Issue #149 / Apr 2013
Cover Theme: Scripting in LibreOffice
DVD: Fedora 18 Spin Set
SERVICE: April 2013: DVD InlayIssue #149
Fedora 18 Spin SetFedora’s spins are special versions of Fedora designed to highlight special features and tools. The......
A closed-source code base is a huge, ever-fading inertial mass. When it begins, with those first exhilarating lines, or even up through the first few releases, you can truly say that you are writing it. But after a while, it is more like you are tending it – or feeding it. It becomes an investment, an asset, a castle you are protecting, which means all your strategies are defensive and your dreams will not stray far from your spot of holy ground.
SERVICE: Table of Contents: 149What's inside the April 2013 issue
This month, we show you how to automate tasks in LibreOffice and give you some tools to tighten system security.
NEWS: Linux News
- Anonymous hacktivists launch Operation Last Resort
- KDE 4.10 released
- News Bites
Dell Goes Private
- Dell to buy back stock
- Fedora 18 released
- LibreOffice 4.0 out
- RaspPi Camera
- Tech unemployment less than half national average
- Linux Foundation UEFI fix
NEWS: Tech Tools
- Google Releases C++ B-Tree Template Library
- Oracle Releases MySQL 5.6
- Eclipse Releases Hudson 3.0
SERVICE: On the DVD: Fedora 18 Spin SetThis month's DVD
Fedora’s spins are special versions of Fedora designed to highlight special features and tools. The spin system lets the Fedora community put out several different versions of Fedora tailored to specific tasks. This month’s DVD includes a pair of the most popular Fedora spins:
COVER STORY: LibreOffice MacrosAutomating Libreoffice with macros
in addition to its comprehensive tool set, Libreoffice packs a built-in Basic-like scripting language that can be used to automate repetitive tasks and extend the suite’s default functionality.
COVER STORY: GrsecurityAirtight system security with Grsecurity
Security-conscious people dig a deep moat with crocodiles around their homes, hide their furniture in back rooms, and only let visitors into the bathroom if they know the secret password. Grsecurity follows a similarly extreme principle.
COVER STORY: Critical Security VulnerabilitiesHandling critical security vulnerabilities: Three incidents
We look at what makes a security issue critical and how upstream developers and vendors respond by examining three incidents: CVE-2013-0156, CVE-2013-0333, and rubygems.org. incident response handling.
COVER STORY: Memory AnalysisForensic analysis of memory on Linux
In computer forensics, memory analysis is becoming increasingly important as a means for investigating security incidents. In this article, we provide an overview of the various memory dumping options on Linux and introduce the support in Linux for the Volatility Analysis Framework.
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.