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Developer Linux News for Nov 19, 2002

  • OSNews: Sun, Red Hat Linux and the Corporate Desktop (Nov 19, 2002, 23:30)
    "We asked the hot question of the day: 'why would someone buy your version of Red Hat Linux instead of downloading it for free from the web, or even purchasing it directly from Red Hat...?'"

  • The Age: Critics Draw Linux in the Sand over Microsoft (Nov 19, 2002, 20:30)
    Australia's federal and state governments are under fire for taking a blinkered approach to information technology spending--ignoring local companies and alternatives to Microsoft..."

  • Alan Cox: Linux 2.4.20-rc2-ac1 (Nov 19, 2002, 17:29)
    Changelog, link within.

  • Alan Cox: Linux 2.5.47-ac6 (Nov 19, 2002, 15:57)
    Changelog, link within.

  • Two on Linux, Open Source in India (Nov 19, 2002, 14:30)
    Bill Gates has come and gone in India, but Linux is still making a big impact there. A post-visit article from India's The Week reveals that Gates' visit and his money did not completely win over the hearts of everyone there. Meanwhile, rediff.com is reporting on a new United Nations study that is advocating the use of open-source software in nations like India.

  • Computerworld.NZ: Sun Flies Desktop Linux Kite (Nov 19, 2002, 10:00)
    "What are Sun's chances of successfully selling a Linux bundle on the corporate desktop...?"

  • DistroWatch: Interview with Klaus Knopper, Creator of Knoppix (Nov 19, 2002, 07:00)
    "Knoppix has taken the Linux world by storm. Barely known outside its borders only a few months ago, it has suddenly become the focus of Linux media as a great way of introducing anyone to Linux..."

  • Release Digest: KDE, November 18, 2002 (Nov 19, 2002, 05:00)
    Today's KDE apps: Kalbum 0.7.4, i8kkmon 0.1, CalcChecksum 0.2, and REBECKA 0.9.9.

  • Release Digest: GNOME, November 18, 2002 (Nov 19, 2002, 05:00)
    Today's GNOME apps: Glade-Perl 0.61, Glade-Perl Two-0.01, gnome-pkgview 0.0.7, GSwitchIt 2.0, GnuCash 1.7.3 beta, Gringotts 1.2.0, SynCE 0.3.1, gnome-games 2.0.6, and MrProject 0.7.

  • OSDir.com: Interview with Justin Simoni of the 'Hip' Mojo Mail (Nov 19, 2002, 02:30)
    "Justin Simoni is the author of Mojo Mail, an excellent web-based mailing list manager for those of us who don't admin their own server, but have access to cgi-bins with hosting providers. All that and it's hipper than Majordomo and mailman..."

  • Advogato.org: A Framework for Open Source Projects (Nov 19, 2002, 01:00)
    "I recently completed my masters thesis 'A Framework for Open Source Projects...' By announcing it here, I hope it can be useful for someone..."