Issue #100 / Mar 2009
Cover Theme: Kernel Hacks
REVIEWS: Media CentersExploring alternatives to MythTV
Beyond MythTV and VDR are media centers that take a new approach – or at least make the beaten track look a little different.
KNOW-HOW: Squid at HomeFiltering home Internet access with Squid
Are your children wearing out their eyeballs on the Internet? Squid will help you impose some time limits and filter out inappropriate content.
KNOW-HOW: Parallel BashOptimizing bash scripts for multi-core processors
You don't need a heavy numeric mystery to benefit from the wonders of parallel processing. This article describes some simple techniques for parallelizing everyday bash scripts.
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: SA-Update
SA-Update helps beleaguered admins face the onslaught of consumer trash.
SYSADMIN: Security LessonsThe death of MD5 (and some SSL certificates)
Researchers set out to compromise MD5 in an effort to convince people to stop using it. We explain how the attack worked and what this means for you.
SYSADMIN: FAIDeploying Debian systems with FAI
FAI helps you automate the process of installing and configuring new Debian systems.
PROGRAMMING: Kernel News
PROGRAMMING: Perl: Pinpointing SpammersFind spammers with the help of a database and Google Charts
To identify the geographic regions from which link spam originated, a database locates IP addresses and the Google Charts service puts them onto a world map.
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.