Linux News for May 25, 2006
Network World: Mandriva's Next Corporate Server Rev Means Business (2006-05-25 23:30:12)
"Users can get a preview of the next Mandriva server
distribution, which promises to be a more secure and versatile
enterprise-level platform than previous releases..."
CNET News: Black Frog Leaps Into Fight Against Spam (2006-05-25 22:00:00)
"Spammers beware--hostile amphibians are once again rising
eWeek: Open-Sourcing Java Will Create Incompatibility Risk, Sun Exec Warns (2006-05-25 20:30:27)
"While there is no inherent discontinuity with making Java
open-source and keeping the technology compatible, the community
will have to remain vigilant in this regard..."
CRN: Linux, SQL Server Drive Database Market: Report (2006-05-25 19:00:56)
"Linux was by far the fastest-growing database platform, growing
84 percent, according to newly released Gartner numbers..."
CNN/Money: The Geek who Took on Microsoft (2006-05-25 17:30:04)
"The mild-mannered CIO of Massachusetts sparked a standards
debate when he made it policy that state workers use open-standard
ZDNet UK: Microsoft: OpenDocument is Too Slow (2006-05-25 16:45:12)
"The Office maker has taken a swing at the open source format,
but the ODF Alliance says Open XML is not yet supported by any
application so its performance can't even be measured..."
linux kernel monkey log: Linux Driver Development Kit (2006-05-25 16:00:27)
"Have you ever felt teased when driver developers of other
operating systems teased you about a lack of a 'proper' driver
development kit for Linux...?"
vnunet: Linux Bucks Slowing Server Sales (2006-05-25 15:15:08)
"The analyst firm said that, following 10 successive quarters of
year-over-year revenue growth, this was the second consecutive
quarter of annual revenue decline..."
ZDNet UK: EC: Software Is Not Patentable (2006-05-25 14:30:41)
"The European Patent Office will be bound by proposed
legislation that will exclude software from patentability,
according to the EC, in a move that has startled opponents of
Linus Torvalds: Linux 2.6.17-rc5 (2006-05-25 13:45:38)
"This will hopefully be the last -rc before the final 2.6.17,
Phoronix: ATI 8.25.18 Display Drivers (2006-05-25 13:00:38)
"Today the tides have turned yet again as ATI prepares to
deliver its 8.25.18 fglrx Linux display driver, which is part of
the ATI CATALYST suite, and was two weeks later than its usual
Tectonic: African Localisation Wins at Stockholm (2006-05-25 12:15:48)
"A little-known African localisation projected called KiLinux,
which translated open source office suite OpenOffice.org into
Swahili, scooped an award under the Education category..."
Computer Business Review: AEMS to Move Derivatives Trading System (2006-05-25 11:30:10)
"AEMS will roll out approximately 3,000 gateways running Red Hat
Enterprise Linux, managed by the Red Hat Network Satellite
SearchOpenSource: Easing Migration with the OpenOffice.org Menu and Toolbar Configuration Tools (2006-05-25 10:45:44)
"One of my blog readers reports that, when he migrated his
organization to OpenOffice.org, he didn't even tell the users that
they were switching to a different office suite..."
NewsForge: OSAPA Initiative Will Combat Unworthy Software Patents (2006-05-25 10:00:45)
"The elusive open source prior art repository--attempted by
several, failed at by all..."
Linux.com: Vim Tips: Folding Fun (2006-05-25 08:30:16)
"The problem with writing and editing on a computer, versus
having words on paper, is that it's usually hard to compare text
from different sections of a document when they don't fit on the
All About Linux: Running Scripts from Within Nautilus File Manager (2006-05-25 07:00:23)
"After some time, this whole job of opening the terminal and
typing the command became quite tedious..."
Enterprise Networking Planet: Automate Linux Installations with Debian Pre-Seeding [Parts 1 & 2] (2006-05-25 05:30:26)
"Of course the Linux world does not stand still. The shiny new
Debian Sarge installer introduced a new feature called
Advisories, May 24, 2006 (2006-05-25 04:45:44)
Today's security advisories: mpg123 (Debian GNU/Linux); kernel,
hostapd, and kphone (Mandriva Linux); kernel (Red Hat Linux); and
awstats (Ubuntu Linux).
InfoWorld: Does Ingres Matter? Conversation with Dave Dargo (2006-05-25 04:00:44)
"My initial conversation question to Dave was simple: Why does
Free Software Magazine: Everybody's a Server (2006-05-25 02:30:57)
"I am not going to try and predict what it will be like in the
'10s and I am not going to try and make guesses, since I am
notorious for being wrong..."
Linux.com: Review: OpenSUSE 10.1 (2006-05-25 01:45:38)
"Novell released OpenSUSE 10.1 this month after an extensive
public beta that went through five public and two closed release
candidates before being deemed worthy. Here's my take on the final
version of openSUSE 10.1..."
InfoWorld: Imagining a Day Without Microsoft (2006-05-25 01:00:33)
"If the company we love to hate disappeared tomorrow, we'd be in
for still more headaches..."
DesktopLinux: Singing the OpenSUSE Package Manager Blues (2006-05-25 00:15:26)
"Unfortunately, the package manager, which the administration
tool YaST uses for adding new programs and updating old ones,
currently has serious problems..."