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IT Management Linux News for Mar 20, 2007

  • Seopher: Acer asks for £50 more for a notebook WITHOUT Windows? (Mar 20, 2007, 23:30)
    "All I was trying to do was work out whether certain vendors would supply me a sensibly priced laptop without Windows installed - because I want it for testing Linux distros. Today I received a response from Acer that really made me smile."

  • Wolfmanzbytes: Why no Linux TV ads? (Mar 20, 2007, 22:45)
    "You know tonight I was sitting here watching TV and I was wondering, why is it I never see any Ads on TV for Linux or any of the popular distributions? The only ad I ever remember seeing was an IBM ad, I think that had something to do with Linux, and that was selling IBM's servers or something."

  • TheAge: IT group to fight sexism (Mar 20, 2007, 22:00)
    "The launch of a forum for Australian women in open source coincides with a debate about discrimination in the industry, writes Sarah Stokely."

  • TechNudge: Linux Family Tree (Mar 20, 2007, 21:15)
    "For example, it’s interesting to see that Mepis broke off from Ubuntu in 2003."

  • Information Week: For Security Pros, Firefox Goes Head-To-Head With Microsoft's IE7 (Mar 20, 2007, 20:30)
    "Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser may have the lion's share of the general market, but when it comes to security professionals, Mozilla's Firefox open source browser is an even contender, according to a security survey released Monday."

  • News.Ncsu.edu: NC State Engineer Creates First Academic Playstation 3 Computing Cluster (Mar 20, 2007, 20:00)
    "At North Carolina State University, Dr. Frank Mueller imagined using the power of the new PS3 to create a high-powered computing environment for a fraction of the cost of the supercomputers on the market."

  • OSWeekly: Firefox Live, BoothCD, LiveKiosk Review Roundup (Mar 20, 2007, 19:30)
    "The mission for today’s article is to find a Kiosk Live option that will fit the needs of a small bookstore that wishes to provide a free-to-use PC for their customers. My options that are currently available for this test include Portable Firefox Live, BoothCD and LiveKiosk (Free Edition)."

  • NixCraft: Linux audit files to see who made changes to a file (Mar 20, 2007, 18:25)
    "How do I audit file events such as read / write etc? How can I use audit to see who changed a file in Linux?

    "The answer is to use 2.6 kernel’s audit system."


  • Hoosier Penguin: BrainShare: Customers Satisfied for Now (Mar 20, 2007, 17:55)
    "The atmosphere of this show is different from any LinuxWorld I've attended; it's closer to an OSBC, only more huge..."

  • Free Software magazine: MINIX: what is it, and why is it still relevant? (Mar 20, 2007, 17:45)
    "Architecturally, MINIX is based on the concept of a microkernel where the device drivers live in user land. This is advantageous, as processes in user land do not have direct access to resources without first going through the Kernel and should not be able to crash the Kernel through misbehavior."

  • Arstechnica: Embedded device developers prefer homegrown Linux over commercial solutions (Mar 20, 2007, 17:15)
    "VDC asked 428 embedded systems developers about the operating system used for current projects and discovered that 12 percent use a noncommercial Linux operating system while only 3 percent use a commercial Linux operating system. "

  • LinuxDevices: Linux dominating VoIP devices? (Mar 20, 2007, 16:50)
    "...the Qtopia framework/stack has been used in about 40 VoIP devices, making it the "dominant Linux development platform for VoIP/WiFi devices," according to Trolltech."

  • HowToForge: Integrating amavisd-new Into Postfix For Spam- And Virus-Scanning (Mar 20, 2007, 16:30)
    "amavisd-new works like this: Postfix receives an email on port 25, passes it to amavisd-new on port 10024 which then invokes ClamAV and SpamAssassin, and afterwards amavisd-new re-injects the mail into Postfix on port 10025 which then finally delivers the mail."

  • ZDNet: SugarCRM launches project-planning application (Mar 20, 2007, 15:45)
    "Three years after establishing itself as one of the first specialist CRM vendors running its software on Linux, SugarCRM has launched into the project-planning market."

  • Linux-Watch: Perens blasts Microsoft/Novell "protection racket" (Mar 20, 2007, 15:00)
    "In a small conference room across the street from the location of Novell's BrainShare conference, free-software advocate Bruce Perens attacked Novell's patent deal with Microsoft and said that Novell was enabling Microsoft to run "a protection racket" with the threat of its patents."

  • ZDNet: You are kidding arent you? (Mar 20, 2007, 14:30)
    "Its just not possible that a freeware like the Linux could be extended to the point where it runs the entire computer fron start to finish, without using some of the more critical parts of windows."

  • Physorg: Red Hat Plans Linux Desktop Offering 'for the Masses' (Mar 20, 2007, 13:45)
    "Red Hat is designing a new, packaged Linux desktop solution to push its Linux desktop offering to a far broader audience than exists for its current client solution."

  • Michael Larabel: ATI R200 Linux Misconceptions (Mar 20, 2007, 13:00)
    "So really if you're an R200 owner, be forewarned that with newer distributions you will be in a pickle due to no fglrx legacy driver for X11R72."

  • HowToForge: Network Monitoring With ntop (Mar 20, 2007, 12:15)
    "ntop is a network traffic tools that shows network usage in a real time. One of the good things about this tool is that you can use a web browser to manage and navigate through ntop traffic information to better understand network status."

  • mnoGoSearch.com: mnoGoSearch 3.3.1 released. (Mar 20, 2007, 11:30)
    "The new release of mnoGoSearch Open Source search engine software 3.3.1 is now available. "

  • K3B-news: K3b version 1.0 has been released (Mar 20, 2007, 09:30)
    "I am proud to announce the release of K3b 1.0. After years and years of development, all the sweat (actually in the summer it can get sticky in front of the screen), all the tears (ok, admittedly, not that many), and all the countless hours I spent on a single application finally we have what I think is worth the big 1."

  • Linux.com: Become a digital video editing guru using Linux tools (Mar 20, 2007, 07:30)
    "Shooting, editing, and producing video clips has been my passion for about 10 years. As a free software adept, I always tried to perform this process on Linux. This year I have finally found a set of tools that work for me. This article provides a brief tutorial on home video production."

  • qBangsolutions: Beef Up Your Wireless Router (Mar 20, 2007, 05:30)
    "Sure you have one. Everyone nowadays has at least one wireless router at home, be it Linksys, NetGear, D-Link, or Buffalo. With new wireless products being released nearly every month, I am willing to bet that some of you even have a couple of the older wireless routers collecting dust in your closet. Well, it's time to take them out and put them to good use."

  • LinuxPlanet: Novell Rolls Out SUSE Linux Slate, Strategy, Against Skepticism By Some (Mar 20, 2007, 03:30)
    "At its annual BrainShare users conference today, Novell rolled out a slate of new SUSE Linux products and talked up a new, two-fold corporate strategy devised in the wake of its controversial pact with Microsoft..."

  • qBangsolutions: Secure Linux Appliances in Your Enterprise (Mar 20, 2007, 01:30)
    "What's great about DebRouter is that you get a fully functional Debian Linux installation. So you can add whatever software packages you want to extend the functionality of the DebRouter."

  • ZDNet Asia: Open source Java will still be secure (Mar 20, 2007, 00:30)
    "Java co-inventor James Gosling squashes what he says is a misconception that open source is less secure than proprietary software, pledging that Java will remain secure even after it is fully open source."