Linux News for Mar 25, 2002
Trolltech Unveils Qtopia (Mar 25, 2002, 23:30)
"Trolltech... today unveiled Qtopia, a Linux -based application
environment that brings the power of desktop computing to mobile
UniNet: InfoSec--First Virtual Information Security Conference (Mar 25, 2002, 22:00)
"The InfoSec conference gives security researchers,
professionals, and hobbyists an opportunity to share information
together in an informal, friendly atmosphere. (Consider it a good
method of speaking to many people without leaving your chair.)"
Netscape: Netscape 6.2.2 Released (Mar 25, 2002, 21:37)
Release notes excerpts within.
Vnunet: Open Source wins Java Rights
(Mar 25, 2002, 21:15)
"The open source community won the rights to free implementation
of the Java platform last week, weakening Sun Microsystem's iron
grip on the development platform..."
ComputerWorld: Red Hat Exec Back on Stand at Microsoft Remedy Hearing (Mar 25, 2002, 20:31)
"If Linux is a true threat to Microsoft's desktop Windows
monopoly, then Red Hat Inc.'s chief technical officer, Michael
Tiemann, is one of the nonsettling states' most important
MandrakeSoft Releases StarOffice 6.0 to Club Members, Responds to Recent ZDNet Article (Mar 25, 2002, 19:30)
"The much anticipated StarOffice 6.0 for Linux is now available
for download to Mandrake Linux Club Members. We are proud to
announce that Club members will be among the first Linux users to
have the privilege of using the newest version of this premiere
Linux Office Suite. Since StarOffice 6.0 has a new licensing model
(it is no longer free as were previous versions), MandrakeSoft is
currently offering the download service to MandrakeClub 'Silver'
members (and above)..." MandrakeSoft also has a response to the
recent story regarding Mandrake Club pricing that appeared on
ZDNet: SuSE Infuses Blue Blood into Linux (Mar 25, 2002, 19:00)
"Can I walk into a datacenter, find the mainframe's CD-ROM
drive, and install Linux off my Red Hat CDs? Can I go to eBay, pick
up a big honkin' S/390 for a few hundred bucks, load StarOffice,
and have the fastest word processor in the world? Would that make
me some sort of freak?"
LinuxPlanet: Case Study: Clusters and Image Processing, Part II (Mar 25, 2002, 17:30)
ImageLinks, Inc. had identified a need to migrate their high-end
image processing servers from SGI machines to Linux boxes. Having
devised a plan for implementation, it was now time to actually put
the plan to work. In Part II of this Case Study, Dee-Ann LeBlanc
examines the real-world solutions used by the ImageLinks team in
their quest for this goal.
Washington Post: Makers of PCs Fear Wrath Of Microsoft (Mar 25, 2002, 16:01)
"Many computer makers are so fearful of possible retaliation
from Microsoft Corp. that they have refused to even discuss
configuring machines with a competing operating system known as
Linux, according to testimony of an executive of Red Hat Inc., a
Nautilus 1.1.11 Released (Mar 25, 2002, 14:30)
"A new version of Nautilus, the Gnome file manager has been
released. This version is targeted towards Gnome 2, as as such it
is considered unstable."
Ximian Announces Availability of Ximian Connector for Microsoft Exchange 2000
(Mar 25, 2002, 13:15)
Ximian is having a busy start of the week. A new version of
Evolution as well as the gold release of Ximian Connector, a
product that is tailor-made for integrating Linux into the
corporate environment. See the press release within.
Ximian: Evolution 1.0.3 and Ximian Connector Released (Mar 25, 2002, 12:49)
Over the weekend, Ximian announced the release of the newest
version of their e-mail client Evolution. Release notes excerpts
for Evolution 1.0.3 are within.
Kernel Cousin KDE #36 by Aaron J. Seigo and Timothy R. Butler (Mar 25, 2002, 11:00)
KDE is a powerful Open Source graphical desktop environment for
Unix workstations. It combines ease of use, contemporary
functionality, and outstanding graphical design with the
technological superiority of the Unix operating system.