Linux News for Feb 01, 2007
DMiessler.com: My Letter To A Linux Desktop User (2007-02-01 23:30:00)
"I know you don't believe me, as we've had this conversation
before. But there will come a time in your life when you will grow
tired of fixing your tools..."
Hoosier Penguin: Cloak and Dagger (2007-02-01 22:45:04)
"SWsoft is a software company that is dedicated to creating
virtualization software, as well as virtualization management tools
for a variety of markets. That's the five-second PR marketing firm
Network Performance Daily: Ten Years of Pushing Linux Adoption in the Workplace (And Why I Gave Up) (2007-02-01 22:00:14)
"For the next ten years, I would go off and on back to this
thought: I wanted to support the Open Source community, and to use
Linux, but every time, the reality was that Linux just was not
DesktopLinux: A Vista vs. Linux Matchup - Part 3: Hardware Wars (2007-02-01 21:15:27)
"Now, came the interesting part: seeing how each operating
system would work, or not, with the hardware on my HP Pavilion
Media Center TV m7360n PC..."
Once More Unto the Breach: Unshakeable MySQL (2007-02-01 20:30:05)
"As bad an idea as 'Unbreakable Linux' might be, it is at least
a product complement to Oracle's own product..."
ZDNet: Is Windows Vista the Open Source Frontier? (2007-02-01 20:00:04)
"Todd Osagawara of O'Reilly's Port 25 offers an intriguing
possibility this morning. Is Windows Vista the frontier for open
ServerWatch: Enterprise Unix Roundup: Oracle, Enterprise Linux Pioneer? (2007-02-01 19:30:37)
"And while such an attempt tends to rub my sense of fair play
the wrong way, the truth is that Oracle may be starting a trend
that will ultimately be good for the enterprise... even if the
company is doing it for purely selfish reasons..."
The Open Source Advocate: Mabolosoft Sells Seedless Fruit (2007-02-01 19:00:43)
"Allow me to use some metaphors to explain how open source
software is different than commercial software..."
ZDNet UK: Microsoft's Bold March Towards Open Source (2007-02-01 18:30:26)
"Microsoft is labouring under a delusion. While the rest of the
world thinks of it as a software company, it prefers to consider
itself a government department..."
LinuxPlanet: Other Markets Might 'Terrify' Microsoft, But Not The Legal Space (2007-02-01 18:00:19)
"Although Linux might be making big inroads in some vertical
markets, Microsoft Windows keeps enjoying virtually complete
domination of the legal software space, with the small exception of
some embedded appliances..."
LXer: The Open Source Hook: Porting KDE to Mac and Windows (2007-02-01 17:30:43)
"With KDE porting their applications to Mac and Windows the
potential number of people using free software is unlimited.
Imagine millions of people using Open Source Software for the first
time... and getting hooked on it..."
CIO Today: Nokia's New N800 Internet Tablet (2007-02-01 17:00:16)
"The new N800 rectifies many of these problems, using a faster
processor and more internal memory. It can also take several
different external memory cards, including MultiMediaCard and SD
VoIPNews: The Huntsville Shuffle: Shakeups at Digium and ADTRAN (2007-02-01 16:30:05)
"Digium looks to be gearing up for run at enterprise VoIP and
Linux Lookup: Novell Launches New Training to Ease Red Hat-to-SUSE Linux Migration (2007-02-01 16:00:17)
"Novell has developed a new training course to help systems
administrators migrate from Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 to SUSE
Linux Enterprise Server 10 from Novell..."
SearchOpenSource: Samba Team Showcases Changes to Version 4.0 (2007-02-01 15:30:47)
"The Samba Team released a technology preview of Samba 4.0 (TP4)
this week that showcases a number of changes including clustering
support and Web management..."
ConsortiumInfo: How Many Contradictions Can Dance on the Head of a Pin? (2007-02-01 15:00:56)
"Microsoft has won the first point in this match... as national
bodies around the world wrestle with this question. But first, some
context on what's going on, and why it matters..."
internetnews.com: Red Hat Expands Its Channel (2007-02-01 14:30:29)
"Red Hat intends to grow open service practices in the IT
marketplace with the launch of its new Red Hat Certified Service
GNOME.org: GNOME 2.16.3 Released (2007-02-01 14:00:12)
"This is the final release in a series of point releases for the
LKML: Linux 2.6.20-rc7 (2007-02-01 13:30:50)
"Yes, I know I said I would only do -rc6 and then the final
2.6.20, but the thing is, the known regressions list didn't get
whittled down as quickly as I hoped, and as a result we now have a
Tectonic: Shuttleworth Shuts LPI Shop, Meraka Steps In (2007-02-01 13:00:00)
"The CSIR's Meraka Institute is expected to become the new South
African Linux Professional Institute (LPI) affiliate now that the
Shuttleworth Foundation has ended its relationship with the
Youtux: EastLinux: Review and Screenshots (2007-02-01 12:15:07)
"On January 10, 2007, I wrote about 'EastLinux: Yet Another
Linux Distro'. In response to that post, the distro developers gave
me a more detailed description and provided with East Linux
NewsForge: Faster, Safer Internet with OpenDNS (2007-02-01 11:30:09)
"The domain name system (DNS) maps human-understandable Web site
addresses into numeric IP addresses..."
Enterprise VoIP Planet: Looking Under the Hood--Part I: Evaluating VoIP Switching Vendors (2007-02-01 10:45:43)
"Have you ever embarked on what you thought was a fairly
well-defined project, only to see it expand far beyond its original
Linux.com: OOo Basic Crash Course: Working with Documents on an FTP Server (2007-02-01 10:00:31)
"Wouldn't it be nice if you could access your Writer documents
from any computer connected to the Internet and work with them as
if they were on your local machine...?"
SearchOpenSource: RHEL4 Administration Tools: ipconfig, arp, tcpdump and iptraf (2007-02-01 09:15:45)
"When deploying new Linux servers, moving existing servers or
using Linux for routers and firewalls, there are often issues with
network integration with existing infrastructure..."
Frequently Asked Questions: Move, Migrate User Accounts from Old Linux Server to a New Linux Server (2007-02-01 08:30:08)
"You can migrate users from old Linux server to new Linux sever
with standard commands such as tar, awk, scp and others..."
Free Software Magazine: Digital Image Resizing with the GIMP (2007-02-01 07:00:28)
"In this article I will explain how to resize images. This is a
way for me to celebrate 10 years since I started studying digital
Developer.com: Skip the CRUD: Building a Simple Database Backed Web Application Using Ruby on Rails (2007-02-01 05:30:37)
"Ruby is the programming language on the tip of everyone's
tongue these days. The power and ease of software development with
Ruby has helped make an upstart web framework called Ruby on Rails
the hottest web framework around..."
The Inquirer: Getting to the Root of Open Source (2007-02-01 04:00:14)
"Part of the early received wisdom about open-source was that it
couldn't last: why would people donate their time and expertise to
creating something for no return...?"
Sweet! Computing: It's 2007 and Linux Has Arrived! (2007-02-01 02:30:38)
"'Linux has arrived'... that may sound funny to those who have
been using Gnu/Linux for a number of years..."
Free Software Magazine: Why Johnny Can Code (2007-02-01 01:00:55)
"I recently re-read David Brin's essay, 'Why Johnny Can't Code.'
He posits an interesting idea, one I've had for a while--we are
raising a generation of techno-illiterates..."
Kolyshkin: Linux and Windows in Russian Schools (2007-02-01 00:15:49)
"There are a series of articles in the Russian IT media covering
the case against a principal of a public school in a small village
somewhere in the middle of Russia..." [Link repaired.