogrotateInsider Tips: Logrotate
Every multi-purpose Linux system produces an enormous amount of log data. To prevent your hard disk from overflowing, a rotating helper application archives logs and gets rid of obsolete data.
SYSADMIN: Nmap MethodsUnderstanding Nmap analysis techniques
How does the popular Nmap scanner identify holes in network security? In this article, we examine some Nmap analysis techniques.
SYSADMIN: Traffic shaping with TrickleAccelerating downloads with Trickle
Is your Internet connection groaning under the load of too many simultaneous downloads? If so, try Trickle, a simple application that gives you more granular control over network traffic.
PROGRAMMING: Perl: AJAXMore dynamic websites thanks to AJAX
LINUXUSER: KTools: KatDesktop Searches with Kat
The Kat desktop search tool turns up more than text strings.
LINUXUSER: Desktopia: WhawOrganizing windows with Whaw
If you’re weary of sorting through overlapping windows, Whaw will help you get organized.
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.