Linux News for Mar 27, 2002
Debian Weekly News - March 27th, 2002 (Mar 27, 2002, 23:30)
This week: daemon outages during upgrade; packages still in
Potato; project leader elections; more.
LinuxDevices: MS Office Arrives on the Linux Desktop (Mar 27, 2002, 22:00)
"CodeWeavers' new CrossOver Office product delivers on the
long-standing goal of the Wine project : making it easy for anyone
to successfully install and run Windows software on Linux systems,
using a simple point-and-click process. It works so well, and the
Windows programs that it currently supports run so smoothly, that
it makes me feel slightly guilty -- as though I'm somehow
Mandrake Linux 8.2 for PPC Beta 2 Available (Mar 27, 2002, 20:30)
"In a long awaited move, a beta version of the 8.2/PPC has
joined the i586 version of the upcoming Mandrake Linux 8.2
distribution. This beta has a bit different schedule from the i586
version, but it should be roughly equivalent to beta2, with a few
bug-fixes, and some PPC-specific features..."
KernelNewbies.org: Kernel 2.5 Status--March 27th, 2002 (Mar 27, 2002, 19:00)
Status report summary, link to full notes within.
NewsFactor: Does Open Source Software Really Work? (Mar 27, 2002, 17:30)
"In the ongoing debate between open source advocates and
proprietary software makers and users, it turns out that -- to at
least some extent -- both sides are right: Open source does work,
but only in some cases..."
Enterprise Linux Today: CodeWeavers Releases CrossOver Office (Mar 27, 2002, 16:00)
CodeWeavers, Inc. today announced the release of CrossOver
Office, a software solution that allows enterprise-level Linux
users to install and operate Microsoft Office and Lotus Notes on
their PCs without the Windows operating system.
Enterprise Linux Today: IBM and SuSE Offers New Enterprise-Ready Linux Services (Mar 27, 2002, 14:30)
"In the agreement, IBM Global Services and SuSE will collaborate
on support and professional services. IBM will package and support
turnkey implementations of SuSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES),
backed by SuSE's expert development, maintenance, and support
ZDNet: Raymond: Mac OS X Too Restrictive (Mar 27, 2002, 13:00)
"Apple may be courting open-source developers with its
Unix-based Mac OS X, but it doesn't have all open-source gurus
convinced. Eric Raymond, the co-founder of the Open Source
Initiative, told ZDNet UK that he, for one, finds Apple's "public
source" licence too restrictive..."
LinuxProgramming: Python-URL! - Weekly Python news and links (Mar 26) (Mar 27, 2002, 11:00)
All that's news this week in Python.
Bram Moolenaar: Vim 6.1 Released (Mar 27, 2002, 09:30)
"This is a bugfix release of Vim. Since Vim 6.0 many reported
problems have been fixed..."
Linux Documentation Project Weekly News, March 26, 2002 (Mar 27, 2002, 08:00)
"This week we've created a new document category at the LDP,
beginning with five documents from Jenn Vesperman of LinuxChix.
Jenn's documents are introductions to basic computing subjects, and
unlike most LDP documents they are not unique to Linux..."
AbiWord Weekly News #84, (weeks 11-12, 2002) by Jesper Skov (Mar 27, 2002, 05:00)
"Last week, AbiWord 0.99.3 was released. Again an incredible
amount of Bugs were killed, and even a few features were
NewsForge: DemoLinux: A Painless Way to Try Linux (Mar 27, 2002, 03:00)
"Enter DemoLinux. First offered at Linux Expo Paris in February
2000, DemoLinux allows people to test drive Linux without needing
to install the operating system. Just boot it from the CD. No hard
drive partitioning. No lengthy installation process. No up-front
work at all..."
Alan Cox: Linux 2.4.19-pre4-ac2 (Mar 27, 2002, 01:40)
Changelogs, mirror link within.
developerWorks: Graphics Programming with libtiff (Mar 27, 2002, 01:00)
"TIFF is an extremely common but quite complex raster image
format. Libtiff, a standard ANSI C implementation of the TIFF
specification, is free and works on many operating systems. This
article discusses some of the pitfalls of TIFF and guides you
through use of the libtiff library. The article also shows examples
of how to use libtiff for your black-and-white imaging