Issue #107 / Oct 2009
Cover Theme: SPEED UP YOUR WEB SERVER
DVD: SLAMPP 2.0 LIVE
SYSADMIN: Security LessonsThe future of Linux updates
Constant security updates can give you peace of mind, but the inconvenience of download – install – reboot can be a pain. We show you how to avoid downtime while staying up to date.
SYSADMIN: Webmin configuration toolWeb-based server configuration with Webmin
Manage your Linux server system with the easy and flexible Webmin tool.
PROGRAMMING: Kernel News
PROGRAMMING: Perl: Sharpen ImagesSharpen images with Perl and GIMP
How do you sharpen a digital image? A short introduction to the principles and a Perl plugin for GIMP help amateur digital photographers polish their snapshots in a professional way.
LINUXUSER: Managing Music with PicardManage your music collection with Picard
Getting that iTunes experience requires more than just Amarok or Rhythmbox. It also requires planning – especially if you went digital before the Linux desktop had audio players.
LINUXUSER: Workspace: ZoteroTurn Firefox into a research tool
We show you how Zotero can turn Firefox into the ultimate research tool.
LINUXUSER: Adobe AIR for LinuxGetting started with Adobe AIR for Linux
With the advent of Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR), Flash applications now run on the desktop, any desktop – yes, even Linux.
LINUXUSER: Commandline: Bash BootcampGrasping the basics of Bash
Even experts forget the fundamentals. Learn more about – or get a refresher on – the basics of Bash.
COMMUNITY: Doghouse: Future-ProofingFuture-proofing your business
maddog examines why students should use free and open source technologies when learning the basics of computing.
COMMUNITY: OSCON 2009OSCON 2009
Moving from Portland to the hustle and bustle of the Silicon Valley, OSCON, the mother of all Open Source conferences, offered a wide variety of tutorials and presentations to 2,800 attendees.
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.