Linux News for Feb 24, 2006
Editor's Note: Goodbye PPC, You Served Me (and LT) Well (Feb 24, 2006, 23:30)
Your editor's iBook is headed for the great big Los Altos garage
in the sky, so it's goodbye Linux on PPC. Now what's going to
ZDNet: Software, As a Service, On a Client (Feb 24, 2006, 22:00)
"Want to rent out a Linux application that can run on an
ordinary Windows box with VMWare...?"
LinuxDevCenter: Bristol Switches to StarOffice (Feb 24, 2006, 21:15)
"In southwest England lies Bristol, England's eighth most
populous city. With more than 390,000 residents, Bristol is well
populated with strong local government representation..."
LinuxPlanet: Collax Takes Appliance Approach to Push Linux into SMBs (Feb 24, 2006, 20:30)
"Collax, though, is no SUSE clone. In fact, they are taking
Linux into a market that SUSE, Red Hat, and the other major
commercial vendors haven't really bothered with: the small- to
medium-sized business (SMB) channel..."
Silicon.com: Mare.D Virus: Ignore the Hype (Feb 24, 2006, 19:00)
"Media reports circulating about the threat posed by a Linux
worm called Mare.D have been written off as little more than the
result of a 'slow news week' by one leading antivirus
ZDNet: Browser Wars 3: IE7 Beta No Match for Firefox (Feb 24, 2006, 17:30)
"I was anxious to see if the newly threatened Microsoft could
turn out something better than the fox. And the answer is... No, at
least not yet..."
Andrew Morton: Linux 2.6.16-rc4-mm2 (Feb 24, 2006, 16:45)
Incremental changelog, links within.
CNET News: Red Hat Offers Linux Eye Candy Alternative (Feb 24, 2006, 16:00)
"The next version of Red Hat's Fedora Linux will include
software to give the operating system some of the eye candy of a
rival Novell project--but it will use a less intrusive mechanism,
Business 2.0/CNNMoney: The Black Box That Would Conquer Telecom (Feb 24, 2006, 15:15)
"An open-source project tries to break Cisco's lock on the $4
billion corporate router business..."
ConsortiumInfo: It's Now a Two Front War: The ODF Allies Launch an Offensive in Europe (Feb 24, 2006, 14:30)
"...[T]he European Committee for Interoperable Systems (ECIS)
complained to the European Commission that Microsoft was guilty of
violating antitrust law because it had refused to support the
Health Data Management: Linux Knocking at the Back Door (Feb 24, 2006, 13:00)
"For the vast majority of computer users, Microsoft Windows is
the operating system that pops up when they turn on their
Tectonic: Free Software Developers Do It to Learn New Skills (Feb 24, 2006, 12:15)
"Most free and open source developers participate in FOSS
projects to learn and develop new skills, Rishab Ghosh of
Maastricht University, told the Idlelo2 conference in Kenya this
SearchOpenSource: Step-by-Step How-to, Part One: OpenOffice 2.0's New Mail Merge Tools (Feb 24, 2006, 11:30)
"Yes, folks, I'm going straight for the glamour, offering you a
how-to on the mail merge wizard..."
Linux.com: Among Linux Music Players, Banshee Really Wails (Feb 24, 2006, 10:00)
"Over the last few years, the number of Linux music players has
mushroomed, providing a variety of applications to suit different
Upcoming Events Highlight Free, Open Source Software (Feb 24, 2006, 08:30)
FOSDEM 2006 is about to happen next week in Brussels, and the
Calgary Linuxfest makes an early announcement, both within.
SearchOpenSource: Updating SuSE Linux Clients from a Local Update Server (Feb 24, 2006, 07:00)
"In my last tip, we set up a single internal YaST Online Update
(YOU) server to pick up updated software from the SuSE mirrors.
Now, we're going to answer the question: How do clients connect to
Linux.com: Turbocharged awk (Feb 24, 2006, 05:30)
"In a previous article, I covered the basics of awk and
presented a small application to reformat address book data. Now,
I'll show you how to turbocharge awk..."
Advisories, February 23, 2006 (Feb 24, 2006, 04:45)
Today's security advisories: metamail (Mandriva Linux) and tar
SearchOpenSource: Golden's Rules: How to Modify SugarCRM Safely (Feb 24, 2006, 04:00)
"My recent work with a SugarCRM project showed me, once again,
one great thing about open source software: You aren't limited to
the functionality of a product as delivered..."
Pete's Open Source Journal: "Unsupported and Bitter" (Feb 24, 2006, 02:30)
"Truth is, I haven't used Linux since November. You want to know
Lobby4Linux: A Giant Must Be Slain As He Sleeps (Feb 24, 2006, 01:45)
"Folklore and fantasy tales have often told the story. Many a
brave would-be slayer was crushed to death between hungry molars.
It would be a child who discovered the answer..."
Linux-Watch: IBM vs. SCO: Now it's IBM's Turn (Feb 24, 2006, 01:00)
"For months, years, it's all been about what SCO could discover
about IBM, Linux, and Unix. The shoe's on the other foot
ONLamp: GPL Gets Another Brickbat--But Where Does the Sarbanes-Oxley Problem Really Lie? (Feb 24, 2006, 00:15)
"In fact, I think a recognition of this problem may lead to an
increase in dual licensing, which will allay many of the fears
expressed in the paper..."