Linux Journal Contents #171, July 2008
Heard of the Web? If not, read on. This month we talk with Matt Mullenweg about WordPress. If you want to get your hands dirty in Web code, take a look at the rest of our feature articles on WebKit, Dojo and OpenLaszlo. In the rest of the issue, you'll find articles on OpenID, RDFa and Quanta Plus. Kyle Rankin puts a new spin (as in "no" spin SSD) on hard drives and also tells you how to migrate to that new disk (spinning or not). Mick Bauer continues his series on customizing live CD's. And, James Gray gives us a feel for the state of Linux in the enterprise. After all that, you may need some TV time. If so, check out our review on how to make that digital TV tuner card work in your Linux box.
Keep on Blogging in a Free World
by Katherine Druckman
Matt Mullenweg gives us a peek behind the WordPress curtain. We find out what's new in blogging, how WordPress evolves, and his feelings about open source.
Using WebKit in Your Desktop Application
by Benjamin Meyer
Blurring the lines between the desktop application and the Web.
by Matthew Russell
Introducing OpenLaszlo 4
by Paul Barry
OpenLaszlo's goal is to add desktop-like functionality to browser-based applications.
Semantic Web Publishing with RDFa
by Golda Velez
The why and how of using RDFa to add semantics to your site.
My Move to Solid State
by Kyle Rankin
Is a solid state drive worth it? In this article, Kyle Rankin pits a 1.8" 4200rpm drive against an SSD in a series of real-world Linux tests.
Linux and the Enterprise Desktop: Where Are We Today?
by James Gray
Can Linux finally make inroads onto the enterprise desktop?
How to Use Quanta Plus, the Web Developer Tool with Everything but the Kitchen Sink
by Andew Min
A tutorial on doing it all with Quanta Plus, the open-source Web IDE.
Reuven M. Lerner's At the Forge
Marcel Gagné's Cooking with Linux
You Look Marvelous on the Web!
Dave Taylor's Work the Shell
Of Movies, Trivia Games and Twitter
Mick Bauer's Paranoid Penguin
Customizing Linux Live CDs, Part III
Kyle Rankin's Hack and /
Migrate to a New Hard Drive
Doc Searls' EOF
A Tale of Two Futures
Over-the-Air Digital TV with Linux
by Alolita Sharma
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