Issue #123 / Feb 2011
Cover Theme: Sys Admin
DVD: Ubuntu 10.10 Sixpack
COMMUNITY: Doghouse: maddog Metricsmaddog pulls out his old HP-35, brushes up on reverse Polish notation, and takes the measure of modern storage on old technology.
People with long grey beards often talk about the systems they used to work on, how those systems had only “four kilobytes of memory,” and the wonderful things they used to be able to do with them.
NEWS: Zack's Kernel NewsZack's Kernel News
Chronicler Zack Brown reports on the latest news, views, dilemmas, and developments within the Linux kernel community.
COMMUNITY: Community Notebook: CacheCache
Mobile app development startups mean opportunities in and out of IT.
“It’s not the years, honey, it’s the mileage.” – Indiana Jones to Marion Ravenwood in Raiders of the Lost Ark.
COMMUNITY: Free Software ProjectsCommunity Notebook
Being well organized is very important, and free software developers can benefit from efficient time management and planning. OpenHatch facilitates the coordination of open source projects, and GTD-Free helps structure your leisure time.
COMMUNITY: SuperComputing 2010Community Notebook
Developers, admins, educators, scientists, engineers, and students met in New Orleans for the annual SuperComputing conference.
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.