Issue #73 / Dec 2006
Cover Theme: New Internet
DVD: Fedora Core 6
KNOW-HOW: Ask_Klaus!Links deleted on reboot Several multimedia programs I use rely on the existence of “devices” such as /dev/dvd or /d......
SYSADMIN: Charly's ColumnThe Sysadmin’s Daily Grind: Arpalert
Corporate policies prohibit the unauthorized connection of hardware to the company network, threatening dire consequences in the case of non-compliance. Fair enough, but how do you actually go about catching somebody trying to plug an illegal laptop into your Ethernet?
SYSADMIN: Commercial Mail ServersTesting the Axigen, Kerio, and Merak commercial mail servers
They run on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, cost money, and juggle email messages: these three commercial mail servers aim to convince admins they are worth the price.
NEWS: Samba AntivirusIntegrating a realtime antivirus scanner with Samba
Realtime virus scanning at the file server is an elegant and efficient option for protecting Windows clients. We’ll show you some tools and techniques for realtime scanning with Samba.
PROGRAMMING: Dotnet Scripting with BooExploring the Boo scripting language
Boo is a scripting language tailor-made for Mono and .NET. This haunting mixture of Python and C# may be just what you need to get started with the .NET framework.
PROGRAMMING: Perl: Network BackupProtecting data with a Perl-based rescue CD
Armed with just a rescue CD and a Perl script, you can back up a client’s hard disk across the wire.
LINUXUSER: KTools: KAlarmKeep your appointments on schedule with KAlarm
KAlarm is a lean alternative calendar program. You can use this handy alarm clock as an easy-to-use replacement for cron.
LINUXUSER: Fish ShellThe Fish shell simplifies the console
The Fish shell offers some user-friendly features for command line beginners.
LINUXUSER: Vnc2swf Screen RecorderScreen recording with Vnc2swf
If you want to offer visitors to your website more than a text-based howto, why not publish a video-based tutorial with Vnc2swf.
LINUXUSER: Workspace: ScrapBookTurn Firefox into an archiving and research tool with ScrapBook
A handy Firefox extension called ScrapBook lets you save, manage, and annotate web pages.
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.