Linux News for Nov 29, 2005
ReallyLinux: Linux Not Cause of Microsoft's Downfall (Nov 29, 2005, 23:30)
"In the latest validation of the power and presence of Linux, a
recent report disclosed that seven of the top ten super computers
in the world now run Linux..."
ZDNet UK: Desktop Linux for Small Business (Nov 29, 2005, 22:00)
"Is your business ready to take the open source plunge? We test
five leading desktop Linux distributions and come up with one
internetnews.com: Real-Time Linux Inside Defense Industry (Nov 29, 2005, 20:30)
"Lockheed Martin Space Systems is going open source for
eWeek: Trying for the Top: Desktop Linux Aims for the Big Time (Nov 29, 2005, 19:00)
"Now, OSDL is calling together architects from over two-dozen
key desktop-oriented Linux projects to a Dec. 1-2 meeting at its
headquarters to set strategic directions and standards..."
LinuxWorld Australia: Sun Urges Massachusetts to Reject Open XML (Nov 29, 2005, 17:30)
"Sun Microsystems Monday urged a Massachusetts state official to
rethink an opinion that Microsoft's Open XML meets the state's
LinuxPlanet: Novell To Launch 'Linux Awareness' Program Next Year (Nov 29, 2005, 16:00)
"In 2006, Novell will launch a 'Linux awareness' program meant
to migrate more customers, resellers, and development partners from
NetWare and Microsoft Windows to open source alternatives..."
ZDNet UK: Final Countdown for Firefox 1.5 Release (Nov 29, 2005, 14:30)
"The next major version of the open source browser Firefox will
be released on Tuesday, according to the Mozilla
Linus Torvalds: Linux 2.6.15-rc3 (Nov 29, 2005, 13:45)
"Most notable are some VM fixes from Hugh Dickins (with me then
redoing some of it, but the bulk of the work goes to Hugh). That
should finally hopefully fix some of the issues some people hit
with the PageReserved removal and cleanup by Nick Piggin that was
Groklaw: The Daemon, the GNU and the Penguin--Ch. 22 (Nov 29, 2005, 13:00)
"Debian Linux, as I stated in Chapter 20, was created by Ian
Murdock. He officially founded the 'Project' on August 16,
Australian IT: Picking Right Road to Linux (Nov 29, 2005, 12:15)
"In the Linux world, there are three main certification tracks
to choose from: that of Red Hat, the Linux Professional Institute
or Novell. Picking a winner no simple task..."
DebCentral: OS Virtualization: An Introduction (Nov 29, 2005, 11:30)
"One of the hottest topics in all of IT today is the subject of
virtualization. While it has been around for some time, it has just
recently started to garner the attention of the biggest names in
HowtoForge: Linux-Vserver on Debian Sarge (Nov 29, 2005, 10:45)
"Linux-VServer allows you to create virtual private servers and
security contexts which operate like a normal Linux server, but
allow many independent servers to be run simultaneously in one box
at full speed..."
Phoronix: NVIDIA Linux SLI Primer (Nov 29, 2005, 10:00)
"For Linux users today we're going to discuss the possible
options for establishing a NVIDIA SLI system when it comes to the
motherboard, graphics card, and power supply..."
Linux/BSD Gangsters: OpenOffice Base And MySQL (Nov 29, 2005, 08:30)
"Do you have an existing MySQL database with valuable data in
it? Would you like to be able to access it with OpenOffice.org
2.0's new Base database application...?"
All About Linux: How to Repair a Corrupt MBR and Boot Into Linux (Nov 29, 2005, 07:45)
"There are times when you inadvertently overwrite your Master
Boot Record. The end result being that you are unable to boot into
Linux.com: Simplifying Backups (Nov 29, 2005, 07:00)
"Most computer users don't make use of a system backup tool
until after they suffer the misfortunes of a hard drive crash
Linux Journal: OOo Off the Wall: Domesticating Autocorrect (Nov 29, 2005, 06:15)
"Don't you hate it when the word completion feature wants to
finish your words for you? Or do you love it? Learn how to
customize (or kill) Autocorrect in OOo and live in word-processing
Linux.com: Podcast Receivers for Linux (Nov 29, 2005, 05:30)
"Almost anyone with Audacity, a microphone, and the proper
plugins can create an MP3 audio file on any subject they wish to
discuss. So what's the difference between that and podcasting?
Timing and delivery..."
Free-bees.co.uk: Linspire 5 [Review] (Nov 29, 2005, 04:00)
"Linspire. Something which can essentially be summed as Debian
made easy, with extra bits added, and costing some money..."
ClassPath: Escaping the Java Trap: A Practical Road Map to the Free Software and OSS Alternatives (Nov 29, 2005, 03:30)
"For the last couple of years the community has been working to
ensure that developers can create applications using the java
programming language without having to depend on proprietary
Groklaw: Format Comparison Between ODF and MS XML (Nov 29, 2005, 03:00)
"There has been a lot of attention to the legal encumbrances in
Microsoft's new MS XML format. In this article we'll look at the
Accounting and Business Technologies: It Is and It Isn't About the Desktop (Nov 29, 2005, 02:30)
"Industry analysts and tech junkies all seem to agree that the
problems staving off Linux desktop adoption are focused on the
availability of applications coupled with the complexity of
implementing and maintaining those apps..."
NewsFactor: Who's Afraid of Open-Source Office? (Nov 29, 2005, 02:00)
"Each time an alternative has shown up, the software giant
typically has adapted to these competitive threats by shifting its
focus with ease..."
ZDNet UK: So Why Not Put Linux on Your Business Desktops? (Nov 29, 2005, 01:30)
"Linux desktop packages now include more and more features and
are packaged up better and better..."
LXer: Preventing DVD Playback on Linux Like Prohibition in the 1920's (Nov 29, 2005, 01:00)
"Prohibition of alcohol (1920-33) in the US failed. People
thought it would reduce crime and corruption, solve social
problems, reduce the tax burden created by prisons and ghettos,
improve health and hygiene..."