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Infrastructure Linux News for Aug 13, 2003

  • relevantive: Linux Usability Study Report (Aug 13, 2003, 23:30)
    "The analysis of these tests revealed which usability problems are to be expected when migrating to Linux, and which measurements and trainings are necessary to improve the usability, hence the wide acceptance of Linux as a desktop system..."

  • Sydney Morning Herald: Democrats to Introduce Open Source Bill Next Week (Aug 13, 2003, 20:30)
    "The Australian Democrats will introduce a bill in the Senate next week, seeking to require all agencies governed by it to procure and use open source software in preference to proprietary software, wherever practicable..."

  • The Techno Zone: Mac OS X vs. Windows XP vs. Linux [2003 Edition] (Aug 13, 2003, 19:00)
    "In this article, we'll compare the capabilities of Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows XP and Linux. Would-be flamers, please note: yes, I am aware that you can add third-party software or hardware to almost any system to expand its capabilities..."

  • ZDNet: SCO vs. the Linux World... What's a Linux User to Do? (Aug 13, 2003, 17:30)
    "While SCO's complaint quotes extensively from that agreement, it makes scant mention of the 'side letter' to that agreement, which SCO filed as Exhibit C to its complaint..."

  • Yahoo/PRNewswire: SCO Group Terminates IBM/Sequent's Contract to Use, License Dynix (Aug 13, 2003, 14:30)
    SCO pulls the license for Sequent's Dynix platform, alleging code was transferred improperly from Dynix into Linux 2.4 and 2.5. More scant details about the nature of that code are within the press release.

  • CNET News: Can a Subpoena Stop a Movement? (Aug 13, 2003, 11:30)
    "Given that SCO means to ration access to the secrets Linux's father set free, SCO's lawsuit is a little like locking the door on Martin Luther King Jr.'s jail cell and expecting to stop the civil rights movement..."

  • NewsForge: Linux is Coming to Juno and Netzero (Aug 13, 2003, 10:00)
    "United Online is planning to support Linux. United Online is the parent firm for such well-known ISPs as Juno, Netzero, and Blue Light..."

  • Processor.com: Browsing for a Browser (Aug 13, 2003, 08:30)
    "'The browser wars are over,' proclaim the pundits. 'Internet Explorer is the victor.' If you are looking at current market share, those claims seem correct. However, all that may be about to change..."

  • Australian IT: Open Source Battle Hots Up (Aug 13, 2003, 01:00)
    "Everyone loves a good conspiracy theory. The only thing better than hearing one is concocting a scurrilous story and watching it bounce around..."