Linux News for Mar 24, 2005
SearchEnterpriseLinux: WebSphere, Linux the Right Prescription for UNC Pharmacy School (Mar 24, 2005, 23:30)
"The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of
Pharmacy is dedicated to drug discovery and the assessment of
existing drugs and treatments, but the group had a problem--and no,
it wasn't someone getting sick..."
LinuxPlanet: Book Review: A Practical Reference for the Open Source Advocate (Mar 24, 2005, 22:45)
"Sure, open source is the coolest thing since sliced bread...
but before he opens the checkbook, your boss is going to want more
definitive reasons for implementing OSS in the company..."
Enterprise Linux IT: Novell To Support Open Source Newbies (Mar 24, 2005, 22:00)
"Novell Inc on Tuesday said it will set aside space at its Provo
facilities and provide other help for startup and early stage
companies that are involved in designing and developing 'open
source' computer applications..."
ZDNet Australia: EDS: Linux 'Strategically Important' (Mar 24, 2005, 21:15)
"Outsourcing specialist EDS said it was 'proactively
engineering' Linux into its product portfolio, backtracking on
previous statements that the open-source software was insecure and
ZDNet UK: Free Software Foundation Denies GPLv3 Forking Risk (Mar 24, 2005, 20:30)
Some developers are concerned that the introduction of the third
version of the GNU General Public License could split the free
software world--but the FSF is confident these fears are
CXOtoday.com: Microsoft vs Linux Reports--Sheer Waste Of Time? (Mar 24, 2005, 19:45)
"Just skimming through the report reveals a few discrepancies
that question its credibility..."
ZDNet UK: Linux Standards Base Wins More Support (Mar 24, 2005, 19:00)
"Veritas, MySQL and Levanta are all backing the Linux Standards
Base, which should prevent fragmentation and make life easier for
CNET News: Novell Acquires Firm to Build Up ZenWorks (Mar 24, 2005, 18:15)
"Novell said Wednesday it has agreed to acquire privately held
Tally Systems and combine that company's administration tools with
Novell's ZenWorks systems management suite..."
PC World: First Look: OpenOffice.org 2.0 Looks Good (Mar 24, 2005, 17:30)
"If you're thrifty and you use an office suite, it's hard not to
like OpenOffice.org, the open-source set of office productivity
SmartPhoneToday: PalmSource, GSPDA Preview Linux Path (Mar 24, 2005, 16:45)
"Behind the scenes, at a meeting with Palm platform developer
PalmSource and GSPDA, we received a preview of what could be the
first smartphone built on the next-generation Palm operating system
ZDNet Australia: Banks Eye Bootable Linux CDs (Mar 24, 2005, 16:00)
"Australian company Cybersource says it's currently talking to
two domestic banks about providing Linux-based bootable CDs to
consumers to ensure Internet banking security..."
China Daily: Linux Gains Steam in China's OS Mart (Mar 24, 2005, 15:15)
"However, one question remains: Will Lenovo increase its use of
Linux's operating systems, which compete with Microsoft's Windows
CNET News: Programmers Bypass Red Hat Linux Fees (Mar 24, 2005, 14:30)
"It took Red Hat 16 months to produce the newest version of its
premium Linux product, which went on sale in February for as much
as $2,499 per computer per year..."
Yahoo!/Investor's Business Daily: Linux Getting Comfy In Consumers' World, From Cars To TV Sets (Mar 24, 2005, 13:45)
"If you're wondering what kind of person uses Linux, take a look
in the mirror..."
The Star: Mampu: OSS Masterplan Rolling Out Smoothly (Mar 24, 2005, 13:00)
"The Public Sector Open Source Software (OSS) Masterplan's
implementation is proceeding well on several fronts, particularly
in raising awareness, the agency in charge of its rollout
LinuxElectrons: Oregon DOT Migrates To SUSE Linux On IBM Zseries (Mar 24, 2005, 12:15)
"Adopting an open source solution has enabled the Department to
realize a 30 percent reduction in software costs, benefiting Oregon
NewsForge: Open Source Translation Tools (Mar 24, 2005, 11:30)
"Do you speak open source, but English is not your native
language? You can turn to a growing list of user-friendly tools for
translators, including specialized graphical tools like poEdit,
KBabel, and Gtranslator..."
Linux Journal: Building Bridges Between the NGO and Tech Worlds (Mar 24, 2005, 10:45)
"An interview with an organizer of Asia Source about what NGOs
and OSS technology can do for each other..."
SearchEnterpriseLinux: PostgreSQL's Berkus: Open Source will Rule the Database (Mar 24, 2005, 10:00)
"PostgreSQL core developer Josh Berkus sat down... to talk about
the state of the open source database, the upcoming PostgreSQL
version 8.1, and why he believes it's only a matter of time before
every database is open source..."
Computer Business Review: Linux Standards Group appoints CTO (Mar 24, 2005, 09:15)
"The Free Standards Group, set up to promote standards across
Linux distributions, has appointed a new chief technology
FalkoTimme: Creating Images Of Your Linux System With SystemImager (Mar 24, 2005, 08:30)
"SystemImager makes it easy to do automated installs (clones),
software distribution, content or data distribution, configuration
changes, and operating system updates to your network of Linux
NewsForge: Getting started with BitTorrent and Azureus (Mar 24, 2005, 07:00)
"Most of us have heard of BitTorrent, the highly scalable
peer-to-peer file sharing technology designed to reduce the
bandwidth strain on content distributors..."
SearchSecurity: How to Set Up DNS for Linux VPNs (Mar 24, 2005, 05:30)
"One often-overlooked requirement of a functioning VPN is DNS.
For any host-network or network-network VPN, you will be enabling
access to machines that are not available on the Internet at
Advisories: March 23, 2005 (Mar 24, 2005, 04:45)
Today's advisories: mailman (Fedora Core) and ImageMagick (SUSE
SearchEnterpriseLinux: Entrepreneurs Turn to Open Source DBMS Vendors (Mar 24, 2005, 04:00)
"Like other entrepreneurs, Roger Holden knows that starting a
business is risky. Part of that risk involves assembling the right
IT infrastructure on a limited budget..."
IndicThreads: Open-Source Keeps Me 'Coding Fit' (Mar 24, 2005, 02:30)
"In this interview, we speak to Henri Yandell, the current chair
of the Jakarta project..."
Enterprise Networks and Servers: Open Source Has Its Merits, But It also Has Limitations (Mar 24, 2005, 01:00)
"BandwidthD is a useful tool that tracks usage of TCP/IP network
subnets and builds HTML files with graphs to display utilization.
But as I soon found out, it only goes so far--perhaps not far
NewsForge: Why Novell's Internal Migration to Linux Desktops is a Landmark Story (Mar 24, 2005, 00:15)
BrainShare: "There have been so many
announcements, so much activity, such a hurried pace to the
Brainshare 2005 conference that I think many may have overlooked
the big story..."