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Apple Busts Black Hat Talk

The Black Hat Briefings — the "premier North American technical information security conference" — is up and running in glittering Los Vegas, but it's running without its crown jewel, after Apple put the kibosh on what was set to be a first-of-its-kind panel discussion. more>>

Press Release: Linux Journal Launches Mobile Web Site

HOUSTON, TX – August 1, 2008 – Belltown Media, Inc., publisher of the award-winning monthly magazine Linux Journal, is pleased to announce the launch of a mobile version of its popular Linux Journal web site. more>>

The BeagleBoard: $149 Linux System

If you're looking for a new project, check out the beagleboard. The beagleboard is low cost fanless development board with Linux support. And it is low cost, you can get one for $149 from digikey. more>>

Let's Call It a UVPC

Technically, the Noahpad from E-Lead Electronic is a Linux-based UMPC, or an Ultra-Mobile PC. Generally speaking, a UMPC is smaller than a notepad and bigger than a Mobile Internet Device (MID). But, in fact, the Noahpad is so versatile and odd, it may deserve another category entirely. more>>

Money Is Just In The Way?

The tech-news sphere has been abuzz for the last few days with stories and speculation about Open Source projects swimming in cash that they can't use. While it's all based on a real story, it seems the details have been changed to protect the fanciful. more>>

Firefox Sees Market Share Spikes

The browser wars are still alive and well, and for the Number One Contender — the illustrious Firefox browser from Mozilla — it's been a pretty good month. more>>

Windows PC Stolen: What Should I Do?

An obviously dopey thief broke into my house and stole a clunky, dust-covered Windows Pentium III desktop. Oddly, he/she left behind my two cherished R Cubed Linux laptops and a big USB harddisk. What should I do?

Tell the police and put out an APB to the pawn shops. Get the machine back at all costs!!! 12% (78 votes) Tell the police but give them a Knoppix disk. Once they catch the thief, they can enlighten him with a real OS. 27% (180 votes) Don't tell the police...your home is now exorcised of its evil spirit. Jeez, James, don't you see the thief did you a favor? 61% (402 votes) Total votes: 660

Visit us at LinuxWorld Expo, Booth 1622

If you're in San Francisco this coming week, make sure to stop by LinuxWorld Conference and Expo at the Moscone Convention Center. Linux Journal will be there with some great show specials. Visit us in booth 1622. more>>

An Introduction to AIR

AIR (Adobe Integrated Runtime) is a wrapper around a set of technologies that enables developers to build rich Internet applications that deploy on the desktop. Applications are created using a mixture of JavaScript, HTML, and Flash. The resulting more>>

Linux Product Insider - CherryPal 'Green' PC

This week's "Linux Product Insider" features the CherryPal C100 PC, DragonflyBSD 2.0, SansDigital’s MobileNAS MN4L+, Mandriva and Precedent Technologies’ TechSurfer PC and Joey Lott et al.’s Adobe AIR in Action more>>

Look Who Gave Money to Apache

ASF seems to have a new member to the tune of at least $100,000/year. Who? None other than Microsoft. The information is in Sam Ramji's blog. Who? more>>

British Hacker Slips One Step Closer to US Prison

For over a year — February 2001 through March 2002 — a self-described British "computer nerd" quietly accessed U.S. military and NASA computers from his home in London, on what he termed a "moral crusade" to expose U.S. government cover-ups of UFO activity. Now, having twice lost the fight against extradition, he is teetering on the brink of becoming a U.S. prisoner, and possibly disappearing into the depths of Guantanamo Bay. more>>

Is Google's Knol already becoming a den of spam?

Heard about Knol yet? It's Google's Xth new service, and it's a place where you can put up "an authoritative article about a specific topic". That's a knol too. Article=knol.

My first encounter with Knol was at Pointless Games more>>

SourceForge Reveals the Winners of the "Open Source Viewers Choice Awards"

The annual Open Source Viewers Choice — better known as the SourceForge.net Community Choice Awards — have been underway since early June, and the results are finally in. Plenty of big names top the list, but for some, one has to wonder if it's more dubious than a distinction. more>>

Reverse Engineering Malware on Linux with IDA Pro

The brief method. If I get good response to this post, I will put up a more detailed and in-depth look at malware reversing on Linux. more>>

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Bug Labs at OSCON

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Linux Journal's Gadget Guy, Shawn Powers, talks to Ken Gilmer of bug labs. Ken gives a peek at the BUG, an open electronics platform running Poky Linux. Be sure and check out Bug Labs in the August Issue of Linux Journal more>>

The Next Big Thing for Desktop Environments: KDE 4.1

In January, the much-anticipated KDE 4 burst onto the scene to a fanfare of excited reviews — and a few disappointments. Now comes the next generation of KDE 4, and from what we hear, it's definitely something to see. more>>

Floating Point Math in Bash

When you think about it, it's surprising how many programming tasks don't require the use of floating point numbers. If you're an embedded systems programmer, you'd probably get fired for using "double" in a C program. If you write PHP or JavaScript, quick, do they even support floating point? One language that doesn't support it is Bash, but let's not let that stop us... more>>

Linux Makes Phones Even Cheaper

Purple Labs, a company based in France with a multinational management team, is pushing Linux mobile phones outward in capabilities and downward in price. more>>

1/2 Off Linux Journal Archive CD-ROM

We don't and won't typically post promotions within our blogs but this deal is a little juicy so we wanted to make sure to spread the word. Through this Friday, August 1, the latest Linux Journal Archive CD-ROM is 1/2 off the regular price. more>>