Issue #79 / Jun 2007
Cover Theme: Network Monitoring with Nagios
DVD: Mandriva 2007 Spring
KNOW-HOW: Virtual BoxVirtualBox
Many popular virtualization tools are either too expensive or too complicated. If you’re looking for another option, try the no-cost and user-friendly VirtualBox.
KNOW-HOW: Video Editing with LiVESLiVES video editor
Linux users who edit videos on their computers have so far been restricted to the fairly simplistic Kino program and the functional monster Cinelerra. LiVES steps up to fill the gap.
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 sys admin’s daily grind: CGI:IRC
Have you ever felt frustrated because you were looking forward to a chat session but didn’t have access to a client? Firewalls, or simply not having access to your own machine, can be frustrating. Wth CGI:IRC, all you need for IRC is a web browser.
KNOW-HOW: Netfilter's Recent ModuleBuilding a dynamic blacklist with Netfilter's Recent module
Netfilter’s Recent module builds a temporary blacklist to keep intruders off your network.
PROGRAMMING: Ruby and GladeRapid application development with Ruby and Glade
Application development shouldn’t be a chore. We’ll show you how to simplify the development process with the Ruby programming language and the Glade interface design utility.
PROGRAMMING: Perl: Optical Character RecognitionDo-it-yourself OCR with Perl modules
SecurID tokens use an authentication system by RSA Security to give the user a valid key for logging onto the target system. A home-grown optical character recognition tool in Perl monitors the key generator.
LINUXUSER: RecollFinding files with Recoll
Whether you’re looking for a letter to the Internal Revenue Service or an email from an online trader, the Recoll desktop search machine will help you find it with just a few mouse clicks.
LINUXUSER: PCManFMFile ManagerPCManFM with tabbed browsing
Convenient file management beyond Nautilus and Konqueror is very much a real option. The PCManFM program is an attractive option with lean architecture and innovative features.
LINUXUSER: Workspace: MindquarryGroupware made easy
Small workgroups often rely on email as their primary collaboration tool because many groupware solutions require time and expertise to install and configure, and extensive feature sets can be overkill. Mindquarry collaboration
software aims to solve these problems.
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.