Linux News for Aug 30, 2006
InfoWorld: Linux Will Get Buried (Aug 30, 2006, 23:15)
"Microsoft and Apple aren't sending Linux away, just underground
to do the job it was made for..."
ServerWatch: Enterprise Unix Roundup: Sun Thumbs the Critics (Aug 30, 2006, 22:30)
"Now, I can take a joke like the next person--really, I can. But
I sometimes wonder if corporations should focus less on trying to
be funny and more on trying to be successful..."
Enterprise Systems: Will Open Source Be One of Your BI Sources? (Aug 30, 2006, 21:45)
"The Open-Source movement has not been ignored by data warehouse
and business intelligence vendors..."
ZDNet: Interview with Mike Melanson, Lead Engineer on the Linux Flash Player Team (Aug 30, 2006, 21:00)
"Feedback from the community has been both positive and
negative. In the beginning there was a bit of misinterpretation and
negative feedback about my blog and the Linux Flash Player
LinuxPR: Gentoo Linux 2006.1 Unleashed
(Aug 30, 2006, 20:15)
The Gentoo Release Engineering team proudly announces the
release of Gentoo Linux 2006.1
RedOrbit: Linux and Open Source: How They Affect HR Professionals (Aug 30, 2006, 20:15)
"This column considers why open source is growing so fast, and
what it means to human resources professionals..."
LinuxPlanet: GroundWork to Break New Net Management Ground at Interop (Aug 30, 2006, 19:30)
"When the Interop trade show unfolds in New York next month, its
underlying network infrastructure will be managed and monitored by
GroundWork Monitor 7..."
CRN: Elan Dumps Linux For Windows Embedded In New Music Server (Aug 30, 2006, 18:45)
"...Elan Home Systems has switched from a Linux-based platform
to one built on Microsoft Windows XPE (embedded) operating system
backed by a more powerful processor..."
Computerworld Australia: Innovation Fuels NAB's Linux Foray (Aug 30, 2006, 18:00)
"A shift to Linux-based grid computing at the National Australia
Bank has opened the gate to a more agile IT infrastructure and
dramatically reduced maintenance costs..."
internetnews.com: Open Source Windows Clone Coming Soon? (Aug 30, 2006, 17:15)
"Though such an effort is not forthcoming from Redmond, the
ReactOS open source project has been trying to come up with an open
source 'clone' of Windows for 10 years..."
OSNews: Interview: Guy Martin of Motorola's Linux Division (Aug 30, 2006, 16:30)
"Guy Martin is a distinguished member of technical staff within
Motorola's Mobile Devices business. He helped establish
opensource.motorola.com, and works with groups inside of Motorola
to better interface with the Open Source community..."
BusinessWeek: Mozilla Goes Mainstream (Aug 30, 2006, 15:45)
"The unconventional company hopes to gain market share and
outfox the competition with a new version of its Firefox
internetnews.com: Firefox 2 Gets a New Look (Aug 30, 2006, 15:00)
"The refresh is hardly as dramatic as the change between
Microsoft's in-development Internet Explorer 7 and Internet
Explorer 6.x, but it is something the Firefox faithful will
Freespire.org: Linspire Does Away with Annual Fee for "Click 'N Run" Linux Service (Aug 30, 2006, 14:15)
"Starting tomorrow, the CNR service is going to be free. That's
right, no charge at all for the basic CNR..."
The Techsploder: Norwegian 'Linux Showcase' Kills Tux Migration (Aug 30, 2006, 13:30)
"Only two years later however, Bergen Council decided to do a
one-eighty and put the Linux migration on ice..."
Red Herring: Novell Profit Gets Linux Lift (Aug 30, 2006, 12:45)
"Business software concern Novell reported on Tuesday its
preliminary third-quarter profit increased more than fivefold,
saying revenue from its Linux Platform Products category grew 30
Linux Journal: HDRs and DAWs For Linux: The New Breed (Aug 30, 2006, 12:00)
"The hard-disk recorder (HDR) is the central component of the
modern digital audio studio..."
Linux.com: Linux Libertine Open Fonts Offers Free Times Roman Alternative (Aug 30, 2006, 10:30)
"Philipp H. Poll started the Linux Libertine Open Fonts project
in September 2003 because of his dissatisfaction with the fonts
shipped with GNU/Linux distributions..."
APC Magazine: NcFTP: Weapons-Grade FTP on the Linux Command Line (Aug 30, 2006, 09:00)
"It doesn't matter how drag'n'drop GUI based FTP clients are,
there comes a time when only the terminal will do..."
Dom2319: Debian Apache 2 WebDAV Server with Quota Using SSL and MySQL for Authentication (Aug 30, 2006, 07:30)
"Therefore WebDAV was chosen as the protocol to manage the site
with a patched version of the Apache 2 WebDAV module to provide
LinuxDevices: DIY Linux Home Theater PC (Aug 30, 2006, 06:00)
"LixSystems has introduced a low-cost Linux powered home theater
PC (HTPC) packaged in a compact, consumer electronics-style
developerWorks: Manage Source Code Using Git (Aug 30, 2006, 04:30)
"Git is the open source revision control software that Linus
Torvalds developed to help manage Linux kernel development..."
Advisories, August 29, 2006 (Aug 30, 2006, 03:45)
Today's security advisories: mozilla and mozilla-firefox (Debian
GNU/Linux); Wireshark, Motor, and PHP (Gentoo Linux); and binutils,
lesstif, and ImageMagick (Mandriva Linux).
NewsForge: Why Proprietary Software is Dangerous for Business-Critical Applications (Aug 30, 2006, 03:00)
"A friend of mine is the IT manager for a medium-sized wholesale
distribution business. One afternoon in early August, a hard disk
drive in one of his employer's servers started to show signs that
it was dying..."
The Linux Advocate: KDE vs. GNOME : Why Are We STILL Fighting? (Aug 30, 2006, 02:15)
"...[W]ould the community be bettered if the two behemoth
projects were to come together and merge into one giant
DesktopLinux.com: Desktop Linux Survey Results Analyzed (Aug 30, 2006, 01:30)
"The results of DesktopLinux.com's 2006 Desktop Linux Market
survey are in, and the votes are all tallied..."
internetnews.com: Fedora Goes Live (Aug 30, 2006, 00:45)
"Ever wanted to run Fedora Core Linux as a Live CD? Well now you
Linux Journal: A Fifteenth Chance for GNOME (Aug 30, 2006, 00:00)
"Okay, I don't really know how many chances I've given GNOME,
but I've tried to switch to GNOME as my default desktop many times.
I always ended up switching back to KDE..."