Linux News for Sep 27, 2006
PC World: Free Agent: The Latest Free Linux (Sep 27, 2006, 23:15)
"In my testing, I found Freespire to be the most compelling
release yet from Linspire, but I also came away more appreciative
of Ubuntu Linux than ever..."
Tonight on The Linux Link Tech Show (Sep 27, 2006, 22:30)
"Author and columnist Marcel Gagne talks about his latest
LinuxPlanet: Conversational Voice Recognition With Wizzard Software (Sep 27, 2006, 21:45)
"Voice recognition has been a dream of many for the last 10
years. It's an illusive goal because interpreting speech is very
complicated and takes a lot of computing power..."
Computerworld NZ: Ingres Resurgent: Price is Right and It's Open Source (Sep 27, 2006, 21:00)
"'A lot of people thought the company had disappeared but CA
continued to invest in the technology and made some smart and well
thought-through investments, adding high-performance features,'
ConsortiumInfo: Online News Reporting at Internet Speed (Sep 27, 2006, 20:30)
"This blog entry is in part a mea culpa account from the
blogging trenches. Mea Culpa, because the first draft of my last
blog entry turns out to have been very inaccurate..."
internetnews.com: Firefox Not Really Free? (Sep 27, 2006, 20:00)
"When most people think about the Mozilla Firefox browser, they
think of it as being open source and free..."
KernelTrap: Linux: 2.6.16.y, Defining Stable (Sep 27, 2006, 19:30)
"In August 2006 Adrian Bunk took over maintainership of the
2.6.16.y stable kernel. With the release of the 18.104.22.168-pre1
patch, concerns were expressed as to what makes a stable
ZDNet UK: Flock Brings Focus to Social Networking (Sep 27, 2006, 18:45)
"Another addition to the available browser choices is Flock,
which is also based on the Gecko engine..."
SearchOracle: Oracle Overhauls Sleepycat's Original Berkeley DB (Sep 27, 2006, 18:00)
"Oracle today unveiled a new version of Berkeley DB, the
lightweight, non-relational and embeddable database management
system..." Link repaired.
NewsForge: Torvalds "Fed Up" with the FSF (Sep 27, 2006, 17:30)
"Linus Torvalds responded to Moglen's statement by saying that
his position on the license is clear and that he's "fed up" with
Everything Else: Code Names To Be Hidden On Forthcoming Ubuntu Releases (Sep 27, 2006, 17:00)
"Looks like after four versions of colourful names, the next (to
next) version of Ubuntu (Edgy+1) is going to be called--Ubuntu
7.10. Thats it..."
DesktopLinux: Indian Schools to Use Homebrew Debian Distro (Sep 27, 2006, 16:30)
"Today, DesktopLinux.com learned what distribution they plan to
use: a homegrown, Debian-offshoot dubbed 'IT@School
Blizzard: One Laptop Update (Sep 27, 2006, 15:45)
"I wrote up a long update on where we are in the software and
hardware for the One Laptop per Child project. We've gotten a lot
done, but I don't think that's been communicated to the outside
world very well..."
Groklaw: Summary Judgment Motions: Where the Rubber Hits the Road on Evidence Production (Sep 27, 2006, 15:00)
"It might also be good to remind folks of a few key points about
the summary judgment process..."
INQ7: DSWD Shifting to Open Source Software--Official (Sep 27, 2006, 15:00)
"The [Philippines] Department of Social Welfare and Development
is now training key employees to become open source experts as part
of a department-wide shift to using open source software..."
DesktopLinux: Open-Source Guru Eric Raymond Joins Freespire Board (Sep 27, 2006, 14:15)
"In a move that some may have sensed was coming, Eric S.
Raymond--one of the co-founders of the open-source movement--will
become the newest member of the Freespire Leadership Board on Sept.
Reuters/CNET News: Red Hat Profit Tumbles 34 Percent (Sep 27, 2006, 13:30)
"Software maker Red Hat on Tuesday reported that quarterly
profit tumbled 34 percent from a year earlier, on a sharp increase
in operating expenses..."
internetnews.com: Firefox 2.0 to Go Live Today (Sep 27, 2006, 12:45)
"The release isn't expected to introduce any new features or
major functionally but it will improve stability and fix bugs that
have been found in the still-under-development Firefox 2.0
release..." Actually, the RC1 release is live now.
NewsForge: Open Source Search Technology Goes Beyond Keywords (Sep 27, 2006, 12:00)
"For several years a group of academic researchers has been
quietly working on a new kind of search engine--one that recognizes
the semantic meaning of a query instead of only taking input as a
keyword to be literally matched..."
SearchOpenSource: When, Why to Consider Linux on 64-bit Blades (Sep 27, 2006, 10:30)
"Putting Linux on 64-bit blade servers sounds like a good idea,
thanks to the cost savings offered by both..."
DesktopLinux: Kurumin Linux Rolls Out Lightweight Live CD (Sep 27, 2006, 09:00)
"The Kurumin Linux project, which produces a Knoppix-based
distribution, released a stripped-down, live CD edition of Kurumin
Linux 6.1 on Sept. 24..."
SearchOpenSource: Open Source Code: Incorporation, Release and Enterprise Evaluation (Sep 27, 2006, 07:30)
"Adapting downloaded code and finding developers to submit bug
fixes back to the projects are just two of the many costs
associated with incorporating open source code, according to Don
IT Observer: Using mod_evasive for Blocking HTTP DoS Attacks (Sep 27, 2006, 06:00)
"If you do business on the Web, you are, to some degree,
vulnerable to Denials of Service attacks..."
SearchOpenSource: From Windows to Linux: Finding Comparable Apps and Services (Sep 27, 2006, 04:30)
"Windows administrators who are making the jump to Linux are
often disoriented by how different everything is; not just the
terminology, but the way things work, including many of the same
basic types of applications..."
Advisories, September 26, 2006 (Sep 27, 2006, 03:45)
Today's security advisories: kernel-source-2.6.8 (Debian
GNU/Linux); ImageMagick, GnuTLS, and Tikiwiki (Gentoo Linux);
squirrelmail (Red Hat Linux); openoffice.org (rPath Linux); and
gzip (SUSE Linux).
ITBusinessEdge: GOSCON Emphasizes Building Government Community (Sep 27, 2006, 03:00)
"The previews of this year's GOSCON indicate that the Department
of Defense's new Open Technology Roadmap and at least one of its
authors will play a prominent role in the conference..."
The Beez' Speaks: Hasta la Vista, Part 3: Of Windows Security and Other Oxy-morons (Sep 27, 2006, 01:30)
"Why do you give Microsoft a platform to spread its FUD? Why are
you guys deliberately spreading FUD...?"
ReallyLinux: Why Linux is the Logical Choice for the Classroom (Sep 27, 2006, 00:00)
"In this introductory article, I summarize the benefits of using
OpenSource software in an educational environment, where budgets
are often tight and staffing support is minimal..."