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Linux Journal Issue #52/August 1998


Getting Help With Linux  by Michael Stutz
So you've heard a lot about the power of Linux and you're eager to try it out for yourself. But where do you start?
Migrating to Linux, Part 1  by Norman M. Jacobowitz
Linux—not just for hackers anymore...
Betting on Darwin  by Doc Searls
Doc Searls interviews Marc Andreessen and Tom Paquin on Netscape's Open Source Strategy.
Selecting a Linux Distribution  by Phil Hughes
Linux Distributions Table  
Having trouble deciding which distribution to go for? Here's help.

News & Articles

Encapsulating IP Using SCSI  by Ben Elliston
Mr. Elliston is working on a protocol for using SCSI devices to network Linux clusters in order to transfer data at high speeds.
A First Look at KDE Programming  by David Sweet
Mr. Sweet teaches us how to write an application for the KDE desktop—for the experienced GUI programmer.
Linux Stampede  by David Haraburda
This article tells us a bit about the new kid on the block—Stampede Linux.
Muscle Flexes Smart Cards into Linux  by David Corcoran
The newest kind of card for your pocketbook offers better security for the information it holds.
XSuSE—Adding More to the XFree86 Offerings  by Dirk H. Hohndel
In mid 1997, S.u.S.E. Started to release a small family of Xservers, called XSuSE, that are based on XFree86 and are freely available in binary form. This paper explains who is involved in doing this, why we are doing it, what exactly we are doing and what will happen next.
UniForum '98 Report  by Phil Hughes
LJ's publisher flies to the east coast for the annual UniForum conference and spends more time at Linux track sessions than on the beach.
Linux Expo a Smashing Success!  by Norman M. Jacobowitz and Eric S. Raymond
Read all about it...


Evergreen 486 to 586 Upgrade Processor  by John Little
The No B.S. Guide to Linux  by Zach Beane
UNIX Network Programming, Volume 1, Second Edition  by David Bausum
Metamorphosis: A Programmer Looks at the Software Crisis  by Harvey Friedman


Creating Web Plots on Demand  by Mark Pruett
Mr. Pruett tells us how his company creates on-the-fly plots of database information for web display.
At the Forge   Speeding Up Database Access With mod_perl  by Reuven M. Lerner
Continuing the discussion of mod_perl, Mr. Lerner tells us about the DBI specification and the Apache::DBI module.


Letters to the Editor  
From the Editor   Open Source Software Model  by Russell Nelson
Open Source Software Model Mr. Nelson gives his opinions on how a business can subscribe to the Open Source philosophy and still make money.
Stop the Presses   Sun Joins Linux International  by Marjorie Richardson
Linux Apprentice   Linux Directory Trees  by Matus Telgarsky
Linux Directory Trees A quick tour of the various directories in Linux and the files contained in each.
Take Command   Implementing a deltree Command in Linux  by Graydon L. Ekdahl, Ph.D.
Implementing a deltree Command in Linux Removing a software package is made easy by using Dr. Ekdahl's deltree command.
Linux Means Business   Linux at the USPS  by John Taves
New Products  
System Administration   Linux as a Backup E-mail Server  by John Blair
Linux as a Backup E-mail Server Implementing a fall-back e-mail server is easy to do by setting the proper entries in the DNS server and running sendmail on a Debian Linux system.
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