Linux News for Apr 27, 2005
Tonight on The Linux Link Tech Show (Apr 27, 2005, 23:30)
"Chris Kennedy, ivtv driver developer and Jarod Wilson, author
of the Fedora MythTV How-To will be our guests..."
internetnews.com: Novell Takes Linux to China (Apr 27, 2005, 22:45)
"Novell today announced a partnership with a leading Chinese
organization to help expand and promote Linux adoption in
eWeek: Adobe Reader for Linux Cleans Up Its Act (Apr 27, 2005, 22:00)
"It's no secret that Linux is the ugly stepchild of proprietary
application support, and ugly is the operative word here..."
LinuxWorld Australia: Linux Moves Into Enterprise Systems Design (Apr 27, 2005, 21:30)
"Production Web and e-mail servers may be Linux's heartland, but
researchers are now leveraging the operating system for testing and
debugging large SMP systems..."
Australian IT: Govt Enters Open Source Market (Apr 27, 2005, 21:00)
"The federal Government has entered the open source software
market, 'whitebranding' a free website content management system
for use by government agencies and not-for-profit groups..."
SearchEnterpriseLinux: Scalix Founder: Linux, Webmail are Killer Apps (Apr 27, 2005, 20:30)
"Widespread dissatisfaction with current e-mail systems,
particularly Microsoft Exchange and Outlook is spurring platform
and e-mail server changes..."
PR: Terra Soft Releases 64-bit Yellow Dog Linux (Apr 27, 2005, 19:45)
"Terra Soft Solutions, Inc. is pleased to announce the immediate
release of 64-bit Yellow Dog Linux..."
LinuxWorld Australia: Patents Breeding Software Extortion: Moglen (Apr 27, 2005, 19:00)
"Organizations relying on the use of open source software should
be aware that commercial vendors are prepared to threaten, and
accept royalties, on the basis of perceived patent
Techworld: Q&A: Novell CEO Touts Linux, Identity Products (Apr 27, 2005, 18:30)
"CEO Jack Messman talked about his company's strategy, its
efforts to court Windows users and recent shake-ups in Novell's
OVUM: Good Times for Red Hat (and Therefore Linux) in Europe (Apr 27, 2005, 18:00)
"We tend to think of French Mandriva (née MandrakeSoft)
and Novell's German SuSE operation as carrying the torch for Linux
in Europe, but in fact Red Hat is not doing badly in Europe at
SearchWebServices: Integrated Open Source Stacks to Gain Traction (Apr 27, 2005, 17:30)
"As organizations build out their SOAs, open source software is
increasingly seen as a viable alternative to commercial product
suites. But a lack of integrated open source stacks and a slew of
misconceptions still impede widespread adoption..."
iTnews: Firefox Used by One in 10 Professionals (Apr 27, 2005, 16:45)
"The Firefox browser is used by more than 10 percent of business
professionals, and that number could more than double by the end of
the first half of the year, a management consulting company said
AP/Yahoo!: Media Companies Seek Documents in SCO Suit (Apr 27, 2005, 16:00)
"Three media companies have asked a federal judge to unseal
documents in the $5 billion lawsuit by SCO Group against IBM over
software code used in the Linux operating system..."
The Register: Oracle Wading Into Open Source Certification? (Apr 27, 2005, 15:15)
"Oracle is considering certification of open source software in
a move that could tread on the toes of one of Silicon Valley's
The New York Times: Open Wallets for Open-Source Software (Apr 27, 2005, 14:00)
"Venture capitalists are again embracing open-source technology
companies, and a natural question may be whether some of them have
perhaps lost their minds..." [Free registration required,
alternate link provided. -ed.]
PC World: Ubuntu Linux: Free and Fabulous (Apr 27, 2005, 11:30)
"The 'Hoary Hedgehog' release of Ubuntu Linux is here, and the
Free Agent likes what he sees..."
Really Linux: Why Linux is the Logical Choice for the Classroom (Apr 27, 2005, 10:00)
"In this introductory article, I summarize the benefits of using
OpenSource software in an educational environment, where budgets
are often tight and staffing support is minimal..."
TechCentral: Looking for a Robust Database System? (Apr 27, 2005, 08:30)
"The little known open source relational database management
system FirebirdSQL is finally gaining momentum and recognition.
Linux.com: Top 10 Linux Console Applications (Apr 27, 2005, 07:00)
"You can do most desktop work from the console, and generally
faster than you can accomplish work from a graphical user
NewsForge: Detecting Suspicious Network Traffic with psad (Apr 27, 2005, 05:30)
"Have you ever wondered how many people are scanning your server
looking for weaknesses...?"
Linux Journal: A Look at the Linux World Canada Show (Apr 27, 2005, 04:00)
"In my case, I was involved in setting up and supporting the
Toronto Linux User Group booth at the show, so although the show
did not cost me money, it did cost me some sweat equity..."
ZDNet: Putting the Spin on IBM (Apr 27, 2005, 02:30)
"Maybe I'm imagining it, but there seems to be a concerted
effort on the part of Sun and OpenOffice.org team members lately to
push the meme that IBM should be criticized for its lack of
involvement with OpenOffice.org..."
eWeek: Open Season on Open-Source Licenses (Apr 27, 2005, 01:00)
"During the past few weeks, the hottest issue for hand-wringing
among pundits on, and would-be participants in, the open-source
community has been open-source license proliferation..."