Linux News for Dec 21, 2005
Tux Me!: Windows and Linux--Done the Other Way (Dec 21, 2005, 23:30)
"So you're not quite ready to ditch Windows altogether for that
new, tempting Linux distribution. Or there's some particular reason
why you can't make the switch 100%..."
Tonight on The Linux Link Tech Show (Dec 21, 2005, 22:45)
"We talk to Joe Born from Neuros Audio..."
NewsForge: OSS Helps Bring Back Kong (Dec 21, 2005, 22:00)
"He's big, he's powerful, and although he's no geek, King
Kong in his latest form is an open source software
KernelTrap: Git Milestone, 1.0 Release (Dec 21, 2005, 21:30)
"Git maintainer Junio Hamano announced the official 1.0.0
release of git, the directory content manager originally written by
Linus Torvalds and used to manage the Linux kernel source
eWeek: Sun: No Rush to Open Software (Dec 21, 2005, 21:00)
"Those who hope Sun Microsystems Inc. will open-source all of
its software products anytime soon are in for a big
LinuxPlanet: Interop: Giants, Start-ups Examine Open Source (Dec 21, 2005, 20:30)
"From giants such as Sun and Computer Associates to start-ups
such as Sourcefire and GroundWorks, companies are now stepping in
to the open source market from a variety of directions and
Small Business Computing: A Kinder, Gentler Linux Server? (Dec 21, 2005, 20:00)
"Technology is so entwined with our lives that today it's hard
to imagine running a successful business without it. In fact, it's
nearly as immutable as death and taxes..."
Triangle Business Journal: Red Hat Shifts Skanska to Linux (Dec 21, 2005, 19:30)
"Red Hat said Tuesday that it has completed converting the core
financial systems of construction giant Skanska to Red Hat's Linux
Enterprise operating system..."
MIT Technology Review: Copyleft Hits a Snag (Dec 21, 2005, 19:00)
"Incompatibilities among 'copyleft' licenses meant to promote
the sharing of creative work could end up preventing it, says
cyber-law expert Lawrence Lessig..."
internetnews.com: HP's Open Arms For OpenLDAP (Dec 21, 2005, 18:15)
"HP is taking a lead role in promoting and extending the open
source OpenLDAP directory server into enterprise
ZDNet Australia: Software Laws 'Clarified' by Victorian OSS Body (Dec 21, 2005, 17:30)
"Open Source Victoria, a government-funded software body,
published a briefing paper on Tuesday designed to demystify some of
the legal issues surrounding copyrights and patents in the software
Novell: Desktop Linux Aces School Exams (Dec 21, 2005, 16:45)
"Novell Linux Desktop continues to gain momentum in schools,
with Whitfield School being the latest example..."
Groklaw: IBM's Motion Granted--1st Report from the Courthouse (Dec 21, 2005, 16:00)
"We're finally getting into the real meat of this case, now that
a lot of the nonsense has been stripped away..."
ZDNet Australia: Miro Formalises Mambo Copyright Transfer (Dec 21, 2005, 15:15)
"...Miro says it has delivered on its August promise to assign
the intellectual property inherent in its open source Mambo content
management system to the non-profit body it created to administer
CNET News: IBM Sits Out Office Document Standards Effort (Dec 21, 2005, 14:30)
"IBM does not intend to participate in an Ecma International
standards committee that is standardizing Microsoft Office document
formats, an IBM company executive said on Tuesday..."
Free Software Magazine: Free Software Technology Review--December (Dec 21, 2005, 13:00)
"At its heart, WordPress is a simple blogging application, and
it can be used as such, but behind the basics of the ability to
blog comes an array of powerful features and the ability to extend
the functionality of your blog..."
LinuxDevices: Chinese Mini-PCs Run Linux, Target Specialty Apps (Dec 21, 2005, 12:15)
"A systems integrator in GuangDong province, China, is shipping
an extensive line of Pentium-based miniPCs that run Linux..."
Computerworld Philippines: LinuxWorld Philippines goes South (Dec 21, 2005, 11:30)
"In response to numerous requests and inquiries, Media G8way
Corp. (MGC) is bringing LinuxWorld Philippines down South next
Linux.com: CLI Magic: Introducing rss2email (Dec 21, 2005, 10:00)
"As its name suggests, Aaron Swartz's GPL-licensed rss2email
utility converts RSS subscriptions into email messages and sends
them to whatever address you specify..."
TechRepublic: Podcasting in Linux (Dec 21, 2005, 08:30)
"Two of the most interesting phenomenons on the Internet right
now are arguably blogs and podcasts..."
Davies: MySQL Cluster: Two Webserver Setup (Dec 21, 2005, 07:00)
"This HOWTO was designed for a classic setup of two servers
behind a loadbalancer..."
developerWorks: Linux Screensaver for Windows (Dec 21, 2005, 06:15)
"Construct and package a Linux LiveCD so that it will install
using the standard Microsoft Windows install process and will
operate as a standard Windows screensaver..."
SearchOpenSource: Managing Samba: Configuration for Remote Management, Part One (Dec 21, 2005, 05:30)
"Samba is the bridge between Linux and Microsoft worlds. Samba-3
can help administrators create transparent interoperability of
Microsoft Windows client with a Unix or Linux server
Advisories, December 20, 2005 (Dec 21, 2005, 04:45)
Today's security advisories: CenterICQ (Gentoo Linux); sudo
(Mandriva Linux); xpdf, netpbm, udev, gpdf, kdegraphics, curl,
cups, and perl (Red Hat Linux).
Linux.com: Review: Tao Live CD (Dec 21, 2005, 04:00)
"Tao Live CD is a live CD based on rebuilt Red Hat Linux source
Linux Format: Larry Wall on Perl 6 (Dec 21, 2005, 02:30)
"In issue 75 of Linux Format, on the shelves now, we have an
interview with Perl king Larry Wall..."
ZDNet: The Heart of the Open Source Contract (Dec 21, 2005, 01:00)
"Here's some more Linux FUD claiming that open source has a
hidden 'gotcha'--you have to share..."