Developer Linux News for Dec 20, 2001
CNET: Microsoft Sues Linux Start-up Over Name (Dec 20, 2001, 23:53)
"The Redmond, WA-based software giant filed a motion with the
U.S. Court for the Western District of Washington against Lindows,
which is developing a version of the Linux operating system that
will run popular applications written for Microsoft's Windows
NewsForge: Why NewsForge hasn't written about Lindows (Dec 20, 2001, 23:25)
"I've been writing about Linux on the desktop and generally
advocating increased Linux usability for non-technical people since
1997, but I am not going to write about LindowsOS quite yet...
Sorry, folks, but I think we've already seen enough Linux vaporware
to last at least 50 years, and Linux is only 10 years old."
Linux Kernel 2.5.2-pre1 Released (Dec 20, 2001, 21:30)
Download links and changelog within.
Minutes of the GNOME Board meeting, December 18 2001 (Dec 20, 2001, 18:53)
This week: GUADEC 3, trademark registration, draft statement on
the relation with the free software and license policy
LDP Weekly News for December 18, 2001
(Dec 20, 2001, 17:50)
Weekly News of the LDP: The Linux Documentation Project is
developing free, high quality documentation for the GNU/Linux
operating system. This includes the creation of HOWTOs and Guides,
and collaboration with other documentation groups.
O'Reilly Network: Using Python and XML with Microsoft .NET My Services (Dec 20, 2001, 15:08)
"In fact, the goal of the .NET Contacts service is to centralize
your contacts list so that you can easily retrieve your contacts
from your phone, PDA, or desktop email (or even a trusted Web site)
without having to worry about synchronization or duplication. But
perhaps the best thing about .NET My Services is you can create
this request using Python and XML on Linux."
LowEndMac.com: Linux Lies
(Dec 20, 2001, 14:30)
"According to Linux More Bark Than Bite With Web Users,
According to WebSideStory's StatMarket, Windows and Macintosh users
account for 98% of all Web users. Of the remaining two percent,
only a small minority surf with Linux. Or so WebSideStory claims.
As we noted in Statistical Lies two-and-a-half years ago, 'The
problem isn't the numbers, but how they were derived.'"
Letter to the Editor: Linux Misdirections [Regarding Linux Journal's
'Perceptions of Linux']
(Dec 20, 2001, 13:58)
Ho-Sheng Hsiao addresses yesterday's Linux Journal, wherein Paul
Barry related his experiences with the rejection of Linux by a
class of IT undergrads: "Forget the desktop. Sure it's necessary,
and at the current state, the Linux desktop is playing catch-up in
a game of one-upsmanship. But is that critical to the success of
Linux? Microsoft wants you to think so."
LinuxPR: theKompany.com Releases Beta5 Of Aethera Email/PIM Client.
(Dec 20, 2001, 11:29)
"theKompany.com is pleased to announce the long awaited fourth
beta (version 0.9.5) of our Aethera Messaging and Groupware client
for KDE. New releases will start to come much more frequently now.
This release marks the conversion to a pure Qt based application
from KDE, which accounts for the delay in this release."
Free Software and the Spatial Data Infrastructure (Dec 20, 2001, 10:44)
"The following paper describes how free software can contribute
to the Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI), and how Free software can
benefit from SDI."
CNET News.com: Sklyarov backs employer despite U.S. deal
(Dec 20, 2001, 10:19)
"I am extremely disappointed with any implication that I am, in
any way, cooperating with the (U.S.) government," Dmitry Sklyarov
said in a news conference. "I am a man of integrity and as such am
doing nothing more than telling the truth, not for or against
Followup On Turku, Finland: City Approves Linux Pilot Program (Dec 20, 2001, 05:55)
"The first investigation considering Linux and OpenOffice in
Turku government is ready. The city's Committee of Computer
Operations recommended move of office platforms to OpenOffice until
the end of 2003, and a later change of existing Windows systems to
KDE 3.0 Beta 1 Released (Dec 20, 2001, 00:04)
"The KDE Project today announced the immediate release of KDE
3.0beta1, the third generation of KDE's free, powerful,
easy-to-use, Internet-enabled desktop for Linux and other UNIXes.
This second pre-release of KDE 3.0, which follows two months after
the release of KDE 3.0alpha, ships with the core KDE libraries, the
core desktop environment, and over 100 applications from the other
base KDE packages (administration, multimedia, network, PIM,
utilities, development, etc.)."