Linux Journal Contents #139, November 2005
Controlling a Pinball Machine Using Linux
by John R. Bork
The mechanical parts are bulletproof, but the 1980s electronics are beyond repair. Embedded Linux to the rescue.
Radio's Next Generation: Radii
by Dan Rasmussen, Paul D. Norton
and Jon Morgan
Hours of commercial-free programs, your favorite music and you might even catch Doc Searls. Bring Internet radio to your regular listening spot.
The Ultimate Linux Lunchbox
by Ron Minnich
It fits under an airplane seat and uses a laptop power supply. No, not a laptop—a 16-node Beowulf cluster in a box.
2005 Linux Journal Readers' Choice Awards
by LJ Staff
Your favorite distribution is what? This year, maybe the rest of the readers finally agree with you.
Echo and Soft VoIP PBX Systems
by David Mandelstam
An old problem for long-distance lines is back for the Internet. Fortunately, today we have better tools to deal with it.
Simple Linux IP Repeaters to Extend HomePlug Range
by Francisco J. González-Castaño,
Pedro S. Rodríguez-Hernández, Felipe J. Gil-Castiñeira, Miguel
Rodelgo-Lacruz and José Valero-Alonso
Increase the range and functionality of your power-line network with an embedded Linux device that helps connect distant nodes.
At the Forge
Rails and Databases
by Reuven M. Lerner
Intro to inotify
by Robert Love
Cooking with Linux
Hack the Net? No, NetHack.
by Marcel Gagné
by Corey Steele
Linux for Suits
Dialogue with Don
by Doc Searls
The Hardware Hacking behind the Software Radio
by Dan Rasmussen, Paul Norton and Jon Morgan
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- Profiles and RC Files
- Astronomy for KDE
- Maru OS Brings Debian to Your Phone
- Understanding Ceph and Its Place in the Market
- OpenSwitch Finds a New Home
- Git 2.9 Released
- SoftMaker FreeOffice
- The Giant Zero, Part 0.x
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