"Version 2.6.12 of the Linux kernel is likely to include packet filtering that will work with IPv6, the latest version of the Internet Protocol."
Some of the industry's most powerful vendors came to the LinuxWorld Conference and Expo in Boston last week with a simple message: Linux is ready for prime time.
"2005 will be a watershed year," Computer Associates International's new President and CEO John Swainson said in a keynote address.
This post recounts the experiences of a newbie's first install and use of a Linux distribution. It seem aimed at the windows user, but a nice heart-warming little read. I think he hits on a good point, one which I tried to make to a co-worker just tonight, Linux isn't just commandline anymore.
IBM announced today that it will spend $100 million over the next several years developing linux applications for it's enterprize desktop offerings. vnunet is quoted as saying, "According to Big Blue, its expanded Linux support will help customers build Linux-based enterprise infrastructures. It aims to enable products and applications to run on a variety of operating systems, including Linux."
Battles continue today in the M$ security war. Yesterday news began circulating that M$ Windows2003 server was found to be more secure than Redhat Enterprise. I'm skeptical until details of the study are released, as apparently they used the criteria of
Tony Lock has written an article quoting Nick McGrath's allegations that Linux security is a myth. McGrath states that the lack of viruses for Linux is also a myth. Lock agrees that there has been malicious code released against Linux lately, but doesn't cite his source or give examples. In the end Lock writes, "Security and Linux may be a myth, but no more so than for any other operating system" but then concludes
"Company hopes to encourage more software vendors to build apps for the alternative OS."
DesktopLinux is running a story on using standards to increase the success of Linux on the enterprise desktop.
"Thousands of Linux devotees are gathering in Boston this week to celebrate the corporate coming-of-age of open-source software products developed in distinctly non-corporate ways."
InformationWeek has published a report on a study conducted to guage the use of open source use in businesses. Those that responded cited Microsoft security issues as main reason they use open source.
This is not a brand new story. I imagine it reflects many users' experience with their favorite distro. They get disgusted with windows, try many different linux distros, and finally settling on a favorite to use. I told Reader's Digest Condensed Version of this story on the gentoo forums once and on a mailing list once. But what's a site from srlinuxx without the telling of her journey taken to Gentoo? This is my story.
Anne Saita has written a nice article on Linux advocacy as she observed it at the Desktop Summit. While citing some great looking stats she quotes happy users and Michael Robertson, then concludes with one stating "(Linux) is the way to go."
Here's a real nice article by Stuart Cohen on Businessweek Online exclaiming that SCO's legal maneuvers only made Linux stronger. It states SCO's litigation seemed to bring developers and the community together fighting for the cause. He says "we can thank SCO for helping to move Linux even faster from the fringe of the computer network to the heart of the data center."
Seems Jason Miller is finding fault in the Linux kernel security bug fix procedure. He goes on and on about security and how security vulnerabilities are handled. Although he mentioned that Gentoo had an accessible security contact, that really didn't apply to things like the underlying kernel. You can read the rest of his article including his thoughts on how to improve the situation here on securityfocus.
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