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
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,
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
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.