Issue #104 / Jul 2009
Cover Theme: Device Tricks
SERVICE: DVD InlayThis month’s DVD comes with two great Free Linux distros
This month’s DVD comes with two great Free Linux distros: Debian GNU/ Linux 5.0.1 “Lenny” and Mandriva Linux 2009.1......
NEWS: Linux Magazine DVDTwo great free Linux distros
This month’s DVD comes with two great Free Linux distros: Debian GNU/ Linux 5.0.1 “Lenny” and Mandriva Linux 2009.1 F......
NEWS: Tech ToolsWe thought you might be interested in the following new products and updates
Professional users are always searching for an edge. Whether you work with Linux as a webmaster, programmer, system administrator, or security consultant, you know the best solution depends on finding the right tool for the job.
COVER STORY: Device Tricks IntroTechniques for working with devices in Linux
Linux is getting much better at managing devices, and the versatility of open source software leads to some interesting innovations.
COVER STORY: State of Linux DriversNew directions in Linux driver management
Linux developers are working on a whole new generation of tools for managing and updating device drivers. We'll help you get a handle on device drivers.
COVER STORY: MTP in LinuxGetting your MTP devices working on Linux
Just because the MTP protocol is promoted by Microsoft doesn't mean you can't get music onto your MTP devices.
COVER STORY: Aufs2Writing to read-only devices with aufs2
Add temporary write capability to a read-only device with the stacked filesystem aufs.
COVER STORY: Encrypting USB SticksProtecting your USB sticks with encryption
How easy is it to lose a USB stick? Why not protect your data just in case the stick falls into unfriendly hands?
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.
The new Gnome release includes privacy and sharing settings, allowing more user control over access to personal information.
Mozilla is collaborating with Samsung on a new web browser engine called Servo.