Linux News for Jun 27, 2006
Mostly Linux: Ironic: Chinese Government Championing Freedom Of Choice (Jun 27, 2006, 23:30)
"In a clear, and definitive way, the Chinese government stated
all new PCs must be Linux-friendly. Case Closed. If you don't
certify your computer is 100% Linux compatible, go away..."
SUSERants: Bill Hilf No Threat To Linux on Desktop (Jun 27, 2006, 22:00)
"This type of thing absolutely never ceases to amaze me. This
person can't possibly be so out of touch with reality that he
actually believes what he is saying here..."
LinuxPlanet: Embedded Linux--Rising or Falling in Consumer Devices? (Jun 27, 2006, 20:30)
"Is the use of embedded Linux rising upward or dwindling
downward? Some recent research tends to point in one direction, and
some in the other..."
BIOS: World's Most Powerful Linux System (Jun 27, 2006, 19:00)
"Silicon Graphics has announced another high-performance
computing first: the world's largest computer to operate under a
single copy of the Linux OS..."
NewsForge: FOSS in Islamic Countries (Jun 27, 2006, 17:30)
"The promise of free and open source software (FOSS) in Islamic
countries rests on issues such as helping build capacity..."
Groklaw: Free UnixWare7/Evaluation Licenses--UNIX M & C (Jun 27, 2006, 16:00)
"You'll never guess what oldSCO did in 1999. So I'll tell you,
with links and graphics to prove I'm not making it up..."
ZDNet Australia: "Locked Down" Linux Dispenses Justice (Jun 27, 2006, 15:15)
"The Victorian Department of Justice (DoJ) is understood to have
deployed a secure, 'locked-down' Linux environment across more than
100 desktops in state prisons..."
InfoWorld: Desktop Linux Could Take Off at Airports (Jun 27, 2006, 14:30)
"The airport check-in desk could be where 'desktop' Linux usage
takes off, according to Unisys' European coordinator of open-source
Andrew Morton: Linux 2.6.17-mm3 (Jun 27, 2006, 13:45)
Incremental changelog, links within.
NewsForge: Choosing an Open Source CMS (Jun 27, 2006, 13:00)
"It seems as if everyone is a Web publisher today--from the
habitual bloggers and online diarists to the companies running
major news outlets, portals, and magazines..."
free-bees.co.uk: Zenwalk 2.6 [Review] (Jun 27, 2006, 11:30)
"Zenwalk is perhaps a lesser known distribution--it certainly
does not appear in the news as often as Ubuntu, Fedora or
Linux Mint: GeeXboX 1.0 Review (Jun 27, 2006, 10:00)
"Not only does it supports more hardware than before, it now
features DVD menus and allows you to watch and listen to SHOUTcast
WebRadios, WebTVs or even RTP/RTSP streaming over the
Linux.com: CLI Magic: EncFS (Jun 27, 2006, 08:30)
"EncFS is an easy-to-use, command-line tool for storing
information in encrypted form..."
Linux DevCenter: Indie Podcasting with Open Source (Jun 27, 2006, 07:00)
"There have been quite a few articles and books on podcasting
already, and some of them are excellent--particularly the ones that
deal with some small part of the process..."
HowtoForge: Creating a Safe Directory With PAM And EncFS (Jun 27, 2006, 05:30)
"This HowTo is about creating a user-session-safe directory
which offers security on- and offline..."
Advisories, June 26, 2006 (Jun 27, 2006, 04:45)
Today's security advisories: pinball (Debian GNU/Linux);
Hashcash and EnergyMech (Gentoo Linux); MySQL (Mandriva Linux);
gnupg (Ubuntu Linux).
NewsForge: Tor: Freedom for Whom? (Jun 27, 2006, 04:00)
"Tor is a system designed to anonymise Internet connections for
users concerned about their privacy. It's free, it's simple, it's
effective--and it facilitates troublemaking..."
All About Linux: Open Source Advocacy--The openSUSE Way (Jun 27, 2006, 02:30)
"But what caught my fancy was the interesting mockups
screenshots he has posted of the 'Computer Menu' of the upcoming
SuSE enterprise desktop ver 10 which showcases a unique design
deviating from the normal menu found in Gnome..."
Stuff: Of Penguins and Apples (Jun 27, 2006, 01:45)
"Mark's main argument is the OS X' lack of openness and the fact
that the majority of his tools are Open Source. Plus he's a fervent
Open Source advocate..."
LinuxDevices: Linux Hackers Re-claim the Linksys WRT54G (Jun 27, 2006, 01:00)
"As predicted, the open source community has come up with a way
to convert VxWorks-based LinkSys wireless WRT54G routers to