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It's the beginning of the holiday season here at Red Hat HQ and we're in a festive mood. Fedora™ Core 6 is out the door (and the DVDs have arrived), and the elves--er, engineers--are hard at work on Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 5. Here at the magazine, we're readying a few gifts of our own. We see from our statistics and page ratings (thanks!) that the how-to articles are among our most popular. In this issue we've got two. Spend your holiday break setting up your home network--Shannon and Stuart will help you get email and DNS running smoothly.
by Rebecca Fernandez and the rest of the Magazine staff.
Is your honey a hard-to-buy-for geek? Are you a technologist whose presents are never up to par? If so, this list is for you. Holiday bonus: A prize pack made up of selected gifts from our list.
by Stuart R. Kirk
Want complete control over your inbox? Send and receive email--and filter spam--yourself.
by Shannon Hughes
Customize your domain from the comfort--and security--of your home computer. An experienced RHCE will be your guide.
by Paul Jones
When the symposium ended in Delhi, one traveller took the 12-hour drive to meet with Tibetans in exile--innovators he's known for a decade through their work with ibiblio.
by Mark Webbink
Inspired by brilliant bloggers? We are too. This week, we couldn't help but marvel at one of our own.
Find out what Shadowman thinks of Oracle, Novell, and Sun.
Mounting GFS with a cluster, Sockets Direct Protocol, and access controls.
Despite opposition, truth happens. We say this a lot. We even put it on t-shirts. But this past month held more opposition than usual.
If you keep up with tech news, you know that Oracle announced a support package for Red Hat Enterprise Linux. "Unbreakable Linux" will essentially create a forked distribution of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
by Venkatesh Hariharan
Intellectual property. Who does it help? An Indian man examines his country's history and concludes that shared knowledge benefits everyone. And the economy.
produced by Kristin Hondros
by Rebecca Fernandez
They're stick figures with geek humor. We chat with xkcd creator Randall Munroe about Creative Commons, digital rights management, and his Internet hit comic strip.
by David Berube
Want to run Ruby on Linux? Follow the instructions in this article to write your first application. It couldn't be easier.
USB without drivers, external USB drives and large files, named errors, and gnome-terminal's LD_LIBRARY_PATH.