Linux Journal Contents #180, April 2009
Everybody loves System Administrators, right? What's the old saying, "I'm gonna beat you like a red-headed sysadmin." Don't fret, we still love ya here at Linux Journal, and we've got a System Administration issue to prove it. Find out how to build a Linux-based install server for installing that other operating system. Then, read about Freeboo for network restore and booting. And, if you need just one more virtualization option to think about, read about using Solaris-Zones to run Linux. There's so much packed in this issue that the only way to tell you about it in this small space is with a core dump: PXE, Freeboo, Munin, Solaris-Zones, Squid, Irrlicht, recover your MBR, Point/Counterpoint: Mutt vs. Thunderbird, jQuery plugins, Clouds, bash, eight New Products, a home Karaoke game, the monthly regulars and a few ads from the guys that get us what we need and help us pay the bills.
PXE: Not Just for Server Networks Anymore!
by Bill Childers
Build a Windows install server...using Linux!
FreeBoo: an Open Architecture for Network Dual Boot
by Cristina Barrado and Sebastian Galiano
Open-source network restore and boot.
Munin—the Raven Reports
by Patricia Jung
Monitor anything, not just system parameters.
Solaris-Zones: Linux IT Marbles Get a New Bag
by Victor Burns
Run Linux and Solaris on the same machine.
3-D Graphics Programming with Irrlicht
by Mike Diehl
3-D graphics programming—not just for geniuses anymore!
Shawn Powers' Current_Issue.tar.gz
Fixing Starships, Transporters and Even Computers
Reuven M. Lerner's At the Forge
Writing jQuery Plugins
Marcel Gagné's Cooking with Linux
Backing Up to the Clouds
Dave Taylor's Work the Shell
More Fun with Word and Letter Counts
Mick Bauer's Paranoid Penguin
Building a Secure Squid Web Proxy, Part I
Kyle Rankin's Hack and /
When Disaster Strikes: Scratching the Master Boot Record
Kyle Rankin and Bill Childer's
Mutt vs. Thunderbird
Doc Searls' EOF
In Every Issue
Practical books for the most technical people on the planet. Newly available books include:
- Agile Product Development by Ted Schmidt
- Improve Business Processes with an Enterprise Job Scheduler by Mike Diehl
- Finding Your Way: Mapping Your Network to Improve Manageability by Bill Childers
- DIY Commerce Site by Reven Lerner
Plus many more.
- Server Hardening
- Unikernels, Docker, and Why You Should Care
- diff -u: What's New in Kernel Development
- Controversy at the Linux Foundation
- 22 Years of Linux Journal on One DVD - Now Available
- Non-Linux FOSS: Snk
- Giving Silos Their Due
- Don't Burn Your Android Yet
- What's New in 3D Printing, Part III: the Software