IT Management Linux News for May 22, 2007
Nmap based open source vulnerability detection (May 22, 2007, 23:45)
Net-Security: "When combined with Sourcefire
RNA as part of the award-winning 3D System, these new active
scanning capabilities will enable customers to coordinate passive
network discovery with surgical active scanning for a sophisticated
approach to vulnerability detection."
VectorLinux SOHO: A better Slackware than Slackware (May 22, 2007, 23:00)
Linux.com: "I like VectorLinux because its
roots are firmly planted in the stability and simplicity of
Slackware, yet it comes with an extensive software base and lots of
out-of-the-box great looks; in other words, a rock solid foundation
with eye candy and useful functionality."
New Xen Opens Up a Little More (May 22, 2007, 22:15)
InternetNews: "The Xen open source project
released Xen 3.1 hypervisor with a little help from Intel, IBM,
Novell, VA Linux (Japan), HP, Fujitsu, SGI, Red Hat, AMD, Sun,
Unisys and the National Security Agency."
Open source communities, adoption and the Microsoft-Novell deal (May 22, 2007, 21:30)
Search Enterprise Linux: "What purpose do open
source advocacy groups serve? Open source issues and strategies
expert Don Rosenberg says that the biggest help that organizations
like the Linux Foundation can offer is in interoperability and
Beryl, Compiz, And Metisse - The 3D Desktop on Mandriva Linux 2007 Spring (May 22, 2007, 20:45)
HowToForge: "After having included the AIGLX,
Xgl and Compiz 3D desktop technologies in Mandriva Linux 2007,
Mandriva has added all the latest 3D desktop updates in Mandriva
Linux 2007 Spring, like Metisse and Beryl."
Xen beats VMware to native 64-bit punch (May 22, 2007, 20:00)
SearchServerVirtualization: "ESX's ability to
run 64-bit guests is "a remarkable hack, really," said Simon
Crosby, CTO at XenSource, the leader of the Xen virtualization
project. "I'm amazed that it works.""
Build Linux lab equipment from a Sony PS3 (May 22, 2007, 19:15)
DeveloperWorks: "In this series of articles I
will be using a Cell/B.E. processor — resident within an
off-the-shelf PLAYSTATION 3 (PS3) — to build a Linux-hosted
piece of laboratory equipment, namely a simple audio-bandwidth
spectrum analyzer and function generator."
Why Novell fan left NetWare, SUSE behind (May 22, 2007, 18:30)
Enterprise Linux Log: "Like many users, Jim
Klein realized a few years ago that NetWare was a "dead-end
Open Source's Only Friend (May 22, 2007, 17:45)
Hoosier Penguin: "'In the end,' Asay told the
[OSBC] crowd of over 300, 'open source's only friend is the
Lock down the GNOME desktop with Pessulus (May 22, 2007, 17:15)
Linux.com: "Looking for a way to limit users'
functionality on a publicly available machine, such as a kiosk
machine for conference attendees? If you're running the GNOME
environment, you can turn to a tool called Pessulus -- a lockdown
manager for the GNOME desktop."
Office software: GoogleDocs, OpenOffice or Microsoft Office? (May 22, 2007, 16:30)
Search Enterprise Linux: "The amount of money
saved on upgrades dwarfs the significant, but comparatively small,
amount of money needed to be spent on transition tasks such as
converting documents, training, productivity while users get up to
A Linux computer in every garage? (May 22, 2007, 15:45)
Linux Devices.com: "A U.S. government- and
industry-led coalition aiming to equip every car and roadside in
America with wirelessly connected computers has tapped Linux for a
Dell Ubuntu desktop details emerge (May 22, 2007, 15:00)
DesktopLinux: "On the record, a Dell spokesman
said he "can't comment on unannounced products," when asked about
Dell's forthcoming Ubuntu-powered PCs. Over on Direct2Dell,
meanwhile, John Hull, Dell's manager of Linux OS technologies on
May 21 published "an overview of what customers can expect from our
initial Ubuntu offering.""
First OpenOffice virus emerges (May 22, 2007, 14:15)
APC: "The first worm specifically targeting the open-source
office package OpenOffice has emerged."
Putting Together The Linux Office (May 22, 2007, 13:30)
Channel Web: " The verdict: Microsoft has a lot
to worry about down the road, but in 2007, Linux is still lacking
the driver support, ease of use and interoperability with
mainstream, legacy software to make office migration
Shuttleworth on patents: Microsoft "not the real threat" (May 22, 2007, 12:45)
Linux-Watch: "In a May 21 blog entry, Ubuntu
leader and Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth explained that when it
comes to patents, he doesn't "think Microsoft is the real threat,
and in fact, I think Microsoft and the Linux community will
actually end up fighting on the same side of this issue.""