Linux Journal Contents #134, June 2005
Database Replication with Slony-I
by Ludovic Marcotte
Move up to a highly available cluster without leaving behind the open-source database you trust.
Modeling the Brain with NCS and Brainlab
by Rich Drewes
Maybe the “neural networks” of Computer Science aren't so “neural” after all. This project takes the simulation one step closer to the brain.
Squid-Based Traffic Control and Management System
by Tagir K. Bakirov and Vladimir G. Kozlov
Demanding users and tight network budgets mean it's time for this university to flexible accounting system for Internet use.
Constructing Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
by Tim Burke
You could hardly recognize Red Hat's “2.4” kernel for all the 2.6 features. Now the story is different.
Reading File Metadata with extract and libextractor
by Christian Grothoff
Where are the 400x200 PNG images I worked on in March? This system offers the answer.
Converting e-Books to Open Formats
by Marco Fioretti
Regular books don't depend on one device—why shouldn't e-books be convenient to read anywhere too?
One-Click Release Management
by Jake Davis
Fixing a bug, checking the fix into revision control, and pushing the change to the live site can all be an integrated system.
Real-Time and Performance Improvements in the 2.6 Linux Kernel
by William von Hagen
The Linux multimedia experience is smoother these days, thanks to advances in coding and benchmarking.
At the Forge
Dynamically Generated Calendars
by Reuven M. Lerner
ATA over Ethernet: Putting Hard Drives on the LAN
by Ed L. Cashin
Cooking with Linux
by Marcel Gagné
Securing Your WLAN with WPA and FreeRADIUS, Part III
by Mick Bauer
Linux for Suits
by Doc Searls
Why I Don't Worry about SCO, and Never Did
by Chris DiBona
Open Source Solutions for Small Business Problems
by Stephen Haywood
PHP 5 Power Programming
by Chris McAvoy
Knoppix Hacks: 100 Industrial-Strength Tips and Tools
by Jeffrey Bianchine
Practical Task Scheduling Deployment
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- SUSE LLC's SUSE Manager
- Murat Yener and Onur Dundar's Expert Android Studio (Wrox)
- My +1 Sword of Productivity
- Managing Linux Using Puppet
- Non-Linux FOSS: Caffeine!
- Doing for User Space What We Did for Kernel Space
- SuperTuxKart 0.9.2 Released
- Google's SwiftShader Released
- Parsing an RSS News Feed with a Bash Script
- LiveCode Ltd.'s LiveCode
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