Linux News for Aug 24, 2006
Precision Computing: The Automatic Cat Feeder (Aug 24, 2006, 23:15)
"So I sought out to make an automated cat feeder and water
dispenser out of parts lying around the house..." Yes, it runs
Wolfmanz Bytes: Linux vs Windows Again (Aug 24, 2006, 22:30)
"The first thing I want to address is the stability of Windows
XP and Linux/Kubuntu. In the time I have been using Kubuntu I have
had it lockup on me twice and also had a program just out right
Linux-Watch: Oracle Buying Red Hat? Fat Chance! (Aug 24, 2006, 21:45)
"The rumors just won't quit. Last week at LinuxWorld, rumors
were that Oracle would buy Red Hat; or, it would launch its own
Linux distro. Neither happened, but did that stop the rumor mill?
Builder AU: Gnome 2.16 Preview (Aug 24, 2006, 21:00)
"With the next major release of the GNOME desktop scheduled for
release next month, each passing day sees more of the code
LinuxWorld Australia: Curiousity Draws 200 to Enterprise Linux Roadshow (Aug 24, 2006, 20:15)
"In a sign that Novell's new lease on life is garnering
interest, some 200 people attended the Sydney leg of Novell's
national Suse Linux Enterprise roadshow today..."
OpenEnterpriseTrends: Black Duck CEO: F1000 Open Source Use On Fire (Aug 24, 2006, 19:30)
"Enterprise Open Source growth trends are off-the-charts, not
simply for free downloads but for real use, says Black Duck
Software CEO Doug Levin..."
Linux.com: FSF Hires New GPL Compliance Engineer (Aug 24, 2006, 18:45)
"The Free Software Foundation (FSF) has hired long-time
volunteer Brett Smith as compliance engineer for the GNU Public
Daily India: Apache Reaches Out to Asian Techies (Aug 24, 2006, 18:00)
"Buoyed by the event, voices from Sri Lanka called for turning
the island nation into a 'competent centre for free and open source
software' by 2012..."
InformationWeek: The Sacred And Profane Sides Of Firefox (Aug 24, 2006, 17:15)
"Log onto Spread Firefox, the community marketing site for the
popular open-source browser, and you'll see flavors of the product
that will probably surprise you..."
Moneycontrol India: Tiemann's 'One Throat to Choke' Concept (Aug 24, 2006, 16:30)
"Industry statistics (CIO Insight survey) show that basic
software quality is declining as costs rise suggesting that the
more companies spend on IT, the less valuable it gets..." [Link
CRN: Integrator Goes Back To School With Linux Thin Client Desktops (Aug 24, 2006, 15:45)
"Hargadon Computer will get a lot busier in about three weeks,
after kids are back in school and teachers and school
administrators realize they need to do something with their
outdated classroom PCs..."
Washington Post/Hartford Courant: The New Best Friend Of Non-Geeks (Aug 24, 2006, 15:00)
"The Linux operating system--a free, open-source alternative to
Windows and Mac OS X--has long served to define the gap between
people who merely use computers and those who tinker with
Red Herring: Patent Scare for Open Source (Aug 24, 2006, 14:15)
"Tech rights group challenges patent ruling on grounds it could
derail open source..."
ZDNet UK: Firefox Welcomes Microsoft's Offer of Help (Aug 24, 2006, 13:30)
"Mozilla has accepted Microsoft's offer of help towards ensuring
interoperability between Firefox and the upcoming Vista operating
CRN: Review: Which Free Linux Desktop Is Best? (Aug 24, 2006, 12:45)
"But, the times are a changing and many businesses are starting
to become open to the idea of a desktop powered by something other
than Windows. What has sparked that change...?" [Link repaired.
Wi-Fi Planet: Sony Mylo Built On Qtopia Linux (Aug 24, 2006, 12:00)
"Unlike Sony's other new mobile device, the VAIO UX Micro PC (a
full-fledged Windows computer) or its past mobile devices (the
Palm-based Clie series) Brighthand reports mylo is built on
SearchOpenSource: Kickstart your Linux Security by Avoiding Garbage Installations (Aug 24, 2006, 09:00)
"Recently, a colleague complained to me that X Windows refused
to start following a routine patch upgrade on a production Web
NewsForge: LAMP vs. LAMP (Aug 24, 2006, 09:00)
"Perl and PHP are two widely used languages for building dynamic
Web sites. They make up two thirds of the 'P' in the Linux, Apache,
MySQL, Perl/PHP/Python (LAMP) stack..."
SearchOpenSource: Sybase ASE on Linux: Getting Rid of Database Deadlocks (Aug 24, 2006, 07:30)
"A deadlock can occur in Sybase Adaptive Server Enterprise (ASE)
when two user processes each have a lock on a separate page or
table and each wants to acquire a lock on the same page or table
held by the other process..."
Linux.com: Make Our Intranet More Productive with XAMPP (Aug 24, 2006, 06:00)
"A phenomenal amount of information is being managed by open
source content management systems (CMS), wikis, and blogs..."
SearchOpenSource: SELinux Policy Editor: Removing Micromanagement from Administrative Control (Aug 24, 2006, 04:30)
"Administrators often criticize Security Enhanced Linux
(SELinux) policies for being too complex, and they have a
Advisories, August 23, 2006 (Aug 24, 2006, 03:45)
Today's security advisories: Heimdal and fbida (Gentoo Linux);
mozilla-firefox, mozilla-thunderbird, and squirrelmail (Mandriva
Linux); and kernel, xorg-x11, and XFree86 (Red Hat Linux).
ONLamp: Do-It-Yourself Documentation? Research Into the Effectiveness of Mailing Lists (Part 1) (Aug 24, 2006, 03:00)
"Mailing list membership is a must for anyone who works with
complicated computer technology, such as a programming language, a
server, or a professional software package..."
HowtoForge: Securing the CentOS Perfect Setup with Bastille (Aug 24, 2006, 01:30)
"This article shows how to secure a CentOS server using psad,
Bastille, and some other tweaks..."
Linux.com: Protect Your Applications with AppArmor (Aug 24, 2006, 00:45)
"AppArmor is a product that Novell acquired when they bought the
company Immunix in May 2005. It provides an interesting alternative
to traditional security measures..."
SearchOpenSource: LinuxWorld Product Review: The Nokia 770 Internet Tablet (Aug 24, 2006, 00:00)
"What's particularly compelling about the Nokia 770 Internet
Tablet is that it's not only the first to be billed as an 'Internet
Tablet,' but also its software is built entirely from open source