Issue #147 / Feb 2013
Cover Theme: Top 10 Knoppix Rescue Tricks
DVD: Linux Mint 14 & Knoppix 7.0.4
KNOW-HOW: Revive Your Old LaptopBringing new life to your trusty old laptop
A few years ago, I bought an IBM ThinkPad T41p. It’s a great machine that served me well for a long time, although for the last year it mainly sat on the shelf. I had some free time at hand, so I decided to give it one more chance.
PROGRAMMING: Perl: CMS with GitHubAn alternative use for GitHub
With its easy-to-use web interface, GitHub can be put to totally different uses than archiving code. For example, Perlmeister Mike Schilli used GitHub to deploy a content management system for simple websites.
SYSADMIN: Charly's Column: DiThe sys admin’s daily grind – Di
The more frequently a command is used, the fewer letters it should have, so the use of twokey commands like ls, mv, and df is second nature. We look at a previously little-known representative of this club, di.
NEWS: Tracing ToolsMonitoring activities and system processes
Programs rarely reveal what they are doing in the background, but a few clever tools, of interest to both programmers and administrators, monitor this activity and log system functions.
KNOW-HOW: File TransportTransferring large files
Various alternatives let you work around pesky size limits when transferring a file from point A to point B.
KNOW-HOW: Ask Klaus!Klaus Knopper answers your Linux questions
Klaus Knopper is the creator of Knoppix and co-founder of 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: Security Lessons: Secure BackupBack up your systems securely
Creating backups is one thing, making sure they’re secure is another. We offer some tips for ensuring the process is as painless as possible.
KNOW-HOW: TCP Fast OpenNetwork acceleration with TCP Fast Open
With TCP Fast Open, Google introduces a protocol extension, implemented in the Linux kernel, that avoids unnecessary latency in network traffic and promises up to 41 percent acceleration, depending on the application.
LINUXUSER: Digital Signatures and Encryption with SSLSecure email and LibreOffice documents
Using personal, self-signed certificates and digital encryption.
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.