Linux News for Jun 30, 2006
Editor's Note: Our Story Thus Far... (Jun 30, 2006, 23:30)
A forgotten holiday, a look back, and predicting the future.
Mixed well with all that Linux goodness. Mmmmm...
Phoronix: Intel Core Duo T2400 + Linux (Jun 30, 2006, 23:00)
"The processor we will be using to examine just that is the
Intel Core Duo T2400, which has a maximum operating frequency of
1.83GHz, 2MB of L2 cache, 667MHz FSB, 65nm process, and maximum
power consumption of 31 Watts..."
J_K9 Linux: Record Videos Of Your Desktop (Jun 30, 2006, 21:30)
"Have you ever wanted to take a video of your sleek desktop,
with your customised icons, window manager, GKrellM, and
vnunet.com: Modular Linux phone revealed (Jun 30, 2006, 20:10)
"Japanese mobile firm Willcom is developing a Linux-based
modular smartphone for sale in Japan starting in August..."
IBM Developer Works: Home automation using X10 (Jun 30, 2006, 18:30)
"Peter Seebach shows how to set up and drive X10 devices using
off-the-shelf hardware and a couple of hundred lines of simple
The Register: MySQL gets cosy with Microsoft (Jun 30, 2006, 17:15)
"MySQL, the open source database firm, is to receive Microsoft
Techworld: Solaris Xen Support Imminent (Jun 30, 2006, 15:45)
"Sun will begin supporting Xen virtualisation in OpenSolaris in
the next four months..."
Heise Online: OpenOffice 2.0.3 plugs security holes (Jun 30, 2006, 14:30)
"Version 2.0.3 of OpenOffice is now complete and available on
the download pages..."
Linux Journal: Linux Terminal Servers for Any Business (Jun 30, 2006, 13:00)
"How businesses can tap the power of thin clients with Linux
LWN: Why the KDE Project Switched to CMake--And How (Jun 30, 2006, 12:15)
"Any software project of this size and scope can only prosper
and go forward if it uses tools that are good enough to manage and
build all its code..."
Enterprise Open Source Magazine: Open-Source Software Powers Top US Academic Supercomputer (Jun 30, 2006, 11:30)
"The newest edition of the 500 fastest supercomputers in the
world released lists Indiana University's supercomputer cluster,
Big Red, as the fastest supercomputer among all US academic
institutions and ranked 23rd overall in the world--and it runs on
SearchOpenSource: OpenVPN: IPSec-Like Security with IPSec-less Simplicity (Jun 30, 2006, 10:00)
"Virtual private networks, or VPNs, are obviously the most
secure solution for allowing mobile employees to access the
corporate network from outside the premises..."
OSWeekly: POPFile: Open Source E-Mail Solution (Jun 30, 2006, 08:30)
"POPFile is a program that has often been labeled as little more
than a spam filtering software. In reality, POPFile is much more
than this. Allow me to explain why...
Free Software Magazine: Free Networks (Part 2) (Jun 30, 2006, 07:00)
"In my last blog post, I started writing about OpenWRT, a free
software firmware replacement for many off-the-shelf home broadband
Linux.com: Set Up a Freevo Media Center (Jun 30, 2006, 05:30)
"I've been a happy MythTV user for a long time--you can check
out my review of version 0.19--but lately I've been feeling that
something is missing..."
P2PNet: Dear Sandra Pupatello (Jun 30, 2006, 04:00)
"I was just told a good-news story about a Toronto area high
school computer science teacher who has been using the Linux
operating system exclusively in his classroom for the past 5
InfoWorld: A Time for Europe--Open source (Jun 30, 2006, 02:30)
"As open source has commercially matured, however, the United
States has taken over. Silicon Valley has funded the next round of
open source, and we're not necessarily the better for it..."
Nashua Telegraph: Forget the Apple; Surprise Teacher with Open-Source Software (Jun 30, 2006, 01:00)
"Few things are quite so technically cutting edge as open-source
software, which is why you expect to see it used by really