Linux News for Jun 27, 2002
PCWorld: Friendly Linux Alternative to Windows (Jun 27, 2002, 23:30)
"Looking for an inexpensive, simple-to-use alternative to the
Windows operating system? Linux may leap to mind, but since Corel
abandoned its effort, no vendor has concentrated strictly on making
Linux friendly enough for newbies..."
LinuxPlanet: Caldera Changes Its Captain but Stays the Course (Jun 27, 2002, 22:00)
It's been a day of many changes for Caldera International, but
as Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols reports, the more things change, the
more things stay the same. A look at the new leadership of Caldera
and where UnitedLinux and Caldera may be heading now.
Two on IBM Zipping Up a New Linux Deal (Jun 27, 2002, 20:30)
Two stories that feature different angles on the same story on
IBM's latest client: zipper-maker YKK.
PR: MandrakeSoft Cooperates with AMD to Support x86-64 Architecture (Jun 27, 2002, 19:00)
"MandrakeSoft has announced they are cooperating with AMD to
port Mandrake Linux to the forthcoming eighth-generation AMD Athlon
and AMD Opteron processor-based platforms..."
Wired.com: King Larry Proclaims the Land His (Jun 27, 2002, 17:30)
"IBM and Microsoft are turning up the heat in Oracle's key
database market, which contributed about 80 percent of revenue in
fiscal 2002. But Oracle is striking back with what Ellison said
were cheaper, better and more reliable products based on
KOffice.org: KDE Ships Second Beta Test Release of Free Integrated Office Suite (Jun 27, 2002, 16:00)
"The KDE Project today announced the immediate release of
KOffice 1.2beta2, the second beta preview release for KOffice 1.2,
scheduled for release this August..."
Linux and Main: McBride is New Caldera Head; Love Leaves for UnitedLinux (Jun 27, 2002, 14:30)
"Caldera International, Inc. has named Darl McBride its new
president and CEO, replacing Ransom Love... At the same time, the
company has announced that Love will devote his efforts to the
United Linux consortium whose founding he has spearheaded..."
The Times of Malta: Spell Checker for Maltese (Jun 27, 2002, 13:00)
"Linux has the most comprehensive support for the Maltese
language of any operating system, and is expected to retain this
position far into the foreseeable future, the group said in a
PR: Terra Soft Ships Yellow Dog Linux 2.3 (Jun 27, 2002, 11:00)
"Terra Soft Solutions, Inc. officially announces the shipping of
Yellow Dog Linux 2.3, the latest update to the company's flagship
Mandrake Linux Community Newsletter--Issue #48 (Jun 27, 2002, 09:00)
This Week's News: MandrakeSoft Wins Contract with French Gov't;
Mandrake in the News; Financial Corner; Important Updates for
Apache and OpenSSH; Business Case of the Week; Website News;
GARNOME 0.12.0 Released (Jun 27, 2002, 07:00)
"With the impending release of G2D, many GARNOME users were
wondering if it would be maintained after the 'big day.' It will
Release Digest: GNU, June 26, 2002 (Jun 27, 2002, 05:00)
Today's GNU app: Smalltalk 2.0.
Release Digest: KDE, June 26, 2002 (Jun 27, 2002, 05:00)
Today's KDE apps: Scribus 0.7.5, KVIrc 3.0.0beta1, LibChipCard
0.5.1, Seminole Webserver 2.13, RLPlot 091b and KmdSlave 0.2.
KernelTrap.org: Interview: Marc-Christian Petersen (Jun 27, 2002, 03:00)
KernelTrap has spoken with Marc-Christian Petersen, who
originated the WOLK project in March of 2002. WOLK is the Working
Overloaded Linux Kernel, a large set of nearly 450 useful patches
applied against the current stable 2.4 Linux kernel tree.
CrossNodes: Filter The Web With squidGuard (Jun 27, 2002, 01:00)
"Context is everything, and no one has yet written a filter that
can differentiate between a site with health and medical
information, and a redhot triple X porn site that uses similar
terminology. Think of how many words are double entendres- a person
can hardly say anything anymore. Just naming fried chicken parts
can get a page blocked..."
Release Digest: KDE, June 26, 2002 (Jun 26, 2002, 05:00)
Today's KDE apps: arson 0.9.6, SIM 0.5 and Thermite 3D Engine