Linux News for Feb 28, 2006
E-Mail Battles: Will Lotus Notes Lead Microsoft To Linux Desktop? (Feb 28, 2006, 23:30)
"Notes for Linux will allow shops already running Lotus Domino
Server on Linux to adopt the same platform for its integrated
Linux-Watch: Longhorn vs. Linux--The Server Battle of 2007? (Feb 28, 2006, 22:45)
"Longhorn is going to face some very tough competition as
Microsoft strives to hold off Linux and Solaris on the server
Free Software Magazine: Legacy Hardware Takes Wings with GNU/Linux (Feb 28, 2006, 22:00)
"Having read of Microsoft's white paper on the use of GNU/Linux
on legacy hardware, I had to laugh at the conclusions..."
DesktopLinux: FOSDEM Attracts 3,000 FOSS Folks to Brussels (Feb 28, 2006, 20:30)
"More than 3,000 FOSS enthusiasts gave up their weekend and
traveled from all over the world to attend the sixth annual Free
and Open Source Software Developers' European Meeting in Brussels
Tectonic: The State of African Free Software (Feb 28, 2006, 19:00)
"In fact, Microsoft not only sponsored that evening's event but
was also one of the sponsors of the entire three-day conference and
had no less than four speakers on the programme..."
CIO Today: Linux at a Crossroads in the Enterprise (Feb 28, 2006, 18:15)
"'Linux in the workplace is no more difficult to learn than
switching skills from an Apple computer to a Windows machine,' said
Edward Corrado, leader of the Princeton, New Jersey, Linux User
SubTerrific: Penguin Apple Sausage (Feb 28, 2006, 17:30)
"The mid-90s presented possibly the best opportunity for Apple
to adopt the Linux kernel..."
CNET News: Geekcorps: A Peace Corps for Techies (Feb 28, 2006, 16:45)
"How do you bring the Internet to countries like Mali, where
more than 70 percent of the population is illiterate and the
telecommunications infrastructure barely exists...?"
Tectonic: Sita OSS Tender Winners Cautiously Optimistic (Feb 28, 2006, 16:00)
"A cautious optimism is running through the open source industry
after Sita awarded potentially South Africa's biggest open source
deal last week..."
LinuxWorld Australia: NSW Education Begins Integration Overhaul, Flirts with Linux (Feb 28, 2006, 15:15)
"With a desire to streamline its IT operations, the NSW
Department of Education and Training (DET) has started an
integration project across a number of systems including a Linux
Computerworld NZ: How Secure is Open Source? (Feb 28, 2006, 14:30)
"Do open source systems provide a better way of preventing bugs,
or are their developers just cultural elitists...?"
Andrew Morton: Linux 2.6.16-rc5-mm1 (Feb 28, 2006, 14:30)
Incremental changelog, links within.
internetnews.com: Oracle Frees Database (Feb 28, 2006, 13:45)
"Users waiting for Oracle to integrate and build upon its
SleepyCat open source database have another free option..."
SearchOpenSource: Patch Work Management: Keeping the Pieces Together (Feb 28, 2006, 13:00)
"Handle third-party patches with care, otherwise you could run
into 'dependency hell' warns, IT professional Michael Jang, who
specializes in networks and operating systems..."
Datamation: Firefox Grabs Enterprise Linux Title (Feb 28, 2006, 12:15)
"The Mozilla Foundation's Firefox 1.5 blew away the competition
to take the top award in the Enterprise Linux category in the
Datamation Product of the Year 2006 awards..."
Tectonic: Free Software Working for Human Rights (Feb 28, 2006, 11:30)
"Monitoring human rights abuses around the world can be a risky
proposition with data collectors, reporters and community members
at constant risk of discovery..."
PR: LinuxForum Conference 3-4th March 2006 in Copenhagen (Feb 28, 2006, 10:45)
"LinuxForum 2006 is the 9th Open Source conference in a row held
in Copenhagen, Denmark. The conference is a very popular
conference, and today the largest IT-conference in the Nordic
Phoronix: ECS PF5 Extreme [Review] (Feb 28, 2006, 10:00)
"The motherboard, however, we have our eyes on today is the PF5
Extreme. This Intel LGA-775 i945P + ICH7R motherboard boasts
ECSonic II overclocking, dual channel DDR2-667, 1066MHz FSB, EM64T,
and dual-core processors..."
