Infrastructure Linux News for Mar 01, 2005
ZDNet : Could Recent Microsoft Clamp-Downs, Missteps Accelerate Linux Adoption? (2005-03-01 23:30:07)
"Is it me, or has there been a recent wave of headlines from
Redmond that add up to a Microsoft clamp-down of the sort that
could easily drive people away from destkop Windows...?"
OSNews: Review of Xandros 3.0.1 OCE (2005-03-01 22:45:42)
"Credit goes to Xandros for having a professional website that's
easy to negotiate and for offering instructions to help new users
of all platforms perform this task..."
GUILinux: Ubuntu 4.10 Warty Warthog; The Linux Desktop IS Ready (2005-03-01 21:15:36)
"I have dabbled with Linux for the last several years, with
varying measures of success..."
Enterprise Networking Planet: Resurgent Novell: Building Linux for Grownups? (2005-03-01 19:45:12)
"My heart's desire, as a gnarly old Linux/Windows sysadmin, has
long been for better management utilities: directory services, user
and resource management, system monitoring, and single sign-on that
work across a mixed environment..."
BBC News: Kenyan School Turns to Handhelds (2005-03-01 19:00:37)
"At the Mbita Point primary school in western Kenya students
click away at a handheld computer with a stylus..."
LinuxGazette.com: LinuxWorld's Best Desktop/Productivity/Business Application (2005-03-01 18:15:26)
"I can't tell you how many times I walked past this booth during
the show, my mind set on checking out something in the DotOrg
pavilion. When I did have time to stop, the booth was
Groklaw: Removing a Rung From SCO's Methods and Concepts Ladder (2005-03-01 16:45:31)
"Both judges in the SCO v. IBM case have highlighted that issue,
the contract issue, of whether AT&T retained control over
modifications and derivative code, based on methods and concepts as
opposed to straight copyright infringement..."
LinuxPlanet: A First Look at OpenOffice.org 2.0 (2005-03-01 15:15:24)
A lot can change in a software release, and OpenOffice.org 2.0
is no exception. LinuxPlanet takes a first look at OpenOffice 2.0
Beta, with screenshots of the latest addition to the popular office
application, Base, as well as some of the other new features this
open source productivity suite has to offer.
ZDNet UK: Google Keeping the Wolf from Firefox' Door (2005-03-01 14:30:56)
"The Mozilla Foundation's partnership with Google has kept it
afloat for the past few months, and is now allowing it to hire more
Slashdot: The State of the Open Source Union, 2004 (2005-03-01 13:00:35)
"Mark Stone writes with a thoughtful look back at the year 2004
in open source, pointing out both major gains and inevitable
eWeek: UFT Gives Lesson in Open Source (2005-03-01 12:15:24)
"For the 150,000 members of the United Federation of Teachers,
paper forms, phone calls and hours spent standing in line are no
longer current events; instead, they are consigned to the history
ZDNet: Scalix Potentially a Serious Contender to Exchange (2005-03-01 10:45:19)
"After reading David Berlind's blog and listening to his podcast
about a potential contender to Microsoft Exchange server, Scalix
sounded almost too good to be true..."
iTNews: Open-Source Kick-Starts 2005 (2005-03-01 08:30:59)
"Product support and open standards were just two of the topics
that sparked heated debate on open-source and software development
among panellists during ITJourno's Kickstart 2005 event over the
weekend..." [Link repaired. -ed.]
FedoraNews: How to build Clam AntiVirus RPM package for Fedora Core (2005-03-01 06:15:51)
"Clam AntiVirus is an anti-virus toolkit for UNIX/Linux,
designed for e-mail scanning on mail gateways..."
Linux.com: CLI Magic: Netcat (2005-03-01 05:30:42)
"This week I'm going to tell you about a top-secret tool. It can
be real handy at times, under the right conditions. But I don't
want you to use it. It's too dangerous..."
IT Manager's Journal: The 15 Most Annoying IT-speak clichés Buzzwords Ever Used (2005-03-01 02:30:56)
"Any journalist on the job for more than 24 hours knows that
wherever company officials walk, well-worn clichés are sure
Groklaw: Reports of My Destruction Have Been Greatly Exaggerated (2005-03-01 00:15:07)
Humor: "Nah, I must be getting mixed up--it's
Longhorn that will destroy Linux... If I don't die of old age
before it's released..."