Linux News for May 01, 2007
Has Open Source Jumped the Shark? (2007-05-01 22:30:53)
FindTech: "The example that brought this gloomy
thought to mind was a recent IBM press release touting a 'new open
client solution' as an 'alternative to vendor lock-in.' Wow.
Imagine that. An alternative to vendor lock-in..."
One More Novellite Leaves the Building (2007-05-01 21:00:23)
InfoWorld: "...[T]he Novell exodus continues...
with Walter Knapp, former GM of SUSE Linux (and effective head of
the Novell's Linux Impact Team)...
Update: Canonical: Ubuntu the Answer to Dell Question (2007-05-01 20:15:06)
LinuxPlanet: "'People are always asking us to
support Linux on the desktop, but the question is: 'Which Linux are
you talking about'?'" Canonical announces Dell to ship
Ubuntu-loaded machines. Link to Dell's announcement added
Car Dealership Uses Asterisk VoIP to Stay on "Cutting Edge" (2007-05-01 19:30:54)
IT Manager's Journal: "When the company built
new headquarters recently, it needed a phone system flexible and
cost-effective enough to satisfy the needs of 200 employees at the
home office, and hundreds more staff at nine local dealerships in
Review: Ubuntu Feisty Fawn (2007-05-01 18:00:33)
Linux.com: "The Ubuntu 7.04 release, better
known as Ubuntu Feisty Fawn, is another cutting-edge, but not
bleeding-edge, release that shows what Linux is capable of on the
Why Device Developers Prefer Debian (2007-05-01 17:15:04)
LinuxDevices: "For example, our 2007 survey
indicated that Debian was used in device-related projects by 13
percent of the survey's 932 participants, roughly double the score
Linux: ext4 Development Status (2007-05-01 16:30:10)
KernelTrap: "Theodore Ts'o posted an update on
the ext4 filesystem, 'I've respun the ext4 development patchset,
with Amit's updated fallocate patches...'"
Cyberinfrastructure and the Public Interest (2007-05-01 15:45:31)
ConsortiumInfo: "The fact that so many people
are meeting in so many venues to discuss standards in non-technical
contexts demonstrates the fact that something new and important is
at work here..."
OpenOffice.org Password Cracker Is What You Make Of It (2007-05-01 15:00:28)
Linux.com: "What do you do if you forget the
password to your OpenOffice.org files? The simplest solution is to
download OOo Password Cracker, a macro for opening protected
documents in any OpenOffice.org application..."
One Man Writes Linux Drivers for 235 USB Webcams (2007-05-01 14:15:03)
The Inquirer: "A lone hobbyist programmer
sitting at his home in France is responsible for adding 235 USB
webcams to the list of those supported by Linux..."
Toshiba Italy Mulls Pre-Loaded Linux Notebooks (2007-05-01 13:30:12)
DesktopLinux: "Toshiba's Italian channel sales
and marketing operation reportedly is considering offering
pre-loaded Linux in its Tecra, Satellite, Portege, and Qosmio
Linux: Merging in 2.6.22 (2007-05-01 12:45:36)
KernelTrap: "Following the release of the
2.6.21 kernel Andrew Morton posted a list of patches in his -mm
kernel, summarizing for each his plans as to whether or not they
wil be pushed upstream for inclusion in the upcoming 2.6.22
Microsoft Doesn't Own The Web: Mitchell Baker (2007-05-01 11:15:12)
AAP/ZDNet Australia: "Since its launch three
years ago, Mozilla's Firefox Web browser has shown the world that
open-source software can challenge the establishment..."
Blue Belle: Running PCLinuxOS Test 4 (2007-05-01 10:30:22)
TuxMachines: In my experience, one thing that
stands out about PCLinuxOS is its commitment to making Linux look
good. This new version is simply gorgeous..."
China's Open Source Software Contest Announces Winners (2007-05-01 09:45:25)
Linux.com: "At the 2007 China Open Source
Software Summit in Beijing on March 27, China's Co-Create Software
League (Cosoft) awarded prizes to 25 winners in the second China
Open Source Software Contest..."
LDAP--Time to Leave Home, Young Man (2007-05-01 09:00:15)
Linux Journal: "If you have followed my
articles on LDAP, you know we began looking at objectClasses in the
last installment back in March..."
Review: PUD GNU/Linux 0.4.7 (2007-05-01 08:15:08)
The PC Spy: "PUD is a Chinese distro based on
Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty) and the 2.6.20 kernel..."
Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 (2007-05-01 07:30:15)
Phoronix: "However, with Fedora 7 Test 4 now
being available, we have finally published our Core 2 Duo E6400
Virtual Hosting With Proftpd And MySQL (Incl. Quota) On Debian Etch (2007-05-01 06:45:59)
HowtoForge: "This document describes how to
install a Proftpd server that uses virtual users from a MySQL
database instead of real system users..."
Dr. Dobb's Journal: What Is Drupal? (2007-05-01 06:00:07)
"Drupal is used to build web sites. It's a highly modular, open
source web content management framework with an emphasis on
NVIDIA GeForce 8500GT 256MB (2007-05-01 05:15:28)
Phoronix: "The GeForce 8500GT is NVIDIA's
value-priced contender in the GeForce 8 series..."
"I Don't Know What Linux Is But I Don't Like It" (2007-05-01 04:30:27)
Side Effects May Include: "I, along with
millions of other people, have recently fallen in love with Ubuntu
Free, Open, Eating Its Young (2007-05-01 03:45:33)
Enterprise Networking Planet: "The FOSS
(Free/Open Source Software) world is cram-full of interesting,
smart, fun people. It's also full of trolls, jerks, and abusive
wastes of time..."
Ubuntu vs. Vista, Information Week vs. Ubuntu News (2007-05-01 03:00:38)
Ubuntu News: "The conclusion: a tie... Now's
the time for our side of the story..."
Would You Use Windows If It Was GPL? (2007-05-01 02:15:23)
The Open Source Advocate: "In my last post,
several people accused me of being anti-Microsoft. This is not true
at all! I believe that Microsoft makes good products..."
Mad Dog 21/21: Hearts and Minds (2007-05-01 01:30:01)
The Four Hundred: "In 1991, Richard Stallman's
great project, the GNU operating system, was made whole when Linus
Torvalds developed the kernel, Linux, that it had lacked..."
Debain WrEtch: Review of an UnAmerican Linux System (2007-05-01 00:45:40)
Linux.com: "Debain is the only group of
software developers who still believe that Richard Stallman
invented programming. Everyone else now correctly credits Bill
Gates for doing so..." (Humor)
When Did I Become Such a Tool? (2007-05-01 00:00:54)
Making the Switch: "It wasn't that long ago
that I always had a pet project going on. Helping on an open source
project or helping a non-profit get setup on repurposed