Linux News for Apr 25, 2007
Where [Are] All the Open Source Parasites? (Apr 25, 2007, 23:30)
InfoWorld: "Will open source pass the $1B
barrier? Yes, it will. But just as with the proprietary old world,
it will take open source's new world a few years..."
The Real Cost of $3 Windows (Apr 25, 2007, 23:00)
Manila Standard Today: "Leave it to Bill Gates.
There's a reason he's the richest man in the world..."
Is Ubuntu Enterprise Ready? (Apr 25, 2007, 22:30)
Linux-Watch: "Anyone who follows Linux at all
knows that Ubuntu is currently the Linux community's favorite
distribution. But can Canonical Ltd., the company behind Ubuntu,
translate that popular success into business success...?"
Update: Just Push Play (Apr 25, 2007, 22:26)
Hoosier Penguin: "And while Automatix2 is
really useful, there is one part of it I have never liked: the fact
that we have to use it to get DVD playback capabilities..." New
CNR.com timeline added to entry.
Seven Reasons Microsoft Loves Open Source (Apr 25, 2007, 21:30)
BMC: "Next week I'm leading the 'Open Source,
the Web, Interoperability, and Microsoft' panel at Mix07 in Vegas,
my first Microsoft conference..."
MySQL Says Yes to VARs, No to IPO (For Now) (Apr 25, 2007, 21:00)
TechIQ: "The VAR Guy was half-right. He figured
MySQL would launch a partner program during this week's big
customer and developer conference in Santa Clara..."
Paving the Way to Linux on POWER (Apr 25, 2007, 20:30)
Enterprise Unix Roundup: Is IBM's p AVE a funny
mame for technology with big potential, or is it slicker than a
greased pig at the county fair? Or, is it a little of both...?"
Xandros Linux Server First to Receive LSB Certification (Apr 25, 2007, 20:00)
LinuxLookup: "Xandros today announced that
Xandros Server 2.0 is the first product to be certified by the
Linux Foundation through use of the LSB Distribution
SourceLabs Looks to Tame Open-Source Sprawl (Apr 25, 2007, 19:30)
CNET News: "SourceLabs has developed an
application to bring order to corporations' thicket of open-source
OLPC Board Member: Microsoft's $3 Windows Fine by Us (Apr 25, 2007, 19:00)
Computerworld: "'For the good of the world,
it's a positive thing,' said Michael Evans, vice-president of
corporate and business development for Linux provider Red Hat
Ghana Pursuing Open Source Policy--Minister (Apr 25, 2007, 18:30)
Tectonic: "The government of Ghana is serious
about free and open source software.."
How Digg.com Uses the LAMP Stack to Scale Upward (Apr 25, 2007, 18:00)
Computerworld: "Digg.com credits two particular
features of its LAMP (Linux Apache MySQL PHP) server cluster for
helping the news aggregation site maintain speedy performance in
the face of high growth..."
CollabNet Acquires SourceForge Software Assets (Apr 25, 2007, 17:30)
internetnews.com: "Collaboration software
developer CollabNet announced on Tuesday it would acquire the
assets of the SourceForge Enterprise Edition business from VA
PCLinuxOS Launching Hardware Certification Program (Apr 25, 2007, 17:00)
Linux.com: "The PCLinuxOS Hardware Database
collects user-submitted reports on the compatibility of various
hardware with the PCLinuxOS distribution..."
Google Offers its Own Changes to MySQL (Apr 25, 2007, 16:30)
CNET News: "Google long has been known to be a
user of the open-source MySQL database software, but the search
powerhouse this week published its own changes to the
Novell Tries Again for an SCO KO (Apr 25, 2007, 16:00)
Linux-Watch: "Novell is once again trying to
finish off The SCO Group's court cases by proving that Novell is
the company that actually owns Unix's intellectual property
Does Open Source Have a Place on Wall Street? (Apr 25, 2007, 15:30)
internetnews.com: "Although Linux is making
inroads into the infrastructure layer of Wall Street, does open
source enjoy the same success beyond Linux...?"
