Linux News for Jul 31, 2006
Seopher.com: Is Microsoft Playing Into the Hands of Linux? (Jul 31, 2006, 23:30)
"Following my recent article on AMD possibly playing into
Intel's hands, I pondered whether MS could be doing the same thing
for everyone's favourite underdog..."
Groklaw: SCO is Distributing ELF Under the GPL Still. Yes. Now. Today. (Jul 31, 2006, 23:00)
"I have some pictures to show you. They should knock your socks
off. They should knock SCO's socks off, too, and then they should
knock a huge chunk out of SCO's case..."
Pennington: Open Source and Services (Jul 31, 2006, 22:30)
"To me open source vs. proprietary isn't a good vs. evil
question, simply two different things with different costs and
NewsForge: Should FOSS Supporters Become Consumer Activists? (Jul 31, 2006, 21:45)
"By definition, members of the free and open source software
(FOSS) communities have shown themselves to be more than software
and hardware experts..."
CommsDesign: Linux Continues to Make Strides (Jul 31, 2006, 21:00)
"According to market-research company IMS Research, the role of
Linux in mobile systems will maintain a steady growth path..."
LinuxPlanet: Defense Department Marches Towards Open Source (Jul 31, 2006, 20:15)
"In a new initiative to spur more use of open source software
within the US Defense Department, the department's Office of
Advanced Systems and Concepts has begun teaming up with Red Hat,
Novell, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, and AMD..."
Computerworld: Free Open-Source Storage Software Attracts Users (Jul 31, 2006, 19:30)
"Tens of thousands of users are deploying open-source storage
software in an effort to avoid pricey proprietary products..."
Information Week: Analysis: Is The World Ready For Open Source Networking? (Jul 31, 2006, 18:45)
"Open source networking has been around for years, but most
businesses haven't bitten. Reliability and support are the main
NewsForge: OSCON Day Four: Zen and Tomatoes (Jul 31, 2006, 18:00)
OSCON: "The eighth annual O'Reilly Open Source
Convention (OSCON) continued Thursday with updates on Perl 6 and
Python, discussion of the Zen of Free, and the final day of
vnunet: Novell Claims Warm Welcome for SUSE 10 (Jul 31, 2006, 17:15)
"To date, over 165,000 users from around the globe have
downloaded components of the Suse Linux Enterprise 10 suite, which
includes the Suse Linux Enterprise Server and Suse Linux Enterprise
ZDNet UK: OpenDocument Wins More Fans (Jul 31, 2006, 16:30)
"Malaysia and Bristol are just two of the latest places to fly
the ODF flag..."
CNET News: Linux Headed into Boeing Anti-Sub Aircraft (Jul 31, 2006, 15:45)
"Boeing has awarded Wind River Systems a contract to embed its
version of Linux into a new military aircraft, the company plans to
LWN: Extremadura Government to Move to Linux (Jul 31, 2006, 15:00)
"All the computers of the Junta of Extremadura (goverment state
of Spain) will be running free software within a year..."
CNET News: Torvalds Lambasts Free Software Foundation (Jul 31, 2006, 14:15)
"Torvalds, though, objects not just to the terms of the new
license, but to the foundation's motivations, Stallman's
philosophy, and the process by which the foundation and its top
lawyer, Eben Moglen, are updating the GPL..."
PR: Mandriva Linux 2007 Beta 1 Version "Thor" Released (Jul 31, 2006, 13:30)
"Available in four differents flavours (KDE or GNOME, i586 or
x86_64), you can get a glimpse of the next Mandriva Linux 2007
ZDNet Australia: Xen Not Ready for Prime-Time, Says Red Hat (Jul 31, 2006, 12:45)
"A senior Red Hat executive today maintained the Xen open source
virtualisation environment was not yet ready for enterprise use,
despite 'unbelievable' customer demand..."
Linux.com: First Look: Freespire (Jul 31, 2006, 12:00)
"Freespire is the free offshoot of the proprietary Linspire
Linux distribution, formerly an outside effort, but now produced by
the company itself..."
NetworkWorld: Managing Your Net for Next to Nothing (Jul 31, 2006, 10:30)
"Savvy network managers have long known the best way to quickly
address some pesky network problems is to scour Internet sites such
as freshmeat.net and SourceForge.net for freeware
Free Software Magazine: Transparency, Principles, and the Microsoft Way... (Jul 31, 2006, 09:00)
"In its short but illustrious history the FOSS movement has been
accused of being akin to communism. And while the bad old days of
the McCarthy era are over, this view still makes people a bit
Linux.com: Little-Known APT Utilities for Debian Desktop Users (Jul 31, 2006, 07:30)
"The Advanced Packaging Tool (APT) is a distinguishing feature
of Debian-based systems. APT was the first major alternative in
GNU/Linux to boast automatic dependency resolution..."
Zmanda: When Bad Things Happen to Good Amanda Backup Servers (Jul 31, 2006, 06:00)
"Your data recovery procedures are in a safe place, and you have
accomplished what you had in mind... or have you...?"
All About Linux: The Case of Some Flash Based Games Unable to Display Text... (Jul 31, 2006, 04:30)
"One persistent problem I used to face while using GNU/Linux was
when I visited sites containing certain flash based games..."
Advisories, July 30, 2006 (Jul 31, 2006, 03:45)
This weekend's security advisories: ethereal, heartbeat, and
orisis (Debian GNU/Linux); php (Fedora Legacy); TunePimp,
OpenOffice.org, and Audacious (Gentoo Linux); libwmf, apache, and
ruby (Mandriva Linux); ruby, firefox, and thunderbird (Red Hat
Linux); firefox, thunderbird, seamonkey, and Apache (Slackware
Linux); and firefox, apache2, and mozilla-thunderbird (Ubuntu
Phoronix: ATI 8.27.10 Linux Display Drivers (Jul 31, 2006, 00:00)
"After ATI's successful launch last month of the fglrx 8.26.18
drivers, which had delivered an external events daemon (atieventsd)
and more, it is now time for us to discuss the changes in the newly
released 8.27.10 Linux display drivers..."