Issue #89 / Apr 2008
Cover Theme: Software as a Service
LINUXUSER: FoxFilter and Public FoxFirefox content filters
Firefox has a reputation of being the most innovative Web browser. We show you how to apply Firefox’s distribution-specific tools to make browsing the web safer for your children.
LINUXUSER: Command Line: Searching LogfilesSearching logfiles with tail, grep, and company
If your hardware or software goes on strike, or the graphical system or your Internet connection fail, checking the logfiles can often be a big help. In this month’s column, we will look at the command-line tools that can help you scour the depths of these critical files.
COMMUNITY: linux.conf.au 2008Linux down under at Linux.conf.au 2008
Melbourne, Australia played host to the 8th annual Linux.conf.au conference at the end of January, drawing a capacity crowd of open source professional developers, enthusiasts and students from around the globe.
COMMUNITY: KDE 4 Release EventReport from the KDE version 4 release event
Formally introduced in January, the latest KDE promises new features, improved accessibility, and a regular release schedule.
COMMUNITY: Chaos Communications CongressThe 24th Chaos Communication Congress in Berlin, Germany
In late December, cable docks, soldering stations, templates, 4,000 participants, and 100 talks were active ingredients in the 24th Chaos Computer Congress.
COMMUNITY: Free Software ProjectsAn up-to-date look at free software and its makers
Accessing visible files in an “Open” dialog is a thing of the past now that application launchers like Gnome Do help you launch the right program. We’ll also check in with Wikia Search.
Vendor D-Wave scores big with a sale to NASA's Quantum Intelligence Lab.
Many package updates and Steam integration highlight the latest from the Mandriva-based community Linux.
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.