Linux News for Nov 29, 2006
Free Software Magazine: Free Software for Non-Profits? (Nov 29, 2006, 23:30)
"Today, I sat down with the executive director of a counseling
service for child sexual abuse to have a chat about developing a
case management application for them..."
idm.net.au: Open Source Software Jumps Firewalls and Dodges Censorship (Nov 29, 2006, 22:45)
"In a development that has the potential to shake and crack
censorship measures such as 'the Great Firewall of China,' Canadian
researchers have created software that enables web surfers to
circumvent internet roadblocks and have open access to the
Linux Journal: Why We Need an Open Source Second Life (Nov 29, 2006, 22:00)
"Unless you have been living under a rock for the last six
months, you will have noticed that the virtual world Second Life is
much in the news..."
Linux.com: Test-Driving Adobe's Flash Player 9 Beta (Nov 29, 2006, 21:15)
"The stable Flash Player plugin for Linux is crusty old version
7--trailing more than two calendar years, two major revisions, and
one corporate buyout behind the Windows and Mac offerings..."
Enterprise Open Source Magazine: Open Source Java Claims Its First Casualty (Nov 29, 2006, 20:30)
"An uncompromising advocate of Java compatibility, Hamilton opts
out of the new 'age of participation' Sun..."
Linux-Watch: WordPerfect to Support Both ODF and Open XML (Nov 29, 2006, 19:45)
"Corel Corp. promised months ago that it would support the
OpenOffice.org ODF (Open Document Format). Now, we know it will
support both ODF and Microsoft's Open XML next year..."
SearchOpenSource: Postgres Slides In Between Oracle, MySQL (Nov 29, 2006, 19:00)
"If you've ever read about Goldilocks, you'll understand the
problem Vonage Network Inc.'s interim president Tim Smith had when
it came to databases..."
Linux-Watch: SCO No Longer Matters (Nov 29, 2006, 18:15)
"You may have noticed that I don't cover news about the
never-ending SCO vs. IBM, Linux, Novell, et al much anymore.
There's a reason for that: SCO doesn't matter anymore..."
ZDNet UK: Schools Must be Open for Business (Nov 29, 2006, 17:30)
"Give me a child until he is seven, and I will give you the man.
It works for Jesuits--and for software companies..."
Redmond Channel Partner Online: Hold Those Linux Lawsuits: Patent Standoff Pending (Nov 29, 2006, 16:45)
"...[W]e all might want to take a step back and pay attention to
something very important that will start this week: The US Supreme
Court is going to take a look at patents..."
OSNews: The OLPC Sugar Inteface: Don't Do it (Nov 29, 2006, 16:00)
"The OLPC's interface is simply way too complicated. I just read
through the human interface guidelines for the project; and by god,
I got lost after only a few paragraphs. How are kids supposed to
learn all this...?
ConsortiumInfo: MA Governor-Elect Names MS Anti-ODF Lobbyist to Technology Advisory Group (Nov 29, 2006, 15:15)
"In a case of strange political timing, governor-elect Deval
Patrick announced 15 transition team working groups the day before
Thanksgiving, while most people were leaving their offices and
homes early for the holiday..."
Computerworld: Q&A: Novell CEO Gives Behind-the-Scenes Account of Deal with Microsoft (Nov 29, 2006, 14:30)
"Novell CEO Ron Hovsepian provided his views on the ensuing
[Hula-general]: Hula Status (Nov 29, 2006, 13:45)
"The quick synopsis is, Novell no longer has anyone working
full-time on Hula..."
LinuxDevices: Trolltech Rolls "Complete" Linux Smartphone Stack (Nov 29, 2006, 13:00)
"Trolltech, perhaps the most successful Linux smartphone
software provider, is readying a more comprehensive stack aimed at
simplifying Linux-based phone development..."
RxPG News: Free and Open Source Software Gets New 'Poster Girl' (Nov 29, 2006, 12:15)
"India's Free and Open Source Software movement just has got a
new poster-boy, or rather girl--Suparna Bhattacharya, the star of
the just-concluded FOSS.in event..."
