Infrastructure Linux News for Apr 02, 2003
The Inquirer: Microsoft Japan Software Sales Hit by Linux Shift (Apr 02, 2003, 22:00)
"According to Nikkei.net, sales of [Microsoft] products are down
by 20 per cent in the second half of last year, leading to an
overall drop of five per cent compared to the same period a year
LinuxWorld: India IT Minister: No Government Edict on Open Source (Apr 02, 2003, 20:30)
"The government is a key buyer of information technology in
India, and backers of open-source software were hoping that the
Indian government would throw its weight behind open source..."
ZDNet UK: PlayStation 3 May Run on Linux (Apr 02, 2003, 16:00)
"Engineers from Sony and BMW are looking at embedded Linux for
use in future products, according to the Linux Technology
Mozilla.org: Mozilla 1.4 Alpha Released (Apr 02, 2003, 14:30)
Mozilla.org has released an alpha version of Mozilla 1.4.
Details, links within.
Wired: Uganda Wireless Health-Care Aid (Apr 02, 2003, 13:00)
"The project will be built 'on the cheap' using the country's
existing cell-phone network, Palm handhelds and new
battery-powered, wireless Linux servers..."
DesktopLinux.com: Domain Authentication Sets Xandros Desktop Apart (Apr 02, 2003, 08:30)
"In part one in a series of chats with key members of the
Xandros team, DesktopLinux.com gives you an insider's view of the
Xandros project philosophy and architecture..."
LinuxHardware.org: Lindows Media Computer: Power to Strike Microsoft? (Apr 02, 2003, 07:00)
"After looking over all the media hype, I went searching for one
of these little machines. Could the Lindows Media Computer really
pull off meeting the new Windows machine in a pitched
TuxMobil: New Issue of Linux-Infrared-HOWTO Released (Apr 02, 2003, 05:30)
"The Infrared-HOWTO (former IR-HOWTO) provides an introduction
to Linux and infrared devices and how to use the software provided
by the Linux/IrDA project..."
Computerworld.NZ: Linux Getting More 'Commercial': Housing NZ (Apr 02, 2003, 04:00)
"Rob Herries, IT manager at Housing New Zealand, sees a downside
to the growing popularity of Linux among users and major
OSNews: Mini Review of Slackware Linux 9.0 (Apr 02, 2003, 02:30)
"Slackware is the oldest surviving Linux distribution out
there... It is the most *NIX like distribution and has borrowed
many of the things we can find in BSD *NIX. Here is a mini-review
of their latest release, 9.0..."
Linux Orbit: And Yet Another Review of Mandrake Linux 9.1 (Apr 02, 2003, 01:00)
"I'm a SuSE user, but since I upgraded my rig, SuSE 8.1 has
issues with my onboard LAN. Until my SuSE 8.2 Pro pre-order arrives
in a few weeks, I thought I'd give Mandrake 9.1 a try..."