Issue #90 / May 2008
Cover Theme: Going Virtual
COVER STORY: Virtualizing RootkitsVirtualizing rootkits and the future of system security
A new generation of rootkits avoids detection by virtualizing the compromised system – and the user doesn't notice a thing.
REVIEWS: Album ShaperManaging photo collections with Album Shaper
Digicams almost completely replaced legacy cameras, and now Album Shaper offers a replacement for photo albums.
KNOW-HOW: Kosmos FSThe Kosmos distributed FS
Distributed filesystems effortlessly juggle enormous files in the gigabyte and terabyte ranges. The Kosmos filesystem plans to impress its competitors.
KNOW-HOW: PrismLaunching web applications in Prism
More and more manufacturers are starting to offer their services directly in the form of web applications. Prism lets you use them like local applications.
KNOW-HOW: Hercules Mainframe EmulatorHercules mainframe emulator
Many enterprises still rely heavily on mainframes, which makes it all the more difficult to get your hands on one and install Linux on it. The Hercules emulator gives you a full-fledged alternative.
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: email@example.com
SYSADMIN: Charly's ColumnThe sys admin's daily grind: Nload
Network monitors are a dime a dozen, but Nload, which separates incoming and outgoing traffic and draws graphs on the console without X, is unique.
SYSADMIN: DNSSECTrusted name resolution with DNSSEC
Some Internet exploits target name resolution servers. DNSSEC uses cryptography to protect the name resolution service.
PROGRAMMING: Perl: Portfolio WatchGraphic display of portfolio stock values
We'll show you a Perl script that helps you draw area graphs to keep track of your portfolio's performance.
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.