Linux News for Sep 30, 2002
Vnunet.com: Honeymoon Over for Linux Users (Sep 30, 2002, 23:30)
"As open source software becomes increasingly popular it is
being targeted by virus writers and proving to be at least as
vulnerable as Microsoft..."
Alan Cox: Linux 2.4.20-pre8-ac3 (Sep 30, 2002, 23:26)
Changelog, link within.
Boston Globe: Mac Poses as Much of Challenge to Linux as to Windows (Sep 30, 2002, 22:00)
"The grass gets trampled when the elephants fight. Apple
Computer's snarky ad campaign urging people to switch from
Microsoft Windows machines to Apple's Macintosh computers probably
won't put a dent in Windows sales. But it could mean serious
trouble for the effort to put the Linux operating systems on home
and corporate desktops..."
KernelTrap: 2.6 vs. 3.0; What's In A Name? (Sep 30, 2002, 14:30)
"Linux creator Linus Torvalds first suggested that there was no
reason to skip from 2.5 to 3.0, qualifying it with, 'But hey, it's
just a number. I don't feel that strongly either way...'"
LinuxHardware.org: Athlon XP 2400+ vs. Intel Pentium 4 2.4GHz and 2.8GHz (Sep 30, 2002, 11:00)
A side-by-side comparison review.
developerWorks: David Mosberger Ponders the Future of Linux on IA-64 (Sep 30, 2002, 09:00)
"Forget the detractors, David Mosberger--developer of the
initial GCC port to IA-64 and lead kernel architect for Linux on
IA-64--thinks you should care about Intel's new 64-bit chip..."
The Wharton School: Linux: It's Growing More Popular, But Can It Do Windows? (Sep 30, 2002, 07:00)
A review of Linux and Open Source from The Wharton School of the
University of Pennsylvania.
Release Digest: GNOME, September 29, 2002 (Sep 30, 2002, 05:00)
This weekend's GNONE apps: GNet 1.1.6, rubrica-0.9.9.1,
Gdk-pixbuf 0.20.0, led_applet 0.2, Cantus 1.0, Gstreamer Player
0.4.1, GSwitchIt 0.93, and Emphetamine 0.99.5.
Alan Cox: Linux 2.4.20-pre8-ac1, -ac2 (Sep 30, 2002, 00:55)
Two -ac patches releases today. Changelog, link within.