Linux Journal Contents #51, July 1998
Jul 01, 1998 By Staff
The Crystal Experiment: Linux in a Physics Lab
by Emanuele Leonardi and Giovanni Organtini
Linux is now being used in high-energy nuclear studies in Geneva by CERN.
Due South with the British Antarctic Survey
by Craig Donlon and James Crawshaw
Linux now facilitates scientific research in the Atlantic Ocean and Antarctica.
Linux in a Scientific Laboratory
by Przemek Klosowski, Nick Maliszewskyj and Bud Dickerson
The authors tell us how they use Linux daily to fulfill the requirements of their lab.
Global Position Reporting
by Richard Parry
Although the GPS was originally intended for use by the military, in peace time it has given rise to applications that were heretofore limited to science fiction.
Javalanche: An Avalanche Predictor
by Richard Sevenich and Rick Price
This article introduces a prototypical avalanche predicting software package implemented with a Fuzzy Logic algorithm.
ROOT: An Object-Oriented Data Analysis Framework
by Fons Rademakers and Rene Brun
A report on a data analysis tool currently being developed at CERN.
News & Articles
A Glimpse of Icon: A Language For the Rest of Us
by Clinton Jeffery and Shamim Mohamed
This article gives a quick introduction to the programming language Icon, developed at the University of Arizona.
Having Fun on ViewSurf
by Pierre Ficheux
This article explains how linux is used in the ViewSurf “Beach Report”, a fun WebCAM-based service.
Encrypted File Systems
by Bear Giles
Here's a good way to protect your files. Mr. Giles explains how to encrypt your entire file system rather than individual files.
Graphical Desktop Korn Shell
by George Kraft IV
The Graphical Desktop Korn Shell (DtKsh) is a featured part of the Common Desktop Environment (CDE). DtKsh provides a consistent and reliable graphical Motif shell language that is supported on all CDE-compliant systems.
A SCSI Test Tool for Linux
by Pete Popov
by John Blair
When you need to network your Linux box with Windows, Samba is the way to do it.
At the Forge Combining Apache and Perl
by Reuven M. Lerner
Letters to the Editor
Stop the Presses
by Jon “maddog” Hall
Take Command lex and yacc: Tools Worth Knowing
by Dean Allen Provins
lex and yacc: Tools Worth Knowing Today, computers can talk and they can listen—but how often do they do what you want?
Kernel Korner Miscellaneous Character Drivers
by Alessandro Rubini
Miscellaneous Character Drivers Mr. Rubini tells us how to register a small device needing a single entry point with the misc driver.
Linux Gazette The Yorick Programming Language
by Cary O'Brien
The Yorick Programming Language Yorick is an interpreted language for numerical analysis used by scientist on machines from Linux laptops to Cray supercomputers.
Best of Technical Support
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.
- Building a Multisourced Infrastructure Using OpenVPN
- Happy GPL Birthday VLC!
- Unikernels, Docker, and Why You Should Care
- diff -u: What's New in Kernel Development
- What's New in 3D Printing, Part III: the Software
- Giving Silos Their Due
- Controversy at the Linux Foundation
- Don't Burn Your Android Yet
- Firefox OS
- Non-Linux FOSS: Snk