Linux News for Jul 19, 2005
IT Manager's Journal: The Voodoo of Marketing an Open Source Project (Jul 19, 2005, 23:30)
"Launching an open source project is complicated--not just in
terms of creating a new technology, but also in getting developers
and future customers to pay attention and support the
LinuxWorld Australia: OPSM Sees Future with Linux (Jul 19, 2005, 22:00)
"Eyewear retail chain OPSM has chosen Linux for its IT
infrastructure which will see some 550 servers deployed in three
countries over the next six months..."
Tectonic: LinuxWorld, Futurex Cape Town Shows Cancelled (Jul 19, 2005, 19:45)
"The Cape Town leg of the LinuxWorld and Futurex computer shows
will not happen this year..."
Computerworld New Zealand: GlidePath Drops Samba, Returns to Windows (Jul 19, 2005, 19:00)
"Glidepath, an Auckland-based maker of airport baggage-handling
machinery, reports mixed success with its venture into open
ZDNet UK Visits Firefox (Jul 19, 2005, 18:15)
Two articles from ZDNet UK centering on their recent visit to
Mozilla's Mountain View, CA headquarters and discussions with
Firefox's Asa Dotzler.
eWeek: Intel Doubles Down on Linux (Jul 19, 2005, 17:30)
"Intel is asking itself what's next for Linux..."
The Business Journal of Portland/MSNBC: Open Source Rules Campus Programs (Jul 19, 2005, 16:45)
"Local Web developers would love to be able to hire some new
computer science graduates who are familiar with .Net, the
Microsoft Corp. environment for Web site development..."
Groklaw: The Davidson Email, Red Hat, and the Lanham Act (Jul 19, 2005, 16:00)
"But the big issue isn't IBM, in my opinion. Don't forget Red
Hat. That was the first thing I thought of when the Davidson email
ZDNet Australia: Sun Exec Denies Linux Desktop Retreat (Jul 19, 2005, 15:15)
"Reports of the death of Sun Microsystems' Java Desktop System
with Linux are exaggerated, says its chief software
Computerworld: Linux Goes Global (Jul 19, 2005, 14:30)
A comprehensive special report from Computerworld that features
12 articles that focus on Linux deployment and activity all across
internetnews.com: Big Blue Crushes Estimates (Jul 19, 2005, 13:45)
"Judging from its second-quarter results, divesting its PC
business may have been a good move for IBM..."
Australian IT: Linux to Land on Government Desktops (Jul 19, 2005, 13:00)
"Following the lead of Sun Microsystems, Novell has launched an
attempt to put Linux on the enterprise desktop, but the operating
system is still struggling to get past the server-room door..."
NewsForge: Cinelerra: Rough and Ready Video Editor (Jul 19, 2005, 12:15)
"The average computer user is now in quite good shape to develop
and publish content. Video is a fun and challenging way to bring
ideas to life and expand your skills..."
LinuxDevices: Aeronix Zipit Instant Messenger Appliance (Jul 19, 2005, 11:30)
"Aeronix used Linux to build a $99 instant messenger appliance
aimed at keeping kids from tying up the family PC while chatting
OSNews: Resuscitating Microsoft Exchange 5.5 with Linux (Jul 19, 2005, 10:45)
"Exchange 5.5 users can upgrade to Exchange Server 2003,
continue to run 5.5 with all accompanied security risks, or switch
over to another mail/groupware system. In this article I propose a
Flavio's TechnoTalk: Reviews: Via Epia M1000 Mini-ITX Motherboard (Jul 19, 2005, 10:00)
"After reading quite a bit about the relatively new Via PadLock
security initiative, and while looking for a low consumption
mainboard, I decided to give Via a try..."
NewsForge: Simple PVR with KnoppMyth (Jul 19, 2005, 08:30)
"In 2003, developers combined MythTV with the Knoppix live CD
distribution, which aims at simplifying Linux installations, to
create KnoppMyth, a product that's as easy to use as Knoppix, with
the power of MythTV..."
Builder AU: Use Cygwin When You Can't Use Linux (Jul 19, 2005, 07:00)
"Attached to those applications that run on Linux but forced to
use Windows? Take Cygwin out for a spin..."
Linux.com: CLI Magic: Bash History Expansion (Jul 19, 2005, 05:30)
"The Bourne-Again SHell (bash) has a major user base and the
fact that it has incorporated some useful features from the Korn
shell (ksh) and C shell (csh) might be one of the reasons..."
Advisories, July 18, 2005 (Jul 19, 2005, 04:45)
Today's security advisories: heimdal, phppgadmin, and ekg
(Debian GNU/Linux); and Mozilla Thunderbird (Gentoo Linux).
On the Radio: LQ and The Linux User Show (Jul 19, 2005, 04:45)
Two new Internet radio shows are out: LQ Radio Show #3 and The
Linux User Show #007.
NewsForge: Interview: Greg Wallace on the Future of Embedded Linux (Jul 19, 2005, 04:00)
"He says that Linux is the top choice among embedded developers,
and, in contrast to the PC market where Wintel dominates, there are
a large number of embedded system chip vendors, and a lot of
competition and innovation in this space..."
The GNOME Journal: Marketing GNOME (Jul 19, 2005, 03:15)
"Recently, Jeff Waugh proposed a goal for GNOME: 10% market
share by 2010. This has become the slogan '10×10...'"
NewsForge: Creating a Community Linux Event (Jul 19, 2005, 02:30)
"In the U.K., we have a vibrant and growing LUG movement, active
both in bringing new people to open source through advocacy and in
providing the ad-hoc support that all Linux users need..."
TechNewsWorld: Is It Time to Switch to Open-Source Software? (Jul 19, 2005, 01:45)
"With roots that go back to the hacker culture of the 1960s,
open-source software is developed and improved by
programming-literate users, who then share their efforts with
Free Software Magazine: The Future of Computing: Is Free Software Ready? (Jul 19, 2005, 01:00)
"The future is the state of things yet to come. One can only
expect what may happen and never know what will happen..."
Linux Business News: Who Should Be Behind a Linux "Get the Facts" Campaign (Jul 19, 2005, 00:15)
"If you do business around Microsoft products, it's obvious
where you go for answers on the benefits of their
products--Microsoft. However, if you're looking for this kind of
information about Linux, where do you go...?"