Issue #84 / Nov 2007
Cover Theme: Web Wizardry
COVER STORY: MicroformatsOrganizing the web with microformats
Microformats are simple HTML tags that reveal information about web data. We'll show you how to take advantage of this handy technology.
REVIEWS: BOOK REVIEWSLearning Ruby Linux Appliance Design...
REVIEWS: KDE 4Preview of KDE 4.0
The first KDE 4 beta release gives users a sneak preview of the many innovations the next K Desktop generation will introduce.
KNOW-HOW: nUbuntu Security ToolsSecurity testing with nUbuntu
Study your network’s defenses with the Ubuntu-based nUbuntu security testing distribution.
KNOW-HOW: XneeRecording and playing back screen activity
Xnee, Gnee, Cnee, and Pnee – these strangely named tools record and play back mouse and keyboard actions.
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: WebCalendar
Users log on to services such as SSH, ftp, SASL, POP3, IMAP, Apache htaccess, and many more using their names and passwords. These popular access mechanisms are a potential target for brute-force attacks. An attentive bouncer will keep dictionary attacks at bay.
SYSADMIN: OpenSSIBuilding high-performance clusters with OpenSSI
The OpenSSI framework rearranges processes for easy and transparent clustering.
PROGRAMMING: Perl: Daily TipServe a daily dose of information
When tackling something complex, such as a foreign language or Vim commands, digesting small bits of knowledge might be more effective than consuming a super-sized meal of information. This month’s Perl column gives you a method of serving up knowledge snippets by email.
LINUXUSER: Cute FlowDocument circulation with CuteFlow
The CuteFlow document circulation system supports cross-platform document exchanges. CuteFlow is easy to install and configure but still has a couple of weak areas.
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.