Issue #76 / Mar 2007
Cover Theme: Blocking Spam
DVD: Best of Small Distros
REVIEWS: Flash Player 9Adobe’s Flash Player 9 for Linux
Adobe’s beta version of Flash Player 9 for Linux looks quite mature. Is it worth upgrading right now? This article looks into installing Flash Player 9 beta, and integrating a video camera and a microphone.
KNOW-HOW: GIMPImproving digital images with the GNU Image Manipulation Program
GIMP is great for fixing digital images. We’ll show you how to correct washed-out or under-exposed images and white balance.
KNOW-HOW: Diff AlgorithmsExamining the algorithms of the diff utility
Diff finds the differences between two versions of a file. We’ll show you how diff finds changes and matches in files without affecting a system's resources.
KNOW-HOW: ASK KLAUS!
Klaus Knopper is the creator of Knoppix and co-founder of the LinuxTag expo. He currently works as a teacher, programmer, and consultant. If you have a configuration problem, or if you just want to learn more about how Linux works, send your questions to: klaus@linux-magazine. com
SYSADMIN: Charly's ColumnConfiguring event-triggered commands with Incron
While cron doggedly keeps to a fixed schedule, Incron monitors directories and runs commands when changes occur.
SYSADMIN: UpstartQuick booting with Upstart, a replacement for the legacy Sys V Init
The slow Linux boot has troubled users for years. Now the Upstart project offers a fresh approach to the problem of booting Linux.
PROGRAMMING: Perl: Monitoring MAC AddressesMonitoring LAN devices with Perl
They say darkness is the friend of thieves, but the Perl daemon in this month’s column illuminates dastardly deeds, exposing hidden activities and alerting the admin when things seem to be going awry.
LINUXUSER: RockboxThe Rockbox firmware alternative for the iPod and other MP3 players
Rockbox firmware brings new features to the iPod and a few other MP3 players. We’ll show you how to install Rockbox on an iPod, and with a little tinkering, you'll have the ability to play Ogg Vorbis files, customize the user interface, and add plug-ins.
LINUXUSER: Command Line: FTP and NcFTPFTP and NcFTP
FTP and NcFTP are both FTP clients for the command line. While FTP only has basic file transfer functionality, NcFTP has a whole bunch of additional features.
COMMUNITY: Community NotesCommunity Notes
Jon Masters looks at a few of the defining moments of 2006 and rounds up the latest activities from the many different Linux User Groups around the world.
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.