Linux News for Feb 27, 2004
LinuxPlanet: Choices in Embedded Linux: Commercial or Roll Your Own (Feb 27, 2004, 23:00)
"...[T]here are many other commercial solutions already on the
market in the embedded Linux space. There's also the 'roll your
own' approach, relying on 'free' open source components. So what's
the best route for a developer to take...?"
LinuxInsider: Veritas Dir. of Linux Strategy Ranajit Nevatia on Open Source in the Datacenter (Feb 27, 2004, 22:00)
"'Today, Linux is definitely on the mainstream path,' Veritas
director of Linux strategy Ranajit Nevatia told LinuxInsider. 'It's
where the market is growing the fastest, and it's the direction our
customers want us to go...'
CNET News: Linux Server Sales Show High-End Trend (Feb 27, 2004, 21:00)
"Customers gravitated toward more-expensive and powerful Linux
servers in the fourth quarter of 2003, new sales statistics
IDG.SG: Rome City Council Opts for Open Source (Feb 27, 2004, 20:00)
"Rome City Council has opted to use open source software for
some applications of a new council portal due to go into operation
in May, a council spokesman said Thursday..."
Reuters: Global Linux Adoption Key to Competition (Feb 27, 2004, 19:00)
"The global spread of freely available Linux software is the
biggest competitive threat to Microsoft Corp. and other developers
that keep the inner workings of their programs under wraps..."
CRN: Sun Is Mum On IBM Pitch For Open-Source Java (Feb 27, 2004, 18:00)
"Sun Microsystems on Thursday said it had nothing to say for now
on IBM's call for discussions on making Java technology open
Groklaw: USENIX Bd. of Directors Writes Letter to Congress Refuting SCO's Letter (Feb 27, 2004, 17:00)
"The Board of Directors of USENIX, the Advanced Computing
Systems Association, has decided that they need to speak out about
SCO. They have, therefore, written a letter to Congress, dated
February 27, 2004..."
The Register: MPs Call for Gov.uk to Switch to Open Source (Maybe) (Feb 27, 2004, 16:00)
"Central government should replace Microsoft software with open
source equivalents--if trials show the switch is practical, the
Public Accounts Committee said yesterday..."
Sydney Morning Herald: Fyodor Pulls Nmap from SCO Products (Feb 27, 2004, 14:30)
"One of the best-known network security scanners will no longer
be available with the SCO Group's products, with its developer
saying he had terminated the company's rights to redistribute any
version of the program with its products..."
E-Commerce News: Stat Wars 2: A Tale of Two Surveys on Apache and IIS (Feb 27, 2004, 13:00)
"Not long ago, TechNewsWorld published a story describing
divergent conclusions reached by two recent studies of Web server
PR: Business Development Project of OpenOffice.org Announced (Feb 27, 2004, 11:30)
"We are proud to announce the opening of the Business
Development project of OpenOffice.org (BizDev)..."
NewsForge: A Signature Program for Email and News (Feb 27, 2004, 10:00)
"But either way, no matter how great a quote may be, after
awhile I get bored with it. That's why I finally decided to
automate the process..."
Linux.com: Automounter Madness (Feb 27, 2004, 08:30)
"The world of automounters is a confusing one. For one thing, a
single automounter wasn't enough, so there are two of them for
Linux, called 'amd' and 'autofs...'"
Puschitz.com: Installing Oracle Database 10g on Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 3 and 2.1, Red Hat 9 (Feb 27, 2004, 07:00)
"The following procedure is a step-by-step guide (Cookbook) with
tips and information for installing Oracle Database 10g on Red Hat
Linux. Oracle10g is the easiest Oracle on Linux installation so
developerWorks: Fixing the Java Memory Model, Part 1 (Feb 27, 2004, 05:30)
"Several serious flaws were found in the original JMM, resulting
in some surprisingly difficult semantics for concepts that were
supposed to be simple, like volatile, final, and
Release Digest: KDE, February 26, 2004 (Feb 27, 2004, 05:00)
Today's KDE app: KWlanInfo 0.8.
Release Digest: GNOME, February 26, 2004 (Feb 27, 2004, 05:00)
Today's GNOME app: Dasher 3.2.4
DistroWatch: Distributions, February 26, 2004 (Feb 27, 2004, 05:00)
Today's distrbutions: Damn Small Linux 0.6.1 and Quantian
OSNews: Mepis Linux: Despite Lack of Polish, A Worthwhile Distro (Feb 27, 2004, 04:00)
"A recent review provided a good overview of the background and
basis of Mepis, my review aims to focus more on the day to day use
for a desktop user..."
NewsForge: IBM, Sun Meeting to Discuss Open Source Java (Feb 27, 2004, 02:30)
"Sun Microsystems is moving quicker than it originally said it
would to respond to IBM's challenge that it set Java free in the
open source world..."
InfoWorld: Real Software Boosts Windows-Linux Migration (Feb 27, 2004, 02:30)
"Real Software is adding the ability to migrate Windows
applications to Linux in an upgrade of the company's Realbasic
SearchEnterpriseLinux: How To Be a 'Security Warrior' [Parts 1 & 2] (Feb 27, 2004, 01:00)
"In computer warfare, security admins must go into battle riding
on a strong vehicle and armed with effective tools, according to
security expert Anton Chuvakin. Fortunately, the security warrior
who's protecting Linux has both..."
Sydney Morning Herald: Novell Says Linux Interest Growing in Asia-Pacific (Feb 27, 2004, 00:00)
"'This is not surprising at all, considering that a number of
big companies in the region have some kind of skunkworks Linux test
program going on in the backroom...'"