Issue #88 / Mar 2008
Cover Theme: Build Your Own Distro
COVER STORY: UCKBuilding custom Ubuntu systems with UCK
We’ll show you how to create a custom Ubuntu ISO with the Ubuntu Customization Kit.
REVIEWS: BooksReviews of Absolute FreeBSD, 2nd Edition; Knoppix Hacks, 2nd Edition; and Linux Networking Cookbook....
REVIEWS: Asus Eee PC 701Examining the Asus Eee PC
The much discussed Asus Eee PC miniature computer is lots of laptop for a small-scale price.
KNOW-HOW: MIDI with LinuxConnecting a MIDI keyboard to your Linux system
A MIDI keyboard is a useful extension to any audio workstation. Learn how to connect a MIDI instrument to your Linux sound studio through a MIDI interface device.
KNOW-HOW: Puppy LinuxA little Linux with more bite than bark
We’ll play with Puppy Linux, a well-trained little Live CD Linux that requires minimal housebreaking.
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
KNOW-HOW: Box BackupBacking up for portables with Box Backup
The Box Backup network backup tool is a simple and secure solution for traveling clients. We'll show you how to get started with this open source tool.
SYSADMIN: Charly's ColumnThe sys admin’s daily grind: Netstat-nat
Without Network Address Translation (NAT) on many LANs, the IPv4 Internet address space would have been exhausted years ago. Still, it’s probably a good idea to check what comes through your NAT connections.
SYSADMIN: IPv6Examining IPv6 on today’s Internet
Is the world ready for the next generation Internet Protocol? We take a look at Linux with IPv6.
SYSADMIN: PuppetManipulating your machines with Puppet
Learn how to save time and streamline your system administration with the help of Puppet, a centralized configuration management tool.
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.