Issue #91 / Jun 2008
Cover Theme: Expert Security
DVD: Knoppix 5.3.1
PROGRAMMING: AJAX WorkshopBuilding efficient websites with AJAX
Books were the original model for website design. Navigation was similar to flipping the pages. Thanks to AJAX, many state-of-the-art websites now behave like desktop applications.
PROGRAMMING: Perl: PtracePerl script uses Ptrace for process tracing
Linux lets users watch the kernel at work with a little help from Ptrace, a tool that both debuggers and malicious process kidnappers use. A CPAN module introduces this technology to Perl and, if this is not enough, C extensions add functionality.
LINUXUSER: Mozilla LightningMozilla Thunderbird calendar add-on
The Lightning add-on lets users upgrade their Mozilla Thunderbird email client and turn it into a convenient, versatile groupware product.
LINUXUSER: FileZillaFileZilla ftp client
High-performance GUI-based ftp clients for Linux are hard to find. The graphical FileZilla ftp client closes the gap.
LINUXUSER: Workspace: Laptop ToolsMust-have tools for the Linux laptop
Pack your Linux laptop with the right set of tools. We take a closer look at Adblock Plus, woof, Conky, TrueCrypt, rsync, and Grsync.
LINUXUSER: Command Line: MailxMail at the command line
The simple mailx command-line mail client handles mail either interactively or via command-line options. Although it lacks the convenience of a GUI-based tool, mailx compares well in scripting.
COMMUNITY: Idlelo 3Making the Knowledge Economy Work for Africa
The Free Software and Open Source Foundation for Africa recently hosted the third Idlelo conference, which focused on "Making the Knowledge Economy Work for Africa."
COMMUNITY: Brainshare 2008A view from Brainshare 2008
Novell vendors, developers, and users exchanged metaphors and business cards in Salt Lake City.
COMMUNITY: Free Software ProjectsAn up-to-date look at free software and its makers
Should free development be a part of free software, or is Apache pioneer Roy Fielding asking too much of Sun? Besides looking at the commercial side of free software, this month's column investigates synchronization of speech and text.
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.