Issue #108 / Nov 2009
Cover Theme: OPTIMIZING RAID ARRAYS
PROGRAMMING: Perl: TwitterPerl scripts send log messages to Twitter
The Twitter service can be a platform for meaningless chatter, or you can automate access with an API and use it in ways Twitter never envisioned.
LINUXUSER: Pauker Flash Card ToolExploring the Pauker flash card tool
Get ready for your next exam with the Pauker flash card system.
LINUXUSER: Workspace: PivotXBlogging with PivotX
Check out this full-featured solution for your personal or business blog.
LINUXUSER: ResourceSpaceDigital asset management with ResourceSpace
Organize all your digital collections from a single user interface.
LINUXUSER: Command Line: Apt-getInstalling software the Debian way
Dependency tangles fall away with the Debian package system.
COMMUNITY: Doghouse: Free or Gratis?Free CDs and ISO Images
maddog explains the difference between free software and gratis media.
COMMUNITY: Linux Bier Wanderung 2009The 10th anniversary Linux Beer Hike
Happy birthday, LBW! Ten years of hacking, hiking, and beer tasting – the movable feast wanders back to Bavaria.
COMMUNITY: OpenSource World ReportThe new three-in-one format falls short for open source projects
Ubuntu Community Manager Jono Bacon reports on the co-located OpenSource World, NGDC, and CloudWorld conferences.
COMMUNITY: Free Software ProjectsAn up-to-date look at free software and its makers
The number of games available for KDE could start growing soon with the free Gluon library to facilitate programming. A Gnome developer shows how to design user-friendly software. Proprietary PDF editing programs could soon be a thing of the past thanks to PDF Mod.
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.