Linux News for Aug 01, 2006
Linux-Watch: Google Project Hosting Won't Compete with SourceForge? Really? (2006-08-01 23:15:43)
"There are essentially no difference between these goals and
those of SourceForge..."
ACM Queue: A Bigot by Any Other Name... (2006-08-01 22:30:56)
"QA engineers will appreciate this one (it's a 'negative test'
for intellectual honesty): 'Explain the relative strengths and
weaknesses of FreeBSD, Windows NT, Solaris, and Linux...'"
The Linux Extremeist: Agreeing on Linux (2006-08-01 21:45:45)
"And yet, weirdly enough, there is one relatively new way in
which both sides in the Middle East agree; Linux usage in both
Israel and the Islamic world is on the rise..."
Linux Journal: Linux Needs to Disappear (2006-08-01 21:00:46)
"Okay, I confess that I chose this headline to draw you into
this blog entry. A more accurate headline would be 'Operating
systems need to disappear...'"
The Linux Beacon: Collax Gears Up for North American Linux Launch (2006-08-01 20:15:43)
"Like a number of other Linux vendors before it, Collax is
trying to make Linux easier to use and to package it in forms that
are best suited to small businesses..."
internetnews.com: A New Open Source Approach to Weakness (2006-08-01 19:30:19)
"The approach is one that Fortify is now donating to the
non-profit Open Web Application Security Project, and it might just
help to take the study of vulnerabilities out of the Dark
SearchCIO: Open Source Lures Cost Conscious CIOs (2006-08-01 18:45:11)
"Midmarket CIOs who yearn for high-end functionality but can't
foot the bill are turning to emerging open source vendors..."
KernelTrap: New v2.4 Kernel Maintainer (2006-08-01 18:00:37)
"Recently releasing the 2.4.33-rc3 kernel, Marcelo Tosatti also
announced a new 2.4 Linux kernel maintainer..."
internetnews.com: Wind River Having a Real Time With Linux (2006-08-01 17:15:01)
"And it's not only taking from the open source community. It's
also giving back in the form of a 300,000 line code donation to the
CNET News: PalmSource Delays Hurting Palm? (2006-08-01 16:30:43)
"Despite those potential hurdles, Palm says it is continuing to
work with PalmSource to develop a new operating system featuring a
Linux kernel, though no timetable has been set..."
APC Magazine: Linux to Get Reliable NTFS Write Support (2006-08-01 15:45:40)
"Linux has had NTFS support for many years now, but as a reverse
engineered filesystem, progress hasn't exactly been fast..."
Linux-Watch: MEPIS Grudgingly Complies with the GPL (2006-08-01 15:00:02)
"MEPIS LLC, the popular Ubuntu-based Linux distributor, has
finally released its distribution source code under the GPL. Warren
Woodford, the Morgantown, WV-based company's CEO, is not one bit
pleased with being forced to do so..."
eWeek: Oracle 'Losing Patience' with XenSource, VMware (2006-08-01 14:15:51)
"Oracle is fast losing its patience with both XenSource and
VMware over their reluctance to work together to help develop a
single interface that will integrate a variety of virtualization
solutions in the Linux kernel..."
CNET News: Novell Bans Proprietary Linux Modules (2006-08-01 13:30:57)
"In a change of heart, Novell has ceased distributing
proprietary software modules such as 3D video drivers that plug
into the Linux kernel..."
DesktopLinux: Four Countries Order 4 Million Linux-Powered OLPC Laptops (2006-08-01 12:45:40)
"A spokesperson for the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) program
revealed July 31 that the countries of Nigeria, Brazil, Argentina,
and Thailand have each tendered commitments to purchase 1 million
eWeek: Xandros Offers 50 Percent Rebate on New Linux Products (2006-08-01 12:00:34)
"Xandros, hoping to capture what it calls '50 million
disenfranchised Windows' users, is offering a 50 percent rebate on
its Desktop Home and Home Edition Premium editions..."
NewsForge: Review: VMware's Worthy New Option for Virtual Servers (2006-08-01 11:15:52)
"After spending several days testing the 1.0 release, I'm
pleased with its performance and ease of use, particularly given
ExtremeTech: Review: Xandros Linux Home Premium Edition 4.0 (2006-08-01 10:30:21)
"It's been a while since I looked at Xandros. True to form, it
has remained one of the easiest to use and flat out slickest Linux
Linux Journal: Mainstream Parallel Programming (2006-08-01 09:45:05)
"Whether you're a scientist, graphic artist, musician or movie
executive, you can benefit from the speed and price of today's
high-performance Beowulf clusters..."
Skunkworks: Migrating from Small Business Server 2000 to Open Source Software (2006-08-01 09:00:22)
"At the company that I work for I have a domain with 25
computers and SBS Server 2000. From the SBS I am using ISA and
Exchange. No need for SQL..."
informIT: Introduction to User Mode Linux (2006-08-01 07:30:09)
"This chapter provided a summary of the present state of User
Mode Linux (UML) and its user community..."
Phoronix: Intel Xeon 5150 Woodcrest Performance (2006-08-01 06:00:05)
"Since AMD had launched their Opteron series three years ago,
Intel has had a greater challenge in the workstation and server
Linux.com: CLI Magic: Feh for Image Viewing (2006-08-01 04:30:03)
"Feh takes as arguments the names of image files you want to
view. You can also give directory names, and feh attempts to load
all the files in that directory; the -r option recurses through all
Advisories, July 31, 2006 (2006-08-01 03:45:41)
Today's security advisories: PHP (Gentoo Linux) and mysql
OSWeekly: Defining Linux Usability: With Linspire's CNR Client (2006-08-01 03:00:51)
"We keep hearing it over and over--desktop Linux is ready for
primetime. And you know something, I think that statement has
proved to cause more harm than praise..."
DSP DesignLine: Linux: Hype vs. Reality (2006-08-01 02:15:37)
"However, I think the DSP community has gotten a little too
excited about Linux. I say it's time to ignore the hype and take a
tough look at Linux..."
ConsortiumInfo: Openness, ODF and Accessibility (2006-08-01 01:30:51)
"This draft is more than usually significant, since it seeks to
make it easier for those that implement ODF to make their
applications more accessible to those with disabilities..."
NewsForge: Promoting OSS: Baby Steps (2006-08-01 00:00:49)
"Having recently criticized (constructively, I hope) the OSS
movement, I'd like to now point out how to best promote OSS..."