Linux News for Jun 01, 2005
NewsForge: Plone CMS for Enterprise Intranet Applications (2005-06-01 23:30:41)
"The open source Plone content management system is one of the
best collaborative tools for enterprise intranets..."
CIO: The Penguin Sees Red (2005-06-01 22:00:29)
"Open source computing has sparked a revolution in South
America, but the heads of Microsoft say they aren't losing any
sleep over the trend..."
LinuxInsider: Open Source Catching On in Travel Industry (2005-06-01 21:15:17)
"A 'perfect storm' of forces is converging that will lead open
source to dominate the information technology systems of the travel
industry by 2007..."
SearchEnterpriseLinux: Canadian Firm Scores with Open Source Call Center (2005-06-01 20:30:17)
"The decision to create a call center based on open source
technology turned out to be a profitable one for Aheeva
eWeek: Focus on SafeDesk (2005-06-01 19:45:51)
eWeek reviews and analyzes the SafeDesk Server 1.8 in two
articles, linked within.
dot.KDE: Dutch Agency Equips 200 Users With NX-based KDE Desktops (2005-06-01 19:45:30)
"...[T]he Dutch Refugee Council of Midden Gelderland announced
that they succesfully completed a pilot where they migrated 100
machines and 200 users using NX technology and the KDE desktop..."
[Link repaired. -ed]
NewsForge: Red Hat Summit Day 1: You Are Here (2005-06-01 19:00:55)
"The first Red Hat Summit kicked off this morning at the Hilton
Riverside in New Orleans..."
eWeek: EnterpriseDB Fails to Ignite PostgreSQL Community (2005-06-01 19:00:00)
"The open-source community surrounding PostgreSQL is casting a
leery eye at newcomer EnterpriseDB, which came out of stealth mode
earlier this week..."
PRNewswire: Novell Kickstarts Availability of Linux Desktop Applications (2005-06-01 18:15:30)
"Novell today introduced the Mono Kickstart program to provide
for the first time developer support to organizations using Mono
for new application development or migrations..."
internetnews.com: IBM Goes Pay-As-You-Grow With New Server (2005-06-01 17:30:30)
"Inching along in its 'pay as you grow' computing strategy, IBM
has built a new server that uses four Intel processors and scales
up to 32 processors in an eight-chassis configuration..."
LinuxRSP: The Table of Equivalents/Replacements/Analogs of Windows Software in Linux (2005-06-01 17:30:00)
"One of the biggest difficulties in migrating from Windows to
Linux is the lack of knowledge about comparable software..."
internetnews.com: Novell Validates Mixed Stack (2005-06-01 16:45:14)
"Linux vendor Novell will soon release its first multi-vendor
software and hardware stack configured around SUSE Linux Enterprise
Server (SLES), officials said Tuesday..."
The Register: UK DTI to Co-Fund Netproject Desktop Linux R&D (2005-06-01 16:00:30)
"Open source consultancy netproject has secured a $132,000
R&D grant from the Department of Trade & Industry, matching
funds from members of its own Incubator Club..."
Yahoo!/Motley Fool: Can Novell Save Itself? (2005-06-01 16:00:00)
"I'll give credit to Novell right off the bat for this much:
Those who have run the company over the years have never given up
on their long fight..."
Mozilla: Deer Park Alpha 1 Released (2005-06-01 14:30:50)
"Deer Park Alpha 1 is an alpha release of our next generation
Firefox browser and it is being made available for testing purposes
internetnews.com: OSI Group to Slow License Influx? (2005-06-01 14:30:30)
"The Open Source Initiative (OSI) wants to get a handle on the
number of open source licenses, but it needs a little help from its
Forbes: Red Hat May Make Partnership Announcements (2005-06-01 14:30:00)
"Banc of America Securities expects Red Hat to make some
partnering announcements at an inaugural user summit in New Orleans
CNET News: IT Giants Accused of Exploiting Open Source (2005-06-01 13:45:00)
"A senior figure at the European Commission launched an
outspoken attack on several major American IT firms on Monday,
accusing them of exerting too much influence on the progress of the
NewsForge: Bender Finds Linux Server Suite (2005-06-01 13:00:13)
"Bender Engineering got free of its Web host and even started
running its own Web and email server after IT administrator Victor
Reinhart discovered a Linux-based server software solution..."
IT Manager's Journal: How to Try Out a Virtual Linux Desktop Freely and Easily (2005-06-01 12:15:41)
"Never has it been so easy for someone to experience Linux on
the desktop. No disks, no installation. Just download a small
application and start clicking away..."
Linux.com: CLI Magic: Energize your Console with Redefined Keys (2005-06-01 11:30:49)
"With Linux keyboard customization, you can not only redefine
the action of a key: You can actually define keys to send strings
of characters, which, at the console, issue commands..."
NewsForge: The Sixth Commandment of System Administration (2005-06-01 10:45:06)
"Have you ever had to work in a dirty server closet filled with
man-eating dust balls and rats' nests of cables so big they look
like they're about to become sentient...?"
Howto Forge: Apache2-SSL-PHP5-Howto (2005-06-01 10:00:40)
"This document describes how to install an Apache web server
(2.0.x) with SSL and PHP5 (with Zend Optimizer and ionCube Loader)
Rudela: How to Use Synaptic to Install RPM Packages Stored on your Hard Disk (2005-06-01 09:15:03)
"Turns out the best available frontend to install RPMs in Fedora
Core and RPM-based distributions, hands down, is Synaptic.
DesktopLinux: Using Rexx for Easy Desktop Linux Scripting (2005-06-01 08:30:18)
"Linux developers dwell in hog heaven. Who wouldn't love this
set of powerful scripting tools...?"
ReallyLinux: Basic Guide to Dial-up Internet with Linux (2005-06-01 07:00:12)
"This beginner article summarizes my experiences using a dial-up
internet connection with SuSe and Fedora..."
Linux Journal: Developing GNOME Applications with Java (2005-06-01 05:30:58)
"Design your application's GUI look in XML, write the code in
Java and plug the whole thing in to the GNOME desktop..." [Link
Techworld: Open Source Linux clustering (2005-06-01 04:00:33)
"Today, it is exactly 23 years, nine months, 20 days; or 8,695
days; or 751,161,600 seconds; or 12,519,360 minutes; or 208,656
hours; or just less than 1,242 weeks since the launch of the
original IBM PC on 12 August 1981..."
Corante: The Real Open Source Challenge is Getting Paid (2005-06-01 03:15:09)
"I've been a professional writer for over 25 years now. And what
is most striking about the last few years, besides the rise of open
source and blogging, is the rise of forced amateurism..."
Free Software Magazine: A Server for Education (2005-06-01 02:30:12)
"I recently encountered a group of very enthusiastic teachers,
who wanted to convince me to try a new e-learning environment, with
astonishing quizzes, and drills of extreme originality..."
Linux Magazine: A Mile in IT�s Shoes (2005-06-01 01:45:07)
"Sometimes I have to wonder whether the people working on key
open source projects really understand the end-user..."
TechNewsWorld: The Most Powerful Labor Union in the World: Linux? (2005-06-01 01:00:03)
"For several years a number of us have been anticipating the
emergence of a Software Labor Union. The argument has not been
whether it will emerge but what form it will take..."
NewsForge: Windows Rapidly Approaching Desktop Usability (2005-06-01 00:15:32)
Humor: "Every year or so I like to see how
Microsoft is doing in its attempt to make a desktop operating
system as usable as Linux..."