Linux News for Dec 23, 2002
ZDNet: Mono & .Net: The Odd Couple (Dec 23, 2002, 23:30)
"That they were following Microsoft's lead doesn't matter at all
to de Icaza. 'Lots of people interested in .Net as technology don't
care that it was invented by Microsoft. All kinds of problems are
directly resolved by .Net,' he says..."
LWN.net: The LWN.net 2002 Linux Timeline (Dec 23, 2002, 22:00)
The venerable LWN timeline has been released for non-subscribe
on that site: "For the fifth straight year, we at LWN have gone
over the year's news and picked out the most significant events.
This is version 0.9 of the 2002 timeline..."
The Seattle Times: Free Linux Operating System Wins Some Big-Name Fans (Dec 23, 2002, 20:30)
"In lieu of Microsoft, which makes the industry's dominant
operating system, the store's technicians turned to Linux, which
was free. They installed the system by themselves and added
internal e-mail, Web access and spreadsheets — which they
didn't have before..."
LinuxPlanet: Tolerating Fault in an Intolerant World (Dec 23, 2002, 19:00)
"In the world of clustered computers, you have your
high-performance machines and your high-availability machines. But
while clustering is a great way of getting HPC for not too much
cost, it may not be the only solution for HA computing. A very
hardened and redundancy laden Linux server from NEC has the
capability of performing in the HA arena--and at a price point that
won't blow the IT budget..."
Red Hat Announces New Beta, PHOEBE (Dec 23, 2002, 17:30)
Announcement, mirror links within.
ZDNet UK: IBM Plans Open-Source Storage Strategy (Dec 23, 2002, 16:00)
"The collaborative approach around IBM's 'Storage Tank'
technology is the most recent example of IBM trying to capitalise
on the momentum of the open-source movement..."
CNET News: Linux Maker Mandrake: We Need Cash (Dec 23, 2002, 14:30)
A follow-up article on Friday's announcement from MandrakeSoft:
"The company, based in Paris but drawing much of its revenue from
North America, needs $4 million to pay debts and cover expenses in
order to attain profitability. It's the second time this year the
company has sought help from its customers..."
CrossNodes: Mac & Linux On the Horizon For GroupWise (Dec 23, 2002, 13:00)
"Over the nearer term, Novell is now working with partners to
spur Macintosh, Linux and RIM Blackberry applications for the
integrated collaborate environment (ICE), which competes against
Microsoft Exchange and Lotus Notes..."
Ocean Park Software: Using ssh with Public Key Authentication, AgentForward, and Keychain (Dec 23, 2002, 11:30)
"This means you can securely ssh around the net to hosts on
which you have accounts without entering your passphrase when you
connect, yet all connections and authentication occurs
Linux.ie: Using the ps Command (Dec 23, 2002, 10:00)
A brief tutorial on a very useful line command from the Irish
developerWorks: Guide to Python Introspection (Dec 23, 2002, 08:30)
"Introspection reveals useful information about your program's
objects. Python, a dynamic, object-oriented programming language,
provides tremendous introspection support. This article showcases
many of its capabilities, from the most basic forms of help to the
more advanced forms of inquisition..."
Embedded.com: Linux-based USB Devices (Dec 23, 2002, 05:30)
"The Universal Serial Bus is a useful communications interface
and more popular than ever. Here are three approaches to adding USB
support to an embedded system running the Linux operating
Release Digest: KDE, December 22, 2002 (Dec 23, 2002, 05:00)
This weekend's KDE apps: KHdRecord 7.4, Kaspaliste 0.92, SigmaPi
Neural Network Simulator 1.1, KickPIM 0.4.3, Qtella 0.5.4,
KAvi2svcd 0.5.3, KBudget 0.4, Retail Auto Auction 1.3.1,
LibChipCard 0.7beta2, and KDE 3.0.5a.
Release Digest: GNOME, December 22, 2002 (Dec 23, 2002, 05:00)
This weekend's GNOME apps: Straw 0.14, gjots 0.7, gdcalc 2.13,
gnotime-2.0, GtkGLExt 0.6.1, gThumb 1.107, GARNOME 0.19.5,
GLib-2.2.0, Pango-1.2.0, ATK-1.2.0, and GTK+-2.2.0
GNOME.org: Charity Begins @gnome: An Annual Appeal (Dec 23, 2002, 03:00)
Community Roundup: "To have more impact next
year, GNOME Foundation needs the support of individuals such as
PostgreSQL Weekly News - December 18th 2002 (Dec 23, 2002, 01:00)
Community Roundup: The latest news from the