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The right way to make one thousand million cash the pink Hat means. certain, one billion dollars!

While different tech businesses were making headlines, purple Hat has been getting cash, and it has performed so through promoting a product that any one can get at no cost: Linux. is that this a con trick? Alchemy? No: it seems that tough paintings, services and giving the purchasers what they need continues to be so that it will do enterprise. We spoke to the pink Hat chaps to determine more.

Also within the journal we discover out the pitfall-free strategy to upload a brand new hard disk drive on your setup, construct a supercomputer the simple means 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 information towns convention in Brighton (the executive collects info, we pay the govt., so we must always personal the knowledge, dammit!), re-examine the function the Firefox performs within the collective center and brain of the Linux group, and provides Hockney a run for his funds with Gimp.


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

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

Red Hat - learn how the world's greatest open resource corporation earned one thousand million cash through making freedom a must have characteristic. (Jonathan Roberts)

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

Interview: Björn Balazs - is attempting to make your Linux field more straightforward to take advantage of. We met up with certainly one of its co-founders. (Andrew Gregory)


Build your personal supercomputer - Get or extra pcs crunching an identical information in a Beowulf cluster (David Hayward)

Gimp: Cheat your strategy to a hockney-like college - detect find out how to flip a regular electronic picture right into a convincing pop-art masterpiece. (Nick Veitch)

Add a brand new harddrive - no matter if you need to upload a 2TB monstrous or a tiny SSD, we sjow you the way to prevent the pitfalls of partitioning. (Neil Bothwick)

Rasperry Pi - In our moment RPi instructional, we struggle 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 tips 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 recommendations: averting blunders - After tolerating dozens of malicious program stories 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 how you can 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 initiatives, yet growth may be glacially sluggish. we glance at a free up 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 all of your leisure wishes. (Jonathan Roberts)

Pianoteq four commonplace - 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 song. (Graham Morrison)

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


News: the entire most modern information from the Linux universe - Oracle lose their felony conflict, Google tackle the iPad and supply Raspberry Pis for English faculties, Mandriva is going to the group and masses extra. (Andrew Gregory)

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

What on the earth: OpenCL - We current an open photos usual that could make many purposes run speedier than they do at the present time. (Marco Fioretti)

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