Issue #106 / Sep 2009
Cover Theme: STOPPING INTRUDERS
PROGRAMMING: ParrotAn introduction to Parrot
Parrot is an all-in-one tool for developing and executing new programming languages. Perl 6 runs on Parrot; chances are your language can run on it, too.
LINUXUSER: JavE: ASCII Art EditorDesigning ASCII graphics with JavE
The free JavE ASCII editor lets you create diagrams, brighten email messages, write circuit diagrams, create cartoons, or just design ASCII art for pleasure.
LINUXUSER: Desktop Tools: SlaxRoll your own Linux with Slax
With its novel package manager, Slax makes it simple to install new software and easy to build your own distributions.
LINUXUSER: Workspace: OpenGooWorking virtually with OpenGoo
The open source project OpenGoo wants to be the best web office around.
LINUXUSER: Command Line: Viewing FilesViewing files, up close and personal
If you just want to peek into a text file, Linux has an abundance of commands to satisfy your curiosity.
COMMUNITY: Doghouse: CompletenessFrom hacker to programmer
The difference between hacking and developing software might lie in the quality of testing and documenting projects.
COMMUNITY: Free Software ProjectsAn up-to-date overview of free software and its makers
The Krita graphics program celebrates its 10th birthday and a successful jump to KOffice 2.0, while the Mistelix DVD creator gets ready to grow up.
Although spam filtering and blocking is helpful for the end user, it doesn't stop the production of spam. KnujOn strikes spam at the source.
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.