Issue #144 / Nov 2012
Cover Theme: Hadoop
DVD: openSUSE 12.2
LINUXUSER: Workspace: WordPress PluginsThree plugins for WordPress
The WordPress plugin repository contains many nifty plugins. We take a closer look at three in particular that can extend the functionality of your WordPress installation.
COMMUNITY: Doghouse: Know ThyselfStrategic planning
Mission, vision, and value statements can help define small businesses, corporations, and movements – including FOSS.
COMMUNITY: Linux Bier Wanderung 2012The Linux Beer Hike in Belgium
Land of the fries, home of the beer? Belgium has more to offer than that! In 2001 the LBW went to Bouillon, and this year the geeks returned to the small country in Western Europe – specifically to Diksmuide in West Flanders.
COMMUNITY: Kernel NewsAndre Hedrick: In Memoriam
Chronicler Zack Brown reports on the latest news, views, dilemmas, and developments within the Linux kernel community.
COMMUNITY: Quantum ComputingQuantum computing and open source
With the arrival of the “first commercially available quantum computer,” the D-Wave One, we look at what it is and what open source can contribute.
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.