In December 2012, the open source world received the first, and very long awaited, release of the Samba 4.x series.Traffic Watch Analyzing Network Traffic with iftop
Sluggish network connections can be nerve-wracking. Checking live statistics about network traffic can help pinpoint the problem. Iftop is a command-line system monitoring tool that can help you identify bandwidth hogs and keep traffic moving.Real-World Raspberry Pi Exploring the Raspberry Pi through real-world projects
The single-circuit-board Raspberry Pi computer, only as big as a credit card, makes it easy to gain experience with embedded Linux systems. We’ll show you some hands-on examples of how to use the Raspberry Pi in an everyday environment.KDE Gets a Refit The Lightweight KDE Desktop Project
An openSUSE project called KLyDE plans to streamline the KDE desktop.Coping with the UEFI Boot Process New Sheriff
The UEFI boot specification offers new capabilities – and new headaches if you aren’t ready for it. Learn how one Linux user came to a truce with the new sheriff.Exploring KDE 4.10 Just Before 5
KDE SC 4.10 was released six months after KDE 4.9, adding many new features. In the background, work is in full swing for the next generation, KDE Frameworks 5: a KDE based completely on Qt5 and QML.Defragmentation Optimizing data organization on disk
Defragfs optimizes files on a system, allowing videos to load faster and large archives to open in the blink of an eye.Is Wayland the New X? Looking into the Future of Display Server Protocols
Display server expert Daniel Stone explains what is really happening with the future of graphical display protocols on Linux.Gaming with Steam Valve’s Steam for Linux beta
Steam for Linux finally brings current games to the Linux desktop. Valve has put a lot of energy into the project, but the first steps on the new terrain still look a little shaky.Kernel Rootkit Tricks The Spy Within
Rootkits allow attackers to take complete control of a computer. We describe the tricks intruders use to gain access to the Linux kernel and provide guidelines on hardening the kernel against such attacks.
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.