Issue #65 / Apr 2006
Cover Theme: Linux Tuning
DVD: CentOS 4.2 (32-bit and 64-bit)
KNOW-HOW: WordpressBlogging with Wordpress
Wordpress is an easy, frugal, and feature-rich tool for creating a personal weblog. If you always wanted your own blog, but you don't have time for the technical details, Wordpress lets you get started in style.
KNOW-HOW: AmsnMSN Messenger in Linux with webcam support
Many Webcam owners use MSN Messenger by Microsoft for video messaging. Linux users can run Amsn to connect eye to eye.
SYSADMIN: Charly's ColumnThe Sysadmin’s Daily Grind: Ethtool
A touchy LAN that plays like a movie diva can spoil any admin’s day. Ethtool to the rescue!
SYSADMIN: OrcaMonitoring Linux performance with Orca
Monitor and troubleshoot Linux system performance with the free and powerful Orca.
PROGRAMMING: Perl: Temperature SensorsReading temperature sensors with Perl
Linux lets tinkerers connect their hardware creations to computers. We’ll show you how you can use a simple Perl interface to check the temperature of your home or office while you’re away.
PROGRAMMING: Blender 3D ModelingBuilding a 3D model with Blender
Although Walt Disney’s masterpieces are not forgotten, legacy cartoon techniques are a thing of the past. As long ago as 1995, the movie “Toy Story” proved that computers are more than up to the task of animating pictures. We’ll help you get started with building your own animations.
LINUXUSER: KTools: KreetingKardDesigning greetings cards with KreetingKard
If you want to send your friends birthday greetings or a personalized picture postcard, KreetingKard can help.
LINUXUSER: DeskTOPia: Desktop CustomizingCustomizing your GUI desktop
Just a few tweaks can give your system that individual touch.
LINUXUSER: StellariumStargazing with Stellarium
If you like astronomy but you don’t like sitting outside on cold nights, try stargazing from a virtual planetarium.
LINUXUSER: Command Line: at and cronCron, at
The cron and at utilities help automate processes on a Linux system. You can set up automatic backups or even wake up in the morning with a track from your MP3 collection.
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.