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Linux News for Apr 29, 2005

  • Editor's Note: Speaking of Migration (Apr 29, 2005, 23:30)
    Migration to Linux is easy. Coming up with a plan to do it? Not hard, either. Just know what you have, know what you want, and take discrete steps to get there. At least that's what I plan on telling an audience of IT managers in June...

  • CNET News: MontaVista Updating Linux Line (Apr 29, 2005, 22:00)
    "MontaVista Software, a company that sells Linux tuned for unconventional computing devices, has begun bringing a new software foundation--and a more traditional sales model--to its product line..."

  • ARNnet: Open Source Deserves a Place in Every IT Portfolio (Apr 29, 2005, 20:30)
    "Organizations refusing to include open source in their IT portfolio need to rethink their strategy, according to Gartner research vice president Dion Wiggins..."

  • Open Source Versus: Windows vs Linux: A Modern Desktop Comparison (Apr 29, 2005, 19:00)
    "We've put together a series of Windows XP, SUSE 9.3 and Ubuntu 5.04 desktop screen shots as a side-by-side comparison of some of the common desktop features available in the modern operating system desktop..."

  • eWeek: Microsoft Reaches Out to Open-Source Community (Apr 29, 2005, 18:15)
    "Microsoft Corp. has extended an olive branch to the open-source community, calling for a sit-down to discuss how the software giant can better work with the open-source world..."

  • InfoWorld: Microsoft Not Glowing Over LAMP (Apr 29, 2005, 17:30)
    "Microsoft officials are undaunted by the popular LAMP (Linux Apache MySQL Perl/Python/PHP) application stack that serves as an open source rival to the Microsoft .Net platform..."

  • CNET News: Debian Wins Munich Linux Deal (Apr 29, 2005, 16:00)
    "The city of Munich has opted to use the Debian version of Linux for a high-profile, 14,000-computer installation, passing over Novell's Suse Linux despite its regional popularity..."

  • Report: McNealy Mulls Taking Sun Private (Apr 29, 2005, 14:30)
    "Scott McNealy is considering a plan that would take his beloved Sun Microsystems off the market at least for a while, according to a report published Thursday..."

  • SearchEnterpriseLinux: Author Describes Keys to Business-Ready Linux Clusters (Apr 29, 2005, 13:00)
    "Yes, you can build highly reliable and enterprise-ready Linux-based server clusters using free open source software components..."

  • LinuxDevices: Executive Interview: Stuart Cohen, CEO of OSDL (Apr 29, 2005, 11:30)
    In this interview, Stuart Cohen, CEO of the OSDL, discusses the OSDL's goals, initiatives, projects, and test facilities, and how the growing prominence of embedded Linux interfaces with the organization's goal of being the 'center-of-gravity' for Linux..."

  • SearchEnterpriseLinux: FYI: Zend CEO Covers PHP Basics (Apr 29, 2005, 10:00)
    "Ease of use and no cost put the open source PHP Web scripting language on the map for developers. Now, the scalability and XML and Web services support of recently released PHP 5.0 puts it on the enterprise map..."

  • iTWeb: Oracle Plans Open Source 'Installfest' (Apr 29, 2005, 08:30)
    "Oracle SA will stage a Linux and Java 'installfest' that will allow developers to install the Oracle JDeveloper development toolset on Linux onto their own PCs at no cost..."

  • KernelTrap: Official Git Web Interface (Apr 29, 2005, 07:00)
    "Through the new interface, one can easily browse through Linus' official 2.6 git tree, along with several others..."

  • NewsForge: Build an IDS with Snort, Shadow, and ACID (Apr 29, 2005, 05:30)
    "Every organization understands the importance of using a firewall to protect its assets. But what happens if someone finds a hole in the wall...?"

  • Advisories, April 28, 2005 (Apr 29, 2005, 04:45)
    Today's security advisories: ethereal and prozilla (Debian GNU/Linux); ImageMagick and kdewebdev (Fedora Core); and Heimdal (Gentoo Linux).

  • NewsForge: Review: Ututo-e, The "Only Free Distribution" (Apr 29, 2005, 04:00)
    "Ututo-e is a Gentoo-based distribution developed in Argentina. Of all the x86 distributions listed on DistroWatch, Ututo-e is the only distribution endorsed by the Free Software Foundation..."

  • Techworld: Ghosts in the Machine (Apr 29, 2005, 02:30)
    "Virtual machines are changing the way IT thinks about and uses x86-based servers in the data centre..."

  • ZDNet: Clearing the Air on IBM Connection (Apr 29, 2005, 01:00)
    "Yesterday's blog entry by Joe Brockmeier about why he found the comments reported to have been made by Sun officials to be petty politics has drawn a response from Sun's Simon Phipps..."