Linux News for Apr 26, 2006
Tonight on The Linux Link Tech Show (Apr 26, 2006, 23:30)
"We talk to Martin Streicher, editor in chief of Linux
LinuxElectrons: Rebuttal to Rob Enderle's Why Linux May Never Be a True Desktop OS (Apr 26, 2006, 23:00)
"TechNewsWorld published an opinion piece authored by Rob
Enderle where he opines, 'Why Linux May Never Be a True Desktop
OS.' This is a rebuttal to that article..."
All About Linux: Mind Map of Linux Distributions--Version 2 (Apr 26, 2006, 22:30)
"A few days back, I had posted a mind map of Linux distributions
on this blog. And I received a flood of suggestions, criticisms and
Linux.com: Last Look: ApplixWare (Apr 26, 2006, 22:00)
"Eight years ago, ApplixWare was one of the premier office
suites for Unix-like systems. Then Sun Microsystems began promoting
StarOffice aggressively, and KOffice and GNOME Office started
LinuxDevices: PVR Stack, Gentoo Linux Convert PC to PVR (Apr 26, 2006, 21:15)
"SageTV is distributing its personal video recording (PVR)
software on a Gentoo Linux installation CD..."
LinuxElectrons: Federal Aviation Administration Migrates to Red Hat Enterprise Linux (Apr 26, 2006, 20:30)
"Red Hat has said that the U.S. Department of Transportation's
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) saved the federal government
more than $15 million..."
InformationWeek: Sourcefire Has Big Plans For Open-Source Snort (Apr 26, 2006, 19:45)
"The U.S. government may have stopped Sourcefire Inc.'s plans to
merge with Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., but Sourcefire
still has big plans for the expansion of its open-source
Snort-based network security technology..."
SearchOracle: Open Source EnterpriseDB Takes Aim at Oracle Customers (Apr 26, 2006, 19:00)
"Open source software vendor EnterpriseDB Corp. kicked off the
Collaborate '06 conference today by unveiling new functionally
designed to make it easier for Oracle users to switch to
NewsForge: Security and Certification at LinuxWorld Toronto (Apr 26, 2006, 18:15)
"The first day of this year's LinuxWorld Conference & Expo
Toronto started off with its traditional two three-hour long
Computerworld Australia: The Benefits of Ubiquitous Linux (Apr 26, 2006, 17:30)
"Linux continues to make highly visible inroads into IT
infrastructure, with IDC reporting 14 consecutive quarters of
double-digit growth in Linux server shipments through the third
quarter of last year..."
ITBusiness.ca: Bank of Canada Puts its Money on Linux Back End and Windows PCs (Apr 26, 2006, 16:45)
"The Bank of Canada is slowly moving off of Unix into an
environment that will see its economic analysts using Windows PCs
to create models running on a Linux-based cluster..."
eWeek: OpenBRR Launches Closed Open-Source Group (Apr 26, 2006, 16:00)
"The Open Business Readiness Rating launched a new initiative
designed to maximize open-source software knowledge across
internetnews.com: New Sun Honcho's Make-or-Break To Do List (Apr 26, 2006, 15:15)
"Open source hardware and software, multi-core servers and
blistering attacks on the competition are but a few the company's
trotted out the past year..."
NewsForge: Day One at the Desktop Linux Summit (Apr 26, 2006, 14:30)
"The summit, now in its fourth year, was created by Linspire,
but it has outgrown its uni-distro roots, with sponsors and
speakers coming from competing Linux vendors such as Mandriva,
Novell, Red Hat, and Ubuntu..."
ZDNet UK: Banks 'Should Give Back to Open Source Community' (Apr 26, 2006, 13:45)
"Financial companies are making increasing use of open source,
but experts say they are among the worst where it comes to 'playing
SearchOpenSource: Installing and Running Linux on IBM p5 Systems (Apr 26, 2006, 13:00)
"But how does Linux play into p5 architecture? Well, you might
want to install Linux on a pSeries server for any of the following
LinuxDevices: First Colombian Linux SBC Runs Debian (Apr 26, 2006, 11:30)
"A graduate student in Colombia has developed a small ARM9 SBC
(single-board computer) that runs Debian Linux..."
Linux.com: Running .Net Applications on Linux with Mono (Apr 26, 2006, 10:00)
"Imagine the fate of your company rests on your completing your
new Linux project on time. You have a crack team of first-class
developers, but they're all .Net programmers..."
SearchOpenSource: Using VMware to Cement Server Consolidation (Apr 26, 2006, 09:15)
"In this interview, David Marshall and Wade Reynolds offer their
advice on what to do in heterogeneous environments, explain why
they believe VMware trumps Microsoft Virtual Server and give their
suggestions for useful management tools..."
EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet: Catch (But Don't Release) with Squid Web Proxying (Apr 26, 2006, 08:30)
"We all know and love Squid, the versatile HTTP caching
SearchOpenSource: Xen in Action: Deploying Multiple Servers (Apr 26, 2006, 07:45)
"Most organizations operate multiple platforms within their IT
infrastructures. If anything, heterogenous infrastructures have
been bolstered as vendor support has increased for virtualized
server and workstation solutions..."
Sourceforge: libipod--A Library for Managing the Apple iPod (Apr 26, 2006, 07:00)
"libipod is a lightweight library written in C for the
management of the Apple iPod. It includes wrappers for C++ and
Python, as well as a number of example programs..."
SearchOpenSource: How Shortcuts and AutoText Can Make You More Efficient (Apr 26, 2006, 06:15)
"Few people of wit have chosen to opine on shortcuts. Those who
have done so tend to think shortcuts are the path straight to
Linux.com: How to Configure a Low-Cost Load-Balanced LAMP Cluster (Apr 26, 2006, 05:30)
"The ubiquitous Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP/Perl/Python (LAMP)
combination powers many interactive Web sites and projects..."
Linux Journal: Test It Out: Early Access Book Programs (Apr 26, 2006, 04:00)
"Get involved now that publishers are beginning to take
advantage of beta testing cycles for their upcoming titles..."
ZDNet: Proof that Desktop Linux Market is Growing (Apr 26, 2006, 02:30)
"When proprietary vendors start selling proprietary add-ons it
is good for open source..."
InfoWorld: Classic Literature and Open Source (Apr 26, 2006, 01:00)
"Four very different books, with some random ideas emerging from
Linux-Watch: The Linux Defense That Apparently Didn't Work (Apr 26, 2006, 00:15)
"Sanjay Kumar, the former CEO of Computer Associates, and
Stephen Richards, one of his top salesmen, are expected to plead
guilty to fraud today..."