Linux News for Feb 24, 2005
SearchEnterpriseLinux: Linux, Open Source Community: We Are Not Afraid (Feb 24, 2005, 23:30)
"The attitudes of those in attendance for both users and vendors
alike were simple to describe: The Linux community is not
Tectonic: Pick 'n Pay Opens Up Network to Open Source Computer Labs (Feb 24, 2005, 22:45)
"Now Pick 'n Pay has decided to put these extra resources to
good use and connect the more than 80 school laboratories
established by the tuXlabs programme to the Internet..."
Tom's Hardware Guide: Mozilla Chairman Mitch Kapor Speaks Out (Feb 24, 2005, 22:00)
"I had a chance to catch up with Mitch Kapor last week. Kapor is
one of the founding lights of the modern PC software
LinuxPlanet: Fujitsu Readies Linux Mainframe for Later This Year (Feb 24, 2005, 21:15)
"With shipment of an Intel-based 'Linux mainframe' slated for
later this year, and the release this month of new 'Shunsaku XML
Search' software, Fujitsu is currently pulling together mounting
momentum in an increasingly competitive enterprise Linux
SearchEnterpriseLinux: Golden's Rules: Linux Scales Up in 2005 with New Products, Converts (Feb 24, 2005, 20:30)
"This year promises to be very good to CIOs and IT directors
seeking an easier migration path to enterprise Linux and less
IT Manager's Journal: Why Distribution--Not Low Cost--Is Real Advantage of Open Source (Feb 24, 2005, 20:00)
"...[V]endors in an industry can be so entrenched that the only
way for new entrants to successfully compete is by fundamentally
changing an essential element of competition within that
internetnews.com: Linux Kernel 2.6.11 Supports InfiniBand (Feb 24, 2005, 19:30)
"The Linux world is bracing for the final release of the new
Linux 2.6.11 kernel, which will include a long list of driver
updates and patches, with InfiniBand support perhaps being one of
most interesting new additions..."
Linux Journal: A Linux Island in a C:\ of Windows: Part 3, Playing in the Windows World (Feb 24, 2005, 19:00)
"Now that your Linux VM is up, running and connected to the
company network, it's time to move corporate work to the Linux
Computerworld: With Fedora, Red Hat Re-Creates its Lost Community (Feb 24, 2005, 18:15)
"With the open-source Fedora project, Red Hat Inc. is aiming to
rebuild its links to the open-source community and regain that
community's input for its innovation process..."
ZDNet UK: Mini Mozilla Marches on Windows Mobiles (Feb 24, 2005, 17:30)
"The Minimo browser is poised to move beyond Linux PDAs and onto
Windows CE devices..."
LinuxDevices: Linux on a Roll in Mobile Phones (Feb 24, 2005, 16:45)
"It's only been about two years since Linux started becoming a
significant factor in mobile phones, an arena that has been
dominated by Symbian, Microsoft, and proprietary operating
NewsForge: An Open Source/Commercial Relationship Gone Wrong (Feb 24, 2005, 16:00)
"Late last year the relationship between a free software
project, Prelude, and a company that hired one of its programmers,
ExaProtect Technology, broke down..."
Computing: Linux Cuts Costs for Finance Firm (Feb 24, 2005, 15:15)
"City firm Close Premium Finance has migrated its main
transactional systems to Linux-based commodity hardware, cutting
£100,000 a year from its IT costs..."
PR: Linux Companies Mandrakesoft and Conectiva Announce Definitive Merger Agreement (Feb 24, 2005, 14:30)
Breaking News: "Mandrakesoft, the number one
European Linux company, today announced a definitive agreement to
acquire Conectiva, the number one Linux company in Brazil and Latin
America..." Press release within.
CNET News: IBM Extends Lead in Server Market (Feb 24, 2005, 13:45)
"IBM continued to march ahead of rivals in 2004 in server sales,
a key market in the computing industry, making gains in models
using x86 chips and the Unix operating system..."
Linux Journal: Ooo Off the Wall: Fielding Questions, Part 2 (Feb 24, 2005, 13:00)
"Tips and workarounds to get you through the sometimes
frustrating process of creating cross-references in Writer
Linus Torvalds: Linux 2.6.11-rc5 (Feb 24, 2005, 12:30)
"Hey, I hoped -rc4 was the last one, but we had some laptop
resource conflicts, various ppc TLB flush issues, some possible
stack overflows in networking and a number of other details..."
TechCentral: Bring Out the GIMP (Feb 24, 2005, 11:30)
"But if you can't afford Photoshop CS's RM2,280 price tag, you
may want to consider GIMP--a freeware, open source image-editing
NewsForge: GnomeMeeting: It's Not Just for Video Conferencing (Feb 24, 2005, 10:00)
"GnomeMeeting, the open source community's answer to Microsoft's
NetMeeting, works well, with good voice and video quality..."
Syvenky.ca: OpenZaurus Getting Started Guide (Feb 24, 2005, 08:30)
"If you're like me you've had a Sharp Zaurus SL-5500 for a
number of years and have yearned for a better operating system and
applications for this great little PDA..."
FedoraNews: How to Build HTMLDOC RPM Package for Fedora Core (Feb 24, 2005, 07:00)
"HTMLDOC converts Hyper-Text Markup Language input files into
indexed HTML, Adobe PostScript, or Adobe Portable Document Format
SearchEnterpriseLinux: Taking Samba-3 Beyond File and Print Serving, Part One (Feb 24, 2005, 05:30)
"This tip reviews key factors in the interoperability between
the host platform that Samba is running on and the Microsoft
Windows environment and some of its essential services..."
Advisories, February 23, 2005 (Feb 24, 2005, 04:45)
Today's security advisories: squid and libapache-mod-python
(Debian GNU/Linux); Cyrus IMAP Server (Gentoo Linux); and perl,
vim, and cpio (LBA-Linux).
OSNews: Ubuntu: Could Do with a Bit More Work (Feb 24, 2005, 04:00)
"I read a few reviews of Ubuntu, looked at their web site and
decided to have a look. I wanted a general purpose (desktop)
distribution and an opportunity to get to know the Gnome
eWeek: LinuxWorld Laughs (Feb 24, 2005, 02:30)
"'Change is good,' proclaimed the banner above the
Hewlett-Packard booth at LinuxWorld in Beantown. In the wake of
Carly Fiorina's ouster from HP, the bouncy slogan wreaked of
Government Computer News: Ready for a Windows-free Desktop? (Feb 24, 2005, 01:00)
"As alternative operating systems mature, one stands out as the
best of the bunch..."
NewsFactor: The Firefox Enterprise Challenge (Feb 24, 2005, 00:15)
"With over 23 million downloads and a healthy growth rate, it
seems that Firefox is becoming the little browser that could take a
big bite into Internet Explorer's market dominance..."