Issue #98 / Jan 2009
Cover Theme: Virtual Admin
DVD: Ubuntu 8.10
PROGRAMMING: Perl: Lyrical LogfilesA Perl script implements a singing, musical Internet
Instead of just monitoring incoming requests in your web server's logfile, a sound server makes them audible and lets you listen to the tune of users surfing the site.
LINUXUSER: Avant Window NavigatorGetting around with the Avant Window Navigator
The Avant Window Navigator brings a Mac OS look and feel to your Linux desktop. With just a couple of steps, you can add a taste of Apple to your Linux user experience. We show you how to set up this breezy panel alternative.
LINUXUSER: GwibberMicroblogging with Gwibber
Individually updating all your accounts on multiple social networks or microblogging services can be a hassle. If you want to streamline your social networking, get Gwibber.
LINUXUSER: GIMP 2.6New features in GIMP 2.6
After more than eight years of planning, GIMP 2.6 finally includes the Generic Graphics Library.
LINUXUSER: DropboxOnline backup and synchronization
Have you ever dreamed of backing up your laptop data on the Internet and synchronizing multiple computers independently of the operating system? The Dropbox online service grants this wish with just a couple of mouse clicks.
LINUXUSER: Workspace: Business DataBusiness intelligence with OpenOffice.org Base
Learn how to analyze your business data with the help of OpenOffice.org Base and the Sun Report Builder extension.
COMMUNITY: Doghouse: Leading by ExampleMaking the case for Free software
The open source community doesn't have a fleet of attorneys and PR consultants. When it is time to make the case for free software, you might just have to be the advocate.
COMMUNITY: Ontario Linux Fest 2008All that and an inflatable Tux
New venue for Ontario Linux Fest 2008 puts the community into the conference.
COMMUNITY: Free Software ProjectsAn up-to-date overview of free software and its makers
The look and feel of Mac OS X appeals to many free software supporters. Mac4Lin icon and sound themes, in addition to the new Avant Window Navigator Dock clone, emulate this look. Also, the development team behind pdfsam offers a model for remunerating programmers of free software.
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.