I found the August issue of Linux Magazine in my mailbox this morning, and read it over lunch. Interesting interview of Scott McNealy (dubbed as the Capitalist in the Penguin Suit) by Bob McMillan. I usually don't care for this kind of article, but this time, I did learn a few things from Scott McNealy's views towards Java, Open Source, Linux, and (of course) Microsoft. Besides, he has a sense of humor.
Martin Streicher contributed a very readable introductory piece on Web services and SOAP (which he calls a clean, refreshing standard), featuring the Google Web Service API, as well as a step by step tutorial on setting up Apache Axis Web services toolkit on a Linux server.
I cannot link directly to any of these articles, since they are not yet available online on Linux Magazine's Web site, the webmaster of which, I found out, is none other than Jon Udell.
Linux Magazine, in both printed and online form, has put some effort clarifying its layout, and it shows: readability has vastly improved.