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by M-Saunders (#47513715) Attached to: Print Isn't Dead: How Linux Voice Crowdfunded a New Magazine
We only have one page of news per month. We're not competing with the internet for speed -- we're aiming to have the best quality technical content. "Getting information off the internet is like drinking from a firehose." Sure, there's a huge amount of useful stuff out there, but it can be hard to find it all. Those who are happy to trawl through it may not want our magazine, but those who like a monthly dose of features, tutorials, interviews and other content can get it with us.

+ - Print Isn't Dead: How Linux Voice Crowdfunded A New Magazine

Submitted by M-Saunders
M-Saunders (706738) writes "The death of print has been predicted for years, and many magazines and publishers have taken a big hit with the rise of eBooks and tablets. But not everyone has given up. Four geeks quit their job at an old Linux magazine to start Linux Voice, an independent GNU/Linux print and digital mag with a different publishing model: giving profits and content back to the community. Six months after a successful crowdfunding campaign, the magazine is going well, so here is the full story."

+ - Damian Conway On Perl 6 And The Philosophy Of Programming

Submitted by M-Saunders
M-Saunders (706738) writes "Perl 6 has been in development since 2000. So why, 14 years later, hasn't it been released yet? Linux Voice caught up with Damian Conway, one of the architects of Perl 6, to find out what's happening. "Perl 6 has all of the same features [as Perl 5] but with the rough edges knocked off of them", he says. Conway also talks about the UK's Year of Code project, and how to get more people interested in programming."

+ - Become a Linux Kernel Hacker And Write Your Own Module

Submitted by M-Saunders
M-Saunders (706738) writes "It might sound daunting, but kernel hacking isn't a mysterious black art reserved for the geekiest of programmers. With a bit of background knowledge, anyone with a grounding in C can implement a new kernel module and understand how the kernel works internally. Linux Voice explains how to write a module that creates a new device node, /dev/reverse, that reverses a string when it's written to it. Sure, it's not the most practical example in the world, but it's a good starting point for your own projects, and gives you an insight into how it all fits together."

+ - Grace Hopper, UNIVAC, and the First Programming Language

Submitted by M-Saunders
M-Saunders (706738) writes "It weighed 13 tons, had 5,200 vacuum tubes, and took up a whole garage, but the UNIVAC I was an incredible machine for its time. Memory was provided by tanks of liquid mercury, while the clock speed was a whopping 2.25 MHz. The UNIVAC I was one of the first commercial general-purpose computers produced, with 46 shipped, and Linux Voice has taken an in-depth look at it. Learn its fascinating instruction set, and also check out FLOW-MATIC, the first English-language data processing language created by American computing pioneer Grace Hopper."

+ - How Munich switched 15,000 PCs from Windows to Linux->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "It's one of the biggest migrations in the history of Linux, and it made Steve Ballmer very angry: Munich, in south west Germany, has completed its transition of 15,000 PCs from Windows to Linux. It has saved money, fuelled the local economy, and improved security. Linux Voice talked to the man behind the migration, and is making the PDF article free (CC-BY-SA) so that everyone can send it to their local councillors and encourage them to investigate Linux."
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Iphone

+ - iPhone Linux Simulator Rejected->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "Linux Format magazine made a spoof version of Linux for the iPhone for April Fool's day, but Cupertino doesn't seem to like it... "As an April Fool's joke, I created a fake Linux app for the iPhone that made it look like Linux was running on your phone. It doesn't actually do anything — when you type text, it just spits out one of several pre-determined responses, but there are various geeky in-jokes for people in the know. The idea was that you'd buy it knowing it was fake (it was made very clear in the app description), then show it to your Linuxy friends, say 'hey, I installed Linux on my iPhone!' and see how long it took for them to figure out it was a joke." Screenshots and a video on the site"
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Portables (Games)

+ - Linux-powered GP2X Wiz probed->

Submitted by Home_in_Innsbruck
Home_in_Innsbruck (666) writes "Remember the GP2X, the Korean Linux-based handheld? While it didn't get Nintendo or Sony quaking in their boots, it provided a popular-in-a-niche platform for hobbyist developers and retro gamers. Its successor, the GP2X Wiz, is a few days away from launch and TuxRadar has given it a go. They reckon it's a bit better in terms of hardware design, but the lack of native software is a bit of a let-down at present. Especially given that 99.9% of Slashdotters just want to play FFVII on it? Right?"
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Debian

+ - Debian 5 (aka Lenny) Released->

Submitted by Anonymous Coward
An anonymous reader writes "A few months later than expected, Debian 5 has finally arrived with a bundle of new goodies: Java is finally in the Debian repos thanks to IcedTea and OpenJDK; Firefox (rebranded Iceweasel) is now at 3.0; and official Live images are ready for our downloading pleasure. TuxRadar has a detailed look at Lenny along with an explanation from Steve McIntyre, the Debian Project Leader, on why it was delayed. Any bets when 6 (aka Squeeze) will arrive?"
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Operating Systems

+ - Pit your Wits against the Linux Pub Quiz->

Submitted by M-Saunders
M-Saunders (706738) writes "Just how much of a Linux (or Unix (or Free Software)) geek are you? Can you tell an IRC client just by looking at a screenshot of the prefs panel? Do you know why Awk is called, well, Awk? Do you mutter 'shopt -s dotglob' in your sleep? Try this Linux Pub Quiz and fathom out your level of Linux knowledge, from uber-noob to RMS-worshipping powerhouse. Best of all, it includes a picture of Larry Wall wearing a characteristically zany shirt. What a guy."
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Operating Systems

+ - Windows 7 vs Vista vs Linux Benchmarks->

Submitted by MegaMac
MegaMac (666) writes "So Windows 7 is supposed to be screaming fast, right? Anecdotal accounts report it booting quicker and feeling snappier than Vista, but the proof is in stats. TuxRadar has benchmarked Windows 7 against Vista and Ubuntu Linux, comparing install time, disk space usage, boot speeds and filesystem performance. The graphs also show how the sparkly ext4 filesystem compares against its older brother."
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