Linux News for Dec 30, 2006
LinuxInsider: AMD Claims 'Significant Legal Victory' in Intel Suit (Dec 30, 2006, 23:59)
"AMD said the court order issued Wednesday was a "significant
LinuxWorld: Predictions for 2007 (And How I Did on 2006) (Dec 30, 2006, 22:00)
"Let's dig up my predictions for 2006 and see how I did
DWheeler.com: “Commercial” is not the opposite of Free-Libre / Open Source Software (Dec 30, 2006, 20:00)
"It’s important to understand that FLOSS does not mean
ServerWatch: Is Linux Ready for the SMB Space? (Dec 30, 2006, 18:00)
"When you factor in the cost of hardware and the cost of
support, Red Hat was more attractive from a cost-benefit
perspective," says Nickolett. "Given this company's limited budget,
open source was very appealing — especially over the course
of several years."
Enterprise Networking Planet: Unix: Pretty Spry for "Dead" (Dec 30, 2006, 16:00)
"Linux isn't cheaper, it takes more time to run, isn't capable
of reliably running on big iron, and it's a lot of guesswork. There
are advantages to running Linux for some purposes in the
datacenter, but the disadvantages tilt the scale so much that it
Debian Admin: SSH your Debian servers without password (Dec 30, 2006, 14:00)
"A Trust relationship can be established for users on multiple
servers running OpenSSH to allow a password free ssh session. This
is sometime important when you want to run scripts or commands
Internetnews.com: 'Old' Linux Kernels Keep Coming (Dec 30, 2006, 12:00)
"Just like several other true appliances makers, we still rely
on 2.4 because its stability allows our customers to focus on their
job instead of firmware updates."
YouTux.org: Linux That Looks Like Windows: Good! (Dec 30, 2006, 10:00)
"Linux can dominate only when there are a lot of people using
it. So, in order to make migration easier – we need Windows
alike desktops customization."
Ubuntu Geek: Running Internet Explorer in Ubuntu Linux (Dec 30, 2006, 08:00)
"IEs4Linux is the simpler way to have Microsoft Internet
Explorer running on Linux (or any OS running Wine)."
HowtoForge: Wardriving Using An Ubuntu Notebook With Garmin Etrex, Kismet, And GPSDrive (Dec 30, 2006, 06:00)
"This tutorial is about wardriving using GPS. It explains how to
install Garmin Etrex on Ubuntu and how to configure it. It also
shows how to use Garmin with GPSDrive and how to convert the data
to an xml file which can be imported by Google Earth."
internetnews.com: Linux Tackles Old Foes With New Tools (Dec 30, 2006, 04:00)
"...the Linux world has plenty to keep it busy in 2007 without
worrying (too much) about Vista."
linux.inet.hr: Finally user-friendly virtualization for Linux (Dec 30, 2006, 02:00)
"The upcoming 2.6.20 Linux kernel is bringing a nice
virtualization framework for all virtualization fans out there.
It's called KVM, short for Kernel-based Virtual Machine. Not only
is it user-friendly, but also of high performance and very stable,
even though it's not yet officialy released."