Issue 157 Dec 2013

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Cover Theme: Privacy

DVD Theme: ArtistX 1.5 & Arch Linux 2013.10.01

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The emphasis is on privacy this month, from security tools to encryption to systems that isolate you from the rest of the digital world.

Cover Stories:

  • Privacy Tools: Three tools to keep your data safe from wandering eyes.
  • Ubuntu Privacy Remix: UPR isolates you from the outside world.
  • Encrypting Block Devices: Encrypting a block device protects all the files you put on it.
  • PHP XHP Extension: Use HTML and XML tags in PHP to clean up your code.
  • Web Cryptography API: The controversial HTML5 Web Crypto API will let browsers encrypt and decrypt application data, opening the door to online DRM.

Also in this issue:

  • Comment: Freedom and Space
  • On the DVD: ArtistX 1.5 & Arch Linux 2013.10.01
  • News
  • Volatility 2.3: This memory dump analyzer and forensic tool helps track down system problems.
  • Parted Magic: Reconstruct your data after a hard drive meltdown or a careless typo at the command line.
  • Charly’s Column – Varnish: If you have some spare RAM, this fast cache can help you speed up your Apache server.
  • Security Lessons – Web Security: Security headers protect your browser and your websites against various attack vectors.
  • Ask Klaus! Klaus talks about the “problem” of too much diversity in Linux distros.
  • Perl – Memes: Jump on the meme bandwagon by building your own image macro memes worthy of Lolcats and I Can Has Cheezburger.
  • Command Line – Libre/OpenOffice Scripts: Scripts that help you get the most out of your Office suite.
  • AcetoneISO: Manage existing ISO images or configure your own.
  • Workspace – Ebook Publishing: A handful of tools let you author, tag, convert, and publish your next masterpiece.
  • openArtist: An Ubuntu-based Live distro with tools for artists, musicians, and other creative types.
  • Git-Annex: Distribute files across devices, servers, and services.
  • MediaGoblin Media Sharing: Reject YouTube, Flickr, and other social media spies by building your own media-sharing site.
  • Kernel News: Latency, backups, and removing an architecture from the kernel.
  • Doghouse – Managing Expectations: The importance of stating your project goals up front.

Issue 156 Nov 2013

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Cover Theme: Is ARM the Future of Linux?

DVD Theme: Fedora 19 & Kali Linux

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This month we explore the past and future of the ARM architecture, which is poised to play an important role in the new generation of mobile devices. We also put the focus on the cloud, with feature articles on cloud backup, Windows with OpenStack, and Linux virtual images for the Azure cloud environment.

Cover Stories:

  • ARM Arch: The versatile ARM architecture is poised for a central role in the next generation of devices.
  • Duplicity: Back up to the cloud with this easy Linux command-line utility.
  • VM Depot: Check out Microsoft's library of Linux virtual images for the Azure cloud.
  • Windows in OpenStack: We'll show you how to make Microsoft's Azure cloud play nicely with OpenStack.

Also in this issue:

  • Table of Contents
  • Comment: The Big Internet Future
  • On the DVD: Fedora 19 & Kali Linux
  • DVD Inlay
  • News
  • Ask Klaus! Klaus Knopper answers your questions about GParted, multiple GRUBs, parallel distros, and backup repair.
  • Charly – Mosh: Charly’s beach vacation is saved by an SSH replacement that specializes in weak connections.
  • Security Lessons – OpenShift: The OpenShift PaaS tool and tips for life in the on-premises cloud.
  • Init Systems: Upstart and systemd challenge the venerable init for the role of starting processes in Linux.
  • The ext Filesystem: We study four generations of the great Linux filesystem and look at the path ahead.
  • exFAT Filesystem: Reaching Microsoft’s exFAT filesystem with open source tools.
  • Perl – Jawbone UP: Using Perl to monitor daily activity and sleep patterns.
  • LibreOffice vs. OpenOffice: We compare the leading open source office suites.
  • Command Line – Debian Goodies: Time-tested scripts for managing Debian packages.
  • Workspace – Android Productivity: Email and edit from your Android phone or tablet.
  • OpenTTD: Build a transportation empire with this cool simulation game.
  • GIMP Maps: Add 3D effects to your photos with GIMP bump maps.
  • Life on Planet Firefox: It’s easy to write a mobile app for Firefox OS.
  • Doghouse – Taking Initiative: Forging your own path can lead to the most interesting part of the forest.
  • Kernel News: Un-behemothing the device tree behemoth.
  • Beer Hike: The annual Linux beer hike lands in Castleton, England, for hacking, hiking, and plenty of home brew.

