Issue #137 / Apr 2012
Cover Theme: Security
DVD: Knoppix 7.0
SERVICE: April 2012: DVD InlayIssue #137
This month’s Linux Magazine DVD is the brand new Knoppix 7.0 Live distro in 32- and 64-bit options....
Trademarks receive much less media attention than patents or copyrights – at least in open source circles – but it looks like the trademark buzz might be heating up again with the recent
news that a company in China called Proview owns the name “iPad” and is preparing to throw down with Apple over the use of it. The fact that iPads are actually made in China adds urgency to this problem, with the company threatening to stop all exports until Apple settles.
SERVICE: On the DVD: Knoppix 7.0
This month’s Linux Magazine DVD is the brand new Knoppix 7.0 Live distro in 32- and 64-bit options.
NEWS: Tech ToolsWolfram|Alpha Pro Now AvailableRed Hat Virtual Storage ApplianceRaspberry Pi Units on Their WaySabayon Linux 8 Released...
Programs aren’t as smart as humans when it comes to interpreting the meaning of web information. If you want to maximize your search rank, you might want to dress up your HTML documents with microformats and microdata.
SYSADMIN: Charly’s Column: w3afThe sys admin’s daily grind: w3af
After toiling away to create a small but exclusive website, Charly wanted to run a security scanner against it to check for vulnerabilities. The choice of tools is enormous, but Charly chose w3af.
SYSADMIN: Security Lessons: Fixing SSLHow to fix SSL
We look at some new approaches to certificate verification.
COMMUNITY: Doghouse: Open Source PlumbingCommunity Notebook
maddog imagines what it would be like to own a Microsoft-certified toilet.
COMMUNITY: Kernel NewsHand-Picking PIDS; Massive Boot-Time Speedup; and Columns, Shmollums – the 80 characters per line dilemma.
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.