Linux News for May 30, 2006
Free Software Magazine: 2000 Was the "Year of the Linux Desktop" for Me (May 30, 2006, 23:30)
"I still see people arguing about whether GNU/Linux is 'ready
for the desktop.' The truth is, it really depends...
NewsForge: My Desktop OS: Debian Etch (May 30, 2006, 23:00)
"Some people like to work in Linux distributions that are at the
cutting edge of technology. Other prefers stability at any
ONLamp: $lamp =~ /^Linux,s*Apache,s*MySQL,P(?:hp|ython|erl)$/ (May 30, 2006, 22:30)
"But the question that some folks wonder about is whether or not
Perl6 will take its place along the 'P' languages..."
DesktopLinux: Get Ready for the Vista/SUSE Smackdown! (May 30, 2006, 22:00)
"In one corner, we have the champ--Windows. Come January, it
will come out swinging with what Microsoft tells us is the latest
and greatest version ever--Vista..."
LinuxPlanet: Linux Computing at MIT (May 30, 2006, 21:30)
"It is the institution that is arguably the home of free
software, as well as so many other important technologies. So it
comes as no surprise that the IT infrastructure at the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology depends on Linux..."
Huang: Yes, Virginia, There Will Be a Flash Player 9 for Linux (May 30, 2006, 21:00)
"Yes, Adobe is actively working on the Linux version of Flash
Freespire.org: Freespire Release Roadmap (May 30, 2006, 20:30)
"The Freespire Roadmap contains the main feature list for
upcoming versions of the Freespire operating system, as well as
other significant product and service changes..."
PC World: First StarOffice Virus Detected (May 30, 2006, 20:00)
"The first virus affecting StarOffice was detected today, but so
far it isn't being used to infect computers..."
Network World: CollabNet May Open Source to More of its Software (May 30, 2006, 19:30)
"CollabNet may put some of its core software under an open
source license, or under a dual licensing model, to promote its
adoption by users, an executive said..."
Finfacts: Germany 2006: Nuremberg Area Becoming Hotbed of Open-Source Software (May 30, 2006, 19:00)
"U.S.-based Novell's takeover of Linux distributor SuSE is the
strongest indication yet that Germany's Franconia is turning into
Europe's 'Linux Valley...'"
Foreign Policy: Beyond the Open-Source Hype (May 30, 2006, 18:15)
"Across the globe, politicians are embracing open-source
software with grand pronouncements and great expectations..."
ConsortiumInfo: The Free Standards Group: Squaring the Open Source/Open Standards Circle (May 30, 2006, 17:30)
"Before there was Linux, before there was open source, there was
(and still is) an operating system called Unix that was robust,
stable and widely admired..."
APC Magazine: Picasa for Linux Begs a Few Questions (May 30, 2006, 16:45)
"Linux needs an application like this. Google saw this, but
rather than porting Picasa as a native Linux application, they have
chosen to use WINE, a Linux port of the Win32 architecture..."
The Daily Telegraph: Firefox Snaps at Microsoft's Heels (May 30, 2006, 16:00)
"A not-for-profit company that uses software written by
volunteers is proving a challenge to Bill Gates..."
Federal Computer Week: White Hats Don Red Hat (May 30, 2006, 15:15)
"The U.S. Marshals Service is switching the databases at all 94
of its district offices in the United States and its territories to
Red Hat Linux..."
CNET News: Ubuntu Coming Soon to Sun's Niagara (May 30, 2006, 14:30)
"Canonical will support Sun Microsystems' Niagara servers with
the upcoming release of its Ubuntu Linux distribution, the
companies are expected to announce Tuesday..."
Mozilla: Bon Echo Alpha 3 Milestone Released (May 30, 2006, 13:45)
"Bon Echo Alpha 3 is the third developer milestone focused on
testing the core functionality provided by many new features and
changes to the platform scheduled for Firefox 2..."
Andrew Morton: Linux 2.6.17-rc5-mm1 (May 30, 2006, 13:45)
Incremental changelog, links within.
CNET News: Oracle Exec Hits Out at 'Patch' Mentality (May 30, 2006, 13:00)
"Oracle's security chief says the software industry is so
riddled with buggy product makers that 'you wouldn't get on a plane
built by software developers...'"
NewsForge: Open Source Audio Applications Need to Learn from Listeners (May 30, 2006, 11:30)
"Ask anyone what they use their computer for, and 'listening to
music' will no doubt be high on the list..."
HowtoForge: How To Automate Spamcop Submissions (May 30, 2006, 10:00)
"Spamcop is a service which provides RBLs for mailservers in
order to reject incoming mail from spammers..."
NewsForge: Docco is Boffo for Document Search (May 30, 2006, 08:30)
"If desktop search tools like Kat and Beagle are overkill for
your needs, then try Docco, a little application designed
specifically to index documents and search inside them..."
Phoronix: NVIDIA 1.0-8XXX Driver Round-Up (May 30, 2006, 07:00)
"With the launch of the NVIDIA 1.0-8762 proprietary Linux
display drivers last week, it has marked the end of the road for
the Linux/Solaris/FreeBSD 1.0-8XXX drivers..."
Advisories, May 29, 2006 (May 30, 2006, 04:45)
This holiday weekend's security advisories: awstats, lynx,
lynx-ssl, tiff, mysql-dfsg, dovecot, libextractor,
kernel-patch-2.4.17-mips, kernel-patch-2.4.17-s390, and
kernel-source-2.4.17 (Debian GNU/Linux); mpg123 (Mandriva Linux);
kernel and quagga (Trustix Secure Linux); and nagios, postgresql
-7.4 / -8.0, postgresql, psycopg, and python-pgsql (Ubuntu
451 CAOS Theory: Mark Shuttleworth Interview, Part I: On Dapper, and Ubuntu in the Enterprise (May 30, 2006, 01:00)
"While Ubuntu has versions for Intel, Mac and 64-bit
architecture, could it have been that the delay was to prepare
Ubuntu for another platform...?"