Issue #143 / Oct 2012
Cover Theme: Intrusion Prevention
DVD: Mageia Linux
LINUXUSER: Workspace: EasyGUIAdding GUI elements to Python scripts
If you need to add graphical elements to Python script, EasyGUI can help beginners and experts alike.
LINUXUSER: MyPaintFreehand drawing with MyPaint
MyPaint is a simple, intuitive, versatile paint program. The software, which is designed specifically for use with graphic tablets, promises users an experience similar to drawing with a pen or brush.
LINUXUSER: MovgrabDownloading videos from YouTube or Vimeo
Video portals such as YouTube or Vimeo offer a wealth of curious and entertaining short films. If you want to enjoy them offline, a small tool called Movgrab can help.
COMMUNITY: Doghouse: Tiny ComputersDoghouse – Tiny Computers
A choice of ultrasmall boards lets future developers learn how to create and program computers.
COMMUNITY: Event Report: OSCON 2012Event Report – OSCON 2012
OSCON always manages to change with the times without giving up the original vision of community and new ideas.
COMMUNITY: Kernel NewsBenchmarking Futexes
Chronicler Zack Brown reports on the latest news, views, dilemmas, and developments within the Linux kernel community.
COMMUNITY: Raspberry PiInexpensive hardware and a strong community bring to mind the early days of Linux
The sudden popularity of miniboard systems like Raspberry Pi have brought back the pioneering spirit of Linux’s early days. Suddenly, “do it yourself” in the open source community is back.
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.