Linux News for Dec 22, 2005
LinuxDevices: Great Gadget Smack-Down Round 4 (Dec 22, 2005, 23:30)
"Our smack-down aims to set aside the marketing hype and pit
Linux versus Windows where it really counts--devices on the street
SpiderTools: Open Source Savings for a School District (Dec 22, 2005, 22:00)
"Noxon Schools has used Open Source software for 6 years now and
so I wanted to demonstrate the actual savings and philosophy of
Open Source in a real life setting..."
IT Manager's Journal: Profile: SpikeSource CEO Kim Polese (Dec 22, 2005, 21:15)
"Calling herself a technologist at heart, Polese says she's
always liked computers..."
Nepalnews: Nepali Version of Linux 'NepaLinux' Launched (Dec 22, 2005, 20:30)
"...Madan Puraskar Pustakalaya has launched free/open source
'NepaLinux' to ease the problems faced by Nepali people lacking
good command in English language..."
CNET News: A Firefox for Music? (Dec 22, 2005, 19:00)
"Lord's new five-person company, the ambitiously named Pioneers
of the Inevitable, is building a piece of digital-music software
called 'Songbird,' based on much of the same underlying open-source
technology as the Firefox Web browser..."
LinuxInsider: Nessus 3.0: The End of the Age of Open-Source Innocence? (Dec 22, 2005, 18:15)
"The recent licensing changes affect a broad spectrum of users,
including corporations, the open-source community, and even
businesses using services that use Nessus..."
SearchOpenSource: Server Crashes Make CUNY Study New Options (Dec 22, 2005, 17:30)
"Keeping the Linux servers that powered those applications
running wasn't easy, however, due to constant server failures and
the need for hands-on fixes..."
NewsForge: Does Mobile Linux Really Have Legs? (Dec 22, 2005, 16:45)
"There is little disagreement about the opportunities for Linux
on mobile phones, but it will take some work to give Linux its
eWeek: Latest Gaim Beta Arrives (Dec 22, 2005, 16:00)
"After several months of delay, the first beta of the popular
open-source IM client Gaim is now available..."
The Register: Subscriber Love Drives Red Hat in Q3 (Dec 22, 2005, 14:30)
"Red Hat has impressed once again, posting a 44 per cent surge
in revenue during the third quarter. The software maker's results
mark the second stellar quarter in a row..."
X.org Foundation: X11R6.9 and X11R7.0 Officially Released (Dec 22, 2005, 13:45)
"The first major version release of the X Window System in more
than a decade, X11R7.0 is the first release of the complete
modularized and autotooled source code base for the X Window
SearchOpenSource: The Top Five Open Source Stories to Follow in 2006 (Dec 22, 2005, 13:00)
"Following a year that bore witness to the proliferation of open
source business applications and increased adoption of Linux across
the board, experts predict that 2006 will be another big year for
LinuxDevices: Executive Interview--Bill Weinberg of the Mobile Linux Initiative (Dec 22, 2005, 12:15)
"LinuxDevices recently caught up with OSDL spokesperson Bill
Weinberg, to discuss the organization's new Mobile Linux
NewsForge: HOSP Promotes Open Source in the Netherlands (Dec 22, 2005, 11:30)
"The Holland Open Software Platform (HOSP) wants to bring users,
firms, and open source projects in contact with each other..."
Linux Journal: The Inverse Extension Design Pattern (Dec 22, 2005, 10:00)
"In an inheritance hierarchy, permit each parent class's method
to extend its child class's method so it can act as a decorator for
its child class's behavior..."
Enterprise Networking Planet: Build the Perfect Desktop With KDE (Dec 22, 2005, 08:30)
"But Linus and I do agree on one thing: KDE is an excellent
desktop. It looks good and it works well--what more does anyone
Linux.com: High Dynamic Range Images Under Linux (Dec 22, 2005, 07:00)
"Not all image files are created equal. Most of us know this
from working with the everyday formats like PNG, JPEG, and TIFF,
each of which has its own pros and cons..."
LinuxGangster: Making Your KDE Look Like a Mac OS X (Dec 22, 2005, 06:15)
"Many people are interested in getting their linux or BSD
desktop interface to look as much like Apple's very successful OS X
gui as possible..."
SearchOpenSource: Managing Samba-3.0.21: The Pdbedit Utility, Part 1 (Dec 22, 2005, 05:30)
"Samba-3.0.21 has just been cut loose. So, I got busy and made
the contents of this tip about the pdbedit utility line up with the
Advisories, December 21, 2005 (Dec 22, 2005, 04:45)
Today's Winter/Summer Solstice security advisories: nbd (Debian
GNU/Linux) and fetchmail (Fedora Core)
InfoWorld: Linux Uptime, A Real Life Example (Dec 22, 2005, 04:00)
"Wondering if anyone has similar 100% uptime for
Free Software Magazine: Free, Open or Proprietary? (Dec 22, 2005, 02:30)
"Software is a tool, a compilation of code that directs computer
hardware, a program that empowers people to work more
More 2005 Reviews (Dec 22, 2005, 01:00)
It's not the holidays that clue us in that the caldendar is
about to change: it's all the "year in review" stories.
SearchOpenSource and vnunet's offerings within.