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Linus Torvalds: Linux 2.6.15-rc2

  • Linux Today; By Linus Torvalds (Posted by tadelste on Nov 20, 2005 11:11 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: Kernel

There it is (or will soon be - the tar-ball and patches are still uploading, and mirroring can obviously take some time after that).

It's slightly bigger than I'd like, but that's partly because I had (once more) missed a merge that was actually sent in well before the -rc1 cut-off, so the x86-64 merge is from there and was delayed due to yours truly, not Andi Kleen.

Apart from the x86-64 merge and various fixups, I've let MIPS, PARISC and PowerPC merge up some more.

The shortlog speaks for itself.


Novell hosts seminar on Linux and Identity Management solutions

Novell, aiming at creating Linux and IDM (Identity Management Solutions) awareness, held a seminar in Bahrain at Movenpick on November 14'th along with its GOLD partner Al Faris technologies.

Akiva turns to open source software

Software development company Akiva has been around since 1999, creating proprietary collaboration software for companies that rely on instant messaging, video conferencing, and email to create an idea-sharing atmosphere for employees. But after prompting from some of its largest customers, such as Cisco, Qualcomm, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Akiva began to discover the value of open source. Now, the company is so sure that open source software is the future of IT, it is 100% committed to developing and using open collaboration software and nurturing a community around it.

Linux News says Mac OS X could destroy Microsoft

  • Lxer Day Desk; By Tom Adelstein (Posted by tadelste on Nov 20, 2005 6:35 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: LXer Features
LXer Day Desk: 11-20-2005

Apple can alter its business plan slightly and become the well-liked dominant force in the technology market. Everything Apple needs sits right in front of them for the taking. We're just sitting here waiting to restart global innovation and take the PC to the next step.

PC stolen from Boeing packed with employees' personal data

  • Seattle Times; By David Bowermaster, Dominic Gates and Melissa Allison (Posted by tuxchick on Nov 20, 2005 6:15 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
From the Dept. of Duh:

Highly sensitive personal data on 161,000 current and former Boeing workers are missing after the theft of a company personal computer...."What's a guy doing with that amount of data on a laptop?"

Linux Solution Providers Win4Lin and SafeDesk Announce Strategic Relationship

Win4Lin, a supplier of enterprise Windows-on-Linux virtualization solutions and SafeDesk Solutions, a provider of Linux based thin-client solutions has announced a strategic relationship with joint product and marketing initiatives.

Do Apache Projects come with too much overhead?

  • Planet Apache; By Susie (Posted by tuxchick on Nov 20, 2005 4:40 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Recently, I spoke with Peter Yared, CEO of ActiveGrid. I asked him why ActiveGrid chose to host their project at SourceForge instead of contributing the code to a foundation like Apache. He replied, “Because Apache comes with too much overhead.” He’s certainly not alone in this sentiment - it’s something I have heard from a few people.

Wex and Open Source Lawyering

  • Corante; By Dennis M. Kennedy (Posted by tuxchick on Nov 20, 2005 3:53 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
They've now moved into the new era of wikis and other collaborative tools by announcing their WEX project - an online collaborative legal encyclopedia. It's like the Wikipedia concept, but with some constraints on who may contribute to WEX.

EFF: Diebold Attempts to Evade Election Transparency Laws

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is going to court in North Carolina to prevent Diebold Election Systems, Inc. from evading North Carolina law. In a last-minute filing, e-voting equipment maker Diebold asked a North Carolina court to exempt it from tough new election requirements designed to ensure transparency in the state's elections.

Anti-virus for Linux StandGuard from Bytware

Linux, like all platforms, is susceptible to hosting and spreading viruses and malicious code; and today’s security requirements demand protection on all systems within a network. With this new solution, Bytware is providing users with a key tool needed to add reliable anti-virus protection to the Linux servers in their networks.

Debates on Open Source So 'Last Year' Says Novell Exec

In Europe, for example, open source is much more common. "That's so last year," he says of the open-source versus proprietary software debate, in Europe. "It's not even a relevant conversation."

Firefox 1.5 RC3 available for download

  • (Posted by tadelste on Nov 20, 2005 12:44 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Mozilla Project on Thursday made freely available the third -- and most likely final -- release candidate of the Firefox 1.5 browser for download, testing, and debugging.

Post US intel on Internet: US lawmaker

As mountains of raw intelligence go unanalyzed, the chairman of the House intelligence committee said that posting it on the Internet could speed up translation.

"I would like to get these documents into the public domain in hopes that academics, journalists, bloggers and other interested people can help clear this backlog," Pete Hoekstra said.

Sony Hides Truth, Open Source Components In XCP

  •; By Axxel (Posted by tuxchick on Nov 19, 2005 11:09 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Poor Sony. It's in big trouble right now. And the company's problems seem to be getting bigger and bigger, especially since there seems to be a completely new twist to the whole rootkit story.

What's GNU in Old Utilities

  • Linux Magazine; By Jerry Peek (Posted by tuxchick on Nov 19, 2005 10:22 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial
Utility programs like cp have new features you may not have seen. Here’s the third in a series about some of the handiest. Back in Unix Version 7, cp, mv, and ln had no options: they simply copied, renamed, or linked one or more files to a destination. Now, GNU cp has more than twenty options, and mv and ln aren’t far behind. Is this feature creep or innovation?

Firefox enhances security in version 1.5

The browser has several security enhancements, as well as an improved performance in navigation and the auto-update feature.

Get exact control over your files and directories using ACLs in Linux

Linux had lacked a feature wherein you can have finer control over who you allow read, write and execute access to your files and directories. But not anymore. If you are using a newer kernel (2.6), you can implement it using ACLs. A short and sweet article.

KDE 3.5 RC1 available for download

The KDE Project announced that KDE 3.5 is almost finished, so the group has prepared a first release candidate. "We want to have it tested as much as possible, so please give it a show," project member Stephan Binner asked, in an announcement on on the KDE website.

Linux NAS Server offers unlimited storage.

  • Industrial News Room (Posted by tadelste on Nov 19, 2005 6:12 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
With CLN/20 Linux NAS network attached storage server appliance, unlimited number of Unix, Linux, or Windows clients can access unlimited amount of network storage using NFS file sharing. Small storage systems can be expanded one disk at a time up to to thousands of disks. Since server is separated from storage with Ethernet, storage is never captive to one NAS server. Rack mount, 1U unit is prepackaged with Coraid Linux NAS distro.

Building Linux High Availability and HPC clusters

This paper will show you how to use Cluster System Management (CSM), General Parallel File System (GPFS), the Heartbeat application and the Apache Web server to create a High Availability (HA) cluster to demonstrate failover of the Apache Web server.

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