Linux News for Sep 26, 2005
A Continuing Look at Windows v. Linux Security (Sep 26, 2005, 23:30)
"You will never be 100% 'secure' because the upper limit is
bound by human stupidity. The best you can do is to reduce the
threats to just below that level..."
ComputerWeekly: Can Google Bring Openness to Messaging? (Sep 26, 2005, 22:00)
"E-mail style universal interoperability would add huge value
eWeek: Startup's Suite Provides 'Open' Collaboration (Sep 26, 2005, 21:15)
"Startup Zimbra Inc. this week will emerge from stealth mode
with the rollout of its open-source Zimbra Collaboration Suite,
designed as an alternative to Microsoft Corp.'s Exchange and IBM's
NewsForge: KDE 4 Promises Radical Changes to the Free Desktop (Sep 26, 2005, 20:30)
"Though KDE 3.5 isn't even out yet, developers are already
working on KDE 4. Plenty of work has already gone into porting
existing code to Qt4..."
Federal Computer Weekly: 5 Stars of Open-Source Products (Sep 26, 2005, 19:45)
"Once a curiosity of computer rooms, open-source software
applications are now giving commercial programs a run for their
money in public-sector information technology shops..."
LinuxPlanet: From Contribs to Customers: How Open Source Projects Turn Into Successful Businesses (Sep 26, 2005, 19:00)
"While the great majority of SourceForge projects remain in
obscurity, some have turned into successful businesses and made the
transition to mainstream. Maria Winslow looks at some of the
features of this new breed of business..."
Channel Register: The Ugly Truth About Coopetition (Sep 26, 2005, 18:15)
"There is an ugly word used to describe the fact the rivals in
business some times have to find a way to work
ZDNet UK: Linux Development Slows (Sep 26, 2005, 17:30)
"The next version of the Linux kernel could be nearing
completion but Linus Torvalds is worried about burn-out..."
CNET News: Intel's Dual-Core Xeon Makes Dell Debut (Sep 26, 2005, 16:45)
"The servers are available with Red Hat Enterprise Linux or
Windows Server 2003..."
The Minnesota Daily: University Wastes Millions on Software for Students (Sep 26, 2005, 16:00)
"The University wasted money on Microsoft licensing when it
could have supported free and open-source software..."
UNIX: "I'm Getting Better" (Sep 26, 2005, 15:15)
Pundits: "No you're not, you'll be stone dead in a moment."
StarOffice 8 Enters the Scene (Sep 26, 2005, 14:30)
StarOffice 8 is scheduled to be released tomorrow, according to
the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and the New York Times. NewsForge
has a review as well.
Linux Magazine: Linux on Windows with CoLinux (Sep 26, 2005, 13:00)
"Some of us still need to use Windows desktops. Your work
environment might call for it; your family may only have a Windows
machine at home; or perhaps you just plain prefer Windows as a
desktop operating system..."
Linux.com: Auditor: The Security Tool Collection (Sep 26, 2005, 11:30)
"The Auditor security collection is a GPL-licensed live CD based
on Knoppix, with more than 300 security software tools. Auditor
gives you easy access to a broad range of tools in almost no
Linux Magazine: Email and Litigation (Sep 26, 2005, 10:00)
"Many years ago when I worked at Novell, management would
regularly send email instructing every employee to carefully find
and forward all email regarding a particular subject...
NewsForge: Creating an Invoicing System with OpenOffice.org (Sep 26, 2005, 08:30)
"If you run a business, finding an efficient system for managing
invoices is critical for sustaining a positive cash flow. Here's
how you can create an easy invoicing solution using OpenOffice.org
Writer and Calc..."
SearchEnterpriseLinux: Linux, Open Source Power Call Center for Katrina, Rita Victims (Sep 26, 2005, 07:00)
"If families get separated, they can quickly locate each other
from any phone by calling Contact Loved Ones, a free service
powered by an open source Asterisk PBX system and MySQL database
running on Debian Linux..."
HowtoForge: ISP-Server Setup--Ubuntu 5.0.4 "The Hoary Hedgehog" (Sep 26, 2005, 05:30)
"This is a detailed description about the steps to be taken to
setup a Ubuntu based server..."
Kubuntu.org: Aaron Seigo on the Upcoming OSDW in San Diego (Sep 26, 2005, 03:00)
"Fast approaching, we discuss the workshop's inception, target
audience and expectations..."
ZDNet: How Does the Average Joe Patch Linux? (Sep 26, 2005, 01:00)
"But before I answer his question, I want to know how many
'ordinary' open source operating system users are there...?"