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Linux Journal Issue #103/November 2002


Bridging the Digital Divide in South Africa  by Linda Martindale
When you have to localize both Mozilla and OpenOffice, do you have to teach your translators two sets of tools? No—just use KDE's KBabel.
Radio E-Mail in West Africa  by Wayne Marshall
To the users, it looks like regular e-mail. But behind the scenes, a Linux-based project is using HF radio to move it hundreds of kilometers without a wire or even a repeater.
Introduction to Internationalization Programming  by Olexiy Ye Tykhomyrov
When your software gets new users who prefer a different language, what are you going to do? Learn the fundamentals of POSIX locales and GNU gettext now, so that you can make your program multilingual later.
Indian Language Solutions for GNU/Linux  by Frederick Noronha
Some of the hardest languages to support are also some of the most widely spoken. Here's an overview of the projects to make Linux work with the two languages on our cover and more.


Playing with ptrace, Part I  by Pradeep Padala
You might have used strace to see what system calls a program makes. strace strace and you'll see it uses the ptrace call. What's that? Here's what.
QUORUM: Prepaid Internet at the University of Zululand  by Soren Aalto
When net access is expensive, you can't let web surfing break the budget. Here's a system to enforce fair quotas for all.
2002 Readers' Choice Awards  by Heather Mead
If you're our average reader, the GIMP is your favorite grapics program. But some of the other winners are surprising.
Using the Kernel Security Module Interface  by Greg Kroah-Hartman
Some of today's hottest security projects are using the 2.5 kernel's LSM technology. Kernel hacker Greg Kroah-Hartman explains the new security framework that will give you an extra layer of protection in the future.


Controlling Creatures with Linux  by Steve Rosenbluth, Michael Babcock and David Barrington Holt
Is that movie character animatronic or computer-generated? Find out how the same Linux-based system can let one person control either one.


Kernel Korner   Multicast Routing Code in the Linux Kernel  by Matteo Pelati
At the Forge   OpenACS Packages  by Reuven M. Lerner
Cooking with Linux   Serving Up the All-Linux Office  by Marcel Gagné


Focus on Software   Hey USA, Don't Miss the Boat!  by David A. Bandel
IAAL   Why We Still Oppose the UCITA  by Lawrence Rosen


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