Linux News for Oct 26, 2005
InfoWorld: Research: Open Source Not Innovative? Or Simply Not Loud Enough About It? (Oct 26, 2005, 23:30)
"Krzysztof Klincewicz recently published a great first attempt
at measuring the levels of innovation in open source
eWeek: Startup Focuses on Managing Linux Systems from Inside Windows Networks (Oct 26, 2005, 22:00)
"'Windows and Linux in one big, happy network...'"
Help Net Security: The Story of Snort: Past, Present and Future (Oct 26, 2005, 20:30)
"Last week we met with Martin Roesch, the creator of Snort, the
de facto standard for intrusion detection/prevention..."
Netcraft: October 2005 Web Server Survey (Oct 26, 2005, 19:00)
"With this month's growth, Apache now powers more than 50
NewsForge: Nessus Fork Emerges (Oct 26, 2005, 17:30)
"...[T]he team behind the soon-to-be-renamed GNessUs project is
growing fast and attracting attention..."
The Inquirer: Argentina Government Commits to Buy MIT's $100 PCs (Oct 26, 2005, 16:45)
"'Argentina is committed to join the programme and advance in
the manufacture of between 500,000 and one million of these
iTnews: Mozilla Delays Firefox 1.5 RC1 to Stamp Out Late Bugs (Oct 26, 2005, 16:00)
"Mozilla has had to delay the first release candidate of Firefox
1.5 by a few days to smash some late-appearing bugs, a company
employee announced late Monday..."
Computerworld: Migrating Apps is Challenge for Munich Linux Project (Oct 26, 2005, 15:15)
"The migration of about 300 business applications from Windows
to Linux is one of the biggest challenges facing the city of
eWeek: Sun to Expand Market for its Linux Variant (Oct 26, 2005, 14:30)
"Sun Microsystems Inc. has big plans for its Java Desktop System
and on Tuesday announced a new program that will allow its desktop
Linux variant to run on all major Linux distributions..."
Boston Globe: Galvin Attacks Software Proposal (Oct 26, 2005, 13:45)
"Secretary of State William F. Galvin's office said it is
opposed to the Romney administration's plan to store state
documents in an 'open' format..."
LWN: The Road to Dapper (Oct 26, 2005, 13:00)
"As of today the archive for development of the next release of
Ubuntu is open...
NewsFactor: Open Source Is Alive and Well with Commercial Developers (Oct 26, 2005, 12:15)
"Open-source programming, a concept started nearly a decade ago
by developers seeking an alternative marketing outlet, is becoming
a staple for many software companies..."
Sydney Morning Herald: Fourth Man Hunts Big Three with a Trio of Database Weapons (Oct 26, 2005, 11:30)
"However, according to recently appointed Sybase Australia and
New Zealand managing director Rob Zalums, his company has three
secret weapons--Linux, mobile applications and business
NewsForge: An Open Studio to Go (Oct 26, 2005, 10:45)
"That was the genesis of Studio to Go, a Knoppix-based CD that
allows Windows users to access a wealth of open source music
creation and notation software without installing Linux..."
SearchOpenSource: Golden's Rules: Get Server Control, Virtualization with Free, Open Source Xen (Oct 26, 2005, 10:00)
"It's no secret that hardware prices continue to plummet. It's
also no secret that all of this ever-cheaper hardware is
increasingly more powerful..."
More Reviews for the Lizard (Oct 26, 2005, 08:30)
PC World and Linux Online are each examining SUSE Linux 10.
Linux.com: Fetching Email with Mutt (Oct 26, 2005, 07:45)
"What do you look for in an email program? You may find it in
Mutt, an easy-to-use text-based messaging client. Here's all you
need to know to get started with Mutt..."
Linux Journal: Quick and Dirty Data Extraction in AWK (Oct 26, 2005, 07:00)
"Need to pull some data from text--maybe e-mail messages--and
sort it, graph it or otherwise manipulate it? Here's an AWK script
to use as a starting point..."
SearchOpenSource: Toolbars in OpenOffice.org 2.0 [Parts 1 & 2] (Oct 26, 2005, 06:15)
"I must admit that I had mixed feelings when I saw the new
toolbar metaphor for OpenOffice.org 2.0..."
LinuxDevices: ST Hurls ARM-powered SPEAr at Embedded Linux (Oct 26, 2005, 05:30)
"STMicroelectronics (STM) is sampling an inexpensive ARM-based
SoC (system-on-chip) with a 200K-gate configurable logic
Advisories: October 25, 2005 (Oct 26, 2005, 04:45)
Today's security advisories: sudo and libgda2 (Debian
GNU/Linux); Zope and phpMyAdmin (Gentoo Linux); ethereal (Mandriva
Linux); and ethereal (Red Hat Linux).
NewsForge: User Companies Pool on PostgreSQL Enhancement (Oct 26, 2005, 04:00)
"When faced with a pay-now or wait-for-functionality choice,
several companies that use PostgreSQL recently pooled their
Silicon.com: Devil's Advocate: Twists and Turns of Open Source (Oct 26, 2005, 02:30)
"At times, open source demonstrates both startling contrasts and
underlying similarities with commercial software..." [Story
LXer: Survival Tactics For Women In FOSS, Part 2 (Oct 26, 2005, 01:00)
"In Part 1 I offered some general advice and encouragement for
women involved in FOSS, and women who want to be involved in FOSS.
Part 2 is a partial resource guide, a list of women-oriented tech
The Register: CEOs Should Follow NBA and Make Geeks Wear Real Clothes (Oct 26, 2005, 00:15)
Humor: "You can't begin to convince me that any
German city would pick Linux over Microsoft again with such a dress
code in place..."