Linux News for Aug 29, 2006
eWeek: Google's Non-Starter Office (Aug 29, 2006, 22:30)
"Google Apps for Your Domain is not a Microsoft challenger. Deal
Yet Another Linux Blog: Cipherfunk.org, The GPL, and Ubuntu Contributors (Aug 29, 2006, 21:45)
"Why oh why do people jump to conclusions without properly
vnunet: Open Source Java Licence to Guarantee Disappointment (Aug 29, 2006, 21:00)
"The licence under which Sun Microsystems chooses to publish the
open source Java code will cater to enterprises or the open source
community, but will be unable to please both groups..."
Wired: Is Ubuntu Linux for You, Too? (Aug 29, 2006, 20:15)
"Like cold fusion or a painless weight-loss plan, a
user-friendly version of Linux remains elusive..."
eWeek: Linux Installs Made Easier (Aug 29, 2006, 19:30)
"Instalinux.com is a handy Web site from which users can create
customized installation images for a handful of different Linux
LinuxWorld: Zend Raises $20 Million (Aug 29, 2006, 18:45)
"The PHP company plans to expand professional services, web
application framework development, and the European sales
IT Manager's Journal: 10 Common Misunderstandings About the GPL (Aug 29, 2006, 18:00)
"The GNU General Public License (GPL) is one of the most widely
used software licenses--and, undoubtedly, the most
CIO Magazine: Red Hat Exec: Hackers Still Important (Aug 29, 2006, 17:15)
"Volunteer hackers still play an important role in open-source
software development despite the many companies that pay developers
to work on open-source products..."
SearchOpenSource: VMware Exec Sees Virtualization, Virtual Appliances Boosting Ent. Linux Adoption (Aug 29, 2006, 16:30)
"Although server virtualization is an equal opportunity platform
for all operating systems, it is and will continue to be a boon to
enterprise Linux adoption..."
The Motley Fool: Foolish Forecast: Novell Turns Another Page (Aug 29, 2006, 15:45)
"Software veteran Novell is set to report earnings for
third-quarter 2006 after the closing bell Tuesday afternoon. We're
here to check up on the company's past performance, and get a feel
for what to expect [tonight]..."
CNET News: Newsmaker: Can Linux Save the Palm OS? (Aug 29, 2006, 15:00)
"Access is betting that the Palm community could use a little
push from a penguin..."
internetnews.com: Jitterbit: Web Services Without The Headaches (Aug 29, 2006, 14:15)
"But a company called Jitterbit is betting that its open source
integration suite, combined with Web Services technology, will ease
the development process..."
DesktopLinux: Brazil Nears Million Linux Laptop Order (Aug 29, 2006, 13:30)
"The OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) project reported Aug. 27 that
Brazil is finalizing plans for 'all aspects' of its $100 laptop
Linux.com: Linux Kiosks Come to the Aid of Natural Disaster Victims (Aug 29, 2006, 12:00)
"When faced with the aftermath of a natural disaster like
Hurricane Katrina or the Boxing Day tsunami, you might assume that
having Internet access would be the last thing on victims' or
SearchOpenSource: BackTrack: The Gotta-Have Free Security Tool You've Never Heard Of (Aug 29, 2006, 10:30)
"BackTrack is actually an entire Slackware Linux-based operating
system with a suite of security tools that even the most die-hard
Windows-o-files can appreciate and benefit from..."
LinuxDevices: Device Profile: iRex iLiad Mobile eBook Reader (Aug 29, 2006, 09:45)
"iRex used Linux and an electronic paper display (EPD) to build
a portable reading device available now for personal and
Linux Magazine: Tweaking SUSE 10.1 (Aug 29, 2006, 09:00)
"Why, SUSE Linux 10.1 has more software in it than any desktop
Linux user and developer could possibly want..."
Linux.com: OpenUsability Funds Student Projects (Aug 29, 2006, 08:15)
"OpenUsability, the organization of software interface usability
experts, has begun taking applications for the first in a series of
funded student projects..."
LinuxDevices: Flexible ARM9 SBC Boots Linux in 1.69 Seconds (Aug 29, 2006, 07:30)
"Technologic Systems is offering a freely downloadable,
Debian-based Linux OS image said to boot from an SD card in less
than two seconds..."
SearchOpenSource: The Linux Desktop: Browser and Distro Security Tips (Aug 29, 2006, 06:45)
"Don't be fooled; Firefox is no more secure than Opera or
Internet Explorer says security expert James Turnbull..."
Linux.com: How to Recover Lost Files After You Accidentally Wipe Your Hard Drive (Aug 29, 2006, 06:00)
"Recently I wanted to make sure I had enough space to back up my
home digital videos and pictures, so I purchased a new hard drive
to add to my home Linux server..."
HowtoForge: Installing a Bind9 Master/Slave DNS System (Aug 29, 2006, 04:30)
"In this howto we will install 2 bind dns servers, one as the
master and the other as a slave server. For security reasons we
will chroot bind9 in its own jail..."
Advisories, August 28, 2006 (Aug 29, 2006, 03:45)
Today's security advisories: mozilla-thunderbird (Debian
GNU/Linux); X.org and some X.org libraries (Gentoo Linux); and
seamonkey and kdegraphics (Red Hat Linux).
Phoronix: Tyan Tempest i5000VF & i5000VS [Review] (Aug 29, 2006, 03:00)
"Since the beginning of June we have had the Tyan Tempest
i5000XL S2692 in our labs, and through its stay, we have continued
to be impressed by this well designed motherboard for Intel's
All About Linux: A Tryst with Debian Etch Beta 3 (Aug 29, 2006, 02:15)
"I recently downloaded the latest offering of Debian which goes
in the garb of Debian Etch Beta 3..."
The Linux Advocate: GIMP vs. Photoshop - What still needs to be done? (Aug 29, 2006, 01:30)
"The question is the following: Does GIMP have what it takes to
dethrone Adobe Photoshop as the standard...?"
Technetra: IP Rights, Open Source Methods and Traditional Knowledge in Developing Countries (Aug 29, 2006, 00:45)
"Open source software and traditional knowledge are close
cousins in the same family of shared human knowledge. In the
digital age, misapplication of concepts of property rights may
strain the natural harmony of the family..."
Free Software Magazine: Who Owns Me? (Aug 29, 2006, 00:00)
"One of the most disturbing ideas I've encountered in
intellectual property law is the peculiar idea of owning and being
able to patent naturally occuring gene sequences, such as those in
the Human Genome project..."