September 30, 2014
 
 
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Red Hat Linux 7: A Brief Look Under the Hat

Itching for a sneak peek of Red Hat Linux 7? You're in for a treat, as we bring you an exclusive look at the next version of this popular Linux distribution.

Preview: Netscape 6, Preview Release 2

Netscape 6/Mozilla has become the great lightning rod of the Open Source world: nearly everyone has an opinion about the yet-to-be released product. Michael Hall previews Netscape 6, Preview Release 2, and explains both its strengths and weaknesses.

Sneak Preview: Corel Linux OS Second Edition

Corel is planning a full release of Corel Linux OS Second Edition next week at LinuxWorld Expo, but you don't need to wait until then to see what Corel plans. Michael Hall provides a hands-on preview of this leading Linux distribution.

.comment: A (P)review of KDE2

Last week the KDE developers imposed a feature freeze for the 2.0 release, so for the first time we have a solid idea of what will comprise the new KDE. Dennis E. Powell previews what is truly new and noteworthy in KDE 2.0.

Looking at the Galeon Web Browser

Looking for a stripped-down, bare-essentials Web browser for fast surfing? Then you'll want to look at our preview of Galeon, a GNOME/GTK-based browser that has taken the Gecko rendering engine (Mozilla's heart) and put it to work in a small, fast browser that does nothing more than render pages, store bookmarks, and provide all the speed of Gecko in a remarkably small bundle.

You Say You Want an Evolution

The next contender for heavyweight among Linux applications--and the one that will be needed the most by Windows users deserting that platform--is Evolution, the Outlook-style mail/calendar program current under development by Miguel de Icaza's Helix Code. Michael Hall previews Evolution.

Sneak Preview: CorelDraw 9 for Linux

Corel continues its march into Linux space with the beta release of CorelDraw, which has a long and storied history in the Windows world. Michael Hall previews CorelDraw, compares it to outstanding Open Source tools like The Gimp, and explains why the release of CorelDraw is important for the Linux community.

Suites for the Sweet: GNOME Office

OK, so GNOME Office isn't exactly a finished product: it's really more of a game plan now than a finished product that can be truly compared with the likes of WordPerfect Office or even KOffice. But, as Michael Hall reports, GNOME Office contains several intriguing components--and certainly bears watching for the near future.

Konquering the Web

One of the more noteworthy new tools in KDE2 is Konqueror, a Web browser that does more than browse the Web: it works as a file browser, an FTP browser, and an application launcher. Dennis E. Powell previews this exciting new tool.

Leading and Bleeding with XFree86 4.0 and KDE 2 Beta

With KDE 2 and XFree86 4.0 on the horizon, you'll soon need to make some difficult decisions about upgrading your Linux systems. To ease your mind about these important choices, we asked Scott Courtney to tell how he upgraded his Linux system to run both XFree86 4.0 and KDE 2--and show how these hot new technologies will change your Linux usage.

Product Review: FrameMaker 5.5.6 for Linux

More and more established software vendors are bringing their wares to Linux. One of the highest-profile applications on the move is Adobe FrameMaker, a robust desktop-publishing system. Brian Proffitt reviews the public beta of Adobe FrameMaker 5.5.6 and explains why its presence is important for Linux.

Sneak Peeks at Mozilla and Opera Web Browsers

This year should see the release of the next generation in Linux Web browsers, as Opera for Linux and Mozilla are unveiled in prerelease versions. We take a sneak peek at each.

CRYPTOCard Introduces Key Fob and Palm Tokens with CRYPTOAdmin 4.1

CRYPTOAdmin adds speed and capabilities for administrators and allows developers to build "pop-up" software tokens onto Web pages and VPN connections. The software, along with RADIUS support and a few tokens, is free for Linux users.

Is Linux Ready for Net Devices?

Is Linux ready for prime time in the Net device world? A vendor that specializes in providing Linux for embedded products claims that Net devices to be released later this year show that the time has come for the operating system.

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