Linux News for Jun 28, 2006
PC World: Linux Firewalls and Antivirus--Needed or Not? (Jun 28, 2006, 23:30)
"Linux has a reputation for being virus- and spyware-free, but
you might want to add a little insurance..."
The Motley Fool: Drop Dead, Netware! (Jun 28, 2006, 22:45)
"When I think about Novell, I picture a lumbering dinosaur,
tethered to the decaying remains of a once-great operating
The Jem Report: Linux Desktop Distributions are Headed in the Wrong Direction (Jun 28, 2006, 22:00)
"For some reason, many GNU/Linux users are concerned about
competing feature-for-feature with Vista, while Apple and Microsoft
struggle to add more graphical extras to their already
graphics-intensive desktop OSes..."
ZDNet UK: Greenpeace Goes Open Source in Collaboration Push (Jun 28, 2006, 21:15)
"Greenpeace is developing an online collaboration platform to
mobilise climate change, based entirely on open-source
The Register: Desktop Linux Relies on the Kindness of Strangers (Jun 28, 2006, 20:30)
"An OSDL project to simplify porting and integration of
applications with Linux desktops is gambling on support from Linux
distros and other community standards efforts..."
Computerworld: Stallman: Take French Copyright Battle to the Streets (Jun 28, 2006, 19:45)
"Free software campaigner Richard Stallman said French youth
should protest against a draft law on copyright that will be voted
CNET News: SourceLabs Automates Open-Source Support (Jun 28, 2006, 19:00)
"Eyeing the multibillion-dollar software support business,
SourceLabs has created an automated system for giving tech help to
corporations that use open-source products..."
Groklaw: UnitedLinux White Paper Shows SCO Thought JFS Came From AIX (Jun 28, 2006, 18:15)
"The paper reveals that SCO knew perfectly well back in 2002
that JFS had been put into the Linux kernel by IBM--it says it was
taken from AIX--and that UnitedLinux participants, including SCO,
not only knew it, they advertised it as a plus..."
TechWeb: Yankee Group: Time Is Ripe For Oracle Linux (Jun 28, 2006, 17:30)
"Oracle Corp. building or buying its own Linux stack offers
possibilities that would allow the company to compete with
established open-source market leaders Red Hat Enterprise Linux and
Novell SUSE Linux, according to an analyst..."
ZDNet UK: Sun: Open Source Is About Self-Interest (Jun 28, 2006, 16:45)
"Sun's chief open-source officer has told a conference to forget
volunteerism and ideals, and think more like Warren Buffet..."
eWeek: Red Hat CEO Says Linux Could Become U.S. Standard (Jun 28, 2006, 16:00)
"Red Hat Chairman, CEO and President Matthew Szulik told
attendees at the C3 Expo here that open-source software is already
internetnews.com: Finding Open Source Bugs Like Klocwork (Jun 28, 2006, 15:15)
"A new study by code analysis firm Klocwork has discovered new
flaws in open source programs that previous scans by a Department
of Homeland Security-sponsored study did not..."
NewsForge: A GPL Requirement Could Have a Chilling Effect on Derivative Distros (Jun 28, 2006, 14:30)
"Woodford intends to comply, but he worries about how this
requirement might affect all distributions derived from other
distributions--especially those run by one or two people in their
DesktopLinux: Novell Previews New SUSE Linux Enterprise Distros (Jun 28, 2006, 13:45)
Novell Inc. is treating its users to early Independence Day
fireworks, by releasing a special, free preview of its upcoming
SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 platform..."
Network World: How One School System Makes the Most of Open Source (Jun 28, 2006, 13:00)
"Paul Messias knows a thing or two about stretching a buck, and
using open source software is one of his main techniques..."
APC Magazine: Roll Your Own Linux: For and Against (Jun 28, 2006, 12:15)
"Linux cops a lot of arguably unjustified flack from the
mainstream media for being an operating system for supernerds who
like nothing better than to spend the weekend recompiling their
ZDNet: Job Satisfaction and Open Source (Jun 28, 2006, 11:30)
"Do you know what makes an engineer happiest? An efficient,
elegant, solution to an engineering problem. And the most elegant
solutions of all, of course, are the ones that reduce complexity
while solving multiple problems at once..."
Phoronix: ATI 8.26.18 Display Drivers (Jun 28, 2006, 10:00)
"There is nothing like starting the week off with a bang as ATI
delivers the Windows CATALYST 6.6 and fglrx 8.26.18 Linux display
ZDNet UK: Get a Quick VPN with OpenVPN (Jun 28, 2006, 08:30)
"Virtual private networks (VPNs) are a means for connecting to a
remote network and making it look like a local one..."
Linux.com: Reading Feeds Efficiently with Akregator (Jun 28, 2006, 07:00)
"Information overload is a serious problem for most users. We
all have so many sources of information to deal with, it's hard to
keep them under control..."
BobCares: Installing and Configuring Nessus Vulnerability Scanner (Jun 28, 2006, 05:30)
"Nessus is a vulnerability scanner that can scan a target
network or a node to seek vulnerabilities, such as software bugs
Advisories, June 27, 2006 (Jun 28, 2006, 04:45)
Today's security advisories: kernel-source-2.6.8 (Debian
GNU/Linux); freetype2 and freetype2-devel (SUSE Linux); and
openldap2, openldap2.2, and mysql-dfsg-4.1 (Ubuntu Linux).
InfoWorld: Open Source Community Subversion as Marketing Ploy (Jun 28, 2006, 04:00)
"The launch of Microsoft's Codeplex 'shared source' site is
merely the latest attempt to undermine and usurp the open source
community via clever marketing..."
InfoWorld: Sun Says Open-Source Java Possible in 'Months' (Jun 28, 2006, 03:15)
"A Sun Microsystems Inc. executive said Tuesday said the company
is 'months' away from releasing its trademark Java programming
language under an open-source license..."
Dive Into Mark: Essentials, 2006 Edition (Jun 28, 2006, 02:30)
"Now that I've completed my move to Linux (sorry Mac fanboys,
the install was flawless and everything worked out of the box),
someone emailed me to suggest that I update my essential software
Linux-Watch: SCO: The Linux Company (Jun 28, 2006, 01:00)
"If there's anyone left who doesn't get that SCO--eternal enemy
of Linux--started out doing its best to combine Unix and Linux and
was still giving Linux away under the GPL after it started its