Linux News for Oct 30, 2006
Linux 2.0 - The Rise Of Capitalism (Oct 30, 2006, 23:36)
Oracle is now back in the Linux game.
People are speculating that they might buy Red Hat. Others are lamenting the fact that Oracle might be seeking to gain a competitive advantage. Oracle offers quality service to their customers, otherwise they would have none. If Oracle has the programming, networking, and system horsepower to provide quality service for paying Linux customers, then I applaud their effort. I don't think Mr. Ellison would put money into something that didn't look like a good investment. Capitalism, baby, that's the name of the game.
Do you want to compete and get paid? Pick your area of expertise and serve customers better than Red Hat, Oracle, or Ubuntu.
The Inquirer: I Was Brainwashed by Open Source (Oct 30, 2006, 23:30)
"I was wrong. There's no Asterisk code in the Patten device, but
I blame brainwashing for my mistake..."
Salon: Cuba Libre! (Oct 30, 2006, 22:45)
"The average yearly salary of a Cuban information technology
professional is $180. Microsoft Windows XP Professional retails on
Amazon.com for $269..."
Free Software Magazine: Free Software and World Peace (Oct 30, 2006, 22:00)
"Somebody recently noted that, what with all the bombing and
killing and tyrannical madness going on in the world, how can we
waste all this time talking about free software...?"
CNET News: A Linux Start-Up on the Path to Profits (Oct 30, 2006, 21:30)
"Ubuntu has been a phenomenon in the desktop Linux niche. But
Canonical Chief Executive Mark Shuttleworth, who founded the
project, has his eyes on the more lucrative server market..."
CRN: System Builder Jumps The Pond To Sell Collax Linux (Oct 30, 2006, 21:00)
"European system builder Pyramid Computer is convinced it can
build a successful Linux server business in the United
The Register: Oracle Welcomes Linux Users With Support Site Crash (Oct 30, 2006, 20:30)
"Oracle today dished out a rude awakening to the Linux users it
hopes to support over the long-haul. Its MetaLink support site
Confessions of a Linux Addict: Slackware 11--Grandfather Distro Showing Its Age (Oct 30, 2006, 19:45)
"This is fine if you agree with his choices, but like all
dictators, Patrick doesn't always make decisions based on the good
of the populace, but rather sheer unmitigated ego. Here is my
experience with his latest iteration, Slackware 11..."
On the Survival of Red Hat (Oct 30, 2006, 19:00)
Digest: It seems that everyone and their
brother has an opinion on the future of Red Hat. The latest digest
of articles on that very subject within.
SearchOpenSource: Make Linux 'Gorgeous,' Ubuntu Leader Says (Oct 30, 2006, 18:15)
"Mark Shuttleworth wants to take the ugly duckling, which is the
Linux desktop operating system, and turn it into a beautiful
Computerworld New Zealand: Why Opera Isn't Planning to Go Open Source (Oct 30, 2006, 17:30)
"Suppose there was a software category so ubiquitous that
virtually everyone used it and anyone could get the software for
ZDNet India: HP: Open Source Can be More Profitable (Oct 30, 2006, 16:45)
"Hewlett-Packard claims it has started to make higher margins
from open source than proprietary software in some instances, due
to the support costs associated with migration..."
Shuttleworth: Firefox and Ubuntu (Oct 30, 2006, 16:00)
"So it is a little frustrating to see this level of public
tension between two groups that have come to represent, each in
their own way, something iconic about free software..."
Computer Business Review: Linux Leaders Call for Open Source License Simplification (Oct 30, 2006, 15:15)
"The free and open source software industry should follow the
lead of the Creative Commons project to make it easier for
developers to understand and choose open source licenses..."
Computerworld Australia: Red Hat Defends Support While Buying Back Stock (Oct 30, 2006, 14:30)
"Red Hat is buying back US$250 million in stock and US$75
million in debt notes after competition from Oracle depressed its
Examining openSUSE 10.2 Beta 1 (Oct 30, 2006, 13:45)
The next iteration of openSUSE is in public beta mode;
announcement and a review within.
LinuxWorld: Doing It for the Kids, Man: Children's Laptop Inspires Open Source Projects (Oct 30, 2006, 13:00)
"A network of developers who work on much of the most commonly
used software on Linux is passing up multi-core monsters with
gigabytes of RAM to target their code to a design of which only 500
prototype boards now exist..."
MIT Technology Review: Firefox 2.0: The Honda Civic of Web Browsers (Oct 30, 2006, 11:30)
"Tapping once again into the collective talents of the
open-source community, the new Firefox 2.0 Web browser is
unambiguously a success..."
Enterprise Networking Planet: Keep a Lid on Linux Logins (Oct 30, 2006, 10:00)
"When asked about security on a multi-user Linux system, a wise
man once said 'everyone is root if you allow them to login as a
HowtoForge: The Perfect Setup--Ubuntu 6.10 Server (Edgy Eft) (Oct 30, 2006, 08:30)
"This is a detailed description about how to set up a Ubuntu
6.10 (Edgy Eft) based server that offers all services needed by
ISPs and hosters..."
Enterprise Networking Planet: Buck DNS Monoculture with BIND Alternatives (Oct 30, 2006, 07:00)
"Out of several good choices, we're going to look at MaraDNS and
Advisories, October 29, 2006 (Oct 30, 2006, 05:30)
This weekend's security advisories: Cheese Tracker (Gentoo
Linux); and mono, xsupplicant, mutt, screen, and ruby (Mandriva
Andrew Morton: Linux 2.6.19-rc3-mm1 (Oct 30, 2006, 03:00)
Incremental changelog, links within.
Enterprise VoIP Planet: VoIPowering Your Office with Asterisk: Getting SIP through Firewalls, Pt 2 (Oct 30, 2006, 01:00)
"Last week we looked at some ways to get standalone SIP clients
past iptables NAT firewalls..."