Linux News for Jan 27, 2005
LinuxWorld: "Solaris Is From Venus, Linux Is From Mars"--Revisited (Jan 27, 2005, 23:30)
"It was Martin Fink, HP's Linux Vice-President, who began it
all, with a blog in which he decided to launch a discussion about
Solaris on x86 and Sun's attempt to 'take' on Linux..."
Techworld: Linux on the Desktop (Jan 27, 2005, 22:45)
"What are we to make of IBM's silence about its desktop Linux
IT-Analysis: Sun Throws Solaris Into The Open Source Pool. Will It Swim? (Jan 27, 2005, 22:00)
"Technically, Open Solaris and Solaris will be marginally
different, as Sun does not own some of the binaries inside the
commercial version of Solaris and thus is unable to offer them as
LinuxPlanet: Xandros Desktop OS 3.0: A Solid, Modern Replacement for a Windows Desktop (Jan 27, 2005, 21:15)
"Xandros' latest release of their Linux distribution, known as
Xandros Desktop OS, continues their tradition of a polished,
complete distribution oriented towards user who formerly used a
Microsoft Windows desktop system. Bill von Hagen files his
eWeek: SCO's Small Victory Will Only Delay Its Defeat (Jan 27, 2005, 20:30)
"All SCO got was the right to look through an insanely large
amount of IBM code on what may be the world's largest code-fishing
LinuxDevices: Linux Startups Among Top Private European Companies (Jan 27, 2005, 19:45)
"Several embedded Linux-oriented companies were named to a list
of top privately held companies in Europe and Israel..."
Datamonitor: Linux Racks Up More TPC Benchmark Numbers (Jan 27, 2005, 19:00)
"Oracle Corp continues to spend big bucks on TPC performance
benchmarks to prove the mettle of the Linux platform in server
Tectonic: The Real Value of Certification (Jan 27, 2005, 18:15)
"This is a hot topic, and like religion and sport there seems to
be as many opinions as there are people..."
LinuxInsider: Linux for Cars on Horizon (Jan 27, 2005, 17:30)
"Linux, the ubiquitous and free operating system that by some
estimates runs half of Internet servers, is targeting
IPS: IT Powerhouse Strikes Back (Jan 27, 2005, 16:45)
"Anyone who doubts the power of Linux needs only to get hold of
a nifty, hand-held device that the Indian army plans to issue to
soldiers in its million strong army..."
DigiTimes: Motorola Focuses on Linux Smartphones for 2005 (Jan 27, 2005, 16:00)
"Of the smartphone models, Linux-based devices are expected to
perform well for the vendor in the smartphone market, said the
SearchEnterpriseLinux: Linux IT Jobs Increasing, Outsourcing Showing Signs of Weakness (Jan 27, 2005, 15:15)
"The job market for Linux IT professionals still looks mighty
good. Actually, it looks too good--the market has attracted enough
IT pros to drive salaries down a bit..."
The Age: Open Source Used for Tsunami Management System (Jan 27, 2005, 14:30)
"A web services architect in Sri Lanka has worked with several
programmers in the country's IT industry to build a collection of
open source web applications for managing the fallout from the
internetnews.com: Bugzilla Site Vandalized (Jan 27, 2005, 13:45)
"The bugzilla bug reporting and tracking system on the Mozilla
development site mozdev.org was vandalized yesterday..."
eWeek: National ISP Offers Firefox to Customers (Jan 27, 2005, 13:00)
"The Speakeasy Edition of Firefox is currently available as a
download from Speakeasy..."
iTWeb: Industry Network Chooses Open Source (Jan 27, 2005, 12:15)
"A cross-industry supply chain development initiative, based
entirely on open source software, was launched yesterday..."
NewsForge: Enterprise Instant Messaging Using Jabber (Jan 27, 2005, 11:30)
"If you're looking for an open source alternative to IM products
from IBM, Oracle, and Microsoft, consider Jabber's Extensible
Communications Platform (XCP)..."
Tectonic: Open Source Telephony Slashes Costs (Jan 27, 2005, 10:45)
"The reason for the low cost? Because they have turfed out the
proprietary software they were developing and adopted the freely
available open source Asterisk software..."
Linux Tech: Creating a Single Installation CD for Red Hat/Fedora Distributions (Jan 27, 2005, 10:00)
"Even though all of the media is located on a NFS share, we
still have to use Disc 1 of the release to kickoff the
OSNews: Installing Debian For The Faint Of Heart (Jan 27, 2005, 08:30)
"In my never ending search for the ultimate challenge, I decided
to remove Gentoo Linux from my trusty laptop and install something
else that wasn't as resource starving..."
Free Software Magazine: Smarter Password Management (Jan 27, 2005, 07:00)
"Network Administrators and hackers know that most people choose
passwords like these to protect anything from logging into
web-based bulletin boards to buying things online..."
developerWorks: Build a Push Proxy Gateway on Linux (Jan 27, 2005, 05:30)
"Learn how to set up a PPG on your own, configure the settings
to your own taste, develop push content, and test it with a mobile
handset simulator over a TCP/IP network on a LAN..."
Security Digest: January 26, 2005 (Jan 27, 2005, 04:45)
Today's security advisories: kdebse and libpam-radius-auth
(Debian GNU/Linux); enscript (Fedora Core); AWStats (Gentoo Linux);
and gpdf, koffice, kdegraphics, kernel, xpdf, cups, and tetex
Release Digest: KDE, January 26, 2005 (Jan 27, 2005, 04:45)
Today's KDE apps: Syntext Serna 2.1.0, KD Executor 2.1beta1,
Luma - LDAP Editor/Application Framework 2.0.1, NeuroScope 1.3.1,
K3b 0.11.19, kkbswitch 1.4.3, and KShaderDesigner preview1.
Release Digest: GNOME, January 26, 2005 (Jan 27, 2005, 04:45)
Today's GNOME apps: FlameRobin 0.2.0, LiVES 0.9.5-pre1, Cornfed
SIP User Agent 0.5.2, gCAD3D 0.90, and mhWaveEdit 1.3.5.
Release Digest: Distributions, January 26, 2005 (Jan 27, 2005, 04:45)
Today's distributions: Burapha Linux 5.5 and tinysofa classic
Metamorphisis: Ubuntu for Macedonia (Jan 27, 2005, 04:00)
"Starting from January 26th, 2005, Ubuntu CDs will be available
at the following bookstores in Skopje: Tabernakul, Tri, Az-Buki,
IPS: Open Systems for Open Politics (Jan 27, 2005, 03:15)
"The World Social Forum opens Wednesday with open information
systems in place to go with an open political ethos..."
CNET News: What If? An Alternative History of Tech (Jan 27, 2005, 02:30)
"Steve Ballmer or Linus Torvalds--who wouldn't want to see them
settle it the old fashioned way...?"
Ross: The Firefox Religion (Jan 27, 2005, 01:45)
"One of the questions I'm asked most frequently by innocent
observers of the Firefox phenomenon is: 'What's all the fuss about?
It just surfs the web...'"
eWeek: Defending Open Source (Jan 27, 2005, 01:00)
"Now Big Blue must assemble a consortium of other IP powerhouses
with an interest in defending the open-source development
The Linux Beacon: Can Linux Take on Big Unix Boxes? (Jan 27, 2005, 00:15)
"As I demonstrated two weeks ago, in the entry and midrange
server market, it is Unix servers, not Lintel or Wintel servers,
that are setting the price/performance pace..."