Linux News for Aug 31, 2005
Mad Penguin: First look at aLinux 12.5 (Aug 31, 2005, 23:30)
"This is where aLinux enters the picture. This version of Linux,
which sprang up from a distribution called 'Peanut,' strives to
have all the good looks and flash plus all the cool multimedia
features desktop users are demanding..."
FreeDesktop: The State of Linux Graphics (Aug 31, 2005, 22:45)
"After quitting work on Xgl I received a lot of email and read a
lot of posts. My conclusion is that most people don't really know
what is going on with graphics in Linux..."
Medford News: Major Bandwidth Donation To Expand Oregon State University Open Source Lab (Aug 31, 2005, 22:00)
"The Open Source Lab at Oregon State University has received a
large donation of Internet bandwidth from TDS Telecom that will
allow it to more than double the number of visitors it can
PR: MassGov Declares OpenDocument the Standard File Format for the Commonwealth (Aug 31, 2005, 21:30)
"The State of Massachusetts today released the draft document
(for review & comment up until September 9) which would be the
basis of the State's policy on acceptable document file
IT Business Edge: 3 Questions: Open Source Business Conference Grows with the Market (Aug 31, 2005, 21:15)
"With Matt Asay, founder and program director, Open Source
Business Conference. The next OSBC will be held in Boston, Nov.
LinuxPlanet: IBM Package Expand Grids on Linux (and Elsewhere) (Aug 31, 2005, 20:30)
"'Grid computing is the domain of the enterprise-level
business.' Not anymore, thanks to a new on-demand grid service from
IBM that puts Linux-powered grids in the hands of small- to
NewsForge: Manufacturer Turns to Open ERP Software to Run Business (Aug 31, 2005, 19:45)
"Owner David Fauntleroy has discovered that when it comes to the
enterprise resource planning (ERP) software that keeps his business
running smoothly, the open source philosophy works better..."
Red Herring: Robot Care for Graying Japan (Aug 31, 2005, 19:00)
"Mitsubishi Heavy Industries will begin taking orders for
Wakamaru, its meter-tall, bright yellow humanoid robot designed to
provide care and companionship for the elderly..."
Softpedia: Do You Know Which Linux Distribution Suits You Best? (Aug 31, 2005, 18:15)
"The answer to this problem usually comes after long hours of
studying paper works or huge amount of documentation on the
Internet, forums or Linux sites..."
Techworld: Linux is Harder to Live With, Reckons Poll (Aug 31, 2005, 17:30)
"Companies find that their Linux server setups are less
hardware-hungry than Windows-based systems, if the results of a
recent survey are to be believed..."
Community: Italian Province Schools Migrate to Linux (Aug 31, 2005, 16:45)
"During the months of July and August 2005, the computer
infrastructure of all public and private schools in the Autonomous
Province of Bozen in Italy have been upgraded to the free operating
system FUSS Soledad GNU/Linux..."
ZDNet Australia: Linux Trademark Letter Result Pleases Lawyer (Aug 31, 2005, 16:00)
"A lawyer acting on behalf of Linus Torvalds has hailed as
'favourable' the fact one in nine Australian vendors targeted by a
letter campaign asking them to relinquish any legal claim to the
'Linux' name have agreed to do so..."
Computerworld: Linux/Unix E-mail Flaw Leaves Systems Open to Attack (Aug 31, 2005, 15:15)
"The bugs affect Electronic Mail for Unix (Elm), a venerable
e-mail client still used by many Linux and Unix systems
administrators, and Mplayer..."
Korea Times: Korea Post to Adopt Linux (Aug 31, 2005, 14:30)
"Korea Post, Korea's postal service agency, Wednesday announced
it will begin adopting the free, open-source operating system known
as Linux to its desktop computers nationwide on Thursday..."
The Oregonian: Oregon Targets Open-Source Tech Business (Aug 31, 2005, 13:45)
"The software movement has some roots in the state, but the
governor pledges money to coordinate outreach efforts..."
Linux Journal: At the Sounding Edge: Dave's Distractions (Aug 31, 2005, 13:00)
"It's hard to stay on track when so much great new Linux audio
software and resources are being released..."
Bangkok Post/TechNewsWorld: Visions of 'Freedom' (Aug 31, 2005, 11:30)
"Vision: Either you've got it or you don't. This month in the
open source world we saw some of both..."
Linux.com: Vim's Newest Features (Aug 31, 2005, 10:00)
"Vim, or 'vi improved,' is an open source text editor for
multiple platforms. This article gives an overview of vim's latest
improvements over vi..."
GNUman: KMyMoney [Review] (Aug 31, 2005, 08:30)
"For those who have used GnuCash and pulled their hair out when
first learning how to use it KMyMoney is much simpler...
Linux.com: Customizing FVWM Even More (Aug 31, 2005, 07:00)
"In this article I'll be looking at further ways of customizing
the windows manager to improve the basic desktop..."
KernelTrap: Tracking Kernel Usage (Aug 31, 2005, 05:30)
"Andrea Arcangeli offered a tiny Python script called KLive for
tracking kernel usage..."
Advisories: August 30, 2005 (Aug 31, 2005, 04:45)
Today's security advisories: phpldapadmin and maildrop (Debian
GNU/Linux); dbus (Fedora Core); lm_sensors and phpGroupWare (Gentoo
Linux); PCRE, PHP, and gaim (Slackware Linux); pcre, php4, and php5
(SUSE Linux); and apache2 (Ubuntu Linux).
ZDNet: Commercial Open Source, A Misnomer? (Aug 31, 2005, 04:00)
"I received an e-mail from Simon Romanski, director of
information systems at Fulfillment America, asking about the nature
of open source software and its intersection with
OSDir: Pocketlinux: From Slack Blah to (KDE Light) Bling (Aug 31, 2005, 02:30)
"...'pocketlinux is a new Slackware-based distribution created
by former developers of the Bonzai Linux distribution. Its main
features are a simplified Slackware installer...' Whoa... okay I've
read enough... where's the download link...?" [Our link
ZDNet: Self Defeating Desktop Linux Strategies (Aug 31, 2005, 01:00)
"The article drew 155 talkback comments, mostly from people
offering their views on why desktop Linux appears to have run out