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The Trouble With Live Data

David Bonn Issue #24, April 1996 One use of such hacks is to break security. live data, n. 1. Data that is written to be interpreted and takes over program flow when triggered by some un-obvious operation, such as viewing it. One use of such hacks is to break security. For example, some smart terminals have commands that allow one ...

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Finding Linux Software

Erik Troan Issue #24, April 1996 There is a treasure trove of software for Linux just waiting for you to download it from the Internet or copy it from a CD-ROM. However, you may need to keep an open mind to recognize a treasure when you see it. One of the most popular questions asked throughout the comp.os.linux Usenet hierarchy ...

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XF-Mail

John M. Fisk Issue #24, April 1996 If you have a dial-up connection to the Internet, one of your easiest options for getting and receiving e-mail is popmail. But to use popmail, you need a “popmail client”. XF-Mail is a convenient, easy-to-use, and reasonably powerful popmail client that is worth a closer look. I suspect that there are a lot ...

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Running Windows Applications NOW

Ron Bardarson Issue #23, March 1996 If you need to run MS Windows applications under Linux and haven’t been satisfied with the current solutions, here’s the road less traveled… There are three methods of obtaining use of Microsoft (MS) Windows applications under Linux. They are: Wine, available from ftp://tsx-11.mit.edu:/pub/linux/ALPHA/Wine/development/DOSEMU, available from ftp://tsx-11.mit.edu:/pub/linux/ALPHA/dosemu/DESQview/X (DV/X), available from QuarterDeck software Wine is rather ...

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Ext2tools—Reading Linux files from DOS

Robert Dalrymple Issue #23, March 1996 Robert admits he uses Windows on his PC along with Linux. Here’s how he survives his divided existence. I don’t know about you, but I will admit to using Windows on my PC along with Linux. It’s just that some Windows applications are still better than those available for the X windows system. (No ...

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Geomview

Tim Jones Issue #23, March 1996 Looking for a powerful visualization tool? Geomview, designed to serve as both a general purpose viewer and a visualization tool for mathematics research, may fit the bill. Tim Jones demonstrates Geomview’s virtually unlimited applications. At first glance, Geomview appears to be a neat piece of 3-D software—a toy. In reality, an hour’s study of ...

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COMDEX ’95

LJ Staff Issue #22, February 1996 Open Systems World in DC had a Linux track and exhibition at the same time as Comdex and drew many of the Linux Vendors who otherwise might have been at Comdex. COMDEX is the second largest computer trade show in the world, offering multiple convention floors with 2,000 exhibitors plying their new computer products ...

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Open Systems World/FedUNIX ’95

Kevin Pierce Issue #22, February 1996 The show included the second annual Linux Conference, sponsored by Linux Journal, which featured a day of informative sessions and tutorials and a one-day class for novices and intermediate Linux users. Open Systems World/FedUNIX ’95 was held the week of November 13 at the Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC. The show included the second ...

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XForms: Review and Tutorial

Karel Kubat Issue #22, February 1996 Exploring XForms, a graphical user interface toolkit for X. In this article I would like to introduce you to XForms, a graphical user interface (GUI) toolkit for C and C++ I discovered a few months ago. I’ve been writing programs for several platforms (including, of course, Linux) for some time now and lately have ...

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How To Read 950 E-mail Messages Before Lunch

Jay D. Allen Issue #22, February 1996 A discussion of the use of e-mail filters on Unix computers that use Sendmail-like mail systems. I have heard it said that electronic mail is the biggest reason that people first go to the Internet, and that Usenet news is why they stay. My question is, what is the single biggest reason that ...

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