Linux News for Mar 30, 2005
CoolTechZone: Linux in Business and Governments: An Idea Whose Time Has Come (Mar 30, 2005, 23:30)
"The home desktop presents many challenges, and we have seen how
Linux and Open Source is rising to meet these. In this article,
however, we will look at Linux implementations in the Business and
the Government sector..."
KernelTrap: Benchmarking 2.6 (Mar 30, 2005, 22:45)
"In a recent posting to the lkml, Kenneth Chen summarized, 'the
roller coaster ride continues for the 2.6 kernel on how it measures
up in performance using [an] industry standard database transaction
ExtremeTech: Giving Microsoft the Boot: Part II (Mar 30, 2005, 22:00)
"A gaming PC's useful life is only about two years, and while
you can stretch it further, you'll be giving up progressively more
eye candy in newer games that your aging system can't draw fast
ComputerWorld: Novell Users Eye Linux for Kernel Swap (Mar 30, 2005, 21:15)
"Two weeks after Novell Inc. released software that lets users
run its stack of computing services on either the NetWare or Linux
kernel, members of the NetWare faithful cited widely varying plans
for migrating their servers to Linux..."
Groklaw: IBM's Memo Attaching & In Support of Proposed Scheduling Order (Mar 30, 2005, 20:30)
"IBM is asking the court to please bring this circus to some
kind of a foreseeable end..."
LWN: Mandrakelinux Clustering Announced (Mar 30, 2005, 19:45)
"Following recent major successful deployments of Mandrakelinux
Clustering, Mandrakesoft today announces a new version of its
intensive calculation solution..."
CNET News: Services Start-Up Gives Away Open-Source Bundle (Mar 30, 2005, 19:00)
"SourceLabs, a start-up that aims to make money by providing
support services for bundles of open-source tools, is offering its
first free 'stack' of software components..."
Computer Business Review: Popularity, Not Politics, Drives Quest to Open Source (Mar 30, 2005, 18:15)
"Long-term Microsoft partner Quest Software might have increased
its support for open source software via elevated support for JBoss
but it is not about to get embroiled in a political debate about
the merits of open source..."
ZDNet UK: Torvalds Advocates Daily Kernel Performance Tests (Mar 30, 2005, 17:30)
"Linus Torvalds wants the Linux development kernel to be put
through its paces more frequently..."
SearchEnterpriseLinux: OpenOffice 2.0 to Break Down Walls to Adoption (Mar 30, 2005, 16:45)
"Industry experts who have taken a look at the OpenOffice.org
2.0 said new database functionality... will go a long way toward
making the system a viable alternative to Microsoft Office..."
ComputerWeekly: Firefox Steals Market Share from Microsoft (Mar 30, 2005, 16:00)
"The open source Firefox browser is continuing to take market
share from Microsoft's Internet Explorer, whose share has now
dropped to less than 90%..."
NewsForge: Intel Withdraws Open Source License, Receives Applause (Mar 30, 2005, 15:15)
"'Intel believes the lntel Open Source License could be removed
from the approved list without causing significant
Enterprise Linux IT: Novell's SuSE Branding Strategies (Mar 30, 2005, 14:30)
"The release of the Novell Desktop System (NDS) marked the
company's first Novell branding of a SuSE-based OS that makes no
mention of SuSE itself in its marketing material..."
NewsForge: Pharmaceutical Services Company Opens Door to Open Source (Mar 30, 2005, 13:00)
"EXP Pharmaceutical Services Corp. of Fremont, Calif., is
finding freedom from huge licensing fees and increasing its ROI
thanks to a recent migration from Windows and a proprietary
software infrastructure to Linux..."
Ottawa Business Journal: Googgun's Gung Ho Focus on Linux Finally Paying Off (Mar 30, 2005, 11:30)
"Ahmed Masud encountered Linux for the first time 15 years ago
and immediately thought the open source technology would soon be a
useful tool in providing services for his government
SearchEnterpriseLinux: IBM's New A-Z Database Strategy: Ascential, Apache & Zend (Mar 30, 2005, 10:00)
"The needle, or data, in the heterogeneous IT haystack will soon
be easier to find for users of IBM's DB2 database..."
NewsForge: Using Koffice to Create Good-Looking Reports (Mar 30, 2005, 08:30)
"How can you quickly produce a professional-looking report? If
you're using KDE, you can turn to KOffice's KSpread spreadsheet and
KWord word processor..."
Builder AU: Insights Into Linux Web Site Deployment (Mar 30, 2005, 07:00)
"Peter Harrison, author of the Linux Quick Fix Notebook,
discusses the Web site hosting decision making process and shares
his thoughts concerning the future of Linux, what is holding it
back, and what can be done about it..."
Linux.com: Tips for When Hackers Strike (Mar 30, 2005, 05:30)
"Last week I was faced with the situation every user and
administrator dreads--my Web server was hacked. Here's hoping you
can use my experience as a guide to investigating your own
compromised server, if and when the time comes..."
Advisories: March 29, 2005 (Mar 30, 2005, 04:45)
Today's security advisories: netkit-telnet, mc, and
netkit-telnet-ssl (Debian GNU/Linux); krb5 (Fedora Core); and
sharutils (Ubuntu Linux).
LWN: Experimental UserLinux Packages for Ubuntu (Mar 30, 2005, 04:00)
"I've put together some experimental userlinux metapackages that
will install on Ubuntu (hoary only)..."
iTWeb: Open Discussion at LinuxWorld (Mar 30, 2005, 02:30)
"Mark Shuttleworth is among several international Linux
professionals who will speak at the LinuxWorld conference in
eWeek: Open-Source Fans Often Miss Business Basics (Mar 30, 2005, 01:45)
"Too many advocates of open source don't understand that
business support trumps technical excellence every time..."
LinuxInsider: No Really, Lower the Volume Already (Mar 30, 2005, 01:00)
"In my March 15 column, Lowering the Volume in the Software
Patent Debate, I suggested with the best of intentions that it
might help everyone to lower the volume in the software patent
ReallyLinux: Linux Makes Granny Cry (Mar 30, 2005, 00:15)
"It's so nice to have you visit and read my new article on the
joys of Linux use. I know you think an old fogie like me can't
possibly enjoy Linux, but I DO, I DO! This week let me share with
you how fun it is to use Linux..."