Linux News for May 26, 2006
Editor's Note: Setting Expectations (May 26, 2006, 23:30)
When an app comes to Linux, what makes it a true port? And, if
it's not native, but runs anyway, will anyone care? Should
Silicon.com: Should Oracle Fear Open Source? (May 26, 2006, 22:00)
"Oracle continues to dominate the database software market but
challenges lie ahead from open source, analysts say..."
KernelTrap: Advantages of Netlink (May 26, 2006, 20:30)
"A short thread on the lkml compared using netlink for
transferring information between kernel and user-space processes,
versus using debugfs..."
Yahoo!: New Benchmark Results Demonstrate Solaris 10 Advantage on OLTP Benchmark (May 26, 2006, 19:00)
"MySQL database runs 60 to 90 percent faster on Solaris 10 than
on Red Hat Linux..."
internetnews.com: Report: Open Source a Judgment Standard (May 26, 2006, 17:30)
"Open Source is changing the way that Gartner Group measures the
application development market..."
Google's Picasa Painted to a Linux Canvas (May 26, 2006, 16:00)
"Linux users and Google watchers received a surprise treat
Thursday evening with the announcement that the Mountain View, CA
company was releasing a Linux version of their photo management
DesktopLinux: What's Next For the Portland Project (May 26, 2006, 14:30)
"After this latest meeting, John Cherry, OSDL's initiative
manager for the Linux desktop, listed action items for the group to
address as it moves forward..."
ZDNet UK: Mozilla: We'll Pay Developers Where We Can (May 26, 2006, 13:00)
"The not-for-profit organisation says it is looking at how to
share its newfound Mozillions (well, millions) with the volunteers
who work on Firefox and Thunderbird..."
Linux-Watch: Novell Sells Celerant, Focuses on Linux (May 26, 2006, 11:30)
"Novell announced on May 24th that it has sold its shares in
Celerant Consulting, its management consulting branch, to Caledonia
Investments, a UK-quoted investment trust, for $77 million..."
International Herald Tribune: The End User: Lonely Quest for Unity (May 26, 2006, 10:00)
"Daniel Harris is waging a brave, lonely quest to make it easy
to consume any kind of digital media on any kind of device through
any kind of Internet provider or portal. Did I mention anywhere in
the world, in any language...?"
Australian PC Authority: GL to the Power of X (May 26, 2006, 08:30)
"It's always fun when the future sneaks up on you, and in the
last few months that's exactly what's happened in the land of
LinuxDevices: Contest Explores Uses for Nokia's 770 Internet Tablet (May 26, 2006, 07:00)
"A weekly social networking event in Helsinki devoted to open
source software is sponsoring a contest to suggest uses for Nokia's
770 Internet tablet..."
Linux.com: Runit Makes a Speedy Replacement for init (May 26, 2006, 05:30)
"Its key benefits include improved boot speed and ease of use.
In the time that it takes you to read this article, you could move
from init to runit..."
Advisories, May 25, 2006 (May 26, 2006, 04:45)
Today's security advisories: shadow-utils and php (Mandriva
Linux); and dia (Ubuntu Linux).
The Economic Times: Why Doesn't Govt Embrace Open Source? (May 26, 2006, 02:30)
"Most of the top-level officials are aware of the benefits of
using a technology-neutral environment, yet without any firm
policies in place..."
PR: Release Candidate for Ubuntu 6.06 LTS is Available (May 26, 2006, 01:45)
"The Ubuntu team is proud to announce the Release Candidate for
version 6.06 LTS of Ubuntu, Kubuntu and Edubuntu--codenamed 'Dapper
Drake...'" Announcement within.
BusinessWeek: Open the Door for Open Source Deals (May 26, 2006, 01:00)
"There will be more consolidation in the community that values
open software development, and that is potentially a very good
Blog of Helios: MS Assaults Customers with First Wave of Attacks (May 26, 2006, 00:15)
"Because Linux Users are involved in the machine and how the
machine evolves. We are the ones that want to know why a command
works with a backwards switch in a certain way..."