HowtoForge: Running Apache2 With PHP5 And PHP4 At The Same Time (Feb 28, 2006, 09:15)
"Because it is not possible to run both PHP5 and PHP4 as Apache
modules, we must run one of them as CGI, the other one as Apache
Linux.com: Desktop Publishing with Writer and Scribus (Feb 28, 2006, 08:30)
"Although OpenOffice.org Writer offers many tools that allow you
to create sophisticated layouts, you might want to use a dedicated
desktop publishing application to lay out a brochure or a
NewsForge: Songbird Media Browser Debut a Crashing Success (Feb 28, 2006, 07:45)
"Songbird, an open source media player built on the Firefox
browser engine, debuted this month to fanfare from a few blogs
heralding it as the second coming of digital music..."
Linux Journal: Using Wikis and Blogs to Ease Administration (Feb 28, 2006, 07:00)
"This tutorial on TWiki and WordPress shows how wikis and blogs
can be useful for system administration and documentation..."
Linux.com: CLI Magic: Getting into Motion (Feb 28, 2006, 06:15)
"Want to keep an eye on what's going on in your home or office
when you're not there? You can turn a Linux box into a motion
detector by using an old webcam and Motion--software for monitoring
a Video4Linux device..."
All About Linux: Password Protect Your Website Hosted on Apache Web Server (Feb 28, 2006, 05:30)
"At times, when I am browsing the web, I click on a link such as
this one and instead of a web page, I get a dialog box asking me to
enter my user name and password..."
Advisories, February 27, 2006 (Feb 28, 2006, 04:45)
Today's security advisories: gpdf (Debian GNU/Linux); nfs-utils,
sudo, mozilla, and firefox (Fedora Legacy); GraphicsMagick and
noweb (Gentoo Linux); mplayer (Mandriva Linux); gnupg, gnutls,
libtasn1, postgresql, sudo, and tar (Trustix Secure Linux); and
postgresql-7.4, postgresql-8.0, and postgresql (Ubuntu Linux).
The GNOME Journal: Behind the Scenes: Jeff Waugh (Feb 28, 2006, 04:00)
In this issue, [Lucas Rocha] interviews Jeff Waugh, the perky
Nuxified: Dropping Debian etch in Favor of Fedora: My Reasons (Feb 28, 2006, 03:15)
"As announced on my blog, I will soon move from my beloved
Debian etch (or testing) to the upcoming Fedora Core 5..."
Linux Forums: Converging Paths in Tokyo (Feb 28, 2006, 02:30)
"Truth be told, I was busy before the meeting and didn't look
things up about Ubuntu. Actually, I spent the time that I might
have done that using Ubuntu and Kubuntu--so I stupidly stumbled
into the meeting expecting the founder to be a Silicon Valley
Computer Business Review: Why Industry Needs Open Source Education (Feb 28, 2006, 02:00)
"Despite the explosive growth in the use of free and open source
software over the last few years there are still many businesses,
organisations and individuals that just don't 'get it...'"
Free Software Magazine: Accelerated X Flame Wars!--Maybe Not (Feb 28, 2006, 01:30)
"An advantage to free software is that it is an environment
where competition can thrive, choice is always available and
different solutions exist for the same problem..."
Computing: Open-Source Script Does Not Fit the Bill (Feb 28, 2006, 01:00)
"The move towards scriptable desktop applications has left a
large crowd of users sitting on the sidelines–head in
Libervis: Free Culture Needs Free Software (Feb 28, 2006, 00:30)
"In this article we aim to focus on the position which Free
Software movement has in this more broad Free Culture movement, and
to emphasize the reasons to why Free Software needs to be an
integral part of Free Culture, that we wish to create and
DesktopLinux: Why Won't Dell Promote Its Linux Desktops? (Feb 28, 2006, 00:00)
"Last Thursday, when I wrote about Dell's new Linux desktop, was
one of the most frustrating days of my professional life..."