Linux News for Feb 27, 2007
Linux-Watch: Show Us the Code: Right Pew, Wrong Church (Feb 27, 2007, 23:30)
"...'[D]igduality' has decided to fight recent claims by
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer that Linux infringes on Microsoft
patents, by launching ShowUsTheCode.com..."
TaliyaNews: Farsi Linux for Children & Young Adults Published (Feb 27, 2007, 22:45)
"Sharif Farsi Linux for Children and Young Adults is designed
for primary school and intermediate high school student[s]..."
ConsortiumInfo: Denmark and Open Standards (Feb 27, 2007, 22:00)
"Those who are following government initiatives to mandate the
use of open standards and/or open source will be aware that Europe
has been a leading change agent in this area..."
dot.KDE: A Wonderful Second FOSDEM Day (Feb 27, 2007, 21:15)
"The second day of FOSDEM 2007 was as busy, if not more, as the
first day. Many face-to-face interactions, of great benefit to
cooperation between developers and projects..."
LinuxPlanet: Openbravo's ERP Draws International Cheers (Feb 27, 2007, 20:30)
"With open-source ERP deployments now starting to take more
hold, Spanish-based Openbravo is quickly gaining international
penetration, garnering as many as 20,000 downloads a month of its
Web-based software from all over the world..."
PRNewswire: Linux Foundation Releases New Carrier Grade Linux 4.0 Specification (Feb 27, 2007, 19:45)
"In existence since 2002 and now in its fourth version, the
Carrier Grade Linux Specification consists of over 250 individual
requirements that cover seven categories of Performance, Hardware,
Standards, Serviceability, Availability, Security and
Linux.com: Xara LX Forked to Replace Rendering Engine (Feb 27, 2007, 19:00)
"The Xara LX vector graphics editor took a big step forward last
ZDNet Australia: Despite Open-Source Ideology, QUT Embraces Microsoft Integration (Feb 27, 2007, 18:15)
"That's a major change from the open-source approach currently
favoured by many academics, but Keys says that despite years of
progress QUT's testing found the open-source solutions available on
the market just weren't ready for prime time..." [Link
The Register: Microsoft's 'Dirty Tricks' Archive Turns Into Hot Torrent (Feb 27, 2007, 17:30)
"Microsoft lawyers who believed they'd buried the most
embarrassing collection of documents about the company's murky past
for good, without any one noticing, were in for a surprise this
internetnews.com: What Happened to The Open Management Group? (Feb 27, 2007, 17:00)
"Since last May when six open source management projects
announced the formation of the OMC, the group has issued nary a
peep of news..."
ThisWeek: District to Save Money by Switching Computers to Linux (Feb 27, 2007, 16:30)
"...Dr. Anne Hyland, director of curriculum and instruction for
Bexley City [OH] Schools, said the district is switching to a new
operating system that will save the taxpayers a lot of
Computer Business Review: Money for Nothing? Open Source VC Funding (Feb 27, 2007, 16:00)
"'The VC community is trying to predict where the market is
going, the whole job is trying to predict where the [hockey] puck
is going to be,' says Robin Vasan, managing director at venture
capital firm Mayfield..."
internetnews.com: Red Hat Gets A Healthy Option (Feb 27, 2007, 15:30)
"Linux vendor Red Hat is getting into the healthcare
Linux.com: New KDE 4 Preview Shows Progress (Feb 27, 2007, 15:00)
"On Friday, the KDE Project released the third in a series of
development previews for the upcoming KDE 4.0 release..."
InformationWeek: Sun Enlists In Free Software Foundation (Feb 27, 2007, 14:30)
"Sun Microsystems, which has viewed open source code
alternatively as a competitor and as a friend, announced today that
it is joining the Free Software Foundation..."
iTWire: Million-Seat Open-Source Email Rollout (Feb 27, 2007, 13:45)
"In what they claim is the largest-ever open source deal,
collaboration developer Open-Xchange and web hosting company
1&1 Internet have announced a partnership to deliver over one
million hosted business email and collaboration accounts..."
