Linux News for Oct 28, 2002
ComputerWorld Australia: Users Eyeing StarOffice (Oct 28, 2002, 21:24)
"A growing number of end users are migrating to Sun
Microsystems' StarOffice product suite and other alternatives after
the recent changes to Microsoft licensing rules left users
InfoWorld: Mark Andreesen Talks Blades, IT Automation
(Oct 28, 2002, 21:19)
"We're seeing a huge amount of interest in Linux and equal
amount of interest in Microsoft, and both of those are coming at
the expense of everything else."
InternetNews: H-P Enlisted for Nuclear Work
(Oct 28, 2002, 21:18)
"The company will be using clusters of workstations running
Linux and equipped with standard graphics cards and network
Linux and Main: GNOME Foundation 2002 Elections Scheduled (Oct 28, 2002, 20:05)
"The GNOME Foundation will conduct elections for board members
at the end of November. "
Linux Devices: TV Linux Alliance Releases First Spec (Oct 28, 2002, 19:50)
"The specification simplifies the implementation of TV
middleware and device drivers for the Linux operating
Audio: Recording of Linus Torvalds Q&A Session (Oct 28, 2002, 19:44)
A minidisc recording of the conversation that took place on a
Caribbean cruise ship last Wednesday.
Gentoo Linux Advisory: kadmind (Oct 28, 2002, 17:32)
"All versions of the kadmind daemon are vulnerable to a remote
root exploit, if compiled with support for the Kerberos 4 kadmin
Extreme Tech: Xandros Desktop 1.0, Another Winning Debian Distro
(Oct 28, 2002, 17:31)
"Xandros is a slick, stable desktop that is easy to use. Windows
compatibility is the best we've seen. Needs Gnome, a VPN wizard and
PR: Book Charts Course for Linux in the Enterprise (Oct 28, 2002, 17:31)
Prentice Hall PTR and HP Publish "The Business and Economics of
Linux and Open Source"
PC World: Desktop Linux Makes Gains (Oct 28, 2002, 16:48)
"New approaches from Lindows, Xandros accommodate Windows
Linux Journal: Test of the Preemptible Kernel Patch
(Oct 28, 2002, 16:47)
"Another look at how preemption affects worst-case
TheInquirer.Net: A Love Letter for Linux (Oct 28, 2002, 16:47)
Egan Orion muses on the meaning of Microsoft's "poorly executed"
attempt to copy Apple's "switcher testimonial" ad campaign."
Seattle Times: Open Source Project May Have Big Impact
(Oct 28, 2002, 15:45)
Lotus-founder Mitch Kapor discusses "Chandler," an open-source
personal information manager that will enter beta by the end of the
PR: TrueSpectra Image Server Available for Linux (Oct 28, 2002, 15:24)
"TrueSpectra today announced the release of Image Server v4.1
that broadens the OS support to include Linux Red Hat 7.3."
NewsForge: Progeny Has a New Business Plan and a New CEO (Oct 28, 2002, 15:17)
"Far more attention gets paid to the negative side of the Linux
business than to positive things that are happening. Lots of people
are making money with Linux."
AJC.COM: Trip to Wal-Mart Proves Linux Has Reached the Masses
(Oct 28, 2002, 15:10)
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution tests out an open-source
computer designed for mass appeal.