Linux News for Nov 29, 2007
Why Microsoft Loves/Hates Google's Android (2007-11-29 23:30:00)
Roundup: The pros and cons, the yin and yang,
the ins and outs, if you will, of Microsoft's real thoughts about
the new Android development platform.
OpenSUSE 10.3 YaST Allows Upgrade Even If There Is No Room for Upgrade? (2007-11-29 22:00:13)
Centerlink's Weblog: "I was unsure, if it was
enough but thought that YaST will tell me if there is not enough
free space for upgrade..."
A Review of Fedora 8, on the PowerPC (2007-11-29 21:15:37)
CMOS Networks: "Having heard much--nearly all
of it positive--about the Fedora Project's latest offering, Fedora
8, I decided to change direction somewhat and review this GNU/Linux
distribution on a Power Macintosh G4..."
Kick the Tires on Zenoss (2007-11-29 20:30:01)
EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet: "It manages
applications as well as servers and network devices---we'll explain
what that means shortly. We decided it was time to give it an
honest run for its money. Wait, it is free, but still we wanted to
give it a real review..."
gOS: Undocumented Enlightenment (2007-11-29 19:45:54)
LinuxPlanet: "Linux reviewers are totally in
love with it, and are praising it to the skies. Naturally, I had to
find out if it lives up to the hype..."
MIT OpenCourseWare Expands for High School Students (2007-11-29 19:00:59)
CNET News: "The Massachusetts Institute of
Technology is taking on the issue of inadequate education for youth
by extending its OpenCourseWare program to include secondary level
Flaws Reported in Validated OpenSSL Module v1.1.1 (2007-11-29 18:30:09)
Open Source Software Institute: "A significant
flaw in the PRNG implementation for the OpenSSL FIPS Object Module
v1.1.1 has been reported by Geoff Lowe of Secure Computing
Corporation. Due to a coding error in the FIPS self-test the
auto-seeding never takes place..."
Notebook-Style Computing Appliance Runs Linux (2007-11-29 18:15:32)
LinuxDevices: "Zonbu has started shipping a
laptop version of its Linux-based computing appliance for home
Goldman Sachs Cuts 2008 Estimates on Proprietary Software Companies, Red Hat (2007-11-29 17:30:32)
The Open Road: "Red Hat didn't escape Goldman's
knife, but Microsoft and Oracle did. Why...?"
GNOME 2.20.2: The Next Step Into Freedom (2007-11-29 16:45:37)
Softpedia: "The second update of GNOME 2.20.0,
version 2.20.2, was released yesterday..."
Open Source's Future: More Microsoft, Bigger Talent Shortages (2007-11-29 16:00:24)
Network World: "Open source analyst says
systems integrators to play bigger role in 2008 too..."
Novell's New Desktop-to-Server Software Suite (2007-11-29 15:15:35)
Datamation: "If you're looking for an
alternative to Microsoft for running your small business, Novell,
Inc, may have the answer you seek..."
Open Document Format Can Evolve Without Foundation Input (2007-11-29 14:30:48)
eWeek: "Foundation President Gary Edwards lauds
its work regarding the Massachusetts market requirements; others
Windows and Linux Gain Ground in Datacentres (2007-11-29 13:45:02)
Techworld: "Windows and Linux operating systems
are getting an ever-growing share of datacentre environments,
according to Gartner..."
(How) Has Open Source Data Warehousing Developed? (2007-11-29 13:00:09)
Intelligent Enterprise: "Given the strengths of
open source database management systems (DBMSes), open source seems
like a natural platform for data warehousing..."
Linux Audio Editors: An Overview (2007-11-29 11:30:08)
ONLamp: "If you're not familiar with the area
of Linux audio editors, you might be totally amazed at just how
many there are. Clearly, writing these has scratched more than a
few itches and more than one has earned grades as a class
Iced Tea [Interview] (2007-11-29 10:45:09)
Fedora Project: "Now that Sun has begun freeing
the Java language, how much work was there involved for you to get
a complete and free Java implementation into Fedora...?"
Building an LDAP Server on Linux, Part 1 (2007-11-29 10:00:07)
EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet: "Your network is
growing in size and complexity. It's taking on a life of its own,
spreading and growing and absorbing everything in its path..."
Using grep and sed to Find and Replace (2007-11-29 09:15:11)
SearchEnterpriseLinux: "If searching for or
handling text, grep and sed can increase your efficiency with Linux
bash scripting and configuration files..."
Kernel Space: E-Paper Support for Linux (2007-11-29 08:30:01)
LinuxWorld: "The familiar CRT monitors or
backlit LCD screens on our desks continuously consume power in
order to hold an image. Electronic paper (e-paper) is different:
power is only needed to change the image..."
Gigabyte GeForce 8600GTS 256MB [Review] (2007-11-29 07:45:26)
Phoronix: "In this review today we are looking
at its bigger brother, which is the Gigabyte 8600GTS..."
Tips for Taming SELinux (2007-11-29 07:00:29)
EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet: "There is a lot of
(mostly uninformed) buzz around SELinux (Security Enhanced Linux);
it is touted as doing all kinds of wonderful things that it
probably doesn't do..."
CLI Magic: No-Nonsense Network Monitoring Tools (2007-11-29 06:15:49)
Linux.com: "Atop is a system and process
manager that displays network traffic, along with other useful
information such as CPU consumption, memory usage, and a process
Configuring Linux on IBM System p (2007-11-29 05:30:35)
SearchEnterpriseLinux: "A major benefit of a
Linux operating system is its multi-platform capability, but each
hardware platform comes with its own set of questions..."
Ten Things You Can Do to Help Open Source (2007-11-29 04:00:45)
ZDNet UK: "Most of us agree that open source is
a good thing. But then, so is fresh fruit and exercise, and it's
very easy to pay lip service to all these things without doing
anything about it...
Who Will Follow Funambol's Open Source SaaS Steps? (2007-11-29 02:30:32)
451 CAOS Theory: "Funambol's move to adopt the
new GNU Affero GPLv3 (AGPLv3) has some interesting implications for
the mobile open source software player.
The Single Point of Failure (2007-11-29 01:45:14)
Beam of Reflections: "So, when it comes to a
single point of failure what comes to mind are these examples of
software designs: Windows Registry file vs. /etc configuration fies
in Linux/Unix systems and a single Outlook PST file vs. mbox vs.
maildir formats for desktop email applications..."
Why Linus Isn't "Competing" (2007-11-29 01:00:35)
InformationWeek: "The recent interview with
Linus Torvalds cemented a number of things I've believed about
Linux for a while now. Linux isn't an OS, or even a kernel: it's an
embodiment of a design philosophy..."
The Real Reason the Linux Community Didn�t Come Up With the iPhone (2007-11-29 00:15:08)
Ubuntu This & Ubuntu That: "Lately, there
seems to an explosion of interest in Open Source. I suppose it is a
natural progression. When interest in something grows, its level of
recognition expands exponentially as more and more people become