Issue #77 / Apr 2007
Cover Theme: Detecting Intruders
DVD: Knoppix 5.1.1
REVIEWS: 3D File BrowsersExploring your directories with a 3D file browser
Moving a flat filesystem hierarchy to the third dimension makes navigating a directory tree child's play.
KNOW-HOW: Video StramingStreaming servers and codecs
If you want to use Linux to stream video over the Internet, you might have to fight your way through a jungle of codec alphabets. The available software is anything but intuitive. This article will help you pick the options that best fit your needs.
KNOW-HOW: Web VideosTools and techniques for publishing your videos on the web
We’ll show you how to convert your videos to FLV format and play them from your website with FlowPlayer.
KNOW-HOW: GIMP: Part 2Enhance less than perfect images with the GIMP
GIMP is a powerful tool for improving digital photos. We’ll explain how to crop pictures, simulate depth of field, and correct perspective.
KNOW-HOW: GraphvizGraph visualization with Graphviz
Using drawing tools to manually create graphs and diagrams can be a slow and convoluted process. The Graphviz toolbox offers a faster way. Based on a short text with the information for the graph, Graphviz quickly generates a neat drawing.
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 ColumnThe Sysadmin’s Daily Grind: smap
On a trip to Berlin, Charly discovers that the nmap port scanner has a new cousin who enjoys spying on phones – smap scans networks for VoIP devices.
SYSADMIN: Mondo and MindiSystem and data backups
Mondo shows that backups don’t need to be time consuming or difficult. This amazingly simple tool backs up complete hard disks or individual directories.
PROGRAMMING: Perl: Linux-based GardeningDo-it-yourself, Perl-controlled irrigation system
In this month’s Perl column, we will introduce a system to water your plants while you are away from home. With a little help from Perl, a friendly, Linux-based irrigation system waters your plants twice a day.
LINUXUSER: KTools: Spam FilterRemoving spam mail with CRM114 and KMail
The CRM114 filter program, which is integrated with KMail, helps fight spam in POP3 and IMAP mailboxes. Because this flexible filter does not require server-side changes, it is a good choice for users without root access to their mail servers.
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.