Linux News for Sep 27, 2004
ONLamp: The Case for Open Source/Closed Standards (Sep 27, 2004, 23:30)
"There's been some debate recently on the license-discuss list
hosted by the OSI on how to release code as open source while still
requiring that it be compatible with a test suite that must be
distributed as part of the code..."
Solaris vs. Linux Debate Continues (Sep 27, 2004, 22:45)
Greg Kroah-Hartman and Eric Schrock have engaged in an
interesting back-and-forth on their respective blogs on the virtues
of development and technology of their favorite platforms. Links
LinuxPlanet: DistributionWatch: Your Guide to Linux Distributions (Sep 27, 2004, 22:00)
"The Linux universe is ever-expanding. See for yourself in
LinuxPlanet's updated guide to Linux distributions, an ongoing
project to become a handy reference to what distros work best for
you. (Updated September 2004)"
ExtremeTech: Preview: Ubuntu Linux 4.10 (Sep 27, 2004, 21:15)
"When the topic of Ubuntu Linux came up in our weekly
ExtremeTech conference call, there were chuckles and guffaws after
my colleagues heard the name of the distro. It didn't help that the
current release is codenamed 'Warty Warthog...'"
Silicon.com: Agenda Setters 2004: Open Source Takes Off (Sep 27, 2004, 20:30)
"Open source is no longer just about Linus Torvalds. He's always
been the highest-ranked--and sometimes only--member of this
community on the poll, which he's graced every year since its
inception in 2000..."
CXOtoday: Open Source Hero Proves The Power Of Tux (Sep 27, 2004, 20:00)
"This is a story of guts and glory--a classic tale of a lone
software developer who attempted the unimaginable. Faced with an
extreme challenge, he was attacked from almost every possible
SearchEnterpriseLinux: Novell, Others Battle for Govt. Linux Biz (Sep 27, 2004, 19:30)
"Perhaps this is why numerous government bodies worldwide have
continued to adopt less-expensive open source alternatives so
hungrily this past year..."
ABS-CBN: Red Hat Pushes Wider Use of Open-Source Computing (Sep 27, 2004, 19:00)
"One of the world's largest providers of Linux software on
Monday said the Philippines has great potential for developing
open-source computing because Filipinos have a thorough
understanding of its value..."
NewsForge: Italy is Open for Penguin Business (Sep 27, 2004, 18:39)
"Last week saw the first Italian edition of LinuxWorld
Conference & Expo. For three days the Crowne Plaza Hotel in
Milan was filled with stuffed penguins and lots of people
presenting and discussing Linux..."
PC Advisor: Doing the Desktop Waddle (Sep 27, 2004, 18:15)
"All Linux vendors need to do to break Microsoft's death grip on
the desktop is unravel a few chicken-or-the-egg type
MSNBC/Triangle Business Journal: Revolving Door for Red Hat in Marketing Post (Sep 27, 2004, 17:30)
"With the departure of the former Hewlett-Packard vice
president, Red Hat has gone through four marketing chiefs in the
past five years..."
eWeek: GNOME, KDE Aim at Windows (Sep 27, 2004, 16:45)
"KDE and GNOME, the open-source software projects that together
form the face of most Linux installations, have undergone revisions
that boost their usability and enterprise
Computerworld Australia: Linux Support a 'Black Hole' (Sep 27, 2004, 16:00)
"Industry murmurs about a lack of commercial support for Linux
are justified, according to Education in the Workplace Institute
director Ihian Mackenzie..."
vnunet: Linux Research (Sep 27, 2004, 15:15)
"Resellers respond to questions on the open-source operating
Debian GNU/Linux Advisory: getmail (Sep 27, 2004, 15:14)
"An attacker with a shell account on the victims host could
utilise getmail to overwrite arbitrary files when it is running as
LBA-Linux Advisories: samba, krb5, httpd (Sep 27, 2004, 15:14)
Three security advisories from SOT.
ongoing: Smart EC (Sep 27, 2004, 14:30)
Or, the author's less pithy title: "The European Commission
Makes Extremely Smart Moves Concerning Open XML-Based Office
Document Formats and Browbeats Vendors Deftly; As a Result the Open
Office XML Format Will Probably Become an ISO Standard..."
eWeek: Reverse Migration: From Linux to Windows (Sep 27, 2004, 13:45)
"Some large enterprises have taken the Linux challenge only to
switch back to Windows, dissatisfied with the open-source
Linux Journal: Linux in Government: CORE.GOV (Sep 27, 2004, 13:00)
"Taking a page from OSS for improving interagency
Andrew Morton: Linux 2.6.9-rc2-mm4 (Sep 27, 2004, 12:15)
Changelog, links within.
PC World Australia: Beginner-Friendly Linux OS: Desktop/LX (Sep 27, 2004, 11:30)
"Lycoris Desktop/LX is a distribution of Linux aimed firmly at
desktop users, especially those migrating from Windows to Linux for
the first time..."
SearchEnterpriseLinux: IBM Pushes New Design to Reduce Heat in Linux Blade Servers (Sep 27, 2004, 10:00)
"IBM is taking a more holistic approach to cooling its blade
servers, letting users pack more powerful servers into less space
while avoiding overheating in the data center..."
vnunet: Project Penguin: Novell CIO Debra Anderson Talks to vnunet.com (Sep 27, 2004, 08:30)
"Novell chief information officer (CIO) Debra Anderson was given
the task of migrating all of the company's 6,000 staff from
Microsoft Windows to Novell Linux on the desktop..."
DesktopLinux: Multi-User Linux Turns One Computer into Ten (Sep 27, 2004, 07:00)
"Targeting multi-user public computing environments, Canada's
Userful enables a Linux PC to connect up to 10 monitors..."
NewsForge: Hardening the PAM Framework (Sep 27, 2004, 03:00)
"Today we'll check the PAM framework, harden the basic services
that we expect to authenticate to, and look at new PAM modules that
might make our systems more secure..."
ONLamp: Open Source Content Management with Plone (Sep 27, 2004, 01:00)
"I need a way for people at various levels in our organization
to put content on the web site, without having to call up our
programmer all the time to do it for us..."
LinuxPlanet: DistributionWatch: Your Guide to Linux Distributions (Nov 23, 1999, 20:52)
"If you ever needed confirmation regarding the ongoing vitality
of the Linux world, look no farther than this exhaustive listing of
major and minor Linux distributions. We're calling our coverage
DistributionWatch, and this listing is only the beginning."