Issue #64 / Mar 2006
Cover Theme: Scripting Secrets
DVD: Extreme Gaming
KNOW-HOW: Ask Klaus!No DVD Boot I have an “old” 1 GHz PC with a DVD reader and CD writer, 512MB Ram, and 2 * 80MB HD. Unfortunately, ap......
KNOW-HOW: MudbagBuilding a simple database with Mudbag
If you are looking for a quick and simple database system you can access with a browser, try Mudbag.
KNOW-HOW: Deleting DataSafely deleting data
Backups are a common topic, but you’ll hardly hear anyone mention safe data deletion.
SYSADMIN: Charly's ColumnThe Sysadmin’s Daily Grind: Webalizer Xtended
Webalizer is a tool for analyzing web server logfiles. A new patch lets admins see what isn’t there.
SYSADMIN: Netfilter L7Blocking protocols at Layer 7 with the L7 patch
If you need a tool for filtering protocols that doesn’t depend on the port, try L7, an IPTables patch that operates through regular expressions.
PROGRAMMING: Perl: DateTime ModuleExploring the Perl DateTime module
Because calendar rules are influenced by historical and political decisions, date manipulations are riddled with pitfalls. Perl’s DateTime module knows all the tricks.
LINUXUSER: KTools: KlikSoftware distribution with Klik
Klik brings convenient two-click installation to the KDE desktop.
LINUXUSER: IrssiText-based chat with Irssi
The Irssi console chat utility is powerful yet frugal with resources. And Irssi’s scripting features make it a giant among chat tools.
LINUXUSER: Desktopia: WmiiA look at the Wmii Window Manager
If you’d rather rule the desktop from your keyboard, try the powerful Wmii window manager.
LINUXUSER: PSP MoviesShowing Movies on a Playstation Portable
You can use Linux to load movies on your a Playstation Portable (PSP) gaming console.
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.