Linux News for Aug 28, 2006
Linux.com: The Portland Project: No Silver Bullet for Hairy Problem of Multiple Desktops (Aug 28, 2006, 23:15)
"When OSDL announced the first release of its Portland
initiative at LinuxWorld Boston in April, heralding it 'a
breakthrough in desktop Linux,' I muttered my skepticism to a
internetnews.com: Brian Stevens, CTO, Red Hat [Interview] (Aug 28, 2006, 22:30)
"Red Hat has long been considered the leading enterprise Linux
vendor. It's a position that Red Hat CTO and Vice President
Engineering Brian Stevens is aiming to maintain..."
Computerworld Australia: Vietnam's Communist Party gets help from Intel (Aug 28, 2006, 21:45)
"The Vietnamese Communist Party's decision to move its computer
systems to open-source software got a boost on Friday from Intel,
the world's largest chip maker..."
InformationWeek: Former Red Hat Execs Want To Right-Size Linux (Aug 28, 2006, 21:00)
"Red Hat has matured to the point where it finds itself seeding
other companies with execs from within its ranks. One recent
startup counts a quarter of its employees as former Red Hat
Datamation: IT Profile: A Linux Lovin' IT Manager (Aug 28, 2006, 20:15)
"Although he's comfortable with both operating systems, Darby
freely admits he prefers one over the other. 'I am a complete Linux
fan boy,' he says, with a laugh. 'Totally...'"
NetworkWorld: Open Source Companies to Watch (Aug 28, 2006, 19:30)
"Open source software is a given in most enterprise data
centers, so it's not surprising to see the ranks of open source
companies and projects swell..."
CRN: A Non-Microsoft Software Stack: The Beginnings (Aug 28, 2006, 19:00)
"Imagine a world without Microsoft software. Impossible? Not
according to solution providers who say a soup-to-nuts,
non-Microsoft stack is here..."
Enter the JBoss Matrix: Wall Street, Oracle and Game Theory (Aug 28, 2006, 18:30)
"Whether 'Oracle/Linux' is coming is anyone's guess. Common
sense says 'it is NOT coming' but then, there is common sense and
there is what Larry Ellison wants..."
InformationWeek: Do Small Businesses Fear Open Source? (Aug 28, 2006, 18:00)
"Open source software is a viable option for emerging
enterprises, but a majority just don't trust it. Are these fears
DesktopLinux: Eric Raymond on Desktop Linux (Aug 28, 2006, 17:15)
"Recently, however, Raymond shows signs of once more playing a
bigger role in open-source circles..."
The Financial Express: Kerala Logs Microsoft Out (Aug 28, 2006, 16:30)
"After the cola ban, it is now the turn of Microsoft to log out
of Kerala. Children in 12,500 high schools in the state, India's
most literate, will not be taught Windows. Instead, instructors are
lining up Linux for them..."
InformationWeek: Google Revealed: The IT Strategy That Makes It Work (Aug 28, 2006, 15:45)
"And it's different not only because its thinking is original
and its applications unique--witness search queries morphed into a
lobby display of bursting color--but because the company's
unconventional IT strategy makes it so..."
Shuttleworth: One on the Chin (Aug 28, 2006, 15:00)
"My apologies to those who have been affected, I know that a
blue screen of death is the very last thing anybody ever wants to
see on Linux desktops and that any downtime caused by mistakes on
our part, even measured in minutes, is unacceptable..."
ArsTechnica: MIT Laptop Gets a New Name Just in Time for Field Tests (Aug 28, 2006, 14:15)
"With a 500-unit field test ready to begin in September, the One
Laptop Per Child (OLPC) program has announced that the
much-anticipated, now-$140 laptop will be called Children's Machine
AP/Yahoo!: Google Releasing Package for the Office (Aug 28, 2006, 13:30)
"Starting Monday, Google will offer Google Apps for Your Domain,
a free package of programs for businesses, universities and other
Linus Torvalds: Linux 2.6.18-rc5 (Aug 28, 2006, 12:45)
"Linux 2.6.18-rc5 is out there now, both in git form and as
patches and tar-balls..."
Linux Journal: Making Waves in the Ruby World (Aug 28, 2006, 12:00)
"There are three projects in the Ruby world that really stood
out this summer: JRuby, Mongrel, and Ruport..."
Enterprise Networking Planet: Build a Linux-Based Single-Board WAP (Part 2) (Aug 28, 2006, 10:30)
"Last week we learned all about Soekris hardware and what you
need to make it go. Today we'll hook it up and take it for a spin,
and then install Pyramid Linux..."
Linux.com: Minimalist Tools for Writers (Aug 28, 2006, 09:00)
"Why would you want to dump your word processor? For a number of
SearchOpenSource: Quick Tips: Documents and Database Forms in OpenOffice 2.0 (Aug 28, 2006, 07:30)
"In this tip, Haugland helps users deal with databases one form
at a time and describes two separate methods for creating data
lists using secondary tables..."
Free Software Magazine: Introduction to Content Management Systems (Aug 28, 2006, 06:00)
"In the beginning, the web was simple. You used Mosaic to browse
developerWorks: Geronimo Serves Up One-Click Upgrades with Plug-In Support (Aug 28, 2006, 04:30)
The ability to install and create plug-ins is one of the most
anticipated new features in the Apache Geronimo 1.1 release..."
Advisories, August 27, 2006 (Aug 28, 2006, 03:45)
This weekend's security advisories: kdebase, ruby1.8, and
streamripper (Debian GNU/Linux); AlsaPlayer (Gentoo Linux); kernel
and wireshark (Mandriva Linux); and imagemagick, kernel, php, and
php4 (Trustix Secure Linux).
-stable: Linux 188.8.131.52 (Aug 28, 2006, 02:30)
Changelog, links within.
DesktopLinux: The Resellers' Guide to Free Desktop Linuxes (Aug 28, 2006, 00:00)
"While VARs (value-added resellers) want to know all that
information as well, their bottom line is, well, their bottom