Linux News for Aug 30, 2006
InfoWorld: Linux Will Get Buried (2006-08-30 23:15:31)
"Microsoft and Apple aren't sending Linux away, just underground
to do the job it was made for..."
ServerWatch: Enterprise Unix Roundup: Sun Thumbs the Critics (2006-08-30 22:30:19)
"Now, I can take a joke like the next person--really, I can. But
I sometimes wonder if corporations should focus less on trying to
be funny and more on trying to be successful..."
Enterprise Systems: Will Open Source Be One of Your BI Sources? (2006-08-30 21:45:32)
"The Open-Source movement has not been ignored by data warehouse
and business intelligence vendors..."
ZDNet: Interview with Mike Melanson, Lead Engineer on the Linux Flash Player Team (2006-08-30 21:00:43)
"Feedback from the community has been both positive and
negative. In the beginning there was a bit of misinterpretation and
negative feedback about my blog and the Linux Flash Player
LinuxPR: Gentoo Linux 2006.1 Unleashed
The Gentoo Release Engineering team proudly announces the
release of Gentoo Linux 2006.1
RedOrbit: Linux and Open Source: How They Affect HR Professionals (2006-08-30 20:15:54)
"This column considers why open source is growing so fast, and
what it means to human resources professionals..."
LinuxPlanet: GroundWork to Break New Net Management Ground at Interop (2006-08-30 19:30:44)
"When the Interop trade show unfolds in New York next month, its
underlying network infrastructure will be managed and monitored by
GroundWork Monitor 7..."
CRN: Elan Dumps Linux For Windows Embedded In New Music Server (2006-08-30 18:45:07)
"...Elan Home Systems has switched from a Linux-based platform
to one built on Microsoft Windows XPE (embedded) operating system
backed by a more powerful processor..."
Computerworld Australia: Innovation Fuels NAB's Linux Foray (2006-08-30 18:00:20)
"A shift to Linux-based grid computing at the National Australia
Bank has opened the gate to a more agile IT infrastructure and
dramatically reduced maintenance costs..."
internetnews.com: Open Source Windows Clone Coming Soon? (2006-08-30 17:15:20)
"Though such an effort is not forthcoming from Redmond, the
ReactOS open source project has been trying to come up with an open
source 'clone' of Windows for 10 years..."
OSNews: Interview: Guy Martin of Motorola's Linux Division (2006-08-30 16:30:39)
"Guy Martin is a distinguished member of technical staff within
Motorola's Mobile Devices business. He helped establish
opensource.motorola.com, and works with groups inside of Motorola
to better interface with the Open Source community..."
BusinessWeek: Mozilla Goes Mainstream (2006-08-30 15:45:57)
"The unconventional company hopes to gain market share and
outfox the competition with a new version of its Firefox
internetnews.com: Firefox 2 Gets a New Look (2006-08-30 15:00:23)
"The refresh is hardly as dramatic as the change between
Microsoft's in-development Internet Explorer 7 and Internet
Explorer 6.x, but it is something the Firefox faithful will
Freespire.org: Linspire Does Away with Annual Fee for "Click 'N Run" Linux Service (2006-08-30 14:15:07)
"Starting tomorrow, the CNR service is going to be free. That's
right, no charge at all for the basic CNR..."
The Techsploder: Norwegian 'Linux Showcase' Kills Tux Migration (2006-08-30 13:30:20)
"Only two years later however, Bergen Council decided to do a
one-eighty and put the Linux migration on ice..."
Red Herring: Novell Profit Gets Linux Lift (2006-08-30 12:45:58)
"Business software concern Novell reported on Tuesday its
preliminary third-quarter profit increased more than fivefold,
saying revenue from its Linux Platform Products category grew 30
Linux Journal: HDRs and DAWs For Linux: The New Breed (2006-08-30 12:00:04)
"The hard-disk recorder (HDR) is the central component of the
modern digital audio studio..."
Linux.com: Linux Libertine Open Fonts Offers Free Times Roman Alternative (2006-08-30 10:30:53)
"Philipp H. Poll started the Linux Libertine Open Fonts project
in September 2003 because of his dissatisfaction with the fonts
shipped with GNU/Linux distributions..."
APC Magazine: NcFTP: Weapons-Grade FTP on the Linux Command Line (2006-08-30 09:00:11)
"It doesn't matter how drag'n'drop GUI based FTP clients are,
there comes a time when only the terminal will do..."
Dom2319: Debian Apache 2 WebDAV Server with Quota Using SSL and MySQL for Authentication (2006-08-30 07:30:44)
"Therefore WebDAV was chosen as the protocol to manage the site
with a patched version of the Apache 2 WebDAV module to provide
LinuxDevices: DIY Linux Home Theater PC (2006-08-30 06:00:04)
"LixSystems has introduced a low-cost Linux powered home theater
PC (HTPC) packaged in a compact, consumer electronics-style
developerWorks: Manage Source Code Using Git (2006-08-30 04:30:19)
"Git is the open source revision control software that Linus
Torvalds developed to help manage Linux kernel development..."
Advisories, August 29, 2006 (2006-08-30 03:45:14)
Today's security advisories: mozilla and mozilla-firefox (Debian
GNU/Linux); Wireshark, Motor, and PHP (Gentoo Linux); and binutils,
lesstif, and ImageMagick (Mandriva Linux).
NewsForge: Why Proprietary Software is Dangerous for Business-Critical Applications (2006-08-30 03:00:02)
"A friend of mine is the IT manager for a medium-sized wholesale
distribution business. One afternoon in early August, a hard disk
drive in one of his employer's servers started to show signs that
it was dying..."
The Linux Advocate: KDE vs. GNOME : Why Are We STILL Fighting? (2006-08-30 02:15:13)
"...[W]ould the community be bettered if the two behemoth
projects were to come together and merge into one giant
DesktopLinux.com: Desktop Linux Survey Results Analyzed (2006-08-30 01:30:29)
"The results of DesktopLinux.com's 2006 Desktop Linux Market
survey are in, and the votes are all tallied..."
internetnews.com: Fedora Goes Live (2006-08-30 00:45:22)
"Ever wanted to run Fedora Core Linux as a Live CD? Well now you
Linux Journal: A Fifteenth Chance for GNOME (2006-08-30 00:00:44)
"Okay, I don't really know how many chances I've given GNOME,
but I've tried to switch to GNOME as my default desktop many times.
I always ended up switching back to KDE..."