Issue #85 / Dec 2007
Cover Theme: Remote Control
DVD: openSUSE 10.3
COVER STORY: LTSPGetting started with the Linux Terminal Server Project
The Linux Terminal Server Project offers a comprehensive approach to terminal services in Linux, including easy access to local sound cards, printers, and USB sticks.
REVIEWS: BooksLinux Administrator Street Smarts Network Management Managing the Test People Professional Apache Tomcat 6...
REVIEWS: Gnome 2.20Gnome 2.20 in detail
The new release of the GNU desktop spoils users for choice with a whole bunch of innovations.
KNOW-HOW: Livecd-creatorBuilding a custom live CD with Fedora’s livecd-creator
Fedora 7 comes with new tools for creating custom live CDs and custom .iso files. We’ll show you how to get started with Fedora's new command-line tool, livecd-creator.
KNOW-HOW: Custom Text in GIMPCreating custom text effects in GIMP
GIMP offers plenty of options for creating custom text effects. We'll show you how to sweeten your text with bold outlines, tasty color, 3D effects, curves, and more.
KNOW-HOW: ReMootActivating your multimedia keys with ReMoot
If your laptop multimedia keys aren’t working in Linux, the fix could be easier than you think. We’ll show you how to manage multimedia applications from the keyboard using ReMoot.
KNOW-HOW: AuFSConfiguring the AuFS filesystem for terminal clients
AuFS offers a painless filesystem for a thin client, and FS-Cache provides a persistent cache.
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
If you are like me and have a selective memory, your laptop, mobile phone, and WebCalendar can help you keep track of your schedule. Like most other effective remedies, this solution has a couple of strange side effects.
SYSADMIN: NuFW and EdenwallFirewall-based authentication with Edenwall
Instead of granting access by address, the NuFW Netfilter module provides identity-based authentication. The Edenwall firewall appliance comes with built-in NuFW technology.
Vendor D-Wave scores big with a sale to NASA's Quantum Intelligence Lab.
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.