Linux News for Jul 28, 2005
ZDNet: Is Microsoft's Genuine Advantage Program Good for Linux? (Jul 28, 2005, 23:30)
"Microsoft is stepping up its Genuine Advantage program, and
requiring a 'piracy check' for all customers who want to download
patches--excepting security updates--for Windows XP..."
ImprovedSource: Linux Fastest Boot Time Challenge (Jul 28, 2005, 22:45)
"It seems that there is a great interest in the topic of
reducing boot time. So I think a challenge is in order to get Linux
people together to try to reduce boot time..."
NewsForge: Linux Pumps Up Fitness Retailer's Network, Desktops (Jul 28, 2005, 22:00)
"Fitness equipment supplier LA Gym Equipment is getting its
information technology in shape by moving from Windows to
LinuxPlanet: IBM Launches Products, Program Around Linux Clusters (Jul 28, 2005, 20:30)
"IBM made a set of announcements--a new mainframe system, a
development 'community' for blades, and a new virtualization
software platform--that looks likely to carry a range of future
ramifications for Linux developers and administrators..."
Mad Penguin: Leo Laporte: The PC and Open Source Will Outlive Windows (Jul 28, 2005, 19:00)
"He's recently gone on record saying that GNU/Linux is not ready
for his mom or the prime time desktop just yet. He's not a UNIX
advocate, although he is enthused about the power of the UNIX-type
way of doing an operating system..."
KernelTrap: Junio Hamano New Git Maintainer (Jul 28, 2005, 18:15)
"The git directory content manager was born in early April of
2005, less than a week after the announcement that BitKeeper would
no longer be available free of charge..."
Andrew Morton: Linux 2.6.13-rc3-mm3 (Jul 28, 2005, 17:30)
Changelog, link within.
Techworld: Linux Vendors Cosy Up to Debian to Push Into Enterprise (Jul 28, 2005, 16:00)
"The appearance of the Debian initiative, called the Debian Core
Consortium is a blow to the Linux Core Consortium, announced last
summer and backed by Progeny, MandrakeSoft and Turbolinux. However,
the LCC says it is forging ahead with its own plans..."
Yahoo!/TechWeb: Mozilla Releases Preview Of Mobile-Phone Browser (Jul 28, 2005, 14:30)
"The Mozilla Foundation has released a technology preview of a
mobile-phone browser that uses the same code base as the popular
desktop Firefox browser..."
SearchEnterpriseLinux: Windows vs. Linux/OSS Today [Parts 1 & 2] (Jul 28, 2005, 13:00)
"Linux wasn't created to enhance Microsoft Windows, but it sure
plays that part well, said Jeremy Moskowitz, MCSE, MCSA and
independent Windows consultant and trainer..."
LinuxDevices: KGDB Linux Kernel Debugger Goes Dual-License (Jul 28, 2005, 11:30)
"KGDB, along with KDB, is one of two popular Linux kernel
Linux Journal: Filing a KPhone Bug Report (Jul 28, 2005, 10:00)
"Tracking down answers and looking at new options for
ONLamp: Live Backups of MySQL Using Replication (Jul 28, 2005, 08:30)
"One of the difficulties with a large and active MySQL database
is making clean backups without having to bring the server
LinuxDevices: Device Profile: Levanta Intrepid M Configuration Management Server (Jul 28, 2005, 07:00)
"A 1990's Linux start-up that resurfaced as a Linux system
management software vendor is now shipping a Linux-powered device
aimed at simplifying Linux system administration..."
Linux, Unix, /etc/: An Introduction to TCP Wrappers (Jul 28, 2005, 05:30)
"This article looks at how this package can be used to enhance
the security of a networking system..."
Australian IT: Open Source's Vistas Widen (Jul 28, 2005, 04:00)
"It has happened to enterprise operating systems, relational
databases and content management systems, and now it's hitting
business intelligence and reporting tools..."
ZDNet: Using Open Source in Recruitment (Jul 28, 2005, 02:30)
"Managers focused on day to day data center operations in bigger
organizations tend to develop an ambivelent attitude to open
source--it's important, but irrelevant.
OfB.biz: Things Don't "Ad" Up (Jul 28, 2005, 01:00)
"Over the last few weeks I have addressed licensing and
usability issues with GNU/Linux desktops..."