Issue #82 / Sep 2007
Cover Theme: IP Telephony
REVIEWS: Web-based GroupwareExploring web-based groupware tools
Open source groupware tools have come of age. You are no longer limited to email and an address book. Some of these tools surpass the commercial alternatives – once you get them installed.
KNOW-HOW: VIDEO JOCKEYVJing with Veejay
Video jockeys (VJs) are a by-prod-uct of music TV. Instead of juggling with LPs, VJs projected colored images onto the screen. Today, all you need to be a VJ is a standard PC and the right effects program. To get started, you just need a couple of snippets of original video material and the free effects program, Veejay. According to the ads on the project homepage, Veejay “allows you to ‘play’ the video like you would play a piano.”
KNOW-HOW: OpenMLMultimedia applications with OpenML
Programming multimedia applications in Linux used to be a tedious process, demanding specialized libraries and even custom code for addressing hardware directly. The OpenML library offers a simpler approach.
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: Unison
Charly may be a traditionalist with sync-unfriendly duplicate home directories, but a little utility called Unison helps keep his data consistent . This month you’ll learn why Rsync sometimes isn’t enough.
SYSADMIN: Light Web Server AlternativesThe Cherokee and Lighttpd alternative web servers
Apache has ruled the web since the mid-90s, but not all users are happy with it. Recent competitors Cherokee and Lighttpd offer an uncomplicated alternative for users who are looking for something light.
SYSADMIN: System Status ToolsTools for checking system status
A system monitor lets you query the system’s current health state. If you are unhappy with the spartan Top tool, try one of these easy alternatives.
PROGRAMMING: Perl: IMAP Chat LogGaim play
Are you interested in storing, organizing, and searching instant messaging conversations on your IMAP server? The Perl script in this month’s column can help you do just that.
LINUXUSER: Yahoo Chat ToolsVideo Chat with Yahoo
Kopete and Gyachi bring Yahoo videochat services to Linux.
LINUXUSER: aMSN in LinuxReaching MSN networks from Linux with aMSN
aMSN lets Linux users communicate with associates on Microsoft instant messaging networks. In this article, we'll show you how to reach out to your friends in the empire.
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.