May 2013: DVD Inlay Issue #150Mar 15, 2013
- Zend Studio 10 Announced
- Django 1.5 Released
- Tizen 2.0 Now Available
- Ruby 2.0 Released
- White House goes on record in support of freedom to jailbreak cell phones
- News Bites
10 RHEL 6.4 Released
- Yahoo ends telecommuting,
- Canonical UDS
- LG purchases WebOS from HP
11 Passwords Passé
- FIDO alliance seeks new authentication methods
- Largest Mersenne prime discovered
Welcome EditorialMar 15, 2013
Like any self-respecting Linux journalist, I’m often predisposed to take Microsoft to task. For the record, I do manage to spread it around, with occasional reflections on Apple and Google, because I truly believe our universe has room for more than one evil empire. But Microsoft is still the easiest mark. It used to be easy to make fun of Microsoft because they were so formidable and vast. Now it is easy to make fun of them because they get it wrong so often, and it is downright amusing to see so much hype and media attention going to such inelegant products.more »
Simon Voice Control Controlling Linux with voice inputFeb 22, 2013
Simon is a sophisticated speech recognition tool with easy access to two powerful speech recognition engines, Julius and CMU Sphinx.more »
Welcome EditorialFeb 22, 2013
A closed-source code base is a huge, ever-fading inertial mass. When it begins, with those first exhilarating lines, or even up through the first few releases, you can truly say that you are writing it. But after a while, it is more like you are tending it – or feeding it. It becomes an investment, an asset, a castle you are protecting, which means all your strategies are defensive and your dreams will not stray far from your spot of holy ground.more »
- Google Releases C++ B-Tree Template Library
- Oracle Releases MySQL 5.6
- Eclipse Releases Hudson 3.0
Doghouse – Raspberry Pi Raspberry Pi produces a “step function in fun”Feb 22, 2013
The Raspberry Pi computer has rekindled interest in tinkering with hardware and created a market for products combining the tiny computer with customized software.more »
Spammers go low-volume, and 90% of IE browsers are unpatched.
Adobe scrambles to release patches for vulnerable Flash Player.
Four-inch-long computer on a stick lets you boot a full Linux system from any HDMI display device.
New statute would require companies to report break-ins to consumers.
Weird data transfer technique avoids all standard security measures.
FIDO alliance declares the beginning of the end for old-style login authentication.
The Linux New Media Awards have honored the most significant products, projects, people, and organizations for open source/Linux every year since 2000.
Legendary Uber-distro splits over the systemd controversy.
New LTS version offers many refinements for the Cinnamon and Mate desktops and significant improvement under the hood.
One of CeBIT’s most successful forums returns in 2015.