Linux News for Jun 29, 2005
NewsForge: Microsoft's New Monopoly (Jun 29, 2005, 23:30)
"European legislators who endorse software patents frequently
claim that those wouldn't affect free software (or 'open source').
Microsoft's lawyers are determined to prove they are
Tonight on The Linux Link Tech Show (Jun 29, 2005, 22:00)
"Tonight on The Linux Link Tech Show: Linux desktop publishing,
Dan learns a thing or two in South Carolina, Grokster..."
Tectonic: Local Organisations Challenge Microsoft XML Patent (Jun 29, 2005, 20:30)
"South African free software advocates yesterday served patent
'request to surrender' papers on Microsoft SA's legal
representatives, urging the company to withdraw a patent it holds
on XML-based word processing..."
SearchEnterpriseLinux: Open Source Gaining Traction in ERP Market (Jun 29, 2005, 19:00)
"While ERP on Linux is still far from the norm, industry
watchers say it is on the radar screen of technology decision
makers eager to avoid vendor lock-in..."
LXer: Following Bill Gates' Linux Attack Money (Jun 29, 2005, 18:15)
"Little doubt exists that Microsoft has reached
ZDNet Asia: Red Hat: Lead With Open Source (Jun 29, 2005, 17:30)
"China's adoption of open-source technology will put the country
in a leadership position in IT, according to Michael Tiemann, Red
Hat's vice-president of open-source affairs..."
eWeek: Novell vs. SCO Heads into Extra Innings (Jun 29, 2005, 16:00)
"Novell Inc.'s attempt to dismiss The SCO Group Inc.'s claims
that Novell maliciously and falsely claimed Unix's copyrights has
CNET News: Sun Cools Down Linux Desktop Plan (Jun 29, 2005, 15:15)
JavaOne: "Sun Microsystems is stepping away
from an effort to sell the Linux operating system for desktop
computers, the server and software company's top software executive
Computerworld Australia: US Supercomputer Expert to Talk on Security Without Firewalls (Jun 29, 2005, 14:30)
"Abe Singer, San Diego Supercomputer Centre's open systems
security expert, will lead tutorials at two Australian Unix and
open systems user group (AUUG) seminars in Melbourne and Sydney
FootNotes: GNOME Team Distributed More than 1000 Ubuntu CDs to Visitors (Jun 29, 2005, 13:00)
LinuxTag: "Worldwide, there are now more than
1.5 million CDs with Ubuntu and GNOME in use..."
HostingTech: Using Windows Terminal Services with Linux (Jun 29, 2005, 11:30)
"If you are like me and you prefer using Linux, but are forced
to use Windows at the job for various tasks, then using Windows
Terminal Services is a nice way of getting around the need to boot
Free Software Magazine: Newsflash! (Jun 29, 2005, 10:00)
"RSS has become the defacto feature on weblogs and many news
sites. Almost all major news sites and weblogs provide an RSS feed
for their audience..."
Howto Forge: Backing Up And Restoring Your Dedicated Server With SystemImager (Jun 29, 2005, 08:30)
"Now let's assume you have a dedicated Linux server (rented or
co-location) that is located in some provider's data center which
is normally a few hundred kilometers away from your office or
Flavio's Techno Talk: Filesystem Snapshots with Unionfs (Jun 29, 2005, 07:00)
"Many times, you need to know how a certain filesystem looked
like at some point in time, and you want to be able to roll back
changes that happened to it after that point..."
developerWorks: Spufs: The Cell Synergistic Processing Unit as a Virtual File System (Jun 29, 2005, 05:30)
LinuxTag: "Base platform support for Linux on
the Cell has been established and is currently on its way into the
mainstream Linux kernel tree..."
Globe and Mail: Test Driving Linux: From Windows to Linux in 60 Seconds (Jun 29, 2005, 04:00)
"Test Driving Linux: From Windows to Linux in 60
Seconds is obviously not a book for the dedicated Linux user,
but it's useful for the Windows user who is considering moving to
LinuxInsider: Open Source and the Legend of Linksys (Jun 29, 2005, 02:30)
"It is the natural tendency of the citizens of a nation of laws
to know exactly what the law allows them to do. Thus the legal
profession, and thus the question: What can we get away
NewsForge: Why Linux Needs Rexx (Jun 29, 2005, 01:00)
"The Linux community has largely ignored Rexx, but I believe it
could play an important role in Linux's challenge to the Windows