Linux News for Nov 28, 2006
Really Linux: Out of the Mouth of Babes: Linux is Better (Nov 28, 2006, 23:30)
"What was more surprising was the fact that they chose my laptop
running Fedora, rather than the family PC running Windows with all
of the kids games and edutainment packages..."
Free Software Magazine: How Dumb Can GNU/Linux Users Be? (Nov 28, 2006, 23:00)
"Answer: As dumb as necessary..."
San Francisco Chronicle: Reiser Pleads Not Guilty to Killing Estranged Wife (Nov 28, 2006, 22:30)
"Oakland man pleaded not guilty today to killing his estranged
wife, whose body is still missing more than two months after she
ExtremeTech: Why Gaming Sucks On Linux Part 2 (Nov 28, 2006, 22:00)
"As you can imagine the Linux faithful took me to task for my
heretical views, but is there any substance to their
InformationWeek: Put Up Or Shut Up, Microsoft (Nov 28, 2006, 21:30)
"I can't decide whether Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has been
acting on some carefully constructed business strategy, or is just
off his meds again..."
DesktopLinux: Viva la Linspire (Nov 28, 2006, 21:00)
"Linspire Inc. today announced the release of its first
French-language version, Linspire French 5, challenging Mandriva on
its home turf..."
RedmondMag: The Attacker's Advantage (Nov 28, 2006, 20:30)
"Ron Hovsepian takes charge of Novell Inc. as President and CEO
at a critical juncture in the company's long and sometimes colorful
LinuxWorld: Another 15 Years of Java: JBoss' Fleury on the GPL, IBM, Patents and Microsoft (Nov 28, 2006, 20:00)
"Speaking at JBoss World in Berlin yesterday, Marc Fleury, the
founder and leader of the JBoss Division of Red Hat, told
LinuxWorld that he was pleased that Sun had chosen to release Java
under the GPL..."
Datamation: Study: Developers Favor Linux (Nov 28, 2006, 19:30)
"In its most recent survey of some 400 software developers with
Linux experience, the Evans Data research firm discovered a major
The Register: Xandros Linux Conquers a Hostile Sony Laptop (Nov 28, 2006, 19:00)
"I have an impressive talent for buying laptop computers hostile
to Linux. Right now I'm using a Sony Vaio VGN-FS840/W, with more
proprietary drivers than you can shake a stick at..."
CIO: In China, Taiwan Linux Hot, Standards Not: Q&A (Nov 28, 2006, 18:30)
"Earlier this year, members of Chinese and Taiwanese IT
associations announced broad plans to work together to jointly
develop and promote Linux as well as home-grown standards for
certain IT components..."
internetnews.com: Is Novell-Microsoft Patent Deal Headed For Re-Write? (Nov 28, 2006, 18:00)
"Nearly three weeks after Novell's deal with Microsoft over
patents, Novell developers are saying that one key part of the
agreement is not enough..."
NewsForge: Microsoft, Novell, And Now Ubuntu Join to Boost Apple and Debian (Nov 28, 2006, 17:30)
"You've read more than enough already about how Novell and
Microsoft signed an agreement that's supposed to help Novell sell
Linux to Microsoft customers and help Microsoft customers integrate
LinuxLookup: Xandros Desktop - Professional Released (Nov 28, 2006, 17:00)
"This version 4 desktop for the enterprise provides seamless
compatibility with Windows, Linux and UNIX networks including
Windows domain authentication..."
Shuttleworth: An Invitation, Not a Conspiracy (Nov 28, 2006, 16:30)
"...[S]ome have expressed dismay that I would risk creating
discord in the free software universe by inviting developers to
leave one project and join another..."
CRN: Microsoft: Indiana Schools Still Favor Windows (Nov 28, 2006, 16:00)
"Despite state grants funding migrations to Linux desktops,
several Indiana school districts are sticking with Microsoft's
desktop platform, according to a study in which the software giant
participated..." Of course, analysts were saying the same thing
about that fancy "horseless carriage" in the late 1800s...
Computer Business Review: Stallman Finally Comments on Novell/Microsoft Patent Deal (Nov 28, 2006, 15:00)
"According to Stallman, the deal does not mean Novell is in
breach of the GNU GPLv2, but it will be in breach of the GPLv3 when
the FSF has finished drafting it..."
openSUSE Developers Respond to Shuttleworth Invitation (Nov 28, 2006, 14:30)
In blogs and on the openSUSE mailing list, the responses seem
less than thrilled.
Linux.com: openSUSE Holds Public IRC Q&A on Microsoft/Novell Deal (Nov 28, 2006, 13:45)
"OpenSUSE project developers held a public IRC meeting at noon
EST today to discuss the recently announced and highly
controversial Microsoft/Novell agreements..."
Flurdy.com: How to Set Up a Mail Server on a GNU/Linux System (Nov 28, 2006, 13:00)
"This is a step by step howto guide to set up a mail server on a
GNU/Linux system. It is easy to follow, but you end up with a
powerfull secure mail server..."
Free Software Magazine: Securing NFS (Nov 28, 2006, 11:30)
"NFS is a network protocol with which many UNIX-administrators
have a love/hate relationship. On the one hand, it's the ideal
protocol if you need to export a filesystem from a UNIX-like
Enterprise IT Planet: IBM Makes Linux and Grid Easier (Nov 28, 2006, 10:00)
"IBM unveiled new service offerings to help ease adoption of
Linux and grid computing technologies..."
Linux.com: Review: Raw Therapee 1.1 Promises Robust Photo Conversion (Nov 28, 2006, 08:30)
"If you are familiar with other graphical RAW converters, such
as UFRaw, you will feel quite at home using Raw Therapee..."
HowtoForge: Set Up Ubuntu-Server 6.10 As A Firewall/Gateway For Your Small Business Environment (Nov 28, 2006, 07:00)
"First, do a clean install using Ubuntu-Server 6.10. During
installation, proper settings for eth0 will be detected
developerWorks: Three, Two, One... Geronimo!, Part 4: The Schema of Things (Nov 28, 2006, 05:30)
"When you're preparing for another adventure into the wilderness
of software, one thing becomes readily apparent: You won't get far
without a good plan..."
Advisories, November 27, 2006 (Nov 28, 2006, 04:45)
Today's security advisories: texinfo and pstotext (Debian
GNU/Linux); Kile (Gentoo Linux); jbossas (Red Hat Linux); and
ImageMagick, info, install-info, and texinfo (Red Hat Linux).
The R Zone: Of Licenses, Microsoft Office, and User Interfaces (Nov 28, 2006, 04:00)
"The latest incarnation of Microsoft Office is a definite
improvement over the earlier editions. And the all-new Office User
Interface is one of the most discussed changes. So, what's that got
to do with free software...?"
Free Software Magazine: Clueful vs Clueless--A Never Ending Battle (Nov 28, 2006, 02:30)
"There is a fundamental problem with GNU/Linux--it requires
clueful people to exist in the IT food chain. Anywhere in the food
Computerworld: Closing Open-Source Gaps by Developing a Policy (Nov 28, 2006, 01:00)
"Open-source software is becoming ubiquitous, but companies need
to be aware that its use must be carefully managed..."