Linux News for Mar 01, 2007
Ars Technica: Why Dell and Other Major Hardware Vendors Won't Do Desktop Linux Preinstallation (2007-03-01 23:30:09)
"But for a multitude of pragmatic, ideological, and economic
reasons, it is unlikely that Dell will expand desktop Linux
preinstallation support to a broader selection of the company's
offerings in the near future..."
eSecurityPlanet: Mac vs. Linux: Which is More Secure? (2007-03-01 22:45:30)
"In last monthâ€™s column, I said 'I'm more
secure on a Mac than I was on Windows XP.' Some of you asked how
Linux fares in that comparison..."
Datamation: The Emerging Dell-Linux-Apple War (2007-03-01 22:00:22)
"While we spend a lot of time talking about Linux vs. Windows
and Windows vs. the MacOS, the real battle for the Windows desktop
alternative may be the preliminary round between the MacOS and
LinuxInsider: Safeguarding the Keys to the Linux Kingdom (2007-03-01 21:15:50)
"One of the most common security challenges Linux and Unix IT
administrators face is how to effectively manage the root or
LinuxPlanet: Tresys Nails 'Hardened Security' With Brickwall & Upcoming Razor (2007-03-01 20:30:54)
"After releasing Brickwall Security Suite in January, open
source security specialist Tresys Technology is forging ahead on a
user symposium slated for March, plus work with IBM around Razor,
its second commercial product..."
Red Hat Magazine: Building the XO: Introducing Sugar (2007-03-01 19:45:47)
"One Laptop Per Child comes closer to being a reality every
day--and every day, more people are looking for ways to get
involved with the OLPC project..."
Linux.com: Upcoming PHP Release Will Offer Unicode Support (2007-03-01 19:00:43)
"Since March 2005, he has been working with about 20 other
developers to add Unicode support to version 6.0 of PHP. Now their
efforts are nearing an alpha release..."
LWN: Who Wrote 2.6.20? (2007-03-01 18:15:01)
"...[Y]our editor hacked up some scripts to do a lot of digging
around in the kernel git repository. The idea was that, by looking
at who is putting changes into the kernel, we can get a sense for
where our source is coming from..."
internetnews.com: Preloaded Linux on Dell: Fact or Fiction? (2007-03-01 17:30:38)
"That's not to say that it can't be done. HP is proving it can
make money from supporting Debian, which is something that no other
major hardware vendor has been able to do..."
DownloadSquad: Wizpy--Stupid Name, Very Cool Linux Toy (2007-03-01 16:45:52)
"I don't think I'm going out on a limb on this one, but Wizpy is
a stupid name for a cool device that let's you take over almost any
computer on the planet..."
Insanely Great Mac: Dell-Linux: Is the Target Windows or OS X? (2007-03-01 16:00:48)
"With Vista not exactly creating a storm--yet--Microsoft needs
Dell right now. And it also needs HP and the many other firms and
white box makers that run its OS on their machines. But the
relationship is interdependent..."
ConsortiumInfo: The OOXML Contradictions Disclosed (2007-03-01 15:15:19)
"As you'll recall, I had been told that the majority of these
responses were critical, while Microsoft had downplayed them,
suggesting that most or many were either neutral, or in fact
Techworld: Linux Users Get Windows-Free Dell Laptops (2007-03-01 14:30:10)
"Two leading hardware vendors, Dell and Lenovo, are quietly
selling laptops without preloaded Microsoft Windows to Linux
customers who know where to look..."
GNOME.org: GNOME 2.18.0 Release Candidate (2.17.92) Released (2007-03-01 13:45:55)
"Here we go: this is the last unstable release before 2.18.0.
