Linux News for Aug 29, 2005
TCO Studies Miss Basic Incompatiblities (2005-08-29 23:30:13)
"Once again the 'Total Cost of Ownership' (TCO) 'debate' rages.
The only problem being that no one agrees on the measurements or
even what is to be measured. So why not one more useless
Bangkok Post/LinuxInsider: Open Source Stacks Spell an Opportunity (2005-08-29 22:45:59)
"Better yet, how can business people find their way through the
increasing complexity that characterizes the proliferation of
open-source solutions? Two companies think they have at least part
of the answer..."
Sydney Morning Herald: Modest Alternative to Microsoft Analysis Paralysis (2005-08-29 22:00:04)
"Linux vs Microsoft studies are old hat. One camp gets hold of a
so-called analyst (who happens to be paid by one company or the
other) and when the study finally sees the light of day, it just
happens to support one platform over the other..."
NewsForge: OSDL Breaks Silence on Secret Meetings with MS (2005-08-29 21:15:10)
"However, late last week the OSDL forwarded us a statement from
Cohen that explains some of the silence..."
LinuxPR: OpenOffice.Org Announces Version 2.0 Public Beta 2
"The OpenOffice.org project is pleased to announce that the
second public beta release of OpenOffice.org 2.0 is now available
LinuxPlanet: Now Here It Is, Your Moment of ZenWorks (2005-08-29 20:30:49)
"Novell's recently released ZenWorks 7 adds some major new Linux
functionality--but a long-term product redesign is also under way,
and the first overhaul of Novell's multiplatform systems
administration package could hit the streets as early as next
Linux Magazine: VMware Workstation 5 (2005-08-29 19:45:35)
"Each time VMware releases a new version, I've found it a bit
easier to use and with a few new features that make using it even
more pleasant and useful. The VMware Workstation 5 release is no
iTWeb: Women Educated in Open Source (2005-08-29 19:00:50)
"LinuxChix Africa, a non-governmental organisation for women in
open source, aims to promote awareness and use of free and open
source software (FOSS) at a Software Freedom Day celebration on 10
OSDir: Newbie Review of Ubuntu "Hoary Hedgehog" (2005-08-29 18:15:43)
"Well, after saying a final adios to MS Windows once and for
all, the jump into Linux almost felt like I was way over my head,
and sinking fast. Ubuntu threw me a lifepreserver..."
NewsForge: Linux Thrives in Left-Leaning Kerala (2005-08-29 17:30:22)
"What lessons can Kerala teach other areas about using free and
open source software...?"
Mad Penguin: MEPIS: The Miniature Monster of Morgantown, West Virginia (2005-08-29 16:45:35)
"I remember when I first heard about MEPIS. It seems as if I
blinked, and all of a sudden everyone was talking about it..."
Linux Format: Mark Shuttleworth Interview in LXF71 (2005-08-29 16:00:57)
"We posed the Ubuntu Linux founder and space tourist a variety
of questions, and here are his answers to a few..."
The Oregonian: Compiere, 'Open Source' Prove Simpatico (2005-08-29 15:15:51)
"When Jorg Janke had trouble finding customers to buy his
business management software, he took what at the time was a novel
step: He started giving it away..."
Real Tech News: Open Office 2.0 Kicks MS Office Around the Block (2005-08-29 14:30:12)
"I've always been a fan of Open Source software, but I have to
admit that frequently the quality of free and Open Source software
leaves something to be desired when compared to their commercial
Linus Torvalds: Linux 2.6.13 (2005-08-29 13:45:42)
Speak of the devil... "The most painful part of 2.6.13
is likely to be the fact that we made x86 use the generic PCI bus
setup code for assigning unassigned resources..."
eWeek: Linux Kernel Update Improves Event Monitoring (2005-08-29 13:00:21)
"The next stable update of the Linux kernel will bring advances
in file system event monitoring, the Xtensa architecture, and a set
of system calls that allows users to load another kernel from the
currently executing Linux kernel..."
XYZ Computing: Vista to Open Doors for Desktop Linux (2005-08-29 11:30:25)
"Upon closer inspection though, the move to Vista may be the
perfect time for the Linux community to make headway on the desktop
and increase its user base dramatically..."
Linux Journal: Building a Call Center with LTSP and Soft Phones (2005-08-29 10:00:48)
"Need to equip an office with terminals and phones, all on a
small budget? With LTSP and KPhone, you can do it with only
terminals, sound cards and headsets..."
Linux.com: Detect Weak Network Passwords with Hydra (2005-08-29 08:30:53)
"Security experts always advise you to use only strong
alphanumeric passwords for network applications, and change them
often, but you know that not everyone on your network is
Unixwiz.net: An Illustrated Guide to IPSec (2005-08-29 07:00:34)
"IPSec is a suite of protocols for securing network connections,
but the details and many variations quickly become
Advisories: August 28, 2005 (2005-08-29 05:30:00)
This weekend's security advisories: simpleproxy and backup
manager (Debian GNU/Linux); ntp and lesstif (Fedora Core); PhpWiki
(Gentoo Linux); mozilla-thunderbird, lm_sensors, bluez-utils, pcre,
php, gnumeric, and python (Mandriva Linux); and courier (Ubuntu
ZDNet: Open Source Mobility Lags (2005-08-29 01:00:27)
"Mobiles are the most popular computing platform on the planet,
yet Sourceforge lists barely a hundred projects specifically for