Linux Journal Contents #170, June 2008
The people stood up and they have been counted: the Linux Journal 2008 Readers' Choice awards are here. After you find out if your candidate won, make sure you check out the rest of the issue. Chef Marcel highlights some educational programs for the little ones. Also in this issue: Rails authentication, image resizing with bash, sound on the OLPC, script writing with ScriptBuddy, email with Zimbra, the Cowon iAudio media player, some CD hacks, some Firefox extensions, and booting a thin client across a wireless connection.
Readers' Choice Awards 2008
by James Gray
The results of the 2008 Readers' Choice Awards are in! How do your preferences compare with those of the larger reader community? Get ready for some surprises!
Must-Have Firefox Extensions
by Dan Sawyer
Firefox is more than just a Web browser, but how much more?
Remaster Knoppix without Remastering
by Kyle Rankin
If you have ever wanted to remaster Knoppix but were frustrated with the difficult process, check out how to make custom Knoppix disks while bypassing the full remastering process.
Thin Clients Booting over a Wireless Bridge
by Ronan Skehill, Alan Dunne and John Nelson
Setting up a thin-client network, and some useful operation/administration tools.
Reuven M. Lerner's At the Forge
Authenticating to a Rails Application
Marcel Gagné's Cooking with Linux
Dave Taylor's Work the Shell
Resizing Images, Sort Of
Mick Bauer's Paranoid Penguin
Customizing Linux Live CDs, Part II
Kyle Rankin's Hack and /
by Kyle Rankin
Doc Searls' EOF
The Bigger Switch
Sounding Out with the OLPC XO
by Dave Phillips
Need a Script?
by Dan Sawyer
by Daniel Bartholomew
COWON iAudio 7 Multimedia Player
by Philip Raymond
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- My +1 Sword of Productivity
- Murat Yener and Onur Dundar's Expert Android Studio (Wrox)
- Non-Linux FOSS: Caffeine!
- Managing Linux Using Puppet
- SuperTuxKart 0.9.2 Released
- Doing for User Space What We Did for Kernel Space
- Google's SwiftShader Released
- Parsing an RSS News Feed with a Bash Script
- Rogue Wave Software's Zend Server
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