Linux News for Feb 23, 2006
NewsForge: Company to Fund Project, Release Source Code for Systems Management Software (Feb 23, 2006, 23:30)
"Qlusters last month announced that it would release its
Qlusters Resource Manager (QRM) software as open source and start a
SourceForge project called openQRM to develop the
Computing Unplugged: The Future of the Palm Platform: Rosy or Uncertain? (Feb 23, 2006, 22:45)
"For close to a year, there's been intense speculation as to
what would befall the fate of Palm OS, ever since PalmSource was
spun off and then became an acquisition target.
NewsForge: Blue Flame Goes Up in Linux (Feb 23, 2006, 22:00)
"Blue Flame Data is a consumer preferences data aggregator and
analysis firm based in New York City..."
Linux-Watch: Fantistico--LAMP Application Setup for Idiots (Feb 23, 2006, 21:15)
"This Linux-based program enables Web host companies to offer
you a menu of popular PHP-based programs for near-instant
LinuxPlanet: Easing Into Linux With Xandros Desktop OS 3.0.2 (Feb 23, 2006, 20:30)
"So how do you keep a sweet running SUSE/HP 64-bit notebook and
still review 32-bit Linux versions? I could use a second machine. I
could load Linux in different partitions..."
LinuxPR: Win4Lin Announces Immediate Support for Google Picasa (Feb 23, 2006, 19:45)
"Picasa has been a very popular free software download from
Google but has previously only been available for the MS Windows
LinuxDevices: Ubuntu Eyes Gadgets (Feb 23, 2006, 19:00)
"Three developers have launched a project to bring Ubuntu, a
popular Debian-based desktop Linux distribution, to embedded Linux
Linux Journal: Linux Consultant Survey Results Are In (Feb 23, 2006, 18:15)
"Who better to give their opinions on the state of Linux than
the people who help other organizations get Linux up and
internetnews.com: Open Source Clone of Windows Not a Ripoff? (Feb 23, 2006, 17:30)
"The question of whether proprietary closed source code is
present inside open source code is a huge issue..."
Builder UK: Fleury Expounds on Open Source (Feb 23, 2006, 16:45)
"The JBoss founder leaves little room for misunderstanding,
saying: 'We started in OSS and we will die in OSS...'"
ConsortiumInfo: ODF or Microsoft XML Reference Schema? Don't Forget About Adobe PDF (Feb 23, 2006, 16:00)
"Adobe PDF has tended to be a footnote in the ODF story to date,
principally figuring into the saga by presenting a somewhat
The Guardian: Money for Nothing (Feb 23, 2006, 15:15)
"Hundreds of new sites are trading on web users' ignorance by
selling inadequate or unnecessary technical support for free
CNET News: Sun to Acquire Software Patch Specialist (Feb 23, 2006, 14:30)
"Sun Microsystems has agreed to acquire Aduva, a small company
whose products automate the installation of software patches on
large numbers of Solaris or Linux computers..."
internetnews.com: New DHCP for Linux? (Feb 23, 2006, 13:45)
"A new DHCP client for Linux is set to take advantage of an
expected new feature in a future Linux kernel..."
NewsForge: Historic Libre Graphics Meeting Set for Next Month (Feb 23, 2006, 13:00)
"LGM is free to attend and will be held at the university campus
at La Doua, Villeurbanne, in Lyon, France. Speakers are scheduled
for Friday and Saturday..."
IT Manager's Journal: Interviewing Hackers (Feb 23, 2006, 11:30)
"Many articles address the question of how to interview people
when trying to fill a technical post..."
Tectonic: Free Software Movement Heads for Nairobi (Feb 23, 2006, 10:00)
"Free software developers and advocates from across the African
continent will be heading for Nairobi in Kenya this week as they
gather for the second Fossfa African Conference on the Digitial
Linux.com: Review: Versora Progression Desktop (Feb 23, 2006, 09:15)
"Linux distributions have virtually all of the amenities that
desktop users want, but moving from Windows to Linux is still a bit
of a challenge for users who need to migrate their settings and
files to a new desktop..."
NewsForge: YubNub: A Command Line for the Web (Feb 23, 2006, 08:30)
"Tired of dragging your mouse from one Web site to another,
trying to get to the best of the Web? Give YubNub a run..."
BobCares: Installing and Configuring Nagios (Feb 23, 2006, 07:45)
"This article attempts to provide complete and easy steps for
Nagios installation on a Webserver or a Local cluster..."
Free Software Magazine: 64 Studio (Feb 23, 2006, 07:00)
"Consolidation in the creative application market has seen Adobe
buy Syntrillium, who created Cool Edit, Avid buy Digidesign and
Apple buy Logic--and there are plenty of other examples..."
The GNOME Journal: (De-)Forming Models with SharpConstruct (Feb 23, 2006, 06:15)
"Creating 3D models usually requires abstract imagination; one
needs to construct and merge geometric figures together..."
SearchOpenSource: How to Get Reports on OpenOffice 2.0 Base, Part One (Feb 23, 2006, 05:30)
"With databases, it's important not just to put things in
correctly, but to get them out correctly..."
Advisories, Feburary 22, 2006 (Feb 23, 2006, 04:45)
Today's security advisories: tutos (Debian GNU/Linux); OpenSSH
and Dropbear (Gentoo Linux); and MySQL and tar (Mandriva
LXer: An Interview with Falko Timme--The Perfect Linux Guy (Feb 23, 2006, 04:00)
"Falko Timme will be thirty this year. He's possibly one of the
most popular mentors for people wanting to become Linux system
administrators on the Internet. His step-by-step tutorials have
gained a large readership..."
SearchOpenSource: Why Open Source Databases Are Ripe for Acquisition in 2006 (Feb 23, 2006, 03:15)
"The courtship of open source database vendor MySQL by Oracle,
as well as MySQL's rejection of those advances, is only the
beginning of another interesting year for databases..."
InfoWorld: Governments and "Software Libre": Matt was Wrong (Feb 23, 2006, 02:30)
"So, it's actually not uncommon for me to find out that I'm an
ignorant Muppet. But it's somewhat uncommon for me to admit it
ReactOS: ReactOS is Dead, Welcome to ReactOS! (Feb 23, 2006, 02:00)
"It is already a known fact that ReactOS project started working
again and that SVN servers are running since some days
eWeek: Windows Finally Beats Unix, But Linux Is Coming on Strong (Feb 23, 2006, 01:30)
"IDC's server numbers show that Windows has finally overtaken
Unix in the server market, but what's even more interesting is that
Linux is continuing to accelerate at double-digit growth
FedoraNews: SCALE4x, Los Angeles 2006: Attack of the Corporate Coders? (Feb 23, 2006, 01:00)
"SCALE4x was held close to LAX (Los Angeles international
airport) and reflected the growing commercial strength and interest
in Linux and F/OSS in general in the Southern California
Sys-Con Belgium: OSDL Mobile Linux Initiative (Feb 23, 2006, 00:15)
"The global mobile phone market is enjoying explosive growth.
With annual unit sales in the hundreds of millions, Gartner
analysts estimate that by 2009 the worldwide installed based will
top 2.6 billion mobile handsets..."