MMOPRG Blog: The Campaign for an Open Source Ryzom (Nov 29, 2006, 11:30)
"The Free Ryzom Campaign is an attempt by the community to
acquire the rights to the game..."
TechRepublic: Learn the Power Features of zsh (Nov 29, 2006, 10:45)
"The Z Shell (zsh) is a power-shell that is not often used by
many Linux users. The reason for this is that most Linux
distributions install, and make default, the bash shell..."
DevX: Drill-Down on Three Major New Modules in Python 2.5 Standard Library (Nov 29, 2006, 10:00)
"This article is the second part in a three-part series about
Python 2.5. The first part discussed the major changes and
enhancements to the Python language itself..."
Free Software Magazine: File Formats: Approaching the Freedom Crossroad (Nov 29, 2006, 09:15)
"When I first began to use GNU/Linux, I didn't really care about
free software, I just thought it was exciting to be able to mess
around with code like that and see what could happen..."
SearchOpenSource: OpenOffice Workarounds for Calc, Writer (Nov 29, 2006, 08:30)
"In this tip, OpenOffice instructor Solveig Haugland shows you
how, along with suggesting open source alternative to Microsoft
products and workarounds for headers in Calc..."
Debian Admin: Recover Data From a Dead Hard Drive Using ddrescue (Nov 29, 2006, 07:45)
"Like dd, dd_rescue does copy data from one file or block device
to another.dd_rescue is a tool to help you to save data from
HowtoForge: How To Compile A Kernel--The CentOS Way (Nov 29, 2006, 07:00)
"Each distribution has some specific tools to build a custom
kernel from the sources. This article is about compiling a kernel
on CentOS systems..."
Computeract!ve: Pick Up a Penguin--Linux Explained (Nov 29, 2006, 06:15)
"There can't be many people who haven't heard of Linux. In
short, it's an operating system just like Windows but, unlike
Windows, you won't find it on many PCs you buy from the high street
or from computer magazines..."
developerWorks: Linux on Board: Linux Powers Nokia 770 (Nov 29, 2006, 05:30)
"Nokia recently released an update to the 770's software that
makes it a little more friendly to users who want to poke around on
Linux.com: A Survey of Linux PDF Viewers (Nov 29, 2006, 04:00)
"Portable Document Format, designed in the early 1990s by Adobe
Systems, is slowly replacing PostScript as the preferred format for
saving and viewing generic documents..."
Advisories, November 28, 2006 (Nov 29, 2006, 03:45)
Today's security advisories: Ingo H3, Mono, LHa, and OpenLDAP
(Gentoo Linux); tar (Mandriva Linux); openldap and proftpd (Trustix
Secure Linux); and imagemagick and dovecot (Ubuntu).
My Documents: What is IceWM? (Nov 29, 2006, 03:15)
"IceWM is a tiny window manager for Linux and Unix that requires
far less memory and CPU power than even XFCE, a common window
manager for lightweight systems..."
Mad Penguin: Mozilla vs. Debian: A Crazy Dispute (Nov 29, 2006, 02:30)
"Unless you have been living under a rock, by now most of you
have likely heard about the trouble between Debian and Mozilla with
regards to the Firefox logo..."
Copyrightous: Bring the Bling? (Nov 29, 2006, 01:45)
"I'm been perplexed by the recent fracas around the possibility
of Ubuntu shipping non-free drivers by default as part of the
feisty release goal to bring the bling..."
NetworkWorld: Linux on Zune Soon? (Nov 29, 2006, 01:00)
"And now for a completely obvious idea: loading Linux onto
Microsoft's new Zune digital music player..."
Free Software Magazine: Dump Linux Now! (Nov 29, 2006, 00:15)
"Between 1989 and 1992, I learned and used VMS, OS/2 2.0,
NeXTStep on those beautiful cubes, GeoWorks, AmigaOS, and probably
half-a-dozen others that I don't recall at the moment..."