Linux News for Apr 16, 2008
Linux Ready for Real-Time Computing in Financial Services (Apr 16, 2008, 22:30)
SearchEnterpriseLinux: "Is Linux capable of
handling the mission-critical, high-volume demands of the world's
biggest financial institutions...?"
openQRM Goes Solo After Qlusters Dumps Open Source Strategy (Apr 16, 2008, 21:00)
ZDNet: "openQRM is looking for a new sponsor
following its separation from Qlusters earlier this month..."
6 Must-Have Firefox Extensions (Apr 16, 2008, 20:15)
OStatic: "In a photo tour I posted a few days
ago, I provided some handy Firefox tips that can save you time if
you spend a lot of time in almost everyone's favorite open source
Educational Programs in GNU/Linux (Apr 16, 2008, 19:30)
PolishLinux: "By referring to an 'educational
program,' we define this as an application that aids the 'normal'
learning process, either by helping to absorb new information, or
as a support for recalling information already learned..."
Microsoft Looks to Avoid Losses to Linux in Embedded OS Market (Apr 16, 2008, 18:45)
Computerworld: "Microsoft Corp. today announced
plans to rejigger and expand its Windows Embedded family of
operating systems in an attempt to enlist developers of handhelds
and other devices to help the software vendor combat increasing
competition from Linux..."
Open-Source Code Base Doubles Every Year (Apr 16, 2008, 18:00)
The Open Road: "Statistics like these from a
TechSolve researcher have got to frighten the Proprietary Bloc that
persists in believing open source won't adversely impact their
Sun Debuts MySQL 5.1 with No Licensing Change (Apr 16, 2008, 16:30)
ZDNet: "Sun Microsystems announced today that
MySQL 5.1 will be available this quarter..."
ISO Puts Out a Face-Saving (It Hopes) FAQ (Apr 16, 2008, 15:00)
Groklaw: "Here's a new ISO FAQ that it hopes
will convince you that it did a fine job handling the OOXML
standards process. In it, it hints that it can withdraw approval of
OOXML if Microsoft misbehaves about patents in the future..."
Open Source Initiative Announces Results of 2008 Board Election (Apr 16, 2008, 14:15)
OSI: "Mr. Mathur served his one-year initial
term and decided to not stand for reconfirmation. Mr. Asay retired
from the board after two years of service..."
A Year Later, Sales of Linux on Dell Computers Continue to Grow (Apr 16, 2008, 13:30)
Computerworld: "As Dell Inc. approaches its
one-year anniversary of selling laptop and desktop computers
preloaded with Ubuntu Linux, the company is continuing to expand
the fledgling program to new computer models and markets..."
Open Source Census Launches (Apr 16, 2008, 12:45)
LinuxWorld: "The Open Source Census, an effort
to pin down hard statistics regarding the implementation of
open-source software around the world, gets underway on
Eee PC, 4 Months Later (Apr 16, 2008, 12:00)
Linux Journal: "Early on, I formatted the hard
drive, and installed a full version of Ubuntu. I felt the original
operating system was too limiting, and I wanted more power..."
KDE 4: Key Improvements and User Tips (Apr 16, 2008, 11:15)
Datamation: "Increasingly, I'm looking at KDE 4
as a statement about what a desktop should be, and contrasting it
with my own ideas on the subject..."
Highlight Your Shell Prompt When Working as Root (Apr 16, 2008, 10:30)
Linux Journal: "A useful thing that some
distros have started doing is setting the color of your shell
prompt differently if you're logged in as root..."
The Making of Wine (How to Make Windows Apps Merrier with Linux) (Apr 16, 2008, 09:45)
Network World: "Jeremy White, co-founder and
CEO of CodeWeavers, talked to Microsoft Subnet today about how Wine
might make IT professionals a lot merrier..."
Run Windows and Linux Without Virtualization (Apr 16, 2008, 09:00)
Linux.com: "Linux does everything that many
users want it to, but some people have tasks that require Windows
applications. You can dual-boot both operating systems, or run
Windows in a virtualized environment on Linux..."
Bugs And Bureaucracy (Apr 16, 2008, 07:30)
KernelTrap: "A thread on the Linux Kernel
mailing list discussed the process in place for reporting,
bisecting and fixing bugs..."
Wizard Boot Camp, Part Five: Control Processes Using Signals (Apr 16, 2008, 06:00)
Linux Magazine: "A true wizard doesn't just run
processes, a true wizard knows how to communicate with those
processes through signals to stop, restart, and even kill
IBM Open Collaboration Client Solution: An Overview (Apr 16, 2008, 04:30)
developerWorks: "This article guides you
through the most important technical decisions involved when you
introduce a Linux client in your organization..."
Is "Working on It" Just Open Source FUD? (Apr 16, 2008, 03:00)
ZDNet: "Sun is pondering an open source codec.
No they're really working on it..."
What Do RMS and Naomi Campbell Have in Common? (Apr 16, 2008, 01:30)
iTWire: "That's exactly what Theo de Raadt, the
founder of the OpenBSD project, has done. And the model in question
is the British supermodel Naomi Campbell..."
Does Your OS Systems Management Got GPL? (Apr 16, 2008, 00:00)
451 CAOS Theory: "That has emerged as the
question, or at least a major factor in determining whether open
source software works in the enterprise systems management