- A toolchain for transformation from paper to HTML
Here is one toolchain to convert and old paper magazine into html document.
- LF Tip: essential firefox extensions
Two really cool firefox extensions.
Bayonne: the opensource project for phone and IVR services
GNU Bayonne is a scalable telephony application server.
- Professional Tex(t)Authoring with LyX
This article is written for people who have a lot of text editing/authoring to do and are primarily interested in getting the text edited fast, reliable with a plesant looking printout.
- LF Tip: generating PDF from html documents
Generating PDF files from html documents with all the pictures included is not easy. Here are a few tips how to do it.
- Checking gpg mail signatures with Sylpheed-Claws
How to install a gpg plugin and check a mail signature within Sylpheed-Claws using some bash pipes commands.
A Knoppix based Live CD that provides a Linux Cluster ready for MPI and other Parallel Computing in less than 15 minutes!
- LF Tip: emacs keybindings to edit the url in firefox
LinuxFocus tip December 2004
- Using gEDA
gEDA is a tool-chain for electronic circuit design.
Creating a simple animation is fun and easy, for children and adults alike.
Linux in science -- or how a useful neural network utility was developed
This article shows how useful Linux-based software in science is.
- Dia, a diagram creation program
In this article we take a look at dia, a gnome based diagram creation program.
- Statistics Anyone?
Most statistics packages seem to be overwhelming in their scope, forcing the user on a very steep learning path, most of them are also very expensive. There is however a refreshing alternative: SalStat
- Linux for S/390 (IBM z-Series)
S/390 is a robust hardware platform from IBM for large enterprices. Linux runs on it.
- RPN calculators for Linux
Reverse Polish Notation is the most advanced entry method for calculators. This article will review some of the available RPN desktop calculators for Linux.
- A short guide to the installation of CVW under Linux
Collaborative Virtual Workspaces is one of the finest open source tools available for the development of virtual education.
- Going 3D with Blender: A toy train
In this second article in our series about modeling with Blender we create a little toy train.
- Linux on the desktop: A computer for Mom
My Mom belongs to a generation which grew up without computers. This article is probably valid for most people who first started to use a computer beyond the age of 60.
- Book review: Mastering Red Hat Linux 9
This is a review of the book Mastering Red Hat Linux 9. by Jang, Michael, Sybex.
- Product Review: Textmaker
Textmaker is one of the new commercial word processors for Linux.
- A GNUstep small apps tour
This is a very short review of some of the smaller but very useful tools from GNUstep.
GUI Programming with GTK
In this article we will learn how to write graphical user interfaces (GUI) using GTK.
- IDS - Intrusion Detection System, part I
- GWorkspace, the GNUstep Workspace Manager
The concept of Workspace Manager appeared with NeXT at the end of the 80's. It was a complete new way of using a system GUI. GWorkspace is the GNUstep free implementation of this revolution.
- Ximian Evolution installation guide
Ximian Evolution is able to read ans send mail from a Linux workstation via an Exchange server 5. In this article, I'll give you some info about my personal experiance and my own configuration.
- Concurrent programming - Message queues (1)
The third article on concurrent programming and UNIX inter process communication.
- Linux USB LCD display with watchdog and buttons
This article explains how to modify the LCD display prestented in May2002 to work with the USB interface. The design is based on a chip from www.ftdichip.com
- Fighting against Spam
Spam between the mail!? Spam E-mail is growing at an alarming rate and it is a major problem for almost everybody.In this article we will explain ho w to handle unwanted commercial email.
- Demography hands on
This article presents a simulation program to answer the question "How will the population look in 50 or 100 years from now?"
- Using PGPLOT for interactive graphics under Linux
In this article you will learn how to build an interactive graphics program written in Fortran.
Developing Gnome Application with Python (Part 3)
RAD stands for Rapid Application Development.
- Gorm and ProjectCenter, the GNUstep RAD tools
Gorm and ProjectCenter are the Gnu Rapid Application Development tools for GNUstep
- Mozilla dissected
In this article we dissect the huge lizard - in particular we investigate the browser part. It's actually a review of Mozilla 1.1 with two add-ons: 'Mouse Gestures' and 'RadialContext'.
L'heure du Jazz++
Jazz is a midi sequencer with many interesting features for editing and composing your own music!
Midi with alsa
This article explains how to use your computer as a midi synthesizer.
Understanding HD44780 compatible LCD-displays
This article how the interface of a HD44780 compatible LCD-displays works at bits and byte level.
Using BibTeXML in DocBook XML to Write Scientific Articles
BibTex is an system which enables you to insert references from a (file) database into Tex documents. In this article I will show you how you can use a BibTex like reference system with DocBook XML.
Light, Camera, Action... Kino!
Connect your digital video camera via firewire to Linux and start cutting.
Frequency counter 1Hz-100Mhz with LCD display and RS232 interface
This article describes how to design a frequency counter with the AT90S4433 Microcontroller and Linux.
