Linux Journal Contents #133, May 2005
InfiniBand and Linux
by Roland Dreier
If 120Gb/s isen't fast enough for you, try receiving data without the CPU doing a thing.
Belly Dance and Free Software
by Dawn Devine and Michael Baxter
Publicize your next event with a good-looking flyer or poster. Scribus works great, even if you can't dance.
Fd.o: Building the Desktop in the Right Places
by Marco Fioretti
The designers of the X Window System must have done something right. Here's how X, the OS and the desktop are growing together to meet user needs.
VIA PadLock—Wicked Fast Encryption
by Michal Ludvig
Add hardware support for a common task and measure the performance improvements.
Writing a GCC Front End
by Tom Tromey
Wow, it's practically a whole new compiler. Put the power of GCC to work behind your new language.
Linux in the Classroom: an Experience with
Linux and Open-Source Software in an Educational Environment
by Joe Ruffolo and Ron Terry
Ten Mysteries of about:config
by Nigel McFarlane
If you're catching Firefox fever, but the browser isn't quite right, you might just find the tweak you need in this “secret” configuration tool.
Building a Bioinformatics Supercomputing Cluster: Applications of Parallel Computing
by Josh Stroschein, Doug Jennewein and Joe Reynoldson
It's easier than ever to turn commodity hardware into a high-performance computing project. Here, Linux enables searching a lot of DNA sequences fast.
Things You Never Should Do in the Kernel
by Greg Kroah-Hartman
Don't read files from a kernel module. Well, if you must, read on.
At the Forge
Sunbird and iCalendar
by Reuven M. Lerner
Kprobes—a Kernel Debugger
by R. Krishnakumar
Cooking with Linux
by Marcel Gagné
Securing Your WLAN with WPA and FreeRADIUS, Part II
by Mick Bauer
Linux for Suits
by Doc Searls
If You Don't Believe in DRM, It Can't Hurt You
by Don Marti
Cyclades AlterPath Manager E200
by Matthew Hoskins
The Official Blender 2.3 Guide
by Jeffrey Bianchine
Practical Task Scheduling Deployment
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- Stunnel Security for Oracle
- SourceClear Open
- Murat Yener and Onur Dundar's Expert Android Studio (Wrox)
- SUSE LLC's SUSE Manager
- My +1 Sword of Productivity
- Managing Linux Using Puppet
- Google's SwiftShader Released
- Non-Linux FOSS: Caffeine!
- Parsing an RSS News Feed with a Bash Script
- Doing for User Space What We Did for Kernel Space
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