Linux News for Oct 16, 2002
InternetWeek: Big European Manufacturer Expands Linux Commitment (Oct 16, 2002, 23:30)
From originally linked CW360.com story: "European
ceramics manufacturer Villeroy & Boch claims to have achieved a
30%-40% cost reduction by switching its operations to a Linux
The Age: Dell Boss Sees a Thaw in IT Winter (Oct 16, 2002, 22:00)
"'We see Linux moving to the enterprise data-centre space;
emerging as the open standard offering value and performance,' says
Randall Mott, chief information officer of Dell, the world's
largest and most successful PC maker..."
PCWorld: Tools Vendor Readies Passport for Linux (Oct 16, 2002, 20:30)
"Server component of Microsoft's single sign-on technology may
be resold apart from Windows..."
NewsFactor: Is Linux Really Going To Rule the Desktop? (Oct 16, 2002, 19:00)
"Outside of the areas in which Linux has already made
headway--financial services, education and government--it will be
hard for the operating system to gain ground in fields that depend
heavily on Microsoft Office..."
NewsForge: OpenOffice.org as a 2-year-old: Still Aiming to Catch MS Office (Oct 16, 2002, 17:30)
"We thought the second birthday would be a good excuse to chat
with Sam Hiser of the OpenOffice.org Marketing Project about the
state of the project and of office suite competition..."
The Register: If I Tell You That I'll Have to Kill You: Red Hat Fights the DMCA (Oct 16, 2002, 14:30)
"Red Hat has struck a small blow against the DMCA, by publishing
a security patch which can only be explained fully to people who
are not within US jurisdiction... like it or not Red Hat has been
recruited to the campaign to make the DMCA look ridiculous."
Linus Torvalds: Linux 2.5.43 (Oct 16, 2002, 14:23)
Changelog, links within.
Marcelo Tosatti: Linux 2.4.20-pre11 (Oct 16, 2002, 14:20)
Incremental changelog, link within.
LinuxWorld: What's New with HP's Open Source Efforts (Oct 16, 2002, 13:00)
"What's up with Linux and open source at HP these days? No Linux
or open source people have lost their jobs at HP. Given the current
downtrend in the technology sector as a whole these days, that says
a lot about HP's intentions..."
DesktopLinux: SCO Evangelist John Terpstra on Windows Pains (Oct 16, 2002, 10:00)
"John Terpstra's business card simply says, 'Evangelist', which
is rather like describing Mark Twain as a novelist. It gives you no
sense of the wit, wisdom, and extent of the contribution..."
San Francisco Chronicle: Testing Wal-Mart's $200 PC (Oct 16, 2002, 08:30)
"To hit that price point, Wal-Mart and its manufacturing
partner, Microtel, had to do more than scrimp on hardware. They
also had to finesse the most expensive single item in most PCs: the
license fee for Microsoft's Windows operating system..."
ZDNet Australia: Would You Use Open Source Software? (Oct 16, 2002, 07:00)
"If you're not sure if your department is using open source
software, read this article to recognise some common OSS solutions,
how they got introduced to your department, and what you should do
Linux Productivity Magazine: LyX Quickstart (Oct 16, 2002, 05:30)
This month's topic: The LyX application.
Release Digest: KDE, October 15, 2002 (Oct 16, 2002, 05:00)
Today's KDE apps: ksudo 0.2, KPSK 1.0, KMuddy 0.1, Kaluha 0.5,
Kgpg 0.8.2, KBear 2.0, karenn 17082002, KMp3Indexer 1.1, KDiff3
0.81, Qmmslog 0.1, SNMP Browser 0.3, Six 0.3.2, RPM Wizard ::
Database 1.0, and KBear 2.0.
Release Digest: GNU, October 15, 2002 (Oct 16, 2002, 05:00)
Today's GNU apps: Serveez 0.1.4, Bison 1.75, and GLPK 3.2.2.
Release Digest: GNOME, October 15, 2002 (Oct 16, 2002, 05:00)
Today's GNOME apps: Lac 0.5, gedit 2.1.1, GTK+-2.1.1, Pan
0.13.1, and Quick Lounge 0.96.
ZDNet Australia: Linux Firewalls: IT Manager's Top Picks (Oct 16, 2002, 04:00)
ZDNet Australia has a new mini-series of articles on the various
firewall options for a Linux system.
Computerworld: Red Hat Hits the Road to Spread Linux Gospel (Oct 16, 2002, 02:30)
"Like traveling Bible salesmen from the past, four Linux
evangelists from Red Hat Inc. will soon be hitting the road for a
two-week motor-home tour of the U.S. to spread the gospel of
CNET News: Free OpenOffice for Mac Users (Oct 16, 2002, 01:00)
"The free, open-source competitor to Microsoft Office now caters
to Mac users..."