XYZ Computing: Nokia N800 Internet Tablet [Review] (Feb 27, 2007, 13:00)
"The thought of an internet tablet is, at least at first, a
confusing one. It's not a notebook, or a PDA, or smartphone, but
rather an oddity that takes aspects of each and mashs them into a
Linux.com: Connect OpenOffice.org to MySQL (Feb 27, 2007, 12:15)
"One of the good things about OpenOffice.org is its ability to
use different database engines..."
Free Software Magazine: Managing Your iPod Without iTunes (Feb 27, 2007, 11:30)
"In this article, I'll discuss how to fully manage the content
on your iPod using completely free software..."
Linux.com: CLI Magic: Access Your Bluetooth Phone Via the Command Line (Feb 27, 2007, 10:45)
"Recently, I upgraded my cell phone to a Motorola RAZR v3 from
T-Mobile, a Bluetooth-enabled device..."
Gedda.info: The Epson AcuLaser CX11NF Colour Laser MFD with Linux (Feb 27, 2007, 10:00)
"Greetings Linux boffin. If you are reading this Web page you've
probably been searching for a colour laser multi-function device
that works with the Linux operating system..."
HowtoForge: Installing OTRS 2.14 (Open source Ticket Request System) on CentOS 4.4 (Feb 27, 2007, 09:15)
"OTRS is a trouble ticket system with many features to manage
customer telephone calls and e-mails..."
Phoronix: Abit AB9 [Review] (Feb 27, 2007, 08:30)
"Ultimately we found the Abit NF-M2 nView motherboard to be an
excellent contender for HTPC enthusiasts and had worked quite well
with Fedora Core 6..."
Tuxmachines: Script KATE to Automagically Compile/Execute Programs (Feb 27, 2007, 07:45)
"I teach high school computer science and programming, and I'm
trying to transition my computer lab from MS-Windows only to
MS-Windows/Linux dual boot..."
PolishLinux: Sudo FAQ (Feb 27, 2007, 07:00)
"Sudo is a simple program which allows the administrator to give
regular users extra permissions to execute the commands they would
normally not be allowed to use..."
HowtoForge: How To Implement SPF In Postfix (Feb 27, 2007, 06:15)
"This tutorial shows how to implement SPF (Sender Policy
Framework) in a Postfix 2.x installation..."
developerWorks: LDAP Search Engines, Part 1 (Feb 27, 2007, 05:30)
"In this article, we will cover building the flat-file database,
regular-expression creation, and basic search and display..."
Advisories, February 26, 2007 (Feb 27, 2007, 04:45)
Today's security advisories: nspr, nss, firefox, php, seamonkey,
epiphany, yelp, and devhelp (Fedora Core); Nexuiz and UFO2000
(Gentoo Linux); and firefox (rPath Linux).
Computeract!ve: How to Get Started with Linux [Parts 1-3] (Feb 27, 2007, 04:00)
"Spend enough time around computers, and soon enough you'll hear
of Linux, an operating system that is free to own and tinker with.
Perhaps you've been put off looking at it any further by
Free Software Magazine: Thrills, Chills, and Pictures from PyCON 2007 (Feb 27, 2007, 03:15)
"I've learned about several different ways to integrate C
libraries into Python, including ctypes which, though an old
library, has only entered the standard library in Python
O'Reilly Radar: Is "Open Source" Now Completely Meaningless? (Feb 27, 2007, 02:30)
"I'm deep into building the OSCON schedule. I've found some very
strange companies claiming to be open source. For example, Vyatta
makes an 'open source router...'"
CRN: Is The Penguin Listening? (Feb 27, 2007, 01:45)
:It's the one where the Mac guy and the PC guy are trying to
have a conversation, but Windows Vista's user-account control guy
gets in the way by asking 'allow or deny?' for every
Planète Béranger: KDE vs. GNOME: What I Will Miss And Where (Feb 27, 2007, 01:00)
"A current mania is to exile yourself for a certain period of
time into the rival desktop environment, to see how bad (or not)
you would feel: a KDE fan would use GNOME, while a GNOME guy would
Libervis: CNR.com and World Domination (Feb 27, 2007, 00:15)
"The GNU/Linux community is facing a great opportunity that it
must take advantage of, the turn of the tide of 64bit computing
over an increasingly obsolete 32bit computing..."