Issue #138 / May 2012
Cover Theme: In the Clouds
DVD: Linux Mint 12
SERVICE: May 2012: DVD InlayIssue #138
This month's CD comes with the Linux Mint 12 "Lisa" LXDE edition....
“Making revolution is not a crime!” This catchy turn of phrase is often attributed to Jian Qing, otherwise known as Madame Mao, otherwise known as one of the notorious Gang of Four – the group of former Chinese leaders who stood trial in 1980 for launching the devastating and discredited Cultural Revolution in China.
SERVICE: Table of Contents: 138In the Clouds
SERVICE: On the CD: Linux Mint 12
This month's CD comes with the Linux Mint 12 "Lisa" LXDE edition.
NEWS: Tech Tools
TeamDrive 3.0 Released for Android and iOS
JetBrains Releases TeamCity 7.0
AMD Announces Radeon HD 7870 and 7850
Altair Launches New HPC Tools
GFI Releases WebMonitor 2012
KNOW-HOW: Kexi vs. GlomKexi and Glom – lean database tools compared
Kexi and Glom aim to create databases with little overhead. We compare the power of these two tools.
SYSADMIN: Charly's Column: Weather PageThe sys admin’s daily grind: Charly’s weather report page
To find out what the weather is like, sys admin columnist Charly Kühnast no longer needs to go outdoors get wet, blown away, frozen to death, or sunburned.
SYSADMIN: Security Lessons: Cloud SecurityTools for auditing and securing cloud systems
Tools like OpenSCAP and Aqueduct can make life much easier when implementing cloud security standards.
COMMUNITY: Doghouse: AccessibilityCommunity Notebook
Designing computers for everyone: maddog considers some computer accessibility issues.
COMMUNITY: Kernel NewsDisposition of Binary-Only Modules; Seeking kernel.org Features; Remounting Oddities; PohmelFS Rewritten from Scratch; Device Isolation Groups
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.