Linux Journal Contents #39, July 1997
An Introduction to IC Design under Linux
by Toby Schaffer & Alan W Glaser
Linux becomes a platform that can be used to create realworld, working chips when freely available tools are used in concert.
Analyzing Circuits with SPICE on Linux
by Kevin Cosgrove
Designing many of today's circuuits would be impossible without the aid of SPICE—the Simulations Program with Integrated Circuit Emphasis.
Porting Scientific and Engineering Programs to Linux
by Charles T Kelsey IV and Gary L Masters
One can compile scientific and engineering code under Linux using free FORTRAN 77 options.
Linux Out of the Real World
by Sebastian Kuzminsky
Plant experiments run by Linux ride the space shuttle.
News & Articles
Octave: A Free, High-Level Language for Mathematics
by Malcolm Murphy
Programming with the XForms Library, Part 1
by Thor Sigvaldason
Send Your Smile By E-mail
by Frank Pilhofer
Letter to Bob: Configuring an Intel Linux System
by Jon “maddog” Hall
by Belinda Frasier
Product Review MicroStation 95 for Linux
by Bradley Willson
Book Review Learning the bash Shell
by Danny Yee
Book Review Source Code Secrets: The Basic Kernel
by Phil Hughes
At the Forge Multiple Choice Quizes, Part 3
by Reuven Lerner
Letters to the Editor
From the Publisher
Is Linux Reliable Enough?
Stop the Presses
by Jon “maddog” Hall
by Alexandre Valente Sousa
Linux Means Business
MYDATA's Industrial Robots
by Tom Bjorkholm
Clueless at the Prompt
by Mike List
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Practical Task Scheduling Deployment
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- Stunnel Security for Oracle
- SourceClear Open
- Murat Yener and Onur Dundar's Expert Android Studio (Wrox)
- SUSE LLC's SUSE Manager
- My +1 Sword of Productivity
- Managing Linux Using Puppet
- Google's SwiftShader Released
- Non-Linux FOSS: Caffeine!
- Parsing an RSS News Feed with a Bash Script
- Doing for User Space What We Did for Kernel Space
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