Issue 155 Oct 2013

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Cover Theme: Fighting Malware

DVD Theme: Mageia 3 and Linux Mint Debian Edition

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We introduce you to the tools that can help you detect malware and defend the portals of your realm.

Cover Stories:

  • Code Analysis: Look for gaps in your code that could make you vulnerable to attack.
  • Dr. Portscan: Bring order and sense to automated port scans.
  • Nmap Workshop: Seal your perimeter with a powerful tool that thinks like an intruder.

Also in this issue:

  • Table of Contents
  • Comment: The Desktop Strikes Back
  • On the DVD: Mageia 3 and Linux Mint Debian Edition
  • DVD Inlay
  • News
  • Tool Tips: Six Linux tools reviewed.
  • Handcrafted Keyboards: Retro-themed input devices.
  • SmartPM: The Smart Package Manager is a single interface for working with multiple repositories across different Linux OSs.
  • Scalpel: Carve out files you thought were lost on your hard drive.
  • Charly – Whowatch et al.: Hunt down attackers stalking your server farm by looking for strange behaviors.
  • Security Lessons: Processing Data Powerful tools to help you find dangerous data.
  • Perl: Analyzing Log Data Getting more out of Splunk.
  • Ask Klaus! SSL encryption and signature compilation.
  • StressLinux Diagnose hardware problems before they cripple your computer.
  • Workspace: Photocrumbs Build your own instant photosharing system.
  • writer2ePub This Libre/OpenOffice plugin creates ePub documents.
  • Onion Pi A Raspberry Pi external proxy server.
  • Command Line: dpkg-reconfigure Reconfigure or recover an entire Linux installation.
  • View Your Mind Organize notes, doodles, links, and random thoughts in one place, to view your mind.
  • Post-PRISM Privacy: Take control of your privacy with open source telephony tools. We show you how to get started with FreeSWITCH and WebRTC.
  • Doghouse – Privacy Matters: Why encryption is important, starting with PGP and GPG.
  • Kernel News: Courtesy, manners, politeness, or political correctness? The kernel world tries to draw some lines.

Issue 154 Sep 2013

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Cover Theme: GNU Hurd

DVD Theme: Knoppix 7.2

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This month we follow the Hurd and take a close look at highperformance computing.

Cover Stories:

  • Exploring the Hurd: GNU’s forgotten OS is back in the news with a new Debian port.
  • Getting Started with HPC Clusters: We show you how to get your first taste of high-performance computing.
  • The Cloud’s Role in HPC: If you don’t have your own supercomputer, the cloud might be the best option for exploring HPC.

Also in this issue:

  • Table of Contents
  • Comment: Reality and Glass
  • On the DVD: Knoppix 7.2
  • DVD Inlay
  • News
  • Tech Tools: Intel Announces New Processors and a New Project; Oracle Announces Support for the Azure Cloud; Java Enterprise Edition 7 Released; Wayland 1.2
  • Firefox OS: Will this open source OS shake up the mobile space?
  • Anonymous Browsing: We explore the anonymity features of the Chrome, Epiphany, Firefox, and Konqueror browsers.
  • WebRTC: This new web protocol lets you build video chat into your scripts and homegrown apps.
  • Perl: Test-Driven Development: The Perlmeister looks at agile coding in Perl.
  • Ask Klaus: Klaus Knopper answers your Linux questions.
  • Charly’s Column – Ntpd: Staying in sync with Network Time Protocol.
  • Risk Analysis: The experts use quantitative techniques to prioritize security problems.
  • Security Lessons – HPC: Authentization options for highperformance environments.
  • Workspace – Croogo and Bolt: Manage your blog or website with these simple CMS tools.
  • Darktable 1.2: A light table and darkroom for your digital RAW images.
  • Command Line – Twidge: Tweet from the terminal with this terrific microblogging tool.
  • CopyQ: This clipboard enhancer puts new meaning in copy and paste.
  • AirPrint in Linux: Print to your Linux-based CUPS printer from an iPhone or iPad.
  • Kernel News: Speeding up security access checks, 32-bit kernels on 64-bit systems, speeding up boot time, and named anonymous memory.
  • Doghouse: Coding Contest maddog champions a contest to improve performance for ARM-related kernel modules.

