Linux News for Feb 26, 2007
Linux and Other Rants: Linux in the Workplace: It's Here, There and Everywhere (Feb 26, 2007, 23:30)
"My first article discussed how easy it was to set up Linux on
my work desktop. In this article, I'll explain how you can help
colleagues switch to Linux..."
CoolTechZone: Why Microsoft Should Acquire Linux (Feb 26, 2007, 22:45)
"However, it wouldn't hurt to acquire the makers of Mandriva,
SuSE, Red Hat, Ubuntu and a host of other popular distributions
from their corporate or volunteer makers. Trust me; it's only for
LinuxDevices: Single-Core Linux Phone Hits the Market (Feb 26, 2007, 22:00)
"Grundig Mobile has launched a Linux phone based on a
single-core, single-chip architecture, long considered to be the
'holy grail' of modern handset technology..."
Phoronix: The Impact Of A Tickless Kernel (Feb 26, 2007, 21:15)
"In this article we will be looking at the impact of
CONFIG_NO_HZ/Dynamic Ticks, which will be found in the Linux 2.6.21
Help Net Security: Interview with Kurt Sauer, CSO of Skype (Feb 26, 2007, 20:30)
"As Chief Security Officer at Skype Technologies, Kurt Sauer is
focused on delivering trusted communications services via
CNET News: KVM Steals Virtualization Spotlight (Feb 26, 2007, 19:45)
"Four months ago, almost nobody had heard of an open-source
virtualization software called KVM. But that was then..."
dot.KDE: KDE Storms First Day of FOSDEM 2007 (Feb 26, 2007, 19:00)
"The first day of the annual Free and Open Source Developers'
European Meeting in Brusssels was very busy for the KDE
The Register: Open Source Think Tank Opens Doors (Feb 26, 2007, 18:15)
"The UK now has its own national think tank for open source and
open standard policy..."
eWeek: Ubuntu Wants a Bigger Piece of Desktops, Servers (Feb 26, 2007, 17:30)
"The 2007 road map for the Ubuntu Linux operating system
includes continuing its focus on the desktop, paying more attention
to the server and garnering additional corporate support..."
The New York Times/CNET News: A Software Maker Goes Up Against Microsoft (Feb 26, 2007, 16:45)
"VMware, a young Silicon Valley company, is the early leader in
a fast-growing market for what is called virtual-machine software.
And that puts it on a collision course with Microsoft, the
El Pais: Zaragoza Migrates to Linux to Save €1M Annually (Feb 26, 2007, 16:00)
"The City Council of Zaragoza has decided to abandon the Windows
operating system and move to open source systems that should save
the Aragon capital city nearly €1M per year..."
Linux.com: Next Fedora Release Delayed, New Design Theme Selected (Feb 26, 2007, 15:30)
"The Fedora Project Board met this week to discuss issues
surrounding the upcoming release of Fedora 7..."
internetnews.com: Mozilla Patches Some Firefox Holes (Feb 26, 2007, 15:00)
"Mozilla updated its flagship Firefox browser to version 188.8.131.52
and the legacy version to release 1.5.10. The updated browser fixes
at least seven flaws, including a password vulnerability bug rated
critical last November..."
Reuters/CNET News: IBM Not Ready to Say Oracle's Linux Compatible (Feb 26, 2007, 14:30)
"IBM is not ready to guarantee that its computer programs are
compatible with Oracle's recently launched version of the Linux
operating system, an IBM spokesman said Friday..."
SiliconRepublic: European Spend on Open Source Software Hits €22bn (Feb 26, 2007, 14:00)
"The notional value of Europe's investment in free/libre or open
source software today is €22bn, representing 20.5pc of the
region's total software investment..."
Dell: Ideas In Action (Feb 26, 2007, 13:30)
Dell responds to calls for pre-installed Linux. Looks good,
but note the wording: "...we are working with Novell to
certify our corporate client products for Linux..." "Certify"
Free Software Magazine: The Philosophy and Spirit of FOSS (Feb 26, 2007, 13:00)
"My last two blogs dealt with issues that illustrate to me that
some people have a functional disconnect with the philosophy, and
spirit, of what I feel is really what the Free Software movement
should be about..."
TechBuilder: Put Freespire Linux to Work (Feb 26, 2007, 11:30)
"This free Linux distro, based on Linspire, offers a secure
system with better-than-Windows multimedia capabilities. Here's how
to get it configured..."
Linux.com: Make Your Own Packages for Debian-Based Systems (Feb 26, 2007, 10:00)
"To make it a little less mysterious, let's take a look at two
methods of building Debian packages: using standard Debian
packaging tools and the CheckInstall utility..."
HowtoForge: Install and Configure Auth Shadow on Debian/Ubuntu (Feb 26, 2007, 08:30)
nixCraft: Perl Script to Monitor Disk Space and Send an Email (Feb 26, 2007, 07:00)
"There is a nice Perl system routine called Perl df or
Advisories, February 25, 2007 (Feb 26, 2007, 05:30)
This weekend's security advisories: php and spamassassin
(Mandriva Linux); Seamonkey and Firefox (Red Hat Linux); kernel and
spamassassin (rPath Linux); clamav (SUSE Linux); and enigmail
developerWorks: Make PHP Apps Fast, Faster, Fastest, Part 1 (Feb 26, 2007, 03:00)
"In a short time, PHP has become a popular programming language
for Web applications..."
Show Us the Code: Open Letter to Steven Ballmer (Feb 26, 2007, 01:00)
"It's come to many in the Linux communityâ€™s
attention you have claimed again and again, that Linux violates
Microsoft's intellectual property..."