Developer Linux News for Nov 27, 2002
OSNews: The Top 5 Misconceptions About LindowsOS (Nov 27, 2002, 22:00)
"A lot has been said about Lindows. We will talk about some of
these issues here and debunk them..."
Japan Today: Microsoft to Promote Open-Source Software in Japan (Nov 27, 2002, 20:30)
Microsoft is countering the Japanese government's new interest
in open-source technology by pushing its Shared Source Initiative
program. But will Tokyo settle for half measures?
CNET News: Microsoft Targets Defectors with Discounts (Nov 27, 2002, 17:30)
"Microsoft said it plans to offer smaller companies a more
lenient licensing plan intended to stem defections to Linux or
other open-source software..."
Mozilla.org: Mozilla 1.2 Released (Nov 27, 2002, 14:30)
Just in time for the US Thanksgiving holiday, Mozilla 1.2 has
been announced. Links to Release Notes, Download Page within.
LinuxMedNews: AMIA Announces Open Source 'Exploratory Initiative' (Nov 27, 2002, 11:00)
LinuxMedNews has a short blurb on the American Medical
Informatics Association's recent decision to explore "Open Source
activities in the interests of health care system
Codewalkers.com: Monty Widenius [Interview] (Nov 27, 2002, 09:00)
"Yes, we have are very interested in a close collaboration with
the PHP people. In fact, we already work closely with them to
ensure that the MySQL interface that is included with the latest
PHP versions are kept up to date..."
OSNews: Review of Xandros Desktop 1.0 (Nov 27, 2002, 07:00)
"Linux users might be a little surprised that during boot up
Xandros doesn't have kernel or init messages scrolling up the
screen... It's just one of the touches designed to bring Linux a
little closer to the Windows experience, kinda like the little
flare music as the desktop opens and closes..."
Release Digest: GNOME, November 26, 2002 (Nov 27, 2002, 05:00)
Today's GNOME apps: gnometab-0.7.1, meld-0.6.2, Gnome Clipboard
Release Digest: KDE, November 26, 2002 (Nov 27, 2002, 05:00)
Today's KDE apps: Renamer 0.95, Kgpg :: Kicker Applet 0.1.2,
Kgpg 0.9.3, Scribus 0.9.3, and KVocabulary 0.2.5.
Update: Alan Cox: Linux 2.5.49-ac2 (Nov 27, 2002, 01:14)
Changelog, link within. [-rc2 released on same day as -rc1;
original story updated. -ed]
LinuxDevices.com: A Developer's Review of Qplus, An Open Source Embedded Linux Toolkit (Nov 27, 2002, 01:00)
"The pure open source options for embedded Linux toolkits have
been few in number, perhaps because constructing a usable system
from scratch using the freely-available sources is not difficult
for an experienced Linux user, or one with some time to invest in