Issue #98 / Jan 2009
Cover Theme: Virtual Admin
DVD: Ubuntu 8.10
REVIEWS: Lightweight CMS ToolsLightweight content management systems
Would you like a content management system that's actually easy to manage? We take a closer look at some user-friendly CMS solutions, including Pluck, SkyBlueCanvas, and NanoCMS.
REVIEWS: Gnome 2.24What's new in Gnome 2.24?
The traditional Fall release of the Gnome desktop ushers in a number of useful new features.
KNOW-HOW: CobblerAutomated installation with the Cobbler provisioning tool
Cobbler helps you install new systems in a hurry. We'll show you how to use this nifty shoemaker to deploy Xen and VMware virtual machines.
KNOW-HOW: Mesh NetworkingExploring IEEE 802.11s mesh networking
Mesh networking comes to with the IEEE802.11s draft standard. We'll show you how to mix a mesh.
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: Siege
The siege of Troy is said to have taken 10 years, ending only after Odysseus introduced a wooden horse into the mix. Charly is planning a siege, too, and the target is his own web server. Of course, he doesn't have 10 years to complete the task, and Odysseus isn't on his team.
SYSADMIN: Security LessonsWhy complexity is bad and open source is good
When a test kernel starts wrecking network cards, the community gets busy.
SYSADMIN: X2GoServer-based computing with the free X2Go terminal server
The open source X2Go project is rapidly approaching version 3, which adds features such as new clients and seamless windows.
PROGRAMMING: Kernel News
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.