Linux News for Feb 17, 2006
Editor's Note: Change or Die (Feb 17, 2006, 23:30)
If proprietary vendors don't change their strategies right now,
they are going to fade into the mists of time. Because as your
editor learned this past week, users, developers, and businessmen
are deploying Linux and open source. Right. Now.
ZDNet UK: HP Opens UK Linux Testing Centre (Feb 17, 2006, 22:45)
"As HP claims market leadership over IBM, will the the real
leader in Linux servers step forward...?"
ConsortiumInfo: Open Source Business Conference--San Francisco (Feb 17, 2006, 22:00)
"I'm just back from the Open Source Business Conference that ran
in San Francisco this week, where I moderated a session on 'Open
Standards and Open Source...'"
ZDNet: Linux Boots on Sun's Niagara Chip (Feb 17, 2006, 21:15)
"Well, that didn't take too long..."
IT Manager's Journal: An Early Linux Pioneer is Swallowed Up (Feb 17, 2006, 20:30)
"An early Linux pioneer is about to be swallowed up by a bigger
ZDNet UK: Commercializing Open Source--Make It Transparent (Feb 17, 2006, 19:00)
"During a panel on the topic, Ken Jacobs, vice president of
product strategy for servers, proclaimed that commercialization is
not only beneficial but inevitable..."
NetworkWorld: Open Source Forcing Shift in Software Buying (Feb 17, 2006, 17:30)
"Commercial software giants such as Oracle and IBM are moving
deeper into the open source community by snapping up the startups
built to provide services around the free software..."
GNOME.org: A Look at GNOME 2.14 (Feb 17, 2006, 16:00)
"This is a review of some of the most shiny work that has gone
into the upcoming GNOME release..."
internetnews.com: A PalmSource March to Linux (Feb 17, 2006, 15:15)
"That statement shouldn't come as much of a surprise, as
PalmSource has been talking about Linux for more than a
The Korea Times: Korea Plans to Build Linux City, University (Feb 17, 2006, 14:30)
"The Korean government plans to select a city and a university
late next month where open-source software like Linux will become
the mainstream operating programs..."
DesktopLinux: Linux Substitutes for "Most Wanted" Windows-only Software (Feb 17, 2006, 13:00)
"Adobe Photoshop, Autocad, and Macromedia Dreamweaver continue
to run 1-2-3 in the balloting, according to the online survey
currently in progress on Novell's CoolSolutions community
Mad Penguin: First Look at VectorLinux SOHO 5.1.1 Deluxe (Feb 17, 2006, 12:15)
"When you think of Linux, what distribution comes immediately to
mind? The answer will most likely be different depending on whom
you ask, and for different reasons. For me, it's Slackware
Free Software Magazine: Hosting Service Favorites: Gallery (Feb 17, 2006, 11:30)
"Sharing photos has become one of the more popular methods of
sharing information on the internet..."
EyeForTravel: CarTrawler.com Introduces OTA XML-Based Car Rental GDS System (Feb 17, 2006, 10:00)
"Over 6,000 locations and 350 suppliers are included in this new
reservation system, which is built entirely on open [Linux and
Phoronix: DFI Infinity NF4 Ultra [Review] (Feb 17, 2006, 08:30)
"Prior to the LAN Party and LAN Party UT series, Design For
Innovation was relatively unknown with the Do-It-Yourself
Ars Technica: Developing Games with Perl and SDL (Feb 17, 2006, 07:45)
"One of the biggest benefits of using SDL is that it allows
portable media applications to be written without having to be
concerned with specific implmentations of media libraries..."
All About Linux: Host Websites on Your Local Machine Using Apache Webserver (Feb 17, 2006, 07:00)
"Here I will explain how one can set up Apache web server to
serve ones web pages from your machine..."
Really Linux: Fundamentals of Massive Linux Scaling (Feb 17, 2006, 06:15)
"This introductory article encapsulates four of the top things I
learned about major enterprise Linux scaling..."
All About Linux: Basic Setup of MySQL in GNU/Linux (Feb 17, 2006, 05:30)
"Here I will explain how I set up the MySQL database on my
Advisories, February 16, 2006 (Feb 17, 2006, 04:45)
Today's security advisories: heimdal (Debian GNU/Linux);
libtasn1, GNU TLS, and BomberClone (Gentoo Linux); and libtasn1-2
Free Software Magazine: We Can All Finally Install (Feb 17, 2006, 04:00)
"People want to use Linux, and being able to install
what they need is important..."
Computerworld New Zealand: The Strange Tale of Linux, Linus and a Town Called Dunedin (Feb 17, 2006, 03:30)
"As a stranger in my own town, wandering the portals of the
Linux Australia 2006 conference at the University of Otago in
Dunedin, I was strictly doing the paint-by-numbers thing..."
InformationWeek: Carr: Is CIO Rocket Scientist Or Baggage Handler? (Feb 17, 2006, 03:00)
"When author Nicholas Carr says open source will revolutionize
IT software use, he doesn't mean it in the same sense that open
source advocates do..."
And Then There Were Two? (Feb 17, 2006, 02:30)
PC Magazine opines on the possibility that Apple will dump OS X
for Windows, while DesktopLinux reports on a successful port of
Linux to the new Mactel. Is OS X about to get squeezed out?
iTWire: Microsoft on the Fix Again--Time for Linux? (Feb 17, 2006, 01:45)
"A friend of mine who sells computers and IT services tells me
that he can sell a fully configured desktop PC loaded with Red Hat
Linux and a popular open source equivalent of Microsoft Office for
$300 less than the same box..."
Inside Firefox: About the Firefox "Memory Leak" (Feb 17, 2006, 01:00)
"What I think many people are talking about however with Firefox
1.5 is not really a memory leak at all. It is in fact a
LXer: Scary Scenario: Oracle Leveraged into Dominant OSS Position with Sendmail, Apache, Linux (Feb 17, 2006, 00:15)
"Major media and the public seem to have missed one of the
biggest plays in the history of Linux and the Open Source Software
community with Oracle's purchase of SleepCat software..."