Linux Journal Contents #179, March 2009
Linux achieves world domination!! Now, that was The Day The Earth Stood Still...wait, maybe I'm thinking of something else. Oh yeah, scratch that, that's the cover story this month. In any case, don't miss reading about how Linux contributed to the making of this great movie. When you finish that one, don't miss our feature articles about GNOME Do, Xfce, Adobe AIR and a flock of alternative browsers including Opera, CrossOver Chromium and Flock. Plus, take a look at this month's Cooking with Linux to see what's new in the recently released KDE 4.2. If you enjoyed last month's cover story, get ready to set up your own virtual reality system with OpenSim. And, if last month's issue left you salivating for more about jQuery, find out how to get started writing your own jQuery plugins. Oh, and are you backed up? If not, make sure you read “When Disaster Strikes: Hard Drive Crashes” before you do anything else. If you thought the people in The Day The Earth Stood Still were having a bad day, wait till your hard drive crashes—aliens would be a welcome sight compared to that. There's all that and much more in this month's issue of Linux Journal!
Fast App Launching with GNOME Do
by Kyle Rankin
Use GNOME Do and its many plugins to extend desktop functionality.
Xfce: the Third Man
by Federico Kereki
The “other” desktop environment.
Browser Battles: Opera, CrossOver Chromium and Flock
by James Gray
Stuck on Firefox? You may find fulfillment in an alternative browser.
AIR Out Your Desktop with Adobe
by Shawn Powers
Desktop apps for everyone.
The Day the Earth Stood
by Robin Rowe
Visual effects with Linux.
Run Your Own Virtual Reality with OpenSim
by Bill Childers
Make your own reality, virtually.
Shawn Powers' Editorial
Celebrating 15 Years of Linux Journal
Reuven M. Lerner's At the Forge
Marcel Gagné's Cooking with Linux
The Evolution of the Desktop—How Far from the Pinnacle?
Dave Taylor's Work the Shell
Counting Words and Letters
Mick Bauer's Paranoid Penguin
Mental Laziness and Bad Dogma to Avoid
Kyle Rankin's Hack and /
When Disaster Strikes: Hard Drive Crashes
Doc Searls' EOF
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|Working with Command Arguments||May 28, 2016|
|Secure Desktops with Qubes: Installation||May 28, 2016|
|CentOS 6.8 Released||May 27, 2016|
|Secure Desktops with Qubes: Introduction||May 27, 2016|
|Chris Birchall's Re-Engineering Legacy Software (Manning Publications)||May 26, 2016|
|ServersCheck's Thermal Imaging Camera Sensor||May 25, 2016|
- Secure Desktops with Qubes: Introduction
- Secure Desktops with Qubes: Installation
- Download "Linux Management with Red Hat Satellite: Measuring Business Impact and ROI"
- Working with Command Arguments
- CentOS 6.8 Released
- The Italian Army Switches to LibreOffice
- Linux Mint 18
- ServersCheck's Thermal Imaging Camera Sensor
- Chris Birchall's Re-Engineering Legacy Software (Manning Publications)
- Petros Koutoupis' RapidDisk
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