Linux News for Apr 25, 2006
ZDNet: Desktop Linux Opportunity is Thick in the BRICK (Apr 25, 2006, 23:30)
"Brazil, Russia, India, China, Korea. BRICK..."
Apple Matters: Death of a Salesman: What Would Happen to Apple or Microsoft if Bill or Steve Die? (Apr 25, 2006, 22:45)
"'He's looking old,' was her next sentence. Her comment
triggered, again, something that I have been thinking about for a
Linux-Watch: Thank You, Mr. McNealy (Apr 25, 2006, 22:00)
"Never forget that while he was unable to right Sun in recent
years, McNealy wasn't just an industry giant. He changed the IT
Groklaw: Freespire: A Linux Distro For When You Couldn't Care Less About Freedom (Apr 25, 2006, 21:15)
"They hope you'll help them compromise by contributing to
Freespire, which the article describes as a 'community-driven
distro' that includes proprietary software..."
Forbes: Don't Blame Scott (Apr 25, 2006, 20:30)
"Scott McNealy, the now-departed chief executive at Sun
Microsystems, is an easy guy to dislike..."
NewsForge: Perl's Artistic License Undergoing Update (Apr 25, 2006, 19:45)
"The GPL isn't the only license being revised this year. The
Perl Foundation has published its drafts of the Artistic License
2.0 and Contributor License Agreement for public comment..."
Network Times: Home Affairs Taps Novell Linux (Apr 25, 2006, 19:00)
"The South African Department of Home Affairs has inked a deal
with Novell that will see the governmental organisation
implementing a worldwide collaboration system based on
CRN: New Sun CEO Schwartz Talks Tactics (Apr 25, 2006, 18:15)
"In the next 90 days, Schwartz and Sun will be 'embarking on a
comprehensive review of all growth opportunities...'"
Phoronix: ArmyOps Linux/Mac Clients Fall (Apr 25, 2006, 17:30)
"It seems as though the Macintosh and Linux client ports for
America's Army (the popular free FPS game based upon the Unreal
engine and is supported by the US Army) is a drowning
Linux-Watch: LSB 3.1 Unifies Linux Desktop Standards (Apr 25, 2006, 16:45)
"The first LSB 3.1 certified desktop distribution is expected to
come from Xandros, on May 1st..."
internetnews.com: Exit McNealy: New Era For Sun? (Apr 25, 2006, 16:00)
"Late last Friday, Sun Microsystems CEO and co-founder Scott
McNealy called up the board of directors and announced his plans to
step down from the top spot of the company co-founded 23 years
Byte and Switch: Users Ponder Linux Tradeoffs (Apr 25, 2006, 15:15)
"Think you're going to save gobs of money by opting for Linux
over other operating systems...?"
eWeek: Red Hat: Born on Wall Street and Here to Stay (Apr 25, 2006, 14:30)
"Red Hat said that the success of Linux on Wall Street is no
fluke and that use of the open-source operating system and other
components will only continue to grow as more users realize the
-stable: Linux 188.8.131.52 (Apr 25, 2006, 13:45)
"We (the -stable team) are announcing the release of the
184.108.40.206 kernel (because just one -stable kernel a day is
obviously not enough...)"
The Mercury News: Scott McNealy Steps Down as Sun CEO (Apr 25, 2006, 13:00)
"Sun Microsystems announced Monday that its longtime chief
executive Scott McNealy is stepping down from the helm and will be
succeeded by the struggling computer and software company's No. 2
executive, Jonathan Scwhartz..."
All About Linux: The Varied Flights of Ubuntu Dapper Drake (Apr 25, 2006, 12:15)
And when Canonical released the beta version of the next major
Ubuntu release called Dapper Drake, I decided to download and
install it on one of the free partitions on my machine..."
Linux Forums: Linux Performance Tuning (Apr 25, 2006, 11:30)
"This is probably the first thing you want to know. When a
distribution is packaged and delivered to clients, it is designed
to be fully compatible with most of the computers available in the
Free Software Magazine: phpBB: Creating Online Communities (Apr 25, 2006, 10:00)
"One of the focuses of modern websites is the creation of a
community--giving users the feeling that they are part of a larger
group of like minded individuals who can share information and
Linux.com: CLI Magic: Porting DVDs with HandBrake (Apr 25, 2006, 08:30)
The multimedia capabilities of the handheld electronic devices
we carry has increased over the last few years..."
HowtoForge: How To Set Up A Load-Balanced MySQL Cluster (Apr 25, 2006, 07:00)
"This tutorial shows how to configure a MySQL 5 cluster with
three nodes: two storage nodes and one management node..."
Linux Forums: Where To Use Regular Expressions (Apr 25, 2006, 05:30)
"This article describes some applications that support regular
expressions and some simple ways of usage..."
Advisories, April 24, 2006 (Apr 25, 2006, 04:45)
Today's security advisories: blender and gdm (Debian GNU/Linux);
Mozilla Firefox, fbida, and Dia (Gentoo Linux); cyrus-sasl and php
(Mandriva Linux); mozilla security/EOL (Slackware Linux); and
cyrus-sasl2 and ruby1.8 (Ubuntu Linux).
Linux Journal: Linux System Administration: First Tasks (Apr 25, 2006, 04:00)
"You might know how to write code or build applications, but do
you know what is required of a good Linux sysadmin...?"
Application Development Trends: Where Ubuntu LiveCD Both Succeeds and Fails (Apr 25, 2006, 02:30)
"First, the good news: Ubuntu LiveCD is a technological marvel,
a fabulous achievement..."
Free Software Magazine: Towards a Free Matter Economy (Part 5) (Apr 25, 2006, 01:00)
"Libraries have been around for a lot longer than software, and
librarians long ago learned many of the data management lessons
that have only now begun to surface in the world of software and