Issue #135 / Feb 2012
Cover Theme: Interoperability
DVD: Linux Mint 12 "Lisa"
SERVICE: February 2012: DVD InlayIssue #135
The easiest desktop Linux ever!...
SERVICE: CommentLetter from the Editor
What's the top distro on the famous Distrowatch page hit ranking list? Not Ubuntu, OpenSUSE, or Fedora. According the Distrowatch, the hottest Linux is none other than Linux Mint – an Ubuntu-based, community-driven desktop system that is known for ease of use and efficient out-of-the-box multimedia functionality.
SERVICE: On the DVD: Linux Mint 12 "Lisa"
This month’s DVD includes the latest release from the popular Linux Mint project.
NEWS: Tech ToolsLLVM 3.0 ReleasedYaCy Search EngineOnlineOpen64 5.0 Released...
SYSADMIN: Charly’s Column: Linux FairThe sys admin’s daily grind: OpenRhineRuhr
According to Goethe, the best way to gain an education is to travel. Sys admin Charly went to Oberhausen, Germany, for the OpenRhineRuhr fair last week.
Developing cross-platform apps can be difficult and error prone. We offer some tips to ease the work.
COMMUNITY: Doghouse: In Praise of Standards
Recently, I was talking to a college professor who was complaining about the multitude of ways in which Linux works on various distributions. He was complaining that one distribution of Linux put a particular file in one place, and another distribution put a file in another place. He said it was hard for him to remember where each distribution put each file.
COMMUNITY: Kernel News
Chronicler Zack Brown reports on the latest news, views, dilemmas, and developments within the Linux kernel community.
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.