Linux News for Dec 15, 2005
BetaNews: IE7 to Use Firefox's RSS Feed Icon (Dec 15, 2005, 23:30)
"Microsoft developers shared conceptual designs in October, but
have now settled on a preexisting icon--Firefox's..."
CNET News: Apache Geronimo Goes 1.0, Expands Reach (Dec 15, 2005, 22:45)
"The Apache Software Foundation on Tuesday released version 1.0
of the Apache Geronimo open-source application server.."
InfoWorld: Linus on Source Code, Developer Craziness, and the Makings of Successful Projects (Dec 15, 2005, 22:00)
More excerpts from the OSDL Desktop_architect's thread,
featuring an exchange between Linux Torvalds and Christopher
Blizzard on, among other things, "the value of source code."
LinuxWorld Australia: Vic Govt ZAPPs Largest Open Source Project (Dec 15, 2005, 21:15)
"As its name indicates, ZAPP is built on the Zope open source
application server, which is developed with the Python programming
LinuxPlanet: Knock Knock. Who's There? Mandriva (Dec 15, 2005, 20:30)
"To say that Mandriva has been quiet on the Linux front lately
might just qualify as an understatement..."
Channel Register: OSDL Cautiously Optimistic on Desktop Linux (Dec 15, 2005, 20:00)
"The Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) has voiced cautious
optimism that its latest initiative could finally herald a
mass-market for Linux on the desktop..."
San Francisco Chronicle: 3 Tech Titans to Fund Lab (Dec 15, 2005, 19:30)
"The work will be done in an open source programming
environment, meaning the code developed will be available for all
to see and use..."
Ubuntu Dapper Proceeds, Server Launched (Dec 15, 2005, 19:00)
The next milestone CD for Ubuntu 6.04, the Dapper Drake, has
been released. Meanwhile the new Ubuntu Server Project gets
launched. Articles within.
J5's Blog: GNOME 2.13.3 Development Release (Dec 15, 2005, 18:15)
"GNOME 2.13.3 has been released. This is our third development
release on our road towards GNOME 2.14.0, which will be released in
PC World: Is Google About to Buy Opera? (Dec 15, 2005, 17:30)
"Google rumor du jour: The Web's abuzz with the idea that the
search engine behemoth may acquire Opera, that Alternative Browser
That Isn't Firefox..."
CNET News: Sun: ODF Needed to Prevent 'Corporate Alzheimer's' (Dec 15, 2005, 16:45)
"Having an open, stable document format is necessary to preserve
the world's information, top Sun Microsystems executives said on
eWeek: Thunderbird 1.5 Gets Ready to Fly (Dec 15, 2005, 16:00)
"Version 1.5 of the Mozilla Foundation's e-mail client brings
with it a useful set of new features, without the annoying bugs of
the earlier version..."
internetnews.com: IBM Opens High-Octane File System (Dec 15, 2005, 15:15)
"With the popularity of Linux clusters booming, IBM has opened
up the source code to its General Parallel File System (GPFS), so
it can run on other vendors' hardware..."
The Boston Globe: Microsoft Bows To Mass. With Open Records Format (Dec 15, 2005, 14:30)
"A Microsoft Corp. executive said yesterday that his company's
new office software will comply with a disputed Massachusetts
government mandate requiring the use of 'open' data formats..."
Yes, but only with their own Open XML "standard."
SearchOpenSource: IBM Elevates Novell and Red Hat to Highest Tier Partner Status (Dec 15, 2005, 13:45)
"IBM, a long time contributor and supporter of the Linux and
open source movement, today bestowed its highest tier partner
status on commercial Linux vendors Red Hat and Novell Inc..."
Linux Journal: Ooo Off the Wall: Master Documents (Dec 15, 2005, 13:00)
"If the mere mention of master documents brings back memories of
corrupted files and lost data, give Writer a chance to show you
they're not all bad..."
10 Minute Rule: Rating Three Open Source ODP Scripts (Dec 15, 2005, 11:30)
"DMOZ--the open directory project has attracted a wealth of
scripts which allow you to present all or part of the directory on
Linux Exposed: Memory Management by the Linux Kernel: #2 (Dec 15, 2005, 10:00)
"Now we know how the kernel manages memory from the first
article, let's have a look how the kernel allows you to allocate
and free memory inside the kernel..."
ZDNet UK: Securely Setting Up a Linux PC (Dec 15, 2005, 08:30)
"Linux Internet connection made easy with a step by step guide
to a secure configuration..."
Free Software Magazine: Code Signing Systems (Dec 15, 2005, 07:00)
"How to manage digital certificates, Software Publishing
Certificates and private keys for code signing..."
Linuxblogger: Basic Tips for Optimizing SuSE (Dec 15, 2005, 05:30)
"We all would love to blow our next paycheck to get the latest
hardware. Yet there are ways we can be frugal with our money and
get the most out of our Linux box..."
Advisories, December 14, 2005 (Dec 15, 2005, 04:45)
Today's security advisories: kernel-source-2.4.27 and
kernel-source-2.6.8 (Debian GNU/Linux); kernel, cups, perl, and
gpdf (Fedora Core); Xmail (Gentoo Linux); ethereal, xine-lib,
xmovie, mplayer, ffmpeg, and gstreamer-ffmpeg (Mandriva Linux); and
php4 and php5 (SUSE Linux)
dirt: Open the Damn Source! (Dec 15, 2005, 04:00)
"I'm not saying that building model trains is meaningful; in
fact, I think it's ridiculous and useless. But what I think is even
more amazing is that none of them work together..."
SearchOpenSource: Will Proprietary Vendors' Open Source Deals Help IT shops, OS Movement? (Dec 15, 2005, 02:30)
"Proprietary vendors latching on to open source products? IT
consultant Bernard Golden looks behind the gamesmanship of
commercial-open source deals..."
TechRepublic: Installation Face Off: Linux or Windows (Dec 15, 2005, 01:00)
"The XP interface was easier to work with but had many more
screens to work through than the Ubuntu Linux..."