Linux News for Oct 26, 2006
Linux Format: First Impressions of Fedora Core 6 (Oct 26, 2006, 22:30)
"FC6 is here, at last, and we've been busy putting it through
its paces to let you see what's new..."
Heise Online: Full Steam Ahead for Linux in Munich (Oct 26, 2006, 21:45)
"If everything runs according to schedule, most of the
approximately 14,000 PCs will be migrated to Open Source in the
next two years..."
Kubuntu: Kubuntu 6.10--Taking You To The Edge (Oct 26, 2006, 21:00)
"Kubuntu 6.10 has been released and is available for download
internetnews.com: Asterisk Plays Trixbox 2.0 (Oct 26, 2006, 20:15)
"The open source Asterisk IP-PBX is one of the most disruptive
technologies in the market..."
ConsortiumInfo: Oracle Joins Free Standards Group at Highest Level (Oct 26, 2006, 19:30)
"...I'll focus my attention today on the press release that I
find to be most interesting: the one that tracks Ellison's
announcement in the same speech that Oracle has joined the Free
Standards Group (FSG), at the highest level of membership..."
Linux Format: Oracle Linux Uncovered (Oct 26, 2006, 18:45)
"We decided to take a peek at what Oracle had come up with. Read
on for a first-look..."
LinuxPlanet: Firefox 2.0: More Than Just a Surfboard (Oct 26, 2006, 18:00)
"I spend a lot of time on line, so boosting browsing
productivity is always welcomed..."
vnunet: Linux File System Catches up with NFSv4 (Oct 26, 2006, 17:15)
"The OSDL said that this milestone reflects the maturity of
NFSv4 for Linux in the enterprise..."
Linux-Watch: Ubuntu Makes Business Moves, But No Oracle Deal... Yet (Oct 26, 2006, 16:30)
"Despite the almost endless rumors about an Oracle deal in the
works to either buy or partner with Ubuntu, no such deal, according
to Shuttleworth, will be announced... yet..."
Computer Business Review: Novell Says Desktop Linux Costs At Least $300 Less than Vista (Oct 26, 2006, 15:45)
LinuxWorld UK: "Novell Inc said on Wednesday
that its recently released SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop will cost
users over $300 less than Microsoft Corp's forthcoming Windows
Vista operating system..."
ZDNet UK: Red Hat's Cox Warns on Open Source Security (Oct 26, 2006, 15:00)
LinuxWorld UK: "Alan Cox, one of the most
respected figures in the UK open source community, has warned of
complacency over the security of open source projects..."
The Salt Lake Tribune: Judge Won't Delay Suit Between SCO, Novell (Oct 26, 2006, 14:15)
"A federal judge has refused a motion to postpone proceedings in
the SCO Group's lawsuit against Novell until after next year's
separate SCO-IBM trial concludes..."
Red Hat, Pundits Respond to Oracle Move (Oct 26, 2006, 13:30)
Digest: Yesterday Oracle CEO Larry Ellison
announced they would be supporting Linux--by essentially relabeling
Red Hat's source code and offering cheaper support. In this link
digest, find out what Red Hat execs and marketing team are saying
about this manuever, and how some pundits aren't shedding too many
tears for Red Hat... but they're not buying Oracle's song and
Ubuntu: Canonical Launches New Ubuntu Release for Desktops and Servers (Oct 26, 2006, 12:45)
"Following months of development and user feedback, Ubuntu 6.10
offers a cleaner, sharper design, together with new and enhanced
desktop applications and advances in security..."
SearchOpenSource: Migrating Active Directory into Linux: Many Roads to Rome (Oct 26, 2006, 12:00)
"Although Windows and Linux can provide similar functionality,
you won't find one-to-one matching features on each
Linux.com: Vim Tips: Working with External Commands (Oct 26, 2006, 10:30)
"Vim is a powerful editing tool, but there are some things it
just can't do. However, Vim lets you access shell commands and
utilities without leaving Vim, and that lets you perform some
Seopher: How Linux Could Save Your Life (Oct 26, 2006, 09:00)
"Everyone's worst nightmare; the normal comforting hum of your
computer is disturbed by clicking, pranging, banging... It happens
to everyone because it's inevitable..."
HowtoForge: Installing A LAMP System With Fedora Core 6 (Oct 26, 2006, 07:30)
"This is a detailed description about how to set up a Fedora
Core 6 based server that offers all services needed by ISPs and
Halloween Special: Cobalt, RIP? (Oct 26, 2006, 07:19)
Some of you may think I am living in the past by raising up what most think is a dead topic. With Halloween close at hand, I would like to report that I am hearing from ghosts.
In my work to drive a simplified Linux solution to the market, time and again, I am hearing "well, this reminds me of Cobalt". The medium usually pauses, and a whistful look comes over them. When they recover from this out of body experience, they deliver a eulogy that makes me wish I knew the subject. Perhaps it is time for a reincarnation?
Linux.com: Build a Centralized Log Management and Monitoring System (Oct 26, 2006, 06:00)
"In this article I will show you how to set up a system that
gathers and archives system logs from many network hosts and emails
only important or irregular system events to administrators..."
Cluster Programming: The Ignorance is Bliss Approach (Oct 26, 2006, 04:30)
"In a past column, I talked about programming large numbers of
cluster nodes. By large, I mean somewhere around 10,000..."
Advisories, October 25, 2006 (Oct 26, 2006, 03:45)
Today's Mandriva Linux security advisory: qt.
Free Software Magazine: Secure VoIP Calling, Free Software, and the Right to Privacy (Oct 26, 2006, 03:00)
"All free nations in the world today recognize certain basic
principles, such as freedom of speech, freedom of thought, and the
freedom of privacy..."
Network World: MySQL Enterprises Lights Up the M in LAMP (Oct 26, 2006, 02:15)
"Last week, MySQL Enterprise was launched. It's a subscription
service to help administrators run the open source MySQL database
more smoothly and efficiently..."
LeetCode: Converting the Wife to Linux (Oct 26, 2006, 01:30)
"I've been wanting to introduce my wife to Linux for quite some
time on her old Dell Inspiron 1000 laptop, but there always seemed
to be that one little reason to put it off..."
Linux Watch: Oracle's Red Hat Rip-Off (Oct 26, 2006, 00:45)
"But, the news that Oracle is erasing Red Hat's trademarks from
Unbreakable Linux and supporting it for less than Red Hat is a bolt
from the blue..."
eWeek: Oracle Adopts Red Hat Linux as Its Own (Oct 26, 2006, 00:00)
"Essentially, this means that Oracle, after removing Red Hat
trademarks, will be distributing Oracle Unbreakable Linux, derived
from Red Hat's open-source Linux technology..."
ZDNet: Should Mozilla Take Over Open Office? (Oct 26, 2006, 00:00)
"It would be nice, for desktop Linux fans, if we could say the
same thing about Open Office and Microsoft Office. We can't..."