Issue #74 / Jan 2007
Cover Theme: Accessing NTFS
DVD: Ubuntu 6.10 ‘Edgy Eft’
LINUXUSER: Xfce 4.4A preview of the Xfce 4.4 Desktop environment
Xfce is a light and flexible desktop alternative. We took a look at what’s coming with the latest version.
LINUXUSER: Workspace: Digital SignaturesDigital signatures for documents and email
We'll show you the free and easy way to set up digital signatures for office documents and email.
LINUXUSER: Command Line: DiffutilsThe Diffutils tool collection
The Diffutils tool set helps you compare text files, discover and display the differences between files, and even automatically synchronize files.
COMMUNITY: LinuxWorld UK 2006Remembering LinuxWorld UK
This year’s UK LinuxWorld brought out the usual blend of speeches, products, conference sessions, and aisle antics.
COMMUNITY: Free Software ProjectsAn up-to-date look at free software and its makers
The /etc/ directory contains thousands of files, and it is easy to lose an office document in its murky depths. Managing directories files via FTP can be time consuming. We'll investigate utilities that help you keep track of your files. Also in this issue: Trouble at Debian and Future Fears, starring Dunc Tank, Anthony Towns, and Matthew Garret.
COMMUNITY: Community NotesCommunity Notes
Jon catches up with Linux users in London and rounds up the activities of some Linux User Groups around the world.
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.