Linux News for Jun 28, 2005
Westchester County Business Journal: Leveraging FUD Factor for Profitability (Jun 28, 2005, 23:30)
"Today, the Linux community uses FUD to overwhelm us about the
security dangers of Windows..."
jkOnTheRun: Fondling the Nokia 770 Internet Tablet (Jun 28, 2005, 22:45)
"Although many pictures had already been published, in person I
was shocked at how tiny the device actually is..."
OSNews: Linux, Market Share, and the Desktop (Jun 28, 2005, 22:00)
"Many people take as a given that the desktop computer market is
ossified and completely dominated by Microsoft. But, taking the
global view, the PC market is anything but saturated..."
ZDNet UK: Red Hat Expands European Skills Training (Jun 28, 2005, 21:15)
"The Linux firm is fighting the claim that there are few open
source training programmes..."
OS Journal: Ubuntu Hoary 5.04 Review (Jun 28, 2005, 20:30)
"The latest version of Ubuntu Linux, codenamed Hoary Hedgehog
5.04, released in April of 2005, is a step up above previous
versions of Ubuntu Linux..."
Linux Journal: Linux in Government: Vmware Workstation 5 (Jun 28, 2005, 19:45)
"A look at the new VMware Workstation release--what it can and
NewsForge: The Tenth Commandment of System Administration (Jun 28, 2005, 19:00)
"If you're like me and you enjoy scripting, you'll find reasons
to write shell scripts for just about everything..."
internetnews.com: BEA Widens Open Source Support (Jun 28, 2005, 18:15)
JavaOne: "...BEA Systems is adding support for
the Spring Framework for developing Java-based Web applications,
and the open source Web application framework, Apache
PC World: Xen Developers Focus on Security (Jun 28, 2005, 17:30)
"With the next major release of the Xen Virtual Machine Monitor
expected this August, the project's developers have turned their
attention to a new issue: security..."
China Daily: High Costs Mean Low Uptake for Linux (Jun 28, 2005, 16:45)
China makes Linux moves, out come the analysts: "New
research has found the free-source Linux software incurs higher
total ownership costs (TCO) for users than the rival operating
system Windows platform..."
Guardian: Open Source Software Gets Bureaucratic Backing (Jun 28, 2005, 16:00)
"The use of open source software on public sector IT networks
was today endorsed by a report from the parliamentary office of
PR: Novell Announces Groupwise 7 Open Beta (Jun 28, 2005, 16:00)
Collaborative platform includes bundled SUSE Linux Enterprise
Server. Press release within.
dot.KDE: Trolltech Released Qt 4.0 (Jun 28, 2005, 15:15)
"Trolltech has released Qt 4.0 both under commercial and GPL
licenses for X11, Mac OS X and MS Windows..."
internetnews.com: Sun and IBM Come to Terms (Jun 28, 2005, 14:30)
JavaOne: "Sun Microsystems and IBM put aside
their differences over open source and extended their technology
agreement for another 10 years..."
Tatle: Norway Minister: Proprietary Formats No Longer Acceptable in Communication with Government (Jun 28, 2005, 13:45)
"Norwegian Minister of Modernization Morten Andreas Meyer today
at a press conference in Oslo declared 'Proprietary formats will no
longer be acceptable in communication between citizens and
Contractor UK: India's New PC Dubbed 'World's Cheapest' (Jun 28, 2005, 13:00)
"A new paperback-sized PC running open-source software is making
a bid to become one of the world's cheapest computers at just
ONLamp: Open Source Support Services: An Interview with Kim Polese (Jun 28, 2005, 11:30)
"Kim Polese is a veteran of several key development projects and
startups. At Sun Microsystems she was involved in the Oak project
which eventually became the Java language..."
The Sunday Herald/LinuxInsider: Tiny Scot Gnaws at Microsoft's Heels (Jun 28, 2005, 10:00)
"In the face of tough competition, tiny Scottish firm Osprey
Solutions has come up with an alternative to the standard Microsoft
internetnews.com: Alfresco Airs Open Source ECM (Jun 28, 2005, 09:15)
"A technology review of the source code and binaries, which will
be available for download at the project's Web site Monday, is the
project's first attempt at creating a community around the content
KernelTrap: ndevfs--A "Nano" devfs (Jun 28, 2005, 08:30)
"In order to mitigate the concerns raised by few about the
removal of devfs from the mainline kernel, GregKH announced
ndevfs--a 'nano' devfs..."
Core Hackers: Linux Security Defined (Jun 28, 2005, 07:45)
"I have read once, that in order to gain absolute security, one
should unplug his computer from the internet or any connection to
other computers. I say, that isn't always true..."
Free Software Magazine: Web Site Blocking Techniques (Jun 28, 2005, 07:00)
"How to use Squid and squidGuard to restrict user access to
undesirable web sites..."
Linux.com: CLI Magic: locate, slocate, and rlocate (Jun 28, 2005, 06:15)
"Sometimes you need to find a file right now, and you don't want
to search for it one directory after another. That's the time to
visit the CLI and locate the missing file..."
Flavio's Tech Talk: Linux Performance Series: Low-Overhead Statistical Profiling with oprofile (Jun 28, 2005, 05:30)
"But what happens when you don't have the source code for the
application? And what if you'd like to profile the system as a
Advisories: June 27, 2005 (Jun 28, 2005, 04:45)
Today's secueity advisories: Clam AntiVirus (Gentoo); RealPlayer
(SUSE Linux); and linux-source-2.6.10, linux-source-188.8.131.52, and
dbus (Ubuntu Linux).
LinuxInsider/Bangkok Post: How To Build a Penguin (Jun 28, 2005, 04:00)
"This week I came across one of the most interesting Linux
distribution projects I've seen. It's called Linux From Scratch and
its a do-it-yourselfer's dream come true..."
Tectonic: In a Nutshell--Peanut Linux (Jun 28, 2005, 03:15)
"I first came across this Canadian distro at a time when I was
dissatisfied with the trend towards large distributions that came
on three or more CDs and had silly design issues, such as rpm
dependencies requiring Emacs before installing Apache..."
ReviewLinux: PCLinuxOs, Point, Click and Enjoy! (Jun 28, 2005, 02:30)
"Being new to Linux, I was struggling to find a distribution
that would work for me, I tried Mandrake, Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Gentoo,
Vida, Knoppix and Mepis..."
LinuxHardware.org: SATA or SCSI in a Workstation? (Jun 28, 2005, 01:45)
"A question that has been going back and forth now for a while
is whether or not SCSI is dead for workstations..."
OS Journal: A Look at Fedora Core 4 (Jun 28, 2005, 01:00)
"One feature that especially caught my eye was the default
inclusion of the Xen package..."
ReviewLinux: Simply Mepis--An Overview (Jun 28, 2005, 00:15)
"The word even sounds funny, well depending on how you pronounce