Linux News for Jan 26, 2006
Rudd-O: A Summary of the Threats to Our Way of Life (Jan 26, 2006, 23:30)
"The world of software is under heavy attack, from three
WebProNews: Where Are The Linux Workplaces? (Jan 26, 2006, 22:45)
"As a I entered the workplace, I brought my college perception
that Unix workstations are more powerful than PC's with me..."
ZDNet UK: Source Code is Not the Right Protocol (Jan 26, 2006, 22:00)
"Microsoft's offer of source code may seem generous, but it's
just not what the EC--or developers--want..."
internetnews.com: Mozilla Severs Netscape News Legacy (Jan 26, 2006, 21:15)
"After years of official separation, Mozilla is just now shaking
off some of the last vestiges of its parental association with
Star Tribune: Easing Consumers Into Linux (Jan 26, 2006, 20:30)
"Kalibonca is packaging free Linux educational software on disks
that let PC owners bypass the Windows operating system..."
Computer Business Review: Xandros Targets Education Opportunities for Desktop Linux (Jan 26, 2006, 20:00)
"Desktop Linux specialist Xandros Inc is targeting the education
sector with Education Edition of its Xandros Desktop OS Linux
operating system with prices starting at $10 per seat for student
Gentium: An Award-Winning Font Joins the Free Software World (Jan 26, 2006, 19:30)
"Gentium is something new in fonts. Its design is a mixture of
the practical and aesthetically pleasing..."
LinuxPlanet: Big Vendors Leap To More Linux In Retail Stores (Jan 26, 2006, 19:00)
"Although Microsoft is becoming an increasingly formidable rival
in the same space, IBM, Sun, Oracle, and many other vendors are now
responding to renewed opportunities for Linux in department store
environments, as retail chains like Circuit City, Pep Boys, and
Urban Outfitters start to step to 100-percent Linux deployments on
their store-level IT systems..."
eWeek: GPL 3's DRM Provisions Raise Eyebrows (Jan 26, 2006, 18:15)
"The first draft discussion document for the next version of the
GNU General Public License has only just been released, but some
businesses are already expressing concern about its digital rights
Lobby4Linux: Excitement, Doubt and Ridicule Greet Linux Community-Driven Ad Campaign (Jan 26, 2006, 17:30)
"Lobby4Linux, that is, several members of the Lobby4Linux
website; thought it was time to do something about getting Linux
into the mainstream... and it looks like many agree..."
internetnews.com: Microsoft's Source Code Pledge Raises Questions (Jan 26, 2006, 16:45)
"Microsoft's decision to open up its Windows server source code
sparked a lot of reaction from folks following the
Microsoft-European Union antitrust case..."
SC Magazine: Wake Up, You Sleepwalkers (Jan 26, 2006, 16:00)
"'We've been throwing money at security for 20 years and are no
better off now than we were then,' says Eddie Bleasdale..."
ConsortiumInfo: The State of Play on ODF in Massachusetts: Milestones, Due Dates and Status (Jan 26, 2006, 15:15)
"I've been gathering information from a variety of knowledgeable
sources on the critical issues and milestones affecting the
continuing implementation by the Massachusetts Information
Technology Division of its OpenDocument Format policy..."
Novell: The Application People Most Want Ported to Linux Is... (Jan 26, 2006, 14:30)
"The results are starting to come in for the Linux App Request
Survey we first posted at the beginning of January..."
NewsForge: Linus Says No to GPLv3 (Jan 26, 2006, 13:45)
"Linus Torvalds has weighed in on the debate over the draft of
version 3 of the GPL in a post on the Linux Kernel Mailing
Mad Penguin: File System Design Part 1: XFS (Jan 26, 2006, 13:00)
"Generally, file systems are not considered 'sexy.' When a young
programmer wants to do something really cool, his or her first
thought is generally not 'Dude, two words... File System...'"
Search Engine Watch: Google Not Installing Third Party Cookies--It's Firefox Prefetching (Jan 26, 2006, 12:15)
"John Battelle spotted a post from Chris Marino at Tumbling Duke
that has the worrisome suggestion that Google is allowing third
parties to set cookies based on searches people do..."
