Linux Journal Contents #161, September 2007
Get out your drool bib before you pick up this issue of Linux Journal. We've got the dilly on a superb notebook/tablet PC for Linux, Nokia's latest and greatest hand-held, and a $4,000 Ultimate Linux Box packed with power at every level. Everything is top-notch and nothing is out of reach, but even if you are on more of a budget, we have a next-best-thing configuration for the Ultimate Linux Box, too.
As always, there's much more. We compare the performance of $7,000 servers, give you an overview of the Fedora Directory Server, and we'll introduce you to Stream Control Transport Protocol, a better protocol than TCP.
The Ultimate Linux Handheld
by Doc Searls and Jim Thompson
Much more than a successor to the Nokia 770.
The Ultimate Linux Laptop
by James Gray
256 levels of pressure for this Ultimate Laptop Tablet.
The Ultimate Linux Box
by Nicholas Petreley
DIY options for the Ultimate or Penultimate Linux Box.
Hacking Cell Phones via Bluetooth Tools under Linux
by Patrick Davila
Want to exchange files between PC and cell phone?
Fedora Directory Server: the Evolution of Linux Authentication
by Jeramiah Bowling
Want an alternative to OpenLDAP?
A $7,000 Server Comparison
by Peter Arremann
Go big time with your server choice.
Introduction to Stream Control Transmission Protocol
by Jan Newmarch
Blessed by the IETF.
Reuven M. Lerner's At the Forge
Database Modeling with Django
Marcel Gagné's Cooking with Linux
Still Searching for the Ultimate Linux Distro?
Dave Taylor's Work the Shell
Baccarat Punto Banco, Part II
Jon "maddog" Hall's Beachhead
Doc Searl's Linux for Suits
Navigating with the Nokia N800
Nicholas Petreley's /var/opinion
The Ultimate Linux PVR
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- Google's SwiftShader Released
- SUSE LLC's SUSE Manager
- My +1 Sword of Productivity
- Interview with Patrick Volkerding
- Managing Linux Using Puppet
- Murat Yener and Onur Dundar's Expert Android Studio (Wrox)
- Non-Linux FOSS: Caffeine!
- SuperTuxKart 0.9.2 Released
- Tech Tip: Really Simple HTTP Server with Python
- Parsing an RSS News Feed with a Bash Script
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