We've all added cool features, important bug fixes, great
translations, or shiny documentation during the past six
SearchOpenSource: BakBone Delivers MySQL 3.0 Backup Option (2007-03-01 13:00:17)
"Backup software provider BakBone Software Inc., has announced
the immediate availability of NetVault: Backup APM for MySQL
Linux.com: Portrait: Brian Aker, Database Strategist (2007-03-01 12:15:32)
"'I'm not interested in the more academic aspects of computing,'
says Brian Aker, director of architecture at MySQL..."
simplehelp: How to Install Ubuntu in OS X Using Parallels (2007-03-01 11:30:50)
"This tutorial will take you every single step of the way
through installing Ubuntu 6.06 using Parallels for OS X..."
Free Software Magazine: Wrapping Up PyCON 2007 (2007-03-01 10:45:18)
"I first heard about Chaco when I was working at Caltech,
supporting scientific software there..."
Linux.com: Adjusting MP3s with MP3Gain (2007-03-01 10:00:42)
"If you listen to music on CD much, you'll notice that some CDs
sound much louder than others, and I'm not talking about Ministry's
The Mind is a Terrible Thing to Taste versus Sarah McLachlan's
Really Linux: Some Common Beginner Linux Installation Issues (2007-03-01 09:15:10)
"Let me begin by declaring that this is a basic summary for
beginners. I do not try to clarify solutions where complex issues
such as bad disks and the need for fsck exist..."
APC Magazine: How to Dual Boot Linux and Windows XP (Linux Installed First) (2007-03-01 08:30:35)
"You want to install XP on your machine alongside your existing
Linux installation, on the same drive. You have installed Ubuntu
Linux.com: Securing Linux by Breaking It with Damn Vulnerable Linux (2007-03-01 07:45:57)
"DVL isn't built to run on your desktop--it's a learning tool
for security students..."
linux howtos: Beryl: Usability (vi) (2007-03-01 07:00:20)
"This is a quick howto on a not-so-well-known feature of
beryl--drag and drop using the scale plugin..."
developerWorks: XML for PHP Developers, Part 1 (2007-03-01 05:30:14)
"If you've never before worked with XML in PHP or have not yet
made the jump to PHP5, this starter guide to working with new
functionality available in PHP5 for XML might persuade you just how
easy to work with XML can be..."
All About Linux: Most Popular Websites Powered by GNU/Linux Concludes Survey (2007-03-01 04:00:50)
"Pingdom--an uptime monitoring company conducted a survey
recently where it researched the technologies that power 7 most
The Birmingham Post: No Rush for Open Source Technology (2007-03-01 03:30:56)
"Along with health, wealth and happiness, freedom seems to be
the most cherished human commodity, yet there are still corners of
the software world that insist on denying it their
Linux Journal: Building an Relationship Economy (2007-03-01 03:00:45)
"Is there something new that open source development methods and
values can bring to the economy? How about something old...?"
WWdN: In Exile: 10d10t (2007-03-01 02:30:42)
"I've written a few times about how I love technology, and how
technology, which is supposed to make our lives easier and less
stressful, often does exactly the opposite..."
Free Software Magazine: The Emerging FOSS Revolution in Cuba (2007-03-01 02:00:36)
"Now Cuba stands on the precipice of a revolution in the use and
development of free and open source software..."
Saddler: Gentoo is Not About Choice (2007-03-01 01:30:41)
"Let's take a look at what we do see. Words like adaptability.
Tools. Not choice. So, what is the strength, the purpose of
OSWeekly: The Terrible State of WiFi in Linux (2007-03-01 01:00:52)
"Understand, however, that I applaud the ongoing efforts of
Ralink, Intel and Atheros. These groups have bent over backwards to
make life easier for the casual Linux enthusiast..."
DesktopLinux: Is a Linux Desktop Avalanche Coming? (2007-03-01 00:30:52)
"It keeps getting better and better, but Microsoft's monopoly
has kept many PC users from realizing that there really is a viable
alternative to Windows. However, that's about to change..."
Shelley the Republican: Linux, The Official OS of the Axis of Evil (2007-03-01 00:00:20)
Humor: "Not so long ago STR and I drew a great
deal of fire from aggressive Linux using zealots for the 'crime' of
pointing out that using Linux is contrary to the very spirit of
American free enterprise..."