Linux News for Jan 11, 2006
Advisories, January 10, 2006 (Jan 11, 2007, 04:45)
Today's security advisories: xorg-x11-server (Fedora Core);
XFree86 and xorg-x11 (Red Hat Linux); and krb5 and w3m (SUSE
Tonight on The Linux Link Tech Show (Jan 11, 2006, 23:30)
"We talk to Jeffrey Wade, HP's worldwide marketing manager for
Open Source and Linux organization..."
ZDNet: Scott and Larry Agree: It's All About IBM, Stupid (Jan 11, 2006, 22:45)
"Sun and Oracle's dissing each other (really Oracle walking from
Solaris/Sparc to Unbreakable Linux) the past few years has
apparently run its course..."
J_K9 Linux: Propose a Compelling Linux Business Case (Jan 11, 2006, 22:00)
"So you want to convert your business/office computers to Linux,
but you're not sure how your employees are going to react,
Andrew Morton: Linux 2.6.15-mm3 (Jan 11, 2006, 22:00)
Incremental changelog, links within.
Vanguard: Open Source: The Future of IT in Nigeria (Jan 11, 2006, 21:15)
"Nigeria has long suffered from expensive proprietary software
plaguing our government, education and private sectors with each of
these bodies writing out huge cheques annually or even more
frequently in licensing fees..."
IT Manager's Journal: Interview: Gartner's Mark Driver (Jan 11, 2006, 20:30)
"By 2010, 75 percent of mainstream IT organizations will have
formal open source acquisition and management strategies. Gartner
gave an 80% probability of this occurring..."
LinuxHardware: Everyone's Going Dual-Core (Jan 11, 2006, 19:45)
"It's been about 6 months since our last big desktop processor
review, but here we are at another big release from both Intel and
SearchOpenSource: 2006 Phish Tales, Part 1: Worse on Linux or Windows? (Jan 11, 2006, 19:00)
"James describes ways phishers attack Linux and Windows
platforms and which platform is more vulnerable..."
DesktopLinux: Xandros Seeks Testers for New Linux Desktop Beta (Jan 11, 2006, 18:30)
"It's been over a year since Xandros Inc. launched a new version
of its well-regarded Xandros Desktop Operating System, but the
company is now looking for a few good beta testers for its next
eWeek: Panel: Federal IT Managers Increasingly Considering Linux (Jan 11, 2006, 18:00)
"An increasing number of federal IT systems are being migrated
from proprietary Unix systems to open-source Linux systems and
Washington Post: Question Hour With Mozilla (Jan 11, 2006, 17:30)
"I wanted to get some background about how this small firm,
wholly owned by the non-profit Mozilla Foundation, goes about its
business, and about what it plans to do next with its two core
SearchOpenSource: Linux Sends NASA Rovers to Mars, Among Other Things (Jan 11, 2006, 17:00)
"When the Mars rovers blasted into space to begin a 60-million
mile journey to the Red Planet, Linux was there to help NASA get
them off the ground..."
eWeek: Windows vs. Linux: Think Patch Quality, Not Quantity (Jan 11, 2006, 16:30)
"Microsoft Corp. seems to be moving away from focusing on the
actual number of security patches and updates that it and its
software competitors release..."
KernelTrap: Wireless State of the Union (Jan 11, 2006, 16:00)
"Jeff Garzik offered an interesting status summary on the
current state of Wireless drivers in the Linux Kernel..."
CNET News: Homeland Security Helps Secure Open-Source Code (Jan 11, 2006, 15:15)
"The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is extending the scope
of its protection to open-source software..."
eWeek: Mono to Be Included in Fedora Core 5 (Jan 11, 2006, 14:30)
"The Mono open-source development platform based on .Net will be
in the next version of the Fedora core Linux distribution..."
BetaNews: Microsoft's FAT Patents Upheld (Jan 11, 2006, 13:45)
"Ending a two-year battle over the FAT file system, the U.S.
Patent and Trademark Office has reversed a non-final ruling from
October and upheld Microsoft's patents on the technology..."
SiliconRepublic: Institutes Upgrade Student Email System (Jan 11, 2006, 13:00)
"The Irish Institute of Technology Network (ITNet) has completed
the rollout of a new email and electronic calendar system hosted on
open source software..."
InformationWeek: Database Lessons, Petabyte Style (Jan 11, 2006, 11:30)
"The Max Planck Institute for Meteorology in Hamburg, Germany,
operates a 250-terabyte Oracle database on Linux servers, filled
with data from meteorological simulations from researchers
informIT: Setting Up a yum Repository (Jan 11, 2006, 10:00)
"The simplest way to configure a yum repository is to mirror one
that already exists. Most Fedora repositories already support
NewsForge: ISPConfig: A Hosting Control Panel (Jan 11, 2006, 08:30)
"A while ago I moved the debianHELP site to another server and
was faced with the prospect of building the box from scratch. To
me, handling Apache or MySQL is no problem, but I loath setting up
virtual email domains..."
Network Stability Resource: Linux Software Installation (Jan 11, 2006, 07:00)
"In the beginning there was make, and sysadmins saw it was good.
For everyone else in the world, other solutions were needed..."
Linux.com: Analysing Web Traffic with phpMyVisites (Jan 11, 2006, 05:30)
"Any Web site owner knows the value of traffic statistics, but
finding the right Web statistics package is not as easy as it may
Advisories, January 10, 2006 (Jan 11, 2006, 04:45)
Recent security advisories: petris, smstools, xpdf, hylafax,
pound, and libapache2-mod-auth-pgsql (Debian GNU/Linux); ethereal,
cups, kernel, mod_auth_pgsql, and gpdf (Fedora Core); gettext and
htdig (Fedora Legacy); KPdf, KWord, HylaFAX, and VMware Workstation
(Gentoo Linux); poppler, pdftohtml, xpdf, gpdf, apache2, koffice,
and apache2-mod_auth_pgsql (Mandriva Linux); mod_auth_pgsql and
auth_ldap (Red Hat Linux); and sudo, xpdf, poppler, cupsys,
tetex-bin, kdegraphics, koffice, nbd, blender, and
libapache2-mod-auth-pgsql (Ubuntu Linux).
Free Software Magazine: Free Software Events for December 2005 (Jan 11, 2006, 04:00)
"All in all a lot of positive things happened during the year,
and that includes the last month, December..."
NewsForge: Firefox Flicks Fast-Forwards Fans to Future Fame (Jan 11, 2006, 02:30)
"Can't think of anything worthwhile to shoot with that new video
camera Santa left you? If you make a Firefox commercial, you could
wind up fending off offers from advertising agencies..."
Lobby4Linux: I Think We Need To Spend Some Time Apart (Jan 11, 2006, 01:00)
Just remember: we can love our operating systems, we just can't
love our operating systems...