Linux News for Mar 29, 2006
Tonight on The Linux Link Tech Show (Mar 29, 2006, 23:30)
"We talk to Brad Bowling, patent attorney with Baker Botts
ZDNet Australia: Linux Trademark Bid Faces Deadline (Mar 29, 2006, 22:45)
"A renewed bid to register the word 'Linux' as an Australian
trademark must meet an early April deadline or face defeat..."
CIO: Help for Librarians (Mar 29, 2006, 22:00)
"With children clonking on keyboards, patrons downloading
viruses and kleptomaniacs swiping mice, library computers quickly
end up in PC morgues..."
CRN: JBoss Opens Up Messaging, Web Servers (Mar 29, 2006, 21:30)
"Open source company JBoss Inc. added messaging projects for
service-oriented architecture on Monday in an effort to boost the
company's JBoss Enterprise Middleware Suite into the enterprise
NewsForge: Open Source Software Aids Healthcare Leader (Mar 29, 2006, 21:00)
"Catholic Healthcare West (CHW), the largest not-for-profit
healthcare provider in California, needed to consolidate its IT
systems and bring greater efficiency and consistency to the
Financial Times: The Powerful Appeal of Something for Nothing (Mar 29, 2006, 20:30)
"In places where a Windows software licence costs more than the
average monthly wage, the appeal of free software becomes extremely
All About Linux: Vim Author Gets Hired by Google (Mar 29, 2006, 20:00)
"I have always been a great fan of Vim editor. The very same
versatile editor created and maintained by Bram Moolenaar..."
eWeek: Google Considers Joining Eclipse (Mar 29, 2006, 19:30)
"Google is contemplating a move to join the Eclipse Foundation
in some capacity..."
Computerworld Australia: Manufacturer Moves to Linux for Stability (Mar 29, 2006, 19:00)
"Automotive electronics manufacturer and a supplier to big names
like General Motors Holden, Australian Arrow has migrated half its
servers to Linux in two years to gain greater stability..."
internetnews.com: Keeping PHP From Prying Eyes (Mar 29, 2006, 18:30)
"PHP is well known as an open source scripting language. Though
PHP itself is open, that doesn't necessarily mean that all PHP
developers want their code to open as well..."
Reuters: EU Warns Microsoft to Limit Vista Features (Mar 29, 2006, 18:00)
"The European Union's top competition regulator has warned
Microsoft Corp it won't be allowed to sell its new Vista operating
system in Europe if it comes pre-loaded with certain features..."
Another reason for the Vista delay?
Linux-Watch: Why is Anyone Still Using Internet Explorer? (Mar 29, 2006, 17:30)
"OK, how many times must Internet Explorer be ripped open like a
hot 16-year old in a summer slasher movie before people finally get
it: IE is not safe. Period. End of Statement..."
New Zealand Reseller News: Sydney LinuxWorld: Business Ignorance Challenges Open Source (Mar 29, 2006, 16:45)
"During his keynote address on Monday at the Linuxworld
Conference and Expo in Sydney, Maddog said the biggest challenge to
open source is 'people not thinking...'"
LinuxWorld Australia: Linuxworld: Linux Continues Unix Bloodbath (Mar 29, 2006, 16:00)
"Even the most mission-critical, Unix-based central business
systems are being replaced by Linux running on commodity hardware,
according to delegates at Linuxworld 2006 conference and expo in
Groklaw: A Red Hat Teleconference--Judge Asks, What's Taking So Long? (Mar 29, 2006, 15:30)
"To those of you who wondered if it is normal for a lawsuit to
take as long as SCO v. IBM has, the answer is no. This is not
NewsForge: Interview: Theo de Raadt of OpenBSD (Mar 29, 2006, 15:00)
"We spoke with Theo about the upcoming release of OpenBSD, 3.9,
the financial state of the project, and about companies that profit
from free software without contributing back..."
ZDNet UK: Munich Linux Migration Delayed by 'PR Stunt' (Mar 29, 2006, 14:30)
"A high-profile delay to Munich's Linux migration in 2004 was
actually caused by those campaigning against software patents,
rather than the shadowy hand of Microsoft, according to one
internetnews.com: Linux Kernel Point Release Fixes Flaws (Mar 29, 2006, 13:45)
"It's a familiar refrain. A new Linux kernel is released and a
short time later it's augmented by a point release that addresses a
potential security vulnerability..."
SearchOpenSource: Microsoft's High Prices Drive FSW to Linux, Open Source (Mar 29, 2006, 13:00)
"High costs and an urgent need for standards compliance is
driving FSW Inc. away from Microsoft and into new worlds, such as
server virtualization on Linux, an open source and Linux backend
and open source desktops..."
ZDNet Australia: Joomla Open Source CMS Prepares for Prime Time (Mar 29, 2006, 11:30)
"It's been a hectic six months for the Joomla open-source CMS
since its split from the Mambo project, but an even busier six
weeks lie ahead..."
Email Battles: Firefox Growth, Internet Explorer Decline Driven By Windows Users, Not Linux (Mar 29, 2006, 10:00)
"Along with the persistent claim that the popular Firefox
browser platform is only for Windows-haters, we often see the
comment that simply downloading something... even 100 million-plus
of something... doesn't mean people are using it..."
LinuxCult: A look at SUSE 10.1's Gnome (Mar 29, 2006, 08:30)
"With just a Release Candidate left to be released before SUSE
10.1 is marked stable, it's time to take a look at how latest
release from the lizard appears to be shaping up..."
developerWorks: DSL Linux: Small Distro that Packs a Big Punch (Mar 29, 2006, 07:00)
"The popularity of Linux has grown by leaps and bounds. With so
many distributions of Linux out there, selecting the best operating
system for your business needs can be a challenge..."
Linux Forums: Using Top More Efficiently (Mar 29, 2006, 05:30)
"Among many monitoring tools that available, most people use
'top' (a part of procps package)..."
Advisories, March 28, 2006 (Mar 29, 2006, 04:45)
Today's Debian GNU/Linux security advisory: netpbm-free.
Lobby4Linux: Relax, Newspaper Tech Reporters Are No Threat For The Scoop Jackson Award (Mar 29, 2006, 04:00)
"Cool, sounds like someone has finally realized Linux is
actually presenting a threat to the Redmond Giant..."
iTWire: Maddog Says Desktop the Final Frontier for Linux (Mar 29, 2006, 02:30)
"'The desktop is actually the last place that Linux has to go
and it is going there,' says Maddog..."
The Jem Report: Linux Supporters Fiddle While OpenSSH Burns (Mar 29, 2006, 01:00)
"If you're using Solaris, SCO UnixWare, OS X, SUSE Linux, or Red
Hat Enterprise Linux, chances are you're using the
OpenBSD-developed OpenSSH for secure shell access to remote
Linux-Watch: CEO Jack Messman Talks About Novell's Present and Future (Mar 29, 2006, 00:15)
"In an interview with Linux-Watch, Messman explained where he
thinks the company is today and where it, and its Linux products,