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Linux News for Jul 29, 2002

  • ZDNet UK: Xbox Gets Linux System Software (Jul 29, 2002, 23:30)
    "The Xbox Linux Project releases an early version of software that is intended to control the basic functions of the device. The new software will eventually open the Xbox's hardware to any programmer..."

  • eWeek: Mozilla Still Good After 32 Days (Jul 29, 2002, 22:00)
    "First, there are two things Mozilla does better than IE, and both are compelling enough to me to make the switch: tabbed browsing and pop-up-window blocking..."

  • Internetnews.com: Veritas Banks on Linux (Jul 29, 2002, 20:30)
    "Storage and data protection software maker Veritas has expanded its Linux software line, releasing new products and announcing partnerships Monday with Dell Computer, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Intel, and Red Hat..."

  • LinuxPR: Lycoris Releases Desktop/LX Update 2 (Jul 29, 2002, 19:45)
    "Lycoris has released a new update to its flagship desktop operating system, Desktop/LX..." Press release within.

  • SUSE.com: UnitedLinux - Investment Security for Users and Providers (Jul 29, 2002, 19:00)
    This ordinary press release from SuSE contains some interesting technical data on the upcoming UnitedLinux products.

  • Alan Cox: Linux 2.4.19rc3-ac4 (Jul 29, 2002, 18:58)
    Changelog, link within.

  • Second Red Hat Limbo Beta (7.3.93) Released (Jul 29, 2002, 18:00)
    The second release for Limbo was released last Friday. Details on how to obtain this public beta are within.

  • Wired: Microsoft's Big Stick in Peru (Jul 29, 2002, 17:30)
    "Wired News has obtained a copy of a letter sent by U.S. Ambassador John Hamilton to the president of the Peruvian Congress, expressing his dismay at the proposed legislation..."

  • The Register: Cisco's Linux Project a Marriage of Gluttonous Execs (Jul 29, 2002, 16:00)
    "Under the deal, Cisco common stock will be exchanged for all shares and options of AYR Networks not already owned by Cisco. Previously the company held a 17% stake in AYR, which is no surprise, really, as AYR's CEO, Tom Grennan, was on leave from Cisco while he went about the business of porting Linux to the company's hardware, in particular the Catalyst 6K series..."

  • LinuxSecurity.com: SELinux: Message from Secure Computing (Jul 29, 2002, 14:30)
    "Secure Computing has reviewed the concerns expressed by the open source community about SELinux and certain Secure Computing patents..."

  • TuxReports: First Look: Mandrake Linux 9.0 beta 1 (Jul 29, 2002, 13:00)
    "While it is impossible (or unreasonable) to do a review in such a short time of usage, it is important to state that if you want to experience gnome 2, kde 3.0.2, KWord 1.2 beta, gaim 0.59, and many other of the latest software applications then download the iso image and burn your cd..."

  • Linux4SmallBiz: Linux Small Business Accounting Software (Jul 29, 2002, 11:00)
    "First, we decided to only include mature, full featured, business accounting packages which appear to have real customers (no version 0.11 releases need apply)..."

  • Computerworld.NZ: Dell, Oracle Show Unbreakable Linux (Jul 29, 2002, 09:00)
    "The demonstration was revealing of Dell's ascension from the desktop to the server room. The PowerEdge machine on show featured a two-node cluster loaded with memory and storage capacity with a price tag to match--about US$250,000..."

  • Raven Matrix: Michael Stutz (Interview) (Jul 29, 2002, 07:00)
    "Some years ago I began to see how copyright law was well out of date--it had not kept up with the discoveries of modern science. Copyright law was still written in the pre-1945 world where the representation of a 'work' was only a physical object, where it was always set in some tangible form..."

  • Release Digest: GNOME, July 28, 2002 (Jul 29, 2002, 05:00)
    This weekend's GNOME apps: libsigc++ 1.1.13 and netspeed_applet 0.3.

  • Linus Torvalds: Linux 2.5.29 (Jul 29, 2002, 01:08)
    Changelog summary, links within.