Linux News for May 31, 2006
Tonight on The Linux Link Tech Show (May 31, 2006, 23:30)
"We talk to Mark Shuttleworth, founder of the Ubuntu
TMCnet: BB Completes XP Migration to Open Source (May 31, 2006, 22:45)
"Federally owned Banco do Brasil has completed the migration of
all its Windows XP computers to the OpenOffice.org open source
ARNnet Australia: NICTA Mobilises Open Source with L4 (May 31, 2006, 22:00)
"The L4 Microkernel works with its own open source operating
system Iguana, which is specifically designed as a base for use in
SearchOracle: NextAction Dumps Microsoft for Oracle and Open Source (May 31, 2006, 21:15)
"...[H]is 15-plus years of database management experience
immediately told him that Microsoft's SQL Server and Windows Server
operating system simply couldn't meet the ever-increasing demands
of his firm's homegrown database..."
LinuxPlanet: Zenoss--Open Source Systems Management for SMBs (May 31, 2006, 20:30)
"Eyeing systems management as the next big market to 'go open
source,' Zenoss, Inc. is now trying to give mid-sized customers
another alternative beyond the two main choices available so far:
massive suites from the 'Big Four' giants or a mishmash of
specialized point solutions..."
Builder UK: Python Gets Faster (May 31, 2006, 19:45)
"Python, the open-source object-oriented programming language,
has moved up the release of its final 2.5 version to this August,
as a result of its successful 'Need for Speed' programming
DesktopLinux: Win4Lin Debuts Latest Windows-on-Linux Package (May 31, 2006, 19:00)
"Win4Lin Inc. on May 30 announced the release of Version 3 of
Win4Lin Pro Desktop, the flagship version of its Linux
ZDNet UK: Negroponte to Share Vision at Red Hat Summit (May 31, 2006, 18:15)
"The head of the $100 laptop project will present a keynote at
Red Hat's second user conference..."
Technocrat.net: July 11th Potentially a Good Day for Linux (May 31, 2006, 17:30)
"July 11th has the potential to get millions of people to look
at Linux, because that is the day MS drops support for 98, 98se and
Computerworld Australia: Stick with the ABC's of IT as Open Source is Too Risky (May 31, 2006, 16:45)
"While open source software can deliver a low-cost business
solution quickly, it was labelled too risky for the Australian
Broadcasting Corporation's new content management system, according
to the organization's CIO..."
InfoWorld: Free Software Foundation: Free As In "Do What I Say" (May 31, 2006, 16:00)
"When Richard Stallman created the Free Software Foundation in
1985, it was organized around a radical idea: Software should be
free, not just as in free of charge, but free as in the concept of
internetnews.com: Ubuntu Ascending (May 31, 2006, 15:15)
"Now, closer to home, he's expected to make a mark with the
release of Ubuntu Dapper Drake, which may well challenge enterprise
Linux frontrunners Red Hat and Novell and change the enterprise
ZDNet: Could More Eolas-like Open Source Benefactors Hurt Microsoft, Others? (May 31, 2006, 14:30)
"After losing to Eolas, Microsoft, was forced to remove
important plug-in functionality from Internet Explorer. Firefox, on
the other hand was not..."
-stable: Linux 188.8.131.52 (May 31, 2006, 14:30)
"We (the -stable team) are announcing the release of the
184.108.40.206 kernel. Small fix for information leak with netfilter
internetnews.com: Firefox 2.0 Bakes in Anti-Phish Antidote (May 31, 2006, 13:45)
"Mozilla has reached the latest development milestone for its
next-generation Firefox 2.0 'Bon Echo' browser with a little
anti-phishing help from Google..."
NewsForge: A Look at the FreeNAS Server (May 31, 2006, 13:00)
"The software, which is based on FreeBSD, Samba, and PHP,
includes an operating system that supports various software RAID
models and a Web user interface..."
KernelTrap: Tainting the Kernel From Userland (May 31, 2006, 11:30)
"Theodore Ts'o proposed a new patch allowing a userland program
to taint the kernel by writing to
Linux.com: CLI Magic: Executing Jobs Once (May 31, 2006, 10:00)
"What if you want to run a certain command just once, or a
limited number of times, but still at times when it is inconvenient
to type in the command interactively...?"
Bob Cares: Migrating cPanel Servers (May 31, 2006, 08:30)
"This article is a different but successful way of migrating
entire servers between two cPanel servers..."
OSWeekly: Unleashing Google File System: An Overview (May 31, 2006, 07:00)
"Where would Google deploy this proprietary file system? Or is
Google planning to have an operating system? I decided to have a
look at it nonetheless and here's a quick overview of my
MDLog:/sysadmin: Backup Your MySQL Databases Automatically with AutoMySQLBackup (May 31, 2006, 05:30)
"If you site relies on MySQL and stores its sensitive data in a
MySQL database, you will most definitely want to backup that
information so that it can be restored in case of any
Advisories, May 30, 2006 (May 31, 2006, 04:45)
Today's security advisories: CherryPy and libTIFF (Gentoo
Linux); and dia (Mandriva Linux).
Free Software Magazine: How Many Meters in Elegance? (May 31, 2006, 04:00)
"It is raining in Amsterdam and I have a nice warm feeling in my
stomach from a glass of red wine. I am lucky; I am forced to
contemplate the wine for the next five minutes instead of doing any
InfoWorld: Open Source Success: A Matter of 'Trust' (May 31, 2006, 02:30)
"Whether Fukuyama's theory matches up with the real-world
economies or not, I do think it applies well to software..."
All About Linux: WINE--An Open Source Project Which Could Be the Tipping Point... (May 31, 2006, 01:00)
"In fact, anybody who uses Picasa will not be aware that he/she
is running a windows software in Linux unless it is pointed
Playfuls.com: Windows Vista vs. Linux: Why Vista Might Lose the Battle (May 31, 2006, 00:15)
"The opening of Beta 2 testing at WinHEC for Windows Vista has
once again raised serious questions about Microsoft's ability to
keep its promises..."