Issue 153 Aug 2013

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Cover Theme: Search Tools

DVD Theme: Linux Mint 15 & Debian 7

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This month we look at three full-text search engines that query your structured and unstructured data. We also put the focus on data storage, with a collection of articles on managing, encrypting, and sharing your data.

Cover Stories:

  • Full-Text Search Engines: Add full-text search to your websites and custom applications.
  • openATTIC: Open source cross-protocol storage management.
  • Encrypting with ZFS: Make sure whoever steals your laptop doesn’t steal your secrets.
  • MongoDB NoSQL Databases: A real-life example of migrating from MySQL to NoSQL MongoDB.
  • AeroFS – Peer-to-Peer File sharing: Private file syncing and sharing.

Also in this issue:

  • Table of Contents
  • Comment: Chip Chat
  • On the DVD: Linux Mint 15 & Debian 7
  • DVD Inlay
  • News
  • Tech Tools: RHEV 3.2 released;  FreeBSD 8.4 Released;  Cisco Introduces New Backbone Routers;  AMD Chips, Strategies, and Roadmap;  Java Enterprise Edition 7 Released;  Crafter Studio 2.2
  • Tool Tips: 6 Linux tools reviewed for your pleasure.
  • E-Commerce and Angry Birds: Build an e-commerce store with Magento and AWS that won’t fold nder pressure.
  • Openvenus: Save time and conserve precious footsteps with centralized management for command execution and software distribution.
  • Email Encryption with Zeyple: Protect your sensitive admin mail with GPG and Zeyple.
  • Alice 3.1: Program in a 3D environment on the desktop by dragging and dropping elements in Alice 3.1.
  • Ask Klaus: Klaus Knopper answers your Linux questions.
  • Security Lessons – GlusterFS: Create distributed, replicated, high-performance storage.
  • Perl – Reading GPS Data: Capture your GPS running stats.
  • Charly – Speedometer: Speed test your Internet connection.
  • QR Code Generators: Tools for creating and reading QR codes.
  • ZuluCrypt: A small but powerful encryption program with a diversity of functions.
  • Command Line – Alien: Convert packages from one distro format to another.
  • Workspace – Pi-Based Backup: Dmitri finds another great Raspberry Pi project – a lightweight backup solution.
  • Kernel News: Zack shares the buzz on Union filesystems, symlinks, subtle bugs, and GPL licensing.
  • Doghouse – Assembler: maddog talks about the urgent need for more assembler and machine language programmers.

Issue 152 Jul 2013

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Cover Theme: Drive-By Attacks

DVD Theme: Ubuntu 13.04

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We look at SharePoint integration and show you how to manage Active Directory from Linux. But first, a special story on a dangerous new class of intrusion tools.

Cover Stories:

  • Drive-By Attack: The latest generation of attack tools is so subtle, all you have to do is click a link sent through email or even an instant message service.
  • AlfrescoThis open source collaboration tool offers easy integration with SharePoint.
  • adtool: Rule your Active Directory from the Linux command line.

