Linux News for Jun 01, 2006
iTWire: Vista May Be Late but 2006 Not the Year of Linux Desktop (2006-06-01 23:30:24)
"While the world waits in anticipation of the release of Windows
Vista, the annual claim that 2006 is the year of the Linux desktop
has once again fallen by the wayside..."
Mondaq: United States: The Truths and Myths of Open Source Software (2006-06-01 22:45:19)
"The definition of open source is slightly more contentious than
its history suggests..." Free registration required.
Free Software Magazine: A View of ODF from the Other Side (2006-06-01 22:00:07)
"Well, recently one of their newsletters has been about a
subject close to my heart; namely, the OpenDocument Format..."
ZDNet Asia: Free Standards Group Finds New Support in Asia (2006-06-01 21:30:35)
"The Free Standards Group has roped in Japanese IT powerhouse
Fujitsu to support its Linux standardization efforts in
NewsForge: Report from FreedomHEC (2006-06-01 21:00:47)
"Though not as large as WinHEC, FreedomHEC was a great chance
for developers to get up close and personal with Linux kernel
Footnotes: GNOME 2.14.2 Released (2006-06-01 20:30:22)
"This is the second release in a series of point releases for
the 2.14 branch..."
Computer Business Review: Google is Microsoft's New Open Source (2006-06-01 20:00:59)
"Investing in software as a service and advertising-supported
businesses is a challenge like that which the company faced at the
dawn of the open-source movement, [Ballmer] said..."
gotze.eu: ODF in Denmark (2006-06-01 19:00:19)
"The Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation will
from 1 September 2006 make its online publications and other
written communication available in ODF..."
IT Week: Red Hat Axes Application Server (2006-06-01 18:30:26)
"Red Hat plans to discontinue its existing Red Hat Application
Server and merge the underlying technology with the JBoss software
that it acquired last April..."
Heise Online: Tax Authorities in Lower Saxony Switch to Linux (2006-06-01 18:00:47)
"The State of Lower Saxony has begun switching the PCs its tax
authorities use from Solaris x86 to Linux..."
AP/Boston Herald: Google Unlikely to Make Own Web Browser (2006-06-01 17:30:39)
"Eric Schmidt on Wednesday told industry analysts the online
search engine leader is unlikely to create its own Web browser,
even though the company remains worried about being slighted by the
next version of Microsoft Corp.'s Internet Explorer..."
ZDNet UK: Red Hat: Microsoft Still 'Aggressive as Hell' (2006-06-01 16:45:10)
"In an IT landscape focused increasingly on the Web, can Red Hat
boss Matthew Szulik maintain the disruptive energy the leading
Linux provider once enjoyed, while keeping old enemies at
KDE: KDE 3.5.3 Release Announcement (2006-06-01 16:00:55)
"The KDE Project today announced the immediate availability of
KDE 3.5.3, a maintenance release..."
Andrew Morton: Linux 2.6.17-rc5-mm2 (2006-06-01 16:00:00)
Incremental changelog, links within.
internetnews.com: Big Cuts at Sun, Up to 5,000 Layoffs (2006-06-01 15:15:17)
"Even though he was adamantly against any layoffs, Sun
Microsystems's new CEO Jonathan Schwartz announced today the
company plans a net reduction in headcount of between 4,000 to
Linux-Watch: Red Hat Goes All Out for Developers (2006-06-01 14:30:26)
"If you were looking for new products at Red Hat Inc.'s second
annual Red Hat Summit, you came to the wrong place. But, if you
were interested in bigger and better development tools, you came to
the right place..."
Ubuntu: New Ubuntu Release Available for Desktops and Servers, with Long Term, Global Support (2006-06-01 13:00:36)
"Ubuntu, which has become one of the world's most popular Linux
distributions in recent years, launched its latest version on June
1 following months of intense testing..." In other words,
Dapper Drake is out.
Enterprise Networking Planet: Do Automated Cross-Platform Network Backups The Easy Way (2006-06-01 12:15:08)
"Computer stores are chock-full of all manner of backup software
and network storage appliances of varying quality, usefulness, and
ease of use..."
HowtoForge: The Perfect Setup--SuSE 10.1 (32-bit) (2006-06-01 11:30:24)
"In the end you should have a system that works reliably, and if
you like you can install the free webhosting control panel
NewsForge: Setting Up Swiki (2006-06-01 10:45:41)
"Swiki is a wiki written in the Squeak SmallTalk dialect. It's
easy to install, easy to maintain, and a great tool for maintaining
Linux.com: Emacs Tips: Windows and Buffers (2006-06-01 10:00:42)
"If you are an Emacs user who read Joe Brockmeier's Vim tips
column on Vim viewports and thought, 'Viewports sound useful; can I
use them in a real text editor?' The answer is yes..."
Bob Cares: Deploying libcURL with PHP (2006-06-01 09:15:54)
"LibcURL is a free and easy-to-use client-side URL transfer
MDLog:/sysadmin: Managing Apache2 Modules the Debian Way (2006-06-01 08:30:52)
"The Apache2 HTTP Server is a modular program, where we can
choose its functionality by including in the server a set of
Debian Help: Majordomo Configuration in Debian (2006-06-01 07:45:47)
"Majordomo is a program which automates the management of
Internet mailing lists..."
Really Linux: 45 Minutes to a Moodle Education Server (2006-06-01 07:00:08)
"For those unfamiliar with Moodle, let me briefly share why this
tool now supercedes nearly all other learning management
developerWorks: Continuations and Advanced Flow Control (2006-06-01 05:30:26)
"This article introduces continuations and teaches you to think
about flow control in radically new ways..."
Advisories, May 31, 2006 (2006-06-01 04:45:09)
Today's Debian GNU/Linux security advisories: motor and
Phoronix: AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ & Sempron 3400+ (2006-06-01 04:00:54)
"Just how well do these chips compare against the previous
Socket 939, and that of Intel's LGA-775 Pentium D
The Economic Times: Goodbye MS Office, Hello OpenOffice (2006-06-01 03:15:28)
"Primarily, OpenOffice is a multiplatform and multilingual
office suite which is open source and, as a result, is available
not only for Windows but also for Mac OS X, Sun Solaris, and
Enterprise Open Source Magazine: Importance of Configuration Management in Open Source Deployments (2006-06-01 02:30:05)
"As anyone who has used Linux systems for production systems
knows all too well, there's an art to arriving at a stable
configuration with all dependencies met..."
Free Software Magazine: Low Cost Computing for Emerging Communities (2006-06-01 01:00:43)
"While many people have been working on the technical challenges
of providing low cost computing to emerging communities, a couple
of months back I had proposed a different and related
Computerworld Australia: Not Dead Yet (2006-06-01 00:15:11)
"Is Java dead? Come on, seriously--why else would Sun
Microsystems be offering it up to the open source crowd...?"