Issue #145 / Dec 2012
Cover Theme: Build a Botnet
DVD: Knoppix 7.0.4
LINUXUSER: Geary Email ClientManaging email via IMAP with Geary
Managing email on an IMAP server is part of everyday business. The slim client Geary makes it as simple on the desktop as it is on many mobile devices – despite a few remaining shortcomings.
LINUXUSER: Command Line – Killing ProcessesShutting down applications and systems
Linux offers a variety of tools for shutting down systems and processes. We describe some important commands.
COMMUNITY: Doghouse: Rio AdventureFree software favors the favela
With Free Software, some ingenuity, and a lot of drive, a friend brings knowledge, technology, and hope to a “disadvantaged” corner of his world.
COMMUNITY: Event Report: LinuxCon North America 2012
Security and the Open Cloud were featured at the most recent LinuxCon event.
COMMUNITY: Kernel NewsNew PWM Subsystem
Chronicler Zack Brown reports on the latest news, views, dilemmas, and developments within the Linux kernel community.
COMMUNITY: Future PlatformsWhat would be the role of Linux in web-based operating systems?
Could Mozilla’s announcement of the Boot to Gecko roadmap, along with the continued development of other web-based operating systems, make the Linux distro you’re running less important than the desktop environment?
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.