Linux News for Feb 28, 2005
Tuxme.com: Bringing an Old Laptop Back to Life (Feb 28, 2005, 23:30)
"Thinking of changing an old laptop's OS from Windows to Linux?
Don't do it until you read this..."
eWeek: Linux Isn't for Everyone--Yet (Feb 28, 2005, 22:45)
"The drive to Linux and other open-source platforms presents a
host of benefits. Without the need to purchase software licenses
for Windows, Unix or Solaris, the funds saved can be
Linux Magazine: Linux in the Red (Feb 28, 2005, 22:00)
"Linux is quickly becoming a familiar sight on desktops across
China, where many influences have led the government to strongly
push Linux as its preferred operating system..."
Linux Journal: Linux in Government: Linux System Administrators (Feb 28, 2005, 21:30)
"If you're looking to hire a Linux sysadmin, you might need to
rethink your hiring guidelines and practices..."
eWeek: Gentoo Linux Is Coming into Its Own (Feb 28, 2005, 21:00)
"The Gentoo Foundation Inc.'s Gentoo Linux has quickly grown
into one of the world's most popular Linux distributions..."
FFII: Commission Won't Restart Patents Directive... (Feb 28, 2005, 20:30)
"The Commission has turned down the European Parliament's
request for a restart of the software patents directive..."
LinuxElectrons: FDIC--Risk Management of Free and Open Source Software (Feb 28, 2005, 20:00)
"The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) issued the
following guidance in October 2004 to raise awareness within the
financial services industry of risks and risk management practices
applicable to the use of free and open source software
Computerworld NZ: Linux Luminaries bound for Dunedin (Feb 28, 2005, 19:30)
"In an unexpected move, Linux Australia will host next year's
annual conference in Dunedin and hopes to attract some of the big
names in the open source community to the deep south..."
Netcraft: The Apache Project Turns 10 (Feb 28, 2005, 19:00)
"The Apache Web Server Project is now 10 years old, as noted
over the weekend by Roy Fielding, a co-founder of the open source
LinuxTimes: Desktop Face-Off: Xandros vs. Mepis (Feb 28, 2005, 18:30)
"In this article I will compare Xandros 3 Open Circulation
Edition and SimplyMEPIS 2004.6. Both are based on Debian, come with
KDE, and are targeted to desktop users
Financial Express: 'We Intend to Take Linux to the Burgeoning [SMB] Segment in India' (Feb 28, 2005, 18:00)
"Red Hat India is not playing the role of a Linux evangelist any
longer. Now, it's a company that provides software solutions, based
on Linux-open source software..."
Des Moines Register: User-Friendly Open Source Software Befriends Buyers, Sellers (Feb 28, 2005, 17:30)
"Open source software, once the domain of hardcore geekdom, is
increasingly changing the shape of software in our homes and
offices. Its evolution is what has allowed Wal-Mart to sell PCs for
$200 to $300..."
LinuxWorld Australia: New Zealand Gov't Ministry Dumps Windows for Linux (Feb 28, 2005, 17:00)
"New Zealand's Ministry of Health is going back to Unix for its
Techworld: Q&A: Dell Stands by Intel on CPUs, Server Exec Says (Feb 28, 2005, 16:30)
"Enterprise products chief sees no current benefit in using
Opteron..." And also gives some data on Dell's Linux
Inc.com: Open Source: It's Not Just for Geeks Anymore! (Feb 28, 2005, 16:00)
"Open source software has its advantages over out-of-the-box
solutions, but business owners should weigh the pros and cons
before employing this largely free resource..."
internetnews.com: Borland To Expand Eclipse Projects (Feb 28, 2005, 15:30)
"The software delivery provider is also preparing to propose a
project based on its software delivery optimization (SDO)
FSF: Stallman Calls for Action on Free BIOS (Feb 28, 2005, 15:00)
"In 1984 the GNU Project set out to make it possible to operate
a computer in freedom--to operate it without any non-free software
that would deny the user's freedom..."
MozillaZine: WebSideStory: Mozilla Firefox Growth Slowing, IE Below 90 Percent (Feb 28, 2005, 14:30)
"WebSideStory CEO Jeff Lunsford says the slowdown is 'probably
to be expected as we move beyond the early adopter segment...'"
vnunet: Linux Server Market Breaks New Ground (Feb 28, 2005, 13:45)
"Linux was the leading light in a worldwide server market that
grew 5.1 per cent to $14.4 billion in the fourth quarter of 2004,
research has indicated..."
NewsForge: Gammu Open Source Cell Phone Synchronisation Tool (Feb 28, 2005, 13:00)
"I've been an enthusiastic owner of a GSM cellphone since 1999.
I soon bought a serial communication cable to connect it to my PC.
Since then I've tested several tools to retrieve and send data
between the two..."
LinuxDevices: Rugged Linux Gateway/Router Makes Wireless Connection (Feb 28, 2005, 11:30)
"This compact Linux box from Arcom provides wireless
network-gateway and edge-router services to industrial equipment
requiring access to enterprise IT systems or the Internet..."
jkOnTheRun: jkOTR Review--Sharp Zaurus SL-C3000 (Feb 28, 2005, 10:00)
"Sharp has always been an innovator with the Zaurus line of PDAs
and the newest member of that family is no exception. The Zaurus
SL-C3000 takes the utility of previous generations and extends it
Perl.com: Perl and Mandrakelinux (Feb 28, 2005, 07:00)
"Mandrakelinux uses Perl for dozens of the graphical 'value
added' utilities included with the distribution, including much of
the Mandrakelinux Control Center..."
developerWorks: C++ Exception-Handling Tricks for Linux (Feb 28, 2005, 05:30)
"Handling exceptions in C++ has a few implicit restrictions at
the language level, but you can get around them in some instances.
Learn ways to make exceptions work for you so you can produce more
Free Software Magazine: The FUD-Based Encyclopedia (Feb 28, 2005, 01:00)
"Dismantling fear, uncertainty, and doubt, aimed at Wikipedia
and other free knowledge resources..."