Issue #102 / May 2009
Cover Theme: JAVA & .NET
DVD: Knoppix 6.1
SYSADMIN: Charly's ColumnThe Sysadmin's Daily Grind: NicTool
For the longest time, Charly used vi to edit his nameserver's zone data, which isn't too elegant because a mere fat-finger will get you into DNS trouble. Fortunately, NicTool will help ease the pain – even in the midst of a move big enough to kick up a dust storm.
SYSADMIN: Security LessonsFile and protocol attacks
We explain how file or protocol fuzzing leads to direct improvements in code quality. You'll also learn more about available open source fuzzing tools.
SYSADMIN: Samba4WinsReplicating WINS servers on Linux with Samba4Wins
Samba4Wins lets you set up a WINS server for NetBIOS name resolution in Linux.
PROGRAMMING: Kernel News
PROGRAMMING: Perl: Photos EffectsPutting an oldtime tint in your digital images
With the GIMP image editing program, and a little help from Perl, you can enhance your digital photos and transform a modern image into a nostalgic turn-of-the-century shot.
LINUXUSER: FsniperDistributing files with Fsniper
Every day, computers are inundated with hundreds of files. Fsniper welcomes the new arrivals and processes them according to rules that you define.
LINUXUSER: ZimManaging notes with Zim
The Zim information manager offers far more than digital notes by exploiting data networking options.
LINUXUSER: Workspace: ChandlerCollecting and processing information with Chandler
We'll help you organize your data with Chandler, an application that lets you gather information and then decide how to use it.
COMMUNITY: The Doghouse: Problem ReportsGenerating a good problem report
Help your support person help you: Gather information before you call.
COMMUNITY: FOSDEM 2009Days and nights at FOSDEM 2009
More than 5,000 people gathered in Brussels for FOSDEM 2009. Attendees learned to guard their in-demand netbooks, and representatives from major open source projects explained the agendas for upcoming releases.
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.