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Ubuntu has gotten the spotlight recently here at Linux Journal, but this week Shawn shows us a handful of other Linux distributions. more>>

The Doors are Open on openSUSE 11.0

For all the Novell fans out there who have been waiting with baited breath to get their hands on the latest and greatest offering from openSUSE, your wish came true yesterday as version 11.0 ventured into the light of day. more>>

Red Hat to Open the Network

It must be Open Source day today, because everyone is popping out of the woodwork to offer up the code for something shiny. The latest addition to the club is Red Hat Network, the web platform for managing Linux infrastructure. more>>

Creating chroot sftp Jails with Jailkit

One of the things I both love and hate about my job is getting assigned new projects. They can be about anything and everything. A few months back I was given an assignment to create some chroot jails for a group of customers so that they could securely upload files with sftp. The requirement was that the customers needed to be able to upload file, but in a secure and private way. more>>

Bash Arrays

If you're used to a "standard" *NIX shell you may not be familiar with bash's array feature. Although not as powerful as similar constructs in the P languages (Perl, Python, and PHP) and others, they are often quite useful. more>>

Get Ready to Reddit the Code

It's always nice when a new player joins the Open Source team — it's even nicer when a big name turns up to bat. Up to bat yesterday was social-news site Reddit, hitting one out of the park with the Open Sourcing of its code. more>>

Who Ordered the Linux, Extra DRM?

DRM — digital rights management — isn't something one usually associates with Linux, given the freely available nature of the source code for the vast majority of Linux applications. Apparently someone wants it, though, as Aladdin Knowledge Systems has just announced the latest version of their HASP SRM package, complete with Linux support. more>>

Mandriva Has a Plan, and They Want You to Know It

It's been a week of unveiling and announcing, and nobody seems to want to be left out. The latest arrival to the party is Mandriva, which has announced the roadmap for Mandriva Linux 2009. more>>

The Fifteen Year Vintage Finally Arrives

It's finally time to uncork Wine 1.0, a full-bodied vintage fifteen years in the making. With the arrival of this master-blended creation, users now have the features they've been longing for, including the ability to run some of the most desired Windows applications on Linux systems. more>>

Reddit Opens Up

The popular social bookmarking site Reddit announced yesterday that their code would now be open and free for scrutiny and contribution from the community. Citing transparency and giving back to the community that has given them the tools to build Reddit, they encourage users to visit and participate. more>>

Millions, Meltdown, and Mania are the Words of the Day for Mozilla

We think it's safe to say that Mozilla has achieved it's goal and set a new world record, with the download counter sitting at 6.5 million and still rising fast as of 9:00AM Eastern. more>>

Come Hang Out - Virtually!

We're having a few Linux Journal readers over to the office tonight at 5:30pm CDT. We'll talk about Linux, maybe exchange some tips and have good time (think Wii). We may even get a special guest or two. If you can't join us in Houston, join us online! more>>

Fire Up the Fox, It's Download Mania!

After three years, five betas, and three release candidates, it's finally here: Mozilla has officially released Firefox 3. more>>

Linux Product Insider: ROGCon Game Convention

This week's "Linux Product Insider" features the ROGCon Republic of Gamers Convention, IBM's Project Big Green Gets Greener, Rickford Grant's Ubuntu for Non-Geeks, 3rd Edition , Terra Soft's YDL PowerStation and Bergfrid Marie Skaara's eZ Publish Advanced Content Management. more>>

IBM May See DB2 Meet OSS

IBM has a long and strong history of supporting Open Source software — not the least of which is the harassment-fest endured from SCO — and it may be poised to add a bit more to their record, in the form of it's database management software DB2. more>>

Send Doc Your Wishes

Everyone's favorite Linux Journal Editor Doc Searls has been in the hospital suffering from pancreatitis with complications this last week. He'll be the first to tell you he'll be fine, but some well wishes never hurt anyone. more>>

Firefox 3 Is Given to the World – Or Maybe Not

As you may have noticed, Firefox 3 is released today. Excited by this prospect, the first thing I did when I got up was to rush to my computer to download it (yes, pathetic, I know). And what do I find? more>>

Rakarrack: Guitar FX For Linux

Linux-based guitar effects processors haven't exactly been flourishing recently. Until recently, the guitar FX processors page at listed twelve projects, of which the most recent maintenance date is 2006. Clearly, not a flourishing domain for Linux audio developers. Not that Linux lacks realtime effects processing capabilities: Pd can be pressed into any audio service imaginable, the JACK Rack can be configured for LADSPA-based effects, but they are not organized and optimized specifically for guitarists. However, a thirteenth entry has joined the collection at, and this entry is most definitely organized, optimized, and intended for guitarists. more>>

Becta Flipped Out for Friday the Thirteenth

Friday the Thirteenth is supposed to be a day full of bad luck, with misfortune lurking around every corner and monsters run amok. Perhaps it was coincidence, or maybe the full moon, but for the Open Source community across the pond, the jinx was in full force. more>>

Killing "Tap to Click"

I'm about to travel which usually means getting my ASUS Z3300 ready to travel. While it is less than perfect (mostly because of its small keyboard) it is the right size for a trip. The only real irritation I have had with it is the synaptics touchpad. Or, more accurately, the tap to click feature. It just doesn't seem to be compatible with the way I type. more>>