Linux News for Jul 29, 2005
Editor's Note: Agnostic Apps Make Desktop Arguments Moot (Jul 29, 2005, 23:30)
Widgets on your desktop, widgets on web pages, and widgets in
your cross-platform applications. It all equals opportunity for
Linux and some scary days ahead for Microsoft.
internetnews.com: Open Source iSCSI Gains Traction (Jul 29, 2005, 22:00)
"Linux and iSCSI are two technologies that are gaining ground in
the storage space. And thanks to a reborn effort, the two may be
poised to gain together..."
RedmondMag: Make Room for Linux Apps (Jul 29, 2005, 20:30)
"As Linux applications grow in popularity, Windows admins will
need to start incorporating them into their networks. Here are five
ways to do that..."
The Register: SGI Closes Painful 2005 with a Thud (Jul 29, 2005, 19:45)
"SGI warned that fourth quarter revenue would come in well below
expectations and today revealed the accuracy of this
Computer Business Review: Scalix Extends Linux-Based Messaging to Mobile (Jul 29, 2005, 19:00)
"Linux-based messaging vendor Scalix Corp has extended its email
and calendaring functionality to wireless devices..."
SC Magazine: CISOs Weigh In On Open Source (Jul 29, 2005, 18:15)
"Open-source software, security certifications, and emerging
threats were among the topics a panel of CISOs pondered at the
Black Hat Briefings in Las Vegas..."
Motley Fool: Is Sun Getting Eclipsed? (Jul 29, 2005, 17:30)
"It's a mantra that Sun Microsystems shareholders are all too
familiar with: 'Wait until next year...'"
eWeek: Black Duck Gains Access to SourceForge Program Repository (Jul 29, 2005, 16:45)
"...Black Duck will be able to use SourceForge's program
repository to make its software compliance program more
LWN: The 2005 Linux Kernel Developers' Summit (Jul 29, 2005, 16:00)
LWN's excellent coverage of the Linux Kernel Developers' Summit
is now available to non-subscribers.
eWeek: Microsoft Talks Tough on Linux (Jul 29, 2005, 15:15)
"Microsoft Corp. on Thursday devoted an entire 40-minute session
at its annual financial day here to the competitive threat posed to
its business by open source software and Linux..."
Linus Torvalds: Linux 2.6.13-rc4 (Jul 29, 2005, 14:30)
"As many of you are aware, we were talking (not enough) about
the release process at LKS this year. This ain't it..."
Groklaw: The Daemon, the GNU and the Penguin - Ch. 16 (Jul 29, 2005, 13:00)
"Richard Stallman had long wanted a GNU replacement for the UNIX
kernel. A first pass, Trix, barely got going in the late 1980s.
This changed, however, when Thomas Bushnell came to Boston and
joined the GNU effort..."
Extreme Tech: KDE Keeps Advancing (Jul 29, 2005, 11:30)
"While Microsoft beats the drum loudly for Vista, the K Desktop
Environment open-source community has more quietly been improving
its popular desktop interface..."
Linux Journal: At the Forge--Getting Started with Ruby (Jul 29, 2005, 10:00)
"What's behind all the Ruby hype? Reuven walks us through a
couple of examples to let the code speak for itself..."
SearchEnterpriseLinux: Hardening Linux: Firewall Implementation (Jul 29, 2005, 08:30)
"A poorly implemented firewall not only allows viruses to slip
past your defenses -- it could lock you out of your host, according
to James Turnbull, author of Hardening Linux..."
developerWorks: Build a Secure Enterprise Infrastructure with Geronimo (Jul 29, 2005, 07:00)
"Learn how to build security into a real-world Geronimo
application using an example that emulates a banking
Groklaw: Open Source Licensing--Transcript of Karen Copenhaver and Ira Heffan... (Jul 29, 2005, 04:00)
"Last month, we wrote about the Massachusetts Software Council's
Open Source Software Special Interest Group's kickoff meeting, and
I said we'd do a transcript..."
IT Business Edge: 3 Questions: Ethical Use (Jul 29, 2005, 02:30)
"With Joerg Schwarz, who recently conducted research on the
ethical issues surrounding open source software and
eWeek: I'm So Excited by Microsoft Vista. Not. (Jul 29, 2005, 01:00)
"With tongue planted firmly in cheek, Linux devotee Steven J.
Vaughan-Nichols declares his enthusiasm for Microsoft's
self-serving and unremarkable new features..."