Linux News for Apr 30, 2006
SearchStorage: Open Source Backup Gets More Support (Apr 30, 2006, 21:00)
"Startup Zmanda Inc. came out of stealth this week with the
launch of an open source backup product based on the Amanda open
source backup and recovery software..."
LinuxDevices: Awesome Multimedia Technology Heads for KDE (Apr 30, 2006, 17:00)
"Phonon comprises a central hardware configuration database said
to free multimedia applications from the need to configure
InformationWeek: Mozilla Pulls Major Firefox 2.0 Feature (Apr 30, 2006, 15:00)
"Mozilla Corp. developers have yanked one of the most prominent
features from the next version of their Firefox browser after
deciding that it can't be finished in time..."
NewsFactor: Linux on Desktop Warming Up (Apr 30, 2006, 13:00)
"Linux on the desktop is still mostly a pipe dream because few
large organizations are ready to make the switch, but that didn't
seem to dampen the enthusiasm of proponents at the LinuxWorld
conference in Boston two weeks ago..."
LinuxWorld Magazine: The Open Source Venture Capital Universe (Apr 30, 2006, 09:00)
"A rollercoaster--as trite as that image may be--is the right
analogy for venture capital investing in open source companies. And
what a long, strange trip it's been..."
NewsForge: The Problem with Random Number Generators (Apr 30, 2006, 05:00)
"It is a commonly accepted fact that computers by themselves
cannot generate truly random numbers, and so most software relies
on pseudo random numbers..."
Phoronix: ATI PowerPlay Reanalyzed (Apr 30, 2006, 03:00)
"Last year we had taken an in-depth look at ATI's PowerPlay
technology upon the support within the Linux fglrx display
Financial Times: Linux is Not 'Free'--It Just Works Well (Apr 30, 2006, 01:00)
"The compelling reason for Linux's successful incubation and
adoption is quite simple: it works for us..."