Linux Journal now has a monthly column on the World Wide Web,
and we need articles for it.
How the Various file systems work
Features that should or will be added to the kernel and why
Implementing new drivers
For example intelligent comm boards, PCMCIA drivers
System administration for multi-seat installations
Apsfilter and Multifilter
The "monitor" program
How to hear sounds
Beginner tutorial on how to play different kinds of sound files.
Simple uses for Perl, awk, or sed would be good.
Introduction to your favorite text editor--besides Emacs and
vi. Everyone knows about Emacs and vi--we want to know more
about other editors that are also available. Candidates include
(but are certainly not limited to) Xedit, aXe, Xcoral, jed,
Nedit, jade, sam, and gloe. X-based or text-based, your choice.
Tutorials on using debuggers effectively: ups, and/or
other debuggers. "Other debuggers" might include embedded
debuggers as in Perl, Python, Tcl, and other interpreted
Software safety with Aegis
A overview and tutorial on Aegis, a set of GNU-licensed
CASE tools which enables developers to be sure that they can
always release known-working code, even in the middle of
development, by automatically testing code changes with a
regression test suite collected piece-by-piece.
A programmer's tutorial and introduction to bprof, which
provides source code profiling and coverage information.
Memory Access Error Checkers
Tutorials for Checker and/or ElectricFence, two free
products similar in purpose to the commercial products
Sentinel, Insure++, and Pure
A tutorial on Python, a very interesting new interpreted
Simplified X programming libraries
Technical reviews for developers of one or more of Grafix,
libsc, iman, and/or any others you are aware of.
An overview or tutorial on xtent, a freely-available
functional language for writing simple X apps which can
be used in stand-alone mode or can be embedded in other
A tutorial for new X developers who want a simple
introduction to this powerful makefile generator that
A developer's overview of CooL, which is described as an
Object-Oriented 4GL for writing Motif-based client-server
Vertical applications of Linux
Linux can be very usefully deployed in the vertical
marketplace. We'd like to see articles about how Linux has
been used to solve vertical problems, as well as reviews of
vertical solutions that are available for Linux.
Articles for beginners on setting up services that
would be useful in an office, for instance, file and print
servers for Unix, DOS, Windows, and Mac (not all in one
Tuning Linux applications (free or commercial) for use in
Two ports to Unix are available of one of the best fractal programs
out there. Introduce Linux Journal readers to one of them.
In a very general sense, we are always looking for articles
that would appeal to the absolute Linux beginner. We welcome ideas as well as
Linux Configuration for Novices
An article explaining common configuration problems and
their solutions. Like the installation article, this article
should not attempt to explain all the details, but should point
the novice towards the easy solution. Of course, this article
should also contain a sidebar to help the user find more
How to Find Help!
The novice Linux user has no idea where to turn for help.
This article should explain every reasonable resource that the
novice could use. The article should explain how to use each
resource and what to reasonably expect from each resource.
Common Novice Questions and Answers
This is not a normal FAQ: We want particularly the questions
that novices ask in the first week or so of using Linux. We will
help provide answers that are aimed at the truly Novice user.