Linux News for Mar 31, 2006
Editor's Note: Another Myth Will Bite the Dust (Mar 31, 2006, 23:30)
"There has been a little bit of a Catch-22 obstacle standing
between deployment levels of Linux as they are now and what they
internetnews.com: MINIX Gets (X) Windows (Mar 31, 2006, 22:45)
"Since then, Linux has grown into a multi-billion dollar
industry. But what of MINIX, the 'inspiration' for Linux...?"
Linux-Watch: Microsoft Set to Attack Linux with Patents? (Mar 31, 2006, 22:00)
"Is Microsoft getting ready to attack Linux and open-source
software with its patents?
Techworld: Linux Loses to Windows in ex-Unix Shops (Mar 31, 2006, 20:30)
"Where do Unix shops who want to migrate go next? You'd think
they go for Linux. Or is it Windows? It depends who's
Tectonic: HP South Africa Confirms Linux Laptop Plans (Mar 31, 2006, 19:00)
"HP South Africa has confirmed the release of it's
Linspire-based notebook range..."
Builder UK: Linux Growth 'To Outstrip Windows by a Factor of 3' (Mar 31, 2006, 17:30)
"Linux adoptions are to grow in the next three to five years at
nearly triple the rate of Windows, according to Oracle..."
Announcement: SUSE Linux 10.1 Beta9 (Mar 31, 2006, 16:45)
"I'm glad to announce SUSE Linux 10.1 Codename 'Agama Lizard'
CNET News: SUSE Linux COO Latest Exec to Leave Novell (Mar 31, 2006, 16:00)
"Amnon Harman, chief operating officer of Novell's SUSE Linux
group, will leave the company in August, sources familiar with his
internetnews.com: The Deal: $20K to Leave Exchange For Lotus (Mar 31, 2006, 14:30)
"IBM launched the latest jab in its bout with Microsoft,
offering partners up to $20,000 to help customers move from
Exchange to Linux-based versions of Lotus Notes and Domino..."
The Guardian: 'A Lawyer Who Is Also Idealist--How Refreshing' (Mar 31, 2006, 13:00)
"The legal guardian of the free software movement explains why,
after 12 years, the time is right to release version 3 of its
constitution for public comment..."
IT Manager's Journal: Outsourcer Sees FOSS as Unlikely Ally (Mar 31, 2006, 12:15)
"At first, outsourcing and free and open source software seem
LinuxElectrons: Textbooks on OpenOffice.org Published (Mar 31, 2006, 11:30)
"Visibooks, a publisher of illustration-based computer class
textbooks, has published the first school textbooks on
Linux.com: Updating Made Easy with EasyUbuntu (Mar 31, 2006, 10:45)
"Ubuntu uses only open/free formats, so it doesn't include
playback support for formats such as MP3, Windows Media Audio
(WMA), and Audio Video Interleave (AVI) that may have some
OSWeekly: uCLinux: An Overview (Mar 31, 2006, 10:00)
"The advantage of embedded Linux is that it's a royalty-free,
open source, compact solution that provides a strong foundation for
an ever-growing base of applications to run on..."
SearchOpenSource: How-to: Using a Windows Virtual Machine to Validate Linux Boot CDs or Images (Mar 31, 2006, 09:15)
"This article summarizes how to manipulate simple VMWare
configuration files (.vmx) for a Windows host environment to
operate Linux within a virtual arena, for validation testing or as
a practical training tool..."
NewsForge: Extract Data from the Internet with Web Scraping (Mar 31, 2006, 08:30)
"Even if you don't know how to access databases using a Web
browser or use an RSS reader, you can extract information from the
Internet through Web page scraping. Here's how you can use some
Linux-based tools to get data..."
Linux.com: Review: Trustix Secure Linux Lives Up to Its Name (Mar 31, 2006, 07:45)
"Trustix Secure Linux is an interesting distro for servers that
is designed to be all about security..."
VoIP Planet: VoIPowering Your Office with Asterisk--Part 2: Introduction continued (Mar 31, 2006, 07:00)
"Today we'll look at what hardware you need to make it work, and
how much it costs..."
DevX: Maintain Better Coding Standards with Ease Using Checkstyle (Mar 31, 2006, 05:30)
"Checkstyle is an open-source tool that can help enforce coding
standards and best practices..."
Advisories, March 30, 2006 (Mar 31, 2006, 04:45)
Today's Mandriva Linux advisory: mailman
Linux-Watch: Audacity: The Open Source Podcasting Program of Choice (Mar 31, 2006, 04:00)
"You see Audacity is a great little program for podcasting and I
use it myself for my Cyber Cynic podcasts..."
Mad Penguin: Tux Goes Retail: Mepis, Xandros, Linspire, and Micro Center VIP Interviews (Mar 31, 2006, 03:15)
"Some common themes emerge from these interviews. First,
relationships with companies and people working in the distribution
chain don't emerge over night..."
Moneyweb: The Real Deal on Open Source Software (Mar 31, 2006, 02:30)
"'South Africans spend around R6 billion annually on software
licenses, 80% of which is channeled to foreign companies...'"
SearchCIO: The Real Reasons Vendors are Moving to Open Source Models (Mar 31, 2006, 01:45)
"More vendors are adopting open source business models.
Columnist Paul Gillin offers advice on how users can leverage this
new vendor interest to their advantage..."
Peter Yared's Musings: An Open Letter to Jonathan Schwartz (Mar 31, 2006, 01:00)
"...I wanted to write an open letter to you and Sun, and see if
I can get a little clarity about your open source software
The Fine Manual: Eric Raymond and the RTFM Jerks (Mar 31, 2006, 00:15)
"Is Eric Raymond and the RTFM jerk crowd driving away good
contributers and users from free software? That is what I am
beginning to wonder..."