Linux News for May 25, 2006
Network World: Mandriva's Next Corporate Server Rev Means Business (May 25, 2006, 23:30)
"Users can get a preview of the next Mandriva server
distribution, which promises to be a more secure and versatile
enterprise-level platform than previous releases..."
CNET News: Black Frog Leaps Into Fight Against Spam (May 25, 2006, 22:00)
"Spammers beware--hostile amphibians are once again rising
eWeek: Open-Sourcing Java Will Create Incompatibility Risk, Sun Exec Warns (May 25, 2006, 20:30)
"While there is no inherent discontinuity with making Java
open-source and keeping the technology compatible, the community
will have to remain vigilant in this regard..."
CRN: Linux, SQL Server Drive Database Market: Report (May 25, 2006, 19:00)
"Linux was by far the fastest-growing database platform, growing
84 percent, according to newly released Gartner numbers..."
CNN/Money: The Geek who Took on Microsoft (May 25, 2006, 17:30)
"The mild-mannered CIO of Massachusetts sparked a standards
debate when he made it policy that state workers use open-standard
ZDNet UK: Microsoft: OpenDocument is Too Slow (May 25, 2006, 16:45)
"The Office maker has taken a swing at the open source format,
but the ODF Alliance says Open XML is not yet supported by any
application so its performance can't even be measured..."
linux kernel monkey log: Linux Driver Development Kit (May 25, 2006, 16:00)
"Have you ever felt teased when driver developers of other
operating systems teased you about a lack of a 'proper' driver
development kit for Linux...?"
vnunet: Linux Bucks Slowing Server Sales (May 25, 2006, 15:15)
"The analyst firm said that, following 10 successive quarters of
year-over-year revenue growth, this was the second consecutive
quarter of annual revenue decline..."
ZDNet UK: EC: Software Is Not Patentable (May 25, 2006, 14:30)
"The European Patent Office will be bound by proposed
legislation that will exclude software from patentability,
according to the EC, in a move that has startled opponents of
Linus Torvalds: Linux 2.6.17-rc5 (May 25, 2006, 13:45)
"This will hopefully be the last -rc before the final 2.6.17,
Phoronix: ATI 8.25.18 Display Drivers (May 25, 2006, 13:00)
"Today the tides have turned yet again as ATI prepares to
deliver its 8.25.18 fglrx Linux display driver, which is part of
the ATI CATALYST suite, and was two weeks later than its usual
Tectonic: African Localisation Wins at Stockholm (May 25, 2006, 12:15)
"A little-known African localisation projected called KiLinux,
which translated open source office suite OpenOffice.org into
Swahili, scooped an award under the Education category..."
Computer Business Review: AEMS to Move Derivatives Trading System (May 25, 2006, 11:30)
"AEMS will roll out approximately 3,000 gateways running Red Hat
Enterprise Linux, managed by the Red Hat Network Satellite
SearchOpenSource: Easing Migration with the OpenOffice.org Menu and Toolbar Configuration Tools (May 25, 2006, 10:45)
"One of my blog readers reports that, when he migrated his
organization to OpenOffice.org, he didn't even tell the users that
they were switching to a different office suite..."
NewsForge: OSAPA Initiative Will Combat Unworthy Software Patents (May 25, 2006, 10:00)
"The elusive open source prior art repository--attempted by
several, failed at by all..."
Linux.com: Vim Tips: Folding Fun (May 25, 2006, 08:30)
"The problem with writing and editing on a computer, versus
having words on paper, is that it's usually hard to compare text
from different sections of a document when they don't fit on the
All About Linux: Running Scripts from Within Nautilus File Manager (May 25, 2006, 07:00)
"After some time, this whole job of opening the terminal and
typing the command became quite tedious..."
Enterprise Networking Planet: Automate Linux Installations with Debian Pre-Seeding [Parts 1 & 2] (May 25, 2006, 05:30)
"Of course the Linux world does not stand still. The shiny new
Debian Sarge installer introduced a new feature called
Advisories, May 24, 2006 (May 25, 2006, 04:45)
Today's security advisories: mpg123 (Debian GNU/Linux); kernel,
hostapd, and kphone (Mandriva Linux); kernel (Red Hat Linux); and
awstats (Ubuntu Linux).
InfoWorld: Does Ingres Matter? Conversation with Dave Dargo (May 25, 2006, 04:00)
"My initial conversation question to Dave was simple: Why does
Free Software Magazine: Everybody's a Server (May 25, 2006, 02:30)
"I am not going to try and predict what it will be like in the
'10s and I am not going to try and make guesses, since I am
notorious for being wrong..."
Linux.com: Review: OpenSUSE 10.1 (May 25, 2006, 01:45)
"Novell released OpenSUSE 10.1 this month after an extensive
public beta that went through five public and two closed release
candidates before being deemed worthy. Here's my take on the final
version of openSUSE 10.1..."
InfoWorld: Imagining a Day Without Microsoft (May 25, 2006, 01:00)
"If the company we love to hate disappeared tomorrow, we'd be in
for still more headaches..."
DesktopLinux: Singing the OpenSUSE Package Manager Blues (May 25, 2006, 00:15)
"Unfortunately, the package manager, which the administration
tool YaST uses for adding new programs and updating old ones,
currently has serious problems..."