Issue #99 / Feb 2009
Cover Theme: VoIP Security
DVD: openSUSE 11.1
PROGRAMMING: Kernel News
PROGRAMMING: Programming the CellApplication development for the Cell processor
The Cell architecPIture is finding its way into a vast range of computer systems – from huge supercomputers to inauspicious Playstation game consoles. We'll show you around the Cell and take a look at a sample Cell application.
PROGRAMMING: Perl: Speed BumpsProfilers identify bottlenecks in Perl programs
Instead of souped up CPUs, simple programming tricks are often all it takes to speed up a program. Profilers can discover bottlenecks that need more TLC from the developer.
LINUXUSER: Modifying the BootsplashIndividual bootsplash for your own system
Users interested in customizing even the smallest detail of their machines will probably want to modify the boot screen. We show you how to carry out this task with openSUSE 11, Ubuntu 8.x, and their derivatives.
LINUXUSER: Authoring SoftwareCreative prose writing with Celtx
Whether you plan to publish a comic or a manuscript, you need to manage a volume of material. Enter Celtx, which combines a database and text editor into a comprehensive tool.
LINUXUSER: Workspace: Firefox ExtensionsNifty Firefox extensions
We look at a few extensions that can make your daily work with Firefox more enjoyable and efficient by removing tiny annoyances and adding nifty features.
COMMUNITY: Doghouse: Creating a BusinessThe art of selling 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.
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.