Linux News for Sep 26, 2002
The Register: The Red Hat, IBM Pitch for Linux in the Enterprise (Sep 26, 2002, 23:30)
"Red Hat has been involved with IBM for some considerable time,
IBM has been talking the Linux talk for some considerable time, but
it is the perception of The Register (which in its turn, has been
hanging around IBM for a not inconsiderable time) that much smoke
and little light has emanated from the Blue Behemoth..."
Economist.com: Linux Gets a Break (Sep 26, 2002, 22:00)
"For the first time in years, Microsoft's unassailable lead in
computer operating systems is being challenged by manufacturers
offering Linux software. Even a puny challenge is better than
The Guardian: Waking Up to Open Source (Sep 26, 2002, 20:30)
"The LibDems stressed a strong commitment to open source
politics in Brighton this week..."
NewsFactor: The State of Linux in 2002 (Sep 26, 2002, 17:30)
"Tech giants are pouring money into Linux development because
when users buy Linux, they also buy hardware, software and services
that the companies can sell at a profit..."
Wired: Open-Source Tug of War Heats Up (Sep 26, 2002, 16:00)
"Legislation advocating government use of open-source software
is un-American, anticompetitive, bad for business, and hell on the
economy and taxpayers, according to the Initiative for Software
Vnunet: Revenue Considers Ditching Microsoft (Sep 26, 2002, 15:30)
"The Inland Revenue is considering replacing its Microsoft PC
software with an open source alternative..."
The Toronto Star: Corel Remake Still 'Early Stage' (Sep 26, 2002, 14:30)
So whatever happened to... Corel Corporation? A look inside the
Canadian software firm. [Link repaired.-ed.]
CNET News: Web Leak of Linux lets Hat Out of the Bag (Sep 26, 2002, 13:00)
"Parts of the newest version of Red Hat's Linux software slipped
onto the Internet Wednesday, nearly a week before the operating
system's official release date, giving glimpses of a product with a
new focus on mainstream computer users..." Also, a KDE developer
resigns from Red Hat, dissatisfied with the way KDE has been
developed for this new RH version.
Help Net Security: Advanced Linux Networking [Book Review] (Sep 26, 2002, 11:30)
"You've read Marcel Gagne's excellent book Linux system
administration--A User's Guide and even Multitool Linux--Practical
Uses for Open Source Software and still feel a bit clueless?... If
any of these answers are positive, well, I have good news for you.
A new book is available, and if you read on, you'll find out
ZDNet: Standards Chief Caught in Patent Storm (Sep 26, 2002, 10:00)
An interview with Danny Weitzner of the W3C, which delves into
patents and open source.
Linux Orbit: theKompany Releases Free (As in Beer) Ogg Ripper (Sep 26, 2002, 08:30)
"theKompany released today a free (as in beer; no charge for the
download) Ogg Vorbis format CD ripper. Binaries for several Linux
and a few MS versions are available..."
ZDNet Australia: Open Source for Government: More than Just Free Beer (Sep 26, 2002, 07:00)
"In response to a recent article questioning the motives of
governments that use open source technology, Australian commentator
Con Zymaris hits back at Andrew Parsons' anti-open source
Community Digest: September 25, 2002 (Sep 26, 2002, 05:00)
Today's event announcement: Call For .Org Booth's at
Think-Linux: The Solutions Show, October 30-31.
Release Digest: GNU, September 25, 2002 (Sep 26, 2002, 05:00)
Today's GNU app: GnuPG 1.2.
Marcelo Tosatti: Linux 2.4.20-pre8 (Sep 26, 2002, 04:09)
Incremental changelog, link within.
LinuxWorld: Balancing Your Books? GnuCash is the Answer (Sep 26, 2002, 03:00)
"I've been remiss in not writing about GnuCash earlier. With all
the wailing and gnashing of teeth I've done over the years about
the lack of personal/small-business accounting software for Linux,
there is no excuse for not having taken a good, long look at
GnuCash before now..."
OpenP2P.com: Internet Radio the P2P Way (Sep 26, 2002, 01:00)
"Two P2P clients, PeerCast and Streamer, are exactly that.
Without the need to have your own dedicated server, these programs
let you stream audio files to other users on a P2P network.
Essentially, you can run your own Internet radio station whenever
you start up your computer and get online..."