Linux News for Oct 27, 2005
Linux-Noob: First Looks at SmoothWall Express 3.0 Alpha "Grizzly" (Oct 27, 2005, 23:30)
"I have been a Smoothwall User since version 1.0 hit the
shelves, however I only started using it in ernest (and
recommending it to others) once Smoothwall Express 2.0 was
IT Manager's Journal: GroundWork Sees New Products, Eventual Stock Offering (Oct 27, 2005, 22:00)
"GroundWork recently announced GroundWork Monitor 4. However,
that announcement appears to be only the tip of the iceberg as far
as GroundWork's future plans are concerned..."
Heise Online: Free Translation Software for Linux (Oct 27, 2005, 21:15)
"Under the name OpenLogos GlobalWare AG is offering to private
individuals, universities and other public institutions a free
translation system for Linux..."
Linux Online: OpenLab: The Other African Distribution (Oct 27, 2005, 20:30)
"And what about bringing the second most carefully crafted and
venerable Linux distribution, Slackware, to the masses...?"
SearchOpenSource: Novell Missteps Not Affecting SUSE (Oct 27, 2005, 19:45)
"Novell layoff rumors swirled this week, but analysts were quick
to dismiss any doomsday scenarios involving the SuSE Linux
CRN Australia: Getting to the Source of the Problem (Oct 27, 2005, 19:00)
"Con Zymaris is a man on a mission, and that is to educate both
the local IT community and government to the benefits of Linux and
open source technology..."
LinuxPlanet: Google Displays Model OSS Citizenship (Oct 27, 2005, 17:30)
"One of the hottest companies on the planet, it is a well-known
fact that Google has relied on open source tools and technology to
build itself. But how good of an open source citizen is
SearchStorage: IBM Open Source Gang Missing Key Players (Oct 27, 2005, 16:45)
Storage Networking World: "Experts at the show
seem to agree that it's a positive move by IBM, but until it's
backed by all the major hardware players, particularly EMC, it's a
ZDNet: Performance Analysis of OpenOffice and MS Office (Oct 27, 2005, 16:00)
"In my last blog, where I did a high-level technical evaluation
of Microsoft Office 2003 and OpenOffice.org 2.0, I showed that
OpenOffice was a memory and resource hog..."
Groklaw: Monday's Big Meeting (Oct 27, 2005, 15:15)
"Any government that decides to use OpenDocument Format will be
sat on. At least that is how it appears to me..."
internetnews.com: Sun's Middleware Open to Rival Systems (Oct 27, 2005, 14:30)
"JES 4.0 now supports Windows 2000, Linux and HP-UX operating
systems, and plans are under way to support Windows 2003 within the
next 90 days..."
Channel Register: Red Hat CEO Decries Open Source Pretenders (Oct 27, 2005, 13:45)
"Red Hat is shying away from taking 'control' of its
relationship with customers and instead hopes to become a thought
leader that champions innovation through freedom of the
NewsForge: Blinkbid Turns to Open iRadeon for CRM (Oct 27, 2005, 13:00)
"Louis Lesko came up with the idea for Blinkbid invoicing
software for photographers after scribbling notes on a napkin at a
Linux Journal: At the Sounding Edge: Music Notation Software For Linux (Oct 27, 2005, 11:30)
"Dave starts a new series on music notation software and
explains why Linux has some of the best available on any
IT Manager's Journal: Journyx and Open Source Software (Oct 27, 2005, 10:00)
"Journyx is a closed-source, proprietary software vendor with a
business model that embraces--albeit at arm's length--open source.
How can that be...?"
Linux Devices: MiniGUI Moves Upmarket with Multiple Process Linux Support (Oct 27, 2005, 08:30)
"An independent software house in China has updated its
dual-licensed, lightweight graphics framework and window
Sys-Con France: Taking Linux, Apache, PostgreSQL, and PHP to Their Logical Extreme (Oct 27, 2005, 07:00)
"Let's play word association. I say 'Web Hosting.' I bet 'fat
margins' didn't jump into your head..."
Enterprise Networking Planet: Hotrod Your Linksys WAP with Linux (Oct 27, 2005, 05:30)
"A lot of Linux geeks are master scroungers, because Linux is so
adaptable that old AMDs, classic Pentiums and even 386es and 486es
can be put to use in some way..."
Advisories: October 26, 2005 (Oct 27, 2005, 04:45)
Today's advisories: imlib, koffice, and net-snmp (Debian
GNU/Linux); pam (Fedora Core); lynx, ethereal, php-imap, squid,
perl-Compress-Zlib, uim, and netpbm (Mandriva Linux); and pam and
fetchmail (Red Hat Linux).
Linux.com: An Old Hacker Slaps Up Slackware (Oct 27, 2005, 04:00)
"Slackware is old-school Linux. Back in the day--before Red Hat
seized the throne--Pat Volkerding's Linux distribution was the
undisputed king of the hill. Many still use it today..."
Free Software Magazine: Towards a Free Matter Economy (Part 2) (Oct 27, 2005, 02:30)
"Past economic models relied much less on proprietary
manufacturing and consumer product sales, with more emphasis on
manufacturing and repair as services called on by users who
considered self-repair and self-manufacture..."
Groklaw: Software Patents are Like Smoking (Oct 27, 2005, 01:00)
"Society crossed an invisible but decisive border when it
started to allow patents not only on tangible inventions but also
on computer software..."
NewsForge: Are Microsoft's New Licenses Open Source? (Oct 27, 2005, 00:15)
"It looks like Microsoft is even making some headway with the
Open Source Initiative, the group that coined the term 'open