Linux News for Jul 29, 2004
Business Wire: More Than 90% of Linux Systems Have Never Been Infected (Jul 29, 2004, 19:35)
A new survey from Evans Data on virus and hacking incidents.
ComputerWeekly: Xandros 2.5 builds Linux desktop
(Jul 29, 2004, 19:20)
Version 2.5 of Xandros's Desktop operating system has retained
compatibility with key Windows software while smoothing the Linux
InternetNews: CA Open Sources DB at LinuxWorld
(Jul 29, 2004, 17:39)
Ingres is geared to come out of the gate at LinuxWorld to
compete with products from MySQL and other database vendors.
SearchEnterpriseLinux: Patent review a feather in Linux, open source cap (Jul 29, 2004, 17:20)
In this interview, attorney Scott Nathan answers questions about
FAT and how patents and copyrights may impact the open source
InternetNews: Dell Releases New Linux Workstations (Jul 29, 2004, 15:32)
As a precursor to LinuxWorld, the OEM shows two units with EM64T
technology, PCI-Express videocards, and DDR2 memory.
Washington Times: Linux gaining support in Japan's schools (Jul 29, 2004, 13:37)
The Japanese government is working with IBM and others to
promote Linux-based PCs to the educational system.
LinuxJournal: Linux in Government: Unseating Incumbents (Jul 29, 2004, 13:32)
Can we imagine that GNU/Linux adoption patterns are analogous to
the adoption model of other systems, biological or even political
NewsForge: Two Linux Migration Utilities Promise Savings in Money and Time (Jul 29, 2004, 13:00)
"After nine years in proprietary software migrating Windows
machines to other Windows machines as CTO for Miramar Systems, Mike
Sheffey saw the wave coming..."
Linux Journal: ULB 2004 Video Follow-Up (Jul 29, 2004, 11:30)
"The configuration necessary for getting all four displays to
work in this year's Ultimate Linux Box may have been common sense
for any X config or ATI guru, but I had to do a bit of hacking to
get it all working..."
SearchEnterpriseLinux: IP, Patents, Copyrights No Longer a Linux Afterthought (Jul 29, 2004, 10:00)
"On the eve of the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, which is
the biggest annual gathering of Linux talent and sellers, talk of
IP, copyrights and patents--once relegated to an
afterthought--figures to be foremost for debate..."
Linux Magazine: The "Other" Linux (Jul 29, 2004, 08:30)
"But Mac OS X on G5 is only part--and a small part--of the
PowerPC (PPC) story. Linux runs on PPC, too, and runs very
NewsForge: A 'Linux Desktop Base' Could Help Solve Dependency Problems (Jul 29, 2004, 07:00)
"The package installation problem is one of the primary barriers
to desktop Linux adoption..."
Linux.com: SysAdmin to SysAdmin: It's the Documentation, Stupid! (Jul 29, 2004, 05:30)
"Dear open source developers: We sysadmins are tired of the crap
you've been throwing at us. It seems you've been assuming all these
years that we sysadmins are coders, and thus, 'the code is the
NewsForge: Open Source Winning in Federal Government, Slowly (Jul 29, 2004, 04:00)
"Different interpretations of a memo from Office of Management
and Budget IT and E-Government administrator Karen Evans make this
software purchasing directive look both bad and good for open
Linux.com: The Linux Filesystem Challenge (Jul 29, 2004, 02:30)
"Linux boasts the widest array of filesystem support among
mainstream operating systems. However, Microsoft (with Longhorn)
and Apple (with Tiger) have made it clear that they consider the
filesystem of the future to be a database of information to be
SitePoint: Open Source Maturing (Jul 29, 2004, 01:00)
"The religious wars between open source and closed source may
have been provoked a bit by a dusty old memo surfaced this month.
However, there are also signs of maturity in the open source
community (business) as well..."