Also in this issue:

  • Table of Contents
  • Comment: Disruption
  • On the DVD: Ubuntu 13.04
  • DVD Inlay
  • News
  • Tech Tools: SkySQL Merges with Makers of MariaDB; AMD Announces New Custom Chip Operation; SUSE Studio 1.3 Released; New Supermicro Storage Solution; Nginx 1.4
  • OpenWrt: We show you how to use this  specialty Linux to convert your home  router into a mini Linux server.
  • Ask Klaus:  This month Klaus looks at bootonly images, data partitions, and cooling Mayah.
  • Raspberry Pi Weather: We show you how to interface your Raspberry Pi with a weather station.
  • Bind 10: The latest release of the classic open source DNS server comes with new  configuration tools and an innovative modular design.
  • Security Lessons: Code signing is a wonderful concept – unfortunately, many developers don't bother to use it.
  • Controlling Model Trains with Linux: The very versatile and flexible Linux is a perfect candidate for managing your model train empire.
  • Charly’s Column – Snoopy: Keep a log of commands that runwith root privileges.
  • Perl – Tmux Configuration: Pre-configure terminal sessions with Perl and Tmux.
  • Doghouse – Distro Decisons: Hundreds of Linux distributions are available on servers around the world. Which one is best? It depends on your taste and your environment.
  • LibreOffice 4.0: Firefox personas and powerful new features – we explore the latest release of the leading open source office suite.

Issue 151 Jun 2013

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Cover Theme: Brain in the Desktop

DVD Theme: openSUSE 12.3

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The Nepomuk semantic desktop has matured with the KDE 4 series. We look at how you can use Nepomuk to structure information about the files, folders, and applications on your system. Then, discover Qt build tool Qmake, social media data mining, and the e-commerce services of eBay and Amazon.

Cover Stories:

  • Nepomuk; Master RDFs, URIs, ontologies, and KDE tags to unlock the semantic web.
  • Qmake for Qt: See if Qmake trumps Cmake in your build environment.
  • Open-Xchange and Zarafa: Merge data from social web services in your groupware software.
  • e-Commerce APIs: Build a custom online shop with eBay and Amazon APIs.

Also in this issue:

  • Table of Contents
  • Comment: Features
  • On the DVD: openSUSE 12.3
  • DVD Inlay
  • News
  • Tech Tools: RunRev Releases Open Source Version of LiveCode; HP Launches Moonshot Server; Offensive Security Releases Kali Linux; TeamViewer Version 8 for Linux Now Available
  • Ask Klaus: Knoppix creator Klaus Knopper untangles MBRs, VBRs, and GRUB’s rightful place; then, he proposes a way to recover files from a proprietary filesystem.
  • I-Nex System Info Tool: Gather and view hardware information in a handy GUI.
  • Logstash: Stop hopping from one logfile to the next when troubleshooting. Logstash log server consolidates logs and has analysis tools, too.
  • Charly’s Column – Munin: Monitor you SNMP-compatible devices with the Munin system monitoring tool.
  • Security Lessons – Ruby Tools: We look at tools to keep your Ruby on Rails code secure.
  • Perl – Vagrant Package: Command-line management of VMs in VirtualBox.
  • Jekyll: This simple template engine lets you create blogs and static web pages without the use of PHP or a database.
  • Fractal Fr0st: Fractal Fr0st uses Flam3 to generate fascinating fractals.
  • Workspace – Gallery Apps: Lightweight photo-sharing options.
  • Command Line – Aria2: Fast downloads from the command line.
  • flareGet Download Manager: A multiprotocol downloader with an informative GUI.
  • Ardour3 Digital Audio Workstation: Discover this full-featured DAW.
  • WordPress Administration: Manage multiple blogs.
  • Doghouse – Device Drivers: Teaching students to write device drivers will help them learn the skills they need to succeed with much larger projects.
  • Kernel News: The Perl kernel build dependency, the linuxnext tree, and Linus on Microsoft keys.

Issue 150 May 2013

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Cover Theme: Build a Raspberry Pi Media Center

DVD Theme: The Complete Linux Archive

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This month, Rasp Pi becomes a multimedia system, then we look at three great tools to create, manage, and monitor your virtual environments.

