May 2013: DVD Inlay Issue #150

Mar 15, 2013
If you’re new to this magazine, take a tour and let’s get acquainted. If you’re a long-time reader, now is your......
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Tech Tools

Mar 15, 2013
  • Zend Studio 10 Announced
  • Django 1.5 Released
  • Tizen 2.0 Now Available
  • Ruby 2.0 Released
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Linux News

Mar 15, 2013

Jailbreak Spat

  • 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
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Welcome Editorial

Mar 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.

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Simon Voice Control Controlling Linux with voice input

Feb 22, 2013

Simon is a sophisticated speech recognition tool with easy access to two powerful speech recognition engines, Julius and CMU Sphinx.

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Welcome Editorial

Feb 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.

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Tech Tools

Feb 22, 2013
  • Google Releases C++ B-Tree Template Library
  • Unmetered.com
  • Oracle Releases MySQL 5.6
  • Eclipse Releases Hudson 3.0
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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.

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