Issue #108 / Nov 2009
Cover Theme: OPTIMIZING RAID ARRAYS
REVIEWS: KDE 4.3What's new with KDE 4.3?
At the beginning of August, the KDE project released the third major update of KDE 4 – reason enough to put KDE 4.3 through its paces and study the new features.
KNOW-HOW: IEEE 802.1XNetwork access control on wired networks with IEEE 802.1X
Did you think the IEEE 802.1X standard is only for wireless? We show you how to set up a network access control system on a wired network with IEEE 802.1X and a FreeRADIUS server.
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: IntroductionThe sys admin's daily grind: RoundCube
Charly has a web mailer on his server just for family and friends. Last weekend he ditched the overly simplistic SquirrelMail for a Web 2.0 program.
SYSADMIN: Security LessonsKismet, Aircrack-ng, and Karmetasploit
How to find, map, crack, and impersonate wireless networks.
SYSADMIN: OpsiDeployment Windows clients from a Linux server with Opsi
Opsi extends Linux's convenient software distribution methods to Windows PCs on heterogeneous networks.
SYSADMIN: BleachBitCleaning up log and cache files with BleachBit
Many Linux services and applications create a continuous log of their activities. BleachBit cleans up the resulting log files conveniently and efficiently.
PROGRAMMING: Kernel News
PROGRAMMING: BPELWorkflow management with BPEL
BPEL helps you build tools for managing workflows.
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.