Issue #109 / Dec 2009
Cover Theme: ACCESS LINUX FROM A SMARTPHONE
LINUXUSER: PruneAn Introduction to Prune
Have more fun with your GPS data with this easy-to-use Java-based tool.
LINUXUSER: Workspace: OpenOffice.org MacrosOpenOffice.org and Bilboblog
Dmitri shows you how to compose and publish your blog from OpenOffice.org.
LINUXUSER: Command Line: YumYummy, yummy, yummy
The RPM package manager Yum has its own advantages over other tools.
LINUXUSER: Moodle CMSE-Learning with Moodle
The Moodle course management system is useful for e-learning and for practical work in the computer room.
COMMUNITY: Doghouse: Open Source AssetsAccess to the source code confers an advantage
In times of economic stress, you can add value to your services by leveraging the resources of the FOSS community.
COMMUNITY: Ohio Linux Fest"40 Years of Unix" Celebration
The emphasis was on technical interactions in a spirit of community at the Ohio Linux Fest.
COMMUNITY: LinuxCon 2009A Linux Foundation event
Linux kernel developers, community members, and industry leaders gathered in Portland for The Linux Foundation's first LinuxCon.
COMMUNITY: Grace Hopper ConferenceWorld's Largest Gathering of Technical Women
Women in tech gathered to investigate the theme, "Creating Technology for Social Good."
COMMUNITY: Free Software ProjectsAn up-to-date look at free software and its makers
Free software at the movies: Thanks to projects such as Blender and Synfig Studio, fans of animated movies now have the right choice of tool. The "Social Media Guide" suggests how to improve the marketing of free software projects on the web.
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.