Linux News for Sep 29, 2005
LinuxWorld Australia: Vista's Licensing Speeds NSW Govt Move to Linux Desktops (Sep 29, 2005, 23:30)
"The NSW Office of State Revenue (OSR) is taking a tough stance
against Microsoft's decision to make an enterprise edition of
Windows Vista only available to companies that have signed on to
its Software Assurance program..."
ZDNet Asia: Call for M'sian Govt to Rethink Open Source Policy (Sep 29, 2005, 22:00)
"A heated controversy surrounding the government's procurement
policy has surfaced in the country, as some industry players voice
dissatisfaction over a preference-based procurement policy that
leans toward open source..."
LinuxPlanet: What's Holding Up Linux on Wall Street? (Sep 29, 2005, 20:30)
"Although the financial services industry has adopted Linux more
slowly than first expected, Linux is now starting to hold more
sway, even if often from behind the scenes..."
PC Pro: NEC, Mandriva Develop Corporate Linux (Sep 29, 2005, 19:00)
"French Linux builder Mandriva and NEC computers have announced
a joint initiative to develop customised Linux solutions for the
corporate and public sectors..."
eWeek: First Beta Linux with Debian Core Arrives (Sep 29, 2005, 17:30)
"MEPIS recently released the latest beta of its lightweight
Linux distribution MEPISLite 3.3.2-test01, thus making it the first
vendor to release a Linux based on the Debian Common Core..."
CNET News: Red Hat Beats Estimates, Raises Guidance (Sep 29, 2005, 16:00)
"Linux seller Red Hat reported on Wednesday that it had outpaced
analysts' revenue and profit expectations for its most recent
quarter, suggesting they raise future financial projections and
boasting of gains against competitors..."
openSUSE: SUSE Linux 10.1 Alpha1 "Auckland" is Ready (Sep 29, 2005, 14:30)
"SUSE Linux 10.1 Alpha1 Codename 'Auckland' is ready for
Heise Online: Release Candidate of OpenOffice 2.0 Now Online (Sep 29, 2005, 13:00)
"This Thursday, the Open Source project OpenOffice presented
Release Candidate 1 of its free Office suite..."
SearchEnterpriseLinux: Open Source Start-Up Updates its ERP Suite for SMBs (Sep 29, 2005, 12:15)
"Thinking small--small business, that is--Tiny ERP is taking a
small and midsized business-friendly approach to enterprise
resource planning (ERP) software..."
Techworld: SWsoft Sweetens Virtualisation Offering (Sep 29, 2005, 11:30)
"SWsoft has updated Virtuozzo, its virtualisation software, to
work with 64-bit extended chips from AMD and Intel..."
SearchEnterprise Linux: Linux Gains Clarity with Red Hat and CA (Sep 29, 2005, 10:45)
"It has been a strong couple of months for Clarity--CA's
flagship IT governance offering--which saw record growth last month
and this week gained Red Hat interoperability..."
NewsForge: Darik's Boot and Nuke: A Great Tool for Obliterating your Data (Sep 29, 2005, 10:00)
"Do you know what happened to your data when you disposed of
your last PC? With identity theft on the rise, it's important to
make sure your information is removed before you get rid of that
old hard drive..."
Developer.com: Taking the Maven 2 Plunge (Sep 29, 2005, 09:15)
"Make was quite a handy tool in its day. Ant has revolutionized
automated builds. Maven has taken build transparency and automated
development and deployment to a whole new level..."
O'Reilly: What Is Firefox (Sep 29, 2005, 08:30)
If you need to point someone to a primer on Firefox, here's a
good article to get them started on the basics.
Linux Journal: At the Sounding Edge: A September Trio (Sep 29, 2005, 07:00)
"What common goal is shared by the Toledo Area LUG and Toledo
Hip-Hop? Building a recording studio with open-source software that
the whole community can use..."
Linux.com: Review: Matrox Millennium G550 for PCI Express (Sep 29, 2005, 05:30)
"Matrox Millennium graphics cards have for years proven
reliable, with great drivers, good 2D rendering capabilities, and
decent resolutions are supported..."
NewsFactor: Greatest Tech Flip-Flops in Recent History (Sep 29, 2005, 04:00)
"According to experts, the Mozilla Foundation's announcement on
Aug. 3 regarding the creation of the Mozilla Corporation, a taxable
for-profit subsidiary, is a bit different..."
Linux Magazine: The Trouble with Software Patents (Sep 29, 2005, 02:30)
"...[I]t's not too soon to reflect both on what happened and
what still lies in store for software developers in the
Google Localizations: Googler (Sep 29, 2005, 01:00)
"[The next] step would be naturally the development of a
GoogleOS: to do that Google could buy Mandriva (Lycoris/Bitstream's
btX2 included), and this would be much cheaper and more productive
than, say, a purchase of Baidu..."