Linux News for Mar 01, 2006
Advisories, February 28, 2006 (Mar 01, 2007, 04:45)
Today's security advisories: firefox (Mandriva Linux and
Tonight on The Linux Link Tech Show (Mar 01, 2006, 23:30)
"We talk to long-time KDE developer Zack Rusin..."
DesktopLinux: "Crossing the Chasm" Author to Keynote April Linux Summit (Mar 01, 2006, 22:45)
"Best-selling author Geoffrey Moore (Crossing the Chasm) will
give a keynote address April 25 at the fourth annual Desktop Linux
LinuxDevices: Tux-Shaped Computer Runs Linux (Mar 01, 2006, 22:00)
"Acme Systems is shipping a Penguin-shaped case for a tiny SBC
(single-board computer) powered by an innovative MCM (multi-chip
module) that runs Linux..."
NewsForge: The Lion, the Witch, and Linux (Mar 01, 2006, 21:15)
"After considering the options, Walden Media chose Liferay's
MIT-licensed open source content management system (CMS), running
Reg Developer: Zend Cosies Up to Oracle (Mar 01, 2006, 20:30)
"Zend Technologies, the subject of Oracle acquisition rumors,
has updated its implementation of the PHP development language for
the giant's database family..."
ZDNet Australia: Open Source Key to Victorian Schools (Mar 01, 2006, 19:45)
"Victoria's Department of Education and Training is continuing
to develop in-house server software it built on top of open-source
tools to bring its state-wide wireless network to life..."
CRN: HP's Linux Chief To Push Integrated Stacks Through Channel (Mar 01, 2006, 19:00)
"CRN Senior Writer Paula Rooney met with Christine Martino, vice
president Hewlett Packard's Open Source and Linux Organization, at
the company's Marlborough, Mass., Linux Expertise Center to discuss
HP's open source efforts..."
Groklaw: IBM Subpoenas JP Morgan Securities and McGraw-Hill (Mar 01, 2006, 18:15)
Looking at what IBM is asking them to provide I gather IBM would
like to demonstrate what Santa Cruz bought from Novell, what its
UNIX assets were, what they were really worth when they bought them
and when they transferred them to Caldera..."
Live Journal: Linux Fragmentation--A View from the Security Community (Mar 01, 2006, 17:30)
"Three years ago, I was asked to work on the SELinux Team at Red
Hat to bring Mandatory Access Control to a mainstream operating
Network World: FEMA Updates IT Systems to Better Respond to Disasters (Mar 01, 2006, 16:45)
"The Federal Emergency Management Agency has seen a fair amount
of press attention in the past year, with 45 presidential-declared
disasters stemming from hurricanes, floods and wildfires..."
e-Government New Zealand: Open Source Legal Issues (Mar 01, 2006, 16:00)
"While the use of open source software has many benefits, it
brings with it a number of legal risks not posed by proprietary or
LinuxPlanet: Wall Street: Linux Gets a Lift from Web Services, Tech Support (Mar 01, 2006, 15:15)
"Are Linux and open source implementations rising on Wall
Street? 'Yes,' said participants in a financial services IT trade
show held this week in New York City, who cited Web services and
incremental improvements to tech support as two big drivers..."
Reg Developer: MySQL Close to SAP Certification (Mar 01, 2006, 14:30)
"MySQL AB is inching closer to certification with SAP's mighty
business applications suite, nearly three years after the companies
internetnews.com: Linux Networx Debuts 'Super' Storage (Mar 01, 2006, 13:45)
"Supercomputer vendor Linux Networx today announced a new lineup
of storage solutions, while also revealing that it is no longer
developing its Xilo scalable clustered storage system..."
Computerworld NZ: Slow to Arrive, But Here to Stay (Mar 01, 2006, 13:00)
"Although New Zealand organisations have been late adopters of
the technology, local end-users and tech companies accept that open
source is here to stay..."
Techworld: US Army Lab Makes Major Linux Cluster Move (Mar 01, 2006, 11:30)
"A US Army supercomputing centre with a legacy that dates back
to the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer, which launched
in 1946, is moving to Linux-based clusters.
The R Zone: 3D on the Linux Desktop: A Peek Into the Near Future (Mar 01, 2006, 10:00)
"By now, most of you know that Mac OS X includes advanced visual
effects, powered by Display PostScript and accelerated 3D
NewsForge: Using SQL-Ledger in a Small Business (Mar 01, 2006, 08:30)
"Recently, I helped set up a small co-operative preschool. One
of the many things we needed was an accounting software
The R Zone: Hardening a Linux Server in 10 Minutes (Mar 01, 2006, 07:00)
"Did you know that a freshly installed Linux server can be
hardened in less than 10 minutes? Here's how...!"
KernelTrap: Kernel Build Errors and Warnings (Mar 01, 2006, 05:30)
"Jesper Juhl summarized a recent experiment of compiling the
latest Linux kernel 100 times with various configurations,
resulting in 82 failed builds and thousands of warnings..."
Advisories: February 28, 2006 (Mar 01, 2006, 04:45)
Today's security advisories: pdftohtml (Debian GNU/Linux);
PostgreSQL, udev, mod_auth_pgsql, auth_ldap, gnutls (Fedora
Legacy); and squirrelmail, unzip, and gettext (Mandriva Linux).
NewsForge: Test Drive: Parallels (Mar 01, 2006, 04:00)
"Parallels launched Parallels Workstation for Desktop, its first
x86 virtualization software, back in September, joining VMware's
proprietary Workstation and the Xen open source virtual machine
ZDNet: Shared Nothing Coming to Open Source (Mar 01, 2006, 02:30)
"Shared nothing has been a big deal in the database world for
some time. It's what companies like Google are based on--a
distributed database without a single point of contention..."
ONLamp: What Corporate Projects Should Learn from Open Source (Mar 01, 2006, 01:00)
"Let's say that you're a programmer working on a wildly
successful open source project in your free time..."