IT Management Linux News for Mar 21, 2007
ComputerWorld: Living (and dying) with Linux in the workplace (Mar 21, 2007, 23:55)
"A Windows power user gives Linux a fair trial as her primary
operating system at work. Does the open-source OS have what it
takes to make her switch for good?"
DesktopLinux: KDE publishes v4.0 roll-out schedule (Mar 21, 2007, 22:45)
"The new KDE will have many changes ranging from the minor, such
as art improvements, to the major, such as KOffice 2.0. If you
could sum them up in one word, though, that word would be
InternetNews: Microsoft Not a Cathedral; Open Source Not a Bazaar (Mar 21, 2007, 22:00)
"During a morning keynote, Abrams declared that Microsoft is not
the cathedral and that open source isn't really a bazaar when it
comes to AJAX, a claim that undermines one of the core
underpinnings of the open source movement."
DesktopLinux.com: OLPC comes up with stable Linux build
(Mar 21, 2007, 21:15)
" The One Laptop Per Child program reported today that after 303
builds, it finally has a satisfactory version of its Red Hat
Linux-based Sugar operating system that is considered stable,
according to OLPC president for software and content Walter
Tummy.com: PyCon Wireless Network (Mar 21, 2007, 20:30)
"How do you make 600 Python geeks happy? Well, wireless network
access is a good start..."
Nouveau Wiki: Nouveau wants Google Summer of Code developer (Mar 21, 2007, 19:45)
"You do not have to have experience in driver programming. Solid
experience in programming will do just fine, you will pick up with
driver writing fairly fast."
Martin Michlmayr: Quality Improvement in Free Software: Release Management (Mar 21, 2007, 18:30)
"The main question of my research is how and why time based
release management works for large free software projects."
LWN.net: GNOME Foundation Retains Software Freedom Law Center (Mar 21, 2007, 17:00)
"The Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC), provider of pro-bono
legal services to protect and advance Free and Open Source
Software, today announced the addition of a new client, the GNOME
InfoWorld: Oracle CEO: Linux support program working (Mar 21, 2007, 16:15)
"Article Tools sponsored by HP Oracle has gotten off to a "very
strong start" with its support program for users of Red Hat's
Enterprise Linux, according to Oracle CEO Larry Ellison."
LinuxPlanet: Novell's New Server Products To Integrate NetWare, GroupWise (Mar 21, 2007, 15:30)
"Novell's rollout this week of a SUSE Linux thin client surely
doesn't mean that the richer and only slightly older SUSE
Enterprise Desktop will be going away..."
LinuxWorldAu: Firefox Hit By Fewer Flaws Than IE In 2006 (Mar 21, 2007, 14:45)
"Mozilla's Firefox suffered from 26 percent fewer
vulnerabilities in the second half of 2006 than Microsoft's
Internet Explorer, a security company's research said Monday."
SupportPRO.com: LVM Howto (Mar 21, 2007, 14:40)
"This is an attempt to collect everything needed to know to get
LVM up and running. The entire process of getting, compiling,
installing, and setting up LVM will be covered. Pointers to LVM
configurations that have been tested will also be included."
Yahoo News: Privacy for Internet names moves forward (Mar 21, 2007, 14:00)
"Many owners of Internet addresses face this quandary: Provide
your real contact information when you register a domain name and
subject yourself to junk or harassment. Or enter fake data and risk
losing it outright."
Groklaw: 2 Groklaw Reports from the Perens Press Conference (Mar 21, 2007, 13:15)
"The conclusion of the meeting? Nothing good is coming from this
deal between Microsoft and Novell. If it were just a technical
partnership, everything would be okay, but it’s not. Bruce
kept saying “is this really a Novell exit strategy?” I
can’t help but wonder if it is."
EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet: Public Wi-Fi: Share, but Wisely (Mar 21, 2007, 12:30)
"Odessa Office Equipment is my favorite WISP (Wireless ISP)
success story, because its founder and owner, Marlon Schafer beat
Paul Allen at turning a profit selling wireless Internet."
Linux.com: How to create video titles and graphics with Kino (Mar 21, 2007, 11:45)
"Kino is one of the better free software video editors for
Linux, but it isn't always intuitive. Consider such common tasks as
adding titles and graphics to a clip. The best approach isn't
obvious. After a little exploring, I figured out good ways to add
titles and graphics."
Beryl Blog: Beryl fixes licensing issues, can now be used in Ubuntu and debian (Mar 21, 2007, 09:30)
"Hello there folks. Today, we have released beryl 0.2.1.
There’s nothing NEW in the release. However all of the
licenses have been fixed so that it can go into debian and
LinuxPlanet: Novell Eyes Competition With Microsoft (Mar 21, 2007, 09:00)
"Carlos Monero-Luque, Novell's VP of product management for open
source software, dubbed Novell's SUSE Linux Client, rolled out this
week, 'the $50 desktop with the $500 attitude...'"
LinuxLookup: Wine 0.9.33 Released (Mar 21, 2007, 08:30)
"This is release 0.9.33 of Wine, a free implementation of
Windows on Unix."
qBangsolutions: Travel Back Vim Time (Mar 21, 2007, 07:00)
"...this is one of the two features I was waiting for in Vim 7.0
(the other is tabs): go back in time."
developerWorks: Command-Line PHP? Yes, You CAN! (Mar 21, 2007, 05:30)
"Give PHP a chance on the command-line interface, and you may
find that it has become your new favorite shell-scripting
OSWeekly: Mixing Politics and Linux: So Uncool (Mar 21, 2007, 04:00)
"It wasn’t for everyone, and the technical competence that
was required to even accomplish the most basic tasks proved to be
too much for anyone that had a life away from the computer. Because
of this, the OS drew a crowd composed of the geekiest geeks around,
hackers, and other curious individuals who weren’t afraid of
feeling like idiots."
MadPenguin: Reason Why Schools Should Adopt Linux (Mar 21, 2007, 02:30)
"Where does someone who wishes to migrate to Linux go from
ZDNet: Novell introduces Linux thin client (Mar 21, 2007, 01:00)
"Roger Levy, Novell's vice president and general manager of Open
Platform Solutions, said this will offer "a new low-cost, flexible
solution for ... end-user computing requirements."