Issue #109 / Dec 2009
Cover Theme: ACCESS LINUX FROM A SMARTPHONE
REVIEWS: JolicloudJolly Interesting Netbook Distro
This alternative interface for netbooks ditches the desktop metaphor.
REVIEWS: MoblinMoblin: Radically Different Netbook Distro
This alternative desktop is designed specifically for computers harboring Intel's Atom processor.
KNOW-HOW: ExtSQLTracking SQL statistics with ExtSQL
ExtSQL provides detailed usage statistics for MySQL and PostgreSQL database systems.
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: Miredo
The move from IPv4 to IPv6 must be gradual rather than abrupt. After just two minutes of configuration work, Charly leans back and watches his first IPv6 packets pass through a Miredo tunnel.
SYSADMIN: Security LessonsDissecting network traffic
Building a network flight recorder with Wireshark.
SYSADMIN: OpenVASExploring the OpenVAS vulnerability scanner
If you prefer to travel light and free, try OpenVAS, a GPLed fork of the Nessus scanning tool.
PROGRAMMING: Kernel News...
PROGRAMMING: Perl: Log Chat SessionsA Perl script logs chat sessions
The IRC (Internet Relay Chat) protocol lets you program bots as automatic helpers. In this month's column, we let a bot log a session and store the results in a database.
LINUXUSER: gPhotoRemotely controlling digital cameras with gPhoto
Commercial software that lets users remotely control their camera usually is not available for Linux. gPhoto gives users a free alternative.
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.