Linux.ie: Streaming Audio on GNU/Linux--The Miniest HOWTO (Jan 26, 2006, 11:30)
"This should hopefully fill you in with a basic idea of what's
required to stream your own online radio station..."
Linux Journal: Writing ISO Images to CD with cdrecord (Jan 26, 2006, 10:45)
"You can't simply cp a CD image onto a new disk. For this task,
you need the cdrecord program..."
DesktopLinux: Ubuntu Hitches a Ride on USB Drives (Jan 26, 2006, 10:00)
"Pertec Inc. last week introduced UbuntUSB, touted as an easy
way to install Ubuntu Linux on a portable USB hard drive..."
LinuxDevices: Tools Debug Linux Shared Libraries on ARM (Jan 26, 2006, 09:15)
"American Arium has updated its flagship debugger for
ARM-architecture processors, adding Linux shared libraries debug
support for ARM7, ARM9, ARM11, Intel XScale, and TI OMAP
Ruckman.net: Setting Up and Securing a Linux Teamspeak Server (Jan 26, 2006, 08:30)
"This article will walk you through setting up a securing your
linux teamspeak server..."
Linux.com: Add an Extra Layer of Security with Systrace (Jan 26, 2006, 07:45)
"Niels Provos' Systrace is a utility that monitors and controls
what an application can access on a system by creating and
enforcing access policies for system calls..."
Debian Administration: Rolling Your Own Debian Packages (Part 2) (Jan 26, 2006, 07:00)
"In the first part of this text, we introduced the principal
concepts of Debian package building. We're now ready to build an
example package of a simple command line program..."
J_K9 Linux: HOW TO: Secure Your Box With Bastille (Jan 26, 2006, 06:15)
"Bastille is a hardening tool which is very effective at locking
down your system, and all it requires are a few minutes of your
developerWorks: Explore the Linux Memory Model (Jan 26, 2006, 05:30)
"Understanding the memory models used in Linux is the first step
to grasping Linux design and implementation on a grander scale, so
this gives you an introductory-level tour of Linux memory models
Linux.com: Review: Atomix Linux 3.2 (Jan 26, 2006, 04:00)
"After several years' work, a team of young Linux experts from
Serbia has released Atomix Linux 3.2 to the public..."
The Jem Report: Linspire and Versora Make Windows Migration Easy (Jan 26, 2006, 03:15)
"I first demoed Versora Progression Desktop at LinuxWorld Boston
in February of 2005, and was impressed by what it could do..."
InfoWorld: Economic Drivers for Linux on the Desktop (Jan 26, 2006, 02:30)
"I have repeatedly read and been told that desktop Linux has no
economic driver from the vendor perspective..."
Free Software Magazine: Jump to Debian GNU/Linux! (Jan 26, 2006, 02:00)
"There are hundreds of GNU/Linux distributions around, each with its strengths and weaknesses. One that stands out from the masses is Debian..."
Reuters.com: Reversal of Microsoft's Closed-Source Policy Likely to Open Floodgates for Malware (Jan 26, 2006, 01:30)
"Brussels has hoped that the requirement would herald a new
openness in Redmond, but it's more likely to open the floodgates
Linux-Watch: What's Up with Novell's New Licensing? (Jan 26, 2006, 01:00)
"You might have missed it, since it's really a reseller/channel
partner story, but Novell Inc. has changed the rules on how its
partners will be selling Linux..."
ZDNet: Can You Have a GPLv2-Only License? (Jan 26, 2006, 00:30)
"In talking about the Free Software Foundation's move from
Version 2 to Version 3 of the GPL, I pointed out that Section 9 of
Version 2 provided for automatic updating of the license..."
DesktopLinux: Choosing a Desktop Linux Distro (Jan 26, 2006, 00:00)
"Probably everyone who reads DesktopLinux.com--and certainly
yours truly--encounters the same question over and over again:
'What's the best Linux desktop distribution...?'"