Linux News for Feb 27, 2006
eWeek: Open Source Ripe for the Taking (Feb 27, 2006, 23:30)
"Oracle's buying spree raises questions about open-source
licensing. Can a company really be open source...?"
Yet Another Linux Blog: Why Ubuntu Isn't for New Linux Users (Feb 27, 2006, 22:45)
"I was getting a bit tired of saying the same things over and
over to friends on the net..."
TechNY.com: Linux: An Overview for New Users (Feb 27, 2006, 22:00)
"The Linux operating system is being used more and more by home
users as a viable, secure alternative to Windows..."
Computerworld New Zealand: Back to the Future: Open Source Everything (Feb 27, 2006, 21:30)
"The open and closed regions of the software world are poles
apart, and not even the open source community can agree on the
internetnews.com: MySQL to Fight Oracle With Fire(bird)? (Feb 27, 2006, 21:00)
"MySQL will announce next week that is has acquired Web
application technology firm Netfrastructure..."
LinuxPlanet: Open Source Java: Interview with an Apache Harmony Project Founder (Feb 27, 2006, 20:30)
"There is a lot of open source activity currently surrounding
Java, from JBoss and Geronimo to MyFaces and Spring, but Java
itself is the last proprietary piece of the puzzle. If Harmony is
successful, will Sun still matter...?"
Enterprise IT Planet: Going Toe Dipping with Office Alternatives (Feb 27, 2006, 20:00)
"Every few years or so, large businesses are faced with the
daunting task of deciding on a new or replacement office
SearchOpenSource: Breaking Down Barriers to Linux Desktop Adoption (Feb 27, 2006, 19:30)
"People reject Linux desktops for illogical reasons, says IT
consultant and developer Jono Bacon..."
Mad Penguin: Clean Air, Open Code: An Interview with IT Leads at California Air Resources Board (Feb 27, 2006, 19:00)
"Massachusetts might have been the FOSS shot heard 'round the
world, but California may be quietly building pressure for an open
source earthquake of its own..."
CNET News: Microsoft's InfoCard Draws Open-Source Response (Feb 27, 2006, 18:30)
"IBM and Novell on Monday are expected to announce an
open-source response to Microsoft's forthcoming InfoCard identity
Tectonic: SA Tax Man Eyes Desktop Linux (Feb 27, 2006, 18:00)
"While Sars admits that the challenge of moving to Linux on the
desktop is great, a successful proof of concept could see 14 000
desktops running Microsoft Windows XP SP2 migrated to Linux..."
ConsortiumInfo: Details Begin to Emerge on ECIS v. Microsoft EU Complaint (Feb 27, 2006, 17:30)
"There are a few more details beginning to emerge on the
complaint that ECIS filed in the EU alleging anticompetitive
behavior by Microsoft..."
Opensuse: SUSE Linux 10.1 Beta5 is Ready (Feb 27, 2006, 16:45)
"I'm glad to announce SUSE Linux 10.1 Codename 'Agama Lizard'
Beta5--this time both Delta-ISOs and full ISOs...!"
internetnews.com: Yahoo Lays Out Welcome Mat For PHP Devs (Feb 27, 2006, 16:00)
"Yahoo is expanding its support for PHP, with the launch this
week of the PHP Developer Center as part of the Yahoo Developer
Warped Systems: Mandriva Linux One 2006--Live CD Beta (Feb 27, 2006, 15:15)
"Available on the mirrors, a beta version of a new live CD based
on Mandriva Linux 2006..."
CNET News: Rocky Mountain High for Open Source (Feb 27, 2006, 14:30)
"Steamboat Springs has warmed up to open-source software..."
Gentoo: Release Announcement: Gentoo Linux 2006.0 (Feb 27, 2006, 13:45)
"Major highlights in the release include KDE 3.4.3, GNOME
2.12.2, XFCE 4.2.2, GCC 3.4.4 and a 2.6.15 kernel..."
Free Software Magazine: What Is X? (Feb 27, 2006, 13:00)
"What is this X? What amazing super-GUI powers does it have?
This article attempts to tear off its mask and reveal all..."
Linus Torvalds: Linux 2.6.16-rc5 (Feb 27, 2006, 13:00)
"There's not much to say about this: people have been pretty
good, and it's just a random collection of fixes in various random
areas. The shortlog is actually pretty short, and it really
describes the updates better than anything else..."
All About Linux: A Concise Explanation of I-Nodes (Feb 27, 2006, 11:30)
"Each file in Linux irrespective of its type, has a unique
identity by way of an i-node number associated with it. No two
different files can have the same i-node number..."
MozillaQuest: Review of The Debian System: Concepts and Techniques (Feb 27, 2006, 10:00)
"Debian users, Linux and Unix administrators, and even Debian
beginners who otherwise have GNU-Linux experience can find useful
knowledge at their fingertips..."
Linux Journal: Making apt Work for You: A Book Excerpt (Feb 27, 2006, 08:30)
"In this chapter, you'll learn the fundamentals of apt,
including some of its more useful commands..."
Enterprise Networking Planet: Nail Down Network Interface Names with ifrename (Feb 27, 2006, 07:00)
"Who among us has not experienced the joy of rebooting a
multi-homed Linux server, and found that our network interfaces
have come up in a different order, and been assigned different
names by the kernel...?"
Linux.com: Linux Distros for Older Hardware (Feb 27, 2006, 01:00)
"Microsoft lately has been challenging Linux's suitability for
older hardware, so it seems like a good time to look at Linux
distributions that can run on older machines..."