Issue #142 / Sep 2012
Cover Theme: Going Virtual
DVD: Linux Mint 13 "Cinnamon Edition"
SERVICE: September 2012: DVD InlayIssue #142
This month’s DVD lets you test the latest release from the popular Linux Mint project. Linux Mint 13 “Maya” is b......
Since they print my picture with this column, I have little hope of concealing my age, so I’ll just come out and say that I remember Ronald Reagan’s first year in office in 1981 – in fact, I was already a young adult at that time and was living in Reagan’s home state of California, working my first professional job after college. Reagan became known as “the great communicator” for the hypnotic optimism with which he could render his own point of view. In a speech somewhere around that time, the new president made a comment that was something like “We have come a long way since before we knew we had a problem with racism.”
SERVICE: Table of Contents: 142Going Virtual
Your virtualization options continue to expand. This month, we look at two popular solutions. First, we show you how to map your virtual disks to optimize your KVM installation. Then, we examine the ins and outs of virtualization with VMware’s free vSphere Hypervisor 5.0.
This month’s DVD lets you test the latest release from the popular Linux Mint project. Linux Mint 13 “Maya” is based on Ubuntu 12.04 “Precise Pangolin” and thus is compatible with the Ubuntu repositories.
NEWS: Linux News
- Red Hat Addresses Secure Boot
- FSF Addresses Secure Boot
- Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
NEWS: Tech Tools
Amahi Releases Ubuntu Edition
New Version of UndoDB Released
Black Duck Announces Code Quality Audit
digiKam Releases Version 2.7
COVER STORY: KVM StorageMore KVM performance thanks to an optimized disk configuration
KVM has many ways to map virtual disks on the host system. The appropriate choice of disk format has an effect not only on the speed of I/O operations but also on snapshots and backups.
COVER STORY: vSphereFree virtualization with VMware vSphere
The free vSphere Hypervisor 5.0 lets companies enter into professional virtualization without the overhead of a commercial solution. If you decide you need additional enhancements later, you can always upgrade to enhanced VMware solutions.
KNOW-HOW: AutoKeyAutomating the desktop
Insert recurring phrases and automate recurring tasks with AutoKey, independently of the application you are using.
KNOW-HOW: FstransformConverting filesystems with Fstransform
Fstransform converts a filesystem without formatting the media or deleting any files.
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.