Issue #122 / Jan 2011
Cover Theme: Interoperability
DVD: Knoppix 6.4 EXCLUSIVE! & Fedora 14
NEWS: Linux Magazine DVD InlayExclusive!
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SERVICE: WelcomeLetter From the Editor
One of my memorable moments as a homeowner was looking out the window at a pair of neighborhood kids in my backyard, who were immersed in some sort of water fight. Never mind that my own kids weren’t with them, or that they didn’t have any kind of permission to be in my backyard – I’ll save those topics for the child-rearing magazines. In this case, the fight itself was what I most remember.
SERVICE: Linux Magazine: January 2011Table of Contents
SERVICE: Knoppix 6.4 EXCLUSIVE! & Fedora 14Double-Sided DVD
Knoppix 6.4: The popular Knoppix is the quintessential Live troubleshooting tool for admins, developers, and desktop Linux users.
SERVICE: LettersWrite Access
Dear Rikki Kite: I picked up a copy of Linux Magazine the other day and read your most current, interesting article. Since you welcomed ideas for topics, I have a topic that never seems to be addressed.
COVER STORY: CaineThe Caine 2.0 forensic distribution
Caine is a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu 10.04 for forensic scientists and security-conscious administrators. Poised to do battle against IT ne’er-do-wells, Caine has a comprehensive selection of software, a user-friendly GUI, and responsive support.
COVER STORY: Charly's Column: Shakespeare Programming LanguageThe sys admin's daily grind: SPL
This is the ultimate programming language for decelerated feature page readers and the counterpart to agile software development: the Shakespeare Programming Language.
COVER STORY: Security Lessons: PasswordsAvoid password fatigue with a password storage system
Keeping track of all your passwords can be tricky. Kurt says: Keep your friends close and your passwords closer.
COMMUNITY: Doghouse: Deprecated Formatsmaddog learns a lesson about deprecated formats but finds a workable solution.
Often I talk about documents and the importance of open formats, mostly oriented toward formats like the Open Document Format (ODF) standard versus Microsoft’s OOXML specification.
COMMUNITY: Community Notebook: Cache2011 Predictions
Rikki asks the Magic 8 Ball (actually, her Facebook friends) what 2011 will bring. Also, updates on Gnome and CeBIT.
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.