Linux Format, Issue 160 (August 2012)

The right way to make a thousand million funds the crimson Hat approach. certain, a thousand million dollars!

While different tech businesses were making headlines, purple Hat has been being profitable, and it has performed so by means of promoting a product that any one can get at no cost: Linux. is that this a con trick? Alchemy? No: it seems that arduous paintings, services and giving the shoppers what they wish continues to be so as to do company. We spoke to the crimson Hat chaps to determine more.

Also within the journal we discover out the pitfall-free strategy to upload a brand new harddrive in your setup, construct a supercomputer the simple method with a Beowulf cluster and switch our Raspberry Pi right into a dossier server.

And for the fewer hackery yet nonetheless geeky we record at the Open info towns convention in Brighton (the govt collects facts, we pay the govt, so we should always personal the knowledge, dammit!), reconsider the position the Firefox performs within the collective center and brain of the Linux group, and provides Hockney a run for his cash with Gimp.


Firefox: How Mozilla Cracked the Browser Monopoly - The world's most well-liked resource browser retains going from power to power. We chart its development and aid you pork it up with additional beneficial properties. (Mike Saunders)

Open facts towns - The UK's first Open-data towns convention proves that there's a major volume of political aid for bettering entry to public facts units. Use them or lose them. (Adam Oxford)

Red Hat - learn the way the world's greatest open resource corporation earned 1000000000 cash by means of making freedom vital function. (Jonathan Roberts)

Dr Brown's Administeria - Securing the human, NFS, passwords and harmony (Chris Brown)

Interview: Björn Balazs - is making an attempt to make your Linux field more straightforward to exploit. We met up with one in every of its co-founders. (Andrew Gregory)


Build your personal supercomputer - Get or extra desktops crunching an analogous facts in a Beowulf cluster (David Hayward)

Gimp: Cheat your technique to a hockney-like college - detect the way to flip a regular electronic snapshot right into a convincing pop-art masterpiece. (Nick Veitch)

Add a brand new hard disk drive - no matter if you must upload a 2TB substantial or a tiny SSD, we sjow you ways to prevent the pitfalls of partitioning. (Neil Bothwick)

Rasperry Pi - In our moment RPi educational, we wade through package deal administration, emulation and community hooked up garage. (Graham Morrison)

Shelr - We try out an internet site that allows you to percentage your command-line methods with the area. (Mike Saunders)

Coding Academy

Android: distant Databases - input the cloud and get your apps to speak with a server. (Juliet Kemp)
Code options: keeping off blunders - After tolerating dozens of malicious program experiences approximately his personal code, Graham Morrison stocks what to do to prevent it. (Graham Morrison)

Python: paintings With Google's API - We dip into the cauldron of ask yourself that's the Google facts API, and easy methods to entry every thing with Python. (Nick Veitch)


Books - Liars and Outliers, and imagine Complexity get the LXF remedy (Ben Everard)

Gimp 2.8 - it can be one of many best-known open resource tasks, yet growth could be glacially sluggish. we glance at a unencumber 4 years within the making. (Nick Veitch)

Mageia 2 - Mageia is the normal improve direction for Mandriva clients. model 2 exhibits promise, but additionally has obstacles. (Ben Everard)

Miro five - A video podcast collator-cum-media participant to serve your whole leisure wishes. (Jonathan Roberts)

Pianoteq four common - A advertisement piano synthesizer that turns your Linux field right into a grand piano. (Graham Morrison)

Rosegarden - A midi and audio sequencer that may be used to attain, compose and generate tune. (Graham Morrison)

Open Social Networks - Are privateness issues conserving you off well known social networks? locate an alternate that's open in additional than a method. (Mayank Sharma)


News: all of the most recent information from the Linux universe - Oracle lose their criminal conflict, Google tackle the iPad and supply Raspberry Pis for English colleges, Mandriva is going to the neighborhood and masses extra. (Andrew Gregory)

Distrowatch: This month's roundup of stories from the vaults of Linux distro improvement - Get the latests updates at the Mandriva saga, try out the slack dog, and observe an OS so undesirable they named it poor. (Susan Linton)

What in the world: OpenCL - We current an open photos general which may make many functions run speedier than they do this day. (Marco Fioretti)

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