Cover Stories:

  • Raspberry Pi Media Center: Use the scripting powers of Libre/OpenOffice to automate repetitive tasks.
  • Proxmox VE: Set up a high-availability cluster with Proxmox VE.
  • phpVirtualBox: Virtual desktops in your web browser.
  • VMware Monitoring: Instead of vCenter, use OpenNMS to monitor VMware environments.

Also in this issue:

  • Table of Contents
  • Comment: Big Box
  • On the DVD: The Complete Linux Archive
  • DVD Inlay
  • News
  • Tech Tools: Zend Studio 10 Announced; Django 1.5 Released; Tizen 2.0 Now Available; Ruby 2.0 Released
  • KDE 4.10: KDE 4.10 SC continues to move system components and applications to the Plasma interface and QML code.
  • Google Apps Script: Script cloud-based Google apps with the Google Apps Script service, courtesy of server-side JavaScript.
  • SSH Reverse Tunnels: Monitor home energy use securely with SSH and OpenWrt through an encrypted reverse tunnel.
  • Ask Klaus! Klaus Knopper answers questions about bootloaders, GRUB, and interrupts.
  • Perl – USB Sticks: Use an array of plugable media to create a backup solution.
  • Security Lessons: XML Security XML security is rife with holes. Plug them, or move on to JSON.
  • Index Search with Lucene: Inverted indexing for quick searches.
  • Charly’s Column - Dstat: Not enough system status information? Try Dstat.
  • Open Source Games: We look at five FPSs.
  • Animation Tools: Four tools for animating your cartoons.
  • Command Line – Probing /proc: Plumb the /proc filesystem for current system information.
  • Workspace – In-Browser Editors: Don’t leave your browser to jot quick notes; edit in your browser windows.
  • Fresh Memory – Learning Aid Memorize facts with the Fresh Memory flash card application.
  • Interview – OpenDocument: We talk with Jean Hollis Weber, a pioneer in open source office suite documentation.
  • Kernel News: Zack Brown brings you Linux kernel development news.
  • Doghouse – Migration: maddog looks at how far Linux has come since the first issue of Linux Magazine was published.

Issue 149 Apr 2013

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Cover Theme: Scripting in LibreOffice

DVD Theme: Fedora 18 Spin Set

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This month, we show you how to automate tasks in LibreOffice and give you some tools to tighten system security.

Cover Stories:

  • LibreOffice Macros: Use the scripting powers of Libre/OpenOffice to automate repetitive tasks.
  • Grsecurity: Airtight security down in the kernel.
  • Critical Vulnerabilities: Three case studies reveal how developers respond to critical security issues.
  • Memory Analysis: Analyze computer RAM to discover suspected and subtle attacks on your systems.

Also in this issue:

  • Table of Contents
  • Comment: Tinker in Peace
  • On the DVD: Fedora 18 Spin Set
  • DVD Inlay
  • News
  • Tech Tools: Google Releases C++ B-Tree Template Library; Unmetered.com; Eclipse Releases Hudson 3.0; Oracle Releases MySQL 5.6
  • Apache HTTP Server 2.4: Last year’s release of Apache 2.4 added new features like run-timeloadable MPMs and LogLevel configuration.
  • Charly – SendmailAnalyzer: Fight spam with this efficient logfile inspector.
  • Ask Klaus! Klaus Knopper answers your Linux questions.
  • Processing Map Data with OpenLayers: This JavaScript library lets you put maps into your web pages.
  • Coping with UEFI: Read this if you ever plan to dualboot your Linux with a UEFIbased Windows system.
  • Animation with GIMP: GIMP plugins and scripts help you build your own animations.
  • Voice Chat with Mumble: A VoIP-based voice chat server will free your gaming cronies from the need to type text.
  • Archiso: The lean Arch Linux is the perfect tool for building a custom distro.
  • Ask Klaus: Klaus Knopper answers your Linux questions.
  • Video Streaming: Transform your Linux machine into a central media server with the help of Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) and DLNA.
  • Simon Voice Control: Use the power of speech recognition to control your computer.
  • Perl – Distro Update Analysis: Create a script that queries repositories for package updates.
  • PaintSupreme: We review this new image editing program.
  • Workspace – Tools of the Trade: Tips and favorite applications for effective daily computing.
  • Defragmentation: Optimize files on your ext2/3/4 disks with Defragfs.
  • Command Line: Bastille Linux Configure a secure system with the help of Bastille Linux.
  • Meet Raspberry Pi Founder Eben Upton: We talk to one of the Raspberry Pi founders about the history, current state, and future of the Pi.
  • Doghouse – Raspberry Pi: maddog looks at how the RPi phenomenon has brought fun (and profit) back to computing.
  • Kernel News: Zack Brown brings you Linux kernel development news.

