Linux News for Apr 26, 2005
internetnews.com: Opera CEO is Sunk on Browser Downloads (Apr 26, 2005, 23:30)
"Not that there's ever a good time to find warm water to swim
from Oslo, Norway, to the U.S., but Opera's CEO Jon von Tetzchner
picked a bad time of year to make good on his promise..."
Stuff: Auckland Firm Stands by Open Source (Apr 26, 2005, 22:00)
"A small Auckland company is proof that it is unnecessary to
stick to Microsoft-based software to run a viable IT services
Techworld: South African Tax Office Goes Linux (Apr 26, 2005, 21:15)
"The open-source movement has received another boost with an
announcement from the South African Revenue Service that is will
migrate its SAP system onto Linux..."
ZDNet Australia: Ubuntu Plans Desktop Raid (Apr 26, 2005, 20:30)
"More than 150 developers of the recently released Linux
distribution Ubuntu are in Sydney working on storming the desktop
NewsForge: Review: Libranet 3.0 (Apr 26, 2005, 19:45)
"Advanced users may find this distribution somewhat lax in
security. If they are free software supporters, they may also
object to the non-free software it includes..."
internetnews.com: SGI Has 'Eagle' Eye for DoD's Defense (Apr 26, 2005, 19:00)
"SGI has sold the U.S. Department of Defense a [Linux]
supercomputer to help the agency simulate aircraft, weapon systems
and battlefield scenarios more accurately than ever before..."
LWN: An AMD64 Sarge Release in the Works (Apr 26, 2005, 18:15)
"...[T]he amd64 porting team decided to release a version of
sarge for amd64 which is based on the unpatched Debian sarge source
Australian IT: Open Source Dole Projects (Apr 26, 2005, 17:30)
"A new 'hack for the dole' scheme will allow unemployed people
to meet their mutual obligation requirements by working on
open-source software projects..."
The Inquirer: Campaign to Make OS/2 Open Source Begins (Apr 26, 2005, 17:00)
"A campaign has kicked off to get the source code for some old
operating system, named OS/2, levered open..."
ZDNet UK: Fortinet Settles GPL Violation Suit (Apr 26, 2005, 16:30)
"Fortinet has decided that complying with the GPL is a
relatively small price to pay for using the Linux kernel in its
ZDNet: Can an Open Source Project Get Acquired? One Just Did (Apr 26, 2005, 16:00)
"Here's a wrinkle that many devotees of open source either don't
know about, or don't talk about..."
BN Americas/LinuxInsider: Government Plans Decree for Compulsory Open-Source Migration (Apr 26, 2005, 15:15)
"Brazil's federal government is drafting a presidential decree
to make it obligatory for administrative government entities to use
open-source software, local daily Valor Econômico
Groklaw: More Evidence Project Monterey Partners Knew Linux Was the Future (Apr 26, 2005, 14:30)
"...[N]ot only did IBM know that Linux was the future, and that
Project Monterey was merely an upgrade path to Linux, so did
everyone else, including SCO. Which SCO? Both of them..."
internetnews.com: New Debian Project Leader Takes Charge (Apr 26, 2005, 13:45)
"Guiding a major software operating system is not often a
democratic act, even within the open source movement. But Debian
GNU/Linux is an exception..." [Note: This story marks the
60,000th article posted on Linux Today. -ed.]
OrangeCrate: Interview: Curt Craig, SafeDesk Solutions (Apr 26, 2005, 13:00)
"No matter what the pundits are saying, there are plenty of
trained solution providers out there, and their numbers are
eGov Monitor: Open Source Makes School Breakthrough (Apr 26, 2005, 12:15)
"Forthcoming government report to pave way for greater OSS use
in UK schools..."
Linux Journal: Designing a Course in Linux System Administration (Apr 26, 2005, 11:30)
"As you probably can tell, it has been my mission to make Linux
more widely accepted on our campus..."
NewsForge: The Ten Commandments of System Administration, Part I (Apr 26, 2005, 10:45)
"In this series, I'll present what I feel are the 10 most
important steps a systems administrator can take to ensure that
when that dreaded 3 a.m. page hits, you're prepared to react
quickly, assess the situation, and make everything right
HowtoForge: Virtual Hosting with Postfix [Parts One and Two] (Apr 26, 2005, 10:00)
"The virtual domain support in Postfix is actually quite robust.
There are three different ways you host virtual domains with
Postfix and they're all described here..."
informIT: Building a Linux Cluster, Part 3: How To Get Started (Apr 26, 2005, 09:15)
"...Rob Lucke concludes this series by describing how to take
those first steps on the road to building a Linux cluster for your
Developer.com: A Crash Course in Subversion (Apr 26, 2005, 08:30)
"If you're already familiar with version control, Subversion is
reasonably simple to use..."
Linux.com: CLI Magic: Aldo Talks in Code (Apr 26, 2005, 07:00)
"Even if you're not interested in amateur radio, come down to
the CLI with me and let's take a look at how it can aid in
developerWorks: The Buzz About Apache Beehive (Apr 26, 2005, 05:30)
"This article shows how to get started with Beehive and offers a
sneak preview of Pollinate, an Eclipse plug-in that creates Beehive
Advisories: April 25, 2005 (Apr 26, 2005, 04:45)
Today's security advisories: eGroupWare (Gentoo Linux) and
postgresql (Trustix Secure Linux).
Bangkok Post/TechNewsWorld: Ironing Out the Creases (Apr 26, 2005, 04:00)
"In the final part of this series exploring the Linux
alternative, Matt Leppard gets to grips with the system
Ping Wales: Linux Vs Free Software (Apr 26, 2005, 02:30)
"These include the rights to run, modify and redistribute either
the original or modified versions of the code..."
InfoWorld: Microsoft and the 24-Hour Linux Phenomenon (Apr 26, 2005, 01:45)
"Recently I had the opportunity to meet with Jim Allchin,
Microsoft's group vice president in charge of platforms, to talk
about the future of Windows. As it turned out, however, what he has
to say about Linux is equally interesting..."
Groklaw: The Daemon, the Gnu and the Penguin, Ch. 4 & 5 (Apr 26, 2005, 01:00)
"In Chapter 1, I mentioned CTSS and ITS. At that time, early in
the 1960s, TECO (Tape Editor and COrrector; later, Text Editor...)
was the editor everyone used on the PDP-1 and, later, on the
ZDNet: CEO John Chen Sees Open Source in Sybase’s Future (Apr 26, 2005, 00:15)
"Chen told me that Sybase is 'attempting to change the
open-source business model a little bit...'"