Linux News for Apr 30, 2005
NewsForge: Windows Pocket PC and the Linux Desktop (Apr 30, 2005, 18:00)
"...Pocket PC users have problems not only with disparate file
formats, but even file transfer between the two platforms. But
there are ways to get them to talk to each other..."
NewsForge: My Workstation OS: VidaLinux (Apr 30, 2005, 17:00)
"Many call VidaLinux a 'simpler Gentoo.' It uses many of
Gentoo's features, such as the Portage software distribution
system, but also manages to make it all seem less
BBC News: Small Box 'To End Digital Divide' (Apr 30, 2005, 17:00)
"A pared down [open source] 'computer' to replace bulky, grey
desktop PCs could help close global digital inequalities..."
Groklaw: G2's Motion to Intervene and Motion to Unseal Denied (Apr 30, 2005, 16:00)
"Fresh from the courthouse, the news is that G2-Forbes-CNET's
Motion to Intervene/Unseal have been denied by Judge
ZDNet UK: Linux Targeted with Two-Factor Authentication (Apr 30, 2005, 15:00)
"A Canada-based security company is looking to target the Linux
community with a security product offering two-factor
Andrew Morton: Linux 2.6.12-rc3-mm1 (Apr 30, 2005, 14:30)
Changelog, links within.
CNET News: Defense Department Signs Red Hat Deal (Apr 30, 2005, 14:00)
"The Defense Department has renewed a major contract to use
security software now sold by Red Hat..."
OSNews: Impressions of Fedora Core 4 Test 2 (Apr 30, 2005, 13:00)
"In this article I take a look at Fedora Core 4 Test 2. This
review is only intended to preview the change from Fedora Core
Computerworld Australia: Mainstreaming Open Source is Unstoppable (Apr 30, 2005, 09:00)
"A few weeks ago in these pages, my industry colleague and
former Linux Australia president Pia Smith raised a number of
issues which confront the open source space..."
ServerWatch: Enterprise Unix Roundup: The Bitkeeper Controversy (Apr 30, 2005, 05:00)
"The Bitkeeper Controversy' is another one of those baroque
Linux stories that cause casual observers to shake their heads and
go back to wondering if Longhorn will ship with a better version of
Advisories, April 29, 2005 (Apr 30, 2005, 05:00)
Today's security advisories: squid, perl, and xpm (Mandriva