Linux News for Jan 31, 2007
Newsfactor: Is Open Source Superior? (Jan 31, 2007, 23:30)
"Can you improve your IQ? Can you improve it by a factor of
thousands? That might seem like the pipe dream of some overzealous
geneticist. But in truth, it's the promise--and perhaps the
power--of the open source movement..."
LXer: A Dystopian Future--Looking Beyond Windows Vista (Jan 31, 2007, 22:45)
"If the thought of Microsoft Vista's DRM restrictions,
restrictive EULA, version confusion and user lock-in has you scared
then you definitely do not want to know what the lads from Redmond
have in store for the next version..."
Linux.com: E is for Elegant with Elive Live CD (Jan 31, 2007, 22:00)
"Elive is a live CD Linux distribution based on Debian that uses
the Enlightenment window manager..."
LinuxDevices: Paper Compares Real-Time Linux, Traditional RTOS (Jan 31, 2007, 21:15)
"A well-illustrated technical paper comparing RTLinux, RTAI, and
VRTXsa has been published by two Italian computer science
DesktopLinux: Multifaceted Ubuntu Conference Solicits Participants (Jan 31, 2007, 20:30)
"A call for participation was announced this week for 'Ubuntu
Live,' billed by organizers as the first 'official' conference
dedicated to Ubuntu Linux..."
SearchOpenSource: Linux and Active Directory--The Plot Thickens (Jan 31, 2007, 19:45)
"Centeris Corp., a Bellevue, Wash.-based startup, is the latest
vendor to make news in the Linux ID management space, with the
announcement of Likewise Identity 3.0 last week..."
ABC Linuxu: Interview: Matthew Szulik, Red Hat (Jan 31, 2007, 19:00)
"What sort of responses do you get about the 'Truth Happens'
campaign? Considering it's not really a regular ad campaign, what
kind of a feedback did you expect and what do you really
Phoronix: Linux 2.6.20-rc6 Kernel Performance (Jan 31, 2007, 18:15)
"The intent of these articles will be to provide users with a
better understanding for some of the prominent changes and to see
how the performance is affected in some of our commonly used
liquidat: From KDE 3 to KDE 4: What We Will Leave Behind (Jan 31, 2007, 17:30)
"...[S]everal of the applications we really got used to in KDE 3
will be left behind because they will be replaced in one way or the
Groklaw: A Brave New Modular World--Another MS Patent Application (Jan 31, 2007, 16:45)
"The patent is not interesting for its technical content--all
the building blocks of the described system have been used for some
time now--but for the glimpse it offers into the business model
envisaged by the applicant..."
CNET News: IBM Tunes Up for Jazz Open-Source Project (Jan 31, 2007, 16:00)
"IBM is working on an open-source project called Jazz to promote
programming tools for globally distributed teams..."
Groklaw: If Unix Isn't Dying, Why is SCO? (Jan 31, 2007, 15:15)
"Dan Goodin at The Register carefully checked the transcript,
and reported he couldn't find 'a single sentence that addressed the
claim that SCO's own missteps made bankruptcy imminent...'"
Cloak and Dagger (Jan 31, 2007, 15:09)
Serguei Beloussov is one of those people that's always working on something. When you meet him, he gives you the simultaneous impression that you have his full attention and that his brain is churning away solving some other problem. And believe me, the CEO of SWsoft wants to solve a lot of problems.
SWsoft is a software company that is dedicated to creating virtualization software, as well as virtualization management tools for a variety of markets. That's the five-second PR marketing firm synopsis. The more hard-core geek description of the Herndon, VA-based company? SWsoft is going to take virtualization any where it can by any means it can.
internetnews.com: IBM, Oracle Co-Market Linux on Mainframes (Jan 31, 2007, 14:30)
"Linux on IBM mainframes is getting a vote of confidence from
Oracle and research firm IDC..."
InfoWorld: Peugeot Citroën Revs Up 20,000 SUSE Linux Desktops (Jan 31, 2007, 13:45)
"European car manufacturing giant PSA Peugeot Citroën has
agreed to one of the Continent's largest-ever deployments of
open-source Linux software on desktop computers..."
KernelTrap: Interview: Jens Axboe (Jan 31, 2007, 13:00)
"In this interview, Jens talks about how he got interested in
Linux, how he became the maintainer of the block layer and other
block devices, and what's involved in being a maintainer..."
Linux.com: New Drupal 5 Shines (Jan 31, 2007, 12:15)
"It's been five years since Drupal, the popular GPLed Web
development framework, has had a major version release..."
DevX: Detect Your Web Application's Vulnerabilities Early with Ruby (Jan 31, 2007, 11:30)
"Web application fuzzing is a method of detecting a web
application's vulnerabilities prior to deploying the application on
a production system..."
Linux.com: Running Windows Applications with CrossOver Linux 6.0 (Jan 31, 2007, 10:00)
"CodeWeavers this month announced version 6.0 of its flagship
Windows compatibility product. Now called CrossOver Linux, the new
version is the first with official support for games..."
Drexel.edu: Sprint PCS Merlin S620 EVDO Linux HowTo (Jan 31, 2007, 09:15)
"This article will document how to configure your Linux machine
to use a Sprint PCS Merlin S620 EVDO PCMCIA card.
HowtoForge: Replacing a Failed Hard Drive In a Software RAID1 Array (Jan 31, 2007, 08:30)
"This guide shows how to remove a failed hard drive from a Linux
RAID1 array (software RAID), and how to add a new hard disk to the
RAID1 array without losing data..."
OSWeekly: Ubuntu Christmas Edition and Linux Mint Review (Jan 31, 2007, 07:00)
"With each passing month, I have watched Linux distributions
avoid anything propitiatory like it was the plague..."
SearchOpenSource: Using Modules with Nagios Event Broker (Jan 31, 2007, 05:30)
"There are a number of ways to integrate and utilize the events,
but the most advanced and effective event output and integration
mechanism is the Nagios Event Broker..."
developerWorks: Installing a Large Linux Cluster [Parts 1 & 2] (Jan 31, 2007, 04:45)
"This is the first of multiple articles that cover the
installation and setup of a large Linux computer cluster..."
Linux Journal: LDAP: Replacing Exchange Revisited (Jan 31, 2007, 04:00)
"LDAP can occupy numerous places in an IT infrastructure. For
example, you can migrate Network Information Services (NIS) to LDAP
and many Legacy UNIX centric organization have done just
The Register: Firefox 2.0: Happier Browsing, But Secure? (Jan 31, 2007, 03:15)
"It's long past time to bother telling anyone how much better
than IE Firefox is..."
Larabel: Is The ATI Driver Really "Evil"? (Jan 31, 2007, 02:30)
"Those that had bothered to explain themselves were mostly
disturbed due to the lack of Composite and Beryl/Compiz support.
But does this really equate to the driver being evil and ATI/AMD
not caring about their customers...?"
Hyperic: Like OpenView, but Fre^H^H^HCheaper - No Thanks! (Jan 31, 2007, 01:45)
"Our friend, Michael Cote', mused a couple weeks ago about the
idea of the 'little 4' going up against the 'big 4' in systems
OSWeekly: Spyware: Is Any OS Really Safe? (Jan 31, 2007, 01:00)
"Today, we will be looking closely at Vista, XP, OS X and Linux.
It's my opinion that each of these operating systems does have and
will always have the potential to be targets in the spyware
Linux-Watch: What's the Best Linux for Resellers? (Jan 31, 2007, 00:15)
"I recently was contacted by a major Unix reseller. The company
had a very simple question: with the writing on the wall for Unix
growing bigger and bigger with every quarter, which Linux should