Issue #142 / Sep 2012
Cover Theme: Going Virtual
DVD: Linux Mint 13 "Cinnamon Edition"
LINUXUSER: GIMP 2.8An overview of the new features in GIMP 2.8
Although the developers of GIMP version 2.8 have not achieved all their goals, they’ve awakened great expectations with some impressive new features.
LINUXUSER: Command Line: More Secure PasswordsImproving account passwords
Even with encrypted drives, account passwords remain one of the prime security methods for any Linux system. With a little knowledge of the available commands and their options, you can make your account passwords more secure.
LINUXUSER: Workspace: DIY Photo PublishingPygmyfoto, a DIY photo publishing solution
Photo publishing applications are scarce, so we show you how to build one.
LINUXUSER: BarcodeBarcodes and 2D codes for all
Machine-readable codes aren’t just for big companies anymore. With the right programs and some low-cost hardware, you can create and read the most important codes.
COMMUNITY: Doghouse: Bundling SoftwareBundling software and hardware
Why do companies pay a “Micro$oft Tax” for putting the Microsoft operating system in each and every desktop computer and laptop? This practice is a time-honored tradition called “bundling.”
COMMUNITY: Kernel NewsZack’s Kernel News
Chronicler Zack Brown reports on the latest news, views, dilemmas, and developments within the Linux kernel community.
COMMUNITY: UEFI and Secure BootWindows 8 UEFI with Secure Boot
The coming Windows 8 implementation of UEFI with Secure Boot adds an extra layer of complexity for some Linux users. We look at the problem and two solutions from Fedora and Canonical.
Vendor D-Wave scores big with a sale to NASA's Quantum Intelligence Lab.
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.