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Developer Linux News for Aug 29, 2002

  • iTnews: Weatherman Likes Linux (Aug 29, 2002, 23:00)
    "The [Australia] Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) has joined the growing number of Federal Government departments to embrace Linux, moving its Web servers over to a Linux cluster and exploring a roll out of the open source OS to a portion of its 50 Unix servers.

  • SF Gate: Open-Source Government (Aug 29, 2002, 22:00)
    "One thing most technology experts can agree on is that California's state government has squandered billions on ill-conceived information-technology (IT) projects in recent years... California desperately needs a more workable IT plan."

  • NewsForge: Thomson Multimedia says 'MP3 has never been free' (Aug 29, 2002, 19:00)
    Has there been a licensing change of MP3 by Thomson? According to this story, they say no...

  • LinuxPlanet: CrossOver Office: Cutting to the Quicken (Aug 29, 2002, 17:30)
    Codeweavers' CrossOver Office is a front-runner in a slew of WINE-based applications designed to get Microsoft Windows applications running on a Linux platform. Previous versions of this app were built to run MS Office, and now the company claims version 1.2.0 can run Intuit's Quicken. Brian Proffitt reviews CrossOver Office to find out if this is true and see what else CrossOver can run.

  • Reuters: AOL to Launch Next Version of Netscape Browser (Aug 29, 2002, 14:30)
    Now it's official: "America Online, the Internet unit of media behemoth AOL Time Warner Inc. said it plans to launch its new Netscape Web browser on Thursday, marking its latest effort to challenge the dominance of Microsoft Explorer as the standard tool for surfing the Internet..."

  • PCWorld: An Easy-to-Use Linux PC (Aug 29, 2002, 11:00)
    "Lindows.com comes up with a low-cost, Linux-based system that anyone can run immediately, but there are catches."

  • VectorLinux.org: New SOHO Edition (Aug 29, 2002, 08:00)
    "VectorLinux is proud to announce the release of the SOHO Edition of their Linux distribution." Announcement within.

  • Release Digest: General, August 28, 2002 (Aug 29, 2002, 05:00)
    Today's General apps: Open Kylix 3, Open Webmail 1.71, OpenController, eBdesk Corporate Portal for Linux, Privoxy 3.0.0, and Latexss.

  • Release Digest: GNOME, August 28, 2002 (Aug 29, 2002, 05:00)
    Today's GNOME apps: DiaSCE 1.1, gedit 2.0.4, Yelp 1.0.5, and gnome-games 2.0.4.

  • Bangkok Post: Control Your Own Computing Experience with Linux (Aug 29, 2002, 03:00)
    "The simple answer is that Linux lacks a central marketing organisation. And with several distributions available, the waters get very murky indeed. Despite this, Linux is gathering more adherants as they discover the power it gives users to control of their computing experience..."

  • Marcelo Tosatti: Linux 2.4.20-pre5 (Aug 29, 2002, 00:15)
    Incremental changelog, link within.