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Developer Linux News for Jan 21, 2003

  • Denver Post: An Easy Way to Improve Colorado's Economy (Jan 21, 2003, 22:00)
    "If the state just switched to Linux (or free BSD, for that matter), most of that money would stay here. Further, with the state setting the example, many local governments (162,000 employees in 1999) would doubtless follow suit..."

  • Business Day: State to Save Billions on Software (Jan 21, 2003, 20:00)
    "For months the [South African] State IT Agency had winced at the incessant expense of buying software licences for hundreds of thousands of staff spread across government departments. Now the agency has declared that it will ditch expensive brand name software in many cases and switch to opensource alternatives..."

  • New Zealand Herald: Local Linux Version Outshines Big Boys (Jan 21, 2003, 17:30)
    "A New Zealand version of the Linux operating system aimed at supplanting Windows on desktop PCs is outpacing major versions such as Red Hat Linux and Mandrake on a download rating site..."

  • OpenOffice.org 1.0.2 Released (Jan 21, 2003, 14:30)
    A bug-fix release of the popular open-source office suite is now available.

  • Release Digest: KDE, January 20, 2003 (Jan 21, 2003, 05:00)
    This holiday weekend's KDE apps: KDiff3 0.93, mplayerplug-in 0.30, KricketScoreboard 0.4, Realrekord 0.9, Port Scanner 2.0, imgSeek 0.5.2, MySQL Control Center 0.8.8, Kile 1.32, KMovisto 0.4.0, PDF Importer for KOffice 0.4, Konversation 0.8, QHacc :: KHacc 1.4.1, QHacc 2.6.1, KTuring 0.4, LibChipCard :: KDE 0.7.1, RTLab :: Interval Monitor 0.46, RTLab :: AV VA Pace 0.67, RTLab :: Real-Time Analog Input/Analog Output 0.11, RTLab 0.64.5, KDiff3 0.93, mplayerplug-in 0.30, Gambas 0.43, Kuake 0.2.1, LibChipCard :: KDE 0.7.2, Linux Drawing Viewer 0.99e, KSambaPlugin 0.4.2, mplayerplug-in 0.32, knoda 0.5.6, Ermixer 0.8, and Kuake 0.2.

  • Release Digest: GNOME, January 20, 2003 (Jan 21, 2003, 05:00)
    This holiday weekend's GNOME apps: grdesktop 0.18, gtk-engines 2.2.0, Lumiere 0.3, Drivel LiveJournal Client 0.8.1, Gnome Configurator Preferences 0.0.1, TiLP - Ti Linking Program 6.00-stable, galculator 0.9, gtkVUMeter gtk+-2.0-0.1, acme 2.0.1, Alceri Multimedia Player ammp-2.0, Bug Buddy 2.2.101, HtmlCodeConvert-2.4, gmmusic 1.1.91, File Roller 2.2.0, and gThumb 2.0.0.

  • ZDNet Australia: Where Old Software Goes to Die (Jan 21, 2003, 00:00)
    "Recently I read of how TurboPower Software is exiting the retail business and putting their products up in open source on Sourceforge.net..."