Issue #140 / Jul 2012
Cover Theme: Chips & Gadgets
DVD: Kubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin"
LINUXUSER: Rekonq Web BrowserReconnect with Rekonq
Rekonq looks set to replace Konqueror as the standard web browser on KDE, which is reason enough to put the surfer through its paces.
LINUXUSER: TimelineManaging tasks and events with Timeline
Is the conference before or after your publication date? What tasks do you need to complete in what order? Was Jean born before Derek? Was the Atari ST released after the Amiga? Timeline is a program that can give you fast answers to these kinds of question, typically at a glance.
LINUXUSER: Workspace: DAM with GlomBuilding a simple digital asset management solution with Glom
Desktop databases are perfect for keeping tabs on miscellaneous data – from links and text snippets, to tasks and invoices – but building databases from scratch can be a daunting proposition, unless you use Glom for the job.
LINUXUSER: Alexandria Library ManagerManage your book collection with the Alexandria collection manager
As your book collection grows, you might lose track of your volumes. Alexandria lets you catalog your tomes quickly and easily without a pesky database server.
COMMUNITY: Doghouse: USB PromosUSB Promos
Some clever marketing people have started issuing USB drives loaded with their promotional information in lieu of the usual pamphlets and swag.
COMMUNITY: Kernel News
Linux 2.4 Status
Kernel Insanity at the Highest Levels
Linux Licensing Constraints
COMMUNITY: NoOpsDivining the future of the network
Mention NoOps, and you’re sure to start an argument. But terminology aside, this is a coming trend to which ITs should pay attention.
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.