Linux News for May 24, 2005
Libervis: Free Software Model in other Areas of Economy (May 24, 2005, 23:30)
"This paper aims to show that the Free Open Source Software
(FOSS) model is suitable not only to make good software. It might
also work in other economic areas..."
ReallyLinux: Linux Can Make You Cool (May 24, 2005, 22:45)
Humor: "I'm not kidding about this. One of the
inevitable results of Linux experience is coolness..."
Home of F1: Kimi Not Most Famous Finn (May 24, 2005, 22:00)
"Kimi Räikkönen and Mika Hakkinen may be F1's most
famous Finns, but--in Finland--there is someone even more
SearchEnterpriseLinux: EnterpriseDB CEO: Open Source Databases are 'Unstoppable Force' (May 24, 2005, 21:15)
"EnterpriseDB CEO Andy Astor saw potential in the PostgreSQL
open source database. In fact, this company, which is only one year
old, has bet the house on the technology..."
ESR: Paranoid Dismissal of Criticism Considered Harmful (May 24, 2005, 20:30)
"Speaking as the person who took the lead in publicly refuting
the Alexis de Tocqueville Institution's bogus study, I say
shame on you, Brian K. Proffitt...!"
PR: Spanish Administration Seeks Technology Neutrality (May 24, 2005, 19:45)
A press release details Spain's Ministry of Public
Administation's self-examination of it's IT structure. The verdict:
way too much Microsoft.
SearchEnterpriseLinux: IBM, Gluecode Deal Seen as Boon to SMB Developers (May 24, 2005, 19:00)
"Analysts say IBM's purchase of Gluecode Software is proof that
Big Blue is taking its open source strategy into a new phase and
seeking to better define the value of open source by filling in
blank spots among tools and applications..."
InfoWorld: Agassi: For and Against Open Source (May 24, 2005, 18:15)
"While one software visionary wonders how to get young people
interested in developing dry business application software, another
may have the solution: open source..."
LinuxWorld Australia: HP Makes Strides with Laptop Linux (May 24, 2005, 17:30)
"I've said before that hardware manufacturers in general, and
notebook vendors in particular, need to do more to get Linux
running on their products..."
ChannelNewsAsia: Linux to the Fore as More Govts Push for Open-Source Technologies (May 24, 2005, 16:45)
"The open source movement has been steadily gaining ground over
the past years. And it's not just enterprises that are showing
interest in open-source technologies such as Linux..."
The Heartland Insititute: Minnesota Botches IT Bill (May 24, 2005, 16:00)
"Botching," it seems, is in the eye of the beholder:
"Caught up in the fervor over open-source software and believing
open-source alternatives save money, Minnesota wants to encourage
the use of royalty-free operating systems such as Linux..."
ZDNet: Grasshopper Hops Code from Visual Studio .Net to Linux--For Free (May 24, 2005, 15:15)
"Mainsoft launched a free Visual Studio .Net plug-in called
Grasshopper and a developer community forum for creating Web
applications and Web services that run on Linux, Windows and Java
LinuxWorld Australia: Apples Bowl Over Uni's Linux Desktops (May 24, 2005, 14:30)
"Hope of Linux tackling the desktop market has suffered a
reality check with the University of Melbourne's Trinity College
dumping the penguin in favour of Unix cousin Mac OS X, not
x86-based rival, Windows..."
internetnews.com: A Standard Set For The Office (May 24, 2005, 13:45)
"The OpenDocument standard is based on code originally developed
for the open source OpenOffice.org project..."
CNET News: Linux Lab Lays Off Programmers (May 24, 2005, 13:00)
"The Open Source Development Labs, the organization that employs
Linux leader Linus Torvalds, has laid off nearly a sixth of its
staff as part of a shift to new priorities..."
AccountingWEB: Open Source Accounting Options (May 24, 2005, 12:15)
"A new wave of freely available open source business
applications is already being adopted by a significant number of
small and mid-sized businesses..."
Red Hat Magazine: Installing Fedora Core on the Mac Mini (May 24, 2005, 11:30)
"Turning it on, you get automatically booted into Mac OS X.
Don't get too used to it just yet, because to get Fedora on your
Mac mini, the disk is going to have to be repartitioned..."
LinuxDevCenter: MusE: MIDI Sequencing for Linux (May 24, 2005, 10:45)
"'It's always a nice warm feeling when you show an application
like MusE to people and they just go, 'Whoa--I didn't know Linux
audio stuff was already this far...!''"
Linux Magazine: Transparent Proxying with Squid (May 24, 2005, 10:00)
"If you've ever looked into setting up a web cache for your
office or campus, you're probably familiar with Squid..."
Linux.com: CLI Magic: Watch It (May 24, 2005, 08:30)
"You know what they say, a watched pot never boils. That's why
it makes good sense to take advantage of this little tool to watch
it for you..."
NewsForge: NFS Over CIPE-VPN Tunnels (May 24, 2005, 07:00)
"Although easy to configure, [NFS] is typically used only to
transfer data over an intranet or LAN because of its transparency
and security potholes when exposed to the risks of the
HowtoForge: Secure and Private Browsing with Squid (May 24, 2005, 05:30)
"Browsing a site that supports SSL is a definite way to make
sure no one can snoop in on what you're doing--which is a good
thing when you're doing something personal like checking email over
Advisories, May 23, 2005 (May 24, 2005, 04:45)
Today's security advisories: kernel (Fedora Core); and firefox
and mozilla (Red Hat Linux).
ONLamp: Becoming Open - Part 1 (May 24, 2005, 04:00)
"With most things in life, the journey is often more important
than the destination you reach..."
Help Net Security: Does Firefox Really Provide More Security Than Internet Explorer? (May 24, 2005, 03:15)
"Even though [IE is] by far the most widely used browser, since
2004 it slowly began losing popularity to other browsers like
Mozilla Firefox, its Open Source rival developed by the Mozilla
Linux Magazine: The State of the Penguin (May 24, 2005, 02:30)
"Not so long ago, adopting Linux for any endeavor was a radical
internetnews.com: Beware the Browser Backlash (May 24, 2005, 01:45)
"If you haven't heard the latest, it turns out Firefox isn't the
impenetrable fortress of browsing security some may have assumed it
ZDNet: Money, And The Other 99 Schools (May 24, 2005, 01:00)
"Officially it's called Victoria Day, but in reality it's Yard
Work Day... Overall, it's unhappily reminiscent of one of the
biggest threats facing open source today..."
CXOtoday: The Penguin Replies And How! (May 24, 2005, 00:15)
"In response to the recent Rob Enderele interview , Con Zymaris
CEO of Cybersource Pty. Ltd. clears the air on the much-debated,
highly publicised 'Microsoft vs Linux' war..."