Linux News for Apr 28, 2006
Editor's Note: Defining Success (Apr 28, 2006, 23:30)
Regarding Freespire, I just witnessed a subtle, yet interesting,
division in the Linux community this week. Or, should I say, the
Open Source community. Which one? That's the problem...
SearchOpenSource: Microsoft Exec Calls for Calm on OSS Site (Apr 28, 2006, 22:00)
"Microsoft extended an olive branch to the open source community
with the launch of Port 25, but visitors to the Web site have been
treating the branch as if it were poison ivy..."
Wired: Glitz and Glamour at the Foxies (Apr 28, 2006, 20:30)
"The three award winners and two honorable mentions took the
stage at the San Francisco International Film Festival..."
IT World: Samba Creator Takes Stand in Microsoft Case (Apr 28, 2006, 19:45)
"Speaking slowly and loudly with his soft Australian accent,
Tridgell's testimony was compelling not only because it seemed to
so effectively refute Microsoft's arguments..."
The Register: BitLocker Gives Dual-Boot Systems the Elbow (Apr 28, 2006, 19:00)
"Security features introduced in Windows Vista will make setting
up PCs to boot in either Linux or Windows far more difficult,
according to security guru Bruce Schneier..."
NewsForge: Wine, Desktops, and Standards at LinuxWorld Toronto (Apr 28, 2006, 17:30)
"Novell Canada CTO Ross Chevalier delivered a keynote address on
why this year is the year of corporate Linux desktop adoption--as
opposed to all those previous years that were..."
Netcraft: Apache Now the Leader in SSL Servers (Apr 28, 2006, 16:00)
"Apache has overtaken Microsoft as the leading developer of
secure web servers. Apache now runs on 44.0% of secure web sites,
compared to 43.8% for Microsoft..."
internetnews.com: Fighting Linux Fragmentation (Apr 28, 2006, 14:30)
"Jim Zemlin, executive director of the Free Standards Group, is
on a mission. He wants to prevent Linux from falling prey to the
fragmentation fate that befell Unix..."
GNOME: GNOME 2.15.1 Released (Apr 28, 2006, 13:45)
"This is our first development release on our road towards GNOME
2.16.0, which will be released in September 2006..."
Linux Journal: Linuxfest Northwest 2006 (Apr 28, 2006, 13:00)
"Linuxfest Northwest is a non-commercial, one-day conference and
exhibition of open-source technology, with an emphasis on
NewsForge: LDAP in the Enterprise (Apr 28, 2006, 12:15)
"What can LDAP do for your business and your network...?"
DesktopLinux: Mandriva Betas CNR-Like Download Service (Apr 28, 2006, 11:30)
"Mandriva Club members at the silver level and above now have
access to Mandriva Kiosk Lite, an online service similar to
Linux.com: Manipulating PDFs with the PDF Toolkit (Apr 28, 2006, 10:45)
"Developer Sid Steward describes pdftk as the PDF equivalent of
an 'electronic staple remover, hole punch, binder, secret decoder
ring, and X-ray glasses...'"
DebianHelp: Centralized Syslog Server Using syslog-NG with Web Interface Using php-syslog-ng (Apr 28, 2006, 10:00)
"Central Log Management System is a simple web based logging
system which allows logging all syslog messages from various
Network Devices, Unix, Linux, Solaris and Windows Servers..."
Phoronix: ASRock 939NF4G-SATA2 (Apr 28, 2006, 08:30)
"When looking at some of ASRock's recent motherboard offerings,
we at Phoronix have been stunned by their budget yet creative
developerWorks: Make UNIX and Linux Work Together (Apr 28, 2006, 07:00)
"Examine how to use the Network Information Service to share
core databases between Linux and UNIX, and how to use the Network
File System to share file systems, both with direct links and
through the automounter..."
Enterprise Networking Planet: Killing With Linux: A Primer (Apr 28, 2006, 05:30)
"So there you are, dutifully wading through the documentation
for whatever gnarly Linux application you're rassling into
InfoWorld: The Slippery Slope of Open Source (Apr 28, 2006, 04:00)
"When you start down the path of building your own software, you
may be in for more than you bargained for..."
ZDNet: Is Linux Your OS Religion? (Apr 28, 2006, 02:30)
"What is it that makes some people zealots about which desktop
OS to use...?"
SearchOpenSource: Will Schwartz Add More Windows to Sun? (Apr 28, 2006, 01:00)
"Now pundits can dish over whether or not it will be the start
of a new era at Sun--and one that might mean more collaboration
Linux-Watch: Could Open Source Anti-Malware Help Windows? (Apr 28, 2006, 00:15)
"Jim laments that while ClamAV, easily the most well-known
open-source anti-virus program, works just fine on email gateways,
it's Windows client, ClamWin, just doesn't cut the mustard, since
it doesn't scan in real-time..."