Linux News for Mar 30, 2006
SearchOpenSource: HP Lets User Take Linux for a Virtual Spin (Mar 30, 2006, 23:30)
"Philip Gust, the CEO and founder of Nouveau Systems Inc., found
himself in a position familiar to many executives with a data
center full of expensive, power-hungry legacy infrastructure and
Palm Infocenter: Is Palm Building Their Own OS? (Mar 30, 2006, 22:45)
"Speculation is in the air again that Palm Inc is working on
their own operating system for future mobile devices..."
CNET News: Is Virtualization the Installation Miracle Cure? (Mar 30, 2006, 22:00)
"Most talk about virtualization these days centers on using
server hardware more efficiently. But the technology also has the
potential to ease another headache: software installation
Computer Business Review: Open Source Tactics (Mar 30, 2006, 21:15)
"The debate over the viability of Open Source Software has not
disappeared--there are views that consider its sustenance to not
only be questionable in the long term, but also from a moral
high-ground perspective to be questionable..."
LinuxPlanet: Generation LinuX, Part 2--Web Research (Mar 30, 2006, 20:30)
LinuxPlanet "steps parents, guardians, and 'geekparents' through
the basic steps of exploring the vast Internet using open source
Computerworld Australia: ACS Sees Open Source as a Way to Boost Jobs (Mar 30, 2006, 19:45)
"The Australian Computer Society has emphatically come out in
support of open source software, claiming Australia should embrace
it on the grounds it fosters innovation and can boost ICT
CRN Australia: LinuxWorld: Government Open to Open Source (Mar 30, 2006, 19:00)
"Speaking at LinuxWorld in Sydney, Department of Finance and
Administration's Patrick Callioni said the OSS community could no
longer blame government for its slow adoption of offerings like
ZDNet UK: Bristol Council Says It Can Save £1m with Open Source (Mar 30, 2006, 18:15)
"The local authority claims its biggest challenge was
encouraging its staff to accept alternatives to Microsoft Office,
with staff assuming that 'if it's cheap it must be nasty...'"
BusinessWeek: Red Hat Falls on Outlook (Mar 30, 2006, 17:30)
"Red Hat Inc. shares fell before Wednesday's opening bell after
the software maker reported solid quarterly results but projected a
profit that fell short of Wall Street's target..."
Groklaw: The End to the Trademark Tale (Mar 30, 2006, 16:45)
"You will remember SCO's attempt to trademark UNIX SYSTEM
Michael's Minute: 502,174 Documents Can't Be Wrong. Next Up ajaxSketch (Mar 30, 2006, 16:00)
"As promised we're announcing a new product on Wednesday of each
week at ajaxLaunch.com... This week we're unveiling
Washington Post: IBM Makes A Play for Microsoft's Customers (Mar 30, 2006, 15:15)
"International Business Machines Corp. said it will roll out an
aggressive strategy today to lure business customers away from
rival Microsoft Corp..."
ZDNet Australia: HP: Too Many Open Source Licences (Mar 30, 2006, 14:30)
"Martin Fink, Hewlett Packard's Linux vice-president, yesterday
slammed the open source community's complex licensing schemes,
suggesting that there are too many open source licences for
developers to manage properly..."
Linux-Watch: Need Open-Source Funding? Talk to the OSDL (Mar 30, 2006, 13:45)
"This Fund will provide financial support to software developers
working on Linux and open-source community projects that don't have
access to financial resources or support..."
SearchOpenSource: Golden's Rules: Why New Chips + Xen = Dream Machiness (Mar 30, 2006, 13:00)
"I'm changing my ways, and all because of multi-core
UnixReview: Marcel's Linux App of the Month: kdissert (Mar 30, 2006, 12:15)
"Even after writing a half dozen books and several hundred
articles, I still find it difficult to know where to start when I'm
looking at a new project..."
SearchOpenSource: PostgreSQL Experts: Why Are You Still Using a Big Bucks Database (Mar 30, 2006, 11:30)
"Your company doesn't have to pay big bucks for a big
NewsForge: My Desktop OS: VectorLinux SOHO (Mar 30, 2006, 10:45)
"Mandrake proved impossibly slow to use on these machines, but
VectorLinux impressed me with its speed, ease of install,
well-chosen lightweight applications, and stability..."
Linux Journal: Conference Report: FOSS Means Business, Belfast (Mar 30, 2006, 10:00)
"The conference was held to host talks by two of the free
software world's patron saints, Bruce Perens and Richard
Linux.com: Get Thoggen, and Leave Your DVDs at Home (Mar 30, 2006, 09:15)
"Thoggen is a new DVD ripper/backup-tool for Linux that encodes
video into the free Ogg Theora format..."
Cluster Monkey: Blue Collar Computing: HPC for the Rest of Us (Mar 30, 2006, 08:30)
"From an industrial perspective, HPC seems to be a 'look, but
don't touch' technology..."
Linux.com: Graphite: Smart Font Technology Comes to FOSS (Mar 30, 2006, 07:45)
"Smart font technology, which automatically inserts advanced
typographical features in the right context, has existed for a
decade, but it is still only partly implemented in most operating
systems and programs..."
KernelTrap: SCSI ID's (Mar 30, 2006, 07:00)
"An interesting thread on the lkml began with a patch to try and
move an IOCTL call used to obtain the SCSI ID of a SCSI device from
the block layer into the SCSI subsystem..."
BobCares: Deploying Ruby on Rails (Mar 30, 2006, 06:15)
"This article is an introduction to the installation and
deployment of Ruby on Rails..."
HowtoForge: Windows Linux DualBoot Tutorial (Mar 30, 2006, 05:30)
"This tutorial was written to help set up a dual boot on a SATA
drive but it will also work for PATA so continue forward and I will
let you know if you need to skip something..."
Advisories, March 29, 2006 (Mar 30, 2006, 04:45)
Today's Gentoo Linux security advisory: bsd-games.
Network Times: So Linux Turns Out to be a Yawn (Mar 30, 2006, 04:00)
"...From the facts I have been seeing, Linux is definitely not
taking over the world..."
OSWeekly: Is Open Source and Free Software the Same? (Mar 30, 2006, 03:15)
"Have you ever used the term open source and free software
interchangeably? If yes, you are making a mistake..."
Computer Zen: Is Open Source a Crap Idea? (Mar 30, 2006, 02:30)
"'The contributors are typically motivated less by altruism than
BusinessWeek: Keeping Free Software Free (Mar 30, 2006, 01:45)
"Next-generation computers are designed to restrict how you use
them even before you buy them. What can the free software community
Linux.org: With Microsoft in Chaos, Our Moment Has Arrived (Mar 30, 2006, 01:00)
"What is surprising, however, is that according to reports, some
Microsoft developers are now in open rebellion..."
The Register: Linux Conquered, Tuttle Man Takes on London (Mar 30, 2006, 00:15)
And the Tuttle saga continues... "The much-admired
Tuttle, Oklahoma can-do spirit has survived this week's thrashing
at the hands of Linux fanboys everywhere..."