Linux News for Aug 26, 2005
Editor's Note: This is the United States Calling, Are We Reaching? (Aug 26, 2005, 23:30)
Advocating the consolidation of Linux distros means fighting the
proprietary giants on their own terms. Change the rules of the
eWeek: Survey: Apps Availability Drives Choice Between Linux, Windows (Aug 26, 2005, 22:00)
"Rackspace is a leading Web hosting company which, with about
half of its enterprise customers using Linux and the other half
using Windows, surveyed its users to find out why they chose one
operating system over the other..."
ZDNet UK: Open Source Awareness Growing in Scotland (Aug 26, 2005, 20:30)
"A Green MSP claims that awareness of non-proprietary software
is growing, but warns that Microsoft would be quick to respond to
any political move away from Windows..."
Reuters/CNET News: Novell Sees Lower Profit and Revenue (Aug 26, 2005, 19:00)
"Novell, which provides networking software and update services
for Linux, reported a 91 percent drop in quarterly profit on
Thursday as revenue fell slightly..."
internetnews.com: Still Clamoring For The Unix Lead (Aug 26, 2005, 17:30)
"Who's the leader in Unix operating system revenue...?"
New SUSE 10 Beta Announced, Reviewed (Aug 26, 2005, 16:00)
Beta 3 of SUSE Linux 10.0 is out and about, and OSDir has the
Forbes: Has Open Source Become A Marketing Slogan? (Aug 26, 2005, 14:30)
"VA Software describes itself on its Web site as sitting 'at the
center of the open source technology revolution.' Seems to make
NewsForge: Free Software's Replacements for Desktop Applications (Aug 26, 2005, 13:00)
"But quietly, in the background, a number of important programs
have begun to bring 'proprietary functionality' to free
DistroReviews: DevelopGo--A Programmer's Platform (Aug 26, 2005, 11:30)
"DevelopGo is a special Live CD released by the Onebase Linux
Project. As the name indicates, it is meant exclusively for
Linux.com: Meet Your Local LUG (Aug 26, 2005, 10:00)
"Are you a businessperson or non-techie who wants to learn more
about Linux and computers, but don't know where to start? One
excellent place to start is a Linux user group (LUG)..."
NewsForge: Hugin Paints a Panoramic Picture (Aug 26, 2005, 08:30)
"I'm not a professional photographer, and I like the convenience
of digital cameras, but sometimes the photo I get is not what I
imagined: the area taken by the camera is just too small..."
SearchEnterpriseLinux: Dos and Don'ts: Ensuring Apps Security from the Get-Go (Aug 26, 2005, 07:00)
"Software engineer Mark Patterson, however, believes that
closing the gap between users and developers will result in more
secure applications and networks..."
SitePoint: Use Stunnel to Secure POP, IMAP and SMTP (Aug 26, 2005, 05:30)
"I have been toying with running secure pop and smtp email of
late for a few roaming users as well as myself..."
Advisories: August 25, 2005 (Aug 26, 2005, 04:45)
Today's security advisories: HTTPd (Astaro Security Linux);
courier and libpam-ldap (Debian GNU/Linux); openmotif and php
(Fedora Core); PEAR XML-RPC, phpxmlrpc, TikiWiki, eGroupWare,
Apache 2.0, Tor, and libpcre (Gentoo Linux); lm_sensors,
bluez-utils, pcre, php (Mandriva Linux); kernel (Red Hat Linux);
and pcre3 and apache2 (Ubuntu Linux).
NewsForge: How to Read Linux Reviews (Aug 26, 2005, 04:00)
"Once upon a time, reviews related to GNU/Linux and free
software in open source community publications and Web sites were
LinuxInsider: The Licensing Landscape (Aug 26, 2005, 02:30)
"Easily the most recognizable open-source license, and one of
the most popular among developers, is the GNU GPL..."
Softpedia: The Real Problem of Linux: The Userbase? (Aug 26, 2005, 01:00)
"True, a normal Linux installation and setting up basic internet
access and email settings is proven to be equally easy under
Windows as under Linux--if not easier under Linux..."