Newsstand and DVD subscriber copies of this issue come with this month's openSUSE 11.0 DVD. OpenSUSE is the community arm of the venerable SUSE Linux – one of the oldest and most popular Linux distributions in the world.
Inside openSUSE 11.0, you'll find KDE 4.0, Gnome 2.22, and Linux kernel 2.6.25. The latest openSUSE also comes with a new installer, a major upgrade to the software management system, and what Novell calls a "plethora of improvements."
You'll find new Compiz 3D desktop effects, as well as the landmark 1.0 releases of a pair of open source favorites: the Banshee media player and the famous Wine API, which lets you run Windows applications on Linux systems. Other improvements include KDE's new Plasma desktop shell and the Kepas file-sharing tool.
Linux kernel 2.6.25
glibc 2.8 branch
Place this DVD in the drive and restart your system. If your computer doesn't start, make sure your BIOS is configured to boot from a DVD. Enter the BIOS setup menu (see your vendor documentation), make sure DVD boot is enabled, and make sure the DVD drive appears before hard drive in the boot order.
Processor: Pentium 1-4 or Xeon; AMD Duron, Athlon, Athlon XP, Athlon MP, Athlon 64, Sempron, or Opteron.
Memory: At least 256MB; 512MB recommended.
Hard Disk: At least 500MB for a minimal system; 3.0GB recommended for a standard system.
New release comes with better semantic search and improvements to Kontact.
Annual code quality report shows FOSS is more secure at all project size levels.
A new class of problems lets a malicious app pre-configure an invisible privilege update.
New Hack language adds static typing and other conveniences.
New crypto policy system will offer easier configuration and more uniform security.
Ubuntu founder denounces insecurity in proprietary, close-source software blobs.
Vulnerability affects many Linux web servers