Whizzkid develops Linux application for Windows
[...]The significance of the development is that Linux and Windows are able to work in parallel on the same computer or server. To[sic] now, the computer world is divided into systems that operate either with Windows or with Linux. [...]
It comes as no surprise that Microsoft seems to be paying
SCO to fight the fight. [via #joiito]
Top 10 Challenges for Microsoft.
This is from a company called "Directions on Microsoft" in Kirkland, WA. All they do is analyze Microsoft. One of the challenges is to "keep a lid on LINUX"! My favorite part-"Hopes that the Linux community would fragment are not being realized, at least in 2003". Will these challenges hold MSFT in check? What do you think?
Free Radio Linux
is about to go online, reading the entire Linux kernel over the internet using the Ogg Vorbis
codec. Free as in beer.
IBM gets the bill
for less-than-standard advertising methods supporting Linux. The city of San Francisco yesterday quashed some of the warm, fuzzy feelings associated with the Linux operating system when it reached a settlement with IBM that calls for the vendor to pay $120,000 to compensate the city for damages caused by a "guerrilla" marketing campaign centered on Linux.
The Winux virus
is reported to affect both Windows and Linux boxes/applications. The article says it's "written in a primitive computer language called 'assembly language'." On a side note, who do they get to write these articles? Certainly they are uncomfortable with technology...
Microsoft exec calls Linux a threat to innovation?
"One of Microsoft's high-level executives says that freely distributed software code such as Linux could stifle innovation and that legislators need to understand the threat."
"What If Linus Torvalds Gets Hit By A Bus?" - An Empirical Study
Every so often there's discussion as to what would happen to Linux if Linus was "hit by a bus". What a lot of people don't know is that it's already been sorted out.
To paraphrase George Carlin, don't you find it just a little strange that Linux Daily News
is running stories about Dynamic Probes
right next to stories about Brown Orifice
Fred Moody bashes linux programmers
Fred had me on his side of the argument until he started generalizing linux programmers as misanthropic, talentless hacks. I find that arguments are more effective if you stay away from personal attacks, but that's just me.
IBM's Linux commercial.
Part of their Avery Brooks "serious software" ad campaign, which I like a lot, I have to say.
You *know* their Linux initiative is going to take the blame for this, right...?
RedHat Linux security problem uncovered.
Today, apparently it was discovered that if you install the Piranha package with RedHat 6.2 (ostensibly part of the default installation, but there's controversy over this), a default password is installed that would give anyone access to the Piranha configuration package; from there, it is apparently trivial to execute any command on the box that you want.
I find it very interesting that the fact that Microsoft had a "backdoor password" in a DLL made huge
news (and it turned out to be patently false), yet this has gotten almost no
press. I'd like to think otherwise, but I know it's because people hate Microsoft, and thus are eager to deride it... and yet here's proof that even the mighty Linux is susceptible to the same exact problems.
Next time you reach for the keyboard to cry out "nyah nyah!" at the discovery of some problem with Windows, remember this...
Linux just got easier than Windows ever will. Fezbox
is a *web-based* installer for Red Hat Linux and works in either Linux (as a windows update-style site), or in Windows itself (apparently you can partition and install linux over the web too). If this works smoothly, I'm in awe.
What to get the 4-8 year old Linux hacker that has everything? How about this book