And Now... Life After GPLv3 (Apr 25, 2007, 15:00)
Freedom Now: "But for me and for my colleague
Richard Fontana, after months of living and breathing GPLv3, the
weather's beginning to change..."
Red Hat Expands JBoss Developer Push (Apr 25, 2007, 14:30)
internetnews.com: "Red Hat is expanding its
JBoss middleware efforts with new initiatives that make it easier
to acquire and develop with its open source applications
Sun Microsystems Posts 3Q Profit (Apr 25, 2007, 14:00)
AP/Yahoo!: "Sun Microsystems Inc. swung to a
profit in the third quarter, matching Wall Street's tepid
expectations, but shares plunged on fears that lower-than-expected
revenue signaled a slowdown..."
Update: Just Push Play (Apr 25, 2007, 13:45)
For the past two months, I have been working on a beginners-level consumer book on Ubuntu 7.04, Feisty Fawn. It's been a bit hectic, but now I am about finished and ready to send the last chapter to the publisher. (I'll tell you the title later; we're still trying to pin it down.)
The final chapter (for me, not the book) is documenting the Automatix2 installer for Ubuntu (as well as Debian 4.0, MEPIS; plus the family of *buntu flavors).
And while Automatix2 is really useful, there is one part of it I have never liked: the fact that we have to use it to get DVD playback capabilities.
German Parliament Plans to Pursue Open Source Strategy Further (Apr 25, 2007, 13:30)
Heise Online: "The administration behind the
Bundestag has reacted to criticism from the Linux Association
concerning the call for tenders for an IT project..."
Red Hat Chides Oracle Over Linux (Apr 25, 2007, 13:00)
InfoWorld: "Official questions database giant's
motives, saying it merely wants to contain open source and push its
IBM, MySQL Team Up on Database Software (Apr 25, 2007, 12:30)
Reuters: "International Business Machines Corp.
plans to start selling products from smaller rival MySQL AB..."
The Text Pistols (Apr 25, 2007, 12:00)
Tux Deluexe: "It's hard to argue that Unix is
anything other than a textual environment. Commands are text-based
and manipulate information primarily as text..."
Put Your OpenSSH Server in SSHjail (Apr 25, 2007, 10:30)
Linux.com: "Jailing is a mechanism to virtually
change a system's root directory. By employing this method,
administrators can isolate services so that they cannot access the
real filesystem structure..."
Recover Data From RAID1 LVM Partitions With Knoppix Linux LiveCD (Apr 25, 2007, 09:00)
HowtoForge: "This tutorial describes how to
rescue data from a single hard disk that was part of a LVM2 RAID1
setup like it is created by e.g the Fedora Core installer..."
Red Hat Author Dishes on RHEL 5 (Apr 25, 2007, 07:30)
SearchEnterpriseLinux: "What general best
practices or tips can you share to make an upgrade to RHEL 5 a
Discover the Linux Kernel Virtual Machine (Apr 25, 2007, 06:00)
developerWorks: "Virtualization is a concept
that has been around for quite some time. Succinctly, it's the
process of taking something and making it look like something
Fallen Under the Spell of Arch Voodoo (Apr 25, 2007, 04:30)
Tuxmachines: "In fact, I've been using it for a
couple of days now and the author of that email was correct when he
said it was fast, stable, and up-to-date. I refer to Arch Linux 0.8
Review of Linux Mint Bianca KDE Edition (Apr 25, 2007, 03:00)
Seopher: "With all the hype surrounding Ubuntu
at the moment I think it's important not to overlook the other
recent releases. One of these is Linux Mint Bianca: KDE
Recoll: A Search Engine for the Linux Desktop (Apr 25, 2007, 01:30)
Linux.com: "Desktop search engines are all the
rage these days. While Beagle may be the most popular desktop
search engine for Linux, there are alternatives..."
CentOS 5 As a Desktop System (Apr 25, 2007, 00:00)
PolishLinux: "Is CentOS 5 really that stable?
And does it fit on the average Joe's desktop? This is what I'm
gonna find out..."