Linux Journal Contents #160, August 2007
Have we got a cool project for you! We can't bring back the smell and the chaotic sounds of the 80s arcades, but we will show you how to convert an arcade enclosure to provide a Linux-based bonanza of arcade games. Speaking of games, what do you get when you combine racks of PlayStation 3 machines with Yellow Dog Linux? Processing power, and lots of it. Read all about the Terra Soft super-computing cluster built around this so-called game console.
As always, there's much more. Follow our instructions to create a virtual private network for your Nokia E61 phone, or use Linux to build a next-generation residential gateway.
Build Your Own Arcade Game Player and Relive the '80s!
by Shawn Powers
Donkey Kong won't steal your lunch money.
Create a Linux VPN for a Nokia E61 with Openswan
by Ben Martin
Want your personal phone VPN?
Magnatune an Open Choice; iTunes an Expensive Choice
by James Lees
Trade iTunes for your tunes.
The Best Game in Town
by James Gray
Clustering game machines?
Building a Next-Generation Residential Gateway
by Alexander Sirotkin
So you want a residential gateway?
Exploiting 64-Bit Linux
by Steve Munroe
Remember when 640K was enough RAM for anyone?
Take a Peek at Some of the Freshest Projects Around
by John Knight
Some cool apps on the radar.
Building Firefox Extensions
by Justin Huff
Customizing Firefox at this level is geek paradise.
Streaming Audio with Ices and Icecast
by Brian Matherly
How W0ZWY put announcements on the Net.
Standard Operating Procedures for Embedded Linux Systems
by Chi-Hung Chou, Tsung-Hsien Yang, Shih-Chiang Tsao and Ying-Dar Lin
Need some embedded Linux guidelines?
AlphaMail Is Scalable and Accessible Web Mail
by Tony Kay
Middleware improves performance.
Reuven M. Lerner's At the Forge
Django Views and Templates
Marcel Gagné's Cooking with Linux
It's Like Déjà Vu, but at a Higher Resolution
Dave Taylor's Work the Shell
007's Favorite Game: Baccarat?
Jon "maddog" Hall's Beachhead
Doc Searls' Linux for Suits
Work to Be Done
Nicholas Petreley's /var/opinion
The Benevolent Racketeer
In Every Issue
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- Google's SwiftShader Released
- SUSE LLC's SUSE Manager
- My +1 Sword of Productivity
- Murat Yener and Onur Dundar's Expert Android Studio (Wrox)
- Managing Linux Using Puppet
- Non-Linux FOSS: Caffeine!
- Interview with Patrick Volkerding
- SuperTuxKart 0.9.2 Released
- Parsing an RSS News Feed with a Bash Script
- Doing for User Space What We Did for Kernel Space
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