Infrastructure Linux News for Aug 28, 2003
SearchEnterpriseLinux: Fact or FUD? Attorney Offers Views on SCO Allegations (Aug 28, 2003, 23:30)
Scott Nathan, an attorney who specializes in technology-related
matters, answers questions from IT administrators regarding the SCO
Group's legal action against Linux.
LinuxWorld Australia: Brazilian Parliament to Adopt Free Software (Aug 28, 2003, 20:00)
"Since Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva of the left-wing Workers' Party
(PT) took office as Brazil's president in January, the government
has been very clear about its bias towards open source
ZDNet UK: Microsoft Hides Behind Linux for Protection (Aug 28, 2003, 14:30)
"Microsoft has employed Akamai's Linux-based servers to protect
its Microsoft.com Web site and reduce the site's vulnerability to
viruses, worms and denial of service attacks..."
Mozilla.org: Mozilla 1.5 Beta is Out (Aug 28, 2003, 11:41)
A new beta for the popular open-source browser has been
released. Release notes, links within.
LinuxWorld Australia: Alston Dismisses Call for Open Source Procurement Guidelines (Aug 28, 2003, 11:00)
"Guidelines proposed by the Australian Unix Users Group (AUUG)
promoting a 'level playing field' between open source and
proprietary software within government departments are unnecessary,
according to the Department of Communications, Information
Technology and the Arts..."
The Age: Open Source Gets Political (Aug 28, 2003, 09:00)
"Australia's premier open source user group is for the first
time running seminars for government agencies at its annual
conference--largely thanks to the backing earlier this year of the
Federal Government's information economy agency..."
apcmag.com: Give Linux a Leg Up (Aug 28, 2003, 02:30)
Huge functionality enhancements debuted in [Win4Lin] version
4.0, but the improvements between 4.0 and 5.0 are less