Linux News for Mar 29, 2005
SearchEnterpriseLinux: Sleepycat CEO Talks Microsoft, Berkeley DB (Mar 29, 2005, 23:30)
Just what if would happen if Microsoft decided to embrace open
source? The outspoken CEO of Sleepycat Software Inc. weighs in, and
delivers a Berkley DB primer in these two interview articles from
Linux Box: The Linux Box Show, Episode 5 (Mar 29, 2005, 22:45)
"A Desktop Bonanza: GNOME 2.10, KDE 3.4, Thunar for Xfce..."
CNET News: Low-Cost Laptops Shedding Weight (Mar 29, 2005, 22:00)
"Price isn't the only thing shrinking on a new generation of
low-cost laptops. Some are losing weight, as well..."
NewsForge: The Reinvention of Progeny: How One FOSS Company Survived the Dot-com Crash (Mar 29, 2005, 20:30)
"Four years later, Progeny is back up to its former staffing
levels and showing modest profits. It is also one of the few
Free/Open Source Software (FOSS)-based companies from that era to
OSNews: The Big Arch Linux Interview (Mar 29, 2005, 19:45)
"Today we are very happy to feature a huge interview with most
of the developer team of Arch Linux, including its founder, Judd
Forbes/MSNBC: Teen Builds Linux Workaround for iTunes (Mar 29, 2005, 19:00)
"Cody Brocious is a 17-year old 11th grader from Chamberburg,
Pa., and like many other teens he loves his iPod and uses the
iTunes music store to buy music..."
ZDNet UK: 'Most Important Ever' MySQL Reaches Beta (Mar 29, 2005, 17:30)
"The open source database company says it is 'fixing 10 years of
criticism in one release', and is aiming at boosting enterprise
ZDNet Australia: Developers Tardy on Debian Election (Mar 29, 2005, 16:45)
"A record low voter turnout--highlighted by the fact two-thirds
of the candidates have not yet cast their ballot--was yesterday
marring the Debian Project's leadership election..."
Asia Pulse/LinuxInsider: South Korea Steps Up Linux Use in Public Sector (Mar 29, 2005, 16:00)
"South Korea said today it will launch a government-wide
promotion to increase the free use of the Linux operating system in
the public sector, a move what analysts say could reduce the
dominance of Microsoft's Windows..."
The New York Times/International Herald Tribune: An Outpost for Free Software (Mar 29, 2005, 15:15)
"Brazil looks to expand program, leaving Microsoft
internetnews.com: All Microsoft or None? (Mar 29, 2005, 14:30)
"...[T]he high cost of its server software could send some
customers in the direction of open source, according to Jupiter
InfoWorld: With Linux, Enough is Sometimes Too Much (Mar 29, 2005, 13:45)
"Ignore servers for the moment and consider that other
market--the one that's likely to be the most crucial for the Linux
movement over the next few years--Linux on the desktop..."
Linux Journal: Linux in Government: Linux Desktop Reviews, Part III (Mar 29, 2005, 13:00)
"Red Hat Linux Desktop is in a class of its own..."
NewsForge: Linux Emerges as a Force in Enterprise Resource Planning (Mar 29, 2005, 11:30)
"Yet, recently, a growing number of Linux ERP vendors have
emerged. Although obstacles remain, the future of Linux in ERP
ManagingInformation.com: Elsevier Reveals Open Source Cross-Referencing Tool (Mar 29, 2005, 10:00)
"XQuery is a new query/programming language based on XML and
used in conjunction with XML databases such as MarkLogic, a
commercial database, and eXist, on the open source side..."
NetworkWorldFusion: Burn, Tux, Burn! (Mar 29, 2005, 08:30)
"Relax, this isn't another newsletter about the latest Microsoft
ONLamp: A Day in the Life of #Apache (Mar 29, 2005, 07:00)
"A couple of years ago, I became very fond of WebDAV. I replaced
all of my FTP servers with DAV..."
Linux.com: CLI Magic: Wait or Sleep? (Mar 29, 2005, 05:30)
"Usually, you want a shell script to just run to completion, one
command after another. There are times, however, when a sequence of
events includes a step upon which subsequent steps depend for
Advisories: March 28, 2005 (Mar 29, 2005, 04:45)
Today's security advisories: ethereal (Conectiva Linux);
squirrelmail and kernel (Fedora Core); mpg321 (Gentoo Linux); and
netkit-telnet (Ubuntu Linux).
Express Computer: Getting the Linux Badge (Mar 29, 2005, 04:00)
"The hobbyist days where Linux was taught in back rooms
populated with 'geeks only' is history, with Linux making a headway
into the deepest, most critical areas of the enterprise..."
LinuxInsider: Puppy Definitely Not a Dog of a Program (Mar 29, 2005, 03:15)
"Upstart open-source operating system Puppy Linux is out of the
sandbox at last, delivering a bark much bigger than its byte, and
setting the cat among the developer pigeons..."
Technetra: Hot Air in Hannover (Mar 29, 2005, 02:30)
"Dedication to OSS at CeBIT was an affirmation of Linux and Open
Source but at the same time the world's largest IT fair was a
internetnews.com: Jason Matusow, Microsoft Shared Source Initiative (Mar 29, 2005, 01:45)
"Windows is to Linux as Shared is to Open, right? If you're
Jason Matusow, the director of Microsoft's Shared Source
initiative, it's much more than complicated that..."
CNET News: What Indeed About Fedora? (Mar 29, 2005, 01:00)
"A reader of Thursday's News.com story, 'Programmers bypass Red
Hat Linux fees,' asks, 'What about Fedora Core?' It's an excellent
Leave It Behind: Why the Switch? (Mar 29, 2005, 00:15)
"Beginning next month, Fellowship Church will be moving our
websites to Linux, PHP, PostgreSQL and Apache. Here's a quick
overview of where we've been, where we're going, and why..."