Linux Journal Contents #108, April 2003
Control Everything from One Place with Synergy
by Chris Schoeneman
Run the pointer off the edge of the screen...onto a whole different computer? Forget the KVM switch, and use Synergy to interact with all your systems at once.
Scanning with SANE and Other Tools
by Michael J. Hammel
Here's the software and configuration to make scanning under Linux work.
Linux for a Small Business
by Gary Maxwell
Can you exchange files with customers and keep track of business books with 100% free software? Small-business owner Gary Maxwell says yes.
The Grand Unified Desktop
by Marco Fioretti
Applications for a variety of toolkits are coming together in a free best-of-breed desktop. To work together seamlessly, though, they need to follow important new standards.
Fixing Photo Contrast with The GIMP
by Eric Jeschke
If the sky is great while the ground is black, or the ground is right but the sky is washed out, use The GIMP to make the whole photo look properly exposed.
Programming under GNUstep—An Introduction
by Ludovic Marcotte
Borrow code written for Mac OS X and develop your own applications in Objective-C.
The GNOME 2 Desktop Environment
by Russell Dyer
GNOME 2 offers better-looking fonts and full-keyboard navigation.
Hacking Red Hat Kickstart
by Brett Schwarz
Most of the savings from Linux desktops come from reduced administration costs—like rolling a custom RPM-based load that installs itself.
Driving Me Nuts The USB Serial Driver Layer, Part II
by Greg Kroah-Hartman
Kernel Korner The Linux Kernel Cryptographic API
by James Morris
At the Forge Content Management
by Reuven M. Lerner
Cooking with Linux Sometimes, You Have to Do It Yourself
by Marcel Gagné
Paranoid Penguin rsync, Part II
by Mick Bauer
Linux for Suits Subcontinental Smackdown
by Doc Searls
EOF Linux Distributions Agree on Standards
by Scott McNeil
Practical Task Scheduling Deployment
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One of the best things about the UNIX environment (aside from being stable and efficient) is the vast array of software tools available to help you do your job. Traditionally, a UNIX tool does only one thing, but does that one thing very well. For example, grep is very easy to use and can search vast amounts of data quickly. The find tool can find a particular file or files based on all kinds of criteria. It's pretty easy to string these tools together to build even more powerful tools, such as a tool that finds all of the .log files in the /home directory and searches each one for a particular entry. This erector-set mentality allows UNIX system administrators to seem to always have the right tool for the job.
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- SUSE LLC's SUSE Manager
- Murat Yener and Onur Dundar's Expert Android Studio (Wrox)
- My +1 Sword of Productivity
- Tech Tip: Really Simple HTTP Server with Python
- Non-Linux FOSS: Caffeine!
- Returning Values from Bash Functions
- Managing Linux Using Puppet
- Doing for User Space What We Did for Kernel Space
- Rogue Wave Software's Zend Server
- Google's SwiftShader Released
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