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Developer Linux News for Jan 16, 2003

  • CNET News: Intel Software Fine-Tunes Linux Code (Jan 16, 2003, 19:00)
    "Intel announced on Tuesday new software to help programmers speed up Linux programs running on Intel Xeon and Pentium 4 processors..."

  • PC Advisor: Dell Boss Still Interested in Linux on the Desktop (Jan 16, 2003, 16:00)
    "Despite pulling out of the Linux desktop market, Dell boss Michael Dell appears to believe the Microsoft alternative could still have a chance at success, although it is unlikely to make much of an impact in the next few months..."

  • Two on Microsoft's Government/Open Source Plan (Jan 16, 2003, 14:30)
    Wired has a more in-depth, tongue-in-cheek analysis of Microsoft's new plan: "The company's new Government Security Program will be far more akin to a peep show guarded by aggressive bouncers than a full-blown open-source orgy." And the Associated Press has a widely distributed article on why this new venture is being greeted with skepticism--even a brief comment from Peruvian congressman Villanueva.

  • iTweb: Govt Steps Up Open Source Pace (Jan 16, 2003, 08:00)
    "The State IT Agency (SITA) [of South Africa] is committed to transforming open source software from a niche product into a mainstream tool for delivering government services, SITA CIO Mojalefa Moseki said yesterday..."

  • Release Digest: KDE, January 15, 2003 (Jan 16, 2003, 05:00)
    Today's KDE apps: KCheckers 0.4, Celestia 1.2.5, Taruli 0.1, and QtSharp 0.6.

  • Release Digest: GNOME, January 15, 2003 (Jan 16, 2003, 05:00)
    Today's GNOME apps: guinstaller 0.2.0 and gnocl 0.5.5.

  • InfomaticsOnline: Sun Urges UK Schools to Try StarOffice (Jan 16, 2003, 04:00)
    "Over 400 schools have registered for a free StarOffice licence in the past three months and Sun Microsystems claims that if every school switched from Microsoft Office they would save £48m..."

  • NewsForge: OpenEMed Helps Detect Epidemics--And Bioterrorism (Jan 16, 2003, 02:30)
    "Its objective is to aggregate data from clinics, emergency rooms, pharmacies, and individual physicians so that epidemics or bioterrorism attacks can be rapidly spotted and, hopefully, stopped before they affect large numbers of people..."