Linux News for Mar 28, 2006
TMCnet: Red Hat Reports Fiscal Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2006 Results
(Mar 28, 2006, 23:30)
"Red Hat, Inc. (NASDAQ:RHAT), the world's leading provider of
open source solutions to the enterprise, today announced financial
results for its fiscal fourth quarter and fiscal year ended
February 28, 2006..."
LinuxElectrons: KDE 3.5.2 Released (Mar 28, 2006, 22:00)
"The KDE Project today announced the immediate availability of
ITWALES.com: Alan Cox to speak at North Wales event
(Mar 28, 2006, 21:30)
"Internationally celebrated software developer Alan Cox will
present his thoughts on the future of Open Source Software at a
public lecture at University of Wales Bangor on 4 April..."
TMCnet: Scalix Receives Top Rating from InfoWorld Test Center Editors (Mar 28, 2006, 20:45)
"Scalix, the leading provider of enterprise email and
calendaring on Linux, today announced that the latest version of
Scalix's flagship email and calendaring system on Linux, Scalix 10,
received an "Excellent" rating from InfoWorld Media Group,
responsible for delivering award-winning technology and product
news, research and analysis to the IT community for over 25
Linux.com: Snort on OpenWrt: Guarding the SOHO perimeter (Mar 28, 2006, 19:45)
"If you're edgy about security for your SOHO LAN, you might want
to consider moving your first line of defense out past your
eMediaWire: Technalign, Inc. Announces Special Edition (Mar 28, 2006, 18:45)
"Technalign, Inc. has announced they will release a special
edition of TaFusion MEPIS Linux to the community..."
CCN Matthews: TransGaming Partners With Mandriva to Bring Linux Gaming to Poland (Mar 28, 2006, 17:45)
"TransGaming Technologies (TSX VENTURE:TNG)("TransGaming"), a
leader in the development of software portability products for
cross-platform gaming, today announced that it has signed a
partnership agreement with Amazis.net..."
ThomasNet: Empower Technologies Introduces New Products (Mar 28, 2006, 16:45)
"Delivering an out-of-the- box embedded Linux solution to
consumer electronics developers, Empower Technologies (Empower) is
pleased to announce the release of the LinuxDA for OMAP5912
Development Kit (LDK5912), based on TI's OMAP5912 dual-core
processor. Additionally, Empower is pleased to announce the
completion of the OMAP 591x family development platform..."
Heise Online: MySQL acquires IBM and EMC as partnership program members (Mar 28, 2006, 15:30)
"MySQL now recommends IBM's WebSphere Data Stage for use in a
Datawarehouse environment on a MySQL basis..."
ZDNet Australia: Sandals and ponytail set cramp Linux (Mar 28, 2006, 14:30)
"The lax dress code of the open-source community is one of the
reasons behind the software's slow uptake in commercial
environments, says former Massachusetts chief information officer
(CIO) Peter Quinn..."
CRN: Suse Linux CTO To Exit Novell (Mar 28, 2006, 13:45)
"Juergen Geck, former CTO of SUSE Linux, is slated to finish his
duties at Novell at the end of this week. Novell declined to
Tectonic: From Insects to Kids and Computers to Comics (Mar 28, 2006, 13:00)
"Joris Komen of Namibia has built up quite a reputation as the
tough-talking director of Schoolnet Namibia. How he got to this
position is a small story in itself..."
Andrew Morton: Linux 2.6.16-mm2 (Mar 28, 2006, 12:15)
Incremental changelog, links within.
Infosec Writers: Detecting Botnets Using a Low Interaction Honeypot (Mar 28, 2006, 12:15)
"This paper describes a simple honeypot using PHP and emulating
several vulnerabilities in Mambo and Awstats..."
Free Software Magazine: Personal Security: Passwords (Mar 28, 2006, 11:30)
"Passwords are, without a doubt, the perferred method of online
security by online blogs, portals, e-commerce sites and just about
Phoronix: HP: The SLI Godfather? (Mar 28, 2006, 10:45)
"Here at Phoronix we have been covering the Scalable Link
Interface support under Linux since its launch with the inception
of the 1.0-8174 display drivers back on December 5, 2005..."
Nuxified Forums: Roll Your Own Firewall (Mar 28, 2006, 10:00)
"Over the years I have learned how to roll my own firewall
script and call it from /etc directory..."
Linux.com: CLI Magic: Playing Music from the Command Line with mp3blaster (Mar 28, 2006, 08:30)
"In addition to MP3 files, mp3blaster can play Ogg and WAV
files. The most intriguing things about mp3blaster are its user
interface and its ability to make groups within playlists..."
HowtoForge: Setting Up A Highly Available NFS Server (Mar 28, 2006, 07:00)
"In this tutorial I will describe how to set up a highly
available NFS server that can be used as storage solution for other
high-availability services like, for example, a cluster of web
servers that are being loadbalanced
BobCares: Enabling WebDAV for Apache (Mar 28, 2006, 05:30)
"Recently I had the opportunity to enable WebDav for an account
in a Plesk 5.5 server that my team maintained..."
Advisories, March 27, 2006 (Mar 28, 2006, 04:45)
Today's security advisories: Flex (Debian GNU/Linux); and
RealPlayer and OpenOffice.org (Gentoo Linux).
OSWeekly: Is Linux-Like Environment for Windows Really Required? (Mar 28, 2006, 04:00)
"Ever tried this query in Google: 'Linux-like environment for
windows' with inverted commas? If you have, it gives exactly 13,700
ZDNet: The Gartner Rules: Linux, Sun Ray, and Windows/XP (Mar 28, 2006, 02:30)
"The Myths About Desktop Linux Persist, or, at least, that's the
title of a Gartner Group 'Managment Update' filed on April 13th of
Community: Of Vista, Linux, and the User Experience (Mar 28, 2006, 01:00)
"However, what does this mean for the Linux desktop? Does it
mean anything at all? Probably not on the scale most are