Issue 148 Mar 2013

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Cover Theme: Natural Language

DVD Theme: FreeBSD 9.1 & Zorin OS 6.1

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Science fiction authors and high-tech visionaries dream of a future where humans and computers communicate in ordinary English. A new cloud-based tool brings that future a little closer.

Cover Story:

  • Maluuba nAPI – You don't have to be a linguist to wield the power of natural language processing. Maluuba's innovative nAPI interprets ordinary text and passes it to your program in machine-readable form.

Also in this issue:

  • Table of Contents
  • Comment: Hat Hopes
  • On the DVD: FreeBSD 9.1 & Zorin OS 6.1
  • DVD Inlay
  • News
  • Tech Tools: NVidia Announces Project Shield Gaming Device; Large-Scale Elastic Architecture Data-as-a-Service; Qt Project Releases Qt 5.0; Splunk Announces SDKs; AMD Releases New APP SDK and CodeXL Tool Suite; USB 3.0 Will Increase Data Throughput; Oracle Releases NoSQL Database 2.0; AWS Tools for Windows PowerShell 1.0.0 Announced
  • Coping with UEFI: Read this if you ever plan to dualboot your Linux with a UEFIbased Windows system.
  • Animation with GIMP: GIMP plugins and scripts help you build your own animations.
  • Voice Chat with Mumble: A VoIP-based voice chat server will free your gaming cronies from the need to type text.
  • Archiso: The lean Arch Linux is the perfect tool for building a custom distro.
  • Ask Klaus: Klaus Knopper answers your Linux questions.
  • ngrep: Extending the classic grep patternmatching tool to the network.
  • Charly – ifdata: Script-friendly tool for monitoring network interface status.
  • Tclkit: Cross-platform scripting without the need for an interpreter.
  • Perl – Tagging e-Books in Evernote: Storing metadata on e-books for easy search.
  • Security Lessons – Hash Maps: Security with data structures.
  • Tripwire: Has an intruder been on your system? Tripwire keeps watch over system files to detect any unexpected changes.
  • Workspace – Revive Old Netbooks: A mini-Linux will still run on the slim resources of old hardware.
  • Steam for Linux: We test drive the new Linux version of the popular Steam gaming platform.
  • Command Line – CUPS: Configuring and managing printing at the command line.
  • Timeline Tools: Chart world history with these timeline tools.
  • Kernel News: Zack reports on a global hash table, kernel development history, a possible GPL violation, and KVM maintainership.
  • Doghouse – Memory Collection: Drafting tables, slide rules, and a 64-bit Alpha computer. maddog reflects on a high-tech life.

Issue 147 Feb 2013

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Cover Theme: Top 10 Knoppix Rescue Tricks

DVD Theme: Linux Mint 14 & Knoppix 7.0.4

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Use these advanced troubleshooting techniques to save lost Windows and Linux systems.

Cover Stories:

  • The 10 Best Knoppix Hacks: Linux sage Klaus Knopper shares his experience in digital disaster recovery with his 10 best methods of saving lost systems, partitions, and data.
  • Partition Rescue: No matter what operating system you are running, you can use the SystemRescueCd Live Linux system to save your partition data and copy it to a safe location.

