Linux News for Apr 28, 2005
IT Manager's Journal: Help in Selecting Open Source: Prioritize, Analyze (Apr 28, 2005, 23:30)
"What should you do to research and prepare your organization
before calling on an open source vendor or consulting firm for an
The Inquirer: Major Chinese Bank to Use Turbolinux (Apr 28, 2005, 22:00)
"The firm claims this is the biggest deployment of Linux in the
Chinese financial sector..."
internetnews.com: IBM Snares Healthy On-Demand Deal (Apr 28, 2005, 21:15)
"A major Pittsburgh medical center has agreed to pay IBM $402
million over the next eight years to overhaul its technology
LinuxPlanet: Linux on the Desktop--Wide Deployment Soon? (Apr 28, 2005, 20:30)
"Is Linux about to 'make it big' on a lot more desktops
worldwide? Executives from Novell and IBM expressed diametrically
opposing opinions on this question, in a panel discussion at last
week's 'Linux on Wall Street' conference..."
NewsForge: Free Software Can Resurrect 64-bit Dinosaurs (Apr 28, 2005, 19:45)
"It has been 14 years since the first 64-bit processor--the MIPS
R4000--found its way into a workstation..."
eWeek: Open-Xchange Server 5 Eases Migration (Apr 28, 2005, 19:00)
"Users can retain their preferred mail and groupware client,
usually Microsoft Corp.'s Outlook but also open-source clients such
Mandriva: Mandriva Linux Limited Edition 2005 for PPC (Apr 28, 2005, 17:30)
"The new release has been on the mirrors for a few days already
but here's the unofficial announcement: Mandriva Linux Limited
Edition 2005 for PPC is available..."
eWeek: Linux Comes to Wall Street (Apr 28, 2005, 16:00)
"Long relegated to menial file and print server duties in most
enterprises, Linux is now playing a mission-critical role in
financial trading and other highly sensitive networks on Wall
Silicon.com: Thumbs-Down for 'Irrelevant' Linux and Grid, Say Manufacturers (Apr 28, 2005, 15:15)
"Manufacturers in Europe and North America are finally getting
turned on to RFID--but they're jumping rather than being
eWeek: Novell Tightens Its Open-Source Embrace (Apr 28, 2005, 14:30)
"Novell Inc. has just hired Jeremy Allison, co-author of the
Samba open-source software suite, which delivers file and print
services to SMB/CIFS (Server Message Block/Common Internet File
Mad Penguin: Java in OpenOffice.org: Proprietary Trap or Creative Commons? (Apr 28, 2005, 13:45)
"Instead, this article is going to look at one narrow theme,
albeit an important one: The increased role that Java plays in this
new OOo 2.0 release..."
Linux Journal: Linuxfest Northwest 2005: A Preview Article (Apr 28, 2005, 13:00)
"If you live in or near the Pacific Northwest, you should be in
Bellingham, Washington, this Saturday..."
NewsForge: Review: Mandriva Limited Edition 2005 (Apr 28, 2005, 11:30)
"Shortly after announcing the merger of Mandrakesoft and
Conectiva into Mandriva, the newly combined company released a
transitional 'limited edition' GNU/Linux distribution to bridge the
gap between the two parent distributions..."
Business Standard: Red Hat Launches Tamil Linux Operating System (Apr 28, 2005, 10:00)
"Red Hat India, a provider of open source solutions has launched
a Tamil version of its Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating system in
the city today..."
dot.KDE: Hai Ti Comic Teaches KDE (Apr 28, 2005, 08:30)
"Today's copy of Namibian newspaper The Namibian comes with a
computer education comic featuring KDE..."
CNET News: Veritas Updates Data-Backup, Archiving Products (Apr 28, 2005, 07:00)
"Veritas, which makes software used to protect data from risks
such as computer crashes or storage system catastrophes, introduced
updates for two of its primary product lines Tuesday..."
NewsForge: Firefox News Readers Run the Gamut (Apr 28, 2005, 05:30)
"However, there are numerous news reading extensions available
that provide a full range of additional capabilities, from 'just
the basics' to options for managing and using collections of news
Advisories, April 27, 2005 (Apr 28, 2005, 04:45)
Today's security advisories: squid, gaim, and evolution
(Conectiva Linux); kdelibs, cvs, gaim, and lsh-utils (Debian
GNU/Linux); cyrus-imapd (Fedora Core); xine-lib, Rootkit Hunter,
and Convert-UUlib (Gentoo Linux); and Mozilla and Mozilla Firefox
IT Business Edge: Open Source from Day One Builds Strength (Apr 28, 2005, 04:00)
"[PriceGrabber] has used open source technology from its
creation in 1999, employing Linux, MySQL and PHP, among other
ReallyLinux: Linux Key to IT Education and Development in Africa (Apr 28, 2005, 02:30)
"Why propose technology education in Africa? The outsider
mentality is that much of Africa is an untamed realm of economic
depression and social disintegration..."
WebProNews: The Real Target Of Adobe-Macromedia Merger (Apr 28, 2005, 01:45)
"It's not who you may think. Consider the combined technologies
of the two companies, and you may conclude Microsoft is marked for
vnunet: A Shattering Experience with Windows (Apr 28, 2005, 01:00)
"Those who opt for Windows over Linux or Mac OS X should be
prepared for trouble..."
Groklaw: More Monterey Proof and Caldera's Hopes for Linux & UnixWare
(Apr 28, 2005, 00:15)
"Readers are sending me more proof that Monterey was indeed
always intended to run on POWER..."