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Developer Linux News for Apr 30, 2002

  • Linux and Main: Why Linux Isn't on the Desktop Yet (Apr 30, 2002, 23:30)
    "I generally want to slap these people until they snap out of it (which is kind of hard to do through an internet connection). They are making a fundamentally wrong assumption. It's not about programs. It's about data..."

  • The Register: Preinstalled Windows Illegal to Remove? (Apr 30, 2002, 17:30)
    "If a PC shipped with Windows preinstalled, can you remove the OS and install Linux instead? Well, no, according to Microsoft. A somewhat obscure Microsoft site aimed at helping schools deal with donated computers flatly states: 'It is a legal requirement that pre-installed operating systems remain with a machine for the life of the machine...'"

  • Samba.org: CIFS, Microsoft, and the Samba Team (Apr 30, 2002, 13:00)
    "A recent document released by Microsoft has led to some concern within the Samba community regarding patents and licensing. The Samba Team wishes to reassure the Samba community that this document will not have any impact on the use or further development of Samba..."

  • Release Digest: General, April 29, 2002 (Apr 30, 2002, 05:01)
    Today's general app: Xine 0.9.9.

  • Release Digest: GNU, April 29, 2002 (Apr 30, 2002, 05:00)
    Today's GNU apps: guile-www 1.1.1 and GNU Source-highlight 1.4.

  • Release Digest: KDE, April 29, 2002 (Apr 30, 2002, 05:00)
    Today's KDE apps: KLeds 0.7.1, KLeds 0.6.1, Anthem 0.0.14, LibChipCard 0.4beta2, Kpictorial 0.6, Yammi 0.5.2, KBarcode 0.2, WAP11 Unix Configuration Utility 0.7, Ksetiwatch 2.5.0pre1, GWay Sitters :: Love Hinas Naru 1.0, kSplash WhiteMod 1.01, Marble Madness 0.0.2, Scribus 0.7.1, Kisdndial 0.1.3, Mango 0.15, GuardDog 1.9.15, KFLog 2.0.5, KMerlin 1.0.

  • Release Digest: GNOME, April 29, 2002 (Apr 30, 2002, 05:00)
    Today's GNOME apps: eel 1.1.12, Nautilus 1.1.14, gnome-desktop 1.5.18, gnome-panel 1.5.19, gnome-session 1.5.18, libwnck 0.9, GConf 1.1.10, Yelp 0.6.1, GNOME Clipboard Manager beta-2, oggdoctor 0.12, bond 0.3.3, Eye of Gnome 0.117.0, GNOME-Utils 1.104.0, Updated GNOME 2.0 Platform Libraries, gedit 1.118.0, gnome-zine 0.1, Pan 0.11.91, Gnumeric 1.1.3, Metacity 2.3.144.