Issue #94 / Sep 2008
Cover Theme: Web Tricks
DVD: Debian 5.0
REVIEWS: Yoggie Gatekeeper PicoThis Linux on a stick protects Windows computers
This Linux computer on a USB stick acts as a tiny mobile firewall.
KNOW-HOW: WineRunning Windows programs on Linux with Wine
Users who move from Windows to Linux often miss some of their favorite programs and games. Wouldn't it be practical to run Windows applications on the free Linux operating system? Time for a little taste of Wine.
KNOW-HOW: TimeVaultCreating backups with TimeVault
Many backup solutions vie for the user's attention. TimeVault follows a simple approach and integrates seamlessly with the Gnome desktop.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
SYSADMIN: Charly's ColumnThe sys admin's daily grind: Knockd
Horror stories are full of scary characters knocking on doors at night. On Linux, we just call this port knocking, and it can actually be quite useful.
SYSADMIN: Security LessonsProtecting your site and your clients
Learn more about protecting your website with NoScript, ModSecurity, and Site Security Policy.
SYSADMIN: RadialNetVisualizing your network with RadialNet
RadialNet draws a picture of the network, helping admins identify potential security holes.
PROGRAMMING: Kernel News
PROGRAMMING: OpenMPParallel Programming with OpenMP
OpenMP brings the power of multiprocessing to your C, C++, and Fortran programs.
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.