Issue #71 / Oct 2006
Cover Theme: Hotplug Hacks
DVD: SimplyMEPIS 6.0
NEWS: HAT CHECKDear Linux Magazine Reader, Something about the mood of LinuxWorld is different at every show. The booths and the te......
NEWS: LINUX WORLD NEWSBHUTAN WITH NATIONAL DISTRIBUTION SCANDINAVIAN OPEN SOURCE PRIZES MAINLY KERNEL IN OTTAWA...
COVER STORY: Hotplug Hacks IntroExtending the Linux hotplug system
Hotplugging is invisible and automatic – if you want it to be. But a close look at the Linux hotplug system reveals interesting opportunities for customization.
COVER STORY: Debian HotplugExtending hotplug on Debian, SLES 9, and RHAS 4
Debian hotplug is designed for little more than loading drivers and configuring devices. The collection of scripts discussed in this article helps Linux to respond when a network cable is plugged in or when a cellphone is in the vicinity. Read on for more on how to define custom hotplug events.
COVER STORY: IvmanBuilding in hotplug with Ivman
Better knowledge of the Linux hotplug system opens the door to to innovation and automation. We’ll show you a custom backup solution for laptop computers.
COVER STORY: UdevDynamic device management in Udev
After three years of hanging around on the sidelines, Udev has finally ousted the legacy Dev-FS system. We take a look under the hood at the Udev device management system inside your Linux system.
REVIEWS: BooksDefeating the Hacker Designing Interfaces...
REVIEWS: Ubuntu 6.06 “Dapper Drake”Test driving Ubuntu’s Dapper Drake
Is Ubuntu 6.06 Dapper Drake worthy of an update? That depends on what you are looking for. We took a tour of the latest Ubuntu.
KNOW-HOW: BOINCBuilding distributed applications with BOINC
Grid computing lets little PCs work on big problems. You can use the grid system of the famous SETI@home project to build your own grid computing solutions.
KNOW-HOW: MythTVBuilding a home media center with MythTV
MythTV and its extensive ecosystem of add-ons let you turn your Linux computer into a full-featured home media center.
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.