Linux News for Oct 26, 2005
InfoWorld: Research: Open Source Not Innovative? Or Simply Not Loud Enough About It? (2005-10-26 23:30:51)
"Krzysztof Klincewicz recently published a great first attempt
at measuring the levels of innovation in open source
eWeek: Startup Focuses on Managing Linux Systems from Inside Windows Networks (2005-10-26 22:00:56)
"'Windows and Linux in one big, happy network...'"
Help Net Security: The Story of Snort: Past, Present and Future (2005-10-26 20:30:36)
"Last week we met with Martin Roesch, the creator of Snort, the
de facto standard for intrusion detection/prevention..."
Netcraft: October 2005 Web Server Survey (2005-10-26 19:00:23)
"With this month's growth, Apache now powers more than 50
NewsForge: Nessus Fork Emerges (2005-10-26 17:30:06)
"...[T]he team behind the soon-to-be-renamed GNessUs project is
growing fast and attracting attention..."
The Inquirer: Argentina Government Commits to Buy MIT's $100 PCs (2005-10-26 16:45:35)
"'Argentina is committed to join the programme and advance in
the manufacture of between 500,000 and one million of these
iTnews: Mozilla Delays Firefox 1.5 RC1 to Stamp Out Late Bugs (2005-10-26 16:00:08)
"Mozilla has had to delay the first release candidate of Firefox
1.5 by a few days to smash some late-appearing bugs, a company
employee announced late Monday..."
Computerworld: Migrating Apps is Challenge for Munich Linux Project (2005-10-26 15:15:38)
"The migration of about 300 business applications from Windows
to Linux is one of the biggest challenges facing the city of
eWeek: Sun to Expand Market for its Linux Variant (2005-10-26 14:30:27)
"Sun Microsystems Inc. has big plans for its Java Desktop System
and on Tuesday announced a new program that will allow its desktop
Linux variant to run on all major Linux distributions..."
Boston Globe: Galvin Attacks Software Proposal (2005-10-26 13:45:43)
"Secretary of State William F. Galvin's office said it is
opposed to the Romney administration's plan to store state
documents in an 'open' format..."
LWN: The Road to Dapper (2005-10-26 13:00:11)
"As of today the archive for development of the next release of
Ubuntu is open...
NewsFactor: Open Source Is Alive and Well with Commercial Developers (2005-10-26 12:15:38)
"Open-source programming, a concept started nearly a decade ago
by developers seeking an alternative marketing outlet, is becoming
a staple for many software companies..."
Sydney Morning Herald: Fourth Man Hunts Big Three with a Trio of Database Weapons (2005-10-26 11:30:38)
"However, according to recently appointed Sybase Australia and
New Zealand managing director Rob Zalums, his company has three
secret weapons--Linux, mobile applications and business
NewsForge: An Open Studio to Go (2005-10-26 10:45:52)
"That was the genesis of Studio to Go, a Knoppix-based CD that
allows Windows users to access a wealth of open source music
creation and notation software without installing Linux..."
SearchOpenSource: Golden's Rules: Get Server Control, Virtualization with Free, Open Source Xen (2005-10-26 10:00:00)
"It's no secret that hardware prices continue to plummet. It's
also no secret that all of this ever-cheaper hardware is
increasingly more powerful..."
More Reviews for the Lizard (2005-10-26 08:30:31)
PC World and Linux Online are each examining SUSE Linux 10.
Linux.com: Fetching Email with Mutt (2005-10-26 07:45:33)
"What do you look for in an email program? You may find it in
Mutt, an easy-to-use text-based messaging client. Here's all you
need to know to get started with Mutt..."
Linux Journal: Quick and Dirty Data Extraction in AWK (2005-10-26 07:00:52)
"Need to pull some data from text--maybe e-mail messages--and
sort it, graph it or otherwise manipulate it? Here's an AWK script
to use as a starting point..."
SearchOpenSource: Toolbars in OpenOffice.org 2.0 [Parts 1 & 2] (2005-10-26 06:15:49)
"I must admit that I had mixed feelings when I saw the new
toolbar metaphor for OpenOffice.org 2.0..."
LinuxDevices: ST Hurls ARM-powered SPEAr at Embedded Linux (2005-10-26 05:30:58)
"STMicroelectronics (STM) is sampling an inexpensive ARM-based
SoC (system-on-chip) with a 200K-gate configurable logic
Advisories: October 25, 2005 (2005-10-26 04:45:29)
Today's security advisories: sudo and libgda2 (Debian
GNU/Linux); Zope and phpMyAdmin (Gentoo Linux); ethereal (Mandriva
Linux); and ethereal (Red Hat Linux).
NewsForge: User Companies Pool on PostgreSQL Enhancement (2005-10-26 04:00:55)
"When faced with a pay-now or wait-for-functionality choice,
several companies that use PostgreSQL recently pooled their
Silicon.com: Devil's Advocate: Twists and Turns of Open Source (2005-10-26 02:30:48)
"At times, open source demonstrates both startling contrasts and
underlying similarities with commercial software..." [Story
LXer: Survival Tactics For Women In FOSS, Part 2 (2005-10-26 01:00:26)
"In Part 1 I offered some general advice and encouragement for
women involved in FOSS, and women who want to be involved in FOSS.
Part 2 is a partial resource guide, a list of women-oriented tech
The Register: CEOs Should Follow NBA and Make Geeks Wear Real Clothes (2005-10-26 00:15:24)
Humor: "You can't begin to convince me that any
German city would pick Linux over Microsoft again with such a dress
code in place..."