Issue #130 / Sep 2011
Cover Theme: Virtualization
DVD: Mageia 1 - first release of the Mandriva fork
SERVICE: September 2011: DVD InlayIssue #130
Leroy Robert “Satchel” Paige, the iconic athlete-philosopher who was probably the greatest baseball pitcher of all time, used to pass around this insightful list of “Rules for Staying Young”:
SERVICE: On the DVD: Mageia 1
With this month’s Linux Magazine DVD, you can test Mageia 1, the first release of a Mandriva fork begun in 2010. With a choice of desktops, such as KDE SC 4.6.3, Gnome 2.32, Xfce 4.8.1, and LXDE, you can tailor Mageia’s look and functionality to suit your needs.
NEWS: Tech ToolsAfter what seems like years, PuTTY 0.61 finally sees the light of day on July 12. Did I say "seems" like y......
NEWS: Write AccessLetters to the editor
Darktable I want to begin this email by saying I really like reading Linux Magazine. Secondly, I would like to add s......
NEWS: ArchipelManaging hypervisors with the Archipel VM orchestration tool
The innovative Archipel cross-hypervisor management tool uses the Jabber protocol to chat with servers running Xen, KVM, OpenVZ, and VMware.
REVIEWS: Trinity Rescue KitRescuing data on Linux and Windows machines Rescue
Trinity Rescue Kit is driven by the practical requirements of the admin’s daily work, integrating a full set of tools for maintaining and rescuing Linux and Windows PCs.
SYSADMIN: Charly's Column: LUG Camp TschiervThe sys admin’s daily grind: LUG Camp Tschierv
He nearly missed this year’s LUG Camp, but what was columnist Charly supposed to do instead – celebrate Father’s Day?
SYSADMIN: Security Lessons: cgroups and LXCFleet and flexible cgroups and Linux Containers
The big virtualization tools like KVM and Xen can’t compete on a small scale with resource-spare cgroups and Linux Containers.
LINUXUSER: Disk CleanersCare and feeding of disk space on Linux
You wouldn’t believe how much of the disk space on your system is wasted, filled with duplicate files, or cruft you don’t need.
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.