Linux Journal Contents #141, January 2006
Creating a Home PBX Using Asterisk and Digium
by James Turner
There's a call for mom on extension 9 now being routed to voice mail, all thanks to Linux, Asterisk and Digium.
Linux Video Production: the State of the Art
by Dan Sawyer
There is a surprising plethora of Linux tools available for manipulating images, creating and editing videos. What are they and how do they stack up?
Build a Home Terabyte Backup System Using Linux
by Duncan Napier
A terabyte backup system for 80 cents per gigabyte? Hardware has gotten cheap enough to make it worthwhile to create a terabyte backup system for your home videos, music and other data.
Creating DVDs with Kino and DVDStyler
by Philip W. Raymond
Want to turn those home movies into world-class DVDs? Here's how to edit them in Kino and use DVDStyler to create the final masterpiece.
Wireless Home Music Broadcasting—Modifying the NSLU2 to Unleash Your Music!
by John MacMichael
Don't trip over wires in your home just to listen to your MP3s. Attach a Roku Labs SoundBridge to a Network Attached Storage device to broadcast the music to your stereo.
Build a Linux-Based Skype Server for Your Home
by Andrew Sheppard
Want to extend your Skype voice-over-IP phone service to the telephones in your house? Here's how.
Circuit Design on Your Linux Box Using gEDA
by Stuart Brorson
Use Linux to create a circuit board design. Send files to a fabrication house and, voilï¿½ what you get back is a professional quality circuit board of your very own design.
gevas: the GTK+2 to evas Bridge
by Ben Martin
Enlightenment is still alive and kicking keister in graphics performance. Here's how to use the Enlightenment rendering engine with GTK2.
At the Forge
Testing with Rails
by Reuven M. Lerner
Easy I/O with IO Channels
by Robert Love
Cooking with Linux
Is Your $HOME a Money, er, Messy Pit?
by Marcel Gagné
Work the Shell
Exploring Pipes, Test and Flow Control
Single Sign-On and the Corporate Directory, Part II
by Ti Leggett
Linux for Suits
Making IT Work
by Doc Searls
Get Your Game On
Running Windows Games in Linux
Bringing Usability to Open Source
by Nat Friedman
Practical Task Scheduling Deployment
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- SUSE LLC's SUSE Manager
- My +1 Sword of Productivity
- Tech Tip: Really Simple HTTP Server with Python
- Managing Linux Using Puppet
- Murat Yener and Onur Dundar's Expert Android Studio (Wrox)
- Non-Linux FOSS: Caffeine!
- Returning Values from Bash Functions
- Rogue Wave Software's Zend Server
- Doing for User Space What We Did for Kernel Space
- Parsing an RSS News Feed with a Bash Script
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