Issue #147 / Feb 2013
Cover Theme: Top 10 Knoppix Rescue Tricks
DVD: Linux Mint 14 & Knoppix 7.0.4
SERVICE: February 2013: DVD InlayIssue #147
Linux Mint 14 “Nadia” Linux Mint is a wildly popular Ubuntu-based desktop Linux with an emphasis on simplic......
As these pages go to print, I notice that we have reached issue 147. The number 147 might not seem particularly noteworthy to the rest of the world, but I noticed it. You see, the first issue with my picture on page 3 was issue 48, and if you count by ones from the beginning of the issue 48 cycle to the end of the issue 147 cycle, you get to 100 issues. This number 100 is always good for a milestone moment in our base 10 universe. Celebrating a numeral is not so important on its own, but having these reasons to look back can provide some context for looking ahead into the future – or looking around at the present.
SERVICE: Table of Contents: 147What's inside the February 2013 issue
Use these advanced troubleshooting techniques to save lost Windows and Linux systems.
Linux Mint 14 “Nadia”
Linux Mint is a wildly popular Ubuntu-based desktop Linux with an emphasis on simplicity. Along with a strong assortment of open source applications and utilities, Mint takes pains to provide proprietary drivers and other helper tools for seamless-as-possible operations. The Mint 14 release features a new Windows Quick-list app for managing windows across multiple workspaces, as well as Alt+Tab window-switcher virtualization and a handy notification tool. Also debuting with this release is the new Nemo file browser, a fork of Gnome’s Nautilus file manager based on the Nautilus 3.4 codebase.
NEWS: Linux News
- OpenShift for data centers and clouds
- MariaDB non-profit foundation launched
- Fedora 18 to include Mate desktop
- Oracle repository for kernel changes
- NVidia GeForce R310
- Android OS leads the smartphone market
- Microsoft contemplating yearly major release cycle
- HP writes off US$ 8.8 million on Autonomy
- Stallman alleges “surveillance code” in Unity
NEWS: Tech Tools
- Red Hat Releases RHEL 6.4 beta and Enterprise Virtualization 3.1
- Amazon Announces Redshift Data Warehouse Service
- Ceph on SUSE
- XtreemFS 1.4
COVER STORY: Top 10 Knoppix Rescue TricksTop 10 Knoppix rescue tricks
The Knoppix Live Linux distro is packed with powerful tools for fixing broken systems. We ask Knoppix creator Klaus Knopper for his favorite Knoppix rescue tricks.
COVER STORY: Partition RescueUsing SystemRescueCd to recover partition data
If your Linux or Windows system won’t boot, or if you’re worried that the hard disk is on its last legs, the first thing you need to do is rescue the partition data and copy it to a safe location.
KNOW-HOW: Kernel RootkitsKernel rootkits and countermeasures
Rootkits allow attackers to take complete control of a computer. We describe the tricks intruders use to gain access to the Linux kernel and provide guidelines on hardening the kernel against such attacks.
KNOW-HOW: MySQL Online Schema ChangesOnline schema changes with MySQL
Making online schema changes to your database can be tricky, but the right tools can help. We show how to change even the largest tables in an orderly and efficient manner.
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.