Issue #97 / Dec 2008
Cover Theme: Seamless Integration
DVD: Mandriva 2009
PROGRAMMING: Perl: BarcodesA Perl script catalogs books and CDs with the help of barcodes
Barcodes efficiently speed us through supermarket checkout lines, but the technology is also useful for totally different applications. An inexpensive barcode scanner can help you organize your private library, CD, or DVD collection.
LINUXUSER: Thunderbird Add-OnsPractical add-ons for Thunderbird
Mozilla Thunderbird email client continues to gain ground thanks to its multitude of internal features, and add-ons help to extend its functionality.
LINUXUSER: iTalciTalc classroom management software
iTalc gives teachers complete control over the digital classroom and integrates the PC as a learning aid and tool.
LINUXUSER: Workspace: BambooInvoiceBambooInvoice web-based invoicing application
If you want your business to run smoothly, deploying a dependable invoicing solution should be among your top priorities. BambooInvoice offers a user-friendly, web-based invoicing solution.
COMMUNITY: Doghouse: Leading by ExampleWhen is 25 percent more than one quarter of the cost?
Governments need a better understanding of the flexibility and security of open source software.
COMMUNITY: Linux Bier Wanderung 2008Hiking and hacking in Switzerland
Snow-covered white mountains, green meadows, yellow cheese, purple cows, the distant sound of yodeling marmots, and plenty of Linux people from all over the world – a perfect combination for a geek event.
COMMUNITY: VMworld 2008A report from VMworld 2008
VMworld, the world's largest virtualization event, offered a variety of technical events, birds-of-a-feather sessions, press conferences, and perhaps the biggest IT party ever. VMworld's fifth year is one to remember.
COMMUNITY: Free Software ProjectsAn up-to-date overview of free software and its makers
The free high-end game, Yo Frankie, in which players steer a flying squirrel through a colorful 3D world, is almost finished. KI Research still faces major issues, but FreeHAL, a dialog program, gives users a behind-the-scenes look at the current state of affairs.
Vendor D-Wave scores big with a sale to NASA's Quantum Intelligence Lab.
Many package updates and Steam integration highlight the latest from the Mandriva-based community Linux.
Richard Stallman calls for the W3C to remain independent of vendor interests.
The new release supports nine architectures, 73 human languages, and zero non-Free components.
Fedora developers release the first alpha version of Fedora 19, known as Schrödinger’s Cat, for general testing. The final release is expected in July 2013.
ack is a grep-like, command-line tool that has been optimized for programmers to search large trees of source code.
New features in SUSE Studio 1.3 include enhanced cloud integration, VM platform support, and lifecycle management.
The Linux Foundation recently announced that the Xen Project is becoming a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project.
Open source version of LiveCode is now available for developing apps, games, and utilities for all major platforms.
OpenDaylight is an open source software-defined networking project committed to furthering adoption of SDN and accelerating innovation in a vendor-neutral and open environment.