Linux News for Jul 26, 2005
Once More unto the Breach: Palamida FUD on CNet (Jul 26, 2005, 23:30)
"I came across this editorial fear mongering about software
property management by the CEO of Palamida. He tries to relate it
to the Grokster case (and gets it wrong)..."
ONLamp: Open Source Insecurity (Jul 26, 2005, 22:00)
"Spontaneous outbursts can reveal much about group
Mad Penguin: Aspiration Tech: Changing the Work for Social Change (Jul 26, 2005, 21:15)
"Cut-throat competition. Balkanization. Trade secrets. Sharing?
Forget it. Remind you of corporate America? Nope. We're talking
Dotzler: Linux Not Ready for the Desktop Part 2: Helping Regular People Install Software on Linux (Jul 26, 2005, 20:30)
"There are two basic methods of installing software on Linux,
using the package system from your distribution, or downloading
source and compiling. Compiling is right out for Regular People
coming from Windows..."
Cybersource: The Cost of Software Monopoly: How Australian Consumers Lose (Jul 26, 2005, 19:45)
"Over the past decade, the personal computer industry has seen a
major reduction in competition in the operating system platform
Linux Magazine: Symbio Workstation Manager (Jul 26, 2005, 19:00)
"Those of us that maintain networks in small- or medium-sized
businesses have a unique understanding and appreciation of the
headaches involved in maintaining multiple PCs..."
JLP's Blog: JLP's KDE 3.5 Previews--Part 1 (Jul 26, 2005, 18:15)
"Every year, during the summer holidays, I regularly download
the source code of the new version of KDE desktop that is in the
works and compile and test it..."
SearchEnterpriseLinux: Sizing Up the Linux Desktop Market, Part 2 (Jul 26, 2005, 17:30)
"In part two of our conversation with Iams, the analyst names
the rising Linux desktop vendors to keep an eye on, offers
migration advice for companies considering Linux on the desktop and
explains why 'Windows versus desktop Linux' is essentially a
non-story right now..."
Computer Business Review: Trek Helps Armstrong on the Tour with Linux-Opteron Workstations (Jul 26, 2005, 16:45)
"But he also got there through the application of information
technology to the design of his racing bikes..."
PR: Mandriva Linux 2006 Beta Officially Out (Jul 26, 2005, 16:45)
"The test period for Mandriva Linux 2006 has now officially
begun with the first beta available..."
Debian.org: Utnubu Team Founded--Merging Ubuntu Changes to Debian (Jul 26, 2005, 16:00)
"We want to take the things Ubuntu does and that are missing in
Debian, and--where appliciable--put them in Debian..."
ETNews: Gov't To Adopt Linux OS For Administrative DB Systems (Jul 26, 2005, 15:15)
"Linux operating system will be adopted in large scale [South
Korean] administrative information database projects for the first
Portland Business Journal: Oregon Mounts an Open-Source Push (Jul 26, 2005, 14:30)
"A concerted effort by business and economic development leaders
to raise Oregon's visibility as a center for open-source activity
is gaining momentum, but hasn't quite made it over the hump..."
Linux Magazine: Software Development the Apache Way (Jul 26, 2005, 13:00)
"In the second in his series, Apache Software Foundation (ASF)
co-founder Ken Coar describes the rules that all ASF projects must
abide by--rules that are fundamental to the 'Apache Way...'"
LinuxInsider: Healthcare Experts Question Open-Source Apps (Jul 26, 2005, 11:30)
"Despite the much-touted advances open source is making in
various government IT projects around the globe, it's not even on
the radar when it comes to electronic health record..."
ImprovedSource: Boot Fedora Linux Faster: How I Modified Fedora To Boot In Under 25 Seconds (Jul 26, 2005, 10:00)
"Everyone wants a quick boot time, from the beginner user to the
advanced user, this is a issue that bothers us all..."
RootPrompt: Unix and Linux Podcasting Guide (Jul 26, 2005, 08:30)
"The guide to podcasting for Linux, Unix, and Mac OS X users
describes what podcasting is, what a podcasting client does, lists
some available clients, and provides information on how to create a
Phoronix: NVIDIA GeForce 7800GTX Linux Preview (Jul 26, 2005, 07:00)
"Although many other publications have found the 7800GTX to
perform magnificently, we actually found some dissenting results in
our Linux testing..."
Linux.com: CLI Magic: Information, Please (Jul 26, 2005, 05:30)
"There are lots of ways the CLI can help you. Often, you don't
need to do something so much as you need to know something..."
Linux, Unix, /etc/: An Annotated Lynx Keymap (Jul 26, 2005, 04:00)
"This article is a guide to the many and diverse, and sometimes
quite obscure, functions available in lynx..."
Technetra: Abandoning "Skim & Abandon" (Jul 26, 2005, 02:30)
"The truth is, in developing economies, there is little support
for any kind of software, whether it's open source or
NewsForge: Our New OpenOffice.org Article Automated Response System (Jul 26, 2005, 01:00)
Humor: "After writing articles about
OpenOffice.org over the last few years, I've noticed that, no
matter what the exact subject is, I get the same comments from
The Man Also Known As "I'm Batman!": Linux Needs More Distros! (Jul 26, 2005, 00:15)
"While I agree with Mr. Cangeloso on the Madriva merger being
good for the Linux community, I disagree with his logic on why it