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Pulling The Covers Off Linux PAM (Part 2)

  • EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet; By Carla Schroder (Posted by dave on Jun 29, 2005 12:40 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In part 1 of our look at Linux PAM, we learned how to remove the annoying failed-login delay, lock out users who have too many failed login attempts and how to set a restrictive fallback configuration. Today we'll look at Linux distribution differences, dig into the module types, what order to put things in, and what the different options mean. You should have part 1 handy so you can refer to the examples.

Norway goes open source

  • (Posted by dave on Jun 29, 2005 11:57 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Norwegian Minister of Modernisation, Morten Andreas Meyer, has promised that his government will stop using proprietary software and transfer to open source. Speaking at the eNorge 2009 conference Meyer outlined an initiative to digitise government relations. This includes a commitment that all public institutions will plan the introduction of open source systems by next year.

CEO sees great things for Linux Networx

  • Salt Lake Tribune (Posted by dave on Jun 29, 2005 11:34 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Riding herd on his family's northeastern Nevada ranch, a young Bobby Ewald's curiosity often soared above the dust of cattle drives and beyond the high desert's hazy horizons. "I've always had an inquisitive mind," he says. "I just want to know how it works, why things are the way they are." Today, that need to know has driven Ewald not to a life in the saddle, but to the CEO's chair at Utah's Linux Networx, a leader in the supercomputer industry.

FlameRobin V0.2.5 is released

FlameRobin is an open source, lightweight and cross-platform GUI administration and management tool for the Firebird database. FlameRobin V0.2.5 Alpha is available for download.

Novell Linux Small Business Suite 9

There was a time when Asteroids, Duran Duran, and Novell NetWare were all the rage. That time, sadly for some, has passed. When we last reviewed a Novell server offering, it was the aging NetWare platform, and we complained loudly about its shortcomings. But Novell's recent moves to embrace Linux are impressing us.

Open-source projects get free checkup by automated tools

  • Security Focus (Posted by dave on Jun 29, 2005 9:04 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
More open-source software projects are gaining the benefits of the latest code-checking software, as the programs' makers look to prove their worth.

Sun's desktop demise proves open source's power

  • ZDNet UK (Posted by dave on Jun 29, 2005 8:21 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Sun
Sun's stepped back from Linux on the desktop, but you can never shut down open source

Practical Manager's Guide to OSS

  •; By Chris Bergeron (Posted by VISITOR on Jun 29, 2005 7:01 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
Maria Winslow's "The Practical Manager's Guide to Open Source" doesn't just illustrate different solutions that can be created with OSS. It allows readers to determine for themselves what problems OSS will solve and at what gain. We take a look at what the book has to say about Open Source ROI

Tonight on The Linux Link Tech Show

Linux desktop publishing, Dan learns a thing or two in South Carolina, Grokster, Update on our Asterisk server, Where in the world is Sean Parsons?, And much, much more

Latin America's free software revolution challenges U.S. corporate domination

  • Guerrilla News Network (Posted by dave on Jun 29, 2005 6:11 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In 2002, then-U.S. ambassador to Peru John Hilton delivered a threatening letter to the Peruvian congress on behalf of a powerful American special interest. The letter stated that the Microsoft Corporation and its chairman Bill Gates disapproved of Peruvian politicians debating a proposed law, Special Bill 1609, which favored the use of free software in its government ministries. Hilton warned its passage would harm U.S.-Peru relations. The bill was quietly dropped after then-Peruvian president Alejandro Toledo was invited by Microsoft chairman Bill Gates to personally receive a donation for a Toledo controlled Peruvian foundation.

OpenOffice 2.0 Beta Review

  •; By Visnu (Posted by VISITOR on Jun 29, 2005 5:40 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews
I have been exploring the use of free Open Source software as an alternative to Microsoft Software for quite some time now. I have been using Open Office for about 8 months now for my word processing needs. In a nutshell I am satisfied. Last week the version 2.0 was released, I downloaded it as soon as it was made available, on first view, even though the key functionality in version 2.0 Beta remains largely intact, it promises dozens, possibly hundreds, of changes.

New Fedora core something to crow about

Finally Fedora Core 4 (FC4) has been released, and its time to get rid of the broken FC3. It took me about an hour to upgrade from FC3 to FC4 (codenamed Stentz) but it did not immediately fix anything – the menu was confusing, missing some icons and so on.

Sun Goes Large For Open Source

Sun Microsystems flung open the doors to its code with an extension of its open sourcing initiatives. Monday's announcements here at JavaOne, Sun's annual developer conference, included the open-sourcing of its application server and enterprise Java technologies, along with the introduction of a new spec for business integration. Executives promised still more code to come.

AMD sues Intel for monopoly abuse

  • BBC News - World Edition; By none listed (Posted by TxtEdMacs on Jun 28, 2005 2:49 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Intel
The lawsuit covers x86 microprocessors, used to run PC operating systems, including Microsoft Windows, Solaris and Linux systems. AMD said its lawsuit alleges that Intel has coerced customers away from dealing with AMD, and was based on evidence obtained from 38 companies.

Sun cools down Linux desktop plan

  • CNET; By Stephen Shankland (Posted by dave on Jun 28, 2005 2:35 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Sun; Story Type: News Story
Java Desktop System will continue to exist, but expect to see "less of an emphasis" on it, company's top software exec says.

Device Profile: ZTE e3 Linux camera phone

  • (Posted by dave on Jun 28, 2005 2:06 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
One of China's largest telecommunications equipment companies has used Linux and Qtopia Phone Edition to build a dual-band GSM mobile phone with a 1.3MP camera and unique pivoting color touchscreen. ZTE's e3 has strong multimedia and video capabilities, along with a full web browser and Chinese-English translation software.

Sun outlines open source, tools plans, IBM truce

  • (Posted by dave on Jun 28, 2005 1:23 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: IBM, Sun
Sun will publish its Java System Application Server under a form of open source licence, company president Jonathan Schwartz announced this week. However, the move has received no positive reaction from technology and financial observers who remain unconvinced that Sun is serious about open source.

BEA Widens Open Source Support

  • (Posted by dave on Jun 28, 2005 12:40 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In a move that reflects the growing popularity of the open source platforms, BEA Systems is adding support for the Spring Framework for developing Java-based Web applications, and the open source Web application framework, Apache Struts.

SugarCRM Appoints Larry Augustin as Member of Board of Directors

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by dave on Jun 28, 2005 11:57 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Medsphere CEO brings knowledge of Open Source Technologies to SugarCRM, Customer Relationship Management solutions

Fedora Weekly News Issue 2

  • Mailing list; By Thomas Chung (Posted by dave on Jun 28, 2005 11:14 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Newsletter; Groups: Fedora
Welcome to our issue number 2 of Fedora Weekly News.

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