Linux News for Nov 22, 2005
ZDNet: In Wake of Solaris' Renaissance, Predictions of its Death were Obviously Premature (Nov 22, 2005, 23:30)
"Raymond replied 'Who the hell cares about Solaris? On current
trends, Linux is going to crush it like a grape within three
Enterprise Networking Planet: Ziggy Admin and the OS from Mars (Nov 22, 2005, 22:00)
"This is the first installment in a periodic series ENP regular
Deann Corum will be writing on about her experiences moving from a
Windows-centric environment to a new job with an emphasis on
All About Linux: A Linux User's Perspective in Installing FreeBSD 6.0 (Nov 22, 2005, 20:30)
"Even though I was aware of other Unices like FreeBSD and
Solaris, I hadn't come around to installing them on my
PC World: A French Penguin Visits (Nov 22, 2005, 19:00)
"The Free Agent takes Mandriva Linux 2006--the successor to
Mandrake Linux--for a test drive. The experience is less than
BusinessWeek: That's Linux on the Line (Nov 22, 2005, 18:15)
"From smartphones to servers, the open-source system is turning
up in an ever-expanding variety of products. For consumers, that's
ZDNet UK: Firefox Plans Mass Marketing Drive (Nov 22, 2005, 17:30)
"...[T]here is a 'strong likelihood' that Firefox 1.5, the next
major version of the open source browser, will be released on 29
LinuxPR: MEPIS Birthday Release of SimplyMEPIS 3.4-1rc1
(Nov 22, 2005, 16:45)
"Yes, it's the third birthday of the MEPIS Project and
SimplyMEPIS 3.4-1 rc1 is available in the testing subdirectory at
the MEPIS Subscriber's Site and public mirrors..."
Tectonic: Open Source Gives South African Farmers a Leg-Up (Nov 22, 2005, 16:00)
"Nevertheless, it was still a surprise to see that the Limpopo
Provincial Government's department of agriculture had sent a
representative to the show..."
internetnews.com: Asterisk 1.2 Released (Nov 22, 2005, 15:15)
"The latest version of the Asterisk open source IP-PBX, version
1.2, is now available..."
The Boston Globe: Microsoft Moves to Head Off State Woes (Nov 22, 2005, 14:30)
"Giant to seek global support for format in bid to keep Mass.
from dropping Office..."
The Register: Vienna Goes Oh! for Open Source (Nov 22, 2005, 13:45)
"The city of Vienna's move to open source is going well but will
never embrace every desktop machine..."
Linux Journal: Linux in Italian Schools, Part 5: Slackware in Sardinia (Nov 22, 2005, 13:00)
"One teacher's willingness to dive into free software is helping
the entire school to use a network that is newer, more secure and
more diverse in its application--and the students love it..."
NewsForge: Akiva Turns to Open Source Software (Nov 22, 2005, 11:30)
"Software development company Akiva has been around since 1999,
creating proprietary collaboration software for companies that rely
on instant messaging, video conferencing, and email..."
HowtoForge: Wireless HotSpot HowTo (Nov 22, 2005, 10:00)
"I used the Linksys WRT54GS routers for this setup..."
NewsForge: Media Sharing with ccHost (Nov 22, 2005, 08:30)
"At ccMixter, musicians and DJs are using Creative Commons
licensing to share music content and build a community of artists,
thanks to the open source back-end system ccHost..."
LinuxDevices: 16 Papers on Real-Time and Embedded Linux (Nov 22, 2005, 07:00)
"LinuxDevices.com is pleased to publish the proceedings from the
Seventh Real-Time Linux Workshop held in Lille, France, November
Linux.com: CLI Magic: Simple Backup is Mirdir (Nov 22, 2005, 05:30)
"This week is all about simplicity. Mirdir provides a quick and
easy way to make an ad hoc backup of important data..."
Advisories, November 21, 2005 (Nov 22, 2005, 04:45)
Today's security advisories: common-lisp-controller, fetchmail,
xmail, unzip, and netpbm-free (Debian GNU/Linux); and openswan
Free Software Magazine: Music in Free Software (Nov 22, 2005, 04:00)
"As a member of two a cappella vocal ensembles, I have been
searching for several free software projects to fit some of my
InfoWorld: Infectious Licensing: Helpful or Hurtful? (Nov 22, 2005, 03:15)
"Vetter does a great job on this and should be a required read
if you're hazy on open source licensing..." [Link repaired.
ConsortiumInfo: Microsoft Drops the Other Open Format Shoe (Nov 22, 2005, 02:30)
"...I've been wondering what Microsoft's strategy has been to
fend off the challenge to Microsoft Office that the OASIS format
ReallyLinux: Granny Finds Linux/KDE Easier Than Windows (Nov 22, 2005, 01:00)
Humor: "In this rather passionate story, Granny
shares how switching to Linux opened her eyes to see many positive
improvements in her computing..."