Linux News for Jan 20, 2005
The Linux Beacon: Linux, Unix, and Windows Fight for ERP Supremacy (Jan 20, 2005, 23:30)
"Companies are increasingly turning to Linux to run SAP, Oracle,
and PeopleSoft ERP application suites, according to a survey by
ESP Print Pro: The Commercial Cousin to CUPS
(Jan 20, 2005, 22:00)
"CUPS is the standard printing system on virtually all modern
Linux distributions and MacOS X... So if CUPS is free, why should
you even consider paying money for ESP Print Pro...?"
LinuxWorld: The Linux Cookbook (Jan 20, 2005, 20:30)
"Michael Stutz, author of The Linux Cookbook, 2nd Edition: Tips
and Techniques for Everyday Use, discusses what inspired him to
write this book, when he first started using Linux, and other world
InfoWorld: Open Source Panelists Tout Business Models, Pan Patents (Jan 20, 2005, 19:00)
"Dignitaries from the open source and venture capital
communities serving on a panel Tuesday evening tossed around
perspectives on building a business in open source..."
NewsForge: Retail Geeks Aren't Geeky Enough (Jan 20, 2005, 17:30)
"Maybe you've seen ads for Best Buy's Geek Squad, technicians
who make IT house calls driving logo-emblazoned Volkswagen New
Beetles. Neat concept, but how geeky are these geeks...?"
LinuxWorld Australia: Red Hat Prepares Application Server Upgrade (Jan 20, 2005, 16:45)
"Red Hat plans to release version 2.0 of its Java application
server by the middle of the year, adding several enhancements for
internetnews.com: IBM Offers Support for Xen (Jan 20, 2005, 16:00)
"Open source server virtualization got a boost this week with a
new release from the Xen project and a new IBM commitment to help
CNET News: Intel Lets Linux Into Centrino Camp (Jan 20, 2005, 15:15)
"Improvements to Linux have led Intel to permit Linux laptops to
sport the Centrino brand for the first time..."
eWeek: Sun License to Give Developers Patent-Use Rights (Jan 20, 2005, 14:30)
"...[O]ne of this license's benefits for developers and the
open-source community is that 'with the CDDL, if you read it
carefully, Sun will convey all of its patents to the community, and
not just 500 like IBM recently did...'" With reaction from
The Salt Lake Tribune: Court Ruling is a Plus for SCO vs. IBM (Jan 20, 2005, 13:45)
"The computer giant is ordered to turn over more data on its
Linux-related codes to the Utah-based company..."
Groklaw: The Jan. 14th Eric Kriss Speech on Open Formats (Jan 20, 2005, 13:00)
"It turns out that the current list of formats that qualify for
Massachusetts government public documents use is just the
SearchEnterpriseLinux: Beowulf Founder: Linux Clusters Ousting Supercomputers (Jan 20, 2005, 12:15)
"Linux clusters, InfiniBand and 64-bit processors--particularly
AMD Opteron--are changing the face and fortunes of enterprise
computing and Linux clusters, according to Donald Becker,
co-founder of the Beowulf Project..."
OSNews: Further Confessions of a Slacker (Jan 20, 2005, 11:30)
"Today, I am happily using Slackware-current (ISO snapshot from
12-23-04 -current snapshots are out there if you look hard enough)
as my server and my normal desktop..."
Linux Journal: Linux MIDI: A Brief Survey, Part 4 (Jan 20, 2005, 10:45)
"Looking ahead to the next generation of MIDI music-making
software, including Improv, Q-Midi and Csound..."
ZDNet UK: BigTux Project Shows Linux Scaling to 64 Processors (Jan 20, 2005, 10:00)
"HP has demonstrated Linux running on 64 Itanium 2 processors
without any loss of efficiency, and says it's seeing growing
interest in open source from financial institutions..."
Evans Data: Firebird Soars Into Database Deployments, New Evans Data Survey (Jan 20, 2005, 08:30)
"FireBird is making major inroads in the database space,
according to Evans Data Corporation's new Winter 2005 Database
Linux.com: Speak to Me, Linux (Jan 20, 2005, 07:00)
"Voice recognition, and its flip side, speech synthesis, can
help you streamline your day-to-day work and organize your Linux
desktop in a better way..."
Linux Magazine: Deja Vu (Jan 20, 2005, 05:30)
"Last month, I expressed boredom with the personal computer.
Beyond gigahertz, gigabytes, and wireless, I complained, personal
computers sold today look and feel a lot like those sold ten years
Security Digest: January 19, 2005 (Jan 20, 2005, 04:45)
Today's security advisories: xpdf, mysql, imagemagick, and
cupsys (Debian GNU/Linux); and squid (LBA-Linux).
Release Digest: KDE, January 19, 2005 (Jan 20, 2005, 04:45)
Today's KDE apps: Krecipes 0.6.2, Yammi 1.2-rc2, MateEdit 0.1,
KGuitarTMP 0.0.1, and KPlayer 0.5.3.
Release Digest: GNOME, January 19, 2005 (Jan 20, 2005, 04:45)
Today's GNOME apps: DrPython 3.9.1, VIPS 7.10.8, XPN - X Python
Newsreader 0.4.0, AbiWord 2.2.3, and F-Spot 0.0.5.
LinuxInsider: An Uncommon Commons (Jan 20, 2005, 04:00)
"Last week's announcement that Big Blue was giving away patents
was viewed as uncommonly good news in open source circles..."
Anti-FUD: Obsessed with Free Beer, LXer? (Jan 20, 2005, 02:30)
"A recent article on LXer... outlined the reasons that 'Free
Software is not Free.' Except, they really didn't..."
eWeek: What OSDL Isn't Doing--And What It Could Do (Jan 20, 2005, 01:45)
"It turns out that Open Source Development Labs isn't sitting on
big news after all about patents and Linux. But it could make some
news by supporting the opening up of patents for open
Free Software Magazine: Free Software is the Problem for Microsoft (Jan 20, 2005, 01:00)
"Free software, not just Linux, is a major problem for
Microsoft. It's a big mistake thinking they don't understand free
software, or its mechanics..."