Sneaking Linux into Windows
Carry a virtual Linux machine with you wherever you go.
Theoretically, a bootable USB stick with a Linux distribution lets you carry your Linux desktop with you without installing any software on the host machine. In practice, however, your Linux-on-a-stick might not be as universal as advertised. Sometimes you must ask the permission of the owner of the computer you are using, and many PC owners are reluctant to let their friends boot to a totally different operating system. In some cases, you might need to manually reconfigure the BIOS to support a USB boot. Many Internet cafes do not even let you reboot the system, so booting into Linux simply isn't an option.
An easy solution to this problem is a virtual machine based on the popular QEMU emulator . With QEMU, you can install a Windows version of QEMU on a USB stick, create a Linux-based virtual machine, and run Linux as a virtual system inside Windows.
The excellent Qemu Manager  tool lets you turn your USB stick into a portable computing environment (Figure 1). Qemu Manager wraps the QEMU functionality into a sleek and user-friendly graphical interface that lets you create, manage, and run virtual machines with consummate ease. Installing Qemu Manager is as simple as downloading the zipped version of the tool, unpacking it in a folder on the USB stick, and double-clicking on the QemuManager.exe executable to launch Qemu Manager.
Read full article as PDF »
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.