Linux News for Mar 28, 2005
ZDNet: Xen: A Greater Threat to Microsoft than Linux? (Mar 28, 2005, 23:30)
"I bet you recently have heard of Xen Source, a company that for
the last month or so has been generating a lot of buzz for its open
source-based virtual machine technology known as Xen..."
CNET News: Making a Buck on Open-Source Software (Mar 28, 2005, 22:45)
"With the explosion of open-source products, you knew that
dedicated services companies could not be too far behind. And
that's exactly what's happening..."
PC World: Linspire: Linux With Strings Attached (Mar 28, 2005, 22:00)
"The newest edition of this distribution offers Windows-like
features but tosses a few sales pitches as well..."
Rubber Turnip: SuSE 9.3 Professional [Review] (Mar 28, 2005, 21:15)
Former SUSE staffer James Ogley, now maintainer of the usr local
bin project providing GNOME packages for SUSE, reviews the upcoming
SUSE Linux Professional 9.3.
Computerworld NZ: US Navy R&D Project Looks to Open-Source Use (Mar 28, 2005, 20:30)
"Three year programme to explore open source puts Navy at
LinuxPlanet: Black Duck On Demand (Mar 28, 2005, 19:45)
"Black Duck Software is rolling out an on-demand service that
will help small companies establish their software compliance
processes at a modest cost..."
LinuxInsider: Mambo Makes Its Mark in Content Management (Mar 28, 2005, 19:00)
"Coming on the heels of a tumultuous year that saw the
development team survive the loss of its project director and a
long and soul-numbing SCO-type assault, the recent accolades must
be sweet music to Mambo's ears..."
Mad Penguin: Tux Goes to Court: How the Grokster Case will Affect Software Libre (Mar 28, 2005, 18:15)
"This interview, with EFF legal director Cindy Cohn, will be the
first of a series of interviews with EFF staff attorneys fighting
the Grokster case, and with geeks who are building KnoppMyth HDTVs
before the July ban on doing so hits the US..."
eWeek: Mandrakelinux Stays on Par with Rivals (Mar 28, 2005, 17:30)
"MCS 3.0, which began shipping in January, doesn't share the
same breadth of enterprise hardware and software support
certifications of rival corporate-targeted distributions from Red
Hat Inc. and Novell Inc..."
Groklaw: A History of Free and Open Source--Introduction (Mar 28, 2005, 16:45)
"Historian Peter H. Salus is writing 'A History of Free and Open
Source,' and I'm delighted to tell you that he is going to be
publishing it in serialized form here on Groklaw..."
Technetra: Interview: Matthew Szulik, CEO, Red Hat (Mar 28, 2005, 16:00)
"What is Red Hat's strategy for getting organizations to switch?
Will the same strategy work in India as in Indianapolis...?"
The Denver Post: Open-Source Approach Finds Financial Backing (Mar 28, 2005, 15:15)
"A growing number of companies along Colorado's Front Range is
finding ways to make money from the 'open source' movement, a
sharing of software code between programmers all over the globe..."
With sidebar on open source.
NewsForge: Java Fallout: OpenOffice.org 2.0 and the FOSS Community (Mar 28, 2005, 14:30)
"Several new features of the recently released OpenOffice.org
2.0 beta require a Java Runtime Environment. Since Java's license
is neither free nor open source, a small but vocal minority has
responded both strongly and negatively..."
DistroWatch: Gentoo Releases 2005.0, Slackware Drops GNOME... (Mar 28, 2005, 13:45)
"The delayed Gentoo Linux 2005.0 was finally released early this
morning... As we reported on the main page on Sunday, Patrick
Volkerding has finally made good on his promise to remove GNOME
from Slackware Linux..."
IT Manager's Journal: How to Save, Make Money with Open Source? Round Up this Posse (Mar 28, 2005, 13:00)
"Speaking to a room at the recent InnoTech conference, Pool
stressed that open source business does not have to kill its
proprietary rivals but can surround the established players and cut
them off by all thriving together..."
NewsForge: My Workstation OS: PCLinuxOS Preview 8 (Mar 28, 2005, 11:30)
"Recently a significant new release came out: PCLinuxOS Preview
8, or P8 for short. PCLinuxOS looks like Mandrake, with the same
great tools. So what distinguishes P8 from Mandrake 10.x...?"
informIT: Linux Thin Clients: The Server (Mar 28, 2005, 10:00)
"Linux offers an excellent alternative for businesses looking
for something different in an OS. However, Linux with all of its
components and options installed can be a massive resource
O'Reilly Digital Media: Resurrect Your Old PC for Music--With Linux (Mar 28, 2005, 08:30)
"For instance, this article will show you how to resurrect a
tired old PC by installing a modern operating system, and then
revitalize the computer as an internet-enabled CD player, DVD
burner, and MP3 jukebox..."
Linux Magazine: Macro Magic: m4, Part One (Mar 28, 2005, 07:00)
"A macro processor scans input text for defined symbols--the
macros--and replaces that text by other text, or possibly by other
symbols. For instance, a macro processor can convert one language
FlexBeta: Fighting the FUD--Deploying Novell's Linux Server in a Windows Domain Environment (Mar 28, 2005, 05:30)
"I have decided to write a small article showing the steps to
utilize Novell's SLES9 as a Primary Domain Controller for a Windows
Advisories: March 27, 2005 (Mar 28, 2005, 04:45)
Today's security advisory: Mozilla, Firefox, and Thunderbird
CIO Today: Perceptual Change and Consequences (Mar 28, 2005, 01:00)
"In reality, software environments are not interchangeable. The
management methods and ideas applicable to one may, or may not,
apply in the other..."