Issue #140 / Jul 2012
Cover Theme: Chips & Gadgets
DVD: Kubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin"
SERVICE: July 2012: DVD InlayIssue #140
This issue’s DVD comes with Kubuntu 12.04 LTS....
A little over a year ago, I wrote a column about a Nokia memo that appeared a little over a year ago. The famous “Burning Platform” memo made the case for Nokia bailing out of the open source MeeGo project as a last-ditch effort to save the company.
SERVICE: Table of Contents: 140Chips & Gadgets
This month’s emphasis is on hardware. We look at video acceleration, smartphone security, and new life for old devices.
SERVICE: On the DVD: Kubuntu 12.04 LTSThis month's DVD
This month's DVD comes with Kubutu 12.04 LTS.
NEWS: Linux News
• CloudStack moves toApache
• Red Hat Data Grid 6 beta released
• News Bites
• Blue Systems sponsors Kubuntu
• IBM PowerLinux Solutions
• Spyrus Pocket Drive
• Ubuntu 12.04 LTS for desktop launched
• Ubuntu 12.10 flies with Quantal Quetzal
• Coverity 6.0 released
NEWS: Tech Tools
Red Hat Announces OpenShift Origin
OpenMAMA 2.1 Now Available
Tizen Association Releases Larkspur
Yocto Project 1.2 Released
COVER STORY: Video Acceleration with VA-APIImplementing video acceleration on intel chips with the video Acceleration API
Improve video performance with hardware video-accelerated decoding using the video Acceleration APi.
COVER STORY: SEAndroidSEAndroid brings better security to Android devices
The still experimental but promising SEAndroid framework offers SELinux-like mandatory access control for the Android universe.
COVER STORY: Palm RecycledGive your Palm device a new lease on life with Linux and open source software
Don’t despair over your out-dated Palm hardware. Open source software can bring new life to these devices, give you modern functionality, and save you a boatload of money.
COVER STORY: GnublinGetting to know the Gnublin board
Embedded Linux doesn’t have to be rocket science, which the Gnublin board clearly shows. If you want to learn how to read sensors, flip switches, and switch LEDs on ARM Linux, this tiny machine is perfect for your research.
Vendor D-Wave scores big with a sale to NASA's Quantum Intelligence Lab.
Many package updates and Steam integration highlight the latest from the Mandriva-based community Linux.
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.