Infrastructure Linux News for Jun 16, 2004
ZDNet: Second Source, Not Open Source, Is The Key (Jun 16, 2004, 22:30)
"Again and again, the seismic events small and large that shake
the online world have one thing in common--the existence of single
points of failure..."
CertCities: New SuSE Cert Launches Worldwide June 21; Name Change on Horizon (Jun 16, 2004, 22:00)
"Those interested in become SuSE Certified Linux Professionals
(SCLPs) can do so beginning next week, although the exact name of
the credential may change in the near future..."
LWN: End of Support for SUSE 8.0 (Jun 16, 2004, 21:15)
"...[H]aving provided security-relevant fixes for version 8.0 of
our home user product, SUSE Linux, for two years, we would like to
inform you that SUSE Linux 8.0 will be discontinued for all
The Industry Standard: Foxy Browser (Jun 16, 2004, 21:00)
"I started playing around with FireFox. Now I'm hooked..."
PR: Mozilla Follows Up with New Thunderbird Release (Jun 16, 2004, 20:30)
"The Mozilla Foundation today announced the release of its next
generation e-mail client, Mozilla Thunderbird version 0.7..." Press
OfB.biz: A Tiny Hindrance (Jun 16, 2004, 19:00)
"But lately, as a consequence of my job and the demands of it,
there is an obstacle, a tiny hindrance, if you want to call it
that, I have found with Free Software desktops..."
Editor's Note: AdTI Fires Cheap Shot at... Us (Jun 16, 2004, 17:30)
Once again, AdTI turns their attention to the alledged wrongs of
the Linux community. And this time, they are coming after Linux
BBC: Wimbledon Serves Linux Volley (Jun 16, 2004, 17:00)
"Following a pilot project in 2003, the internal computer
network at the All-England Club has been converted to the open
source operating system..."
internetnews.com: Linux E-Mail Platform Could Aid Migration (Jun 16, 2004, 16:00)
"The San Mateo, Calif.-based vendor of messaging software said
that Scalix 9.0, released on Monday, offers a migration path to
Linux messaging by providing cross-platform
ARNnet: Linux Guru Tours Australia (Jun 16, 2004, 13:00)
"One of the hurdles to Australian companies adopting Linux is a
perceived lack of support, which is misguided, according to US
Linux guru, Gary Porter..."
Retail Merchandiser: Pep Boys Partners With IBM (Jun 16, 2004, 10:00)
"The Pep Boys has partnered with IBM to develop and install
advanced [Linux] retail technology in all of its 595 stores and
Linux.com: Mondo Rescue LiveCD Backup: A Nugget of Gold (Jun 16, 2004, 07:00)
"Sure enough, Mondo Rescue does everything the man asked for.
The only drawback--if there is one--is that it's more geared for
advanced users or system admins that it is for noobies..."
NewsForge: View PDFs with a Browser Using pdftohtml (Jun 16, 2004, 05:30)
"After some mutual grumbling about Acrobat being an unnecessary
step in the document-reading process, I discovered a fairly
painless solution to the whole mess, thanks to a little-known
program called pdftohtml..."
NewsForge: Email Viruses Are More Annoying Than Spam (Jun 16, 2004, 03:00)
"Like many people with widely-published email addresses, the
amount of spam I get is staggering, often 1,000 pieces or more per
LinuxInsider: Can Sun Emulate Linux by Open-Sourcing Solaris? (Jun 16, 2004, 02:00)
"There is a widely held assumption that Sun's motivation is to
emulate the Linux phenomenon with Solaris..."