Linux Journal Contents #169, May 2008
The May 2008 issue of Linux Journal focuses on Telephony. Find out how to use your Linux PC to make calls with Skype and use VoIP tools for podcasting. Read Doc Searls' interview with VisiCalc cofounder Bob Frankston about his vision for the future of Telecom and the Internet. Also in this issue: an intro to OpenID, handling errors in shell scripts, customizing live CDs, an intro to AVSynthesis, running Ubuntu as a virtual OS on the Mac and a primer on mobile IPv6. And, if you need help in the kitchen, make sure you check out “Adventures with Chumby.”
Beyond Telecom: Bob Frankston on the Future We Make for Ourselves
by Doc Searls
What if the “last mile” was the end of the road for telecom as we know it? We interview tech pioneer Bob Frankston, who sees the Internet as a “demo”, and a future where networking is something we do for ourselves.
by Dan Sawyer
A little detective work uncovers the right VoIP solution for Podcast recording in Linux.
Turn Your Computer into a Phone with Skype
by Federico Kereki
A beginner's guide to installing and using Skype on Linux.
Adventures with Chumby
by Daniel Bartholomew
In the kitchen with the Chumby device.
AVSynthesis: Blending Light and Sound with OpenGL and Csound5
by Dave Phillips
Make your own abstract experimental films with the combined powers of two of the finest audio and video environments for Linux.
Fresh from the Lab
by John Knight
New software—Zero Install System, deco and orDrumbox.
Running Ubuntu as a Virtual OS in Mac OS X
by Dave Taylor
How difficult is it to download, install and run Ubuntu Linux within the two popular virtualization environments for Mac OS X, VMware Fusion and Parallels Desktop, and is it a usable alternative to dual booting?
Mobile IPv6 with Linux
by Salah M. S. Al-Buraiky
An MIPv6 primer.
Reuven M. Lerner's At the Forge
Marcel Gagné's Cooking with Linux
Dave Taylor's Work the Shell
Handling Errors and Making Scripts Bulletproof
Mick Bauer's Paranoid Penguin
Customizing Linux Live CDs, Part I
Kyle Rankin's Hack and /
Last-Minute Secondary Mail Server
Doc Searls' EOF
The Multiple Play
An Ideal Appliance?
by Dan Sawyer and D.N. Crowe
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