Linux News for Sep 28, 2005
ZDNet: Did Microsoft Send the Wrong Guy to Massachusetts' ODF Hearing? (Sep 28, 2005, 23:30)
"One of Microsoft's biggest mistakes in what will prove to be a
critical turning point for the Redmond-based company is that it
sent the wrong men to Massachusetts' last hearing before that state
set a new IT policy into stone..."
Tonight on The Linux Link Tech Show (Sep 28, 2005, 23:30)
"We talk to Kino developer Dan Dennedy..."
SearchEnterpriseLinux: Versora CEO Seeks Windows-to-Linux Converts (Sep 28, 2005, 22:00)
"On the heels of a Versora survey conducted earlier this month
about Window-to-Linux migrations, Versora and partner Win4Lin have
struck while the migration is hot..."
NewsForge: World Wind--An Open Source Alternative to Google Earth (Sep 28, 2005, 21:15)
"Few of Google's projects, rumors of projects, and acquisitions
have generated as much envy among Linux users as Google
ZDNet Asia: GPL 3 May Tackle Web Loophole (Sep 28, 2005, 20:30)
"The next version of the General Public License may tackle the
issue of Web companies that use free software in commercial
Web-based applications but don't distribute the source code..."
AP/BusinessWeek: Design of $100 Laptop for Kids Unveiled (Sep 28, 2005, 20:00)
"The $100 laptop computers that Massachusetts Institute of
Technology researchers want to get into the hands of the world's
children would be durable, flexible and self-reliant..."
Sydney Morning Herald: Linux Misses Windows of Opportunity (Sep 28, 2005, 19:30)
"Crest Electronics chose a Linux operating system, then seven
months on, the company chose to abandon it for Windows..."
Groklaw: Morgan Keegan Letter Re Sun, MS, and SCOsource (Sep 28, 2005, 19:00)
"Hey, remember how SCO, in its Answer to Novell's Counterclaims,
denied that Sun's and Microsoft's agreements with SCO were
Editor's Note: Well It's Our Birthday Too--Yeah (Sep 28, 2005, 17:30)
Google turned seven this week? Hey, so did Linux
NewsForge: SSL VPNs and OpenVPN: A lot of Lies and a Shred of Truth (Sep 28, 2005, 16:00)
"I wanted to write an article on the strengths of OpenVPN, but I
just can't get the message out without first talking about the
serious insecurities I see in the rest of the SSL Virtual Private
eWeek: BitTorrent Gets Venture Capital Boost (Sep 28, 2005, 14:30)
"P2P-focused startup BitTorrent has received its first infusion
of venture capital funding, an $8.75-million round from Doll
CNET News: RealPlayer, Helix Users at Risk of Attack (Sep 28, 2005, 13:45)
"A flaw has been discovered in RealNetworks' RealPlayer version
10.0.5.756 Gold and Helix Player 188.8.131.527 Gold running on Linux or
Unix operating systems..."
Linux Journal: Peter van der Linden's Guide to Linux: A Lesson in Encryption, Part 3 (Sep 28, 2005, 13:00)
"This is the third and final part of my series of articles on
public key encryption in Linux..."
ZDNet UK: Matalan Checks Out Linux Tills (Sep 28, 2005, 11:30)
"Capgemini advised the UK retailer to run thousands of tills on
Linux rather than Windows, as it is more secure and easier to
Linux Magazine: The Future of HPC Clusters (Sep 28, 2005, 10:00)
"High-performance computing (HPC) using clusters has come a
long, long way from its early days..."
Linux.com: Asianux 2.0 (Sep 28, 2005, 08:30)
"Last month, Chinese Red Flag Software, Japanese Miracle Linux,
and South Korean HaanSoft jointly released the GNU/Linux-based
operating system Asianux 2.0..."
LinuxPlanet: Handling Multiple Displays with x2x (Sep 28, 2005, 07:00)
"Many screens, one keyboard, one mouse. Ah, what's a Linux
technophile to do? Rob Reilly shows you how to use x2x to get
multi-screen control for your work area..."
Debian-Administration: An Introduction to Debian Networking Setup (Sep 28, 2005, 05:30)
"Under Debian networking is pretty comparable to other
distributions of Linux, especially in areas such as DNS
Still Up and Running: Why Lisp? (Sep 28, 2005, 04:00)
"This is my version of a Why Lisp? page, merely a list of quotes
and a brief comparison of Lisp with other popular programming
Linux Online: Columnist Writes Dumb Op-Ed Piece Against Massachusetts (Sep 28, 2005, 02:30)
"So I'm glad that as of January 1, 2007, the citizens of the Bay
State are also declaring their independence from Microsoft, leviers
of their own 'OS Tax' and the biggest tyrants to sail into Boston
Harbor since 1776..."
Libervis: Debian and Ubuntu: The Keyword is Freedom (Sep 28, 2005, 01:45)
"This article takes into account most of everything that has
been posted as a reaction to the first article, including the poll
results to present a general opinion and compare them with facts
derived from various resouces..."
ZDNet: Look for a Linux Distro Face-Off in the Embedded Space (Sep 28, 2005, 01:00)
"Embedded software developers put Baskin-Robbins to shame when
it comes to dishing up a large variety of operating systems
BusinessWeek: JBoss vs IBM Spat--An Opening for Microsoft (Sep 28, 2005, 00:15)
"JBoss CEO Marc Fleury is spittin' mad these days. His target: