Linux News for Apr 26, 2007
Operating System Showdown Ubuntu Vs. Vista (Apr 26, 2007, 22:30)
BBspot: "Other tech sites will bore you with
in-depth 'technical details' and performance specs in their product
analysis. At BBspot we pull back from the boring benchmarks to
compare the superficialities, and we do it all on a single page..."
Exclusive Interview: Tux500 Team (Apr 26, 2007, 21:00)
OSWeekly: "However, I still had questions about
the drive behind the Tux500 effort and on the latest news that's
circling around the net..."
Mass Interview With Mark Shuttleworth (Apr 26, 2007, 20:15)
Ubuntu News: "For those of you who don't have a
full hour to read the logs, I prepared the most interesting pieces
MontaVista Buys Two Linux Firms (Apr 26, 2007, 19:30)
CNET News: "MontaVista Software has acquired a
business partner and another company, both of which, like
MontaVista itself, focus on Linux for embedded computing devices
such as slot machines and mobile phones..."
The Truth About Open Source Security (Apr 26, 2007, 18:45)
LinuxInsider: "One of the most frequent
questions security professionals get asked is how open source
software compares to its commercial counterparts from a security
Breaking the Mould (Apr 26, 2007, 18:00)
CNN International: "A machine for the home that
can make anything, even itself, sounds like the dream of a science
fiction fan, but a device using open source software developed at
Cornell University has been designed to do just that..."
Linux-Powered Robots Go Global (Apr 26, 2007, 17:15)
vnunet: "Researchers have unveiled
internet-controlled wireless robots which are simple enough for
'almost anyone' to build with off-the-shelf parts..."
Bob Metcalfe Re-Evaluates Open Source (Apr 26, 2007, 16:30)
Linux.com: "Metcalfe and the open source
community got a little bit sideways with each other last century,
but that appears to be all in the past now..."
Reiser4's Future (Apr 26, 2007, 15:45)
KernelTrap: "The future of Reiser4 was raised
on the lkml, with the filesystem's creator, Hans Reiser, awaiting
his May 7'th trial..."
Oracle Builds Linux Support, But Partners Say Adoption Is Weak (Apr 26, 2007, 15:00)
CRN: "Oracle said it's making headway in
building support for its Unbreakable Linux, but some open-source
partners say the software giant hasn't created a serious threat to
mainstream market leader Red Hat..."
Adobe to Open-Source Flex SDK by End of Year (Apr 26, 2007, 14:15)
InfoWorld: "Adobe hopes to fend off Microsoft's
Expression and Silverlight technologies by opening up Flex to a
larger community of developers..."
Red Hat's Real Time Coming Sooner Than Later (Apr 26, 2007, 13:30)
internetnews.com: "...[B]ut unlike many Red Hat
innovations, the new Real Time capabilities will not show up first
in Red Hat's Fedora community Linux distribution..."
Linux: 2.6.21 Kernel Released (Apr 26, 2007, 12:45)
KernelTrap: "'If the goal for 2.6.20 was to be
a stable release (and it was), the goal for 2.6.21 is to have just
survived the big timer-related changes and some of the other
Vector Linux--Chaucer's Beautiful Hag (Apr 26, 2007, 12:00)
LXer: "Chaucer fans will immediately understand
when I say that Vector Linux is a modern retelling of the Wife of
Bath's Tale--with a few twists..."
Red Hat Offers Canada a Look at Xen-based Linux (Apr 26, 2007, 11:15)
IT Business.ca: "Red Hat made a somewhat rare
Canadian appearance Tuesday to show off its recently released
RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 with Xen virtualization to a group of IT
managers and decisionmakers..."
Linux Minty Fresh (Apr 26, 2007, 10:30)
Tuxmachines: "Linux Mint is the prettiest
incarnation of the Ubuntu family, yet it doesn't seems to get the
same attention as its *buntu parents..."
Kernel Space: How Much Memory Am I Really Using? (Apr 26, 2007, 09:45)
LinuxWorld: "With memory pages shared among
applications, sometimes it's hard to tell how much you'll really
save by killing that memory hog. Two new memory metrics offer help
for busy administrators..."
Review: BackTrack 2 Security Live CD (Apr 26, 2007, 09:00)
Linux.com: "BackTrack is a live CD Linux
distribution that focuses on penetration testing..."
How to Revitalize Mature Pentiums (Apr 26, 2007, 08:15)
Free Software Magazine: "Free software is
great, so why not run it on a free PC? Here's how to get a free PC
and configure it with free software to perform many tasks as well
as a newly-purchased computer..."
Rawstudio: A Fast and Light RAW Photo Converter (Apr 26, 2007, 07:30)
Linux.com: "Rawstudio is an open source,
GTK+-based RAW photo converter. It takes a straightforward
approach--no outside-the-box interface designs, no fancy
Cacti On CentOS 4.4 Including The Plug-in Architecture (Apr 26, 2007, 06:45)
HowtoForge: "This guide will (hopefully) step
you through the process of installing a functional Cacti
installation on CentOS 4.4..."
Interview with Scott, Ubuntu and Upstart Developer (Apr 26, 2007, 06:00)
Rudd-O: Upstart solves this by reacting to
system-level events--and that's what it is, an event-based init
Get Started with the Linux Key Retention Service (Apr 26, 2007, 05:15)
developerWorks: "The Linux key retention
service, introduced with the Linux 2.6 kernel, is primarily
intended to cache authentication data in the Linux kernel..."
Community vs. Enterprise (Apr 26, 2007, 04:54)
A few years ago both Red Hat and SUSE (now Novell) changed the way they release their distributions. Essentially, they split their distros into two varieties: "community" and "enterprise". Community is Red Hat's Fedora and Novell's OpenSUSE. Enterprise is Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise (SLES). Why is that, and is such a division good for everyone?
CentOS 5: Linux for Grownups (Apr 26, 2007, 04:30)
Enterprise Networking Planet: "Then there are
the brave souls who dare to be dull and don't want surprises. They
just want their systems to chug along and not need a lot of
Platform and Application Security: Linux Distributions, AppArmor and More (Apr 26, 2007, 03:45)
SearchEnterpriseLinux: "Is AppArmor suitable as
an alternative to SELinux? Since SUSE is dropping support for
SELinux, shold an IT shop using SUSE switch distros...?"
Penguicon 5.0 (Apr 26, 2007, 03:00)
techPersona: "But if you are a geek/sci-fi fan,
there is one way to know when it is spring time in Michigan and
that is the return of Penguicon to the Detroit Metro Area..."
Oracle Enterprise Linux Now Supported on Oracle PartnerNetwork (Apr 26, 2007, 02:15)
Enterprise Linux Log: "It would appear as
though the mild momentum we reported on earlier in the month
regarding Oracle's support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux has not
Two Signs of the Time (Apr 26, 2007, 01:30)
ONLamp: "Two useful indicators of the
increasing viability of Linux on the desktop; one personal, one
public..." [Link repaired. -ed.]
Sugar, The XO Laptop, and One Laptop per Child (Apr 26, 2007, 00:45)
developerWorks: "Considering its USD100 price
tag and the fact that the XO laptop is intended to be used around
the world in drastically different environments, the physical
design of the laptop is extremely important..."
Ubuntu: With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility (Apr 26, 2007, 00:00)
OSNews: "But I will expand in the afterglow of
the release and the good and bad that came out of it..."