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Developer Linux News for Oct 17, 2002

  • ConsultingTimes: CodeWeavers/Xandros Deal: "Let the Revolution Begin!" (Oct 17, 2002, 21:00)
    "This 'CrossOver for Xandros' package allows users to easily install and use critical office programs--most notably Microsoft Office--directly under Linux, without the need to purchase a Microsoft Windows license..."

  • Mozilla.org: Mozilla 1.2b Released (Oct 17, 2002, 20:00)
    Mozilla is rolling right along with this new beta release. Links to Release Notes, Download Page within.

  • Proposed Law Requires Only Open Source Software in Israeli Government (Oct 17, 2002, 16:00)
    Keneset Member Nehama Ronen recently proposed a new law that would require all government agencies in Israel to purchase only open source software.

  • Red Hat Linux Advisories: Kernels 2.2, 2.4 (Oct 17, 2002, 15:50)
    Three security advisories on 2.2 and 2.4 kernel updates.

  • KDE.org: KDE 3.1 Preview: The Best KDE Yet (Oct 17, 2002, 10:00)
    "As most of you desktop users already know, the KDE Project recently released KDE 3.1beta2, which will be the final development release before KDE 3.1. The good news is, KDE 3.1 is scheduled for release in just a few weeks..."

  • KernelTrap: Interview: Con Kolivas (Oct 17, 2002, 08:30)
    "Con Kolivas, a practicing doctor in Australia, has written a benchmarking tool called ConTest which has proven to be tremendously useful to kernel developers, having been designed to compare the performance of different versions of the Linux kernel..."

  • Release Digest: KDE, October 16, 2002 (Oct 17, 2002, 05:00)
    Today's KDE apps: KMameleon 0.2, KRunning 0.2.8, Kover 2.8.7, Kover 0.8.4, radiok 0.4, KOggEnc 0.1, MidiToy 0.3, KVim 6.1.141 and Mlsearch 0.3.

  • Release Digest: October 16, 2002 (Oct 17, 2002, 05:00)
    Today's GNOME app: Gnome Media 2.1.0.

  • KernelTrap: Robert Love Explains Variable HZ (Oct 17, 2002, 02:30)
    "Robert Love recently backported the jiffies_to_clock_t() code from the 2.5 development kernel to the 2.4 stable kernel. This patch allows one to adjust the frequency of the timer interrupt, defined in the standard 2.4 kernel with HZ=100. In 2.5 this has been increased to HZ=1000."