Infrastructure Linux News for Aug 12, 2003
NewsForge: Hats Off to Fedora Package Manager (Aug 12, 2003, 23:30)
"Package management--the way we install and maintain
applications--is a problem for many Linux users. One of the
projects working on the problem is Fedora, a project that wants to
be recognized as 'the Debian of Red Hat...'"
Australian IT: Microsoft Slams Open-Source Bills (Aug 12, 2003, 22:00)
"Microsoft has hit back at the Democrat's push to get open
source preference legislation through the South Australian
Parliament, warning the bills would restrict 'freedom of
The Wall Street Journal/The Salt Lake Tribune: SCO Not Exactly the Lovable Little Guy (Aug 12, 2003, 17:00)
"Sometimes in a David and Goliath story, you want to root for
Bloomberg/The Salt Lake Tribune: SCO Execs Unloading Shares (Aug 12, 2003, 16:00)
"[SCO CFO] Robert Bench began the $1.2 million in executive
share sales four days after Lindon-based SCO filed its lawsuit
against Armonk, N.Y.-based IBM on March 6. Before Bench's sale, SCO
insiders had not sold shares in more than a year..."
siliconvalley.internet.com: SCO Group Claims First Linux IP Licensee (Aug 12, 2003, 14:30)
SCO sells a license; analysts pick apart some of the company's
claims. A follow-up story to yesterday's announcement.
Washington Post: Lindows, Getting There (Aug 12, 2003, 11:30)
"The new LindowsOS 4.0... is more polished than previous
versions and now shows promise as a viable alternative to Windows.
But there is still plenty of room for improvement..." [Free
demographic registration required. -ed]
LinuxIran.org: Looking at Libranet GNU/Linux 2.8 (Aug 12, 2003, 10:00)
"Only one word can describe Libranet's installer:
Tux Reports: Ark Linux, Taking Penguins on a Ride to the Future (Aug 12, 2003, 07:00)
"We continue our look at RPM based distributions with Ark Linux
1.0 alpha8. This community project stands with a growing number of
distributions attempting to build an environment for the desktop.
The project's goals are to create a distribution which is easy for
new Linux users to install, maintain, and update. Unlike some other
distributions, Ark Linux does not try to hide the fact it is Linux.
Therefore, even long time Linux users will be happy with it..."
Computerworld.NZ: Two From New Zealand's Govis Open Systems Seminar (Aug 12, 2003, 02:00)
A Govis organized and sponsored seminar on open source software
and government has concluded in New Zealand, bringing more positive
highlights to OSS there.
VNUnet: IBM Has Novell Support in SCO Countersuit (Aug 12, 2003, 00:00)
"'We can expect IBM to significantly raise the pace now. It is
sending a clear signal that it is not going to cave in quietly and
pay off SCO...'"