Linux News for Jan 27, 2006
Editor's Note: One Company to Screw It All Up (Jan 27, 2006, 23:30)
The FUD is flying thick and furious. Too bad it isn't as
damaging as some vendors would like to think.
Redmond: Worry-Free Web Server (Jan 27, 2006, 22:00)
"The open source Apache Web server is by far the most popular
Web server in the world..."
internetnews.com: Smartphones Know Ups And Downs (Jan 27, 2006, 21:15)
"Microsoft and Linux lead a smartphone market that grew more
than 70 percent in 2005..."
NewsForge: Real's Rhapsody.com--A Music Service Worth Paying For? (Jan 27, 2006, 20:30)
"In November, Real Networks opened its Rhapsody.com online music
service to non-Windows clients, a venture widely touted as the
first 'legal' online music service available to Linux users. How
does it measure up...?"
Computerworld: Sun Wants Linux on T1 (Jan 27, 2006, 19:45)
"It may take some six to nine months before Linux is ported to
its new multicore T1 chip, but Sun Microsystems Inc. clearly wants
that to happen..."
New Zealand Reseller News: Locals Throw Doubt on Open Source Adoption Figures (Jan 27, 2006, 19:00)
"New Zealand and Australia are lagging behind Europe and North
America in the adoption of open source software (OSS), according to
a report from research firm Forrester..."
Softpedia: Turbolinux Discovers China (Jan 27, 2006, 17:30)
"Not doing very well on the US market, Turbolinux announced they
are looking to China's smaller cities for new customers..."
Computer Business Review: FSFE Warns on Windows Licensing "Poisoned Apple" (Jan 27, 2006, 16:00)
"The Free Software Foundation Europe has warned open source
software developers to be wary of Microsoft Corp's plan to license
its Windows source code..."
openSUSE: SUSE Linux 10.1 Beta2 Announcement (Jan 27, 2006, 14:30)
"SUSE Linux 10.1 supports the Intel and AMD x86 and x86-64
platforms as well as the PowerPC platform..."
SearchOpenSource: More to BDO Seidman SugarCRM Migration than Time and Money (Jan 27, 2006, 13:00)
"For most enterprises, saving time and money is all the
incentive they need to switch from a proprietary customer
relationship management (CRM) application to an open source
NewsForge: Profile: OptimaNumerics (Jan 27, 2006, 11:30)
"OptimaNumerics is a software firm that specializes in
high-performance numerical libraries, such as are often used on
Linux.com: SARA, Spawn of SATAN (Jan 27, 2006, 10:00)
"If you are an old school Linux or Unix user, you probably
remember the System Administrator's Tool for Scanning Networks
NewsForge: POV-Ray Illustrates Complexity of Changing Licenses (Jan 27, 2006, 08:30)
"The Persistence of Vision Raytracer (POV-Ray) graphics software
has existed for 15 years under a license designed to keep it free
HowtoForge: The Perfect Linux Firewall Part I--IPCop (Jan 27, 2006, 07:00)
"The IPCop project is a GNU/GPL project that offers an
exceptional feature packed stand alone firewall to the internet
developerWorks: Create Mosaic Images with Perl and ImageMagick (Jan 27, 2006, 05:30)
"Mosaic images are popular in today's print and video media due
to their visual appeal and suggestions of technological
Advisories, January 26, 2006 (Jan 27, 2006, 04:45)
Today's security advisories: clamav, wine, lsh-utils, and
imagemagick (Debian GNU/Linux); Trac (Gentoo Linux); ipsec-tools
and mozilla-thunderbird (Mandriva Linux); and phpMyAdmin and
nfs-server (SUSE Linux).
ZDNet: How Open Source Gets Into Your Life (Jan 27, 2006, 04:00)
"Most Americans already use a lot of open source. Their home
routers may run Linux. Their TiVo runs Linux. Google runs Linux.
Windows programs like Firefox are also open source..."
InfoWorld: Linux on the Desktop... How Do We Cross the Chasm? (Jan 27, 2006, 02:30)
"It seems like we all agree that Linux on the desktop is getting
closer and that there are economic forces driving adoption..."
Tarmle: Burnoff: Part 1--The Bad Guys Win (Jan 27, 2006, 01:45)
"You don't really own your home computer, or even the data you
keep on it. Oh, you paid for it, just like you paid for the
fibre-optic Internet connection that it can't function
InformationWeek: Is Unix Dead? I Think I Hear It Laughing... (Jan 27, 2006, 01:00)
"Granted the future belongs to Linux, but as a $2 billion
market, is Unix dead...?"
ServerWatch: The Fee vs. Free Divide (Jan 27, 2006, 00:15)
"To some people, the whole open source business model seems
premised on a near-ancient riddle: How do you make money if you're
giving stuff away for free? In reality, no mysticism is