Linux News for Jul 14, 2005
InfoWorld: Novell Bridges the OS Gap (Jul 14, 2005, 23:30)
"Saying goodbye is one of the hardest things to do, but Novell
has finally faced up to the truth that its flagship NetWare
operating system has fallen by the wayside..."
vnunet: Linux and Windows Security Neck and Neck (Jul 14, 2005, 22:00)
"Graham Titterington, principal analyst at Ovum, told vnunet.com
that, while in security terms the gap between Linux and Microsoft
had shortened, Linux had the edge..."
The Inquirer: IBM Officially Kills OS/2, Suggests Switch to Linux (Jul 14, 2005, 21:15)
"Big Blue has hammered the final nails into OS/2's coffin. It
said that all sales of OS/2 will end on the 23rd of December this
year, and support for the pre-emptive multitasking operating system
will end on the 31st December 2006..."
LinuxPlanet: Carrier Grade Linux: Adoption and Deployments (Jul 14, 2005, 20:30)
"...I examined the state of Linux in telecom and reviewed the
specifications in the CGL requirements document. In this article, I
will provide an overview of CGL distributions, deployments and some
of the challenges ahead..."
One Regains Old Handle (Jul 14, 2005, 19:00)
"Palm, ladies and gentlemen, is now Palm again. When the Nasdaq
market opens for business... the company's stock will be traded
under the PALM symbol..."
Computer Business Review: Oracle Leads with Red Hat for Database 10g Update (Jul 14, 2005, 17:30)
"Oracle Corp has released the second version of its Database 10g
product, but the database management system is only initially
available for Red Hat Inc's Enterprise Linux operating
eWeek: OSDL Expands to Europe, But Not to Microsoft (Jul 14, 2005, 16:00)
"At the same time, in an interview in connection with the
announcement, Cohen was quoted as saying, 'I anticipate that as
open-source software grows, Microsoft will make its applications
available in open-source form...'" [Link repaired.
The National Business Review: New Zealand Schools Go Open Source, Linux (Jul 14, 2005, 14:30)
"Novell has signed a national agreement with the New Zealand
Ministry of Education to provide all state and state-integrated
schools with a range of Novell software, including SUSE Linux
Bank Technology News: Grid Computing: The Grid Is Going Mainstream Fast (Jul 14, 2005, 13:00)
"Grid computing may still sound fringe to buttoned-down
comptrollers looking over technology budgets at small Midwestern
thrifts. They've got a point-grids came into being out of academic
research labs and NASA's need for physicists..."
NewsForge: Spice Up Your Presentations with OpenOffice.org Impress (Jul 14, 2005, 11:30)
"While all the minute particulars have been covered thoroughly
in Impress tutorials, my purpose here is to encourage you to star
in your own show..."
Tectonic: An Open Source Approach to Security (Jul 14, 2005, 10:00)
"The frequency and level of attacks on corporate networks and
systems around the world have forced businesses to adopt a more
vigilant approach towards security..."
NewsForge: MythTV: Easy Personal Video Recording with Linux (Jul 14, 2005, 08:30)
"A few months ago, I started looking for an alternative to
Windows Media Center Edition 2005, a personal video recorder (PVR)
or digital video recorder (DVR) system..."
SearchEnterpriseLinux: Eliminating Spam with SpamAssassin, DSPAM and ClamAV (Jul 14, 2005, 07:00)
"Indeed, you will almost certainly need to combine both an
antispam package and an antivirus package. Let's look at each
Linux, Unix, /etc/: Using Bittorrent on Linux (Jul 14, 2005, 05:30)
"Peer to peer file sharing is nothing new nowadays; yet
BitTorrent has caused a degree of fuss about and interest in the
subject not seen since the early days of Napster..."
Advisories: July 13, 2005 (Jul 14, 2005, 04:45)
Today's security advisories: centericq, tiff, squirrelmail
(Debian GNU/Linux); net-snmp and rpm (Fedora Core); and Bugzilla
Free Software Magazine: Free Software 2.0 (Jul 14, 2005, 04:00)
"Free software (and open source) license models have become the
most influential force in business IT to date..."
ZDNet: Open Source: Are Microsoft and Other Holdouts About to Crack? (Jul 14, 2005, 03:15)
"Commercial software providers, including Microsoft... are
finding that the open standards card that they've so cunningly
played as a part of those models could now have turned out to be a
deal with the devil..."
SearchEnterpriseLinux: Golden's Rules: Will the Real Open Source Community Please Stand Up? (Jul 14, 2005, 02:30)
"Responding to a presentation I did on open source, he said,
'It's a great topic, but I would have liked to see a member of the
open source community participating...'"
ZDNet: Ian Murdock on the Debian Core Consortium and Ubuntu Foundation (Jul 14, 2005, 01:45)
"Yesterday, I promised a follow-up on the Ubuntu Foundation and
comments from Debian Founder and Progeny Chairman and Chief
Strategist Ian Murdock..."
OfB.biz: I GNU It (Jul 14, 2005, 01:00)
"I knew when I mentioned something negative about the GNU
Project's General Public License (GPL), in my column last week, I
would inevitably be accused of arguing the GPL was a bad
LinuxInsider: Proprietary Software Can't Control the World (Jul 14, 2005, 00:15)
"'The good news about operating systems is that there's a
choice,' he said. 'The bad news about operating systems is that
there's a choice...'"