Linux Journal Contents #103, November 2002

Linux Journal Issue #103/November 2002

Features

  • Bridging the Digital Divide in South Africa  by Linda Martindale
    When you have to localize both Mozilla and OpenOffice, do you have to teach your translators two sets of tools? No—just use KDE's KBabel.
  • Radio E-Mail in West Africa  by Wayne Marshall
    To the users, it looks like regular e-mail. But behind the scenes, a Linux-based project is using HF radio to move it hundreds of kilometers without a wire or even a repeater.
  • Introduction to Internationalization Programming  by Olexiy Ye Tykhomyrov
    When your software gets new users who prefer a different language, what are you going to do? Learn the fundamentals of POSIX locales and GNU gettext now, so that you can make your program multilingual later.
  • Indian Language Solutions for GNU/Linux  by Frederick Noronha
    Some of the hardest languages to support are also some of the most widely spoken. Here's an overview of the projects to make Linux work with the two languages on our cover and more.

Indepth

  • Playing with ptrace, Part I  by Pradeep Padala
    You might have used strace to see what system calls a program makes. strace strace and you'll see it uses the ptrace call. What's that? Here's what.
  • QUORUM: Prepaid Internet at the University of Zululand  by Soren Aalto
    When net access is expensive, you can't let web surfing break the budget. Here's a system to enforce fair quotas for all.
  • 2002 Readers' Choice Awards  by Heather Mead
    If you're our average reader, the GIMP is your favorite grapics program. But some of the other winners are surprising.
  • Using the Kernel Security Module Interface  by Greg Kroah-Hartman
    Some of today's hottest security projects are using the 2.5 kernel's LSM technology. Kernel hacker Greg Kroah-Hartman explains the new security framework that will give you an extra layer of protection in the future.

Embedded

  • Controlling Creatures with Linux  by Steve Rosenbluth, Michael Babcock and David Barrington Holt
    Is that movie character animatronic or computer-generated? Find out how the same Linux-based system can let one person control either one.

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