Linux News for Jun 13, 2002
ZDNet: Linux Carves a Niche in PDA Market (Jun 13, 2002, 23:30)
"With Sharp Electronics' rollout of the Zaurus, Linux has been
getting more attention as a viable platform for handheld
OfB.biz: What's Gnu: RMS on UnitedLinux, Free Software (Jun 13, 2002, 22:00)
An interview with RMS that seems to touch on all the usual
themes, with some of his opinions on UnitedLinux and open source as
LinuxPR: ELX Power Desktop 1.0 is Finally Here
(Jun 13, 2002, 21:12)
An early-bird ordering program has been set up for the 1.0
release of ELX Linux.
LinuxPlanet: Server Consolidation--Beyond the Hardware (Jun 13, 2002, 20:30)
"Common sense holds that if organizations with hundreds, if not
thousands, of servers consolidate, cutting the number of servers
and server locations, they would save money. Experience, on the
other hand, teaches that making server consolidation pay off can be
almost a black art..."
unixODBC.org: OpenOffice.org 1.0, unixODBC, and MySQL (Jun 13, 2002, 19:00)
A detailed HOWTO in pdf format is now available that shows how
to connect OpenOffice.org, unixODBC, and MySQL, and then provides a
fully-illustrated tour of the database tools within OpenOffice.org
IDG.net: E-México favors Windows over Linux (Jun 13, 2002, 17:30)
"While Linux is being embraced by a number of governments thanks
to its perceived flexibility, relative security and bargain
basement price, some open-source proponents are still finding it a
hard sell when pitted against the reputation and resources of major
Wired.com: Behind Linux's Struggle in Gov't (Jun 13, 2002, 16:00)
"Proprietary software makers say they don't view Linux and its
brethren as an immediate threat to their dominance inside the
federal government..." (Part three in a three-part series.)
Linux Journal: Icarus Verilog: Open-Source Verilog More Than a Year Later (Jun 13, 2002, 14:30)
"We can look back and forward to the benefits that open-source
development methods bring to projects like Icarus Verilog. This
article offers more technical details on design with Verilog, as
well as explores some of the technical basis for the Icarus Verilog
Linux and Main: The Changing AdTI Documents (Jun 13, 2002, 13:00)
So what did change between the two versions of the AdTI white
paper "Opening the Open Source Debate"? This guest essay on Linux
and Main provides a detailed look at the differences.
eWeek: United They Stand; United They Fall (Jun 13, 2002, 11:00)
"Some call it the gang of four. Some call it an attack on Red
Hat. I call UnitedLinux a practical move to thwart Red Hat's
domination and to enable proprietary intellectual property to be
added to Linux distributions. Oh, and, yes, it's an act surely
rooted in desperation..."
LinuxPR: CfP: International PHP Conference 2002
(Jun 13, 2002, 09:00)
"The PHP Center and the Software & Support Verlag are
pleased to announce the International PHP Conference 2002 in
AllLinuxDevices: BMS Bayer Ltd. Austria Develops First Linux-Based Medical Embedded Device (Jun 13, 2002, 07:00)
"The EasyDose device (powered by a Cyrix GXM 233 processor) is
based on Transmeta's Midori.- An extremely small Linux
distribution. The core system, a read-only filesystem, is placed on
a 32MB CompactFlash card..."
Release Digest: General, June 12, 2002 (Jun 13, 2002, 05:00)
Today's general app: FUDforum 2.0.1.
Release Digest: KDE, June 12, 2002 (Jun 13, 2002, 05:00)
Today's KDE apps: KPortageMaster 0.1, LibChipCard 0.5beta2,
MySQL Control Center 0.8.4, xxdiff 2.6 and QtUnit 0.9.7.
Release Digest: GNOME, June 12, 2002 (Jun 13, 2002, 05:00)
Today's GNOME apps: gnome-chord 0.6.0, GnomeVFS 2.0.0, and
LinuxUser Issue 19 - March/April 2002 (Jun 13, 2002, 03:00)
This month's LinuxUser is available in PDF form. Links to
DesktopLinux.com: Special report: Reactions to Microsoft's New Software Licensing Policy (Jun 13, 2002, 01:00)
"Partly as a response to Microsoft's new, more aggressive,
licensing policy, governments and institutions worldwide have begun
implementing legislation or programs geared to the adoption of
Linux and other open source software as an alternative to
Microsoft's Windows and Office products..."
The Register: X-windows Remote DoS with Big Fonts (Jun 13, 2002, 00:45)
"X-windows [sic], with or without the font server (XFS)
running can be crashed remotely via Mozilla when fonts are set to
an unnaturally large size with CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), Tom
Vogt of Lemuira.org has reported..."