Book Review: Beginning Databases with MySQL
A brief review about this great book about MySQL.
Plugins and Mozilla RC3
How I setup Mozilla RC3 for Real Player, Acrobat, Flash, and a generic plug-in Plugger.
The new KDE3 is out. This article will give you an idea what it would be like to try it for yourself.
Discover the universe
This article introduces 2 program for Linux to explore the universe.
Getting to know XML
This is a short introduction to XML. You will meet Eddy the meta cat, the XML syntax police, and some DTDs. Don't worry, we'll explain ;-)
GNUMail.app, the portability evidence
A NeXTmail clone able to run under GNUstep and MacOS X with the same source code
Book review: The qmail Handbook
This article is a brief review of "The Qmail Handbook" from Dave Sill.
IOS, another REBOLution
Back to the future: IOS the internet operating system
- Writing CDs with Linux
In this article we describe how you can write CDs under Linux.
- MySQL and Perl, the marriage of convenience
Using MySQL in conjunction with Perl is an old story, but still a good one.
Analyzing your internet applications' log files II - configuring your reports
The first article in this series introduced Lire. This article will show you how you can configure your reports for your need.
Analyzing your internet applications' logfiles
This article is the first in a series about using Lire to analyze log files of internet server applications. This is not limited to one service, e.g. Apache, but is an integrated analyzer for many different services. Included are DNS, WWW, email and ipfilter services.
- Singing in the web... with Opera 5.0 for Linux
Review of the new improved version of one of the lightest browsers
Using XML and XSLT to build LinuxFocus.org(/Nederlands)
This article shows you how parts of the Dutch website of LinuxFocus is generated with XSLT tools from the XML database. It compares this with the (very) much slower DOM tools in Perl.
- Real-time mp3 recording, part II
In the first part we showed how you can record in mp3 in realtime, for example a radio show, and make a big file out of it, e.g. 650MB for 24 hours of music in near-CD quality (128 kbit/s; stereo). Now, what to do with such a big file? Can we make even bigger files, or could we maybe get a better compression rate? How about the quality of these mp3 recordings?
Editing DocBook XML Documents
This article describes the use of Kate and its XML plugin as a tool for editing DocBook XML documents
- Install a fax server the easy way
This article explains how to install hylafax, a fax server, on a linux box
- Real-time MP3 recording
Recording music in mp3-format gives you the possibility to record very long pieces of music without exhausting the disk-space.
This article reviews the possibility of MagicPoint. This software is one of the very few that allow creation of presentations under X-Windows.
- An Introduction to Perl's XML::XSLT module
This article demonstrates some of the capabilities of the W3C's XSLT standard and how it can be used to help you manage and publish XML documents to the web.
Mastering the VI editor
The VI editor is a screen-based editor used by many Unix users. The VI editor has powerful features to aid programmers, but many beginning users avoid using VI because the different features overwhelm them.
Making PDF documents with DocBook
This article describes how you can use DocBook to develop PDF documents and covers tools you need to edit DocBook articles and tools to translate them to PDF documents.
Arkeia, a professional and commercial network backup solution
Arkeia 4.2.3-1 is the latest version of a commercial and professional network backup solution from Knox Software.
NEdit, the universal editor in Unix world
Nedit is a remarkable editor. Unfortunately it is not included in most Linux distributions and therefore not as well known as other editors.
- QCad: Technical drawing with Linux
QCad is a 2D CAD system
WindowMaker the spirit of NextStep
Window Maker 0.61.1 is the latest release of a NeXT look-alike window manager.
FSViewer, a File Manager for WindowMaker
Among the revolutionary tools of NeXTStep, the first in order of appearance on the screen was indisputably the File Viewer. Thanks to the path-view in that File Manager you always knew where you were. It was more than a manager, it was a true browser. FSViewer is a NeXTStep a like File Manager for WindowMaker.
Speeding up small databases on Linux
A Ramdisk can be used to make small PostgreSQL databases really fast.
- Discovering Ted
Ted is a very nice and light weight word processor
MySQL. A Database Server
MySQL is an SQL (Structured Query Language) database server supported by a number of platforms, including Linux. Its Linux version is design with fast performance in mind.
The StarOffice Suite
This article looks at the word processor in StarOffice
Enlightenment is a highly customizable window manager for Linux. This article discusses the features, installation, and customization of the Enlightenment window manager.
- StarOffice for Linux
This article reviews the applications available in the suite StarOffice 4.0. The author gives us a demonstration using tool for the creation of presentations. (functionally similar to Microsoft's Power Point).
- Lyx Review
Lyx is an editor with fantastic possibilities. Ismael gives us a little overview.
- Managing Your Mail with procmail
Keep you mail on folders, respond automatically, create mailing lists, learn how to do these and much more with procmail.
- PGP Under Linux
The author gives an introduction to PGP.