Linux News for Oct 27, 2004
ZDNet UK: Mesh Networking Embraces Open-Source Telephony (Oct 27, 2004, 23:30)
"UK wireless networking company LocustWorld has added support
for an open-source PBX application to its meshboxes which are used
to build mesh networks..."
Yahoo!/TechWeb: U.S., International Space Organizations Turn to Open Source (Oct 27, 2004, 22:45)
"Open source is reaching new heights as space organizations look
to this communally developed software to power both terrestrial and
Computer Business Review: Open Source Fills Integration Standards Hole (Oct 27, 2004, 22:00)
"Open source specialists JBoss Corp and the Apache Software
Foundation have thrown their weight behind a Java standards effort
abandoned by IBM Corp and BEA Systems Inc..."
developerWorks: Why IBM is Open Sourcing Cloudscape as Derby (Oct 27, 2004, 21:15)
"To find out more about the database, and how it fits into both
IBM's strategy and the Java application stack, we talked to Jon
Prial, IBM Vice President, Marketing, Information Management
CNET News: SGI Supercomputer: Two Records in One Day (Oct 27, 2004, 20:30)
"Even as Silicon Graphics Inc. trumpeted on Tuesday a new speed
record with the Columbia supercomputer it built for NASA, CNET
News.com has learned, it quietly submitted another, faster result:
51.9 trillion calculations per second..."
International Herald Tribune: Asian States See Open Source as Window of Opportunity (Oct 27, 2004, 19:45)
"After testing Microsoft products in 300 of the schools, the
regional Education Ministry said it decided to instead install
open-source software on 10,000 new computers, the first phase of an
even bigger project..."
LinuxInsider: Asia-Based UN Agency Debates Open-Source Development (Oct 27, 2004, 19:00)
"A UNESCAP (United Nations Economic and Social Commission for
Asia and the Pacific) meeting earlier this month put the spotlight
on open-source software (OSS) development and national policies
ComputerWeekly: Xandros Unveils Linux Desktop Management Server App (Oct 27, 2004, 18:30)
"Linux desktop supplier Xandros has introduced its new Desktop
Management Server (xDMS) application, which gives IT administrators
the tools to roll out, configure and maintain mass deployments of
Ballmer: Comparing Windows with Linux and UNIX (Oct 27, 2004, 18:00)
Ballmer pens an "executive e-mail" to his customer base: "Does
an open source platform really provide a long-term cost advantage
compared with Windows...?"
Heise Online: German Federal Railways Opt for Open Source to Cut Costs (Oct 27, 2004, 17:30)
"DB Systems, the German Federal Railways's Intra-group IT
Services Provider, considered this a way to achieve 'sustainable
cost savings,' the statement pointed out..."
ZDNet UK: OSDL to Work on Open-Source Code Repository (Oct 27, 2004, 16:45)
"The organisation plans to work on an open-source repository
with SourceForge which could be used to check for prior art in
software patents, but an anti-patent expert argues it will be of
eWeek: Novell Promises Continued Support for SuSE Linux (Oct 27, 2004, 16:00)
"As Novell Inc. moves closer to shipping its Linux Desktop, the
company wants to make sure that its SuSE Linux Desktop customers
understand that it will continue to be fully support that
MySQL: MySQL 4.1.7 Has Been Released (Oct 27, 2004, 15:15)
"MySQL 4.1.7, a new version of the popular Open Source/Free
Software Database Management System has been released..."
Heise Online: Hewlett-Packard and Novell come together in "Linux Kommunale" Initiative (Oct 27, 2004, 14:30)
LinuxWorld Deutschland: "The US computer
manufacturer Hewlett-Packard and the software company Novell intend
to join hands in Germany by responding jointly in future to bids
for tenders by German public authorities..."
PR: Mandrakeliux 10.1 Official Released (Oct 27, 2004, 14:30)
"Mandrakesoft announced today the release of Mandrakelinux 10.1
Official, the latest version of its leading Linux Operating
System..." Release within.
NetworkWorldFusion: Germans Seek Savings Through Linux (Oct 27, 2004, 14:00)
LinuxWorld Deutschland: "Tough economic times
in Germany have made Linux and other open source software products
appear tantalizing to local businesses..."
The Age: Slackware May Drop GNOME (Oct 27, 2004, 13:45)
"One of the oldest Linux distributions may drop the GNOME
desktop and leave it to users to install this environment if they
so wish..." [Free registration may be required. -ed.]
Linux Journal: Revision Control with Arch: Introduction to Arch (Oct 27, 2004, 13:00)
"Whether you're moving up from CVS or getting serious about a
revision control system, here's a powerful tool that will keep
records of changes and keep your projects under control..."
SearchEnterpriseLinux: IBM Center Rooted in Local Technology (Oct 27, 2004, 11:30)
"IBM made a serious play into solidifying its presence in the
international small and medium-sized business (SMB) market when it
announced the creation of a 'research and innovation center' in the
heart of China..."
ObsidianRook: Two-Faced: Setting Up a Simple Linux Firewall (Oct 27, 2004, 10:00)
"This is an overview of the things I think you need to know if
you're going to try and set up a simple firewall using Linux on an
DevX: Build an Object-Oriented File System in PHP (Oct 27, 2004, 08:30)
"Despite the difficulties of pinning down the terminology, for
the purposes of this article, you can assume an 'object-oriented
file system' has a specific meaning..."
Linux Journal: Reducing OS Boot Times for In-Car Computer Applications, Part III (Oct 27, 2004, 07:00)
"The final installment in this series--did they meet their goal
of a five-second boot...?"
Andrew Morton: Linux 2.6.10-rc1-mm1 (Oct 27, 2004, 05:30)
Changelog, links within.
Juerd.nl: Installing Debian (Oct 27, 2004, 05:30)
"Instructions for installing a very clean Debian GNU/Linux
system that boots from RAID 1..."
Release Digest: KDE, October 26, 2004 (Oct 27, 2004, 04:45)
Today's KDE apps: eqchem 0.4.0 and Cpsed 0.2.
Release Digest: GNOME, October 26, 2004 (Oct 27, 2004, 04:45)
Today's GNOME apps: cbrPager cbrpager-0.9.5, somaplayer 0.4.3,
DrPython 3.6.4, Gtk+ MySQL Command Center (GMySQLCC) 0.2.2,
DiaCanvas2 0.14.1, DrQueue 0.52.0, Galeon 1.3.18, Vex 1.1.0, and
DistroWatch: Distributions, October 26, 2004 (Oct 27, 2004, 04:45)
Today's distribution: FoX Desktop 0.6 (Test).
KernelTrap: Status Update On Open Source Friendly Graphics Card (Oct 27, 2004, 04:00)
"Timothy Miller offered a summary of the recent discussions
surrounding his proposal to create a free software and open-source
friendly graphics card..."
Mandrakelinux Community Newsletter Issue # 97 (Oct 27, 2004, 02:30)
The latest news from Mandrakesoft.
e-Pro Magazine: Is Open Source Bad for You? (Oct 27, 2004, 01:00)
Humor: "In a research study submitted for
publication in the Journal of the American Medical Association
(JAMA), Dr. Anil Prahda claims to have discovered serious health
issues stemming from the use of open-source software (OSS)..."
No *caff* idea what he's *hack, wheeze* talking