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Interview with Josh Berkus of PostgreSQL

  • Mad Penguin; By Christian Einfeldt (Posted by VISITOR on Mar 15, 2005 9:10 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview; Groups: Community
The PostgreSQL database project has recently released Version 8.0, which was received with quite some fanfare, mostly due to its first-ever Windows port. Mad Penguin talked with Josh Berkus, one of the core team members, to find out how 8.0 has fared since its official release on January 17, 2005.

Announcing Fedora Core 4 test1

  • Mailing list; By Elliot Lee (Posted by dave on Mar 15, 2005 8:55 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Announcements; Groups: Fedora
It's time for the first test release in the Fedora Core 4 development cycle.

GNOME 2.10 ups multimedia support

  • ZDnet UK; By Ingrid Marson (Posted by ingridm on Mar 15, 2005 7:53 AM EDT)
  • Groups: GNOME; Story Type: News Story
The team behind the GNOME Linux desktop environment say they are catching up with the major operating systems.

Can Firefox outfox IE in browser wars?

  • CNET; By Knowledge@Wharton (Posted by dave on Mar 15, 2005 6:49 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Battling browsers are back. Just as in the 1990s, when Microsoft's Internet Explorer and Netscape's Navigator fought each other for supremacy, today Mozilla's Firefox browser is trying to gain traction over IE.

SCO tests new OpenServer Unix product

  • CNET; By Stephen Shankland (Posted by dave on Mar 15, 2005 6:44 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: SCO
The embattled SCO Group has released OpenServer 6 for beta testing, a new generation of a Unix operating system that previous owners have tried to phase out on at least two occasions.

Knowledge@Wharton: Will Firefox Burn Explorer?

  • mozillaZine (Posted by dave on Mar 15, 2005 6:31 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
CNET has published a Knowledge@Wharton report about the battle between Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Internet Explorer. The study, which quotes a number of analysts employed by Wharton and others, argues that much of Firefox's growth can be attributed to concerns about IE's security record and the fact that Firefox does not have a "high geek factor" like many other open source products.

Looking good: Basic color management for X

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Mar 15, 2005 6:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Periodically I hear someone say that Linux isn't suitable for graphic design work. One common complaint is its lack of an integrated system-wide color management system (CMS). Fortunately today's Linux systems have free cross-platform open source color management alternatives.

Linux in a Windows Workstation Environment, Part II: Local Network Support

  • Linux Journal (Posted by dave on Mar 15, 2005 5:50 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Setting up local network support for file shares, print serving and intranet services.

Software patents in the banana-union (EU): short summary

Strange things happened in the EU recently. After about eight months of struggling, last Monday the Luxembourg Council Presidency claimed to have finally adopted a Common Position backed by a qualified majority about the software-patents-issue. However, the Foundation for a Free Information Infrastructure ( claims it appears that this majority does not exist and that there were multiple violations of procedural rules [1]. After trying to find out more about the issue, things get messier and messier, and more and more questions arise.So, what's happening here?

SSH Partners With Novell to Promote Secure SUSE LINUX

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by dave on Mar 15, 2005 4:53 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
SSH Tectia Now Supports SUSE LINUX for Enterprise Servers

Debian drops mainframe, Sparc development

  • The Register - Software: Operating Systems (Posted by dave on Mar 15, 2005 4:53 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Debian
The Debian GNU/Linux project has proposed axing the number of computer architectures for which it actively develops, with Sparc and IBM's S/390 amongst the casualties.

SuSE takeover 'pushed customers to Debian'

A German company that provides support for Debian, the free Linux distribution, has claimed that Novell's takeover of SuSE Linux has been good for Debian-related business.

Gentoo Weekly Newsletter -- March 14, 2005

Reports from several Gentoo events held over the last weekend, including the Gentoo UK conference in Manchester and a Linux fair in Southern Germany, are among the highlights of this week's edition of the Gentoo Weekly Newsletter. Planet Gentoo, an aggregator for developer blogs, has been launched last week, and the announced sales of the Open Desktop Workstation have finally begun, too. A book by a Japanese Gentooist and yet another Gentoo introductory presentation at a local LUG in Germany complete the International section, press clippings from the UK and Germany show Gentoo's popularity again, and of course, our regular sections with excerpts from the developer mailing list, the Bugzilla statistics and the GLSAs are part of the GWN again this week.

A Linux collaboration Pioneer in Ontario

Pioneer Petroleum is the largest independent gasoline retailer in Ontario, with 150 retail locations spread throughout the province. Twenty-five of those locations are running Red Hat Linux Workstation 3.0. The other 125 stores are expected to be rid of Windows by the end of 2005.

Focus on Security: Part I

There's nothing more important than your data. In today's world technology is the driving factor in almost every facet of business life. bar none. More and more, businesses across the globe are becoming what we refer to as "connected", in that they are connecting entire departments of computer equipment together for faster communication and those machines are inevitably tied to the Internet. What many system administrators don't understand is that at this point, their data becomes public domain...

Over 240 extra packages for JDS Linux

  •; By Ricardo Wagemaker (Posted by gcclinux on Mar 14, 2005 12:46 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Community, GNOME, Sun
Dave Southern and Ricardo Wagemaker have joined forces with creating an astonishing collection of 240 extra packages for JDS Linux. The site is being updated almost daily with new packages or updated packages replacing existing ones. Dave S and myself will continue supporting the JDS community, as we believe that Sun has done a fantastic job for the Linux environment.

Re-usable, editable graphics in

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Mar 14, 2005 10:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Have you ever wanted to brainstorm an intricate new system design using block diagrams on your Linux or Windows desktop? How about drawing an organizational chart, knowing full well that you will need to change it tomorrow? What you need is a program that makes it easy to create and edit line and shape objects. Draw might be just the ticket.

Solaris 10 looks like Linux (GNOME)

  • (Posted by VISITOR on Mar 14, 2005 9:25 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Sun
On OSDir they've got a whole whack of screenshots of Sun's Solaris 10 from the first boot screen, through an x86 installation, and through either a Java Desktop System 3 or CDE (Common Desktop Environment) 1.6 desktop. It's nice to have a look at Java Desktop System 3 while it's not even available for Linux (yet).

I dunno... looks like Linux to me.

Interview with Brent Wood

For this week's interview, we travel to New Zealand to chat to Brent Wood (known as baw on IRC) to find out how Open Source GIS tools are being applied in the fisheries industry. Brent is co-author of a chapter in Geographic Information Systems in Fisheries and has presented papers on the use of Open Source software in the fishery industry at conferences held by theFishery-Aquatic Reseach Group. The interview was conducted by Tim Sutton, Tyler Mitchell and Gary Sherman over IRC.

News: Linux Specialist Astaro Claims First Anti-Spyware Firewall

  • LinuxPlanet (Posted by dave on Mar 14, 2005 8:31 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Astaro, a specialist in Linux-driven integrated security, has rolled out a product touted as the first on any operating system to combine network firewall protection with an anti-spyware gateway.

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