Linux News for Sep 26, 2006
ArticleOnRamp: Will Linux Die in 2018? (Sep 26, 2006, 23:15)
"If we look at the future, Linux seems to be doomed to a slow
death in a dozen years: DRM, proprietary hardware, technologic
innovations and political choices are behind this forecast..."
SearchOpenSource: Touring RHEL 5 Beta 1: New Features Make Upgrades Tempting (Sep 26, 2006, 22:30)
"With the recent public release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
beta 1, system administrators like myself (and their IT managers)
may face major system upgrades in the near future..."
Help Net Security: Breach Acquires ModSecurity Open Source Vendor Thinking Stone (Sep 26, 2006, 21:00)
"Breach Security acquired Thinking Stone, the leading provider
of services and enhancements for the ModSecurity web application
Groklaw: IBM Asks the Court to Throw Out SCO's Entire Case on Summary Judgment (Sep 26, 2006, 20:15)
"In other words, it is asking the court to throw out SCO's
entire case, and to grant it judgment on two counterclaims without
even going to trial on those two..."
SearchOpenSource: Open Source Vet Looks Inside Microsoft's Sourceforge Knockoff (Sep 26, 2006, 19:30)
"Speaking to about 20 open source-minded attendees of the
Microsoft Web Developer Summit, Microsoft exec Brad Wilson
introduced Codeplex, essentially Microsoft's take on the code
LinuxLookup: Mandriva Linux 2007 Released (Sep 26, 2006, 18:45)
"Mandriva today is proud to introduce its brand new product:
Mandriva Linux 2007..."
Linux.com: First Look: Scalix 11 Community Edition Messaging Server (Sep 26, 2006, 18:00)
"While the release of the new open source Scalix 11 Community
Edition messaging server is still a few months away, the binaries
have been brought out in a preview package..."
eWeek: SLES 10 Pairs Well with Xen (Sep 26, 2006, 17:15)
"Virtualization capabilities shore up Novell's already solid
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server..."
SearchOpenSource: Open Source Router on Par with Cisco, Users Say (Sep 26, 2006, 16:30)
"The price and flexibility of an open source router is sometimes
enough to lure in users, despite the router's reputation for having
support and usability issues..."
Red Herring: Q&A: Richard Stallman (Sep 26, 2006, 15:45)
"Richard Stallman doesn't think it's okay to use proprietary
software to make free software popular..."
Reuters: Red Hat Sees FY07 Greater China Sales up 100 Pct (Sep 26, 2006, 15:00)
"Red Hat Inc., a distributor of open-source Linux software,
expects its sales in the greater China region to double in fiscal
2007 and grow by 85 percent in fiscal 2008, an executive said on
ConsortiumInfo: IBM Adopts Open Patent Policy (Sep 26, 2006, 14:15)
"The New York Times reports this morning that IBM will announce
a new patent policy later today..."
BetaNews: Study: Linux and Windows Costs Equal (Sep 26, 2006, 13:30)
"Marking what could have been a summer-long hiatus in its 'Get
the Facts' campaign, Microsoft is re-igniting the flames on the
argument over whether enterprises spend less to manage Windows
systems than Linux systems..."
PR: GPLv3: Recent Misleading Information (Sep 26, 2006, 12:45)
"The Free Software Foundation wishes to clarify a few factual
points about the Second Discussion Draft of GNU GPL version 3..."
Press release within.
Linux.com: Scalix is Sneaking Linux in Through the Corporate Mailbox (Sep 26, 2006, 12:00)
"Scalix recently announced that its enterprise email platform
will be going open source. Right now preparations are being made,
the bugtracking system and code repository are being set into
place, and code is being cleaned..."
Mad Penguin: Democracy Player: A Superior Multimedia Alternative to iTunes on Linux (Sep 26, 2006, 10:30)
"Democracy Player (also known as DTV) was hatched from the firm
belief that television ought to be as free and open as open source
Linux.com: Create Training Videos with pyvnc2swf (Sep 26, 2006, 09:00)
"How many times has someone verbally explained how to do
something on a computer to you? How many times do you end up asking
them to just show you...?"
Linux Journal: Website Review: The Family Guide to Digital Freedom (Sep 26, 2006, 07:30)
"The Family Guide to Digital Freedom is a website and an
accompanying book created by Marco Fioretti, a part-time journalist
who writes about free and open source software..."
Linux.com: CLI Magic: See Changes Word by Word with dwdiff (Sep 26, 2006, 06:00)
"Unix text utilities were designed primarily for programmers and
admins, but here's a little secret: the utilities also work well
All About Linux: How LAN Switches Work (Sep 26, 2006, 04:30)
"A couple of years back, the computers were connected to each
other by what is known as a bus network where all the computers
were connected using a single coaxial networking cable hooked to
each computer using a T connector..."
Advisories, September 25, 2006 (Sep 26, 2006, 03:45)
Today's security advisories: kernel-source-2.4.27 and
kernel-source-2.6.8 (Debian GNU/Linux); gzip (Gentoo Linux); and
LinuxDevCenter: Rediscovering Bluetooth (Sep 26, 2006, 03:00)
"Presenting Bluetooth in 2006 is hard. By all accounts, it
should have emerged much sooner to be omnipresent by now..."
Bunchos dot Com: Quick Guide to Get a Girlfriend Using Linux (Sep 26, 2006, 01:30)
Humor: "This guide is pretty straightforward.
No introductions, lectures or philosophing about love. Follow it
from beginning to end, and you might get a woman today...!"
Seopher: Run Ubuntu, Run! Part II (Sep 26, 2006, 00:45)
"Unfortunately, part two of this story is not filled with such
joy. The Ubuntu box is dying..."