Linux Journal Contents #176, December 2008
The Oxford English Dictionary says the word "gadget" is a placeholder name for a technical item whose precise name one can't remember. Like that book-reader thingy from Amazon...what's it called? Spindle, Gindle...Kindle, that's it. Check it out in this month's gadget issue. Other gadgets covered include the Nokia tablets, the BlackBerry, the Neo FreeRunner, the Dash Express, the Roku Netflix Player, the Kangaroo TV, The TomTom GO 930 and the MooBella Ice Cream System. On the larger hardware front, read the reviews of the Acer Aspire One and the YDL PowerStation. On the software front, check out the articles and columns on memcached, Samba security, Mutt, desktop gadgets, bash and Puppet. To wrap it all up, read Doc's thoughts on Google and the browser platform.
Hacking the Nokia Internet Tablet
by Bill Childers
It's not just an ordinary PDA; check out some cool things the Nokia Internet Tablets can do!
The BlackBerry in a World without Windows
by Carl Fink
Sync your BlackBerry with Evolution.
A Look at the Kindle
by Daniel Bartholomew
It runs Linux, and it's hackable.
Linux Device Roundup
by James Gray
The world of Linux devices is becoming ever more dynamic and interesting.
Automate System Administration Tasks with Puppet
by Sean Walberg
Puppet, the cfengine alternative.
Shawn Powers' Current_Issue.tar.gz
Go Go Gadget Operating System
Reuven M. Lerner's At the Forge
Marcel Gagné's Cooking with Linux
Really Useful Gadgets...Sort of
Dave Taylor's Work the Shell
FilmBuzz Trivia Goes Live
Mick Bauer's Paranoid Penguin
Samba Security, Part II
Kyle Rankin's Hack and /
Mutt and Virtual Folders
Doc Searls' EOF
The Browser Platform
OpenMoko's Neo FreeRunner: Open to the Core
by Cory Wright
by Kyle Rankin
Acer Aspire One
by Jes Hall
by Daniel Bartholomew
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|Secure Desktops with Qubes: Installation||May 28, 2016|
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- Tips for Optimizing Linux Memory Usage
- Secure Desktops with Qubes: Introduction
- Working with Command Arguments
- Download "Linux Management with Red Hat Satellite: Measuring Business Impact and ROI"
- Secure Desktops with Qubes: Installation
- Fancy Tricks for Changing Numeric Base
- CentOS 6.8 Released
- Linux Mint 18
- The Italian Army Switches to LibreOffice
- Petros Koutoupis' RapidDisk
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