Linux News for Nov 27, 2006
Computer Business Review: Linux in Crisis? (Nov 27, 2006, 23:30)
"Between Oracle's support offering and Microsoft's patent
pledge, recent events could prove significant for the Linux
operating system market..."
PC World: Free Agent: Talk of the Linux Town (Nov 27, 2006, 22:00)
"For nearly three years, I've resisted the temptation to turn my
monthly visit to this soapbox into a mélange of punditry and
LinuxDevices: Linux Powers Gaming "Killer NIC" (Nov 27, 2006, 21:15)
"Gaming equipment startup Bigfoot Networks is shipping a
Linux-powered NIC (network interface card) aimed at improving
network gaming performance..."
LinuxPlanet: GL Studio Puts Simulators On The Desktop (Nov 27, 2006, 20:30)
"In the latest multi-million dollar training simulators, pilots
get to shoot the bad guys out of the virtual sky, while infantry
men practice driving their vehicles over virtual desert
IT Manager's Journal: Making an Open Source Object Database Fly (Nov 27, 2006, 19:45)
"David Johnson's hobby is flying, but his obsession is open
Linux.com: Behind the Scenes at GNOME's Web Site Revision (Nov 27, 2006, 19:00)
"Like any large organisation, the GNOME Project faces a
formidable challenge in maintaining an effective Web site..."
SilentCoder: UWC Head of Computer Science Declares: "We Will Completely Rid Ourselves of Novell" (Nov 27, 2006, 18:15)
"Nevertheless, something with such a massive impact on the
entire community cannot be completely ignored..."
Computerworld Australia: Waugh Partners to Open Up IT Industry (Nov 27, 2006, 17:30)
"Australia's open source industry received a boost this week
with the launch of boutique consulting and research firm Waugh
Groklaw: The GPL, Stage Front and Center--IBM Answers SCO's Attack (Nov 27, 2006, 16:45)
"Believe it or not, SCO is asking the court to kill IBM's
copyright infringement counterclaims, the ones based on the GPL
violations, on the grounds that SCO pretends it never violated the
Linfo: 13 Reasons to Celebrate the New Microsoft-Novell Pact (Nov 27, 2006, 16:00)
"However, the agreement itself, as well as its timing and
comments made by Microsoft executives about it, may actually be a
very good thing--and perhaps even worthy of celebration...!"
Computerworld Australia: Open Source Procurement Turns Out to be a Dud (Nov 27, 2006, 15:15)
"More than twelve months after the NSW Department of Commerce
announced approved suppliers of open source software and services
to state government agencies, there hasn't been a single sale
prompting a review to evaluate and improve the contract..."
Computer Business Review: UK Pays Lip Service to Open Source in Schools (Nov 27, 2006, 14:30)
"The UK's Open Source Consortium has joined criticism of UK
government education policy towards open source software,
maintaining that the British Education Communications and
Technology Agency 'pays lip service' to open source..."
ZDNet: What If Linux Does Infringe on Microsoft Intellectual Property? (Nov 27, 2006, 13:45)
"But here's a thought to ponder--what if it's true and Linux
does indeed infringe on one of more of Microsoft's patents...?"
PC Advisor: French National Assembly Switches to Linux (Nov 27, 2006, 13:00)
"Deputies elected to the French National Assembly in the next
legislative session will find open-source software on their desktop
AP/TBO: Brazil Schoolchildren To Get $100 Laptop PCs (Nov 27, 2006, 11:30)
"President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Friday received a
version of a $100 laptop computer to be distributed nationwide, and
50 were expected to be tested in Brazilian schools beginning next
internetnews.com: Phishers Lurk For Firefox 2.0 Password Manager (Nov 27, 2006, 10:00)
"Using Mozilla Firefox's built-in Password Manager to keep track
of your browser's passwords? It makes site logins faster but it
also could help malicious sites steal your passwords..."
Linux.com: As Etch Progresses, Debian's Release Manager Talks Turkey (Nov 27, 2006, 08:30)
Release managers are not mentioned in the Debian Constitution,
yet few positions in Debian are more influential, especially in the
final stages of preparation for a release..."
Widefox: Kernel Comparison for Linux (2.6.18) vs Windows (2003 R2) (Nov 27, 2006, 07:00)
"This aims to be the most comprehensive kernel comparison of the
latest most popular Unix style kernel verses the latest most
popular current kernel..."
Advisories, November 26, 2006 (Nov 27, 2006, 05:30)
This holiday weekend's security advisories: pstotext (Debian
GNU/Linux); fvwm, TIN, ImageMagick, and GNU gv (Gentoo Linux);
openldap and apache-mod_auth_kerb (Mandriva Linux); and firefox
internetnews.com: Novell Discontinues Support for SUSE Linux 9.2 (Nov 27, 2006, 01:00)
"Some Linux distributions have longer lives than others..."