May 2013: DVD Inlay Issue #150Mar 15, 2013
- Zend Studio 10 Announced
- Django 1.5 Released
- Tizen 2.0 Now Available
- Ruby 2.0 Released
- White House goes on record in support of freedom to jailbreak cell phones
- News Bites
10 RHEL 6.4 Released
- Yahoo ends telecommuting,
- Canonical UDS
- LG purchases WebOS from HP
11 Passwords Passé
- FIDO alliance seeks new authentication methods
- Largest Mersenne prime discovered
Welcome EditorialMar 15, 2013
Like any self-respecting Linux journalist, I’m often predisposed to take Microsoft to task. For the record, I do manage to spread it around, with occasional reflections on Apple and Google, because I truly believe our universe has room for more than one evil empire. But Microsoft is still the easiest mark. It used to be easy to make fun of Microsoft because they were so formidable and vast. Now it is easy to make fun of them because they get it wrong so often, and it is downright amusing to see so much hype and media attention going to such inelegant products.more »
Simon Voice Control Controlling Linux with voice inputFeb 22, 2013
Simon is a sophisticated speech recognition tool with easy access to two powerful speech recognition engines, Julius and CMU Sphinx.more »
Welcome EditorialFeb 22, 2013
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.more »
- Google Releases C++ B-Tree Template Library
- Oracle Releases MySQL 5.6
- Eclipse Releases Hudson 3.0
Doghouse – Raspberry Pi Raspberry Pi produces a “step function in fun”Feb 22, 2013
The Raspberry Pi computer has rekindled interest in tinkering with hardware and created a market for products combining the tiny computer with customized software.more »
Kernel king admits his tone has alienated volunteers, but says the demands of the process require directness.
New flaw in an old encryption scheme leaves the experts scrambling to disable SSL 3
Lennart Poettering wants to change the way Linux developers talk to each other.
Enterprise giant frees itself from ink and home PCs (and visa versa).
Mozilla’s product think tank sinks silently into history.
TODO group will focus on open source tools in large-scale environments.
New tool will look like GParted but support a wider range of storage technologies.
New public key pinning feature will help prevent man-in-the-middle attacks.
Carnegie Mellon researchers say 3 million pages could fall down the phishing hole in the next year.
The US government rolls new best-practice rules for protecting SSH.