Linux News for Jul 27, 2005
NewsForge: Atomic Weapons Establishment Having a Blast with Linux Networx Supercomputer (Jul 27, 2005, 23:30)
"A Linux Networx super cluster is now part of the technology
arsenal at the Atomic Weapons Establishment, a company that exists
solely to provide warheads for the United Kingdom's nuclear
CNET News: Firefox Downloaded 75 Million Times (Jul 27, 2005, 22:00)
"As it marked the 75 millionth download of its Firefox Web
browser, the Mozilla Foundation said it was expanding in several
TechNewsWorld: Government Helps Make China a Linux Hot Spot (Jul 27, 2005, 20:30)
"The key to lowering technology costs is to choose open-source
software and commodity hardware, says Linda Brigance, CIO at
FedEx's Asia-Pacific operations, speaking to Chinese IT managers at
a recent conference in Shanghai..."
ComputerWeekly: Microsoft to Boost Compatibility with Open-Source Software (Jul 27, 2005, 19:00)
"Microsoft is bowing to pressure from users to improve
compatibility between its systems software and open-source
ARCchart: Will Nokia Dump Symbian? (Jul 27, 2005, 17:30)
"These developments have led us to speculate whether Nokia might
consider dumping Symbian altogether, porting its Series 60 user
interface to a Linux platform..."
AP/Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Sun Shares Rise on Fourth-Quarter Profit (Jul 27, 2005, 16:00)
"Sun Microsystems Inc. shares rose more than 3 percent Wednesday
after the server and software maker reported a profit for its
fiscal fourth quarter..."
LinuxWorld Australia: Open Source Consultancy Takes Complaint Against Microsoft to ACCC (Jul 27, 2005, 15:15)
"Cybersource is filing a formal complaint with the Australian
Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) this week claiming
Microsoft is engaging in unfair practices..."
KernelTrap: Entire 2.6 Source Tree Imported Into Git (Jul 27, 2005, 14:30)
"Linux creator Linus Torvalds announced that he has succesfully
imported the entire 2.6 Linux kernel development tree into
Linux Magazine: Jeremy White Interview (Jul 27, 2005, 13:00)
"Last week, CodeWeavers issued a 'Installer Challenge' to
improve Wine 'until it can run nearly every Windows
Linux Journal: Linux in Government: You Can Use the Desktop on a Laptop Now (Jul 27, 2005, 11:30)
"Similarly, depending on the writer, many variations exist about
the usefulness of Linux on desktops and laptops..."
Tectonic: Win4Lin Expands Into South Africa (Jul 27, 2005, 10:00)
"Win4Lin, software that allows users to run Windows applications
on a Linux box, have appointed Workgroup as local distributors of
Linux Magazine: RAID-o El Cheap-o (Jul 27, 2005, 08:30)
"Hardware-based RAID 5 has traditionally been a privilege only
afforded to servers found in data centers in large
Telephreak: Virtual Private Asterisk (Jul 27, 2005, 07:00)
"Linux VServers, sometimes known as Virtual Private Servers, are
a way for a single Linux machine to run multiple instances of
SmallBusinessComputing: Do the Samba with Linux File Servers (Jul 27, 2005, 05:30)
"Many small businesses think the servers they use all run
Windows operating systems, but many file server appliances (NetApps
and Snap, for example) are Linux-based systems using Samba for
interoperability with their Windows or Mac clients..."
Linux Magazine: How "Geeko" Lost His Mojo (Jul 27, 2005, 04:00)
"But within months, before much damage was done, Red Hat
realized its mistake, did an about-face, and launched the Fedora
DevX: Opinion: Eclipse Fails to Meet the Enterprise Java Developer's Needs (Jul 27, 2005, 02:30)
"I have tried--quite hard at times--to rely on Eclipse as my
main Java IDE, but I have been unable to because, simply stated,
Eclipse hasn't met the evolving needs of Java developers..."
PC World: Everyday Linux Gripes (Jul 27, 2005, 01:00)
"Because no interface is perfect: the top bummers on the Free
Agent's Linux machines..."
ARCchart: Will Nokia Dump Symbian? (Jul 22, 2005, 14:40)
"Ever since the Finnish giant's attempt to purchase Psion's 32%
stake was thwarted last year by Symbian's other shareholders,
Nokia's commitment to the OS appears to have cooled..."