Linux Journal Contents #79, November 2000
by Don Marti
Building the Ultimate Linux Workstation
by Don Marti
Here's how to make a responsive system with high-performance 3-D, fast disk, lush sound and the things to keep it trouble-free.
AMD's Duron Processor
by Don Marti
A $70 CPU may be all that you need. We take a first look at AMD's Duron, an excellent choice for midrange desktop Linux machines.
The Return of the Revenge of the Killer $800 Linux Box
by Jason Schumaker
Can't afford Don Marti's “Ultimate” Linux box? Well, read on...Jason outlines options for the economically challenged.
Readers' Choice Awards
by Heather Mead
Enough about us already; what do you think?
Penguin Playoff Follow-Up
by Doc Searls
Athletic flightless waterfowl? No, just the skinny on the Comdex exhibitor awards ceremony.
by Dr. Werner Zimmermann
If you work with multiple platforms, LTOOLS may offer a way to make your life a whole lot easier.
A Web-Based Lunch Ordering System
by Cheng-Chai Ang
The author demonstrates how easy it is to write in Python—and make sure you get steamed, not fried rice.
Bare Metal Restore
by Charles Curley
Most of us don't take the time to place for disaster recovery. This article gives you the step-by-step.
by Robert D. Findlay
“Complexity must be grown from simple systems that already work.”
by W. G. Krebs
Farm those jobs out with Gnu Queue!
Customize Linux from the Bottom
by He Zhu
Can't find a system that has everything you want? Build your own.
Linux as a Work Environment Desktop
by Mark Stacey
Tips and suggestions for using Linux on the desktop in a non-Linux workplace.
Linux and Networking: The Next Revolution
by Marcio Saito
Recent changes in the areas of both software and hardware are combining to revolutionize networking.
Dissecting the CueCat
by Michael Guslick
Getting inside the CueCat.
A Conversation with Red Hat's Michael Tiemann
by Dan Wilder
How embedded systems have become a part of Red Hat's operations.
It's Mod. It's Layout. Any Questions?
by Brian Aker
Web composition solutions provided by ModLayout.
Real Hard Time
by Doc Searls
MontaVista's announcement was not met with universal approval.
At the Forge Using PostgreSQL
by Reuven M. Lerner
Cooking with Linux Aging Systems for Flavour
by Marcel Gagné
Linux Apprentice Where to Install My Products on Linux
by George Kraft IV
Linley on Linux Seeking Set-Top Nirvana
Focus on Software
by Linley Gwennap
Embedded Systems News
by Rick Lehrbaum
The Last Word
by Stan Kelly-Bootle
Linux for Suits Let Freedom Ping
by Doc Searls
MySQLGUI—The MySQL Graphical Client
by Bill W. Cunningham
Linux System Security
by Ibrahim Haddad
SAMBA Black Book
by Daniel Lazenby
by Ben Crowder
Practical Task Scheduling Deployment
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- My +1 Sword of Productivity
- Tech Tip: Really Simple HTTP Server with Python
- Managing Linux Using Puppet
- Non-Linux FOSS: Caffeine!
- Returning Values from Bash Functions
- Rogue Wave Software's Zend Server
- Doing for User Space What We Did for Kernel Space
- Parsing an RSS News Feed with a Bash Script
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