Linux News for Aug 30, 2005
iTWeb: Open Source Part of Bigger Cape Plan (Aug 30, 2005, 23:30)
"Cape Town's enthusiasm for open source is part of a service
delivery plan and is one leg of its overall ICT strategy, says
Nirvesh Sooful, City of Cape Town CIO..."
LinuxPlanet: Map Your Thoughts With Freemind (Aug 30, 2005, 22:00)
"How do you effectively record and organize your team's ideas in
those critical first meetings? Make flowcharts with Draw? Post-It
Notes? Or use your laptop and a program called Freemind..."
PC World Australia: Linux Wins the Race for Sport Technology Developers (Aug 30, 2005, 20:30)
"Linux and open source win the race against Microsoft for
Kinetic, a start-up business that develops sports performance
ZDNet Asia: TimeSys to Add Embedded Linux Option (Aug 30, 2005, 19:00)
"TimeSys... has launched a subscription service to try to lure
Linux-Watch: Five Reasons NOT to Use Linux (Aug 30, 2005, 17:30)
"But, Linux isn't for everyone. Seriously. Here are my top five
reasons why you shouldn't move to Linux..."
LinuxWorld Australia: Gartner Pours Cold Water on Enterprise Linux Desktops (Aug 30, 2005, 16:00)
"A recent report by analyst firm Gartner says that despite
recent hype around open source desktop software, technologies such
as Linux and OpenOffice.org are not posing challenges to Microsoft
in enterprise desktop computing..."
LinuxDevices: PalmSource Stock Spikes on Acquisition Rumor (Aug 30, 2005, 14:30)
"Unclear is how such an acquisition would affect PalmSource's
focus on Linux mobile phones..."
Linux.com: Review: VidaLinux 1.2 (Aug 30, 2005, 13:00)
"VidaLinux 1.2 is nice to play with, but don't expect a
comfortable, complete desktop experience a la SUSE or
Flavio's TechnoTalk: QEMU 0.7.1 Review (Aug 30, 2005, 12:15)
"QEMU is an open source CPU and system emulator, similar in many
aspects to Bochs and other commercial emulators..."
NewsForge: Open Source UML Editors Lag Proprietary Leader (Aug 30, 2005, 11:30)
"Normally when one decides to contribute to an open source
project, the first step is to download the sources and study them.
This can be a tedious job, especially if the project is
ICTA: Free and Open Source Software Week to Debut on 5th September 2005 (Aug 30, 2005, 10:00)
"[FOSS] is many things--revolutionary development process,
disruptive technology, ideological movement, new knowledge &
Linux Magazine: Learning Perl (Aug 30, 2005, 08:30)
"In addition to reading through Learning Perl, I also had a
chance to have a short chat with two of the book's authors, Randal
L. Schwartz... and brian d foy..."
DevX: Accessing PostgreSQL with Python and Psycopg2 (Aug 30, 2005, 07:00)
"The combination of Python and PostgreSQL is potent,
particularly when you use the Psycopg2 driver..."
developerWorks: Boot Loader Showdown: Getting to Know LILO and GRUB (Aug 30, 2005, 05:30)
"What utility do practically all Linux users use--regardless of
their job or expertise...?"
Advisories: August 29, 2005 (Aug 30, 2005, 04:45)
Today's security advisories: kismet and php4 (Debian GNU/Linux);
kernel (Fedora Core); apache2 (Mandriva Linux); and Evolution (Red
MozillaQuest: The Many Faces of Linux (Aug 30, 2005, 04:00)
"There are many faces of Linux, a term which has come to mean
many things. Underneath all the things that Linux is, it is an
operating system kernel..."
Technetra: Modernizing Open Source Licenses (Aug 30, 2005, 02:30)
"Like it or not open source license complexity will not
disappear. OSS must develop survival strategies to navigate the
minefield of new IP issues without tripping over itself..."
Once More Unto the Breach: OSRM, Lloyds of London, and Open Source Insurance (Aug 30, 2005, 01:00)
"Lloyd's of London is looking to offer insurance against
potential IP litigation involving Linux and open source, and OSRM
will be their sole U.S. agent..."