Issue #106 / Sep 2009
Cover Theme: STOPPING INTRUDERS
KNOW-HOW: MacPorts and FinkLinux software on Mac OS X
An increasing number of Linux desktop users also run a Mac, and although the Mac has a lot of great programs, Linux has a lot of apps you can't get natively for the Mac.
KNOW-HOW: Ask Klaus!...
KNOW-HOW: eBoxFree SME server
eBox bundles intelligent and useful services needed to set up a small- to medium-sized network: DHCP, DNS, and web servers.
KNOW-HOW: Multi-heading with RandRControlling monitors & video projectors with RandR
The RandR X server extension gives users more intuitive control over video projectors and multi-head installations.
SYSADMIN: Charly's ColumnThe sys admin's daily grind: LUG Camp and Iotop
Immenstadt, Germany, was the site of the 10th anniversary LUG Camp for the founding Linux User Groups from Germany's Allgäu and Augsburg.
SYSADMIN: Security LessonsDenial of service made easy
A slow death for the default configuration.
SYSADMIN: FreeSWITCHVoIP with FreeSWITCH
FreeSWITCH is a powerful and versatile telephony platform that can scale from a softphone to a PBX and even to a carrier-class softswitch.
PROGRAMMING: Perl: Collaborate with GitHubMigrating open source code repositories from CVS to GitHub
GitHub makes it easier for programmers to contribute to open source projects by simplifying and accelerating communications between project maintainers and people willing to contribute.
PROGRAMMING: Kernel News
PROGRAMMING: New C++ Features in GCCNew features in the GCC versions 4.3 and 4.4
Recent versions of the GNU compiler include new features from the next C++ standard.
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.