Linux Journal Contents #166, February 2008
Virtualization is the editorial focus of the February issue of Linux Journal. This issue covers core virtualization topics such as VirtualBox, OpenVPN, the KVM hypervisor and simplified server virtualization—from authors Jon Watson, Dimitriy Samovskiy, Irfan Habib and Kyle Rankin, respectively.
Beyond virtualization, there is plenty more to enjoy. Our friend Robin Rowe explains how Linux (on a Mac!) helped create the new Paramount film The Spiderwick Chronicles, James Gray reviews the Zonbu PC, Seth Kenlon deciphers video codecs on Linux and Gene Sally takes the fuss out of shrinking your embedded-Linux system.
Finally, taking virtualization in his typically rebellious direction, Marcel Gagné covers virtualized worlds—that is, two useful desktop mapping applications, namely Marble and KWorldClock.
Enjoy the February issue of Linux Journal!
VirtualBox: Bits and Bytes Masquerading as Machines
by Jon Watson
Reconfiguring your existing system to do something new is painful. Using VirtualBox is not.
Virtualize a Server with Minimal Downtime
by Kyle Rankin
If you are ready to take the plunge into virtualization, you are ready for this tried-and-true procedure to convert your existing physical machines into virtual clones.
Building a Multisourced Infrastructure Using OpenVPN
by Dmitriy Samovskiy
Explore distributed hosting options with OpenVPN.
Digging Up Dirt in the DNS Hierarchy, Part II
by Ron Aitchison
The techniques presented in this second article on diagnosing the DNS use simple tools to audit access to local DNS servers from the customer (and bad guy) perspective.
Linux Powers The Spiderwick
by Robin Rowe
Read about the Linux-based production pipeline in this new movie from Paramount.
Virtualization 2.0: Where the Sidewalk Ends
by Kevin Epstein
What happens when you put hypervisors on different subnets? How about when the underlying physical machine fails? The answers may surprise you, and not in a good way.
by Gene Sally
Reducing the size of a Linux platform, for those new to the process, can be a mysterious task. This article takes the mystery out of making a Linux platform small.
Virtualization with KVM
by Irfan Habib
Introducing KVM, an open-source hypervisor.
The Best of Both Worlds
by Dashamir Hoxha
How to use QEMU to run Linux inside Windows.
Video Codecs and the Free World
by Seth Kenlon
Learn about codecs, how to transcode, and why free formats deserve promotion.
Reuven M. Lerner's At the Forge
Integrating with Facebook Data
Marcel Gagné's Cooking with Linux
It's a Virtual World
Dave Taylor's Work the Shell
Solve: a Command-Line Calculator Redux
Kyle Rankin's Hack and /
A Little Spring Cleaning
Doc Searls' EOF
Life in the Vast Lane
by James Gray
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