Issue #121 / Dec 2010
Cover Theme: Detection
DVD: Ubuntu 10.10 & Special Bonus: Backtrack Network Security Suite
NEWS: Linux Magazine DVD InlayMaverick Meerkat Just Released!
Brand New "Maverick Meerkat" release Check out the latest software Improved Ubuntu One Integration Up......
SERVICE: WelcomeLetter from the Editor
My town has one cable company. One or two other options exist for high-speed Internet service – some (but not all) locations support DSL through the phone provider.
SERVICE: Linux Magazine: December 2010Table of Contents
NEWS: Tech ToolsInternational Technology News
- Netgear Launches Network Management Platform
- Low-Distortion TI Operational Amplifier
- Eurotech Unveils Catalyst TC
- IBM New Global Financing Program
SERVICE: This month's DVDDouble-sided DVD
The sleek and smart Ubuntu Linux rolls out a brand new release – with plenty of powerful tools for the home and business.
SERVICE: Write AccessmozStorage
The PublicSQL article in the October 2010 issue was interesting, and I’m sure readers would be interested to know that you can use the mozStorage API to write data to a local SQLite database.
REVIEWS: Wiki EnginesWiki engine hands-on test
Wiki engines drive patient data stores, repositories for ideas or documentation, and treasure troves of knowledge of all kinds. In this review, we put six of these engines through their paces.
SYSADMIN: Security LessonsPlugin Vulnerabilities
Plugins provide a lot of functionality but, depending on their quality, they can provide unwanted security issues as well. We show you how to protect yourself from plugins.
COMMUNITY: Community NotebookMentorship projects gear up for matchmaking
In our September issue, I wrote about mentors – specifically, how someone could find one.
COMMUNITY: Doghouse: Hack and Beer in Riomaddog goes to Rio for “Hack and Beer” and learns to appreciate the journey.
The little boy behind me was really excited about his first airplane trip. When the plane started to take off, he gave a very loud countdown to “blast off!” It was refreshing to hear that much enthusiasm, particularly because air travel has become a “magic elevator” for me. The doors close in one location and open in another, but I have little excitement in the journey, only the destination.
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.