Linux News for Apr 27, 2007
Your Momma Uses Linux (Apr 27, 2007, 23:30)
Editor's Note: We hold all of our loved ones up
as shining examples of how Linux is or will be ready for the
desktop. But is that a fair test?
Oracle's Unbreakable Linux...All about Microsoft? (Apr 27, 2007, 23:15)
InfoWorld: "What If Oracle's move against Red
Hat was not about Red Hat at all? What if it was in response to the
Mandriva Linux 2007.1 Review (Apr 27, 2007, 21:45)
Software in Review: After making a lot of
progress with Mandriva Linux 2007, I thought perhaps Mandriva had
turned over a new leaf, and was using that release as a starting
point for an overall better quality operating environment..."
Tech tête-à-tête with President, Turbolinux (Apr 27, 2007, 21:00)
Merinews: "...Deepak Wassan, President,
Turbolinux India (Pvt) Ltd spoke about the unique capabilities of
Wizpy, the palm sized USB device that is being launched in
A Tale of Two Desktops (Apr 27, 2007, 20:15)
PC Authority: "There's a split in the Linux
world that transcends distributions: the divide between the GNOME
and KDE desktops..."
Ten Open Source Security Apps Worth Considering (Apr 27, 2007, 19:30)
Datamation: "Are open source security tools
really as secure as those available for sale...?"
Dell and Ubuntu: Deal or No Deal? (Apr 27, 2007, 18:45)
iTWire: "Have Michael Dell and Mark
Shuttleworth come to some kind of understanding that will see Dell
machines out on the shelves soon with Ubuntu installed...?"
Falcon to Be the Major Piece of MySQL 6.0 (Apr 27, 2007, 18:00)
LinuxWorld Australia: "The most significant
development in the next major release of MySQL AB's open-source
database, MySQL 6.0, will be the inclusion of the vendor's
homegrown Falcon storage engine..."
9.6 Years: On Beyond Novell (Apr 27, 2007, 17:15)
Open Source Advocacy with Reverend Ted: "March
24th, 2007 was my final day working at Novell. Leaving will be
anything but easy..."
Ubuntu Linux Vs. Windows Vista: The Battle For Your Desktop (Apr 27, 2007, 16:30)
InformationWeek: "Is Linux finally ready to
take on Windows as a desktop OS? We tried out both Vista and Ubuntu
on individual PCs to see which works better. Here's who won..."
Qantas Ditches Linux for AIX (Apr 27, 2007, 15:45)
ZDNet Australia: "Qantas will next month shift
the underlying platform running its internal finance systems from
Linux to IBM's Unix variant AIX as part of its wide-ranging eQ
Is Novell Poised for a Turnaround? It Doesn't Look Like It (Apr 27, 2007, 15:00)
SeekingAlpha: "TheStreet.com claims Novell has
done 'a great job revitalizing its prospects by focusing on
customers' shift toward open-source software such as Linux...'"
Ubuntu's Gutsy Target: Windows-Level Device Support? (Apr 27, 2007, 14:15)
LinuxWorld Australia: "Less than a week after
the latest Ubuntu Linux release--version 7.04 'Feisty Fawn'--users
are already crying out for driver support to rival that for Windows
in the next release..."
First Ubuntu Live Conference Set for July (Apr 27, 2007, 14:00)
DesktopLinux: "Registration opened today for
Ubuntu Live, the first official conference dedicated to
'$100 Laptop' to Cost $175 (Apr 27, 2007, 13:30)
AP/Yahoo!: "...[Negroponte] revealed Thursday
that the machine for now costs $175, and it will be able to run
Windows in addition to its homegrown, open-source interface..."
GNOME 2.19.1 Released (Apr 27, 2007, 12:45)
LWN: "This is our first development release on
our road towards GNOME 2.20.0, which will be released in September
Lumen Gives Open Source Some SaaS (Apr 27, 2007, 12:00)
NetworkWorld: "Lumen Software is hoping to tap
enterprises and software developers interested in taking an open
source slant on the emerging software-as-a-service model..."
Open Source Monitoring Shines Light on Firm's Servers (Apr 27, 2007, 10:30)
SearchEnterpriseLinux: "When Tom Cignarella
came on board as vice president of technical operations at
PlanetOut Inc., a majority of his data center was in the
Debian Project Participates in Google's Summer of Code (Apr 27, 2007, 09:00)
LinuxLookup: "The Debian project is proud that
it has been accepted by Google as a mentor organization for this
year's Summer of Code program, with nine tasks in total..."
HDTV Reception and Network Streaming in a Box (Apr 27, 2007, 07:30)
Linux.com: "But TiVo's elimination of lifetime
subscriptions has made me plan on migrating to a do-it-yourself
DVR, probably running MythTV..."
Get Slack (Apr 27, 2007, 06:00)
Tux Deluxe: "Slackware is the most venerable of
Linux distributions, loved and trusted by hordes of users,
sysadmins and programmers around the world for its solidity and
closeness to the ground...:
How To Install VMware Server On Debian 4.0 (Etch) (Apr 27, 2007, 04:30)
HowtoForge: "This tutorial provides
step-by-step instructions about how to install the free VMware
Server (version 1.0.2) on a Debian Etch system..."
GNOME Mobile & Embedded Initiative: A Viable Option for Carriers? (Apr 27, 2007, 03:00)
Mad Penguin: "I can honestly say without
reservation that the GNOME Mobile & Embedded Initiative (GMAE)
is a novel idea, and I certainly support the hard work that has
gone behind bringing GNOME to the mobile world..."
That Linux Thing--Where's the Vision? (Apr 27, 2007, 01:30)
ZDNet: "In large part because the strategic
drivers for BSD and Solaris are clear, exciting, and aligned with
my personal values, but I can't say that about Linux because I
don't understand what drives it..."
"Trusted" Computing (Apr 27, 2007, 00:00)
Tux Deluxe: "One of the most disturbing news
items of recent times was watching the Chinese President Hu Jintao
meeting with Bill Gates at the Gates's mansion, even before he met
with President George Bush..."