Issue #141 / Aug 2012
Cover Theme: Living with Windows
DVD: Fedora 17
SERVICE: August 2012: DVD InlayIssue #141
This month’s DVD features the latest release from Fedora – the popular community Linux sponsored by Red Hat....
I’m waking up today to headlines heralding the end of an era. This era, of course, will be over somewhere between 4 and 10 weeks by the time you read this, but something as important as an era deserves a little time for mourning and reflection. The reason why this era is ending, according to the newsphere, is because Microsoft just announced a new tablet computer, which they are calling the Microsoft Surface tablet. The reason this new tablet ends an era is because Microsoft has never before embraced this role of selling PC-like hardware.
SERVICE: Table of Contents: 141Living with Windows
Interacting with the Windows world has never been easier. This month we look at Windows apps in Linux and Linux partitions in Windows.
SERVICE: On the DVD: Fedora 17This month's DVD
This month’s DVD features the latest release from Fedora – the popular community Linux sponsored by Red Hat.
NEWS: Linux News
• Red Hat and Dell combine for hard/software IT solutions
• Fedora 17 released
• News Bites
NEWS: Tech Tools
Linux Mint Announces mintBox
ownCloud Introduces Version 4
Mozilla Updates Thunderbird
Obnam 1.0 Released
COVER STORY: Practical WineBuilding a Wine environment for Windows applications
More and more Windows applications run on Linux thanks to Wine. If you spend a little time on configuration and troubleshooting, you won’t be stuck in Windows – even with applications that no one dreamed would run on Linux.
COVER STORY: Ext2FsdAccessing Linux filesystems from Windows with Ext2Fsd
Sure you can access Windows partitions from Linux. But what if you want to connect to your Linux partitions from Windows? Ext2Fsd offers an easy solution.
COVER STORY: CrossOverInstall and run Windows applications on Linux with CrossOver
If Wine has thrown you into the impenetrable depths of operating system arcana, you might try CrossOver, a commercial application that contributes to the Wine project.
COVER STORY: Resetting Passwords with SystemRescueCdResetting passwords with a Live Linux system
If you’re locked out of your Linux or Windows system, a handy Live Linux troubleshooting distro might be all you need to get back in. We’ll show you how to pick the lock with SystemRescueCd.
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.