Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

March 2006

The LinuxWorld Rumor Mill

Filed under
Linux

I could tell you what you will see at LinuxWorld Boston this coming week, but what's the fun in that? Instead, here are some of the rumors I've been hearing about that may come up at the show.

Linux growth 'to outstrip Windows by a factor of 3'

Filed under
Linux

Linux adoptions are to grow in the next three to five years at nearly triple the rate of Windows, according to Oracle.

MINIX Gets (X) Windows

Filed under
OS

"With X Windows and over 400 UNIX programs, including emacs, vi, cc, gcc, perl, python, ssh, and many more, it is on the way to becoming a serious system," Tanenbaum said.

Microsoft claims breakthrough at EU antitrust hearing

Filed under
Microsoft

Microsoft left a two-day antitrust hearing in Brussels Friday claiming it had reached a breakthrough with European regulators. But the claim of a breakthrough was exaggerated, according to two other people involved in the closed-door hearing.

SuSE 10.1 b9 RPMlist Alphabetically

3ddiag-0.731-3.i586.rpm
844-ksc-pcf-19990207-602.noarch.rpm
855resolution-0.4-13.i586.rpm
BitTorrent-4.0.3-12.i586.rpm
CID-keyed-fonts-Munhwa-20021114-211.noarch.rpm
CID-keyed-fonts-Wada-20021114-211.noarch.rpm
CID-keyed-fonts-WadaH-20021114-211.noarch.rpm
CheckHardware-0.1-983.i586.rpm
Crystalcursors-0.5-34.noarch.rpm
DirectFB-0.9.24-11.i586.rpm
ElectricFence-2.2.2-538.i586.rpm
FA_clalsadrv-1.0.3-8.i586.rpm
FA_clthreads-1.0.2-8.i586.rpm
FA_clxclient-1.0.2-10.i586.rpm
FreeNX-0.4.4-12.i586.rpm
ImageMagick-6.2.5-11.i586.rpm
ImageMagick-Magick++-6.2.5-11.i586.rpm
ImageMagick-Magick++-devel-6.2.5-11.i586.rpm

SuSE 10.1 b9 RPMlist by CD

CD1
ziptool-1.4.0-119.i586.rpm
libmspack-0.0.20040308alpha-13.i586.rpm
i4l-isdnlog-2006.2.28-6.i586.rpm
ghostscript-fonts-std-8.15.2rc1-15.i586.rpm
wordcut-0.5.1b2-13.i586.rpm
postfix-2.2.9-3.i586.rpm
libicu-3.4-11.i586.rpm
855resolution-0.4-13.i586.rpm
device-mapper-1.02.03-3.i586.rpm
make-3.80-197.i586.rpm
psmisc-22.1-9.i586.rpm
strace-4.5.14-4.i586.rpm
dos2unix-3.1-311.i586.rpm
lukemftp-1.5-593.i586.rpm
dhcpcd-1.3.22pl4-218.i586.rpm
ethtool-3-10.i586.rpm
gpg2-1.9.18-12.i586.rpm
startup-notification-0.8-15.i586.rpm
elilo-3.6-8.i586.rpm
libgcrypt-1.2.2-8.i586.rpm

Changelog: SuSE 10.1 b9

------------------------------------------------------------------
--- Changelog.i386 ---------- Thu Mar 30 18:35:48 CEST 2006 ------
------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------ 2006-3-30 - Mar 30 2006 -------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------

++++ libzypp-zmd-backend:

- let the target fill the pool.
- rev 2792.
- add resolvable kind to output of query-pool.
- move the zsources table to separate database (#161318)
- rev 2786

It's a Linux World

Filed under
Linux

Yours truly and other Linux aficionados will be in Boston next week for the love fest known as Linux World Conference and Expo.

This year's show is gearing up to represent the year of the ecosystem, as there won't be any major distribution announcements from the Linux heavies.

TUX Issue Preview: April 2006

Filed under
Linux

TUX's Editor in Chief offers a peek at what you can expect in the next issue. A distribution smackdown is going on, and it looks to be a no-rules brawl. That's right, TUX is cooking up something special for its first anniversary issue.

More in Tux Machines

today's howtos

RaspArch Project Now Lets You Run Arch Linux on Your Raspberry Pi 4 Computer

RaspArch Build 190809 is now available to download and it is especially made for the recently released Raspberry Pi 4 Model B computer, which features a Quad-Core 1.5GHz 64-bit ARM Cortex-A72 CPU, up to 4GB RAM, and on-board dual-band 802.11 b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.0 (BLE). The best thing about the new Raspberry Pi 4 model is that it supports up to 4K video resolutions via two micro HDMI ports. The tiny computer also comes with two USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports, an extended 40-pin GPIO header, MIPI Camera and Display ports, and true Gigabit Ethernet. Read more

LibreOffice 6.2 Open-Source Office Suite Is Now Ready for Enterprise Deployments

Coming five weeks after the release of LibreOffice 6.2.5, the LibreOffice 6.2.6 maintenance update is here with months of back-ported fixes and all the latest security patches to make your LibreOffice experience more stable and reliable. That's why, The Document Foundation now recommends the LibreOffice 6.2 series to users in production environments. LibreOffice 6.2.6 includes a total of 44 changes. "The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 6.2.6, the sixth minor release of the LibreOffice 6.2 family, targeted at users in production environments. All users of LibreOffice 6.1.x and LibreOffice 6.2.x versions should upgrade immediately for enhanced security, as the software includes both security fixes and some months of back-ported fixes," said Italo Vignoli. Read more

Linux package managers are slow

I measured how long the most popular Linux distribution’s package manager take to install small and large packages (the ack(1p) source code search Perl script and qemu, respectively). Where required, my measurements include metadata updates such as transferring an up-to-date package list. For me, requiring a metadata update is the more common case, particularly on live systems or within Docker containers. All measurements were taken on an Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-9900K CPU @ 3.60GHz running Docker 1.13.1 on Linux 4.19, backed by a Samsung 970 Pro NVMe drive boasting many hundreds of MB/s write performance. Read more Also: a Linux distribution to research fast package management