Linux Journal Contents #52, August 1998
Getting Help With Linux
by Michael Stutz
So you've heard a lot about the power of Linux and you're eager to try it out for yourself. But where do you start?
Migrating to Linux, Part 1
by Norman M. Jacobowitz
Linux—not just for hackers anymore...
Betting on Darwin
by Doc Searls
Doc Searls interviews Marc Andreessen and Tom Paquin on Netscape's Open Source Strategy.
Selecting a Linux Distribution
by Phil Hughes
Linux Distributions Table
Having trouble deciding which distribution to go for? Here's help.
News & Articles
Encapsulating IP Using SCSI
by Ben Elliston
Mr. Elliston is working on a protocol for using SCSI devices to network Linux clusters in order to transfer data at high speeds.
A First Look at KDE Programming
by David Sweet
Mr. Sweet teaches us how to write an application for the KDE desktop—for the experienced GUI programmer.
by David Haraburda
This article tells us a bit about the new kid on the block—Stampede Linux.
Muscle Flexes Smart Cards into Linux
by David Corcoran
The newest kind of card for your pocketbook offers better security for the information it holds.
XSuSE—Adding More to the XFree86 Offerings
by Dirk H. Hohndel
In mid 1997, S.u.S.E. Started to release a small family of Xservers, called XSuSE, that are based on XFree86 and are freely available in binary form. This paper explains who is involved in doing this, why we are doing it, what exactly we are doing and what will happen next.
UniForum '98 Report
by Phil Hughes
LJ's publisher flies to the east coast for the annual UniForum conference and spends more time at Linux track sessions than on the beach.
Linux Expo a Smashing Success!
by Norman M. Jacobowitz and Eric S. Raymond
Read all about it...
Evergreen 486 to 586 Upgrade Processor
by John Little
The No B.S. Guide to Linux
by Zach Beane
UNIX Network Programming, Volume 1, Second Edition
by David Bausum
Metamorphosis: A Programmer Looks at the Software Crisis
by Harvey Friedman
Creating Web Plots on Demand
by Mark Pruett
Mr. Pruett tells us how his company creates on-the-fly plots of database information for web display.
At the Forge Speeding Up Database Access With mod_perl
by Reuven M. Lerner
Continuing the discussion of mod_perl, Mr. Lerner tells us about the DBI specification and the Apache::DBI module.
Letters to the Editor
From the Editor Open Source Software Model
by Russell Nelson
Open Source Software Model Mr. Nelson gives his opinions on how a business can subscribe to the Open Source philosophy and still make money.
Stop the Presses
Sun Joins Linux International
by Marjorie Richardson
Linux Apprentice Linux Directory Trees
by Matus Telgarsky
Linux Directory Trees A quick tour of the various directories in Linux and the files contained in each.
Take Command Implementing a deltree Command in Linux
by Graydon L. Ekdahl, Ph.D.
Implementing a deltree Command in Linux Removing a software package is made easy by using Dr. Ekdahl's deltree command.
Linux Means Business
Linux at the USPS
by John Taves
System Administration Linux as a Backup E-mail Server
by John Blair
Linux as a Backup E-mail Server Implementing a fall-back e-mail server is easy to do by setting the proper entries in the DNS server and running sendmail on a Debian Linux system.
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- Interview with Patrick Volkerding
- Managing Linux Using Puppet
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