Also in this issue:

  • Table of Contents
  • Comment: Old 100
  • On the DVD: Linux Mint 14 & Knoppix 7.0.4
  • DVD Inlay
  • News
  • Tech Tools: Red Hat Releases RHEL 6.4 beta and Enterprise Virtualization 3.1; Amazon Announces Redshift Data Warehouse Service; Ceph on SUSE; XtreemFS 1.4
  • Kernel Rootkits: We tell you how kernel rootkits work and how to harden your system against kernel rootkit attacks.
  • MySQL Online Schema Changes: Live changes to MySQL tables.
  • Revive Your Old Laptop: That old laptop can still contribute.
  • CoffeeScript: CoffeeScript is a simplified version of JavaScript that compiles to JavaScript and runs on all JavaScript runtime environments.
  • Perl – CMS with GitHub: More than just version control: a content management system.
  • Charly – Di: Di is “df on steroids,” with more detail and better filters.
  • Tracing Tools: Monitor and log program activity.
  • File Transport: Transferring large files.
  • Ask Klaus: Klaus Knopper answers your Linux questions.
  • Security Lessons – Backups: Creating secure backups.
  • TCP Fast Open: Speed up your network with this innovative TCP alternative.
  • Digital Signatures and Encryption with SSL: Personal, self-signed certificates for encryption and digital document signatures.
  • Command Line – Vim: Search Commands VIM search functions.
  • Workspace – QuickNote and Geeknote: Two note-taking tools that simplify your to-do life.
  • Gnofract 4D: This program delivers stunning fractal graphics.
  • Kernel News: Boot speed, kernel tree litter, and ARM power usage. Linus rants. Oh my!
  • Doghouse – Industry Report: UN report on free software in developing countries.
  • Rescue Me: Three easy steps you can take to keep your Linux system safe, so you can work and play worry-free.
  • Erratum – StarCluster: Some changes at Amazon require an update to the StarCluster article.

Issue 146 Jan 2013

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Cover Theme: Living with Windows 8

DVD Theme: Ubuntu 12.10 Gnome Remix & Linux Mint 13 "Maya" KDE Edition

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Getting Linux and Windows 8 to work together requires just a little know-how. We help you get started.

Cover Stories:

  • Virtualizing Windows 8: Windows 8 in VMware Workstation 9 and VirtualBox.
  • Linux Filesystems on Windows 8: Three ways to make Windows see your Linux partitions.
  • Windows 8 and Samba: Configuring Linux for file and print sharing.
  • Win8/Linux Dual-Boot: Set up Windows 8 to dual-boot with Linux.

Also in this issue:

  • Table of Contents
  • Comment: Writing for the New Web
  • On the DVD: Ubuntu 12.10 Gnome Remix & Linux Mint 13 KDE
  • DVD Inlay
  • News
  • Tech Tools: Community Edition of ownCloud Released; Phusion Releases Passenger Enterprise 4; VMware Announces Micro Cloud Foundry Changes
  • Listaller: This project attempts to bring package management under the scope of a single installer
  • Git 101: Practical Git for versioning.
  • Raspberry Pi: Fun with RasPi: three projects that let you play with a computer and a soldering iron again.
  • WebIssues Tool: Managing projects and tracking bugs.
  • Sudo and PolicyKit: Granular control of user permissions.
  • Ask Klaus! Migrating Windows to Linux, VirtualBox Guest Additions, and open source ethics.
  • Security Lessons – auditd: System logging for the truly paranoid.
  • Perl – Google Drive: Convert your library to e-books with the help of Google Drive.
  • Script Dialogs: Creating interactive dialogs for desktop users.
  • Charly – Animated GIFs: Visualizing information on a timeline.
  • Unknown Horizons: Build empires in this Anno-like open source game.
  • Command Line – File Management: Manage files with advanced commands.
  • Workspace – Raspberry Pi Server Lightweight apps for a Raspberry Pi server.
  • Doghouse – Flourish with FOSS: How Free and Open Source Software can help businesses.
  • Kernel News: A simple flash filesystem; UEFI support in the kernel; Linus sounds off on ABI changes.
  • Software-Defined Networks: Virtual networks overcome the limitations of physical networks.

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