Linux News for Feb 23, 2005
LWN: Fedora Core 4 Test 1 Slips (Feb 23, 2005, 23:30)
"Looking at the overlap of the FC4 schedule with the GCC 4.0
schedule, it appears that shipping GCC 4.0 in FC4 has become
The Register: Nokia Denies Firefox Rumours (Feb 23, 2005, 22:45)
"Nokia has denied reports that it is to migrate 55,000 desktops
from Internet Explorer to the Firefox browser..."
NewsForge: Project GNUtemberg: A Free Software Print-on-Demand Project (Feb 23, 2005, 22:00)
"Sometimes it would be great to have paper copies of a manual
that was never printed, or whose publication stopped long ago due
to lack of demand..."
CNET News: Microsoft May Offer Peek at SQL Server Code (Feb 23, 2005, 21:15)
"Will the software industry's wave of open-source databases
spill onto Microsoft's turf...?"
Marcelo Tosatti: Linux 2.4.30-pre2 (Feb 23, 2005, 21:15)
Incremental changelog, link within.
ZDNet UK: Wine Maker Relaxed Over Microsoft's 'Blockade' (Feb 23, 2005, 20:30)
"Jeremy White... said this week that he wasn't worried about the
issue because Microsoft would face legal action if it attempted to
tie Office and Windows too tightly together..."
Federal Computer Week: Linux Maker Throws Red Hat Into Ring (Feb 23, 2005, 19:00)
"With their newly created government business unit, officials at
Linux distributor Red Hat believe the federal market will become
fertile ground for the open-source operating system..."
PC Pro: Open Source Not Running Short of Developers (Feb 23, 2005, 17:30)
"Open-source has gained so much momentum of late that one might
ask where all the developers needed for these new projects are
OSDir: Corporate Desktop Linux--The Hard Truth [Part III] (Feb 23, 2005, 16:00)
"You are the CIO of a small to medium sized company. You want a
big splashy cost-saving victory to impress your board..."
Andrew Morton: Linux 2.6.11-rc4-mm1 (Feb 23, 2005, 15:15)
Changelog, link within.
CNET News: Novell Profit Surpasses Analyst Projections (Feb 23, 2005, 14:30)
"Novell, which is transplanting Linux into the core of its
software product line, on Tuesday reported surpassing analyst
profit expectations for a quarter boosted by a legal settlement
PC Magazine: How to Kill Linux (Feb 23, 2005, 13:00)
"The immediate usefulness of Linux running under Windows is
obvious. You can use all the Windows drivers for all the
peripherals that don't run under Linux..."
NewsForge: Year-Long Italian Programming Tournament Announces Winners (Feb 23, 2005, 12:15)
"The winners of the first Italian Open Source Contest were
officially announced on February 9 in Milan, during the
Infosecurity and Storage Expo Italia 2005..."
Mercury News/Bradenton Herald: Sprinting for Open Source (Feb 23, 2005, 11:30)
"So, there they were, lovers of the open source software Plone,
coding as fast as their fingers would fly in what those in the know
call a sprint. Five straight days of near-non-stop coding..."
QGIS Community: Interview with Tyler Mitchell (Feb 23, 2005, 10:00)
"As I dug into the roots of OSS GIS, I found a tremendous group
of programmers. I was really encouraged to see so many Canadians
involved with the tools I was using, that was a bonus..."
Exploring: The Memory Problem (Feb 23, 2005, 08:30)
"What started out as a blog posting showing the memory
improvement between GTK+ 2.4 and HEAD, turned into a full fledged
desktop wide optimization project..."
FedoraNews: OpenEMR, XRMS, CRM and open source medical applications (Feb 23, 2005, 07:00)
SCALE 3X: "One lecture that was particularly
interesting to me was Walt Pennington's talk on open source(OS)
NewsForge: Bare-Metal Server Restore Using tar (Feb 23, 2005, 05:30)
"When my production Web server, running Red Hat Enterprise Linux
(RHEL), began generating filesystem errors, I found my backup
system put to the ultimate test..."
Advisories: February 22, 2005 (Feb 23, 2005, 04:45)
Today's security advisories: squid and postgresql (Fedora
DotGeek: Brief Review of Vector Linux SOHO (Feb 23, 2005, 04:00)
"Recently, I purchased an old laptop for the princely sum of a
chocolate cake and a power cable..."
OSNews: Flush and the FVWM (Feb 23, 2005, 02:30)
"Flush is a shell with a difference, you'll be able to execute
simple commands like mv and rm, but there will be no support for
scripting constructs, pipelines, globbing or substitution..."
Tuxme.com: Freedom in Software (Feb 23, 2005, 01:00)
"What exactly is the value of software such as GNU/Linux? This
article takes a look at the value of freedom in software, how it
relates to open source software and Linux in particular, and why it
is something we should all take note of..."